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Renewable energy centre to be set up in Barbados

August 28, 2015
Renewable energy centre to be set up in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- A Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is to be established in Barbados, said minister with responsibility for energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, when he met with Paolo Serpi, Italy’s special envoy to the Caribbean, on Monday.

Barbados hosts CDB sustainable energy workshop

August 28, 2015
Barbados hosts CDB sustainable energy workshop BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Representatives of Caribbean businesses, along with financiers and government officers in the clean energy sector, will get a better understanding of how to plan and prepare for bankable projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency this week. Some 30 project owners...

New director appointed for ILO Caribbean

August 28, 2015
New director appointed for ILO Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Claudia Coenjaerts, a Belgian national, has been appointed as director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, effective August 1, 2015. Coenjaerts joined the ILO in 1995 and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Level playing field for Caribbean Motor Racing Championship in Barbados

August 28, 2015
Level playing field for Caribbean Motor Racing Championship in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- The 2015 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) is heading for Bushy Park, Barbados, next month with one of the most competitive line-ups ever assembled and, according to one former race-winner, the prospect of a level playing-field.

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association focusing on local associations

August 26, 2015
Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association focusing on local associations MIAMI, USA -- Emil Lee, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), reported progress during his first year in office as CHTA continues its evolution into a Hub and Spoke organization. He said he is pleased that the focus on strengthening the National Hotel and Tourism Associations...

JetBlue's premium experience begins flying to Barbados from Boston

August 26, 2015
JetBlue's premium experience begins flying to Barbados from Boston NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue Airways’ highly successful Mint experience is now out for sale from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) to Barbados (BGI). With JetBlue’s Mint experience, customers travelling from Boston will have a premium travel option, giving jetsetters a new reason to head...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Do we have a right to know?

August 24, 2015
Commentary: Tourism Matters: Do we have a right to know? Frankly, I have employed extraordinary restraint in commenting on the subject of LIAT, because at the end of the day I feel that, until the politics are completely taken out of the airline and it is operated in a purely commercial environment, then the carrier has no long term future without massive taxpayer subsidies.

Caribbean Week- One Love festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland

August 18, 2015
Caribbean Week- One Love festivities officially launched in Northern Ireland BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Belfast was treated to Caribbean hospitality and festivities on Saturday with the official launch of Caribbean Week 2015. The annual Caribbean Week highlights Caribbean history, food, music, poetry, photography, fashion, tourism, agriculture, including emancipation and...

Guyana fields crack team for Williams Digicel International in Barbados

August 18, 2015
Guyana fields crack team for Williams Digicel International in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The current Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) points-leaders on two and four wheels, reigning Champion Driver Kristian Jeffrey and double Superbike Champion Stephen Vieira, are leading a strong Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: A world of possibilities

August 17, 2015
Commentary: Tourism Matters: A world of possibilities With any number of uncertainties, there can be very few other businesses like airlines that present a constant indeterminate challenge. It only seems a twinkle ago since massive controversy hit the media over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots by the now defunct BWIA for what many felt was an...

Sol Rally Barbados 2016 dates announced

August 15, 2015
Sol Rally Barbados 2016 dates announced BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Buoyed by the record-breaking world-wide response to this year’s 25th Anniversary of the first running of its International All-Stage Rally in 1990, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) on Friday announced the dates for next year. Sol Rally Barbados 2016 will run from Friday to Sunday...

International community should do more to assist small states, says Barbados minister

August 14, 2015
International community should do more to assist small states, says Barbados minister BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Members of the international community need to do much more than “study the situation” of developing states in economic crises; they need to develop a plan to assist them in debt recovery. That view was expressed on Wednesday by Barbados’ finance minister...

Direct consumption: The future of the Barbados sugar industry

August 14, 2015
Direct consumption: The future of the Barbados sugar industry BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbados has had a long tradition of producing some of the best quality sugar in the world. However, although the industry remains an important contributor to foreign exchange earnings, rural employment and the environment, the removal of the European Union’s...

CARICOM chair reiterates Community support of Guyana's territorial, maritime integrity

August 10, 2015
CARICOM chair reiterates Community support of Guyana's territorial, maritime integrity BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Current chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, on Friday met with Jorge Arreaza, vice president Venezuela, who was in Barbados as part of a regional tour to discuss Venezuela’s territorial and maritime claims.

Commentary: Tourism Matters: We cannot afford to ignore one of the fastest growing tourism markets

August 10, 2015
Commentary: Tourism Matters: We cannot afford to ignore one of the fastest growing tourism markets The name Wang Jianlin may not resonate with you but, according to the South China Morning Post, he is the richest man in China and recently announced plans to build the world’s biggest tourism enterprise, which will overtake the current giant, Disney. The chairman of the Wanda Group stated that...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Our marketing people have a mountain to climb

August 3, 2015
Commentary: Tourism Matters: Our marketing people have a mountain to climb With Sterling reaching an eight year high against the Euro, making most European countries dramatically less expensive as holiday destinations and the Canadian dollar below 80 cents when compared with its southern neighbour, the pressure is on to make Barbados perceived as offering value-for money.

Barbados records record-breaking long-stay arrivals during first half of 2015

August 1, 2015
Barbados records record-breaking long-stay arrivals during first half of 2015 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- During the first six months of 2015 Barbados recorded 303,592 long stay visitors, the first time the destination has ever topped 300,000 visitors in the January - June period in the 29 years of recording air arrivals tourism statistics. This also represents a 14.3 percent increase...

Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI

July 31, 2015
Regional Commonwealth parliamentary conference opens in BVI ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Representatives from 13 countries are in the British Virgin Islands attending the 40th Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The conference began on July 25 and will conclude on August 1.

Commentary: Big Dragon on Campus: China's soft power-play in academia

July 29, 2015
Commentary: Big Dragon on Campus: China's soft power-play in academia This past April, in a ceremony attended by the Chinese ambassador, Barbados announced the establishment of a Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies (UWI)-Cave Hill. This institute is one of over 400 Confucius Institutes established in schools across 115 countries.

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Dispelling the myth of an expensive destination

July 28, 2015
Commentary: Tourism Matters: Dispelling the myth of an expensive destination Last week I used a couple of web based hotel booking sites to reserve some accommodation in Charlotte and Kentucky for an upcoming trip. One of them, Hotwire, offers a variety of star rated lodging where you do not actually know exactly which property you are staying at until pre-payment is made in full.

Canada changes entry requirements for visa-exempt travellers

July 22, 2015
Canada changes entry requirements for visa-exempt travellers TORONTO, Canada -- The government of Canada has issued a revision to its new entry requirements for all visa-exempt travellers seeking to enter Canada by air. Effective March 15, 2016, it will become mandatory for visa-exempt travellers to Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA).

Development Bank of Latin America to participate in Barbados development financing

July 20, 2015
Development Bank of Latin America to participate in Barbados development financing BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will sign three agreements on Monday with the executive president of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Enrique Garcia, that will allow CAF to participate in the financing of the country’s development agenda.

IMF concludes consultation with Barbados

July 20, 2015
IMF concludes consultation with Barbados WASHINGTON, USA -- On June 17, 2015, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Barbados. Real GDP growth remained weak in 2014, weighed down by fiscal drag and stagnant tourism inflows, and unemployment averaged 12.3 percent.

Commentary: Tourism Matters: All work and no pay!

July 20, 2015
Commentary: Tourism Matters: All work and no pay! A recent survey released through the US Travel Association (USTA) and conducted by Oxford Economics concluded that, last year, American workers walked away from US$52.4 billion in unused vacation time, forfeiting a total of 169 million paid days off. The amount of vacation time Americans take...

Earthquakes rattle Barbados and neighbouring islands

July 17, 2015
Earthquakes rattle Barbados and neighbouring islands BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Six separate earthquakes were recorded on Thursday northeast of Barbados between 7:01am and 12:23pm local time about 125 km from the capital, Bridgetown. The magnitudes ranged from 3.4 to 6.4 and depths from 61km to 111km. These earth tremors were reportedly felt...

Barbados PM laments new era of industrial relations

July 16, 2015
Barbados PM laments new era of industrial relations BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lamented what he refers to as a new era of industrial relations in Barbados, describing it as “choke and rob industrial relations”. Stuart was speaking to the media on Monday about the “involuntary retirement dispute” involving the Barbados...

Barbados government retracts Commonwealth claim

July 9, 2015
Barbados government retracts Commonwealth claim BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Following a report by Caribbean News Now on Monday that, according to the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS), Commonwealth regulations require that a candidate for the position of secretary general must be put forward by the region...

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