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Exercise Tradewinds 2017 begins in Barbados on June 6

June 3, 2017
Exercise Tradewinds 2017 begins in Barbados on June 6 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Exercise Tradewinds 2017, a multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise in the Caribbean, kicks off with an opening ceremony in Barbados on June 6, 2017, welcoming 18 partner nations and nearly 2,500 participants. This annual Caribbean-focused...

IMPACT Justice co-sponsors Barbados Bar Association inaugural weekend law conference

June 2, 2017
IMPACT Justice co-sponsors Barbados Bar Association inaugural weekend law conference BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Canadian government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) will be one of the co-sponsors of the Barbados Bar Association’s inaugural weekend law conference being held on June 2 and 3. The conference commences with...

Disciplined forces trained for CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit in Barbados

May 31, 2017
Disciplined forces trained for CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Thirty-one participants from the disciplined forces, including police, military and fire services are taking part in the annual Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) training, which is being held at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency...

Increase reported in 2016 package demand for Barbados

May 30, 2017
Increase reported in 2016 package demand for Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has reported that hotel partners in Barbados have seen an increase in package demand with nearly 15 percent growth in 2016 year-on-year. Package bookings, which combine components like flights and...

Bahamas government considering VAT deal with Airbnb

May 29, 2017
Bahamas government considering VAT deal with Airbnb NASSAU, Bahamas -- Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said the Bahamas government might move to strike a deal to authorize online hospitality service Airbnb to collect value-added tax (VAT) on its behalf for vacation rental homes. Speaking with Guardian Business, D’Aguilar said the government is...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: What is Belmond's secret or magic formula?

May 29, 2017
Commentary: Tourism Matters: What is Belmond's secret or magic formula? Even for those who have spent years in the tourism industry, the name Belmond may not at first mean anything at all. In July 2014 its name was changed from Orient Express Hotels Ltd, which was originally founded in 1976 after buying the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, to Belmond Ltd, which now has its headquarters...

Action by banks unfortunate and unwarranted, says Barbados finance minister

May 26, 2017
Action by banks unfortunate and unwarranted, says Barbados finance minister BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- “Unfortunate and unwarranted” is how finance minister, Christopher Sinckler, has described a decision by local banks in Barbados to suspend work on transactions for real estate and related activities. Their action comes amid concerns over recent amendments...

LIAT pilots give management June 1 ultimatum to honour agreement

May 24, 2017
LIAT pilots give management June 1 ultimatum to honour agreement ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- According to a statement issued on Monday by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA), its relationship with the airline is currently strained and has deteriorated to an all-time low and the pilots have given management a June 1 deadline to avoid further escalation.

New phase for hub and spokes trade initiative launched at Barbados workshop

May 23, 2017
New phase for hub and spokes trade initiative launched at Barbados workshop BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- An innovative trade initiative that is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019. The hub and spokes programme is a joint initiative of the European Union...

US embassy conducts explosive ordnance disposal training with security forces in Barbados

May 22, 2017
US embassy conducts explosive ordnance disposal training with security forces in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, through its Military Liaison Office, conducted a professional exchange to share best practices for disposing of explosive ordnance with the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and the Royal Barbados...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Clarity is needed

May 22, 2017
Commentary: Tourism Matters: Clarity is needed Originally carried as an ‘Exclusive’ by Reuters on Wednesday 10th May 2017 under the banner headline "Caribbean resort operator Sandals explores sale", it took barely hours to spread throughout the travel trade and public media. According to Reuters, Sandals Resorts International have hired...

Open Letter: Dr Ralph Gonsalves 'Idea of Barbados' requires that a resolution be submitted!

May 19, 2017
This is an open letter from me as founder and chairman of the Non-State Actors Reparations Commission (NsARC). It is directed at people of African descent globally, in particular to Barbadians and other Caribbean nationals. The NsARC is seeking support in...

US embassy trains Barbados first responders in urban search and rescue

May 17, 2017
US embassy trains Barbados first responders in urban search and rescue BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- First responders on Barbados have concluded a week-long training to improve their search-and-rescue capabilities in preparation for the annual Tradewinds exercises being held in the country next month. The Urban Search and Rescue Light Level (USAR LL) training was conducted....

Commentary: Tourism Matters: I am all for corporate Barbados doing more

May 15, 2017
Commentary: Tourism Matters: I am all for corporate Barbados doing more I read with some incredulity an article entitled “Hotel school’s funds ‘drying up’ - Principal" in another section of the media. Knowing the critical importance tourism is in sustaining our economy and the various, either proposed or currently under construction hotel projects...

Dominican Republic energy group signs LNG supply agreement with Barbados

May 13, 2017
Dominican Republic energy group signs LNG supply agreement with Barbados SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The energy group AES Dominicana has signed an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL), from its AES Andres LNG terminal in the Dominican Republic, according to Edwin De los Santos...

Barbados signs new air transport agreement with Canada

May 11, 2017
Barbados signs new air transport agreement with Canada BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The governments of Barbados and Canada on Tuesday signed a new air transport agreement that is envisaged to not only increase airlift and long stay visitors in both countries, but also give aircraft “the flexibility to operate without directional or geographical...

St Kitts-Nevis joins regional rejection of US State Department report

May 9, 2017
St Kitts-Nevis joins regional rejection of US State Department report BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The federal government of St Kitts and Nevis has joined the chorus of outspoken criticism leveled at the 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) published in March by the US Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Our competition has become relentless

May 8, 2017
Commentary: Tourism Matters: Our competition has become relentless As this could well be one of the last Tourism Matters columns before the announced and seemingly imminent budget, even if it’s my humble and probably futile attempt to influence government policy, I would join in with those who are far better informed, and make a passionate plea that no...

US Customs and Border Protection hosts border security professional exchange in Barbados

May 5, 2017
US Customs and Border Protection hosts border security professional exchange in Barbados BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- On April 25-27, United States Customs and Border Protection hosted a border security professional exchange with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) member states and regional partners focused on issues of...

Barbados monitoring increased Kick 'em Jenny activity

May 3, 2017
Barbados monitoring increased Kick 'em Jenny activity BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Disaster emergency officials in Barbados are currently monitoring increased activity, recorded since Saturday, at the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano near Grenada. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, gave an...

Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety

May 3, 2017
Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In an effort to enhance the quality of agricultural produce in the region, food safety stakeholders convened in Barbados from April 25-26, 2017, to discuss the improvement of plant health in the region. The two-day consultations, conducted by the United States Department...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Nothing could be further from the truth

May 1, 2017
Commentary: Tourism Matters: Nothing could be further from the truth Last week’s column attracted a lot of interest and discussion, with a tiny number inferring that I had a personal agenda, as an hotelier, to obstruct Airbnb and its counterparts, given any opportunity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Since buying a then derelict hotel almost 30 years ago, and...

Barbados targeting families for summer with new campaign

April 29, 2017
Barbados targeting families for summer with new campaign BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s (BTMI) summer campaign, ‘Brilliant Barbados: Kids Stay and Play Free’, is placing a strong emphasis on added value for kids as it promotes Barbados as an ideal destination for families. “Summer is traditionally a heavy family travel period for us,”

Reggae on the Beach kicks off this year's Barbados Reggae Festival

April 27, 2017
Reggae on the Beach kicks off this year's Barbados Reggae Festival BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- This year’s annual Barbados Reggae Festival kicked off on Sunday on Pirates Cove Beach with some great performances. Two top local mixologists, Philip ‘Casanova’ Antoine and Bryan ‘Fresh’ McLeod, were also working their magic in the VIP section. Some of the...

Barbados joins list of countries challenging veracity of US State Dept report

April 26, 2017
Barbados joins list of countries challenging veracity of US State Dept report BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Barbados has joined the chorus of criticism leveled at last month’s 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) published by the US Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, which claimed that Barbados...

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Making an absolute nonsense out of self regulation

April 24, 2017
Commentary: Tourism Matters: Making an absolute nonsense out of self regulation According to a recent UK Telegraph newspaper article, almost 80,000 British home owners are earning income by renting part or all of their homes through Airbnb – “and this number is doubling by the year”. The popularity of the short term rentals website was boosted further in last April’s budget.

Letter: Let West Papuans vote

April 24, 2017
Letter: Let West Papuans vote This letter serves as an appeal to the governments of Barbados and other CARICOM member states to give their support to the movement #LetWestPapuansVote, so that it becomes a global movement. In the Midweek Nation of Wednesday, December 19, 2012, an article (people) entitled...

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