August 1, 2021

Muted Barbados public sector strike

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From caribbean Life Barbados’ National Union of Public Workers remains defiant in the face of media reports that the two-day strike by public sector workers last week was ineffective, stating that there is more to come if its demands are not met. The union had called out workers for Thursday and Friday […]

Analyst says Caribbean companies at risk for ransomware attacks

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By Caribbean360 From St LuciaOnline CARIBBEAN360 – Caribbean companies are at risk of falling prey to large-scale cyber-attacks similar to the one that interrupted computer systems across the globe last week, unless they take operational risk more seriously, a risk analyst has warned. Regional Risk Assurance Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Caribbean Region Network Bruce Scott […]

Caribbean Three slam Oxfam Tax Haven Report

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From CARIBBEAN360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday December 14, 2016 – Mischievous, grossly inaccurate and under-researched! That’s how three Caribbean countries deemed among the world’s worst corporate tax havens have described a report published by international charity Oxfam, entitled ‘Tax Battles – The Dangerous Global Race to the Bottom on Corporate Tax‘. Authorities in Bermuda, listed as […]

Cannabis reform is spreading across the Caribbean

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BY JON HILTZ ON From Marijuana As if the Caribbean couldn’t get any better, it’s now a hotbed of marijuana reform. Jamaica finally decided to put a ring on it and allow for citizens and tourists to carry up to 2 ounces. The Cayman Islands are legalizing a bill as we speak for cannabis oil […]

Gunmen kill one, injure another on yacht on Caribbean island

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The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has apologised for the attack. Caribbean newspapers and radio have reported the shooting death of a German national on board a yacht anchored in a popular mooring spot on St Vincent’s southwestern coast. According to Barbados Today, two gunmen boarded the yacht in the early hours […]

Barbados tax policy as a tool

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By Colin Daniel From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday July 17, 2014 – I am concerned that most citizens of many countries do not seem to appreciate the critical objectives that should be taken into account when tax policy is devised for a country. In my mind, there are two broad objectives: • Raise sufficient revenue […]

iNews Briefs

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Briton fatally stabbed in Barbados From Belfast Telegraph A British man has been stabbed to death on the Caribbean island of Barbados, it was reported today (16). The victim, who has not been named, was stabbed in the chest early yesterday morning, according to the newspaper Barbados Today. He was said to have been involved […]

Barbados: UAE way or the highway

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From Caribbean360 The UAE, which is somewhat westernized, is looking to build relationships worldwide as the Chinese is doing as well says Colin Daniel. Colin W. Daniel BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday February 27, 2014 – Barbados is at one of the most significant cross-roads in our history. Our fiscal deficit due initially to the fallout we […]