March 21, 2023

Head of university denied bail

From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The chief executive officer of the Washington University (Barbados) Inc, Gopi Venkat Rao, was denied bail yesterday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch on multiple fraud-related charges. Venkat Rao, who is scheduled to reappear in court on October 15, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodds. […]

Tourism Matters: A win-win scenario

By Adrian Loveridge From Caribbean News Now Officially Restaurant Week Barbados was rolled out by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. recently, which actually runs from 22nd October until 5th November, leading up to this year’s rebranded Food and Rum Festival. It gives us, as a destination, a wonderful opportunity to highlight our incredible range of […]

Man goes missing at sea during million-dollar drug bust in Barbados

From CARIBBEAN360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday May 3, 2016 – Police in Barbados are searching for a man who went missing at sea when a drug boat sank after being intercepted by law enforcement officials on Sunday night. Lawmen seized 814 pounds of cannabis, which has a street value of BDS$1.6 million (US$800,000), and took a […]

Sandals to give Barbados foreign exchange boost with US$53m hotel purchase

From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday July 27, 2014, CMC – Jamaican hotelier, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart’s, Sandals Group will within a few days purchase a Barbados flagship tourism property, Almond Beach Village, for US$53 million. Reporting on the matter, the Sunday Sun newspaper, hailed the pending transaction for providing a boost to Barbados’ highly stressed foreign […]

Barbados solid waste tax payment deadline extended

From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday July 18, 2014, CMC – Government has waived all payments of the Barbados Municipal Solid Waste Tax for pensioners with property valued under BDS$190,000 (One BDS dollar = 50 US cents) and pushed back the payment deadline for others. This new tax was announced last year with a sweeping .03 […]

Barbados expects to earn millions in foreign exchange from animation industry

Industry Minister Donville Inniss said that the Barbados Investment & Development Corporation was aggressively pursuing business in the animation industry and the Freundel Stuart government was committed to a rapid expansion of ICT based companies her BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados says it is expects to earn BDS$10 million (One BDS dollar = US$0.50 cents) […]

Barbados central bank forecasts sluggish economic growth

From Caribbean360 In an analysis of Barbados’ current economic performance, the CBB said that its forecast is based principally on expectations for the tourism sector and on major investment projects planned by the private sector and the government. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday January 16, 2014, CMC – The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) Tuesday predicted that […]