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Barbados Business News for 2009

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Barbados Business News for 2009

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December 18th, 2009
Jump starting the Economy: Lessons from Barbados by Sir Ronald SandersBarbados is about to take a big step forward in improving the climate for the establishment and growth of businesses. It is a step other Caribbean countries should emulate, particularly as the productivity of a country ultimately depends on the productivity of its businesses.

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May 25th, 2009
Barbados trade mission heads for Canada in June 2009Barbados Manufacturers Association (BMA) mounting a trade mission to Canada June 9th – 14th, 2009.

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May 25th, 2009
Attorneys General from Barbados and the Caribbean meet with the US counterpart, Eric Holder on issues of mutual interestBarbados and its Caribbean neighbours discuss with the US Attorney General the ill effects on the region of America’s criminal deportee programme.

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May 25th, 2009
Barbados to get a new Central bank Governor before yearend (2009).Barbados will have a new Central Bank Governor by yearend – top Barbadian economist Dr. Delisle Worrell, now Executive Director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance and Professor of Economics at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies.

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April 19th, 2009
Barbados hotels promoting stay-at-home vacationsAnticipating a further slowdown in business during the forthcoming summer season, Barbados hotels and villas have started promoting low-cost “Staycations” – stay-at-home holidays until June 30, 2009.

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April 2nd, 2009
Barbados tourism reports record earnings in 2008.Barbados Tourism Association trumpets record 2008 earnings, with hotels reporting mixed occupancy levels for the 2009 winter season.

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March 16th, 2009
Barbados turns to US bridal market to improve travel numbers.Barbados partners with Saks Fifth Avenue and Modern Bride magazine to woo US honeymooners.

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March 7th, 2009
Barbados and Caribbean neighbours considering fund to help private sector companies in their countries who are facing financial trouble.Barbados and several other Caribbean countries proposing a fund to help regional private sector companies weather the current economic crisis.

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February 27th, 2009
Barbados loses one of its finest journalists, broadcasters and playwrightsBarbados has lost one of its most prolific literary and cultural icons in Jeanette Layne-Clark, who died February 16th, 2009.

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February 27th, 2009
Brits trekking to Barbados for 2009 Digicel 4th Test MatchThe Brits are trekking to Barbados for the fourth Digicel cricket Test between West Indies and England.

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