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Barbados News 2008

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Barbados News 2008

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October 17th, 2008
Barbados Tourism Authorities up beat about the 2008 – 2009 Winter Season
Barbados tourism expecting to hold its own for the 2008 – 2009 winter season, despite the current international financial turmoil.

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October 6th, 2008
Barbados Central Bank Cutting Interest Rates from October 2008
Amidst turmoil in the International financial markets, the Barbados Central Bank is cutting the minimum interest rate on local deposits from October 20th, 2008.

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October 6th, 2008
Barbados Introduces Free Bus Rides for Students
Barbados, which already offers free state financed education from primary to university levels, has now added free bus travel to and from school for its estimated 10,000 – 12,000 students.

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October 6th, 2008
Barbados Cuts Its Transit Fees
Barbados has announced a substantial reduction in transit fees for passengers coming through its Grantley Adams International Airport, en route to other Caribbean destinations.

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September 22nd, 2008
Access Barbados Festival building on success
As the mercury soared on August 23rd, 2008, the Access Barbados Festival sizzled under the sun in the Van Horne Park with a real Caribbean feel of togetherness.

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July 10th, 2008
Barbados adding $10 million to its 2008-2009 tourism promotion budget
The Barbados government has announced a 10 million dollar addition to its 2008 budget for tourism promotion.

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June 25th, 2008
Westjet to Begin Flights to Barbados
Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy says Canadian low-fare carrier Westjet is due to begin a service to Barbados in November, just ahead of the 2008 – 2009 winter tourist season.

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June 22nd, 2008
West Indies win first International Digicel 20-20 in the Caribbean
The West Indies beat world number one, Australia, by seven wickets in the first ever 20/20 International cricket match in the Caribbean at the modernized Kensington Oval in Barbados on June 20th, 2008.

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June 13th, 2008
Barbados hoteliers worried about the effects of steadily rising oil prices
Barbados hotels considering new visitor surcharge to cope with galloping oil prices.

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June 13th, 2008
Barbados to get second multi-million dollar marina
Barbados is preparing to build its second marina, a multi-million dollar west coast facility for use by visitors and the general public.

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