Category Archives: Business

Amcham: Crime, ease of doing business among top concerns

Business Ryan Hamilton-Davis 11 Hrs Ago Police at a murder scene in La Horquetta on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022. – File photo/Jeff K Mayers CRIME and the ease of doing business were among the top concerns for businesses going into 2023, according to the TT American Chamber of Commerce TT (Amcham)’s 2023 Economic Outlook […]

Why are high food prices slow to come down? It’s the middlemen

Business Vishanna Phagoo 2 Hrs Ago Food prices are slow to come down owing to mark-ups by middlemen who distribute produce from farmers and suppliers to supermarkets. – File photo/Sureash Cholai High food-prices has become one of the largest burdens on the cost of living for consumers in TT, with even the Trade and Industry […]

Fund access celebrates silver anniversary

By Kimberley Cummins The Barbados Agency for Micro Enterprise Development Limited, otherwise known as FundAccess, isn’t just supporting local entrepreneurs but it is transforming lives.   This from Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Business Development, Sandra Husbands, as she applauded the organisation for 25 years of serving Barbadians. Speaking at […]

PM announces plan to assess how COVID-19 has impacted students

Thousands of secondary school students across the island will soon be asked to take a diagnostic test to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental health. Prime Minister Mia Mottley disclosed on Monday that the “diagnostic instrument” would be introduced for students in third to fifth form so that tailored measures can […]

Sustainable water manufacturer has expansion plans for region and beyond

By Marlon Madden Just off Highway 3 in Walkes Spring, St Thomas is a company that specialises in producing and bottling water in a sustainable way. Eco Skywater pulls water from the atmosphere – extracting water molecules from humid ambient air – using off-grid technology, places it in bottles that are compostable or reusable, and […]

NCF helping SME creatives expand their business

The path to export has been made much clearer for participants in the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) highly informative Accelerate to Export Symposium 2022 for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the creative sector. Staged by the NCF’s Business Development Department at the Courtyard by Marriott late last year, the event targeted artisans in three […]

Businessman has plan to transform ‘poor man food’- Breadfruit

By Sheria Brathwaite The lack of funding and expansion have been the main drivers in the underdevelopment of the breadfruit industry. However, one businessman has plans to transform the sector and introduce state-of-the-art facilities, which would give the local “poor man’s food” added value. Once everything goes according to plan, Barbados would have the capacity […]

ABCs of aviation communications – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Business Newsday Reporter 22 Hrs Ago Air craft registration uses a phonetic alphabet spelling. – Aircraft typically use radio telephony for communicating with air traffic control (ATC). The information and instructions transmitted are of vital importance for the safe and expeditious operation of aircraft. Incidents and accidents have occurred in which the use of non-standard […]