Category Archives: Business

EPA says companies not taking advantage

by Marlon Madden While there has been some progress, local and regional firms are still missing out on opportunities under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). So says newly appointed Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency Deodat Maharaj, who told Today’s BUSINESS he was also concerned that a lack of affordable regional transportation […]

Bitt breaks new ground with digital currency transaction

International financial technology firm Bitt has executed its first successful retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) consumer-to-merchant transaction using DCash, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). DCash is the newly developed ECCB digital currency. The transaction was completed at Geo F. Huggins’ Foodland, in the island of Grenada on Friday, February 12, […]

Private sector welcomes EU blacklist removal

by Marlon Madden The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) has welcomed news that the island has been removed from the European Union Council’s so-called blacklist, saying this should go a long way towards Barbados better protecting its global business sector. The jurisdiction was removed from the EU’s blacklist on Monday, even as it awaits the […]

Crystal’s plant stylist business growing in a pandemic

by Coretta Joe Crystal Benidict has found her calling as a highly in-demand plant stylist. This means that her days consist of consultations (which have gone virtual due to the spike in COVID-19 cases), where she assesses her clients’ homes for light exposure, sizes up the decor, and makes recommendations to transform lifeless areas into […]

Investment advice from Sagicor’s asset manager

“One should not get into investing looking for a quick turnaround or profit, but rather to build on your finances by achieving gradual and positive growth over time.” This advice comes from Nicholas Neckles, portfolio manager with Sagicor Asset Management Inc., whilst sharing insights on the most effective approaches to investing as it relates to […]