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Jordan concerned about poor air quality, inadequate cleaning of workspaces

Poor air quality and the lack of adequate cleaning of workspaces continue to be of grave concern for Minister of Labour Colin Jordan, who delivered comments at a service to mark the start of Occupational Safety Week at the James Street Methodist Church on Sunday. During his brief remarks, Jordan noted that several areas within […]

Fogging schedule for July 26-30

The Vector Control Unit, in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, will continue its mosquito eradication efforts in the parish of St George. On Monday, July 26, the fogging exercise will be conducted at Salters, Plumtree Road, Roberts Road, Haynes Hill, Mango Blossom Ridge, Monroe’s Road, Cutting Road, Mapp Hill, Pasture Road and environs. The […]

Fogging schedule for July 19 – 23

The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Vector Control Unit will continue its fogging programme in the parish of St George over the coming days. The fogging team will visit Glebe Land #1 to #6, Rowans Park, South Exchange, Valley, Walkers Park West, and surrounding districts on Monday, July 19. On Tuesday, July 20, they will […]

CTO reports visitor arrivals declined by more than 65 per cent in 2020

SOURCE CMC – Tourist arrivals to the Caribbean fell by 65.5 per cent in 2020, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), but it is forecasting a turnaround this year. In a statement released on Monday, the CTO said the impact of COVID-19 on the travel and tourism industry was particularly evident during the period […]

Fogging Schedule for March 15 – 19

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will take its mosquito eradication campaign into a number of St James and St Michael districts this week. For one day, Monday, March 15, it will conduct its fogging exercise in St James, when it goes into Jordan’s Road, Joe’s Drive, Johnson’s Road, Prospect, […]

SBA head warns of likely layoffs and business closures

by Marlon Madden More layoffs and business closures are on the horizon as a result of the national lockdown measures brought on by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Association (SBA) Senator Dr Lynette Holder has warned. She said it was therefore a matter of urgency for government and businesses […]

Infolytics to help firms get the competitive edge

by Marlon Madden The difference between being a more profitable company and remaining stagnant could be the gathering and mining of data. With this in mind, Quinn Weekes, 25, has embarked on a mission he hopes will result in more Barbadian firms becoming more competitive. The founder Chief Executive Officer of the three-months-old data consulting […]

The ‘Wize’ way forward – Barbados Today

by Denyce Blackman Pre-COVID-19, many people may have considered digital communication work as “skills for the future”. But with a hand now forced by the current pandemic, they have undeniably proven to be the skillset of the present. This is one of the main reasons successful entrepreneur Ian “Wize” Grazette is about to launch his […]

#BTColumn – Export of services: the next frontier for Caribbean

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by this author are their own and do not represent the official position of the Barbados TODAY. by Deodat Maharaj Caribbean economies have largely been primary producers with a focus on commodities for much of our history. Diversification has been a constant in our regional and national discourse with […]

Credit union pushing financial literacy

by Marlon Madden The lack of financial literacy among many Barbadians continues to be a major concern for at least one financial institution that is seeking to turn that situation around. Creig Jones, members relations executive at the City of Bridgetown Co-Operative Credit Union told Today’s BUSINESS that institution would be embarking on a weekly […]