Small hotels struggling for guests in a crowded market and competing with richer, larger and well-promoted properties are being offered a lifeline by a Caribbean-American travel executive.
The Barbados government’s Telecommunications Unit, in agreement with Cable and Wireless, will take over the administration of the country code Top Level Domain “.bb” from February 18, 2008.
Tension had been building for most of last week, but when it happened, no one could have imagined the sheer barbarity of the attack that left 11 people dead, including five children.
The Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development opened with challenges for the region to become more competitive in response to the current global environment.
Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday met with hundreds of residents of East Coast Demerara where he advised members of the communities to join Neighbourhood Policing Groups to strengthen community security.
St Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan are expected to further consolidate their friendly relations with Prime Minister Douglas in Taipei this week on an official visit.
The West Indies are 0-3 in their five-match one day international contest against South Africa.
Barbados’ new minister of tourism, Richard Sealy, has signalled that high on his agenda will be minimizing the impact of a possible US recession, while strengthening the island’s other source markets.
President Bharrat Jagdeo has described the shooting incident in the community of Lusignan, which claimed the lives of 11 persons including five children, as an act aimed at spreading terror.
Trinidad and Tobago’s newly-appointed attorney general may well have been testing out public opinion when she let it be known that ”anything is possible” regarding the resumption of hangings in the twin-island republic.
Geothermal power has been given a boost in the Caribbean as West Indies Power ltd, began its geothermal development drilling programme in St Kitts and Nevis.
The National Minimum Wage has been increased by 17 per cent from J$3,200 per 40-hour work week to J$3,700.
Judicial history was made in Trinidad & Tobago yesterday with the swearing in of the oil rich island’s youngest chief justice.
The European Union has decided to maintain a target for increasing the use of biofuels despite mounting concerns that its strategy could worsen global hunger.