Barbados PM Stuart Heads to China

Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (BGIS) Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart began a one-week official visit in China yesterday, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean and other officials. Stuart is set to sign two bilateral agreements with China, […]


New Jamaica-Barbados Controversy

Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) Following the controversial treatment of a Jamaican national at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding questioned the alleged detention of a Caribbean Airlines plane in Barbados. “What I am […]

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Barbados PM Adjusts Cabinet

Clockwise from left: Freundel Stuart, Denis Kellman and Denis Lowe Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has modified his Cabinet, giving himself the additional responsibility of Urban Development, while retaining two ministers, Denis Kellman and Denis Lowe. Kellman has been given […]


Could Gardening Help with Food Prices?

Caribbean governments are encouraging citizens to plant their own gardens, in an effort to mitigate the impact of soaring food prices. Beatrice Buchanan, who lives in Kingston, Jamiaca, said her new garden is helping her to combat rising costs of […]

Inter-American Development Bank Begins Barbados Visit

By the Caribbean Journal staff Eleven counsellors of the Inter-American Development Bank are in Barbados looking at local projects funded by the bank. Representatives of the bank, which last week warned that the region was in danger of significant effects […]

U.N.: Caribbean Foreign Direct Investment Fell 18 Percent in 2010

ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile By the Caribbean Journal staff A report released yesterday showed Latin America with a larger increase in foreign direct investment than any other region last year, but the Caribbean did not fare as well, according […]

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Barbados PM Stuart Discusses Impact of Osama Bin Laden's Death

The Barbadian government has responded to the death of Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden with caution, following the country’s historical foreign policy of “friends of all, satellites of none.” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said he hoped the situation would resolve […]

Four Seasons Project Restart Leading Renewed Foreign Investment in Barbados

Four Seasons Residences, Clearwater Bay, Barbados A slew of new projects in Barbados, including at Four Seasons, Beachlands, Cost-U-Less and Fort Ferdinand, could mean a big boost in foreign investment in Barbados, according to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. “People […]

Barbados Tourism Board Looks to Rihanna

Barbados’s Board of Tourism is looking to capitalize on international music star Rihanna’s Bajan heritage, with the board’s new chairman, Adrian Elcock, saying a Barbados appearance by the singer must happen on his watch. “We have to have a relationship […]


Barbados Chamber of Commerce Signs Agreement with Prince Edward Island

Andy Armstrong, president of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce Following the Bahamas’ lead in looking to Canada for investment opportunity, the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday with the Chamber of Commerce of the […]

Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur: Caribbean Integration Essential

Removing trade barriers is “essential” for the advancement of the Bahamian economy, former prime minister of Barbados, Owen Arthur, has said. “The Bahamas can play an integral role in the development of the Caribbean region and the economies of its […]

Jamaica, Barbados Meet to Discuss Alleged Incident at Grantley Adams Airport

Grantley Adams International Airport A five-member Jamaican delegation will meet with officials from Barbados today to talk about the alleged incident March 14 in which Jamaican national Shanique Myrie claimed she endured two demeaning cavity searches by a female immigration […]


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