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Structure of Barbados’ Military to Be Reviewed

The structure of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will be reviewed in the coming months to ensure that it is best placed to deal with current and emerging threats to the island’s national security. Attorney General and Minister of Legal…

NOAA Forecasters Lower Atlantic Hurricane Season Prediction

Conditions in the ocean and the atmosphere are conspiring to produce a less active Atlantic hurricane season than initially predicted in May, though National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is raising caution as the season…

Another Credit Downgrade for Barbados

For the second time since the May 24 general election, international rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has hit Barbados with a credit downgrade. Yesterday it lowered the issue-level ratings on this country’s global bonds to…

Jamaica Police Increasing Use of Technology to Arrest Crime

Within the next three years, Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) personnel will be using more technological solutions in their daily operations in a bid to reduce incidents of crime and their likely occurrence. Some of the technology-based…

Jamaica and Namibia Agree on Visa Waiver Programme

Jamaicans traveling to the Republic of Namibia for business or tourism will not be required to obtain a visa. That’s because the Governments of Jamaica and Namibia this morning agreed to a visa waiver programme. It’s the first of several…

CIBC FirstCaribbean wins “Most Innovative Bank” award

July 18, 2018 – Less than two months after releasing enhancements to its Mobile App and Online Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean has been named the Most Innovative Bank in the region at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards awarded by…