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Santander study names Barbados as most expensive destination for British tourists

Wonderful. Just what we need ’bout this island.

BFP pundit Adrian Loveridge has been pounding this subject for years. Looks like nobody has been listening… 139 more words

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Weak Canadian dollar brings challenges for Barbados tourism industry

It is already more than halfway through the year and this is a time perhaps that our tourism policy planners are focusing on what marketing strategies can be effectively put in place to build on the first quarter increase in visitor arrivals. 496 more words

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Barbados Economy Grew 0.5% in the 2nd Quarter 2015

The headline of the Central Bank’s review of the 2nd quarter 2015 performance is 0.5% growth. According to the Central Bank the growth was driven mainly by by tourism and the country is on track to achieve 1% growth for the 2015. 136 more words

Politics

Is the Economy Improving and Why Strike Now

The report coming out of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it  ‘failed to realise the damage austerity would do to Greece’ makes for an interesting observation as Barbados is negotiating its own brand of economic austerity.  561 more words

Opinion

Sir Richard Branson pulls out scissors, cuts off stuffed suits' $200 silk ties

You have to love the guy. Typical Branson press conference, this time about Virgin Cruises taking to the water in 2020.

The Italian shipbuilder stuffed shirts (who aren’t bad guys at all) standing there in their US$2000 suits with two hundred dollar silk ties. 106 more words

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Increased taxes and costs are killing tourism. Barbados government actions "simply defies rationale"

I had hoped to dedicate this week’s column to the new measures put in place announced in the 2015 budget to stimulate spending, especially in the tourism sector. 460 more words

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Barbados government should lower taxes on tourist rental cars

“I am pleading with the Minister of Finance to reconsider lowering the rate of VAT on car rental for at least our overseas visitors. Car rental is a critical component part of our export tourism offerings.”

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