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Barbados opening jobs to CARICOM nationals


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Responding to a growing demographics imbalance in which the retired and close to retirement members of the population are growing while the number of working-age nationals is dwindling, Barbados will soon open its doors to skilled labour, especially persons from the Caribbean Community.

This situation caused Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, to say recently, “I as minister of immigration am firmly of the view that we have too small a population for Barbados to sustain and grow this economy and we will have ‘managed migration’ into this country especially among our fellow Caribbean people who are productive, who will make a mark.”

He said that the island, however, will not be open to “those who are going to…

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Call for gun crime centre — NationNews Barbados — Local, Regional and International News nationnews.com


A law enforcement advisor from United States has recommended that the Caribbean establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Centre to deal with gun smuggling and gun crimes.

Jean-Marc Behar, who worked with four Caribbean countries, including Jamaica between 2013 and 2017, assisting with combating firearms trafficking and firearms violence, said there was a need for a regional approach to investigating the illicit firearm trade.

Last year, he submitted a detailed report on the establishment of such an organisation to the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police for dissemination to commissioners, but has not received any response regarding his proposal.

Behar said given the upsurge in firearm-related crimes across the Caribbean, the centre was absolutely necessary….

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Letter: An analysis of Barbados political leadership: 1991-2018


Dear Sir:

Nine months into her leadership as prime minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley has called for a weekend of prayers for peace, healing and unity at the start of Black History Month. The prime minister began her political career in 1991, which is the same year that I took an interest in politics in Barbados. Therefore, this analysis of Barbados’ political leadership is from 1991 to 2018. It takes into consideration the peculiar history of Barbados, which includes two important events that have influenced world history: (1) the signing of the 1652 Barbados charter; and (2) the Barbados Slave Code of 1661.

The peculiarity of Barbados’ history has led Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines to make reference to Barbados as being; “more…

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Suspected Barbados money laundering accomplices named


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American authorities have unsealed documents naming former Barbados insurance executives, Alex Tasker and Ingrid Inness as the persons who allegedly conspired with former government minister Donville Inniss to launder money in the United States.

Revelation of the names of Tasker, a former senior vice-president of Insurance Corporation of Barbados, and Inness, a former ICBL CEO ended months of speculation by Barbadians who were the persons alleged to have bribed Donville Inniss for him to renew a government insurance policy.

Tasker is Barbadian and Inness, a Canadian resident in Barbados.

The former minister, who is expected to go on trial in a Brooklyn federal court from June 24, was in August arrested in Florida and charged…

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ACAMS Launches Caribbean Chapter in Barbados


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2019–The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Barbados ACAMS Chapter, to serve as an AML hub in the Caribbean, with a presence to support anti-financial crime professionals in that country and the region. The Barbados Chapter is the sixty-fourth ACAMS Chapter worldwide.

“AML professionals face constant change and ACAMS chapters play a valuable role in proactively addressing shifts in compliance and the risk environment through education and proactive initiatives,” said Timothy McClinton, president of ACAMS. “Barbados has an experienced group of anti-financial crime professionals leading the Chapter and will undoubtedly play a large role in…

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Barbados gets an Anglican bishop


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Bishop Michael Maxwell (R) stands with Dean Jeffrey Gibson during Monday’s ceremony.

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Following a tumultuous time in most of last year, the Anglican Diocese of Barbados finally got a new leader with the enthronement this week of Bishop Michael Maxwell, who immediately assured his flock that religion still has a role to play on the island.

“The voice of the church will be heard,” Bishop Michael told a packed Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels Monday afternoon following his ritual knocking thrice on the Cathedral’s door seeking ‘admission’ for his enthronement, a fanfare of trumpets and thunderous applause as he was led up the aisle to his symbolic seat as head of the largest…

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