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Feb 2, 2015
News fills and empties your bucket whether you like it or not. Some married couples might feel the mood of their partner first thing in the morning is much more important than anything else in the world, but in reality it is a passing whim and probably forgotten a few hours later as more important issues determine the mood of the day.   Mood and confidence walk hand in hand in life and they don’t just affect personal attitudes, they embrace business and have far reaching vibes across the world...
Jan 1, 2015
ST. PETER, Barbados (January 23rd 2015) – Blue Sky Luxury, the Caribbean’s Holiday Home Experts, announces the launch of Blue, the Caribbean’s first villa rentals loyalty programme, this month. This innovative, destination-wide programme is complimentary for the firm’s repeat guests and property owners with no complicated points system to navigate.  Members will receive enhanced Concierge Can service and a 5% discount on future villa bookings in the Blue Sky Luxury destinations of Antigua,...
Dec 12, 2014
I have never believed in too much bureaucracy and I attribute this to spending 18 months in the Northern Ireland Civil Service as my first job before breaking in the world of finance and then self-employed for the last decade. However, I strongly believe in organization and productivity and feel these objectives can only be achieved by deeds rather than words.  That said, there’s a wonderful simplicity within self-employment that gets things done without undue bureaucracy and stress. We are a...
Oct 10, 2014
Having a property professionally valued and surveyed is probably the most important part of the buying process yet many buyers see it as an imposition and an extra cost where a mortgage is involved. Part of their thinking is because lenders commission the Valuation Report, instruct the Valuer and only use Valuers on their preferred panel. Perhaps this seems logical, but it is the applicant who pays the Valuer’s fee, which they see as required by the lender not themselves. There is often a...
Oct 10, 2014
 We live in an electronic era where breaking news is instant and as a result there are many people in marketing who would have you believe magazines and newspapers are on their deathbed. In addition to its speed they point out the amazing reach of the Internet, its low cost, its and the increasing numbers that are attracted to this medium through telephones as much as computers, large public screens and strategically placed monitors in offices and shops. And some tell us in 20 years time...
Oct 10, 2014
The lure to return to the homeland may not be as attractive as it has been for returning nationals, but setting aside the island’s current economic challenges, there has never been a better time to buy. Many Barbadians living overseas have a long-term plan to retire to their homeland or to own a piece of the Rock and spend more holidays in the sun before making the final move. It is an understandable dream given the beautiful attributes Barbados has to offer and nobody knows them better than a...
Jul 7, 2014
I never knew the word “austerity” existed until a few years ago when the effects of global meltdown started to hit hard in several European countries and there were protest marches against Government policies and some placards read “An end to Austerity measures.” After a quick flick through the pages of my Oxford dictionary I was suitably enlightened as to the meaning of this Draconian word, which has now become a buzzword in the modern era.    There are several meanings of austerity, but the...
Jul 7, 2014
It’s the Crop Over season once again and with it comes a great buzz of excitement covering many social, musical, cultural and party activities. Everything builds up to the big Kadooment Day Parade, which has become a colourful spectacle that attracts many visitors and returning nationals in August. But behind the fun and enjoyment of the revelry lies the huge business benefits that embrace tourism, hospitality, car hire, restaurants, activities and real estate.  Our economy will be energized by...
May 5, 2014
Whatever happens on the international front eventually reaches the Caribbean and while the effects of global recession took their time to penetrate the region, the damage since 2008 has been huge. Small island economies have struggled to come to terms with austerity methods and trying to tax your way out of the problem coupled with high borrowing has certainly not worked in the Barbados economy. It remains to be seen if the government can turn it around amidst widespread criticism of their...
May 5, 2014
Welcome to another edition of Barbados Property News. In the old days things went quiet in the property market during the ‘summer’ months, but the world has changed and there is just as much activity now as over the Christmas period. Certainly with Crop Over and CPL (Caribbean Premier League) cricket on the horizon there will be plenty of people visiting the island and that’s great news for hotels, villa owners, retail outlets and real estate agents. We’ve also included our annual Wedding...

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