Tag Archive: Barbados

Jan 18 2013

How tenable is the standoff between the BWU and LIME in Barbados?

The current standoff in Barbados between the incumbent telecoms company, LIME, and the country’s largest workers union, is discussed. For those of you who regularly read our news roundups, you might have realised that there has been a highly contentious matter in Barbados between the one of its largest workers unions, the Barbados Workers’ Union …

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Jun 20 2012

Karib Cable and Flow: can these two companies change the Barbados Internet landscape?

Within weeks of each other, Karib Cable and Columbus International announced their imminent entry into the Barbados telecom market. Both are planning to offer triple play, but considering their track records in other countries, what might be in store for Barbados? For those of you who are regular readers of ICT Pulse, particularly our Snapshot …

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Mar 21 2012

Balancing wages and competitiveness


Following a series of salary disputes in telecoms sectors across the region, this post offers some thoughts on two frequently opposing considerations: wages and competitiveness. Over the last few weeks, there have been regular news reports of employee discontent in a few of the telecoms companies across the Caribbean region. Two of the organisations consistently …

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Nov 11 2011

From bus stop to rum shop: has Barbados’ Wi-Fi project been a success?

This is a follow on from our earlier posts on Barbados’ intention to have free Wi-Fi across the entire island by 11-11-11. We examine the progress to date. In November 2010, the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) promised to realise 100% island-wide Wi-Fi coverage – from bus stop to rum shop – by 11 November 2011. Implementation …

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Aug 26 2011

6 ways your business can benefit from offering free Wi-Fi

Many businesses are hesitant to offer free Wi-Fi to the public or their customers. This post highlights some of the advantages of offering that service. This article has been motivated by the free Wi-Fi initiative in Barbados (11.11.11 ON) that is being facilitated by the Barbados Entrepreneurial Foundation, which has the goal of achieving free Wi-Fi …

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