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Bajans Keen on Renewable Energy

Emera Caribbean Renewables Ltd (ECRL) is reporting an increased interest in renewable energy systems among Barbadians especially in the last year.   This disclosure has come from ECRL’s Renewable Energy Manager Neilsen Beneby, who said he was expecting the interest to continue to grow as more financing options are made available and...

Scotiabank Finances US$60-Million Upgrade Projects at MBJ

Sangster’s International Airport in Montego Bay   Scotiabank has provided loan financing to facilitate significant infrastructure improvements being done at Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay.   Earlier this month the bank inked a financing agreement valued at US$60 million to fund the expansion of the departures retail area, aimed at increasing circulation space...

Gb Power Cost ‘Third Lowest’ In Region Says Top Executive

Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC.   Top executive said the cost of electricity in Grand Bahama is the third-lowest in the Caribbean region but agrees that it could be lower.   “I would be the first to say the price is not low enough,” said Dave McGregor, president and CEO of GBPC....

Barbados Is Switching To BYD Electric Buses

  Barbados to get a fleet of 35 electric buses, which will be powered by renewable electricity.       BYD recently delivered a fleet of 33 battery-electric buses (30-foot buses K7 model) to Barbados, an island country in the Caribbean region.   The total fleet will be 35 vehicles, as the remaining two will be delivered by December 2020....