Business & Education Highlights


The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) is the official communications arm of the Barbados Government. This Department is responsible for the dissemination of public information to the various news media and the general public.

The University of the West Indies has campuses at Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago and Mona in Jamaica. The total student body which is approximately 24,321 is distributed amongst the Faculties of Law, Humanities & Education, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Medical Sciences at Cave Hill; Arts & Education, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Science & Technology at Mona; and Agriculture & Natural Sciences, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Medical Sciences and Social Sciences at St. Augustine.

The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) is not a commercial bank and therefore does not offer banking services to the public. Their Mission Statement is to foster a sound economic and financial environment which promotes the development of stakeholders and encourages a culture of excellence and leadership.

 More Than Just a Beach

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic strives to provide its students with an applied theoretical base in communication arts, relevant sciences, technical/vocational and business education upon which they may build (or change) careers, pursue further educational goals, and contribute as citizens and workers to the social and economic life of their country.

Barbados offers all the services and facilities necessary to satisfy your business requirements. From function and event planning to real estate services to destination management services. It is the ideal location for business conferences and corporate meetings. Conference facilities range from large meeting halls for trade shows or conventions to smaller rooms for workshops and group meetings. Business centers are also available and offer all basic office facilities in a central location.

Barbados Investment & Development Corporation

Mission: To be a high performance organization, the catalyst for innovative and productive endeavors, moving companies from new enterprise status to international competitiveness.

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Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited (BPWCCUL) is the largest credit union in Barbados and has been empowering generations of Barbadians financially since 1970.

Through the support of our members BPWCCUL has helped to shape the economic, social and physical landscape of Barbados by providing access to financial resources and educational opportunities to thousands of Barbadians.

Join us as we continue co-operating for your financial success. This is where you belong!

Barbados Family & Friends Club
The Diaspora, for decades, has demonstrated loyalty and patriotism by sending friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and members of their favorite clubs and associations to visit the island. These Barbadians and their generations are key ambassadors for Barbados and have served as an extended arm of our sales force. The BFF Club was developed to provide a more structured approach to this activity, by providing the tools to support these efforts.
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For decades Barbados has been the destination of choice for hundreds of thousands of visitors, many of whom return to our shores year after year. In fact Barbados is the leading English-speaking island destination in the Southern Caribbean for North American, British and European tourists.
Having established itself as a leading Caribbean tourism destination, Barbados recognizes the need to continue developing its tourism product.

City of Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Limited was registered on the 20th October 1983.Historical documents indicate that C.O.B was formed by individuals who had much difficulty accessing funds from other financial institutions.

Seeing the wisdom of forming a society which allowed young professionals like themselves to channel their limited resources and have easy access to a credit union, they came together to create an organisation that provides these services. Thus, C.O.B. was established.

Savings Bonds: A Safe Way to Save More.

Consider Barbados Savings Bonds
A Message From Sheri Bishop -Senior Currency Officer (on assignment)  Central Bank of Barbados
In case you are not familiar with how Government of Barbados Savings Bonds work, I'd like to give you a brief overview. Savings bonds are five-year investments that are sold at a discount: you purchase a specific nominal value but pay less than that amount. The savings bonds accumulate interest over the five-year period, and when they mature, you receive the full nominal value. To simplify it, if you were to put money on a bank account and leave it for five years, your money would earn interest. The same thing happens with savings bonds, but the interest is pre-calculated and reflected in the nominal value. The difference between what you pay for the savings bonds and what you get back at the end of five years is the interest that has accumulated. At present the rate is 5.5%, so you pay $76.24 for every $100 (nominal value) you purchase. The minimum investment is $38.12 ($50 nominal value) and the maximum for an individual is $76,240 ($100,000 nominal value) or $152,480 ($200,000) for two people purchasing jointly. 

Our website contains a lot of general information about savings bonds as well as FAQs for Barbadians who live abroad, but I would like to add two additional points:
The interest earned on savings bonds is tax free, so you get the full nominal value when the savings bonds mature.
Despite them being five-year investments, you are free to cash in your savings bonds at any point after you purchase them, and as long as you had them for more than a year you will still get interest (the interest rate in this case would be determined based on how long you had the savings bonds).

I would also like to mention that investment in savings bonds doesn't only benefit the bondholder, it also helps Barbados. That's because the money invested in savings bonds is used to finance capital works and other projects in Barbados, such as the construction of schools and the repair of roads, which allow Barbados to continue to develop. I hope that you will consider investing in savings bonds. If you have any questions or would like to get more information, please don't hesitate to contact me at

Senator, the Honourable Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade: