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About CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB)

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market-leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking, and Wealth Management segments.

We are located in sixteen (16) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 65 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally-listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, with US$12 billion in assets and market capitalization of US$1.5 billion. We also have a representative office in Hong Kong.

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group, a leading Canadian-based financial institution serving clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. CIBC maintains an A+/Stable credit rating from Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency and has been ranked among the Top 10 Safest Banks in North America by Global Finance magazine.

The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.

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About The University of the West Indies (The UWI)

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) began as a College of the University of London in 1948 and received its Royal Charter in 1962. It is an internationally accredited institution, comprising four (4) physical campuses located in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, and Barbados; and an Open Campus. The UWI is supported by 17 English-speaking Caribbean countries and maintains partnerships in teaching and research with many leading institutions around the world. 

The UWI is recognized as the premier higher education institution in the Caribbean, with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and international outlook. Members of The UWI have won the Nobel Prize in Economics and Literature and for work on Climate Change. The Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 100 of Golden Age universities, as the #1 university in the Caribbean, and among the top 4% of universities and colleges worldwide. 

A truly global institution, The UWI has established centres in collaboration with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. 

About The UWI, Cave Hill Campus 

Located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados, the Cave Hill Campus is a fully accredited institution, comprising seven Faculties with discipline-specific academic departments, several research centres, and a School of Graduate Studies and Research. The campus covers almost 100 acres comprising the main campus at Cave Hill overlooking the city of Bridgetown and the Barbados Port, and the Paradise Park campus located a short distance away. 

The Cave Hill Campus offers over 250 academic programmes from undergraduate to doctoral level – bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, taught and research master’s degrees, professional doctorates and PhDs. It also offers a wide range of professional development courses through a Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning while the Centre for English Language Learning offers a range of specialist programmes for non-English speakers, and for teachers of English as a second language.

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About Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (bcci)

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI or Chamber) is the trusted voice of the business community in Barbados. Its primary purpose is to represent the interests of the business community and to help local businesses prosper and grow, by facilitating a more enabling business environment in Barbados and the CARICOM Single Market.

Since its inception in 1825, the Barbados Chamber, has been the recognized body for promoting positive economic growth for both commercial and industrial businesses in Barbados. It accomplishes this through connecting, collaborating, innovating, and building the Barbados business ecosystem.

As the oldest private sector organisation in Barbados, the goal of the BCCI is to be the ‘top-of-mind’ source for local business (trade and industry) information and to enhance the social development of Barbadian communities. To this end, the Chamber vigorously participates in policy development and implementation that enhances economic development in Barbados.

The Chamber exists for the betterment of its diverse membership, who represent all sectors of the economy. The wide range of value-added services offered by the Barbados Chamber include:

  • Advocacy
  • Policy Resolution
  • Trade Facilitation
  • Representation
  • Member referrals and letters of introduction
  • Coordinating business to business meetings among members
  • Matchmaking – Trade Missions
  • Business networking opportunities
  • Advertising and Promotional Services
  • Administrative Support
  • Business clinics & enterprise support
  • Investment information and guidance
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Business training and informational sessions

For more information on the BCCI, visit the website or email

About The Nation Publishing Co. Limited

Nation Publishing is the leading publishing and media house in Barbados. Our portfolio of products include the Nation Newspapers (Daily Nation, Midweek Nation, Weekend Nation, Saturday Sun and Sunday Sun), Barbados Business Authority as well as a collection of glossy publications including the Better Health, Parenting, Smart Homes, Fine Cuisine, Stylewise and Forever I Do Magazines.

Through The Nation, advertisers can benefit from the widest market reach and the most extensive distribution network in Barbados. We also distribute our newspaper products in several Caribbean islands, the US and the UK and readers can subscribe online to our e-paper. The Nation Publishing Co. Limited (“Nation Publishing”) has been in operation since 1973 and is a subsidiary of Nation Corporation; one of the two principal entities in the regional public company - One Caribbean Media Limited.

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