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Chairman’s Comments - Companies Act and Income Tax Act Amendments

Posted On Saturday, March 21, 2020 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

There have been a number of changes to both the Companies Act and the Income Tax Act that came into effect from late 2019 into 2020.  On December 3rd, 2019, a number of amendments were made to the Companies Act, which impacts each of your respective companies.  I have noted the key changes below as follows:

GNE 2017 Press Release

Posted On Monday, October 23, 2017 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

BARBADOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PARTICIPATES IN GLOBAL LUXURY REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE Bridgetown, Barbados (October 23rd, 2017) – Barbados Sotheby’s International Realty recently participated in the 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event. The event, which took place from September 25th to September 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide.

5 ways to get the most of your endless summer in Barbados

Posted On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

For many, September means the end of summer. Luckily, we do not have this issue in Barbados, as it is technically ‘summer’ all year round in our little tropical paradise. Now that the dust has settled from the excitement that is the Crop Over festival, there are still so many things that you can do, see and enjoy during your summer vacation here in Barbados. Catamaran cruise on board Jammin’ Catamaran Cruises

Top Wedding Venues in Barbados

Posted On Wednesday, July 06, 2016 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

With seemingly endless venue options to choose from for your wedding ceremony and reception in Barbados, it's hard to narrow down your choices and select "the one." Barbados offers a range of idyllic locations for a special celebration. The stunning, tropical surroundings epitomizes most couples' idea of a dream wedding or honeymoon destination, framed by white sand beaches and clear blue waters. The natural simplicity of a tropical hideaway, combined with the luxuries of a modern beach residence, guarantee a blissful and memorable wedding experience.

10 Things to Consider when Planning a Wedding in Barbados

Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

Barbados has two weather seasons - wet and dry. Wet season runs from June until October (as we say in Barbados - "June too soon, October all over!") and tropical rainstorms sometimes occur during this time. The Barbados tourism industry also has two seasons - high and low.

Top 10 Historical Activities in Barbados

Posted On Monday, April 11, 2016 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

Barbados is overrun with exciting opportunities to explore the Caribbean's past beyond the sun, sea and sand. Today, a visit to Barbados brings history to life through guided tours, mapped routes and even self exploration. It is easy to connect with the past while exploring Barbados in the present. 

Top 15 Oceanfront Restaurants in Barbados

Posted On Friday, March 04, 2016 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

This small island is home to a wide range of excellent seafront restaurants offering everything from delicious local seafood to imported delicacies. Whether you're planning a romantic dinner for two or on the hunt for the best cocktails with a view, there's a spot just for you on this list. These restaurants range from fine dining to more laid back 'liming', each offering something unique to suit various budgets and tastes on every coast!  Read on to learn more about what we consider to be the Top 15 best oceanfront places to eat in Barbados, listed in order of location:

Top 5 Rum shops in Barbados

Posted On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

1. John Moore's Bar - Lower Carlton, St. James John Moore Bar is an authentic rum shop attached to a family chattel house, Beautifully set along the West Coast waterfront. The fish is excellent, especially when washed down with rum!    2. Lemon Arbor/The Village Bar - Lemon Arbour Village, St.John

5 of the best Bajan dishes plus a drink (with recipes)

Posted On Monday, November 02, 2015 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

1. Macaroni Pie Cheesy 'Pie' is one of the most popular foods in Barbados and is served all over the island. The Bajan version is made with macaroni tubes rather than elbow macaroni. 1/2 pound tubed macaroni 4 cups grated cheddar cheese 1 cup evaporated milk 1/3 cup ketchup 1 tbsp. yellow mustard 1 small onion, grated 1 egg, beaten

Planning the perfect day out with the children

Posted On Thursday, October 08, 2015 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

From toddlers to teens, this sample itinerary of the perfect fun filled day in Barbados will ensure that the whole family has a great time: For those energiser bunnies who like to wake up early, head on down to the East Coast of the island to catch the sunrise. Cattle wash and Bathsheba are perfect beaches for a walk and collecting sea shells.

Top 5 Beaches in Barbados

Posted On Tuesday, September 08, 2015 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

Every beach on the island of Barbados, including those that are part of the top resorts, is open to the public. The beaches on the western side of the island front the tranquil turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and are favoured for swimming and water sports, while the wild but beautiful eastern side churns with the more turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Although scenic to explore by horseback or jeep, the Eastern beaches are not preferred for swimming, so do be careful! Here are our favourite beaches in Barbados: 

Top Photo Spots in Barbados

Posted On Tuesday, August 04, 2015 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

There’s hardly an unattractive vista in all of Barbados, but if you’re looking to snap some interesting and unique photos of this beautiful island to share with all your friends, this list will lead you to the right places for getting those brag-worthy shots. 1.    Cherry Tree Hill, St.Andrew 

5 events not to be missed in Barbados this summer

Posted On Friday, July 03, 2015 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

The summer season is a hive of activity in Barbados thanks to Crop Over and there are so many events going on during July and August that you may have a difficult time choosing where to go and what to see during your visit! We’ve rounded up our top 5 events during the Crop Over Season, many of which are free to attend, which will give you the perfect mix of local entertainment and fun for the entire family: 1.    ‘Pan Pun de sand’

Global Networking Event 2014

Posted On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

WEST COAST VILLAS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PARTICPATES IN LUXURY REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE Holetown, St. James Sept. 30, 2014 – West Coast Villas Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in Holetown, St. James, Barbados, recently participated in the 2014 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event, which brought together approximately 1,500 network members from 31 countries and territories worldwide.

Oliver Messel & His Caribbean Masterpieces

Posted On Friday, October 05, 2012 By Barbados Sotheby's International Realty

For holiday makers, the word Barbados sums up a world of exclusive indulgence, of blue skies and endless sands, of private pools and white shuttered villas.  This five-star idyll is, of course, all about a sense of timeless magic, and Oliver Messel is perhaps the greatest magician ever to cast his spell on these shores.  Messel was, for much of the 20th Century, better known as one of England's foremost theatrical designers, but it was the houses he designed during the 1960s and 1970s that are perhaps his most lasting legacy.  Even today, more than 30 years after his death, t