Barbados
ARTICLES
The Time For Change is Now
  Sometimes a lack of choice is a good thing. Small in size and bereft of natural resources, other than white beaches and turquoise sea, the only option for Barbados (03/07/2017)
Barbados: Recovery with a Purpose
  Sir Trevor Carmichael examines how Barbados has recovered from the financial crisis via forging new paths and consolidating proven ground. (01/08/2016)
Barbados’ Virtual Family Office: A Lure For Latin America
  Karen Perreira considers the attraction of the Barbados' virtual family office for LATAM clients. (01/08/2016)
Q&A With Francoise Hendy, Lead Negotiator, Barbados Tax and Investment Treaty Negotiating Team
  IFC Caribbean speaks to Francoise Hendy about how Caribbean IFCs have adapted to, and survived multiple initiatives designed to create a level playing field for financial services. (01/05/2016)
Barbados: Its Systems Validated
  Sir Trevor Carmichael examines how Barbados remains at the forefront of the financial services sector having weathered the economic storm. (01/05/2015)
Caribbean Offshore Financial Centres: Not All Are Created Equal
  Despite criticism of IFCs and their practices in the media, Canadian FDI into Caribbean IFCs has continued at a steady pace. Dr Walid Hejazi examines the attraction of the region. (01/02/2015)
Barbados: Mapping The Future
  Sir Trevor Carmichael QC examines how Barbados has established its reputation as a premier financial centre and how the jurisdiction has planned for future developments. (01/02/2015)
Barbados, Vital to Canada’s Future Global Strategy
  Dr Walid Hejazi examines vital use of Barbados as a conduit for Canadian Investment (01/12/2014)
Barbados and the Practice of Tax Diplomacy
  Francoise Hendy, from her unique position as the jurisdiction's international treaties negotiator, examines Barbados' international business and financial services strategy. (01/12/2014)
Of the Reserved Settlor and Other Anxieties of International Structures
  Melanie Jones and Tara Frater consider the impact of recent legislative developments such as Reserved Power Trusts and the IB Act on Barbados as a financial centre. (01/12/2014)
Barbados: Consistency and Control
  Trevor Carmichael explains how despite a turbulent economy Barbados has continue to ensure its financial services sector maintains its position among the elite of financial centres. (01/05/2014)
New Investment Vehicles in Barbados: Foundations & Private Trust Companies
  Liza Harridyal-Sodha examines Barbados Foundations and Private Trust Companies for HNWIs and affluent families. (01/02/2014)
Barbados Case Study: Dual Compliant Life Insurance for Americans Living in Canada
  Charles Gagnon highlights Barbados as an attractive jurisdiction for Dual Compliant Life Insurance for Americans living in Canada in this insightful case study. (01/02/2014)
Barbados: Too Entrenched to Expire
  Trevor Carmichael examines the status of Barbados as an IFC commenting on its well established network of tax treaties, its well developed Anti Money Laundering legislation and world class shipping registry. (01/02/2014)
Barbados: Steady and Secure
  Trevor A Carmichael examines two developments in the architecture of Barbados’ international business structures that are already a critical element of the Barbadian economy. (01/02/2013)
LATAM blossoming in Barbados
  LATAM countries are poised to harbour additional wealth and will require a conduit for this, Liza A Harridyal-Sodha examines the opportunities Barbados has to offer for LATAM wealth planners. (01/11/2012)
Barbados: A Gem for High Net Worth Individuals
  Melanie Jones and Tara Frater, Lex Caribbean provide an indepth examination of the recent legislative changes to provide special entry permits for HNWI's wishing to work in Barbados. (01/11/2012)
Barbados: The LATAM Domicile of Choice
  Jerome Dwight, Royal Bank of Canada examines how Barbados has positioned itself as the domicle of of choice for Latin American multinationals and how the jurisdiction continues to expand to serve this growing base of clients. (01/11/2012)
Barbados: Treaties and More Than Treaties
  Trevor Carmichael, Chancery Chambers, considers how Barbados has continued to build on its reputation and how the jurisdiction has managed this through its robust network of Tax Treaties. (01/10/2012)
Barbados and HNWIs: Shaken Not Stirred
  Francoise Hendy from Invest Barbados examines how despite the current financial downturn there is still a demand from high net worth investors for Barbadian services. (01/09/2012)
Caribbean Review 11/12
  The Caribbean Review featuring in-depth articles, commentaries on all the latest legislative and regulatory issues facing the Caribbean, now available online and in pdf format (01/12/2011)
Barbados – Development with Diversification
  Dr Trevor Carmichael examines how Barbados goes into 2012 with a stable economy guided by a vibrant and expanding treaty network and appropriate regulatory regime. (01/12/2011)
Barbados – A Centre for Wealth Management
  Yolande Bannister and Annick Reifer details why Barbados has become a successful IFC, examining the tax treaty benefits and wealth management tools available. (01/10/2011)
Barbados – Riding the Recession
  Trevor Carmichael considers how Barbados has coped in the wake of the recession, highlighting how the jurisdiction has continued to build on its reputation. (01/10/2011)
Quality over Quantity? The Aftermath of the G-20 ‘Lists’
  Francoise Hendy examines the impact the G-20’s interventions have had on investment in IFCs and argues that these interventions create an imbalance within the financial system that must be addressed. (01/10/2011)
A New Dawn for Caribbean IFCs?
  Anthony Travers highlights the success many Caribbean IFCs have had in implementing and adhering to international transparency standards and asks if the region can finally shake off the negative preconceptions. (01/10/2011)
Barbados and OECD Developments
  Dr Trevor Carmichael considers how Barbados has matured as an international finance centre and examines how the jurisdiction has responded to the OECD policy on IFCs and ‘harmful tax practices’ (01/06/2011)
Barbados: Recession and Post Recession Niches
  Dr Trevor A Carmichael examines how Barbados has taken advantage of the opportunities presented by the international recession and how it repositioned its economy and restructured its social development priorities and policies. (22/01/2011)
Barbados: Combatting the Global Recession
  2009 overview of Barbados by Dr. Trevor A. Carmichael, Q.C., Chancery Chambers (04/02/2010)
Barbados: a proposed new regulatory framework
  Dr. Trevor A. Carmichael looks at the potential benefits of regulatory consolidation under the FSC. (01/11/2009)
Barbados: Growth and stability
  In this year’s overview, Trevor Carmichael assesses the use of the Society with Restricted Liability (SRL) as a wealth planning vehicle before reviewing Barbados’s network of tax treaties. (06/01/2009)
Barbados: Infinite variety
  Dr Trevor Carmichael provides an overview of the regulatory and legislative framework in the jurisdiction. (07/01/2008)
Barbados: Where are we now?
  Yolande Bannister documents Barbados's tax treaty network, before moving on to provide a legislative update on the jurisdiction. (01/09/2007)