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List of companies of Barbados

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Location of Barbados

Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean. Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Forty percent of the tourists come from the UK, with the US and Canada making up the next large groups of visitors to the island. The Government of Barbados also owns a handful of state-owned companies some of which are outlined below.

Notable firms


This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Bajan Helicopters Industrials Delivery services Bridgetown 1989 Air transport services, defunct 2009
Banks Barbados Brewery Consumer goods Brewers Wildey 1961 Brewery
Barbados Light and Power Company Utilities Conventional electricity Bridgetown 1911 Power utility, part of Emera (Canada)
Barbados National Oil Company Limited Oil & gas Exploration & production Woodbourne[1] 1982[1] State-owned energy
Barbados Stock Exchange Financials Investment services Bridgetown 1987 Primary exchange
Barbados Water Authority Utilities Water Saint Michael 1980[2] State-owned utility
Barbados Ice Cream Company Consumer goods Food products Bridgetown 1901 Frozen desserts, food products
CariAccess Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Bridgetown 1999 Internet service provider, defunct 2007
Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Bridgetown 1963 State-owned TV and radio
Caribbean Media Corporation Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Bridgetown 2000 Television content
CarIFS Financials Financial services Bridgetown 1999 Money movement
Central Bank of Barbados Financials Banks Bridgetown 1972 Formal central bank
Chefette Consumer services Restaurants & bars Bridgetown[3] 1972[4] Fast-food restaurant chain
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Financials Banks Warrens 2005 Bank, part of CIBC (Canada)
Columbus Communications Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Bridgetown 2004 Part of Liberty Global
Ice Records Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Bayleys 1974[5] Record label
Jesus Army Productions Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Cave Hill 2003 Performing arts
Mount Gay Rum Consumer goods Distillers & vintners Bridgetown 1703 Distilleries (rum), part of Rémy Cointreau (France)
Ozone Wireless Telecommunications Mobile Telecommunications Bridgetown 2017 Privately held
REDjet Consumer services Airlines Bridgetown 2010 Airline, defunct 2012
Sagicor Financial Corporation Financials Life insurance Wildey 2002 Insurance
Solar Dynamics Consumer goods Durable household products Bridgetown 1972 Solar hot-water heaters
Starcom Network Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Wildey 1935 Radio broadcasting group, part of ONE Caribbean Media (Trinidad & Tobago)
Sunbeach Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Bridgetown 1995 Internet service provider, defunct 2013
TeleBarbados Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Bridgetown 2006 Telecommunications, now a part of Cable & Wireless Communications
The Barbados Advocate Consumer services Publishing Bridgetown 1895 Newspaper
The Daily Nation Consumer services Publishing Bridgetown 1973 Newspaper, part of ONE Caribbean Media (Trinidad and Tobago)
Trans Island Air 2000 Consumer services Airlines Christ Church 1982 Airline, defunct 2004
Voice of Barbados Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Bridgetown 1981 Radio, part of Starcom Network
West Indies Sugar & Trading Company Consumer goods Food products Bridgetown 2008 Sugar
WIBISCO Consumer goods Food products Bridgetown 1910[6] Food products, subsidiary of Bermudez Biscuit Company Limited (Trinidad and Tobago)


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  2. ^ "About". Barbados Water Authority. 1981-04-01. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  3. ^ "Chefette Restaurants Ltd: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  4. ^ "Timeline (History)". Chefette.com. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  5. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (18 November 1995). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 121–. Grant established Ice Records in 1974. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  6. ^ "Wibisco – History – Wibisco". Wibisco.com. Retrieved 2018-01-02.