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Omicron Origins, Barbados Reborn, Messi’s 7th

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Welcome to Tuesday, where Barbados is finally fully independent, we learn more about the origins of the Omicron variant and Santa gets a boyfriend in Norway. Chilean-based business magazine America Economia also looks at how airlines are reconfiguring cabins and enlarging seats in hopes of boosting a recovery in air travel.

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Crisis Innovation: Business Exceptions That Prove The Rule

Throwback ideas and the next big thing are working for some, even as many other parts of the economy slide into recession.

The coronavirus pandemic is the largest economic disruption in memory, with millions of job losses and rising rates of poverty striking virtually everywhere. Still, the changes to the way we live and work have also been the spark for many innovative entrepreneurs, who are taking the unprecedented health crisis and its side-effects as an opportunity to offer new products and services.

Rise of the Work-cation: Tourist hotspots around the world have been hit particularly hard by the near total shutdown of leisure travel. What's the next best thing? Business travel for leisure.

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Barbados, An "Ethical" Tax Haven?

The Caribbean island says its financial system is all aboveboard, yet it remains a gateway to less scrupulous offshore havens like the Cayman Islands.

BRIDGETOWN — Is there "dirty" money strewn across the pristine sands of Barbados? Does something sinister hide beneath the glistening coral reefs of this former pirate haunt, the small Caribbean outpost between Saint Lucia to the north and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the west?

Donville Inniss dismisses any doubts with a firm wave of the hand. "Here, you will find neither mailbox companies nor fiscal figureheads," says Inniss, the country's minister of industry and foreign commerce. "The businesses we attract are very real, with economic substance and real jobs on our territory."

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