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Tag Archives: Civil Service

  1. CAVE HILL CAMPUS AND BARBADIAN GOVERNMENT LOOKING TO ADVANCE PUBLIC SECTOR FOR 21st CENTURY

    The Cave Hill Campus and the Government of Barbados have reached a new memorandum of Understanding regarding the training of the public sector… Speaking prior to the signing, Ms Mottley says it is not enough for the Civil Service to be qualified for their various duties, they must be aware of their purpose and have […]

    November 26, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. NEW INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES NEEDED FOR BARBADOS

    Barbados needs to pick up new business in the area of international business and financial services. This view was expressed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley after the Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) Task Force, led by Chairman Ben Arrindell, presented a report to the Government of Barbados. Ms. Mottley expressed the view that many […]

    August 26, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  3. BRA Gives Extension for Tax Payment & Filing Deadlines in New System

    The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is granting both a filing and payment extension to corporate and business taxpayers regarding their June 2018 tax obligations in the BRA’s recently launched, Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS). The extension deadline for these tax returns and related payments is now June 30, 2018 and taxpayers are being urged […]

    June 24, 2018BusinessNo comments
  4. 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of CARICAD this week

    The 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) will be held at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. Under the theme, “Re-shaping the Public Service in the Caribbean for the Future – The Role of CARICAD” the board meeting will be preceded […]

    June 24, 2018EventsNo comments
  5. BARBADOS LEAST CORRUPT CARIBBEAN TERRITORY, NEW SURVEY CLAIMS

    Barbados is the least corrupt island in the Caribbean, says Transparency International, an organization dedicated to fighting that scourge on a global scale. The agency described corruption hurts ordinary people every day across the region, which when they speak out about it, far too often they face retaliation. Almost two thirds of people that Transparency […]

    March 12, 2018Breaking News, Featured, Political2 comments
  6. BRA’S TREASURY BRANCH TO CLOSE EARLY FRIDAY

    The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised the public that its Treasury Building location will close for business at 2 o’clock this afternoon, Friday 22nd September, to facilitate maintenance work. The BRA’s locations at Weymouth, Warrens, Holetown, Oistins and The Pine will continue with normal business hours. Members of the public have been urged to […]

    September 22, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. PM STUART TO ATTEND OPENING OF EXPANDED PANAMA CANAL (DENIS LOWE’S ADVICE TO MEDIA, BUT WHO PAYS?)

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will travel at the expense of Barbadians who are yet to see a wage hike since 2009 join a number of Heads of State and Governments from the region and the international community in Panama for the formal opening of the expanded Panama Canal this weekend. Mr. Stuart was invited by […]

    June 26, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Abolish temporary postings – CTUSAB angered at Government ignoring its own laws

    Government appears to be sending mixed signals for union negotiations, if the Civil Service is a valued arm of its performance, according a member of CTUSAB – they wonder why should Government’s staff be relegated to an ambiguous authority. Mary Redman, while President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union, is part of the umbrella body […]

    January 24, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. (APOCRYPHAL) CHRIS SINCKLER ADDRESSES MEDIA BEFORE WORKSHOP, GREEN CLIMATE FUND AT GRAND SALLE

    Government will ensure that people pay their fair share of taxes. This strong message came from Finance Minister; Chris Sinckler, as he answered tax-related queries from the media on the sidelines of the Green Climate Fund’s National Sensitisation and Readiness Consultation at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados. Mr. Sinckler said: “There are some professionals […]

    December 13, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  10. TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS KEY PLAYERS IN EDUCATION MONTH

    Tertiary level education will be a key focus of Education Month 2015. Acting Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, revealed this at a press conference held at the Elsie Payne Complex to outline the events of the Month, which is being hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. Pointing out that in previous […]

    October 18, 2015Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. A call for collaboration from PoS’ Trade & Industry Minister to Trinidadian businessmen

    “(Port Of Spain) views the business community as equal partners with whom we must continuously collaborate, to ensure that your goals and the economic and social agenda for the future, converge. There is work to be done. You have been the engine of social and economic development and I want to assure you that this […]

    September 30, 2015BusinessNo comments
  12. Senator Paula Gopee-Scoon to steer Trinidad’s MTI ship

    Members of staff recently welcomed Trinidad’s new Minister of Trade and Industry, Senator Paula Gopee-Scoon to the Ministry’s Head Office. Senator Gopee-Scoon addressed the Ministry’s staff members at the staff lounge during a brief welcome ceremony. In her address, Minister Gopee-Scoon expressed her pleasure for being given the opportunity to lead the Ministry. The first […]

    September 25, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  13. Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority receives two-fully automated 2016 Kenworth garbage collection trucks

    The Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority received keys to two state-of-the-art fully-automated garbage collection trucks, from Omni Global, the parent company of Omni Alpha, at a handing over ceremony at the authority’s Long Point facility on September 17, 2015. The 2016 Kenworth rear end loading trucks, valued at US $300,000, are part of an agreement […]

    September 22, 2015EventsNo comments
  14. Tribute to Dorien Pile by the Leader of the Opposition: Mia Amor Mottley – QC, MP

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing earlier today, of Mrs. Dorien Pile, one of Barbados’ most outstanding educators since Independence. Mrs. Pile was the first and only female headmistress to date, of Combermere School. I always found her to be a kind, compassionate person, who displayed a quiet dignity which enabled her […]

    August 13, 2015EducationNo comments
  15. Barbados Public & Private sector now better equipped to attract funding for proposals

    Professionals from the private and public sectors now have a better idea of how to put together technical and financial proposals to attract funding from international donors for the social and economic development and competitiveness of Barbados. This is a result of their participation in a recent two-day technical proposal writing training workshop, organised as […]

    July 21, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Fontabelle Newspaper claims “Hundreds turn out for protest” – Guess Opposition will try to claim credit?

    HUNDREDS OF WORKERS have responded to the trade unions’ call to turn out for todays’ protest action which started in Queen’s Park. (BajanReporter’s NOTE: There were so many ways the Union could have poked holes in Govt’s contention or even had the protest action since last year – what do they say to NCC employees […]

    July 6, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  17. Deputy Permanent Secretaries seen as Key Players in innovative National Human Resource Development Programme

    Deputy Permanent Secretaries across the civil service are being seen as key agents of change in an innovative programme to build a well-coordinated, national human resource development system to realise the potential of all Barbadians. This from Maureen Pollard, Project Coordinator for the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy. Ms. Pollard was addressing a Knowledge Management […]

    June 6, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  18. “Next Payday” screening at Olympus Cinema

    Pack, Romie, and the other villagers of Pickletons return to the big screen as Next Payday premieres at the Olympus Cinema on Wednesday March 15th 2015. It is the third feature film to be released from the studios of Bajans In Motion (BIM) in eighteen months. The first two have already been featured in film […]

    April 15, 2015CinemaNo comments
  19. 2015 JUDICIAL ALERTS: MAGISTRATES’ OPENING HOURS & RESCHEDULING OF JURY DUTY

    Members of the public have been advised that all Magistrates’ Courts will be closed from 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 8. The Registrar of the Supreme Court has advised all jurors who were summoned to appear at the High Court of the Supreme Court (Criminal Trials), Whitepark Road, St. Michael, to serve for the period […]

    January 2, 2015CrimeNo comments
  20. Reform of the Barbados Tax System: ICAB 4th Nov. Part 3

    President of the Barbados Economic Society (BES), Jeremy Stephen, admitted he admired the Scandinavian system of fiscal management, which looks at taxation only as a last resort. Stephen was adamant that while the recommendations, if implemented, would provide a surge for two consecutive years, the medium to long-term effects might do more damage than the […]

    November 6, 2014Business, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. QUO VADIS: PUBLIC WORKERS RIGHTS? DLP GOVERNMENT FIDDLES AS BARBADOS BURNS

    The workers’ rights and entitlements which government employees, political leaders and trade unions in Barbados have fought for and achieved over the last 60 years are in a large measure being surely eroded by the current DLP Government. We now have a situation where not only thousands of workers have been summarily dismissed and retrenched […]

    October 6, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  22. N.I.S BENEFITS TO BE DELAYED: PENSIONERS AND INCOME TAX REFUNDS SHARE LONG PAUSE WITH BARBADIANS

    The National Insurance Office (NIS) has advised the public that a hardware malfunction has severely affected its computer network. As a result, the delivery of all benefits, including pensions, will be delayed. The National Insurance Office has apologised for the inconvenience caused. (NIS/KH/BGIS)

    September 29, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Latin America and Caribbean governments could do more on budget management, public sector pay equality

    Latin American and Caribbean countries need to do more to improve budget management, tax collection and public sector pay equality if they are to catch up with advanced economies in terms of government performance, according to a joint report by the OECD and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Yet more could be done to improve […]

    June 22, 2014BusinessNo comments
  24. Over 100 employers & training providers to how to apply million dollar training fund at workshops this week

    Over 100 employers and training providers are expected to take a step closer to submitting proposals to access funding from a $13 million training grant. The Competency-Based Training Fund, Government of Barbados/ Inter-American Development bank initiative, has been established specifically to better equip the Barbadian workforce with the skills and competencies they need to excel […]

    April 2, 2014Business, EducationNo comments
  25. National Union of Public Workers warns all who intend to join the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA): remain in previous post ’til Advised otherwise

    The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) wishes to advise Public Officers who have been offered positions with the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), that a number of matters still need to be addressed before options on working with the new entity can be exercised appropriately. The General Secretary has further advised that approval for secondment […]

    March 21, 2014Business, PoliticalNo comments