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  1. VAT continues to perform well for NIA in 2019, Nevisian Premier & Finance Minister says

    The Value Added Tax (VAT) continues to be the single biggest revenue generator for the Nevis Island Administration. However, it continues to streamline its VAT Exemption policy. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, made that disclosure when he presented the 2020 Budget Address with the theme “Building Resilience, Improving Infrastructure for Long-Term […]

    January 5, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  2. BARBADOS’ PRIVATE SECTOR APPROVES GOVERNMENT DRAFTED IMF RESTRUCTURING PLAN SO FAR, DIFFERENT GRADE FOR 2 DAY BLACKOUT

    The Private Sector Arm of the Monitoring Committee for BERT – The Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme – have given a thumb’s up so far, energy and water concerns are a different matter… This from Edward Clarke, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Barbados Operations of Sagicor General as the lead for the Monitoring […]

    November 26, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. ‘Her Story: Journeys to Greatness’ Co-Sponsors? Digicel & IGT via AmCham BEC March 10, 2019Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. CARICOM URGES PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO “UNSATISFACTORY SITUATION” IN VENEZUELA

    Venezuela must not be further tipped into chaos by external powers attempting to enforce some kind of rule not necessarily democratically entrenched. Regional Heads of Government want all actors, internal and external, to avoid actions which will escalate an already explosive situation to the detriment of the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and […]

    January 25, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. MIA MOTTLEY ADMINISTRATION ACTIVELY SEEKING NEW AVENUES OF EMPLOYMENT FOR RECENTLY RETRENCHED WORKERS

    The Ministry of Labour is assiduously looking to achieve Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s objective of retraining civil service employees who were recently laid off to regain employment with new skills… He noted the first cadre of retrenched staff if given the correct skillset, can even seek gainful employment outside of Barbados or work locally […]

    December 10, 2018Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 1

    The South Coast Sewerage Crisis is not so much a crisis now as that of a Headache which the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy is seeking to apply a large metaphorical aspirin by the middle of next month… The Minister said the complexity of this project is not only where to place the solutions […]

    November 25, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 2

    Minister of Water Resources & Energy, Wilfred Abrahams just shared with the press how the reality is that while the Bridgetown Plant can be upgraded to a tertiary status if needed, which means water treated there can be used for irrigation instead of potable water; nevertheless the South Coast Sewerage Treatment Plant is clearly reaching […]

    November 25, 2018Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. STATEMENT FROM PRIME MINISTER MIA AMOR MOTTLEY, QC, MP ON THE ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RELOCATING TO BARBADOS

    Good afternoon. I am a bit disappointed that some Barbadians and others across the region appear duped by the attempt by a few who have sought to create discord and confusion over the decision of Adtalem Global Education to locate one of its institutions, Ross University School of Medicine School to Barbados. I am not […]

    August 7, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. 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
  10. IMF REGIONAL CHIEFS PRAISE ST. KITTS AND NEVIS’ FISCAL PERFORMANCE

    The Team Unity Government, led by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, received high praises from visiting high-level International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials on the economic performance of the country. “Whatever the benchmark we used, St. Kitts and Nevis is doing well and ahead. We are very satisfied with the progress of St. Kitts and Nevis […]

    April 6, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. SOLUTIONS BARBADOS ANNOUNCES THEIR VIEW ON CONTINUING IMPASSE BETWEEN GOVERNMENT & TRADE UNIONS OVER WAGES VS. N.S.R.L.

    Solutions Barbados released a video statement expressing its wholehearted support for public servants on the issue articulated by their Union Representatives, the NUPW, where public sector workers have not received a pay increase for 10 years. Spokesperson on economic affairs for the party, Scott Weatherhead, candidate for Christ Church East Central, highlighted the current impasse […]

    January 22, 2018Breaking News, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. LAND SLIPPAGE BETWEEN ST ANDREW AND ST JOSEPH, WATCH OUT!

    Barbadians should note the roadway along St. Sylvan’s Village, St. Andrew, also known as Dark Hole, St. Andrew, has been temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic. There will be Local Access only, for persons travelling from Melvin Hill. Roland Cobbler – Insp. (Ag); Public Relations Officer

    January 21, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  13. CHRIST CHURCH – WE GOT YOUR BACK! SUN. 14 JAN. 2018, ESSO WORTHING

    Come out, be educated at BLP’s PUBLIC MEETING on Sunday 14th January 2018, at 7:00 PM. Next to Esso Worthing Service Station at the Bottom of Rendezvous Hill

    January 13, 2018Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  14. “Paying the Piper” by Grenville Phillips II

    Tax on companies is called corporate tax. Tax on personal income is called income tax. In 2015, the Government received $210 Million from taxing companies and $452 Million from taxing individuals’ income. The Government also received other taxes from individuals. For example, much of the $811 M from VAT and $150 M from property taxes. […]

    July 31, 2017EditorialNo comments
  15. “The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations – Part 3” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    This is the final of a three-part commentary discussing the relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations against the backdrop of a publication by the Washington-based, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), entitled, “The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views“. CSIS deserves the Caribbean’s thanks for addressing the issue which has been ignored for […]

    July 30, 2017EditorialNo comments
  16. “Why is the Private Sector Recommending Austerity?” By Grenville Phillips II

    Both established parties, some of the newer ones, and almost all Barbadian and foreign based economists are warning Barbadians to brace for severe austerity measures. Several prominent economists are even calling for a devaluation of Barbados’ dollar as a way to address our dire economic problems. Surprisingly, none of these entities are being challenged to […]

    June 28, 2017Breaking News, EditorialNo comments
  17. Bajan Youth Perspectives need to be heard for Budget 2017

    A national Youth Forum set for June 28th will gather nearly 200 young people from various youth organisations to discuss the youth perspectives on the Barbados economy. The Forum, a free event be hosted between 9.30 am – 12.30pm, June 28th at Olympus Theatres, organised by the Global Shapers Bridgetown Hub, will offer young people […]

    June 26, 2017Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Barbados Dept. of Emergency Management – Hurricane Season 2017 (Pt 1)

    Sonia Nurse, the acting director of the Met Office told a press launch of the 2017 Hurricane Season, how nhc.noaa.gov have new areas on their site powered by advances in technology to allow for detecting weather before it is a full danger…

    June 5, 2017Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Lynette Eastmond: Budget Reply (Full) – United Progressive Party (Barbados)

    Take a listen to the Chairman of the United Progressive Party responding to the 2017 Budget. It is time to look at other options. Time to hear a different idea. Time to think about real change and not the perpetual recycling of political parties. Don’t vote just for party or person but vote on policy. […]

    June 5, 2017Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. Is Donville Inniss making a bid for leadership of ruling DLP in Barbados? (Pt 1)

    Stop praising obsolescence and welcome the 21st Century before Barbados slides into a deeper mess. Becoming our own bosses, he recently said at the Radisson Aquatica, is the way for most of Barbados to alleviate if not totally eradicate the financial challenges plaguing the country. The Minister was addressing a seminar hosted by Spark Global […]

    April 9, 2017Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. Barbados already is a Republic, although Crown can still exert control

    Considering how the Barbadian constitution has invested many duties which previously were dispensed under British rule, essentially Barbados on gaining Independence is already a Republic. Professor Richard Drayton was fielding audience questions recently at Frank Collymore Hall under the auspices of the Central Bank of Barbados. Dr Drayton is of the firm view that when […]

    January 10, 2017EducationNo comments
  22. HBO RECEIVED 14 NOMINATIONS FOR THE 74TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its 74th annual Golden Globe® Awards nominations this morning. HBO received 14 nominations, the most of any network: BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TV The Night Of Game of Thrones Westworld VEEP Julia Louis-Dreyfus – VEEP Sarah Jessica Parker – Divorce Issa Rae – Insecure […]

    December 13, 2016CinemaNo comments
  23. Nevisian Leader presents $236.3 million tax-free budget

    Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Vance Amory, presented the Nevis Island Administration’s $236.3 million tax-free budget, when he delivered the 2017 Budget Address in just over two hours, at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on November 30, 2016. The theme is “A Revitalization of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship for Economic Success.” […]

    December 4, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. HRH Prince Henry of Wales in Barbados: “Learning of his Trip to Caribbean…” December 4, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. HRH Prince Henry of Wales in Barbados: “When Freundel Met Harry”

    Barbados would soon be changing from a monarchical system of government to republican status, dropping the Queen as its head of state. The Queen’s representative, the Governor General, will be replaced by a president, a “ceremonial figure” rather than the American-type president who wields the real power in government. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made the […]

    December 4, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments