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Tag Archives: Government

  1. Country-by-Country Reporting Information Sessions Next Month

    Following the enactment of the Income Tax (Country by Country Reporting) Act, 2021-27, the Barbados Revenue Authority will conduct information sessions on the requirements of the legislation in February 2022. The Act which came into effect on 31 December, 2021 is the domestic, legal, and administrative framework to impose and enforce country-by-country reporting requirements on […]

    January 12, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Fish Markets closed for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs & The Blue Economy is alerting all Barbadian to please note how fish markets across the island will be closed on Christmas Day – Saturday 25th December 2021, Boxing Day – Sunday 26th December 2021 and New Year’s Day – Sunday 1st January 2022. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and […]

    December 20, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Late Opening for Revenue Authority on Friday Morning

    The Barbados Revenue Authority advises the public that all of its offices will open for business at 9:30 am on Friday 29th October 2021. The Authority reminds taxpayers that payments for all income and value added taxes can be made online in TAMIS. Additionally, payments for land tax can be made online via the EZpay and […]

    October 28, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. GEL COMPANIES DONATE VACCINATION VAN TO BDF

    Barbados’ efforts to fight the spread of Covid-19 got some added help on Tuesday with the donation of a mobile vaccination unit to the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) from the twelve local companies in the Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) group. The fully branded Nissan Urvan 2020, which will be part of the country’s mobile vaccination […]

    October 21, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. BDF joins forces with Maritime Affairs Ministry to host Fishing Vessel Operations Course

    The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Division of Fisheries, recently concluded the Fishing Vessel Operations Course 2021. The course, facilitated by the BDF maritime unit, the Barbados Coast Guard (BCG), catered to participants from the BCG, the Barbados Regiment, Barbados Cadet Corps and the […]

    October 18, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Payne’s Bay Market not for Sale – Repairs to begin shortly

    Further to the temporary closure of the Payne’s Bay Market due to roadworks on Highway 1, the public should note the market will be undergoing repairs beginning this month and expected to conclude by September 30th. The vendors and staff in the market were given the opportunity to conduct their business from other markets. The […]

    July 10, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. PRIME MINISTER’S OLDER BROTHER DEPARTS UNEXPECTEDLY: ARDENT ARSENAL FAN RESTS IN POWER

    This one is a rough one for all of us but especially for Shawn, Emanuelle and Laurenne, for my parents and for Stewart, Elan and me. Quick and rough. I thank all of you who have reached out with your prayers and condolences. We love you so much but you know what you will never […]

    June 30, 2021Football, Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. Fair Future for Seafarers: Message from Kirk D. M. Humphrey, MP – Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy

    Today, I wish to join with fellow Barbadians and the global community in celebrating the significant contribution that seafarers have made to the development of Barbados and the world economy. The theme “Fair Future for Seafarers” chosen for this year’s celebration is particularly relevant in light of the extraordinary circumstances seafarers have found themselves in […]

    June 25, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. Castries’ Chastanet Regime reveals Price Increases For Gas, Diesel & LPG

    St Lucians are hereby notified in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline, diesel, LPG 20, 22 and 100 lb cylinders has changed. GASOLINE increased from $3.06 to $3.07 per litre or $13.93 to $13.95 per gallon Kerosene remains unchanged at […]

    June 21, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley remembers the late Clairmonte Taitt

    Every so often, some shining light in our midst flickers out, and it is only then that we pause long enough to recognize the extent to which he or she illuminated the path we walked. Today, as I pause to pay tribute to Clairmonte Taitt at his passing, I cannot help but reflect on his […]

    June 10, 2021Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  11. BARBADOS CREATES HISTORY BY PLANTING CORALS AT CARLISLE BAY

    Barbados created history on Tuesday by planting 50 fragments of staghorn coral from the Folkstone Marine Reserve at Carlisle Bay for the first time, as it marked World Oceans Day, under the theme: Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. Speaking moments before boarding the Mojito vessel at the Shallow Draught, Minister Humphrey explained that the coral used […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. MESSAGE FOR AFRICA DAY 2021 FROM PRIME MINISTER MIA AMOR MOTTLEY

    Special greetings to all of my African brothers and sisters — whether on the continent or in the Diaspora — on this beautiful Africa Day 2021! Africa Day holds a place of great significance for us of the Caribbean Community because it reminds us of our inter-connectedness with Africa and the worldwide African Diaspora. This […]

    May 26, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. PINE PAYMENT CENTRE TEMPORARILY MOVING TO WARRENS

    The Barbados Revenue Authority advises that the Pine Location will be closed from Tuesday, May 25, 2021 to facilitate building renovations. All Barbados Licensing Authority licensing matters will be facilitated at the Barbados Revenue Authority’s Ground Floor Warrens Tower II Location. The public is advised to await updates as to the timing of the resumption […]

    May 24, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy reopen Fish Markets

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy (MMABE) wishes to advise that Fish markets across the island will be reopened effective Monday 19th April 2021. However, please note the following two exceptions. Bridgetown Fish Market will open on Tuesday April 20, 2021 and Payne’s Bay Fish Market will remain closed until further notice. […]

    April 19, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  15. In Case You Missed It: Volcano Recap, Prof. Richie Robertson April 13, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Get your News from Trusted Sources: Ministry of Public Affairs

    Our thanks to to Public Affairs and the Government of Barbados 🙂

    April 13, 2021Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. Rugby Barbados: “Safety First!”

    The extension of the “National Pause” until February 28, 2021, has further pushed back the restart of Rugby Union in Barbados. The directive issued by the Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, extends the current ban on sporting activities such as rugby due to community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. As the people of Barbados mourn […]

    February 17, 2021Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  18. Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy partners with UNDP to create jobs and improve Food Security

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy is now equipped with more vital information that could assist the development of Barbados’ Blue Economy. The UNDP completed a Blue Scoping Study on behalf of the Ministry study that focused on the various components of that industry. This foundation document highlighted the possible emerging sectors in […]

    February 11, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. eCommerce takes rapid strides: As Operational Changes at the Barbados Revenue Authority run 6th to 14th Jan 2021

    With effect from Wednesday, January 6 to Thursday, January 14, 2021, the functions of the Barbados Revenue Authority walk-in Customer Services section will be performed online and by telephone. The Authority advises that payments for PAYE, VAT, Personal Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Betting and Gaming and Withholding Tax can be made online in TAMIS by […]

    January 8, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy facilitates Sargassum Course for CERMES

    The Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) from the University of the West Indies (The UWI) held a special hybrid of real-time and virtual instruction at the Charnocks headquarters of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy on the challenges and opportunities presented in controlling the spread of Sargassum Seaweed. Before […]

    December 14, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Hoteliers On Alert: Gov’t will pay Workers’ Severance, but loss will be rectified

    Employees in Barbados protesting non-payment of severance by employers will be paid by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), but Government is vowing to recoup that money. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley put those employers on notice yesterday while delivering an address at the Independence Day Parade, but she also appealed to employees to turn down […]

    December 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  22. BRA Paying 2019 Tax Refunds

    Following the conclusion of the processing of Reverse Tax Credits (RTC) and all Personal Income Tax (PIT) refunds for the year 2019, taxpayers have started to receive their tax refunds. The Barbados Revenue Authority in its continuing efforts to improve service delivery, has moved away from printing cheques to paying refunds electronically. As the disbursement […]

    December 1, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Essential Workers Celebrated with New Glow-in-the-Dark Coin

    The Central Bank of Barbados has unveiled a limited-edition glow-in-the-dark circulation coin that is being issued as a tribute to Barbados’ essential workers. The one-dollar coin, on which the flying fish and waves are now painted blue, will go into circulation from December 1. During a virtual event to launch the coin, Governor Cleviston Haynes […]

    November 30, 2020Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. BRA Reminds Overseas Property Owners to Submit Email Address

    Due to delays with the delivery of international mail, the Barbados Revenue Authority is urging property owners overseas to request a copy of their 2020-2021 Land Tax bills via email. Property owners should visit the Authority’s website at bra.gov.bb to download and complete a Change of Land Tax Mailing Address form, which should then be […]

    November 25, 2020BusinessNo comments
  25. $5.35 Million Bds Boost to Barbados Tuna Industry, Maritime Affairs gaining more value for Fisherfolk

    The substantial demand for tuna among sushi and sashimi lovers mainly in North America has been the driving force behind the development of tuna fisheries in the Caribbean region for exports. As a result of this global demand, a number of countries in the Caribbean region, such as Barbados, have developed a yellow-fin tuna (YFT) […]

    November 19, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments