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Tag Archives: Government

  1. 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
  2. In Case You Missed It: Volcano Recap, Prof. Richie Robertson April 13, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. $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
  13. ‘Telling Our Story,’ a Panel Discussion with The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and The Blue Economy

    Tomorrow morning from 10:00 am, November 2nd, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy will host a Panel Discussion streamed from the Ministry’s Headquarters in Christ Church at the Civil Aviation Building, Hopefield Development, Charnocks with the theme? “Telling Our Story,” and includes MMABE Minister – the Hon. Kirk D. M. Humphrey; Director […]

    November 1, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Apes Hill Pumping Station Offline

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to inform the public that today Wednesday, August 26th its Pumping Station at Apes Hill is offline due to low reservoir levels. This is affecting customers connected to the Castle Grant distribution system and therefore residents in some parts of St. James, St. Andrew, St. Thomas and St. Joseph may […]

    August 26, 2020Breaking News, TechnologyNo comments
  15. BWA ploughing Tens of Millions into St John, looking to complete in 2021

    The Barbados Water Authority is moving forward with the project to augment the water supply into the water starved sections of St. Andrew, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Joseph. In order to achieve this, infrastructural upgrades are required to move the water from the Vineyard Reservoir in St. Philip to Golden Ridge in St. […]

    August 24, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Employers Reminded to Include Employment Start Dates for PAYE

    The Barbados Revenue Authority is reminding employers to file their monthly Pay As You Earn (PAYE) returns, also ensuring they pay attention to the employment start dates of their employees. When filing PAYE, employers should enter January 1 and the reporting year. For example, if they are filing any PAYE return for 2020, the employment […]

    August 11, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy confirm Petroleum Based Bags can still use up to Sept 1st, 2020

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy (MMABE) wishes to advise as of August 4th, 2020 local manufacturers will restart the production of biodegradable plastic bags – Supermarkets, shops, vendors and other suppliers can continue using their stock of Petroleum based plastic bags until September 1st, 2020. During the month of April 2020, the […]

    August 2, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  18. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy fine tunes Domestic Vessel Legislation

    Last weekend, Barbados took another step closer towards fine tuning aspects of the domestic vessels suite of laws aimed at improving maritime security and environmental and general business and operation standards for the small vessel sector when the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy (MMABE) reconvened a closed door session with Jet Ski […]

    August 1, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. Aquaculture project approaches with boost from Maritime Affairs

    (THANKS TO DAILY NATION) A number of Barbadians stand to benefit from a major aquaculture programme facilitated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Adams Aquafarm and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. The project entails a five-day training exercise for 30 entrepreneurs interested in developing an aquaponics […]

    July 26, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Prime Minister Mottley speaks to Barbadians, 22nd July 2020 (RESHUFFLE)

    The chairmen of two statutory organisations were promoted to the Ministerial Cabinet in changes announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley in an address to the nation from Ilaro Court on Wednesday evening. Cummins takes up the portfolio formerly held by Kerrie Symmonds who will become Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, while Gooding-Edghill’s post […]

    July 23, 2020Breaking News, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. Scheduled Cleaning and Early Closure, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy

    The offices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, located at the Civil Aviation Department building, Charnocks, Christ Church, will be closed on Friday, July 17, by 1:00 p.m., for regular scheduled cleaning of the compound. Everyone is therefore asked to ensure all business concludes before closing time. Any inconvenience is sincerely […]

    July 17, 2020BusinessNo comments
  22. Sir Everton was the last remaining member of the world-famous Three Ws

    Today, I join Barbadians, West Indians and the rest of the cricketing world in saying farewell to a legend of the game, Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes, just four and a half years shy of what would have been his final century in life. Sir Everton, the last remaining member of the world-famous Three Ws, now […]

    July 2, 2020Cricket, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. Patrick Hoyos has left a solid legacy for those who remain practitioners of the Fourth Estate

    Once again, with a profound sense of sadness, I find myself in the position of paying tribute to a stalwart of the media fraternity who has left us unexpectedly. In fact, the Barbadian consumer of news and commentary would recall that Patrick was unrelenting in his questioning of political leaders and their operatives, regardless of […]

    July 2, 2020Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. BARBADOS’ COVID-19 UPDATE: CONFIRMED CASES NOW 86

    Barbados’ latest COVID-19 positive case is a 55-year-old Barbadian man who was identified through contact tracing by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. This brings the number of confirmed cases of the viral illness to 86 – 44 women and 42 men. Sixty-seven people have recovered, with seven fatalities and 12 remain in isolation. The […]

    May 17, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Grocery Shopping & Banking Schedule During COVID-19 Curfew (A and B) April 13, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments