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Tag Archives: legislation

  1. Windrush Documentation & Compensation Scheme: Help for people who have returned from the UK to the Caribbean

    The Reading Windrush Alliance is promoting the Windrush Documentation & Compensation Scheme to provide free legal support for you and your family who have settled in the UK but do not have the documents to prove it. We can help you apply for British citizenship or the right to live and work in the UK […]

    June 8, 2022Featured, TravelNo comments
  2. Changes In Pandemic Directive Coming As COVID Cases reduce

    Barbados’ COVID-19 situation is “under control and getting better“. This assessment came today from Minister of Health and Wellness, Ian Gooding-Edghill, as he participated in a COVID-19 Update and Press Conference with a number of health officials, and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.  

    February 27, 2022Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. CTUSAB VEX OVER LACK OF UNION PRESENCE IN THE SENATE OF BARBADOS

    The Constitution of Barbados confers on the now President, the right to appoint seven persons to the Senate of Barbados in her own right. The condition under which she is required to exercise that right, is that due regard should be paid to selecting of persons to “represent various religious, social economic or other interest […]

    February 5, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. “Constitutional Crisis?” by Angelo M. Lascelles

    C A V E A T “You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me…” Thanos, Avengers: Endgame The recent conclusion of the general elections in Barbados has resulted once again in a conversation about the extent to which the democracy of the country is under threat due […]

    January 24, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. Nevisian Leader congratulates Mia Amor Mottley on her repeat landslide election victory in Barbados

    Nevisian Premier has extended congratulations to Barbados Prime Minister Hon. Mia Amor Mottley on her Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) landslide victory at the polls on January 19, 2022. “I’m delighted to wish my dear friend Mia Mottley heartiest congratulations as her Barbados Labour Party swept the polls for a second time in Barbados. The people […]

    January 20, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. As Mid-Terms Gear Up A Caribbean American Voter Leverages Educational Products To Empower The Disenfranchised

    Caribbean-born, US voter, Juliette Adams, a thought advocate and creator of The Frederick Press, has launched a creative, civic education tri-initiative to empower the politically disenfranchised in the U.S. Launched on January 1, 2022, Education/Actions/Self-Investments, (EASI), was created within the framework of the Gifted & Magical 95 Percent (G&M 95%) series, a five-book political tool kit. […]

    January 12, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  7. World Peace Ambassador shares his view on Government’s intention to remove God from the Republic Charter

    I was asked what is my view on the proposal to remove God from the upcoming Charter? I would like to establish the fact that God is not an authority found only in words, the rule of God is both eternal, universal and cosmic, the laws of God are steadfast and can’t be affected by […]

    November 30, 2021Breaking News, Featured, Political1 comment
  8. BIBA pushes sector resilience in Global Business Week

    Stakeholders in Barbados’ vital global business community are not prepared to let the sector falter, despite the rapidly changing regulatory and geo-political influences that are challenging its growth. The assurance has come from Derrick Cummins, President of BIBA, the Association for Global Business, as he addressed the media launch of Global Business Week 2021 (GBW […]

    September 16, 2021BusinessNo comments
  9. Grenadian Directive transmitted on Bajan Social media creates unnecessary Panic

    Barbadians are being urged once again not to circulate information about COVID-19 directives of uncertain origin, especially when such information has the potential to panic others, or otherwise cause distress. “While our health officials are concerned about the increase in cases, and while we want Barbadians to recognise that by limiting their own movements, they […]

    September 6, 2021Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Nevis drone operators get opportunity to contribute to Federal draft regulations governing operations

    Drone operators on Nevis had the opportunity to contribute to regulations being drafted for the operation of drones by the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis at a briefing hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation recently. It was held at the Nevis Disaster Management Department’s conference room at Long Point. Mr. Royston […]

    April 29, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  11. PMO Barbados’ Response to Social Media Post of Good Friday incident

    Within recent hours, a social media post regarding an incident at Deacon’s Road on Good Friday has been gaining significant traction, even though the salacious details at its core are untrue. While citizens, for whatever reason, are free to comment on and even criticize the words or actions of any other citizens, including the Prime […]

    April 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. CLARIFICATION: Emergency Management (COVID-19) Orders & (Curfew) Directive (No. 7)

    Click the link to download the most recent directives, Emergency Management (COVID-19) Orders & (Curfew) Directive (No. 7).

    March 28, 2021Breaking News, Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES COMMIT TO PUBLISHING FURTHER INFORMATION ON COMPANY OWNERSHIP IN MAJOR ANTI-CORRUPTION MOVE

    Britain has published draft legislation which sets out the minimum it expects to see from British Overseas Territories when they publish the owners of companies registered there. The legislation – which is supported by the Overseas Territories themselves – will improve corporate transparency and deter illicit finance. The introduction of publicly accessible registers of who […]

    December 22, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  14. 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
  15. Mottley Administration dismisses rumors over extension of Curfew, AG clarifies the Powers of Emergency Management is a different aspect to combat the novel coronavirus

    Barbados recorded one new positive COVID-19 test. In addition, a number of Bajans are unnecessarily panicking – because Parliament extended the powers and management of the Barbados’ COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation until June 30th. The previous proclamation of a public health emergency was due to expire on April 27th. IT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD: “curfew” […]

    April 24, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Hurryiet about it! New legislation for Harriet Tubman

    In commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day on March 10, internationally renowned actress, Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, brought Harriet Tubman to the Halls of Congress, and she brought some passengers with her. Local 1-2 of Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, Worcester County NAACP Branch, and HR 1242 Resilience Project were present to encourage Congress to introduce legislation […]

    March 17, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  17. Challenge to anti-sodomy law in Jamaica heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Sarah Bosha, legal and research advisor from AIDS-Free World, Maurice Tomlinson of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and Samir Varma, partner with the U.S. law firm Thompson Hine LLP presented a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of two gay Jamaicans challenging their country’s anti-sodomy law. The legal team argued […]

    December 5, 2019ControversyNo comments
  18. States Where It’s Already Legal to Wager on Sports in the United States

    On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States has finally lifted the ban on Sports Betting by striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. This was initially challenged by New Jersey as the state was trying to legalize sports betting within its borders with the already existing federal […]

    November 7, 2019GamesNo comments
  19. Attorney General of #Barbados, Dale Marshall Speaks to Freedom Of Information 1

    This is the first part of Attorney General Dale Marshall‘s comments as he addressed media workers in #Barbados 11th Aug. Mr. Marshall outlined the background to many critical issues which affect blogging and journalism during the annual general meeting of the Barbados Association of #Journalists and Media Workers, this took place at the #Argentine Embassy, […]

    August 18, 2019Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. CHANGES TO PERSONAL INCOME TAX RATES

    Employers are asked to note the following changes related to personal income tax as announced in the 2019 Budgetary Proposal and Financial Statement and which came into effect from July 1, 2019. The first income tax band will be up to $50,000 and taxed at a rate of 12.5% while the second tax band on […]

    July 10, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. SMARTPHONE USERS MAY SOON BE ABLE TO CHANGE PROVIDERS WITHOUT LOSING THEIR NUMBER

    It seems Barbados will soon be like other countries who are consumer oriented in allowing number portability. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology said Flow is at the forefront of talks to enable mobile users to carry their number from one network to another without any hassle; – While not giving any timeline […]

    May 7, 2019Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  22. Should Barbados consider the legalisation of gambling?

    Watching the sunset on Barbados’ glam west coast is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Life here is pretty good. Quite safe by Caribbean standards, our easterly position in the Caribbean means that we normally escape hurricane season, something that, sadly, does affect others nearby. With Anglican churches and cricket greens in every village, we enjoy […]

    March 21, 2019Featured, GamesNo comments
  23. End of Year Message by Chairman of CARICOM; Andrew Holness – Prime Minister of Jamaica

    I bring season’s greetings to the people of our Caribbean Community on behalf of all Heads of Government at this joyous time of year. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has had an eventful year both regionally and internationally. We have seen advances in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, (CSME), the signing of the New Multi-Lateral […]

    December 30, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. Third Party Providers Require New Tax Numbers of Clients and Employees

    The Barbados Revenue Authority is urging all third-party tax information providers to acquire the new Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) of their clients and employees, in order to facilitate the uploading of their relevant third party information on or before in February 28, 2019. Please note that the new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) will […]

    December 14, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. COMMERCE MINISTER AIMING TO PUSH MSME’s AS A PLANK OF BARBADOS’ ECONOMIC RECOVERY

    Entrepreneurs if they are to rebuild Barbados then they must be enabled and recognised in their effort to restore investor confidence in this country… Dwight Sutherland, Commerce Minister of Barbados was the keynote address last night at the Mount Gay Visitor Centre on the Spring Garden Highway, he was invited by the Barbados Coalition pf […]

    October 22, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments