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    Relief may be in sight for Barbadians who were accustomed to order online to reduce expenses in paying local tariffs yet faced the prospect of online shopping czar Amazon imposing the Value Added Tax of 17.5 per cent. Parliamentary Representative of St Michael South Central, Marsha Caddle, fielded questions after the ruling Barbados Labour Party’s […]

    March 15, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  2. FLOW’s Customer Feedback Ratings Improve

    In its continuing effort to give customers more ways to access its services and transform its customer experience, Flow has introduced an upgraded state-of-the-art Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system which facilitates self-serve options twenty four hours per day, seven days per week. This move comes as Flow completes its comprehensive rebranding across the Caribbean and […]

    May 23, 2016TechnologyNo comments
  3. If Barbados has it bad with a Solid Waste Tax, Dominican Republic is now doing a Catch Up… D.R. Customs reveals 42% surcharge on Internet purchases

    The Customs Agency said that starting 15 August 2014,all customers who purchase items over the Internet purchases will be required to pay¬†18% ITBIS (Value-added tax), plus a luxury tax and the applicable import taxes. In all, it is estimated that an average tax bill for Internet purchases will hover around 42%. Civil society groups, couriers […]

    August 9, 2014Business, TechnologyNo comments
  4. BlackBerry To Expand Application Ecosystem By Making Amazon Appstore Available on BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

    BlackBerry Limited, a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that the Amazon Appstore will be available with the launch of the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system this fall, greatly expanding access to thousands of the most popular apps and games to BlackBerry customers. With more than 240,000 Android applications in the Amazon Appstore worldwide, BlackBerry […]

    June 20, 2014TechnologyNo comments