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Tag Archives: regulations

  1. Over 100 States now participate in ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

    ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu indicated 16 small island and lesser-developed States notified her of their decisions to voluntarily participate in ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), bringing the total number of participating states to 104 and adding significant momentum in support of ICAO’s climate work. The 16 States are […]

    July 22, 2021TravelNo comments
  2. Central Bank of Barbados Announces Further Ease of Exchange Controls

    The Central Bank of Barbados has further liberalised foreign currency transactions, continuing the movement toward more relaxed exchange controls that it began in 2019. The new policy, which will impact several types of foreign currency transactions, took effect as of Monday 17th February 2020. “Authorised dealers can now approve and execute larger foreign currency transactions, […]

    February 21, 2020BusinessNo comments
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. LAUNCH OF 80th ANNIVERSARY OF ANNUAL GENERAL CONFERENCE OF BLP STARTLED BY SPECTRE OF OWEN ARTHUR

    There’s an old tune which says memories may be good or bad but they’re something you’ve always ever had – yet it seems the now ruling Barbados Labour Party may be trying to forget some memories quicker than others… In late October 2010, while David Thompson was deathly ill – Owen Arthur ousted Mia Mottley […]

    October 22, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. NO LONGER IS PROOF OF ADDRESS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OR RENEWAL

    Barbadians are advised they’re no longer required to produce evidence of address when registering a vehicle or renewing a driver’s licence. News of this came from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance (MTWM), following a wider discussion on proof of identity by the Cabinet of Barbados. The MTWM will therefore no longer be requiring […]

    October 9, 2018Featured, TravelNo comments
  7. DIGICEL CALLS FCC REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY “A VICTORY FOR TELECOMS, CONSUMERS & ECONOMIES”

    The move by the FCC in the US to roll back restrictive net neutrality regulation as it relates to regulating the Internet is a “victory for telecoms, consumers and economies” Digicel observed as they urged Caribbean regulators to take note and not simply apply a blanket one size fits all approach in their markets. Digicel […]

    November 27, 2017TechnologyNo comments
  8. Accounting profession imperilled by de-risking

    Veteran Caribbean diplomat, Sir Ronald Sanders, has warned the accounting and auditing community of the Caribbean that their businesses could soon be at risk as a result of rules that governments are expected to legislate and implement. According to the Antigua and Barbuda Ambassador, who has been actively involved in Caribbean discussions with the Financial […]

    July 3, 2017BusinessNo comments
  9. AGRICULTURE AND HOUSING COOPERATING CLOSELY ON DESALINATION

    Four new desalination plants to ease Barbados’ water concerns in the north and east of the island are well on their way for development. This project is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and zoning to prevent any residences or businesses being built too near the proposed sites are already fully established. On September 9th, […]

    October 20, 2016Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. Caribbean fishing industry moves to close food safety gaps, expand markets

    The Caribbean region’s ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export trade in fish and seafood is being held back by huge gaps in measures to protect food safety and animal health, experts say. But the experts, who are investigating food handling policies in ten Caribbean countries for the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism […]

    August 18, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  11. RUGBY BARBADOS SEVENS TEAM FOR 2016 OLYMPIC QUALIFIER IN USA

    Barbados has selected its team for the 2016 Olympic and Hong Kong qualifier in Cary, North Carolina, USA, June 13/14, which is being staged by the North America and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA). The team has been training over the past two months at the Garrison Savannah where it has been playing games against local […]

    June 6, 2015RugbyNo comments
  12. Barbadian Investment Expert calls for harmonisation across Caribbean’s stock markets

    A leading Barbados-based fund manager has returned from an international finance and investment forum in Trinidad and Tobago after making a call for the harmonisation of securities regulations and stock market trading across the region. Chief investment officer at Fortress Fund Managers, Peter Arender made this call as part of the opening panel of the […]

    March 30, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. IMPACT JUSTICE PROJECT HEEDS HEADS OF GOVERNMENT CALL – Regional Legal Education Review Scheduled for May 2015

    The Barbados-based Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean Project (IMPACT Justice) heeds the call from CARICOM Heads of Government, for an urgent review of legal education in the Community. The justice sector reform project has approved funding to conduct a survey of legal education in the region. IMPACT Justice hosted a meeting at the […]

    January 14, 2015CrimeNo comments
  14. F.T.C WELCOMES COMMENTS ON PROPOSED LIME/FLOW MERGER

    The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is inviting all service providers, businesses, representatives of consumer groups, and other parties interested in the proposed merger of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC and Columbus International Inc. to submit comments on the merits and demerits of this merger. Comments should be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, Fair Trading […]

    December 24, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  15. ABANDON 21ST CENTURY ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE – DRESS CODE IN EFFECT FOR BAOBAB TOWER, HAIL NEO-COLONIALISM!

    Members of the public are reminded that they must be properly attired and behave in a professional manner when doing business at the Baobab Tower. Visitors to the building are also asked to note that no curlers, head ties or scarves should be worn. In addition, proper footwear must be worn, as no bare feet […]

    December 24, 2014FashionNo comments
  16. C.A.B CONFERENCE PROVIDES THE RIGHT FORUM TO PLAN FOR SUCCESS IN A CHANGING ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

    The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) successfully completed its 41st Conference and Annual General Meeting in Grenada. As a primary objective, CAB provides a forum that enables members to solve their common challenges through understanding, education and co-operation. The conference, held under the theme – “The Changing Face of Caribbean Banking,” was officially opened by […]

    December 8, 2014BusinessNo comments
  17. (BGIS ERRATA) PETROLEUM PRICES REDUCED: SAVINGS OF 5¢ PER LITRE, WOW???

    Barbadians are now paying slightly less for petroleum products. (EDITOR’s NOTE: What savings, now I can fly to Brazil via GOL after all… Yeah, right!) Government has a mechanism in place to adjust petroleum prices in a more timely fashion, whereby prices will be regulated by the Ministry of Commerce and Trade, on the advice […]

    November 23, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Digicel Calls on TATT to withstand joint CABLE & WIRELESS/Columbus pressure to limit regulatory approvals process in Trinidad and Tobago

    Digicel is openly calling on the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) to hold firm and withstand the severe pressure being applied by UK based Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International Inc. (Columbus) to rapidly approve the proposed acquisition of Columbus by CWC. Under the concessions granted to Columbus in Trinidad, CWC/Columbus […]

    November 23, 2014BusinessNo comments
  19. Governments, farmers’ organizations and private sector move towards concrete actions for family farming

    How can governments, farmers’ organizations and the private sector seize current global momentum and galvanize concrete action in support of family farmers beyond 2014? This is the central question at the two-day Global Dialogue on Family Farming (GDFF), opened at FAO headquarters… In his opening remarks, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva addressed farmers […]

    November 10, 2014Agriculture, PoliticalNo comments
  20. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE

    A number of traffic changes will be in effect on Sunday 9th November to facilitate the Remembrance Day Parade and Service in National Heroes Square at 8:00 a.m. In addition, no parking will be allowed along Belmont Road, Constitution Road, Martindales Road, St. Michael Row, Bridge Street, Trafalgar Street, Magazine Lane, Palmetto Street and Rickett […]

    November 6, 2014Events, FeaturedNo comments
  21. AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING CONDITIONS GOVERNING USED/RE-CONDITIONED VEHICLES IN BARBADOS

    Two conditions governing the importation of used/re-conditioned vehicles have now been removed. According to the Ministry of Commerce, the first condition removed is that which states that “each importer must be the authorised distributor/dealer for the make of the vehicle imported, in order to safeguard the consumer against difficulties in obtaining spare parts and efficient […]

    September 22, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. POLICY REVIEW FOR IMPORTATION TO BARBADOS OF ANTIQUE & VINTAGE CARS

    Cabinet has reviewed the policy relating to the importation of antique and vintage cars. According to the Ministry of Commerce, Cabinet has agreed that the importation of vintage vehicles will be allowed, provided that such vehicles were manufactured between 1919 and 1930, while that of antique vehicles will be allowed, provided that the vehicles are […]

    September 22, 2014TravelNo comments
  23. Caribbean Fight League – Massacre 6 MMA in Barbados, 23rd August

    The Caribbean Fight League’s next bout, MASSACRE 6, is set for Saturday 23rd August 2014 at 7:00 pm at The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The vacant lightweight belt will also be up for grabs, with Joel Guilliame of Guadeloupe fighting O’Neale Chase of Barbados. A special match will feature for the first time in Barbados; […]

    July 28, 2014Martial Arts1 comment
  24. JIMMY NEESHAM REPLACES COREY ANDERSON FOR THE LIMACOL CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE

    New Zealand’s rising star, Jimmy Neesham, will replace fellow Kiwi, Corey Anderson, as one of the International players for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Jimmy Neesham said; “I’m very excited to be extending my time in the Caribbean and joining up with the Guyana Amazon Warriors. I loved watching last year’s tournament, and this time I […]

    July 6, 2014CricketNo comments
  25. “Who rules from financial services rules?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    On May 29 the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) issued a public statement in which it said that it “recognises Guyana as a jurisdiction with significant AML/CFT (anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing) deficiencies“. That’s fair enough since Guyana is the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country that has not adopted AML/CFT legislation and other […]

    June 22, 2014Business, EditorialNo comments