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Tag Archives: salary

  1. Difficult Conversations – Barbados’ Minimum Wage

    G4S has agreed to pay a minimum wage of $8.79 per hour, with a minimum of 40 hours per week. As part of the agreement, it seems that the Government must force their competitors to adopt a similar standard. It is important when setting government policies, that all perspectives be examined. It is normal for […]

    December 16, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  2. BUDGET YOUR 2020 NOW, HERE ARE PUBLIC SECTOR DATES YOU SHOULD KNOW… January 3, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. 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
  4. 14% increase in Dominican Republic’s minimum wage

    Business and labor representatives in the Dominican Republic agreed on a 14% increase to the general minimum wage. This proposal came from their Mejia regime to end a long impasse in their minimum wage talks. Unions in Santo Domingo called it a victory for workers, even though the increase was less than they demanded. Labor […]

    July 10, 2019BusinessNo comments
  5. SOLUTIONS BARBADOS ANNOUNCES THEIR VIEW ON CONTINUING IMPASSE BETWEEN GOVERNMENT & TRADE UNIONS OVER WAGES VS. N.S.R.L.

    Solutions Barbados released a video statement expressing its wholehearted support for public servants on the issue articulated by their Union Representatives, the NUPW, where public sector workers have not received a pay increase for 10 years. Spokesperson on economic affairs for the party, Scott Weatherhead, candidate for Christ Church East Central, highlighted the current impasse […]

    January 22, 2018Breaking News, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. U.S. Embassy Hosts Presentation on Equal Pay for Equal Work

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS was pleased to host prominent American activist Lilly Ledbetter in Barbados as she delivered a free public lecture on equal pay for equal work on May 3 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center. Ms. Ledbetter was born in a small town in Alabama, and […]

    May 15, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Declaration of War: All hands on deck, High Noon – BWU ready to leash the Pit Bull?

    Barbados appears to be facing a national shutdown of various services, as the Barbados Workers Union claims the Water Authority’s management has continuously ignored agreements and the Executive Council has given the nod to consider ramping up protests. The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) placed a clarion call for all public servants to attend an urgent […]

    March 23, 2016BusinessNo comments
  8. Barbados Workers Union says Wages Dispute is in Water Authority’s hands

    The strike by the BWU division of the BWA is now in its third day and yet the board and management of the Authority and the parent Ministry appear unbothered by the action which will now, in all likelihood create further water worries to the general public. This is particularly worrying when one considers that […]

    March 20, 2016Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. Bryden Stokes strengthens management in Finance & Marketing

    Leading distribution company, Bryden Stokes Ltd. has strengthened its management team in the areas of finance and marketing with the recent appointments of two experienced managers with pan-Caribbean experience. Karen Forde and Lisa Jackman-Corbin joined Bryden Stokes earlier this year in the posts of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Marketing Manager respectively, a move which […]

    August 10, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. JIVING AROUND WITH 2015: What’s Cooking? UK Channel hoped for a Freebie…

    In March, a television crew from the UK sought my expertise and I learned another popular contributor for this website Rosemary Parkinson author of Barbados Bu’n-Bu’n was also approached… They wanted us to do it for free? Here’s what the Daily Nation said (in part);- Barbadian cuisine will be showcased to an international audience by […]

    December 31, 2014Featured, TravelNo comments
  11. QUO VADIS: PUBLIC WORKERS RIGHTS? DLP GOVERNMENT FIDDLES AS BARBADOS BURNS

    The workers’ rights and entitlements which government employees, political leaders and trade unions in Barbados have fought for and achieved over the last 60 years are in a large measure being surely eroded by the current DLP Government. We now have a situation where not only thousands of workers have been summarily dismissed and retrenched […]

    October 6, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  12. Response to analysis by Colin Daniel on Minister Estwick’s proposals

    I write in response to an article carried in Barbados Today of Friday, February 27th. I am requesting that you publish the following, even as a guest Op-Ed if you are minded to. Thank you for considering this request. May I take this opportunity to thank you for enabling me over the years to make […]

    March 4, 2014Business, Editorial6 comments
  13. “Laughing Stock: DLP Subjects the NUPW To Public Humiliation” by Henderson Bovell

    All during 2013, the country was force to conclude that Donville Inniss might have been assigned a role by Cabinet and the DLP – as “Mascot and political bully” and given free-reign to pick fights and launch unproved political-attacks, even on the BHTA, as a deliberate distraction tactic. In a previous article, I made the […]

    January 4, 2014Political, ReviewNo comments
  14. Former Trade Unionist Challenges Bajan Reporter on Historical Chain of Events in Bridgetown

    If anyone has forgotten, let’s refresh everyone’s minds…. Robert “Bobby” Morris was second in command of the Barbados Workers’ Union in 1994 and one of five rebel MP’s who voted against their own party and against their Prime Minister who placed a lien of 8% on Civil Servants’ ages back then for circumstances not too […]

    December 28, 2013Controversy, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. “Slapped Down With Disdain – What A Humiliating ‘Vote of No-Confidence’ In The DLP!” By Henderson Bovell

    I suspect that if the DLP knew it would have been such bad-luck to bring a Mini-Budget on ‘Black Friday,’ resulting in two downgrades in the same week, they would have chosen another day, even though its flawed content would have resulted in the same outcome. But even if Barbados was not in such a […]

    December 22, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  16. Ostriches do not save Barbados, let’s get 7 eminent persons to set new path: BLP’s Opposition Leader meets over Weekend!

    I have come this morning to alert Barbadians that we are in a crisis and that we cannot keep burying our heads in the sand. Barbadians have been allowed to engage in a debate this week that would suggest that the laying off 3000 workers in the manner announced or a pay cut by all […]

    December 22, 2013Political, ReviewNo comments
  17. As Barbados looms in apparent tragedy & potential Chaos? Civil Servants on Nevis to receive Pay Increase, not LOSE jobs!

    Civil Servants on Nevis will receive a 10 percent increase in pay over the next three years and a return of annual increments. That disclosure was made by Premier and Minister of Finance Vance Amory when he presented the Nevis Island Administration’s 2014 Budget Address at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on December […]

    December 18, 2013Business, PoliticalNo comments
  18. CTUSAB’s Response to the Budget of 13 August 2013 – Let’s Talk!

    The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) has long recognized the challenges to the Barbados economy as it relates to the fiscal deficit and stagnant growth. The Congress has called for these twin areas of our economic matrix to be tackled, lest the pillars on which our economy is built be […]

    August 20, 2013BusinessNo comments
  19. Nevis Premier offers 10% pay cut on MP’s, reports on island’s economic state – says it’s no ‘witch hunt’

    “This is no witch hunt!” was how Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance in the Nevis Island Administration Vance Amory described his report on the preliminary findings on the island’s current financial status. The Premier, who took over the Head of the NIA after the January 22nd local elections, charged the outgoing Administration with […]

    February 7, 2013PoliticalNo comments