Customs To Launch VAT And Excise Tax Administration System

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Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler

Thousands of Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Tax registrants should soon have the luxury of transacting business with the Customs and Excise Department from the comfort of their homes or offices via the internet.

Drainage Division Employees Honoured

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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment, Lionel Weekes, presenting Operator of the Year (2010), Shane Marshall with his award. (C. Pitt/BGIS)

Seven members of the staff of the Drainage Division of the Ministry of the Environment were rewarded yesterday for their dedication to duty, during a ceremony at the Ministry’s Hinck’s Street, Bridgetown office.

The Barbados National Trust Praised For 50 Years Of Service To Barbados

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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, addressing the meeting. At right is General Manager of the Barbados National Trust, Billy Gollop. (C. Pitt/BGIS)

The Barbados National Trust has been recognised for its efforts at preserving historic artifacts, buildings and architectural interests in Barbados for the past 50 years.

Preservation And Development Balance For B???town And Garrison

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From left: Chief Town Planner, Mark Cummins; Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley; and Member of Parliament for Bridgetown, Patrick Todd, at the press conference. (C. Pitt/BGIS)

The inscription of Bridgetown and its Garrison to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site "does not mean that development [of the area] will not continue".

Take Culture A Bit More Seriously ??? Says Minister Lashley

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Minister of Culture,??Stephen Lashley, makes a point about the nomination process at the press conference. (C. Pitt/BGIS)

With Barbados receiving the enviable nod over the weekend to have Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison inscribed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site, Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, is hopeful that heritage and culture would now "be taken a bit more seriously".

Efforts Ongoing To Tackle Solid Waste Management

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Minister of the Environment, Dr. Denis Lowe (centre), posing with the recipients of the "Going Green"??awards. (A. Miller/BGIS)

Tackling the island’s solid waste management programme requires a comprehensive approach from corporate Barbados, communities and recycling companies, as well as government.

BDF Pension Meeting

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All ex-Barbados Defence Force (BDF) soldiers who receive a pension are asked to attend a meeting next Wednesday, July 6, at the BDF’s Hodgson Hall Headquarters at the Garrison, St. Ann’s Fort, St. Michael, headquarters, starting at 3:00 p.m.

Minister Congratulates B???s Recycling, Participants For Greening Efforts

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Minister of the Environment, Dr. Denis Lowe, presents??Andrew Boyce with??his??’Going Green’ award during the B’s Recycling award??ceremony, in recognition of the greening efforts of participating companies. (A. Miller/BGIS)

Their efforts have been 14 years in the making and today, representatives from B’s Recycling gathered at the R.M. General Services in Tudor Bridge, St. Michael, to show their appreciation to individual Barbadians and businesses for their contribution to the ???Going Green Campaign’.

Coroner???s Inquest Next Month

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Coroner Faith Marshall-Harris is presently conducting an inquest into the sudden and unnatural death of Charles Blackman of #98 Bagatelle Terrace, St. Thomas. He died on December 11, 1994.