Agriculture Ministry Working to Improve its Operations

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Hampden Lovell receives his award for Long Service from Agriculture Minister, Dr. David Estwick, last Friday at Almond Bay in Hastings, Christ Church. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

With rising food prices pushing nearly 70 million persons worldwide into extreme poverty in the last year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is leaving ???no stone unturned’ to ensure this island’s food security.

Official Launch of the Central Revenue Authority

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Chris Sinckler, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs speaking at press conference on the economy, last Sunday at Almond Bay in Hastings. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government is pressing ahead with the creation of a Central Revenue Authority (CRA), to merge the existing operations of the Customs and Excise Department, Inland Revenue and the Licensing Authority, to bring about greater efficiencies in government’s tax collection efforts.

Lighting Ceremony Tomorrow

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Celebrations to mark this country’s 45th anniversary of independence will start tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, with the staging of the Sagicor Inc. Lighting Ceremony and Bajan Folk Brew.