The Index of Retail Prices for September 2011 stood at 159.3 points. This represented an increase of 0.3 per cent when compared with 158.8 points recorded in August 2011.
Taxpayers are being reminded that the Ministry of Finance has offered those who are indebted to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Division of the Customs and Excise Department, a 100 per cent waiver of interest and penalty, once 80 per cent of the tax outstanding is paid in a single payment by tomorrow, Saturday, December 31.
A number of departments and agencies under the aegis of the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth are being relocated to the Trimart Complex, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael.
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Lyricists, writers and those up for the challenge are invited to participate in the Labour Department’s 2012 HIV Poetry Competition.
Emily Fretts, Casey Harris (left), Ashley Galagusz and Lea Ravensbergen-Hodgins (right), harvesting some of the crops from their organic garden project at the Bellairs Research Institute in Folkestone, St. James. (A.Skeete/BGIS)
What started off as a simple school project in Barbados has turned out to be a truly memorable and rewarding experience for four students of McGill University in Canada.
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The Ministry of Health has reminded the public that rats and mice are a menace to our society. Aside from spreading of Leptospirosis and Salmonellosis, they can destroy crops and homes.
Lionfish (Peterois Volitans).?? (Photo courtesy of iLivid)
Following the recent capture of a single specimen of the Lionfish (Peterois volitans) off the west coast of Barbados, the Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, is urging seafarers to report any sightings of the "invasive" species.
(left) H.E. The Hon. Elliot Belgrave CHB, Acting Governor General of Barbados. (FP)
Fellow Barbadians at ??home and?? overseas, it is a signal honour and pleasure for me to address you as acting Head of state, following the retirement of Sir Clifford Husbands, from the office of Governor General, on the 31st October, 2011.
Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart. (FP)
I am pleased to greet you once again at Christmas time and to extend the compliments of the season to you.