Index of Retail Prices for September 2011

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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.

VAT Waiver Deadline is December 31

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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.

Feature: Gardening Project a Success Story

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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.

Fisheries Division: Lionfish Response Plan Under Way

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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.