Third-Party Providers Must Update Schema

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The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised all third-party information providers that the facilities for filing web forms and uploading files to the Authority’s database are ready for use, and an updated XML Schema for 2016 filing is available for download from www.bra.gov.bb. Manager, Communications and PR with the BRA, Carolyn Williams-Gayle, stressed that it was necessary for third-party providers …

Dollar In No Danger Of Devaluation

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The Barbados dollar is not in any “danger of a devaluation” vis-à-vis its standing against the US dollar. This assertion came on Monday from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, as he addressed a press conference to discuss matters pertaining to the Barbados economy, at Government Headquarters. He told the media:  “It [devaluation] is not going to happen next week, next …

Boost For Foreign Exchange Reserves

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Barbados’ foreign exchange reserves will be boosted by more than $200 million, thereby pushing levels back up above 12 weeks of imports. This disclosure came on Monday from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, as he addressed a press conference to discuss matters pertaining to the economy, at Government Headquarters. Mr. Sinckler told the media: “I am advised …

Merger Application Available For Viewing

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A redacted version of the merger application of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited and BNTCL Holdings Limited (a subsidiary of Sol St. Lucia), provided by the transaction parties, is now available. The document may be viewed at the office of the Fair Trading Commission, Green Hill, St. Michael, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, until Wednesday, March …

Labour Dept. Promoting Best Practices

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The Labour Department’s role is to give technical information and advice to employers and employees, on the most effective means of complying with labour laws and standards. Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, issued this reminder on Monday, while speaking at the launch of the Department’s Labour Management Relations Seminars, at the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) headquarters. The …

‘Power Of Choice’ At Charles F. Broome

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Initiatives such as The Power of Choice, which dovetails with the Schools’ Positive Behavioural Management Programme, are helping to shape schools into what the Education Ministry expects them to become. “That is, places of discipline, places of learning or centres of learning; centres of hope, joy and peace, diligence, respect and commitment,” said Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, …

Prime Minister Challenges Workers

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has challenged individuals at all levels of the private and public sectors to bring excellence into their workplaces. Mr. Stuart, who was at the time addressing Monday’s launch of the 2017 Week of Excellence at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, also called on Chief Executive Officers, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments to do …

Statement On The Barbados Economy

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Statement by Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, at the press conference to discuss matters pertaining to Barbados’ economy – Monday, February 27, 2017, at Government Headquarters. Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, colleagues, fellow Barbadians listening to this media conference over the various broadcast systems, a pleasant good afternoon to all of you. Let me begin by …

Some Christ Church Girls’ Students To Remain At Home

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Parents and guardians of children attending the Christ Church Girls’ School are advised that students of Reception, Infants A classes and the one Infants B class housed in the school hall will remain at home until Wednesday, March 1. This is to facilitate necessary remedial work in the hall. Those students will return to school on Thursday, March 2.  All other …

St. Joseph Primary To Celebrate Win

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St. Joseph Primary School will mark the end of African Awareness Month with its annual march from the school in Horse Hill, tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m. The march will be an occasion to celebrate more than just the month because the school came out tops in a recent African awareness pageant. Students and their teachers will march …