Byer Suckoo: Stop Abusing NIS Benefits

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is reminding the Barbadian work force that there is no such thing as an entitlement to 26 weeks’ unemployment benefit. Addressing stakeholders attending the breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition from the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling …

Very Productive Relationship With China

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Relations between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China have been very productive over the years, yet there is scope for even greater cooperation, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. She was speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning at the opening ceremony of Celebrating Forty Years of Diplomatic Relations: Achievements, Opportunities and …

Changes At Land Registry Department

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Land Registry Department of the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development has advised members of the public that they can now pay Stamp Duty on property transactions at the Land Registry Department, located at Ground Floor West, Warren’s Office Complex, effective Thursday, June 1. Previously, persons would have had to pay Stamp Duty on property transactions at the …

Registration Centres Re-Opening June 6

bgis Ministry News

The Electoral and Boundaries Commission has advised the public that registration services will resume at centres in each constituency from Tuesday, June 6. Services will be available once per week from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. To see a full list of the locations of the registration centres, persons may click here. Electoral and Boundaries Commission See also: READ MORE Reminder …

Fogging Schedule May 29 – June 2

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit’s efforts to control the spread of dengue and other mosquito-borne illnesses continues next week, when a number of districts across Barbados will be fogged. On Monday, May 29, the districts to be fogged in St. James are Layne’s Road, Payne’s Bay, Chapel Road, Clarke’s Road, Derricks, Appleby Gardens and surrounding areas. The following …

Ministry’s Grounds Not A Thoroughfare

Kathyann Husbands Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management has reminded the public that its grounds should not be used as a thoroughfare, or as a dumping site. This reminder came today as the Ministry demolished an illegal structure at its Graeme Hall, Christ Church headquarters. In a statement, the Ministry explained that the structure was discovered a few …

Volunteer To Make A Difference Expo

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

With just over a week to go before the official start of Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017, volunteers and members of the public will have an opportunity to witness first- hand what it will entail. The Volunteer to Make a Difference Expo comes off tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, in Queen’s Park, The City, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will showcase …

Volunteer Orientation Session At BDF

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

All persons who signed up to be volunteers in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017, and those still desirous of doing so, are invited to an orientation session tomorrow, Saturday, May 27, at Lingwood Hall, Barbados Defence Force (BDF), St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Persons attending should come armed with their questions and queries about their role in …

Retail Price Index December 2016

bgis Ministry News

The retail price index for December 2016 decreased by 0.3 per cent in comparison with November 2016, moving from 173.2 to 172.6 index points. Among the major groups, food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 0.1 of a point or 0.0 per cent; alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics decreased by 1.1 point or 0.6 per cent; housing, water, electricity, gas and other …

Industrial Production Index – Dec. 2016

bgis Ministry News

Based on data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 0.1 per cent in December 2016, when compared with the previous month. The increase was due to the growth in mining and quarrying of 22.8 per cent, and electricity, gas and water of 0.9 per cent. The manufacturing group fell by 1.2 per …