More 2014 Tax Refunds On The Way

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The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has received a second injection of funds in a week, to make further inroads in paying Barbadians who have been awaiting their income tax refunds from 2014. BRA’s Revenue Commissioner, Margaret Sivers, revealed that the Authority was given a further funding after receiving close to $5 million earlier in the week.  She said every effort …

Offices Return To White Park; Change In Hours

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Members of the public are advised that all regular business will resume at the Supreme Court Complex, White Park Road, St. Michael, from Monday, April 23. However, they will have new hours of operation. Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, said the Records Department, the Probate along with the courts, will operate daily from 9:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m., …

Carlisle Bay To Be A Marine Protected Area

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Known for its natural and artificial reefs and popularity for diving, swimming and snorkelling, Carlisle Bay is poised to be designated as a marine-protected area. And, it is Government’s intention to connect the strip between the Bay Street, St. Michael marine park and the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve in Holetown, St. James, as one marine-protected area. Director of the …

Barbados Film Commission Coming

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Plans are under way to establish a Barbados Film and Digital Media Commission. This is the word from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who gave brief remarks at the opening of the Science North Canadian Film Festival at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society’s Walled Garden Theatre, last night. Mr. Lashley explained that while a Film Commissioner’s …

Conflicts In The Workplace A Concern

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Employers are being urged to take some time to orient their employees about their organisations’ values and expectations, as well as what are regarded as acceptable practices in the workplace. This advice has come from Senior Counselling Psychologist at Network Services Centre, Anderson Kellman, who said this was necessary as workplace conflicts in the public and private sectors appeared to …

FAQs – Changes To National Drug Formulary

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With the changes to the Formulary, will I still be able to get my medication as I did before? As in previous years, with the changes you may not receive the same brand which you were getting before but you will receive an equivalent. However, some medications have been deleted from the Formulary; therefore your doctor and you would have …

Refurbished Lighthouse A Tourism Plus

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Pictured here at the official plaque unveiling are: (l-r) Chief Executive Officer of Barbados Port Inc., David Jean-Marie; CEO at the BTPA Dr. Kerry Hall; Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy; and Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Port Inc. Captain George Fergusson. (Photo Credit: PRMR Inc.) The recent refurbishment of the South Point Lighthouse has provided yet another …

Offshore Exploration To Start Soon

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Exploration of Barbados’ potential offshore petroleum resources is expected to begin within the next year. Speaking in Trinidad last week at a regional symposium on Strengthening CARICOM Energy Collaboration, Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce stated that Barbados had successfully negotiated exploration licences for two blocks within BHP Billiton and had awarded another block to Repsol. He revealed: …

NCC Head: Barbados Has No Private Beaches

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There are no private beaches in Barbados. General Manager of the National Conservation Commission (NCC), Keith Neblett, made this clear today, and emphasised that the Barbadian public still had total access to the beaches across the island. He made these comments against the backdrop of an ongoing dispute between the management of the Crane Beach Hotel and beach vendors. Speaking …

No Kite Flying In Some Districts

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Members of the public are asked to note that due to the danger posed to low flying aircrafts, kite flying is prohibited in a number of areas around the island. These districts fall within five kilometres of the perimeter of the Grantley Adams International Airport, and run from Oistins in Christ Church to Boarded Hall in St. George; Brereton and …