Hinkson Issues Human Trafficking Warning

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Human trafficking is a crime in Barbados that is punishable with the imposition of a $1 million fine, 25 years in prison, or both. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, issued this warning yesterday after a recent raid of Bridgetown bars attracted the attention of the Human Trafficking Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force and Interpol. And, he has …

Prime Minister: Region Must Embrace Technology

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on those persons involved in regional institutions to embrace the use of technology to facilitate business. According to her, utilizing technology would save time and operating expenses as well as improve operational efficiency. Ms. Mottley made the comments last Thursday during a visit to the CARICOM Competition Commission in Suriname, where its Chairman, …

Statement From The Minister Of Home Affairs

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Statement by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, on a joint operation conducted by the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Immigration Department on nightclubs in Bridgetown, on Thursday, November 8, 2018, and related events. As a result of several complaints regarding violence and prostitution, a joint Police and Immigration operation was conducted at certain locations in Bridgetown. During …

Government Encouraging Female Entrepreneurship

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Government, cognizant of prevailing gender disparities, is encouraging female entrepreneurship on the island. This was underscored last Friday by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed celebrations to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, at Sandals Royal Barbados. Declaring that his mandate included building Barbados “from the bottom up” by creating new opportunities for the creation of …

Barbados And Suriname Sign Agreement

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Barbados and Suriname have signed an Economic Technical Cooperation Agreement. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this disclosure last evening shortly after signing a US $100 million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) President, Luis Alberto Moreno, to finance the Macroeconomic Emergency Programme to protect economic and social progress. The ceremony was held at Government Headquarters. Ms. Mottley said …

Women Entrepreneurs Commended By Sutherland

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Barbadian women who are affiliates of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) have been praised for their commitment to promoting entrepreneurship among women and promoting women in general. The accolades came last Friday as Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressed celebrations to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, at Sandals Royal Barbados. “Your visible impact is of global …

Government & IDB Sign US$100 Million Loan

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, have signed a US$100 million loan to finance a Macroeconomic Emergency Programme to protect economic and social progress. After signing the document at Government Headquarters on Sunday, Ms. Mottley said the Special Development Loan was one of the first being granted by the IDB. …

Minister Attending Meetings In London & Dubai

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Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, is participating in two meetings this week which are aimed at deepening economic integration and fostering investment opportunities for Barbados in key markets. The first is a three-part event being held in London today, Monday, November 19. Minister Caddle addressed the Barbados is Open for Business Breakfast Seminar and …

Closing Of Barbados Debt Exchange Offer

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The Government of Barbados announced today that the BBD Debt Exchange Offer, which was launched on 7 September 2018, has now closed. The closing of the transaction marks the completion of the restructuring of B$11.9 billion (equivalent to US$5.95 billion) in Barbados dollar-denominated claims on the Government of Barbados and its public sector – a central plank of the Government’s …