Government’s Reputation ‘On The Up’ With BERT

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Government is there when you need it; there to protect and to empower; powerful and effective and held in reverence and not ridicule. That’s how Special Envoy to the Prime Minister for Investment and Finance and Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), Professor Avinash Persaud, believes Government’s reputation should be seen here and abroad. He expressed this last Saturday …

Social Partnership Pleased With Gov’t’s Progress

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Members of the Social Partnership have expressed satisfaction with the progress Barbados has made so far under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme. Stakeholders from public and private sector agencies met at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Monday for an update on the country’s progress, as Phase 2 of the BERT programme comes to an end, and …

Government Committed To Health Sector Reform

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is committed to health sector reform even though the path has not been an easy road to travel. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, expressed this commitment on Monday night, as he delivered remarks at the 43rd Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture, at the Frank Collymore Hall, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown. Lt. Col. Bostic said …

Prime Minister Welcomes S&P’S Upgrade

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has welcomed Barbados’ recent upgrade from the international rating agency Standard & Poor’s, saying it is “great news”. Ms. Mottley said the announcement was an indication that this country’s economic situation was improving with the introduction of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme. However, she stressed that Barbados would not rest on its laurels …

Financial Management & Audit Act To Be Reformed

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The Financial Management and Audit Act is being reformed in an effort to strengthen existing weaknesses in Government’s financial management system. This news came today from Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, as he delivered the feature address at the Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB), at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. …

State Enterprises’ Accounts Must Be Up-To-Date

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Government is seeking to have the audit of accounts of key state enterprises brought up to date by March 31, 2019, under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Program. This disclosure came today from Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, as he delivered the feature address at the Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados …

Barbados Receives US $75 Million Loan

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The Government of Barbados has received a policy-based loan of US$75 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Board of Directors of the CDB approved the loan, which will support the implementation of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan. The money will also support Government’s programme, which includes revenue administration and collection, expenditure and debt management, public …

‘Rethinking HR’ Not New To Government

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Rethinking HR is not a new phenomenon, but remains a critical topic, especially at this time of our country’s juncture, says Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. The Minister was addressing the official opening of the 20th Annual Conference of the Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB) Inc. yesterday at Radisson Aquatica Resort. The event was …

BERT Can Move Barbados Forward

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Senior Technical Adviser to Government, Dr. Kevin Greenidge, is confident that if the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan is implemented within the timeframe, it would move the country forward. Dr. Greenidge expressed this view today during a press conference at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, to give an update on the BERT programme. Saying the country …

BERT Programme Option Form

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As part of the Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme, the Government of Barbados is seeking to retrain and retool displaced public sector workers and to provide opportunities to gain alternative employment or to be self-employed. To assist in this effort, an option form has been developed. Persons are encouraged to study the form closely, complete it and submit it online. …