Entry Into Force Of Barbados/Italy DTA

bgis Ministry News

The Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the Government of Barbados and the Italian Republic has entered into force in accordance with Article 30 of the Agreement. The instruments of ratification for the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion  were exchanged by the Minister of Industry, International Business, …

Stronger Ties For Barbados & Italy

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The exchange of instruments of ratification between Barbados and Italy to effectively conclude a Double Taxation Agreement was among the highlights of a visit to Barbados by Italy’s Special Envoy for the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi. Ambassador Serpi and Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, officially exchanged the instrument, which was first signed in August …

Prime Minister Signs Maritime Boundaries Agreement

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his St. Lucian counterpart, Prime Minister Allen Chastenet, today signed a treaty establishing a maritime boundary agreement between the two countries. The signing was completed in the margins of the Thirty-eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), now wrapping up in St. George’s, Grenada. In a statement …

Barbados & Australia Hold Discussions

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Barbados and Australia have pledged to work more closely in the areas of climate change and trade and investment. This was underscored on Tuesday, when Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean; and Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, held bilateral talks on the margins of the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of …

B’dos & Japan To Strengthen Relations

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Governments of Barbados and Japan are exploring ways of forming stronger bilateral relations, especially in the areas of youth development, disaster preparedness, and sports development. During a recent courtesy call with Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed interest in creating opportunities for the youth of both countries to …

40 Years Of Barbados-China Relations

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Barbados and the People’s Republic of China will celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations on Tuesday, May 30, and several events are being hosted to mark the occasion. A forum, entitled: Barbados and the People’s Republic of China – Celebrating Forty Years of Relations: Achievements, Opportunities, Strategies, will be held this Friday, May 26, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, …

Barbados & Italy Looking To Deepen Ties

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Barbados and Italy are looking to deepen relations by collaborating on a number of projects. This was one of the points discussed when Italy’s Special Envoy for the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi, paid a courtesy call recently on Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, at his Reef Road office. During the wide-ranging discussions, both officials identified the fashion industry, namely marketing and design, …

Barbados & China Sign Agreement

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

China will provide Barbados with aid to the tune of BDS $15 Million (50 million CNY), to fund the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at St. Lucy, and the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Centre of Food Security and Entrepreneurship. This was disclosed on Wednesday when Chinese Ambassador, Wang Ke; and Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald …

Barbados & China To Sign Agreement

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, will sign an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation, this Wednesday, January 18, on behalf of the Government of Barbados, with the People’s Republic of China. It will provide aid for the HOPE Agricultural Institute in St. Lucy and The Project for the Centre of Food Security and Entrepreneurship. The signing …