New Zealand High Commissioner Visits Minister Humphrey

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Establishing stronger ties between Barbados and New Zealand was discussed recently, when the latter’s High Commissioner Jan Henderson paid a courtesy call on Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey. Among the areas touched on were renewable energy, oceans and fisheries. In addition, discussions focused on the possibility of a visa abolition agreement with New Zealand for …

Barbados & Morrocco Draft Memorandum

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Barbadian and Moroccan officials have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on technical cooperation aimed at widening the areas in which both countries could collaborate. This followed a recent high-level meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, on Culloden Road, St Michael, between government officials from Barbados and Morocco. The sectors represented at the meeting were agriculture, …

Plan Announced For High Debt Levels

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Barbados Announces Emergency Plan to address High Levels of Public Indebtedness and Fragile External Position The Government of Barbados announced today a multi-pronged plan to address critically-low levels of international reserves, unsustainably high levels of public indebtedness, poor growth and major failings in public infrastructure and social safety nets. To read the full document, please click here. See also: READ MORE …

IMF Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation

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On January 26, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Barbados. Please click here to view the conclusions of the Board.   See also: READ MORE New Zealand High Commissioner Visits Min… anemptytextlline READ MORE Additional Data anemptytextlline READ MORE Barbados & Morrocco Draft Memorandum anemptytextlline READ MORE Updated Information For …

Release Of IMF 2017 Staff Report

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Earlier this afternoon,  Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley met with her economic team, the Governor of the Central Bank and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs to receive a briefing on the economic challenges facing the Barbados economy. Following the meeting, the Prime Minister authorised the release of the Barbados Staff Report for the 2017 Article …

Entry Into Force Of Barbados/Italy DTA

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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

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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

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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

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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 …