BERT Can Move Barbados Forward

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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. …

Committee Set Up To Monitor BERT Performance

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An independent sub-committee has been set up within the Social Partnership to monitor Government’s performance with regards to the attainment of targets under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan. This disclosure came today from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said the co-chairs of the BERT Monitoring Committee were Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Edward Clarke; …

Statement From Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll

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Statement from Chief Economic Counsellor and Lead Negotiator With The IMF, Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll It is difficult to understand Mr. Stephen’s shattering investor confidence comment. The greatest threat to investor confidence was a possible devaluation of the Barbados dollar. The Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme is designed precisely to protect the value of the dollar which should instil …

Dr. Greenidge: Growth Of Economy Critical

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Senior Technical Advisor to the Government of Barbados, Dr. Kevin Greenidge, has underscored the importance of growth in the economy, saying that’s how the country needs to go forward. Dr. Greenidge’s comments came last evening as he was delivering remarks at an Economic Symposium entitled: The Global Financial Crisis – Ten Years Later: Implications for Barbados and the wider Caribbean, at …

Growth Needed To Turn Around Economy

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If Barbados’ economy is to recover from where it is today, no “nice tasting medicine” can be given! That is the message from Special Advisor, Professor Avinash Persaud, who said the island’s economic predicament was unlike any it had seen in our lifetime. Professor Persaud expressed this view on Thursday during a media briefing at Government Headquarters, where five members …

PM: Barbados Can Get Out Of Economic Situation

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is confident that Barbados can get out of its economic troubles and become “fiscally fit”. Ms. Mottley expressed this view on Thursday during a media briefing at Government Headquarters, at which she introduced five members of Government’s economic team. Subsequently, the team delivered a presentation on the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Programme. Ms. …