Lecture Series On Development Starts Dec. 15

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Development: Does it Build a Society? is the theme of the upcoming 11th Lecture-Seminar Series to be hosted by the Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs on Friday, December 15. The event, which will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott, The Garrison Historic Area, Hastings, Christ Church, will run from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Permanent Secretary in the Economic …

Index Of Retail Prices For July 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Retail Prices for July 2017 stood at 176.5 points, representing an increase of 1.3 per cent when compared with the 174.3 points recorded in June. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages by 1.8 per cent; Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 3.6 per cent; Furnishings, Household …

Index Of Retail Prices For August 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Retail Prices for August 2017 stood at 179.5 points representing an increase of 1.7 percent when compared to the 176.5 points recorded in July of this year. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Miscellaneous Goods and Services by 5.0 per cent; Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 2.9 per cent; …

Assistance For Climate-Related Projects

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Those Barbadian businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that have climate-related project concepts can now get some necessary assistance in developing their proposals. Interested persons should call Senior Economist in the Economic Affairs Division, Kelly Hunte at 535-1354, or Economist, Richelle Gaskin, at 535-1323, who will connect them to Barbados’ National Climate Finance Adviser. The Commonwealth Secretariat, under its Climate Finance …

B’dos Seeking To Access Climate Finance

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Billions of dollars have been pledged for climate finance through the Paris Climate Agreement, and Barbados is seeking to capitalise on some of those funds. To this end, the Economic Affairs Division has requested and received support to enhance the skills and expertise of its staff, other relevant ministries and organisations that undertake and manage the various tasks associated with …

Index Of Retail Prices For April 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Retail Prices for April 2017 stood at 171.0 points, representing a decline of 1.1 per cent when compared to the 172.9 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 0.5 per cent; Health by 0.1 per cent; Transport by 1.1 per …

Provisional IIP For June 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 2.2 per cent in    June 2017 when compared to the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, this decline in the index was due to the decrease in Mining and Quarrying of 19 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 5.3 per cent. The index for Manufacturing …

Index of Retail Prices – February 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Retail Prices for February 2017 stood at 171.7 points, representing a decline of 0.1 per cent when compared to the 172.5 points recorded the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels by 2.2 per cent; Health by 0.3 per cent; Transport by …

Three Graduate Programs Now Available

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Economic Affairs Division has advised that the public may now apply for three graduate programs being offered by the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea, which will be taught in English. They are: a Master of Public Management, a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Development Policy. Scholarship benefits for the Master of …

Index Of Retail Prices – January 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Retail Prices for January stood at 172.5 points, representing a decline of 0.1 per cent when compared to the 172.6 points recorded in December 2016. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded for Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages by 0.3 per cent; Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 2.0 per cent; Housing, Water, …