Tourism Course Now Available

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The Economic Affairs Division has advised that interested members of the public may now apply for the Professional Development Course: Sustainability Practices for Tourism Leaders. It will be offered online through the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Educational Portal of the Americas from October 23 to November 27. Applicants should possess a degree and work in the tourism sector. For …

Scholarship Now Available

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Interested persons may now apply for undergraduate degree programmes being offered by the University for Information Science and Technology in the Republic of Macedonia. The Economic Affairs Division has advised that the Organization of American States (OAS) has called for the applications for the programmes, which will be delivered onsite in Macedonia and in English. The scholarship benefits include: full …

Training In Climate Finance Proposal Writing

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Approximately 25 public servants are currently receiving much needed assistance in the area of proposal writing for climate finance. The two-day workshop, which is being hosted by the Economic Affairs Division, in collaboration with the Training Administration Division (TAD) and Barbados’ National Climate Finance Adviser-Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, started today. According to Senior Economist (Ag.) in the Economic Affairs …

BSRP Initiatives Being Rolled Out

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Government is pushing ahead with rolling out initiatives in the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) 2018, in an effort to return this country’s economy to investment grade in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. This disclosure has come from the Director of Research and Planning Unit in the Economic Affairs Division, Patrick McCaskie, who said the Social Partnership Oversight …

Index Of Retail Prices For January 2018

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The Index of Retail Prices for January 2018 stood at 183.4 points, representing a decrease of 0.9 per cent when compared to the 185.0 points recorded in December 2017. According to the data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, increases were recorded in Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics by 0.9 per cent; Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance by …

Provisional Industrial Production Index – Jan. 2018

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 11.8 per cent in January 2018 when compared with the previous month. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, this was due to decreases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 13.2 per cent; Manufacturing of 17.0 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 2.8 per cent. The IIP for January …

Short-Term Training Courses In Israel

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The public is advised that short-term courses are now being offered by the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) in Israel. According to the Economic Affairs Division, the full list of courses can be found here. Courses commencing in May 2018 and onwards are eligible for the Organization of American States (OAS) scholarship. The courses will be delivered in Israel and applicants may select …

Provisional Industrial Production Index – Dec. 2017

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 5.8 per cent in December 2017, when compared with the previous month. This was due to increases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 28.5 per cent and Manufacturing of 8.3 per cent. The index for Electricity, Gas and Water increased by 1.5 per cent. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, …

Provisional Industrial Production Index – Nov. 2017

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 3.1 per cent in November 2017, when compared with the previous month. This was due to increases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 4.5 per cent, and Manufacturing of 5.6 per cent. The index for Electricity, Gas and Water decreased 2.9 per cent. According to data produced by the Barbados …

Provisional Industrial Production Index – Oct. 2017

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 9.1 per cent in October 2017 when compared to the previous month. This was due to increases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 5.6 per cent; Manufacturing of 13.5 per cent; and Electricity, Gas and Water of 2.5 per cent. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, the IIP for October …