New Productivity Initiatives Coming

Sharon Austin Ministry News

New productivity initiatives are being developed for Barbados for 2018 and beyond. The Productivity Council, with financial assistance from the European Union, is developing the initiatives, which will focus on multi-factor productivity measures and assessment tools for re-programming corporate enterprises and assisting macro-economic policy improvement. The new initiatives for improved micro and macro-economic management will be launched at a workshop, …

Barbados Removed From European Union Blacklist

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Statement from the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce & Small Business Development  Today January 23, 2018, the following statement was made by the Council of the European Union: “Taxation: Eight jurisdictions removed from EU list Eight jurisdictions have been removed from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, following commitments made at a high political level to …

Inniss: Names Of Companies To Be Made Public

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Companies which recently had their licences revoked by the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development will soon be publicly known. This is because the information is set to be gazetted for all Barbadians and others to see, says International Business, Minister, Donville Inniss. The Minister was speaking to media representatives following the press conference called earlier …

Serious Implications For Blacklisted Countries

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Blacklisting of Barbados by the European Union (EU) could have serious implications for our economy. International Business Minister, Donville Inniss made this emphatic statement on Wednesday at a press conference convened at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, to address the actions/decisions of the EU in Brussels on December 5, that saw the country listed among non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. …

Barbados Not A Non-Cooperative Jurisdiction

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Barbados is NOT a non-cooperative jurisdiction in taxation matters or any other matter. The island’s Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, stressed this yesterday, as he addressed media representatives on the blacklisting of this country by the European Union (EU). At the offices of International Business, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Minister Inniss forcefully …

Statement On European Union Tax Listing

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Statement from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, on the European Union list of non-cooperative jurisdictions in taxation. Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me take this opportunity to express my thanks to GIS and the media for responding at such short notice to the scheduling of this press conference. I also welcome our …

Industry Minister: EPA Agenda Undone

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Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has proffered the view that some of the challenges currently being faced by countries taking advantage of opportunities under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) stem from a lack of political will. He made this observation while addressing a two-day Closeout Workshop CSME and EPA Standby Facilities for Capacity …

Import Restriction On Poultry & Products

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services Department has, with immediate effect, placed a temporary restriction on the importation of all live birds, hatching eggs, and on fresh, frozen and chilled poultry meat and products, including table eggs originating from the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Member States. These restrictions follow the confirmation of outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza …

Barbados Yet To Foster Export Culture

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Barbados and the rest of the region have yet to foster an export culture. This concern was expressed recently by Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, during a courtesy call with the Head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Barbados, Daniela Tramacere, at his Reef Road office. Mr. Inniss stated that this country, as well as the Eastern Caribbean, have not …

Memorandum Signed To Launch SEACOP

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Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the implementation of the Seaport Cooperation (SEACOP) Programme, which aims to train and equip inter-agency units to identify, search and interdict all forms of maritime trafficking. Acting Permanent Secretary, Defence and Security, Timothy Maynard, today signed the document on behalf of Government, in the presence of Ambassador of the European Union, …