Barbados’ Recovery Plan Will Be Practical

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The Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan 2017 will be “bold, practical and implementable”. This disclosure came today from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, after he chaired a near four-hour meeting at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, to discuss the draft plan which is currently being developed. Mr. Sinckler told the Barbados Government Information Service: “A number of the suggestions …

Discussions On Programme Begin

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Government, labour and the private sector have started discussions on the development of a comprehensive National Economic and Social Development Restructuring and Enhancement Programme (NESDREP), which was announced in the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. This disclosure has come from Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Dr. Louis Woodroffe, who said the recent meeting was held with the view …

Sinckler To Hear Budgetary Concerns

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Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, will meet with a number of organisations over the next two days to discuss concerns relating to the recently announced budgetary proposals. Mr. Sinckler will meet with members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and the Barbados Private Sector Association on Tuesday, June 20, and later in the day he will hear from the Barbados …

Financial Statement & Budgetary Proposals 2017

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Mr. Speaker, just over 25 years ago I had the opportunity to sit in close proximity to an unfolding set of circumstances facing Barbados and Barbadians regarding some deep challenges confronting the country’s economy. Sir, as a very young 23-year-old man, practically fresh out of the University of the West Indies, I was thrown in at the deep end of …

May 30 Is Budget Day

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Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, will deliver Government’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals next Tuesday, May 30, in the House of Assembly, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley, is expected to reply the following day, Wednesday, May 31, at the same time. The debate on the Budget will commence immediately after and conclude …

Budgetary Proposals The Right Move

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This year’s Budgetary Proposals have been described by Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, as the “appropriate set of measures” based on the challenges and opportunities facing Barbados. According to Mr. Sinckler, Government has set very clear objectives, as was done in previous financial instruments, whether in the budget or estimates. Acknowledging that the country’s deficit was still too high, he …

Take Advantage Of Upcoming Tax Amnesty

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Taxpayers who owe Government millions of dollars are being urged by the Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, to take advantage of the upcoming tax amnesty and pay up. Mr. Sinckler insisted during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service that this would be the last tax amnesty for some time. “Our position is that after this amnesty ends in …