Fixed Rates On Renewable Energy Systems

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All commissioned systems of 500 kilowatt or less and licences issued for systems of this capacity as at July 6, 2019, will be “ring fenced” at the current rates for 20 years for electricity supplied from renewable energy sources. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made this revelation during a press conference on Tuesday, at the ministry’s conference …

FTC’s Annual Training Programme March 11 & 12

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Legal professionals, administrators and business leaders are being invited to participate in the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) two-day Annual Training Programme in Competition Law and Policy. The event, which will be held at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Rockley, Christ Church, starts on Monday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. Presentations will be made by Deputy Assistant Director, Bureau of …

FTC’s Lecture Focusing On Technology Commerce & Consumers

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The Fair Trading Commission (FTC), in collaboration with the CARICOM Competition Commission, will host its 15th Annual Lecture on Friday, March 15, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael, from 7:00 p.m. Entitled Competition Authorities: Keeping Pace with Technology, Commerce and Consumers, it will be delivered by Deputy Chair of the Enforcement Decision Making Committee of the Bank …

FTC’s Christmas Outreach At Abed’s Tomorrow

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The Consumer Protection Division of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will host a Christmas Outreach event tomorrow, Thursday, December 13. It will be held at Abed’s, Swan Street, Bridgetown, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The key aim is to ensure customers pay special attention to their shopping experience during this Xmas season. According to the FTC, this means ensuring …

FTC Completes SOL LP Gas Price Investigation

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The Fair Trading Commission, on its own initiative, has completed an investigation which was launched in September 2017 after receiving two consumer queries relating to the purchase of SOL 100 lb Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders. In each circumstance, the consumers alleged that they made a prepayment for LPG cylinders prior to a legislated price increase. However, their cylinders were …

FTC Outreach Continues July 26 & 27

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The Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Outreach programme will conclude this week with two events. On Thursday, July 26, FTC representatives will attend Q in the Community, which will be held at Pirate’s Cove, Bay Street, St. Michael, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The following day, Friday, July 27, the Commission will host the final in its series of …

FTC To Consumers: Be Cautious At Crop Over

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Barbadians and others participating in this year’s Crop Over are being advised, among other things, to check all contract terms and avoid misleading or deceptive information. The advice is coming from the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), which has developed some special brochures for Crop Over that outline how people can be good consumers. Persons who attended the FTC’s Consumer Outreach …

Third Outreach At Cave Shepherd, Broad Street

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The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will continue its Consumer Outreach programme this Friday, July 20. The third in the series, it will be held on the Ground Floor of Cave Shepherd, Broad Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Aimed at increasing consumer awareness, the event will give patrons another opportunity to learn about consumer rights, responsibilities and protection as …

Market Study On Poultry Sector

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As part of its efforts to monitor the nature and extent of competition within economic sectors in Barbados, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has launched a study of the poultry sector on the island. The Commission will be aiming to identify the separate markets that exist along the value chain; describe activities within each market; highlight key stakeholders at each …

Second Consumer Outreach At Sheraton Mall

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The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will host the second in a series of Consumer Outreach programmes tomorrow, Friday, July 13, at Sheraton Centre, (Cave Shepherd entrance), Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church. Aimed at increasing consumer awareness, it will allow patrons another opportunity to learn more about consumer rights, responsibilities and protection. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., …