Draft Recovery Programme Soon

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The draft Barbados Sustainable Recovery Programme (BSRP) 2017 will be published shortly. This disclosure came from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, who said the plan, which dealt with the current economic challenges head on, would be targeted, inclusive, decisive and would benefit from wide public discourse. He made the comments today as he addressed the Annual Conference of the Institute …

B’dos Dollar Not On Way To Devaluation

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados dollar is not “on its way to a devaluation”! This assurance came today from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, as he addressed the Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Acknowledging that a healthy reserves position was the bedrock of maintaining the desired peg against the US dollar, Mr. …

Inniss: Economic Model Outdated

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, believes Barbados’ economic model is outdated, though it has served the country well. Addressing the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ (ICAB) Student Conference today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, he said: “Over the past 50 years or so, Barbados’ growth and development have been based on …

Services A Viable Career Opportunity

Joyanne Kelly Top Stories

This year’s participants at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ (ICAB) Student Conference have been urged to see the provision of services as an opportunity to serve when thinking of charting their career paths. The appeal came today from Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, as he addressed the ICAB event at the …

ICAB Urged To Report Irregularities

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is encouraging members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants to report any irregularities they believe may be from the proceeds of crime. He issued this challenge today while addressing the body’s International Business Workshop at Hilton Barbados Resort. He told the accountants that as professionals, they must not …

Upgrade For Barbados’ Business Rating

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Barbados’ overall rating on implementing the standard on transparency and exchange of information has been upgraded from partially compliant to largely compliant. International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, made this disclosure today, as he addressed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ 23rd Annual Conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Inniss stated that as a result of the upgrade, …

Workplace Values An Asset In Job Market

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

With a large number of graduates vying for similar posts within the Barbadian workforce, Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has stressed that good workplace values are key to standing out. The Minister shared this advice with accounting students this morning, during the opening address at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados’ (ICAB) Student Conference Programme, at …

Inniss: World Bank Report “Erroneous”

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, has taken the World Bank to task over its recent report on Doing Business in Barbados. He described the report as “erroneous”, and vowed to challenge it by outlining its errors and providing evidence to the contrary. Mr. Inniss was speaking at the annual International Business Workshop hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of …

International Business Eyeing Latin America Market

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

The Ministry of International Business (IB) is going all out to expand its reach into the Latin American market. And, according to Minister Donville Inniss, recent missions to Mexico and Colombia are “bearing fruit”. Speaking this morning at the annual International Business Workshop hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Mr. Inniss also …