PM Mottley Meets With IDB President

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley outlines the details of her meeting with President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno and his team today at Government Headquarters. Pictured (from left to right) are: Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughan; Barbados representative for the IDB, Juan Carlos De La Hoz Vinas; General Manager, Country Department Caribbean Group, IDB, Therese Turner-Jones; …

Employers Survey Findings To Be Released

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The findings of a survey undertaken in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will be released next week by the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations. Known as the Employers Survey and conducted under the Skills-For-The-Future (SFTF) Programme, its findings will be presented on Thursday, June 28, by Principal Senior Consultant Brenda Wedge from MRSB Consulting Services Inc., …

PM Mottley To Meet With IDB President

Sharon Austin creditors, Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will meet next week with President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno. Ms. Mottley disclosed that Mr. Moreno would be coming to Barbados for the talks next Wednesday. She made the disclosure today at Government Headquarters during a press briefing to discuss her recent meeting with the International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director, Christine …

Government & IDB Sign Tourism Industry Loan

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Government has signed a US$20 million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a National Tourism Program, which is expected to give Barbados’ tourism industry a necessary fillip. Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, and Chief of Operations at the IDB, Francisco Javier Urra, signed the document last Friday, at Government Headquarters. The Program, which will be implemented over a …

Ministry Mourns Passing Of Late Economist

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Permanent Secretary in the Economic Affairs Division, Seibert Frederick, has described the late economist Charlie Skeete as always being “quite willing to offer advice and to propose recommendations to policymakers”. Mr. Frederick made the comments, while expressing condolences to Mr. Skeete’s family as they mourn his passing. Mr. Skeete, who was a former Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank …

IDB Mission In Barbados This Week

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Government’s Skills for the Future Programme (SFTF) will come under scrutiny when officials from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) attend an Administrative Mission from Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 8, to assess its progress. The mission, which is being executed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, is held to review the status of various components of …

B’dos Strengthening Ties With IDB Group

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Barbados is improving and strengthening its excellent relationship with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who is also Barbados’ Governor of the IDB Group (IDBG), recently met with four Directors of the IDBG Board at Government Headquarters. Mr. Sinckler said during the courtesy call that he was “very pleased” to have the Directors …

Gov’t Signs US $34 Million IDB Loan

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Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a US $34 million loan agreement to finance a project to use cleaner fuels and renewable energy in Barbados. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, and IDB Representative, Juan Carlos De La Hoz Viñas, signed the document on Wednesday at Government Headquarters. Mr. Sinckler said the programme would be …

250 Families To Benefit From Project

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A US$10 million dollar IDB funded project will benefit two hundred and fifty poverty-stricken Barbadian families. The project, entitled, Strengthening Human and Social Development in Barbados, aims to contribute towards the reduction of extreme poverty and unemployment across the island. During the launch of the initiative last Friday, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, explained that the programme consists of three components: …

Social Care Ministry To Launch Project

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development is preparing to launch a new project which aims to reduce extreme poverty and unemployment in Barbados. Entitled Strengthening Human and Social Development, the project, which is being funded by a US$10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), seeks to reduce inter-generational poverty in Barbados over a specified five year period. …