Government Housing System Being Exploited

Joy Springer Top Stories

Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, George Payne, has revealed that there are some 30,000 applications at the National Housing Corporation (NHC) for low-income housing. Speaking during a courtesy call with United States Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela last Wednesday, the Minister said that the challenges facing the NHC included housing units being occupied by tenants who were owners …

Officials Discuss The Way Forward In Agriculture

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A number of areas in agriculture were discussed recently when US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. Responding to Ambassador Tagliatela’s query about plans for youth in agriculture, Mr. Weir stated that the Ministry was in the process of developing plans to …

Proposal To Establish Maritime University

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Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, is proposing the establishment of a Maritime University to significantly upgrade the skills and training of seafarers in Barbados and the region. Speaking during a courtesy call with United States Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, last Friday, Minister Humphrey lamented the deficit in training for seafarers, noting that the courses which exist …

Minister Caddle: Investor Confidence Being Restored

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Investor confidence in Barbados is gradually being restored and the country is attracting a lot of interest from financiers. This disclosure came from Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, when the United States of America’s Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela, recently paid her a courtesy call at the Warrens Office Complex. Stressing that the Barbados …

Barbados/US Talk About Priority Issues

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A number of priority areas were discussed when US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. Among the issues highlighted by the Ambassador were the Enhanced Passenger Information System (EPIS); a report on the Trafficking of Persons; and the USAID CariSecure project, which focuses on the Youth …

Barbados To Maintain Harmonious US Relations

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, has stated that Barbados will continue to work assiduously to maintain its harmonious relationship with the United States (US). He made this statement recently during a courtesy call by US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, at his office on Culloden Road, St. Michael. During the meeting, the officials discussed the South …

Law Commission Planned For Barbados

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The establishment of a Law Commission is on the cards for Barbados, as Government seeks to constantly update the island’s legislation. This was highlighted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, during a recent courtesy call with United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela. Permanent Secretary, Yvette Goddard and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Charles …

Data Collection Critical To Fighting Crime

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Issues related to crime and security and disaster management should be the only two issues on the agenda for the next Heads of Government meeting. That is the recommendation from Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who said they represented the most crucial areas facing the region at this point in time. “No other issues should be on the agenda because these …

B’dos Is A Clean, Low Tax Jurisdiction

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Barbados is a clean, well regulated, low tax jurisdiction and not a tax haven! This was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s firm message when a delegation from the United States of America, including Chief Aides and Policy Advisors to Congressional Members Elliot Engel and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eddy Acevedo and Eric Jacobstein, paid him a courtesy call recently at Government Headquarters. Those …

Barbados Will Need New EU Ally

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With Britain’s exit from the European Union comes the challenge for the Caribbean of finding “a new voice” in Europe. Barbados’ Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, noted during a recent courtesy call with United States Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela: “Since our voice in Europe will no longer be there, we will have to build new relationships to put the …