‘We Barbados’ Procession From Oval To Bridgetown

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Barbadians and visitors alike are expected to seek every vantage point to witness the skills and showmanship of the armed and unarmed units on Independence Day, Friday, November 30. In addition, following the 8:00 a.m. Ceremonial Parade at Kensington Oval, the detachments will join the ‘We Barbados’ procession through Bridgetown. The Girl Guides Association, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, will …

PM Mottley To Participate In High-Level Conference

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will participate in two overseas engagements, including a high-level conference on disasters and climate change, within the next few days. She will deliver the feature address on Friday, November 23, at the annual dinner and awards presentation of the Queen’s Park Cricket Club in Trinidad and Tobago, which is based at the iconic cricket stadium, …

Preparatory Meeting Convened For CSME Summit

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley signalled her intention to be ready for her upcoming CARICOM summit on the CSME, by holding a preparatory meeting at the Cabinet Office yesterday. Prime Minister Mottley has lead responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy as part of the region’s quasi-Cabinet. She will lead a delegation to the Eighteenth Special Meeting of the …

Barbados To Converge Local & Int’l Tax Rates

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Barbados is one of the first countries in the world to converge its local and international tax rates, making its tax system globally competitive, while bringing the country in line with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative. In addition, from January 1, 2019, domestic companies will pay the same tax rates …

Prime Minister Meets With Cruise Officials

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Last week, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley headed a delegation to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 2018 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference and Trade Show. Cruise development has been a prime focus for the Government of Barbados, which established a National Cruise Development Commission (NCDC) in August to further enhance the island’s cruise tourism sector. The delegation …

Prime Minister Welcomes S&P’S Upgrade

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has welcomed Barbados’ recent upgrade from the international rating agency Standard & Poor’s, saying it is “great news”. Ms. Mottley said the announcement was an indication that this country’s economic situation was improving with the introduction of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme. However, she stressed that Barbados would not rest on its laurels …

Prime Minister: Region Must Embrace Technology

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on those persons involved in regional institutions to embrace the use of technology to facilitate business. According to her, utilizing technology would save time and operating expenses as well as improve operational efficiency. Ms. Mottley made the comments last Thursday during a visit to the CARICOM Competition Commission in Suriname, where its Chairman, …

Barbados And Suriname Sign Agreement

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Barbados and Suriname have signed an Economic Technical Cooperation Agreement. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this disclosure last evening shortly after signing a US $100 million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) President, Luis Alberto Moreno, to finance the Macroeconomic Emergency Programme to protect economic and social progress. The ceremony was held at Government Headquarters. Ms. Mottley said …

Government & IDB Sign US$100 Million Loan

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, have signed a US$100 million loan to finance a Macroeconomic Emergency Programme to protect economic and social progress. After signing the document at Government Headquarters on Sunday, Ms. Mottley said the Special Development Loan was one of the first being granted by the IDB. …