Green Climate Action Relative To Domestic Projects

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Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, believes that Barbados needs to build a climate-proof economy to combat the threat of total economic loss due to severe weather systems which affect the Caribbean annually. Ms. Caddle made this point during the opening of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Workshop on Financing Opportunities for Private Sector Investment …

Provisional Index Of Industrial Production – June 2018

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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 4.0 per cent in June 2018, when compared with the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, this was due to decreases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 17.4 per cent; Manufacturing of 2.1 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 5.7 per cent. The …

Provisional Index Of Industrial Production – May 2018

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  The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 5.1 per cent in May 2018, when compared with the previous month. According to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, this was due to increases in the indices for Mining and Quarrying of 18.9 per cent; Manufacturing of 5.6 per cent and Electricity, Gas and Water of 3.2 per cent. …

Barbados Can Become Climate Resilient

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Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, has expressed confidence that Barbados can become a climate resilient nation, as well as be the first in our hemisphere to be fossil-fuel free. Ms. Caddle’s comments came today as she delivered the keynote remarks at the Government of Barbados and Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) roundtable on: Resilience, Urban …

Gov’t Looking At New Way Of Doing Business

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Government is expected to establish a “doing business” subcommittee of Cabinet to tackle how business is conducted in Barbados. This disclosure came today from Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, as she addressed the opening of a Stakeholder Review – Planning and Development Bill 2019, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Ms. Caddle said that …

Government Creating Economy Ripe For Investment

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Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, has affirmed that economic enfranchisement is Government’s core policy objective. Speaking at the Barbados Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ “Blast-Off” seminar recently at the Hilton Barbados Resort, the Investment Minister said that in order to achieve this objective, Government had a five-point plan, and, she promised, all aspects …

Government On Fast Track To Economic Recovery

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Government is moving quickly to turn Barbados’ economic situation around so that persons can once again be employed. Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, made this known today, as she addressed the “Blast-Off” seminar held by the Barbados Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors at the Hilton Barbados Resort. She stated: “We are not sprinting …

Minister Attending Meetings In London & Dubai

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Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, is participating in two meetings this week which are aimed at deepening economic integration and fostering investment opportunities for Barbados in key markets. The first is a three-part event being held in London today, Monday, November 19. Minister Caddle addressed the Barbados is Open for Business Breakfast Seminar and …

Independent Statistical Institute Should Be Set Up

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Barbados should seek to establish an independent statistical institute which reports to Parliament, and by extension, citizens, on key economic and social indicators. This view was expressed today by Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, as she delivered remarks at the opening of the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) Steering Committee Meeting, at the …

Government Signs Agreement With Green Climate Fund

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Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, completed the signing of Barbados’ first Readiness Grant Agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Monday, October 8. The signing ceremony was held in the margins of the GCF’s Global National Designated Authority and Private Investment for Climate Conferences, being held from October 8 to 12, in Incheon, …