Another Town Planning Stakeholders’ Consultation

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Stakeholders will have another opportunity next week to give their input at a consultation aimed at reforming and modernising Barbados’ Town and Country Planning Act. The stakeholders’ consultation, which will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will bring together those who interact with the planning process, including developers, investors and non-governmental organisations. Prime Minister …

New Town & Country Legislation Before Year-End

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Barbados is expected to have new town and country planning legislation in place before year-end. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on Monday told a Stakeholder Consultation on the Reform of the Town and Country Planning Act Cap. 240 that she wanted the legislation to go before Parliament in October, but no later than November. Ms. Mottley said: “We do not …

Road Tax Refunds May Be Requested

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Motorists who paid their road tax between June 12 and 30, 2018, can now request a refund from Government. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this disclosure on Sunday evening during an interview with veteran journalist David Ellis, at Ilaro Court. Ms. Mottley explained that Cabinet agreed at its meeting last Thursday that those affected motorists could write the Ministry …

Prime Minister: Gun Violence Has To Stop

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It has to stop!  This is Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s clear message about the lawless behaviour and gun violence in society. Ms. Mottley made her thoughts known on Sunday evening when she sat down with veteran journalist David Ellis for a wide-ranging 90-minute interview. According to her, there is a conversation that she, Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, …

PM To Address Town Planning Consultation

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will deliver the feature address at the opening of a stakeholders’ consultation aimed at reforming and modernising Barbados’ Town and Country Planning Act, on Monday, July 16. The consultation, which comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will bring together public and private planners, developers, investors, architects and others who interact with the planning …

Barbados & Guyana To Deepen Relations

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Barbados has signalled its willingness to collaborate with Guyana on matters of mutual interest. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressed this during bilateral talks with President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger, on the sidelines of the 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Ms. Mottley proposed the signing of an investment and development agreement …

39th CARICOM Conference Communique

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The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from July 4 to 6. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley attended and addressed the Opening Ceremony of the conference, which was chaired by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Please click here to read the Communique issued at the conclusion of …

BDF To Name New Coast Guard Vessel

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The Barbados Defence Force will formally name and bring into service a new 958Y inshore vessel on Friday, July 20, at the Barbados Coast Guard’s HMBS PELICAN. The vessel, to be named ENDURANCE, is part of the military equipment package donated by the People’s Republic of China. It will join three others in the inshore patrol class fleet of vessels …

Ideas4barbados Forum Now Live

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Members of the public are invited to register on the ideas4barbados forum, which is now live at https://labour.gov.bb/ideas4barbados. During her presentation of the Mini-Budget last month, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that Barbadians would be allowed to play their part in the rebuilding of the country. Subsequently, persons were encouraged to submit suggestions on how to improve Barbados by …