Barbados’ Recovery Plan Will Be Practical

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan 2017 will be “bold, practical and implementable”. This disclosure came today from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, after he chaired a near four-hour meeting at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, to discuss the draft plan which is currently being developed. Mr. Sinckler told the Barbados Government Information Service: “A number of the suggestions …

Discussions On Programme Begin

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Government, labour and the private sector have started discussions on the development of a comprehensive National Economic and Social Development Restructuring and Enhancement Programme (NESDREP), which was announced in the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. This disclosure has come from Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Dr. Louis Woodroffe, who said the recent meeting was held with the view …

Gov’t Committed To Dealing With Issues

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Government is committed to tackling the issue of crime and gun violence. This was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s strong message as he delivered closing remarks recently at the Social Partnership meeting at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Mr. Stuart told his audience: “I assure you from the Government’s end that [it] will do what it has to do to discharge its …

Dialogue Key To Cordial Relations

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has re-emphasised the importance of dialogue for maintaining good industrial relations. She made the point recently while addressing the National Insurance Department’s gala and awards ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Senator Byer Suckoo said her Ministry works tirelessly to ensure that there is dialogue …

Committee Meets To Discuss Proposals

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Under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C., M.P., a small Committee formed by the Heads of the Social Partnership Groups (Government, CTUSAB/BWU and the Private Sector) met on Tuesday, April 18 to discuss the proposals regarding the Fiscal Deficit and Foreign Exchange Reserves, presented by the two Working Groups set up at the last …

Working Groups’ Reports Being Studied

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has received the reports from the two Working Groups which were set up on March 3 this year to discuss the challenges to Barbados’ Foreign Reserves and the Fiscal Deficit, and to make recommendations. Mr. Stuart commended the work of the two groups and said: “The recommendations made are being studied with a view to determining …

Two Working Groups Set Up

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Two Working Groups comprising representatives of Government, the Central Bank, labour and the private sector have been set up to discuss Barbados’ Foreign Reserves and Fiscal Deficit situations, and submit recommendations in two weeks to Chairman of the Social Partnership, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. This disclosure came today from Mr. Stuart as he addressed the full Social Partnership meeting at …

PM To Chair Full Partnership Meeting

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will chair a meeting of the full Social Partnership this Friday, March 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Introductory remarks will be delivered by Prime Minister Stuart; Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert; President of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations …

Kudos To CTUSAB & Social Partnership

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Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has identified the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) and the Social Partnership as “homegrown” solutions, which were derived from a unified approach to problem solving. Senator Byer Suckoo expressed this view recently as she delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of CTUSAB’s 11th Biennial Delegates’ Conference at …