Social Partnership Pleased With Gov’t’s Progress

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Members of the Social Partnership have expressed satisfaction with the progress Barbados has made so far under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme. Stakeholders from public and private sector agencies met at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Monday for an update on the country’s progress, as Phase 2 of the BERT programme comes to an end, and …

Committee Set Up To Monitor BERT Performance

Sharon Austin Top Stories

An independent sub-committee has been set up within the Social Partnership to monitor Government’s performance with regards to the attainment of targets under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan. This disclosure came today from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said the co-chairs of the BERT Monitoring Committee were Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Edward Clarke; …

CTUSAB & Labour Ministry Hold Discussions

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Labour representatives can count on this island’s Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan to keep relations at a respectable level. This was intimated recently as Minister Jordan engaged in wide-ranging talks with President of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), Cedric Murrell and General Secretary, Dennis Depeiza. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, …

Social Partnership Expansion Welcomed

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

While Labour Minister, Colin Jordan is praising the level of involvement of private and non-governmental organisations in facilitating the work of Government, he wants to see them sitting at the table of the Social Partnership. He alluded to this on Wednesday, while addressing a conference on Leadership and Influencing Change, held at Bagatelle Great House, St. Thomas, by the Pinelands …

Prime Minister’s Statement to the Nation

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The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P., Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment – Statement to the Nation following the 2nd Meeting of the Social Partnership Held on June 1, 2018. Good afternoon my fellow Barbadians, there is no avoidance in delay when treating with the economic and financial position in which we find ourselves. Our national rescue and rebuilding …

PM Mottley: Very Good Social Partnership Meeting

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has described today’s three-hour meeting with the leadership of the Social Partnership as “very good”. Speaking after the meeting, Ms. Mottley said the membership agreed that the action is so urgent, that dialogue will continue on Friday, in an effort to stabilise the country’s economy. She continued: “After Friday’s meeting, I will make a statement to …

BSRP Initiatives Being Rolled Out

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is pushing ahead with rolling out initiatives in the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) 2018, in an effort to return this country’s economy to investment grade in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner. This disclosure has come from the Director of Research and Planning Unit in the Economic Affairs Division, Patrick McCaskie, who said the Social Partnership Oversight …

Labour Minister Praises Social Partnership

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, believes this island’s Social Partnership agreement has served Barbados well, and is encouraging social partners to share the Barbados story. She praised the agreement, which, according to her, has stood the test of time, during the Barbados Employers’ Confederation Social Dialogue session at the Courtyard by …

Sustainable Recovery Plan Now Online

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) 2018 has been laid in Parliament and members of the public now have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the document. The plan, which was recently developed by the Social Partnership – Government, the private sector and labour organisations – has been crafted to put the Barbadian economy on a path of sustainable economic …

Cabinet Approves Sustainable Recovery Plan

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Cabinet has approved the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan, which is expected to be laid in Parliament shortly. This disclosure has come from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who said there were just one or two consultative things that had to be done with the Social Partnership. He added, however, that there was general buy-in and sign off …