B’dos Is A Clean, Low Tax Jurisdiction

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Barbados is a clean, well regulated, low tax jurisdiction and not a tax haven! This was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s firm message when a delegation from the United States of America, including Chief Aides and Policy Advisors to Congressional Members Elliot Engel and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eddy Acevedo and Eric Jacobstein, paid him a courtesy call recently at Government Headquarters. Those …

US Assistance For Local Law Enforcement

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Matters pertaining to the training and equipment needs of the Royal Barbados Police Force and how that organisation could be enhanced were discussed when a United States (US) delegation paid a courtesy call on Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, earlier this week. Suggestions on how Barbados could strengthen its border security were also advanced during the visit, which was led by …

New Envoy Presents Credentials

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Barbados’ new Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Selwin Hart, presented his credentials to the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, at its headquarters in Washington DC, on Monday. During the ceremony, Ambassador Hart reaffirmed his country´s commitment to the regional body. “We see the OAS as the premier multilateral organization of the Americas, working to maintain peace …

Selwin Hart Appointed US Ambassador

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Senior Foreign Service Officer in the Barbados Foreign Service, Selwin Hart, has been appointed Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of the American States. He replaces John Beale. Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, Mr. Hart has served at home and abroad. He was posted as Counselor at the Permanent …

Barbados Will Need New EU Ally

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With Britain’s exit from the European Union comes the challenge for the Caribbean of finding “a new voice” in Europe. Barbados’ Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, noted during a recent courtesy call with United States Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela: “Since our voice in Europe will no longer be there, we will have to build new relationships to put the …

Significant Progress Made On US-Funded Project

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados has made significant progress in executing the USAID-funded Water Resource Management and Flood Resilience Climate Change Adaptation Program project. This is according to Project Manager in the Project Management Coordination Unit of the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Ricardo Marshall, who provided an update to Minister Dr. Denis Lowe and other Ministry officials during a courtesy call with …