Call for Papers from Economic Affairs Division

The Research and Planning Unit of the Economic Affairs Division is in the process of preparing the Working Papers for 2013 and is urging public service professionals in various ministries and agencies to submit articles.

An official of the Unit said the Paper could be academic, one that discusses key policy initiatives which are not of a sensitive nature or a research topic of a personal choice. The spokesperson added that papers which reflect work-in-progress or completed work would be welcomed. ???The Working Papers give persons the opportunity to receive comments on how to better their unfinished or finished work,??? it was explained.

The deadline for submission of an abstract or a short outline of papers is Friday, November 8, and they must be emailed to or Queries may be directed to economists Kelza Scantlebury at 310-1308 or Rhea Clarke-Mason at 310-1323.

The first set of Working Papers was produced in 2008 and this exercise is aimed at providing an opportunity for professionals to discuss key policy issues.

Hearing of the Reference to Convene Wednesday

A Hearing of the Reference by the Barbados Broadcasting Service Limited in respect of the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Inc. is set to convene on Wednesday, October 16, in the Conference Room, 8th Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Facilitated through the International Business Division of the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development and the Copyright Tribunal, the Hearing will be governed by the Copyright Tribunal Regulations, 2004 and heard by the Copyright Tribunal.

Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to contact Julia Best of the International Business Division at telephone numbers 625-2200 or 625-2217 to reserve seating.

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