Government has stuck to a promise made in the June 2018 budget and has introduced the necessary amendments to the Land Tax Bill, allowing for a write off of some arrears and the penalties.
Barbados has moved away from a situation where the island recorded fiscal deficits to registering fiscal surpluses.
Government is looking to make the Barbados Statistical Department an independent entity.
The former International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief for Jamaica, Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan, is crediting the success of the Economic Reform Programme (ERP) to the broad-based stakeholder ownership of the reforms and a commitment to “seeing things turn around” in Jamaica.
Captain Kieron Pollard has praised West Indies’ killer instinct after they completed a rare series whitewash on Monday by sweeping the three-match one-day series against Afghanistan.
Matters relating to the improvement of agricultural production in Barbados were among the items discussed when Ambassador-designate of the United Mexican States, Rosario Asela Molinero paid a courtesy call on Acting Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dwight Sutherland.
The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is looking at introducing hand held scanners and random spot checks at the Frederick Smith Secondary School, at Trents, St. James.
The cast of the long-running daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” have been released from their contract, with the program set to go on indefinite hiatus at the end of November.
The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says below normal rainfall continued in parts of the region already with concerns over drought, including over Belize and Barbados.
The Barbados government will not be taking any new capital market loans over the next four years as it seeks to put a stop to spending more than it earns while focusing on ‘growing’ the island’s economy, the Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Investment, Marsha Caddle has said.