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Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson will be the featured speaker at Virgin Atlantic’s “Business is an Adventure” leadership conference scheduled for May 3rd, 2017 at the Hilton Barbados Resort.
The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says the proposed property tax regime by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government "remains unreasonable and exceptionally burdensome" notwithstanding changes announced by Finance Minister Audley Shaw today.
The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Caribbean Clean Energy Program (CARCEP), is supporting energy efficiency across the region’s hospitality sector with a series of energy efficiency workshops.
Plans are on stream for the 13th annual National Agricultural Exhibition, (AGROFEST) according to Programme Coordinator at the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), Theodore Fraser. Carded for this weekend starting tomorrow morning at 9 am, there is an anticipated 60,000 locals and visitors that should attend the event which is held at Queen’s Park.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that the Region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 percent in 2017. However, CDB Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram, warns that this will not be enough to stimulate employment, particularly among youth, and reduce high regional debt levels. He points to the need for a long-term action plan that will allow the Region to participate in global supply chains, and drive sustainable economic growth.
As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government continue to pursue the course for sustained economic development, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has said it demands working collectively and pooling resources.