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Economist and Barbados Labour Party’s Candidate for Christ Church East Central Ryan Straughn says he is concerned that as of Saturday July 1st, 2017 Barbadians have to pay more for almost every single item they consume or otherwise use on a daily basis; as he reflects on the impact of the National Social Responsibility Levy which he says will be , “A bitter and painful reality for all of us.”
Please see Statement from Straughn below
LIAT continues to monitor the weather disturbance, Potential Tropical Cyclone Two, which is affecting our operations in the Southern Caribbean. Our operations from Barbados and in the Northern part of the network have not been affected and we are hopeful that we will continue to operate as scheduled.
The 2017 edition of the European Commission’s event European Development Days (EDD) held on June 7-8 in Brussels saw the participation of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) as part of those considered to be the “best of investing in development”.
Caribbean Week in New York, hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), proved to be a successful endeavor for the promotion of Grenada’s tourism product.
- Interest rate savings on domestic debt
Government will seek to re-profile its debt by engaging the Central Bank of Barbados and the National Insurance Scheme to discuss a possible swap programme where they and government can re-issue some existing securities in their portfolios at lower interest rates agreed by the parties.
The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), the Community’s Strategic Plan, and internationally agreed goals, including those from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will be taken into account as preparations begin for the upcoming Round of Population and Housing Census.
Digicel has launched the latest and hottest smartphones from Samsung’s Galaxy flagship line, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. These smartphones push the boundaries of traditional devices with their seamless hardware design and variety of new service offerings.
The Government of Jamaica is taking steps to reduce duties on imported prime beef cuts, in an effort to support the country’s expanding tourism industry.