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MORE than 37,000 people visited this country during the Carnival period this year spending an estimated $334 million in 19 days. This data which was provided by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) was disclosed yesterday in a release by the Ministry of Planning and Development.
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has held its first ever project launch workshop in Haiti, signalling a historic start to the implementation of two CDB-funded interventions. The projects, which focus on community-based agriculture and rural development, and technical and vocational education and training (TVET), were launched on July 5, 2017 at a ceremony, which CDB and Government officials attended.
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.