Press Releases

ETAX System to be Temporarily Unavailable

Published on July 31, 2014 by Barbados Revenue Authority
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Taxpayers are being advised that the Electronic Tax Administration (ETAX) system used for the online filing of Income Tax, Consolidation Tax and PAYE, will not be accessible...

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Registration on for CXC January 2015 Exams

Published on July 31, 2014 by Joy-ann Gill
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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that registration for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) January 2015 examinations...



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Rousing Welcome Home for Golden Girl, Akela

Published on July 31, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
First ever Barbadian gold medallist World Junior Champion, Akela Jones, joyfully shows Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley (right) and Chairman of the National Sports Council, Michael Power, her medal which she won for a long jump of 6.34 metres at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA. (A. Miller/BGIS)

When Akela Jones exited the Grantley Adams International Airport late Tuesday night, she was greeted by rousing screams and applause from friends and adoring fans...

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Medical Supplies Donated to Branford Taitt Polyclinic

Published on July 31, 2014 by Joy Springer
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Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand, received a quantity of medical equipment on Wednesday, from the Miami-based medical supplies company Rayomed.

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Several Parishes to be Fogged Next Week

Published on July 31, 2014 by Joy Springer
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The Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week in St. Michael, St. John, St. Andrew and St. James.

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Caribbean Nominee for CPA International

Published on July 31, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham

The Caribbean will be vying for chairmanship of the International Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) when elections are held in October this year.

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Reminder for Bandleaders to Register Their Bands for VAT

Published on July 31, 2014 by Barbados Revenue Authority
Crop Over costume from Betty West Kadooment Band. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Promoters of public entertainment during the Crop Over Festival are again being reminded that they must register their bands and events for Value Added Tax (VAT) purposes. 

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Call for Change in Stakeholder Attitude Towards Summer School

Published on July 31, 2014 by Joy-ann Gill
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A change in attitude of all stakeholders is required to address the underlying issues of Summer School.

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General Notices for July 31, 2014

Published on July 31, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Feature: Network Consultation to Deepen Relations With Bajans Overseas

Published on July 31, 2014 by Theresa Blackman

Borne out of an idea to recognise the invaluable contribution that Barbadians living overseas have played in shaping this country’s national development...

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Traffic Changes for Grand Kadooment

Published on July 31, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Members of the public are reminded that a number of traffic changes will be in effect during the hosting of Grand Kadooment on Monday, August 4.

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Inniss: Make Use of Trade Agreements

Published on July 30, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Members of the Barbados Manufacturers Association (BMA)listen attentively to this morning's symposium on the topic

It makes little sense to sign regional and international trade agreements if the manufacturing sector, for whose main benefit these agreements are intended, does not exploit the opportunities...

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Summer School Primary Proved to be Encouraging

Published on July 30, 2014 by Joy-ann Gill
Senator Harry Husbands, Parliamentary Secretary in Education, Science, Technology and Innovation(FP)

Seventy-seven students, who deferred taking the 2014 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, were today encouraged...

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Feature: Groups to Tour Panama for Centennial Celebrations

Published on July 30, 2014 by Julie Carrington
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The deep historical ties between Barbados and Panama will be further explored...

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Finance Minister Meets Starcom Executive

Published on July 30, 2014 by Joy Springer
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher (facing) Sinckler in discussion with Dominic Beaubrun, General Manager of Starcom Network Inc. (middle) and News Director Stetson Babb, today during a courtesy call. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The state of Barbados’ economy was the central topic when General Manager of Starcom Network Inc., Dominic Beaubrun, paid a courtesy call on Finance Minister, Chris Sinckler...

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UDC to Celebrate 17th Anniversary Next Month

Published on July 30, 2014 by Sharon Austin

The Urban Development Commission (UDC) will take the spotlight next month when it celebrates its 17th anniversary with a week of activities.

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General Notices for July 30, 2014

Published on July 30, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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Crop Over Events - Traffic Changes

Published on July 30, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Please take note of the traffic changes for Bridgetown Market and Cohobblopot.


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Great Response by Students to Bursary

Published on July 29, 2014 by Joy-ann Gill
Second year UWI Banking and Finance student, Eric Bruce accepting his application form for a UWI bursary from Education Officer, Everton Briggs at the Examinations  Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. (Photo courtesy of Everon Walker)

There has been overwhelming response by students to the call to access bursaries for the University of the West Indies (UWI).

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Crop Over Events - Traffic Changes

Published on July 29, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Please take note of the traffic changes for Pic-O-De-Crop Finals and Foreday Morning Jump.

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