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Government forced to delay Customs merger into BRA

Government forced to delay Customs merger into BRA

With unionized workers at the Customs & Excise Department still not budging, Government has seemingly resigned itself to another year without having Customs under the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) umbrella. At least, that is what the 2017/2018 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, which are currently being debated in the House of Assembly, seem to indicate. […]

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

If the annual Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure are anything to go by, 2018 is definitely the year for elections in Barbados. While making a…

Barbados on par with Greece; has worst performing debt – Bloomberg

Barbados on par with Greece; has worst performing debt – Bloomberg

With the latest economic downgrade to Caa3, Barbados has been placed on the same level as Greece and the Ukraine. The financial watchdog Bloomberg also…

Way off course

Way off course

In a clear rejection of Government’s fiscal medicine, the international ratings agency Moody’s today not only joined with its New York-based counterpart Standard & Poor’s…

Shut up and drive

Shut up and drive

She has been calling on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to speak up on national issues. But after hearing his response to the two latest economic…

Higher spend

Higher spend

The Freundel Stuart administration is projecting $4.5 billion in spending for the financial year 2017-2018, up from $4.3…

Sorry doc!

Sorry doc!

He has not yet been issued with any official instruments of appointment, but former Prime Minister Owen Arthur…

Worrell should have resigned, says Arthur

Worrell should have resigned, says Arthur

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur believes the fired Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell has only himself to…

Blame Mia

Blame Mia

Former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Owen Arthur has suggested that he was not the one who cost…

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