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Sinckler pours cold water on FX proposals

Sinckler pours cold water on FX proposals

The recent recommendations put forward by the Foreign Exchange Working Group of the Social Partnership to raise cruise and airport taxes seem likely to be dead on arrival on the desk Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. Speaking to the media Wednesday during a visit to the three primary schools in his St Michael North West constituency […]

Barbados ‘running out of time’, says Abed

Barbados ‘running out of time’, says Abed

President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Eddy Abed is calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to “immediately” implement recommendations from the Social Partnership working groups on the foreign exchange reserves and the fiscal deficit. Warning that Barbados did not have time on its side, the business executive painted a damning picture […]

No rubbish

No rubbish

The island’s private sector this afternoon took Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to task over his comments Monday about a World Bank Group report on the ease of doing business here. In fact, the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) is contradicting Stuart’s account of reaction to the report at a meeting of the full Social Partnership. “The […]

Don’t abandon the Social Partnership

Don’t abandon the Social Partnership

A prominent St Lucian attorney-at-law and corporate decision-maker is suggesting that Barbados should not abandon the existing Social Partnership model. Stephen McNamara, the chairman of Sagicor Financial Corporation, said the arrangement involving Government, employers and trade unions that was established back in 1993, was perhaps the most significant example of what could be achieved through […]

A drag

The Social Partnership has been urged to create and implement strategies that will help improve productivity among the workforce. Governor of the Central Bank of BarbadosDr DeLisle Worrell made the point during his presentation at a recent Social Partnership meeting on the country’s progress with the strategy for economic adjustment and growth, a copy of […]

Social Partners bent on solutions

Representatives of the Social Partnership are eager to see an end to the mountain of economic, labour and other challenges facing the island. And at a full meeting of the Social Partnership, chaired by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, this morning at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Government, private sector and labour movement representatives all agreed […]

Savouring victory

Savouring victory

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart was on hand this evening to share in Barbadian jockey Rico Walcott’s first Sandy Lane Gold Cup win. Walcott claimed the coveted race aboard Sayler’s Creek in the 34th running of the prestigious horse race at the historic Garrison Savannah. Second place went to Daunting David and Knight Rider was third. The winning horse was one […]

Labour Minister intervenes in BWA-BWU impasse

Labour Minister intervenes in BWA-BWU impasse

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo has intervened to try to resolve the impasse between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). She is chairing a meeting attended by chief labour officer Vincent Burnett, a delegation from the BWU led by general secretary Sir Roy Trotman, and a BWA team headed […]

Recovery talks

Recovery talks

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has put Government’s players in the Social Partnership on notice.

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