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Paul grateful for relief

The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) and the Barbados Association of Retired Persons are both giving kudos to Cabinet for granting relief to some members from the Municipal Solid Waste Tax. Yesterday, Cabinet agreed to ease pensioners, whose land carries an improved value of $190,000 or less and slash the tax rate in half for owners of […]

Paul’s warning

Paul’s warning

The Freundel Stuart administration is facing more pressure within its ranks over the Municipal Solid Waste Tax. The latest official to speak out against its implementation is Government legislator James Paul, who has suggested that the tax could cause the prices of produce to rise. Paul, the chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, […]

Good news for BADMC

Good news for BADMC

A University of the West Indies study has cleared the state-run Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) of importing poultry to the detriment of the local industry. The study, conducted by Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Winston Moore and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Justin Robinson, examined the […]

Skerrit still looking to supply Barbados with fruits

Unreliable transportation is hindering agricultural trade between Barbados and Dominica. However, the Prime Minister of that Eastern Caribbean country already has a plan in the works to turn the situation around. Roosevelt Skerrit said today that his Government, which held discussions with the now late Barbadian leader David Thompson back in 2008 on increased trade, […]

A WASTE!

A WASTE!

The Barbados Dairy and Beef Producers Association (BD&BPA) has rubbished the Government’s new municipal solid waste tax, calling it yet another unwanted burden which it wants farmers to be exempted from paying. In fact, the Association says instead of imposing an additional bill on farmers, the Government needs to deliver outstanding Value Added Tax (VAT) […]

No mass conversion of agriculture land

There will be no mass conversion of agricultural land in the districts stretching from St David’s, Christ Church, to Six Cross Roads, St Philip, where information is currently being gathered as part of the Community Plan process. That assurance has come from Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins, who said that while he was not trying […]

Fresh teamwork

Manufacturers, tourism operators and agricultural producers have agreed on working more closely for full use of Barbadian products, according to Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss. He announced this pact, among three of the pillars of Barbados’ economy, as he extended congratulations to a local manufacturer celebrating its 70th anniversary over the weekend – Roberts Manufacturing […]

Farming boost

Farming boost

Students across Barbados will benefit from a US$150,000 Agripreneurship project, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth’s Youth Development Programme (YDP) and the Junior Achievement (JA) Charity of Barbados. Aimed at implementing innovative agricultural projects for youth in schools and communities, the JA Charity of Barbados today launched its Regional Entrepreneurship […]

Opposition MP wants Paul to resign

A call in Parliament today for James Paul to resign as chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS). Immediately after Paul lambasted the private sector and accused it of seeking to undermine state policy in the poultry industry, Opposition parliamentarian Dwight Sutherland took him to task. As the House of Assembly debated a resolution […]