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SENATOR KNOCKS GOVERNMENT’S ‘FAILED’ export POLICIES

Barbados is missing out on millions of dollars in potential foreign exchange earnings because of Government’s failure to implement necessary legislation.

Opposition Senator Kerrie Symmonds sa

Benn praises home rebuilding initiatives

Benn praises home rebuilding initiatives

Minister of Commerce and Trade, Senator Haynesley Benn, has lauded the Urban Development Commission, the Rural Development Commission and the National Housing Corporation for helping to restore houses damaged during Tropical Storm Tomas. Benn offered this commendation yesterday in the Senate while speaking on the Amendment of the Catastrophe Fund Act. He noted that prior […]

Let fund deal with claims

Independent senator, Geoffrey Cave, yesterday lamented the fact that of the 700 claims made following the passage of Tomas, none had reached the Catastrophe Fund. Cave expressed this concern while the Senate was debating amendments to the Catastrophe Fund Act. He suggested that in a bigger and more destructive storm Barbados could have had 7,000 […]

Blame the law for hold up

Blame the law for hold up

Inadequate legislation is to blame for tens of millions of dollars allocated for catastrophe relief not being used over the past few years. Government Senator Andre Worrell said while the Catastrophe Fund came into existence in 2007, following discussion on the related Catastrophe Fund Act in Parliament the previous year, the law in question had […]

Open the coffers

Open the coffers

It is unacceptable that $37 million available for catastrophe relief is in the Consolidated Fund unused when Barbadians are in need of such assistance.

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