Agriculture Minister David Estwick knocks latest proposals to turn around the economy. Hotelier Adrian Loveridge advises government against increasing airport departure tax, saying it will hurt the economy. These stories and more in the Barbados TODAY morning news. 

2 Responses to BARBADOS TODAY MORNING UPDATE – April 25, 2017

  1. Carson C. Cadogan April 25, 2017 at 7:50 am

    This is the first time that I am agreeing with Loveridge.

    Barbados is a one leg economy. Tourism is the main stay of Barbados, as a result we need to make it easier for Tourists to visit Barbados. Departure tax rather than being increase ought to be reduce by 50%. We need to make Barbados an easier place to visit and to depart from.

    Increasing the departure tax will scare away our visitors and send them to other locations.

    This is a stupid recommendation. Also head tax increase on cruise visitors should not even be contemplated.

  2. Carson C. Cadogan April 25, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Place a ban of three years duration on all vehicle imports. The exception to this ban would be private sector transportation vehicles. Minibuses, ZR’s, Taxis, freight vehicles and other vehicles involved in the Hospitality sector. Also Ambulances.

    Reduce by 50% all import taxes and other duties on vehicle spare parts for a period of three years.


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