Category Archives: Barbados News

Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility for Barbados – “Program Implementation is Strong”

December 16, 2019 The completion of the review enables an immediate disbursement equivalent to SDR 35 million (about US$48 million). A four-year extended arrangement under the EFF was approved on October 1, 2018. Program implementation is strong. All program targets for end-June and end-September 2019 have been met. Since May 2018, international reserves have increased from a low of US$220

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Chairman of the Barbados Port Authority Lisa Cummins and Minister responsible Kirk Humphrey have had a lot to say about the haphazardly implemented upgrade to the ASYCUDA World system – the acronym translates to Automated Systems for Customs Data a computerized system designed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to administer a country’s customs.  Although they

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Open for Business – Barbados Development Plan

The following note was received from the civic minded Peter Lawrence Thompson with the link to a 122 page Barbados Development Plan pitched to potential investors to transform and modernize Barbados while maintaining those things that make it special. Given the robust discussion about Hyatt Hotel, Blue Horizon and other development initiatives across, the document serves as a good resource.

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Chief Medical Officer Given Red Light for Giving Purity Bakeries Green Light

Submitted by Robert D. Lucas, PH.D. The Editor Barbados Underground Barbados, W.I Dear Sir/Madam, In your paper of 10th December 2019, there was an article under the caption “Purity Bakeries given the green light to operate.” According to your article, the chief medical officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George has given the bakery the green light to operate. I have a

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Barbados Murder Statistics November 2019

The following is the monthly report tracking murders committed on the island compiled by Amit – David, blogmaster November 2019 saw six murders taking place across Barbados. The victims were: Temario Holder (16), Denzil Obed Scarboro (29), Ken McDonald Yearwood (39), Cecil Webb (49), Lennox Jeffneil Browne (48) and Terry Small (late 40s). Two deaths were shooting related (Scarboro

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Government Complicit in the Liquidation Centre Matter

The Editor Barbados Underground Dear Sir/Madam Recently,the Attorney General, Mr. Dale Marshall made some observations about the “Liquidation Center” which has been compulsory acquired by government. According to Marshall, the Center has been deemed unfit by the Public Health officials due to the high rodent infestation among other things. Marshall also went onto claim that four illegal connections to the

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