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Investment premiums for renewable energy sector

Investment premiums for renewable energy sector


Government has moved to encourage local investment by Barbadian entrepreneurs in the local renewable energy sector. In a Ministerial Statement in the House of Assembly yesterday, Minister of Energy, Small Business and Investment Kerrie Symmonds an...

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Parliament repairs top $3 million

Parliament repairs top $3 million


More than $3 million will be spent to repair and refurbish the East Wing of the Parliament Buildings. This was disclosed in the House of Assembly today by Minister of Housing, Lands and Maintenance, Dr William Duguid, in a Ministerial Statement in...

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Bill ‘does not legalise weed’

Bill ‘does not legalise weed’


The new Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Amendment Bill does not legalise the smoking of marijuana, Government Senator Damien Sands asserted in the Senate last Friday. The senator said there was a perception that the bill legalises marijuana use....

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Sport to be key pillar of economy

Sport to be key pillar of economy


Government is developing policies to make sports a key pillar of the Barbados economy. Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment Dwight Sutherland said during the Estimates Debate on Tuesday that a new sports policy would be presented to...

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Donations come in for Barbados’ vaccine fund

Donations come in for Barbados’ vaccine fund


A national vaccine fund launched last week has already reached just under $7 million in donations. And Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has thanked the Sandy Lane National Trust for its contribution of $6 million, while announcing Government will h...

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A facelift for Queen’s Park

A facelift for Queen’s Park


Redevelopment and repurposing are on the cards for Barbados’ best known national recreational park. There are plans for Queen’s Park, opened as a national park in 1909, to become an enhanced centre of cultural activity over the next two years in a...

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PM: Diversify from tourism

PM: Diversify from tourism


BARBADOS’ ECONOMY MUST be diversified from tourism. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said yesterday alternatives must be found to drive Barbados’ economy, the main plank of which almost completely collapsed under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Transport Board to get more electric buses

Transport Board to get more electric buses


The Transport Board could be getting another 20 electric buses over the next two years thanks to a multi-million dollar programme executed by the Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Permanent Secretary with responsibility for ...

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Atherley: Tensions in energy sector

Atherley: Tensions in energy sector


Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley is concerned about the tensions which he says exist in Barbados’ energy sector. The St Michael West representative has also questioned whether Government’s plan to reserve 30 per cent of the renewable energ...

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DLP’s Walters makes appeal for small business

DLP’s Walters makes appeal for small business


Ryan Walters, first vice president of the Democratic Labour Party said today: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” Walters was responding to the section of the 2021-2022 Estimates whi...