I have no idea who will win this late and long overdue general election, but if the mantle is given to the Barbados Labour Party, it will be mainly due to the transformation of its leader Mia Mottley into a trusted and credible “safe pair of hands” in the minds of the citizens of our economically-challenged country.
Arawak Cement Company Limited and its parent company Trinidad Cement Limited have asked the Caribbean Court of Justice for permission to sue the state of Barbados. They are asking for the immediate reinstatement of the COTED-approved 60% rate of duty on cement imports classified as ‘other hydraulic cements’.
March 31, 2018
The state-owned Needham’s Point Holdings Ltd (NPHL), which owns the Hilton Barbados resort, has canceled a shareholders’ meeting on its sale that had been scheduled for May 21, after protests from the National Insurance Board and the Barbados Labour Party’s leader, Mia Mottley.
March 31, 2018
Chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association, Komal Samaroo, who has been re-elected for the ensuing year, says rum producers in the region are aware of what he called “the tremendous impact on our societies of harmful consumption” of their product, and have a moral obligation to act, he said, “to tackle the very real problem of alcohol abuse,” according to press release from the association.
CEO of Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. Billy Griffith says Barbados is poised to have an even better outturn for tourism for 2018 than it did in 2017, although that was itself another record-breaking year.
It’s like if a whole country found itself lying in idle, stuck in a traffic jam caused by incompetent direction, and as if the people were just yearning to find a bypass road or see a clearing up ahead so they could surge forward instead of being forced to sit and wait, doing little or nothing.