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Health

Barbados Begins COVID-19 Vaccination For Children

Children in Barbados between the ages of 12 and 18 years old began receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw said the vaccine will be available at seven sites. Miss Bradshaw said the government made the decision to inoculate pre-teens and teens following consultations with stakeholders. She also acknowledged that not everyone would want to […]

NEWS

IMF — Barbados Continues To Make Progress

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated that the Barbados economy remains severely depressed as a result of the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic. An IMF delegation concluded a staff visit via videoconferencing on Friday. The IMF said while tourism is expected to recover gradually in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, risks […]

NEWS

Barbados Prime Minister Appeals For New Debt Repayment System

  The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has called for a new debt repayment system for Caribbean countries similar to what was given to Britain after World Wars I and II. Britain borrowed heavily back then to finance its war efforts with moratoriums granted on loans. The debt repayment system allowed Britain to have the fiscal space to return […]

NEWS

Barbados And Anguilla Make EU’s Blacklist

Barbados and Anguilla were recently added to the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, while the Cayman Islands was removed. The Council of the European Union says the countries were blacklisted after reviews by Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes downgraded their ratings. Barbados was rated non-compliant and Anguilla partially compliant. Barbados […]

NEWS

Barbados Passes IMF Test

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Barbados has passed all the indicative targets under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) to date and that good progress also continues to be made towards implementing structural reform under the facility. Bert van Selm, who led an IMF delegation that conducted a staff visit via videoconferencing over the past three days, says Barbados’ international […]

SPORTS

Windies Cricket Pioneer Sir Everton Weekes Dead At 95

Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Everton Weekes has passed. He was the last of the famous Three Ws — which included his other illustrious team-mates Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has paid tribute to the Windies batting icon who died at his home in Barbados. “He had an amazing legacy as a great cricketer […]

BUSINESS

Barbados Gets IMF’s US$139 million

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that it was making US$139 million available to Barbados. The disbursement is to assist the country in its implementation of the comprehensive Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) plan to turn around the economy. The Washington-based financial institution says the funds followed the successful third review of the IMF’s extended arrangement under the Extended […]

POLITICS

Barbados Watches COVID-19 Curve

Barbados’ youngest COVID-19 patient and her father were released from isolation today after receiving two consecutive negative test results for the viral illness. The seven-year-old girl and her parent were among 35 people who tested negative yesterday as the number of tests done since February 11 reached the 1000 mark. For the third consecutive day, no-one tested positive for COVID-19. […]

POLITICS

CARICOM Leaders Hold Talks On Coronavirus

Leaders from the Caribbean region (CARICOM) will meet in Barbados at the beginning of the week to discuss the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the tourism industry. According to CARICOM officials, the meeting will seek to develop a common CARICOM position in the light of varying positions taken on cruise ships and airlines operating in the Caribbean. The meeting […]

POLITICS

Barbados Says No To Cruise Ship Entry

Barbados has denied entry to the cruise ship MV Caribbean Princess. The Ministry of Health issued a statement saying that this move was due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis on board. Carrying over 3000 passengers and 1000 crew, the cruise ship was scheduled to berth at the Bridgetown Port tomorrow morning, Sunday, February 9, 2020. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. […]