BU was advised by a reliable source that the communication attached to this blog was delivered to the office of the Minister of Finance (MoF) on 26 July 2016. The objective was to ensure the MoF received feedback in advance of the 2016-2017 budget. Contrary to the MoF’s advisement that he had consulted stakeholders in […]
Submitted by Dr. George C. Brathwaite “The challenge lies rather in the idea of planning, of purposeful, intelligent control over economic affairs. This, it seems, we must accept as a guide to our economic life to replace the decadent notions of a laissez-faire philosophy.” – Rexford Tugwell and Howard Hill, ‘Our Economic Society and Its […]
We have no doubt that we can and will grow our economy further and faster. We know we can bring unemployment down to even lower levels once we unleash the over $1 billion of foreign direct investment we have before us with projects such as the Sandals Casuarina expansion which has started, the Sam […]
Submitted by Brian Frederick Here we go again shortly after shameful admissions by the Director of the Urban Development Commission of the waste of taxpayers money by incompetent management now we have the Minister of Finance complaining that politicians are taking the blame for management and he mentioned Ministry’s of Water, Housing, and Environment and […]
Submitted By Dr. George Brathwaite Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler, will tomorrow [15/08/2016] deliver the 2016 Financial Statement and Budgetary proposals. This occasion may well be Minister Sinckler’s last budget presentation, based strictly upon the unflattering performances of the Barbados economy throughout his stewardship. Perceivably, people and progress have been pushed from being the central plank […]
This is an important question and, yes, he is correct to assert it cannot solely be about who is managing an entity; attention has to be also directed on “who is paying”. This revelation is not new, nor should it be a roadblock for the Government to make the best decisions while maintaining an optimality […]
Submitted by Anthony Davis With work on the new Wyndham hotel due to begin in two weeks time and another Luxury hotel project under active discussion, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is very upbeat about the prospects this year for job creation. In fact, he expects the national unemployment rate to go down – Barbados […]
Submitted by William Skinner Those who are not blinded by party loyalty to either the Democratic Labour Party or the Barbados Labour Party would have noticed some rather fancy political foot work, […]
Submitted by Anthony Davis The CEO revealed that work had already started on the controversial multi-million dollar project, with waste studies and sampling completed, and a front-end engineering design contract negotiated – You’re Safe (Barbados Today) On October 27, 2015, Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler,stated in Parliament: […]
Where there is smoke there is bound to be fire. What we have here is a group of elected officials who have betrayed the trust of the people. What the Cahill Scam has exposed also is the inadequacy of our governance system. Unravelling is this government’s equivalent to 3S Barbados SRL. The more things change […]
Submitted by Anthony Davis Changes to the so-called basket of goods have left consumers worried that they might not be able to afford to feed themselves and their children as they will be forced to pay more for the goods they need – Barbados Today […]
Submitted by Anthony Davis Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has warned that if Government did not improve its revenue collection system, […]
Originally posted on Barbados Underground:
BU understands the Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler will play hardball with the sugar industry deal unless Minister of Agriculture David Estwick appoints BNB Capital Corporation to provide the financing for the new sugar factory. It is being discussed in certain circles that the minister of finance…
Mia Mottley Accuses Government Ministers of Entering Shady Arrangement with Cahill Energy and Trans Tech Inc
Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley used the cloak of parliamentary privilege in her reply to the 2015 Budget and Financial Statement to accuse […]
Today is Budget Day in Barbados the 15 June 2015. For many what is hidden in the ‘Black Box’ in recent years seems to be of little interest to the citizenry compared to what occurred in the 80s and 90s. The politicians will grab their 30 minutes in the spotlight rabbling as if programmed in […]
Submitted by Old Onions Bags CHRIS SINCKLER NEW MATHS….. Ammm let me see, if we.. COLLECT NUFF MORE TAXES ON INCOMES (Consolidated tax) + SEND HOME 6000 PEOPLE + BORROW AN ADDITIONAL $5 BILLION + DONT PAY NO VAT + DONT PAY TAXPAYERS INCOME TAX REFUNDS + HOLD BACK PUN PEOPLES DUE GASOLINE BENEFITS FOR […]
Submitted by Old Onions Bag
People already hollaring for murder from these draconian taxes, yet it ain’t even Budget Day.
How much longer can we continue this way Mr. Sinckler? Better believe we need to come up for air now. People all over Barbados want some reprieve. How much longer can they take these draconian measures and not fall through the social net? We need relief and we need it like yesterday.
What is the sense of being able to boast of cutting the deficit in half and the country’s people are suffering?
The Christian festival of Christmas is the time of the year Barbadians join many across the globe to become immersed in the spirit of the season. Psychiatrist suggests human beings need ways to relieve stress. Whether Christian or Infidel the season is used to promote frivolity, show kindness; reach out to the less fortunate, spread […]