PORT OF SPAIN — Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday promised to remove the Caricom duties on food as part of the ongoing bid to reduce prices. The prime minister yesterday paid an impromptu visit to the Xtra Foods supermarket in the Grand Bazaar on the Uriah Butler Highway to check the implementation of the non-VAT […]
NASSAU — More than 35,000 Bahamians have diabetes, and the economic burden related to the non-communicable disease is estimated to be over $150 million annually, the Bahamas Diabetes Association warned yesterday. “The work of the association in prevention and education is of great importance,” the BDA said in a statement released yesterday, World Diabetes Day. […]
PORT OF SPAIN — The economic impact of Hurricane Sandy will be as bad as the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US, says Prof. Norman Girvan, former secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States.
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The Government of Barbados is to launch an investigation into the imposition of an “illegal” duty on Bajan exports to Belize. This was revealed today by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Ruth White, and endorsed by Minister Denis Kellman at the start of a familiarisation tour of Oran Limited, L&M Workshop and […]
NASSAU — The government is pushing ahead with its plan to place Bahamian intelligence officers in Haiti with a view to investigating and breaking human smuggling rings operating out The Bahamas’ impoverished, yet densely populated southern neighbour, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell. The minister said the officers would be placed […]