Are these Barbados plantations still receiving an agriculture rebate on their Land Tax?

Sugar cane was once like gold or oil

To our knowledge, each of the following plantations are not in any meaningful agricultural production, or have been given over to housing or commercial activities. Are they still receiving an agricultural rebate on their land taxes?

Exchange Plantation, St Thomas
Alleynedale Plantation, St Peter
Ebworth Plantation, St Peter
Cottage Plantation, St George
Golden Ridge Plantation, St George
Bushy Park Plantation, St Philip
Vaucluse Plantation, St Thomas
Walkes Spring Plantation, St Thomas
Hopewell Plantation, St Thomas
Ayshford Plantation, St Thomas
Blowers Plantation, St James
Plum Tree Plantation, St Peter?
Turners Hall Plantation, St Andrew
Content Plantation, St Thomas
Frizers Plantation, St Joseph
Haynes Hill Plantation, St John
Bath Plantation, St John
Bawden Plantation, St Andrew
Sedgepond, St Andrew
Swan, St Andrew
Waterford, St Michael
Lancaster, St James
Farm, St George
Wotton Plantation, Christ Church
Kingsland Plantation, Christ Church
Hansen Plantation, St Michael
Adams Castle Plantation, Christ Church
Palmers, St Philip
Oldbury, St Philip
Ellesmere. St George
Market Hill, St George
Bannatyne, Christ Church
Coverley, Christ Church
Lowland, Christ Church
College, St John
Bucks,  St Thomas
Bushy Park St Thomas
Clifton, St Thomas
Lion Castle, St Thomas
Ridgeway, St Thomas
Black Bess, St Peter
Joes River, St Joseph
Cleland, St Andrew
Spring Vale, St Andrew
Baxters, St Andrew
Grove Plantation, St Philip – part in housing
Foursquare, St Philip, part developed
Egerton Plantation, Christ Church
Staple Grove, Christ Church – part being bulldozed for housing
Lowthers Plantation, Christ Church – Being developed


Filed under Agriculture, Barbados, Sugar

4 responses to “Are these Barbados plantations still receiving an agriculture rebate on their Land Tax?

  1. Kammie Holder

    Land tax is charged at a relatively high rate on agricultural land, but there is a form which must be completed, proving that the land is in agriculture which is submitted to the Land Tax dept and the land tax is then reduced considerably. Eg one estate’s tax was $52,000 and with the rebate was $12000.

    I am wondering whether these people who have run their land into bush are still getting that rebate. To my mind they definitely should not be getting it. If they knew they had to pay the high tax, they might think twice before running it into bush.

  2. Bowen

    Would you rather have bush, or uncontrolled development. That is what will happen when you keep taxing the property owners beyond their ability to pay. The beautiful island of Barbados would soon turn into a congested mess that no one would be interested in visiting. Without the tourist dollars, the island ceases to be financially viable.

  3. rasta man

    I would like to suggest that people do not pay their land taxes this year if the tax has been based on an increased value.Lets see what the Land Tax Dept has to say if no funds come in.

  4. Mr Watson Parkinson

    My wife and myself have been coming to Barbados every year for 25 years…! We’ve decided, after my retirement, to settle permanently. We’ve seen the changes and it’s not for a better Barbados long term. Houses/apartments are being built at an alarming rate and few people seem to be buying/renting them. Barbados has no natural resources therefore the dependency on tourism is evident. The import bill far out weights what we export, this has to be reversed.
    We must set the bar at being able to grow our own food etc to reduce our import bill. A time WILL come when Europeans, Canadians, Americans and people from other countries, find a cheaper alternative for a vacation.
    Returnees, I’ve been told, are not treat respectfully and many are returning from whence they came taking their money with them. Imagine the amount of foreign capital Barbados is losing.