Daily Archives: July 3, 2010

Owen Arthur’s legacy: One rule for GEMS and another for the rest of us

BLP Policy: No level playing field in tourism when the Government owns hotels

Statutory Instruments Supplement No. 28

Supplement to Official Gazette No. 54 dated 6th July 2006.

Duties, taxes and other payments (Exemption) (Hotels and Resorts Ltd) Order, 2006.

The Minister in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 3 of the Duties, Taxes and Other Payments (Exemption) Act, makes the following Order: Continue reading


Filed under Barbados, Barbados Tourism, Offshore Investments, Politics

What Prime Minister Thompson’s illness means for Barbados

Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson informed Bajans and the world that he is seriously ill and is leaving the country for two months to seek medical treatment. (See The Nation: PM on two months’ sick leave)

Each of us at Barbados Free Press continues to pray for the PM and his family and wishes him a speedy recovery.

There was much discussion at our regular Friday meeting about how BFP should cover the story of the PM’s illness and what it means to Barbados. There is a natural inclination to back off criticising the PM during his personal troubles and we are struggling about how to balance our concern for our country while still supporting David Thompson and his family. Continue reading


Filed under Barbados, Politics