Barbados, Tax Or The Axe

You can’t have it both ways. That’s the message from the Minister of Finance to the leadership of two unions who are threatening to shut down the country over the Government’s planned increase to the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) from 2 to 10%, and a 2% tax on forex transactions. The Minister said either $240m needs to be raised by taxes, or a reduction in government expenditure by the same amount. Read more on

Staff Leaving Flow Operation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Flow, a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), will be sending home several employees as part of a transformation programme, according to an article published by Barbados Today. Neither the number of staff, nor the terms of their separation were disclosed.

Marilyn Sealy, Flow’s Director of Communications and Stakeholder Management, said the development was part of their business transformation programme.

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Digicel Somoa Employees Confused Over Seperation Package

SAMOA, Apia – Some employees at Digicel Somoa are confused as to how the “Enhanced Voluntary Separation Programme” works. The ESVP was initiated recently as part of Digicel’s 2030 Global Transformation Programme which includes re-designing the organisation, putting customers in control and delivering and amazing network experience.

Source: Samoa Observer