BIBA December Newsletter 2017
We are pleased to announce that the December 2017 issue of the BIBA Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded here In this edition, we hear from our BIBA President Mr Marlon Waldron as he comments on the first half of the administrative year and hopes for 2018. Also in this issue: The Executive Director’s report Recap of IBW 2017 Thank You to our sponsors Celebrating 51 years of Independence with Courtesy Garage, Sagicor General and RBC Royal Bank
NOW AVAILABLE: BIBA Newsletter (July Edition)
We are pleased to announce that the July 2017 issue of the BIBA Newsletter is now available and can be viewed here. This month we hear from our new President Mr. Marlon Waldron as he highlights his plans for BIBA during the 2017-2018 administrative year. Please take time out to read his mandate. Photo highlights of the Annual General Meeting are also available in this edition, as well as those of our Networking Mingle which was sponsored by Globe Finance and held at the lovely Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge. Also in this issue: The Executive Director’s report See who’s in our Members’ Corner Guest Column: Compliance Balance Cost Benefit Sponsorship for IBW 2017 is still available! View Package Here! Register for the What Businesses Need to Know about BEPS and DTAs Seminar on Friday, August 18th at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In addition, if you missed the last edition of the BIBA newsletter (June 2017), please click here to view.
BIBA June 2017 Newsletter
We are pleased to announce that the June 2017 issue of the BIBA Newsletter is now available and can be downloaded here. In this edition, we hear from our BIBA President Mr Gregory McConnie as he shares his concerns about the recent Financial Statements and Budgetary Proposals. Also in this issue: The Executive Director’s report BIBA Charity hosts third Art & Wine fund-raiser PALIG sponsors first Mix ‘n’ Mingle BIBA seminar tackles international influence on sector Evening of fun and surprises at MQI Register for the BCCI/BIBA Panel Discussion – De-risking in the Commercial Banking Sector: What Does This Really Mean? Download and complete the registration form! And much more…. Missed the last edition of the BIBA newsletter? View it here.
IBW Sponsorship Package 2015
BIBA and its strategic partners, including Invest Barbados, the Ministry of International Business, the Financial Service Commission, Inland Revenue, the Immigration Department, the Central Bank of Barbados, and the University of the West Indies, will be hosting International Business Week 2015, October 4 -10. Please complete the form provided in the attached Sponsorship Package and indicate the level of your sponsorship. We would be grateful for any contribution you can make to this worthwhile effort. Download
BIBA Tax Committee Bulletin on the Protocol amending the Barbados-Canada Double Taxation Agreement
Canada and Barbados, on November 8, 2011 signed a Protocol Amending the Canada – Barbados Tax Agreement. The original Double Taxation Agreement (“DTA”) came into Force on December 22, 1980. This Bulletin offers a perspective on some of the major amendments to the DTA and their implications for doing business in Barbados. Download the November 2011 edition of the Tax Bulletin here.
BIBA Tax Committee Bulletin on Recent Barbados TIEA Signing
This Bulletin discussed the recent announcement by the Barbados government that it had initialled Tax Information Exchange Agreements (“TIEAs”) with Denmark and its dependencies Greenland and the Faroe Islands despite Barbados’ stated preference for signing double taxation agreements over TIEAs.
Harmful Tax Practices – 2017 Progress Report on Preferential Regimes
BEPS Action 5 is one of the four BEPS minimum standards that all Inclusive Framework members have committed to implement. One part of the Action 5 minimum standard relates to preferential tax regimes where a peer review is undertaken to identify features of such regimes that can facilitate base erosion and profit shifting, and therefore have the potential to unfairly impact the tax base of other jurisdictions. This progress report is an update to the 2015 BEPS Action 5 report and contains the results of the review of all Inclusive Framework members’ preferential tax regimes that have been identified. The results are reported as at October 2017. The report also contains guidance on preferential tax regimes, including timelines for amending regimes, how certain features of preferential regimes will be monitored, and guidance on the requirement that jurisdictions offering preferential regimes must require substantial activities to be undertaken in the regime. Download 2017 Progress Report Here
World Bank Group: Doing Business 2018
Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulation and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 190 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. World Bank Doing Business 2018 – Barbados Download Full Report Here
BIBA 2016-2017 Annual Report
The 2016-2017 Annual Report outlines the various activities and initiatives undertaken by the organisation through the work of its sub-committees and secretariat over the reporting period. Click here to download the BIBA Annual Report 2016-2017
International Business: New Paths Forward
BIBA National Secondary Schools Quiz Finals