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The Minister responsible for Energy and Business, under the powers conferred on her by Section 3 of the Miscellaneous Controls Act, Cap. 329, has increased the retail price of gasoline (petrol) to BDS $4.26 per litre.

This price adjustment is effective from Monday, November 28th, 2022.

For more information, please read S.I. 2022 No. 99.

Upcoming Bank Holiday in November

December 2, 2022

November 26, 2022

Please be advised there is an upcoming bank holiday, during which many businesses will be closed:

Independence Day on the 30th November, 2022, marking the country's independence in 1966. Before which, Barbados was an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

The Minister responsible for Energy and Business, under the powers conferred on him by Section 3 of the Miscellaneous Controls Act, Cap. 329, has increased the retail price of gasoline (petrol) to BDS $4.23 per litre, and the retail price of diesel to BDS $4.03 per litre.

These price adjustments are effective from Wednesday, November 9th, 2022.

For more information, please read S.I. 2022 No. 94.

The Government of Barbados announced, as at September 30th, 2022, a total of 3,935 applications have been received under the Welcome Stamp visa programme since its inception. Among the applications received, 2,493 have been approved, signifying an overall acceptance rate of 63%.

Since the last review in July 2022, a total of 151 applications were received and of which 76 were approved, signifying an acceptance rate of 50%.

The top five leading countries were the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria and India.

In July, 2021, the Remote Employment Act, 2020 was amended to allow persons on the Welcome Stamp to apply for a renewal of their visa, for a further 12 months, at a 25% discount on the visa application fee.

Persons who wish to apply for a renewal of their Welcome Stamp visa can do so by visiting the official website.

The Minister responsible for Energy and Business, under the powers conferred on him by Section 3 of the Miscellaneous Controls Act, Cap. 329, has reduced the retail price of gasoline (petrol) to BDS $4.14 per litre, and the retail price of diesel to BDS $3.90 per litre.

These price adjustments are effective from Monday, October 3rd, 2022.

For more information, please read S.I. 2022 No. 83.