Chairman of First Care, Grafton Marshall (right), chats with Delores Morris (centre), President and Chief Pharmacist at First Care and Aisha Alleyne, administrative assistant, on location at The Careenage Bar, Hilton Hotel Barbados, following the launch of the 24-hour health-care service.
THE sale of the Barbados National Terminal Limited (BNTL) is now in the concluding stages.
Finance and Economic Affairs Minister, Christopher Sinckler said that it is unlikely the sale will be completed before the end of the current financial year, which is March 31.
He said in the House of Assembly yesterday that because the sale is still to be finalised, revenue from that could not be included in the draft Estimates for the forthcoming year.
His comments about the proposed sale came as he sought to clarify some of the numbers contained in the Estimates and which related to special receipts. Once that sale is completed in the new financial year, he told the sitting, the revised Estimates will show the adjustment.
He noted that once that is done, it is entirely likely that the fiscal deficit on an accrual basis of six per cent of GDP will decline by at least 0.8 per cent, bri...