The Barbados Lottery Association comprises of the following institutions:. GTECH will operate the online lottery services for the first three of these members plus provide lottery terminals for various retailers across Barbados. You may wish to have a flutter at one of the many horse races on the island.
These take place at The Garrison Savannah race track — one of the oldest and most historical race tracks in the world. For a list of race dates and more information view the Barbados events calendar. Barbados does, however, allow for some forms of gambling and there are three legal types of gambling in Barbados: — Slot machines — The Lottery — Horse racing It is not legal to run things like card tables or roulette wheels in Barbados.
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The planned liability management operation with the NIS and CBB which together hold about 50 percent of total domestic debt , if undertaken, may significantly reduce interest costs and financing requirements. Discussion are in the early stages. The focus on SOEs and public pension reforms would address a structural imbalance in the public sector.
It would facilitate a rebalancing of the fiscal adjustment effort towards expenditure reduction. Public sector pensions, which accounted for 3. SOEs reforms will be complex but necessary. As noted earlier, the reform effort appears to have stalled because of the absence of clear guidance for substantive restructurings. Transfers to SOEs remain at about 7. There is an urgent need to reinvigorate reforms.
The authorities plan to introduce a new Financial Management and Audit Act early in The bill aims to strengthen the governance and accountability framework for entities outside of Central Government, including SOEs Box 2. It could facilitate an improvement in the performance of the SOEs, but only if a concerted effort is made to follow through with its implementation. Further measures aimed at cost recovery, cost reduction, and divestment will also be required, which may include a redesign of social benefits delivered through SOEs, as well as a reduction in the work force.
Such reforms could have a larger adverse impact on growth than suggested by the fiscal multiplier, and will require reform of the social programs to better target protection for the most vulnerable. Lower government expenditure would allow for a reform of revenues.
A widening of the tax base, by reducing exemptions, including to tourism, while making it more progressive, together with progress with fiscal consolidation would facilitate a partial reversal of the recent NSRL increases. Revenue enhancing improvements to tax policy and tax administration should also form an important part of the adjustment strategy. Transfers have become a significant burden on the budget. They represent the single largest expenditure category— Transfers to SOEs account for over 60 percent of the total transfers, followed by public sector retirement benefits, which represent another 25 percent.
SOEs transfers support the provision of utilities such as water, transportation, electricity or waste disposal , social programs, especially public health and education, and economic development mainly to the tourism sector, small and medium enterprises, and investment promotion. Transfers have been increasing. Total transfers grew from 9. Efforts to contain transfers to SOEs began in , however, despite considerable technical assistance, there has been limited progress.
The reform effort focused on the fifteen entities that received the bulk of transfers. It centered on improvements to financial reporting, oversight, accountability, and management. Two recent IMF technical assistance missions have provided further inputs and proposals:. Other reforms would be needed. In addition to legal, reporting and managerial and oversight reforms, the critical challenges will be to align the price of social services closer to their costs, eliminating inefficiencies, which will likely involve labor shedding, and reforming social programs.
Maintain the integrity of the NIS. The report shows that reserves would be exhausted between and Key risks to the NIS are its large holding of government paper, which represents about 75 percent of its assets, and shortfalls in liquidity resulting from public sector arrears on contributions and rents. In recent years, the government has regularly issued new debt to repay arrears, in place of cash.
Further, contributions, which fell by Liquidity challenges are expected to intensify in the coming months. Staff urge the government to make its contributions in cash in a timely manner to ensure that the NIS has sufficient liquidity. Moreover, stricter enforcement may be needed to ensure that employers do not evade contributions. Address arrears. Staff estimate that central government arrears amount to about 5.
The latter include pending payments for goods and services and VAT and other tax refunds. The government should undertake a netting out of intra-agency arrears, and agree with the private sector on a concrete repayment program, avoiding temporary arrangements. Going forward, staying current on obligations should be a priority, and it would be facilitated by a higher primary surplus, better liquidity management, and SOEs reforms.
While fiscal consolidation will initially lower growth, structural reform would help improve productivity and growth potential in the medium-term. Various global competitiveness reports point to common problems impeding growth including public sector inefficiencies and costly delays caused by bureaucratic hurdles.
An IDB project has supported some reforms, including the electronic single window platform which was completed in late , and should improve trade facilitation. Proposed structural reform of SOEs would improve the quality and efficiency of public services. Further reform is needed to increase speed and flexibility of business processes to significantly reducing clearance times at immigration, customs, and expedite issuance of construction permits in planning entities.
Labor laws should be modernized to increase labor market flexibility—including by easing labor market regulation, to improve incentives and to contribute to increasing productivity. Rebuilding confidence is critical to improving growth prospects. The current uncertainty and concerns about fiscal and debt sustainability are impeding investment. Real growth is assumed to be about 1 percentage point higher than in the baseline after the first two years of the consolidation and structural reform.
The active scenario also faces high risks. It will require exceptionally high political commitment and entail challenging adjustments. Economic growth may be lower than projected due to a higher than estimated fiscal multiplier. SOE reforms are difficult to implement and there is also a risk that the projected primary surplus will not be sustained. The authorities are in general agreement with staff views. They indicate that the economy is slowing down primarily due to external factors and the ongoing fiscal consolidation.
However, it is too early to assess the impact of the May budget since some of the measures were only implemented in August and September Going forward, the BSRP includes a strategy to reform business facilitation processes to promote growth. They thought that staff growth projections in the active scenario were too conservative.
In their view, the fiscal multiplier is smaller, and growth would be higher, closer to 2. Eliminating new CBB funding of the government is critical to preserving the exchange rate peg. Two years of large direct CBB financing of the government has contributed to the decline in international reserves, and have exposed its balance sheet to considerable credit risk.
Such financial repression may adversely impact the business climate. Adhering to fiscal targets, and eliminating reliance on the CBB financing, is necessary to support the peg. Progress towards fiscal sustainability will allow the CBB to roll back these reserve requirements.
Close supervision of the banks and non-bank financial institutions should continue. Continued close supervision of banks and credit unions is needed to ensure progress in further reducing NPLs and raising provisioning to satisfactory levels. Credit unions loans, which account for three-quarters of credit unions assets, continue to register robust growth. However, credit unions face challenges, with low returns on assets, liquidity below prudential standards, low provisioning, and relatively elevated but declining NPLs.
In line with FSAP recommendation, the government should extent the financial safety to credit unions and quickly resolve two small weak institutions. The insurance sector, with assets of 36 percent of GDP, has been stagnating, and profitability has been mixed. The Financial Service Commission, which supervises the insurance sector, needs to be better resourced, and regulations to permit consolidated, cross-border supervision and surveillance—particularly of regional systemically important institutions—need to be introduced.
Moreover, exposure to sovereign risk remains a major concern. In line with FSAP recommendations, amendments to the Central Bank Act have been drafted to provide greater central bank independence. It would be important for parliament to adopt this revised central bank legislation in Uncertainty over the long-term prospects of the economically important IBFS sector calls for enhanced monitoring and repositioning to secure its viability. The sector, a vital source of foreign exchange, employment and tax revenue, has been slow to recover from the adverse impact of the global financial crisis and changes in Canadian tax legislation.
Available data suggest that recent changes in the UK corporate taxation led to a modest recovery in number of newly-licensed entities in Consistent implementation of an ambitious fiscal consolidation program is needed to strengthen the financial account and rebuild international reserves. Long—standing capital flow management measures CFMs provide some protection against a disorderly adjustment in the face of large deficits and rapid increase in public debt.
Staff see the FEF as a crisis measure with limited impact on reserves. Only consistent fiscal consolidation will reduce the CAD and strengthen the financial account, and thereby reserves. Thus, the FEF should be eliminated as the reserve position strengthens. The external competitiveness assessment suggests that the real effective exchange rate is slightly overvalued.
The EBA-lite methodology yields mixed results and staff considers the current account model to be the most informative. Substantial fiscal adjustment, together with continued fiscal discipline and structural reform would contribute to an improvement in external competitiveness and help stabilize international reserves.
In the active scenario, reserves increase to about 2. Reserves could strengthen even further if multilateral banks increase lending in response to improved macroeconomic conditions. Authorities remain committed to reducing reliance on CBB for new financing of the government to preserve the peg. They noted that these reserve requirements were increased to even higher levels in the s when the economy was undergoing a difficult fiscal adjustment, but were subsequently reduced following the economic recovery.
They noted the risk associated with the declining reserves and are exploring various options to fortify reserves. While there has been progress with improving data, inadequacies continue to hamper understanding of macroeconomic developments. The data shortcomings increase the difficulties of establishing policy priorities and monitoring outcomes.
Fund TA is supporting the revision of current and constant price-based GDP data, addressing the large inconsistencies between the two series, while the Barbados Statistical Service is close to publishing the new real GDP series Box 3. Maintaining appropriate staffing and adequate resources, especially for benchmarking exercises, are critical to improving data quality.
Follow up on agreements on timely data sharing among agencies is also essential to continuing to produce reliable data. Additional TA in this and other areas may also be needed. After a prolonged period of decline and stagnation following the global financial crisis there was relatively robust GDP growth in This reflects the recovery in the tourism sector and pickup in domestic investment. However, notwithstanding a continued strong performance of tourism, the economy is slowing in response to the ongoing fiscal consolidation and political uncertainty, while headline inflation is picking up.
Staff estimate real growth will slow to 0. At the same time, notwithstanding a decline in the current account deficit by half since , the reserve position continues to deteriorate reflecting weak official and private capital inflows. The fiscal deficit declined from 8. Concerns about the high debt, as well as successive credit rating downgrades, have led to a decline in the private sector willingness to hold government securities and led to increased reliance of CBB funding.
The government introduced an ambitious budget in May aiming to significantly reduce the deficit, eliminate need for new funding, and increase international reserves. The budget measures primarily relied on a large increase in the NSRL as well as other taxes and fees, and additional privatization, to eliminate the need for CBB funding. However, weaker than expected revenue performance as a result of narrowing of the NSRL base, lower imports, and lower than planned progress in reducing transfers, suggest that the government will miss its target.
Further, in the absence of completing the planned privatizations, reserves will continue to decline and further endanger the peg. The new national accounts figures update the BSS current price series and introduce two new products.
The constant price GDP series was updated and compiled with a new base year, reflecting the bench-marking exercise. Earlier national accounts data showed large differences from macroeconomic indicators and Central Bank estimates.
A thorough review of the methodologies and source data along with diligent work by the BSS and CARTAC led to revisions that improved the quality of the statistics being produced. For , constant price growth rates differ by only 0. Going forward, both the nominal and real GDP will be regularly produced by BSS, and will in the near term begin to include quarterly figures. The CBB will produce flash quarterly estimates and forecast for monetary policy purposes.
It is important to note that GDP figures are subject to revision and improvements to methodology and access to data will be an ongoing process. Additional effort is needed to balance the budget. Staff advise reaching a primary surplus of 7. The proposed adjustment would be tilted towards expenditure, primarily supported by SOE reforms, as well as reductions in other current expenditures.
Revenue efforts could be improved by broadening the tax base, including by reducing exemptions, thereby allowing, over time, a partial reversal in the increase of the NSRL. Additional measures, such as further asset sales or liability management operations, could be considered for a faster reduction in the debt-to-GDP ratio to a sustainable level.
Structural reforms underpinning the fiscal adjustment need to be accelerated. Reform of SOEs appears to have stalled, reflecting lack of clear direction and weaknesses in the oversight. Reconsideration of the size and form of SOE-supported social programs should yield cost reductions and direct recovery from beneficiaries will also be critical.
Divestment as well as a reduction in the work force may also be needed. Progress with fiscal consolidation would be critical to facilitate the elimination of arrears. Continued accumulation of arrears hinders both private and public sector, and tax arrears may result in lower tax compliance. The government should prioritize staying current to the private sector, and especially tax refunds.
It also becoming critical that payments to the NIS be settled in cash rather than government securities so as not to undermine its liquidity position. Efforts to support private sector developments need to be accelerated.
Barbados is losing ground with regard to several business and competitiveness rankings. Reforms to improve public services, and reduce inefficiencies and delays, should be prioritized. Labor laws should be updated to increase labor market flexibility, improve incentives, and contribute to increasing productivity. While the CBB has reduced its funding of the government, banks have been required to increase their support.
The increase in statutory requirements for banks to hold government assets should be eased with progress with fiscal consolidation efforts and reductions in the financing requirements. The CBB should continue to refrain from providing new funding to the government. Direct CBB financing of the government represents a significant macro-financial risk and is incompatible with a fixed exchange rate.
The banking sector remains well capitalized and NPLs continue to decline. However, low profitability and financial repression pose a risk, and continued vigilance is important. Low international reserves pose a critical vulnerability. Indicators point to a modest overvaluation of the exchange rate, and reserves have continued to decline in the face of low official and private inflows. These declines reflect concerns about fiscal and debt sustainability.
Progress had been made in improving data quality but more is needed. The production of national account series has improved considerably. Appropriate staffing and adequate resources are critical to further improve data quality at the BSS. Following up on agreements on timely data sharing among agencies is also essential. It is recommended that the next Article IV consultation with Barbados be held on the standard month cycle.
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Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Public Health Health Policy. Print Citation Alert off. Get Code Buy. Western Hemisphere Dept. The current account deficit is projected to continue to narrow to 3. The fiscal deficit is estimated to have declined to 5. The IMF staff project further progress in reducing the fiscal deficit, to 4. Other Issues Staff Appraisal A. External Debt A. Recent Developments in External Account B.
External Sustainability Assessment C. Show Summary Details Context 1. Recent Developments 2. Implementation of Article IV Consultation Recommendations Areas of progress : Resuscitate fiscal adjustment to stabilize debt and reduce funding requirements. Tax measures introduced in August and May budgets, together with continued efforts to contain current spending, have led to sizable fiscal consolidation, but more is needed to achieve fiscal and debt sustainability.
Revitalize revenue authority reform. The planned integration of Customs and the BRA has however stalled. Ensure consistency of monetary policy with the exchange rate peg. The CBB has significantly reduced its new government funding, but commercial banks have been required to pick up most of this funding through increased reserve requirements.
Improve data quality. Areas of limited or no progress : Take decisive steps to reform state—owned enterprises. A new Financial Management and Audit Act, currently with the Cabinet, could strengthen the oversight of SOEs and facilitate their reform if implemented. Improve public services and eliminate growth impediments. There was no progress in this area. The Government is collaborating with the private sector to develop a reform plan in the context of the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Program.
Maintain NIS integrity. Eliminate arrears. Central Government Net Financing — Commercial Banks Asset Quality. Outlook and Risks Policy Discussions Policy discussions focused on measures to build on the recent fiscal adjustment efforts, to accelerate reforms of SOEs to allow for an enduring reduction in transfers, and achieve debt sustainability. Fiscal and debt sustainability Cumulative Contribution to Adjustment -- Baseline. Sources: Barbados authorities and Fund staff estimates and projections.
Additional Cumulative Contribution to Adjustment -- Active. Baseline Vs Active Scenario. Transfers and State Owned Enterprises Transfers have become a significant burden on the budget. Sources: Authorities and Fund staff calculations. Other Issues The authorities generally agree with the staff views and proposed policies. They recognize that budget deficit will be larger than planned but they expect the performance to be stronger than staff estimates. They noted that the May budget set a very ambitious target intentionally and, hence, there is a high risk that it may not be fully realized.
The revenue performance is somewhat weaker than expected because of lower imports as well as larger exemptions for the NSRL. However, some other taxes, particularly the corporate tax is doing much better, and may make up for some of the shortfall. The planned reduction in current expenditure was, in their view, on track. The minister plans to carefully review the remaining requests, and would only approve those that are necessary to cover wages, pensions and debt service, and expects transfers to SOEs not to be higher than last year.
The authorities recognize growing financing pressures and declining reserves.
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