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14 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will herald the worst economic contraction in the history of Latin American and the Caribbean, with a projected -5.3 per cent drop in activity this year, according to a recent report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

13 March 2020

STEP Barbados was pleased to host a seminar on Wealth Planning for LatAm Families on Friday, 13th March at Barbados Yacht Club, Bay Street, St. Michael.

Nation Newspaper Article

The featured speaker was Mr. Robert Reymond, a Tax Partner, from the London office of Stikeman Elliott LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. He explored…

17 February 2020

Central Bank of Barbados Announces Further Ease of Exchange Controls

The Central Bank of Barbados has further liberalised foreign currency transactions, continuing the movement toward more relaxed exchange controls that it began in 2019. The new policy, which impacts several types of foreign currency transactions went into ef…

18 December 2019

STEP Barbados was delighted to host its annual Christmas Cocktail Mixer on 11 December 2019 at the Jamestown Bar and Grill, Holetown, St. James, Barbados.

We recognised our Amanda Lashley (Immediate Past Chairperson) and Vice President of Trust & Legal at Cidel Bank & Trust, who received a Founders Award this year from STEP Global in recognition of her hard work and unwavering commitment to the Branch and its objectives of raising awareness in respect of fa…

25 May 2018

What started off as a simple conversation between, the current Chairperson of the STEP Barbados Branch, Tara Frater and former Chairperson Keisha N. Hyde Porchetta on the last day of the 2018 STEP Caribbean Conference, held in Barbados from 7-9 May 2018, as to whether either of them had been registered on the Barbados register of voters blossomed into a battle for the right to vote and the ultimate victory for over 200 Commonwealth Citizens residing and working in Barbados…

10 May 2018

The STEP Caribbean Conference 2018 took place on 7-9 May at the Hilton Resort Barbados, marking the 20th anniversary of the event. This year’s event included Trust Immersion 201, a one-day conference with technical topics delivered at an introductory level, running parallel to the main conference.

Over 250 delegates attended and, while many STEP members came from Caribbean islands, the US and LatAm countries, attendees also flocked in from further afield: the UK, S…

28 March 2018

The Barbados Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) hosted a seminar on the Common Reporting Standard, and its implications for Barbados on Thursday, 22 March 2018 with La-Tanya Edwards, a senior manager leading the Caribbean Tax Desk at the EY New York Office; and Javier Lemoine, Regional Senior Manager (Tax and Legal) and Imran Ali, Senior Tax Manager/International Tax Expert both of PwC Barbados.

The Common Reporting Standard (“…