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Branch News

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 (“…