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Morning Blend 24 February, 2014

It’s Career and Technical Education Month; the Ministry of Education is getting the word out about the career and employment opportunities in the technical, vocational, business and hospitality sectors. Gwendolyn Johnson, Assistant Education Officer, Business Studies, Ministry of Education, Ramona Wells, Business Studies Coordinator, CH Reeves Junior High, and Sharon Ferguson, Senior Education Officer, Family & Consumer Science Education, Ministry of Education, tell Dwight and guest host Pamela Musgrove about the various magnet programs focusing on these specialized fields of study in public high schools. An exhibition begins this week at the Kendal Isaacs Gym, with a special forum about available scholarships set for this Wednesday. For more information, contact the Ministry of Education at 502-2700.

And, Guardian Business Editor Alison Lowe tells us about her recent trip to Barbados, and the mixed views there on the impact value-added tax has had on the country. The Barbados Central Bank Governor told Alison he personally thinks the country’s VAT system is a “mess” and that it’s an “anti-tourism tax”. But a Barbados Chamber of Commerce official said VAT has been “good for the economy, and good for business”, and a hotelier said VAT has been “fairly sensible”.

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