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Allegation: Fee Setting - Professional Associations (Attorneys-at-Law) PDF Print

In 2007, the Commission began a follow-up inquiry into fee setting in the professions focusing especially on the schedule of legal fees for non-contentious matters.  

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Allegation: Excessive Pricing - ADM Barbados Mills PDF Print

Case Opened: July 2008

The Commission began an investigation into the pricing policy of ADM, in an attempt to determine whether the prices offered by the flour manufacturer, were in any way inflated and whether the recent cost increases were the true basis for the Company’s price increases. 

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Allegation: Excessive pricing - Pinnacle Feeds Limited PDF Print

Case Opened: July 2008

Staff of the Fair Competition Division began an investigation into the allegation that the wholesale livestock feed prices in Barbados were excessive, in that they were not reasonably related to their respective costs of production..   

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Allegation: Abuse of Dominance - Arawak Cement Company Limited PDF Print

Case Opened: April 9th 2008

The Commission received information (copies of invoices) which suggested that the pricing policy of Arawak Cement Company Limited (“Arawak”) may have been in breach of the Fair Competition Act. 

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Allegation: Abuse of a Dominant Position - LIAT PDF Print

Case Opened: March 7th 2008

The Commission received a report from the Travel Agents Association of Barbados (TAAB) entitled “Abuse of a Dominant Position, Anti-competitive Practices in the Travel Trade”. The report alleged that LIAT (1974) Ltd. (LIAT) had engaged in anti-competitive practices with respect to the sale of airline tickets. In particular it was alleged that LIAT was enabling its own retail ticket outlets to offer certain benefits and privileges to customers while not permitting travel agents the opportunity to offer the same.  

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Former Commissioner, Prof. Andrew Downes, receives a gift of appreciation from Commissioner Monique Taitt. Prof. Downes was appointed to the Commission at its inception in 2001, became Deputy Chairman in 2006 and served as a member of the telecommunications and fair competition panels. We thank him for his 15 years of service and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.