Press Releases

CZMU Hosts Final Underwater Clean-Up

Published on August 31, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (Barbados chapter) will host the final underwater clean-up on Saturday, September 10...

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New Levy To Improve Health Care System

Published on August 31, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler. (FP)

As Government gets set to introduce the National Social Responsibility Levy on September 1, Barbadians are being reminded that it is “not just another tax”...

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BGIS Notices For August 31, 2016

Published on August 31, 2016 by GISMEDIA
(BGIS)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

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CXC Registration Soon Open

Published on August 31, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
The Ministry of Education. (FP)

Registration for the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) January 2017 examinations will begin on Monday, September 5, and run until Friday, October 7.

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New Plans For The Barbados YMCA

Published on August 31, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
From left to right: Minister Steve Blackett shaking hands with General Secretary of the Latin America & Caribbean Association of the YMCAs, Antonio Merino; while YMCA President (Barbados), Antonio Elcock; 2nd Vice President, Emerald Holder; and YMCA Director (Barbados), Orson Simpson look on. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) has become irrelevant and there are plans afoot to reestablish the organisation as a “pinnacle in society”.
 

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Upcoming Community Health Forum

Published on August 30, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
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The St. Thomas Parish Independence Committee is inviting members of the public to attend its upcoming health forum.

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Sandy Crest Medical Centre Celebrates 10 Years

Published on August 30, 2016 by Joy Springer

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Sandy Crest Medical Centre has donated over $10,000 in training equipment to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other agencies in the health sector.

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Check Those Prices Carefully

Published on August 30, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler.(FP)

Check those prices carefully!

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Children To Receive Supplies For School

Published on August 30, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
President of the Family Care Support Group, Kedelyn Morgan (left) receiving the cash donation from Administrative Officer and HIV Coordinator in the Office of the Attorney General, Cheryl Grogan. (A.Miller/BGIS)

There will be smiles on the faces of some children when the new school term begins.

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Trident Hoped To Instill Greater Patriotism

Published on August 30, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, receives the ceremonial Broken Trident at the Ministry's headquarters today, during a brief ceremony. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

With Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence fast approaching...

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Immigration Complaints Being Investigated

Published on August 30, 2016 by Joy Springer
The Immigration Department.(FP)

The Barbados Immigration Department is investigating a complaint by a Jamaican national...

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Prevention Key To Growing Public Health Threat

Published on August 30, 2016 by Joy Springer
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Preventive action, in particular lifestyle change, is the key to stemming the growing public health threat of chronic diseases in Barbados.

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Sign Up For David Thompson Football Classic

Published on August 30, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
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Young men 16 years and older are invited to sign up to represent their respective constituencies in the upcoming David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic.

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Positive Feedback On School Tour

Published on August 30, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
EducationMinister, Ronald Jones, speaking with the Principal of the Combermere School, Vere Parris, while touring several schools in various stages of renovation. (J.Weekes/BGIS)

All Schools should be ready to reopen at the beginning of the new school year.

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Confidence Of Investors Growing

Published on August 29, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler (centre) and Barbados' calypso queen, Aziza, cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Burger King at Warrens today. Looking on is Chairman of the Williams Group, Ralph

International businesses of various types have a degree of “elevated confidence in Barbados” as a destination for foreign direct investment.

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Government Tackling Youth Unemployment

Published on August 29, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo speaking at the Barbados Workers’ Union 75th Annual Delegates’ Conference at Solidarity House on Saturday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Ministry of Labour is engaged in an ongoing effort to address youth unemployment in Barbados and has made skills development a priority. 

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Public Warned About Illegal Rat Poison

Published on August 29, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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Members of the public are being cautioned about the illegal importation of rat poison, being sold by unauthorised individuals.

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Transport Authority Extends Project

Published on August 29, 2016 by Cathy Lashley/Transport Authority
(FP)

The Transport Authority Service Integration (TASI) project on the Edey Village and Sturges routes, scheduled to end on August 31, has been extended until December, 31, 2016.
 

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Register Now For Alzheimer’s Workshop

Published on August 29, 2016 by Joy Springer
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To mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Wednesday, September 21, the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association will host a workshop themed Remember Me at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church.

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Fogging Schedule August 29 To September 1

Published on August 26, 2016 by Joy Springer
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Officers of the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue fogging exercises in parishes throughout Barbados next week in an effort to control the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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