Press Releases

Barbadians Receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Published on September 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave and Lady Belgrave pose with the seven recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours at Government House today. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Seven Barbadians were today presented with insignias awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their service to this country.

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Centenarians Should Be Celebrated More

Published on September 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Community Development and Constituency Empowerment, Steven Blackett. (FP)

The time has come to celebrate our centenarians with greater fanfare. This is according to Minister of Social Care, Community Development and Constituency Empowerment, Steven Blackett...

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11-Plus Past Papers Available

Published on September 18, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Parents and guardians of students at both public and private primary schools can now purchase Past Papers of the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination...
 

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BSS Staff Undergoing Training

Published on September 18, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Executive Director of the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity, Dr. Sonia Greenidge-Franklyn, interacting with staff of the Barbados Statistical Service during the training session. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Employees of the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) are improving their skills through a series of training workshops being facilitated by the Modernisation of the Barbados Statistical Service Project.

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Travel Advisory For Persons Travelling To Mecca

Published on September 18, 2014 by Joy Springer

The Ministry of Health is advising persons making the annual Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, October 2 to 7, to take a number of health precautions...

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Grazettes Primary Closed September 19

Published on September 18, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Grazettes Primary School, located at Grazettes, St. Michael, will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, September 19. 

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Conference To Discuss Regional Labour Concerns

Published on September 18, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo addressing delegates at today's regional labour meeting at Hilton Barbados. (J.Hall/BGIS)

Delegates from 22 countries across the Americas gathered yesterday in Barbados to address some of the most pressing issues facing labour in the Hemisphere. 

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Barbados Establishing Relations With Kenya

Published on September 18, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Sitting (l-r)- Barbados' Acting High Commissioner to the UK, Donville Johnson; Kenya's High Commissioner, Ephraim Ngare; standing - Minister Counsellor, Barbados High Commission, Euclid Goodman; Deputy High Commissioner, Kenya High Commission, Ambassador Jackline Yonga, and First Secretary Kenya High Commission, Lazarus Muganda at the signing ceremony. (MFA)

Barbados has signed a joint communiqué to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kenya.

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Grazettes Primary Reopens September 18

Published on September 17, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Grazettes Primary School, located at Grazettes, St. Michael, will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, September 18. 

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2014 FCCA Presentation Ceremony

Published on September 17, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, will present prizes and certificates of participation for this year’s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s Essay and Poster competition. (FP)

Barbados’ success at this year’s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) Essay and Poster competition will be officially recognised during a special ceremony next week.

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Six Cross Roads Library Reopened

Published on September 17, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
(FP)

The Six Cross Roads Branch Library has reopened for business after a brief closure to carry out repairs.

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Sixth Form At Springer Memorial Another Option

Published on September 17, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Six form students at the Springer Memorial School posing in their new uniforms. (FP)

It’s been one year since the introduction of a sixth form at the Springer Memorial Secondary School, and already the institution at Government Hill, St. Michael is reaping success.

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Grazettes Primary Closed Again

Published on September 16, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Grazettes Primary School.

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Grazettes Primary School, located at Grazettes, St. Michael, will be closed again tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17.

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Thumbs Up For Caribbean Leadership Project

Published on September 16, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described the Caribbean Leadership Project’s Leadership Development Programme for senior civil servants as being critical to the region’s development.

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Minister Responds To Hockey Astroturf Comments

Published on September 16, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley has dismissed recent comments attributed to the President of the Barbados Hockey Federation, David Rouse, in the Nation Newspaper...

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Clinic Closures Tomorrow And Saturday

Published on September 16, 2014 by Joy Springer
(nationnews.com)

The Ministry of Health advises the public that the St. Andrew Out-Patient Clinic at Belleplaine, St. Andrew will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. 

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Isolation Unit To Be Set Up At Enmore

Published on September 15, 2014 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Government has announced that an isolation centre specifically designed to handle chronic infectious diseases is being established on the grounds of Enmore, St. Michael.

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Barbados Signs MOU With China

Published on September 15, 2014 by Joy Springer
Sealing the deal! Energy Minister Senator Darcy Boyce and China's Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke shake hands following the signing of the MOU at Government Headquarters last Friday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the People’s Republic of China which has resulted in a donation of 25 000 LED lights and 1000 air-conditioning units...

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Security Is Paramount For Post Office

Published on September 15, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite congratulates Postmaster General, Joel Brathwaite at the opening of the Caribbean Postal Training Centre today. Looking on are  Secretary General of the Caribbean POstal Union, Sandra Davoren (second left) and Abdelilah Bousseta of the Universal Postal Union (right). (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite has reiterated his intent to ‘step up’ security around the island’s Post Offices by ensuring that workers...

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Health Minister Welcomes New PAHO/WHO Rep

Published on September 15, 2014 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs/BGIS
Minister of Health, John Boyce greeting newly-appointed PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados, Dr. Godfrey Xuereb prior to their courtesy call. (FA)

The fight against non-communicable diseases is high on the agenda of the newly-appointed Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation Representative to Barbados, Dr. Godfrey Xuereb.

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