Press Releases

Ten New Deputy Principals Receive Letters

Published on July 6, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
New Deputy Principal of Springer Memorial , Mitchelle Maxwell (centre) posing with Chief Education Officer (Ag), Karen Best and Education Minister, Ronald Jones. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

When the school term begins on September, 13 secondary schools will have new deputy principals. Today 10 of these deputies received their letters of appointment...

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Deputy Principals Are Second In Command

Published on July 6, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
The new deputy principals pose with Education Minister, Ronald Jones; Chief Education Officer (Ag), Karen Best (centre front row); Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands (centre back row) and other education officials. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Deputy Principals are being reminded that there are second in command in the school system and must stand beside their principals.
 

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UN Secretary General Meets With Prime Minister

Published on July 6, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart posing with United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon following their meeting at Ilaro Court. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Barbados will make its presence felt at international meetings scheduled to be held later this year, as it seeks to get a firm commitment on several issues facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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Commerce Minister Leads Mission To Colombia

Published on July 6, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. (FP)

Barbados is looking to make its stamp far and wide. That is according to Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss...

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Inniss: Barbados Will Not Rest On Its Laurels

Published on July 6, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
International Business Minister, Donville Inniss speaking at the official opening of the Cooperatives Fair at Pelican Village, Princess Alice Highway on Saturday. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Barbados has no intention of resting on its laurels with regards to its recent blacklisting status by members of the European Union (EU).

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CARICOM Summit Deemed A Success

Published on July 5, 2015 by Melissa Rollock
CARICOM Chairman and Barbados' Prime Minister Freundel Stuart speaking to the media at the closing press conference for the 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting at Hilton Barbados. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, has deemed the just-concluded 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, held in Barbados from July 2 to 4, a success.

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Cultural Presentation Hits The Right Notes

Published on July 5, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(A.Miller/BGIS)

Delegates, members of Cabinet and other officials attending the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM were treated to the crème de la crème of local entertainment...

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LPG Prices To Fall Effective July 5

Published on July 5, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Effective midnight Sunday, July 5, the retail price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will fall. According to a statement from the Division of Energy...

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Leaders Undecided On Commonwealth Nominee

Published on July 5, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
CARICOM Chairman and Barbados' Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart making a point during the closing press conference of the 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Conference. Looking on is Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

After several hours in caucus, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have still not decided on a candidate for the soon-to-be vacant post of Commonwealth Secretary-General.

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Communiqué - 36th CARICOM Conference

Published on July 4, 2015 by CARICOM Secretariat
(A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, 2-4 July 2015, Bridgetown, Barbados.

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Panama Wants Better CARICOM Relations

Published on July 4, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
Barbados' Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela heading to the CARICOM Heads of Government caucus today at the Barbados Hilton. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

The Government of Panama wants to strengthen its relations with CARICOM and to achieve “new and better levels of understanding and cooperation”.

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Panama Keen To Cooperate In Education

Published on July 4, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Barbados' Minister of Education, Ronald Jones shaking hands with Panama's Minister of Education, Marcela Paredes de Vásquez following their bilateral meeting at Hilton Barbados.(B.Hinds/BGIS)

Panama is seeking to strengthen cooperation with Barbados by creating linkages in the area of education. This was expressed today as Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones...

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Barbados And Panama Sign MOU

Published on July 4, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean and Panama's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Miguel Hincapié, co-initial the Memorandum of Understanding. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Barbados and the Republic of Panama now have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Bilateral Relations. The documents were signed and exchanged today during the 36th Regular Meeting...

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Inniss Receives Visit From Panamanian Minister

Published on July 4, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister, Donville Inniss (left) and Panama's Minister of Industry and Commerce, Meliton Arrocha, exchange gifts following the courtesy call. At left are Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Sonia Foster, and Director of International Business, Kaeron Venner (partially hidden). (A.Miller/BGIS)

Government is looking to further strengthen and deepen relations between Barbados and Panama. Industry Minister Donville Inniss made this clear on Friday evening...

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Child Care Board Statement On Jahan King

Published on July 4, 2015 by Child Care Board
(A.Husbands/BGIS)

Chairman of the Child Care Board, Ken Knight, in a statement issued today, has extended condolences to the family of six-year-old Jahan King.

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Panama's President Arrives In Barbados

Published on July 3, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela (second left) and Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy (centre) making their way from the tarmac at the Grantley Adams International Airport. (A.Miller/BGIS)

President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, arrived in Barbados today, Friday, July 3, to participate in the intense discussions of the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

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Panama Seeking A Direct Flight To Barbados

Published on July 3, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy (right) and Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela chatting shortly after the latter's arrival in Barbados. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Panama is seeking to establish a direct flight to Barbados. This was disclosed today by President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, immediately following his arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

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Indomitable Spirit Award For Special Needs Students

Published on July 3, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
The patron of the ceremony is President of the Senate, Senator Kerry-Ann Ifill. (FP)

The Student Support Services Department of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, in conjunction with Sagicor Life Inc., will be hosting an Indomitable Spirit Award for special needs students.

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Ban Ki-moon Speaks On Haitian Deportation

Published on July 3, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon speaking at today's press conference. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has stated that the Haiti/Dominican Republic deportation troubles “is a matter of human rights and human dignity”.

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Public Health Nurses Celebrate Week Of Activities

Published on July 3, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Public Health Nurses’ Week begins on Sunday with a church service at the Grace Communion Church, St. George Secondary School, Constant, St. George at 10:00 a.m.

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