Press Releases

Over 3,500 Students To Write 11-Plus

Published on April 20, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Three thousand, five hundred and ten students will write this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) on Tuesday, May 5.

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Barbadians Urged To Follow In Seniors’ Footsteps

Published on April 20, 2015 by Deirdre Gittens
Athletes at this year's Senior Games at the National Stadium. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, has encouraged Barbadians to not only support older athletes, but to follow their example of keeping active.

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Parkinson Resource Centre Officially Opened

Published on April 20, 2015 by Deirdre Gittens
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett. (FP)

Seven years ago, the Community Development Department and the Maria Holder Memorial Trust began discussions regarding the refurbishment of what was once known as the Parkinson Community Centre.

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Lecture On Health Care Provision & Medical Practice

Published on April 20, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
The lecture will held at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. (FP)

Outsourcing: The Changing Face of Health Care Provision and Medical Practice will be the topic of a lecture to be delivered by Dr. Henderson Carter, on Wednesday, April 22, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed...

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CBers & Amateur Radio Operators Warned

Published on April 20, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Telecommunications Unit in the Division of Energy and Telecommunications has reminded amateur radio operators and citizen band radio operators (CBers) that they must not operate their equipment...

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UNFPA Official Meets With Foreign Minister

Published on April 20, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean shares a light moment with UNFPA Sub-regional Director, Sheila Roseau, during their recent meeting. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Ways in which Barbados and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) can work together to ensure the sexual and reproductive health of Barbadians were discussed recently, when that organisation’s Sub-regional Director...

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Crime Doesn’t Pay: A Young Man’s Turning Point

Published on April 20, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

He started life in the fast lane – liming on the block, drugs and even theft. As a child, Anthony looked up to his father, and so learned the ‘block’ culture and all it entailed from a very early age.

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BCC’S Portfolio Season Starts April 22

Published on April 20, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(BCC)

The Barbados Community College’s (BCC) annual portfolio season starts this Wednesday, April 22, at the Frank Collymore Hall.
 

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UDC’S Market Place This Wednesday

Published on April 20, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Barbadians are being encouraged to support this island’s small business entrepreneurs who will be displaying their products and services this Wednesday, April 22, at the Urban Development Commission’s (UDC) Market Place.

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Gov't To Target South America Travel Wholesalers

Published on April 17, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
CEO of Copa Airlines, Pedro Heilbron receiving a gift from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart following their meeting in Panama. (F.Ince/BGIS)

Government is considering inviting representatives of the wholesale sector in South America to Barbados, so that they can witness first-hand what the island’s tourism product has to offer.

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General Notices For April 17, 2015

Published on April 17, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, April 17, 2015.

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Government Will Facilitate Philanthropists

Published on April 17, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Derrick Smith unveiling the plaque to officially open the US $10 million Derrick Smith School and Vocational Centre at Lears, St. Michael today. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government is committed to providing the right environment so as to ensure that charities and philanthropists who want to give to Barbados can be easily facilitated.
 

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Level Of Crime A Concern Says Attorney General

Published on April 17, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is worried about the level of crime taking place in this country and across the region within the last few months.

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Social Workers Needed In School System

Published on April 17, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Investments made by having social workers in schools will bear fruits later. This according to Principal of the Government Industrial School, Erwin Leacock...

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'National Heroes Of Labour' Series Of Symposia

Published on April 17, 2015 by Jamal Hall
National Hero The Right Excellent Sir Frank Walcott will be among those Barbadians honoured by labour stakeholders for their contribution to Barbados' development. (FP)

The Labour Department, in collaboration with the Barbados Workers’ Union, will host three symposia in celebration of the life and work of the Right Excellent Charles Duncan O’Neal, Clement Payne, Sir Hugh Springer...

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BADMC Farmers' Market April 24 & 25

Published on April 17, 2015 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation’s (BADMC) will hold its next Southern Farmers’ Market on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, at Fairy Valley Plantation House...

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Cultural Industries The Way Forward

Published on April 16, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(From Left to right) The NCF's Rodney Ifill, Janice Whittle and Andrea Wells; Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley; and local artist Ewan Atkinson at yesterday's press conference. (A.Miller/BGIS)

“We shouldn’t underestimate the value of the creative sector”. This is according to the Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley who was addressing a press conference, yesterday, at the Ministry’s Sky Mall headquarters...

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Strengthening Cultural Connections To Cuba

Published on April 16, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley at yesterday's press conference at his Ministry in Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Come September, there should be a new cultural cooperation agreement between Barbados and Cuba. This was revealed by the Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley.

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Barbadians Told To Treasure Their Heritage

Published on April 16, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Author Glyne Murray (second left) presenting a copy of his book to CICS National Coordinator, Curtis Gibbons while the ICBL's Alex Tasker and Permanent Secretary, Ruth Blackman look on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

“(Don’t) throw the baby out with the bath water.” These cautionary words came from the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth, Ruth Blackman...
 

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New State Of-The-Art Lab For Barbados

Published on April 16, 2015 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce and US Ambassador to Barbados, Dr. Larry Palmer turning the sod at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Barbados National Reference Laboratory yesterday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Within the next 16 months, construction is expected to be completed on a new Barbados National Reference Laboratory which will be an amalgamation of the three public health laboratories currently in operation.

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