Press Releases

Bajan Team Heading To Cuba

Published on April 29, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss will lead a team of officials to visit Cuba from May 2 to 6. (FP)

Now that diplomatic ties have been formally re-established between Cuba and the United States, Barbados is looking to add its name to the list of CARICOM countries attempting to enter the Cuban market.

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Monument Design Finalists To Be Announced

Published on April 29, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
Chairman of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Coordinating Committee, Senator Maxine McClean. (FP)

The five finalists of the Barbados at 50 Monument Design Competition will be announced next week.

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Pay Attention To Labour Legislation

Published on April 29, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo addressing a two-day Caribbean Startup Summit at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Entrepreneurs and potential business people have been advised to pay attention to this country’s labour legislation.

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Sound-Level Testing At St. Ann’s Fort

Published on April 29, 2016 by Sharon Austin
St. Ann's Fort. (FP)

Members of the public have been advised that a series of sound-level tests will be carried out in the Garrison area, from St. Ann’s Fort, under the supervision of the Barbados Defence Force...

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$30m In Produce From BADMC Farmers

Published on April 29, 2016 by Aisha Reid
(Stock Photo)

Farmers who are a part of the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) generated approximately $30 million in primary produce in 2015.

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BADMC Committed To Building Links

Published on April 29, 2016 by Aisha Reid
Chairman of the BADMC's Board, Orlando Marville, cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Carmeta’s Farm and Factory outlet at the Fairy Valley Plantation, Christ Church.(A.Husbands/BGIS)

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation, (BADMC) remains committed to building linkages between local farmers, agro-processors, food manufacturers, distributors and consumers.

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Child Month Activities Begin Next Week

Published on April 29, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

Activities to mark the Child Care Board’s annual celebration of Child Month will begin next week under the theme: Celebrating Children: The Gems of Our Nation.

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Our Challenges Are The Same Says AG

Published on April 29, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Health threats such as the Zika virus and Chikungunya have shown that where countries in Latin and South America, and the English-speaking Caribbean are concerned, “our challenges are the same”.

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Community Tourism Day In Bush Hall

Published on April 29, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

The Community Development Department and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority will host the Bush Hall Community’s Tourism Day, entitled: Festook, tomorrow, Saturday, April 30.

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Education Minister Calls For Due Process

Published on April 29, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Education Minister, Ronald Jones. (FP)

There is a need for “due process” when dealing with difficult situations in the education system.

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Applications Open For Student Fund

Published on April 29, 2016 by Jamal Weekes/SRLF
(Stock Photo)

The Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) is now accepting application forms.

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General Notices For April 29, 2016

Published on April 29, 2016 by GISMEDIA
(BGIS)

BGIS notices for Friday, April 29, 2016.

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Public Secondary Schools Closed For 11 Plus

Published on April 27, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

The Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination will be held on Tuesday, May 3, at 22 secondary schools across the island from 9:00 a.m.

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Register For UDC Garden Competition

Published on April 27, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Those persons who have applied for assistance from the Urban Development Commission (UDC) can now participate in that organisation’s 2016 Garden Beautification Competition.

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Change In Location For Courts

Published on April 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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Members of the public have been advised that the District ‘A’ Domestic Court, District ‘A’ Civil Court and District ‘C’ Court, currently located at the Supreme Court Complex, will be closed effective next Tuesday, May 3.

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Brownes Beach Car Park Closed Temporarily

Published on April 27, 2016 by Aisha Reid
(Stock Photo)

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) has advised that the Brownes Beach Car Park will be closed from Friday, April 29, to Tuesday, May 3.

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Public Servants Undergo Training On ESW

Published on April 27, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Public servants at the two-day training session. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Trade facilitation within Barbados is expected to be transformed with the implementation of the Electronic Single Window (ESW).

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Scotland District Set To Be Reforested

Published on April 27, 2016 by Aisha Reid
The Scotland District. (FP)

The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on a project to reforest the Scotland District of the island.

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CICS Introduction Ceremony

Published on April 27, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The public is invited to the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat’s (CICS) Independence Celebrations Introduction Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at Gall Hill playing field, St. John, at 5:30 p.m.

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Provisional Industrial Production Index – Jan. 2016

Published on April 27, 2016 by Economic Affairs Division
(Stock Photo)

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 11.9 per cent in January 2016 when compared with the previous month.

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