Press Releases

Education Officials To Tour Upgraded Schools

Published on August 27, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

With one more week to go before the start of the new school year, a team of education officials led by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, will tour a number of schools...

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PM Stuart Receives Civil Society Report

Published on August 27, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (second from right) looking through the civil society organisations’ report on SIDS while (from left) CYEN President, William Clarke; National Coordinator of CYEN Barbados, Waynelle Collymore-Taylor; CYEN Project Coordinator, Jamilla Sealy; Special Envoy to CYEN and SIDS, Stefan Knights; and National Coordinator of the GEF Small Grants Programme-UNDP, David Bynoe, look on.    (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is now in a better position to articulate the views of civil society in Barbados when he makes his input at the upcoming Third Global UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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Lesotho Delegation Meets Education Officials

Published on August 27, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands (second left) poses with Lesotho's Minister of Education and Training, Makabelo Mosothoane  (second right) while Permanent Secretary, Cecile Humphrey (left) and Registrar, Examinations Council of Lesotho, Dr. Litsabako Ntoi (right) look on. (Cleveland Sam/CXC)

Ways in which Barbados and Lesotho could collaborate on issues related to education came to the fore yesterday afternoon when a six-member delegation from Lesotho paid a courtesy call on...
 

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Barbadian History Through The Eyes of The Elderly

Published on August 27, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

The National Committee on Ageing is calling on elderly persons from around the island to share their experiences and recollections of events in Barbados from independence to the present.

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General Notices for August 27, 2014

Published on August 27, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, June 27, 2014.

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SIDS Leaders Should Attend Somoa Conference

Published on August 26, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Staurt. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says it is important that leaders of Small Island Developing States attend the upcoming Third International UN SIDS Conference in Samoa.

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Barbados To Sign Joint UNIDO Declaration

Published on August 26, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is expected to sign a partnership declaration between the Government of Barbados and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)...

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Knowledge Of Sciences Critical To Development

Published on August 26, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Campers put on a science modelling display during the closing and prize giving ceremony of the NCST’s Summer Camp.(A.Miller/BGIS)

Studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are critical to the future development of Barbados. That assertion was made recently by Parliamentary Secretary...

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General Notices for August 26, 2014

Published on August 26, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

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Changes For Crop Over 2015

Published on August 25, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley presenting Omowale Stewart with the Governor's Award in the Visual Arts category for his piece 'We Crop;We Culture?'. Mr. Stewart was also presented with a cheque for $6,500. (A.Miller/BGIS)

If the Crop Over festival is to be sustainable, it must grow, evolve and respond to the needs of its constituents. As a result, several changes are being implemented for Crop Over 2015.

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General Notices for August 25, 2014

Published on August 25, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Monday, August 25, 2014.

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Barbados Places Third In FCCA Competition

Published on August 25, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Karlton Holligan (pictured) placed third in this year's Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Children’s Essay Competition. (Photo compliments the Ministry of Tourism)

Karlton Holligan’s essay based on a conversation with his father on cruise tourism and its benefit to the island has earned a cash prize of US $1,000 for himself and his school at the regional leg...

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Changes Ahead For IBFSS Sector

Published on August 25, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss. (FP)

Operators within the International Business and Financial Services Sector (IBFSS) can expect some changes in the coming months as Income Tax and Insurance Tax exemptions will soon be introduced.

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Register Now For Certified Training Courses

Published on August 25, 2014 by Joy Springer
Introduction to Swimming Pool Sanitation is one of the courses being offered by the Environmental Health Department come September. (FP)

The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health is offering a number of certified training courses to members of the public during September, October and November.

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Farmers Told To Erect 'No Trespassing' Signs

Published on August 25, 2014 by Aisha Reid
The Ministry of Agriculture is advising farmers to erect 'No Trespassing' signs on their farms to give police more authority to arrest and prosecute loiterers and trespassers. (FP)

Farmers in Barbados have been advised to erect no trespassing signs at the points of entry to their properties. This advice has come from Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer...
 

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New Legislation Proposed For Crop Over

Published on August 25, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley (centre) presenting bandleader Gwyneth Squires (left) with a trophy and a $11,000 cheque for winning 'Large Band of the Year' with her band 'Controversee 2014'. Also pictured is Dr. Adrian Lorde. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Legislation is being proposed to make the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) a one-stop shop for the issuing of Crop Over-related licences during the annual festival.

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LPG Prices Increase From Midnight Sunday

Published on August 22, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Effective midnight Sunday, August 24, the retail price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will be increased.

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Renewable Energy Focus Of PM’s New Zealand Visit

Published on August 22, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has accepted the invitation of the Government of New Zealand to make a two-day visit to that country on his way back from the Third International UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa.

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Host Programme A Plus For Tourism Product

Published on August 22, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner. (FP)

A nation-wide attempt to address deficits in research and to get the population more connected with the tourism product is the “shot in the arm” needed to propel the destination as the number one choice for travellers.

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Camp Project S.O.F.T Kicks Off On Monday

Published on August 22, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(NCSA)

Project S.O.F.T (Safeguarding Our Future Today) 2014, will kick off on Monday, August 25, at the Valley Resource Centre, The Valley, St. George.

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