Press Releases

Dengue Fever Cases Fewer Than Last Year

Published on July 31, 2015 by Joy Springer

The Ministry of Health has reported one death and 40 confirmed cases of dengue fever so far this year. This is a substantial drop from last year’s figures, when 115 cases were confirmed...
 

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Junior Multi-Media Workshop Skills Beneficial

Published on July 31, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands presenting a certificate to Taye Hinds following the completion of the Junior Multimedia Workshop. (E.Walker/MRD)

Thirteen young students, who participated in a four-week Junior Multi-media Workshop at the Media Resource Department (MRD), have been told that the variety of skills they gain would be beneficial to their future.
 

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Tripartite Model Has Worked For Barbados

Published on July 31, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (fourth left) speaking at today's meeting of the Social Partnership at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He is joined by several ministers of Government. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has underscored the importance of the social partnership, saying that even though the country has been affected by the world’s economic challenges, the tripartite arrangement...
 

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Sir Philip Greaves To Act As Governor-General

Published on July 31, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Sir Philip Greaves. (FP)

Former Cabinet Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Philip Marlowe Greaves, will act as Governor-General during the month of August.

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eTA For Travel To Canada

Published on July 31, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has advised that the Government of Canada has issued a revision to its new entry requirements for all visa-exempt travellers seeking to enter Canada by air. 

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Fogging Schedule August 4 To 7

Published on July 31, 2015 by Joy Springer

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week in St. John, Christ Church and St. Andrew, between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

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Community Legal Aid Relocated

Published on July 31, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Members of the public are asked to note that the office of the Community Legal Services Commission will be relocated to the second floor of the Registration Department...

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Diabetes Training For Public Health Professionals

Published on July 31, 2015 by Joy Springer
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John speaking to participants of the training session in insulin management. To her left is Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George. (A.Miller/BGIS)

In its continuing effort to curb the rise of diabetes in Barbados, the Ministry of Health collaborated with the Diabetes Education Task Force (DET) to host the first ever training session in insulin management...
 

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Carnegie Library Restoration Project Launched

Published on July 30, 2015 by Joy Springer
The historic Carnegie Building on Coleridge Street in Bridgetown. (FP)

A fundraising project to finance a $4 million restoration of the historic Carnegie Building on Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, was launched yesterday by the Task Force established to oversee the restoration.

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Water Authority Returning To Profitability

Published on July 30, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick greets businessman, Ralph

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has moved from over $19 million in the red to just between $8 and $12 million. And, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick...

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Barbados – A Top Destination Choice!

Published on July 30, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) chatting with several tourists during a reception at Hilton Barbados yesterday evening. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados is a destination of very high choice! That was the message to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart from some visitors to the island, who got an opportunity to meet and interact with him...

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Key Steps Being Taken To Comply With FATCA

Published on July 30, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(Left to right) BRA Revenue Commissioner, Margaret Sivers; Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler (centre); and Chairman of the Board, BRA, Sandra Osboure at today's public FATCA consultation at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government has taken key steps to meet the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Intergovernmental Agreement (FATCA IGA), which allows for the reciprocal exchange of information between the USA and Barbados.

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Learn About Your Constitutional Rights!

Published on July 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(Stock Photo)

Know the Law, Know Your Rights! is the title of a series of lectures to be held next month by the Canadian Government-funded IMPACT Justice Project, in collaboration with the Community Development Department.

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BWA Executes National Development Projects

Published on July 30, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Businessman, Ralph

Climate change adaptation and mitigation will be among key areas in focus over the next 15 to 20 years, as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) executes projects to support national development.

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Barbados To Host CXC Results Release

Published on July 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(CXC)

Barbados will be the venue for the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) official release of its May/June 2015 Results, next month.

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Submit Comments On Employment Rights Act

Published on July 30, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Comments may be submitted to the Ministry of Labour at Warrens. (FP)

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development is conducting a review of the Employment Rights Act, 2012, and is inviting members of the public to submit... 

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Sports A Vehicle For Development

Published on July 30, 2015 by Melissa Rollock
Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley (centre) chatting with veteran sportscaster Sam Wilkinson while (l-r) Cinamon Als of Novaris Risk Management Solutions; participant, William Bourne and Glenfield Lynch  of G.O. Lynch Consulting Inc. look on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Sport has the potential to be a real economic driver for Barbados but there are a number of hindrances that are preventing this goal from being realised.

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Training In Keeping With Global Trends

Published on July 29, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
A section of Barbados Port Inc. employees undergoing training organised through partnership with the Caribbean Maritime Institute. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The training ongoing at the Barbados Port Inc. is in keeping with current trends and producing competencies that will lead participants to greater mobility in their job, locally and internationally.

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Manager Highlights Training Fund Successes

Published on July 29, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(Left to right) CMU Manager, Anderson Lowe; IDB Consultant, Dr. Juan Prawda and IDB Education Lead Specialist, Dr. Sabine Reible-Aubourg speaking to the media following a tour of the Barbados Port Inc. on Monday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Since the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF) Management Unit (CMU) was established in October 2013 to support the development of technical and vocational education and training... 

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High Praise Continues For CBTF

Published on July 29, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
IDB Education Lead Specialist, Dr. Sabine Reible-Aubourg (right); Consultant, Dr. Juan Prawda (second right) and officials speaking to Barbados Port Inc. employees during their training session on Monday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

There has been high praise again for the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF), a project which forms part of Component One of the Skills For The Future Program (SFTF).

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