Press Releases

Pension Cheques By The End Of Next Week

Published on October 1, 2014 by Jamal Hall
NIS Director, Ian Carrington (right) and Chief Information Technology Officer, Nicholas Rock speaking at today's press conference. (J.Hall/BGIS)

Director of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Ian Carrington, has reassured Barbadians that pension cheques should be ready by the end of next week.

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PM Stuart Returns To Barbados On Saturday

Published on October 1, 2014 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is currently on the mend in Canada, following a bout of influenza.

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Meeting On Grazettes Primary Tomorrow

Published on October 1, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that there will be a meeting for parents and guardians of students of the Grazettes Primary School tomorrow, Thursday, October 2...

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Springer Memorial School Impacted Many Lives

Published on October 1, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones speaking to students of the Springer Memorial Secondary School following the unveiling of a plaque to celebrate the schools's 50th anniversary. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Fifty years in the life of an institution may seem short to some, but for the Springer Memorial School, which has significantly impacted so many lives, this is an important milestone.

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Climate Change Technology Critical For SIDS

Published on October 1, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. (FP)

Technology is a critical pillar needed for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to combat the damaging effects of climate change.

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Education Month - Charting New Horizons

Published on September 30, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. (FP)

Charting A Course to New Horizons In Education is the theme chosen this year to mark Education Month in Barbados. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will begin the celebrations...

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Seniors Off To Huntsman Games This Week

Published on September 30, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

A team of 20 senior athletes is slated to leave the island this Thursday, October 2, for St. George, Utah, to participate in the upcoming Huntsman World Senior Games.

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Psychiatric Hospital Observes Mental Health Month

Published on September 30, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Living With Schizophrenia is the theme of Mental Health Month, being observed in October. Activities, being hosted by the Psychiatric Hospital in collaboration with...

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Community Sports Training Programme Launched

Published on September 30, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
BABA’s President, Derek Garrett (left) and Director of Youth, Cleviston Hunte (right) signing  the MOU in the gym of the Barbados Community College last Friday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Basketball will have a greater presence in Barbadian communities now that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA).

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SPBMP In Focus This Week

Published on September 30, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(SPBMP)

A number of issues will be deliberated when education officers across the region meet here this week to assess the progress of the Child Friendly School initiative...

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NIS Benefits To Be Delayed

Published on September 29, 2014 by NIS/Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

The National Insurance Office (NIS) has advised the public that a hardware malfunction has severely affected its computer network.

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SJPP To Receive Engines From Trans-Tech

Published on September 29, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(TVET Council)

Fifteen engines will be donated to the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) tomorrow, Tuesday, September 30.

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Barbados To Host Training Workshop

Published on September 29, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(UN)

Barbados will host a three-day Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Training Workshop for National Designated Entities, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 30...

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Springer Memorial Marking 50 Years

Published on September 29, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Springer Memorial Secondary School is celebrating 50 years of contributing to education in Barbados.

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National Animal Week October 4 To 11

Published on September 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Animal Control Centre of the Ministry of Health will host National Animal Week, beginning this Saturday, October 4, with a Dog Fair on the grounds of Roberts Manufacturing Company Limited...

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General Notices For September 29, 2014

Published on September 29, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Monday, September 29, 2014.

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Lecture On How To Age Actively

Published on September 29, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

Ways in which persons can remain active as they age will be discussed later this week, when a lecture is held to address that issue. 

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Register For Community Dance Fest

Published on September 29, 2014 by Kim Ramsay Moore
(FP)

All genres of dance groups, from children to adults, who are interested in participating in Community Dance Fest 2014 – 2015, are being asked to register with the Community Development Department.

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Consultants Invited To Amend Plan

Published on September 29, 2014 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Government is one step closer to having the Barbados Physical Development Plan (PDP) (2003) amended.

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More Harmony And Less Confusion In Education

Published on September 26, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones. (FP)

Education Minister, Ronald Jones, wants to see more harmony and cooperation among those who lead and manage the education system, particularly within secondary schools.

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