Press Releases

Worthing Beach Closed

Published on December 18, 2014 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The National Conservation Commission has advised the public that Worthing Beach, Christ Church, has been closed temporarily to facilitate the opening of the sluice gate...

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Government Committed To CLICO Restructuring Plan

Published on December 18, 2014 by Ministry of Finance/BGIS
The Directors of the company held their first meeting with Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, and senior officials of his Ministry last Thursday, December 11. (FP)

The Government of Barbados has today reiterated its full and complete commitment to the Court-approved restructuring plan for CLICO International Life (CIL) and its associated companies.

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Barbados To Meet ‘Education For All’ Goals By 2018

Published on December 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Education Minister, Ronald Jones (centre blue helmet) joins officials from the Maria Holder Trust and two young residents from Gall Hill to break ground for the new nursery school. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados will not meet the early childhood education aspect of the UNESCO Education for All goals by 2015 as stipulated; however, the specifications for that particular objective will be met by 2018.

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Book On Churches Presented To Foreign Minister

Published on December 18, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Foreign Minister, Senator Maxine McClean and Anglican Bishop of Barbados, the Most Reverend Dr. John Holder receive their copy of the publication from author, Professor Sir Henry Fraser at Parliament. (C.Henry/BGIS)

The pictorial spread and rich, lustrous photographs of the second edition of the Historic Churches of Barbados has been described by this country’s Foreign Minister, Senator Maxine McClean, as “a must have”.

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A New Dawn In U.S. Relations With Cuba

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described the news that the United States (US) will be re-establishing a diplomatic relationship with Cuba and easing economic and travel restrictions as a “positive and forward-looking step”.

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Fire Chief: An Honour To Serve My Country

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Retiring Chief Fire Officer at the Barbados Fire Service, Wilfred Marshall. (FP)

Anyone thinking of making fire-fighting a career choice must be willing to learn, and more importantly, be prepared to give of their service to their country.

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Prime Minister Receives Book On Historic Churches

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) and Barbados' newest knight Professor Sir Henry Fraser browsing through the publication 'Historic Churches of Barbados' today at Government headquarters. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described as “captivating” the rich history and glossy photographs of the island’s Anglican churches, which is contained in the second edition of Historic Churches of Barbados.
 

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Make Fire Safety A Priority For Christmas!

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Homeowners are reminded of the importance of installing smoke detectors in the home. In addition, the battery should be checked monthly, and replaced annually, while the smoke detector itself should be replaced every 10 years. (FP)

With Christmas just over a week away, homeowners are busy preparing their households, hanging new curtains, cleaning windows, and putting up Christmas trees and decorations.

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Another Charity To Benefit From Love Poetry & Song

Published on December 17, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Secretary of the Family Care Support Group, Judy Archer and Food Bank Manager, Stacia Whittaker in discussion while Chairperson of the BGIS Internal HIV and AIDS Committee, Lisa Bayley looks on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Love Poetry and Song will add another charity to its 2015 line-up. It is the Family Care Support Group, formed in 1999 to help persons affected by HIV and AIDS...

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HIV And AIDS Discrimination Still An Issue

Published on December 17, 2014 by Aisha Reid
BGIS Marketing Manager, Ronny Yearwood presents Food Bank Manager, Stacia Whittaker with a token of appreciation at the Love, Poetry and Song 2015 media launch at Hilton Barbados yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbadians living with HIV and AIDS are still being discriminated against. This is the view of Food Bank Manager, Stacia Whittaker...

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General Notices For December 17, 2014

Published on December 17, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

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Oil Exploration Licence Initialled

Published on December 16, 2014 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Barbados has initialled an exploration licence with the international oil exploration giant BHP Billiton, to begin the search for oil and gas off-shore.
 

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Protecting The Rights Of The Child

Published on December 16, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett and Khin-Sandi Lwin of UNICEF speaking to some of the children attending the recently-held  rally at Hilton Barbados to recognise the rights of children. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Twenty four years ago, one year after the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) was adopted by the United Nations, Barbados became a signatory.

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Barbados On A Growth Path Says Finance Minister

Published on December 16, 2014 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Barbados’ economy is on a growth path once again! This disclosure came today from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler...

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Student Revolving To Close Early On Friday

Published on December 16, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

The Student Revolving Fund will close early this Friday, December 19, to facilitate a staff function.

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A Barbadian Captain In Delta’s Cockpit

Published on December 15, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Captain Victor King (left) in an animated discussion with Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy at Delta's inaugural flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Barbados last week. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

 From the age of five, Victor King dreamt of sitting behind the controls and guiding large 767 or 737 aircrafts into major cities around the world. For the last 30 years, he has been realising his dream...

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Barbados To Pilot Diabetes Reversal Study

Published on December 15, 2014 by Jamal Hall
(FP)

The use of a nutrition-specific diet as a means of reversing glucose intolerance in persons living with Type 2 diabetes, is the focus of a new study which will be undertaken in Barbados.
 

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Health Ministry Releases Global AIDS Report

Published on December 15, 2014 by Joy Springer
Barbados' Prevention of Mother-to-Children Transmission Policy, which was introduced in 2009, has been highly successful with no reported cases of mother to child transmission of HIV in the five year period 2008-2012. (FP)

The Global AIDS Response Report for Barbados 2014, released by the Ministry of Health in the wake of World AIDS Day and Barbados AIDS Awareness Week 2014, “noted the sustained achievements made by the Government’s expanded response to HIV since 2002”.

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Inaugural Bridgetown Arts Festival Next April

Published on December 15, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart presenting Prime Minister's Scholarship to Sheri Nicholls at the NIFCA Gold Awards Presentation at Ilaro Court last Friday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The inaugural Bridgetown Arts Festival will be held in April 2015. This disclosure came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley...
 

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New Facilities In The New Year For CXC

Published on December 15, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones. (FP)

Spanking new facilities at Pine Plantation, St. Michael, and a new Registrar for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), were among the key talking points when the Council recently held its Appreciation and Awards Luncheon...

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