Press Releases

Barbados Will Monitor Britain’s Withdrawal From EU

Published on June 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, like most people around the world, has expressed surprise at the decision of the British to vote in favour of leaving the European Union.

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PM To Attend Expanded Panama Canal Opening

Published on June 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will join a number of Heads of State and Governments from the region and the international community in Panama for the formal opening of the expanded Panama Canal this weekend.

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High Demand For Bachelor Of Education Programme

Published on June 24, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones. (FP)

There is a high demand for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) programme, expected to start in September at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College.

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More Work Needed To Reduce HIV Discrimmination

Published on June 24, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
Social Care Minister, Steve Blackett has the ear of CBC General Manager, Doug Hoyte; CBMP Executive Director Dr. Allyson Leacock and Managing Director, Scotiabank, David Noel at the launch of Regional Testing Day 2016. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

“The fight is not over but an AIDS-free generation is in our grasp.” Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, made this declaration...

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Register Now For Labour Department Seminar

Published on June 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Those persons interested in participating in the Labour Department’s seminar on Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice on Friday, July 8, have a few more days to register.

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Continue To Be Vocal On Societal Issues

Published on June 24, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Director of Youth, Cleviston Hunte presenting Ashley Alkins with a pin during the installation ceremony of the 2016 Youth Parliamentarians in the House of Assembly today. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The newly-installed members of the Barbados National Youth Parliament (BNYP) have been encouraged to be even more vocal when examining the current issues facing the society.

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Training For Passenger Transport Operators

Published on June 24, 2016 by Barbados Community College
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Taxi and tour bus owners and operators are invited to register for a Passenger Transport Service Operator Training Course, beginning in August. 

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Public Forum On Labour & Productivity

Published on June 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Labour and productivity issues will come under the microscope next month, when a public forum is held for persons interested in these critical and topical matters.

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Historic Bridgetown To Mark 5th Anniversary

Published on June 23, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison. (FP)

Saturday, June 25, will mark the 5th anniversary of the inscription of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

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Four Receive Athletic Scholarships

Published on June 23, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley (centre) and Olympic gold medallist, Carl Lewis (left) pose with the four scholarship winners: (l-r) Kylia Smith; Jalicia Neil; Jade Searles; and Kemar Cumberbatch. (J.Weekes/BGIS)

Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley, has lauded the achievements of four Barbadian athletes who are now the proud recipients of athletic scholarships.

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Park To Preserve & Conserve Natural Heritage

Published on June 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
The National Park spans 7, 300 hectares of land stretching from Archer’s Bay, St. Lucy (pictured) to Consett Bay, St. John. (FP)

When the average person hears of a park, they instantly think of an area where children play, one that is equipped with slides, see-saws, swings and other recreational items.

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Summer Recess For Schools Next Week

Published on June 23, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
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Public schools will close for summer recess next week. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 30...

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Sign Up For Photo-Essay Competition

Published on June 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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Young people between the ages of eight and 18, and who are enrolled in a registered educational institution, are invited to take part in a photo-essay competition hosted by the Environmental Protection Department.

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CZMU Hosts Second Underwater Clean-Up

Published on June 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The Coastal Zone Management Unit, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Barbados chapter, will host its second underwater cleanup on Saturday, July 9...

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Work Hard & Aim High Says Prime Minister

Published on June 22, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hugging one of the graduates of the Reynold Weekes Primary at today's ceremony while Principal, Anderson Bishop (left) looks on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Work hard and aim high! That was part of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s message today to the Reynold Weekes Primary School’s Graduation Class of 2016...

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Prime Minister: Place More Value on Human Life

Published on June 22, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart addressing the Reynold Weekes Primary School’s graduation ceremony at the BWU's Labour College today. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is concerned about the role violence seems to be playing in the resolution of disputes at certain levels of the society.

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Chance To Win Land For Crop Over

Published on June 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley and President and Chief Executive Officer of Capita Financial, Paul Maxwell at the launch of the “Lot 5 For Fifty” promotion in Deanstown Terrace, St. James. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Crop Over lovers now have a chance to win a 4,300 plot of land this festival season.

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Hurricane Survivor Urges Barbadians To Prepare Now

Published on June 22, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Journalist and Hurricane Ivan Survivor, Deanzer Roberts. (GP)

Residents of Barbados are being urged not to wait until they realise that “galvanise could fly”, or that their refrigerator could be blown away, before recognising the importance of preparing for hurricanes.

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Go To Shelters Only If Necessary

Published on June 22, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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Members of the public are being encouraged to only go to hurricane shelters if it is absolutely necessary.

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Statement On Recall Of Products

Published on June 21, 2016 by Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is aware of the recalls of the following products with certain UPC Codes and best before dates...

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