Press Releases

Drop In LPG Prices

Published on October 20, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
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Barbadians will soon be paying less for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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Some Petroleum Products Increased

Published on October 20, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
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Consumers will be paying a bit more for gasoline and diesel and slightly less for kerosene in the next few days.

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Ambassador Morris Now High Commissioner to T&T

Published on October 20, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Ambassador Morris and President of Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Carmona (third from left) and other officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Barbados and Trinidad after the presentation of his credentials. (Photo courtesy of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade)

Barbados has taken steps to enhance its relationship with Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) with the appointment of Ambassador Robert Morris as Barbados’ High Commissioner to the twin-island republic.

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Barbados Could Render Assistance with Scoping Studies

Published on October 20, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe (left) sharing a light moment with UN Resident Coordinator, Stephen O'Malley and Executive Co-ordinator and Director of the UNDP, Adriana Dinu, at his office. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados could be used as a learning centre to assist other countries in getting their green economies up and going.

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New Lawyers Told to Respect the Law

Published on October 20, 2014 by Aisha Reid
New Attorney-at-Law pose on the steps of the Supreme Court after being Called To The Bar, last week.  (A.Miller/BGIS)

Respect the law, be responsible and always be prepared.

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General Notices for October 20, 2014

Published on October 20, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for October 20, 2014.

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No Ban on International Travel

Published on October 17, 2014 by Joy Springer
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Barbados has not banned travel to or from West Africa...

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Index of Retail Prices for July 2014

Published on October 17, 2014 by Division of Economic Affairs
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The Index of Retail Prices for July 2014 stood at 170.0 points, representing an increase of 0.5 per cent when compared with the 169.2 points recorded the previous month.

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General Notices for October 17, 2014

Published on October 17, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Friday, October 17, 2014.

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Minister of Sports Calls for the Hosting of Caribbean Games

Published on October 17, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley addressing the General Assembly of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) at Hilton Barbados today. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, has again called for the staging of a Caribbean Games, saying that if it is properly planned and marketed, it could bring glory and tangible economic benefits to this region.

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Feature: Rescue Call for Barbados’ Coral Reefs

Published on October 16, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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Thinking of throwing that wrapper through the window, or leaving that styrofoam container or plastic bottle on the sand? Stop now and think!

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Barbados Praised for Green Economy Strides

Published on October 16, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham/Ministry of the Environment
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. (FP)

The Government of Barbados has come in for high praises for its pioneering work as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), in the areas of Sustainable Development and Green Economy.

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Buying and Selling Coral Illegal

Published on October 16, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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Members of the public are advised that the buying and selling of coral in Barbados is illegal under the Coastal Zone Management Act.

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New Environment Laws on the Table

Published on October 16, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, outlines new environmental laws at the Eighth meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund 2014 at Hilton Barbados, earlier this week. (A.Miller/BGIS)

More stringent laws and penalties are on the cards for persons who litter and dump illegally in Barbados.

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Minister Sinckler: Climate Change is Serious Business

Published on October 16, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, delivering  an address to the Eighth Meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), at Hilton Barbados, yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

As the financial framework to strengthen the response to climate change is worked out...

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General Notices for October 16, 2014

Published on October 16, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Thursday, October 16, 2014.

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Feature: Caribbean Urged To Take Urgent Action Against Climate Change

Published on October 15, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Denis Lowe, delivering the keynote address at the the launch of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, at the Frank Collymore Hall, on Tuesday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Caribbean has been put on notice - reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2100, or face significant challenges!

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Sporting Organisations Need Good Governance Principles

Published on October 15, 2014 by Sharifa Medford
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

A call has gone out for all sporting organisations to adopt the International Olympic Committee’s mandate of accepting “principles of good governance as a minimum standard”.

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Chikungunya Cases Continue to Rise

Published on October 15, 2014 by Joy Springer
Health Minister, John Boyce addresses the press with Chikungunya case figures for Barbados, while Chief Medical Officer  Dr. Joy St. John and Chief of Staff, Col. Alvin Quintyne listen.  (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Health Minister John Boyce today revealed that the number of confirmed chikungunya cases in Barbados now stood at 49, with another 200 suspected cases on record.

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Minister Lowe Calls for National Action to Fight Chikungunya

Published on October 15, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. (FP)

All hands need to be on deck to fight chikungunya, as well as mosquito-borne and other types of diseases.

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