Press Releases

Damage Assessments To Inform Barbados’ Response To Dominica

Published on August 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Barbados will lend support to Dominica following massive damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika. (Photo from capeandislands.org)

Barbados will be lending support to neighbouring island Dominica which sustained significant damage following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday.

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Orientation For 1st And 4th Formers Of CP School

Published on August 28, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
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Parents of first form students of the Coleridge and Parry School are reminded that orientation will take place on Tuesday, September 1, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Teachers To Be Appointed By End Of September

Published on August 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones. (FP)

A total of 416 teachers will be appointed to the teaching service across the nursery and primary school system by the end of September.

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Expect More From International Business Sector Says Inniss

Published on August 28, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. (FP)

A far more meaningful contribution can be made by the international business sector to this country’s social and economic development.

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Field Officers To Collect Data For Survey

Published on August 28, 2015 by GISMEDIA
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Members of the public are reminded that officers will again be in the field from this weekend collecting data for the Enhanced Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey.

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Fogging Schedule August 31 To September 4

Published on August 28, 2015 by Joy Springer
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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week...


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Index Of Retail Prices For June 2015

Published on August 28, 2015 by Economic Affairs Division
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The Index of Retail Prices for June 2015 stood at 169.3 points, representing an increase of 1.0 per cent when compared with the 167.6 points recorded the previous month.

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Nine BCC Scholarship Winners Off To Canada

Published on August 28, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands (centre) shares a joke with the Emerging Leaders of the America Scholarship winners, today, at the Barbados Community College. (D.Hinds/BGIS)

Nine students from the Barbados Community College are the latest recipients of scholarships from the Emerging Leaders of the Americas (ELAP) Scholarship Programme.

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Brazilians Encouraged To Visit Barbados

Published on August 28, 2015 by giscontentman

A number of tour operators, travel agents and media personnel from Brazil now have increased knowledge of Barbados and what this country has to offer. 

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Men Urged To Be Proactive About Their Health

Published on August 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
Dr. Godfrey Xuereb, Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. (Photo from WHO)

Barbados will risk turning back much of the development that has taken place since Independence if it continues to lose significant numbers of its productive age group to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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St. Leonard's Students Asked to Report to School

Published on August 27, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
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Fourth form students of the St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School...


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Youth Need To Know More About Reproductive Health

Published on August 27, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is of the opinion that there should be an increase in the availability of comprehensive education and material on sexual and reproductive health for young persons.



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Service To Mark Start Of Legal Year

Published on August 27, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Supreme Court Complex (FP)

The Ecumenical Service to mark the commencement of the Legal Year 2015 to 2016 will take place on Monday, September 7...


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General Notices For August 27, 2015

Published on August 27, 2015 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Thursday, August 27, 2015.


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Inniss: Focus On Exporting Local Products

Published on August 27, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is toured through Roberts Manufacturing Company Ltd. by the employees. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Instead of arguing over the amount of foreign products being imported into Barbados, attention should be paid to the lack of Barbadian products being exported within the region and international markets.

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CARIFESTA Exposing Bajan Culture

Published on August 27, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
The Barbadian Band 1688 take a final bow last night after their CARIFESTA performance in Port Au Prince Haiti. (J.Weekes/BGIS)

CARIFESTA XII has proven to be an ideal opportunity for Barbadian culture to be presented to the region.

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Discount Date for Land Tax Bills Extended

Published on August 26, 2015 by BRA
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Taxpayers are advised that the period for which land owners qualify for a 10 per cent discount on their 2015-2016 land tax bills has been extended to Friday, September 4, 2015.

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Environmental Health Workshop For Police Officers

Published on August 26, 2015 by GISMEDIA
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Police officers from stations in the catchment area of the St. Philip Polyclinic will attend a half-day workshop on mosquito and rodent control on Friday, August 28 at the polyclinic, Six Cross Roads, St. Philip.

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Sound Policy Framework Necessary To Attract Investors

Published on August 26, 2015 by Joy Springer
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Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, has stressed the importance of a sound policy framework to attract investors to provide the capital necessary for the renewable energy sector.

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Renewable Energy Centre To Be Set Up In Barbados

Published on August 26, 2015 by Joy Springer
Minister responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce in discussion with Italy's Special Envoy to the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi,  during a courtesy call this week. (D.Hinds/BGIS)

A Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is to be established in Barbados.

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