Press Releases

National Qualifications Register Being Designed

Published on October 31, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Project Coordinator of the Human Resource Development Strategy, Maureen Pollard (left) and BAC Executive Director, Valda Alleyne in discussion at today's workshop held at the Baobab Towers. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados’ National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is now in draft and will soon be piloted. This was revealed today by Project Coordinator of the Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS), Maureen Pollard...

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Economists Urged To Strike The Right Balance

Published on October 31, 2014 by Joy Springer
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler. (FP)

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, has urged local economists to seek to strike the right balance as they strive to come up with sensible, implementable solutions...

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Aspiring App Developers Prepped For Global Market

Published on October 31, 2014 by Theresa Blackman

Practising and aspiring local app developers will soon get the opportunity to take their creativity and business acumen to another level, thanks to a new initiative by the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI)...
 

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Disaster Management In Region Receives Boost

Published on October 31, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Efforts to enhance disaster management throughout the Caribbean received a much needed boost today, with a 20 million euro grant from the European Union (EU).

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Traffic Regulations For Remembrance Day Rehearsal

Published on October 31, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

A full rehearsal for the Remembrance Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 2, in National Heroes Square, beginning at 8:00 a.m. As a result, a number of traffic changes will be in effect...

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Get The Right Attitude For Success!

Published on October 31, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Sandy Lane's Training and Development Manager, Samantha Wilkinson (centre) presented the Endless Possibilities 2013 Leadership and Motivation Awards to participants: (left to right) Chris St. Hill, Keisha Nurse, Jalisa Curtain and Vincent Smith. (A.Miller/BGIS)

“If your attitude isn’t right, adjust it! You are the only one who has the power to, and if you do, it will take you far.” That’s the advice coming from Training and Development Manager at the Sandy Lane Hotel, Samantha Wilkinson...

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Health Day At Ministry Well Patronised

Published on October 31, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Some patrons at the Ministry of Education's Health Day having their check up. (E.Walker/BGIS)

As part of the activities to mark Education Month, staff of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, along with teachers from across the island, hosted their annual Health Day on Thursday.

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Ebola Training For Doctors Nov. 5 & 6

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

The Ministry of Health and the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) will host two Ebola Preparedness Education and Simulation Sessions for all private medical practitioners...

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Bring Business Concerns To Policymakers

Published on October 30, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite speaking at yesterday's BCCI lunchtime lecture at Hilton Barbados while BCCI President, Tracey Shuffler and Senior Vice President, Eddie Abed look on.(C.Henry/BGIS)

Business leaders are being encouraged to bring the changes they wanted in legislation to the attention of policymakers.

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NCDs A Major Concern For Caribbean Governments

Published on October 30, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) greets newly appointed PAHO Representative, Dr. Godfrey Xuereb prior to their recent meeting at Ilaro Court. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) continue to be a major concern for Caribbean Governments, says Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who described NCDs as not just a health issue, but a developmental one.

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General Notices For October 30, 2014

Published on October 30, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, October 30, 2014.

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Index Of Retail Prices For August

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

The index of retail prices for August 2014 stood at 172.3 points. This represented an increase of 1.4 per cent when compared with the 170.0 points recorded in July 2014.

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DRM Vital To Business Continuity

Published on October 30, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite addressing yesterday's BBCI luncheon at Hilton Barbados. At the head table (left to right) are BCCI Executive Director, Lisa Gale; President, Tracey Shuffler and Senior Vice President, Eddie Abed. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Local businesses are being urged to join forces with Government to handle matters related to disaster risk management (DRM).

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AG: Help Keep Bridgetown Safe At Night

Published on October 30, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
BCCI President, Tracey Shuffler greets Principal at Chancery Chambers, Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael at yesterday's lunchtime lecture at Hilton Barbados. Looking on is Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite.(C.Henry/BGIS)

Business owners are being encouraged to join with the Ministry of Transport and Works, and the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), to transform Bridgetown at night.

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Plant Clinic Series Continues In November

Published on October 30, 2014 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International, continues its plant clinic series for persons who wish to improve food security...

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Vendors Invited To Be Part Of Farmers Market

Published on October 30, 2014 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Market Division is inviting persons interested in selling fruit, vegetables, plants, wines, jewellery and other local products, to be a part of the Six Roads Farmers’ Market...

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Tribute On The Passing Of Peter Roy Byer

Published on October 29, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
Former GIS stalwart Peter Roy Byer (left) presenting an award to Videographer, Felton Ince at the department's 55th anniversary awards ceremony last December. Looking on is Acting Chief Information Officer, Sharon R. Lynch. (FP)

It is with great sadness that the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) notes the passing of former Cinematographer, Peter Roy Byer.
 

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Early Detection Vital For Prostate Cancer

Published on October 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
Hospital Director Dr. Dexter James. (FP)

The Ministry of Health will support a recommendation from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of the PSA examination done at the QEH to detect prostate cancer.
 

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Russian Envoy Calls On Senator McClean

Published on October 29, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados’ interest in concluding a Visa Abolition Agreement with Russia, and the appointment of a candidate for the position of Honorary Consul of Barbados in Russia, were major talking points when...
 

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BTMI Announces CEO And Global Directors

Published on October 29, 2014 by Julie Carrington
William Griffith (far right) is the new BTMI CEO;  (l-r) Peter Mayers is the new Director, Canada; past interim CEO Petra Roach is now Director, United States; Vicky Chandler is the Director, Caribbean and Latin America; and Cheryl Carter, has been appointed as  Director, United Kingdom. (BTMI)

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and four new global directors.

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