Press Releases

PM Stuart Congratulates President Granger

Published on May 22, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has congratulated the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Brigadier David Arthur Granger, on his recent electoral victory.

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Heritage Month Launches On May 30

Published on May 22, 2015 by Jamal Weekes/Ministry of Culture
(FP)

June is Heritage Month, and it will be the time to focus on Barbados’ colourful and rich heritage and to celebrate the inscription of Barbados’ first UNESCO World Heritage Property, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.
 

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Authentic Bajan Experience For Repeat Visitors

Published on May 22, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
John Maskell (left) and Alan Robinson (second right) pose with Charlie Griffith (second left); NTHP Manager, Marsha Alleyne (centre); and Sir Wes Hall (right) at Marshall’s Bar and Restaurant, Holders Hill, St. James . (GP)

Two repeat visitors from the United Kingdom were recently feted by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BPTA), in recognition of their commitment to the island.

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Barbados Signs Arms Trade Treaty

Published on May 22, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Barbados' Permanent Representative to the UN, Keith Marshall, handing over the instrument of ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty to Arancha Hinojal of the UN Office of Legal Affairs last Wednesday. (MFA)

Barbados has ratified the International Arms Trade Treaty aimed at preventing the illicit trade in conventional arms.

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Barbados Diabetes Foundation To Host Conference

Published on May 22, 2015 by Joy Springer
(Barbados Diabetes Foundation)

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation will host its first annual multi-disciplinary diabetes conference on June 13 and 14 at Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point, St. Michael.

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Inniss Heaps Praise On Hotel Group

Published on May 22, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss. (FP)

The Elegant Hotel Group, owner of five luxury hotels in Barbados, has received kudos from this island’s Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss, for securing a place on the AIM London Stock Exchange Market.

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General Notices For May 22, 2015

Published on May 22, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, May 22, 2015.

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BMEX Partnership To Benefit Schools

Published on May 22, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands receiving one of the hurricane preparedness posters from BL&P Communications and Public Relations Administrator, Jackie Marshall-Clarke. (E.Walker/MRD)

A partnership formed between the Media Resource Department (MRD) and the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Company Ltd. is continuing to benefit schools island- wide.

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Field Officers In Four Parishes Next Week

Published on May 22, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Householders in several districts in St. John, St. Joseph, St. Andrew and St. George will be interviewed from next Monday, May 25, by visiting field officers working with the Enhanced Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey.

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Leptospirosis Lab Being Relocated

Published on May 21, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health has advised the public that the Leptospirosis Laboratory is currently being relocated to Enmore #6A – B, Lower Collymore Rock, St. Michael.

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Officials Discuss HIV Matters

Published on May 21, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean in discussion with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene and Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS, Dereck Springer. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Issues related to HIV in the Caribbean came to the fore recently, when two high- level experts in that area met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean.

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No Zika Cases In The Caribbean To Date

Published on May 21, 2015 by Joy Springer
The virus, transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. (GP)

The Ministry of Health has assured the public that there are no suspected cases of the Zika Virus in the Caribbean to date.

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Plans For Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre

Published on May 21, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
International Business Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

The Ministry of International Business and its partners are forging ahead to establish an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre in Barbados.

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New Zealand Opens High Commission In Barbados

Published on May 21, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully cutting the ribbon to officially open the new High Commission at Collymore Rock. Looking on are Barbados' Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Maxine McClean (left) and New Zealand's Ambassador to Barbados, Jan Henderson (partially hidden). (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The establishment of a diplomatic presence in Barbados by the Government of New Zealand is a strong signal of the friendship between the two countries and the intent to enhance relations.

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Colombian Officials In Talks With Government

Published on May 21, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean (centre) and Industry Minister, Donville Inniss (top right) in discussion with Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patti Londoño Jaramillo (top left). (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Officials from Colombia met with representatives from the Government of Barbados recently to discuss closer relations between the two countries.

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Barbados & Guyana To Host Business Forum

Published on May 20, 2015 by BIDC/BGIS
The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation. (FP)

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), in collaboration with the Guyana Office for Investment (GOINVEST), will host a Business Forum tomorrow, Thursday, May 21.

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St. George Secondary To Remain Closed On May 21

Published on May 20, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
The Ministry of Education. (FP)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that St. George Secondary School will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, and will re-open on Friday, May 22.

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Barbados To Celebrate International Biodiversity Day

Published on May 20, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(CBD)

Barbados will join worldwide celebrations to mark International Biodiversity Day on Friday, May 22, under the theme: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.

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Gymnasium Renovation In April 2016

Published on May 20, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
The Wildey Gymnasium. (FP)

Renovation of the Wildey Gymnasium is expected to get under way in April 2016. This was revealed by Minister responsible for Sport, Stephen Lashley...

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General Notices For May 20, 2015

Published on May 20, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

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