Press Releases

Barbados Wants More Canadian Tourists

Published on November 20, 2014 by Sharon Austin

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart believes that Barbados must take back the Canadian tourism market. He expressed this view last evening during a reception held at Ilaro Court for 33 Canadians...

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Government Moving Towards Tablets For Schools

Published on November 20, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Education Minister, Ronald Jones chatting with St. Winifred’s students will on tour yesterday. Looking on is Principal, Tony McConney. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government is moving towards the use of tablets within the school system, as it seeks to continue its 15-year-old EduTech programme, and keep abreast of changing technology.

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New Guidelines For Entering Canada

Published on November 20, 2014 by Julie Carrington
(FP)

The Government of Canada has advised that effective April 2015, all foreign nationals of visa exempt countries will be required to undergo prior screening for approval to enter that country.

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A Youth-Led Approach To Development

Published on November 20, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley (right) addressing the Sub-Regional Developmental Agenda on Youth Meeting and the Launch of the State of the World Population Report 2014 at UN House recently. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Young people in Barbados are being placed at the centre of their development under Government’s new “youth-centric developmental paradigm”.

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Health Information System Launched

Published on November 20, 2014 by Joy Springer
Nurse, Krystal Roach giving Minister of Health, John Boyce a blood pressure test to demonstrate the new MedData System. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Ministry of Health yesterday launched a national health information system which will over time replace the paper-based system for patient information in the public health care service.

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Opportunities Bloom In UK Sports Niche

Published on November 19, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Former Liverpool and England player and current Sky Soccer Saturday pundit, Phil Thompson (second left) joined the Barbados delegation at the World Travel Market conference earlier this month. Also pictured are (L-R) BTMI Chairman, Alvin Jemmott; former Vice President UK for the Barbados Tourism Authority, Petra Roach; and BTMI CEO, Billy Griffith. (BTMI)

A two-year partnership with a top premier league football club is just one of many sporting projects the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has invested in for 2015 out of the United Kingdom (UK).

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Private Candidates Should Collect CXC Certificates

Published on November 19, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. (FP)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is reminding private candidates, who registered at the Ministry to write the May/June 2014 CXC, CSEC and CAPE examinations...

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Travel Advice For Visitors To Barbados

Published on November 19, 2014 by Ministry of Health/BGIS
(FP)

The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor the chikungunya outbreak in Barbados, and has implemented a number of measures to reduce the impact of the disease.
 

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Entrepreneurship Key To Stimulating Economy

Published on November 19, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. (FP)

Entrepreneurship can easily become the key to Government’s plan in facilitating employment creation and stimulating the economy in Barbados. 

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Draughts Tournament Begins Nov. 24

Published on November 19, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
(L-R) Participants at the launch pose with Sargent Vincent Edwards; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Ruth Blackman; Director of Youth, Cleviston Hunte and wife of Suki King - Patron of the Tournament, Hazeain King. (S.Pilé/BGIS)

Over 20 teams from various blocks in Barbados will compete in the Division of Youth’s HIV and AIDS Block Draughts Tournament 2014-2015 starting Monday, November 24.

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PM Stuart Meets With U.S. Attorney General

Published on November 18, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right), greets US Attorney General, Eric Holder, Jr, on his arrival at Parliament today. In the background is the Clerk of Parliament, Pedro Eastmond. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today met with the Attorney General of the United States of America (USA), Eric Holder Jr., at Parliament.

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Healthfest In St. Thomas This Weekend

Published on November 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

Persons living in St Thomas and surrounding districts are invited to have a number of free health checks this weekend.

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Vendors Market And Health Fair Next Month

Published on November 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

The Christ Church South Constituency Council will host a Vendor’s Market and Health Fair next month, and is inviting persons to register and participate.
 

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Barbadians Urged To Count Their Blessings

Published on November 18, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart greeting students of the St. Philip's Primary School while Principal Pamaletta Bhamjee looks on. (G.Brewster/BGIS)

As Barbados approaches its 48th Anniversary of Independence, this island’s Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has told Barbadians to reflect on the many blessings that they have received over the years.
 

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G'ment Working To Keep Challenges Under Control

Published on November 18, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart posing with students of the St. Philip`s Primary School and teacher Cynthia Sealy following their 'Bless the Nation' Service. (G.Brewster/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is assuring Barbadians that his government is working “steadfastly and consistently” to keep the current economic challenges under control.

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Ebola Simulation Exercise This Week

Published on November 18, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health will conduct a simulation exercise this week to test the country’s preparedness for dealing with a case of the Ebola virus.
 

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Registration Reminder For Private Day Care Centres

Published on November 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

The Child Care Board is reminding operators of private day care centres that they must renew their certificates to operate such establishments annually.

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HR Key For Sustainable Development

Published on November 18, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Participants at the opening of a three-day Sustainable Development workshop at the General Post Office. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Human resource development is critical to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and to the continued development of Caribbean nations.

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Primary Schools Receive Commonwealth Books

Published on November 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
 Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands. (FP)

Primary school students across the Island now have easier access to information pertaining to the Commonwealth, as well as other educational tools to assist them on their academic journey.

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Barbados and U.S. Sign FATCA Agreement

Published on November 17, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss (right), co-initials the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Agreement with US Ambassador to Barbados, Dr. Larry Palmer, at the U.S. Embassy. Looking on is Foreign Service Officer, Tricia King. (A.Hinds/BGIS)

The Government of Barbados is committed to the implementation of global standards for the supervision and regulation of the international business and financial services sector.

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