Press Releases

Fogging Schedule July 22 To 25

Published on July 22, 2014 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme this week...

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Agriculture is Vital to Economic Growth

Published on July 22, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Black belly sheep (FP)

Exploring creative ways to utlise black belly sheep in cuisine and art, and the youth’s involvement in agriculture were among the areas discussed...

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Committee to Monitor Child Rights Re-Launched

Published on July 22, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(stock photo)

The rights of Barbadian children came to the fore yesterday when the Ministry of Social Care...

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General Notices for July 22, 2014

Published on July 22, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Reform of Health Financing System Coming Soon

Published on July 21, 2014 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Health Minister John Boyce has announced that his Ministry is currently preparing proposals for the reform of the health financing system in Barbados.

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Confucius Centre – A Symbol of Enhanced Relations with China

Published on July 21, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean (far right), unveiled the plague with Ronald Jones, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and Her Excellency, Ambassador Wang Ke of the People's Republic of China, at the ground breaking ceremony for the Confucius Institute. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, has described the construction of the Confucius Centre...


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Crop Over Events - Traffic Changes

Published on July 21, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Please take note of the Crop Over events traffic changes for Soca Royale, Junior Kadooment and the Monarch Concert.

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General Notices for July 21, 2014

Published on July 21, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Monday, July 21, 2014.


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New Municipal Tax Concessions

Published on July 18, 2014 by Joy Springer
Revenue Commissioner, Margaret Sivers. (FP)

Taxpayers are being advised that the final payment date for the Municipal Solid Waste Tax (MSWT) without penalty has been further extended to December 31, 2014...



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PM And BWU To Discuss Social Partnership Role

Published on July 18, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.    
 (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that he intends to engage the island’s largest private sector union – the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), on the kind of role it wants to play within the Social Partnership.

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General Notices for July 18, 2014

Published on July 18, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Mathematics Is For Life

Published on July 17, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Alejandro Ashby, a student of St. Cyprian Boys' School, receiving his certificate from  Managing Director of ConquerMaths UK, Richard Hunter.       
 (Photo compliments R.Renaldo)

Mathematics is life and young people who are very familiar with technology must know that everything related to the use of technology is related to Mathematics. 

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LIME Donates To IT Summer Programme

Published on July 17, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett receiving a BDS $70, 000 cheque from Corporate Communications & PR Manager at LIME, Marilyn Sealy for the IT for Teens Summer Programme. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Several teens across the island will once again be instructed on various aspects of information technology during the summer, thanks to a continued partnership between the Ministry of Social Care...

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General Notices for July 17, 2014

Published on July 17, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, July 17, 2014.

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QEH Medical ICU Re-Opens

Published on July 17, 2014 by Joy Springer
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. (FP)

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) yesterday re-opened its Medical Intensive Care Unit after a $5 million renovation. The unit was renamed in honour of the medical practitioner...

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Minister Calls For An End To Illegal Dumping

Published on July 17, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Environment Minister, Dr. Denis Lowe is calling for a stop to illegal dumping in Barbados; an eye sore to residents and visitors and a breeding ground for vermin. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Just a phone call! That’s all it would take for citizens to have pieces of houses, toilets, old refrigerators and other bulky materials removed from their premises.

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Lowe: Time For Action on SIDS Issues

Published on July 17, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. (FP)

It is time Small Island Developing States (SIDS) start seeing the fruits of their labour from discussions at SIDS meetings.This assertion was made recently, by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe...

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Barbados Seeking Funding For Reef Project

Published on July 17, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe speaking about the projected US $30 million  reef rehabilitation project with Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke.  (C.Pitt/BGIS)

It will cost Barbados a projected US$30 million to execute a reef rehabilitation project to save and protect the island’s coral reefs. Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe...

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Labour Minister Lauds CBTF Initiative

Published on July 17, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo making a presentation to one of the successful partnerships at the recent CBTF awards ceremony. (FP)

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has lauded the Skills For The Future Programme which encompasses the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF).

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Benefits Of The CCSLC At All Levels

Published on July 16, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
The Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence, introduced in September 2013, is intended to benefit all students at the secondary level. (FP)

The Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) is intended to benefit all students at the secondary level. Chief Education Officer, Laurie King...
 

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