Press Releases

Carnegie Library Restoration Project Launched

Published on July 30, 2015 by Joy Springer
The historic Carnegie Building on Coleridge Street in Bridgetown. (FP)

A fundraising project to finance a $4 million restoration of the historic Carnegie Building on Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, was launched yesterday by the Task Force established to oversee the restoration.

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Water Authority Returning To Profitability

Published on July 30, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick greets businessman, Ralph

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has moved from over $19 million in the red to just between $8 and $12 million. And, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick...

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Barbados – A Top Destination Choice!

Published on July 30, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) chatting with several tourists during a reception at Hilton Barbados yesterday evening. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados is a destination of very high choice! That was the message to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart from some visitors to the island, who got an opportunity to meet and interact with him...

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Key Steps Being Taken To Comply With FATCA

Published on July 30, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(Left to right) BRA Revenue Commissioner, Margaret Sivers; Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler (centre); and Chairman of the Board, BRA, Sandra Osboure at today's public FATCA consultation at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government has taken key steps to meet the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Intergovernmental Agreement (FATCA IGA), which allows for the reciprocal exchange of information between the USA and Barbados.

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Learn About Your Constitutional Rights!

Published on July 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(Stock Photo)

Know the Law, Know Your Rights! is the title of a series of lectures to be held next month by the Canadian Government-funded IMPACT Justice Project, in collaboration with the Community Development Department.

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BWA Executes National Development Projects

Published on July 30, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Businessman, Ralph

Climate change adaptation and mitigation will be among key areas in focus over the next 15 to 20 years, as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) executes projects to support national development.

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Barbados To Host CXC Results Release

Published on July 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(CXC)

Barbados will be the venue for the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) official release of its May/June 2015 Results, next month.

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Submit Comments On Employment Rights Act

Published on July 30, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Comments may be submitted to the Ministry of Labour at Warrens. (FP)

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development is conducting a review of the Employment Rights Act, 2012, and is inviting members of the public to submit... 

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Sports A Vehicle For Development

Published on July 30, 2015 by Melissa Rollock
Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley (centre) chatting with veteran sportscaster Sam Wilkinson while (l-r) Cinamon Als of Novaris Risk Management Solutions; participant, William Bourne and Glenfield Lynch  of G.O. Lynch Consulting Inc. look on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Sport has the potential to be a real economic driver for Barbados but there are a number of hindrances that are preventing this goal from being realised.

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Training In Keeping With Global Trends

Published on July 29, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
A section of Barbados Port Inc. employees undergoing training organised through partnership with the Caribbean Maritime Institute. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The training ongoing at the Barbados Port Inc. is in keeping with current trends and producing competencies that will lead participants to greater mobility in their job, locally and internationally.

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Manager Highlights Training Fund Successes

Published on July 29, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(Left to right) CMU Manager, Anderson Lowe; IDB Consultant, Dr. Juan Prawda and IDB Education Lead Specialist, Dr. Sabine Reible-Aubourg speaking to the media following a tour of the Barbados Port Inc. on Monday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Since the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF) Management Unit (CMU) was established in October 2013 to support the development of technical and vocational education and training... 

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High Praise Continues For CBTF

Published on July 29, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
IDB Education Lead Specialist, Dr. Sabine Reible-Aubourg (right); Consultant, Dr. Juan Prawda (second right) and officials speaking to Barbados Port Inc. employees during their training session on Monday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

There has been high praise again for the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF), a project which forms part of Component One of the Skills For The Future Program (SFTF).

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New Cultural Heritage Project For The Region

Published on July 29, 2015 by Jamal Weekes/OAS
Cultural officials attending one of the workshops which focused on strengthening the capacity of participating Caribbean countries in the preservation, development, and use of cultural heritage resources. (FP)

An innovative multi-nation project entitled: Expanding the Socio-Economic Value of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean, is now being implemented across the region...
 

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Registration Open For Alzheimer’s Seminar

Published on July 29, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

In observance of World Alzheimer’s Month in September, the local Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a seminar entitled: Remember Me.

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Emancipation Walk On Saturday

Published on July 28, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

Members of the public are encouraged to come out and celebrate the Season of Emancipation by joining fellow Barbadians on the annual Emancipation Day Walk, this Saturday, August 1.

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Six Receive National Development Scholarships

Published on July 28, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones (centre) poses with the six scholarship winners at the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation this morning. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Six young people are this year’s recipients of National Development Scholarships. The four men and two women received their instruments today at the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation...

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Barbados & Rwanda Establish Diplomatic Relations

Published on July 28, 2015 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs/BGIS
Barbados' High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Guy Hewitt and Rwanda's High Commissioner, Williams Nkurunziza initialling the Joint Communiqué last Thursday, July 23. (MFA)

Barbados’ High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Guy Hewitt, and High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda, Williams Nkurunziza, recently signed a Joint Communiqué to formally establish diplomatic relations...
 

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General Notices For July 28, 2015

Published on July 28, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

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New Deputy Principals Given Sound Advice

Published on July 28, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones and Chief Education Officer (Ag), Karen Best (centre) chatting with the five new deputy principals at the Ministry of Education today. (E.Walker/MRD)

Try to do your best and give the school system as much strength as you can with the people and students that you have – work with them!

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CAHFSA Launches Logo Design Competition

Published on July 28, 2015 by CAHFSA/Aisha Reid
(CAHFSA)

Members of the public are invited to put their talents to the test by entering the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency’s (CAHFSA) logo competition.
 

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