Press Releases

General Notices For November 24, 2014

Published on November 24, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Monday, November 24, 2014.

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Schools Celebrate 48 Years Of Independence

Published on November 24, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Students of the St. Philip Primary School performing at their 'Bless the Nation' service for independence. (FP)

Schools across the island will continue to commemorate this island’s 48th Anniversary of Independence with a series of cultural programmes this week.

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Minister Praises Local Author For Literary Work

Published on November 24, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett. (FP)

Local author, Glyne Murray, has been commended for educating Barbadians about their rich heritage, in his newly-released book Barbados Customs to Treasure - Early Gems of Bajan Creativity.

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Petroleum Prices Reduced

Published on November 23, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands/BGIS
(FP)

Barbadians will soon be paying slightly less for petroleum products. Effective midnight, Sunday, November 23, the retail price of gasoline will decrease from...

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Independence Parade Shifted To Bridgetown Port

Published on November 22, 2014 by Barbados Defence Force/BGIS
(FP)

Members of the public have been advised that the Independence Day Parade will now be held at the Bridgetown Port on Monday, December 1, beginning at 8:00 a.m. 

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Government Seeking To Reform Child Legislation

Published on November 21, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Government has embarked on a review of all legislation that impacts on children, with a view to better protecting that vulnerable segment of society.

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Senior Citizens Warned About Cybercrime

Published on November 21, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Director of the National Task Force on Crime Prevention, Cheryl Willoughby. (BGIS)

Barbados’ senior citizens have been put on notice – placing credit card information on the internet could be the beginning of financial problems!

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Cancellation Of Independence Parade Rehearsal

Published on November 21, 2014 by Barbados Defence Force
(FP)

The rehearsal for the Independence Day Parade, scheduled for Sunday, November 23, has been cancelled.

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Sizzle Street Cancelled

Published on November 21, 2014 by Julie Carrington

The much-anticipated Sizzle Street food fair, which is part of the Barbados Food Wine & Rum Festival, has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

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Fogging Schedule November 24 To 28

Published on November 21, 2014 by Joy Springer

The Ministry of Health continues its island-wide fogging exercise next week, beginning Monday, November 24, when officers from the Vector Control Unit will be in Christ Church...

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Church Leaders Vital In Reducing Child Abuse

Published on November 21, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, speaking at a symposium on Child Protection and the Church at the Savannah Hotel. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Church leaders and heads of faith-based organisations are in an ideal position to assist in the reduction of child abuse.

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General Notices For November 21, 2014

Published on November 21, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, November 21, 2014.

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Human Trafficking Study To Be Undertaken

Published on November 21, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
As part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking, a poster was unveiled at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

A study of human trafficking is to be undertaken by the National Crime Observatory. According to Director of the National Task Force on Crime Prevention (NTFCP), Cheryl Willoughby...

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Minister McClean Pushes Regional Marine Transport

Published on November 21, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean in conversation with participants at the Caribbean Exporters Colloquium 2014, at Hilton Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Investors have been told to examine the business opportunities that can be created through the provision of intra-regional marine transport services.

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Blackett: Give Generously This Christmas

Published on November 21, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Social Care Minister, Steve Blackett greets Salvation Army Divisional Commander, Major Rosemarie Brown at yesterday's launch of the Army's Kettle Appeal in the city. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbadians are being called upon to give generously to the Salvation Army this Christmas.The appeal was made by Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment...

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Barbados Wants More Canadian Tourists

Published on November 20, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart listening attentively to organiser of the group Betty Hope-Gittens, while Barbados' former High Commissioner to Ottawa, Evelyn Greaves looks on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

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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