Press Releases

Renewable Energy Focus Of PM’s New Zealand Visit

Published on August 22, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has accepted the invitation of the Government of New Zealand to make a two-day visit to that country on his way back from the Third International UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa.

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Host Programme A Plus For Tourism Product

Published on August 22, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner. (FP)

A nation-wide attempt to address deficits in research and to get the population more connected with the tourism product is the “shot in the arm” needed to propel the destination as the number one choice for travellers.

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Camp Project S.O.F.T Kicks Off On Monday

Published on August 22, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(NCSA)

Project S.O.F.T (Safeguarding Our Future Today) 2014, will kick off on Monday, August 25, at the Valley Resource Centre, The Valley, St. George.

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Fogging Across The Island Next Week

Published on August 22, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Districts in five parishes will be targeted by the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit next week, as fogging exercises continue across the island.

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General Notices for August 22, 2014

Published on August 22, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, August 22, 2014.

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Review Labour Laws Says Commerce Minister

Published on August 21, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss (centre) chatting with Massy Stores Barbados Ltd. Managing Director, Neville Brewster about the selection of goods available at the new Massy Supermarket at Haggatt Hall this morning. Looking on is Canon Noel Burke. (A.Miller/BGIS)

“Antiquated” and “outdated”. That is how Barbados’ labour laws have been described by Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss. And, the legislation that is of grave concern to him is in relation to the current working hours...

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Give Priority To Locally Produced Goods

Published on August 21, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss speaking at the official opening of the new Massy Supermarket at Haggatt Hall, St. Michael this morning. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A call has been made for our supermarkets to do as much as possible to ensure that they carry not just imported stock but also sell locally produced goods.

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Training For PSV Operators And Conductors

Published on August 21, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(Transport Authority)

PSV permit holders, owners and conductors will have an opportunity to hone their skills by participating in the Passenger Transport Service Operator training programme, being offered by the Barbados Community College. 

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Inniss: Stop Complaining About Massy

Published on August 21, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss admiring some of the fruits on display at the new Massy Stores Supermarket at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael this morning. He is joined by Managing Director of Massy Stores Barbados Ltd., Neville Brewster. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A senior government minister has offered some choice words to those persons complaining about the Massy Group of Companies perceived takeover, its ownership, its nationality and its politics.

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Leaving Foundation School A Bittersweet Moment

Published on August 21, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Yvette Mayers, posing here with  members of the Foundation School's boys and girls football teams, will take up the post of Principal of the St. Michael School come September. (Photo courtesy of the Foundation School)

After almost three-and-a-half decades at Christ Church Foundation School, Yvette Mayers is leaving to take up the post of Principal at The St. Michael School next month.

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New Initiatives For NIFCA 2014

Published on August 21, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley says Barbadians can look forward to a bigger and better NIFCA this year. (FP)

This year’s National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) will feature several new and improved initiatives, including an expanded and upgraded Culinary Arts competition.

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Dengue And Chikungunya Sensitisation Programmes

Published on August 21, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

The Ministry of Health will continue its public awareness programme about the chikungunya virus and how it can be prevented, this Saturday, August 23, in St. Andrew.

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PM Stuart To Make SIDS Case At UN Meeting

Published on August 21, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is expected to play an important role at the Third International UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) which will be held in Samoa from September 1 to 4.

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Girl On Fire Next Weekend

Published on August 21, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

Girl on Fire! That is the name of an intimate dramatic presentation about the lives of sex workers and HIV stigma and discrimination, which is scheduled to come off on Saturday, August 30...

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Education Vital To Economic Development

Published on August 21, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean (right seated); Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke; Education Minister, Ronald Jones and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Of Education, Cecile Humphrey pose with the scholarship winners at the Chinese Embassy. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, has reiterated the importance of education to this island’s economic development. 

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Career Counsellors To Receive Accreditation

Published on August 20, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Andrew Cox will speak at the presentation ceremony for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator training programme on Friday. (FP)

Twenty newly-certified career/guidance counsellors will receive their accreditation at the culmination of the second cohort of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) training programme.
 

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Students Urged Not To Drop Out Of UWI

Published on August 20, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Education Minister, Ronald Jones addressing scholarship and exhibition winners today at the Ministry of Education. Looking on are: (left to right) Deputy Chief Education Officer, Karen Best and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Cecile Humphrey. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Don’t drop out; stay the course! That was the advice from Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, to students already enrolled at the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Campus.
 

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Upgrade of Squash Facilities On The Cards

Published on August 20, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

A strategic plan for the complete refurbishment of the National Stadium, inclusive of netball and squash facilities, will be presented to the Cabinet of Barbados very soon.

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Acting Chief Medical Officer Retires

Published on August 20, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Outgoing Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand being presented with a postcard by Chief Health Planner in the Ministry of Health, Sam Deane at a recent retirement function at the Barbados Beach Resort. (A.Best/MOH)

Health professionals in Barbados turned out to say farewell to one of their own recently, when a retirement function was held at the Barbados Beach Resort for Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand.

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Kiwanis Donates Silver Dollars Campaign Proceeds

Published on August 19, 2014 by Kiwanis Club/BGIS
Jennifer Hinkson of Kiwanis Club of Bridgetown presenting a cheque to President of the Senate and Representative for Barbados Council for the Disabled, The Learning Centre, Senator Kerri-ann Ifill. (Kiwanis)

"Thank you, Barbados." These were the words of President of the Kiwanis Club of Bridgetown, Ken Knight, as the Chairperson of the Silver Dollars for Children Charity...

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