Press Releases

Edna Nicholls Staff Sensitised On Drug Use

Published on June 30, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
NCSA Manager, Betty Hunte (left) presenting Principal of the Edna Nicholls Centre, Debra Hewitt with drug testing kits at the one-day drug eradication workshop. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

With drug use among students on the rise, staff at the Edna Nicholls Out-of-School Suspension Centre is now better equipped to respond to their needs.

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PM Stuart Praises Retired Cabinet Secretary

Published on June 30, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart congratulating retired Cabinet Secretary, Lucene Wharton-Isaac for her distinguished career in the public service. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded retired Cabinet Secretary, Lucene Wharton-Isaac, describing her as “an asset” to the public service.

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Dr. Jean Holder – Scholar, Diplomat, Pioneer

Published on June 30, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Dr. Jean Holder receiving the Governor General’s Lifetime Award for his contribution to NIFCA from then Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands. (GP)

Dr. Jean Holder is well known throughout the region for his pioneering work in tourism and diplomacy. However, many may not know the critical role he played in Barbados’ Independence story.
 

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Continuous Training Vital For Caregivers

Published on June 30, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Health John Boyce. (FP)

There is a need for workers in elderly care facilities to be exposed to continuous training.
 

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St. Philip Polyclinic Closed Until Monday

Published on June 30, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The Ministry of Health has advised that the pharmacy at the St. Philip Polyclinic, Six Roads, St. Philip, will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, July 1, and will re-open on Monday, July 4.

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Trident On Display At Crop Over Events

Published on June 30, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

As the Crop Over Festival moves into high gear in July, the commemorative Broken Trident will be on display at several events for the season.

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Broken Trident In St. Lucy In July

Published on June 30, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

The commemorative Broken Trident will journey across St. Lucy next month, with stops at several churches and places of business.

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CZMU Hosts Second Underwater Clean-Up

Published on June 29, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The Coastal Zone Management Unit, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Barbados chapter, will host its second underwater cleanup on Saturday, July 9...

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Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan Approved

Published on June 29, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley. (FP)

Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan has been approved by Cabinet. This was disclosed recently by Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley...

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Online Shopping Opens Future For Post Office

Published on June 29, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The Barbados Postal Service is being urged to cash in on the increase in online shopping and the benefits that can be derived through ecommerce.

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St. Stephen’s Gets Immersed In Chinese Culture

Published on June 29, 2016 by University of the West Indies
(Back row l-r) Principal of Stephen's Primary, Colin Cumberbatch; Permanent Secretary, June Chandler; Registrar Kenneth Walters and UWI Representative, Gail Hall pose with students (l-r) Tyler Forde; Kayshaunte Scantlebury; Kilia Francis and Savannah Small following their graduation from Level 1 Mandarin course. (UWI)

Over 100 students from the St. Stephen’s Primary School are the youngest cohort of Barbadian pupils to learn Mandarin and Chinese culture under the fledgling University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus’ Confucius Institute programme.

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Summer Workshops For Teachers Start July 4

Published on June 29, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
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The Media Resource Department (MRD) will be conducting two workshops during the summer holidays for teachers.

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Fifty NGO Websites - A Great Youth Initiative

Published on June 29, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo and Web Developer for the 50 bb Websites, Shakir Belle examining the work of students during a recent tour of the training lab at the Ministry of Education.  (Photograph  courtesy of Jaron Griffith)

Efforts by students of the Barbados Community College (BCC) to construct 50 websites for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been praised by Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. 

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Lashley: Clarke’s Works Will Live On

Published on June 28, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

The outstanding works of Barbadian writer Austin ‘Tom’ Clarke are sure to positively impact future generations for years to come.

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Opportunities In Harvesting Blackbelly Sheep

Published on June 28, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

We often see them frolicking around in green pastures and open spaces. Ranging in colour from light tan to dark mahogany red, with black facial stripes and legs...

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Crop Over Event To Help Food Bank

Published on June 28, 2016 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The HIV/AIDS Food Bank will receive a boost this Crop Over from donations made by patrons attending the Miss Crop Over 2016 Show.

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Energy Sector Poised For Growth

Published on June 28, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
Programme Officer in the HRDS Unit of the Ministry of Labour, Moreen Bowen, discussing the update of BARSOC with local consultants Shane Howell (centre) and Peter Downes of Profiles Caribbean Inc. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The energy sector is poised for significant growth, which could increase avenues for employment in the future.

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Government Committed To City Revitalisation

Published on June 28, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The Government of Barbados remains committed to the cultural revitalisation of Bridgetown.

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Labour Ministry Supporting Youth Programmes

Published on June 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. (FP)

For the last three years, the Ministry of Labour has been assisting several public, private and non-governmental organisations with the development of programmes aimed at providing this country’s youth with the critical skills...

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Barbados Willing To Share Cultural Expertise

Published on June 27, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Barbados stands ready to share its technical expertise on the cultural industries with its regional counterparts.

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