Press Releases

Zero Tolerance For Child Sexual Exploitation

Published on April 1, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Education Minister, Ronald Jones, speaking at the Lodge School's Speech Day and Prize Giving ceremony yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

There is and will be zero tolerance for any sexual exploitation of our children by any teacher in any school in this island.

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Bigger Sugar Cane Crop Expected For 2016

Published on April 1, 2015 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

Next year’s sugar cane crop is expected to be bigger than in recent years. This was revealed by Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick...

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Is It Time To Rethink Our Teaching Model?

Published on April 1, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

For decades, thousands of Barbadian children have been instructed to “go to school, learn, pass exams and get a good job”. However, what if this mantra, though often relied upon to encourage students to do their best, was incorrect?

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Competition Winners Impress Health Minister

Published on April 1, 2015 by Joy Springer
Health Minister, John Boyce and winner of the secondary schools' poster competition category, Tariq Mann, looking through the gallery of posters at PAHO's offices in Dayrell's Road. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Health Minister John Boyce was so impressed with the entries in a poster competition sponsored by the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organisation, that he has promised to...

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Senior Athletes Asked To Attend Zone Meetings

Published on April 1, 2015 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

Athletes who will be competing in the upcoming National Senior Games are invited to attend their corresponding zone meetings, which run from April 8 to 15. 

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Juvenile Sentencing Structure Under Scrutiny

Published on April 1, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Chief Probation Officer, Dorita Lovell (right) listening to a point made by Home Affairs Minister, Adriel Brathwaite at the launch of the upcoming National Conference on Juvenile Justice. Centre is Principal of the Government Industrial School, Erwin Leacock. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Long probation periods and sentences at the Government Industrial School (GIS) for juveniles will be among the issues discussed during the upcoming National Conference on Juvenile Justice.

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Improving Chemical Management In Barbados

Published on April 1, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

With an average of 25 accidents caused by exposure to toxic substances being reported to the Labour Department annually, officials at the Environmental Protection Department (EPD)...
 

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Geospatial Data To Inform Gov’t Planning & Policy

Published on April 1, 2015 by Melissa Rollock
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean (left), greets Rolando Ocampo, Vice President of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico while Mario Arriola Woog, Ambassador of Mexico in Trinidad and Tobago, looks on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Strengthening the geospatial data infrastructure in the region can only benefit the sustainable development of Barbados and other Caribbean countries.

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SJPP Book Amnesty Starts April 7

Published on April 1, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Past students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) who may have outstanding books for that institution’s library can, from this month, return them without having to pay an overdue fee.

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Register Now For EMT Course

Published on April 1, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Registration is currently on for the Barbados Community College’s (BCC) Emergency Medical Technician course, which begins on Monday, May 11.

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New Legislation To Protect Farmers Soon

Published on April 1, 2015 by Aisha Reid
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, speaking on the first day of the National Agricultural Conference at the Savannah Hotel. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Farmers in Barbados should soon have more protection when the Praedial Larceny Bill is passed in Parliament. This is according to Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management...

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Study On Underachieving Boys A Possibility

Published on April 1, 2015 by Shayla Murrell
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean listens attentively to Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Deodat Maharaj during their courtesy call. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The underachievement of boys in education was one of the issues discussed, when Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Deodat Maharaj, paid a courtesy call recently...

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PM Stuart Praises Young Barbadians

Published on April 1, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Dean of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Dr. Peter Blair Henry in discussion during a meeting at Government Headquarters. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Young Barbadians have come in for high praise from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who said they were taking advantage of the opportunities available to them and seeing the world as their oyster.

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Physical Development Plan Essential For Barbados

Published on March 31, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Proposals to amend the Barbados Physical Development Plan (PDP) (2003) are being evaluated and a consulting firm will be chosen shortly. This disclosure has come from Deputy Chief Town Planner, George Browne...

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'Exercise In The City' On World Health Day

Published on March 31, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

To celebrate World Health Day on Tuesday, April 7, the National Task Force on Physical Activity and Exercise will host Exercise in the City, in the Central Bank’s On The Greens, Church Village, Bridgetown.

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Healthy Recipes Woo Shoppers

Published on March 31, 2015 by Joy Springer
This shopper samples one of the health treats at Cost-U-Less last weekend. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Sixth Form students of The Lodge School came in for high praise last weekend, when they joined forces with the Diabetes Association of Barbados in its Keep the Culture, Cut the Fat campaign.

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‘Afternoon Of Intrigue’ Series Continues

Published on March 31, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

Efforts are stepping up in educating and increasing public awareness about HIV, as the International Business Division’s HIV Committee continues its edutainment series entitled: An Afternoon of Intrigue, on Wednesday, April 8, from 12:30 to 1: 30 p.m.
 

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Agriculture Continues To Be A Viable Industry

Published on March 31, 2015 by Aisha Reid
Agriculture Minister, Dr. David Estwick; Permanent Secretary,  Esworth Reid; and Chief Agricultural Officer, Barton Clarke at yesterday's opening session of the National Agricultural Conference at the Savannah Hotel. (A.Miller/BGIS)

“Agriculture in Barbados is not dead, but it is alive and kicking.” This is the view of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Esworth Reid...

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Manual Produced For Public Sector Employees

Published on March 30, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Acting Head of the Civil Service, Lucene Wharton-Isaac, accepting a copy of the publication from OPSR Director, Michael Archer. Looking on are Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, Sonja Welch (left) and Deputy Cabinet Secretary, June Chandler (right). (A.Miller/BGIS)

An orientation manual has been prepared to facilitate the smoother transition of employees into the Barbados Public Service.

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Barbados To Host Golden Oldies Cricket Festival

Published on March 30, 2015 by Ministry of Tourism/BGIS
BTMI Chairman, Alvin Jemmott (pictured) as well as cricketing legends, the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers and Joel Garner, are in Cape Town, South Africa to promote the tournament. (FP)

Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, an international tournament for semi-professional and retired players.

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