Press Releases

Education Ministry Refutes BUT’s Comments

Published on May 5, 2016 by Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. (FP)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI) has refuted claims made by the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) that it has failed to meet and or communicate on issues affecting teachers. 

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Tourism Minister Welcomes JetBlue Flight

Published on May 5, 2016 by Kim Ransay-Moore
Passengers disembark the inaugural jetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Barbados on April 28.
(N.Browne/GP)

The inaugural JetBlue flight 385 out of Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale is testament to the commitment of that airline to Barbados.

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Registration Open For CodeSPRINT Event

Published on May 5, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(Stock Photo)

Persons in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector, specifically mobile app developers and technology entrepreneurs, can now register for the CodeSPRINT event...

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Tourism Minister Suggests New JetBlue Initiative

Published on May 5, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy presents jetBlue CEO, Robin Hayes with a plaque recognising the inaugural flight of the airline from Fort Lauderdale to Barbados on April 28. (N.Browne/GP)

The Barbados/JetBlue partnership can go one step further to incorporate those passengers travelling with Seabourne Airlines, a small carrier which operates out of San Juan, Puerto Rico...

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BCC Portfolio Arts Show Continues

Published on May 5, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
(BCC)

Students in the Barbados Community College’s (BCC) Associate Degree in Visual Arts and Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) are currently showcasing their work... 

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Investors Needed For Cultural Industries

Published on May 5, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Financial Institutions and private investors are being urged to invest in the cultural industries.This call has come from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley...

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JetBlue Inaugural Flight From Fort Lauderdale

Published on May 4, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
BTMI Director of the U.S. Market, Petra Roach cutting the ribbon to signal the commencement of the jetBlue's service from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Barbados while jetBlue CEO, Robin Hayes and other officials look on. (N.Browne/GP)

Barbados’ tourism industry is set to get a major boost with the new daily JetBlue direct flight between this country and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Jingle & Logo Competitions For Carifesta XIII

Published on May 4, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley raises the baton to symbolise Barbados' hosting of the next CARIFESTA in 2017. (FP)

In preparation for this country’s hosting of the 13th edition of CARIFESTA from August 17 to 27, 2017, submissions are invited of jingles, as well as designs for the CARIFESTA XIII logo.

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Road Tennis Tours Begin

Published on May 4, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

Plans have been set in motion to take road tennis to the courts of the region.

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Productivity Session For Managers & Supervisors

Published on May 4, 2016 by Sharon Austin
(Stock Photo)

Supervisors and managers across the island will soon get a chance to enhance their skills and receive critical tips on productivity best practices.

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Fish Dish Competition For Secondary Schools

Published on May 3, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(Stock Photo)

Some of this island’s secondary students will have their culinary skills put to the test in the Fisheries Division’s annual Fish Dish Competition, on Thursday, May 5.

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Monument Design Finalists Announced

Published on May 3, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Selwyn Small, one of the five finalists, receiving a cheque from Chairman of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Coordinating Committee, Senator Maxine McClean today. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Five entries have been chosen to compete in the finals of the Barbados at 50 Monument Design Competition. The entries, which were chosen from a field of 40...

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Reflection Time For Trade Unions

Published on May 3, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo chatting with Hartley Reid at yesterday's May Day celebrations at Browne's Beach. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has called on the trade union movement to reflect on those industrial relations practices which must be retained, reclaimed or gotten rid of as soon as possible.

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Urban Areas Should Be Seen As Investment

Published on May 3, 2016 by Joy Springer
Housing Minister, Dennis Kellman. (FP)

Housing Minister Denis Kellman has challenged Barbadians to see urban areas as a means of investment, capable of creating and generating wealth.

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Lashley Gives Kudos To Volunteers

Published on May 3, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, has praised the many ‘unsung heroes’ in the Ministry’s Parish Ambassadors’ programme.

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Trade Unions Integral To Country’s Development

Published on May 3, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said trade unions have a vital role to play in Barbadian society. Pictured is Mr. Stuart at yesterday's May Day celebrations at Browne's Beach. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Trade unions are not “irritants in the society”, but rather, they are integral to this country’s development. That was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s strong message yesterday...

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Broken Trident In St. James This Month

Published on May 3, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

Following its official handover on Sunday, May 1, the commemorative Broken Trident will continue its journey across St. James this month, with stops at several hotels, schools, churches and places of business.

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Crop Over Competition Deadlines

Published on May 3, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The National Cultural Foundation has advised that the deadline for registration for the Pic-O-De-Crop Competition is 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26.

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New Petroleum Prices From Midnight May 1

Published on May 1, 2016 by Division of Energy
(Stock Photo)

Consumers will pay more for gasoline, diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from midnight, Sunday, May 1.

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Bajan Team Heading To Cuba

Published on April 29, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss will lead a team of officials to visit Cuba from May 2 to 6. (FP)

Now that diplomatic ties have been formally re-established between Cuba and the United States, Barbados is looking to add its name to the list of CARICOM countries attempting to enter the Cuban market.

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