Press Releases

Land Tax Bills For 2016-2017 Issued

Published on September 23, 2016 by Barbados Revenue Authority
(FP)

Land tax bills for the financial year 2016-2017 have been issued.

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Packed Tourism Week Begins Tomorrow

Published on September 23, 2016 by Jamal Weekes/BTPA
(FP)

Tourism workers will have their opportunity to shine, when a number of activities are held to celebrate Tourism Week.

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Trees Critical In Island's Development

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
The Baobab Tree in Queen's park, Bridgetown. (FP)

You would not find the contribution of trees to society in an economic report, nor would their success be measured by rating agencies such as Standard and Poors.

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Arbor Day Celebrations 2016 Reminder

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Stock Photo)

The public is invited to the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Environmental/Arbor Expo tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, at its Codrington, St. Michael headquarters from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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New Plant Species Produced At NCC

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
NCC General Manager, Keith Neblett planting a tree during the National Arbor Day ceremony at Independence Square yesterday. (NCC)

Six plants have been produced using in-vitro at the National Conservation Commission (NCC) through its Tissue Culture Laboratory.

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Fogging Schedule September 26 - 29

Published on September 23, 2016 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week, when its fogging programme moves into several parishes.

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More Legislation To Improve Working Conditions

Published on September 23, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo (centre); CTUSAB President, Cedric Murrell (left); and  Chief Executive Officer, Cave Shepherd Group of Companies, John Williams share a light moment at the opening ceremony of CTUSAB’s 11th Biennial Delegates’ Conference. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Ministry of Labour will be enforcing existing laws and developing legislation to support Government’s drive towards social equality and improved working conditions. 

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Barbados To Defend Its Position Before EU

Published on September 23, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
International Business Minister, Donville Inniss (third right) and Regional Leader of Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst and Young, Christopher Sambrano cutting the ribbon to officially open several new business offices at One Welches, St. Thomas yesterday while other officials look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, will not be “pulling any punches” at next week’s Peer Review Group of the Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

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Blackman & Gollop To Celebrate Five Years

Published on September 23, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands. (FP)

The Blackman and Gollop Primary School will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, September 28, with a ceremony at the school, located at Staple Grove, Christ Church.

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Prime Minister Stuart Visiting Canada

Published on September 23, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left the island today, Friday, September 23, for a private visit to Canada.

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Barbados Pressing Ahead With ICT Programme

Published on September 22, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications, Senator Darcy Boyce during this week’s ICT Barbados Conference taking place at the Crane Resort. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Barbados is implementing a number of initiatives aimed at moving its information and communications technology (ICT) programme forward.

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Regional Vision For Single ICT Space

Published on September 21, 2016 by Joy Springer
Telecommunications Minister, Senator Darcy Boyce speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Week at the Crane Resort. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Telecommunications Minister, Senator Darcy Boyce, has stressed the importance of collaboration between Caribbean countries if the regional vision of a single ICT (Information and Communications Technology) space is to be achieved.

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Minister’s Plea To Lending Agencies

Published on September 21, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Small Business Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

Small Business Minister, Donville Inniss, has made an impassioned plea to banking and financial institutions in this country to be more “lenient and understanding” of the micro, small and medium enterprise sector...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Now An Epidemic

Published on September 21, 2016 by Joy Springer
Acting Minister of Health, Senator Patrick Todd. (FP)

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have reached epidemic proportions in Barbados, with more than 4,000 persons currently affected by the disease.

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Foreign Minister To Address UN General Assembly

Published on September 21, 2016 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine Minister McClean. (FP)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is currently in New York attending the Seventy-First Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 

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Men’s Health Group To Focus On Crime

Published on September 21, 2016 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

How And Why Crime Raises Its Ugly Head And What Can We Do About It will be the focus when criminologist, Yolande Forde, presents a public lecture next Monday, September 26.

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Food & Rum Festival “Coming Of Age”

Published on September 21, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy speaking at the launch of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival at the Blackwood Screw Docks, Bridgetown. (M.Brathwaite/BGIS)

The Barbados Food and Rum Festival is “coming of age” and can eventually become an integral part of the calendar of events in Barbados.

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Apply For BCC Part-Time Courses

Published on September 21, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
The Barbados Community College. (FP)

The Barbados Community College (BCC) is inviting persons to apply for part-time programmes in the Division of Fine Arts that will commence at the end of September.

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French Ambassador Bids Farewell

Published on September 21, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean in discussion with outgoing French Ambassador Eric de la Moussaye during a recent courtesy call. (A.Miller/BGIS)

French Ambassador Eric de la Moussaye bid Barbados “adieu” earlier this week and was the beneficiary of much praise on behalf of his country.

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Barbados Welcomes New Indian Envoy

Published on September 21, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean chatting with Honorary Consul of India in Barbados, Dr. Philomena Mohini Harris and India’s new High Commissioner to Barbados, Satendar Kumar following their meeting. (A.Miller/BGIS)

India’s new High Commissioner to Barbados, Satendar Kumar, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, on September 13 at her Culloden Road, St. Michael office.

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