Press Releases

Men Urged To Be Proactive About Their Health

Published on August 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
Dr. Godfrey Xuereb, Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. (Photo from WHO)

Barbados will risk turning back much of the development that has taken place since Independence if it continues to lose significant numbers of its productive age group to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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St. Leonard's Students Asked to Report to School

Published on August 27, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
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Fourth form students of the St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School...


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Youth Need To Know More About Reproductive Health

Published on August 27, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is of the opinion that there should be an increase in the availability of comprehensive education and material on sexual and reproductive health for young persons.



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Service To Mark Start Of Legal Year

Published on August 27, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Supreme Court Complex (FP)

The Ecumenical Service to mark the commencement of the Legal Year 2015 to 2016 will take place on Monday, September 7...


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General Notices For August 27, 2015

Published on August 27, 2015 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Thursday, August 27, 2015.


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Inniss: Focus On Exporting Local Products

Published on August 27, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is toured through Roberts Manufacturing Company Ltd. by the employees. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Instead of arguing over the amount of foreign products being imported into Barbados, attention should be paid to the lack of Barbadian products being exported within the region and international markets.

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CARIFESTA Exposing Bajan Culture

Published on August 27, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
The Barbadian Band 1688 take a final bow last night after their CARIFESTA performance in Port Au Prince Haiti. (J.Weekes/BGIS)

CARIFESTA XII has proven to be an ideal opportunity for Barbadian culture to be presented to the region.

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Discount Date for Land Tax Bills Extended

Published on August 26, 2015 by BRA
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Taxpayers are advised that the period for which land owners qualify for a 10 per cent discount on their 2015-2016 land tax bills has been extended to Friday, September 4, 2015.

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Environmental Health Workshop For Police Officers

Published on August 26, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

Police officers from stations in the catchment area of the St. Philip Polyclinic will attend a half-day workshop on mosquito and rodent control on Friday, August 28 at the polyclinic, Six Cross Roads, St. Philip.

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Sound Policy Framework Necessary To Attract Investors

Published on August 26, 2015 by Joy Springer
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Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, has stressed the importance of a sound policy framework to attract investors to provide the capital necessary for the renewable energy sector.

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Renewable Energy Centre To Be Set Up In Barbados

Published on August 26, 2015 by Joy Springer
Minister responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce in discussion with Italy's Special Envoy to the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi,  during a courtesy call this week. (D.Hinds/BGIS)

A Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency is to be established in Barbados.

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25,000 Smart Meters Installed

Published on August 26, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Approximately 25,0000 of these Smart Water Meters were installed  in residences in Barbados by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA).  (S.Austin/BGIS)

Approximately 25,000 of the 100,000 residential meters have been installed under the Barbados Water Authority’s Smart Water Meter Business Transformation Project.

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Government Committed To Finding Affordable Financing

Published on August 26, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler (left), sharing a joke with Minister of Agriculture, Dr. David Estwick, and Chairman of the Barbados Water Authority, Dr. Atlee Brathwaite at the launch of the Smart Meter Project. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Government is committed to finding those partners and avenues through which it can attract the type of financing necessary to assist Barbados in continuing its march towards a developed country status.

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Primary School Principals Appointed

Published on August 25, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, has announced the appointment of four primary school principals.

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Labour Department Moves To Queens Park For Its Anniversary Celebrations

Published on August 25, 2015 by Jamal Hall

Over the next two and a half weeks, the Labour Department will be undertaking a number of activities from Queen’s Park in the City...


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Leadership Seminar For Men

Published on August 25, 2015 by Joy Springer
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The Ministry of Health will host a two-day seminar for men entitled: “Building Men for Successful Leaderships Roles in Barbados” on Wednesday, August 26, and Thursday, August 27.

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Special Envoy Of Italy Visits With Minister McClean

Published on August 25, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore | Updated on August 25, 2015
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, poses with Special Envoy of Italy, Paolo Serpi after a courtesy call at the Ministry's headquarters. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign) Trade)

Ways in which Barbados and Italy could work together were discussed recently when Special Envoy of Italy, Paolo Serpi, met with this island’s Foreign Minister.

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St. Philip Irrigation Water Outage Continue

Published on August 25, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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Farmers and residents of Sanford and Mapps in St. Philip are advised that due to continued low water levels in the irrigation wells...


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No Southern Farmers’ Market This Weekend

Published on August 25, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Members of the public are advised that there will be no Southern Farmers’ Market at the Fairy Valley Plantation on Friday, August 28, and Saturday, August 29 as was previously announced.

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Culture Brings Unity Says Prime Minister Stuart

Published on August 24, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Ayesha Gibson-Gill (L) and Dempstu Simmons (R) show Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley (C) the book, “Bengal to Barbados” while at the Carifesta XII Book Fair in Haiti.” (BGIS)

Culture is the link the binds the region together.

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