Press Releases

Hackaton In Partnership With Microsoft At BNC2016

Published on July 27, 2016 by BGIS/Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Software giant Microsoft, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, is searching for All-Star teams of entrepreneurs...


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Emancipation Day Walk, Monday, August 1

Published on July 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

Barbadians are being encouraged to participate in this year’s Emancipation Day Walk, which will be held on Monday, August 1.

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Jones: Students Can Develop Apps

Published on July 27, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
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Students of the Barbados Community College (BCC), in the final stages of completing 50 websites for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have been encouraged to go beyond this and develop Apps.

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Congestive Heart Disease Affecting Younger Generation

Published on July 27, 2016 by Joy Springer
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According to medical experts, Barbadians as young as 29 years old are suffering heart attacks, and congestive heart disease is being experienced in higher proportions among the younger generation.

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First Genealogy Marketplace August 5

Published on July 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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Persons interested in tracing their family history will get an opportunity to do so when the first Genealogy Marketplace takes place on Friday, August 5, at the Archives Department, Black Rock, St. Michael, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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National Consultation On Society To Continue

Published on July 26, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart (right) in discussion with Ministers; (backing left) Senator Darcy Boyce
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister; (backing right) Ronald Jones, 
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and Stephen Lashley, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, after the National Consultation on Society Session. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

A second day will be set aside to continue the National Societal Consultation.

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Muslim Association Gives To Winston Scott

Published on July 26, 2016 by Melissa Brathwaite
Medical Health Officer at Winston Scott Polyclinic Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch; accepting the new water cooler from Executive Member of the  Barbados Muslim Association Abdul Mehter, while Treasurer of the B.M.A Azhar Pandor looks on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Winston Scott Polyclinic is the recipient of a brand new water cooler, thanks to the philanthropic efforts of the Barbados Muslim Association. 

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Provisional Index Of Industrial Production For April

Published on July 26, 2016 by Economic Affairs Division
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The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 0.1 per cent in April 2016 when compared with the previous month.

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Last Lap In The Village For Crop Over Enthusiasts

Published on July 26, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

The Crop Over festival may officially end this year on Kadooment Day, Monday, August 1, but those persons seeking an extra day of fun and revelry will be able to do so when the Pelican Village hosts Last lap in the Village, on Wednesday, August 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Charity Walk And Run On August 6

Published on July 26, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Members of the public will get an opportunity to exercise while contributing financially to worthy causes, when the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) stages the Have A Heart Charity 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, August 6.

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Community Extravaganza And Dance Workshop

Published on July 26, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

The Community Development Department, in collaboration with the Whitehall Soccer Academy, will host a Community Extravaganza entitled: The Fight Is Not Over.

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Lashley: Young People Need To Be More Engaged

Published on July 26, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley, believes that the disengagement of young people is largely responsible for the level of violence in society and the erosion in citizen security.

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Society Must Be Protected Says PM Stuart

Published on July 25, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart makes his point at the National Societal Consultation, while Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley and Permanent Secretary, Ruth Blackman, listen, today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has underscored the importance of protecting the society from various threats, while reiterating that Barbados is not just an economy, but a society.

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Priority Areas Under Student Revolving Loan Fund

Published on July 25, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
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While the majority of the Student Revolving Loans doled out annually are for local studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, priority areas outside the country are still accommodated.

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Business Facilitator Promises Improved Dialogue

Published on July 25, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Darcy Boyce. (FP)

Government’s newly-appointed Business Facilitator has made it clear that while he will seek to improve communication between Government departments and the business sector...


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Health Minister To Address Cardiology Conference

Published on July 25, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Minister of Health, John Boyce, will deliver the feature address at the opening ceremony of the 31st annual Caribbean Cardiology Conference at the Hilton Barbados Resort tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26.

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Growing Concern Over Ageing Population

Published on July 25, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

By 2025, 20.4 per cent of Barbados’ population is projected to consist of older persons, and Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, believes this will present many socio-economic issues.

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Barbados To Attend Habitat III PREPCOM 3

Published on July 22, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Barbados will be represented at the upcoming Third Preparatory Committee meeting for Habitat III in Surabya, Indonesia from July 24 to 27.

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National Consultation On Society On Monday, July 25

Published on July 22, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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Under the theme: Citizen Security – Linking Societal Systems for Success, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Care...


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Youth Pan Extravaganza Concert At Church Village

Published on July 22, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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Steel pan lovers will be in for a treat when the annual outdoor concert, Youth Pan Extravaganza, takes place this Saturday, July 23, at the Church Village Green, Toms Adams Financial Centre from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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