Press Releases

Bursaries To Aid UWI Students

Published on July 11, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Sir Hilary Beckles chatting with Education Minister, Ronald Jones prior to the unveiling of a plaque to mark the establishment of a Confucius Institute at the Campus. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Cave Hill Campus has been urged by Education Minister Ronald Jones to remain focused amidst the “noise” and “confusion” being heard in relation to students paying tuition fees from this school year.

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Inniss: Pursue Opportunities Under The EPA

Published on July 11, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
(From left to right) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean and Minister of Industry and International Business, Donville Inniss in discussion with Head of Delegation of the EU, Ambassador Mikael Barfod and Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Agency, Pamela Coke-Hamilton at the Agency's press conference at the Baobab Tower on Friday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A government minister is reiterating the need for Barbadians to aggressively pursue opportunities under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and has warned that time is fast running out.

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Urgent Request For Butchers To Work In Canada

Published on July 11, 2014 by Jamal Hall
(FP)

The National Employment Bureau is urgently seeking to create a shortlist of suitable persons to be interviewed by employers from a well-established meat processing plant in Canada to fill positions as butchers. 

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Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace

Published on July 11, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. (FP)

“Achieving gender equality is important for workplaces not only because it is ‘fair’ and the ‘right thing to do’, but it is also vitally important to the bottom line of any organisation.”

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UWI's Confucius Institute Is Relevant

Published on July 11, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
An impression of the Confucius Institute at the UWI Cave Hill Campus designed by Architect, Dr. Albert Best. (Photograph courtesy of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus)

By developing the Confucius Institute, the Cave Hill Campus is once again demonstrating its relevance to the community, private sector and our Governments. 

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EPA Debate Welcomed

Published on July 11, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean in a tête-à-tête with Head of Delegation of the EU, Ambassador Mikael Barfod and Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Agency, Pamela Coke-Hamilton at the Agency's press conference at the Baobab Tower on Friday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

This country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is eagerly anticipating the upcoming debate on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in the House of Assembly and the Senate.
 

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Primary School Agrofest Competition Winners

Published on July 11, 2014 by Aisha Reid
(Back row l-r) Executive Director of the Junior Achievement Programme, Marsha Ann Clarke; BAS Chief Executive Officer, James Paul and Coordinator of the Garden Junior Achievement Approach Youth Development Programme, Ministry of Youth, Andrea Titus pose with (front row l-r) Nasean Belgrave, Teara Arthur and Lael Charles. (Photograph courtesy of the BAS)

Winners of the Agrofest 2014 Primary Schools competitions were presented with their prizes on Wednesday, July 9, at the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) “The Grotto” Beckles Road. 

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National Intellectual Property Plan In The Pipeline

Published on July 11, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
CAIPO Registrar, Heather Clarke speaking at a conference hosted by the Association of Caribbean Copyright Societies at the Barbados Beach Club, Maxwell Christ Church on Friday.  (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government with the assistance of the World Intellectual Property Organization has formulated a national intellectual property strategic plan with the objective of making our economy more competitive globally.

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Gender Equality Is Necessary To Stimulate Growth

Published on July 11, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Ernesta Drakes. (FP)

In order to stimulate meaningful growth in housing, employment, and education, emphasis must be placed on sensitising the private and public sectors on the importance of gender equality.

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Higher Education Seen As A Game Changer

Published on July 11, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Barbados' Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert

Higher education has been the most catalytic and significant game changer and maker in the development of our region, as well as the most important factor in the personal lives of many.

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New Committee To Monitor The Rights Of PWDs

Published on July 10, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Social Care Minister, Steve Blackett and Permanent Secretary, Ernesta Drakes (seated at the head of the table) convening the first of the new committee to monitor and evaluate the rights of persons with disabilities in Barbados. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A new committee has been launched to monitor and evaluate the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Barbados.

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Traffic Notices For Weekend Pan Events

Published on July 10, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Motorists are asked to note that a number of traffic changes will be in effect on Saturday, July 12, during the hosting of Pan in De City in Speightstown, St. Peter and on Sunday, July 13 for Pan Pun De Sand in Bridgetown. (FP)

Members of the public are reminded that several traffic changes will be in effect on Sunday, July 13, from noon until 10:00 p.m. during the staging of Pan Pun De Sand at Brandons Beach, St. Michael. 

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Fogging Continues Tomorrow And Next Week

Published on July 10, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health is continuing fogging exercises in several districts across the island.

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BNC Online Registration Now Open

Published on July 10, 2014 by Julie Carrington
(FP)

The registration portal for participants attending this year’s Barbados Network Consultation 3rd Diaspora, from August 5 to 7 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, is now open.

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CBTF Successful Partnerships Announcement

Published on July 10, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
The aim of occupational competency-based training is to improve the skills of employed and unemployed workers on the island. (FP)

Successful partnerships have been formed and will soon receive funding in an amount not exceeding $800,000 from the Government of Barbados through its Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF)...

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EAP Re-Engagement Seminars To Be Held

Published on July 10, 2014 by Julie Carrington
(FP)

The Office of Public Sector Reform (OPSR) has embarked on a series of Re-engagement Seminars for its Employee Assistance Programme for various government departments which have been affected by the recent public sector retrenchment.

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Refrain From Self-Doubt Says Education Minister

Published on July 10, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones. (FP)

Education Minister, Ronald Jones, believes the region’s people should not be into self-doubt as they confront economic challenges and their impact on education, and is urging administrators and educators of higher learning to refrain from this way of thinking.

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BAC’S National Qualification Workshop July 19

Published on July 10, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Key stakeholders in the development and implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) will soon be made aware of the progress made towards bringing this instrument to fruition. 

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BFPA Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Published on July 10, 2014 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

The Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) has been commended for its invaluable contribution to national development for the last 60 years.

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General Notices for July 10, 2014

Published on July 10, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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