Press Releases

Feature: 11 Now Living A Drug Free Life

Published on February 5, 2016 by Julia Rawslins-Bentham
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Graduates in the first cohort of Barbados’ Drug Treatment Court (DTC) were encouraged to keep going as they embarked on a new journey in life – one that is drug free!

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Scaled Up Vector Eradication Programme Launched

Published on February 5, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

The Ministry of Health has scaled up its vector eradication programme in response to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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Free Boot Camp To Develop Entrepreneurs In Technology

Published on February 5, 2016 by Joyann Gill
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Barbados will for the first time host a tech boot camp for entrepreneurs with an interest in learning how to launch a software-based company.

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Community Tourism Important To Barbados’ Tourism Product

Published on February 5, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy. (FP)

Community tourism is a very important aspect of Barbados’ tourism product...


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Fogging Schedule February 8 To 12

Published on February 5, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week aimed at controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. 

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NCSA Receives Equipment From US Embassy

Published on February 5, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Robert McDonald and Drew Blakeney of the INL Office presenting some of the equipment to Orlando Jones of CASA. (Photo courtesy of NCSA)

The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) received a much needed boost to its fight against drugs, thanks to a donation of equipment to support the operation of the Drug Treatment Court.

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Producer Price Index For Manufacturing For November

Published on February 5, 2016 by Division of Economic Affairs
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The Producer Price Index for Manufacturing remained unchanged at the end of November last year, when compared to the previous month.

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Barbados Signs AIRCOP Agreement

Published on February 5, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Head of the EU Delegation to Barbados, Mikael Barfod (left) looks on as Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite and AIRCOP Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean Sergio Naranjo,  sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the UNODC-WCO-INTERPOL Airport Communications Project. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados is now better equipped to fight transnational organised crime and boost its drug interdiction capacities, particularly at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

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Barbados And USA Share 50-Year Friendship

Published on February 5, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, in discussion with new United States of America Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela, during a courtesy call made earlier this week.  (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described the near 50-year relationship between Barbados and the United States of America (USA) as a mutually beneficial one which has “grown from strength to strength”.


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PM Stuart To Participate In Overseas Event This Weekend

Published on February 5, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left the island today, Friday, February 5, to participate in a private event over the weekend.

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Ministry Of Agriculture To Launch Climate Change Mitigation Unit

Published on February 5, 2016 by Jamal Hall | Updated on February 5, 2016
Agricultural Consultant, Steve Skeete, during his presentation on Water Harvesting at the Drought Mitigation Seminar this week. (J.Hall/BGIS)

The Ministry of Agriculture will shortly be establishing a unit to mitigate the effects of climate change on the farming community.

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Feature: New Guidelines To Tackle Unhealthy Eating By Schoolchildren

Published on February 4, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce, accepting copies of the new guidelines and the 2016 calendar from Community Nutrition Officer, Glencill Taylor. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

With 46 per cent of the school-aged population in Barbados either overweight or obese...


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Barbados Seeking To Increase Exports Of Goods And Services

Published on February 4, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. (FP)

There is a dire need to increase the exports of goods and services from Barbados to a global market.

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Social Media Link To 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Published on February 4, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore

Barbadians can log on to various forms of social media to get the latest information related to Barbados’ 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

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St. Boniface To Visit Gordon Cummins District Hospital

Published on February 4, 2016 by Joyann Gill
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As part of its community outreach efforts, St. Boniface Nursery School will be visiting the Gordon Cummins District Hospital on Friday, February 12. 

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Barbados Continuing To Diversify Its Economy

Published on February 4, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, in conversation with Margaret and Tom Palmer from Scotland.  They are on their 8th visit to Barbados and are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Government is continuing to diversify the Barbados economy so as to ensure that the country is not dependent on any one sector.

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Inniss: High Cost Of Intra Regional Travel A Problem

Published on February 3, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. (FP)

Despite Government being a 49 per cent shareholder in regional air carrier, Liat, Industry Minister Donville Inniss has expressed concern over the high cost of intra-regional travel...


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Promoting Innovation In Barbados Through Stem

Published on February 3, 2016 by Jamal Hall
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To promote more innovative thinking in Barbados, we need to re-evaluate our education system where science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are concerned.



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Transition From Nationhood To Independence Necessary

Published on February 3, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, addressing those in attendance at the launch of the 50th Anniversary of Independence National Monument Competition, at the Main Guard, Garrison, St. Michael. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says the time has come for Barbadians to make that transition from nationhood to genuine Independence.

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Vulnerability Capacity Assessments In St. Lucy

Published on February 3, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham

The Department of Emergency Management, in collaboration with the District Emergency Organisations and the Barbados Red Cross Society...


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