Press Releases

Combermere Fifth Formers & Staff Settled At Erdiston

Published on April 27, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Fifth forms Combermere students working with Geography teacher, Dianne King in their temporary surroundings at the Erdiston Teachers' Training College at Pine Hill, St. Michael. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The transition to Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC) by teachers, ancillary staff and fifth form students of Combermere School has been smooth so far, says Principal Vere Parris.

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Be Responsible For Each Other’s Safety At Work

Published on April 27, 2015 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer. (FP)

Both employers and employees should recognise and understand the risks involved in their workplace, as well as the associated safeguards that must be observed.
 

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Strong Leadership Needed Says Inniss

Published on April 27, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. (FP)

Strong and decisive leadership in both the public and private sectors is needed in order for this country to move forward. That is the opinion of Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss...

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Registration For 2015 Youth Volunteer Programme

Published on April 27, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

Persons between the ages of 16 and 25 are invited to register for the Crop Over Youth Volunteer Programme 2015. 

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Licence For Radio Controlled Apparatus

Published on April 27, 2015 by Telecommunications Unit/BGIS
(FP)

The Telecommunications Unit has reminded the public that the use and operation of radio communications apparatus, including radio controlled models is governed by...

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BGIS National Heroes Series A Hit

Published on April 27, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Host of 'Back To The Past', Tony Cave interviewing national hero The Right Excellent Sarah Ann Gill played by actress Shayla Murrell. (FP)

“A good concept”. “Informative and well-produced”. These were some of the comments posted on social media sites in relation to Back from the Past, a video series...

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Field Officers In Christ Church This Week

Published on April 27, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Officers carrying out field work for the enhanced Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey will be listing and interviewing selected households in several Christ Church districts this week.

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Dialogue On Violence Against Women

Published on April 27, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, and IACHR Rapporteur on the Rights of Women, Tracy Robinson (both facing the camera) in discussion with officials from Government’s social and legal agencies. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Representatives from two international bodies were in Barbados recently to discuss issues related to violence against women, its causes and consequences, as part of a study tour on the island.

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PM Stuart Meets With Panamanian President

Published on April 25, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, discussing matters of state with the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, at the President's official residence - Palacio de las Garzas - in Panama City. (F.Ince/BGIS)

Air connections, investment promotion and cooperation in education were the main topics of discussion, when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with the President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez.

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Education Ministry Gives Update On Combermere

Published on April 24, 2015 by Ministry of Education, Science, Technology & Innovation
(Barbados Today)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Combermere School will remain closed next week.
 

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Central Bank’s Market Liberalisation Right Move

Published on April 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler (right) chatting with First Citizen's Group Chief Executive Officer, Karen Darbasie (centre) and Chief Executive Officer, First Citizens Barbados, Glyne Harrison. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler has praised the Central Bank’s decision to no longer set the minimum savings rate on deposits for commercial banks.

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Sargassum Seaweed No Threat To Humans

Published on April 24, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

The continuous influx of sargassum seaweed on beaches across Barbados poses no threat to human health. But, a statement from the National Conservation Commission (NCC) today...
 

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National Sargassum Clean-Up

Published on April 24, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

With 25 beaches across Barbados being affected by the sargassum seaweed, a call is being made for volunteers to join a national clean-up effort on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, beginning at 6:00 a.m. each day.

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Proposals For Improved Juvenile Justice System

Published on April 24, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
A section of the audience at today's National Juvenile Justice Conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The establishment of a Division for Juvenile Services is among a list recommendations put forward towards developing a reformed juvenile justice system for Barbados.

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Project Allows Homeless Men To Give Back

Published on April 24, 2015 by Deirdre Gittens
The Clyde Gollop Night Shelter for Homeless Men located at Hindsbury Gap, St. Michael. (GP)

For many years, the occupants of The Clyde Gollop Night Shelter for Homeless Men have benefited from the benevolence of individuals, organisations and the community, and now they’ve been given the opportunity to reciprocate...

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File 2014 Income Tax Returns Online Now

Published on April 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

With just under a week to go before April ends, those taxpayers who have not yet filed their income tax returns are being urged to do so now.

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Barbados’ Economy Turning Around

Published on April 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler, (third left) cutting the ribbon to officially open the First Citizens Welches Banking Centre in Welches, St. Thomas while bank officials look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados’ economy has begun to turn around, says this island’s Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler. He made the disclosure last evening, as he delivered the feature address...

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General Notices For April 24, 2015

Published on April 24, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, April 24, 2015.

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Cancer Second Leading Cause Of Death In Barbados

Published on April 24, 2015 by Joy Springer
Health Minister, John Boyce, speaking at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Association of Oncology and Haemotology Conference at Hilton Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Barbados. And the main cancers of public health concern are prostate, colon, breast and cervix...

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Road Closures In St. Lucy & St. Thomas

Published on April 23, 2015 by Aisha Reid/BGIS
(BWA)

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has advised that due to main replacements under its capital works programme, the road from Selah and Half Acre in St. Lucy will continue to be closed until...

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