Press Releases

Changes To Independence Parade Route

Published on November 28, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

Members of the public will view the precision and skills of the over 1,000 troops participating in the Independence Ceremonial Parade on Monday, December 1, from a changed route.

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Notices For Independence

Published on November 28, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

Traffic regulations and other notices for the Independence weekend.

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Need To Foster Creative Spirit

Published on November 28, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss in discussion with one of the owners of Barbadiana Discovery Treasures, Kim Butcher at the store's opening this morning. (A.Miller/BGIS)

In order to emerge from this current economic situation, we have to look for the creative souls among us, so that we can encourage and foster them in creating new industries, and building existing ones in Barbados.
 

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Fogging Schedule December 1 To 5

Published on November 28, 2014 by Joy Springer

The Vector Control Unit in the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week, beginning on Tuesday, December 2 in Christ Church, when Bournes Land, Silver Sands, Round Rock...

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Artist's Work Recommended For Schools

Published on November 28, 2014 by Joy-Ann GIll
Professor Henry Fraser (second right) showing the Bill Grace catalogue to Education Minister, Ronald Jones while Art Historian and Tutor at the Barbados Community College,  Allison Thompson (left) and Deputy Chief Education Officer, Karen Best (right) look on. (E.Walker/MRD)

A catalogue representing a tribute to the late Bill Grace, artist, sculptor and ceramicist, will soon be in school libraries across the island.

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Diggers Special Screening Well-Received

Published on November 28, 2014 by Andre Skeete/Sharon Austin
A section of the audience at the special screening of the documentary 'Diggers'. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The importance of chronicling and preserving Barbados’ history and cultural heritage was underscored last night by Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO), Sharon Lynch...

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Barbados Now Has Permaculture Lab

Published on November 28, 2014 by Julie Rawlins-Bentham
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Esworth Reid. (FP)

Barbados needs to explore further the prospects of permaculture and organic production, if the island’s natural resources, particularly its coastal and marine resources, are to be protected.

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Lowe: Rethink Graduation Criteria

Published on November 28, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Environment Minister, Dr. Denis Lowe speaking during a press conference earlier this week while Viki Limaye of the Environmental Hub for Central America and the Caribbean looks on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

There is no such thing as a graduated Small Island Developing State (SIDS). In fact, said Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, all the developmental gains of SIDS...

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AG Commends Immigration Dept’s Approach

Published on November 28, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite having a tête-à-tête with Canadian High Commissioner, Richard Hanley during a national meeting on Counter-Trafficking Strategies and Prevention at the Accra Beach Resort. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Immigration Department has come in for high praise for the way it now deals with people suspected to be victims of human trafficking.

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Barbados Signs Tax Agreement With Colombia

Published on November 28, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Ambassador John Beale (left) browsing through the document before signing while Colombia's Ambassador Luis Carlos Villegas looks on. (MFA)

Barbados and Colombia have taken significant steps to improve the exchange of information on arrangements with the signing of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) recently.

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Sports Expo & All Stars Basketball On Saturday

Published on November 28, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley (pictured) will give the opening address at the Expo and All Stars Basketball Encounter on Saturday. (FP)

Sports fanatics are encouraged to come out to the Sporting Clubs of Barbados Expo and All Stars Basketball Encounter, this Saturday, November 29, at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

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Good Relations With Cuba To Continue

Published on November 28, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean making a point to Cuba's new Ambassador to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peṅa and First Secretary and Consul, Ana Labaot de Dios. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

This island’s Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Maxine McClean, expects Barbados’ long-standing relationship with Cuba to continue...

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General Notices For November 28, 2014

Published on November 28, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, November 28, 2014.

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Statement On Isolation Centre At Enmore

Published on November 28, 2014 by Ministry of Health
(FP)

The Ministry of Health has reiterated its position that the Isolation Centre, located on the compound of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Enmore...

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BWA Projects Designed To Improve Operations

Published on November 27, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick. (FP)

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is embarking on a number of projects as it seeks to improve its service delivery to customers, and improve its financial position and viability as a statutory body.

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No Garbage Collection On December 1

Published on November 27, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham

Members of the public are asked to note that there will be no garbage collection on Monday, December 1, as it is being observed as a national holiday.

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General Notices For November 27, 2014

Published on November 27, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, November 27, 2014.

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Policy Brief To Be Prepared On MICS

Published on November 27, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Acting Director of the Barbados Statistical Service, Aubrey Browne. (FP)

A policy brief on the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), which provides up-to-date information on children and women, is to be prepared by yearend.

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Rhodes Scholar Announced

Published on November 27, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Twenty-three-year old Trinidadian Cherrelle Dacon (pictured) is the latest recipient of the Commonwealth Rhodes Scholarship. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Twenty-three-year-old Trinidadian Cherrelle Dacon is the latest recipient of the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship.

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PM Stuart Meets New Cuban Ambassador

Published on November 27, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said Barbados was committed to strengthening ties with Cuba during a meeting with that country's new Ambassador to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peña. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados remains committed to deepening and strengthening its relationship with the Republic of Cuba. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this assurance to Cuba’s new Ambassador to Barbados...

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