Press Releases

Tribute On The Passing Of Peter Roy Byer

Published on October 29, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
Former GIS stalwart Peter Roy Byer (left) presenting an award to Videographer, Felton Ince at the department's 55th anniversary awards ceremony last December. Looking on is Acting Chief Information Officer, Sharon R. Lynch. (FP)

It is with great sadness that the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) notes the passing of former Cinematographer, Peter Roy Byer.


Early Detection Vital For Prostate Cancer

Published on October 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
Hospital Director Dr. Dexter James. (FP)

The Ministry of Health will support a recommendation from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of the PSA examination done at the QEH to detect prostate cancer.


Russian Envoy Calls On Senator McClean

Published on October 29, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados’ interest in concluding a Visa Abolition Agreement with Russia, and the appointment of a candidate for the position of Honorary Consul of Barbados in Russia, were major talking points when...


BTMI Announces CEO And Global Directors

Published on October 29, 2014 by Julie Carrington
William Griffith (far right) is the new BTMI CEO;  (l-r) Peter Mayers is the new Director, Canada; past interim CEO Petra Roach is now Director, United States; Vicky Chandler is the Director, Caribbean and Latin America; and Cheryl Carter, has been appointed as  Director, United Kingdom. (BTMI)

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and four new global directors.


World Senior Games Beneficial For Barbados

Published on October 29, 2014 by Jamal Hall
The Barbados team brought home a total of 73 medals -26 gold, 30 silver and 17 bronze - from the 2014 Hunstman World Senior Games in Utah. (FP)

The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development will be collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism to showcase Barbados...


Tickets For Seating At Remembrance Day Parade

Published on October 29, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands

Remembrance Day will again be observed with a short inter-denominational service at the War Memorial in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, on Sunday, November 9, beginning at 8:00 a.m.


General Notices For October 29, 2014

Published on October 29, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Wednesday, October 29, 2014.


Government To Amend Laws For E-Cigarette Use

Published on October 28, 2014 by Joy Springer
Health Minister, John Boyce. (FP)

The Ministry of Health is currently reviewing draft legislation aimed at regulating e-cigarette use. The amendment to the Health Services Legislation should be ready for consideration by next year.


USC Opens With Mandate From Education Minister

Published on October 28, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones (right) looks on as first donor of funds to the USC, Barbados, Norma Greaves cuts the ribbon to officially open the University at Alfonso House. Also pictured are: USC President, Dr. Clinton Valley (left) and George Greaves Coordinator of the USC’s Barbados Programme. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A newly-established institution, run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has been called upon to help create the balance in education where Science, Technology...


SAGICOR Lighting Ceremony This Saturday

Published on October 28, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley; Tracey Knight-Lloyd of SAGICOR and Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Celia Toppin taking a look at looking at some 'Bajan' artefacts during yesterday's launch. (Photo courtesy of SAGICOR)

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has appealed to Barbadians to stage their own “community-style Independence celebrations”.


Expect Delays In Garbage Collection

Published on October 28, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Nation Newspaper)

Members of the public have been advised that they may experience delays in garbage collection following the recent bad weather...


Agriculture Students Receive Awards

Published on October 28, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Ishara Williams of the Lodge School receives the Green Livestock Farming Award for hard-work, initiative and excellence from IICA Barbados Representative, Ena Harvey while Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo looks on. (J.Hall/BGIS)

Scholarships and programmes such as the Youth in Agriculture Farm Programme, where students can earn Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs), will greatly benefit Barbados’ agricultural sector in the future.


Fiscal Consolidation Programme Is Working

Published on October 28, 2014 by Joy Springer
Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler speaking to the media at Government Headquarters yesterday . He is joined by Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag) in the Ministry of Finance, Avonda Carrington and  Director of Finance and Economic Affairs (Ag), Dr. Louis Woodroffe. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government’s revised fiscal consolidation programme, introduced a year ago to stabilise the foreign exchange market and protect the Barbados dollar, is working.


BGIS Going Social For Independence

Published on October 28, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands

The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) will be playing its part in highlighting the island’s 48th anniversary of Independence, with month-long campaigns on its social media sites.


National Qualifications Workshop Now October 31

Published on October 27, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill

The Barbados Accreditation Council’s (BAC) inception workshop on the Development of the Barbados National Qualifications Register (NQR) will now be held on Friday, October 31, instead of tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28.


BGIS Notices For October 27, 2014

Published on October 27, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Monday, October 27, 2014.


Reception For Re-Opening Of Argentina’s Embassy

Published on October 27, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will lead the list of dignitaries expected to celebrate the official opening of Argentina's Embassy at Hastings, Christ Church. (FP)

The re-opening of Argentina’s Embassy in Barbados after an absence of over two decades is a clear signal of Government’s efforts to deepen the existing diplomatic relations with that South American country.


Global Competitiveness Focus Of Services Week

Published on October 27, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Executive Director of the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries, Lisa Cummins. (BCSI)

Global competitiveness in key sectors will be the focus of this year’s National Services Week (NSW), scheduled to run from November 8 to 14.


Remembrance Day Parade Is November 9

Published on October 27, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands

Barbadians will pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the two World Wars, at the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Inter-denominational Service on Sunday, November 9...


Ministry Of Economic Affairs 8th Lecture Seminar

Published on October 27, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, will give remarks at his Ministry's Eighth Annual Lecture Series Seminar. (FP)

Various issues relating to the growth of the Barbados economy will come under the microscope at month-end, when the Ministry of Economic Affairs stages its Eighth Annual Lecture Series Seminar.