Press Releases

Cabinet Gives Nod To Amendments

Published on February 26, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Acting Attorney General Michael Lashley speaking at the release of the findings of the Royal Barbados Police Force 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey at District 'A' Police Station. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

A number of amendments that will see the stricter policing of firearms in Barbados; the handling of persons in custody; the identification of suspects and improvements to the Police Complaints Authority Act, have received the nod from Cabinet.

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SJPP Tours For Secondary School Students

Published on February 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. (FP)

Prospective students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the programmes on offer by the campus next month.

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Music Important To School And Community

Published on February 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands speaking at today's music workshop. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, believes there is ample evidence that schools with rigorous music programmes perform better...
 

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Police Need To Improve Customer Service

Published on February 26, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit Director, Cheryl Willoughby; Senior Research Officer, Kim Ramsay; and Police Commissioner, Tyrone Griffith looking over the findings off the survey yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has received positive reviews about its performance in managing and solving crime across Barbados from members of the general public.

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CVQ Donation For Grantley Adams

Published on February 25, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones receiving the cheque from Managing Director and President of Eldorado Gold (Barbados), Robert Bourque while Education Officer, Yvette Estwick and Grantley Adams students look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A cheque worth BDS $20,000 was today handed over to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, to facilitate the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) programme...

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Draughts Competition To Transform ‘Block’ Image

Published on February 25, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth is on a mission to transform the image of the ‘block’.
 

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Prime Minister Stuart To Attend Inter-Sessional Meet

Published on February 24, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is scheduled to leave the island tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25, to attend the Twenty-Sixth Inter-sessional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

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Youth To Be Empowered Through Afrocentrism

Published on February 24, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

“Too many of our people appear not to be comfortable in their own skins.” This comment came from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley...

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Knowledge Management System On The Cards

Published on February 24, 2015 by Jamal Hall
Knowledge Management Institute Chairman and the workshop’s Chief Instructor, Douglas Weidner. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbadian citizens, residents and potential investors will soon have access to well-organised sources of knowledge to facilitate personal advancement, organisational learning, and, ultimately, to boost economic growth. 

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Vacancies In The Cotton Industry

Published on February 24, 2015 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Barbados Cotton Growers' Association is inviting members of the public to fill several vacancies for cotton pickers at farms throughout the island.
 

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African Awareness Month To Conclude With Fanfare

Published on February 24, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

African Awareness Month will climax for many schools, over the next few days.Activities, which are expected to begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until 3:00 p.m., will place emphasis on displaying African garb, art and craft...
 

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Higher Labour Force Productivity Necessary

Published on February 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. DeLisle Worrell, addressing the opening ceremony of the Week of Excellence at the Grande Salle. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Faster growth in the level of productivity of Barbados' labour force is necessary, if the country is to further improve its relative competitiveness.

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Pursue Measures To Increase Customer Satisfaction

Published on February 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart speaking at the opening ceremony of the Week of Excellence at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, on Monday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has urged business people in Barbados to pursue proactive measures designed to assess and increase their customers’ satisfaction.

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Climate Change Project At Weston St. James

Published on February 24, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Agriculture Minister, Dr. David Estwick (pictured) headed a team of officials who toured the Millie Ifill Fish market recently. (FP)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme to undertake a Weston Community Climate Change Project at Weston, St. James.

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Provisional IIP For November 2014

Published on February 23, 2015 by Division of Economic Affairs/BGIS
(FP)

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 4.5 per cent in November 2014, compared with the previous month. The fall in the index was due to a decrease in the Mining and Quarrying sectors...

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FTC Increases Renewable Energy Rider Capacity

Published on February 23, 2015 by Fair Trading Commission
(FP)

The Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. (BL&P) submitted the Intermittent Renewable Energy Penetration Study to the Fair Trading Commission on Friday, February 13, 2015 in support of its request to increase the Renewable Energy Rider...

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Higher Worker Engagement To Achieve Excellence

Published on February 23, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Central Bank Governor, Dr. Delisle Worrell in tête-à-tête at the launch of the Week of Excellence at the Grande Salle, Central Bank. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

If Barbados is to achieve excellence, there must be a higher level of engagement by all workers.This message was conveyed today by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart...

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Business Of Your Art Symposium In March

Published on February 23, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(NCF)

Cultural practitioners and other persons interested in the development of the cultural industries are invited to the Know the Business of Your Art (BOYA) symposium entitled...

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Give More Credit To Entrepreneurs Says Inniss

Published on February 23, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. (FP)

A Government Minister has reiterated his plea that more has to be done to create an enabling environment for persons interested in becoming entrepreneurs, and has singled out...

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Lodge School's Product Launch At Emerald City

Published on February 23, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Emerald City.

Sixth Form students from The Lodge School will launch a number of products next Tuesday, March 3, at Emerald City Supermarket, St. Philip.

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