Press Releases

Career Counsellors To Receive Accreditation

Published on August 20, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Andrew Cox will speak at the presentation ceremony for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator training programme on Friday. (FP)

Twenty newly-certified career/guidance counsellors will receive their accreditation at the culmination of the second cohort of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) training programme.
 

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Students Urged Not To Drop Out Of UWI

Published on August 20, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Education Minister, Ronald Jones addressing scholarship and exhibition winners today at the Ministry of Education. Looking on are: (left to right) Deputy Chief Education Officer, Karen Best and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Cecile Humphrey. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Don’t drop out; stay the course! That was the advice from Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, to students already enrolled at the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Campus.
 

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Upgrade of Squash Facilities On The Cards

Published on August 20, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

A strategic plan for the complete refurbishment of the National Stadium, inclusive of netball and squash facilities, will be presented to the Cabinet of Barbados very soon.

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Acting Chief Medical Officer Retires

Published on August 20, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Outgoing Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand being presented with a postcard by Chief Health Planner in the Ministry of Health, Sam Deane at a recent retirement function at the Barbados Beach Resort. (A.Best/MOH)

Health professionals in Barbados turned out to say farewell to one of their own recently, when a retirement function was held at the Barbados Beach Resort for Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand.

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Kiwanis Donates Silver Dollars Campaign Proceeds

Published on August 19, 2014 by Kiwanis Club/BGIS
Jennifer Hinkson of Kiwanis Club of Bridgetown presenting a cheque to President of the Senate and Representative for Barbados Council for the Disabled, The Learning Centre, Senator Kerri-ann Ifill. (Kiwanis)

"Thank you, Barbados." These were the words of President of the Kiwanis Club of Bridgetown, Ken Knight, as the Chairperson of the Silver Dollars for Children Charity...

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BADMC Southern Farmers’ Market

Published on August 19, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

The Barbados Agricultural and Marketing Corporation’s (BADMC) Southern Farmers’ Market for August will take place on Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30, at Fairy Valley, Christ Church, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

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PM Stuart Congratulates President Of Panama

Published on August 19, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has congratulated the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, on his country’s centennial celebrations of the opening of the Panama Canal...

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Postpone Travel To Regions With Ebola

Published on August 19, 2014 by Joy Springer
The Ministry of Health is advising Barbadians to postpone non-essential travel to the Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone indefinitely or until the outbreak of the Ebola Virus has been deemed to be under control. (FP)

The Ministry of Health has advised residents of Barbados to postpone non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone indefinitely, or until the outbreak of the Ebola Virus...

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Morris Now High Commissioner To Jamaica

Published on August 19, 2014 by Julie Carrington
High Commissioner of Barbados to Jamaica, Robert Morris (left) presenting a copy of his Letter of Introduction to Jamaica's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Arnold Nicholson, on July 24, in Jamaica. (MFA)

Barbados has taken steps to enhance its relationship with Jamaica with the appointment of CARICOM Ambassador Robert Morris as this island’s non-resident High Commissioner to Jamaica.

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Technical Mission To El Salvador Completed

Published on August 19, 2014 by Julie Carrington
(From left to right) CZMU Research Officer, Kareem Sabir; Coastal Information Systems Manager, Roman Roach; Planning Assistant, TCDPO, Felipe Arthur; Data Technician, Fabian Hunte (hidden); and Coastal Planner, Fabian Hinds observing real-time data from seismic monitoring stations and a live feed of one of the active volcanoes in El Salvador. (MFA)

A technical team of officials from two government departments has just returned from a five-day visit to El Salvador, where they benefitted from that country’s experience in designing...

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NAB To Celebrate 34 Years

Published on August 19, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

The National Assistance Board (NAB) will celebrate 34 years of service to the elderly in Barbados with a number of activities, beginning in August and ending in October.

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Textbooks Collection For Grantley Adams Memorial

Published on August 19, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

Parents and guardians of students attending the Grantley Adams Memorial School are advised that textbooks will be distributed in stages next month.

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Students Participate In Youth Farm Market Day

Published on August 18, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Lead Officer for the Youth Farm Programme at the TVET Council, Andrea Waithe (right) admiring the students' hard work. (TVET Council)

Thirty-one students from nine secondary schools got an opportunity to show off their knowledge of agriculture, when the Youth in Agriculture Farm Programme...

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Sandals On Track Says Tourism Minister

Published on August 18, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy (second right) in discussion with hotelier Gordon 'Butch' Stewart (right) and members of the touring party during a visit to the Sandals construction site at Dover, Christ Church, last Friday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

With work progressing well on the US$65 million Sandals property in Christ Church and the Sandals Beaches Resort in St. Peter, to come on stream, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy...

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Barbados To Increase Entry Port Surveillance

Published on August 18, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Law enforcement officials are moving to increase surveillance and vigilance at Barbados’ ports of entry following an increase in gun crimes.

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Brathwaite Praises QEH For Response Plans

Published on August 18, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite presenting one of the 13 Motorola radios to the QEH's Chief Executive Officer, Dexter James to boost the hospital's communication capabilities during an emergency. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, today praised the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) management team for its efforts at strengthening the hospital’s ability to respond to various types of emergencies.

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National Call To Battle Sargassum Seaweed

Published on August 18, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

All hands on deck! That’s what will be required to battle the increasing amount of sargassum seaweed...
 

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New Principal Keen To Learn School's Culture

Published on August 18, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Captain Michael Boyce is a near 20-year veteran in the teaching profession. He will be the Lester Vaughan Secondary School's new principal in September. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Michael Boyce will step through the doors of Lester Vaughan Secondary School in September as its new Principal. Having spent almost 20 years in the teaching profession...

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Health Ministry Continuing Surveillance

Published on August 15, 2014 by Ministry of Health/BGIS
(FP)

The Ministry of Health is continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in four countries in West Africa, which according to the World Health Organization is the largest ever recorded.

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Fourteen BCC Students Receive Scholarships

Published on August 15, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Education Minister, Ronald Jones encouraged the scholarship winners to make the best of every available opportunity on their educational journey. (FP)

Fourteen students from the Barbados Community College (BCC) today received scholarships from the Government of Canada to continue studies started at the BCC.
 

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