Press Releases

Reminder Of Closures On September 28

Published on September 29, 2016 by GISMEDIA
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The public is reminded that in addition to primary and secondary schools, The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus...

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BIDC Workshop On September 30

Published on September 27, 2016 by Barbados Investment & Development Corporation
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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation will host a workshop this Friday, September 30, at the Bagnall's Point Gallery, Pelican Craft Village...

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Sea Egg Season Opens October 1

Published on September 27, 2016 by Fisheries Division
(FP)

The Fisheries Division has advised the public that the 2016 sea egg open season will commence on Saturday, October 1, and end on Monday, October 31.

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Lashley: Encourage The Youth

Published on September 27, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley and students. (FP)

The nation's young people need to be encouraged and guided. This point was made on Monday by Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley...

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Call For A Reduction In Interest Fees

Published on September 27, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce. (FP)

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, has stated that the current set of charges and interest rates applied to credit card transactions in Barbados is “far too high”.

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Performing Arts Centre In The Works

Published on September 27, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy. (FP)

Government is in discussion with a Chinese company on the development of a Performing Arts Convention Centre on the Needham’s Peninsula, just outside Bridgetown.

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Tips For The Hurricane Season

Published on September 27, 2016 by GISMEDIA
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Here are some tips for the hurricane season. Also find out which hurricane shelter is closest to your home.

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CTUSAB & Social Partnership Unity-Based Solutions

Published on September 26, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. (FP)

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has identified the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) and the Social Partnership as “homegrown” solutions...

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Ceremony To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Air Crash

Published on September 26, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Barbados will join with the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cubana Air disaster of 1976.

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Land Tax Bills For 2016-2017 Issued

Published on September 23, 2016 by Barbados Revenue Authority
(FP)

Land tax bills for the financial year 2016-2017 have been issued.

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Packed Tourism Week Begins Tomorrow

Published on September 23, 2016 by Jamal Weekes/BTPA
(FP)

Tourism workers will have their opportunity to shine, when a number of activities are held to celebrate Tourism Week.

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Trees Critical In Island's Development

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
The Baobab Tree in Queen's park, Bridgetown. (FP)

You would not find the contribution of trees to society in an economic report, nor would their success be measured by rating agencies such as Standard and Poors.

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Arbor Day Celebrations 2016 Reminder

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The public is invited to the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Environmental/Arbor Expo tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, at its Codrington, St. Michael headquarters from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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New Plant Species Produced At NCC

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
NCC General Manager, Keith Neblett planting a tree during the National Arbor Day ceremony at Independence Square yesterday. (NCC)

Six plants have been produced using in-vitro at the National Conservation Commission (NCC) through its Tissue Culture Laboratory.

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Fogging Schedule September 26 - 29

Published on September 23, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week, when its fogging programme moves into several parishes.

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More Legislation To Improve Working Conditions

Published on September 23, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo (centre); CTUSAB President, Cedric Murrell (left); and  Chief Executive Officer, Cave Shepherd Group of Companies, John Williams share a light moment at the opening ceremony of CTUSAB’s 11th Biennial Delegates’ Conference. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Ministry of Labour will be enforcing existing laws and developing legislation to support Government’s drive towards social equality and improved working conditions. 

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Barbados To Defend Its Position Before EU

Published on September 23, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
International Business Minister, Donville Inniss (third right) and Regional Leader of Transaction Advisory Services at Ernst and Young, Christopher Sambrano cutting the ribbon to officially open several new business offices at One Welches, St. Thomas yesterday while other officials look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, will not be “pulling any punches” at next week’s Peer Review Group of the Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

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Blackman & Gollop To Celebrate Five Years

Published on September 23, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands. (FP)

The Blackman and Gollop Primary School will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, September 28, with a ceremony at the school, located at Staple Grove, Christ Church.

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Prime Minister Stuart Visiting Canada

Published on September 23, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left the island today, Friday, September 23, for a private visit to Canada.

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Barbados Pressing Ahead With ICT Programme

Published on September 22, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications, Senator Darcy Boyce during this week’s ICT Barbados Conference taking place at the Crane Resort. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Barbados is implementing a number of initiatives aimed at moving its information and communications technology (ICT) programme forward.

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