Press Releases

Caribbean People Must Depend Upon Themselves

Published on July 2, 2015 by Joy Springer
Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, and UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon at today's opening of a High-Level Strategic Dialogue at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

As CARICOM countries work towards the goal of vibrant societies as a platform for the creation of resilient economies, incoming CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, says it is the people of the Caribbean who will be at the centre of this initiative.

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UN Secretary General Visits Hastings Boardwalk

Published on July 2, 2015 by Melissa Rollock
Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, taking a stroll on the Richard Haynes Boardwalk this afternoon. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, received a first-hand account of the design and layout of the Hastings Rocks today, during a tour of the area, ahead of the official opening of the 36th Regular Meeting of the CARICOM...

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Say No To Violence Against Women & Children!

Published on July 2, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite (left); UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon; and UN Representative to Barbados and the Caribbean, Stephen O'Malley, among those making pledges to end violence against women and children today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados remains committed to a zero tolerance policy on all forms of violence against women and children. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett...

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Barbados Signs MOU To Protect Women

Published on July 2, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (left); Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite; and Representative of the UN Women Multi-Country Office, Christine Arab, signing the MOU today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UN Women, to boost efforts to end gender-based violence and give women greater access to justice.

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Renewable Energy Sector The Way Forward

Published on July 2, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, Donville Inniss; UN Secretary General Ban Ki- Moon; and an official from Caribbean LED Lighting prepare to go on a tour of the facility today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, today got an idea of the progress Barbados was making in its renewable energy sector during a tour of Caribbean LED Lighting at Lower Estate, St. Michael.

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Packed Agenda For CARICOM Summit

Published on July 2, 2015 by Cathy Lashley/CARICOM
(FP)

When Caribbean leaders start their 36th Regular Summit in Barbados today, under the theme CARICOM: Vibrant Societies, Resilient Economies, they will have a packed agenda.

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UN Secretary General Arrives In Barbados

Published on July 2, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean, in discussion with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, shortly after his arrival in Barbados last night. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, arrived in Barbados late last night for two-days of intense discussions, and to participate in the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government...

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View Training As Part Of Lifelong Learning

Published on July 2, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Teacher at the Grantley Adams Memorial School, Astrid Alleyne poses with her students who successfully completed the course in Adolescent Media Training. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Forty-five secondary students who recently graduated from a course in Adolescent Media Training have been urged to view it as part of life-long learning.

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Commonwealth SG Visits Foreign Minister

Published on July 2, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean and Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma in discussion during a courtesy call yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Commonwealth Secretariat is moving ahead with plans to set up a Centre of Excellence for Small States. This was disclosed by outgoing Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma...

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Government Aware Of Need To Strengthen Capacity

Published on July 2, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Commerce, Donville Inniss speaking at the BCCI's workshop while President Tracey Shuffler and USAID General Development Office Director, Ted Lawrence look on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government is acutely aware of the need to strengthen the capacity of this country to not only manage risk, but also to deal with disasters.

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Human Trafficking Victims Urged To Come Forward

Published on July 2, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Come forward and speak out! That’s the advice of Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, to possible victims of human trafficking, regardless of whether they are Barbadian or not.

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Extension Being Sought For Labour Survey

Published on July 1, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Director of the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS), Aubrey Browne. (FP)

An extension is being sought from the Inter-American Development Bank for the Enhanced Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey which is currently being conducted.

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SPBMP Allows Meaningful Student Contributions

Published on July 1, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Pierre Rock of the Alleyne School receiving his certificate of participation for the Adolescent Media Training Course from Senior Education Officer, Patricia Warner. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Students who are actively engaged and who are able to contribute meaningfully to school life are rarely involved in negative behaviours.
 

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Community Outreach Seminar Deadline Extension

Published on July 1, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
The Barbados Community College. (FP)

The Counselling and Placement Centre of the Barbados Community College (BCC) is once again inviting members of the surrounding communities to a three-day seminar from Wednesday, July 22, to Friday, July 24.

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No Resolution For BIDC And NUPW

Published on July 1, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss (head of the table) meeting with officials of the NUPW, the BIDC and the recently retired BIDC workers at Reef Road today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A meeting between the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) Board and the recently retired BIDC workers has not yielded an amicable solution.

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Barbados Has High Expectations For COP 21

Published on July 1, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. (FP)

Barbados has high expectations for results emerging from the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP 21) meeting slated for December in Paris.

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Secretary General Arrives In Barbados

Published on July 1, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma speaking to Chief of Protocol, Philip St. Hill following his arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday evening. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma, is looking forward to the Heads of Government Meeting schedule to start tomorrow, Thursday, July 2.

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BIBA Donates Medical Equipment To Polyclinic

Published on July 1, 2015 by Joy Springer
Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Cheryl Alleyne receiving medical equipment from BIBA President, Andrew Alleyne. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Winston Scott Polyclinic received another piece of medical equipment from the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) last Monday, bringing to a total of over $250 000 in donations to that institution over the last year.

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NCST’S Summer Camp Starts July 13

Published on July 1, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Registration is now on for the National Council for Science and Technology’s (NCST) annual Science and Technology (S&T) Summer Camp.

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ITS For Teens Begins July 13

Published on July 1, 2015 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Community Development Department will be hosting an Information Technology Summer Teens programme (ITS For Teens) beginning on Monday, July 13.

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