Press Releases

Reminders For 2016 Agrofest Exhibitors

Published on February 12, 2016 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

Persons participating in this year’s Agrofest have been reminded that there will be an exhibitors’ site meeting next Thursday, February 18, in Queen’s Park at 2:00 p.m.
 

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Third Party Providers Required To Upload Info

Published on February 12, 2016 by Barbados Revenue Authority
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All third party information providers are being encouraged to file online, all relevant statements for the reporting of amounts paid to all resident persons during the 2015 income year.

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Design Competition For Independence Monument

Published on February 12, 2016 by 50Barbados Secretariat/BGIS
(50Barbados Secretariat)

Barbadians at home and in the diaspora have been invited to participate in a design competition for a monument to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence.

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New Vector Control Programme Starts Monday

Published on February 12, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health will intensify its campaign against the Aedes aegypti mosquito when it launches the Arboviral Disease Eradication Programme on Monday, February 15.

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Survey Of Living Conditions Continues

Published on February 12, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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The enumerators for the 2016 Barbados Survey of Living Conditions will be in several parishes over the next two weeks, beginning next Tuesday, February 16.

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CXC To Hold Stakeholder Discussions

Published on February 12, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
(CXC)

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, will conduct a series of stakeholder engagements on February 15 and 22.

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Town Hall Meeting For Draft Quality Policy

Published on February 12, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

Members of the public are invited to a meeting on the Draft National Quality Policy on Thursday, February 18, at Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, St. Lawrence, Christ Church, starting at 6:00 p.m. 

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Lashley: Gold Cup A Boost For Sports Tourism

Published on February 12, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(From left to right) BA District Manager, Nigel Blackett; First Officer, Benjamin Lawler; Captain Nigel Lofting; Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley; Sandy Lane General Manager, Randall Wilkie; and the Sandy Lane hostesses pose with the Gold Cup on its arrival in Barbados yesterday. (Photograph compliments Sandy Lane)

The Sandy Lane Gold Cup is the “epitome” of sporting tourism. This sentiment was shared yesterday by Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley...

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Men’s Health Group To Meet Next Thursday

Published on February 12, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The Men’s Health Education Group at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St. Michael, will meet next Thursday, February 18, at the polyclinic at 6:00 p.m.

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Solid ICT Platform Essential Says PM Stuart

Published on February 12, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (centre) and Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications, Senator Darcy Boyce (right) in discussion with ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, during a recent meeting at Government headquarters. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has underscored the importance of a solid information and communications technology (ICT) platform if governments are to build the necessary structures for their people.

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Plantain, Banana And Fig Workshop Next Week

Published on February 12, 2016 by Aisha Reid
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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is inviting farmers and Agricultural Extension Officers to its Plantain, Banana and Fig propagation and management workshop.

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Businesses Eyeing Productivity

Published on February 11, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Some businesses in Barbados seem to be on a mission to improve their overall productivity! And to assist in ensuring that this becomes a reality, they have been eagerly taking advantage of...

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Special Sitting Of Supreme Court

Published on February 11, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

The Court and Members of the Bar will pay tribute to the late Honourable Mr. Justice Frank DeCoursey King at a Special Sitting of the Supreme Court of Judicature...

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New Location For Commerce & Consumer Affairs

Published on February 10, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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The public has been advised that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has been relocated to Building 2, Suite 101, Harbour Industrial Estate...

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Barbados & UK Sign Air Services Agreement

Published on February 10, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean and British High Commissioner to Barbados, Victoria Dean exchange documents following the signing of the agreement. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados and the United Kingdom (UK) have signed an Air Services Agreement which is expected to strengthen existing air transport links between the two countries.

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Love, Poetry & Song Concert On Tonight

Published on February 10, 2016 by Andre Skeete
(BGIS)

Patrons are expected to turn out in their numbers for the 2016 Love, Poetry & Song (LPS) benefit concert which will be held this evening at the Frank Collymore Hall under the theme “I Pledge to Love Safely”.

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Panel Discussion On Women In The Americas

Published on February 10, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
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The Bureau of Gender Affairs is inviting the public to a panel discussion on Thursday, February 18, at The St. Michael School, Martindales Road, St. Michael, at 7:00 p.m.

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Ministry's Statement On Diabetes Testing Strips

Published on February 9, 2016 by Ministry of Health
(FP)

Statement from the Ministry of Health - Policy Position on Diabetes Testing Strips.

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Barbados Marketing Crop Over In T&T

Published on February 9, 2016 by Ministry of Culture/Jamal Weekes
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Barbados should expect “good numbers” out of the twin island republic for Crop Over 2016, thanks to increased marketing efforts during Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival celebrations.

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BDF Looking For Recruits

Published on February 9, 2016 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Young Barbadians now have an opportunity to join the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Regular and Reserve Elements.

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