Press Releases

PM Stuart Meets With Panamanian President

Published on April 25, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, discussing matters of state with the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, at the President's official residence - Palacio de las Garzas - in Panama City. (F.Ince/BGIS)

Air connections, investment promotion and cooperation in education were the main topics of discussion, when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with the President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez.

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Education Ministry Gives Update On Combermere

Published on April 24, 2015 by Ministry of Education, Science, Technology & Innovation
(Barbados Today)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Combermere School will remain closed next week.
 

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Central Bank’s Market Liberalisation Right Move

Published on April 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler (right) chatting with First Citizen's Group Chief Executive Officer, Karen Darbasie (centre) and Chief Executive Officer, First Citizens Barbados, Glyne Harrison. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler has praised the Central Bank’s decision to no longer set the minimum savings rate on deposits for commercial banks.

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Sargassum Seaweed No Threat To Humans

Published on April 24, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

The continuous influx of sargassum seaweed on beaches across Barbados poses no threat to human health. But, a statement from the National Conservation Commission (NCC) today...
 

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National Sargassum Clean-Up

Published on April 24, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

With 25 beaches across Barbados being affected by the sargassum seaweed, a call is being made for volunteers to join a national clean-up effort on Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, beginning at 6:00 a.m. each day.

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Proposals For Improved Juvenile Justice System

Published on April 24, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
A section of the audience at today's National Juvenile Justice Conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The establishment of a Division for Juvenile Services is among a list recommendations put forward towards developing a reformed juvenile justice system for Barbados.

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Project Allows Homeless Men To Give Back

Published on April 24, 2015 by Deirdre Gittens
The Clyde Gollop Night Shelter for Homeless Men located at Hindsbury Gap, St. Michael. (GP)

For many years, the occupants of The Clyde Gollop Night Shelter for Homeless Men have benefited from the benevolence of individuals, organisations and the community, and now they’ve being given the opportunity to reciprocate...

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File 2014 Income Tax Returns Online Now

Published on April 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

With just under a week to go before April ends, those taxpayers who have not yet filed their income tax returns are being urged to do so now.

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Barbados’ Economy Turning Around

Published on April 24, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler, (third left) cutting the ribbon to officially open the First Citizens Welches Banking Centre in Welches, St. Thomas while bank officials look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados’ economy has begun to turn around, says this island’s Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler. He made the disclosure last evening, as he delivered the feature address...

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General Notices For April 24, 2015

Published on April 24, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, April 24, 2015.

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Cancer Second Leading Cause Of Death In Barbados

Published on April 24, 2015 by Joy Springer
Health Minister, John Boyce, speaking at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean Association of Oncology and Haemotology Conference at Hilton Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in Barbados. And the main cancers of public health concern are prostate, colon, breast and cervix...

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Road Closures In St. Lucy & St. Thomas

Published on April 23, 2015 by Aisha Reid/BGIS
(BWA)

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has advised that due to main replacements under its capital works programme, the road from Selah and Half Acre in St. Lucy will continue to be closed until...

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Heroes Day Concert On April 25

Published on April 23, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter. (FP)

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth will pay tribute to Barbados’ 10 National Heroes, with a free concert in Independence Square, The City, on Tuesday, April 28, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Lecture on “From Underfeeding to Over-eating”

Published on April 23, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

From Underfeeding to Over-eating: The Origins of the High Incidence of Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension and Cardio-Vascular Disease in Barbados will be the topic of a lecture to be delivered by...

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Tourism & Hospitality Scholarships In Austria

Published on April 23, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill

Barbadian citizens are being offered the opportunity to pursue diploma programmes in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Austria.

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Vaccination Week April 25 To May 2

Published on April 23, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Pan American Health Organisation, will observe Vaccination Week in the Americas from Saturday, April 25 to Saturday, May 2.

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World Intellectual Property Day Is April 26

Published on April 23, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

Sunday, April 26, is being observed as World Intellectual Property Day. To this end, the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office will host an open day tomorrow...

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BCC To Donate To HIV Food Bank

Published on April 22, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

First and second year students in the Department of Government and Political Studies at the Barbados Community College (BCC) will make a presentation to the HIV Food Bank...

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Statement On Combermere School Closure

Published on April 22, 2015 by Ministry of Education
(Barbados Today)

The Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, has decided that the Combermere School will remain closed for the remainder of this week, in order to address environmental concerns.
 

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Changes To Juvenile Justice System Next Year

Published on April 22, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, addressing the audience at yesterday's National Juvenile Justice Conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Expect to see changes in the way young people are dealt with by the juvenile justice system by the end of next year. If all goes according to plan, Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite...

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