Press Releases

Latin America Urged To Support C’bean Lobby

Published on January 30, 2015 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs/BGIS
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce. (FP)

Barbados has called on Latin American countries, especially those who are members of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to “lend their voices more forcefully to support...

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Two Schools To Kick Off African Month Festivities

Published on January 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

African Awareness Month starts Sunday, February 1. During the month, a number of schools across the island will be staging events to commemorate the period, known elsewhere as Black History Month.

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General Notices For January 30, 2015

Published on January 30, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, January 30, 2015.

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CBTF’s Third Call For Proposals February 3

Published on January 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

The Third Call For Proposals for employers and training providers to access funding from the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF) will be made next week.

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Couples Urged To Take The HIV Test Together

Published on January 30, 2015 by Shamkoe Pilé
Community Health Education Officer with the HIV Food Bank, Sade Leon Folkes speaking to participants of the BGIS' HIV sensitisation workshop. Looking on is retired nurse Lydia Waterman. (BGIS)

Can you really trust your partner’s word when he or she says, “I am HIV negative”? It is a difficult question to answer, especially if your partner took the test alone.

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Barbados’ Economic Situation Discussed

Published on January 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean in discussion with former President of Chile, Sebastian Piñera in the Parliament Committee Room. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Falling oil prices and the impact of the global economic crisis were high on the agenda recently, when former President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastian Piñera, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs...

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Labour Department To Host Seminars Next Month

Published on January 29, 2015 by Jamal Hall
(FP)

The Labour Department is hosting a series of seminars to discuss Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice, on Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26...

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Government Will Not Tamper With Exchange Rate

Published on January 29, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; the BCCI's President, Tracey Shuffler; and BCCI's Senior Vice President, Eddie Abed, listening attentively during the question and answer session. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Government will not be interfering with the country’s fixed exchange rate.This assurance has come from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart who said the conditions in Barbados today did not justify any tampering with the exchange rate.

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Cane Farmers To Receive Money Soon

Published on January 29, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart chatting with ICAB's Executive Director, Reginald Farley and the BCCI's, Lisa Gale at yesterday's business luncheon at Hilton Barbados.(A.Miller/BGIS)

Cane farmers will soon receive outstanding monies owed to them. Word of this has come from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who said he had discussions with his Minister of Finance...

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G'ment Committed To Private Sector-Led Growth

Published on January 28, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart greets BCCI Executive Director, Lisa Gale on his arrival at the Chamber's business luncheon at Hilton Barbados today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated Government’s commitment to private sector-led growth. While delivering the feature address today at the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s luncheon...

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SAGICOR’S Move Not A Loss Of Confidence In B'dos

Published on January 28, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Finance Minister, Chris Sinckler in discussion with Chief Operating Officer and General Manager B'dos Operations, J. Edward Clarke  at today's BCCI luncheon at Hilton Barbados. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has stoutly defended Sagicor Financial Corporation’s recently announced decision to re-domicile its registered office to a location outside of this island, saying it is not a loss of confidence in Barbados.

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National Debate On Health Care Financing Coming

Published on January 28, 2015 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Minister of Health, John Boyce, has disclosed that his Ministry will soon be seeking the approval of Cabinet to initiate a national debate on health care financing.

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Improved Conditions & New Equipment For RBPF

Published on January 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) will benefit from improved conditions at stations across the island and state-of-the-art technology as they continue the fight against crime.

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Lawmen Urged To Uphold Force's Image

Published on January 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Acting Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith. (FP)

While lauding the rank and file of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) for what he described as “significant decreases” in crime, Acting Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, is also urging...

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Lashley: Communities Need To Rebuild Social Bonds

Published on January 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Acting Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley. (FP)

There is an urgent need for communities to rebuild the social bonds necessary to overcome the social problems associated with young people.

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Certification Of Skills A Vital Step in Education

Published on January 28, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands posing with teachers  following the presentation of tablets this morning. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Significant developments are occurring in education with the certification of several skills, says Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands.

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Tablets To Help Teachers Share Knowledge

Published on January 28, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands presenting tablets to teachers at the Elsie Payne Complex this morning. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Tablet technology in the hands of primary school teachers is working. Chief Media Resource Officer, Walter Harper, stressed this today as the Media Resource Department (MRD) presented iPads...

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Black History Month Celebrations At Pelican Village

Published on January 28, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Pelican Village. (FP)

As Black History month approaches, Pelican Village is set to be repositioned as the area for culture in Barbados. The month, celebrated annually in February, will see the hosting of a number of cultural exhibitions...

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General Notices For January 28, 2015

Published on January 28, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

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Culture Of Safety And Health Vital To All

Published on January 27, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands. (FP)

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, believes part of the struggle in the area of safety and health relates not so much to the laws...

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