Press Releases

Ebola Training For Doctors Nov. 5 & 6

Published on October 30, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health and the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) will host two Ebola Preparedness Education and Simulation Sessions for all private medical practitioners...

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Bring Business Concerns To Policymakers

Published on October 30, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite speaking at yesterday's BCCI lunchtime lecture at Hilton Barbados while BCCI President, Tracey Shuffler and Senior Vice President, Eddie Abed look on.(C.Henry/BGIS)

Business leaders are being encouraged to bring the changes they wanted in legislation to the attention of policymakers.

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NCDs A Major Concern For Caribbean Governments

Published on October 30, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) greets newly appointed PAHO Representative, Dr. Godfrey Xuereb prior to their recent meeting at Ilaro Court. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) continue to be a major concern for Caribbean Governments, says Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who described NCDs as not just a health issue, but a developmental one.

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General Notices For October 30, 2014

Published on October 30, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, October 30, 2014.

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Index Of Retail Prices For August

Published on October 30, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The index of retail prices for August 2014 stood at 172.3 points. This represented an increase of 1.4 per cent when compared with the 170.0 points recorded in July 2014.

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DRM Vital To Business Continuity

Published on October 30, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite addressing yesterday's BBCI luncheon at Hilton Barbados. At the head table (left to right) are BCCI Executive Director, Lisa Gale; President, Tracey Shuffler and Senior Vice President, Eddie Abed. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Local businesses are being urged to join forces with Government to handle matters related to disaster risk management (DRM).

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AG: Help Keep Bridgetown Safe At Night

Published on October 30, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
BCCI President, Tracey Shuffler greets Principal at Chancery Chambers, Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael at yesterday's lunchtime lecture at Hilton Barbados. Looking on is Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite.(C.Henry/BGIS)

Business owners are being encouraged to join with the Ministry of Transport and Works, and the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), to transform Bridgetown at night.

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Plant Clinic Series Continues In November

Published on October 30, 2014 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International, continues its plant clinic series for persons who wish to improve food security...

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Vendors Invited To Be Part Of Farmers Market

Published on October 30, 2014 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Market Division is inviting persons interested in selling fruit, vegetables, plants, wines, jewellery and other local products, to be a part of the Six Roads Farmers’ Market...

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Tribute On The Passing Of Peter Roy Byer

Published on October 29, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
Former GIS stalwart Peter Roy Byer (left) presenting an award to Videographer, Felton Ince at the department's 55th anniversary awards ceremony last December. Looking on is Acting Chief Information Officer, Sharon R. Lynch. (FP)

It is with great sadness that the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) notes the passing of former Cinematographer, Peter Roy Byer.
 

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Early Detection Vital For Prostate Cancer

Published on October 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
Hospital Director Dr. Dexter James. (FP)

The Ministry of Health will support a recommendation from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a 50 per cent reduction in the cost of the PSA examination done at the QEH to detect prostate cancer.
 

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Russian Envoy Calls On Senator McClean

Published on October 29, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados’ interest in concluding a Visa Abolition Agreement with Russia, and the appointment of a candidate for the position of Honorary Consul of Barbados in Russia, were major talking points when...
 

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BTMI Announces CEO And Global Directors

Published on October 29, 2014 by Julie Carrington
William Griffith (far right) is the new BTMI CEO;  (l-r) Peter Mayers is the new Director, Canada; past interim CEO Petra Roach is now Director, United States; Vicky Chandler is the Director, Caribbean and Latin America; and Cheryl Carter, has been appointed as  Director, United Kingdom. (BTMI)

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and four new global directors.

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World Senior Games Beneficial For Barbados

Published on October 29, 2014 by Jamal Hall
The Barbados team brought home a total of 73 medals -26 gold, 30 silver and 17 bronze - from the 2014 Hunstman World Senior Games in Utah. (FP)

The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development will be collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism to showcase Barbados...

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Tickets For Seating At Remembrance Day Parade

Published on October 29, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

Remembrance Day will again be observed with a short inter-denominational service at the War Memorial in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, on Sunday, November 9, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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General Notices For October 29, 2014

Published on October 29, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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Government To Amend Laws For E-Cigarette Use

Published on October 28, 2014 by Joy Springer
Health Minister, John Boyce. (FP)

The Ministry of Health is currently reviewing draft legislation aimed at regulating e-cigarette use. The amendment to the Health Services Legislation should be ready for consideration by next year.

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USC Opens With Mandate From Education Minister

Published on October 28, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones (right) looks on as first donor of funds to the USC, Barbados, Norma Greaves cuts the ribbon to officially open the University at Alfonso House. Also pictured are: USC President, Dr. Clinton Valley (left) and George Greaves Coordinator of the USC’s Barbados Programme. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A newly-established institution, run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has been called upon to help create the balance in education where Science, Technology...

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SAGICOR Lighting Ceremony This Saturday

Published on October 28, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley; Tracey Knight-Lloyd of SAGICOR and Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Celia Toppin taking a look at looking at some 'Bajan' artefacts during yesterday's launch. (Photo courtesy of SAGICOR)

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has appealed to Barbadians to stage their own “community-style Independence celebrations”.

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Expect Delays In Garbage Collection

Published on October 28, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Nation Newspaper)

Members of the public have been advised that they may experience delays in garbage collection following the recent bad weather...

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