Press Releases

PM Stuart to Attend CARICOM-Japan Summit

Published on July 25, 2014 by BGIS
Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will lead a delegation to the first ever CARICOM-Japan Summit...



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Feature: The Barbados Network Consultation- Bringing the Diaspora Closer

Published on July 25, 2014 by Julie Carrington

More than 200 delegates will put their collective heads together to chart the way for Barbados’ diaspora relations...

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Interest in Brazil Extends Beyond Language Development

Published on July 25, 2014 by Joy-ann Gill
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones in discussion with Brazilian Ambassador to Barbados, His Excellency Luiz Gilberto Seixas De Andrade during a recent courtesy call at the Minister's Office at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Brazil’s Ambassador to Barbados, Luiz Gilberto Seixas De Andrade would like to see this island placing more interest on learning to speak Portuguese. 

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Health Minister Lauds Retiring PAHO Official

Published on July 25, 2014 by Joy Springer
Dr. Ernest Pate (left), receives a farewell gift from Minister of Health, John Boyce, today at a ceremony at the Courtyard by Marriott, Garrison Historic Area. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Health Minister John Boyce praised the service to the region of retiring Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) official, Dr. Ernest Pate...

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Fogging in St. Philip Monday

Published on July 25, 2014 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme on Monday, July 28, in St. Philip...

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Government Working to Improve Barbados’ Economy Says PM Stuart

Published on July 25, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has promised that Government will continue to work to mitigate Barbados’ weaknesses and build on its strengths...

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CPA Membership Useful for Parliamentarians

Published on July 24, 2014 by Sharon Lynch
(FP)

Membership in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) provides many useful benefits to members of the local Legislature.

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Ministry of Agriculture Receives Plant Quarantine Procedures Manual

Published on July 24, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Chief Agricultural Officer, Ralph Farnum (left), receiving the Plant Quarantine Procedures Manual from FAO Coordinator for the Caribbean Sub region and Representative of Barbados and the OECS, Dr. J.R Deep Ford, today, at the Ministry of Agriculture's Headquarters, at Graeme Hall, Christ Church. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The plant sector in Barbados has just become a bit more secure.

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Minister Blackett Wants End to HIV Discrimination

Published on July 24, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Participants of the HIV and the Elderly Seminar listen attentively during the Safe Today...Healthy Tomorrow discussion at the Accra Beach Resort. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Stigma and discrimination against persons with HIV and AIDS must end.

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2014 Primary School Upgrades to Cost $750,000

Published on July 24, 2014 by Joyann Gill
(FP)

Under the regular summer maintenance programme for primary schools, Government will spend an estimated three quarters of a million dollars to carry out repairs...

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General Notices for July 24, 2014

Published on July 24, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Commonwealth Parliamentarians to Meet in Barbados Next Week

Published on July 24, 2014 by Sharon Lynch

Over 70 Parliamentarians drawn from member states of the Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) are expected in Barbados this weekend...

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Unemployment for First Quarter Stood at 11.5 %

Published on July 24, 2014 by Economic Affairs Division/ Sharon Austin
(Stock Photo)

Statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey have indicated that the rate of unemployment for the first quarter of 2014 stood at 11.5 per cent.

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Freedom and Heritage Walk for Emancipation Day

Published on July 23, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Emancipation Statue (FP)

Barbados will once again join the international community in celebrating Emancipation Day, on Friday, August 1.

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Seniors as Susceptible to HIV as Younger Persons

Published on July 23, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett,addressing a seminar entitled Safe Today…Healthy Tomorrow at the Accra Beach Resort. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Despite the fact that there is very little information on HIV infection rates among seniors...

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Deeper Relationship Between Barbados and Brazil in Agriculture

Published on July 23, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Minister of Agriculture,Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick is in deep discussion with the Ambassador of Brazil to Barbados, His Excellency Luiz Seixas De Andrade, today during a courtesy call. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados and Brazil are looking to strengthen their relationship in the area of agriculture.

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General Notices for July 23, 2014

Published on July 23, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Seven Confirmed Cases of Chikungunya

Published on July 22, 2014 by Joy Springer
aedes aegypti mosquito (Stock Photo)

The Ministry of Health has reported the first case of chikungunya in a Barbadian with no known travel history.

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Barbados Needs to Further Improve its Productivity

Published on July 22, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Participants at the launch of the Preparation for the World of Work workshops listen attentively during the opening ceremony. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados needs to further improve its productivity in the private and public sectors.

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Fogging Schedule July 22 To 25

Published on July 22, 2014 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme this week...

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