Press Releases

CZMU Hosts Second Underwater Clean-Up

Published on June 29, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The Coastal Zone Management Unit, in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Barbados chapter, will host its second underwater cleanup on Saturday, July 9...

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Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan Approved

Published on June 29, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley. (FP)

Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan has been approved by Cabinet. This was disclosed recently by Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley...

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Online Shopping Opens Future For Post Office

Published on June 29, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The Barbados Postal Service is being urged to cash in on the increase in online shopping and the benefits that can be derived through ecommerce.

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St. Stephen’s Gets Immersed In Chinese Culture

Published on June 29, 2016 by University of the West Indies
(Back row l-r) Principal of Stephen's Primary, Colin Cumberbatch; Permanent Secretary, June Chandler; Registrar Kenneth Walters and UWI Representative, Gail Hall pose with students (l-r) Tyler Forde; Kayshaunte Scantlebury; Kilia Francis and Savannah Small following their graduation from Level 1 Mandarin course. (UWI)

Over 100 students from the St. Stephen’s Primary School are the youngest cohort of Barbadian pupils to learn Mandarin and Chinese culture under the fledgling University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus’ Confucius Institute programme.

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Summer Workshops For Teachers Start July 4

Published on June 29, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
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The Media Resource Department (MRD) will be conducting two workshops during the summer holidays for teachers.

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Fifty NGO Websites - A Great Youth Initiative

Published on June 29, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo and Web Developer for the 50 bb Websites, Shakir Belle examining the work of students during a recent tour of the training lab at the Ministry of Education.  (Photograph  courtesy of Jaron Griffith)

Efforts by students of the Barbados Community College (BCC) to construct 50 websites for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been praised by Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. 

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Lashley: Clarke’s Works Will Live On

Published on June 28, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

The outstanding works of Barbadian writer Austin ‘Tom’ Clarke are sure to positively impact future generations for years to come.

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Opportunities In Harvesting Blackbelly Sheep

Published on June 28, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

We often see them frolicking around in green pastures and open spaces. Ranging in colour from light tan to dark mahogany red, with black facial stripes and legs...

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Crop Over Event To Help Food Bank

Published on June 28, 2016 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The HIV/AIDS Food Bank will receive a boost this Crop Over from donations made by patrons attending the Miss Crop Over 2016 Show.

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Energy Sector Poised For Growth

Published on June 28, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
Programme Officer in the HRDS Unit of the Ministry of Labour, Moreen Bowen, discussing the update of BARSOC with local consultants Shane Howell (centre) and Peter Downes of Profiles Caribbean Inc. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The energy sector is poised for significant growth, which could increase avenues for employment in the future.

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Government Committed To City Revitalisation

Published on June 28, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The Government of Barbados remains committed to the cultural revitalisation of Bridgetown.

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Labour Ministry Supporting Youth Programmes

Published on June 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. (FP)

For the last three years, the Ministry of Labour has been assisting several public, private and non-governmental organisations with the development of programmes aimed at providing this country’s youth with the critical skills...

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Barbados Willing To Share Cultural Expertise

Published on June 27, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Barbados stands ready to share its technical expertise on the cultural industries with its regional counterparts.

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Calls For Private Sector To Promote Healthy Eating

Published on June 27, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The National Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Commission has lauded a local supermarket for an initiative which warns customers of harmful eating practices, while condemning a local fast food restaurant for targeting children.

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Barbados Should Not Suffer From Brexit

Published on June 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy (left); Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Darcy Boyce; and officials watch the start of the demolition phase at Sam Lord's Castle. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy, has sought to allay concerns that Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) might lead to “fall out” in terms of tourist arrivals from that territory.

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Barbados Will Monitor Britain’s Withdrawal From EU

Published on June 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, like most people around the world, has expressed surprise at the decision of the British to vote in favour of leaving the European Union.

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PM To Attend Expanded Panama Canal Opening

Published on June 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will join a number of Heads of State and Governments from the region and the international community in Panama for the formal opening of the expanded Panama Canal this weekend.

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High Demand For Bachelor Of Education Programme

Published on June 24, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones. (FP)

There is a high demand for the Bachelor of Education (Primary) programme, expected to start in September at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College.

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More Work Needed To Reduce HIV Discrimmination

Published on June 24, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
Social Care Minister, Steve Blackett has the ear of CBC General Manager, Doug Hoyte; CBMP Executive Director Dr. Allyson Leacock and Managing Director, Scotiabank, David Noel at the launch of Regional Testing Day 2016. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

“The fight is not over but an AIDS-free generation is in our grasp.” Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, made this declaration...

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Register Now For Labour Department Seminar

Published on June 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Those persons interested in participating in the Labour Department’s seminar on Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practice on Friday, July 8, have a few more days to register.

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