Press Releases

Seminar & Discussion On Dementia Next Week

Published on September 19, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day on Sunday, September 21, the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association will host two public events next week.

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PM Taking Part In Two Overseas Events

Published on September 19, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island today, Friday, September 19, for a private visit to Canada. While there, he will deliver an address at the annual Errol Barrow Memorial Dinner...

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Minister Lowe To Attend Climate Change Meeting

Published on September 19, 2014 by Julia Rawins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. (FP)

Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, will represent Barbados during a Ministerial High Level discussion on climate change sponsored by the European Commission...

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Ozone Protection Critical To Fighting Ailments

Published on September 19, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe presenting Omar Phillips with his National Ozone Depleting Substances Phase Out Support Scholarship at the Savannah Hotel recently.  (A.Miller/BGIS)

The continued thinning of the ozone layer can lead to an increase in skin cancers, cataracts and other degenerative tissue ailments, if not corrected.

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New ICT Job Opportunities For Youth

Published on September 19, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in discussion with President and CEO of Columbus Communications Inc., John Reid and Managing Director of Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Ltd., Niall Sheehy during their meeting at Ilaro Court. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expects new employment opportunities for young people in Barbados will be found in the area of information and communications technology (ICT).

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PM Welcomes LIME’s Investment Plans

Published on September 19, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart greets LIME’s CEO for the Caribbean, Martin Roos prior to their meeting at Ilaro Court while CEO for Barbados, Oliver Chatten looks on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has welcomed the news of LIME’s plans to invest $1 billion in the Caribbean over the next three years.

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Fogging Schedule September 22 To 26

Published on September 19, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week beginning Monday, September 22 in St. Peter. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the team will visit Heywoods Estate, Heywoods Park, Around the Town...

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General Notices for September 19, 2014

Published on September 19, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, September 19, 2014.

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Barbados’ Tourism Minister Elected CTO Chair

Published on September 19, 2014 by Julie Carrington
New CTO Chairman, Richard Sealy, receives the gavel from his immediate predecessor, USVI Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty. (MOT)

Barbados’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, has been elected as the Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

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International Business Week 2014 - October 5 To 11

Published on September 18, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss will deliver remarks at a service to commence International Business Week 2014. (FP)

The international business sector will be celebrating its week with a number of activities from October 5 to 11, under the theme International Business Barbados…Embrace the Opportunities.

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Barbadians Receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Published on September 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave and Lady Belgrave pose with the seven recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours at Government House today. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Seven Barbadians were today presented with insignias awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for their service to this country.

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Centenarians Should Be Celebrated More

Published on September 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Community Development and Constituency Empowerment, Steven Blackett. (FP)

The time has come to celebrate our centenarians with greater fanfare. This is according to Minister of Social Care, Community Development and Constituency Empowerment, Steven Blackett...

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11-Plus Past Papers Available

Published on September 18, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Parents and guardians of students at both public and private primary schools can now purchase Past Papers of the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination...
 

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BSS Staff Undergoing Training

Published on September 18, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Executive Director of the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity, Dr. Sonia Greenidge-Franklyn, interacting with staff of the Barbados Statistical Service during the training session. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Employees of the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) are improving their skills through a series of training workshops being facilitated by the Modernisation of the Barbados Statistical Service Project.

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Travel Advisory For Persons Travelling To Mecca

Published on September 18, 2014 by Joy Springer

The Ministry of Health is advising persons making the annual Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, October 2 to 7, to take a number of health precautions...

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Grazettes Primary Closed September 19

Published on September 18, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Grazettes Primary School, located at Grazettes, St. Michael, will be closed again tomorrow, Friday, September 19. 

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Conference To Discuss Regional Labour Concerns

Published on September 18, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo addressing delegates at today's regional labour meeting at Hilton Barbados. (J.Hall/BGIS)

Delegates from 22 countries across the Americas gathered yesterday in Barbados to address some of the most pressing issues facing labour in the Hemisphere. 

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Barbados Establishing Relations With Kenya

Published on September 18, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Sitting (l-r)- Barbados' Acting High Commissioner to the UK, Donville Johnson; Kenya's High Commissioner, Ephraim Ngare; standing - Minister Counsellor, Barbados High Commission, Euclid Goodman; Deputy High Commissioner, Kenya High Commission, Ambassador Jackline Yonga, and First Secretary Kenya High Commission, Lazarus Muganda at the signing ceremony. (MFA)

Barbados has signed a joint communiqué to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kenya.

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Grazettes Primary Reopens September 18

Published on September 17, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Grazettes Primary School, located at Grazettes, St. Michael, will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, September 18. 

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2014 FCCA Presentation Ceremony

Published on September 17, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, will present prizes and certificates of participation for this year’s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s Essay and Poster competition. (FP)

Barbados’ success at this year’s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) Essay and Poster competition will be officially recognised during a special ceremony next week.

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