Press Releases

Training In Workflow Management Systems

Published on March 3, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
Some of the participants in the two-day training programme on the CARICOM Trade and Competitiveness Project Workflow Management System at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (GP)

Over 20 Barbadian frontline personnel are now better equipped to streamline information to facilitate improved access to data under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)...

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CXC January 2015 Exams Results Ready

Published on March 3, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is advising persons who wrote the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) January 2015 examinations that their result slips are now available.

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GCE And GCSE Exam Registration

Published on March 3, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Registration for the Edexcel International Advanced Level, General Certificate of Education (GCE) and General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) will commence tomorrow, Wednesday March 4...

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Barbados’ Agricultural Sector Alive And Well

Published on March 3, 2015 by Aisha Reid
Agriculture Minister, Dr. David Estwick (third right), touring Agrofest last weekend with his wife Margaret Sahibdeen (second right) and agriculture officials. (R.Yearwood/BGIS)

The Agricultural Sector in Barbados is alive, well and capable of meeting the demands of the public.This is the view of Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick...

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General Notices For March 03, 2015

Published on March 3, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, March 03, 2015.

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Retail Prices Index For December 2014

Published on March 3, 2015 by Economic Affairs Division/BGIS
(FP)

The Index of Retail Prices for December 2014 stood at 171.1 points, representing a decrease of 0.6 per cent when compared with the 172.2 points recorded the previous month.

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Regional Security A Priority For CARICOM

Published on March 2, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Barbados and fellow CARICOM Member States have pledged to do what is necessary to ensure that the region’s security is not compromised, but the details of those contemplated measures will remain “behind a veil of secrecy”.

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Midyear Date For Civil Aviation Building

Published on March 2, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy, ()(third right) inspecting the work being carried out at the Civil Aviation Department’s new headquarters in Charnocks, Christ Church. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

By midyear, officers who fall under the Civil Aviation umbrella should be operating out of spanking new facilities. That assertion came from Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy...

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Barbados Making Strides In Tsunami Preparedness

Published on March 2, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Judy Thomas. (FP)

A protocol outlining the standard operating procedures governing how an earthquake or tsunami affecting Barbados will be handled has been approved by the Emergency Management Advisory Council.

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Matthew Farley’s Influence Felt By All

Published on March 2, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Harriette Harewood of the Board of Management of the Graydon Sealy Secondary School congratulating former principal Matthew Farley on his retirement at a function held at Hilton Barbados on Saturday. (GP)

“An intense person”, “highly committed to ideals” and “filled with tenacity” is how Education Minister, Ronald Jones, described former Principal of the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Matthew Farley, at a retirement function last Saturday, at the Hilton Barbados.

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“Impressive” Agrofest 2015

Published on March 2, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy and Barbados Agricultural Society CEO, James Paul, taking in some of the sights of Agrofest 2015 in Queen's Park on Saturday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Impressive! That is how this island’s Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, described Agrofest 2015, which was held over the weekend at Queen’s Park.

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Parkinson's Awareness 5K Walk Sunday

Published on March 2, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Registration is now open for the inaugural Parkinson’s Awareness 5K Walk and Run on Sunday, March 8, at the Mahaica playing field, Speightstown, St. Peter, starting at 4:00 p.m.

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Committee To Examine Marijuana Legalisation

Published on March 2, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque, Antigua's Prime Minister, Gaston Browne; Bahamas' Prime Minister, Perry Christie; and Barbados' Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, at last Friday's press conference at the Melai Beach Resort, Nassau. (CARICOM Secretariat)

A committee has been formed to examine whether marijuana should be legalised in the region.This was disclosed by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he addressed the media, as the 26th Inter-Sessional Conference of Heads of Government...

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Barbados Committed To Working Closely With SIDS

Published on March 2, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart greets UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jessica Faieta while Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Maxine McClean and other officials look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated Barbados’ commitment to working closely with small island developing states (SIDS), especially those in CARICOM, to ensure that the Samoa Pathway Outcome Document...

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Provisional IIP For December 2014

Published on March 2, 2015 by Economic Affairs Division/BGIS
(FP)

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 1.3 per cent in December 2014, compared with the previous month. The growth in the index was due to an increase of 4.6 per cent in the consumption of Electricity, Gas and Water.
 

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Liquified Petroleum Gas Prices Drop

Published on March 1, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Effective midnight, Sunday, March 1, the prices of all liquefied petroleum gas cylinders will decrease with reductions ranging from $15.83 per 100 lbs. cylinder to $3.17 per 20 lbs. cylinder.

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Reparations Must Be Based On Diplomacy

Published on February 28, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Concerning the issue of reparations for native genocide and slavery, Barbados and other CARICOM states will go the route of diplomacy and not protest.This was pointed out yesterday by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart...

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New HIV Strain Unlikely In Barbados

Published on February 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
Senior Medical Officer of Health Dr. Anton Best. (FP)

The Ministry of Health has assured the public that Barbados’ progress in its national HIV prevention and control campaign has minimised the likelihood of resistant strains of HIV occurring here.
 

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Barbados Seeking More European Visitors

Published on February 27, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy (right) in discussion with Netherland's Ambassador to Barbados, Jeroen de Graaf at Government Headquarters today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

On the heels of record tourist arrivals for the month of January, Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy, wants to see more visitors coming from Continental Europe.

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More CXC Divisions Moving

Published on February 27, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Two more divisions of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will take up residence at the Council’s new headquarters on Prince Road, Pine Plantation, St. Michael.

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