Press Releases

Culture Of Safety And Health Vital To All

Published on January 27, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands. (FP)

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, believes part of the struggle in the area of safety and health relates not so much to the laws...

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CBTF Second Round Awardees Announced

Published on January 27, 2015 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Sen. Dr. Ester Byer. (FP)

Twelve more awardees were presented with certificates to receive grant funding from the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF), during the official presentation ceremony on Monday...

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Remaining BAC Town Hall Meetings Cancelled

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

The remaining town hall meetings of the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Barbados have been cancelled.

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General Notices For January 27, 2015

Published on January 27, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

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New Productivity Programme For Managers

Published on January 27, 2015 by Sharon Austin
A new training programme has been developed by the Council for managers and supervisors. (FP)

Supervisors and managers across the island will soon have an opportunity to sharpen their skills, while contributing to the improved productivity of their employees.
 

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Official Funeral For Sir Harcourt Lewis On Saturday

Published on January 26, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Former senior public servant and Cabinet Minister, the late Sir Harcourt Lewis. (FP)

The late Sir Harcourt Lewis, former senior public servant and Cabinet Minister, will be accorded an official funeral this Saturday, January 31.

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General Notices For January 26, 2015

Published on January 26, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Monday, January 26, 2015.

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CEDA Fully Behind Emerging Exporters

Published on January 26, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss chatting with CEDA's Executive Director, Pamela Coke-Hamilton at the launch of the inaugural Caribbean Export Awards Programme at Baobab Tower today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has heaped praise on one of the region’s leading export development agencies...

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Volunteers Lauded For "Selfless" Contribution

Published on January 26, 2015 by Shamkoe Pilé
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley speaking at the Secretariat's awards ceremony at the Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s Fort last Saturday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Their contribution to community and national pride is seen as based on love of country and not monetary rewards. It is for this reason that members of the Parish Independence Committees, parish ambassadors and attendants...

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Reminders For Agrofest Exhibitors

Published on January 26, 2015 by Aisha Reid
(BAS)

The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) is reminding exhibitors taking part in this year's Agrofest, that all outstanding payments, as well as electrical requirements and badge information...

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Tsunami Recognition Status Among CTIC Benefits

Published on January 26, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Interim Director of CTIC, Alison Brome. (CTIC)

Community-based tsunami recognition is among a range of benefits Barbados stands to gain, as part of upcoming initiatives to be rolled out by the Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC).

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Plans For Road Tennis Tournament To Go Global

Published on January 26, 2015 by Shamkoe Pilé
Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley (centre) posing with Mark “Venom” Griffith and Antonio “Lil Man” Daniel of St. Michael, the winning parish in the NSC's Inter-Parish Road Tennis Championships. (A.Miller/BGIS)

As the National Sports Council’s Inter-Parish Road Tennis Championships came to a close over the weekend, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, disclosed that plans...

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Young Entrepreneurs Urged To Export Products

Published on January 26, 2015 by Joy Springer
Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, has challenged a group of young entrepreneurs to look beyond Barbados to market their products and services...

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Barbados And Israel Identify Areas Of Cooperation

Published on January 26, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) chatting with Israel’s Ambassador to Barbados, Mordehai Bivas at Ilaro Court recently. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified renewable energy and water resource management as two areas of possible cooperation between Barbados and Israel.

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LPG Price Decrease From Midnight Sunday

Published on January 25, 2015 by Division of Energy/BGIS
(FP)

Effective midnight, Sunday, January 25, the retail price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will be reduced. According to the Division of Energy...

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Mentorship Programme To Change Students’ Lives

Published on January 23, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones sharing a light moment with students of the Alleyne Secondary School at the launch of the Axcel Mentorship Program at Solidarity House today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Axcel Finance, a micro-financing company which has been operating here for only two years, has been lauded for initiating a mentorship programme for secondary school children.

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Barbados Appoints New Envoys

Published on January 23, 2015 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs/BGIS
Barbados' new Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Senator Tony Marshall.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has announced the appointments of Senator K. H. L. “Tony” Marshall as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations office in New York and. Yvonne Walkes as High Commissioner to Canada. 

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Expo To Focus On Workplace Health And Safety

Published on January 23, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

Employers, employees and young persons about to join the workforce are invited to sign up for a Health, Safety, Security and Environment Expo entitled: Today's Tools For Workplace Success.

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General Notices For January 23, 2015

Published on January 23, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, January 23, 2014.

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Unemployment Rate For Third Quarter 12.9%

Published on January 23, 2015 by Economic Affairs Division/BGIS
(FP)

Statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey indicated that the rate of unemployment for the July to September quarter of 2014 stood at 12.9 per cent. 

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