Press Releases

Diaspora Conference Next Week

Published on July 29, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore

Hundreds of Barbadians living here and abroad are expected to converge at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) next week to attend the Barbados Network Consultation (BNC) 2016, also known as the Diaspora Conference.

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New Government Numbers Online

Published on July 29, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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The telephone numbers of some government agencies have been changed as a result of Government’s installation of a Wide Area Network. 

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Domestic Court Relocating

Published on July 29, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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Members of the public have been advised that the District “A” Domestic Court, presently operating from Roebuck Street, St. Michael, will be relocating to the St. Matthias Court Complex, St. Matthias, Christ Church...


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Final Boot Camp On August 4

Published on July 29, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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The final boot camp in preparation for the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Charity 5K Walk and Run will be held on Thursday, August 4, at the Garrison Savannah, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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UDC To Celebrate Its 19th Anniversary

Published on July 29, 2016 by Sharon Austin

The Urban Development Commission (UDC) will take the spotlight within a few days, when it celebrates its 19th anniversary with a week of activities.

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Men’s Health Group To Meet August 11

Published on July 29, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The Glebe Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group will host a public lecture on the topic: At War With Mosquitoes on Thursday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. 

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Supershotters Road Tennis Tournament August 13

Published on July 29, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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The Christ Church Parish Independence Committee is inviting persons to attend the Christ Church Supershotters Road Tennis Tournament...


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Employ Licensed Security Guards

Published on July 29, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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As last lap Crop Over events continue in earnest this weekend, those holding them are reminded that the security guards they employ should be licensed.

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Media: Disaster Plans In Place

Published on July 28, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham | Updated on July 28, 2016
Pictured, Facilitators at Monday's table top exercise - Inspector Fred Clarke (left), Charles Critchlow and Acting Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds. (Guest Photo)

The flow of information will continue where possible in the event of a natural disaster as media houses have announced that they have contingency plans in place.

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Underwater Cleanups To Celebrate Barbados’ 50th

Published on July 28, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham | Updated on July 28, 2016
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The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Barbados chapter, will host the third underwater cleanup...

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Official Funeral Service For Sir Frederick August 5

Published on July 28, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The official service of thanksgiving for the life of former Attorney-General of Barbados and eminent jurist, Sir Frederick Gladstone Smith, takes place on Friday, August 5...


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Feature: Emergency Shelters’ List

Published on July 28, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill | Updated on July 28, 2016
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The emergency shelters list 2016 can now be downloaded...


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Summer School Primary Targeted Individualised Learning

Published on July 28, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill | Updated on July 28, 2016
Jihred Corbin from the Summer School Primary 2016 receiving prizes from Permanent Secretary  (Ag)in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Cheryl Alleyne. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Individualised teaching and learning was the approach taken by the Education Ministry during Summer School Primary 2016, and, as a result, the Ministry wants to see it continued. 

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Hackaton In Partnership With Microsoft At BNC2016

Published on July 27, 2016 by BGIS/Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Software giant Microsoft, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, is searching for All-Star teams of entrepreneurs...


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Emancipation Day Walk, Monday, August 1

Published on July 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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Barbadians are being encouraged to participate in this year’s Emancipation Day Walk, which will be held on Monday, August 1.

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Jones: Students Can Develop Apps

Published on July 27, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
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Students of the Barbados Community College (BCC), in the final stages of completing 50 websites for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have been encouraged to go beyond this and develop Apps.

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Congestive Heart Disease Affecting Younger Generation

Published on July 27, 2016 by Joy Springer
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According to medical experts, Barbadians as young as 29 years old are suffering heart attacks, and congestive heart disease is being experienced in higher proportions among the younger generation.

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First Genealogy Marketplace August 5

Published on July 27, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
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Persons interested in tracing their family history will get an opportunity to do so when the first Genealogy Marketplace takes place on Friday, August 5, at the Archives Department, Black Rock, St. Michael, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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National Consultation On Society To Continue

Published on July 26, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart (right) in discussion with Ministers; (backing left) Senator Darcy Boyce
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister; (backing right) Ronald Jones, 
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and Stephen Lashley, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, after the National Consultation on Society Session. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

A second day will be set aside to continue the National Societal Consultation.

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Muslim Association Gives To Winston Scott

Published on July 26, 2016 by Melissa Brathwaite
Medical Health Officer at Winston Scott Polyclinic Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch; accepting the new water cooler from Executive Member of the  Barbados Muslim Association Abdul Mehter, while Treasurer of the B.M.A Azhar Pandor looks on. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Winston Scott Polyclinic is the recipient of a brand new water cooler, thanks to the philanthropic efforts of the Barbados Muslim Association. 

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