Press Releases

Great Scope for Sports Tourism Through Soccerex Forum

Published on October 22, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth addressing the Soccerex Forum at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.  (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has lauded the inaugural Soccerex Forum, and hailed it as a crossover into sports branding that would eventually lead to more focus being placed on sports tourism.

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Barbados Signs Visa Waiver Agreement with El Salvador

Published on October 22, 2014 by Julie Carrington
El Salvador's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo Martinez and Barbados'Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean after they signed the Visa Waiver Agreement. (Photo courtesy of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade)

Barbados has signed a Visa Waiver Agreement with the Government of the Republic of El Salvador.

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Students Learn of Panama Connections

Published on October 22, 2014 by Joyann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands. (FP)

The significance of Panama, the Panama Canal and ‘Panama Money’ were today shared with Barbadian students at the secondary and tertiary level...

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AG and US Discuss Areas of Assistace to the Region

Published on October 22, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Deputy Chief of Mission, Aruna Amirthanayagam and Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite as they discussed a number of issues during today's courtesy call.

Security issues, crime and its impact on societies and the strengthening of relations between Barbados and the United States were among the areas discussed...

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Feature: Fire Safety in the Workplace: The BICO Fire

Published on October 22, 2014 by Jamal Hall
(Stock Footage)

On August 18, 2009, the Barbados Ice Cream Company (BICO) was almost completely destroyed by fire after over a century in operation.

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Youth Farmers to be Awarded this Friday

Published on October 22, 2014 by TVET Council/BGIS
(FP)

Thirty-one students from nine secondary schools will reap the fruits of their labour...

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MRD Showcasing Resource Materials at Gordon Corbin Studio

Published on October 21, 2014 by Joyann Gill
Items like this wooden manipulative made at the Media Resource Department's (MRD) annual workshops and the latest publication of papers from the Barbados Secondary Schools' Entrance Examination (2001-2014,  will be on display at the Gordon Corbin Studio on Government Hill, St. Michael. (FP)

High quality audio, visual and printed material provided by the Media Resource Department (MRD) over the years, is currently on display at the Gordon Corbin Studio on Government Hill, St. Michael.

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AG Concerned About Messaging on Domestic Violence

Published on October 21, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
Participants of the Domestic Violence Instructor’s Development course, pose for a group picture, at the conclusion of the two-week course.  (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has expressed concern about some of the messages being portrayed about domestic violence in Barbados.

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Soccerex Forum a Good Fit

Published on October 21, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, in discussion with Jeffrey Webb, President  of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) at the Soccerex Forum held today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, has hailed the inaugural staging of the Soccerex Forum...

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St. Michael’s to Launch SPBMP

Published on October 21, 2014 by Joyann Gill
(FP)

The St. Michael School will this Thursday, October 23, launch the Schools’ Positive Behaviour Management Programme (SPBMP) at the institution on Martindale’s Road.

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Drop In LPG Prices

Published on October 20, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(Stock Photo)

Barbadians will soon be paying less for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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Some Petroleum Products Increased

Published on October 20, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
(Stock Photo)

Consumers will be paying a bit more for gasoline and diesel and slightly less for kerosene in the next few days.

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Ambassador Morris Now High Commissioner to T&T

Published on October 20, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Ambassador Morris and President of Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Carmona (third from left) and other officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Barbados and Trinidad after the presentation of his credentials. (Photo courtesy of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade)

Barbados has taken steps to enhance its relationship with Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) with the appointment of Ambassador Robert Morris as Barbados’ High Commissioner to the twin-island republic.

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Barbados Could Render Assistance with Scoping Studies

Published on October 20, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe (left) sharing a light moment with UN Resident Coordinator, Stephen O'Malley and Executive Co-ordinator and Director of the UNDP, Adriana Dinu, at his office. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados could be used as a learning centre to assist other countries in getting their green economies up and going.

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New Lawyers Told to Respect the Law

Published on October 20, 2014 by Aisha Reid
New Attorney-at-Law pose on the steps of the Supreme Court after being Called To The Bar, last week.  (A.Miller/BGIS)

Respect the law, be responsible and always be prepared.

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General Notices for October 20, 2014

Published on October 20, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for October 20, 2014.

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No Ban on International Travel

Published on October 17, 2014 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

Barbados has not banned travel to or from West Africa...

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Index of Retail Prices for July 2014

Published on October 17, 2014 by Division of Economic Affairs
(Stock Photo)

The Index of Retail Prices for July 2014 stood at 170.0 points, representing an increase of 0.5 per cent when compared with the 169.2 points recorded the previous month.

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General Notices for October 17, 2014

Published on October 17, 2014 by GISMEDIA

BGIS notices for Friday, October 17, 2014.

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Minister of Sports Calls for the Hosting of Caribbean Games

Published on October 17, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley addressing the General Assembly of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) at Hilton Barbados today. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, has again called for the staging of a Caribbean Games, saying that if it is properly planned and marketed, it could bring glory and tangible economic benefits to this region.

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