Press Releases

Tropical Storm Matthew Affecting Barbados

Published on September 28, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Benthan
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite and Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds addressing the media during a briefing on Tropical Storm Matthew today. (A.Skeete/BGIS)

Stay indoors for your own safety! That is the strong advice from Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, as the island feels the effects of Tropical Storm Matthew.

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Home Affairs Minister: Observe Shutdown Protocols

Published on September 28, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite and Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds being interviewed by the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation's Lisa Lorde during a press briefing on Tropical Storm Matthew today. (A.Skeete/BGIS)

Businesses across Barbados are being reminded that they should observe national shutdown protocols.

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Postponement Notices

Published on September 28, 2016 by GISMEDIA
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Notices of postponement due to the inclement weather.

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Updated Weather Advisory

Published on September 28, 2016 by Department of Emergency Management
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Members of the public are advised that the severe weather system located east of Barbados continues to pose a threat to the island.

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Reminder Of Closures On September 28

Published on September 27, 2016 by GISMEDIA
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The public is reminded that in addition to primary and secondary schools, The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus...

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BIDC Workshop On September 30

Published on September 27, 2016 by Barbados Investment & Development Corporation
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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation will host a workshop this Friday, September 30, at the Bagnall's Point Gallery, Pelican Craft Village...

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Sea Egg Season Opens October 1

Published on September 27, 2016 by Fisheries Division
(FP)

The Fisheries Division has advised the public that the 2016 sea egg open season will commence on Saturday, October 1, and end on Monday, October 31.

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Lashley: Encourage The Youth

Published on September 27, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley and students. (FP)

The nation's young people need to be encouraged and guided. This point was made on Monday by Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley...

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Call For A Reduction In Interest Fees

Published on September 27, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce. (FP)

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, has stated that the current set of charges and interest rates applied to credit card transactions in Barbados is “far too high”.

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Performing Arts Centre In The Works

Published on September 27, 2016 by Sharon Austin
Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy. (FP)

Government is in discussion with a Chinese company on the development of a Performing Arts Convention Centre on the Needham’s Peninsula, just outside Bridgetown.

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Tips For The Hurricane Season

Published on September 27, 2016 by GISMEDIA
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Here are some tips for the hurricane season. Also find out which hurricane shelter is closest to your home.

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CTUSAB & Social Partnership Unity-Based Solutions

Published on September 26, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. (FP)

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has identified the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) and the Social Partnership as “homegrown” solutions...

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Ceremony To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Air Crash

Published on September 26, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Barbados will join with the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cubana Air disaster of 1976.

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Land Tax Bills For 2016-2017 Issued

Published on September 23, 2016 by Barbados Revenue Authority
(FP)

Land tax bills for the financial year 2016-2017 have been issued.

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Packed Tourism Week Begins Tomorrow

Published on September 23, 2016 by Jamal Weekes/BTPA
(FP)

Tourism workers will have their opportunity to shine, when a number of activities are held to celebrate Tourism Week.

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Trees Critical In Island's Development

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
The Baobab Tree in Queen's park, Bridgetown. (FP)

You would not find the contribution of trees to society in an economic report, nor would their success be measured by rating agencies such as Standard and Poors.

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Arbor Day Celebrations 2016 Reminder

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
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The public is invited to the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Environmental/Arbor Expo tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, at its Codrington, St. Michael headquarters from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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New Plant Species Produced At NCC

Published on September 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
NCC General Manager, Keith Neblett planting a tree during the National Arbor Day ceremony at Independence Square yesterday. (NCC)

Six plants have been produced using in-vitro at the National Conservation Commission (NCC) through its Tissue Culture Laboratory.

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Fogging Schedule September 26 - 29

Published on September 23, 2016 by Joy Springer
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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week, when its fogging programme moves into several parishes.

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More Legislation To Improve Working Conditions

Published on September 23, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo (centre); CTUSAB President, Cedric Murrell (left); and  Chief Executive Officer, Cave Shepherd Group of Companies, John Williams share a light moment at the opening ceremony of CTUSAB’s 11th Biennial Delegates’ Conference. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Ministry of Labour will be enforcing existing laws and developing legislation to support Government’s drive towards social equality and improved working conditions. 

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