Press Releases

Freedom and Heritage Walk for Emancipation Day

Published on July 23, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Emancipation Statue (FP)

Barbados will once again join the international community in celebrating Emancipation Day, on Friday, August 1.

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Seniors as Susceptible to HIV as Younger Persons

Published on July 23, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett,addressing a seminar entitled Safe Today…Healthy Tomorrow at the Accra Beach Resort. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Despite the fact that there is very little information on HIV infection rates among seniors...

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Deeper Relationship Between Barbados and Brazil in Agriculture

Published on July 23, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Minister of Agriculture,Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick is in deep discussion with the Ambassador of Brazil to Barbados, Luiz Seixas De Andrade, today during a courtesy call. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados and Brazil are looking to strengthen their relationship in the area of agriculture.

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General Notices for July 23, 2014

Published on July 23, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Seven Confirmed Cases of Chikungunya

Published on July 22, 2014 by Joy Springer
aedes aegypti mosquito (Stock Photo)

The Ministry of Health has reported the first case of chikungunya in a Barbadian with no known travel history.

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Barbados Needs to Further Improve its Productivity

Published on July 22, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Participants at the launch of the Preparation for the World of Work workshops listen attentively during the opening ceremony. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados needs to further improve its productivity in the private and public sectors.

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Fogging Schedule July 22 To 25

Published on July 22, 2014 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme this week...

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Agriculture is Vital to Economic Growth

Published on July 22, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean (left), gives a warm greeting to Ena Harvey,  Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in Agriculture’s (IICA) Representative to Barbados, today during a courtesy call.  (A.Miller/BGIS)

Exploring creative ways to utlise black belly sheep in cuisine and art, and the youth’s involvement in agriculture were among the areas discussed...

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Committee to Monitor Child Rights Re-Launched

Published on July 22, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(stock photo)

The rights of Barbadian children came to the fore yesterday when the Ministry of Social Care...

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General Notices for July 22, 2014

Published on July 22, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Reform of Health Financing System Coming Soon

Published on July 21, 2014 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Health Minister John Boyce has announced that his Ministry is currently preparing proposals for the reform of the health financing system in Barbados.

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Confucius Centre – A Symbol of Enhanced Relations with China

Published on July 21, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean (far right), unveiled the plague with Ronald Jones, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and Her Excellency, Ambassador Wang Ke of the People's Republic of China, at the ground breaking ceremony for the Confucius Institute. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, has described the construction of the Confucius Centre...


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Crop Over Events - Traffic Changes

Published on July 21, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Please take note of the Crop Over events traffic changes for Soca Royale, Junior Kadooment and the Monarch Concert.

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General Notices for July 21, 2014

Published on July 21, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Monday, July 21, 2014.


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New Municipal Tax Concessions

Published on July 18, 2014 by Joy Springer
Revenue Commissioner, Margaret Sivers. (FP)

Taxpayers are being advised that the final payment date for the Municipal Solid Waste Tax (MSWT) without penalty has been further extended to December 31, 2014...



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PM And BWU To Discuss Social Partnership Role

Published on July 18, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.    
 (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that he intends to engage the island’s largest private sector union – the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), on the kind of role it wants to play within the Social Partnership.

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General Notices for July 18, 2014

Published on July 18, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Mathematics Is For Life

Published on July 17, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Alejandro Ashby, a student of St. Cyprian Boys' School, receiving his certificate from  Managing Director of ConquerMaths UK, Richard Hunter.       
 (Photo compliments R.Renaldo)

Mathematics is life and young people who are very familiar with technology must know that everything related to the use of technology is related to Mathematics. 

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LIME Donates To IT Summer Programme

Published on July 17, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett receiving a BDS $70, 000 cheque from Corporate Communications & PR Manager at LIME, Marilyn Sealy for the IT for Teens Summer Programme. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Several teens across the island will once again be instructed on various aspects of information technology during the summer, thanks to a continued partnership between the Ministry of Social Care...

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General Notices for July 17, 2014

Published on July 17, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, July 17, 2014.

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