Press Releases

IB Sector Needs Education Campaign

Published on August 23, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
International Business Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, is calling for a national education campaign to be done on the International Business (IB) sector.

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Take Part In '100 & Change' Competition

Published on August 23, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
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The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport is inviting organisations in Barbados to participate in the New MacArthur Competition entitled: 100 & Change.

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Project S.O.F.T. Camp Activities 2016

Published on August 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Photo-NCSA)

Project S.O.F.T. (Safeguarding Our Future Today) 2016, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), will kick off on Monday, August 29, at the Marian Retreat House, Verdun, St. John.

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Jones: Contribute To Your Society

Published on August 23, 2016 by Jamal Weeks
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones addressing the commemorative Broken Trident Ceremony in the SJPP Auditorium yesterday. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) have been encouraged to contribute to their society in the same way that educational institution has done over the years.

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China Donates $35,000 To NAB

Published on August 22, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke presenting the $35,000 cheque to Social Care Minister, Steve Blackett, this morning at Lancaster House, St. James. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The National Assistance Board (NAB) has received a $35,000 grant from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, to assist with much-needed structural repairs to Lancaster House.

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Larger Role For BIMAP In Economic Growth

Published on August 22, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

There is a larger role for the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) to perform in Barbados’ economic development, particularly with regard to the business sector.

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'Extreme Aerobic Battle' On Sunday

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The St. Philip Parish Independence Committee (PIC) is inviting the public to attend its ‘Extreme Aerobic Battle’, on Sunday, August 28, in the Emerald City Car Park, Six Roads, St. Philip, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Zonal Talent Shows

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The best local talent will be featured when three zonal Spirit of the Nation Talent Shows are held in September.

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Grantley Adams Textbook Collection

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
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Parents and guardians of students of the Grantley Adams Memorial School are advised that textbooks and school supplies will be distributed from Monday, September 5, to Thursday, September 8, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Two More Names Added To Exhibitions List

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Education Minister, Ronald Jones; Parliamentary Secretary, Harry Husbands and educational officials pose the the scholarship and exhibition winners at the Ministry of Education last Friday. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

The Government of Barbados has awarded a total of nine scholarships and 20 exhibitions to students who excelled in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or in an Associate Degree programme...

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More Teens For Summer Programme

Published on August 22, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

Teenagers across the island between the ages of 14 and18 may have increased access to the ITS for Teens Summer Programme next year...

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Labour Dept. To Address Sexual Harassment Bill

Published on August 22, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
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In an effort to educate the public about the proposed Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, the Labour Department will address members of the Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA), and the public, next week. 

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BCC Registration Extended

Published on August 22, 2016 by Barbados Community College
(BCC)

The Barbados Community College (BCC) has advised applicants that the deadline for the submission of Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) qualifications has been extended until this Friday, August 26.

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May’s Producer Price Index For Manufacturing

Published on August 22, 2016 by Economic Affairs Division
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The Producer Price Index for Manufacturing recorded a decline of 0.8 per cent for May 2016 when compared to the previous month.

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New Government Numbers Online

Published on August 22, 2016 by OPSR/BGIS
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Members of the public are reminded that 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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Gardening Workshop On Saturday

Published on August 22, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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Valuable tips on gardening will be shared with the public when the Urban Development Commission (UDC) hosts a workshop titled: Greening and Growing for a Healthier Life, on Saturday, August 27.

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SOTIC Conference Coming Next Month

Published on August 19, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(SOTIC)

Several prominent tourism officials from across the region will gather in Barbados next month to attend the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Business Meetings and State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC).

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Call For More Local Food Products

Published on August 19, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean greets outgoing FAO Sub-regional Coordinator, Dr. J.R Deep Ford at his recent farewell visit. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Outgoing Sub-regional Coordinator of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr. J. R. Deep Ford, is pleased with the work that his office has accomplished in Barbados and the region during his tenure.

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Register For Upcoming Vendors’ Market

Published on August 19, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

The St. Lucy Constituency Council will be hosting a Vendors’ Market on Saturday, September 24, and is inviting interested persons to register.

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Apply Now For Chevening Scholarships

Published on August 19, 2016 by British High Commission/Kathyann Husbands
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Barbadians wishing to study in the United Kingdom (UK) in the academic year 2017 to 2018 can now apply to the Chevening Scholarship Scheme.

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