Press Releases

BCC Closure On Wednesday

Published on December 22, 2014 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

The Barbados Community College (BCC) will be closed this Wednesday, December 24, and from noon on Wednesday, December 31.

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Celebrating 20 Years Of TVET

Published on December 22, 2014 by Jamal Hall
(FP)

Staff of the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council were recently praised for their dedication to duty as they gathered at the Crane Beach Resort in St. Philip to celebrate their 20th anniversary...

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YES Praised For Their Hard Work

Published on December 22, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley and YES Manager, Selma Green. (YES)

The Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) has generated BDS $1.3 million in income. This was revealed by Manager of YES, Selma Green, while delivering remarks at YES’ end-of-year Networking Forum...

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New Tribunal To Hear Former NCC Workers' Case

Published on December 22, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Sen. Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo. (FP)

Government has already begun the process of establishing a new Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) to hear the cases of the 77 retrenched workers of the National Conservation Commission (NCC). 

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BGIS Stalwarts Call It A Day

Published on December 22, 2014 by André Skeete
Raising a toast: (From left to right) Chief Information Officer (Ag), Sharon Lynch and retirees Melnese Williams, Cameron Layne and Gweneth Vaughan at the recent function at the Clock Tower. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Staff of the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) bade a fond farewell to three stalwarts of the organisation who have rendered yeoman service over the last three decades.
 

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PM's Statement On Standard & Poor’s Recent Report

Published on December 22, 2014 by Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Government remains firmly committed to the strategy for growth and development on which it has embarked. It is a strategy based on Barbados' established competitive strengths...

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Petroleum Prices Reduced

Published on December 21, 2014 by Division of Energy/BGIS
(FP)

Members of the public will soon be paying less for petroleum products. Effective midnight, Sunday, December 21...

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LPG On The Rise

Published on December 21, 2014 by Division of Energy/BGIS
(FP)

Barbadians will soon be paying more for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Effective midnight, Sunday, December 21...

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Air Canada’s Partnership With Sandals A Plus

Published on December 19, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy (second right) in discussion with hotelier Gordon 'Butch' Stewart (right) and members of the touring party during a visit to the Sandals construction site at Dover, Christ Church in August. (FP)

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, is optimistic that the partnership between Air Canada Vacations and the Sandals Beaches brand could result in a direct service out of Western Canada.

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BGIS Retirees Lauded

Published on December 19, 2014 by Kathyann Husbands
Parting gifts were presented to Cameron Layne by Stenographer Marcel Jordan (top); Gweneth Vaughan by Deputy Chief Information Officer (Ag), Ian Inniss (bottom left); and Melnese Williams by the former Chief Information Officer, Tony Cave (bottom right). (E.Jones/BGIS)

Present and former staff members of the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) turned out to say farewell to three of their own recently, at a retirement function at the Clock Tower, the Historic Garrison.

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Local Charities Receive A Christmas Boost

Published on December 19, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, posing with from left to right: Gymnasium Chairman, Jerry Blenman; Communications Coordinator at the Barbados Light & Power, Jackie Marshall-Clarke; Challenor School CEO, Sharonne Taitt and Secretary at the Hope and Care Foundation, Shawna Rollins. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Two local organisations which work with vulnerable persons have received a boost this Christmas. The Challenor School and the Hope and Care Foundation...

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General Notices For December 19, 2014

Published on December 19, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, December 19, 2014.

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Worthing Beach Closed

Published on December 18, 2014 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The National Conservation Commission has advised the public that Worthing Beach, Christ Church, has been closed temporarily to facilitate the opening of the sluice gate...

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Government Committed To CLICO Restructuring Plan

Published on December 18, 2014 by Ministry of Finance/BGIS
The Directors of the company held their first meeting with Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, and senior officials of his Ministry last Thursday, December 11. (FP)

The Government of Barbados has today reiterated its full and complete commitment to the Court-approved restructuring plan for CLICO International Life (CIL) and its associated companies.

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Barbados To Meet ‘Education For All’ Goals By 2018

Published on December 18, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Education Minister, Ronald Jones (centre blue helmet) joins officials from the Maria Holder Trust and two young residents from Gall Hill to break ground for the new nursery school. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados will not meet the early childhood education aspect of the UNESCO Education for All goals by 2015 as stipulated; however, the specifications for that particular objective will be met by 2018.

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Book On Churches Presented To Foreign Minister

Published on December 18, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Foreign Minister, Senator Maxine McClean and Anglican Bishop of Barbados, the Most Reverend Dr. John Holder receive their copy of the publication from author, Professor Sir Henry Fraser at Parliament. (C.Henry/BGIS)

The pictorial spread and rich, lustrous photographs of the second edition of the Historic Churches of Barbados has been described by this country’s Foreign Minister, Senator Maxine McClean, as “a must have”.

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A New Dawn In U.S. Relations With Cuba

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described the news that the United States (US) will be re-establishing a diplomatic relationship with Cuba and easing economic and travel restrictions as a “positive and forward-looking step”.

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Fire Chief: An Honour To Serve My Country

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Retiring Chief Fire Officer at the Barbados Fire Service, Wilfred Marshall. (FP)

Anyone thinking of making fire-fighting a career choice must be willing to learn, and more importantly, be prepared to give of their service to their country.

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Prime Minister Receives Book On Historic Churches

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) and Barbados' newest knight Professor Sir Henry Fraser browsing through the publication 'Historic Churches of Barbados' today at Government headquarters. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described as “captivating” the rich history and glossy photographs of the island’s Anglican churches, which is contained in the second edition of Historic Churches of Barbados.
 

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Make Fire Safety A Priority For Christmas!

Published on December 17, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Homeowners are reminded of the importance of installing smoke detectors in the home. In addition, the battery should be checked monthly, and replaced annually, while the smoke detector itself should be replaced every 10 years. (FP)

With Christmas just over a week away, homeowners are busy preparing their households, hanging new curtains, cleaning windows, and putting up Christmas trees and decorations.

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