Press Releases

Blackett: Community Choirs Play A Crucial Role

Published on May 30, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

Although community choirs in Barbados are not “fully embraced” by today’s youth, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, believes the activity still plays a crucial role...

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Lowe Elected To UNEA Bureau

Published on May 30, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe. (FP)

Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, is the new Vice President for the Latin America and Caribbean region on the Bureau of the Second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

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Launch Of National Park System

Published on May 30, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
The Scotland District (pictured) will be part of the island’s System of National Parks and Open Space. (FP)

Celebrations to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence will be heightened this week, with the launch of the island’s System of National Parks and Open Space.

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Crop Over In The City Is June 2

Published on May 30, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(FP)

Members of the public are invited to attend a concert entitled: Crop Over in the City: Gems of the Golden Jubilee, this Thursday, June 2, in Independence Square, The City, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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Underwater Clean-Ups For 50th Anniversary

Published on May 30, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Stock Photo)

The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), in collaboration with the Barbados chapter of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network, will host a series of underwater cleanups...

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Public Urged To Wear Green On Friday

Published on May 30, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Stock Image)

Members of the public are being encouraged to wear green this Friday, June 3, in celebration of World Environment Day, which falls on Sunday, June 5.

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CBTF Grant Funding Workshop

Published on May 30, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
(CBTF)

As a precursor to its Fourth Call for Proposals, the Competency-based Training Fund (CBTF) will host an Information Workshop on Wednesday, June 15, at the Savannah Beach Hotel...

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NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble

Published on May 30, 2016 by Jamal Weekes/NCF
(FP)

The National Cultural Foundation is inviting all NIFCA performing arts awardees from 2013 to 2015 to join its NIFCA Performing Arts Ensemble.

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St. James Talent Show On Saturday

Published on May 27, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The St. James Parish Independence Committee will host its Parish Talent Show tomorrow, Saturday, May 28, at the Learning Centre, Orange Hill, St. James, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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Never Too Early To Think About A Career

Published on May 27, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Senator Harry Husbands; Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Patrick Todd and Wesley Hall Junior students visiting the display both of the Barbados Port Authority at today's Career Showcase. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

It is never too early to think about a career, says Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands.

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Branford Taitt Polyclinic Closed Tomorrow

Published on May 27, 2016 by Joy Springer
(Stock Image)

The Branford Taitt Polyclinic at Black Rock, St. Michael, will remain closed tomorrow for a second day as work continues to rectify a maintenance issue at the facility.

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Barbados Remains Committed To Guyana

Published on May 27, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett. (FP)

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, yesterday reiterated Barbados’ commitment to maintaining “good and constructive” relations between this country and Guyana.

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Expedia Reports Increase In Bookings To Barbados

Published on May 26, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore/BTMI
(N.Browne/GP)

There are an increasing number of persons booking rooms in Barbados through Expedia. This was confirmed by Director of Expedia’s Caribbean offices, Demetrius Canton...

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YMCA Told To Keep Evolving

Published on May 26, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley (second right) chatting with (left to right) YMCA Board Member, Edmund Bradshaw; President, Antonio Elcock; and Board Member, Orson Simpson at the organisation's 136th Annual General Meeting yesterday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) needs to remain relevant as it continues to contribute to the positive development of Barbadian society.

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Rural Festival June 4 And 5

Published on May 26, 2016 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The 2016 Rural Festival comes off on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, at the Glebe Pasture, Glebe, St. George.

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I Pledge Corner Launched

Published on May 26, 2016 by Sharifa Medford
Head Girl of the Seventh-Day Adventist Primary School, Brianna Hardy signing the Pledge Book. (S.Medford)

Students from primary schools across Barbados will have an opportunity to win prizes through their participation in the I Pledge programme...

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Rising Healthcare Costs Impacting GDP

Published on May 25, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Barbados is losing 2.6 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product due to healthcare costs and productivity losses in respect of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases alone.

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CDD Celebrating With Service Of Song

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

As part of the activities to celebrate its 45th anniversary, the Community Development Department (CDD) will hold an Old Fashion Service of Song this Sunday, May 29, at Restoration Ministries...

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Barbados Home To Over 100 Centenarians

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave toasting Barbados' newest centenarian Francis Clarke last Saturday. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Statistics compiled up to May 5 this year reveal that there are 114 centenarians alive in Barbados.

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NCOA Condemns Elder Abuse

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(Stock Photo)

The National Committee on Ageing (NCOA) has joined the Ministries of Health and Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development in condemning elder abuse on the island.

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