Press Releases

Disaster Preparedness Is Your Responsibility!

Published on May 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Outgoing Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Judy Thomas offering advice to Barbadians for the upcoming hurricane season. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

As Barbados prepares for the start of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, former Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Judy Thomas, has issued her final official warning – the responsibility is yours!

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Magna Carta Exhibition At Supreme Court

Published on May 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
The Supreme Court Complex. (FP)

Barbados will join celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, with the launch of an exhibition entitled: Magna Carta to Commonwealth Charter.

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Schools’ Music Departments To Benefit

Published on May 28, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Six primary schools will soon be able to enhance their music departments, thanks to a generous donation to be made tomorrow, Friday, May 29, by the Multi-National Women’s Group Goes Green...

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Environment Health Certified Training Courses

Published on May 28, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health is offering a number of certified training courses during June and August.

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Bigger, Better Crop Over Season Expected

Published on May 27, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Crop Over 2015 promises to be even “bigger and better”, with several new attractions expected to be on the calendar.

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New UWI Bureau A Plus For Barbados

Published on May 27, 2015 by Jamal Hall
(From left to right) Head of Department, Prof Kahiudi Mabana; Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Dr. Jennifer Obidah; Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer; Bureau Coordinator, Glindon Welch; and Foreign Language Assistant, Terrence Inniss at today's launch. (J.Hall/BGIS)

Barbadians now have a viable solution for solving language communication challenges within various global industries and sectors.This is thanks to the opening of a Translation Bureau at the University of the West Indies...

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Food Hygiene Award For Restaurants

Published on May 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health will launch an initiative next week aimed at promoting food hygiene and safety in the restaurant sector.

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DEM Head 'Calls It A Day' After Sterling Career

Published on May 27, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Retired Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Judy Thomas, is enjoying her retirement. She is pictured petting one of her dogs. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Storm force winds, raging fires and rising flood waters were no match for Judy Thomas, during the 26 years she stood at the helm of Barbados’ national emergency response system.

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Apply For National Development Scholarships

Published on May 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Barbadians between the ages of 18 and 40, who have been accepted to an internationally-accredited university at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, are invited to apply for the National Development Scholarships 2015.

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Exploit International Export Markets

Published on May 26, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss (2nd right) cutting the ribbon to officially open BMEX 2015 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Friday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Despite the manufacturing sector being poised for renewed growth, it must place more emphasis on breaking into new international export markets.

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Use Of Indigenous Material Pleases Minister

Published on May 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones sampling one of the aloe products  at BMEX 2015. He is assisted by Allison Whittaker, teacher in the Special Unit of Charles F. Broome Primary School. Looking on is Chief Education Officer (Ag), Karen Best. (E.Walker/BGIS)

A “heavy emphasis” on indigenous materials in the school exhibits at the just concluded 2015 Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition (BMEX) has pleased Minister of Education, Ronald Jones. 

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Amendments To Constituency Councils

Published on May 26, 2015 by Aisha Reid
Constituency Councilors being sworn in during a ceremony last Saturday evening at the Warrens Office Complex. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

New amendments have been made to the Constituency Councils Programme. This was announced by the Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett...

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Drones Under Watch Of Authorities

Published on May 26, 2015 by Ian Inniss
(GP)

The use of drones in Barbados has not escaped attention and is being monitored by the relevant authorities. According to Director of Civil Aviation...

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Trade Unions Committed To Barbados

Published on May 26, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart on tour of BMEX 2015 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Saturday. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated his view that local trade unions are committed to the growth and development of Barbados.

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Manufacturing Sector Showing Positive Signs

Published on May 26, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart admiring some of the work on display at BMEX 2015 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Saturday. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

This island's manufacturing sector is beginning to show some very positive signs and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is optimistic that the improvement will continue.

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PM Stuart Congratulates President Granger

Published on May 22, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has congratulated the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Brigadier David Arthur Granger, on his recent electoral victory.

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Heritage Month Launches On May 30

Published on May 22, 2015 by Jamal Weekes/Ministry of Culture
(FP)

June is Heritage Month, and it will be the time to focus on Barbados’ colourful and rich heritage and to celebrate the inscription of Barbados’ first UNESCO World Heritage Property, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.
 

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Authentic Bajan Experience For Repeat Visitors

Published on May 22, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
John Maskell (left) and Alan Robinson (second right) pose with Charlie Griffith (second left); NTHP Manager, Marsha Alleyne (centre); and Sir Wes Hall (right) at Marshall’s Bar and Restaurant, Holders Hill, St. James . (GP)

Two repeat visitors from the United Kingdom were recently feted by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BPTA), in recognition of their commitment to the island.

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Barbados Signs Arms Trade Treaty

Published on May 22, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Barbados' Permanent Representative to the UN, Keith Marshall, handing over the instrument of ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty to Arancha Hinojal of the UN Office of Legal Affairs last Wednesday. (MFA)

Barbados has ratified the International Arms Trade Treaty aimed at preventing the illicit trade in conventional arms.

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Barbados Diabetes Foundation To Host Conference

Published on May 22, 2015 by Joy Springer
(Barbados Diabetes Foundation)

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation will host its first annual multi-disciplinary diabetes conference on June 13 and 14 at Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point, St. Michael.

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