Press Releases

SIDS Making Contributions Despite Challenges

Published on September 1, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart greeting Secretary-General of the United Nations,Ban Ki-moon at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Somoa. (PMO)

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are poor, highly vulnerable countries which have been making a significant contribution to the development of human civilisation but need the support...

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School Year Starts Next Week For Children

Published on September 1, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

The 2014-2015 academic year for students will officially start next Monday, September 8.

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Industrial Policy For Manufacturing Sector

Published on September 1, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

An industrial policy and strategy aimed at transforming and driving the manufacturing sector forward is in the works. Industry Minister, Donville Inniss made this announcement...
 

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Barbadian Delegation Attends Durban Film Festival

Published on September 1, 2014 by BIDC/BGIS
(From left to right) The DIFF delegation: Marcia Weekes, Modou Diagne, Chantelle Evelyn, Lynnette Eastmond and Shakirah. (BIDC)

A delegation of Barbadian film entrepreneurs recently returned home from the 35th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in South Africa, with bright prospects for penetrating new and untapped market segments in that region. 

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SIDS Must Negotiate As A Group

Published on September 1, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart speaking at the UN Meeting on SIDS in Somoa. (PMO)

Leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been reminded that they must approach their negotiations in international fora as a group and not necessarily as separate entities such as the Caribbean, AIMS or Pacific SIDS.

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Scholarships Strengthen Relationship

Published on September 1, 2014 by Julie Carrington
(From left to right) CARICOM Ambassador, Robert Morris; Guyana's Consul General to Barbados, Michael Brotherson and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean pose with scholarship recipients Saskia Vaughan, Tonya Ifill and Hallan Connell. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The long-standing relationship between Barbados and Guyana was further strengthened with the presentation of scholarships to four Barbadians to pursue studies in agriculture.

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Register Now For Seminar On Dementia

Published on September 1, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Interested persons are invited to register now for a seminar entitled: “Dementia: Can We Reduce The Risk?” which will be hosted by the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association in collaboration with...

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New Secondary School Planned For 2015

Published on August 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
Education Minister, Ronald Jones announced that Government will start construction of a new secondary school next year. (FP)

Government has this year carried out repairs at a cost of $750, 000 to 14 primary and nursery schools under its Domestic Summer Repair Programme.

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Agriculture Vital To Food Security

Published on August 29, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean making a presentation to Tonya Ifill, while Guyana's Consul General to Barbados, Michael Brotherson looks on. Ms. Ifill will be pursuing a certificate in Agro Processing. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, has underscored the importance of agriculture in the region’s fight against chronic non communicable diseases.

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Fogging Schedule September 1 to 5

Published on August 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week beginning Monday, September 1 in Christ Church when Atlantic Shores, Lighthouse Drive, Upper Enterprise Gardens, Landsdown...

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Inniss: Support Strategic Investment

Published on August 29, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss (second right) cutting the ribbon to officially open The Dome Mall. Also pictured (from left to right) are Operations Manager, Sean Sandiford; Country Manager, Barbados Massy Group of Companies, Frere Delmas and Archdeacon Eric Lynch. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business, Donville Inniss has reiterated his support for meaningful, relevant and appropriate strategic investments such as The Dome Mall...

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Chikungunya Sensitisation Efforts Continue

Published on August 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health continues its public awareness programme about the chikungunya virus and how it can be prevented this Saturday, August 30 in St. Andrew.

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Scholarships a Symbol of Regional Integration

Published on August 29, 2014 by Julie Carrington
(From left to right) CARICOM Ambassador, Robert Morris; Guyana's Consul General to Barbados, Michael Brotherson and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean pose with scholarship recipients Saskia Vaughan, Tonya Ifill and Hallan Connell. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Consul General of Guyana to Barbados, Michael Brotherson, has lauded the award of four scholarships to Barbadians to study at the Guyana School of Agriculture, describing it as a symbol of deeper regional integration.

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Index of Retail Prices for June 2014

Published on August 29, 2014 by Economic Affairs Division/BGIS
(FP)

The Index of Retail Prices for June 2014 stood at 169.2 points, representing an increase of 0.3 per cent when compared with the 168.7 points recorded the previous month.

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CBTF Invites Proposals For Second Round Funding

Published on August 29, 2014 by Jamal Hall
Education Minister, Ronald Jones; Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands (both far left); Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo (centre) and stakeholders pose with the seven successful partners of the CBTF's first grant funds. (FP)

Having disbursed $3.6 million in grant funding to seven training projects designed to make Barbadian businesses more competitive, the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF)...

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New Equipment For Winston Scott Polyclinic

Published on August 29, 2014 by Joy Springer
Brian Robinson of Sandstorm Gold Bank Limited (left) and Chief Public Health Nurse, Anne Murrell examining the otoscope.  (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Winston Scott Polyclinic has benefited yet again from a donation of medical equipment from a private sector company. The polyclinic, located at Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, serves...

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Community Independence Launch Saturday

Published on August 29, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
(FP)

The launch of the 2014 Community Independence Celebrations promises to be an exciting and fun event for the entire family. It is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, August 30...
 

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September Is Senior Citizens Month

Published on August 29, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

September has been designated as Senior Citizens Month and is expected to be a time of education, information and entertainment. That promise was made by...
 

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New Project To Give Tourism Buy-In

Published on August 28, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Senator Sandiford-Garner. (FP)

Barbadians will get the opportunity to be “wholesale vendors” of the island’s billion dollar tourism industry, when the Barbados National Host Tourism Programme (BNTP) is rolled out.

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80% Of Deaths In Barbados Due To Chronic Diseases

Published on August 28, 2014 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Minister of Health John Boyce has disclosed that chronic diseases now account for 80 per cent of total deaths in Barbados. Additionally, one-quarter of adult Barbadians have...

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