Press Releases

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 postgraduate level, 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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Inniss Heaps Praise On Hotel Group

Published on May 22, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss. (FP)

The Elegant Hotel Group, owner of five luxury hotels in Barbados, has received kudos from this island’s Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss, for securing a place on the AIM London Stock Exchange Market.

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General Notices For May 22, 2015

Published on May 22, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, May 22, 2015.

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BMEX Partnership To Benefit Schools

Published on May 22, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands receiving one of the hurricane preparedness posters from BL&P Communications and Public Relations Administrator, Jackie Marshall-Clarke. (E.Walker/MRD)

A partnership formed between the Media Resource Department (MRD) and the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Company Ltd. is continuing to benefit schools island- wide.

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Field Officers In Four Parishes Next Week

Published on May 22, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

Householders in several districts in St. John, St. Joseph, St. Andrew and St. George will be interviewed from next Monday, May 25, by visiting field officers working with the Enhanced Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey.

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Leptospirosis Lab Being Relocated

Published on May 21, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

The Ministry of Health has advised the public that the Leptospirosis Laboratory is currently being relocated to Enmore #6A – B, Lower Collymore Rock, St. Michael.

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Officials Discuss HIV Matters

Published on May 21, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean in discussion with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene and Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS, Dereck Springer. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Issues related to HIV in the Caribbean came to the fore recently, when two high- level experts in that area met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean.

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No Zika Cases In The Caribbean To Date

Published on May 21, 2015 by Joy Springer
The virus, transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. (GP)

The Ministry of Health has assured the public that there are no suspected cases of the Zika Virus in the Caribbean to date.

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Plans For Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre

Published on May 21, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
International Business Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

The Ministry of International Business and its partners are forging ahead to establish an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre in Barbados.

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