Press Releases

Parent Development Workshop On Monday

Published on March 27, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Principal of The St. Michael School, Dr. Yvette Mayers. (FP)

The St. Michael School Parent Support Network Programme (PSNP) is inviting the public to its first Parent Development Workshop on Monday, March 30, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m...

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Governments Urged To Pass Proceeds Of Crime Act

Published on March 27, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart listening attentively to RSS Deputy Executive Director, Bertie Hinds at today's Council of Ministers’ Meeting at Hilton Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Those Caribbean governments that have not yet passed the Proceeds of Crime Act are being urged to do so. Consul General at the US Embassy, Mark Bysfield, made this call today...

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JetBlue Offering Mint Experience Flight To Barbados

Published on March 27, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(JetBlue)

JetBlue Airlines is bringing its Mint Experience flights to Barbados later this year, and with it, a premium travel option for travellers coming out of the Eastern region of the United States.
 

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Ministry To Host E-Commerce Seminar

Published on March 27, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

The impact of e-commerce will come under the microscope early next month, when the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development hosts a seminar.

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Upcoming Conference To Tackle Quality Education

Published on March 27, 2015 by Deirdre Gittens
Acting Minister of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands (left) in talks with Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, responsible for Economic and Social Development, Deodat Maharaj. (E.Walker/MRD)

An invitation has been extended to Barbados to attend the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, to be held in The Bahamas from June 22 to 26.

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Prime Ministers of Barbados & St. Kitts Meet

Published on March 27, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in discussion with new Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Discussions on crime in the region, the economy and LIAT featured prominently, when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with the new Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris.

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General Notices For March 27, 2015

Published on March 27, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Friday, March 27, 2015.

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Better Public/Private Sector Partnership Needed

Published on March 26, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, chatting with audience members at yesterday's BCCI luncheon seminar on Business Facilitation at Hilton Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Industry Minister Donville Inniss is of the view that in order for Barbados to become one of the best domiciles in the world, there must be a better partnership between the public and private sector.

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National Agricultural Conference Begins Monday

Published on March 26, 2015 by Kathyann Husbands
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick will officially open next week's National Agriculture Conference. (FP)

Meeting the challenges for increased productivity and sustainability in the agricultural sector will come under the microscope, when the Barbados National Agricultural Conference 2015 is held next week.

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International Business Stakeholders Meet

Published on March 26, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister Donville Inniss (at the head of the table) listening attentively during yesterday's business meeting. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Efforts are on to foster closer relations between the Ministry of International Business and stakeholders of the International and Financial Services Sectors.

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Puppetry Demonstration On At Primary Schools

Published on March 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(MRD)

Puppetry, a fun way of teaching children to read and learn language, will be demonstrated to teachers and students of Grazettes Primary School next week.

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Health Care System Comes Under Microscope

Published on March 26, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart interacting with students of the Department of Health Sciences at Coastal Carolina University and their faculty members Professor John Yannessa (third right); Dr. Stephen Firsing (at back, second left); and Dr. Fredanna M’cormack McGough (right). (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says Barbados has done remarkably well in keeping health care accessible, available and affordable, but the time has now come to reexamine how things are done in that area.

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Lecture On Public Health And Sanitation Next Week

Published on March 26, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
The Queen’s Park Steel Shed. (FP)

Isolation Road: Public Health and Sanitation - 1854 and Beyond, will be the topic of a lecture to be delivered by Dr. Tara Inniss, on Wednesday, April 1, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed...

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Taxpayers Can Now File 2014 Returns

Published on March 25, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

The income tax form is now online and taxpayers have already begun to file their individual tax returns for the Income Year 2014.

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Largest Tsunami Evacuation Drill Goes Well

Published on March 25, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Alleyne School students being led to the 'safe area' during today's tsunami drill in Bellplaine, St. Andrew. (A.Miller/BGIS)

With just two hours to prepare for the impact of “tsunami waves” coming across the ocean, teachers and students at The Alleyne School started an immediate evacuation today.

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New Farmers Market At Graeme Hall

Published on March 25, 2015 by Aisha Reid
(FP)

The Caribbean Permaculture Research Institute of Barbados is inviting persons to participate in its Farmers Market at Graeme Hall, Christ Church...

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Financial Boost For Residential Care Programme

Published on March 25, 2015 by Paula Harper-Grant
Director of the Child Care Board, Joan Crawford. (FP)

The Child Care Board (CCB) received a financial boost recently of over $10,000 from Nouvelle Vie Ticket Pal Inc., to assist with its Residential Care Community Reintegration Programme (RCCRP).
 

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OAS Development Course Now Available

Published on March 25, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(OAS)

The Division of Economic Affairs is advising members of the public that they may now apply for a short-term OAS Professional Development Course.

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General Notices For March 25, 2015

Published on March 25, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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Culture Minister Pays Official Visit To Cuba

Published on March 24, 2015 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs/BGIS
Left to right: Permanent Secretary, Ruth Blackman; Chargé d’affaires at Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba, Donna Forde; Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley; Deputy Director at the Manuel Fajardo University, Dr. Aldo Pérez Sánchez; and Sports Development Officer, Stephen Rowe. (MFA)

The strengthening of bilateral co-operation between Barbados and Cuba in the areas of culture and sports has moved a step further...

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