Press Releases

Forty-Four Re-Assigned To Central Government

Published on April 23, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Chief Personnel Officer, Gail Atkins.(FP)

Forty-four public officers who did not want to be employed by the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), or were not offered positions with that statutory corporation, have now been assigned to other ministries and departments.

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Commonwealth Book For Schools

Published on April 23, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Secondary schools will be “well on their way” to learning about the Commonwealth when they each receive a copy of the Commonwealth...

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Web Database To Assist In Price Monitoring

Published on April 23, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Chief Information Officer, Garnet Technologies Inc., Brian Linton showing the audience how the web-enabled database works.(C.Henry/BGIS)

Barbadians now have the opportunity to make more informed decisions when it comes to shopping.

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Church Input Needed On Societal Issues

Published on April 23, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite meeting with the Barbados Christian Council at Diocesan House, Henry’s Lane, St. Michael.(C.Pitt/BGIS)

A plethora of issues confronting the society and its youth, in particular, may be addressed with the help of the church.

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Kazakhstan’s Bid For UN Council Seat

Published on April 23, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean greets Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Canada, Konstantin Zhigalov at the start of their meeting at Culloden Road.(C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada, Konstantin Zhigalov, has outlined the reasons why his country’s bid for the non-permanent seat on the United Nation’s Security Council should be successful.

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Three Priority Areas For NZ Scholarships

Published on April 23, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Barbados, Jan Henderson is discussion with Minister of Education, Science Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones (right).(G.Brewster/BGIS)

Persons interested in applying for scholarships to undertake postgraduate studies in New Zealand should consider areas of renewable energy, agriculture and disaster risk management. 

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General Notices For April 23, 2014

Published on April 23, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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Industrial Production Index For November 2013

Published on April 23, 2014 by Ministry of Finance/BGIS
(FP)

The Index of Industrial Production for the month of November 2013 was 80.5 per cent. This indicated that the output levels increased by 0.9 of a point, or 1.1 per cent compared with the previous month...
 

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Draft Domestic Violence Bill To Reach Parliament Soon

Published on April 22, 2014 by Sharifa Medford
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett. (FP)

A draft Bill on Domestic Violence, which is currently being reviewed by major stakeholders, will soon be submitted to Parliament for ratification.

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PM Stuart Lauds Maria Holder And Brewster Trusts

Published on April 22, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) signs the MOU with Christopher Holder of the Maria Holder Memorial Trust while Chesterfield Brewster of the Brewster Trust looks on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Maria Holder Memorial Trust has already invested just under $25 million in Barbados and is expected to inject additional funds over the next few years.

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File Income Tax Returns Now

Published on April 22, 2014 by Sharon Austin
(FP)

With just over a week to go before April ends, those taxpayers who have not yet filed their income tax returns are being urged to do so now.

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Barbados The Perfect Destination For Gospel Lovers

Published on April 22, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy. (FP)

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, says Barbados is the ideal spiritual getaway for gospel lovers.

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Sports Minister Congratulates Under-16 Netball Team

Published on April 22, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, has congratulated Barbados’ under-16 netball team and the Barbados Netball Association on their success...

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General Notices For April 22, 2014

Published on April 22, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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LPG Price Decrease - April 20

Published on April 22, 2014 by Nekaelia Hutchinson
(FP)

The Ministry of Energy has advised the public that the cost of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) decreased effective Sunday, April 20.

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Government Committed To QEH Upkeep

Published on April 17, 2014 by Sharifa Medford
Health Minister, John Boyce (right) and officials touring the new cardiac suite at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday. (BGIS)

The delivery of health care services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will not be put on pause while the location of a new hospital is discussed.

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Senator McClean To Attend Memorial Service

Published on April 17, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Honorary Consul to Trinidad and Tobago, Audley Walker. (FP)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, joins relatives and hundreds of mourners who will be attending a memorial service for...
 

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New Market Info System On The Way

Published on April 17, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr. David Estwick. (FP)

Barbados will soon have a new market information system for the agriculture sector. 

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WorldSkills Barbados Winners' Presentation

Published on April 17, 2014 by Shamkoe Pilé
WorldSkills Barbados winners received their cheques on Thursday during a ceremony at Guardian Life of the Caribbean,Collymore Rock, St. Michael. (BGIS)

WorldSkills Barbados is seeking to develop a schools’ competition as an “incubator” for the national biennial skills contest.

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More Traceability Needed For Agriculture Sector

Published on April 17, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick. (FP)

Traceability is needed to help alleviate praedial larceny in Barbados.

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