Press Releases

Education Minister Tours School Plant

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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Barbados A Leader On The Road To Samoa

Published on August 28, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
The United Nations Third Global Conference in Somoa, which runs from September 1-4, will focus on the issues impacting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including social development; non-communicable diseases; youth and gender; sustainable energy; oceans, seas and biodiversity; water; sanitation, food security and waste management. (FP)

Sustainable Economic Development; Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management will be among key areas on the agenda at the upcoming United Nations Third Global Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa, from Monday, September 1 to Thursday, September 4.

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NAB Gives Thanks

Published on August 28, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett. (FP)

Despite the current economic climate, the National Assistance Board (NAB) has been able to realise some of its goals to assist elderly persons in Barbados.

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Capitalise On ICT Sector Says Inniss

Published on August 28, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

Barbadians have been urged to capitalise on the rapidly growing Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector.

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Lesotho Delegation Meets Foreign Minister

Published on August 28, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean (right) in an animated discussion with Lesotho's Minister of Education and Training, Makabelo Mosothoane during a recent courtesy call. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Working on improved relations between this country and Lesotho was discussed recently when a delegation of education officials from Lesotho met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean.

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General Notices for August 28, 2014

Published on August 28, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Thursday, August 28, 2014.

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Education Officials To Tour Upgraded Schools

Published on August 27, 2014 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(FP)

With one more week to go before the start of the new school year, a team of education officials led by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, will tour a number of schools...

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PM Stuart Receives Civil Society Report

Published on August 27, 2014 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (second from right) looking through the civil society organisations’ report on SIDS while (from left) CYEN President, William Clarke; National Coordinator of CYEN Barbados, Waynelle Collymore-Taylor; CYEN Project Coordinator, Jamilla Sealy; Special Envoy to CYEN and SIDS, Stefan Knights; and National Coordinator of the GEF Small Grants Programme-UNDP, David Bynoe, look on.    (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is now in a better position to articulate the views of civil society in Barbados when he makes his input at the upcoming Third Global UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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