Press Releases

Barbados & St. Vincent Sign Fishing Agreement

Published on September 1, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Barbados' Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his St. Vincent counterpart, Ralph Gonsalves exchange documents following yesterday's signing ceremony at Government Headquarters. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signed a treaty establishing a maritime boundary between the two countries. Barbados’ Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, and Prime Minister of St. Vincent...
 

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Parish Talent Shows To Get Underway

Published on September 1, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

The crème de la crème of local talent will be featured when three zonal Spirit of the Nation Talent Shows are held this month.

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Upcoming Community Independence Events

Published on September 1, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

Over the next few weeks there will be several community focused events taking place across the island.

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Opening Of Legal Year Postponed

Published on September 1, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(Stock Photo)

The Church Service and Guard of Honour marking the opening of the Legal Year 2015 to 2016 have been postponed from Monday, September 7 to Monday, September 14.
 

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Graydon Sealy Students To Collect Books

Published on September 1, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(FP)

Students of the Graydon Sealy Secondary School who have not collected their texts books are reminded that this process will take place from Wednesday, September 2 to Thursday, September 3...

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CARIFESTA Can Lead To Lasting Relationships

Published on August 31, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley looking at metal artwork at CARIFESTA XII in Haiti. (BGIS)

Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, has called on participants in CARIFESTA to utilize the regional festival to develop long lasting cultural relationships between their respective countries.

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St. Lucy To Host Cultural, Craft & Cuisine Festival

Published on August 31, 2015 by Jamal Hall
(Photo - St. Lucy Parish Independence Committee)

Entrepreneurs and vendors from the parish of St. Lucy are being invited to register for stall space at the St. Lucy Cultural, Craft and Cuisine Festival.
 

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Pilot Consumer Finance Facility Launched

Published on August 31, 2015 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

As part of its ongoing programme to encourage consumers to be more energy efficient, the Division of Energy has launched an initiative aimed at making the prices of energy efficient and renewable energy equipment...

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Bajan Films A Hit In Haiti

Published on August 31, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(Stock photo)

Four Barbadian films have made a great impact on Haitian audiences. The films, all of which received Gold and Silver awards...

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Barbados To Explore Cultural Agreement With Haiti

Published on August 31, 2015 by Jamal Weekes | Updated on August 31, 2015
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley and Haitian Minister of Culture, Ms. Dithny Joan Raton on tour in Jacmel Ville, Haiti as part of the activities of the CARIFESTA XII Festival. (J.Weekes/BGIS)

Barbados is currently exploring the possibility of creating a cultural agreement with Haiti.

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Barbados To Lend Support To Dominica

Published on August 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Barbados will lend support to Dominica following massive damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika. (Photo from capeandislands.org)

Barbados will be lending support to neighbouring island Dominica which sustained significant damage following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday.

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Orientation For 1st & 4th Formers Of CP

Published on August 28, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
(Stock Photo)

Parents of first form students of the Coleridge and Parry School are reminded that orientation will take place on Tuesday, September 1, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Teachers To Be Appointed By End Of September

Published on August 28, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones. (FP)

A total of 416 teachers will be appointed to the teaching service across the nursery and primary school system by the end of September.

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Expect More From International Business Sector

Published on August 28, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss. (FP)

A far more meaningful contribution can be made by the international business sector to this country’s social and economic development.

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Field Officers To Collect Data For Survey

Published on August 28, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(Stock Photo)

Members of the public are reminded that officers will again be in the field from this weekend collecting data for the Enhanced Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey.

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Fogging Schedule August 31 To September 4

Published on August 28, 2015 by Joy Springer

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week...

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Index Of Retail Prices For June 2015

Published on August 28, 2015 by Economic Affairs Division
(Stock Photo)

The Index of Retail Prices for June 2015 stood at 169.3 points, representing an increase of 1.0 per cent when compared with the 167.6 points recorded the previous month.

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Nine BCC Scholarship Winners Off To Canada

Published on August 28, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands (centre) shares a joke with the Emerging Leaders of the America Scholarship winners, today, at the Barbados Community College. (D.Hinds/BGIS)

Nine students from the Barbados Community College are the latest recipients of scholarships from the Emerging Leaders of the Americas (ELAP) Scholarship Programme.

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Brazilians Encouraged To Visit Barbados

Published on August 28, 2015 by giscontentman

A number of tour operators, travel agents and media personnel from Brazil now have increased knowledge of Barbados and what this country has to offer. 

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Men Urged To Be Proactive About Their Health

Published on August 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
Dr. Godfrey Xuereb, Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. (WHO)

Barbados will risk turning back much of the development that has taken place since Independence if it continues to lose significant numbers of its productive age group to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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