Press Releases

Expedia Reports Increase In Bookings To Barbados

Published on May 26, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore/BTMI
(N.Browne/GP)

There are an increasing number of persons booking rooms in Barbados through Expedia. This was confirmed by Director of Expedia’s Caribbean offices, Demetrius Canton...

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YMCA Told To Keep Evolving

Published on May 26, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley (second right) chatting with (left to right) YMCA Board Member, Edmund Bradshaw; President, Antonio Elcock; and Board Member, Orson Simpson at the organisation's 136th Annual General Meeting yesterday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) needs to remain relevant as it continues to contribute to the positive development of Barbadian society.

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Rural Festival June 4 And 5

Published on May 26, 2016 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The 2016 Rural Festival comes off on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, at the Glebe Pasture, Glebe, St. George.

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I Pledge Corner Launched

Published on May 26, 2016 by Sharifa Medford
Head Girl of the Seventh-Day Adventist Primary School, Brianna Hardy signing the Pledge Book. (S.Medford)

Students from primary schools across Barbados will have an opportunity to win prizes through their participation in the I Pledge programme...

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Rising Healthcare Costs Impacting GDP

Published on May 25, 2016 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Barbados is losing 2.6 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product due to healthcare costs and productivity losses in respect of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases alone.

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CDD Celebrating With Service Of Song

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(FP)

As part of the activities to celebrate its 45th anniversary, the Community Development Department (CDD) will hold an Old Fashion Service of Song this Sunday, May 29, at Restoration Ministries...

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Barbados Home To Over 100 Centenarians

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave toasting Barbados' newest centenarian Francis Clarke last Saturday. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Statistics compiled up to May 5 this year reveal that there are 114 centenarians alive in Barbados.

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NCOA Condemns Elder Abuse

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kathyann Husbands
(Stock Photo)

The National Committee on Ageing (NCOA) has joined the Ministries of Health and Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development in condemning elder abuse on the island.

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St. Michael Parish Talent Show

Published on May 25, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The St. Michael Parish Independence Committee will host its Parish Talent Show on Saturday, June 4, at the Ellerslie Secondary School, Black Rock, St. Michael, at 5:00 p.m.

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Barbados Team Off To Atlanta

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean is leading the delegation to Atlanta for the upcoming event. (FP)

A team of representatives left Barbados earlier today to attend the Barbados Comes to Atlanta (BCTA) event, which will run from tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, to Sunday, May 29.
 

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Another Gold At Chelsea Flower Show

Published on May 25, 2016 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
Barbados' High Commissioner to the UK, Guy Hewitt (back row, 4th right) and officials pose with members of the Barbados Horticultural Society at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. (Barbados High Commission in London)

The Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) has won gold again at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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PM Stuart To Attend Guyana Celebrations

Published on May 24, 2016 by Joy Springer
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left Barbados today to attend the 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

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Eventful Heritage Month in June

Published on May 24, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
One of the activities for Heritage Month will be a `Bridgetown by Night Tour`. (FP)

Celebrating and Preserving Our Heritage will be the theme when the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth launches activities to mark Heritage Month this weekend.
 

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HIV/AIDS Commission Survey Under Way

Published on May 24, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(Stock Image)

A survey on HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices, among adults aged 15 to 49, is under way in Barbados and will run until December.

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Olga Miller Nursery Healthy Lifestyle Day

Published on May 24, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

Members of the public are invited to attend Healthier Lifestyle: Healthier You, an Open Day hosted by the Olga Miller Nursery school, on Friday, May 27, on the nursery’s grounds, Farm Gardens, Six Roads, St. Philip.

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Horse Hill Outpatient Clinic Closed Tomorrow

Published on May 24, 2016 by Joy Springer
(Stock Image)

The Ministry of Health has advised that the outpatient clinic at Horse Hill, St. Joseph, will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, due to a lack of water in the area.

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Much Potential In Sagicor Visionaries Challenge

Published on May 24, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Tiffany Foster of Queen's College showing Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Harry Husbands their winning project for the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge 2016. Looking on are Anderson King of Sagicor and fellow student Zaria Layne. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Despite there being only a few schools on display at the conclusion of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge 2016, the quality of participation has been very high.

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QC Wins Local Leg Of Sagicor Challenge

Published on May 24, 2016 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Husbands presenting Tiffany Foster and Zaria Layne of Queen's College with the winner's trophy for the local leg of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge 2016. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Queen’s College (QC) has emerged the winner of the national leg of the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge 2016 with its Sweet Coconut Grey Water Filtration System...

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Randal Phillips Men’s Group Celebrates 10

Published on May 24, 2016 by Joy Springer
(Stock Photo)

The Randal Phillips Men’s Health Group will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a week of activities from Sunday, June 5 to Saturday, June 11.

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We Bajans – Sister Magrita Marshall

Published on May 24, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
Sister Marshall hard at work selling sno-cones in Warrens. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

She is affectionately called Barbados’ ‘Queen of Gospel’, but unknown to many, Sister Magrita Marshall has experienced a life marked by struggle and hardship.
 

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