Press Releases

Concern About Drug Use Among Girls

Published on August 25, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
NCSA Manager, Betty Hunte presenting Constable Roger Williams with his top award at the PROCCER certificate presentation ceremony yesterday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to overcome new challenges surfacing in the fight against illegal drugs in Barbados.

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Plan Development Critical For Survival

Published on August 25, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Retired Director of the DEM, Judy Thomas addressing participants at the Planning Development and Enhancement workshop today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Government and privately-owned enterprises operating in the Holetown, St. James area were today advised that their ability to survive the impact of a hazard depended heavily on their preparation for such an event.

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Security Boost With Refurbishment of RSS Aircraft

Published on August 25, 2016 by Sharon Austin
(From r-l) Ambassador Luis Arreaga; Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite; Permanent Secretary, PM's Office, St. Kitts & Nevis, Osbert DeSuza; US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela; Counsellor (Political), Canada's High Commission, Agnes Pust; RSS Executive Director, Grantley Watson; and Captain Harris pose in front of the refurbished and upgraded C-26 aircraft. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Regional Security System’s (RSS) second C-26 surveillance aircraft has returned to the island after millions of dollars have been spent by the United States of America and Canada on its refurbishment and upgrade of equipment.

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Gardening And Recipe Competition For Schools

Published on August 25, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
(Stock Photo)

The Ministry of Agriculture is currently implementing a Food and Nutrition Security media campaign under the slogan: Grow Well, Eat Well, Live Well – Right Here in BIM. 

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Labour Minister Calls For A Sickness Claims Review

Published on August 24, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. (FP)

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, believes the time has come to reform sickness benefits in Barbados.

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We Bajans - Akela Jones Testing Her Limits

Published on August 24, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Akela Jones being interviewed by the BGIS. (M.Elcock/BGIS)

It is often said that it is a test which brings a testimony. How else would we know our limits unless we are tested? As an athlete, 21-year-old Akela Jones tests her physical boundaries every day...

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Orientation For New BCC Students Next Week

Published on August 24, 2016 by Barbados Community College
(FP)

An orientation programme for new students of the Barbados Community College (BCC) will be held at the College, “Eyrie”, Howell’s Cross Road, St. Michael, from Monday, August 29, to Friday, September 2. 

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PSV Operators Reminded Of Dress Code

Published on August 24, 2016 by Ministry of Transport and Works
(FP)

The Transport Authority has reminded minibus and route taxi operators that the specified uniforms must be worn every day whenever they are on duty.

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Garden Competition For UDC & RDC Clients

Published on August 24, 2016 by Sharon Austin
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The Urban Development Commission (UDC) has now expanded its 2016 Garden Beautification Competition to also include clients of the Rural Development Commission.

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IB Sector Needs Education Campaign

Published on August 23, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
International Business Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, is calling for a national education campaign to be done on the International Business (IB) sector.

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Project S.O.F.T. Camp Activities 2016

Published on August 23, 2016 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Photo-NCSA)

Project S.O.F.T. (Safeguarding Our Future Today) 2016, hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), will kick off on Monday, August 29, at the Marian Retreat House, Verdun, St. John.

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Jones: Contribute To Your Society

Published on August 23, 2016 by Jamal Weeks
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones addressing the commemorative Broken Trident Ceremony in the SJPP Auditorium yesterday. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) have been encouraged to contribute to their society in the same way that educational institution has done over the years.

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China Donates $35,000 To NAB

Published on August 22, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke presenting the $35,000 cheque to Social Care Minister, Steve Blackett, this morning at Lancaster House, St. James. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The National Assistance Board (NAB) has received a $35,000 grant from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, to assist with much-needed structural repairs to Lancaster House.

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Larger Role For BIMAP In Economic Growth

Published on August 22, 2016 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss. (FP)

There is a larger role for the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) to perform in Barbados’ economic development, particularly with regard to the business sector.

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'Extreme Aerobic Battle' On Sunday

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The St. Philip Parish Independence Committee (PIC) is inviting the public to attend its ‘Extreme Aerobic Battle’, on Sunday, August 28, in the Emerald City Car Park, Six Roads, St. Philip, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Zonal Talent Shows

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
(FP)

The best local talent will be featured when three zonal Spirit of the Nation Talent Shows are held in September.

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Grantley Adams Textbook Collection

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
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Parents and guardians of students of the Grantley Adams Memorial School are advised that textbooks and school supplies will be distributed from Monday, September 5, to Thursday, September 8, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Two More Names Added To Exhibitions List

Published on August 22, 2016 by Jamal Weekes
Education Minister, Ronald Jones; Parliamentary Secretary, Harry Husbands and educational officials pose the the scholarship and exhibition winners at the Ministry of Education last Friday. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

The Government of Barbados has awarded a total of nine scholarships and 20 exhibitions to students who excelled in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or in an Associate Degree programme...

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More Teens For Summer Programme

Published on August 22, 2016 by Deirdre Gittens
(FP)

Teenagers across the island between the ages of 14 and18 may have increased access to the ITS for Teens Summer Programme next year...

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Labour Dept. To Address Sexual Harassment Bill

Published on August 22, 2016 by Malissa Brathwaite
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In an effort to educate the public about the proposed Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill, the Labour Department will address members of the Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA), and the public, next week. 

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