Press Releases

Inniss Continues To Praise Local Manufacturers

Published on July 9, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Minister of Industry, Donville Inniss (right) getting a first hand look at how McBride Caribbean Limited's newest product - Bop Evergreen Insecticide Spray - is made during a tour of the  facility at Lowlands, Christ Church. He is pictured with McBride General Manager, Ricardo Strickland. (A.Miller/BGIS)

The local manufacturing community has again come in for high praise for its contribution to the economy. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss...
 

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Students Rewarded In Fisheries Competition

Published on July 9, 2014 by Aisha Reid
Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer, Joyce Leslie (right) presenting the first place prize for the Top Fish Dish to Ursuline Convent students (left to right) Darah Alleyne, Shadair Hewitt and Erykah Holder. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Winners of the Fisheries Division secondary culinary skills and fishers’ domino competitions, held throughout eight fishing communities, were last Friday, July 3, presented with their prizes. 

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Swiss Honourary Consul General Receives Exequatur

Published on July 9, 2014 by Julie Carrington
The new Honorary Consul General for Switzerland, Claudio Macchi, receives the Exequatur from Chief of Protocol Philip St. Hill (right) in the presence of the Dean of the Consular Corps and the Honorary Consul for the Bahamas, Selwyn Smith. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

There is a promise from the new Honorary Consul General of Switzerland, Claudio Macchi, to promote a stronger relationship between Barbados and his homeland.

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Barbados To Break Ground For New Centre

Published on July 9, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones in discussion with Chinese Ambassador, Wang Ke (second right) and the delegation from China University of Political Science and Law earlier this year.(FP)

Barbados is set to break ground for the highly specialised Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, (UWI), this Friday, July 11.

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BSSEE Within Reach Of All Students

Published on July 9, 2014 by Julie Carrington
Education Minister, Ronald Jones. (FP)

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is reminding students that the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination, commonly known as the 11 Plus, is not a difficult one and the concepts on the paper are nothing that they were not taught in the classroom by their teachers.

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General Notices for July 09, 2014

Published on July 9, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Wednesday, July 09, 2014.

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Remember Beach Safety This Summer

Published on July 8, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(NCC)

As the 2014 summer vacation kicks off from this week, sea bathers are again being encouraged to go to the beaches manned by lifeguards for their own safety.

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Reparations Debate Still Up For Discussion

Published on July 8, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister and Chairman of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations, Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Barbados and other CARICOM Member States will continue to pursue the issue of reparations with former slave-owning nations until a resolution is achieved.

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General Notices for July 08, 2014

Published on July 8, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Municipal Solid Waste Tax May Be Reviewed

Published on July 7, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.     (FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has promised that if it is felt that the Municipal Solid Waste Tax is causing undue hardship not contemplated by government at the moment of its imposition, then it will be revisited and modified.

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Manufacturing Sector Not Dead Says Inniss

Published on July 7, 2014 by Theresa Blackman
Industry Minister, Donville Inniss (yellow shirt) watches as an Oran employee constructs a window frame during a tour of the company at Harbour Road on Monday. Oran is celebrating its 50th anniversary. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Those persons who say that manufacturing in Barbados is dead or the sector should be read its last rites should look to companies like Oran Ltd., which is celebrating 50 years in the business, to see that there is still hope.

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Retiring Deputy Postmaster - A Pillar Of Service

Published on July 7, 2014 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Retiring Deputy Postmaster General, Dorcas Scantlebury. (Barbados Postal Service)

Retiring Deputy Postmaster General Dorcas Scantlebury was described as a pillar of the Barbados Postal Service, and one of its most knowledgeable employees.

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CARICOM Strategic Plan Rolled Out At Summit

Published on July 7, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM and National Change Driver for the Strategic Plan 2015-2019, Robert “Bobby” Morris. (FP)

The first-ever Strategic Plan for the Caribbean Community is designed to significantly chart a developmental path for Caribbean people over the coming years.

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Attorney General: Security A Priority For IMPACS

Published on July 7, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Keeping Barbados and other CARICOM territories secure is the number one priority for the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS). Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite...

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Funds Needed To Keep IMPACS Operational

Published on July 7, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) now have a better understanding of the role of the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) and how funding could be secured for it to operate effectively.

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Climate Change Impacting Small Island States

Published on July 7, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.  (FP)

Barbados and other small island developing states (SIDS) are becoming increasingly susceptible to climate change and steps have to be taken to reduce this vulnerability.

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CARICOM To Choose Next Commonwealth SG

Published on July 7, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.     (FP)

The next Commonwealth Secretary General will be from the Caribbean. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart...

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General Notices for July 07, 2014

Published on July 7, 2014 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Monday, July 07, 2014.

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Fishing Agreement Is Still Important

Published on July 4, 2014 by Cathy Lashley
Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert “Bobby” Morris. (FP)

Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago are still in the process of negotiating a new fishing agreement; however, a draft protocol is in place.

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Camp Transition On At St. Michael

Published on July 4, 2014 by Joy-Ann Gill
Camp Transition 2014 targets children who will be making the move to secondary school. (FP)

Camp Transition 2014 is on again at The St. Michael School, from August 11 to 15. The Camp targets children who will be making the transition to secondary school...

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