Press Releases

Reparations Must Be Based On Diplomacy

Published on February 28, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Concerning the issue of reparations for native genocide and slavery, Barbados and other CARICOM states will go the route of diplomacy and not protest.This was pointed out yesterday by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart...

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New HIV Strain Unlikely In Barbados

Published on February 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
Senior Medical Officer of Health Dr. Anton Best. (FP)

The Ministry of Health has assured the public that Barbados’ progress in its national HIV prevention and control campaign has minimised the likelihood of resistant strains of HIV occurring here.
 

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Barbados Seeking More European Visitors

Published on February 27, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy (right) in discussion with Netherland's Ambassador to Barbados, Jeroen de Graaf at Government Headquarters today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

On the heels of record tourist arrivals for the month of January, Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy, wants to see more visitors coming from Continental Europe.

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More CXC Divisions Moving

Published on February 27, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Two more divisions of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will take up residence at the Council’s new headquarters on Prince Road, Pine Plantation, St. Michael.

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Students Encouraged To Have Succession Plan

Published on February 27, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner. (FP)

As African Awareness Month draws to a close, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, has encouraged students of Harrison College to have a succession plan when considering a life in entrepreneurship.

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Reminder For Amnesty Programme Deadline

Published on February 27, 2015 by Barbados Revenue Authority
(FP)

Taxpayers are reminded that the deadline for the Amnesty Programme is March 15, 2015.

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Pharmacies To Close For Stocktaking

Published on February 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
The pharmacy at the Geriatric Hospital will be among those closed for stocktaking during the month of March. (FP)

The Ministry of Health has advised that polyclinic and outpatient clinic pharmacies, which operate under the aegis of the Barbados Drug Service, will each be closed for one day during March to facilitate stocktaking.

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Healthy Food Promotion At Agrofest

Published on February 27, 2015 by Kim Ramsay-Moore
(BAS)

Persons attending Agrofest in Queen’s Park this weekend will get the opportunity to view the linkages between agriculture and tourism at a number of events.

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BCC To Launch Procurement Degree

Published on February 27, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

The Barbados Community College (BCC) will officially launch its Associate Degree in Procurement on Wednesday, March 4, at the main campus, Howell’s Cross Road, The Ivy, St. Michael.

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Cultural Entrepreneurship The Way Forward

Published on February 27, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley (centre) and Office of Public Sector Reform Director, Michael Archer, in discussion with one of the attendees of the Week of Excellence Workshop at Hilton Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

As Barbadians continue to grapple with the economic recession, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, is of the view that young people must start their own businesses...

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Take Responsibility For Your Health

Published on February 27, 2015 by Joy Springer
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joy St. John. (FP)

The Ministry of Health has called on communities and civil society to support Government’s drive to promote health and wellness, by turning public health knowledge into public action.

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Barbados & Cyprus’ Relations To Be Energised

Published on February 27, 2015 by Sharon Austin
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and High Commissioner, Georgios Chacalli discussing ways in which to boost relations between Barbados and Cyprus. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified tourism and the international financial services as areas in which Barbados and the Republic of Cyprus can learn from each other.

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HRD Strategy To Foster Positive Workplace Change

Published on February 27, 2015 by Jamal Hall
Human Resource Development Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer speaking at HRMAB's public lecture at the 3Ws Pavillion on Wednesday. (A.Miller/BGIS)

In an effort to increase workers’ productivity, as well as to facilitate sustainable growth in the economy, Government has developed the Barbados Human Resource Development Strategy.

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Producer Price Index (Manufacturing) For Dec. 2014

Published on February 27, 2015 by Economic Affairs Division/BGIS
(FP)

The Producer Price Index (Manufacturing) for December 2014 stood at 106.2 points, representing a decrease of 1.6 per cent when compared with the 107.9 points recorded the previous month. 

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Cabinet Gives Nod To Amendments

Published on February 26, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Acting Attorney General Michael Lashley speaking at the release of the findings of the Royal Barbados Police Force 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey at District 'A' Police Station. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

A number of amendments that will see the stricter policing of firearms in Barbados; the handling of persons in custody; the identification of suspects and improvements to the Police Complaints Authority Act, have received the nod from Cabinet.

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SJPP Tours For Secondary School Students

Published on February 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. (FP)

Prospective students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the programmes on offer by the campus next month.

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Music Important To School And Community

Published on February 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands speaking at today's music workshop. (A.Gaskin/BGIS)

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, believes there is ample evidence that schools with rigorous music programmes perform better...
 

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Business Of Your Art Symposium In March

Published on February 26, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
(NCF)

Cultural practitioners and other persons interested in the development of the cultural industries are invited to the Know the Business of Your Art (BOYA) symposium entitled...

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Police Need To Improve Customer Service

Published on February 26, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit Director, Cheryl Willoughby; Senior Research Officer, Kim Ramsay; and Police Commissioner, Tyrone Griffith looking over the findings off the survey yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has received positive reviews about its performance in managing and solving crime across Barbados from members of the general public.

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CVQ Donation For Grantley Adams

Published on February 25, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Education Minister, Ronald Jones receiving the cheque from Managing Director and President of Eldorado Gold (Barbados), Robert Bourque while Education Officer, Yvette Estwick and Grantley Adams students look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

A cheque worth BDS $20,000 was today handed over to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, to facilitate the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) programme...

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