Press Releases

History Of Crop Over Important Too

Published on June 30, 2015 by Jamal Weekes
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

Crop Over is more than a festival; it is “a celebration of our identity as a people”. This view was expressed by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley...

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National Art Gallery To Be Established

Published on June 30, 2015 by Jamal weekes
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley. (FP)

The National Collection will soon have a permanent home, with the establishment of a National Art Gallery. This announcement came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley...
 

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Barbados’ Legal System Going Online

Published on June 30, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
(Stock Photo)

With an increasing demand for access to information online, efforts are underway to have all of Barbados’ laws available digitally. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, said the Improved Access to Justice Project...

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Focus On Palliative Care Services

Published on June 30, 2015 by Joy Springer
Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP)

Health Minister John Boyce has announced that the expansion of palliative care services is currently being addressed in a draft National Action Plan for Cancer 2015 to 2019.

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CBTF’S Impact On Training Recognised

Published on June 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer presenting Chef Peter Edey with grant funding for his winning partnership at a ceremony at the Sea Breeze Hotel yesterday.    (C.Henry/BGIS)

A large number of Barbadians have received training as a result of partnerships formed to take advantage of funds granted by the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF). 

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IDB Praises Skills For The Future Programme

Published on June 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
IDB's Country Representative, Joel Branski speaking at the ceremony to announce winners of the third round of funding from the Competency Based Training Fund. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Government’s successful implementation of the Skills For The Future Programme thus far, has been lauded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

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Barbadians Urged To Focus On Their Health

Published on June 30, 2015 by Joy Springer
(FP)

Personal responsibility and self-discipline are two critical areas to which every citizen of Barbados must commit if the current levels of non-communicable diseases are to be reversed.

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$2.8 Million Awarded For CBTF Partnerships

Published on June 30, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
IDB Country Representative, Joel Branski; Labour Minster, Senator Dr. Esther Byer and officials pose with the recipients of the six winning partnerships at the Sea Breeze Hotel yesterday. (C.Henry/BGIS)

Six partnerships, formed to take advantage of the third and final disbursement of the over US $6 million grant fund offered by the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF)...

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April’s Provisional Industrial Production Index

Published on June 30, 2015 by Economic Affairs Division/BGIS
(FP)

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) increased by 5.9 per cent in April 2015 compared with the previous month. This is according to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service...

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General Notices For June 30, 2015

Published on June 30, 2015 by GISMEDIA
(FP)

BGIS notices for Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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Crime And Security Agenda In Focus

Published on June 29, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

With increases in crime being recorded across the region, especially involving the use of a firearm, Caribbean governments are being urged to pay closer attention to the crime and security agenda...

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Gun Crimes A Big Concern

Published on June 29, 2015 by Julia Rawlins-Bentham
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. (FP)

Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, is calling on regional governments to use available resources to track firearms coming into the region.

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Full Support For Superstar Competition

Published on June 29, 2015 by Theresa Blackman
CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Kaymar Jordan presenting Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley with a branded t-shirt at the launch of the Crop Over SuperStars Competition today. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, has given his seal of approval for Barbados Today’s latest venture, its Crop Over SuperStar competition, which will see the selection of the island’s first online calypso monarch.

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Summer School For Deferred Students

Published on June 29, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(FP)

Students who deferred taking the 2015 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), will get the opportunity to improve their knowledge this summer.

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Preparing Youth For The World Of Work

Published on June 29, 2015 by Sharon Austin
(Stock Photo)

Those young Barbadians who need assistance in preparing for the labour force should register now for The Productivity Council’s four summer workshops. The two-day training sessions will be held on July 15 and 16...

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Producer Price Index (Manufacturing) For April 2015

Published on June 29, 2015 by Division of Economic Affairs/BGIS
(FP)

Based on data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, the Producer Price Index (Manufacturing) for April 2015 stood at 105.3 points, representing a decrease...

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Statement On The VAT Free Basket of Goods

Published on June 27, 2015 by Ministry of Finance & Economic Affairs
(Stock photo)

Press statement by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs in response to Andrew Bynoe’s letter to the Nation Newspaper regarding the VAT free basket of food items.

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CARICOM Opening Ceremony On Thursday

Published on June 26, 2015 by Cathy Lashley
(FP)

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will assume chairmanship of the 15-Member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on July 1, replacing outgoing Chairman, Perry Christie of the Bahamas.

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Tour Of Historic Medical Facilities In The City

Published on June 26, 2015 by Joy Springer
The old Ministry of Health Buildings. (FP)

Members of the Diabetes Association of Barbados will host a walk-through and tour of historic medical facilities in Bridgetown this Sunday, June 28th.

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Students Told To Celebrate Success

Published on June 26, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill
(From left to right) Developer, Paul Altman; Micah Williams of People's Cathedral; Acting Education Minister, Senator Harry Husbands; Jasmine Simmons of St. Angela's; and Limegrove Managing Director, Joseph Hassid pose at yesterday's Mont Blanc presentation at the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. (GP/BGIS)

Academic achievements must be celebrated with pride.This was emphasised yesterday as Acting Minister of Education, Science Technology and Innovation; Senator Harry Husbands...

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