MINISTER INNISS TO ATTEND ACP SUMMIT IN GHANA

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Barbados will be represented at the Sixth Summit of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana from October 2 to 3.   Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business, Donville Inniss, will first attend the ACP Council of Ministers on Tuesday, September 30, and then a joint meeting …

POSTER COMPETITION FOR BGIS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) will give young artists an opportunity to showcase their skills by participating in a poster competition. The theme of the contest is “Coping with the Impact of the Cost of Living” and it targets primary school children from class Two to Four. Students are required to design …

VIDEO LINK UP TO SEE PM THOMPSON REOPEN NY OFFICES

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business can now interface more regularly with its Permanent Mission to the United Nations and its Consulate in New York via video- conferencing facilities. This innovation will come into place tomorrow Friday, September 26, when Prime Minister David Thompson, officially reopens the New York offices at a new location. The Barbados …

BIDC PRESENCE AT C’BEAN GIFT AND CRAFT SHOW

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is re-affirming its commitment to the development of small and micro businesses through the sponsorship of local artisans at the upcoming 15th Caribbean Gift and Craft Show.   A dozen or more local entrepreneurs, who are engaged in various economic activites, will get  the opportunity to display their products to more than 300 potential …

SJPP AGRICULTURE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE AWARDS THIS SATURDAY

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When the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic’s (SJPP) Division of Agriculture stages its 5th annual Awards Dinner this Saturday, September 27, two female students will   walk away with the top award – the Pine Hill Dairy -sponsored ‘Roland Anderson Collins Scholarship Award’. When the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic’s (SJPP) Division of Agriculture stages its 5 annual Awards Dinner this Saturday, September …

MAJOR PLANS FOR THIS YEAR’S INDEPEN-DANCE FESTIVAL

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Plans for this year’s Community Indepen-DANCE Festival are well under way with some 25 groups registered for the competition so far, a figure which has been steadily increasing. This is according to National Coordinator, Tyrone Trotman, who said following the success of the competition over the last two years, the Community Development Department (CDD) would not rest on its laurels …

BIGGER AND BETTER AGRO-FEST ON CARDS

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Bigger, better and more innovative! This is what Barbadians can expect for next year’s Agro-fest showcase slated to come off from February 27 to March 1 under the theme “Agro-fest…going green”. Word of this has come from Coordinator of the event, Theodore Fraser, who says preparations are well under way for the national agricultural exhibition, which is now in its …

NO MORE OPENINGS FOR FOOD AND TOY STALLS FOR AGRO-FEST

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Vendors who are contemplating setting up food and toys stalls for the upcoming Agro-fest exhibition may have missed out on a good opportunity to ply their ware. According to Agro-fest coordinator, Theodore Fraser, following the early registration process, which commenced in July, the quota for these stalls has already been filled. However, registration is still open for other types of …

BEACH CLEAN-UP

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A public awareness exercise on the causes and effects of marine litter will be conducted by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD),on Morgan Lewis Beach, next Saturday, September 20. According to Senior Marine Pollution Officer, Ingrid Levine, this exercise will take the form of a beach clean-up by EPD staff and volunteers, as part of its Marine Litter Project. She said …

BARBADOS DRUG SERVICE TO HOST LECTURE ON PROSTATE CANCER

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The treatment of prostate cancer in Barbados will be the focus of attention when the Barbados Drug Service hosts a public lecture on Wednesday, September 17 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sherbourne Conference Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael. Persons attending the lecture, which will be delivered by Urologist, Dr. Dave Padmore, will have the opportunity to view …