NEW VISION FOR THE BIDC

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Minister of Economic Affairs and Empowerment, Innovation, Trade, Industry and Commerce, Dr. David Estwick, (fourth from left), in discussion with from left, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade Industry and Commerce, Ernesta Drakes; Chief Business Development Officer of the BIDC, Francine Blackman; Chief Executive Officer of the BIDC, Basil Lavine; a member of staff of the BIDC and Chairman of the BIDC, Vere Browne.

Plans are in train to establish an Industrial Development Commission to remove the stumbling blocks that have been impeding the growth of the local industrial sector for decades.

VECTOR CONTROL PROGRAMME IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS REAPS SUCESS

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Students of Class Three and Four of the St. Patrick Roman Catholic School listen attentively as Environmental ealth Assistant Shari, Agard-Birch demonstrates how mosquitoes can breed in a plant pot. From left are Shaquana Harris, Naomi Rogers, Josiah Drakes and Tristan Webster.

Environmental Health Officers have reported overwhelming support for the vector control programme in primary schools that started in January.

TWO DAYS OF FOGGING IN ST. GEORGE

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When the team from the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme, emphasis will be placed on St. George, for two consecutive days.

3500 ATHLETES COMPETING IN NAPSAC

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A record number of schools are participating in this year’s National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championship (NAPSAC) which organisers say will be ‘bigger and better’.

TEMPORARY RESTAURANT PERMIT A MUST FOR GOLD CUP

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Owners of food stalls and bars, who will be plying their trade at the Gold Cup on March 7 at the Garrison Savannah, are being advised by the Winston Scott Polyclinic that they must possess a temporary restaurant permit.

PUBLIC TO HEAR MORE ABOUT VIOLENCE

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The Gender Equality Committee of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) will be doing all in its power to sensitise members of the public about violence when it joins forces with the Bureau of Gender Affairs and other partners in observing International Women’s Day on March 8.

MINISTER BYER SUCKOO ATTENDING THREE MEETINGS IN NEW YORK

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Women and men’s issues will come under the microscope over the next few days when three important meetings are held in New York. Minister of Youth, Family and Sports, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, and Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, John Hollingsworth, will represent Barbados at the talks.

PM: BRIDGETOWN WILL NOT BE ABANDONED

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Prime Minister David Thompson, unveils the plaque to officially open the SATJAY Bridgetown Centre yesterday. Pictured from left to right are Manisha and Chandru Thani, and Chairman of Satjay Enterprises, Lalu Vaswani and his wife Madhuri. 

“There will be no flight from the City to the suburbs” and Bridgetown will not become “run down”.

This assurance was given by Prime Minister David Thompson yesterday, as he delivered the feature address at the official opening of the SATJAY Bridgetown Centre, located at Victoria Street.