National Hall Of Excellence For Sports In The Works

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Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley (third from right) presents the Sports Personality of the Year Award to Kirk Edwards. At left is Director of the National Sports Council (NSC), Erskine King, while NSC Chairman Seibert Straughan is at right. (A. Gaskin/BGIS)

Outstanding sportsmen who have excelled in their discipline could soon be inducted into a National Hall of Excellence for Sports.

Feature: Sports People To Shine At NSC???s Awards Ceremony

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One of Barbados’ most popular sport personalities, World Champion hurdler, Ryan Brathwaite. (FP)

Some outstanding sportspersons from various disciplines will have their moment to shine this weekend when the eagerly anticipated National Sports Council’s (NSC) Awards Ceremony comes off at the Frank Collymore Hall.

Educate Primary School Children About HIV Virus

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Principal of Workmans Primary, Anthea Newton-Gadsby accepted the prizes for first place and third place in the poster competition on behalf of the students who represented the school. ??(Image: K. Gooding)

If the spread of the HIV virus is to be halted, primary school children must be given a new level of thinking so as to effect behavioural change during their teenage years.

Outgoing Chinese Ambassador Bids Farewell

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, in conversation with outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wei Qiang, during his call. (G. Brewster/BGIS)

"We will not forget you." This sentiment was expressed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she bid farewell to outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wei Qiang, during a farewell courtesy call at her Ministry’s headquarters on Culloden Road, St. Michael, today.

Payment Of Value Added Tax

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Taxpayers are being reminded that although payments by credit cards are listed as a method of payment to generate an Electronic Payment Advice, transactions cannot be made online at this time.

???Cruise To Run??? Athletes Have Fun In The Sun

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Acting Minister of Tourism, Senator Haynesley Benn (left) congratulates ladies 2nd place winner, Amanda McLeod, while 3rd place winner, Lindsay Hayes (second from left) and guest speaker with Cruise to Run 2012, Sarah Reinersten, (far right) look on. (A. Gaskin/BGIS)

Some 400 tourists and Barbadians headed to Spring Garden Highway this morning to experience sea, sand and fun, for the Cruise to Run 2012.

Fogging Continues Next Week

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As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the presence of the deadly aedes aegypti mosquito, the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit will fog a number of districts in Christ Church and St. Michael next week.

Beach Vending

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Get a licence first!??The National Conservation Commission (NCC) is reminding all persons who want to sell items on any of Barbados’ beaches that they must first get a licence permitting them to do so.

Unemployment Statistics For The Quarter July To September 2011

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Statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey indicated that the rate of unemployment for the third quarter (July to September) of 2011 stood at a provisional 12.5 per cent. The unemployment rate among males stood at 11.2 per cent and 14.0 per cent among females.