Prince Harry Pays Surprise Visit To QEH

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His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales meeting a baby and his mother during a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this morning. Photography: C.Pitt His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales paid a surprise mid-day visit to the Medical Intensive Care (MIC) and the Paediatric Units of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today. The visit came after changes …

Prince Harry Invited To Play Road Tennis

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His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales will hopefully play road tennis, Barbados’ indigenous game, before he leaves. His chance to play on Tuesday was spoiled by the heavy rainfall affecting the island, when he officially opened Carole’s Cottage and The McManus and Ellen Horejsi Centre at Nightingale Children’s Village, Nightingale Gardens, Black Rock, St. Michael. However, Minister of …

Public Schools Closed December 1

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The Ministry of Education Science Technology and Innovation has advised that all public nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 1. Principals are requested to visit their schools with their management team and assess the school plant for readiness to open on Friday, December 2. Principals should report their findings to their Education District Officer or …

Prime Minister’s Independence Message

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Message delivered by the Prime Minister Of Barbados, The Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, on the occasion of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of independence of Barbados, November 30, 2016 Fellow Barbadians and Friends of Barbados. Today Barbados completes 50 years as a member of the family of nations.  I feel especially honoured to be able to address you on …

Prince Henry Pays PM Stuart A Courtesy Call

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Issues pertaining to climate change and this country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence featured prominently today, when His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, at Ilaro Court. Those present included Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean; Acting Head of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary in the …

Changes For Independence Iconic Events

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Members of the public are advised that the Reveal of the 50th Anniversary of Independence National Monument will now take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, Independence Day, at the Garrison Savannah, at 7:00 p.m. Persons invited to the Toast of the Nation have been informed that it will now be held tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, at St. Ann’s Fort, The …

Pine Reopens For Licensing Payments

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Barbadians can again use the Pine location for licensing payments, after a substantial renovation of the facility over the past several months. The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) reopened its Pine doors on Monday after an almost eight–month closure to facilitate an upgrade to the infrastructure. The BRA’s Communications Officer, Erica Lazare, expressed pleasure that the renovation had been completed as …

Prince Harry Arrives In Barbados

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His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, familiarly known as Prince Harry, arrived in Barbados today for the start of a three-day official visit. After disembarking the British ship, Wave Knight, at the Bridgetown Port, the Prince received a red carpet welcome. He was greeted by a delegation led by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Chairman …

Encouraging Excellence In Reading

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Teachers, literacy workers and the general public are invited to learn how to encourage excellence in reading during the Barbados Association of Reading’s (BAR) Annual Reading Conference. The 10th Reading Conference, which has the theme Building Excellent Readers, will take place from December 1 to 2, at the Accra Beach Hotel. The opening ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the keynote …

CXC’s Top Students Congratulated

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Several students who topped the May/June 2016 certificate programmes of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), were today congratulated by this island’s Education Minister, Ronald Jones. Minister Jones, who met with those students, Barbadian students and education and CXC officials, said it was good when young people in the region tried to reach the best that they could reach. Noting there …