Amended Physical Development Plan By Year-End

Sharon Austin banner, Ministry News

If everything goes as scheduled, Barbados should have an amended Physical Development Plan (PDP) by year-end. This disclosure has come from Chief Town Planner, Mark Cummins, who said a few more steps would now have to be taken before the document was completed. H e explained, for example, that the salient points obtained from the public at the recently concluded community …

Give Bankrupted Businesses A Second Chance

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

The Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development is currently reviewing insolvency and bankruptcy legislation in order to give businesses a second chance without significant harm to creditors. This disclosure came today from Minister, Donville Inniss, as he delivered the feature address at Spark Global Business Caribbean’s seminar on Fuelling the leadership pipeline, at the Radisson Aquatica …

Fogging Schedule For April 3 – 7

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week, when its fogging programme moves into several parishes. On Monday, April 3, the areas to be fogged in Christ Church are Gibbons Terrrace, Pegwell Boggs, Pegwell Gardens, Keizer Hill, Abby Gardens, Sayes Court, Ealing Grove, Ealing Park North, Chancery Lane, …

Closure Of Outpatient Clinics

Joy Springer Ministry News

The public is advised that several outpatient clinics at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be closed on Monday, April 3. They are Neurology, Psychiatry, Urology, Gastroenterology and Surgical. Persons affected by the closure are asked to contact the Medical Records Department at 436-6450, extensions 6120, 6190, 6339 and 6182, to reschedule their appointments. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, April …

Hair Braiding Course In St. Joseph

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The St. Joseph Constituency Council will be offering a hair braiding course from Monday, April 10. The course, which will be held at the Lammings Pavilion, St. Joseph, will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Persons interested in participating, or finding out more about this course, are asked to contact Patricia Branker at the …

Government App Now In Apple Store

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The iOS version of the new Government app, which will allow users to stay informed of the changes in telephone numbers arising from the Wide Area Network (WAN), is now available. The free app may be found by visiting the Apple Store and searching for Barbados Government Directory. Meanwhile, members of the public are reminded that the recently created Android …

QEH Outpatient Clinics Closed March 31

bgis Ministry News

The public is advised that several main clinics in the Outpatients Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 31. The clinics are the Medical Outpatient Clinic, the Cardiothoracic Outpatient Clinic, the Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinic and the Medical Outpatient Clinic. Patients affected by these closures are asked to contact the Medical Records Department at 436-6450, …

BRA Hosting Free Tax Clinics

bgis Ministry News

For the next five Saturdays, taxpayers can receive free assistance with filing their income tax returns, when the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) hosts a series of tax clinics at Community Resource Centres around the island. Communications Officer at the BRA, Erica Lazare, said the tax clinics will be held at several centres each week, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. “Six resource centres …

Seminar On Parkinson’s Disease

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Barbados Parkinson’s Disease Trust and Support Group will host a seminar on Parkinson’s Disease at the Limegrove Cinema, Holetown, St. James, on Saturday, April 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The seminar, which has as its theme Shake It Up Barbados, is open to all interested persons.  A special invitation is extended to those living with Parkinson’s Disease, …

Foreign Investors Still Keen On Barbados

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Foreign investors are still expressing an interest in Barbados, despite its challenging economic situation. Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, made this disclosure recently when Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Honohan, paid him a courtesy call at Government Headquarters. Those present included acting Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Dr. Louis Woodroffe; …