Knowledge Management Training A Success

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It has often been said that training is a catalyst for productivity, and a number of Information Technology officers across the public sector put this principle to the test recently. In doing so, Barbados has now recorded a new cohort of Certified Knowledge Managers (CKM), thanks to a programme facilitated by the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) and the Human Resource …

Senior Games Proof of Benefits of Active Lifestyle

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The National Senior Games present living proof of the undeniable benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, shared this view this morning, while speaking at the launch of the 16th hosting of the National Senior Games, at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, Paradise Park, Cave Hill, St. Michael. Mr. Blackett continued: “It is no secret …

AG: Illegal Firearms Trade Costing Lives and Resources

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The illegal trade of firearms throughout Barbados and across the region is costing more than we can afford, in lives and financial resources, says Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Support Workshop, on Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel Aquatica Resort. “It is costing this country, not only in terms …

Syphilis Cases A Concern For Ministry

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The Ministry of Health has stressed the importance of all persons in Barbados continuing to educate themselves about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and doing all in their power to prevent transmission of these diseases. Senior Medical Officer with responsibility for HIV and STIs, Dr. Anton Best, made the declaration today as he revealed the results of a detailed analysis of …

$10 Million Education Boost From China

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From left to right: Commercial Counsellor, China’s Embassy in Barbados, Zhang Xiu; China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Education Minister, Ronald Jones; and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, looking at some of the teaching materials which were donated today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Education in Barbados has been bolstered with a donation of some BDS $10 …

2017-2018 Estimates Laid In Parliament

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Government’s Budget, setting out the Estimates of Expenditure and Revenue for the financial year 2017-2018, was today laid in Parliament. Overview It is estimated that Government’s total expenditure for the financial year 2017-2018, on the accrual basis, will be $4,549.5 million. When converted to the cash basis, total expenditure is $4,486.7 million, an increase of $246.0 million or 5.8% over …

Statement On Credit Rating Downgrade

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Statement from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs on the recent downgrade of Barbados’ credit rating by rating agency Standard and Poor’s. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs notes with regret the recent downgrade of Barbados’ credit rating by rating agency Standard and Poor’s.  The downgrade by Standard and Poor’s lowers the credit rating one notch, which puts …

Health Ministry’s Yellow Fever Advisory

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The Ministry of Health has advised persons travelling to areas endemic for yellow fever that they will need the yellow fever vaccine prior to travel. The Ministry is closely monitoring the situation in Brazil where there is currently an outbreak, as well as probable cases in Colombia and Peru pending confirmatory testing. Travellers are advised to contact the Winston Scott …

Prime Minister Praises BTMI & BTPA

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart poses with Scarlet Moradians who is on her 135th visit to Barbados. (A.Miller/BGIS) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) for carrying out their mandate admirably. Mr. Stuart’s commendation came last evening as he hosted the third Repeat Visitors’ Reception for the year, at …