Barbados Completes Renewable Energy Project

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Barbados is the first in the Caribbean to have successfully completed its United Arab Emirates (UAE) funded renewable energy project. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, called this “a truly extraordinary successful accomplishment”, as he delivered remarks today at the inauguration ceremony of the UAE/BWA solar photovoltaic project at Bowmanston pumping station in St. John. Minister Abrahams said the …

Changes To Plastic Ban Announced

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The pleas of vendors and retailers for an extension to the deadline for the ban of single use petro-based plastics in Barbados have been answered. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, on Thursday night announced that vendors and retailers will now have until July 1, to use their existing stock, while the ban on the importation …

Prince Charles: “Barbados Is A Remarkable Island”

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The heir to the British throne, Charles, Prince of Wales, has showered praise on Barbados for its community activism, championing global environmental issues and inspirational leaders. His comments came as Their Royal Highnesses attended an official reception held in their honour last night at Government House. Present were Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Prime Minister  Mia Amor Mottley, Chief Justice …

Official Visit Of The Royals – View Our Galleries

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View our galleries of the official visit of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19. Their Royal Highness met with Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, and attended a wreath-laying ceremony in National Heroes Square. HRH, The Prince of Wales also visited the Nidhe Israel Synagogue, …

Royals To Visit To Barbados

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Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, will begin an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part of a Caribbean tour of a number of Commonwealth nations. Prince Charles’ last official visit to the island was in 1970. Their Royal Highnesses will have a packed schedule of official engagements, including meeting with …

12 Outstanding Barbadian Women Honoured

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Last Saturday, 12 women from across Barbados were honoured for their contribution to social welfare provision, community-based human rights advocacy and activism, social entrepreneurship, community building and mobilization, and sports in Barbados. The event was coordinated by the Community Development Department and the Institute of Gender at The University of the West Indies (UWI), in observation of International Women’s Day.  …

Shop Safely & Securely – Tips For Consumers

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With World Consumer Rights Day being celebrated on Friday, March 15, the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce is continuing its efforts to educate Barbadians on their rights and responsibilities as consumers. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is advising persons that when purchasing a used or reconditioned car from a registered dealership that the car should be …

Tougher Laws Coming For Litter Bugs

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Government’s move to ban petro-based plastics in favour of the more natural bio-based plastic should not be seen as an excuse for persons to litter. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, made this clear recently, as he sounded the warning that legislation would be coming to deal with litterbugs, persons who keep their general surroundings untidy, …

Barbados’ Sugar Harvest Has Started

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The process for harvesting Barbados’ sugar crop got under way from today. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, indicated that all plans were in place for this start, during a press briefing held in the Ministry’s conference room, at Graeme Hall, Christ Church, yesterday. General Manager of Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC), Leslie Parris; Chairman of BAMC, Winston …

Coastal & Earthquake Smart Month Launched

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A member of the Barbados Coast Guard explaining aspects of the HMBS Trident to primary and secondary school students during a tour today. (S.Maughan/BGIS) The Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month celebrated in March has taken on a new name from this year. The month of activities, traditionally used to highlight earthquake and tsunami hazards, will now have a broader focus …