National Independence Service This Sunday

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The National Independence Service of Thanksgiving, which is expected to be one of the highlights of Barbados’ 52nd anniversary of Independence celebrations will be held this Sunday, November 18, at the Wildey Gymnasium, under the theme Building Together- One Barbados. Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason; Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley; Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson; Cabinet Ministers; other Members of …

Innovate Barbados An All Round Success

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Director of National Partnerships (Airbnb), Janaye Ingram, speaking to the audience at Innovate Barbados 2018. (Photo courtesy of the BIDC) Innovate Barbados 2018 came to a close on Thursday, November 8, with Chairman of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), John Rocheford, deeming it a “successful and fantastic” event. The conference with its theme: Engineering New Connections, saw speakers …

Plans For More Radio & TV Licences

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Government is “actively” considering granting more television and radio licences as a means of boosting the local economy. This disclosure came from Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Public Affairs, Senator Lucille Moe, as she addressed the launch of a new television series called the Arawak Company Limited Home Sweet Home Makeover Show this morning at the Small Business Development Centre, …

Remembrance Day Is Sunday, November 11

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Barbados will remember those servicemen who lost their lives during World Wars I and II, on Sunday, November 11, with the customary Remembrance Day Parade and a short inter-denominational service at the Cenotaph, National Heroes Square, The City. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. Several armed and unarmed units will be on parade, including the Barbados Defence Force, the Royal …

Barbadians Encouraged To Assist The Elderly

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Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, has called on Barbadians to make a contribution towards improving the care provided to senior citizens. Lt. Col. Bostic made the call today during the official opening ceremony for the Geriatric Services National Appeal Day, at the St. Michael District Hospital grounds. The appeal is being made under the theme: Caring …

Job Opportunities At Ross University

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Ross University School of Medicine, slated to permanently relocate its Medical Sciences campus to Barbados in January 2019, is inviting applications for a variety of faculty, administrative and support positions. A specific website designated for displaced Government employees to apply for these vacancies may be accessed by clicking here. See also: READ MORE BECCS Facilitating Job Seekers anemptytextlline READ MORE …

Push To Become A Year-Round Destination

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There is a push to remove the seasonality from Barbados’ tourism industry and to make this island a 12-month destination. This is according to Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Sunil Chatrani. He was speaking to the media during Taste the Spirits of Polo, an event held on Sunday at the …

Barbados Is Free Of Active Zika Transmission

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed its Zika virus country classification scheme which categorized Barbados and most of the Caribbean as having active Zika virus transmission. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) announced on October 18 that the region’s removal from the classification scheme was as a result of data released by CARPHA, which showed that the Zika virus …

Full Support Needed To Achieve 2030 Goal

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Government’s efforts alone cannot attain the goal of achieving 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, stressed this point today, during his address at the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers Seminar ‘100 Renewables by 2030?’, at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church. “There is no time now for loitering on the steps …

BERT Programme Option Form

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As part of the Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme, the Government of Barbados is seeking to retrain and retool displaced public sector workers and to provide opportunities to gain alternative employment or to be self-employed. To assist in this effort, an option form has been developed. Persons are encouraged to study the form closely, complete it and submit it online. …