Ross Partnership To Benefit Local Education

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The opening of the Ross University School of Medicine’s main campus in Barbados is expected to bring with it a number of benefits to local health care and education. Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the University’s campus at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Saturday, Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, disclosed that the Ministry …

Upgrading And Possible Expansion Of Markets

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Markets falling under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security should soon receive upgrades to their infrastructure and some improved security. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, indicated this today, while on tour of the Six Roads and Eagle Hall Markets. He said: “We have a number of markets that fall under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food …

Support The Geriatric Hospital’s Renovation Project

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The Association of Friends of the Geriatric Hospital is inviting the public to Return the Favour at Christmas by partnering to enhance the health and wellbeing of Barbados’ valued seniors. Persons are kindly asked to contribute to the Geriatric Hospital Renovation Project and make a difference in the lives of those who selflessly contributed to our personal success and development. …

Cautionary Zone Offshore Of Worthing Beach

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A cautionary zone has been implemented off Worthing Beach, with immediate effect. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, in collaboration with the Coastal Zone Management Unit, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, the Environmental Protection Department, and the Ministry of Environment and National Beautification, wishes to advise owners of coastal cruisers, other pleasure crafts and dive …

Governor General’s Christmas Message 2018

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Christmas Message 2018 by Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason, GCMG, DA, QC – Governor General of Barbados I am especially honoured to greet Fellow Barbadians, residents and visitors on this Christmas Day in my maiden Christmas Message. It is, therefore, a fitting time to thank all of you for the many warm and kind sentiments conveyed to me on my …

Prime Minister’s Christmas Message 2018

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Christmas Message by the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Barbados. Good morning all in Barbados today. Christmas is always a very special time for Barbadians. It is a time for celebration, a time to honour our traditions both cultural and religious and a time for inward reflection. We must remind ourselves every day how blessed we are as …

Great Potential For Local Aeroponics Project

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Agriculture, as we know it, is about to change.  That is because the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is about to embark on an aeroponics project in the new year with local company Ino-Gro Inc. This partnership will see crops being grown in climate controlled environments, and once it takes off, it could result in 80 to 90 per …

Barbados/OAS Agreement To Safeguard Heritage

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Barbados entered into a Cooperative Working Agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) on December 3, to identify all of the country’s land, marine and underwater heritage assets. This was disclosed by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, as he addressed the reopening of the Sunbury Plantation Great House, last Friday. That arrangement, he said, would allow …

Airport Workers To Become Shareholders

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Workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA) are being offered the opportunity to become shareholders in that company in an arrangement which will also see the airport being run by a concessionaire. In a meeting with the workers on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley revealed that significant infrastructural work was coming to the airport and Government was …

Process Started Towards Decriminalizing Vending

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Small Business Minister Dwight Sutherland; President of the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN), Allister Alexander and officials on a tour of Swan Street today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Steps have already been taken towards ensuring that street or itinerant vending is no longer seen as illegal. This was reiterated today by Small Business Minister Dwight Sutherland, as he spoke with …