Gov’t Looking To Expand Rum Industry

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The Government of Barbados has initiated a project which is geared towards the expansion of the country’s rum industry. Word of this came from Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, on Monday, as he  delivered the feature address at a reception and tasting of Authentic Caribbean Brands. The event was hosted by the Directors of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers …

No Concerns About Vaccine Providers

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The Ministry of Health has reassured Barbadians that it fully supports vaccines being administered by private doctors, as well as through the island’s polyclinics. It gave this reassurance in response to an article in yesterday’s Daily Nation entitled: Warning about Vaccine Providers, based on an address delivered recently by a senior medical official to mark Vaccination Week in the Americas. …

Ensuring A Pressure-Free 11 Plus Exam

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With just under a week to go before children write the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE), Deputy Education Officer responsible for schools, Joy Adamson, is issuing some important advice to parents and guardians to help minimise stress before, during and after the May 2 exam. Also, with the exam coming after a Bank Holiday, Mrs. Adamson is urging parents …

QEH Receives Equipment From China

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Health Minister, John Boyce shakes hands with China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke following the donation of medical equipment to the QEH today. Also pictured are (left to right) Head of the Chinese Medical Team, Dr. Luo Shiqiao; CEO of the QEH, Dr. Dexter James and Director of Medical Service, QEH, Anthony Harris. (B.Hinds/BGIS) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is now the …

Combatting Cardiovascular Disease

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On the morning of August 27, 2016, Lyndon Callender was awakened just before 5 o’clock by a sharp, stabbing pain in his chest. He was sweating profusely and experiencing shortness of breath. The 51-year-old employee of the Grantley Adams International Airport was suffering a massive heart attack or a myocardial infarction (MI), a term with which he later became familiar …

Tradewinds To Address Security Threats

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Barbados’ emergency forces will grapple with staged situations dealing with the threats of transnational organised crime, terrorism and natural hazards when Exercise Tradewinds 2017 takes place across the country from June 6 to 12. Under the theme: Seamless States Partnership for a Secure Region, the length and breadth of the island will be tested during Phase One of the regional …

Register For 2017 National Senior Games

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The Department of Constituency Empowerment is inviting all interested persons over the age of 40, to register for this year’s National Senior Games. The Tennis competition will be held from Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, April 28, at the Tennis Centre, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael. The preliminaries for Dominoes will begin next Wednesday April 26, and will …

Oistins – A Vital Economic Contributor

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Prime Minister Freundel Staurt chatting with founder of the Oistins Fish Festival, Stella Lady St. John, at the official opening ceremony on Saturday in Christ Church. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The introduction of the Oistins Fish Festival 40 years ago has not only brought economic prosperity for the fisher folk but also improved and enhanced their social status and assisted in the development …

NCC Appoints 103 Workers From April 1

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Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe and General Manager of the National Conservation Commission , Keith Neblett, congratulating some of the appointed NCC workers yesterday. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The National Conservation Commission has appointed 103 workers with effect from April 1. Of this number, only eight persons were hired since the NCC’s retrenchment exercise three years ago, seven of …