Love, Poetry & Song Today

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The Love, Poetry and Song fundraising concert will come off this evening, Saturday, February 18, at the Drill Hall Beach Range, Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s Fort, St. Michael. Several local singers and spoken word artistes will perform at the concert, which will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring …

Music Festival Semis Feb. 25 & 26

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With the preliminaries now over and developmental workshops out of the way, the third phase of the Schools Music Festival – the Semi-finals – is about to start. The first semi-final targeting primary school students will be held at Combermere School, Waterford, St. Michael, on Saturday, February 25, from   4:00 p.m. A total of 17 private and public primary schools …

PM Stuart To Attend Inter-Sessional Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Guyana, from February 16 to 17. Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical to the development of …

Calendar of Events 2017

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If you are making plans for this year and want to know the upcoming activities, national holidays and observances, then look no further than our Calendar of Events for 2017. Click here to download the document. Barbados Government Information Service See also: READ MORE Education Month 2016 anemptytextlline READ MORE Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol anemptytextlline READ MORE Barbados & Guyana Embrace …

Changes Coming For Crop Over Festival

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Dialogue has begun between the Ministry of Culture and various stakeholders to examine how best to improve the Crop Over Festival. Speaking at the Catch The Feeling: Crop Over Sponsors Launch last Friday at Ilaro Court, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, stated that as time progressed, Barbados’ must adapt its offerings to match the needs of a varying target audience, without compromising its cultural identity. “There is a need for continuous review …

Barbados’ Tourism Product Under Review

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart poses with Hector and Mary Therrien at last night’s Repeat Visitors’ Reception at Ilaro Court. The couple are on their 50th visit to Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Barbados’ tourism product is under constant review to ensure it fills the needs of visitors to these shores. This assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night as he spoke …

Greater Enforcement Of Dog Legislation

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The Ministry of Health is committed to strengthening public education and the enforcement of legislation related to the ownership and care of dogs. Health Minister John Boyce, at a press conference held at the Ministry on Wednesday, expressed condolences, on behalf of the Ministry, to the family of Verona Gibson, who died last Saturday after being attacked by a pack …

No Risk From Halt Of BCG Vaccine

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The Ministry of Health has made it clear that its decision to discontinue routine administration of BCG vaccine to children under five years old does not put children at risk for tuberculosis or any other disease. Addressing concerns raised by the media, the Ministry, in a statement today, stressed that the BCG vaccine does not prevent tuberculosis. “The BCG vaccine …