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 …

Hinkson: Start Preparing For Hurricane Season

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The government has already started preparations for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane season. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, disclosed this today, and he is urging those involved in the private sector and homeowners to begin their preparedness plans and to ensure that their properties are insured. He made these comments during the opening ceremony of the Project Caribbean Cohesion Humanitarian …

Agriculture Sector Critical

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Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, has underscored the importance of the agricultural sector, saying it is necessary that Barbados achieves a greater level of food security. Mr. Straughn made the comments on Friday after touring Agrofest 2019 at Queen’s Park with a number of primary school children from Christ Church Girls’, Milton Lynch and St. Bartholomew. According …

Come Home Bajans In 2020

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has urged Barbadians living across the world to come home for 2020. Ms. Mottley made the appeal tonight at the launch of We Gatherin’ Barbados 2020 in Parliament’s Courtyard before a large crowd, including those “watch parties” of Barbadians and friends in Geneva, New York, Beijing, Canada, Washington and Australia. The Prime Minister told her …

Fire At Mangrove Pond Landfill Under Control

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The fire at Phase 1 of the Mangrove Landfill in St. Thomas that broke out just after 6:00 a.m. today is now under control. Officials from the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) will remain on the scene and continue to monitor the situation until the fire is extinguished. According to Divisional Officer, Errol Gaskin of the Northern Command, “the BFS is …