Continued Support For Senior Athletes

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Janet Phillips, has pledged her Ministry’s commitment to ensuring that Barbados is represented at next year’s Huntsman World Senior Games. Speaking at a reception on Wednesday for the final set of athletes who recently returned from Utah, where the games were held, Permanent Secretary Phillips stated that …

Public Health Labs Closed For Relocation

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Ministry of Health has advised that the three public health laboratories will be temporarily closed from tomorrow, Friday, November 24, to facilitate their relocation to the newly-built laboratory facility at Enmore, Collymore Rock, St. Michael. The Public Health, Leptospira and Ladymeade Reference Unit Laboratories, formerly in three separate facilities, are being amalgamated into the new Barbados Public Health Reference …

New Museum Tour On John Belly Ma Ma

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

John Belly Ma Ma & Other Bajan Folk Songs is the title of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society’s special after hours Torchlight Tour. The event, which is the second tour in a three-part series, will take place on Wednesday, November 29, at the Museum’s Historic Garrison headquarters, St. Michael. There will be hourly tours beginning at 6:00 p.m., with …

Luther Thorne Memorial Closed Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School, at Wildey, St. Michael, will be closed on Friday, November 24. This is to allow for the clean-up of the school, due to an environmental challenge. The school will re-open on Monday, November 27. The Ministry regrets any inconvenience which may be caused as …

BRA Offices Closing Early Nov. 29

bgis Ministry News

The Barbados Revenue Authority has advised the public that on Wednesday, November 29, all of its payment centres will close for business at 1:00 p.m., and all other offices at 2:00 p.m., to facilitate a staff meeting. The Authority’s offices will reopen for business on Friday, December 1. Persons are asked to arrange their business accordingly. Barbados Revenue Authority See also: READ MORE …

Outreach Seminars Begin Nov. 28

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre will hold three half-day community outreach seminars, under the theme No Child Left Behind, beginning November 28. The seminars are aimed at educating the public, especially parents of children who are physically, mentally or intellectually challenged, about the services offered at the Centre. On Tuesday, November 28, participants will hear from an audiologist, a …

Open Day Now November 29

Joy Springer Ministry News

The public is advised that the Open Day scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, November 23, at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, Glebe Land, St. John, has been postponed until Wednesday, November 29. The event, which will begin at 10:00 a.m., will be addressed by Minister of Health,John Boyce. There will also be a parade from St. John’s Parish …

Closure Of Magistrates’ Courts

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that all Magistrates’ Courts will be closed on several consecutive Fridays for training. On Friday, November 24, the District “A” Criminal and Traffic Courts, will be closed; the District “A” Domestic, Civil and District “C” courts will be closed on Friday, December 1; the District “B”, “F” and Oistins Courts on Friday, …

Eagle Hall Post Office Reopens

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Barbados Postal Service has advised the public that the renovated Eagle Hall Post Office will reopen for business tomorrow, Thursday, November 23. The post office will open on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and from Tuesday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Post Master General, Margaret Ashby, and staff of the post office thanks the …

Retail Price Index August 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Retail Price Index for August 2017 increased by 1.7 per cent in comparison to July 2017, moving from 176.5 to 179.5 points. According to the Barbados Statistical Service, among the major groups, food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 5.5 points or 2.4 per cent; alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics increased by 5.7 points or 2.9 per cent; and clothing …