Centre Renamed To Honour Sir George Alleyne

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The 25-year-old Chronic Disease Research Centre has been officially renamed to honour the work and achievements of Professor Sir George Alleyne. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony today, Minister of Health, John Boyce,   described the event as a “momentous occasion” to honour one of the Caribbean’s “most illustrious” sons: “This renaming is special for a number of reasons. This honour recognises …

Further Discussion On St. George Secondary

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The challenges at the St. George Secondary School will be further discussed next week, at a meeting on Thursday, May 4. This decision came yesterday at the end of a three hour-long session convened and chaired by newly-appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, June Chandler, with several staffers and representatives of the Barbados Secondary …

Norway’s Ambassador Meets Foreign Minister

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently met with the newly-elected Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Ingrid Mollestad. Climate change was high on the agenda, as Ambassador Mollestad disclosed that it was an important area of focus for Norway, and could also potentially be an area for future collaboration between the two countries. Senator McClean …

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 …

‘Gems’ Of St. Michael Central Awarded

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Members of the St. Michael Central Constituency, who went beyond the call of duty to ensure that the needs of their neighbours, friends and family were met, were celebrated last weekend at a special awards ceremony and dinner. The Gems of the Community awards ceremony, held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, sought to recognise the contributions of residents to the …

TAD Courses Soon To Be Accredited

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Public officers doing courses through the Training Administration Division (TAD) will soon be able to have them accredited. This was disclosed yesterday by Deputy Principal Training Officer of the TAD, Fay-Marie Browne, during the launch of the institution’s Chapter 50: Entering the E-Environment, featuring a new-look website, a virtual classroom and a mobile application, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. “Our …

Online Learning Platform Launched

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Public officers will soon be able to study and upgrade their skills online through new initiatives from the Training Administration Division (TAD). The 50-year-old institution launched its Chapter 50: Entering the E-Environment, featuring a new-look website, a virtual classroom and a mobile application, at the Hilton Barbados Resort yesterday. And, it is a move that has come in for high …

Statement On Barbados’ Listing By US State Department

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It has come to the attention of the Government of Barbados that the United States of America’s (US) State Department recently named Barbados among a number of countries which the US regards as major money laundering countries. This appears to be a position taken on 2016 reporting. Barbados is duty bound to state its position on this finding, which it considers …

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 …