Major Infrastructural Work For Airport Next Year

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Major infrastructural work, which will include the repaving of the runway at the Grantley Adams International Airport, is scheduled to begin by March next year. Tourism Minister Kerrie Symmonds has disclosed that funding for the resurfacing of the runway has been sourced and the legal work completed. The tendering process, which is expected to be conducted during this month, should …

Plantation Houses Urged To Repurpose Operations

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Plantation houses across Barbados need to be the subject of a deliberate plan, whether it is international business, as living museums or places for different types of activity as it relates to heritage assets for tourism. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made that charge last night, as she addressed the recommissioning of the Coffey Still at Mount Gay Rum in …

More Community Water Tanks Being Donated

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More individuals and businesses from the private sector have stepped forward to donate additional water tanks to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). This time, representatives from Automotive Art, Jose y Jose, Project Recycle, Williams Industries, Preconco Limited and individuals like Sir Richard Cheltenham and Sir Charles Williams have either donated or pledged to donate community tanks. This follows the removal …

New Independent Senator Sworn In

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Reverend John Rogers was sworn in today as an Independent Senator by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason at Government House. Reverend Rogers took the Oath of Office, which was witnessed by the Clerk and Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Pedro Eastmond and Beverley Gibbons; his mother, Mona; wife, Cheryl and daughter, Safya. He expressed his sincere gratitude to the Governor General …

Voluntary Recall Of Del Monte’s Fiesta Corn

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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has advised that Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of “FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers” due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness, if consumed. …

Ministers’ Diary

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Saturday, December 15 @ 6:00 p.m.            Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Christmas dinner and prize giving ceremony of Supreme Counselling for Personal Development at the Wildey Gynasium, Wildey, St. Michael. Monday, December 17 @ 10:00 a.m.              Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, will tour Chickmont Food …

Forde Commends Youth Service Graduates

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Last Saturday, 61 youth of varying backgrounds and abilities graduated from the 2017 September intake of the Barbados Youth Service programme. In delivering the feature address, Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, commended the young men and women for seeing the programme through to the end.  He stated that it is a priority of his Ministry to ensure …

Airport Workers To Become Shareholders

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Workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA) are being offered the opportunity to become shareholders in that company in an arrangement which will also see the airport being run by a concessionaire. In a meeting with the workers on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley revealed that significant infrastructural work was coming to the airport and Government was …

Minister Speaks To Issue Of Vending At Schools

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Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, has broken his silence on the issue of itinerant vending at secondary schools. He was speaking to the media, on Wednesday, following a tour of Swan Street, where he had earlier interacted with a number of street vendors and store owners. In an apparent reference to the recent issue at the …

BWA Community Tanks To Be Reinstalled

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The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has advised that the community tanks will be reinstalled within a few days to service the affected areas. This announcement comes after the removal and/or disconnection and draining of the community tanks in some districts by Innotech Utilities Inc. The BWA has indicated that as a result of the support and tremendous sense of civic …