Full Support Needed To Achieve 2030 Goal

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Government’s efforts alone cannot attain the goal of achieving 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, stressed this point today, during his address at the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers Seminar ‘100 Renewables by 2030?’, at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church. “There is no time now for loitering on the steps …

Committment To Developing Workers’ Skills

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Government remains committed to pursuing policies and programmes to develop and equip workers with skills and competencies necessary for today’s environment and the future. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, stressed this today as he addressed the opening of the 2018 World of Work Showcase, at Frank Collymore Hall, Tom Adams Financial Centre, which targetted secondary school …

No School On Friday; Teachers Professional Day

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Teachers Professional Day will be observed this Friday, October 19, and all schools will be closed. However, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has encouraged the management of schools to organize activities for the development of their institutions. At the Ministry’s headquarters at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael there will be a social event, where …

Artistes Spreading Anti-Violence Message

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Four of Barbados’ leading entertainers are taking the anti-violence and ‘Peace’ message to schools across the island. The tour, which kicked off on Monday, October 16, will see artistes Peter Ram, Philip 7, Faith Callender and Mole stopping at approximately 20 secondary schools to spread the message Peace Begins with Me: Talk it Out, Violence Solves Nothing. It is part …

Barbados And Switzerland Discuss Relations

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There is potential for Barbados and Switzerland to deepen their bilateral relations. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, identified tourism and health as areas for possible cooperation, during a recent courtesy call by Ambassador of Switzerland to Barbados, Didier Chassot. Stating that Barbados and Switzerland enjoyed a good relationship, Dr. Walcott said this country “recognized …

Statement By International Business Minister, Ronald Toppin

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Statement by Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin Today, representatives of the Ministry of International Business and Industry who are attending the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) reported positive outcomes on Barbados’ review under the Action 5 of the BEPS Initiative. The Director of International Business had updated the Forum …

BERT Can Move Barbados Forward

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Senior Technical Adviser to Government, Dr. Kevin Greenidge, is confident that if the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan is implemented within the timeframe, it would move the country forward. Dr. Greenidge expressed this view today during a press conference at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, to give an update on the BERT programme. Saying the country …

BERT Programme Option Form

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As part of the Economic Recovery and Transformation Programme, the Government of Barbados is seeking to retrain and retool displaced public sector workers and to provide opportunities to gain alternative employment or to be self-employed. To assist in this effort, an option form has been developed. Persons are encouraged to study the form closely, complete it and submit it online. …

Youth Engagement Critical To Sustaining Tourism

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Engagement with the youth has been identified as a strategic priority to sustain this island’s tourism industry. This is according to Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Marsha Alleyne, who was speaking at a prize-giving ceremony for winners of the 2018 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Children’s Essay and Poster Competitions. She said such competitions …

Barbados To Chair CFATF

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Government is set to take up the chairmanship of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) from next month. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, disclosed this last Saturday night while addressing the 60th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Gala of the Barbados Cooperative & Credit Union League Ltd, at Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point. Acknowledging that CFATF’s conference …