South Coast Under Ministry’s Watchful Eye

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As sections of the south coast continue to experience sewage spills, the Ministry of Health remains vigilant in its surveillance of the affected areas. According to Ministry officials, along with the current fogging exercises to combat the increase in the Culex mosquito, surveillance of food establishments to ensure proper hygiene practices remains in the forefront. Environmental health officers attached to …

An Eyewitness Account Of A Pole Rescue

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It began like any normal day. The mood at the Barbados Light and Power (BL&P) was jovial, as Power Quality Analyst, Howard Griffith, and his colleagues loaded up the truck for a productive day of maintenance work in Woodland, St. George. What started out as a traditional working day almost ended in tragedy for one of his colleagues, who was …

Daily Fogging To Combat Culex Mosquito

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The Environmental Health Department in the Ministry of Health is currently carrying out daily fogging exercises on the south coast as it seeks to control the proliferation of Culex mosquitoes in the area. Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer, Ronald Chapman, reported that this was only one of the steps being taken in response to the increase in the mosquito population, …

Issuing Directions For Assistance Is Standard

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The Governor General has been issuing directions to the Chief of Staff to provide military assistance to the civil power and authorities twice a year for over two decades. This assertion has come from Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), Colonel Glyne Grannum, in response to an article appearing in the Wednesday, February 21, 2018, edition of …

Two New Ambassadors Appointed

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Barbados has two new diplomatic representatives. They are François Jackman, who has been appointed Ambassador to China, and Joy-Ann Skinner, who is the new Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union. Ambassador Jackman, the former Co-director of the Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995. He served …

Ministers’ Diary

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Friday, February 23 @ 9:00 a.m. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, will deliver opening remarks at the opening ceremony of a one-day OECD consultation at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Friday, February 23 @ 10:00 a.m.          Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Dennis Kellman, will plant …

Argentina & Barbados Discuss Areas Of Cooperation

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Argentina’s Ambassador to Barbados, Gustavo Pandiani, sees the upcoming technical seminar, to be hosted here next month, as the spring board to deepen the relationship between the two countries. He expressed optimism of enhanced relations during a courtesy call with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, at the Ministry recently. The Ambassador said the seminar, which …

National CariSECURE Task Force Launched

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Barbados has established a national task force under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Citizen Security in the Caribbean (CariSECURE) project, designed to provide crime solutions through a data-based approach. The task force, officially launched on Wednesday at United Nations House, comprises several key stakeholders within the criminal justice system. Delivering the feature address, Attorney General and Minister …

Barbados Fully Supports Black Empowerment

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The Government of Barbados is fully invested in the development of the nation’s African consciousness. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this assertion during the opening ceremony of a private screening of the film Black Panther, hosted by the Commission of Pan-African Affairs (CPAA) and the Cultural Policy Research Section of the Ministry, at the Olympus Theatres last night. Highlighting …

Blackman & Gollop Primary School Closure

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Parents and guardians are advised that the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, Staple Grove, Christ Church, will be closed for the rest of the week due to an environmental problem in the area. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation regrets any inconvenience caused. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Ministry Addresses Misconduct Claims At … anemptytextlline READ MORE Chinese …