Statement Following Drug Formulary Meeting

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Statement delivered at the conclusion of the meeting between the Ministry of Health/Barbados Drug Service and Stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical Sector, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre In response to a number of concerns and questions that have been raised with the Ministry of Health regarding the changes to the Barbados National Drug Formulary and …

Prescriptions & Refills To Be Honoured Until June 30

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Effective Monday, April 23, drugs affected by changes to the Barbados Drug Formulary, will continue to be available to patients under the Barbados Drug Service’s Benefit Scheme until June 30. Both new prescriptions and valid refills will be honoured during this period. The announcement came today at the conclusion of a meeting between the Ministry of Health, the Barbados Drug …

Call For An Regional Ferry Service

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, believes that for a ferry service should be a significant feature throughout the northern and southern Caribbean, as a means of reducing the cost of air and sea travel for business and pleasure. He made this observation recently while addressing a Regional Consultation for an Effective Platform for CARIFORUM French …

Revitalised Agriculture Sector Key To Recovery

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has proffered the view that the island’s future economic recovery is hinged on revitalised and strategically developed agriculture and fisheries sectors, operating to international standards. She made the suggestion while addressing a stakeholder consultation for the Skills Needs Assessment for Agriculture and Fisheries sectors at Savannah …

Excellent Response To Boot Camp Series

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has reported an “excellent response” to its recently started boot camp series. Coordinator of Social Services at BDF, Harriet Clarke, said more than 50 persons had registered for the two sessions which were held on Monday evening. Ms. Clarke said the response leading up to the start of the series and also during the assessment …

China Learns About Doing Business In Barbados

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China is welcome to do business on the island! This was the clear message sent recently by Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Invest Barbados, Sandra Payne to a visiting delegation of Chinese Government and business officials attending a seminar and networking session, hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC). The event was held at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, …

Changes To Court System From Next Week

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Members of the public are advised that the Registration Department and Supreme Court will remain closed for the remainder of this week, and reopen next week at new temporary locations. This is to facilitate a general cleaning of the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St. Michael, following environmental concerns raised by staff at the institution. Registrar of the …

Agriculture & Fisheries Training On The Cards

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Steps are being taken to devise a strategy to “bridge the gap” between education and training and the agricultural and fisheries sector in Barbados, as a means of stimulating the economy, creating jobs and reducing food imports. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Andrew Gittens as he delivered the …

Erdiston Special School Closed For Rest Of Week

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that the Erdiston Special School, at Pine Hill, St. Michael, will be closed for the rest of the week, to facilitate urgent work on the roof at the school. The Ministry regrets any inconvenience caused by this closure. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Meetings To Discuss Criterion Referenced… anemptytextlline READ …

Barbadians Keen On Doing Business In China

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Barbados’ presence in China has augured well for the island. This was emphasised yesterday by Director of Export at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), Marina Taitt as she addressed a seminar and networking session, planned by her organisation for a visiting delegation of Chinese Government and business officials, at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Centre, Bridgetown. Acknowledging that …