PM Stuart: No Evidence Of Barbadians Detained

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

No Barbadians are being detained under the new immigration policy being implemented by the United States (US). Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this assurance following media reports that 19 Barbadian nationals had been held as part of a crackdown on immigration authorities in the US. Mr. Stuart explained that investigations with Barbados’ Consulate-General in New York revealed that the claim …

Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

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Barbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the Protocol and deposited the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of …

Barbados & Guyana Embrace Links

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the President of Guyana, David Granger, took the opportunity to recall and celebrate the close links between their countries in a presentation ceremony today at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown. Mr. Stuart presented President Granger with a mahogany carving depicting “Christmas Music in the Village”, by renowned Barbadian artist, Ashanti Trotman. The Prime Minister said …

Businesses Encouraged To Use E-Window

Sharon Austin Top Stories

If Barbados is to reap the multi-dimensional benefits from the Barbados Electronic Single Window (BESW), the system must be thoroughly used. And, Project Coordinator of the Barbados Competitiveness Programme, Terry Bascombe, is urging all users, especially participating government agencies, to adopt the environment as a daily work tool as Government strives to improve governance and business facilitation in Barbados. Mr. …

Love, Poetry & Song Today

Shamkoe Pilé banner, Top Stories

The Love, Poetry and Song fundraising concert will come off this evening, Saturday, February 18, at the Drill Hall Beach Range, Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s Fort, St. Michael. Several local singers and spoken word artistes will perform at the concert, which will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring …

Ministers’ Diary

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Saturday, February 18 @ at 8:00 p.m. Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy will deliver remarks at the gala opening of the Apes Hill Country Club at Apes Hill Club, Apes Hill, St. James. Sunday, February 19 @ 10:00 a.m. Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy will attend the Annual Diocese of Barbados Church Service at Kensington Oval, President Kennedy Drive, St. …

CARICOM Chairman: Integration An Obligation

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President of Guyana and the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Brigadier David Granger. (FP) Integration is an obligation, not an option, for regional Governments. President of Guyana and the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Brigadier David Granger, issued this charge to the Heads of Government at the opening of the Twenty-Eighth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads …

Byer Suckoo: NUPW Payment Claims Incorrect

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has misunderstood the outcome of the recent negotiations meeting between its members and the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) management, chaired by the Minister of Labour. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this statement, after it was incorrectly stated today by General Secretary of the NUPW, Rosalind Smith, that the workers …

Competitiveness Commission To Be Reinvigorated

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is putting the relevant institutional infrastructure in place to ensure that greater levels of efficiency, productivity and international competitiveness are achieved. This disclosure came today from Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, as he delivered the feature address at the official launch of the Barbados Electronic Single Window (BESW), at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Sinckler …

‘Power Of Choice’ Gets Thumbs Up

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Education Minister, Ronald Jones, cutting the ribbon to officially launch the Power of Choice Screen Network at St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School. Looking on are: (l-r) Principal of the Foundation School, Robert Cumberbatch; Managing Director of FreeMind Institute and Power of Choice, Errol Griffith; Managing Director of Screenplay Advertising, Shane Lewis and Principal of St. Leonard’s Boys’, Joseph Maynard. (GP) The …