Prime Minister: Live Life By The Golden Rule

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has identified the golden rule of “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you” and working together, as two key principles that all, including children, should live by. Ms. Mottley expressed this view today as she paid a visit to the St. Stephen’s Nursery School, as part of its focus on nationhood …

Concerns Raised Over Some Plastic Alternatives

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Concerns about alternatives to petro-based single-use plastics dominated much of the discussion, as the conversation surrounding the ban continued during the town hall meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last night. And, after hearing that there were concerns that the chemicals contained in some of the alternatives could be a danger to human health, Minister of Maritime Affairs and …

Changes To Coming To Dental Registration Act

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Dental practitioners will soon have to undergo mandatory continuing education, in order to renew their licences annually. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, in an address to the 17th Caribbean Dental Programmes Annual Conference, said that the proposed legislation would align Barbados with most countries, where continuing education was mandatory for practitioners to be registered annually. Noting …

Needs Of PWDs To Be Considered In Plastics Ban

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Persons living with disabilities may have special conditions extended to them to accommodate their needs. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, and Permanent Secretary, Esworth Reid, both offered this solution after hearing concerns raised by Special Envoy for the Disabled, Roslyn Hurley, during the town hall meeting on petro-based plastics at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, …

Ministry Condemns Violence Against Women

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, has condemned the level of violence in Barbadian society, which has claimed the lives of 21 people, including five women, so far this year. Speaking today on the heels of the latest murder of a 39-year-old mother of two yesterday, Minister Forde noted that she fully embraced the assertion by the …

Oistins Festival Celebrates Barbadian Culture

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Festivals such as the Oistins Festival celebrate Barbadian culture and highlight the value of our social history, as well as the story of the masses. This is according to Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, who was speaking during the rebranded festival held over the Easter weekend. Applauding the new organizing committee on the theme, “Oistins Reimaged”, …

Green Energy Project In The Ivy, St. Michael

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“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, quoted Helen Keller, as he expressed how excited he was to see the materialization of collaborative efforts between government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the private sector. He was speaking at the DREAM (Disaster Risk and Energy Access …

More Cuban Scholarships For Medical Students

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Newly appointed Cuban Ambassador to Barbados, Sergio de Jesus Jorge Pastrana, has disclosed that Cuba is offering six scholarships this year to Barbadians interested in studying medicine in that country. Additionally, two scholarships are available for post-graduate studies. He made the announcement during a courtesy call on Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, last Monday. Ambassador Pastrana, …

Make Suggestions For Historic Places Registry

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Barbadians are being encouraged to identify places of historical significance so that these locations could be listed in a National Registry of Historic Places. Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, said his ministry, with the assistance of the Organization of American States (OAS), would embark on a project where Barbadians could identify places of historical importance within …

Barbados Being Brought Up To Standard

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Government is working assiduously to “bring Barbados up to the standard” set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Attorney General Dale Marshall said there would be very serious consequences if this country did not come up to the standard of the FATF, which is an inter-governmental policymaking body that designs and promotes rules to combat money laundering and the …