BCC Lecturer: Reopen Alma Parris School

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Barbados Community College Tutor and Co-ordinator of the inaugural Reading Clinic for boys, Dr. Astra Babb, has called for the re-opening of the Alma Parris School to cater to a growing number of students with reading and other learning challenges. Speaking at the closing ceremony for the four-week camp this morning, Dr. Babb implored Minister of the Environment and National …

Ministers’ Diary

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Saturday, August 18 @ 4:00 p.m. Attorney General, Dale Marshall, will deliver the feature address at the Barbados Defence Force’s 39th Anniversary Parade, Sunset and Re-naming Cremony at St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael. Saturday, August 18 @ 6:00 p.m. Minister of Culture, John King, will deliver the feature address at the 2018 Crop Over Awards at Needhams Ballroom, Hilton …

Flood Watch In Effect For Barbados

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A flood watch has been issued for Barbados, and will remain in effect until noon, tomorrow, Saturday, August 18. The flood watch was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Service today, Friday, August 17, at noon. Residents in flood-prone areas are therefore urged to take all necessary precautions. Acting Director of the Meteorological Office, Sonia Nurse, explained that a flood watch …

No Visa Required For Haitian Nationals

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Nationals of the Republic of Haiti will no longer require a visa to be allowed entry into Barbados. This was determined at the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit which was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on July 4 and 5, this year. Also coming out of that Summit, was a unanimous decision that Haitian nationals would be entitled to an …

Ministry Of Labour Supports Breastfeeding In The Workplace

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“There is nothing to stop employers from forging ahead with plans to create a mother and baby friendly environment”. This is the view of Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan who spoke in support of breastfeeding in the workplace at the Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation (BCNF) meeting yesterday, at the Savannah Beach Hotel, Hasting, Christ Church. …

PM Mottley To Attend LIAT Shareholders Meeting On Friday

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will attend a meeting of the majority shareholders of LIAT on Friday, August 17, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Ms. Mottley and Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who is also Chairman of the Major Shareholders, will deliver remarks. Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones, will also update …

Cadet Corps Held Up As Beacon For Rest Of Educational System

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The discipline and excellence displayed by the Barbados Cadet Corps (BCC) should be replicated throughout the educational system. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, emphasised this point this morning as she delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 31st Caribbean Commandants’ Conference at the Headquarters of the Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, …

Rise In Syphilis Cases In Pregnant Women In Barbados

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is concerned about the high rates of syphilis being seen in pregnant women in Barbados. Dr. Anton Best, Senior Medical Officer of Health with responsibility for the HIV/STI Programme, has revealed that while the national outbreak which was previously reported was mainly seen in men, the Ministry was now seeing an abnormally high rate …

PM Mottley And Former US AG Tour Municipal Complex

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Attorney General Dale Marshall today accompanied former Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric Holder Jr., on tour of the municipal complex in St. Joseph, which bears his name. And at the end of the approximately one-hour tour of the Eric Holder Jr. Municipal Complex, they all remarked on how well the …

Statement On The Passing Of Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby

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Statement from the Barbados Postal Service on the passing of Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby. The Barbados Postal Service mourns the loss of the Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby who passed away on Monday, August 13. Mrs. Ashby joined the Post Office Department in August, 1977 and rose to the rank of Postmaster General on July 1, 2016, becoming the first female to hold …