Examinations Still On Despite Closure Of Schools

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation advises the public that all Caribbean Examinations Council and international exams will take place today, Friday, May 25, as scheduled, despite the closure of schools. Candidates who are slated to write examinations today are, therefore, required to report early to their respective examination centres as specified on their timetables. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: …

Ministers’ Diary

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Sunday, May 27 @ 4:00 p.m. Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, will administer the Oaths to the new members of Cabinet at the Bay Street Esplanade, Bay Street, St. Michael. Ministerial assignments are subject to change. Please check regularly for the updated diary listing. See also: READ MORE Cabinet To Be Sworn In Tomorrow anemptytextlline READ MORE Caution Urged As A Result …

Electoral & Boundaries Commission Delays In Counting Votes

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The Chief Electoral Officer was mandated by a court order late on the afternoon of Thursday, May 24, to add 18 persons to the Register of Electors. Preparing the Addendum to facilitate this process and distributing the registers to various polling stations in several constituencies resulted in a delay in the close of poll in these constituencies. The vehicles and …

Electoral Department Ready For Polling Day

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With less than 24 hours to go before the May 24 General Elections, the Electoral Department has been a hive of activity, with the management and staff pulling out all the stops, ensuring that it is ready for polling day. This disclosure has come from the Supervisor of Elections, Angela Taylor, who said the Electoral Department has been extremely busy …

Barbados Seeks To Strengthen Ties With Japan

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Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean and State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Masahisa Sato, focused on education as an important plank for further cooperation between the two countries during a courtesy call on Tuesday. The Japanese envoy, who was on a two-day visit to the island, also highlighted other areas of cooperation, including maritime security, fisheries …

Indian Minister Of State Discusses Relations

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India’s Minister of State for Corporate Affairs, Law and Justice, Shri P. P. Chaudhary, has praised the long-standing relationship between India and Barbados and pointed to specific initiatives that would further enhance the cordial ties. He gave this undertaking recently, during a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, at the Ministry recently. …

Register For Elections Published

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The Register for Elections for the Thursday, May 24, General Elections has been published and the public is reminded that it is available for inspection. Chief Registering Officer, Angela Taylor, has advised that the Register may be examined at the Public Library in Independence Square, The City, and the Electoral Department at Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael. sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb See …

Minister Outlines Vision For Manufacturing Sector

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Any vision for the manufacturing sector must reflect the fact that manufacturing as an activity, carried out globally, is characterised by production that is dispersed across borders and involves creativity, innovation and the use of information technology. This was emphasised last Friday by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, at the official opening of …

New Honorary Consul Of Spain In Barbados

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A new Honorary Consul of Spain in Barbados has been appointed. She is Connie Smith, Managing Director of Tricor Caribbean Limited and a past president of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA). She replaces Mrs. Mandy Chandler, who served in that capacity from April 2009 to August 2017. Like Ms. Smith, she is an experienced business executive. Ms. Smith was …