Prime Minister Stuart Thanks Repeat Visitors

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart took time last evening to say “thank you” to some of the visitors who have invested heavily in Barbados by returning to the country several times yearly. Mr. Stuart expressed Government’s gratitude during the second Repeat Visitors’ Reception for 2018, at Ilaro Court, at which four persons who visited Barbados over 295 times were singled out …

Barbados Ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

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Barbados has ratified the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) on Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The instrument of ratification was formally handed over by Ambassador to the United Nations and Other International Organisations, Bentley Gibbs, to Secretary General of  the WTO, Robert Azevedo, in Geneva, Switzerland, recently. The Trade Facilitation Agreement is the first major agreement concluded by all members of the …

Barbados Becoming Medical Education Hub

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Barbados is proving to be an attractive location for international medical universities. The most recent ones to set up here are Bridgetown International University (BIU) and Victoria University of Barbados (VUB), both located at Building No.2, Harbour Road, St. Michael. They bring the number of international medical schools operating on the island to seven. Both BIU and VUB are expected …

Grantley Adams Memorial Closed Tomorrow

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Parents and guardians of students attending the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School are advised that the school at Blackmans, St. Joseph, will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 8. The closure is to facilitate a meeting between officials of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and teaching and non-teaching members of staff at the school. The Ministry regrets any …

National Assistance Board Pushing Active Aging

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Seniors in the St. Thomas area now have another option to assist them in their bid to age actively. Speaking at the launch of the National Assistance Board’s (NAB) 17th recreational activities centre at the Proute Wesleyan Holiness Church, Director of the National Assistance Board, Charyn Wilson, explained that there was a reason for this population ageing phenomenon and there …

Digital Media Vital To Defence & Security Agencies

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Defence and security agencies must use digital media as a critical resource to execute necessary campaigns that intercept and fight challenges which have the potential to undermine national security. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expressed this view today, as he delivered remarks at the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) website launch at its headquarters at St. Ann’s Fort. Stressing that defence and …

Health Ministry Debunks Health Care Criticism

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Ministry of Health has made it clear that all Barbadians have access to a tax-funded public healthcare system which provides a range of primary, secondary and tertiary health care services. Additionally, in many instances, these services extend to non-nationals resident here. These assertions came from Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Arthur Phillips, today in response to newspaper reports that an …

Barbados Labelled A Leader In Drug Fight

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados has been described as a leader in the Caribbean and the hemisphere in its fight to treat drug abuse offenders. The island’s Drug Treatment Court and other treatment programmes came in for high praise from Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), Adam Namm, during a courtesy call today on Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. …

2018-2019 Estimates Laid In Parliament

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Government’s Budget, setting out the Estimates of Expenditure and Revenue for the financial year 2018-2019, was today laid in Parliament, together with a projected forecast for the current financial year 2017-2018, and the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Programme (BSRP). These will form the basis of the Parliamentary Debate to ensue from February 12 to 16, 2018, on the Appropriation Bill. Revised …

Tourism Minister Lauds Caribbean Aircraft Handling

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The management and staff of Caribbean Aircraft Handling (CAH) are being reminded that their organisation is important to maintaining and developing Barbados’ tourism product. Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, gave this reminder recently when he delivered the feature remarks at the Caribbean Aircraft Handling’s 25th anniversary Awards Ceremony, held on the Defence Force Grounds, St. Ann’s Fort, The Garrison. An …