Golden Jubilee Contributors Recognised

Sharon Austin Top Stories

It seems that those Barbadians who contributed to this country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence will have their names written on history’s page. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart disclosed that Government would fittingly try to immortalise their contribution to last year’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. “It is my intention that all of the names associated with the celebration of our Golden Jubilee make …

McClean Bids Farewell To Chinese Envoy

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently bade farewell to outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wang Ke. During a recent courtesy call at the Ministry’s Culloden Road, St. Michael location, Ambassador Wang conveyed good wishes to the Foreign Minister and revealed that she found it difficult to say goodbye. She also …

Sexual Harassment Bill Debate Soon

Julie Carrington Top Stories

When Parliament resumes from its summer recess, one of the items expected to be on the Order Paper will be the Employment Sexual Harassment Bill. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo expressed optimism of an early debate on the Bill during a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. She said …

Regional Approach To Oil & Gas Exploration

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Minister with responsibility for Energy in Barbados, Senator Darcy Boyce, has  suggested a regional approach to the issues related to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Caribbean. Speaking at the opening of a capacity building workshop last Tuesday, sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTETI) and the British High Commission, Senator Boyce stressed the importance …

Gov’t Committed To Inclusive Barbados

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Government is committed to creating an inclusive Barbados where people can realise their aspirations. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expressed this commitment last night after the Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Dr. Don Marshall, presented him with the Barbados At 50: The National Values Assessment 2016 Report. In addition to the hand-over of …

Lashley: Netball Is A Vital Sport

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Barbados’ Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley, believes that netball is an important sport that can help to develop female involvement in sports at the international level. Minister Lashley made this statement recently while addressing patrons at the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Netball Tournament at the Netball Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael. According to him, the sport, which …

Youth Minister Meets British Envoy

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The Ministry of Youth is keen on partnering with the British High Commission to spearhead a youth entrepreneurship summit that would allow young entrepreneurs from the two countries to network. This was stated by Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, when British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, paid him a recent courtesy call at the Ministry’s Sky Mall location. During …

Lashley Pays Tribute To Darren Fortune

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The Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley has extended condolences to the family of Barbadian jockey Darren Fortune. In a statement released via social media, Mr. Lashley noted that “Darren’s death will be a great loss to horse racing in Barbados and Canada”. According to reports, Darren succumbed to his injuries on Friday after he fell off of …

Presentation Of Report Later This Month

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbadians will soon know the findings of the Barbados At 50: The National Values Assessment 2016 Report. This disclosure came last evening from Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Dr. Don Marshall, who said that organisation would be presenting the report on Tuesday, September 26. He made the comments before handing over a …

Gov’t Committed To Renewable Energy

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Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has reiterated government’s commitment to renewable energy. He made this assertion while pointing out that continuous use of fossil fuels was not sustainable at the official launch of the Small Business Association’s Solar Transport Project in National Heroes Square, The City, last Friday. The Minister of Commerce told …