Public Awareness Of SDGs Vital

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Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean Area, Juan Miguel Diez is hoping to improve his office’s collaboration with Government. He made this known today during a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Mr. Diaz explained that the regional UNIC …

Small Businesses Urged To Empower Communities

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Small businesses within neighbourhoods should assist in empowering those around them. This statement was made by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, today during his remarks to open The Dollar Smart Discount Store, in St. Patrick’s, Christ Church. Noting that this was his second attendance at an entrepreneurial initiative within six-days, which was spearheaded by a person …

Ministers’ Diary

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Thursday, December 13 @ 5:00 p.m. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will deliver the feature address at the official recommissioning of the Mount Gay Rum Distillery, at Mount Gay, St. Lucy. Friday, December 14 @ 10:00 a.m. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the new …

Barbados Reducing Risks Through Planning

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Owning a piece of the rock is the dream of many Barbadians. That prime piece of land is chosen, and plans for that dream home are drawn according to taste and style and the mortgage acquired. But, too often, little consideration is given to the risks caused by hazards to which the chosen plot is exposed.  These hazards could range …

European Fund To Finance Second Coconut Project

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The coconut industry in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean should soon be receiving a further boost. That is because the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be financing a second coconut project in the region. Word of this came from Programme Manager, Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Katja …

St. Ann’s Declaration on CSME

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The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recently held their 18th Special Meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. At the conclusion of that meeting, the CARICOM Heads declared their commitment to taking action at the national level to advance the regional integration agenda. Please click here to read the full declaration. See also: READ MORE CARICOM To Review Intra-Regional Transpo… anemptytextlline READ MORE CARICOM To Include …

Caribbean A Prime Market For Local Businesses

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Haiti, Suriname and Guyana have been identified as three CARICOM countries ripe with opportunities, and Barbadians have been encouraged to position themselves and their businesses to penetrate these markets. Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, shared this advice on Tuesday, during a workshop held by the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CICMC) on the ISO 20700 …

Initiative To Explore Blockchain Tech In Government

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Government has held an initial consultation with local industry experts in the field of blockchain technology with the aim of finding a more efficient and secure system that could be applied to various government sectors. Founder of Bitt Inc., Gabriel Abed, participated in the inaugural ‘knowledge café’ this week, which was aimed at providing senior government officials with a better …

CARDI Praised For Stellar Work & Commitment

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The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) was commended for its 44 years of stellar work and commitment to agriculture in Barbados and the Caribbean. During his remarks today to celebrate CARDI Day, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, praised the Institute for its continuous agricultural research work across the region.          Speaking to …

Gov’t Procurement Open To Regional Companies

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Barbadian businesses will soon have the opportunity to bid on millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This is according to Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, who was speaking at an ISO 20700 Standard in Management Consultancy Services workshop on Tuesday, which was organized by the Caribbean Institute Certified Management Consultants …