Parkinson Memorial Adopted By Private Sector

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Over the next five years, the Parkinson Memorial School will undergo a physical transformation that will hopefully spill over into how students there view themselves and The Pine, St. Michael school. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, announced on Wednesday, that a rebranding of the school would be undertaken by Goddard’s Enterprises Limited (GEL) and Sign Depot. …

Barbados Supports UNODC’s Work

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Barbados is very supportive of the work being done on the ground and in the region by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this known during a courtesy call by Regional Representative of the UNODC, José Vila del Castillo, who is on island to participate …

Commitment To Creating A Better Public Sector

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Government is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that once again the public sector can rise to a position of prominence. This was emphasised today by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Association of Barbados’ (CTUSAB) 12th Biennial Delegates’ Conference on the theme “Re-energizing Labour Management …

Children To Learn Mandarin Chinese

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Children in primary and secondary schools in Barbados could be learning Mandarin in their classrooms in the future. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley hinted at this Wednesday night when she addressed a reception to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, at Hilton Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael. Ms. Mottley told the audience that …

China Talks Rule Of Law With Barbados

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The rule of law was a major talking point when Ambassador of the Republic of China to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng, recently paid a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. Ambassador Yan congratulated the Attorney General and the new Government on their assignment and noted that Barbados’ interest in …

Reminder To File & Pay New Tourism Levies

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All tourism sector practitioners who provide tourist accommodation to visitors and locals are required to charge a Room Rate Levy to their guests, and all persons who provide direct tourism services are required to apply a Product Development Levy to the cost of those services. This reminder comes from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) Communications Officer, Erica Lazare, regarding the …

Rihanna – Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

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Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that Government was honoured to be able to confer the title on this outstanding Barbadian who has contributed significantly to raising the island’s profile across the world. “Rihanna …

Debt Restructuring The Way To Stability

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Barbados’ debt restructuring is the way back to the path of stability! This was the clear message from Government’s Special Advisor on the Economy, Professor Avinash Persaud, as he addressed a media conference today at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, to discuss the exchange offer of new instruments by Government, as part of its Debt Restructuring Programme. Professor …

Government Making Strides Towards Going Green

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“Government is promoting sustainable energy practices within the public sector.” Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, made the statement today, while on a site visit of the Forensic Sciences Centre and the Frank Walcott Building, where the solar photovoltaic systems are installed. Noting that today’s initiative was a tangible stepping stone in that direction, the Minister said he …

Brazil Offers Sugar Production Training

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Brazil, the world’s biggest sugar producer, has offered to provide training to Barbadians in new sugar production techniques. This is one area where this country is seeking technical cooperation with Barbados. Brazil’s Ambassador to Barbados, Luiz Gilberto Seixas de Andrade, who paid a courtesy call on Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, today, said the training would be …