Law Commission Planned For Barbados

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The establishment of a Law Commission is on the cards for Barbados, as Government seeks to constantly update the island’s legislation. This was highlighted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, during a recent courtesy call with United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela. Permanent Secretary, Yvette Goddard and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Charles …

PM To Address Town Planning Consultation

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will deliver the feature address at the opening of a stakeholders’ consultation aimed at reforming and modernising Barbados’ Town and Country Planning Act, on Monday, July 16. The consultation, which comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, will bring together public and private planners, developers, investors, architects and others who interact with the planning …

Festive Send Off For New Zealand’s Envoy

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A festive mood was in the air when Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations and friends gathered to bid farewell to Ambassador of New Zealand to Barbados, Jan Henderson. During a reception held at her official residence in Sugar Hill, St. James, on Tuesday, Mrs. Henderson remarked: “This posting has been all that and more!” …

WHO Suggests A Multi-Sectorial Approach

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Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Joy St. John, has urged Barbados to take a multi-sectorial approach to climate change, health and other environmental issues. She made these recommendations recently during a joint-ministerial courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Jerome Walcott. He was joined by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. …

Agriculture Minister To Attend Meeting In Guatemala

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Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, will attend the 6th Planning Meeting of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger (PFH) in Latin America and the Caribbean, which takes place in Antigua, Guatemala, from July 12 to 13. The Parliamentary Front against Hunger, which was formed in 2009, is a group of parliamentarians who seek to eradicate hunger, food insecurity …

National Summer Camps To Be Reviewed

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Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, has given the assurance that his Ministry will “do everything in its power” to ensure that the children of Barbados are positively engaged and supervised during the summer vacation. During a recent press conference, the Youth Minister announced that the annual summer camps would be “paused” this year, with a view to …

Squatters To Become Landowners

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Persons squatting on land at Welch Village, St. John, are being offered the opportunity to purchase that land at 10 cents per square foot. They received the news from Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Charles Griffith, during a town hall meeting held in the community last Sunday. Mr. Griffith told the residents that they qualified for land ownership under …

Include Disaster Management In Budgets

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A call has been made for emergency management and disaster preparedness to be mainstreamed in the budgets of Caribbean countries. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Gayle Francis-Vaughan, made this appeal today as she addressed a two-day Caribbean Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Seminar at the Hilton Barbados Resort. “Personally, as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible …

Minister Promises To Combat School Violence

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will be drawing on the expertise of a number of professionals to deal with the problem of violence in schools. Addressing the opening of the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools’ (BAPPSS) educational conference last night at the Barbados Defence Force, Minister Santia Bradshaw once again reinforced her Ministry’s commitment …

Cancer Deaths A Major Concern

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Cancer is currently one of the most prevalent public health challenges for this country, second only to cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of illness and death. In disclosing this on Saturday, Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, stressed Government’s commitment to offering a variety of preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for persons at risk and those …