McClean Holds Talks With South African Envoy

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The use of agreements to create a framework to deepen relations was the main focus when High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, Xoliswa Nomathamsanqa Ngwevela, recently paid her second courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, at her Culloden Road, St. Michael office. The High Commissioner informed Minister McClean that South Africa …

Early Closure Of Schools On Elections Eve

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation advises principals and other members of the public that all public nursery, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions will close early at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. This closure is to allow the personnel from the Electoral and Boundaries Commission to undertake the necessary preparations for the General Elections, which …

All Set For 2018 National Senior Games

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Everything is in place to ensure the smooth running of the 17th annual National Senior Games when it comes off on Monday, May 21, at the National Stadium in Waterford, St. Michael. This assurance came from Chairman of the organising committee of the annual event, Mac Fingall, at a recent meeting of participants of this year’s games. Mr. Fingall, who …

BMEX Opportune Time To Respond To Challenges

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The hosting of this year’s BMEX has been described by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, as “especially opportune” given the challenges the island continues to experience. Speaking today at the official opening of the country’s premier manufacturing exposition at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Mr. Inniss said: “Notably, this occasion can be used …

Former BMA Head Praised For Service

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Retired Executive Director of the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association (BMA), Bobbi McKay, has been praised for her “tireless, steadfast and unwavering support” of the island’s manufacturing sector. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, commended Ms. McKay today as he addressed the official opening of BMEX 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Extending gratitude on …

Gov’t House Takes Part In May Measurement Month

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

As part of its activities for May Measurement Month and to mark World Hypertension Day, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB), partnered with the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), to establish a blood pressure monitoring site at Government House today. Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, who is also the Patron of the HSFB, participated in the event, along with …

Customer Service Upgrade For Immigration Dept

Joy Springer Top Stories

Less bureaucracy, more rapid responses, reduced levels of paperwork, less queuing and significantly enhanced levels of service. These are just some of the improvements the Barbados Immigration Department is promising as it continues a systematic overhaul of its objectives and operations in order to offer “the best citizen-centred service possible”. Permanent Secretary in the Division of Defence and Security, Timothy …

CMO: Blindness A Complication Of Diabetes

Joy Springer Top Stories

As the prevalence of diabetes increases in the Barbadian population, so do the complications which affect the eyes. These complications include cataract, diabetic retinopathy and neovascular glaucoma. Making this disclosure today was Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kenneth George, as he addressed the opening ceremony of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Regional Conference at the Grantley Adams International …

St. Ambrose To Remain Closed This Week

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The St. Ambrose Primary School, Cyprus Street, St. Michael, will remain closed for the rest of the week and reopen on Tuesday, May 22. It was closed from Monday this week as a precautionary measure as the Environmental Protection Department carried out work to remove all of the asbestos from the site of the recent fire at the old Ministry …