Strategic Plan To Tackle NCDs In The Works

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The National Task Force on Wellness, in conjunction with the National Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Commission, is currently developing a strategic plan to address the challenge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Barbados. News of this came from Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, who said the plan would guide interventions over the next five years. Speaking at an extravaganza to celebrate …

Prime Minister Announces Budget Day Is March 20

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Budget day in Barbados is Wednesday, March 20 and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will deliver the annual budgetary proposals at 3:30 p.m., in Parliament. Ms. Mottley made the announcement on Monday evening as she delivered the keynote address at the commissioning of a steam locomotive at St. Nicholas Abbey’s Heritage Railway. She said this would be the first time …

Proposals Wanted For Event Management Services

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Interested firms are requested to submit proposals for Event Management Services for the Understanding Risk (UR) Caribbean Conference, to be held in Barbados from May 27 to June 1. Following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 across the Caribbean, there has been increased emphasis on identifying, assessing and reducing disaster risk in the region. The aim of …

PM Extends Sympathy To UN Secretary General

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley this morning expressed sympathy to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the loss of nearly two dozen UN staff in a plane crash in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa yesterday. Ethiopian Airline Flight 302, commonly referred to as a “UN shuttle” was en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, when it crashed shortly …

PM Mottley:“Let Us Raise Our Children Together”

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“Let us raise our children together!” This is the strong plea from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said parents, family and the community must work together as a nation to nurture children. Ms. Mottley made the comments last Friday at the official opening ceremony of the Chesterfield Brewster Youth Empowerment Centre, at Silver Hill Hard Court, Silver Hill, Christ …

Gov’t Monitoring Prices Of Plastic Alternatives

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Government will be monitoring the prices charged for items using alternatives to petro-based plastics when the ban takes effect on April 1. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, said while government did not have the jurisdiction to determine or influence the mark-up of items, efforts were already under way to monitor attempts at price gouging. He …

Barbados Remains Committed To Working With US

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Barbados remains committed to enhancing its relationship with the United States (US). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this clear during a recent courtesy call by the US Department of State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung. She was accompanied by US Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela; Director of …

Smart Technology Also Pose Challenges

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As the island moves to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day on March 15, Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is reminding Barbadians that there are challenges with smart technology, even for Government. Speaking yesterday at the Ellerton Weslyan Holiness Church, Ellerton, St. George, at the launch of a Week of Activities to mark the day, he said: …

Women Told To Remain Focused

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on women to remain focused and not be distracted by negative comments made about them. Ms. Mottley made the comments on International Women’s Day last Friday night, at the Her Story: Journeys to Greatness, at Radisson Aquatica. The large audience of mainly women, heard the life stories of Opposition Leader of Trinidad and …