PICs HOST ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE NATION’S INDEPENDENCE

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Activities to commemorate Barbados’ 42nd anniversary of independence will reach a climax this month with several events being hosted across the island. Parish Independence Committees (PICs) have planned several events aimed at fostering a greater spirit of participation among the communities and by extension, stimulating greater pride in the nation. Among the activities planned are a cricket match on Sunday, …

“JUNIOR MINISTER OF TOURISM” AWARDED

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Acting Minister of Tourism, Senator Haynesley Benn, presented Jason Yearwood, the 16 year old Queen’s College “Junior Minister of Tourism”, with a token of appreciation today during the school’s morning assembly. The fifth form student was awarded for his participation in the annual Minister of Tourism Annual Speak-Off Competition, a component of the Tourism Education and Me (TEAM) Awareness Programme. …

UDC DEALING WITH BACKLOG OF CASES

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The Urban Development Commission (UDC) “has started to deliver its work in earnest”. That is the word from Minister with responsibility for Urban Development, Dr. Denis Lowe, who said that the Commission had dug a number of wells, and provided bathroom and toilet facilities and septic tanks for a number of properties.  “We will be rolling out a number of …

NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER PAYS COURTESY CALL

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Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business, Donville Inniss, received High Commissioner of Nigeria to Barbados, Musa John Jen in a courtesy call today. Accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner Chigozie F Obi-Nnadozie, the High Commissioner made suggestions on how to improve the existing relationship between Lagos and Bridgetown. They include the strengthening of …

LABOUR FORCE SAMPLE SURVEY IN SEVEN PARISHES

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The Barbados Statistical Service’s (BSS) Labour Force Sample Survey continues this month with visits to St. Michael, Christ Church, St. George, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Joseph and St. Andrew. In St. Michael, BSS field officers will survey include: Free Hill, Stanmore Crescent, Ellerslie Road, Yearwood Road, Clevedale Road, Lodge Crescent, Austin Drive, Crest View Terrace, Nurse Land, Grosvesnor Road, …

LABOUR FORCE SAMPLE SURVEY IN SEVEN PARISHES

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The Barbados Statistical Service’s (BSS) Labour Force Sample Survey continues this month with visits to St. Michael, Christ Church, St. George, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Joseph and St. Andrew. In St. Michael, BSS field officers will survey include: Free Hill, Stanmore Crescent, Ellerslie Road, Yearwood Road, Clevedale Road, Lodge Crescent, Austin Drive, Crest View Terrace, Nurse Land, Grosvesnor Road, …

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION TO HOST BENEFIT CONCERT

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The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development invites the public to attend a benefit concert in aid of Natalie Gittens, a Research Officer there. Her house was recently destroyed by fire. Under the theme “Our Brothers Keepers”, the concert will be held on Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m at the Lester Vaughan School, Cane Garden, St. Thomas. Performers …

BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO STAGE GRADUATION CEREMONY

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“Celebrating the Past…Embracing the Future” will be the theme when the Barbados Community College (BCC) hosts its 35th graduation ceremony on Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m at the Gymnasium, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael. The College, which is also celebrating its 40th Anniversary, will confer 950 degrees, diplomas and certificates on graduates. The BCC will also award …

EPD NEVER HAD PLANS TO DEMOLISH SLAVE HUT

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  Before the slave hut at Rock Hall was cleaned up. There was never any plan by Government’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to demolish a historic structure at Rock Hall, St. Thomas, that has traditionally been considered a slave hut. This is the word from Director of the EPD, Jeffrey Headley, who said the wood and wall structure was termite-infested; …

PRIME MINISTER DAVID THOMPSON CONGRATULATES US PRESIDENT-ELECT BARRACK OBAMA

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Prime Minister David Thompson Mr. Barack ObamaPresident-Elect of the United States of AmericaThe White House Washington D.C. November 5, 2008 Dear Mr. President-Elect It is with great honour and pleasure that I join with the Government and people of Barbados in extending to you warm congratulations on your election as the 44th President of the United States of America. Since …