Government Establishing National CBRN Plan

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Ministry of Health is in the process of creating a National CBRN Contingency Plan for Barbados to protect its environment and citizens against Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, made this disclosure recently while addressing a three-day VERTIC workshop on National Legislation for the Implementation of CBRN International …

Enhanced Barbados Japan Relations A Plus

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The establishment of a resident Japanese diplomatic presence in Barbados has led to enhanced diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Bridgetown. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steven Blackett, praised the strong friendship which spanned five decades during a reception in honour of the 84th birthday of the Emperor of Japan, Emperor Akihito, at Accra Beach Resort and Spa …

Spain Eager To Work With Barbados

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Barbados is eager to negotiate a Bilateral Investment Treaty with Spain. This was communicated to Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, Javier María Carbajosa Sanchez, during a recent courtesy call with Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, in the Committee Room at Parliament. Ambassador Carbajosa shared similar sentiments and told the Acting Minister …

Ag. Foreign Minister Meets Israeli Envoy

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The “pressing issue” of water management was at the fore during a recent courtesy call with Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, and Ambassador of the State of Israel, Mordehai Amihai Bivas. Mr. Bivas said the issue not only affects Barbados but the Caribbean region on a whole, and comes on the heels of ongoing planning …

Byer Suckoo: Fluency In Spanish Is Vital

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The time has come for every student to have a working knowledge of Spanish, says Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. She shared this view while speaking at the graduation ceremony for the second edition of the Spanish Language Programme for public servants, provided by the Government of Colombia. It was held at …

B’dos Serious About Int’l Commitments

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbados is serious about the commitments it has undertaken at the international level, says this island’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steven Blackett. According to Mr. Blackett, the country has made a concerted effort to ensure that it could live up to those obligations by focusing on improving their implementation at the national level. “Our goal is …