Government Investing In Fire Service

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A $5 million investment by Government should see the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) receiving three new fire tenders by the end of next month. The new appliances join the three the BFS received last year as part of Government’s commitment to ensuring that that department was adequately equipped to meet the needs of the society. Furthermore, Minister of Home Affairs, …

All On Stream For Civic Centre

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Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite (second from left) and officials touring the civic centre being constructed in Cane Garden, St. Thomas today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) If all goes well, the Civic Centre being constructed in Cane Garden, St. Thomas, should be completed by the end of September this year. That is according to Director of the National Insurance …

AG: Come Together For Children’s Sake

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Agencies across Barbados are being called upon to collaborate and focus more on the root causes of children’s behaviour, rather than just punishing their actions. During his address at the start of the third annual Action for Justice march and rally in Heroes Square recently, Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, stated that already, the Government Industrial School, the Ministry …

Arch Hall Fire Station Reopens

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The long awaited Barbados Fire Academy is set to open its doors next week, while the Arch Hall Fire Station has already reopened its doors. Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard, said the St. Thomas-based station was reopened on Wednesday, but noted that the transition to the Arch Hall Fire Station was still ongoing. The official ceremony for the reopening of …

Gay Persons Not Persecuted In Barbados

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Persons who identify as gay in Barbados are not persecuted for their sexual orientation. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this clear yesterday, while dispelling the notion that homosexuals and lesbians were being targeted across the island. Speaking during a courtesy call with Canadian High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at his Wildey, St. Michael office, Mr. Brathwaite maintained that although buggery was …

Cyber Crime A Major Concern For Police

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Cybercrime has the potential to cause untold damage to individuals and countries. This is according to Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who admitted that Barbados, and many of its regional counterparts, still had deficiencies in dealing with th issue. He expressed these concerns recently, as he addressed the opening of the Third Americas Working Group Meeting at the Hilton Barbados Resort. …

New Interventions For GIS Wards

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Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite’s call for a different type of intervention for girls and boys at the Government Industrial School (GIS) has been answered. And, he has expressed his satisfaction and pledged his support after seeing the results and changes that have taken place so far. For a period of 18 weeks, 28 girls underwent a programme hosted by the …

Anti-Drug Plan Consultation Jan. 18

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Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan 2017 to 2021 will be the topic of discussion this Wednesday, January 18, during a consultation of national stakeholders at the Savannah Beach Hotel, from 9:15 a.m. The plan, which is being coordinated by the National Council on Substance Abuse and the Ministry of Home Affairs, aims to outline the policies and programmes to be adopted …

Minister Highlights BFS’ Achievements

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A heightened interest in firefighting by the public and the training of 10 auxiliary Fire Officers were among the successes achieved by the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) over the past year. Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, highlighted the department’s achievements while congratulating Fire Officers who received awards during a ceremony and cocktail reception at the Accra Beach Resort and …

Decriminalising Marijuana A Complex Issue

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Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, restated his position in the debate on legalising marijuana, during a recent meeting with Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. During the discussion, Mr. Brathwaite said Barbados …