Barbados & Canada Hold Bilateral Meeting

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbados’ deep and long friendship with Canada was underscored today when Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Trudeau said he was looking forward to talking with Ms. Mottley about the opportunities they have to work together. “There are significant challenges that …

Husbands: Women Important To Any Society

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, has underscored the importance of women, saying that any time they are oppressed, the nation is the poorer for it. Ms. Husbands expressed this view last evening while addressing a joint press conference with Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Kamal Khera. The press conference was held at …

Environment Minister Meets Canadian Envoy

Sheena Forde Top Stories

“Canada has been a very good friend to Barbados, we deem it a special privilege, this friendship, and hope to forge stronger bonds”, Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod stated, as he was paid a courtesy call by the Canadian High Commissioner, Marie Legault. Minister Prescod engaged the High Commissioner on several topics including recycling, coral and marine …

Barbados Supports Canada’s Multilateral Approach

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

Barbados will continue to work with and support Canada and other countries that ensure multilateralism remains a fundamental pillar of the international community. Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, said this was “one of the ways to secure open and transparent dialogue among nations”. She was speaking during a garden party, on Sunday, held to celebrate Canada …

Barbados Food Planting Initiative Coming Soon

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will soon roll out its Barbados Food Planting initiative, as part of efforts to encourage Barbadians who have access to land to plant more food crops. Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, made the announcement this morning at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall offices, during the official handing over ceremony of farming …

Canada Assisting With Food Growing Efforts

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The Canadian Government is assisting the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management with efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow more food, through the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project. PROPEL is a sustainable economic growth project, which aims to increase the chances of Caribbean fresh produce reaching high-value markets, regionally and …

End Of Registered Mail Service To Canada

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that Canada has discontinued the use of the registered mail service offered by the Universal Postal Union. As a result, with immediate effect, the Barbados Postal Service will no longer offer registered mail service to Canada. However, customers have the option of using the Express Mail service which provides tracking and signature …

50 Years Of The Farm Labour Programme

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For the past five decades, the Seasonal Canadian Agricultural Programme, more commonly referred to as the Farm Labour Programme, has been a mainstay for Barbados’ economy. Since its inception in 1967, the programme has provided job opportunities for hundreds of Barbadians on Canadian farms.  The remittances sent back home from the workers helped to sustain many Barbadian families in the …

New Brunswick Autism Training To Continue

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Recent training in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will not be a “one-off” for teachers says this island’s Chief Education Officer, Karen Best. This assurance came last Friday as she addressed a graduation ceremony at Queen’s College for the first cohort that participated in an online course facilitated by the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Canada. Noting …

Educational Responses Also Aimed At Inclusion

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados’ response to challenges within the education system does not merely focus on improving performances but also on the creation of an inclusive society. This was underscored recently, as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, addressed a graduation ceremony at Queen’s College for 86 teachers who participated in an online course on …