Tradewinds To Address Security Threats

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Barbados’ emergency forces will grapple with staged situations dealing with the threats of transnational organised crime, terrorism and natural hazards when Exercise Tradewinds 2017 takes place across the country from June 6 to 12. Under the theme: Seamless States Partnership for a Secure Region, the length and breadth of the island will be tested during Phase One of the regional …

Jamaica’s CSME Official Given Update

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Barbados is doing its part to ensure that this country meets its obligations under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was underscored recently by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, as he met with Jamaica’s CARICOM Single Market and Economy Focal Point representative, Symone Betton-Nayo. Mrs. Betton-Nayo is in Barbados on a five-day official visit …

CSME Review By March 31

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CARICOM member countries have a deadline of March 31 to submit comments on the review of the various regimes of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The review shows the status of implementation, for each country, of the measures intended to bring the CSME into effect. In an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service at the end of …

PM Stuart: No Evidence Of Barbadians Detained

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No Barbadians are being detained under the new immigration policy being implemented by the United States (US). Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this assurance following media reports that 19 Barbadian nationals had been held as part of a crackdown on immigration authorities in the US. Mr. Stuart explained that investigations with Barbados’ Consulate-General in New York revealed that the claim …

Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

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Barbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the Protocol and deposited the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of …

Barbados & Guyana Embrace Links

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and the President of Guyana, David Granger, took the opportunity to recall and celebrate the close links between their countries in a presentation ceremony today at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown. Mr. Stuart presented President Granger with a mahogany carving depicting “Christmas Music in the Village”, by renowned Barbadian artist, Ashanti Trotman. The Prime Minister said …

CARIFESTA XIII Preparations Gearing Up

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Preparations for the hosting of CARIFESTA XIII, the region’s largest arts festival, have shifted into high gear. So far, eight CARICOM countries have confirmed their participation, and Barbados is expected to play host to over 3,000 artists, artistes and artisans, their families and supporters from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 27. In addition to early confirmers Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The …

Consultation on Regional Education This Week

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Barbados will next week host a national consultation on the Draft CARICOM Regional Education and Human Resource Development (HRD) 2030 Strategy, developed by the CARICOM Commission on Human Resource Development. The event, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, takes place on Thursday, October 27, at the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) Headquarters, Prince Road, Pine Plantation Road, …

Message For Caribbean Statistics Day 2016

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Message from the Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin Larocque on the occasion of the Eighth observance of Caribbean Statistics Day, 15 October 2016. It is with great pleasure that I deliver this message on the occasion of Caribbean Statistics Day 2016. The significant role of Statistics in the development of the Community is well recognised. The performance of Member States with respect …

Ministry To Launch Cassava Blended Bread

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With more emphasis being placed on utilising local crops, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Fisheries and Water Resource management, as part of the National Cassava Value Chain Committee, will join forces with Purity Bakeries and other members of the Committee to officially launch two cassava blended bread commercial lines. According to National Coordinator for Cassava Development, Tony Rawlins, at a …