Barbados To Learn From Chinese Techniques In Agriculture

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is looking to take a delegation to China to learn modern techniques employed in agriculture there to benefit farmers in Barbados. Minister Indar Weir made the disclosure during a recent courtesy call with that country’s Ambassador to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng, at the Ministry’s headquarters at Graeme Hall, Christ Church Mr. Weir said he …

Education Minister Meets With Chinese Envoy

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the People’s Republic of China are pleased with the progress of the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at Hope Plantation, St. Lucy. Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng during a recent courtesy call both expressed their satisfaction with the project, which is currently under construction. The objective of the …

Barbados Values Its Relationship With China

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

Barbados recognises the value of its relationship with China. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion during a recent courtesy call by Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Yan Xiusheng, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott thanked the Ambassador for his country’s support in providing scholarships and training …

China’s Envoy Pleased With Mandarin Progress

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education and the University of the West Indies’ Confucius Institute at Cave Hill, have come in for high praise from new Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng. Mr. Yan, who paid a visit to Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, on Wednesday, at the Ministry’s headquarters, said he was impressed with the speed with …

McClean Bids Farewell To Chinese Envoy

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently bade farewell to outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wang Ke. During a recent courtesy call at the Ministry’s Culloden Road, St. Michael location, Ambassador Wang conveyed good wishes to the Foreign Minister and revealed that she found it difficult to say goodbye. She also …

Barbados & China’s Relations Solid

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised China’s outgoing Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke, for her outstanding work during her tour of duty, saying the relationship between both countries is now on a “solid footing”. Mr. Stuart said Barbados “values very highly” its friendship with the People’s Republic of China and highlighted the decision to open an Embassy in Beijing, as …

Scholars Urged To Be Good Ambassadors

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The 2017/2018 recipients of the Chinese Government Scholarship have been urged to do their best, be good ambassadors for Barbados and most importantly to learn the language and immerse themselves in the culture. These words of encouragement were given by Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, at the delivery ceremony of the admission letters for the scholarship winners, held recently at …

B’dos & China Visa Waiver Agreement

Joy Springer Top Stories

Barbadians wishing to travel to the People’s Republic of China for 30 days or less, no longer require a visa to enter that country. A reciprocal visa waiver agreement between the Government of Barbados and the People’s Republic of China, which came into effect on June 1, 2017, allows citizens holding ordinary passports of both countries to travel visa free …

Very Productive Relationship With China

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Relations between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China have been very productive over the years, yet there is scope for even greater cooperation, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. She was speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning at the opening ceremony of Celebrating Forty Years of Diplomatic Relations: Achievements, Opportunities and …

Confucius Institute To Officially Open

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Confucius Institute at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus is set to open its new offices this week in an official ceremony on Thursday, May 18, at the university. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones; and China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke, will both address the event, which gets under way at …