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 …

QEH Receives Equipment From China

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Health Minister, John Boyce shakes hands with China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke following the donation of medical equipment to the QEH today. Also pictured are (left to right) Head of the Chinese Medical Team, Dr. Luo Shiqiao; CEO of the QEH, Dr. Dexter James and Director of Medical Service, QEH, Anthony Harris. (B.Hinds/BGIS) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is now the …

Officials Sign Military Aid Protocol

Kim Ramsay-Moore Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wang Ke, on Monday, signed a protocol between the Barbados Defence Force and the People’s Liberation Army of China. During the signing, which took place in the Ministry’s conference room, Senator McClean explained that the initialisation of the document followed …

China Donates $35,000 To NAB

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The National Assistance Board (NAB) has received a $35,000 grant from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, to assist with much-needed structural repairs to Lancaster House. China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke, presented the cheque to Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, this morning at a presentation ceremony held at Lancaster House, St. …