Labour Minister Commits To Dialogue

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Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, has committed to continuous engagement and dialogue with employees’ and employers’ representatives as he seeks to strengthen the industrial relations climate in Barbados. Speaking during a courtesy call on Wednesday with General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, Senator Toni Moore, and a delegation which included former General Secretary, Sir Roy …

Minister Caddle: Investor Confidence Being Restored

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Investor confidence in Barbados is gradually being restored and the country is attracting a lot of interest from financiers. This disclosure came from Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, when the United States of America’s Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela, recently paid her a courtesy call at the Warrens Office Complex. Stressing that the Barbados …

Barbados To Benefit From UN DOC Donations

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Barbados is set to benefit from forensic equipment, including drug testing devices, through the United Nations (UN) Organization on Drugs and Crime (ODC). This was disclosed by Liaison Officer for the Caribbean with the UN ODC, Bo Harris, during a recent courtesy call with Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. Ms. Harris explained that …

Barbados/US Talk About Priority Issues

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A number of priority areas were discussed when US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. Among the issues highlighted by the Ambassador were the Enhanced Passenger Information System (EPIS); a report on the Trafficking of Persons; and the USAID CariSecure project, which focuses on the Youth …

Barbados To Learn From Chinese Techniques In Agriculture

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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 …

New Zealand High Commissioner Visits Minister Humphrey

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Establishing stronger ties between Barbados and New Zealand was discussed recently, when the latter’s High Commissioner Jan Henderson paid a courtesy call on Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey. Among the areas touched on were renewable energy, oceans and fisheries. In addition, discussions focused on the possibility of a visa abolition agreement with New Zealand for …

Foreign Affairs Minister Meets With CXC’s Registrar

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The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a critical institution to CARICOM and, as a result, Barbados is interested in its effective longevity and functioning. This was one of the conclusions reached following a recent courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, by CXC Registrar, Glenroy Cumberbatch. Mr. Cumberbatch shared the CXC’s plans to …

Early Childhood Education Key To Gov’t

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Government remains committed to the development of early childhood education in Barbados, and this is reflected in the various initiatives it continues to put in place. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart reiterated this commitment recently when outgoing UNICEF Representative, Khin-Sandi Lwin, and her successor, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. The Prime Minister said: “The demand …

Areas Spain Could Assist Barbados

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified renewable energy, tourism and culture as possible areas of collaboration between Barbados and Spain. Mr. Stuart made the comments recently when Spain’s new Ambassador to Barbados, Javier Fernandez Carbajosa, and Honorary Consul, Mandy Chandler, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. Explaining that renewable energy was very important to Barbados, the Prime Minister …

A Call For Closer Ties With Africa

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart believes the Caribbean and the African continent need to forge closer relations. According to him, the links were already there and it was now necessary to build on them. “There is more that unites us than divides us,” Mr. Stuart said recently, when author Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, an African American with Caribbean roots, paid him …