Churches Urged To Do More For Youth

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Barbados recorded 100 gun-related deaths, mainly of young men, and committed by young men, between 2010 and 2017, and churches and citizens are being urged to step up and do more to assist. This call was made by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he addressed a church service at the Sanctuary Empowerment Centre on Sunday to mark the …

Firemen Reminded To Put Others First

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Firemen across Barbados are being encouraged not to become complacent or depend on the words of men to lift or build them up. Addressing the third annual awards ceremony and dinner of the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) at the Savannah Hotel on Saturday night, Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, reminded them: “…Always remember that you signed up to do …

Acting Prime Minister Is Dale Marshall

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Attorney General Dale Marshall is acting as Prime Minister while Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is at the United Nations on official business. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, is acting as Attorney General during the period. sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Attorney General: Country’s Economy A Pr… anemptytextlline READ MORE BDF Praised For Efforts Over The Years anemptytextlline READ …

Home Affairs Minister & OAS Rep Discuss Security

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Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, met with Regional Representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) Ambassador, Francis McBarnett, today, to discuss a number of security issues. The discourse ranged from the Drug Treatment Court to medical marijuana to anti-corruption. Mr. McBarnett suggested that the team approach used by the Drug Treatment Court was a “useful mechanism” that could …

No More Excuses For Immigration Department

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There should be no excuse for the Barbados Immigration Department not processing the applications of Barbadians in a timelier manner. That’s the assertion of Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, following a tour of the Department’s new headquarters in the Princess Alice Corporate Centre on Monday. He was joined by Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry; Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne …

Airport Kiosks Up & Running Under Pilot Project

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The 16 kiosks at the Grantley Adams International Airport are operational, and travellers have been encouraged to use them. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, called on persons to use the kiosks on arriving in Barbados, in an effort to fast track the process before they see an Immigration Officer. He extended this invitation after touring the new headquarters of …

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 …

Marijuana Debate Still Under Consideration

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Even though Government is giving consideration to decriminalising marijuana in Barbados, the way forward will be based on available evidence and best practice. This point was reiterated by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he addressed the first meeting of the new board of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) last Friday. Mr. Hinkson said from his discussions …

No Visa Required For Haitian Nationals

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Nationals of the Republic of Haiti will no longer require a visa to be allowed entry into Barbados. This was determined at the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit which was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on July 4 and 5, this year. Also coming out of that Summit, was a unanimous decision that Haitian nationals would be entitled to an …