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 …

PM Stuart To Attend Inter-Sessional Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Guyana, from February 16 to 17. Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical to the development of …

PM Stuart Praises Outgoing BDF Chief

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised Outgoing Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), Colonel Alvin Quintyne, for his significant contribution to the development of that institution. Colonel Quintyne’s 40-year career at the BDF, including 13 as Chief of Staff, ended on Tuesday, January 31. He ceremonially handed over the reins of the Force to his successor, Colonel …

Barbados’ Tourism Product Under Review

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart poses with Hector and Mary Therrien at last night’s Repeat Visitors’ Reception at Ilaro Court. The couple are on their 50th visit to Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Barbados’ tourism product is under constant review to ensure it fills the needs of visitors to these shores. This assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night as he spoke …

PM Stuart Expresses Condolences To Gonsalves

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed deepest sympathy, on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados, to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, on the tragic loss of life of three young women from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in a two-vehicle crash which occurred in Barbados on Sunday, January 29. Mr. Stuart said in the letter:  “Our thoughts and prayers …

Government Working To Reduce Deficit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that Government will continue to take the steps necessary to ensure that the country achieves, over time, the goal of bringing the deficit below the rate of growth of the economy. He made the comments recently while delivering the feature address at the January 2017 Business Luncheon of the Barbados Chamber of …

More Investments And Jobs Coming

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Government is committed to enhancing the economic viability of Barbados, says Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who disclosed that plans for tourism development and other projects were in the pipeline. He made the disclosure on Wednesday as he delivered the feature address at the January 2017 Business Luncheon of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at Hilton Barbados Resort. Mr. …

Call To Take Productivity Seriously

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has urged Barbadians to take the issue of productivity seriously and give their best to the country’s efforts to increase its output. Mr. Stuart made the call while delivering the feature address at the January 2017 Business Luncheon of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, on Wednesday. The Prime Minister, …