PM Stuart Meets Israeli’s Ambassador

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Israel could be providing assistance to Barbados’ agricultural sector in the future. This was one of several areas raised recently when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met with the State of Israel’s Ambassador to Barbados, Gil Artzyeli, at Ilaro Court.  Mr. Stuart said he was attracted to Israel’s Agricultural Center of Excellence concept, especially since this country has to “sophisticate” and …

Parade To Mark 51 Years Of Independence

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Pomp and pageantry will be the order of the day when the annual Independence Day Parade is held on Thursday, November 30. The culmination of activities to mark Independence celebrations, the parade will see several armed and unarmed detachments assembled at the Garrison Savannah for the 8:00 a.m. ceremony. Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves, will inspect the detachments on …

Prime Minister Meets With Lord Ahmad

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Issues pertaining to the Commonwealth, climate change, and Barbados’ relations with the United Kingdom were among several areas discussed recently, when Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK’s Minister with responsibility for the Caribbean, paid Prime Minister Freundel Stuart a courtesy call. Those attending the discussions, which were held at Government Headquarters, included British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas; Director, Americas at …

B’dos Is A Clean, Low Tax Jurisdiction

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Barbados is a clean, well regulated, low tax jurisdiction and not a tax haven! This was Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s firm message when a delegation from the United States of America, including Chief Aides and Policy Advisors to Congressional Members Elliot Engel and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eddy Acevedo and Eric Jacobstein, paid him a courtesy call recently at Government Headquarters. Those …

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 …

PM To Attend IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will lead a five-member delegation to the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit, which will be held in Belize on Wednesday, October 25. The delegates will include Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and her Permanent Secretary, Cecile Humphrey; and Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Morris. A New Cooperation Paradigm is the theme of the high-level …

Government Pushing Digital Technology

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed Government’s commitment to using digital technology to transform the Public Service. According to Mr. Stuart, use of the technology would achieve the efficient and effective delivery of government services and promote greater citizen participation at all levels of development. He expressed this view today while speaking at the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s …

Teaching Service Commission Soon

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Barbados will soon have a Teaching Service Commission. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure today while delivering the feature address at the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s (PAD) Correspondence Management System, which will move that department from its current paper intensive approach to a digital-based environment. Mr. Stuart told his audience: “The Cabinet has agreed that the proclamation …

Full CMS Implementation By Next Year

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Government’s Correspondence Management System (CMS), which will move the Personnel Administration Division (PAD) from a paper intensive to a digital-based environment, will be fully implemented by January 1, 2018. Word of this came today from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he addressed the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s CMS at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He disclosed that the …

PAD Moving To Digital Environment

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Government’s Personnel Administration Division (PAD) will be moving from its current paper intensive approach to a digital-based environment, with the introduction of the Correspondence Management Solution (CMS). The CMS will be launched this Friday, October 6, during a ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, where Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will deliver the feature address. Chief Personnel Officer, Gail Atkins, …