Committee Meets To Discuss Proposals

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Under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C., M.P., a small Committee formed by the Heads of the Social Partnership Groups (Government, CTUSAB/BWU and the Private Sector) met on Tuesday, April 18 to discuss the proposals regarding the Fiscal Deficit and Foreign Exchange Reserves, presented by the two Working Groups set up at the last …

Oistins – A Vital Economic Contributor

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Prime Minister Freundel Staurt chatting with founder of the Oistins Fish Festival, Stella Lady St. John, at the official opening ceremony on Saturday in Christ Church. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The introduction of the Oistins Fish Festival 40 years ago has not only brought economic prosperity for the fisher folk but also improved and enhanced their social status and assisted in the development …

Working Groups’ Reports Being Studied

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has received the reports from the two Working Groups which were set up on March 3 this year to discuss the challenges to Barbados’ Foreign Reserves and the Fiscal Deficit, and to make recommendations. Mr. Stuart commended the work of the two groups and said: “The recommendations made are being studied with a view to determining …

PM Lauds Constituency Councils

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised the 30 Constituency Councils across the island, saying they have been working diligently to strengthen communities and ensure young people have a heightened sense of responsibility. Mr. Stuart expressed this view over the weekend, while giving remarks at a reception hosted by the St. Michael South Constituency Council for the St. Michael South football …

PM Stuart Lauds Lions Clubs

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded the Lions Clubs for their “sterling humanitarian efforts” here and abroad. Mr. Stuart praised the service organisation on Saturday night while delivering remarks at the Lions Centennial Dinner – Black Tie Affair – at Hilton Barbados Resort. The Prime Minister identified support for the community and the selfless service as two elements that distinguish …

Focus On Improving Business Facilitation

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Government is actively exploring ways of improving business facilitation and this country’s competitiveness. This assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he delivered remarks at the launch of the 11th European Development Fund’s (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme, earlier today, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Stuart said that small open developing countries needed to earn foreign …

Prime Minister Receives Wilson Memoir

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Barbadian author, Cynthia Wilson, presented Prime Minister Freundel Stuart with a copy of her memoir, Whispering Of The Trees, at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Ilaro Court, last Wednesday. The memoir and its sequel, Listen To The Hills, join two collections of poetry and two short story collections, authored by Mrs. Wilson. The writer, who is also an acclaimed actress, …

Education Vital To Human Resources

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The over BDS $10 million in teaching material handed over recently by the People’s Republic of China to the Government and People of Barbados is significant in more than one way. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart underlined this in his address to those gathered at the hand-over ceremony, at the Ministry of Education’s Elsie Payne Complex headquarters. Included among these were …

PM Honoured By Keble College

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. The Governing Body of Keble College, Oxford University, at its meeting on March 8, 2017, elected Mr. Stuart as one of its Honorary Fellows with effect from Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Prime Minister has accepted the conferment of the Honorary Fellowship by Keble …

PM Thanks China For Its Support

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded the contribution of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados over the last four decades. Speaking today at the hand-over ceremony at the Elsie Payne Complex of teaching material by China to his Government, Prime Minister Stuart said: “The relationship has worked very, very well, and the decision that Barbados took 40 years ago …