Government Committed To Cultural Industries

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Barbados’ newest Cultural Ambassadors (from left to right) Dr. Anthony “Gabby” Carter, Alison Hinds-Walcott, and Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has promised that Government will continue to create the necessary environment to allow for the development of the cultural industries. He gave the assurance on Sunday when he formally conferred the title of Cultural Ambassador …

Sandra Mason To Be New Governor General

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Statement by The Right Honourable Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P., Prime Minister on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, on the Appointment of a Governor-General I should like to inform the country of the decision made in respect of the office of Governor-General of Barbados.  The seventh holder of that office, Sir Elliott Belgrave, retired effective July 1, 2017, after five years …

Secretary General Promotes Collective Approach

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Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, has identified collective action as the best response to the challenges facing small states within the Commonwealth. During a courtesy call on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart recently, Baroness Scotland maintained: “It is very important to have critical mass because when one small country tries to do it on its own, it does not work.” …

Prime Minister Pays Tribute To Rihanna

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart yesterday described superstar Rihanna as “the most successful and multifaceted entertainer in the history of Barbados”. Speaking at a ceremony to change the name of Westbury New Road, where the singer/songwriter grew up, to Rihanna Drive, the Prime Minister noted: “Her story is one to inspire other young people, in Barbados and beyond, to know that …

Constructive Citizenship Key To Success

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is confident that Barbados will have a successful future, but only if its citizens recognise the need to practise “good and constructive citizenship”. Mr. Stuart expressed this view today as he addressed scores of distinguished guests, including Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves; Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson; this year’s Independence Honourees, Members of Cabinet, Members …

Prime Minister’s Independence Message

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Address by Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P. on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of Barbados’ Independence. Fellow Barbadians, I feel honoured to be able to address you once again on this the 51st Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados. When I addressed you last year, Barbados had just completed one full year of the celebration of …

Prime Minister Presented With Stamp Issues

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart this morning received two framed stamp issues from the Barbados Postal Service on the occasion of Barbados’ 51st anniversary of Independence. The stamp issues – 50th Anniversary of Independence 1966 – 2016 and Centenarians of Barbados – were presented by Post Master General, Margaret Ashby, and Marketing Officer, Deborah Small. Mrs. Ashby explained that the Golden …

45 Years Of Cuba & Barbados Relations

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Barbados has assured Cuba of its support, as that country continues to protest against the economic blockade imposed by the United States. The assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he received Member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuba and Head of the Department of International Relations of its Central Committee, Dr. Jose Ramon Belaguer Cabrera, …

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 …