Change In Numbers At Government House

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Members of the public are asked to note that the telephone numbers for Government House have been changed. The department can now be reached by calling the PBX at 536-0451 or 536-0453, or the Private Secretary at 536-0456. Government House See also: READ MORE New Telephone Numbers For Health Ministr… anemptytextlline READ MORE Change In Telephone Numbers At Polyclini… anemptytextlline …

Remaining Government Senators Sworn-In

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The two remaining Senators appointed by Government, Kay McConney and Rawdon Adams, took the Oath of Office this morning before Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, during a brief ceremony at Government House. Senator McConney, who has also been appointed Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, is a former diplomat who served as Barbados’ Consul General in Toronto. Senator Rawdon …

Second Opposition Senator Sworn In

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Transitioning Barbados to a green economy will be high on the agenda for newly sworn-in Opposition Senator, Crystal Drakes. Ms. Drakes, an economist with a background in environmental studies, took the Oath of Office this afternoon before Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, during a brief ceremony at Government House.  She was accompanied by fellow Opposition Senator, Caswell Franklyn, and her …

Temporary Senators Take Oath Before GG

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Temporary Senator, Delisle Bradshaw taking the oath of office before Governor General Dame Sandra Mason while Clerk of Parliament, Pedro Eastmond and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Harriette Sealy look on. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Two new senators were today sworn in at Government House. They are Delisle Bradshaw and John Williams who took the Oath of Office before Governor General, Dame Sandra …

Illegal Guns To Be Taken Off The Streets

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Government is moving to take illegal firearms off the streets. Word of this came from Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, on Tuesday, as she delivered the Throne Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the Senate Chamber. Dame Sandra said Government would encourage a close partnership among the Church, community groups and Government agencies responsible for social services to …

Government Outlines Programme To Correct Issues

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Government has outlined an extensive programme to correct several issues facing Barbados; realise the potential of new economies; and give citizens a greater say in their country. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason highlighted some of Government’s key initiatives earlier today as she delivered the Throne Speech at the State Opening of Parliament, in the Senate Chamber. Dame Sandra said Government …

The Governor General’s Throne Speech

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Mr President and Members of the Senate; Mr Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly; Specially invited guests, ladies and gentlemen… The Representatives of the House of Assembly have been elected and the selection of the Members of the Senate is complete. You have met and chosen your respective Presiding Officers. Parliament is now constituted and the First Session of …

Throne Speech To Be Delivered On Tuesday

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A new session of Parliament will be ushered in on Tuesday, June 5, when Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, delivers the Throne Speech. The ceremony will take place in the Senate Chamber at 10:00 a.m., beginning with a formal procession of Members of Parliament from both the Upper and Lower Houses. The Throne Speech will outline Government’s policies and programmes …

Another Honour For Dame Sandra Mason

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Governor General of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, received the insignia of the Order of St. John during an investiture ceremony at Government House on Tuesday. The ceremony was conducted by Lord Prior, Sir Malcolm Ross, who explained that the Governor General would hold the second highest position within the Order, as a “Dame of Grace”. Sir Malcolm told the media …

Barbados’ 8th Prime Minister Sworn In

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is on a mission to stabilise and transform Barbados. She shared her plans earlier today with the media shortly after being sworn in as Barbados’ eighth Prime Minister at Government House, before Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, as well as family and friends. Ms. Mottley took the oath as Prime Minister at 12:26 p.m. and …