National Independence Service This Sunday

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The National Independence Service of Thanksgiving, which is expected to be one of the highlights of Barbados’ 52nd anniversary of Independence celebrations will be held this Sunday, November 18, at the Wildey Gymnasium, under the theme Building Together- One Barbados. Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason; Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley; Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson; Cabinet Ministers; other Members of …

Final Independent Senator Sworn In

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The final Independent Senator, Alphea Wiggins, took the Oath of Office this morning before Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, during a brief ceremony at Government House. Senator Wiggins, who is the former Deputy High Commissioner to London, said she was “very happy” to be appointed by Her Excellency. The proceedings were witnessed by Cabinet Secretary, Cecile Humphrey; Clerk of Parliament, …

Governor General On Leave

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Governor-General, Dame Sandra Mason, will travel overseas on a private visit from tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, to Sunday, September 16. During her absence, Kenneth Rudolph Hewitt will perform the functions of Governor-General. Government House See also: READ MORE National Independence Service This Sunda… anemptytextlline READ MORE Final Independent Senator Sworn In anemptytextlline READ MORE Change In Numbers At Government House …

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 National Independence Service This Sunda… anemptytextlline READ MORE New Numbers At Eunice Gibson Polyclinic anemptytextlline READ …

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 …