UDC Praised For Its Work To Help Poor

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Urban Development Commission (UDC), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has placed particular priority on meeting the essential needs of the poor. In recognition of this, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, speaking at a church service in observance of the anniversary, said: “We have therefore ensured that the UDC remains alive and has some resources …

Germany Seeking Barbados’ UN Support

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Germany is seeking Barbados’ support for its candidate for the United Nations Security Council 2019 – 2020. During a courtesy call at Ilaro Court yesterday, Germany’s Special Envoy, Peter Linder, put the case in support of the candidature to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, who was deputising for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. Mr. Linder urged a …

Online Learning Platform Launched

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Public officers will soon be able to study and upgrade their skills online through new initiatives from the Training Administration Division (TAD). The 50-year-old institution launched its Chapter 50: Entering the E-Environment, featuring a new-look website, a virtual classroom and a mobile application, at the Hilton Barbados Resort yesterday. And, it is a move that has come in for high …

University Acquires BET Building

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The American University of Barbados (AUB) has purchased the BET building at the bottom of Wildey, St. Michael, and will soon be expanding its operations here. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, briefing the media on the progress of the AUB here and their recent acquisition of the property said today at the Elsie Payne Complex: “We thought that we would share …

Improving Renewable Energy Industries

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A project is under way aimed at reducing fossil fuel usage by improving the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in the region. Speaking at the launch of the Quality in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, or R3E Project, of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) on Wednesday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, …

Call For A Reduction In Interest Fees

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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, has stated that the current set of charges and interest rates applied to credit card transactions in Barbados is “far too high”. Speaking at the launch of the Cave Shepherd VISA Credit Card at the Hilton Resort on Monday, Senator Boyce noted a promise by Cave Shepherd that with the introduction …

Demolition Phase Starts At Sam Lord’s Castle

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Demolition work gets under way at Sam Lord’s Castle. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The demolition phase at the old Sam Lord’s Castle site has started. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce; officials from the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI); and the media toured the site this morning, where construction is slated to …