Climate Resilience Matters To Developing Countries

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Building climate resilience must be seen as a vehicle through which we might pursue and achieve much of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This statement was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, while speaking at the Climate Resilience Group/Network of the Marrakech Partnership on Global Climate Action on Monday, December 10, in Katowice, …

Barbados & Russia Keen On Deepening Relations

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Russia and Barbados are both seeking to strengthen and deepen their relations. This was expressed recently when Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Barbados, Alexander Kurmaz, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, met during a courtesy call at Culloden Road. The Ambassador, who is non-resident and based in Georgetown, Guyana, said he has responsibility …

Public Awareness Of SDGs Vital

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Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for the Caribbean Area, Juan Miguel Diez is hoping to improve his office’s collaboration with Government. He made this known today during a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Mr. Diaz explained that the regional UNIC …

Prime Minister Mottley On Official Visit To Suriname

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is paying an official three-day visit to the Republic of Suriname from today, Wednesday, November 14, to Friday, November 16. President of Suriname, Desiré Bouterse, has invited Ms. Mottley to visit the South American country. Ms. Mottley has underscored the importance of her visit, saying relations between the two countries would be strengthened. “Closer cooperation …

50 years Of Barbados & Venezuela Relations

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Barbados will continue to maintain friendly relations with Venezuela as both countries prepare to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2019. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion during a courtesy call by Chargé d’Affaires of Venezuela embassy here, Alvaro Sanchez Cordero, at his office on Culloden Road today. The Foreign Affairs …

Security Challenges Need Transnational Solutions

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Transnational challenges require international partnerships and cooperation since they cannot be solved solely by applying national solutions. According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, this is why a multipronged approach is required to effectively address and confront the myriad of multifaceted security challenges facing the Caribbean. He made these remarks in his feature address …

CARICOM & South Korea To Deepen Relations

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CARICOM member countries and South Korea agreed to deepen cooperation during the 8th High Level Forum on the Caribbean-Korean Partnership held in Seoul, the South Korean capital, yesterday, Wednesday, October 31. Speaking on behalf of Barbados, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott said that Caribbean and South Korean institutions should collaborate closely with a view …

Child Protection A Priority For Government

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The protection of children and their human rights is a priority for the Barbados Government. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion recently during a courtesy call by UNICEF’s Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott said Government was committed …

Outgoing Ambassador Promotes Caribbean Unity

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If there is one thing outgoing Ambassador of Cuba to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peña wishes to be remembered for, it is for promoting the Caribbean as ‘one’. He stressed this during a farewell reception recently held by the Cuban Embassy of Barbados in his honour at Hotel PomMarine, the Hospitality Institute of the Barbados Community College. “Cuba is not Cuba …

Barbados And Switzerland Discuss Relations

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There is potential for Barbados and Switzerland to deepen their bilateral relations. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, identified tourism and health as areas for possible cooperation, during a recent courtesy call by Ambassador of Switzerland to Barbados, Didier Chassot. Stating that Barbados and Switzerland enjoyed a good relationship, Dr. Walcott said this country “recognized …