Minister Discusses Reform With UN Official

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, recently received a courtesy call from UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Luis Lopez Calva. During the meeting, they discussed matters related to the UN Reform, possible implications it may have on Barbados, the vulnerability of small island developing states, and climate …

Barbados Remains Committed To Working With US

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Barbados remains committed to enhancing its relationship with the United States (US). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this clear during a recent courtesy call by the US Department of State’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Affairs, Julie Chung. She was accompanied by US Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela; Director of …

Commitment To Strengthening Cuba-Barbados Relations

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Cuba and Barbados intend to strengthen the relations they have maintained since 1972. This was emphasized recently when new Cuban Ambassador Sergio Pastrana paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, at his office on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Minister Walcott, in acknowledging Cuba’s involvement in various projects on the island, said …

Barbados And China Agree To Deepen Cooperation

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Barbados and the People’s Republic of China agreed on Thursday to expand and deepen relations, as the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. Signing on behalf of Barbados, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, said that the implementation of this memorandum would enable Barbados to …

UN Resident Coordinator Presents Credentials

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The recently appointed United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator to Barbados, Dider Trebucq, presented his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, today. During the courtesy call at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael, they discussed several matters, including global warming, the graduation system for countries and the reform of the UN Development System. …

Minister Walcott: Explore Suriname Opportunities

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, has urged the Barbadian business community to pursue opportunities in Suriname. His appeal came during a recent courtesy call by President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Ezra Prescod, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Mr. Prescod was …

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 …