Panama Day Message 2018

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Panama Day Message 2018 By Minister Of Foreign Affairs And Foreign Trade Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott August 15 is the day that Barbados commemorates the inauguration of the Panama Canal.  This day, called “Panama Day”, serves as a tribute to the many Barbadians who travelled to Panama to provide the much needed labour required to facilitate the construction of the …

Barbados Committed To The OAS

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The Government of Barbados is committed to the Organization of American States (OAS) and is thankful for its invaluable work on the island. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this known to OAS Representative to Barbados, Francis McBarnett, during a recent courtesy call at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Minister Walcott singled …

Minister Walcott Lauds Third Generation Barbadian

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Sheila Wilkinson, a third generation Barbadian from Panama, has been lauded by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott for her efforts in strengthening relations between Barbados and Panama. Minister Walcott expressed appreciation to Mrs. Wilkinson for assistance to Government officials, school groups, artistes and other Barbadian nationals who have visited Panama over the years. He …

Barbados & Morrocco Draft Memorandum

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Barbadian and Moroccan officials have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on technical cooperation aimed at widening the areas in which both countries could collaborate. This followed a recent high-level meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, on Culloden Road, St Michael, between government officials from Barbados and Morocco. The sectors represented at the meeting were agriculture, …

Barbados-UK Relationship Remains Strong

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, has indicated that the relationship between Barbados and the United Kingdom (UK) remains strong. He made this assertion recently during a courtesy call with British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Janet Douglas, at his Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Acknowledging that the UK was undergoing …

Barbados Values Its Relationship With China

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Barbados recognises the value of its relationship with China. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion during a recent courtesy call by Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Yan Xiusheng, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott thanked the Ambassador for his country’s support in providing scholarships and training …

WHO Suggests A Multi-Sectorial Approach

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Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Joy St. John, has urged Barbados to take a multi-sectorial approach to climate change, health and other environmental issues. She made these recommendations recently during a joint-ministerial courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Jerome Walcott. He was joined by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. …

New Zealand Ambassador Bids Barbados Farewell

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The establishment of a resident High Commission in Barbados by New Zealand provides both countries with the opportunity to deepen and enhance bilateral relations. This was one of the conclusions drawn during a farewell courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, by outgoing High Commissioner of New Zealand to Barbados, Jan Henderson, held …

Discussion On Language Training Possibilities

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Barbados and Argentina are examining the possibility of developing a programme aimed at enhancing the skills of teachers to teach English and Spanish as a second language. This was discussed today when Ambassador of Argentina, Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, …

Canadian Envoy Calls On Foreign Minister

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Matters of mutual interest were discussed when High Commissioner of Canada to Barbados, Marie Legault, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott. The meeting took place recently at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott underscored Barbados’ long-standing relationship with Canada and assured the High Commissioner that Government would …