McClean Meets South African Envoy

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

High Commissioner-Designate of the Republic of South Africa, Xoliswa Nomathamsanqa Ngwevela, believes that there is a lot of potential between the African and Caribbean regions and that it was important “to have some kind of presence” in the Caribbean. Ambassador Nomathamsanqa Ngwevela shared this with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean recently, during a courtesy call …

Israel Keen On Closer Barbados Ties

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Ambassador of the State of Israel, Mordehai Amihai Bivas, believes there is a lot that can be done bilaterally between Israel and Barbados, and by extension, the region. During a recent courtesy call with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, Mr. Bivas disclosed that Israel was ready to “do more and invest more”, as Barbados is …

Schools To Discuss Climate Change

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Twenty students from George Lamming Primary School will have the opportunity to form relations with a Washington-based elementary school next week. This is when the Embassy of Barbados in Washington DC, organises an online link-up on Friday, June 9, between the Barbadian students and their overseas counterparts from Watkins Elementary School in the USA. The event, which will be held in the IT Lab at …

Senator McClean Meets Madame Fu Ying

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese Congress, Madame Fu Ying, recently paid Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, a visit, and expressed her country’s appreciation for Barbados’ support over the years. Senator McClean also expressed gratitude to the Government and people of China for their commitment and continued support to the Caribbean and …

Very Productive Relationship With China

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Relations between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China have been very productive over the years, yet there is scope for even greater cooperation, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. She was speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning at the opening ceremony of Celebrating Forty Years of Diplomatic Relations: Achievements, Opportunities and …

Foreign Minister Meets WHO Candidate

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently met with Dr. David Nabarro, the United Kingdom’s candidate for Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). During their brief meeting, Senator McClean disclosed that health accounted for “a significant percentage” of Barbados’ budget. She added that 60 per cent was spent on combating Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which she …

COFCOR Focused On Strengthening CARICOM

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) concluded today, with what has been described as “enriching” dialogue geared at developing strategies to strengthen the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Chairman of the conference, Senator Maxine McClean, noted that Member States were cognisant of the shifting global political landscape, and …

Incoming COFCOR Chair Stresses Unity

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The present and future global environment demand that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engages in a process of “evaluation, revision and consolidation”. This advice was given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, while addressing the opening ceremony of the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, …

COFCOR Meeting Opens Tomorrow

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) will open tomorrow, Thursday, May 18, in Frangipani Room at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 9:00 a.m. Incoming chairperson of the COFCOR, Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, will deliver the feature address, while outgoing Chairman, …

Barbados To Host COFCOR Meeting

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

Ministers of Foreign Affairs from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will gather in Barbados from May 18 to 19 for the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR). The meeting will be chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and will comprise Ministers responsible for the Foreign Affairs of CARICOM Member …