CARICOM Officials Visit Turks & Caicos & The Bahamas

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(Pictured above) Damage to homes in the Turks and Caicos Islands following the passage of two Category 5 hurricanes. (S. St. Hill/BGIS) When an RSS2 aircraft touched down at the Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands a few weeks ago, it was the continuation of a series of visits to the various islands severely impacted by the …

AG Urges Drivers To Be Careful

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Please be more careful on the roads! Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made this appeal after officially opening the Black Rock Police Station Annex on Monday. Describing the opening as a “bitter sweet moment”, Mr. Brathwaite urged members of the public to exercise more caution on the roads following Sunday night’s fatal crash in St. Philip, which claimed the …

Reform Necessary For Postal Service

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(Left to right) Secretary General of the Caribbean Postal Union, Allan Wayne Smith; UPU Director General, Bishar Hussein and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite at the 3rd Council of Ministers of Postal Affairs Conference at the Accra Beach Resort. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Amidst calls for the reform of the postal service worldwide, regional governments have been cautioned to ensure that any …

Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan Approved

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Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan has been approved by Cabinet. This was disclosed recently by Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley, during a church service at the First Baptist Church to mark the 21st anniversary of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). Under the plan, Mr. Lashley said the NCSA, as the drug authority, would be better poised to …

Online Shopping Opens Future For Post Office

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(Stock Photo) The Barbados Postal Service is being urged to cash in on the increase in online shopping and the benefits that can be derived through ecommerce. Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley, made this call, while noting the post office had a clear advantage over other mail couriers when moving smaller parcels. He was at the time delivering …