Statement On Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants In The UK

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Statement By CARICOM Heads of Mission To The UK On Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants Among the many outstanding individuals who call the United Kingdom (UK) home; several have either migrated from the Commonwealth Caribbean or can trace their ancestry to migrants, who, at the behest of the “mother country,” came by ship to answer the …

Statement On The Passing Of Consul General Colin Mayers

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Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on the passing of Consul General of Barbados at Miami, Colin Mayers. It is with deep regret and sadness that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade informs of the passing of the Hon. Colin Mayers, Consul General of Barbados at Miami, Florida, USA. Consul General Mayers served as …

Ambassador Jackman Presents Credentials

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Barbados’ newly appointed Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), François Jackman has presented copies of his credentials to the Deputy Director-General of the Protocol Department of the PRC Foreign Ministry, Wang Lutong. The Ambassador took up office in Beijing last week, and the presentation of credentials paves the way for the diplomat to commence his work.  The informal …

International Book Fair In Havana, Cuba

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The Caribbean will get the opportunity to be exposed to more aspects of Cuban literary culture and other areas of the arts during the 27th edition of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. The event, themed: Leer es crecer (Reading is Growing), began yesterday, Thursday, February 1, and is being held in the Fortress of San Carlos de La …

Barbados’ Potable Water Safe

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The potable water supply in Barbados is safe and meets the standards of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) drinking water guidelines. This assurance came today from Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean and Minister of Health, John Boyce, at a joint press conference held in the wake of a health alert from the United States Embassy in Barbados. The …

Consular Corps Vital To Diplomatic Relations

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Dean of the Consular Corps, Selwyn Smith, believes that honorary consuls work assiduously to strengthen relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and government. He made the comment while praising the Corps for its work, during a reception at Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, last night. Mr. Smith noted that the Consular Corps had also sought to …

Government Establishing National CBRN Plan

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The Ministry of Health is in the process of creating a National CBRN Contingency Plan for Barbados to protect its environment and citizens against Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, made this disclosure recently while addressing a three-day VERTIC workshop on National Legislation for the Implementation of CBRN International …

Minister Bids Farewell To UNICEF Rep

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently bid farewell to the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Representative for the Eastern Caribbean, Khin-Sandi Lwin. Ms. Lwin stated that she had a “rewarding six years in office” and hoped that during her tenure, UNICEF would have been responsive and understanding to Barbados’ needs. She also applauded this country’s …

Evacuees Urged To Call Foreign Ministry

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is asking Barbadians evacuated from countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to contact the Ministry, urgently. The Ministry is seeking to gather information to further facilitate the evacuation of Barbadians who are still stranded in the following hurricane affected areas – Anguilla, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, …

Barbadian Students Safe After Irma

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All of the Barbadian students who are presently residing in Cuba, attending educational institutions in that country have been accounted for and are reported to be safe. This information was relayed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade by Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba today, following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma, which had, a few days earlier …