Immigration Department Responds To Rijo Case

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All efforts are being made to repatriate Juan Abraham Ramirez Rijo to the Dominican Republic. But, to date, those efforts have been hampered as Mr. Rijo has no identification or travel documents to confirmed his identity or nationality. This is according to a statement from Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, in response to claims from Mr. Rijo that he was …

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 …

Barbados Appoints Two New Diplomats

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Barbados has appointed two new diplomats. They are High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Milton Inniss, and Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Tonika Sealy-Thompson. High Commissioner Inniss holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from Reading University, UK, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. For 34 years, he has worked in …

Foreign Trade Division Meets With Private Sector

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Barbados is pushing ahead in its quest to expand trade to create economic growth by hosting consultations with representatives of the island’s private sector. The Foreign Trade Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has been hosting these meetings with the aim of sensitizing stakeholders about decisions taken by CARICOM Governments at the 47th COTED Meeting, held …

Officials Discuss Free Movement Of Skills

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Barbadian and other CARICOM officials met today via video conference to see how best to look at the free movement of skills, and the facilitation of travel for CARICOM nationals. The video conference link-up was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Culloden Road, and was a follow-up on initiatives taken by the Heads of Government of …

Grace Adams Suite Guidelines Online

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has released a booklet on the procedures for use of the Grace Adams Suite, government’s diplomatic VIP lounge at the airport. Produced by the Office of Protocol, the booklet outlines eligible Barbadians and non-Barbadians entitled to use the lounge.  It also includes the rules governing its use. An electronic version of the …

Travel Tips For Hurricane Season

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Barbadians travelling in the region, especially between June 1 and November 30, should be mindful that a natural disaster could occur and should be knowledgeable about where to turn to and be prepared for any eventuality. According to former Head of the Consular Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Natalie Cox,  if an overseas territory is affected by …

Barbados To Maintain Harmonious US Relations

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, has stated that Barbados will continue to work assiduously to maintain its harmonious relationship with the United States (US). He made this statement recently during a courtesy call by US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, at his office on Culloden Road, St. Michael. During the meeting, the officials discussed the South …

Foreign Affairs Minister Meets With CXC’s Registrar

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The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a critical institution to CARICOM and, as a result, Barbados is interested in its effective longevity and functioning. This was one of the conclusions reached following a recent courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, by CXC Registrar, Glenroy Cumberbatch. Mr. Cumberbatch shared the CXC’s plans to …

Marshall-Harris Elected To Rights Committee

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Barbados has secured a seat on the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) for the term 2019 to 2023 through candidate, Faith Marshall-Harris. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that Mrs. Marshall-Harris secured one of the nine vacant seats, following today’s elections at the 17th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention, held at …