Honorary Consul Appointed For T&T

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For the first time, Barbados has appointed an Honorary Consul in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He is Dental Surgeon, Dr. Roosevelt Rock, a Barbadian living and practising dentistry in Trinidad for almost two decades. Dr. Rock is currently in Barbados and recently paid a courtesy call on Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, …

Barbados & Cyprus Sign Agreement

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Barbados’ High Commissioner to Britain, Guy Hewitt; and High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Barbados, Euripides Evriviades, recently signed a Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income. The Agreement will facilitate investment, trade and investment flows between the two countries, as well as foster closer social …

Foreign Minister Thanks UK Envoy

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean, has thanked the new British High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas, for the United Kingdom’s (UK) assistance with the Regional Security System (RSS) and the training of local law enforcement and military officials. Senator McClean told the envoy that the UK had been doing “very good work” and its assistance would continue to …

LAC Director General Meets Foreign Minister

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The challenges confronting vulnerable states were high on the agenda when Director General of the Latin America and Caribbean Affairs Bureau (LAC), Yassushi Takase, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean, at her Culloden Road office. Senator McClean stated that she was pleased that the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was …

A High Commissioner For A Day

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Two young people were recently given the opportunity to experience a day in the life of the High Commissioner, after winning a regional competition hosted by the Canadian High Commission. Nineteen-year-old Antiguan, Rose-marie Reynolds, and 16-year-old Christopher Brathwaite from Barbados, placed first and second respectively, which led them to hold the posts of High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner. Senator …

French Envoy Visits Foreign Ministry

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Safety and security within the region was one of the main discussion points when France’s new Ambassador to Barbados, Philippe Ardanaz, met recently with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Cecile Humphrey, noted that regional countries which promote tourism and encourage persons to visit their islands must “work around the clock” …

Scholarship Opportunity In Russia

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The Government of the Russian Federation is offering Barbadians a scholarship in the area of Linguistics and Literary Studies. The scholarship is applicable for the academic year 2017 to 2018, and persons interesting in applying should do so online at russia.study/en, by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. One-year Russian language courses will be available for beginners. For more information, persons may visit …

New Envoy Presents Credentials

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Barbados’ new Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Selwin Hart, presented his credentials to the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, at its headquarters in Washington DC, on Monday. During the ceremony, Ambassador Hart reaffirmed his country´s commitment to the regional body. “We see the OAS as the premier multilateral organization of the Americas, working to maintain peace …

Selwin Hart Appointed US Ambassador

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Senior Foreign Service Officer in the Barbados Foreign Service, Selwin Hart, has been appointed Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of the American States. He replaces John Beale. Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, Mr. Hart has served at home and abroad. He was posted as Counselor at the Permanent …

Gender Equality Focus Of Discussions

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Although excelling academically, women still have a greater role to play when it comes to leadership. That was the view expressed by Executive Director of UN Women, Madame Phumzile Mlambo-Ngeuka, when she recently visited this country’s Foreign Minister, Senator Maxine McClean, at her Culloden Road office. Also present at the meeting was Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas …