International Book Fair In Havana, Cuba

Julie Carrington Ministry News

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 …

Honorary Consul Appointed For T&T

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

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 …