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 …

New Honorary Consul Of Spain In Barbados

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A new Honorary Consul of Spain in Barbados has been appointed. She is Connie Smith, Managing Director of Tricor Caribbean Limited and a past president of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA). She replaces Mrs. Mandy Chandler, who served in that capacity from April 2009 to August 2017. Like Ms. Smith, she is an experienced business executive. Ms. Smith was …

McClean Holds Talks With South African Envoy

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The use of agreements to create a framework to deepen relations was the main focus when High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, Xoliswa Nomathamsanqa Ngwevela, recently paid her second courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, at her Culloden Road, St. Michael office. The High Commissioner informed Minister McClean that South Africa …

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 …