Work On Wildey Gym On Track

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Come July 2017, Barbadians can look forward to having a newly-renovated Wildey Gymnasium. This projection came today from Minister with responsibility for Sports, Stephen Lashley, who spoke to members of the media following a tour of the Gymnasium at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Mr. Lashley noted that in spite of some delays, the construction team from the People’s Republic …

B’dos-China Visa Waiver Agreement Signed

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Citizens of Barbados and the People’s Republic of China can now enter each other’s territory with an ordinary passport and no entry visa, following the signing today of a Visa Waiver Agreement. The agreement, which follows the initialling of a reciprocal agreement three years ago that removed visa requirements for holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service passports, was officially signed …

Education Vital To Human Resources

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The over BDS $10 million in teaching material handed over recently by the People’s Republic of China to the Government and People of Barbados is significant in more than one way. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart underlined this in his address to those gathered at the hand-over ceremony, at the Ministry of Education’s Elsie Payne Complex headquarters. Included among these were …

$10 Million Education Boost From China

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From left to right: Commercial Counsellor, China’s Embassy in Barbados, Zhang Xiu; China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Education Minister, Ronald Jones; and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, looking at some of the teaching materials which were donated today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Education in Barbados has been bolstered with a donation of some BDS $10 …

PM Thanks China For Its Support

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded the contribution of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados over the last four decades. Speaking today at the hand-over ceremony at the Elsie Payne Complex of teaching material by China to his Government, Prime Minister Stuart said: “The relationship has worked very, very well, and the decision that Barbados took 40 years ago …

Barbados & China Sign Agreement

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China will provide Barbados with aid to the tune of BDS $15 Million (50 million CNY), to fund the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at St. Lucy, and the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Centre of Food Security and Entrepreneurship. This was disclosed on Wednesday when Chinese Ambassador, Wang Ke; and Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald …

Barbados & China To Sign Agreement

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Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, will sign an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation, this Wednesday, January 18, on behalf of the Government of Barbados, with the People’s Republic of China. It will provide aid for the HOPE Agricultural Institute in St. Lucy and The Project for the Centre of Food Security and Entrepreneurship. The signing …

Officials Sign Military Aid Protocol

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wang Ke, on Monday, signed a protocol between the Barbados Defence Force and the People’s Liberation Army of China. During the signing, which took place in the Ministry’s conference room, Senator McClean explained that the initialisation of the document followed …

Visa Waiver Agreement With China

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Cabinet recently approved a reciprocal Visa Waiver Agreement between the Governments of Barbados and the People’s Republic of China to include holders of ordinary passports. This announcement was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, during a ceremony to sign the protocol for the Provision of Military Aid Gratis to Barbados, on Monday. She added …

QEH To Receive Chinese Support

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Health care professionals at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will soon receive a welcomed boost, when eight Chinese practitioners arrive in Barbados to provide support in a number of critical areas. Acting Minister of Health, Senator Patrick Todd, made this disclosure recently during the official signing ceremony at the Ministry of Health’s headquarters for the provision of technical assistance between …