Early Childhood Education Key To Gov’t

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Government remains committed to the development of early childhood education in Barbados, and this is reflected in the various initiatives it continues to put in place. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart reiterated this commitment recently when outgoing UNICEF Representative, Khin-Sandi Lwin, and her successor, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. The Prime Minister said: “The demand …

Areas Spain Could Assist Barbados

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified renewable energy, tourism and culture as possible areas of collaboration between Barbados and Spain. Mr. Stuart made the comments recently when Spain’s new Ambassador to Barbados, Javier Fernandez Carbajosa, and Honorary Consul, Mandy Chandler, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. Explaining that renewable energy was very important to Barbados, the Prime Minister …

PM To Attend IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will lead a five-member delegation to the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit, which will be held in Belize on Wednesday, October 25. The delegates will include Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and her Permanent Secretary, Cecile Humphrey; and Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Morris. A New Cooperation Paradigm is the theme of the high-level …

A Call For Closer Ties With Africa

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart believes the Caribbean and the African continent need to forge closer relations. According to him, the links were already there and it was now necessary to build on them. “There is more that unites us than divides us,” Mr. Stuart said recently, when author Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, an African American with Caribbean roots, paid him …

PM Pays Tribute To Sir Clifford

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described former Governor General, the late Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands, as “an asset to the public life of Barbados”, who rendered “impressive service” to the country. Mr. Stuart made the comments today while extending heartfelt condolences to Sir Clifford’s bereaved family on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados. “With his passing, an era …

Prime Minister Signs Maritime Boundaries Agreement

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his St. Lucian counterpart, Prime Minister Allen Chastenet, today signed a treaty establishing a maritime boundary agreement between the two countries. The signing was completed in the margins of the Thirty-eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), now wrapping up in St. George’s, Grenada. In a statement …

Focus On Economies & Security At Summit

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Issues relating to the region’s economies and security will be the focus when deliberations begin at the Thirty-eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), today, Wednesday, July 5. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, ahead of the start of the business sessions …

Tourists Saluted For 424 Visits To B’dos

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Four tourists who visited Barbados 424 times were saluted last night, when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hosted the fourth and final 2017 Reception for Repeat Visitors at Ilaro Court, his official residence. Those visitors were Joseph Murphy and Edward Thal, who came 103 times; Marita Regan, who visited 108 times; and Thomas Regan, her husband, who was on his 110th …

Barbadians Urged To Be Forgiving

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has urged Barbadians to embrace the lesson of forgiveness from the life of the late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Mr. Stuart offered this advice last night while delivering remarks during the ceremony to officially open the Mandela Freedom Park, at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The Prime Minister told …

Barbadians Urged To Confront Any Obstacles

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has urged Barbadians to continue to be prepared to confront those obstacles which will appear in their path from time to time. Mr. Stuart reminded his audience today at the Labour Marches On! – A Tribute to the Icons of the Labour Movement that on our path towards nationhood 50 years ago, there were doubts that …