We Gatherin’ Schedule

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We Gatherin’ Barbados 2020 is a year-long campaign which gives citizens an opportunity to recommit to the core Barbadian values that define us as a proud, caring, industrious people, with an outstanding tradition of excellence. This is according to Dr. Allyson Leacock, who gave some background to the initiative at the launch – We Gatherin’ Barbados 2020 –  in Parliament’s …

PM Mottley Pays Tribute To Late Agronomist

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Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley has paid tribute to the late Agronomist, Dr. Frances Chandler, who passed away earlier today, describing her as an outstanding agronomist. “It is with shock and sadness that I learnt of the passing of Dr. Frances Chandler. She was a distinguished daughter of the soil who displayed a singular passion for her chosen field of …

Come Home Bajans In 2020

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has urged Barbadians living across the world to come home for 2020. Ms. Mottley made the appeal tonight at the launch of We Gatherin’ Barbados 2020 in Parliament’s Courtyard before a large crowd, including those “watch parties” of Barbadians and friends in Geneva, New York, Beijing, Canada, Washington and Australia. The Prime Minister told her …

Barbadians Urged To Help Young People

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on all Barbadians to embrace the country’s youth and help them to chart a positive course. Ms. Mottley made the call today as she delivered the feature address at the opening of the Barbados Association of Office Professionals’ (BAOP) 22nd Annual Conference, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The Prime Minister said young …

Statement On The Passing Of President George H.W. Bush

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Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley has issued a statement on the passing of President George Bush. Following is the text of the statement. “It is with a sense of regret that we in Barbados note the passing of the 41st president of the United States, the late George Herbert Walker Bush. Mr. Bush, who served with …

Rihanna – Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

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Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that Government was honoured to be able to confer the title on this outstanding Barbadian who has contributed significantly to raising the island’s profile across the world. “Rihanna …

PM: Barbados Can Get Out Of Economic Situation

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is confident that Barbados can get out of its economic troubles and become “fiscally fit”. Ms. Mottley expressed this view on Thursday during a media briefing at Government Headquarters, at which she introduced five members of Government’s economic team. Subsequently, the team delivered a presentation on the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Programme. Ms. …

CSME Meeting To Address A Range Of Issues

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A number of issues will be on the agenda next week when CARICOM heads meet in Barbados for the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and the Economy (CSME) on Wednesday, September 5. These were discussed during a national preparatory meeting with high-level Government officials chaired by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley at the …

Prime Minister: No Massive Layoffs

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has given the country the assurance that 4,000 workers will not be laid off. Ms. Mottley insisted that Government was trying to make sure that the consequences of any adjustment and transformation would be as minimal as possible. The Prime Minister made these comments on Saturday during a question-and-answer session after delivering the feature address …

Government To Spend Millions On Training

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Government will spend at least $30 million a year on training for the next four years. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this disclosure today as she delivered the feature address at the 77th Annual Delegates’ Conference of the Barbados Workers’ Union, at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael. Ms. Mottley told her large audience that the entire public and …