Barbados & Canada Hold Bilateral Meeting

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Barbados’ deep and long friendship with Canada was underscored today when Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Trudeau said he was looking forward to talking with Ms. Mottley about the opportunities they have to work together. “There are significant challenges that …

PM Mottley Participates In UN Meetings

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will address the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Meeting on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Monday, September 24. The programme of the high‑level meeting will reflect three action areas: building momentum and political support at all levels; stepping up engagement with the private sector; and making the most of innovative solutions …

Children To Learn Mandarin Chinese

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Children in primary and secondary schools in Barbados could be learning Mandarin in their classrooms in the future. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley hinted at this Wednesday night when she addressed a reception to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, at Hilton Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael. Ms. Mottley told the audience that …

Prime Minister Mottley: mMoney Pilot Soon

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Government will soon introduce a mMoney pilot programme. This disclosure came today from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, as she addressed Bitt’s Annual Central Bank Meets Blockchain Conference, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Ms. Mottley told the large audience that with the introduction of the pilot, Government would be taking another step into the future. “Our people want digital money …

Several Meetings For PM Mottley At US Summit

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has been participating in a number of events at the September 12 to 14 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, USA, which ends today. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mottley participated in the breakfast meeting Changing the Climate Conversation: Enabling Women’s Participation to Advance Climate Justice, at the Green Room at the War Memorial. It …

Prime Minister Mottley Welcomes New Investment

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has welcomed the announcement that Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), an international timeshare company, has invested in the Crane Resort. Ms. Mottley’s comments came during a press conference at Government Headquarters today after owner and Managing Director of the Crane Resorts, Paul Doyle, announced the transaction with HGV, which is valued at US$54 million.  This deal …

Barbados & IMF Reach Staff Level Agreement

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Government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached a Staff Level Agreement. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made the announcement today during a press conference at Government Headquarters, after the wrap-up meeting with the IMF. Ms. Mottley said it was an extraordinary achievement by Barbados to reach this point with the IMF in three months, stating that some countries …

Statement By Chairman, CSME Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

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Today, the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CSME met and yesterday the Council of Finance ministers (COFAP) met. Prime Minister Browne chaired the COFAP meeting. With respect to the Single Market and Single Economy consultations at the sub-committee [level], we took some decisions today to recommend to the full conference of Heads [of Government] because our committee is a body …

CARICOM Heads Make Recommendations

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CARICOM Heads of Government have made a number of recommendations for consideration at the next Heads of Government conference, which they hope will make the business of living and working in the region much more viable for all. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday, as she made a statement at the conclusion of the caucus of …