Agriculture Sector Critical To This Region

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of the agriculture sector, describing it as “critical” to this region. Ms. Mottley made the comments today after visiting the headquarters of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) in Suriname. She had earlier toured the Central Market with Suriname’s President, Desiré Bouterse, as part of her three-day visit …

SDG Gallery To Be Launched At Museum

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will partner with the United Nations Subregional Team for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States next Monday, November 19, to launch an interactive, mobile gallery showcasing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 SDGs, otherwise known as the Global Goals, form a cohesive, integrated and indivisible package of global aspirations that the world commits to …

Prime Minister Mottley On Official Visit To Suriname

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is paying an official three-day visit to the Republic of Suriname from today, Wednesday, November 14, to Friday, November 16. President of Suriname, Desiré Bouterse, has invited Ms. Mottley to visit the South American country. Ms. Mottley has underscored the importance of her visit, saying relations between the two countries would be strengthened. “Closer cooperation …

National Independence Service This Sunday

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The National Independence Service of Thanksgiving, which is expected to be one of the highlights of Barbados’ 52nd anniversary of Independence celebrations will be held this Sunday, November 18, at the Wildey Gymnasium, under the theme Building Together- One Barbados. Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason; Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley; Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson; Cabinet Ministers; other Members of …

Government Committed Innovative Technologies

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Government is committed to accommodating the most innovative technologies in finance. But, according to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, it would be done in a way that would never bring “contagion and risk” to the people of Barbados with respect to their savings. Ms. Mottley made the comments recently at the mMoney Sandbox Press Conference at Bitt’s Headquarters, Wildey, St. …

Prime Minister Participates In Regional Meetings

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will take part in four overseas meetings over the next few days. Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30, Ms. Mottley will participate in a special meeting on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy with President of the Republic of Haiti, Jouvenel Moïse, in Port-Au-Prince. In addition, she will attend the University of the West Indies’ Finance and …

Barbados Receives US $75 Million Loan

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The Government of Barbados has received a policy-based loan of US$75 million from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). The Board of Directors of the CDB approved the loan, which will support the implementation of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) Plan. The money will also support Government’s programme, which includes revenue administration and collection, expenditure and debt management, public …

PM Not Happy With Execution Of Exercise

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has again expressed disappointment with the way in which the retrenchment exercise in the public service is being executed. Ms. Mottley made the comments today in response to a question from the media during a brief ceremony for Government and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to sign a policy-based loan. The Prime Minister said: “Am …

Government’s Debt Restructuring Programme Key

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has emphasized the importance of the recently negotiated debt restructuring programme, saying it has saved the country in a number of ways. Ms. Mottley made the comments last evening when members of staff and students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, had “A Conversation with the Prime Minister”, in Lecture Theatre …

Upcoming Projects Will Produce Jobs

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Some displaced public workers should find employment in a number of upcoming projects. Word of this has come from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said $100 million in road works would be executed as a result of loans from the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and CAF. She listed some of the other projects as a $900 million …