Prime Minister: Use Savings To Grow Economy

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley believes that money in savings accounts should be used to help this country get out of the current economic challenges. Ms. Mottley expressed this view on Friday night when she delivered the feature address at the Enterprise Growth Fund Limited’s (EGFL) 21st anniversary and unveiling ceremony and cocktail reception at its Barbarees, St. Michael, headquarters. …

Barbados Wants To Train More Nurses

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Barbados is placing itself in a position to assist in filling the global shortage of nurses. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said Government was interested in developing a partnership between the Barbados Community College and the Chamberlain College of Nursing, which is a subsidiary of Adtalem Global Education. Ms. Mottley made the comments over the weekend, as she delivered the …

Prime Minister’s Christmas Message 2018

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Christmas Message by the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Barbados. Good morning all in Barbados today. Christmas is always a very special time for Barbadians. It is a time for celebration, a time to honour our traditions both cultural and religious and a time for inward reflection. We must remind ourselves every day how blessed we are as …

PM: Let’s Join Forces To Combat Climate Change

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley wants Caribbean states to join forces with countries outside the region to combat the challenge of climate change. Speaking during a courtesy call with French Ambassador to Barbados, Philippe Ardanaz on Wednesday, the Prime Minister submitted: “We can’t continue to address disaster from the prism of CARICOM or island states only. There are also a …

Prime Minister’s End of Year Ministerial Statement

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Click here to download the Ministerial Statement delivered by the Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. during the 24th Sitting of the House of Assembly on December 18, 2018. See also: READ MORE Prime Minister: Use Savings To Grow Econ… anemptytextlline READ MORE Barbados Wants To Train More Nurses anemptytextlline READ MORE Prime Minister’s Christmas Message 2018 anemptytextlline READ MORE PM: Let’s …

Plantation Houses Urged To Repurpose Operations

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Plantation houses across Barbados need to be the subject of a deliberate plan, whether it is international business, as living museums or places for different types of activity as it relates to heritage assets for tourism. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made that charge last night, as she addressed the recommissioning of the Coffey Still at Mount Gay Rum in …

Airport Workers To Become Shareholders

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Workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA) are being offered the opportunity to become shareholders in that company in an arrangement which will also see the airport being run by a concessionaire. In a meeting with the workers on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley revealed that significant infrastructural work was coming to the airport and Government was …

Social Partnership Pleased With Gov’t’s Progress

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Members of the Social Partnership have expressed satisfaction with the progress Barbados has made so far under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme. Stakeholders from public and private sector agencies met at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Monday for an update on the country’s progress, as Phase 2 of the BERT programme comes to an end, and …

CARICOM To Include Labour & Private Sector

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In the foreseeable future, the private sector and the labour movement will be fully integrated into virtually all of the planning and decision making structures of CARICOM. This disclosure came today from Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, at a press conference held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give an update about developments coming out of the 18th …

Plans To Help Children With Behavioural Problems

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There are plans to create a residential facility for school children with behavioural problems for whom long-term intervention may be necessary, but it will not happen immediately. News of this came from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley last Saturday, as she addressed a ceremony to officially open the Thrive Family Centre, a psychiatric facility for children, located on the grounds …