Gov’t Focusing On Improving Business Facilitation

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is actively exploring ways of improving business facilitation and this country’s competitiveness.  This assurance came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he delivered remarks at the launch of the 11th European Development Fund’s (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme, earlier today, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Stuart said that small open developing countries needed to earn foreign …

Prime Minister Receives Wilson Memoir

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Barbadian author, Cynthia Wilson, presented Prime Minister Freundel Stuart with a copy of her memoir, Whispering Of The Trees, at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Ilaro Court, last Wednesday. The memoir and its sequel, Listen To The Hills, join two collections of poetry and two short story collections, authored by Mrs. Wilson. The writer, who is also an acclaimed actress, …

Education Vital To Human Resources

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The over BDS $10 million in teaching material handed over recently by the People’s Republic of China to the Government and People of Barbados is significant in more than one way. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart underlined this in his address to those gathered at the hand-over ceremony, at the Ministry of Education’s Elsie Payne Complex headquarters. Included among these were …

PM Honoured By Keble College

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. The Governing Body of Keble College, Oxford University, at its meeting on March 8, 2017, elected Mr. Stuart as one of its Honorary Fellows with effect from Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Prime Minister has accepted the conferment of the Honorary Fellowship by Keble …

PM Thanks China For Its Support

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded the contribution of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados over the last four decades. Speaking today at the hand-over ceremony at the Elsie Payne Complex of teaching material by China to his Government, Prime Minister Stuart said: “The relationship has worked very, very well, and the decision that Barbados took 40 years ago …

Two Working Groups Set Up

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Two Working Groups comprising representatives of Government, the Central Bank, labour and the private sector have been set up to discuss Barbados’ Foreign Reserves and Fiscal Deficit situations, and submit recommendations in two weeks to Chairman of the Social Partnership, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. This disclosure came today from Mr. Stuart as he addressed the full Social Partnership meeting at …

Prime Minister Praises BTMI & BTPA

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart poses with Scarlet Moradians who is on her 135th visit to Barbados. (A.Miller/BGIS) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) for carrying out their mandate admirably. Mr. Stuart’s commendation came last evening as he hosted the third Repeat Visitors’ Reception for the year, at …

PM To Chair Full Partnership Meeting

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will chair a meeting of the full Social Partnership this Friday, March 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Introductory remarks will be delivered by Prime Minister Stuart; Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert; President of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations …

Prime Minister Challenges Workers

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has challenged individuals at all levels of the private and public sectors to bring excellence into their workplaces. Mr. Stuart, who was at the time addressing Monday’s launch of the 2017 Week of Excellence at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, also called on Chief Executive Officers, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments to do …

Launch Of PDP Meetings On Friday

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Over 150 senior government officials, stakeholders and representatives of private sector and non-governmental organisations will get an opportunity to hear about and offer feedback on the proposed polices set out in the draft amended Physical Development Plan (PDP). The Town and Country Development Planning Office will be launching its community meetings on the amendment to the PDP this Friday, February …