Prime Minister: Sports Being Pushed In Barbados

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is in the process of taking a number of steps to propel sports in Barbados. This disclosure came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who described sports as a “new economic frontier” while delivering the feature address at the official naming ceremony of the Briar Hall Recreational Facility in Christ Church, last Friday night. The new name is the Maurice …

General Elections On May 24

bgis banner, Top Stories

General elections will be held in Barbados on Thursday, May 24, and Nomination Day is set for Monday, May 7. The dates were announced today by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who said he had officially notified Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason. See also: READ MORE Gov’t House Takes Part In May Measuremen… anemptytextlline READ MORE Prime Minister: Sports Being Pushed …

Prime Minister Stuart Lauds Public Service

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has again praised the public service, saying that if it continues to pursue standards of excellence and put the service of the public in the forefront, then Barbados will make greater leaps forward. Mr. Stuart said that while public servants should pay due attention to the need for expediting their decision-making, they should not sacrifice the …

Prime Minister Meets With Czech Republic Envoy

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified organic farming and health and wellness tourism as possible areas of cooperation for Barbados and the Czech Republic. Mr. Stuart expressed this view recently when Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Barbados, Vladimír Eisenbruk, paid him a courtesy call at Government Headquarters. Permanent Secretary, Ruth Blackman, was also present during the …

Discrimination Against Haiti Must Stop

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

The Government of Barbados is concerned that citizens of Haiti have to obtain visas in order to travel to a number of CARICOM Member States. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure on Tuesday, as the Twenty-Ninth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community wrapped up in Port-au-Prince. Mr. Stuart contended: “Barbados has always …

PM Stuart: Only Four Members Recognise CCJ

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Barbados thinks it is unacceptable that, to date, only four CARICOM Member States have the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as their appellate jurisdiction. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this clear on Tuesday as he spoke with the Barbados Government Information Service, as the Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) came …

Tourism Plan Outlined At CARICOM Meeting

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

This year’s Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional CARICOM conference has adopted a concrete tourism marketing plan that is designed to place Member States on an upward trajectory. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure on Tuesday as he spoke with the Barbados Government Information Service on the final day of the annual summit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mr. Stuart said the initiative was important …

Prime Minister Signs Two CARICOM Treaties

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed two CARICOM Agreements today, in the margins of the Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Port-au-Prince. They are the CARICOM Arrest Warrant Treaty (CAWT) and the Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). Barbados was among several countries to sign the treaties as part of its obligations …

CARICOM Leaders Seeking To Revive W.I. Cricket

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Regional leaders are determined to do everything possible to revive West Indies cricket, and ways of achieving this objective will be on the agenda at this year’s Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, in Haiti. This was stated by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who told the Barbados Government Information Service that the state of …

Crime & Violence Key Agenda Item At Summit

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has given the assurance that CARICOM leaders intend “to get to the bottom of some of the issues that are spawning the level of violence that we are seeing across the Caribbean today”. His comments came as he spoke to the Barbados Government Information Service prior to the start of this week’s Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of …