PM Welcomes China’s Support

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has posited that concessional assistance to Barbados and other countries in the Caribbean should be based on a vulnerability index instead of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita index currently used. During a recent courtesy call with Madame Fu Ying, chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese Congress, at Parliament Buildings, Prime Minister …

New British Envoy Presents Credentials

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart welcomed newly-appointed British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, to Barbados, as she presented her Letter of Introduction to him at Ilaro Court recently. Mrs. Douglas has been a career civil servant for more than 30 years. Her tour of duty will cover Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The Prime Minister congratulated her on her appointment and wished …

Prime Minister Lauds Central Bank Staff

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (front row, 4th from left) and Finance Minister, Christopher Sinckler (front row, 3rd from left) pose with Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Cleviston Haynes (front row, 6th from right) and awardees following the Bank’s 45th anniversary awards gala and dinner last Saturday. (C.Pitt/BGIS)  Prime Minister Freundel Stuart praised the Central Bank of Barbados for its …

Draft HRD Policy To Go Before Cabinet

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The draft of a comprehensive Barbados Human Resource Development Policy will soon be considered by Cabinet’s Governance Committee. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, in an address at the milestone ceremony for the Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy last Saturday, explained: “The policy will seek to create a framework of rules, incentives and institutional capacities that can catapult Barbados’ social and …

PM Stuart Holds Reparations Discussions

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Strategies to further the region’s reparations agenda were the focus of discussion when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles; and CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. Mr. Stuart, who is the Chairman of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Reparations for Native Genocide and Slavery, received a progress report on …

Committee Meets To Discuss Proposals

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Under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C., M.P., a small Committee formed by the Heads of the Social Partnership Groups (Government, CTUSAB/BWU and the Private Sector) met on Tuesday, April 18 to discuss the proposals regarding the Fiscal Deficit and Foreign Exchange Reserves, presented by the two Working Groups set up at the last …

Oistins – A Vital Economic Contributor

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Prime Minister Freundel Staurt chatting with founder of the Oistins Fish Festival, Stella Lady St. John, at the official opening ceremony on Saturday in Christ Church. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The introduction of the Oistins Fish Festival 40 years ago has not only brought economic prosperity for the fisher folk but also improved and enhanced their social status and assisted in the development …

Working Groups’ Reports Being Studied

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has received the reports from the two Working Groups which were set up on March 3 this year to discuss the challenges to Barbados’ Foreign Reserves and the Fiscal Deficit, and to make recommendations. Mr. Stuart commended the work of the two groups and said: “The recommendations made are being studied with a view to determining …

PM Lauds Constituency Councils

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has praised the 30 Constituency Councils across the island, saying they have been working diligently to strengthen communities and ensure young people have a heightened sense of responsibility. Mr. Stuart expressed this view over the weekend, while giving remarks at a reception hosted by the St. Michael South Constituency Council for the St. Michael South football …

PM Stuart Lauds Lions Clubs

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded the Lions Clubs for their “sterling humanitarian efforts” here and abroad. Mr. Stuart praised the service organisation on Saturday night while delivering remarks at the Lions Centennial Dinner – Black Tie Affair – at Hilton Barbados Resort. The Prime Minister identified support for the community and the selfless service as two elements that distinguish …