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 …

50 years Of Barbados & Venezuela Relations

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Barbados will continue to maintain friendly relations with Venezuela as both countries prepare to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2019. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion during a courtesy call by Chargé d’Affaires of Venezuela embassy here, Alvaro Sanchez Cordero, at his office on Culloden Road today. The Foreign Affairs …

Security Challenges Need Transnational Solutions

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Transnational challenges require international partnerships and cooperation since they cannot be solved solely by applying national solutions. According to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, this is why a multipronged approach is required to effectively address and confront the myriad of multifaceted security challenges facing the Caribbean. He made these remarks in his feature address …

CARICOM & South Korea To Deepen Relations

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CARICOM member countries and South Korea agreed to deepen cooperation during the 8th High Level Forum on the Caribbean-Korean Partnership held in Seoul, the South Korean capital, yesterday, Wednesday, October 31. Speaking on behalf of Barbados, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott said that Caribbean and South Korean institutions should collaborate closely with a view …

Child Protection A Priority For Government

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The protection of children and their human rights is a priority for the Barbados Government. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion recently during a courtesy call by UNICEF’s Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott said Government was committed …

Outgoing Ambassador Promotes Caribbean Unity

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If there is one thing outgoing Ambassador of Cuba to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peña wishes to be remembered for, it is for promoting the Caribbean as ‘one’. He stressed this during a farewell reception recently held by the Cuban Embassy of Barbados in his honour at Hotel PomMarine, the Hospitality Institute of the Barbados Community College. “Cuba is not Cuba …

Barbados And Switzerland Discuss Relations

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There is potential for Barbados and Switzerland to deepen their bilateral relations. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, identified tourism and health as areas for possible cooperation, during a recent courtesy call by Ambassador of Switzerland to Barbados, Didier Chassot. Stating that Barbados and Switzerland enjoyed a good relationship, Dr. Walcott said this country “recognized …

Barbados Remains Committed To OAS

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Barbados is committed to building a strong and effective Organization of American States (OAS). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made these remarks recently at the opening of an exhibition and reception to celebrate the OAS’ 70th Anniversary, at the Inter-American Development Bank in Christ Church. He said the event’s theme: OAS: 70 years working …

Barbados Supports UNODC’s Work

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Barbados is very supportive of the work being done on the ground and in the region by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this known during a courtesy call by Regional Representative of the UNODC, José Vila del Castillo, who is on island to participate …

New Heads Of Overseas Missions Announced

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Barbados’ new Heads of Overseas Missions were announced today by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, during a briefing session for the envoys at his Ministry’s headquarters on Culloden Road, St. Michael. They are High Commissioner-designate to Canada, Reginald Farley; Permanent Representative-designate to the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations (UN) office at Geneva, …