Golden Jubilee Contributors Recognised

Sharon Austin Top Stories

It seems that those Barbadians who contributed to this country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence will have their names written on history’s page. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart disclosed that Government would fittingly try to immortalise their contribution to last year’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. “It is my intention that all of the names associated with the celebration of our Golden Jubilee make …

McClean Bids Farewell To Chinese Envoy

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently bade farewell to outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wang Ke. During a recent courtesy call at the Ministry’s Culloden Road, St. Michael location, Ambassador Wang conveyed good wishes to the Foreign Minister and revealed that she found it difficult to say goodbye. She also …

B’dos & China Visa Waiver Agreement

Joy Springer Top Stories

Barbadians wishing to travel to the People’s Republic of China for 30 days or less, no longer require a visa to enter that country. A reciprocal visa waiver agreement between the Government of Barbados and the People’s Republic of China, which came into effect on June 1, 2017, allows citizens holding ordinary passports of both countries to travel visa free …

Barbados Lauded By New UN Women’s Head

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados’ selection of a Permanent Secretary with responsibility for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came in for high praise recently, when new Head of UN Women, Mary McLean, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. Senator McClean, in acknowledging that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart had identified a Permanent Secretary within his Ministry …

Friendly Relations With Israel Assured

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados has been assured that the friendly relations it has cultivated with Israel will continue. This assurance came recently when outgoing Israeli Ambassador to Barbados, Mordehai Amihai-Bivas, paid a farewell visit on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, at her Culloden Road office. Acknowledging that meetings with the island’s Prime Minister and others had convinced him …

Agreement Signed With C’bean Export

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Barbados has signed on to a Host Country Agreement with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) to receive support for private sector development. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Executive Director of Caribbean Export, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, recently signed the agreement in the Ministry’s conference room, Culloden Road. Senator McClean stated that she was very …

Diplomatic Corps Have A Vital Role

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The role of the Honorary Consular Corps and the Diplomatic Corps is still relevant, and they have an important contribution to make despite significant global challenges that have major implications for how Barbados engages at the bilateral and multilateral levels. This reminder came last Friday from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she addressed a …

Canada Values Barbados Relationship

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

“Canada values its long-standing and current relationship with Barbados”. This was the assurance given by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development of Canada, Celina Caesar-Chavannes to Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean during a recent courtesy call held in the  Conference Room of the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Two Mile Hill, …

Switzerland Interested In Closer Ties

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Ambassador of Switzerland to Barbados, Mr. Didier Chassot has presented his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. According to the Ambassador, Switzerland was committed to strengthening its relationships in the region and its plans for Barbados included collaborating on matters related to tourism and cultural affairs. He also expressed a desire to offer assistance …

Barbados & Australia Hold Discussions

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Barbados and Australia have pledged to work more closely in the areas of climate change and trade and investment. This was underscored on Tuesday, when Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean; and Australia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, held bilateral talks on the margins of the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of …