LAC Director General Pays Call On Foreign Minister

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The challenges confronting vulnerable states were high on the agenda when Director General of the Latin America and Caribbean Affairs Bureau (LAC), Yassushi Takase, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean, at her Culloden Road office. Senator McClean stated that she was pleased that the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was …

German Envoy Calls On Senator McClean

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Senator McClean greets German Ambassador, Dr. Lutz Görgens, as Honorary Consul, Andreas Kusay (centre) looks on”. (A.Gaskin, BGIS) Germany’s Ambassador to Barbados, Dr. Lutz Görgens, recently paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean, to mark the occasion of 50 years of bilateral relations between the two countries. Ambassador Görgens stated that he was very happy to meet …

A High Commissioner For A Day

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Two young people were recently given the opportunity to experience a day in the life of the High Commissioner, after winning a regional competition hosted by the Canadian High Commission. Nineteen-year-old Antiguan, Rose-marie Reynolds, and 16-year-old Christopher Brathwaite from Barbados, placed first and second respectively, which led them to hold the posts of High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner. Senator …

Senator McClean Meets Morocco’s Envoy

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Matters of mutual interest were discussed recently when Morocco’s newly appointed Ambassador to Barbados, Dr. Abderrahim Kadmiri, called on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean to present his credentials. They discussed at length, the possibility of introducing an exchange progamme with Barbados’ local university and those based in Morocco, which would seek to bring students to …

Cuba Can Help Strengthen Region

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The most fitting testament of solidarity between Cuba and the Caribbean would be their active collaboration to strengthen the region’s domestic, regional and global agendas. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, expressed this view while addressing a cocktail reception on Tuesday at the Grande Salle, to mark the 58th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution. …

Officials Sign Military Aid Protocol

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados, Wang Ke, on Monday, signed a protocol between the Barbados Defence Force and the People’s Liberation Army of China. During the signing, which took place in the Ministry’s conference room, Senator McClean explained that the initialisation of the document followed …

Visa Waiver Agreement With China

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Cabinet recently approved a reciprocal Visa Waiver Agreement between the Governments of Barbados and the People’s Republic of China to include holders of ordinary passports. This announcement was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, during a ceremony to sign the protocol for the Provision of Military Aid Gratis to Barbados, on Monday. She added …

Gender Equality Focus Of Discussions

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Although excelling academically, women still have a greater role to play when it comes to leadership. That was the view expressed by Executive Director of UN Women, Madame Phumzile Mlambo-Ngeuka, when she recently visited this country’s Foreign Minister, Senator Maxine McClean, at her Culloden Road office. Also present at the meeting was Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas …

Japan Pledges Its Support For SIDS

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Japan’s Ambassador, Mitsuhiko Okada, has assured Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, that his nation will continue to support the agenda of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). He made his position clear when he paid a farewell courtesy call recently on Senator McClean at her Culloden Road office. During the wide-ranging discussions, the Ambassador noted that …

Barbados & Canada Relations Assured

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Canada’s role in Barbados’ tourism and international business sector was highlighted recently, when that country’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. Congratulating the new Ambassador on her posting, Senator McClean stated:  “I think you will be continuing a very close friendship between country and country, government and …