Norway’s Envoy Meets Foreign Minister

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently met with the newly-elected Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Ingrid Mollestad. Climate change was high on the agenda, as Ambassador Mollestad disclosed that it was an important area of focus for Norway, and could also potentially be an area for future collaboration between the two countries. Senator McClean …

CNO President Visits Foreign Minister

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Barbados will host the Caribbean Nurses Organization’s (CNO) 31st Biennial Conference in October next year. This was revealed recently by the CNO’s President, Elnora Walker, during a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. Ms. Walker explained that the conference sought to help nurses throughout the region “retool and keep on the cutting edge …

Swedish Envoy Meets Foreign Minister

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Climate change was the focus of a recent meeting of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean; and Sweden’s Ambassador to Barbados, Elisabeth Eklund. The newly appointed Ambassador stated that the Swedish Minister of Environment and Energy was very devoted to this matter, and was grateful for the continued support of the Government of Barbados. Senator McClean …

LAC Director General Meets Foreign Minister

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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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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 with the Foreign Minister to celebrate their 50-year relationship, which he described as “unparalleled and incomparable”. A main …

A High Commissioner For A Day

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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

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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 …