Charitable Donations To Two Organisations

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Two organisations are set to receive charitable donations from the Embassy of Barbados in Washington D.C, the United States (US) offices of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Association of Washington D.C. Inc. (BAWDC), next week. They are the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) which will be presented with the …

Consular Corps Vital To Diplomatic Relations

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Dean of the Consular Corps, Selwyn Smith, believes that honorary consuls work assiduously to strengthen relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and government. He made the comment while praising the Corps for its work, during a reception at Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, last night. Mr. Smith noted that the Consular Corps had also sought to …

BIMAP Encouraged To Forge New Links

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Officials of the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity (BIMAP) are being encouraged to look to such places as Sub-Saharan Africa for new partnership opportunities. This advice has come from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she addressed the institution’s 39th graduation ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre recently. The Minister told the gathering …

Flying The Bajan Flag High In Japan

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Dawn Springer spent an entire summer studying the basic characters of the Japanese language, and now it has paid big dividends for the unassuming 21-year old. She is now the chief Japanese interpreter for Nanyo City, Japan – the host town for the Barbados Olympic team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She recounted her road there, and her experience …

Good Relations Between B’dos & India

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

India wants to continue its “very good relations” with Barbados. That country’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Satendar Kumar, expressed this view recently during a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. Mr. Kumar said India enjoyed a good relationship with Barbados and was focused on improving those relations even further. Senator McClean thanked the …

Minister Bids Farewell To UNICEF Rep

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently bid farewell to the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Representative for the Eastern Caribbean, Khin-Sandi Lwin. Ms. Lwin stated that she had a “rewarding six years in office” and hoped that during her tenure, UNICEF would have been responsive and understanding to Barbados’ needs. She also applauded this country’s …

Remembering Cubana Flight 455

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

A tragedy which was intended to create fear in us, has instead strengthened our commitment to build lasting bilateral and regional relations with our sister country Cuba, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Senator Maxine McClean was addressing the 41st Cubana Commemorative Ceremony, at the site of the monument at Paynes Bay, St. James, which honors the lives …

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 …