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 …

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 …