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

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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

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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 …

Senator McClean Meets CARDI Officials

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, met recently with several officials from the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), including its new Country Representative for Barbados, Ansari Hosein. Mr. Hosein has been employed with CARDI for 13 years and has worked at the Institute’s headquarters in both Trinidad and the Cayman Islands. He told Senator …

McClean Meets South African Envoy

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High Commissioner-Designate of the Republic of South Africa, Xoliswa Nomathamsanqa Ngwevela, believes that there is a lot of potential between the African and Caribbean regions and that it was important “to have some kind of presence” in the Caribbean. Ambassador Nomathamsanqa Ngwevela shared this with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean recently, during a courtesy call …

Israel Keen On Closer Barbados Ties

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Ambassador of the State of Israel, Mordehai Amihai Bivas, believes there is a lot that can be done bilaterally between Israel and Barbados, and by extension, the region. During a recent courtesy call with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, Mr. Bivas disclosed that Israel was ready to “do more and invest more”, as Barbados is …

Schools To Discuss Climate Change

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Twenty students from George Lamming Primary School will have the opportunity to form relations with a Washington-based elementary school next week. This is when the Embassy of Barbados in Washington DC, organises an online link-up on Friday, June 9, between the Barbadian students and their overseas counterparts from Watkins Elementary School in the USA. The event, which will be held in the IT Lab at …

Senator McClean Meets Madame Fu Ying

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Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese Congress, Madame Fu Ying, recently paid Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, a visit, and expressed her country’s appreciation for Barbados’ support over the years. Senator McClean also expressed gratitude to the Government and people of China for their commitment and continued support to the Caribbean and …

Very Productive Relationship With China

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Relations between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China have been very productive over the years, yet there is scope for even greater cooperation, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. She was speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning at the opening ceremony of Celebrating Forty Years of Diplomatic Relations: Achievements, Opportunities and …

Foreign Minister Meets WHO Candidate

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently met with Dr. David Nabarro, the United Kingdom’s candidate for Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). During their brief meeting, Senator McClean disclosed that health accounted for “a significant percentage” of Barbados’ budget. She added that 60 per cent was spent on combating Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which she …