Barbados Welcomes Egyptian Ambassador

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett presenting a welcome gift to new Egyptian Ambassador to Barbados, Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl (C.Pitt/BGIS) An Ambassador to Barbados from Egypt has been appointed for the first time since the two countries established diplomatic relations on November 3, 2006. Atef Mohamed Salem Sayed Elahl met with acting Minister of …

Closer Relationship For Barbados & Ghana

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Steve Blackett in talks with Ghana’s High Commissioner, John Akologu Tia. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Barbados and Ghana have committed to developing a closer relationship which would be beneficial to both countries. This renewed commitment formed part of the discussion recently, when Ghanaian High Commissioner, John Akologu Tia, met with acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, …

Activities To Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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(Stock Photo) On Wednesday, June 15, Barbados will join with other countries around the world to host a number of activities to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The activities, which are a collaborative effort of the National Assistance Board and the National Committee on Ageing, will begin with a church service on Sunday, June 12, at the Church of …

Italian Envoy Meets Acting Foreign Affairs Minister

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett and newly appointed Italian Ambassador, Dr. Silvio Mignano in discussion during their courtesy call. (A.Miller/BGIS) Matters of mutual interest were discussed recently when newly appointed Italian Ambassador, Dr. Silvio Mignano, called on acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett. During the talks held at the Ministry’s Culloden Road …

Baroness Calls On Acting Foreign Minister

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett greeting Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland at the start of their meeting. (A.Miller/BGIS) Collaboration among Commonwealth countries to tackle a number of social issues was the overriding theme, when Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, met with acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett. The two officials held …

Thai Special Envoy Meets With Foreign Minister

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett in discussion with Thailand’s Special Envoy, Kobsak Chutikul. (A.Miller/BGIS) The development of closer ties between Barbados and Thailand was discussed recently, when Thailand’s Special Envoy, Kobsak Chutikul, met with acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett. The two held talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and …

Reconfigure Community Groups Says Blackett

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, believes that Barbadian youth have strayed from community groups and instead “are now assembling on social media”. Speaking at the launch of the 45th Anniversary Celebrations of the Community Development Department this morning at the Warrens Office Complex, Mr. Blackett urged: “We need to reconfigure our thrust in terms …

Blackett: Community Choirs Play A Crucial Role

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(FP) Although community choirs in Barbados are not “fully embraced” by today’s youth, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, believes the activity still plays a crucial role in society as it “builds community cohesion”. Mr. Blackett shared these thoughts last Sunday while addressing the Community Development Department’s 45th Anniversary Service of Song, at Restoration Ministries. The …

Barbados Remains Committed To Guyana

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, yesterday reiterated Barbados’ commitment to maintaining “good and constructive” relations between this country and Guyana. He did so while delivering an address at a reception to mark Guyana’s 50th Anniversary of Independence at the Consulate General of Guyana, “Sefton Lodge”, Brittons Cross Road, St. Michael. “We recognise that the Barbados-Guyana …