Praise For Free Citizenship to Windrush Generation

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

The Barbados Government has praised Britain’s decision to offer free citizenship to members of the Windrush Generation who arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) before 1973 and to formally recognise June 22 as Windrush Day. The commendations came from Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, who was speaking at a reception to celebrate the bilateral relationship between …

Statement On Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants In The UK

bgis Top Stories

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Statement By CARICOM Heads of Mission To The UK On Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants Among the many outstanding individuals who call the United Kingdom (UK) home; several have either migrated from the Commonwealth Caribbean or can trace their ancestry to migrants, who, at the behest of the “mother country,” came by ship to answer the …

High Commissioners To Lobby UK Government

Julie Carrington Top Stories

An action plan to secure a permanent solution to the situation of pre-1971 Caribbean undocumented United Kingdom (UK) immigrants may be high on the agenda at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. During the meeting from April 19 to 20, it is anticipated that the situation will be thoroughly dealt with should officials decide to discuss the …

Ban Lifted On UK Poultry

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The ban on poultry and poultry products coming from the United Kingdom (UK) has been lifted. According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, commercial importers and the general public are now free to import live birds, hatching eggs, and fresh, frozen and chilled poultry meat and products, including table eggs, from that territory. This decision follows the UK’s …

Import Restriction On Poultry & Products

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Veterinary Services Department has, with immediate effect, placed a temporary restriction on the importation of all live birds, hatching eggs, and on fresh, frozen and chilled poultry meat and products, including table eggs originating from the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Member States. These restrictions follow the confirmation of outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza …

PM Stuart Attending Activities In UK

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Discussions about Barbados took centre stage when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart attended a reception last Thursday, as part of the activities hosted by the High Commission in London to celebrate the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence. The reception at Lancaster House, where the negotiations for Barbados’ Independence took place, was attended by diplomats from the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, Buckingham …

PM Stuart Heading To The UK

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left the island today to participate in a number of events being hosted by the High Commission in London to celebrate Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence. The members of his delegation are: Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Sonja Welch; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Cecile Humphrey; and Executive …

UK Commonwealth Scholarship Now Available

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbadian citizens interested in studying in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017 can now apply for a scholarship under the Commonwealth Scholarship or Fellowship Plan. The Government of Britain is offering the scholarships at postgraduate level to students who intend to pursue a one-year taught masters or a doctoral degree of three years’ duration. Applicants should by October 2017 hold …

Barbados Highly Values Relations With UK

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has reiterated that Barbados highly values its relationship with the United Kingdom (UK), describing it as “rich and mutually edifying”. Mr. Stuart made the comments recently as he met with Foreign Office Minister, Baroness Joyce Anelay, who visited Barbados for the first time as Minister of State for the Caribbean. Those present at the courtesy call …

Health Care Agreement To End Oct. 1

Joy Springer Top Stories

From October 1, 2016, a reciprocal healthcare agreement between Barbados and the United Kingdom, which allows Barbadians travelling to the UK to access free health services under the National Health Service (NHS), will come to an end. The existing Protocol provides for a citizen of the UK or a citizen of Barbados who requires immediate medical treatment while temporarily in …