Officials Discuss The Way Forward In Agriculture

Sheena Forde Top Stories

A number of areas in agriculture were discussed recently when US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. Responding to Ambassador Tagliatela’s query about plans for youth in agriculture, Mr. Weir stated that the Ministry was in the process of developing plans to …

Proposal To Establish Maritime University

Joy Springer Top Stories

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, is proposing the establishment of a Maritime University to significantly upgrade the skills and training of seafarers in Barbados and the region. Speaking during a courtesy call with United States Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela, last Friday, Minister Humphrey lamented the deficit in training for seafarers, noting that the courses which exist …

Minister Caddle: Investor Confidence Being Restored

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Investor confidence in Barbados is gradually being restored and the country is attracting a lot of interest from financiers. This disclosure came from Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, when the United States of America’s Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela, recently paid her a courtesy call at the Warrens Office Complex. Stressing that the Barbados …

Law Commission Planned For Barbados

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The establishment of a Law Commission is on the cards for Barbados, as Government seeks to constantly update the island’s legislation. This was highlighted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, during a recent courtesy call with United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela. Permanent Secretary, Yvette Goddard and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Charles …

Data Collection Critical To Fighting Crime

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Issues related to crime and security and disaster management should be the only two issues on the agenda for the next Heads of Government meeting. That is the recommendation from Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who said they represented the most crucial areas facing the region at this point in time. “No other issues should be on the agenda because these …

US Envoy Impressed With BVTB Students

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The students enrolled in the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) Bar and Restaurant Services course have come in for high praise from United States Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela. The students showed off their skills last Wednesday as they blended and served a variety of non-alcoholic drinks to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator …

Barbados & US Dialogue On Culture

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Ministry of Culture is seeking to establish a cultural agreement with the United States of America (USA). Speaking to US Ambassador to Barbados, Linda S. Taglialatela, during a courtesy call at his Sky Mall office, Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, noted that his Ministry was very interested in exploring all opportunities for both countries to form a detailed cultural agreement. …

Security Boost With Refurbishment of RSS Aircraft

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Regional Security System’s (RSS) second C-26 surveillance aircraft has returned to the island after millions of dollars have been spent by the United States of America and Canada on its refurbishment and upgrade of equipment. And, Executive Director of the RSS, Grantley Watson, said that with the return of this aircraft, the RSS now had increased capability to act …