Export Of Nationals Can Benefit Region

Joy Springer Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has suggested that to describe the export of Caribbean nationals to countries across the world as a brain drain “is to see the glass as half-empty”. Speaking during a courtesy call with the new Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Robert Bermudez, recently, Prime Minister Stuart contended: “I have never seen the export …

Meeting Of Regional Confucius Institutes

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbados was the venue for the inaugural meeting of Confucius Institutes from throughout the Caribbean, from May 18 to 19, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. The meeting placed emphasis on developing common programmes and activities for the teaching of Chinese language in the region, and the facilitation of academic, scientific, cultural and people-to-people relations between the Caribbean and China. Minister …

Confucius Institute Vital To Cave Hill

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Principal and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudene Barriteau, has welcomed the Confucius Institute to its official home at Cave Hill. Pointing out that the institute was designed and built to the best of Caribbean construction to reflect the beautiful architectural heritage of China, she remarked: “The Campus is pleased it was …

B’dos & China Laud Confucius Institute

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Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones; UWI Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal, Eudene Barriteau and China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke, surrounded by other officials of UWI and China at the official opening of the Confucius Institute yesterday. (GP) The University of the West Indies (UWI) has been lauded for the establishment of a Confucius Institute at Cave …

Confucius Institute To Officially Open

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The Confucius Institute at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus is set to open its new offices this week in an official ceremony on Thursday, May 18, at the university. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones; and China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke, will both address the event, which gets under way at …

Careers Showcase & Open House Feb. 1

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, will host the National Career Showcase/UWI Open House on Wednesday, February 1, and Thursday, February 2. The largest Annual Career Event held for secondary school students, it will attract more than 3,000 third and fifth formers from all private and public …

Barbados Puts Biosafety Measures In Place

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

As Barbados seeks quicker ways of doing things in the field of agriculture through the use of biotechnology, the island is also putting biosafety measures in place to regulate the process. These measures have involved the establishment of rules through legislation for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and living modified organisms (LMOs) coming into the country. But, Permanent Secretary in the …

Cassava Processing Focus Of Workshop

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

(Stock Photo) In an effort to address the problem of small scale to medium scale processing and market development of cassava in selected Caribbean States, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is implementing the Technical Cooperation Project, entitled: Processing and Market Development for Cassava, in Barbados and other Caribbean countries. The project aims to enhance public and private collaboration in …

St. Stephen’s Gets Immersed In Chinese Culture

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(Back row l-r) Principal of Stephen’s Primary, Colin Cumberbatch; Permanent Secretary, June Chandler; Registrar Kenneth Walters and UWI Representative, Gail Hall pose with students (l-r) Tyler Forde; Kayshaunte Scantlebury; Kilia Francis and Savannah Small following their graduation from Level 1 Mandarin course. (UWI) Over 100 students from the St. Stephen’s Primary School are the youngest cohort of Barbadian pupils to …