Minister Humphrey Shares Vision For Blue Economy

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Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, wants to see a greener and bluer Barbadian economy. This, he said, would involve the island becoming the centre for seafaring across the Caribbean, an end to overfishing, and greater protection mechanisms put in place to guard the coral reefs. Mr. Humphrey shared these views during a courtesy call with …

Children To Learn Mandarin Chinese

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Children in primary and secondary schools in Barbados could be learning Mandarin in their classrooms in the future. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley hinted at this Wednesday night when she addressed a reception to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China, at Hilton Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael. Ms. Mottley told the audience that …

China Talks Rule Of Law With Barbados

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The rule of law was a major talking point when Ambassador of the Republic of China to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng, recently paid a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, at his Wildey, St. Michael office. Ambassador Yan congratulated the Attorney General and the new Government on their assignment and noted that Barbados’ interest in …

Barbados To Learn From Chinese Techniques In Agriculture

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is looking to take a delegation to China to learn modern techniques employed in agriculture there to benefit farmers in Barbados. Minister Indar Weir made the disclosure during a recent courtesy call with that country’s Ambassador to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng, at the Ministry’s headquarters at Graeme Hall, Christ Church Mr. Weir said he …

Education Minister Meets With Chinese Envoy

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the People’s Republic of China are pleased with the progress of the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at Hope Plantation, St. Lucy. Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng during a recent courtesy call both expressed their satisfaction with the project, which is currently under construction. The objective of the …

Barbados Values Its Relationship With China

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Barbados recognises the value of its relationship with China. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion during a recent courtesy call by Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Yan Xiusheng, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott thanked the Ambassador for his country’s support in providing scholarships and training …

China’s Envoy Pleased With Mandarin Progress

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The Ministry of Education and the University of the West Indies’ Confucius Institute at Cave Hill, have come in for high praise from new Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, Yan Xiusheng. Mr. Yan, who paid a visit to Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, on Wednesday, at the Ministry’s headquarters, said he was impressed with the speed with …

China’s Diplomatic Relations Highlights

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Chinese Ambassador Yan Xiusheng, has showered praises on successive Barbados governments for their observance of the One China Policy, while pointing to the myriad achievements to date of the bilateral partnership. He heaped accolades recently on the longstanding relations spanning four decades during a welcome reception and celebration in honour of the Chinese New Year at Accra Beach Resort and …

China & Barbados Pledge To Deepen Relations

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Chinese Ambassador, Yan Xiusheng, has praised Barbados for its observance of the One China Policy over the last four decades, which have seen relations between the two countries develop. He made mention of this while pointing to the successes of the existing relationship during a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, recently. Ambassador …

BDF Receives Equipment From China

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) has received a boost for its disaster preparedness and response capabilities with a donation of equipment from the People’s Republic of China. The BDS $6 million worth of equipment, donated by the People’s Liberation Army, comprises 4×4 vehicles, a mobile kitchen, a refrigerator van, a tractor and a vessel. The items were officially handed over …