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Prime Minister Mottley’s Tribute To The Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur

Prime Minister Mottley’s Tribute To The Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur

Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur, greets then Deputy Prime Minister and Attorney General Mia Amor Mottley in 2003. (BGIS Library) Lessons in Life - A Tribute to former Prime Minister, Professor, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur. There is a refrain from...

COVID-19 Update: Four New Cases, One Recovery

COVID-19 Update: Four New Cases, One Recovery

Four people will go into isolation today after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and one person will be discharged from the facility at Harrison Point, St. Lucy. A 32-year-old Barbadian female tested positive on arrival on a British Airways flight yesterday. The other...

Minister Abrahams To Youth: Love Yourself First

Minister Abrahams To Youth: Love Yourself First

Nailah Browne, winner in the poster category, receive sher prize from Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams. (GP) Children across Barbados have been urged to love themselves first; to stand-up for what they believe in; and remember...

Discussions Continue On Draft Customs Bill 2019

Discussions Continue On Draft Customs Bill 2019

(Stock Photo) Members of the business community will get another opportunity to familiarise themselves with the draft Customs Bill on Thursday, August 20, during a virtual consultation. It will begin at 1:30 p.m., and interested persons willing to participate in the...

Youth Summerplosion: Leh We Build A Vibe

Youth Summerplosion: Leh We Build A Vibe

The Haynesville Drummers in action at the “Youth Summerplosion: Leh We Build a Vibe” concert, at the Wildey Gymnasium. (A.Reid/BGIS) Under the theme Youth Engagement for Global Action the Division of Youth Affairs celebrated International Youth Day (IYD), by hosting a...

Efforts On To Ensure Growth Of Sweet Potato

Efforts On To Ensure Growth Of Sweet Potato

(Stock Photo) Government is continuing its efforts at making farmers and extension officers aware of best practices for the management and multiplication of sweet potato planting material, obtained through tissue culture. A three-day workshop to be hosted from Monday,...

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Thorne Commission Virtual Meeting For St. John

Thorne Commission Virtual Meeting For St. John

(Stock Photo) It is the turn of St. John residents on Sunday, August 16, to share their ideas with the Thorne Commission on Local Governance about the establishment of community-based People’s Assemblies in Barbados. Persons interested in participating may register...

Hike For Wellness Sunday, August 23

Hike For Wellness Sunday, August 23

(Stock Photo) The Ministry of Health and Wellness, in collaboration with the National Task Force on Wellness, will resume its monthly hike for wellness programme on Sunday, August 23. The hike, which will be the first since the COVID-19 shutdown, leaves Skeetes Bay,...

Online Registration For Swim For Life Programme

Online Registration For Swim For Life Programme

(Stock Photo) Parents and guardians interested in registering their child or ward for the Swim For Life programme may now do so online. To download the application form, please click here. Email the completed the form to ps.mmabe@barbados.gov.bb, with ‘Swim For Life’...

Daryll Jordan Secondary Extends Book Return Dates

Daryll Jordan Secondary Extends Book Return Dates

(Stock Photo) Management of the Daryll Jordan Secondary School at Trents, St. Lucy, advises parents and students that allowance has been made for them to return textbooks on two additional days. These are Monday, August 17, and Tuesday, August 18.  All outstanding...

Fogging Schedule For August 17 – 21

Fogging Schedule For August 17 – 21

(FP) The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue its fogging exercise next week in St. Peter, St. Michael and Christ Church. The team will be in St. Peter on Monday, August 17, fogging Diamond Corner, Lower Castle, Upper Castle, Gays...

Tenth Sitting Of Public Accounts Committee

Tenth Sitting Of Public Accounts Committee

(Stock Photo) The 10th Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Meeting will be held on Monday, August 17, at the Parliament of Barbados, Worthing Corporate Centre, Worthing, Christ Church, beginning at 2:00 p.m. It is expected that the PAC will continue its enquiry into the...

Barbados Community College Closure Notice

Barbados Community College Closure Notice

The Barbados Community College. (FP) The Barbados Community College has advised that it will be closed on Monday, August 17, between 8.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. The College apologises for any inconvenience this closure may cause. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb

Cadets To Line Route For State Funeral

Cadets To Line Route For State Funeral

(Photo: Barbados Defence Force/FP) Cadets will line part of the route for the State Funeral and interment of the late Prime Minister, Professor The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur, tomorrow, Friday, August 14, beginning at 2:00 p.m. They will line the route from...

Register For ‘Swim For Life Programme’

Register For ‘Swim For Life Programme’

(Stock Photo) Parents and guardians are being encouraged to register their child or ward for the Swim For Life programme. The initiative, being carried out by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, in association with the National Sports Council and...

Vision 2020: We Gatherin'

Consultation On Relocating Lord Nelson Statue

Consultation On Relocating Lord Nelson Statue

https://www.facebook.com/pgbryan/videos/10157801099954790/UzpfSTEwMjM2NDI3OTgzMTEyMzozMTk3NTQ0Nzc2OTc5NzA5/ We Gathering 2020: Online Edition. Government is not going to definitively state a position on relocating the Lord Nelson Statue without appropriate...

Effort To Make Barbadians Financially Literate

Effort To Make Barbadians Financially Literate

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressing the We Gatherin’ initiative Straight Talk held by the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, yesterday. (S.Medford/BGIS) Government will be placing emphasis on...

Government Continues To Focus On Entrepreneurship

Government Continues To Focus On Entrepreneurship

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde speaking at We Gatherin’ initiative Straight Talk at the Lester Vaughan School, Cane Garden, St. Thomas, Monday night. (S.Medford/BGIS) Entrepreneurship is part of the culture of Barbados and as such...

Prime Minister ‘Blown Away’ By We Gatherin’ Response

Prime Minister ‘Blown Away’ By We Gatherin’ Response

Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley joined by family of the late Sir Kenmore Husbands to unveil the sign renaming the Speightstown By-Pass Road to the K.N.R Husbands Highway last Friday. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is very impressed with the response of...

Straight Talk Session On Entrepreneurship

Straight Talk Session On Entrepreneurship

(Stock Photo) Small business owners and entrepreneurs of St. Thomas will be the target of the next Straight Talk to be hosted by the Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce as part of that parish’s We Gatherin’ programme. Under the theme: Open For...

‘Moonlight Pun Stick’ For International Women’s Day

‘Moonlight Pun Stick’ For International Women’s Day

(Stock Photo) The Bureau of Gender Affairs has joined forces with the St. Thomas We Gatherin’ Committee to host Moonlight Pun Stick on Sunday, March 8. The evening of drama, dance, songs, spoken word and stories of life in the St. Thomas community takes place at the...

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Notices

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Call For Accused To Attend Court No.3

There is an urgent call for the following accused persons to attend the No. 3 Supreme Court, Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael, tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, at 9:30 a.m. They are: Rasheed Gittens, Belleview Gap, Waterford, St. Michael; John...

Notice For Saturday Court

Members of the public are advised that the District “A” Magistrates’ Court, which sits at Coleridge Street, The City, will sit at the St. Matthias Complex, tomorrow, Saturday, May 30. Any inconvenience this may cause is regretted. Supreme Court

Jurors Called For Supreme Court No. 2

Jurors assigned to Supreme Court No. 2 in the case the Queen versus Seth Straker are asked to report to the Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael, on Wednesday, March 25. Supreme Court

Notice To Jurors

Jurors assigned to Court 5A are instructed to report for jury duty on Tuesday, March 24. Supreme Court

Summons To Jurors

Persons who are on jury duty for the period March 9, to April 30, are summoned to appear at the Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael, this Friday, March 6, at 2:00 p.m., and not 9:00 a.m. as previously stated on the summons.

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Ministers' Diary

Ministers’ Diary

Ministers’ Diary

Saturday, August 15 @ 1:00 p.m. Minister of Housing, Lands and Maintenance, Dr. William Duguid, will speak to the media at the National Housing Corporation's Land Fair at Deanstown Heights, St. James. Wednesday, August 19 @ 11:00 a.m. Minister of Labour and Social...

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