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Conditions At Prison Stable; Virtual Visits Still Suspended

Conditions At Prison Stable; Virtual Visits Still Suspended

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) The condition at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds is stable, following a COVID-19 outbreak over the last 15 days. But, it...

Prisoners Who Served Sentences To Be Released

Prisoners Who Served Sentences To Be Released

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) Prisoners who have completed their sentence at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds will be released and reunited with their...

Prison Officers Lauded For Their Dedication

Prison Officers Lauded For Their Dedication

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) Approximately 102 prison officers were praised again for giving yeomen service to their country and for remaining...

Minister Abrahams: Essential Workers At Prison Only

Minister Abrahams: Essential Workers At Prison Only

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) Only staff whose roles require them to be physically present at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds will be required to report...

COVID-19 Situation At HMP Dodds Stable

COVID-19 Situation At HMP Dodds Stable

https://youtu.be/YTjnJFYbwts?t=8 Press conference with Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams at HMP Dodds. (PMO) The current COVID-19 situation at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Dodds has been described as stable and under control....

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Ministry News

Urgent Matters & New Charge Sheets At Magistrates’ Courts

Urgent Matters & New Charge Sheets At Magistrates’ Courts

(Stock Photo) Members of the public are advised that all urgent matters and New Charge Sheets are being heard at all Magistrates’ Courts that are operational. However, all other matters at those courts will be adjourned. In addition, the Registrar of the Supreme Court...

BVTB Reopens To Public On January 18

BVTB Reopens To Public On January 18

(Stock Photo) The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) advises the public that its offices and centres will reopen for business on Monday, January 18. All staff and trainees are asked to report to their respective locations. The BVTB reminds persons that all...

Examination Notice For SJPI Students

Examination Notice For SJPI Students

(Stock Photo) Students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) are advised that only online examinations will be conducted during the period Monday, January 18, to Friday, January 29. They are therefore encouraged to pay careful attention to their...

Barbados Deposits Instrument Of Ratification

Barbados Deposits Instrument Of Ratification

(Stock Photo) Barbados Deposits Its Instrument of Ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention On December 21, 2020, the Government of Barbados deposited its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to...

Visits To Councils By Appointment Only

Visits To Councils By Appointment Only

(Stock Photo) The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that effective Monday, January 18, 2021, visits to the Medical, Nursing, Dental, Paramedical and Pharmacy Councils will be by appointment only. The preferred option is for persons to submit information to...

Applications Invited For OAS Scholarships

Applications Invited For OAS Scholarships

(Stock Image) The Economic Affairs Division of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment, in its capacity as the National Liaison Office for the Organization of American States (OAS), is inviting persons to apply for scholarships for Masters and...

Revised Entry Measures For Out-Patients & QEH Visitors

Revised Entry Measures For Out-Patients & QEH Visitors

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Photo: QEH To further reduce crowding in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and at our Belleville Annex, out-patients are asked to present to their respective clinics unaccompanied, and to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the scheduled...

QEH Relocates Several Out-Patient Clinics

QEH Relocates Several Out-Patient Clinics

(Stock Image) The Board of Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital wishes to advise the public of the relocation of the Diabetes, Paediatric Haematology-Oncology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Out-Patient Clinics to the former Pine Dental Services building, on the...

Continued Suspension Of Visiting Hours At QEH

Continued Suspension Of Visiting Hours At QEH

(Stock Photo) In view of the evolving national situation with respect to the COVID pandemic, the Board of Management wishes to remind the public that regular visiting hours at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital continue to be suspended with exceptions being permitted for...

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

Thursday, January 14 @ 6:00 p.m. via Zoom Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Culture, John King, and Venezuelan Chargé D’ Affaires A.I., Alvaro Sanchez Cordero, will deliver remarks at the launch of the National Library Service’s Adult...

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