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IMF Approval Indicates Economy On Track

IMF Approval Indicates Economy On Track

Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn. (FP) The approval of US$139 million in support by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Barbados, is a clear indication that the economy is on track. This view was expressed today by...

Women Cricketers Donate Food Vouchers

Women Cricketers Donate Food Vouchers

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, accepts the food vouchers from captain of the Barbados Women's Cricket Team Hayley Matthews. (C.Pitt/BGIS) The Barbados Women’s Cricket Team, supported by the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA),...

BA Passengers Among Negative Tests Yesterday

BA Passengers Among Negative Tests Yesterday

Ninety-eight passengers who arrived in Barbados yesterday on a repatriation flight from Britain were among 167 people who tested negative for COVID-19. The flight brought just over 200 passengers into the island and about half of them went on to other Caribbean...

Barbados Receives $280 Million From IMF

Barbados Receives $280 Million From IMF

(Stock Phtoto) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has announced that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has approved about BDS $280 million in support, and the money should be in Barbados’ account by this afternoon or tomorrow morning. This is the...

COVID-19 Update: Five Recoveries, Four Left In Isolation

COVID-19 Update: Five Recoveries, Four Left In Isolation

Five people will leave isolation today after recovering from COVID-19. Their departure leaves just four people at the Harrison Point, St. Lucy facility, since no one tested positive among the 81 tests carried out yesterday. The number of people who have recovered from...

Meetings On B.O.S.S. Continue Tomorrow

Meetings On B.O.S.S. Continue Tomorrow

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaking at the first of six meetings to sensitize public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises about the BOSS programme at the Wildey Gymnasium today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises...

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Ministry News

Remedial Work Along Hastings Boardwalk

Remedial Work Along Hastings Boardwalk

(FP) Members of the public are advised that remedial work is scheduled to begin on the stretch of boardwalk by Hastings Rocks, next Wednesday, June 10, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A release from the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) has stated the work, to be...

Early Closure At Ministry Of Maritime Affairs

Early Closure At Ministry Of Maritime Affairs

(Stock Photo) The public is advised that the offices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, located at the Civil Aviation Department building, Charnocks, Christ Church, will close tomorrow, Friday, June 5, at 1:00 p.m. This is to facilitate routine...

Continuous E-Learning Programme For Tourism Workers

Continuous E-Learning Programme For Tourism Workers

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. Tourism workers are invited to participate in the Barbados Together Continuous E-learning Programme, a series of webinars designed to help them upgrade or refresh their skills during the downtime caused by COVID-19. The sessions, which...

Marriage Licence Applications By Appointment Only

Marriage Licence Applications By Appointment Only

(Stock Photo) The Ministry of Home Affairs advises the public that an appointment system is now in place for persons applying for marriage licences. Persons should call 535-7260 between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, to schedule an appointment. Ministry...

Licensing Authority Services Recommence From June 2

Licensing Authority Services Recommence From June 2

(Stock Photo) Since the gradual reopening of some services at the Barbados Licensing Authority (BLA) owing to safety concerns regarding the Covid 19 pandemic, the BLA is announcing the recommencement of most of its services starting Tuesday June 2. All of the services...

BVTB Centres Reopening From Next Tuesday

BVTB Centres Reopening From Next Tuesday

(Stock Photo) The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) will resume its skills training programme at all of its centres across the island starting next Tuesday, June 2.  The Board reminds trainees and the general public that all safety and health protocols put in...

Appointment System In Place At BCC

Appointment System In Place At BCC

(BCC) The Barbados Community College (BCC) has advised that an appointment system will still be in place when it opens from next Tuesday, June 2, to facilitate the payment of fees. The College had originally announced that payments would be made via appointment using...

Legislative Changes At Corporate Registry Start June 15

Legislative Changes At Corporate Registry Start June 15

(Stock Photo) The public is asked to note that from Monday, June 15, legislative amendments to the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019-19; Companies (Amendment) (No 2) Act, 2019-51; Societies with Restricted Liability (Amendment) Act, 2019-42; and Limited Partnerships...

Further Extension To Tax Deadlines

Further Extension To Tax Deadlines

(Stock Photo) Taxpayers submitting personal income tax returns for the income year 2019 have been granted a further filing and payment extension to June 30, 2020. In an announcement issued earlier today, the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) stated that it pushed back...

Vision 2020: We Gatherin'

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...

St. Thomas’ Parish Month Is March

St. Thomas’ Parish Month Is March

(Stock Photo) The St. Thomas Parish Independence Committee will host its parish month activities throughout March, to herald the We Gatherin’ 2020 Celebrations, under the theme Celebrate Nature. The activities will begin on Sunday, March 1, with the We Gatherin’...

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Notices

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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.

Juvenile Court Changes

Members of the public are asked to note that with immediate effect the Juvenile Court will now sit on Fridays instead of Wednesdays at the Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael. 

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