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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...

District Grand Lodge Donates Masks To Health Ministry

District Grand Lodge Donates Masks To Health Ministry

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anton Best (third from left), receiving a donation of surgical masks from Elridge Dixon of the District Grand Lodge of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Also pictured are (from left): District Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies,...

COVID-19 Update: No New Positives In 28 Tests

COVID-19 Update: No New Positives In 28 Tests

There were no new positive cases of COVID-19 among the 28 people tested on Whit Monday. Additionally, none of the nine people remaining in isolation has recovered so no one will leave today. The number of positive COVID-19 cases recorded in Barbados remains at 92,...

Schools To Reopen In June; Protocols In Place

Schools To Reopen In June; Protocols In Place

Secondary schools will reopen from Monday, June 8, to allow students who have not completed their Caribbean Examinations Council School Based Assessments (SBA) and Internal Assessments for Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) to do so. The Ministry of Education,...

Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Schools

Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Schools

Recommended measures for the controlled reopening of schools to accommodate students and teachers who need to use the facilities to conduct educational activities and to prepare for examinations. You may also download this document by clicking here. Ministry of...

Health Protocols In Place For B.O.S.S. Meetings

Health Protocols In Place For B.O.S.S. Meetings

(Stock Photo) Public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises attending the six meetings to discuss the Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS), on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 and 3, are advised that health protocols have been implemented to maintain...

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