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COVID-19 Update: Two New Cases

COVID-19 Update: Two New Cases

Two visitors to the island tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after their mandatory second tests.   They were the only positive cases among the 392 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. They are a 24-year-old female, who arrived on...

Barbados Is A Safe Destination To Vacation

Barbados Is A Safe Destination To Vacation

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator, Lisa Cummins, addressing travel agents and media personnel who are part of the British Airways Heathrow Inaugural ‘FAM Trip’ at Villa Tamarindo yesterday. (BTMI) Travel agents and media personnel who are part...

Hotel Group Lauded For QEH Room Upgrade

Hotel Group Lauded For QEH Room Upgrade

Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic. (FP) A south coast hotel grouping came in for high praise from Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, on Tuesday, on completion of a project involving the renovation of a room on...

Temporary Closure Of Weymouth B Playing Field

Temporary Closure Of Weymouth B Playing Field

(BTI) The Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. (BTI) wishes to inform the public that due to the ongoing construction of Phase Three of the Constitution River Project the Weymouth B pasture will not be accessible to the public. During this work, pedestrians wishing to...

New Honorary Consul For Belize In Barbados

New Honorary Consul For Belize In Barbados

New Honorary Consul for Belize in Barbados, John Ernest Beale receives his formal instrument (Exequatur) from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Simone Rudder, at the Ministry recently. (C. Pitt/BGIS) Government has granted approval for Barbadian...

Education Minister To Address Ross University Retreat

Education Minister To Address Ross University Retreat

Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw. (FP) Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) will host its strategic planning retreat via Zoom from tomorrow, Friday, October 23, at which Minister of Education, Technological and...

COVID-19 Update: Two New Cases, Two Recoveries

COVID-19 Update: Two New Cases, Two Recoveries

Two people tested positive for COVID-19 in Barbados among the tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday. They are a 64-year-old male visitor, who arrived on Air Canada on October 8, but whose travel originated in Nigeria; and a...

NIS Pays $123.2 Million In Unemployment Benefits

NIS Pays $123.2 Million In Unemployment Benefits

The Frank Walcott Building on Culloden Road, home of the National Insurance Department. (FP) During the period March 23, 2020, to October 16, 2020, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) paid $123.2 million to 32,003 unemployment benefit claimants. Acting Director of the...

Statement On Management Contract For Caves Of B’dos

Statement On Management Contract For Caves Of B’dos

(FP) Caves of Barbados Ltd (CBL) wishes to announce it has selected leading nature adventure tour company, Chukka Caribbean Adventures (Barbados) Ltd (Chukka), to manage the day to day operations of the Harrison’s Cave. This partnership will take effect on December 1,...

Multilateralism Vital For Building Resiliency During Crisis

Multilateralism Vital For Building Resiliency During Crisis

https://youtu.be/lXgVzUpvioM Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Jerome Walcott, delivers a statement on behalf of the Government at the 50th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly. Continued dialogue between member states of the Organization...

CSME Is Needed Now More Than Ever

CSME Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong. (FP) Caribbean nations and citizens need to embrace the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was stressed by Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, while speaking to the Barbados Government...

Teachers’ Professional Day Is October 23

Teachers’ Professional Day Is October 23

(FP) Teachers’ Professional Day will be observed this Friday, October 23, and all public schools will be closed to students. The day is part of the activities to mark Education Month, which is being celebrated under the theme: Adapting to Changes in the 21st Century....

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