Barbados

  • ‘Support CARICOM’

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P. J. Patterson is urging CARICOM members to fully support the initiatives afforded by the agreement. Speaking during his delivery of 18th edition of the Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on Tuesday night at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the Cave Hill Campus, Patterson spoke to the importance of the…

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  • Barbados would not be the same without the UWI

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- No one today can imagine Barbados without the UWI. This was the view expressed recently by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Professor Beckles recently argued that “modern Barbados is as much the creation of the UWI, as any single factor”. “The role of this campus in the…

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  • IMF warns of tourism pain

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A top official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says tourism in the Caribbean and Barbados could be hit hard if the shutdown of the United States government, now in its second week, drags on. Thomas Helbling, advisor to the IMF’s research department, told the MIDWEK NATION yesterday that once consumers in the United States become more…

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  • Resuscitating a dying Community

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – “…[T] he full extent of the right is that both entry and stay of a Community national must not only be “definite”, but also “hassle free” or without harassment or the imposition of impediments. These are essential elements of that right…” per CCJ in Myrie v Barbados [2013] – (para. 63) In our view, the major significance…

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  • Central Bank Governor optimistic about turn around in local economy

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), Dr. DeLisle Worrell says he is confident of an economic turnaround acknowledging that policy makers have ever since the onset of the global recession in 2008, have kept a stable economic platform from which to launch the push for renewed economic growth. He said foreign exchange reserves have…

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  • Barbados No. 1 in ICT in Caribbean

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- Barbados is ranked No. 1 in the Caribbean when it comes to information and communication technology (ICT) development for 2012 to 2013. The country is ranked 29th out of 157 globally, and No. 3 in the Americas. Presenting the findings today at United Nation House, Cleveland Thomas, International Telecommunication Union representative for the Caribbean, said Barbados was moving…

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  • EDITORIAL: Strengthening of Barbados/Guyana ‘friendship’ bond

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – It is of significance and relevance to note that even before last Friday’s historic decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case involving Barbados and the Jamaican Shanique Myrie was publicly made known, the foreign affairs ministers of this country and Guyana had already initiated a plan of action to improve freedom of movement…

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  • Professor Beckles: CCJ ruling ‘forward looking’

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The recent landmark judgment handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case of Shanique Myrie versus The State of Barbados, which saw the Court ruling in Myrie’s favour, will have long-term significance in terms of how Caribbean people should be treated, as they move from one jurisdiction to another. This was the assessment…

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  • Myrie ruling ‘good for Caribbean’

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) decision in the high profile Shanique Myrie case has implications for the broader freedom of movement regime, says principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Sir Hilary Beckles. And according to the regional academic, it should encourage all Caribbean countries to make the CCJ their final appellate…

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  • Cuba/Barbados mark anniversary of 1976 bombing of Cubana flight

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados and Cuba have paid homage to the victims of the 1976 bombing of a Cubana Airlines jet off the coast of Barbados that killed all 73 people on board, lamenting the fact that the masterminds of the attack were never convicted. Cuba’s Ambassador to Barbados, Mrs Lisette Perez Perez, told the wreath laying ceremony on…

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