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  • Photo of Barbados accepted into IAEA

    Barbados accepted into IAEA

    As Barbados works to ensure that its radiological sources are secure and safe, Minister of Health John Boyce announced today that the country’s application for membership to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been accepted. He was speaking at a course on Physical Protection and Security Management organised by the Office of Radiological Security in the United States Department…

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  • Barbados reports suspected cases of Zika and H1N1 viruses

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday January 11, 2016 – Health authorities in Barbados have reported eight suspected cases of the H1N1 and Zika viruses. Minister of Health John Boyce said samples have been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for confirmatory testing. And he has cautioned the population not to panic. The minister said that although he is aware that members…

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  • Photo of Zika Virus Under Surveillance

    Zika Virus Under Surveillance

    The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor the Zika virus, which was reported in the Caribbean region for the first time in June 2015. Speaking earlier today at a press conference to address the H1N1 and Zika viruses, Minister of Health, John Boyce, reported that there are currently eight suspected cases in Barbados.   (From left to right) Chief…

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  • Photo of Barbados’ 50th Birthday launches on January 6th 2015

    Barbados’ 50th Birthday launches on January 6th 2015

    When the launch of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary Independence celebrations comes off this Wednesday, January 6, Barbadians can expect a line-up featuring the “who’s who” of local talent. That assurance came from Manager of Special Projects at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Alison Sealy-Smith, during a recently-held press conference at the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat, located in the Old…

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  • Barbados on its way to launching its first climate services partnership

     Barbados has launched its first effort to map its capacity to produce and use climate information for risk-informed decision-making across its climate-sensitive sectors to combat the challenges related to climate variability and climate change.  In a meeting on November 20th, hosted by the Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) and supported by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), through the…

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  • Photo of Barbados to reduce extreme poverty and create jobs with $10 million loan

    Barbados to reduce extreme poverty and create jobs with $10 million loan

    Barbados will strengthen its social safety net for its poorest citizens and improve labour market training opportunities with a US$10 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The program seeks to reduce extreme poverty and high unemployment rates in Barbados. The program will be structured in three components: first, reduce extreme poverty through the expansion and consolidation of…

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  • Barbados Lends Financial Support To Dominica

    The Government of Barbados has pledged US $100,000 to bolster the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s relief efforts in Dominica. Moreover, says Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, that financial aid “will not be the extent” of the support Barbados will give. Mr. Stuart, who is also Chairman of CARICOM, gave this assurance during a press conference on Wednesday evening, following his…

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  • Photo of Barbados & St. Vincent Sign Maritime Agreement

    Barbados & St. Vincent Sign Maritime Agreement

    Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have signed a treaty establishing a maritime boundary between the two countries. Barbados’ Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, and Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, affixed their signatures to the treaty yesterday afternoon in the Cabinet Office at Government Headquarters, Bay Street, St. Michael.  Mr. Stuart noted that their signatures…

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  • Photo of Barbados Minister of Culture to represent CARICOM Chair at CARIFESTA – BGIS

    Barbados Minister of Culture to represent CARICOM Chair at CARIFESTA – BGIS

    Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, will lead a delegation to participate in the 12th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, to be hosted in Haiti later this month. Mr. Lashley will also represent Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at the Opening Ceremony on August 21, where he will deliver a message on behalf of the Prime…

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  • Photo of Barbados and St. Vincent to sign maritime treaty

    Barbados and St. Vincent to sign maritime treaty

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 20, CMC – Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will on Friday sign a treaty on the delimitation of the maritime boundary between them that both countries say will reinforce the bonds of friendship and solidarity which they enjoy. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his St. Vincent and the Grenadines counterpart Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will…

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