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  • Photo of Barbados reaffirms role in climate change flight

    Barbados reaffirms role in climate change flight

    BARBADOS has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and combating the challenges posed by climate change. These assurances came from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, Edison Alleyne, during the opening ceremony for Climate Diplomacy Day, held at the Old Spirit Bond Mall recently. Noting that the island was cognisant of its limited contribution…

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  • Photo of Barbados Internet Exchange established

    Barbados Internet Exchange established

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday May 21, 2015 – Three local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Barbados Internet Exchange (BARIX). Representatives of Cable and Wireless (Barbados) Limited, Digicel (Barbados) Limited and Columbus Barbados were all signatories to the document. Minister responsible for Telecommunications, Senator Darcy Boyce congratulated the companies on reaching consensus on the…

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  • Photo of New and Optimized HIV Medicine Formulations for Children Living with HIV Developed

    New and Optimized HIV Medicine Formulations for Children Living with HIV Developed

    Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago are some of the countries that would benefit with this policy PANAMA CITY — Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have furthered their commitment to improve the health of children living with HIV through an expanded policy aimed at enhancing access to its HIV medicine darunavir. This policy…

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  • Photo of CDB & DFC Project to benefit MSMEs, Housing, Education Launched in Belize

    CDB & DFC Project to benefit MSMEs, Housing, Education Launched in Belize

    [Barbados] The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is providing funding to the Development Finance Corporation of Belize (DFC) to: better support the productive sector, including small business; to assist students to access tertiary level and skills training programmes; and families to acquire or improve their own homes.             Officially initiated today at the CDB-DFC project launch workshop in Belize City, the programme,…

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  • Photo of Cultural agreement being worked out with Cuba

    Cultural agreement being worked out with Cuba

    By Patricia Thangaraj A Cultural Co-operation Agreement is currently being negotiated between Barbados and Cuba. This was revealed by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who spoke at a press conference on the announcement of two young Barbadian artists, Ewan Atkinson and Alberta Whittle, who have been selected to participate in the Havana Biennial and the Venice Biennial…

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  • Photo of Barbados To Host CARIFESTA 2017

    Barbados To Host CARIFESTA 2017

    “Barbados will be hosting Carifesta in 2017.”  Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley made the announcement, yesterday, during a press conference at the Ministry’s Headquarters at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael. According to the Minister, this ‘huge venture’ fits directly under the ministry’s mandate “to propel the growth of the cultural industries and to support our artistes.” “We can reap…

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  • Photo of OAS Launches Small Business Development Center Network in Barbados

    OAS Launches Small Business Development Center Network in Barbados

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Barbados have announced the launch of the Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) on the Caribbean island as part of the CARICOM Small Business Development Centers project, which is being conducted in five countries of the Caribbean Community. During the launch of the initiative on Friday in Bridgetown, the Minister…

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  • Photo of Barbados To Host Golden Oldies Cricket Festival

    Barbados To Host Golden Oldies Cricket Festival

    Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, an international tournament for semi-professional and retired players. Local cricketing legends, the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers and Joel Garner, have joined a delegation led by Alvin Jemmott, Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), to promote the tournament in Cape Town, South Africa at…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export, OAS partner to enhance businesses through ICT

    Caribbean Export, OAS partner to enhance businesses through ICT

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT Advisors from 11 CARICOM countries. The countries are Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and…

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  • Photo of Commission committed to eliminating HIV stigma

    Commission committed to eliminating HIV stigma

    The National HIV/AIDS Commission is actively working towards the goal of having an AIDS free, HIV stigma and discrimination free generation by 2020. Director of the Commission, Jacqueline Wiltshire Gay says they are hoping to make significant progress during the next strategic period, which will be guided by the National Strategic Plan 2014-18 for HIV: Investing for Results. Wiltshire Gay…

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