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Tag Archives: Cabinet

  1. Solutions Barbados: ‘Shuffling’ by Grenville Phillips II

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley reshuffled her Cabinet. That is a good management practise. There are two appointments that are noteworthy. The first is William Duguid. The decision to finally address the traffic bottleneck at the Garfield Sobers Roundabout, is noteworthy. The solution was simple and effective, and it appears to be being implemented well. […]

    July 26, 2020EditorialNo comments
  2. Prime Minister Mottley speaks to Barbadians, 22nd July 2020 (RESHUFFLE)

    The chairmen of two statutory organisations were promoted to the Ministerial Cabinet in changes announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley in an address to the nation from Ilaro Court on Wednesday evening. Cummins takes up the portfolio formerly held by Kerrie Symmonds who will become Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, while Gooding-Edghill’s post […]

    July 23, 2020Breaking News, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. Will the results of the mold tests on St Kitts’ Cayon High School be made public this week?

    As the closure of St Kitts’ Cayon High School enters its fourth week on Monday 23 September, 2019, parents, students and teachers are asking one question: When will the ministers of education and health inform them of the results of the two sets of mold tests conducted in Miami, Forida and the Bureau of Standards […]

    September 23, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. mMoney welcomed in Montserrat

    The use of mobile money to conduct payment transactions was welcomed by key stakeholders in Montserrat, who recently learnt more about the mMoney app, a mobile payment solution powered by Bitt. “During a two day trip to Montserrat, our Barbados-based mMoney team performed mMoney product demos and fielded questions from the general public at a […]

    November 22, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. NO LONGER IS PROOF OF ADDRESS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OR RENEWAL

    Barbadians are advised they’re no longer required to produce evidence of address when registering a vehicle or renewing a driver’s licence. News of this came from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance (MTWM), following a wider discussion on proof of identity by the Cabinet of Barbados. The MTWM will therefore no longer be requiring […]

    October 9, 2018Featured, TravelNo comments
  6. Former Industry Minister of Barbados arrested and charged in Tampa

    Did you know former St James South MP Donville Inniss was a permanent resident of the United States, nevertheless, that may not be exactly great news for the erstwhile Cabinet Minister… According to CNBC, Reuters and the New York Times, in addition to the United States Department of Justice’s official website which provided a downloadble […]

    August 7, 2018Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  7. “COSTLY DECISION BY NATIONAL CONSERVATION COMMISSION’S BOARD TO BREACH CABINET’S LAST IN FIRST OUT PRINCIPLE” BY: EDMUND G. HINKSON, M.P. FOR ST. JAMES NORTH AND ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

    It is a welcome relief to know that the near 200 redundant National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers, some of whom are my constituents, have finally been paid some form of compensation for their unlawful dismissals by the DLP government some two and a half years ago. These payments finally bring some partial vindication to what […]

    October 20, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. App Building Programme awaits Barbadian Cabinet Approval

    Soon Barbadians will get a chance to learn how to build apps for mobile phones through specialised Government programmes… Presently the Ministry, thanks to Flow, is running a special workshop for young Barbadians “ITS for Teens.” When asked by Bajan Reporter if the youngsters would engage in the world of coding, she indicated this would […]

    July 31, 2016Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  9. Grotto Apartment Complex Opening Soon

    The Minister of Housing rejects opposition claims of a high bill for security at the apartment complex in the district of Dalkeith, Christ Church known as The Grotto. Housing Minister Kellman said the buildings cannot guard themselves and any security detail requires a fee no matter who is hired – he responded to accusations made […]

    May 8, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  10. EASE FOR SMALL & MEDIUM-SIZED BARBADIAN BUSINESSES

    The Ministry responsible for Small Business Development is looking to establish a new policy framework shortly to help ease some of the financial burdens being faced by small and medium- sized businesses throughout the island. Mr. Inniss told attendees that he was aware of the challenges faced by the bank’s customers, as well as the […]

    April 24, 2016Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Minister pledges new Heritage Bill soon a Reality and will benefit Corporate Responsibility

    Pretty soon many businesses will clamour to assist preserving historical buildings once new legislation creates tax incentives for such entities to benefit from architectural preservation. Stephen Lashley, Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Culture addressed a workshop at the Radisson Aquatica held by the Organisation of American States on developing legislation to improve National Heritage. […]

    January 24, 2016CultureNo comments
  12. International Financial Services Sector Should Change Focus From Being Reactive To Proactive

    The Caribbean Region has to take ownership of regulatory issues affecting the International Financial Services Sector. Stakeholders in the sector must start using their high level of expertise and the Diaspora community with their vast international connections to lobby and convince International Regulatory Institutions of the importance of the sector for the Regional economies. To […]

    November 2, 2015BusinessNo comments
  13. CULTURE MINISTER: SEES BAJAN MUSIC INDUSTRY NEEDING MORE REGIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY

    A call has been made for more entrepreneurs to “capitalise on regional entrepreneurship opportunities“. While addressing several entrepreneurs and youth entrepreneurship organisations from across the region, the Minister stated that while entrepreneurship “is an effective developmental tool“, for it to be more impactful and sustainable, “a regional approach to advancing and showcasing its legitimacy” must […]

    September 26, 2015BusinessNo comments
  14. ROWLEY’S VICTORY: DEFINING MOMENT IN THE HISTORY OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – by Sandrine Rattan

    For the past five (5) years, the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago had been a regional and international subject of corruption and other types of wrong-doing, all of which attributed to the doom and gloom which befell this country during that period. Trinidad and Tobago was once a haven for meaningful and fruitful investment […]

    September 22, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. FINAL COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON HABITAT III – WILL MOONTOWN BE LIKE THE VATICAN?

    Members of the public will have their last chance to share their opinion on the future of housing in Barbados, at the final two community meetings on Habitat III. The meetings will be held on Sunday, August 16, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip, and Wednesday, August 19, in the hall […]

    August 13, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  16. Tribute to Dorien Pile by the Leader of the Opposition: Mia Amor Mottley – QC, MP

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing earlier today, of Mrs. Dorien Pile, one of Barbados’ most outstanding educators since Independence. Mrs. Pile was the first and only female headmistress to date, of Combermere School. I always found her to be a kind, compassionate person, who displayed a quiet dignity which enabled her […]

    August 13, 2015EducationNo comments
  17. If Easy-E was still alive, what would he think of Education in Barbados?

    If the late rapper knew of a politician who urged violence on those who dared to hold authority responsible for their mouthings and behavior, he’d probably not be surprised; but urge Bajans to not take any dissing lying down… If they’re being told their heads should be cracked and they can be shot at merely […]

    August 10, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. New Zealand’s High Commission to Officially Open in Collymore Rock

    New Zealand’s High Commission at Lower Collymore Rock will officially open on Tuesday 19 May 2015 in the presence of Barbados’ Governor-General with Government Ministers, as well as Wellington’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully. New Zealand’s warm and positive relationship with Barbados and the Caribbean underpins Wellington’s decision to establish a permanent presence in […]

    May 16, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  19. SINCKLER & JONES AGREE AGAIN? STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ON BURSARIES

    The Cabinet at its meeting of Thursday, February 12, approved the granting of tuition support (bursaries) to the tune of three million dollars ($3,000,000) for the Academic Year 2014 – 2015. This tuition support recognises that some students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) will need such assistance to complete or continue their […]

    February 14, 2015EducationNo comments
  20. Critical Thinking is Essential for every Barbadian Child

    Edu-Tech was introduced into the island’s school system not only to familiarize students with modern technology, but to change what we learn and to change how we learn. Mottley, who once held the portfolio of Minister of Education under a Barbados Labour Party administration said: “It is on those two objectives that I believe that […]

    January 11, 2015Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. IMPLOSION OF THE EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS TRIBUNAL: THE EMPLOYERS’ COMMENT

    On December 5, 2014, eight members of the nine-member Employment Rights Tribunal resigned with immediate effect. Included in those eight who resigned were the three members nominated by the Barbados Employers’ Confederation, the most representative body of employers in Barbados as recognised by the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development. The three […]

    December 24, 2014Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Standard officially opens new flagship store at MQI Complex, Wildey

    The opening of a new flagship store for leading retail home appliance, electronics and furniture company, Standard Distributors (Barbados) Ltd. demonstrates its continued commitment to Barbados and faith that the economic climate here will improve. This from Chief Executive Officer of Standard Distributors, Katrina Newton as Standard officially opened their flagship over the weekend at […]

    November 30, 2014BusinessNo comments
  23. CHANGE COMING IN GARBAGE COLLECTION: WILL TRANS TECH CONTINUE TO REPAIR VEHICLES?

    Written schedules for garbage collection are part of the changes in the works to improve the service delivery of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) to the public. This announcement was made recently by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, during a press conference at his Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael, office. […]

    November 27, 2014Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. BARBADIAN PRIME MINISTER MEETS WITH SUGAR OFFICIALS

    (ATTN, OBSERVATION: NO ASSIGNATION OF CHARACTERS REAL, LIVING, DEAD OR UNDEAD HAVE BEEN SO APPORTIONED; PHOTOS USED BY AUTHOR HAVE BEEN MODIFIED UNDER THE BASIS OF FAIR USE & COMMENTARY AND ARE NOT INJURIOUS UNLESS ONE IS THIN SKINNED – ANY PERSONS RECOGNISED ARE NOT DESIGNATED VILLAINS, HEROES NOR BYSTANDERS, THEY ARE SIMPLY TO ADD […]

    November 26, 2014Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  25. 60 Montserratian Women to get Free Mammograms after annual Pink Ribbon Charity Week

    Sixty more women on Montserrat will now be able to receive free mammograms following another successful fundraising campaign organized by Caribscan and the Pink Ribbon Charity. The fifth annual Pink Ribbon Walk ended on Saturday evening after more than 190 men, women and children took the almost one-hour trek from Lookout Community Centre to The […]

    October 14, 2014HealthNo comments