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    Britain has published draft legislation which sets out the minimum it expects to see from British Overseas Territories when they publish the owners of companies registered there. The legislation – which is supported by the Overseas Territories themselves – will improve corporate transparency and deter illicit finance. The introduction of publicly accessible registers of who […]

    December 22, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  2. Governor General of Barbados – Christmas message 2019

    See more by visiting BGIS – or Facebook page – or see us on Instagram – or hear us on Soundcloud – Make sure to subscribe to their channel, so you will always be updated on Government Information and click the bell so you will be notified when a new video […]

    December 29, 2019Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. Barbadian volunteer recognised by Queen Elizabeth II with Commonwealth Points of Light award

    Alian Ollivierre, representing Barbados, was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II as the 121st Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service mentoring young women. Ms Ollivierre, representing Barbados, is the founder of ‘I Am a Girl Barbados‘, which mentors girls and young women who have experienced gender-based discrimination to become the leaders […]

    December 10, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Barbadian volunteer honoured with prestigious Commonwealth Points of Light award by Her Majesty The Queen

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II just recognised Corey Lane, from Barbados, as the 57th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service helping young people to develop their leadership skills. Corey has created a fully working farm to provide young Barbadians at risk of falling into a life of crime with a […]

    July 16, 2018PoliticalNo comments

    A new session of Parliament will be ushered in on Tuesday, June 5, when Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, delivers the Throne Speech. The ceremony will take place in the Senate Chamber at 10:00 a.m., beginning with a formal procession of Members of Parliament from both the Upper and Lower Houses. The Throne Speech will […]

    June 4, 2018Events, FeaturedNo comments
  6. From St. Martin to Cancún: Tourism poetry of Lasana Sekou under critical microscope in Mexico

    Literary critic David Anuar has placed Lasana Sekou’s poetry about tourism under a microscope in the new edition of the Mexican cultural journal, Tropo a la uña, said Jacqueline Sample of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). “Lasana Sekou: turismo e inautenticidad del ser,” roughly translated as “Lasana Sekou: tourism and inauthenticity of being,” is the […]

    April 2, 2018BooksNo comments
  7. 2nd female for the post of Barbados’ 8th Governor General

    Barbados’ 8th Governor General is preeminent jurist Sandra Mason. It was announced in an embargoed statement released from the Government Information Service. The notice, which came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, declared as follows; “I should like to inform the country of the decision made in respect of the office of Governor-General of Barbados.  The […]

    December 28, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Commonwealth winners to receive special award from Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is delighted to reveal how 60 young people from across the Commonwealth, have been selected to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 in the Commonwealth who are driving change within their communities and transforming […]

    December 11, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  9. HRH Prince Henry of Wales in Barbados: “Learning of his Trip to Caribbean…” December 4, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. HRH Prince Henry of Wales in Barbados: “When Freundel Met Harry”

    Barbados would soon be changing from a monarchical system of government to republican status, dropping the Queen as its head of state. The Queen’s representative, the Governor General, will be replaced by a president, a “ceremonial figure” rather than the American-type president who wields the real power in government. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made the […]

    December 4, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Issues pertaining to climate change and this country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence featured prominently when His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, at Ilaro Court. Those present included Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean; Acting Head of the Civil Service and […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Parent & Ministry agree to work in best interest of secondary pupil

    An amicable meeting at the Education Ministry is yet to establish if the row over a 14-year-old pupil’s refusal to pick up garbage at Springer Memorial more than two months ago, means she stays there or heads for Ellerslie Secondary. Nevertheless, a lawyer for the pupil’s mother Elecia Weekes claimed progress in negotiations with Minister of Education […]

    February 14, 2016Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  13. “The Queen’s history making reign” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    On September 9, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history. Her record also applies to her 15 realms other than Britain, the majority of them in the Caribbean even though they are independent from Britain. The 9 independent Caribbean countries of which the Queen is the Head of State are: Antigua and […]

    September 16, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  14. “Barbados among those included in latest tax blacklist? EU Appears to Target Caribbean Again?” by Professor Avinash Persaud

    Last Wednesday the EU Commission published a list of 30 countries, including Barbados, that it describes as non-cooperative jurisdictions on tax matters. The list is designed to tar-and-feather these countries, to reduce their access to international development funds and so pressure them into abandoning their international financial centres. It is an act of gross discriminatory […]

    June 19, 2015PoliticalNo comments

    Members of the public will view the precision and skills of the over 1,000 troops participating in the Independence Ceremonial Parade on Monday, December 1, from a changed route. The parade, which begins at 8:00 a.m., was relocated from the Garrison Savannah to the Bridgetown Port following recent inclement weather. It will see the armed […]

    November 29, 2014CultureNo comments
  16. “We are How We Speak – Rhoda Arrindell’s Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin” by Rochelle Ward

    Everyone – students, linguists, cultural workers, educators, policy makers in St. Martin and abroad – can partake in this buffet of hard truths and innovative research that displays the complex realities of the St. Martin language, which its author, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, connects to national identity and education in her new book, Language, Culture, and […]

    September 1, 2014Books, ReviewNo comments