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  1. Barbados and CARICOM plant firm diplomatic roots in Africa

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator The Most Honourable Jerome Walcott just officially opened the CARICOM diplomatic mission in Nairobi, Kenya, marking the first of its kind for Barbados on the continent. “The commissioning of this mission here in Kenya, the first diplomatic mission of Barbados to be commissioned on the African continent, is a testament […]

    June 23, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Barbados to attend the first-ever Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe

    Barbados will be among the 30 countries participating in the inaugural Caribbean Games, scheduled for June 29 to July 3, 2022, in Guadeloupe. The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has announced a 23-member team that will compete in four disciplines: Aquatics, Judo, Netball and Track and Field. The Caribbean Games is being organised by the […]

    June 21, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  3. Caribbean Leaders Meet with Biden and Harris to Tackle Climate, Economy, and Food Security Challenges

    The Ninth Summit of the Americas concluded Friday in Los Angeles, California with new commitments to climate adaptation, clean energy, and food security. The Summit focused on “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” and included the participation of leaders from across the Caribbean. Both President Biden and Vice President Harris met with CARICOM members […]

    June 12, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  4. Barbados and Guyana committed to the success of St Barnabas Accord

    Barbados has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with Guyana in various areas, including agriculture, to achieve food security and housing. Over the weekend, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Business Development, Sandra Husbands, Special Envoy to Guyana and Suriname, Alphea Wiggins and officials of several public and private sector […]

    June 3, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  5. Gold Exhibit a Hit at Agrofest 2022 in the City

    The Barbados-Guyana Gold Exchange is moving closer to becoming a reality. Last weekend, as a forerunner to the operationalization of the Gold Exchange, four stakeholders from the Guyanese Private Sector successfully displayed and sold gold jewelry at Agrofest 2022. The hundreds of patrons attending Agrofest had the opportunity to visit the Queen’s Park Gallery exhibit […]

    May 31, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. From Canada to Australia, guest authors for St. Martin Book Fair 2022; Barbadian CARICOM Ambassador David Comissiong keynote speaker

    Over 35 authors, from Canada to Australia are heading to the St. Martin Book Fair, June 2 – 4, 2022, said Shujah Reiph, the literary fest coordinator. The keynote speaker is David Comissiong, Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, said Reiph. Comissiong is an author too but far better known in the Caribbean and beyond for his […]

    May 26, 2022Books, FeaturedNo comments
  7. U.S. Assistant Secretary Nichols in Barbados May 24-27

    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols will travel to Barbados May 24-27. During his visit, he will engage Caribbean leaders on issues including recovery from the global pandemic, climate change, and strategies to promote a strong, secure, and integrated CARICOM region. Assistant Secretary Nichols’ visit highlights the importance of […]

    May 25, 2022Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Export Barbados’ CEO joins ITC advisory board

    Export Barbados (BIDC) is pleased to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Hill, has been invited to join the Geneva-based International Trade Centre’s (ITC) advisory board for trade promotion, effective May 16, 2022. Mr. Hill, who is in Ghana this week attending the ITC World Trade Promotion Organization Conference and Awards, met with ITC […]

    May 24, 2022BusinessNo comments
  9. Barbadian Drummer Begins U.S. Music Exchange

    U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that on April 15 Barbadian musician Juanita Clarke traveled to the United States to participate in the U.S. Embassy’s OneBeat program. Juanz is a pioneer for other female drummers, and she will spend the next four weeks in the United States making music with artists around the world […]

    April 18, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments
  10. Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley on passing of former Premier Vance W. Amory

    My brothers and sisters: It was therefore with great shock that we all woke this morning to this tragic news. Vance Amory has led an unblemished life of service to the people of Nevis and the wider country, whether as a sportsman in cricket, as an athlete, as a banker, as an educator and as […]

    April 2, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    On April 1st, 2022, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration for Belize, and Chair of the Caribbean Community Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) co-chaired the 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group meeting, which was held virtually. Ministers reaffirmed the enduring value […]

    April 2, 2022TravelNo comments
  12. Caribbean Development Bank and Global Affairs Canada collaborate with PAHO on vaccine uptake project

    The Caribbean will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at promoting COVID-19 vaccine uptake among healthcare workers and most at-risk populations. This collaborative effort by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global Affairs Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) promises to be a community driven, inclusive, culturally-responsive and evidence-informed approach to addressing […]

    March 3, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. Signing of framework agreement on concessional loan for road rehabilitation in the Scotland District (Feb. 18, 2022) at Ilaro Court, Barbados

    Transcript of remarks by the Prime Minister of Barbados at the brief signing ceremony which took place at Ilaro Court on Friday, February 18, 2022: Good morning, everyone. Let me thank everyone for coming. Ambassador, let me thank you for also being here at such short notice. Deputy Prime Minister, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry […]

    February 19, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. CDB, EU increase trade support to Belize with new programme

    “CDB, as the second largest contributor to the Government of Belize’s current suite of development-related projects, has clearly signalled our intent to sustain and increasingly collaborate with the Government and development partners to attain key social, economic, environmental, and institutional targets,” says President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr Gene Leon. Speaking at the […]

    February 15, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Caribbean Development Bank President’s Inaugural Visit to Belize

    Strengthening trade, innovative financing, advancing agriculture and building economic and climate resilience will be among the issues on the agenda when Dr Gene Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) leads a high-level mission to Belize starting this morning. The team is scheduled to host discussions with the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Governor […]

    February 7, 2022BusinessNo comments
  16. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy with Marine Corps Deliver Christmas Gifts to the Nightengale Children’s Home

    The children at the Nightengale Children’s Home just received toys from U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela and U.S. Marines on staff at the U.S. Embassy. Since its start in 1947, Toys for Tots has supported more than 265 million children around the world. “COVID-19 may have prevented us from holding our usual ceremony, but I’m grateful […]

    December 24, 2021CultureNo comments
  17. Justin Sun Appointed as the WTO Ambassador for Grenada By The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    According to December 17 Coindesk’s report, the Government of Grenada has announced the appointment of Yuchen (Justin) Sun as its new Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO in Geneva. Justin Sun is thus authorized and empowered to represent the Government of Grenada at meetings of the WTO. H.E. Mr. Justin (Yuchen) SUN, a leading […]

    December 17, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) held 3 to 7 October adopted an agreement to promote inclusive and resilient economic recovery in developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges. Multilateral spirit and leadership Secretary-General Grynspan commended the organization’s member states for their multilateral spirit […]

    October 12, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. Central Bank Governors share insight

    Investment and finance were topics high on the agenda of Export Barbados (BIDC)’s Safari Ocean Barbados Kenya Business Alliance Forum, as the two countries seek to do their part to enhance South-South cooperation. Delivering remarks during Wednesday’s opening of the meeting, held at the Hilton Barbados, participants, who included government and private sector representatives from […]

    October 11, 2021BusinessNo comments
  20. Bridgetown US Embassy and BYBT Launch Academy for Women Entrepreneurs for 3rd Straight Year

    The Bridgetown US Embassy in partnership with the Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT) just launched their third year of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). The six-month program provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and networks needed to start and scale successful businesses. Twenty-eight female entrepreneurs from Barbados will take part in this year’s […]

    September 15, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  21. Earthquake in Haiti: The humanitarian mission of White Helmets began to provide health assistance

    The White Helmets Commission, which reports to the Argentine Foreign Ministry, has begun to provide healthcare assistance in the Corail commune, Grand’Anse Department, Haiti, where it set up a Type-1 Hospital to increase local healthcare capacity, which was seriously affected by the massive earthquake. The Hospital, which deals with a high level of demand and […]

    September 3, 2021NatureNo comments

    The 2021 Chevening Scholars for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean were officially announced yesterday by British High Commissioner, His Excellency Scott Furssedonn-Wood. Fifteen fully funded scholarships were awarded to successful candidates from Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines, to pursue Master’s Degrees in […]

    August 30, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  23. USA envoys Deliver 52,650 Pfizer Vaccines to St Lucia

    The United States donated 52,650 COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine doses free of charge to the people of Saint Lucia on Tuesday, August 17. U.S. Ambassador to Saint Lucia Linda Taglialatela joined Prime Minister Philip Pierre at the George F.L. Charles Airport to welcome the vaccines, a direct result of cooperation between the United States and Saint […]

    August 19, 2021HealthNo comments
  24. SOUTHCOM Commander to visit Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), will visit Barbados until the 13th of this month to meet with security leaders and discuss U.S.-Caribbean cooperation against regional threats and challenges. Faller will meet Lt. Col. Michael Jones, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security. They […]

    August 11, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  25. Mandatory Vaccination to rescuing the Economy in the Era of Vaccine Hesitancy and Skepticism

    Public health measures often were mandated by governments to protect the wellbeing of individuals or communities. Such policies can be ethically justified, as they may be crucial to protect the health and wellbeing of the public. Although vaccines are one of the most effective tools for protecting people against COVID-19, vaccines alone won’t stop the […]

    August 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments