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Tag Archives: diplomacy

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. BARBADIANS COP 2 PRESTIGIOUS CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. CARICOM to send Observer Mission to Saint Lucia’s Elections

    At the invitation of the Allen Chastanet regime in Castries, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in St Lucia on Monday, 26 July 2021. The ten-member Mission will be headed by Ms. Fern Narcis-Scope, Chief Elections Officer of Trinidad and […]

    July 18, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  8. Barbados-Liberia Connection made stronger

    Ilaro Court, the Official Residence of the Prime Minister, was filled with stories that embraced the Barbados-Liberia connection with nostalgia and discussion of the extensive social and economic potential that could be tapped into with greater cooperation. Witherspoon, the great-great-grandson of John Albert Porte, who migrated from Barbados to Liberia in the mid-1860s, told the […]

    June 30, 2021Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. Barbadian NGO calls for Palestinian Student Exchange, As Envoy Sobeh plans Regional Familiarisation

    The rapacious missile attacks into civilian dominant areas of Palestine has created many divides, such as where the son of an Israeli leader (narrowly dodging corruption charges recently after two run off votes competing against Benny Gantz among at least four other parties) accused Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot of being Switzerland in her neutrality […]

    May 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. CARICOM Foreign Ministers engage US National Security Adviser

    Foreign Ministers of CARICOM engaged with US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan over the weekend. The discussions, in which the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves participated, were viewed as introductory as well as an opportunity to exchange views on issues of mutual interest. Emphasis was placed on the importance […]

    May 12, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  11. “She Inspires” Women’s History Month event expands the networks of the next generation of Eastern Caribbean female leaders

    The Bridgetown US Embassy recently convened 21 Eastern Caribbean and U.S. female leaders at a virtual conference to inspire and expand the networks of over 150 female conference participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “She Inspires: Expanding the Network of the […]

    March 30, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  12. Ambassador Chad Blackman meets with Acting UNCTAD Secretary-General

    Ambassador Chad Blackman, Barbados’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, held talks with the recently appointed UNCTAD Acting Secretary-General, Ms. Isabelle Durant. Ms. Durant, whose substantive post is Deputy Secretary-General, was appointed acting Secretary-General on 16 February 2021, following the resignation of Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, which took effect on […]

    March 5, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  13. EU Provides Additional 3.68M Euros to Fund Regional Private Sector Development

    The European Union and CARIFORUM have agreed to top-up by 3.68 million euros (US $4.4 Mil) the EU-funded Regional Private Sector Development Programme implemented by the Caribbean Export Development Agency. This brings the overall EU support granted to the programme to 27.68 million euros (US $33 Mil). The European Union and CARIFORUM upgraded the programme […]

    December 23, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  14. CARICOM Private Sector Organisation and Caribbean Community sign MOU to support Regional Growth and Development

    The CARICOM Private Sector Organisation just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Community to cooperate on the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), regarded as the most viable platform for supporting the Region’s growth and development. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque signed on behalf of the Community and Chairman […]

    December 6, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. SAVE THE DATE! ‘What’s Next?’ Global Conversation Nov. 3rd

    You are being invited to the next session in the “What’s Next?” Global Conversation Series, titled “Women’s agency and poverty eradication in Small Island Developing States.” This session is organized by staff from the SROC and will feature an engaging panel of development leaders including The Hon. Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; USG Cristina Duarte, […]

    November 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  16. Barbados Cabinet bid warm Farewell to Argentine Ambassador

    On Monday night, in an intimate dinner at the Abidah Hotel at Enterprise Beach, a group of distinguished members of Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Cabinet expressed heartfelt recognition to Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Barbados, Gustavo Martinez Pandiani. In attendance were Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jerome Walcott; Speaker of the House, Arthur Holder; outgoing […]

    October 15, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  17. Embassy of Argentina hosts Spanish Course Award Ceremony for Children

    Recently, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Barbados hosted its first Certificate Award Ceremony for Barbadian children, who successfully completed the Level One Spanish course taught during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barbadian Russell Banfield, who lives and works in Argentina, was among the instructors of this course, a fact that Pandiani was particularly happy to […]

    October 2, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Antigua and Barbuda congratulates new IDB President

    Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne congratulated Mauricio Claver-Carone on his election as new President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The election by the Board of Governors of the IDB took place in Washington, the headquarters of the Bank. Mr.Claver-Carone, who was nominated by the Government of the United States of America, was […]

    September 14, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  19. Courtesy Call to new Transport Minister from Chinese Ambassador, Yan Xiusheng

    At a recent courtesy call by the Ambassador of the Republic of China to the Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources, the newly appointed Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, Ian Gooding-Edghill stated the Government of Barbados continues to value their mutual cooperation and the assistance the Embassy continues to provide to the […]

    August 25, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  20. OUTGOING CARICOM CHAIR PRAISES ACCESS BY TRADE BLOC TO AFRICA’s MEDICAL SUPPLIES PLATFORM

    CARICOM Member States have been given access to the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), a procurement system for supplies and equipment in the fight against COVID-19. The AMSP unlocks immediate access to an African and global base of vetted manufacturers and procurement strategic partners. It enables African Union Member States to purchase certified medical equipment, […]

    July 1, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  21. Embassy of Argentina ‘Joins The Gathering’ – Photography exhibition attracts Diaspora

    A diverse group of Bajan photographers showcased their work recently at the Embassy of Argentina in Hastings, under the theme “Joining the Gathering“. The exhibition was organized by the Embassy, the Barbados Photographic Society and Artist Alliance Barbados. During his opening remarks, Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani expressed that “Argentina and Barbados continue to collaborate […]

    February 19, 2020Breaking News, Featured, GalleriesNo comments
  22. When #Virgin Atlantic Failed, #Shame on Richard #Branson – #Justice for Firhaana Bulbulia, Flight Rage victim

    CAVEAT I was stunned on reading this, anyone who knows me, understands I ADORE Virgin Atlantic as a bastion of entrepreneurship and service, so to suddenly encounter this racist nightmare persisting unpunished is beyond my understanding, if Richard Branson can read about LIAT and have something to say? I expect him to find this and […]

    February 17, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Travel1 comment
  23. Sitting Nevisian Premier offers condolences to Ex-Premier Joseph Parry on the passing of his wife

    Within days of serving official notice of his retirement from active politics and as a member of the Opposition in the Nevis Island Assembly, Joseph Parry’s wife Mrs. Myrthlyn Parry passed away on January 06, 2020. “I also take the opportunity to express on behalf of the Cabinet my deepest condolences to him and his […]

    January 19, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  24. Nevis Island Administration signs agreement with the Republic of China (Taiwan) for re-lending project to boost small business activity there

    Nevisians younger than 35 years old now have a chance to borrow up to $100,000 for the establishment or expansion of existing small businesses, thanks to an EC $5million loan from the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to facilitate the process through the Small Enterprise […]

    January 1, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Increase in Barbadian Students in the United States, Engineering and Business Most Popular Fields

    The number of Barbadian students studying at U.S. colleges and universities increased by 3.4 percent from 2018 to 2019, according to the Open Doors 2019 report released today by the Institute of International Education. The report indicated 333 students from Barbados studied in the United States in the 2018/19 academic year. A majority of Barbadian […]

    December 7, 2019EducationNo comments