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  1. CARICOM to mount Electoral Observer Mission to The Bahamas

    At the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be fielding a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the General Elections which will be held in that country on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The six-member Mission will be headed by Mr. Ian S. Hughes, Assistant to the […]

    September 14, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  2. First CARICOM-Africa Summit to begin 7th September

    History will be made tomorrow 7th September 2021, when the inaugural CARICOM-Africa Summit is held. Kenya will host the virtual event under the theme ‘Unity Across Continents and Oceans: Opportunities for Deepening Integration‘. His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, will chair the Summit. Plans for Kenya to host a CARICOM and Africa Summit in […]

    September 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Biden Administration of USA Donates Pfizer Vaccines to Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to announce the delivery of nearly 200,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. These vaccines are donated to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean by the U.S. Government as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global vaccine sharing framework. This donation is in addition […]

    August 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  4. FOREIGN MINISTER AND UNGA PRESIDENT DISCUSS MATTERS RELATED TO UNCTAD 15

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, and President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, discussed a number of areas of importance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) during Mr. Bozkir’s recent visit to Barbados. These matters are likely to come up in negotiations during […]

    August 12, 2021TravelNo comments
  5. UK and CARICOM continue engagement on access to finance

    Earlier this month, CARICOM and the United Kingdom co-hosted a virtual dialogue on the issue of access to finance. The event was opened by UK Minister of State responsible for the Caribbean, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon and Assistant Secretary General of CARICOM, Joseph Cox. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of CARICOM, […]

    July 29, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  6. Biden Administration suggests to Americans avoid Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia, plus St Vincent & Grenadines for now…

    As travelers face ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has updated its Travel Advisories to align with the travel health notices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC). The CDC currently has over 140 travel health notices, including for the United States and areas of the Caribbean, under […]

    April 21, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  7. Thirty years of #MERCOSUR: the Common Market of the South

    This year the Common Market of the South (#MERCOSUR) celebrates thirty years since its foundation, carried out through the signing of the Treaty of Asunción in 1991. MERCOSUR is a historic achievement of the countries that make it up, which has allowed us to advance from a logic of rivalry towards one of cooperation. Regional […]

    March 24, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. UNCTAD 15 CONFERENCE FOR BARBADOS GOES VIRTUAL

    The UNCTAD 15 Conference which will be hosted by Barbados from 3 to 8 October 2021 will now be a virtual event. Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, and UNCTAD’s Acting Secretary-General, Ms. Isabelle Durant, just made this announcement. The Conference is the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and […]

    March 20, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  9. MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARICOM, ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

    On this day, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, a special observance that was adopted by the United Nations 46 years ago in 1975, during International Women’s Year. The annual celebration affords everyone, especially women and girls, an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to […]

    March 8, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. USA – #Cuba normalization could increase production of #COVID19 vaccines

    If U.S. President, Joe Biden, eases the trade embargo against Cuba, one benefit to developing countries, including the Caribbean, could be greater access to coronavirus vaccines at an affordable price. Cuban scientists have been working on four vaccine candidates to counter the virus. They believe that their most successful candidate, Sovereign 2, will enter a […]

    March 2, 2021Breaking News, Editorial, HealthNo comments
  11. Barbadian accorded honor of World Peace Ambassador

    Dr. Adrian Daisley from Barbados has been the recent recipient of the World Peace Ambassador Award by Peace Tracts. Their mission is to bring hope, change hearts and reduce hatred and violence. To Lobby for peace, alleviate the sufferings of war, broker truce between warring parties and to secure the release of hostages and captives […]

    February 11, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  12. CARICOM’s REACTION TO USA DESIGNATING CUBA AS STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) denounces the unilateral declaration by the outgoing United States administration to designate Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. Cuba’s international conduct does not in any way warrant that designation. This further attack on the country adversely affects its international standing and its social, human and economic development and is another […]

    January 18, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  13. EU disburses First Renewable Energy Tranche of EC $11.23 million to St Kitts and Nevis

    St Kitts and Nevis has received a boost from the European Union as the government forges ahead with its goal of advancing towards energy self-sufficiency from local renewable energy sources. The European Union has disbursed EC $11.23 million (EUR €3.444 M) to St. Kitts and Nevis. to promote the integration of renewable energy and energy […]

    January 13, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  14. EU disburses third Payment Tranche of EC$ 15.8 million to Montserrat

    The European Union continues to support to Government of Montserrat through the release of the third Payment of EC$15.8 million (EUR 4.90M) under the country’s Multi Sector Sustainable Economic Development Budget Support Programme. Inclusive in this payment is EC$3 million (EUR 900,000) immediate support to the Government of Montserrat in dealing with the impact of […]

    January 12, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  15. CHAIRMAN OF CARICOM; DR KEITH ROWLEY, PRIME MINISTER OF T’DAD & TOBAGO REACTS TO USA’s FEEBLE YET INDECENT PUTSCH

    The 15 member trade bloc referred to as Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, is deeply saddened and concerned at the unprecedented scenes that unfolded at the Capitol Building in Washington DC, USA, during the certification of the votes of the presidential elections by the US Congress. CARICOM looks forward to the restoration of order and the […]

    January 7, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. All of a sudden, Bridgetown US Embassy Resumes Processing of Tourist and Business Visas, in time for the Season Finale of USA 2020

    On Monday, November 16, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown will resume processing routine B1/B2 (non-immigrant tourist and business) visas. The first interview appointment date available will be December 1. At this time, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is only able to interview citizens and permanent residents within its Eastern Caribbean consular district. Individuals residing outside of the Eastern […]

    November 14, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  17. Bridgetown US Embassy’s Support Continues Extraordinary Work of the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory

    U.S. Ambassador to Barbados Linda Taglialatela toured the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Friday, October 2, to gain firsthand insight into its lifesaving work. The laboratory, completed in 2018 through a US$6 million investment by the U.S. Government, conducts all of Barbados’ COVID-19 testing. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George and Laboratory Director Songee […]

    October 4, 2020HealthNo comments
  18. Will Deputy Speaker have Big News for Sunday? St George Secondary at 4:30pm

    Prime Minister of Barbados and Political Leader of the ruling BLP, Mia Amor Mottley – QC & MP, will be the main Speaker tomorrow Sunday 20th September 2020, at the Annual General meeting of the George North branch. Other Speakers will be Gline Clarke Member of Parliament for the constituency, Attorney General and Member of […]

    September 19, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  19. Application period for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships now open

    The application period for the UK Government’s 2021/2022 Chevening Scholarships is open as of 3 September until 3 November 2020. Interested persons can submit their applications via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study […]

    September 4, 2020EducationNo comments
  20. Barbadian heads to United States under Fulbright LASPAU Scholarship Program

    The U.S. Embassy in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is pleased to announce that Xavier Caddle is the Fulbright LASPAU recipient for this academic year. Xavier has been accepted to pursue a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida beginning in the Fall of 2020. The Fulbright LASPAU program is affiliated with […]

    August 21, 2020EducationNo comments
  21. CARICOM REACTS TO GUYANA ELECTIONS DECLARATION

    CARICOM welcomes the conclusion of the Guyana General and Regional Elections of 2 March 2020 with the declaration of the final results. The 15 Member Caribbean Community congratulates His Excellency Mohammed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on their victory at the polls. The Chairman of […]

    August 7, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. British – Barbadian links celebrated at high level reception

    Her Excellency Mrs Janet Douglas, British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, hosted a reception at her Residence to celebrate the enduring friendship between Barbados and the UK. During her address to the large gathering, Mrs Douglas told attendees that the relationship between Barbados and the UK continues to flourish on many levels. […]

    March 2, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  23. #SKN opposition leader and envoys from #Bridgetown #US Embassy discuss issues, concerns ahead of 2020 poll

    Officials of the Barbados-based Embassy of the United States held discussions with St Kitts and Nevis’ Leader of the Opposition and National Political Leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Dr Denzil L. Douglas. Dr Douglas highlighted the late attempt by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris to change the electoral boundaries on the eve […]

    February 18, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. EU AMBASSADOR COMMENDS CARIBBEAN EXPORT FOR WORK DONE TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency has recently received commendation from H.E. Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, Head of the EU Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, Eastern Caribbean, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, for the agency’s work involving the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement or EPA. The CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement or EPA is a trade and development partnership […]

    January 27, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  25. Is Barbados being a satellite Nation of PR of China?

    CAVEAT This was an anonymous eMail sent via a German re-mailer, at BajanReporter we try to accommodate all perspectives, even those we may disagree with… It is up to Yan Xiusheng or other similar interests to either agree or disagree with these suggestions? Is Barbados Becoming a satellite of China? Today I listened to the […]

    January 15, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments