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Tag Archives: governance

  1. “An Idea Whose Time Has Come” Khaleel Kothdiwala’s view on Barbados becoming Republic

    Our coming transition to republican status is a proud moment for our country. As has been acknowledged before, it is not a slight to Her Majesty, Her Family or the UK, for which we have tremendous respect, but rather represents the ultimate statement of confidence in ourselves and our boundless capacity. Our commemoration of this […]

    August 3, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. 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
  3. “Who (Character) Should be our next Head of State” by David Bowen

    Barbados, have you given thought, serious thought, as to whom you would want to be your next head of state? I am not talking of the personality. I am speaking of the character of that personality. There is an ungodly rush to move Barbados towards republican status. It is a move of major, national significance, […]

    June 29, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Difficult Conversations – “What Would We Do?” by Grenville Phillips II

    We have been asked how we would have responded to COVID-19. We provided our best advice about one year ago, but the Government rejected it at that time. Given the foreseen nightmare scenario, they should reconsider – for all our sakes. In the past 15 days, we had 15 new deaths. In the previous 15 […]

    February 25, 2021Political1 comment
  5. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Thanks Personnel in COVID” by Dr Victor Eastmond

    “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” Nelson Mandela Please read and understand the words of Nelson Mandela as we remember the COVID19 hill we recently climbed in 2020. My fear is for the future as we prepare to climb the economic and social hills that […]

    January 15, 2021Editorial, Health1 comment
  6. Simmons Elected to the Board of PanAm Sports

    The Annual General Assembly of PanAm Sports, the Olympic Body responsible for the Pan American continent, was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday December 16. Elections were held for a new Board of Directors to manage the organization for the period 2020 to 2024. Mr. Neven Ilic of Chile was re-elected […]

    December 21, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Premier of Nevis on staff affected by Four Seasons Resort restructuring

    My government has been advised by the Four Seasons Resort that it has today served notice to some 280 workers at that Resort that “due to the delay of the reopening of the borders and resulting loss of business” the Resort has been forced to restructure its operations and now requires “only the minimum staff […]

    October 21, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Solutions Barbados – What Happens if we replace our Governor General with a President?

    Our early politicians who lived through World War 2, appeared to recognise two important things about politicians. The first is that they crave unrestrained power, which tends to oppress citizens. The second is that they crave a politicised public service, which is the first sign of a nation’s decline. In 1966, the DLP under Errol […]

    September 24, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. Central Bank of Barbados Announces 2 New Board Members

    The Central Bank of Barbados today announced the appointment of two new Board members. “It’s an honour to welcome Brathwaite and Dr. Naitrim, who add diversity to our Board,” Governor Cleviston Haynes commented. “Their collective experience will benefit the Board at this juncture,” he elaborated. Dr. Naitrim, who earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the […]

    September 10, 2020BusinessNo comments
  10. CARICOM LEADERS PREPARE FOR HURRICANES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and […]

    August 19, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. Prime Minister Mottley nominated to serve as Chair of joint Development Committee of World Bank and IMF

    Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment of Barbados, and Mesdames Azucena Arbeleche, Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay, have been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair. In line with the nomination by the Chairs of the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, the Board of the World […]

    August 14, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Bus terminal to become DR’s fine arts school and innovation center?

    Santo Domingo East Mayor Manuel Jiménez envisions a new use for the bus terminal the Ministry of Public Works built on the Las Americas Expressway. He speaks of fitting it to be a municipal school of fine arts and the “Caribbean Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The focus would be on young people and entrepreneurs […]

    August 9, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  13. 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
  14. Press Briefing by Prime Minister of Barbados from Murphy’s Pasture, Emmerton

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley held an impromptu meeting with high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Transport and Works, after touring a number of flood-prone areas. Her focus, however, fell on the area surrounding Murphy’s Pasture in New Orleans, The City, which is part of an ongoing project to ease the flow of stagnant water […]

    July 24, 2020Breaking News, Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. PM Mottley’s Thank You Message to Robyn Rihanna Fenty

    A Thank You message from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty. ****************** See more by visiting BGIS’ website – gisbarbados.gov.bb or Facebook page – facebook.com/gisbarbados or see us on Instagram – instagram.com/gisbarbados or hear us on Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/gisbarbados Make sure to subscribe to their channel so you will always be […]

    July 16, 2020Rihanna, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Prime Minister To Participate In Meetings On B.O.S.S.

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will participate in a series of meetings, being hosted by the trade union movement, to sensitize public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises about the Barbados Optional Savings Scheme (BOSS). Public officers and employees of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are invited to the four meetings, which will be held on Tuesday, […]

    June 1, 2020Breaking News, Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  17. Garth Wilkin slams Timothy Harris; says Kittitians at home with no income and wants to hear economic plans on COVID-19

    A Kittitan attorney at law has slammed St Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris over his handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) telling him that people in the country simply want to know if Cabinet is taking this pandemic as seriously as other countries worldwide and even those in the sub region. In an […]

    March 23, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  18. 2020 New Year’s Message From Chairperson Of CARICOM

    See more by visiting their website – gisbarbados.gov.bb or Facebook page – facebook.com/gisbarbados or see us on Instagram – instagram.com/gisbarbados or hear us on Soundcloud – soundcloud.com/gisbarbados Make sure to subscribe to BGIS’ channel so you will always be updated on Government Information and click the bell so you will be notified when a new […]

    January 5, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. VAT continues to perform well for NIA in 2019, Nevisian Premier & Finance Minister says

    The Value Added Tax (VAT) continues to be the single biggest revenue generator for the Nevis Island Administration. However, it continues to streamline its VAT Exemption policy. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance, made that disclosure when he presented the 2020 Budget Address with the theme “Building Resilience, Improving Infrastructure for Long-Term […]

    January 5, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  20. BARBADOS’ PRIVATE SECTOR APPROVES GOVERNMENT DRAFTED IMF RESTRUCTURING PLAN SO FAR, DIFFERENT GRADE FOR 2 DAY BLACKOUT

    The Private Sector Arm of the Monitoring Committee for BERT – The Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme – have given a thumb’s up so far, energy and water concerns are a different matter… This from Edward Clarke, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Barbados Operations of Sagicor General as the lead for the Monitoring […]

    November 26, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. ‘Her Story: Journeys to Greatness’ Co-Sponsors? Digicel & IGT via AmCham BEC March 10, 2019Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. CARICOM URGES PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO “UNSATISFACTORY SITUATION” IN VENEZUELA

    Venezuela must not be further tipped into chaos by external powers attempting to enforce some kind of rule not necessarily democratically entrenched. Regional Heads of Government want all actors, internal and external, to avoid actions which will escalate an already explosive situation to the detriment of the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and […]

    January 25, 2019Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. MIA MOTTLEY ADMINISTRATION ACTIVELY SEEKING NEW AVENUES OF EMPLOYMENT FOR RECENTLY RETRENCHED WORKERS

    The Ministry of Labour is assiduously looking to achieve Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s objective of retraining civil service employees who were recently laid off to regain employment with new skills… He noted the first cadre of retrenched staff if given the correct skillset, can even seek gainful employment outside of Barbados or work locally […]

    December 10, 2018Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  24. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 1

    The South Coast Sewerage Crisis is not so much a crisis now as that of a Headache which the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy is seeking to apply a large metaphorical aspirin by the middle of next month… The Minister said the complexity of this project is not only where to place the solutions […]

    November 25, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 2

    Minister of Water Resources & Energy, Wilfred Abrahams just shared with the press how the reality is that while the Bridgetown Plant can be upgraded to a tertiary status if needed, which means water treated there can be used for irrigation instead of potable water; nevertheless the South Coast Sewerage Treatment Plant is clearly reaching […]

    November 25, 2018Health, Video GalleryNo comments