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    The International Women’s Forum Barbados is proud of Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley‘s accomplishments on the world stage. Donna Every, the President of IWF Barbados said “On behalf of International Women’s Forum Barbados, I would like to congratulate the Hon Mia Amor Mottley on being named in Time Magazine’s , “Time 100 – The world’s […]

    June 8, 2022Books, PoliticalNo comments

    I wish, on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados, to extend sincere condolence to the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, on the passing of former Nevisian Premier Vance Winkworth Amory earlier today at the age of 72. It was therefore a shock to me this morning to learn of his […]

    April 2, 2022Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  3. PM Mottley to present 2022 Financial and Economic Statement this coming Monday 14th

    At 3 p.m. on Monday 14th March 2022, Barbadians as well as individuals and organisations doing business in, or with, Barbados, will get a clear picture of how the Government intends to address critical economic and social matters over the next year or so. That’s when Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mia Amor Mottley, […]

    March 10, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. CARICOM Heads to tackle wide range of issues at Meeting in Belize

    CARICOM Heads of Government will deliberate on several major issues, including the Region’s post-pandemic economic recovery, when they gather on San Pedro in Belize for their Thirty-Third Inter-Sessional Meeting on 1-2 March 2022. The Meeting, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. John Antonio Briceño of Belize, is also expected to address advancing the implementation […]

    February 27, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Social protection agencies, like the Welfare Department, provide more than “handouts” to the public, but the true extent of their reach and contribution is often misunderstood. That was the assessment of Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Kirk Humphrey, following tours to state agencies in the social services sector on Monday. He was joined […]

    February 18, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  6. Bajan Appointed President of Rugby Americas North

    After thirteen years of service on the regional Executive Committee, Barbadian George Nicholson was recently appointed President of Rugby Americas North, the regional governing body for Rugby Union. Mr. Nicholson got his start in Rugby during a stint at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, where he was accompanying his father on his one-year sabbatical. […]

    November 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, RugbyNo comments
  7. “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
  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. “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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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

    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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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 – 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 […]

    July 16, 2020Rihanna, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 2020 New Year’s Message From Chairperson Of CARICOM

    See more by visiting their website – or Facebook page – or see us on Instagram – or hear us on Soundcloud – 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
  25. 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