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Tag Archives: Ministry

  1. Fair Future for Seafarers: Message from Kirk D. M. Humphrey, MP – Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy

    Today, I wish to join with fellow Barbadians and the global community in celebrating the significant contribution that seafarers have made to the development of Barbados and the world economy. The theme “Fair Future for Seafarers” chosen for this year’s celebration is particularly relevant in light of the extraordinary circumstances seafarers have found themselves in […]

    June 25, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. No container leaving unscanned, according to Maritime Affairs Minister

    One hundred per cent of the containers leaving the Bridgetown Port are being scanned before being delivered. “We weren’t doing a lot of scanning of the containers. Security was a major issue for us (however) I am pleased to report that right now we are scanning 100 percent of the containers that leave the Port. […]

    September 7, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy confirm Petroleum Based Bags can still use up to Sept 1st, 2020

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy (MMABE) wishes to advise as of August 4th, 2020 local manufacturers will restart the production of biodegradable plastic bags – Supermarkets, shops, vendors and other suppliers can continue using their stock of Petroleum based plastic bags until September 1st, 2020. During the month of April 2020, the […]

    August 2, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  4. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy fine tunes Domestic Vessel Legislation

    Last weekend, Barbados took another step closer towards fine tuning aspects of the domestic vessels suite of laws aimed at improving maritime security and environmental and general business and operation standards for the small vessel sector when the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy (MMABE) reconvened a closed door session with Jet Ski […]

    August 1, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  5. 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
  6. Prime Minister Mottley speaks to Barbadians, 22nd July 2020 (RESHUFFLE)

    The chairmen of two statutory organisations were promoted to the Ministerial Cabinet in changes announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley in an address to the nation from Ilaro Court on Wednesday evening. Cummins takes up the portfolio formerly held by Kerrie Symmonds who will become Minister of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, while Gooding-Edghill’s post […]

    July 23, 2020Breaking News, Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Scheduled Cleaning and Early Closure, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy

    The offices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, located at the Civil Aviation Department building, Charnocks, Christ Church, will be closed on Friday, July 17, by 1:00 p.m., for regular scheduled cleaning of the compound. Everyone is therefore asked to ensure all business concludes before closing time. Any inconvenience is sincerely […]

    July 17, 2020BusinessNo comments
  8. Harvesting Sargassum – A Multi-Departmental opportunity, not an oceanic challenge

    It’s that time of year when Barbadians must not only be on guard for the weather, but look to an annual challenge along its shores – Sargassum seaweed. Now the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy is spearheading the cause with a multi-departmental alliance in bringing the challenge to bear.   View this […]

    July 11, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. BARBADOS’ COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS TODAY

    The good news of no more new cases of COVID-19 in Barbados continues as 61 people tested negative yesterday. Six people remain in isolation at Harrison Point, St. Lucy and 83 of the 96 persons confirmed with the viral illness have recovered. Seven succumbed to the virus. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has now […]

    June 13, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. MASSY OISTINS FOLLOWS GOVERNMENT’S ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL MANDATES

    Government has welcomed the reopening of Massy Stores Oistins. This was made clear today by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, following a walk through of the refurbished facilities at Southern Plaza, Christ Church, accompanied by Managing Director of Massy Stores (Barbados) Ltd., Randall Banfield. Expressing pleasure that the organization fit within […]

    September 16, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. STYROFOAM CONTAINERS POSSESS UNSEEN DANGERS FOR BARBADIAN CONSUMERS

    A local environmental consultant warns a persistence in using polystyrene or styrofoam containers can lead to dangerous side effects. This urgent cry of caution from Mark Hill, the CEO of Think Design, who engineered the successful redesign of Star Chick for HACCP verified poultry packaging, was part of the panellists attending last week’s Town Hall […]

    April 23, 2019BusinessNo comments
  12. NO TIME IS A GOOD TIME – BLUE ECONOMY MINISTER SPEAKS FRANKLY AT PLASTICS BAN TALKS

    There was no holding back as vendors, retailers, distributors and members of the public voiced concerns over the ban on petro-based single use plastics at Paddock Road during the first of two town hall meetings. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, said the discussion on banning plastics started as far back […]

    April 22, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  13. CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN PARTNERS WITH UWI FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LECTURE

    Issues of gender parity in relation to growth and development will come under the spotlight during a distinguished lecture on March 22nd, 2019. The lecture, one of the signature activities hosted by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in observance of International Women’s Day during the month of March, will be delivered […]

    March 21, 2019EventsNo comments
  14. The Ann Hill School is closed this week

    The Education Ministry advises the Ann Hill School, Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael, will be closed this week. The Ministry thanks parents and guardians for their understanding and regrets any inconvenience caused.

    February 25, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments