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FOCUS ON BUILDING A ‘DIASPORIC ECONOMY’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has been working on creating a ‘diasporic economy’, since 2019. Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, disclosed this plan during the presentation of electronic devices from Barbadians working at United Nations (BajUNs) in New York to the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training …

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Visitors reminded of COVID 19 Protocols

Travellers to Barbados are reminded that they must adhere to all COVID-19 protocols, as set out in the Emergency Management COVID-19 Protocol (No.2) Directive, 2020. Visitors attending private parties, recreational or competitive sporting events, banquets, balls, receptions, any social event, and meetings of fraternal societies must wear face masks; and practise strict physical distancing protocols and …

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Barbadian Community in Cayman Islands donate learning devices

Barbadians living in the diaspora continue to respond to the need for devices to support emergency remote/online learning. This time, it is the Barbadian community in the Cayman Islands, which donated 12 Alcatel tablets with keyboards, and Barbadian Madame Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix of the Appellate Court of New York State, who contributed a Hewlett-Packard laptop. …

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Message from Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C.,M.P.

The Occasion of the Signing of the Host Country Agreement Regarding Arrangements for the Fifteenth Session ofThe United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Your Excellency, Dr Kituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; Senator Dr the Honourable Jerome Walcott, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados; and …

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Appeal Launched To Assist B’dos & Eastern Caribbean

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott. (FP) The UN Sub-Regional Team today launched a COVID-19 Multi-sectoral Response Plan (MRP) and a US$29.7 Million Funding Appeal for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. And, this UN effort, which is to support countries in fostering international solidarity and help mobilize financial resources to …

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Caribbean To Receive Billions In Assistance From US

Remarks by Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, as outgoing Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) during the 20th Special Meeting held via Video-Conference. (PMO) After months of lobbying, the United States has leveraged its leadership at the International Monetary Fund to provide $1.7 billion in new …

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Norway Committed To Small Island Developing States

Ambassador of Norway, Ingrid Mollestad and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, listen attentively to Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, during their meeting today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Norway has promised to continue supporting the Caribbean and other small island developing states (SIDS). Ambassador of Norway, Ingrid Mollestad …

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Barbados Completes Renewable Energy Project

Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams (centre); Ambassador of the UAE to Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and Representative of the UAE in the Association of Caribbean States, Bader Al-Matrooshi (right); and Ambassador of France to Barbados, Philippe Ardanaz (left) in discussion while in the background is the UAE/BWA solar photovoltaic project at Bowmanston pumping …

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More Investment Flowing In For Barbados

Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands addressing the launch of the CARICHAM, a group comprising regional Chambers of Commerce at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa yesterday. (RM/GP) The newly formed Network of Caribbean Chambers of Commerce (CARICHAM) has the potential to shape how the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) will …

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SPEECH FROM THE THRONE BY HER EXCELLENCY THE HON. SANDRA MASON GCMG, DA, QC

Mr. President and Members of the Senate;Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly; Specially invited guests, ladies and gentlemen; This Parliament reconvenes today, in circumstances that none of us could have imagined. It is therefore appropriate for us to pause as a nation and give fresh thought to our future. In March of …

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