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Following UNESCO Nod, a Serious Look at Culture in Barbados

 Above: St. James Parish Church After last week’s announcement that Bridgetown and its garrison had been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barbados Culture Minister Stephen Lashley said he hoped that heritage and culture would “be taken a bit more …

Barbados Plans $102M Sugar Project

 The government of Barbados is planning a $102 million (USD) project to diversify the sugar industry in the country with bagasse, ethanol, special sugars and molasses, Senator Darcy Boyce announced yesterday. The project initially cost approximately $200 million, but has …

Barbados Continues Human Rights Push

 (Minister Esther Byer Suckoo/BGIS Photo) The Barbadian government is continuing its human rights campaign with a series of new laws aimed at preventing discrimination, including a legislation on sexual harassment. According to Minister of Labour and Security Dr Esther Byer …

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 By Alexander Britell Sir David Gibbons KBE is the former Premier of Bermuda. He led the United Bermuda Party government for 5 years from 1977 to 1982, in addition to having served as finance minister and Member of Parliament. Gibbons …

 Above: the Barbados Supreme Court The Barbados Attorney General’s office is beginning an initiative to implement so-called Legislative Information Management Systems that will digitize Barbadian laws. “The project will introduce technological advances which will enable us to draft legislation more …

 The controversial detention of a Caribbean Airlines flight was simply a “routine check,” Barbados PM Freundel Stuart said on Tuesday. Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding had complained about the plane’s holdup at Grantley Adams International Airport last week. “These are …

 Jamaican Transport Minister Michael Henry is meeting with his counterpart from Barbados today to discuss a growing row between the three countries over REDjet’s application to fly into Jamaica. The meeting follows two significant events in the Caribbean airline market …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Singer Rihanna has signed a multi-year deal with the Barbados Tourism Authority to exclusively promote the country. The three-year partnership will begin on Aug. 5, when Rihanna performs a full-length concert of her “Loud” tour. …

 Barbados PM Freundel Stuart at China’s National Museum (BGIS Photo) Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart continued his China visit, meeting with China’s Premier Wen Jibao and discussing the possibility of an air link between the two countries. “There is endless …

 Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (BGIS) Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart began a one-week official visit in China yesterday, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Maxine McClean and other officials. Stuart is set to sign two bilateral agreements with China, …

 Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (JIS Photo) Following the controversial treatment of a Jamaican national at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding questioned the alleged detention of a Caribbean Airlines plane in Barbados. “What I am …

 Clockwise from left: Freundel Stuart, Denis Kellman and Denis Lowe Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has modified his Cabinet, giving himself the additional responsibility of Urban Development, while retaining two ministers, Denis Kellman and Denis Lowe. Kellman has been given …

 Caribbean governments are encouraging citizens to plant their own gardens, in an effort to mitigate the impact of soaring food prices. Beatrice Buchanan, who lives in Kingston, Jamiaca, said her new garden is helping her to combat rising costs of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Eleven counsellors of the Inter-American Development Bank are in Barbados looking at local projects funded by the bank. Representatives of the bank, which last week warned that the region was in danger of significant effects …

 ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile By the Caribbean Journal staff A report released yesterday showed Latin America with a larger increase in foreign direct investment than any other region last year, but the Caribbean did not fare as well, according …

 The Barbadian government has responded to the death of Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden with caution, following the country’s historical foreign policy of “friends of all, satellites of none.” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said he hoped the situation would resolve …

 Four Seasons Residences, Clearwater Bay, Barbados A slew of new projects in Barbados, including at Four Seasons, Beachlands, Cost-U-Less and Fort Ferdinand, could mean a big boost in foreign investment in Barbados, according to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. “People …

 Barbados’s Board of Tourism is looking to capitalize on international music star Rihanna’s Bajan heritage, with the board’s new chairman, Adrian Elcock, saying a Barbados appearance by the singer must happen on his watch. “We have to have a relationship …