Month: June 2021

BARBADOS VOTES TO END THE CUBAN EMBARGO

Barbados joined the United Nations General Assembly in condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 29th consecutive year when the resolution entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” was considered during a meeting held on 23 June 2021. The United Nations …

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BARBADOS AND UNITED KINGDOM COMMITTED TO BUILDING BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP

(Pictured above) Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott and British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Scott Furssedonn-Wood in discussion at their courtesy call. (S. Forde-Craigg/BGIS) Barbados is keen to continue and strengthen its bilateral relationship with the  the United Kingdom (UK). During a recent courtesy call with …

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MINSTER HUSBANDS LAUDS APPOINTMENT OF ADVISOR TO FOCUS ON VULNERABLE ECONOMIES

Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Honourable Sandra Husbands has commended the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for her appointment of a special advisor on small vulnerable economies. The Minister expressed her appreciation to WTO Director General at the 52nd Meeting of the Council on …

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FOREIGN MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS AFRICA DAY

Francina Harewood Leisha Leach with Deputy Permanent Secretary Donna Forde(right) won first place in the group section. Ms. Leach placed third in the best dressed female section of the competition. Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade captured first place in the group section of the recently held Africa Day online competition …

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PM MOTTLEY URGES COTED TO FOLLOW-UP ON MANDATES

The decisions taken by the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) need to be operationalised within appropriate timeframes.  This call came from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, at the opening of the Fifty-Second Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) held on 1 June 2021.  Prime Minister Mottley, who is Lead Head of …

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