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Diplomatic Accreditation of H.E. Milton Inniss to the Republic of Malta

H.E. Milton Inniss, High Commissioner for Barbados in the United Kingdom presented Letters of Credence to H.E. Dr. George Vella, President of the Republic of Malta on September 30, 2021. The ceremony marked the second formal accreditation for the High Commissioner, the first installation being to the Holy See in May 2021. The ceremony was …

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BARBADOS HAS A NEW NON-RESIDENT AMBASSADOR TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Ambassador Philip St. Hill (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Roberto Alvarez In a virtual ceremony held on 31 August 2021, Barbados’ Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba H.E. Philip St. Hill, presented to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Roberto Alvarez, copies of his credentials …

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CHAMBERS TAKE ACTION TO INCREASE TRADE

From left to right:Anthony Branker (Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Bryan RenterSuriname (Trade and Industry Association) and Timothy Tucker (Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for trade, the Honourable Sandra Husbands, has lauded the efforts undertaken by three regional entities to expand …

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Barbados Reaffirms Commitment To Sustainable Fishing

BY SHEENA FORDE-CRAIGG | JUL 15, 2021 | TOP STORIES Barbados has made a call for differential treatment with regard to fishing subsidies, as it reaffirms its commitment to playing its part in sustainable fishing practices. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made the appeal as he participated in the Ministerial Level, World Trade Organization …

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STATEMENT BY HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY ON ASSASSINATION OF HAITIAN PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOISE

The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a Special Emergency Session on Wednesday, 7 July, in the wake of the assassination of the President of Haiti. The Heads of Government are shocked and saddened by the assassination of a member of the CARICOM family, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, during the early …

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STRENGTHENING CARIBBEAN-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS

As part of the celebrations to CARICOM Day 2021, the Caribbean Export Development Agency in partnership with the Embassy of Barbados in Brazil hosted a Caribbean Export Latin America Briefing Session on 5 July 2021. Barbados’ Ambassador to Brazil, H.E. Tonika Sealy-Thompson moderated the event which centred on commercial diplomacy and discussions were held amongst …

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CARICOM DAY CELEBRATED WITH UNVEILING OF WAX FIGURES

Left to right :Calypso Rose (statue), Sir Shridath Ramphal (statue), Ms Meghan Theobalds (Barbados’ Caricom Youth Ambassador), Dr Nicole Moore-Clarke (Guyanese Association of Barbados), Ms Suaz Blair (Jamaica Associationof Barbados), Dr George Brathwaite (CSME Unit), Mrs Sandra Gittens (Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Sir Arthur Lewis (statue), and H.E. David Comissiong (Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM) …

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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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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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