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STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has learned with sadness of the passing of one of its former Foreign Service Officers, Mohammed Iqbal Degia, in the United States, after a brief illness. His colleagues will remember Mohammed for his diligence in executing his assignments as well as his erudition, sharp intellect, the strength …

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CHANGE IN THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS TO THE BARBADOS NETWORKER PROGRAMME

The Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has suspended in-person interviews until further notice. As a result of the suspension, Barbados Networker Programme applications and relevant documentation must be submitted via electronic mail to consular@foreign.gov.bb.  Persons unable to submit their application electronically can use the postal box provided at the …

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UNCTAD 15 Now Scheduled For October 2021

Joint statement by UNCTAD Secretary-General, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi and UNCTAD XV host country Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley. (PMO) The 15th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15) will now be held in Barbados from October 3 to 8, 2021, with pre-events starting from Friday, October 1. Prime Minister Mia …

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Foreign Minister Urges OAS to Assist Small States to Access to Critical Financing

Continued dialogue between member states of the Organization of American States (OAS), having access and receiving the necessary resources both human and financial, are key to small island developing states (SIDS) building resiliency in times of crisis. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, underscored the importance of countries coming together …

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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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