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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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PRIME MINISTER MOTTLEY: ASSASSINATION AN ATROCIOUS ACT

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has described the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse as “an atrocious act which Barbados vehemently condemns”. In a statement issued today, Ms. Mottley said: “Violence can never be a solution, and must be rejected in all circumstances. Barbados urges all to pause and work at all costs for peace. …

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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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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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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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