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BARBADOS-IMF: New instrument to help build economic and climate change resilience

sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com. — Barbados

IMF’s, Kristalina Georgieva and Prime Minister Mia Mottley. (GP)

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, on Tuesday June 21 said the establishment of a new instrument, the Resilience and Sustainability Trust, will help countries build economic and climate change resilience.

Speaking at the Grantley Adams International Airport minutes after her team arrived for talks with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and her team, Georgieva said this was something for which the latter had advocated.        Continue reading

BARBADOS: ‘Transformation needed to promote ‘new world order’ – PM Mia Mottley

World Trade Organisation (WTO) Presidential Lecture Series

Barbados PM Mia Mottley

Barbados Today- Marlon Madden – March 24, 2022

A more transformative agenda and strong political will are needed to reinvent the way countries and multilateral institutions respond to the needs of the developing world and various crises.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the point on Tuesday as she expressed concern that there were still too few groupings and countries determining the fate of others when it came to various issues.

“The ultimate absurdity of what I am saying is amplified when we look at the arrangements that led to the P5 within the context of the (UN) Security Council. How do five countries have the right to veto that which others want to see happen?” said Mottley. The P5 comprises China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.          Continue reading

CUISINE: Guyanese and Barbadian food things – By Cynthia Nelson

Do you think we will finally see some movement and concrete action on the food security and nutrition partnership that is being talked about between Guyana and Barbados? I hope so. We like to talk nuff in this region and as the Bajans would say, we like to use ‘a lot uh pretty words’. But here is the thing, this is not the time for ‘no lotta long talk’. Am I being naïve in thinking that Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley being a straight talker and a doer, coupled with President Irfaan Ali’s delight that PM Mottley “…came with the intention to do personal, intentional and direct work…” that things will happen? We shall see.

As we await this much talked about partnership, I thought that this week I would share with you some Guyanese and Barbadian foodie things.            Continue reading

Barbados: Prime Minister Mia Mottley Calls Snap Elections For January 19. 2021

Barbados PM Mia Mottley

Barbados Today- December 27, 2021

Barbadians will head to the polls on January 19, a year before elections are constitutionally due.

In the last general elections held here on May 24, 2018, Mottley led the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to a commanding victory over the then ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP)  sweeping all 30 seats in the Parliament.

But since then, one of the legislators, Bishop Joseph Atherley, left to become Opposition Leader.

 Barbadians are going to the polls in just over three weeks to elect a new government.  Continue reading

Barbados declares Rihanna a national hero – on birth of Republic – November 30, 2021

Singer Rihanna attends the Presidential Ceremony, – Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS
After ditching Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, Barbados on Monday declared its global superstar Rihanna a national hero.

After 55 years, Barbados has officially severed ties with Queen Elizabeth II — and one of its first actions as the world’s newest republic was to honor global superstar Rihanna with the title of “national hero,”.

During her illustrious career, the Post said the 33-year-old singer has racked up many titles — award-winning musician, billionaire makeup mogul, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and fashion designer.              Continue reading

Guyana, Barbados agree to cooperate in a range of businesses

Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali and Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley (backing camera) holding discussions in Barbados

Guyana and Barbados have agreed to intensify meaningful cooperation in the areas of gold jewellery, tourism marketing, hospitality training and agriculture, President Irfaan Ali announced on Friday October 29, 2021.

He said the two sister Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-member nations have agreed to establish a “gold market hub” for the sale of jewellery mainly to tourists. “Barbados is a major cruise destination and we are working on the possibility of adding value to Guyana’s gold and creating a gold marketing hub concept in Barbados,” he said.        Continue reading

BARBADOS: Prime Minister Mia Mottley: No mandatory COVID-19 vaccine!

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.

‘COVID-19 must not be allowed to divide us as a people or as a nation’ – PM Mottley
The Government of Barbados will not be mandating COVID-19 vaccines.

That’s not who we are as a people.

“I personally, in fact, my Cabinet have all agreed that we should not mandate vaccines. We are philosophically opposed to the mandating of vaccines. That’s not who we are as a people,” Mottley announced.        Continue reading

TRAVEL: Six airlines to serve Guyana; other CARICOM countries following LIAT’s collapse

LIAT at ‘Ogle’ International Airport.

Six  privately-owned airlines are being considered to link Guyana with the numerous scattered Caribbean islands as the several Caribbean shareholder governments say they are broke and can no longer afford to pump money into the ailing LIAT (1974) Ltd.

LIAT’s board has decided to ground the decades-old regional carrier and separate assets from liabilities because of insolvency. The financial situation has worsened because the airline has been grounded for several weeks now due to the fact that most Caribbean countries have closed their airports due to COVID-19.    Continue reading

CARICOM: Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

Canadian Prime Minister To Meet With Caribbean Leaders

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

OTTAWA, Ontario, February 11, 2020 (CMC) – Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, will meet with Caribbean Leaders during their 31st inter-sessional summit in Barbados, on Tuesday, next week, the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has confirmed.

The Secretariat said that Trudeau will meet with the leaders of the 15-member regional grouping on the first day of their two-day summit that will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, on the outskirts of the capital.

He is also scheduled to hold bi-lateral discussions with the CARICOM Chairman and the host, Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.    Continue reading

Barbados To Begin Issuing Licenses For Marijuana Cultivation Next Month

But Weir has hinted at the possibility of Barbadians having to be prepared to make “heavy investments in order to get going” into the new industry, under which the government will allow the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Weir told the online publication, Barbados TODAY, while he is “happy to report that the authority is established, and they are ready to work”, he is hoping that the first of the licences would be ready to be issued, before February, but no later than the end of that month.  Continue reading

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