Year: 2022

Barbados Signs Land Agreement With World Food Programme

The Government of Barbados has signed a land agreement with the World Food Programme (WFP), which will see the creation of a Logistics Hub and Centre of Excellence. Signing the agreement this morning were Minister of Home Affairs and Information, Wilfred Abrahams, World Food Programme Representative and Country Director, Caribbean Multi-Country Office, Regis Chapman, and …

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$5.1B to be spent on improving residents’ access to quality water

Some 103,000 Guyanese will soon enjoy improved water quality as government commits to constructing seven new water treatment plants in several coastal areas. This was disclosed by Housing and Water Minister Collin Croal, as the $4.2 billion supplementary budget for coastal water supply was being scrutinised. Minister Croal said of that amount, $3.8 will go …

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Update On Monkeypox Case In Barbados

Barbados’ only confirmed case of Monkeypox, a Barbadian man in his twenties, has fully recovered. The Ministry of Health and Wellness also disclosed that there have not been any associated cases with this index case which was reported three weeks ago.                  Persons who have a travel history and who are experiencing any unexplained rash, swelling …

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Wife of The Prime Minister Encourages Jamaicans to Rekindle Community Values

Wife of the Prime Minister Juliet Holness, is urging Jamaicans to use the Jamaica 60 celebrations to rekindle community values, and acts of kindness. Speaking with JIS News at the Independence Grand Gala, held on August 6, at the National Stadium, Mrs. Holness said that while the country has done tremendously well in culture and sport, one …

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Shinehead Hits Central Park SummerStage with Slick Rick, Wayne Wonder, Jazzy Joyce, Red Fox and More

Shinehead is set to headline ‘VP Records Presents Dancehall Meets Hip Hop 90s Style’ at Capital One and CityParks Foundation’s SummerStage (E. 72nd & 5th Ave). He joins an awesome line up of heavyweights, which includes the likes of Slick Rick, Wayne Wonder, Red Fox, Lady G, Jazzy Joyce, Peter Panic and hosts Ralph McDaniels …

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School Leaders in Jamaica Urged to Clamp Down on Unhealthy Foods and Drinks

Jamaican School administrators are being urged to take responsibility in ensuring that unhealthy foods and drinks are not entering the school system. Making the call while addressing a consultation on the National School Nutrition Policy Green Paper at the Merl Grove High School in St. Andrew on Tuesday (July 26), Minister of Health and Wellness, …

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