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Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Barbados, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe and Martinique as Tropical Storm Matthew emerged.
International media were recognized for their excellence in journalism at the recently concluded Barbados Tourism Media Awards.
The awards, which were themed “Recognizing Excellence in Global Coverage of Destination Barbados,” were conceptualized by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. in acknowledgement of the positive impact exceptional media coverage can have on would-be travelers.
The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to monitor the progress of a strong tropical wave about 537nautical miles / 618 statute miles ( 995km) to the east of Barbados. The overall cloud pattern continues to improve over the past few hours as the system slowly becomes better organized. However at this time most of the associated deep convection remains north of the broad center.
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Minsters of Information and Communications Technologies have endorsed the Roadmap for the Region’s Single ICT Space. The endorsement was made at a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development held in Barbados this week.
Barbados could experience an increase in the number of people suffering from Alzheimer, Social Care Minister Steven Blackett has said. Figures show that there are an estimated 4,000 persons suffering from Alzheimers and Blackett is predicting that the figure could rise as a result of an ageing society.
Barbadian career hotelier Gayle Talma has been appointed Group Operations Director of Elegant Hotels, which comprises the west and south coast luxury properties of Tamarind, Crystal Cove, The House, Turtle Beach, Colony Club and Waves Hotel & Spa.
Consumers in Barbados will pay less for gasoline, diesel and kerosene, and more for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from midnight, tonight, September 4.
Barbados has recorded three cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) so far, this year.
Members of The Barbados Drug Squad have formally charged two Vincentian nationals and one Barbadian national with drug offences.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed the view that the strong ancestral and cultural links connecting Panama to Barbados warrant a strengthening and enhancing of the existing diplomatic relationship. According to him, this is necessary to “solidify a partnership that is mutually beneficial”.
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