December 8, 2021

Diplomatic spat in Barbados

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life A diplomatic war of words may be developing between the government of Barbados and government of Canada through their representatives, the Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, and the north American country’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault. The Canadian envoy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean has in past months been […]

Caribbean women benefit from climate change workshop

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BY: REGINA SELMAN MOORE From Barbados Advocate Recognising that women are the most adversely affected by climate change, Environment Canada, in partnership with the Women’s Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO), held a Caribbean Women Climate Change Negotiators Workshop at UN House yesterday. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme, which is implemented by the […]

Gay people not persecuted in Barbados, says attorney general

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By Malissa Brathwaite From BGIS BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Persons who identify as gay in Barbados are not persecuted for their sexual orientation, attorney general, Adriel Brathwaite, made clear on Tuesday, while dispelling the notion that homosexuals and lesbians were being targeted across the island. Speaking during a courtesy call with Canadian High Commissioner, Marie […]