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Scotiabank bid farewell to Managing Director, David Noel

Bridgetown – Scotiabank Executive Management, Caribbean East Country Heads and colleagues have bid farewell to the Managing Director of Barbados and Caribbean East, David Noel, at a cocktail party held at Primo Restaurant, St. Lawrence Gap last week.

After three years as this region’s managing director, David Noel is leaving Barbados to take up the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Scotia Group, Jamaica. During his farewell remarks Noel encouraged Country Heads from Caribbean East and Senior Management to continue to support each other and to maintain their collaborative efforts to help Scotiabank customers become financially better off, emphasising, “Together we have built a better bank.”

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Svitzer donates defibrillator to the Port

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) on Monday received a donation to its onsite medical facility of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Lifepak Defibrillator from international tug operator Svitzer. The new AED machine will benefit both locals and BPI visitors in emergencies where it is necessary to resuscitate individuals who have stopped breathing or their heart has stopped.
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Seven Seas Explorer makes her maiden voyage to Barbados

Bridgetown – The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) yesterday hosted the official inaugural ceremony for the arrival of the Seven Seas Explorer at the Bridgetown Port. The luxury cruise ship and its crew were welcomed to Barbados by Hon. Richard Sealy, Minister for Tourism and International Transport, Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Mr Alvin Jemmott, BPI Divisional Manager Corporate Development and Strategy, Kenneth Atherley, Representatives of the vessel Mr Martin Ince and Kevyn Yearwood, along with and other invited guests aboard the brand new 375-suite luxury liner.
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Barbados Port Inc. to showcase Barbadian artists

Bridgetown – The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) today hosted a Commissioning Ceremony for eight specially selected murals by Barbadian artists to be painted on the doors of  the homeport terminal at Shed 3. The project coincides with this year’s 50 th Anniversary of Independence and is designed to enhance the overall experience of cruise ship passengers as they officially enter and exit the island.
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 New X-ray machine at Bayview Hospital

New onsite X-ray machine arrives at Bayview Hospital

Bridgetown – Bayview Hospital has purchased a new mobile digital X-ray imaging system to perform its own onsite X-rays and improve the range of services available at the Hospital.

The GE Healthcare Optima *XR220amx Mobile Digital Radiographic System will be used to undertake routine radiographic exams of the body within the Hospital when it is not safe or pra

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Sirena latest cruise ship to visit

After 50 years Barbados is just as attractive as it has ever been.  This endorsement came from Captain Giulio Ressa of the Oceania Cruises’ Sirena on Friday as he welcomed officials from Barbados Port Inc and Platinum Port Agency on board the luxury liner for the customary exchange of plaques ceremony hosted for an inaugural visit.
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