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  1. Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in Animation & Mobile Application Software development

    Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the Caribbean Animation and Technology Capacity Building Programme (Carib-AniTech). CDB will jointly finance the two-year capacity building […]

    March 31, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  2. CWC/Columbus Merger Finalized; Strong REGIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS Provider Emerges

    Cable and Wireless Communications, Plc (CWC) revealed it has completed its US$1.85 billion acquisition of 100% of the equity of Columbus International Inc. šŸ™ “We expect the operating synergies to be significant; together, the new merged company creates the opportunity to invest more, grow faster, and provide an improved customer experience and, most importantly, a […]

    March 31, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  3. Scotiabank Junior International Tennis Tournament serves up excitement

    160 junior tennis players from around the world converged on the National Tennis Centre, which began March 28th, for the Barbados Scotiabank Junior International Tennis Tournament 2015. The tournament concludes April 3rd. Over 36 countries including Barbados will take part in this 21st successive International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior world ranking tournament hosted by the […]

    March 31, 2015Featured, SportsNo comments
  4. Barbadian Agriculture Continues To Be A Worthwhile Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

    “Agriculture in Barbados is not dead, but it is alive and kicking.” This is the view of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Elsworth Reid, who was speaking during the opening of the 2015 National Agricultural Conference at the Savannah Hotel, on Monday. “Agriculture is a natural science […]

    March 31, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  5. “Lee Kuan-Yew’s Caribbean rescue in the Commonwealth” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    Lee Kuan-Yew, who led Singapore for three decades, died on March 23rd. He was a remarkable man who is best remembered for courageous leadership that converted a tiny island with virtually no natural resources into one of the wealthiest countries in the world. This commentary recalls a particular role that he played on the Caribbean’s […]

    March 31, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. Official Statement from the family of Akeem Kennedy, by Dr. Rose-Ann M. Blenman-Abange

    The family of Akeem Kennedy, wish to express heartfelt thanks to the Barbadian community! We appreciate the overwhelming support and wish to specially thank the Barbadian public, the Royal Barbados Police Force and the media for all of your efforts during a most challenging and gut-wrenching period for our family. As a result of your […]

    March 31, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  7. Film Festival Launches its 10th Anniversary Celebrations with Caribbean Spirit

    The dates are set for the highly anticipated 10th anniversary celebrations of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF). To the delight of fans, film aficionados and cultural connoisseurs, the famed festival returns to the exciting downtown Toronto core from 9th Sept. 2015. To kick off this milestone celebration, organisers have announced the 2015 theme: CARIBBEAN […]

    March 31, 2015CinemaNo comments
  8. Corporate citizen donates vehicle to Social Developmentā€™s health & wellness programme on Nevis

    The Ministry of Social Development on Nevis recently added a new programme for the provision of specialised physical therapy to the island’s elderly and others in need of the service. The Sports Health And Wellness (SHAW) programme was officially launched when Insurance Manager for AMS Trustees Derrick Lloyd handed over a new mini bus at […]

    March 31, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  9. Nikki Z and Esco Da Shocker to Heat Up Hot 102 as Newest DJ’s

    Radio will never be the same again, as popular disc jockey, Nikki Z and popular dancehall artiste Esco, make their way to Hot 102FM to host two of the stations most popular segments, blazing right now… Nikki Z hosts the station’s 6 am to 10 am morning segment, while EscoĀ leadsĀ the 2 pm to 5 pm […]

    March 31, 2015MusicNo comments
  10. Lives of women impacted by funds from CIBC FirstCaribbean

    The lives of women and children receiving emergency temporary housing at the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club shelter have been positively impacted thanks to a financial donation from a leading commercial bank. In recognition of International Women’s Day, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank recently presented the BPW Club of Barbados with $10,000 to go towards […]

    March 31, 2015EventsNo comments
  11. ‘Max’ – w/Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham & Jay Hernandez

    A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience.

    March 31, 2015Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. “MAN UP” – (Simon Pegg, Lake Bell: ROMANTIC COMEDY)

    Nancy (Lake Bell, NO STRINGS ATTACHED) is a delightfully unconventional 30-something singleton, who has lots to offer but hasn’t met the right guy. Recently heartbroken Jack (Simon Pegg, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD’S END), has embraced the brave new world of online dating and stumbles into Nancy at a station mistaking her for his blind date. […]

    March 31, 2015Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. Ken Loach’s “JIMMY’S HALL” (Based On A True Story)

    In 1921 Jimmy Gralton‘s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream… but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity […]

    March 31, 2015Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. CARDI hosts Small Ruminants Regional Workshop

    Small ruminants have been identified by CARICOM Member States as important for the maintenance of acceptable levels of food and nutrition security. CARDI serves as the lead in developing this commodity as a contribution to improved food security. Presently, most of the demand for small ruminant meat is met by imports, which account for approximately […]

    March 30, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  15. ANSA McAL scores highly with students at UWI career fair

    ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. has scored highly in its first showing at the Office of Student Services Career Fair held recently at the University of the West Indies. The group which represents a plethora of brands and comprises several subsidiaries, including Bryden Stokes Ltd., Trimart Inc., Consolidated Finance Co. Limited, Standard Distributors (Barbados) Ltd., Brydens […]

    March 30, 2015EducationNo comments

    An earthquake does not have to occur in Barbados for the island to feel the effects of activity associated with the shaking. In fact, Director of the Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad, Dr. Joan Latchman, urged residents to be always on their guard as earthquakes in the region could negatively impact the island. Noting that […]

    March 30, 2015NatureNo comments
  17. Barbadian Investment Expert calls for harmonisation across Caribbean’s stock markets

    A leading Barbados-based fund manager has returned from an international finance and investment forum in Trinidad and Tobago after making a call for the harmonisation of securities regulations and stock market trading across the region. Chief investment officer at Fortress Fund Managers, Peter Arender made this call as part of the opening panel of the […]

    March 30, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Sagicor and Partners Share Wisdom on Estate Planning

    Sagicor Life Inc recently announced the winner of a Financial Seminar Promotion held during last year. Barbados Prison Officers’ Association member, Mr. Anthony Lynch, won day-passes for four and lunch at the Hilton Barbados Resort, for his participation in an Estate and Retirement Planning Educational Session. Mr. Lynch was delighted about his win and, on […]

    March 30, 2015BusinessNo comments

    Guests at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort in Grenada are now experiencing world class Wi-Fi solution thanks to Digicel Business. The Challenge: The existing wireless network included multiple carriers and equipment from multiple vendors and did not reach all access points throughout the resort. As a result, there was spotty coverage, a poor internet experience […]

    March 30, 2015Technology1 comment
  20. ‘Treading Water’ – Douglas Smith, ZoĆ« Kravitz & Carrie-Anne Moss

    At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving… For one, Mica’s house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided tours to aging Garibai fans. But stranger still, Mica smells. He smells like fish. Numerous […]

    March 29, 2015Culture, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. ‘Self/less’ – Science Fiction Drama: Ben Kingsley & Ryan Reynolds

    An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

    March 29, 2015Health, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. ‘Laugh Killer Laugh’ – Bianca Hunter, Tom Sizemore & William Forsythe

    A Jewel thief named Frank Stone is a very deeply disturbed, anti social, milquetoast who finds no joy or humor in anything – until he awakens from a deep coma.

    March 29, 2015Crime, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. Update – Akeem Kennedy is no longer a Missing man

    Please be informed that missing man Akeem Kennedy has been traced and is safe. David Welch – ASP (Ag); Public Relations Officer

    March 29, 2015Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. Blackrock Teenager gone missing: RBPF on Lookout

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing girl. Missing is Meleah Akliah Kelly-Marshall, 14 years; of Upper Wavell Avenue, Black Rock, St. Michael. She left her home about 12:30 am on Sunday 29th March 2015 and has not returned. Her style of dress is unknown. Description Anyone with information relative to the […]

    March 29, 2015ControversyNo comments
  25. Since 2007, Finally! St Kitts: VAT Removed from Food, Medicine and Funeral Expenses

    In a national address to Kittitians, SKN’s Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris announced that effective April 7, 2015, Value Added Tax (VAT) on food, medicine and funeral expenses will end. “I understand that for many of you, the government of national unity means economic relief,” Prime Minister Harris emphasized. “You voted because we promised relief. […]

    March 28, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments