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    Soon a fresh generation of Barbadian nurses will be qualified to care for their fellow Bajans at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The Health Minister of Barbados also explained how a further batch of nurses would be certified in approximately nine weeks or less, thus improving on the human resource base of the QEH’s institutional strengthening, […]

    July 31, 2016Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. MUSIC AND PASSION COLLIDE when BAZODEE hits Caribbean theatres: 5th AUGUST 2016!

    Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano in his film debut) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform […]

    July 31, 2016Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. App Building Programme awaits Barbadian Cabinet Approval

    Soon Barbadians will get a chance to learn how to build apps for mobile phones through specialised Government programmes… Presently the Ministry, thanks to Flow, is running a special workshop for young Barbadians “ITS for Teens.” When asked by Bajan Reporter if the youngsters would engage in the world of coding, she indicated this would […]

    July 31, 2016Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  4. Bajan-rooted author returns to train fellow countrymen

    A Barbadian descended author is back in her roots to push her debut novel and show others how to become writers too… She just completed a workshop in St George at the art residency known as Fresh Milk – she had an official launch at the Museum last week and she provided Bajan Reporter with […]

    July 31, 2016Books, FeaturedNo comments
  5. “Donald Trump – the lie of ‘truthful hyperbole'” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    For anyone following the US Presidential campaigns, it has been a volatile voyage with great uncertainty about whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will eventually emerge triumphant. We still aren’t into the season of direct debates between the two and the unleashing of their denigration of each other, although throughout the primaries we had a […]

    July 30, 2016Editorial, PoliticalNo comments

    The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) announced the election of Mr. Charles Herbert as the new Chairman of the Association’s Board of Directors effective August 1, 2016. Mr. Herbert served as an Independent Director on the BPSA board before succeeding Mr. Alex McDonald who having served for his elected term will be demitting office on […]

    July 24, 2016Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Flow celebrates 1st birthday in Barbados

    Bridgetown was transformed into a sea of blue as Flow celebrated its first birthday with an island-wide motorcade that culminated with a free public concert in Hero’s Square entitled ‘Big Blue Live‘. Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider feted hundreds of city shoppers and passers-by with plenty of giveaways and top-notch performances from Flow ambassadors including Lil […]

    July 24, 2016Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Are Water Authority and Light & Power as sole suppliers seeing numbered days? Only Industry Minister knows for sure…

    A Cabinet minister hints that the few entities considered as monopolies may have numbered days, this while he praised the raising of knowledge and awareness on Competition Law and Policy, which is the focus at a CARIFORUM workshop at the Savannah Beach Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church. He said the seminar is appropriate as Barbados ensures […]

    July 24, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Thanks to the resounding success during its premiere on HBO, the original documentary Wars of Others can now be enjoyed for a limited time at no cost on HBO GO. This gratuitous access will be available to the public until August 21, 2016. The aerial fumigation has been a key tool in the collaboration between […]

    July 24, 2016Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  10. DR’s Central Bank meets Stand-By Arrangement commitments

    The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic reported on 19 July 2016 that it has met all financial commitments with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement. The DR government received a credit of US$1.7 billion, of which only US$1.19 billion had been disbursed. Officials at the Central Bank reminded the press […]

    July 24, 2016BusinessNo comments

    For the seventh consecutive year, the Community Development Department has launched the ‘ITs for Teens‘ summer programme, with the assistance of Cable and Wireless Communications through their consumer brand, Flow. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, accepted the cheque yesterday from Director of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at Flow, […]

    July 24, 2016Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  12. B’dos Assoc. of Ret’d Persons’ 2016 Annual General Meeting Results

    The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons took place over last weekend at the former Sherbourne Centre also known as the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Complex. Newly elected to the board was Right Reverend Monsignor Vincent Blackett and Frank Da Silva. Other members of the current board are President Edward Bushell, […]

    July 24, 2016EventsNo comments
  13. Scotiabank Holetown fetes from babies to seniors for Customer Appreciation Day

    From literally the youngest to the oldest, no customer at Scotiabank’s Holetown branch was left out when the bank took its 60th anniversary celebrations to the West Coast recently. Melville Williams, who at 106 years old still does his own banking, was the toast of the day, along with 11-month-old Sophie Spinx, as Scotiabank honoured […]

    July 24, 2016BusinessNo comments
  14. ProSales Back-a-D-yard 8 Overs Tournament (Wed. 20th July 2016)

    1. BelleVille Motor Oil vs. Foam House Foam House 116/1 Akeem Springer 92 from 29 balls (8-6’s, 8-4’s) BelleVille Motor Oil 71/5 Yahya Jada 29 Josiah McCollin 2/11 2. Monsters vs. Settlers Monsters 81/3 Carlo Morris 27 Ray Matthews 19 Settlers 54/1 Chris King 19* Matches for Monday 25th July: A+A Auto Parts vs. Indian […]

    July 24, 2016CricketNo comments
  15. Media Response on Deportations & Security Assistance

    A July 11 article in the Nation newspaper, “Chastanet Blames U.S.,” reported that Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that the United States government was slashing funding for security assistance in the region and contributing to regional crime by deporting criminals back to their countries of origin. He was also quoted as stating that […]

    July 24, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  16. Book club event at Chattel House Books, Sky Mall – Saturday 23rd July 2016: Naomi Jackson’s “The Star Side of Bird Hill”

    This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, live for the summer of 1989 with […]

    July 24, 2016Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. Naomi Jackson’s “The Star Side of Bird Hill” book launch at the Barbados Museum, Wed. 27th July 2016

    You are invited to Naomi Jackson’s the “Star Side of Bird Hill” book launch at the Barbados Museum, Garrison, Lr. Bay St, St. Michael

    July 24, 2016Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. Naomi Jackson’s “The Star Side of Bird Hill” at Chattel House Books, Sky Mall

    Naomi Jackson is the author of The Star Side of Bird Hill, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and long-listed for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Jackson studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright […]

    July 24, 2016Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. “Haiti: Time is running out” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Luis Almagro, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American states (OAS), has told political stakeholders in Haiti, including the interim government and parliamentarians, that it is imperative that they fully assume their responsibilities towards the nation”. The Secretary-General’s summons to the politicians comes after weeks of parliamentary filibustering and a failure either to extend the […]

    July 17, 2016Editorial, PoliticalNo comments

    The British people have made a clear and robust decision in one of the largest democratic exercises in British history. We had a tremendous turnout – over 33 million people from across the United Kingdom have had their say, with 52% voting in favour of leaving the EU. This campaign was vigorously contested, as is […]

    July 10, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  21. Policeman shot at Melrose

    Investigations are continuing into the wounding of a policeman by gunfire shortly after midnight on Saturday 9th July 2016, by an unknown assailant. The CID Detective along with a number of Police Officers responded to a report in the Melrose, St. Thomas community when they were fired upon. As a result, the Detective received a […]

    July 10, 2016Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Young Barbadians are called to engage in Competitive Sailing at Harris Paints 33rd Regatta

    There’s a call for more Barbadians across the board to embrace sailing competitively… This year’s sailing contest was international in the sense there were entries from Frederick Sweeney of St Lucia as well as Dr Robbie Yearwood from Grenada, according to the Commodore if competitors can encourage more patrons, especially younger Barbadians, then Bajan yachting […]

    July 10, 2016Featured, SailingNo comments
  23. Do Coconut Vendors need Offices? Is Ninja Man the next tenant for Regus.BB?

    Ralph “Bizzy” Williams, a director with Digicel Barbados and CEO of Williams Industries partnered with Mark Dixon of England to form the Barbados branch of Regus which operates at 1 Welches Plaza which is diagonally opposite Cost U Less in St Thomas, the complex is powered by Williams’ Solar photo-voltaics and has offshore firm Tricor […]

    July 10, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Defence Force urges Bajans to Have a Heart

    The Barbados Defence Force is on a special drive to earn money for one of Barbados’ more needy charities in a Walk and Run early next month. A five kilometer walk and run is scheduled for the 6th of August starting in the cool of day from six ayem to help raise monies for the […]

    July 10, 2016SportsNo comments
  25. Hero Caribbean Premier League considers Barbados as Administrative Hub

    Barbados may soon be the administrative hub for major cricketing tournament the Hero Caribbean Premier League if they can hear or agree on the right numbers. Speaking with in an exclusive interview during the launch of Regus Barbados at 1 Welches Plaza, Damien O’Donohoe the CPL’s Chief Executive Officer says he’s currently in talks […]

    July 10, 2016Cricket, FeaturedNo comments