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  1. MESSAGE FROM MIA A. MOTTLEY, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BARBADOS’ INDEPENDENCE

    My fellow Barbadians, happy Independence to each of you on this our golden anniversary. We are conscious that the ability to determine our sovereignty rested on the platform that we were given in 1951, when all Barbadians over 21 years old were given the right to vote; and thereafter when we received the right to […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. CLOSURE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

    The Ministry of Education Science Technology and Innovation is alerting how all public nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 1. Principals are requested to visit their schools with their management team and assess the school plant for readiness to open on Friday, December 2. Principals should report their findings to […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. PRINCE HARRY PAYS P.M. STUART A SOGGY COURTESY CALL IN THE MIDST OF YESTERDAY’S TROUGH SYSTEM

    Issues pertaining to climate change and this country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence featured prominently when His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, at Ilaro Court. Those present included Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean; Acting Head of the Civil Service and […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  4. P.M. OF BARBADOS, FREUNDEL J. STUART, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE OF BARBADOS – NOV. 30, 2016

    Fellow Barbadians and Friends of Barbados; Today Barbados completes 50 years as a member of the family of nations. I feel especially honoured to be able to address you on this historic occasion, on this our Golden Jubilee, as we celebrate our many achievements as a nation state – flooding, potholes, paid tertiary tuition at […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. BRITISH PRIME MINISTER SENDS A MESSAGE TO BARBADOS ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE

    I am delighted to congratulate Barbados on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of independence. Barbados and the UK are united in our shared history, culture, language, and much more. The UK welcomes Barbados’ many achievements over the last 50 years. With its motto of ‘Pride and Industry‘, Barbados has become the forward-looking nation we […]

    November 30, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  6. DIGICEL BUSINESS ACHIEVES MICROSOFT SMALL & MID-MARKET CLOUD SOLUTIONS COMPETENCY

    Digicel Business, the region’s leading business solutions provider, today announced it has achieved Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency at the silver level, further demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile first, cloud first world. Earning the Microsoft Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency means that partners have successfully […]

    November 28, 2016BusinessNo comments
  7. HANDBAGS MADE WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

    The issue of replica handbags and other goods is a significant problem for designers and the industry as a whole. Whilst it is doubtful that this practice will cease, it is encouraging when authentic luxury products are discovered that are ethically produced in a conscious social manner. A number of such companies exist within the […]

    November 28, 2016FashionNo comments
  8. “The price of no change is unacceptable” – U.N. Women Exec. Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    We believe in and work for a world where women and girls can flourish and prosper peacefully alongside men and boys, sharing in and benefitting from societies that value their skills and accept their leadership. Violence against women and girls has a devastating impact on individuals and on the society. Women and girls who experience […]

    November 28, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  9. TRIBUTE TO FORMER CUBAN PRESIDENT, FIDEL CASTRO: BY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION OF BARBADOS

    (Friday) night the world lost one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century. Fidel Castro was a great man who exhibited courage against decades of efforts to remove him by any means necessary. To stand up against the most powerful nation in the world 90 miles away for decades is an unbelievable feat. […]

    November 27, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. BANK ON ME CONTESTANTS COLLECT VAST RANGE OF PRIZES

    The winner and finalists of Bank on ME presented by Blue Waters Productions in association with Scotiabank received a large haul of prizes generously contributed by a range of organisations. These prizes ranged from cash to training, contracts, professional services, marketing and advertising. The competition winner Amanda McKenzie of Grow It! won $15,000 cash from […]

    November 27, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. ‘Until Victory for Ever, Commander in Chief’ – The first statement made by Havana’s President Raul Castro

    The first statement made by Havana’s President Raul Castro: “Today November 25, at 10:29 p.m., the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz died. In compliance with the expressed will of Fidel, his remains will be cremated. Saturday morning, the organizing committee of the funeral will provide our people with detailed information on the […]

    November 27, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. CLEMENT PAYNE MOVEMENT: STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO

    They say that Fidel Castro died (over the weekend). But Fidel Castro cannot really die! No man whose actions, spirit, intellect and personality have so positively and profoundly impacted so many millions of lives can die! The essence and influence of such a man is destined to resonate in the lives of countless generations to […]

    November 27, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. PRIME MINISTER STUART EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF CUBA

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has extended condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Cuba following the passing of that country’s former President, Fidel Castro on Saturday. The text of the message reads: “The death of the former President of the Republic of Cuba marks the passing of an indomitable figure who changed […]

    November 27, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Barbados ICT Professional Association hails rollout of first internship programme a success

    A local ICT association’s first internship programme has been deemed a success with some 20 Computer Science and ICT students at the tertiary level gaining valuable experience in ICT businesses in Barbados. This from Philip Lewis, President of the Barbados ICT Professionals Association (BIPA). Mr. Lewis was addressing a press briefing on BIPA’s accomplishments as […]

    November 27, 2016EducationNo comments
  15. The Breitling Jet Team conquers America

    The world’s largest civilian professional aerobatic display team flying on jets has completed the two-year tour of the United States and Canada that marked its first incursion into American territory. In the course of this “Breitling Jet Team American Tour“, the pilots of the seven L-39C Albatros thrilled crowds with their stunning performances, flying less […]

    November 27, 2016SportsNo comments
  16. Equatoguinean culminates tribute to the founder of UAE in NYC

    Victor Mooney, a national of Equatorial Guinea, delivered his rowing uniform, Holy Quran, Ghutra, African belt and other gear to United Arab Emirates (UAE) New York City Consulate as a final tribute to His Highness, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – may God rest his soul in peace – Ruler of Abu Dhabi and […]

    November 27, 2016SailingNo comments
  17. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS RESIDENTS OF HAITI

    Close to one million Haitians could soon have access to safe drinking water as the charity United Caribbean Trust (UCT) moves to distribute 300 water filters across communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew which roared across the French-speaking nation recently. Donna Wellington, Managing Director, Barbados Operating Company, explained that even though CIBC FirstCaribbean does not operate […]

    November 27, 2016BusinessNo comments
  18. SECRET BAY AWARDED WITH WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL 2016 BY WORLD BOUTIQUE HOTEL AWARDS

    Secret Bay, an exclusive eco-luxury boutique resort located on the pristine, unadulterated island of Dominica, has been awarded the “World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016” by the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The eight-villa hideaway was honored as being capable of transporting guests into “a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its […]

    November 27, 2016TravelNo comments
  19. DAVID COMISSIONG CLAIMS — “DONVILLE INNISS IS AN OUTSTANDING LIAR!”

    The supposedly “honourable” Donville Inniss, Barbados’ Minister of Commerce and Industry, is a liar of the highest pedigree, as is evident by his outrageously mendacious comments about the racial self identification of David Comissiong while a teenage school-boy at Harrison College. (In a recent debate in the House of Assembly; Inniss claimed that David Comissiong […]

    November 23, 2016EditorialNo comments
  20. CARICOM’s Relief and Early Recovery Operations in Haiti, post Hurricane Matthew a Success

    The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) response to the devastation in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew on October 4, 2016 is deemed a resounding success. CARICOM’s response was led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in providing emergency relief supplies and early recovery operations in the two most affected areas of Les Cayes […]

    November 21, 2016EditorialNo comments
  21. RETURNING CHEVENING SCHOLARS RECEIVE CERTIFICATES

    Four young and high achieving Barbadians received certificates of completion of studies today at the British High Commissioner’s Residence. Each studied in the UK having been awarded a prestigious British Chevening Scholarship to pursue their post graduate studies. The Chevening Scholarship is a fully-funded award given to the leaders of tomorrow to pursue a one-year […]

    November 21, 2016EducationNo comments
  22. BARBADOS MAKES BIG IMPRESSION AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 2016

    World Travel Market (WTM) 2016 has proven to be a resounding success for Barbados thanks to the hard work and inspiration of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and partners. Staged annually at London’s Excel Centre, WTM is the leading global travel industry event, attracting over 50,000 trade visitors. This year saw a new format – longer […]

    November 21, 2016TravelNo comments
  23. CARICOM Is Out of Political Alignment with Trumpism

    Excerpts of a presentation by Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles at a Forum at The UWI Regional Headquarters on November 9, 2016, titled “The Caribbean Say on USA Today“ The seismic but surely predictable shift in the political narrative of the USA presidential elections has thrown Caribbean-USA relationships […]

    November 21, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  24. 26 writers in new Virgin Islands book, launches in Tortola for Heritage Week 2016

    Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the Virgin Islands, A New Anthology Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, launched in Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI) over the weekend, said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The book of 26 poets and spoken word artists from Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost […]

    November 21, 2016BooksNo comments
  25. HBO GO ARRIVES IN THE CARIBBEAN WITH NEW MULTI-LANGUAGE OFFER

    HBO Latin America announced their multiple new functions are available on HBO GO, the brand’s Premium digital platform, which offers Caribbean users an even more dynamic access to HBO original and exclusive content anytime, anywhere. “The Caribbean is a region with great growth potential for VOD platforms. With a Pay TV penetration of 73%[1], there’s […]

    November 21, 2016TechnologyNo comments