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  1. Barbados gets 3 beaches featured in Top 50 Central Am’can and Caribbean Beaches

    Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, the shores of Central America and the Caribbean provide ample reasons to pack your bathing suits and book a flight. To ensure your vacation doesn’t disappoint, we’ve developed one of the most extensive lists of Central American and Caribbean beaches. When you’re done perusing this list, you’ll […]

    December 30, 2018TravelNo comments
  2. End of Year Message by Chairman of CARICOM; Andrew Holness – Prime Minister of Jamaica

    I bring season’s greetings to the people of our Caribbean Community on behalf of all Heads of Government at this joyous time of year. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has had an eventful year both regionally and internationally. We have seen advances in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, (CSME), the signing of the New Multi-Lateral […]

    December 30, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. International Women’s Forum welcomes Barbados Chapter

    Barbados has become the fifth country in the Atlantic and Caribbean region to establish a local Chapter of the International Women’s Forum, following its successful initiation this October. Other regional countries which already have local IWF Chapters include The Bahamas, Bermuda, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. The official announcement by IWF President, Teresa Weintraub was […]

    December 30, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Stay Safe On The Roads This Holiday Season

    Are all road accidents avoidable? As with any other part of the world, the quest to tackle mortality on the roads has been a significant challenge in the Caribbean these last few decades. Thousands of lives have perished thanks to bad road infrastructure, as well as bad driving decisions including unroadworthy vehicles and drunk-driving. As we navigate […]

    December 29, 2018Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  5. International partnership reinforces confidence in Barbados’ real estate market

    Hamptons International just announced it partnered with Island Villas, a well established brand that has distinguished itself in the real estate industry in Barbados and across the Caribbean. The Hamptons International and Island Villas partnership will offer a high quality service to those interested in international properties which benefit from a warmer climate. This partnership […]

    December 29, 2018BusinessNo comments
  6. We are 12 years from potential climate catastrophe – here’s how we can walk back from the brink

    “It is existential.” It was all the Fijian Prime Minister needed to say, when I asked him about climate change, after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Southern hemisphere had destroyed his and neighbouring islands back in 2016. We now need to wake up to the fact that the rest of us are […]

    December 29, 2018NatureNo comments
  7. 2018: A Dark Year for Press Freedom Worldwide

    Around the world, press freedom faced a litany of attacks in 2018, as political leaders unwilling to accept scrutiny increasingly jail, prosecute or undermine the credibility of critical journalists. As many as 78 journalists were killed in 2018, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, as scores of murders in previous years remain mired […]

    December 28, 2018Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  8. NO MORE ‘FAMILY AND FRIENDS’ DECISION MAKING AT THE QEH, CHAIRMAN VOWS IN ANNUAL REPORT

    The days of connections making decisions instead of genuine wants and needs is to come to a screeching halt at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital… Speaking before packed Flamboyant room at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, in relaying the Chair’s message participants and awardees learned in addition to removing nepotism there is also a plan to […]

    December 28, 2018Featured, HealthNo comments
  9. VALUE ADDED TAX FOR ONLINE SHOPPING IS A NECESSARY EVIL ACCORDING TO ECONOMIC SOCIETY PRESIDENT

    Efforts to reign in Barbadian wishes to buy goods and services from abroad via the internet in the end must be regulated if Barbados is to keep its foreign exchange at healthier levels… Shane Lowe is President of the Barbados Economic Society and he was reacting to concerns expressed by the Immediate Past President of […]

    December 28, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. A mental health facility for Children finally becomes a reality

    No longer clumped together with adults, creating a whole new plethora of potentially frightening other issues, children with mental illness at the Blackrock Psychiatric Hospital now have their own focused complex… Trustee Pippa Challis said the project was actually 8 years in the making and the main setback was a previous commitment to perform orthopedic […]

    December 27, 2018Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. FRANCE SEEKING TO INCREASE PRESENCE IN CARIBBEAN TO BOLSTER CARICOM ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

    France is looking to significantly assist with the Regional Security System (RSS) and with CDEMA the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to lobby for associate membership for Guadeloupe and Martinique within CARICOM… Mr Ardanaz highlighted the need for the RSS and CDEMA to be able to improve their capacity to provide safety at all times, […]

    December 27, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. CANADIAN IOC MEMBER ANGERED AT OLYMPICS SOFT STANCE ON CHEATERS, A MORE HARDLINE STANCE MUST BE ADOPTED OR FACE LOSS IN VIEWERS

    A leading member of the International Olympic Committee believes too many sporting bodies are hemorrhaging credibility by the second in an effort to become financially viable and in the end it may cost such groups the spectators and sponsors they’re trying to encourage… Canadian by birth, nevertheless, Mr Pound has been a regular visitor to […]

    December 27, 2018Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  13. Merry Christmas from The B.R.A – Amnesty still has a few days left…

    Don’t forget? Tax Amnesty concludes 31st December! Make sure to register early with TAMIS and avoid penalties…

    December 26, 2018Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. Christmas 2018 Greetings from Southpaw Grafix Inc! December 26, 2018Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. Season’s greetings from MEP, Caribbean Beat, Discover T&T, Contact Magazine, and more!

    MEP Publishers are re-opening Wednesday 2nd January, but you can still reach us if there’s anything urgent. So from our family to yours, thank you once more, and we wish you all a truly blessed and restorative holiday season, with joy, abundance, and resilience in the new year and always. Merry Christmas, everyone, and happy […]

    December 26, 2018Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. SOFT DRINK TAXES DON’T CURTAIL BAJANS FROM INDULGING, N.C.D PREVENTION MUST BE INTER-MINISTRY

    The Ministry of Health is planning to aggressively combat and reduce the scourge of Chronic Non Communicable Diseases in Barbadians by working with other portfolios to safeguard old and young alike. Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic addressed staff, board members reporters and well wishers at Two Mile Hill when the Queen Elizabeth Hospital held their Staff […]

    December 24, 2018Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. CHRISTMAS CHEER CAME EARLY FOR BARBADOS LOTTERIES

    The old Christmas tune may be “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” but for the children of staff, customers and the workers of Barbados Lotteries it was most definitely, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Bridgetown.” Santa spent time with the boys and girls whose mums and dads spent the rest of 2018 working so hard […]

    December 24, 2018Breaking News, Featured, GamesNo comments
  18. PRESIDENT OF THE ECONOMIC SOCIETY APPROVES THE WAY THE MOTTLEY ADMINISTRATION HAS GUIDED BARBADOS SO FAR

    The handling of Barbados’ future in the first six months of the Mia Amor Mottley Administration has met with the approval of the Barbados Economic Society… Shane Lowe, President of the BES spoke with BajanReporter.com in an exclusive interview at the Barbados Museum recently. Mr Lowe gave his own view on the Ministerial Statement delivered […]

    December 24, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  19. GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS PLANS TO REVIVE PARENTAL EDUCATION AND REVIEW THE CLOSURE OF THE ALMA PARRIS MEMORIAL SCHOOL

    The Government of Barbados as it continues to restore the Barbadian Economy is also taking steps to ensure there will be a healthy next generation. in both mind and body. The Thrive Family Centre was launched by the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust and opened by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. She addressed sponsors, Ministry of […]

    December 24, 2018Featured, HealthNo comments
  20. Red Advertising now largest Google Partner Agency in the Caribbean

    Red Advertising has added the region’s most certified Google Ad agency to its list of achievements after an extensive staff training program. Twenty-one Red Advertising staff members across Barbados and Trinidad recently completed a three months long Google Ad training course, delivered by the Company’s UK-trained Online/Affiliate Marketing Specialist and Digital Director, Hannah Swift. The […]

    December 18, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  21. Christmas Comes Early to the Oderlies Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Compliments of CaribSupply

    Best known for providing industrial, medical and specialty gases in the Caribbean for over fifty years, CaribSupply (Barbados) Inc. recently joined the list of philanthropic donors to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital through the donation of a Hisense refrigerator to the Hospital’s Orderlies Department. Mr. Clyde Sobers, General Manager of CaribSupply (Barbados) Inc. in his address […]

    December 17, 2018HealthNo comments
  22. How can mMoney support the tourism sector?

    Barbados could see a boost in tourism arrivals and overall tourism spend if officials leverage research information compiled from the mMoney platform. Board Chairman, Stephen Austin, and CEO, Senator Rudy Grant, both signed the MOU on behalf of the BHTA, while Rawdon Adams, CEO of Bitt, signed on behalf of the Barbados-based FinTech company on […]

    December 15, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. LOCATED! Woman from Halton, St Philip has been traced…

    Sophia Howell who was reported missing on Wednesday December 12th was found by Oistins personnel on Sat 15th Michael Blackman – Sgt. Public Relations Officer (Ag)

    December 15, 2018Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  24. American Property Investors Eye Up Caribbean Real Estate

    The Dominican Republic and Panama are the places to be for American real estate investors, according to data released from WIRE Consulting. The Dominican Republic leads the pack as property prices have rocketed by an average of 7% every year for the past six years. Meanwhile, Panama is hot on its heels due to a 2017’s average […]

    December 15, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  25. Third Party Providers Require New Tax Numbers of Clients and Employees

    The Barbados Revenue Authority is urging all third-party tax information providers to acquire the new Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) of their clients and employees, in order to facilitate the uploading of their relevant third party information on or before in February 28, 2019. Please note that the new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) will […]

    December 14, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments