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  1. Kathy Harper-Hall is 2021’s BOA Esther Maynard ICON Awardee

    Regionally renowned sports administrator, Kathy Harper Hall is the 2021 recipient of The Barbados Olympic Association Inc.’s (BOA) Women in Sport Icon of the Year Award. Harper-Hall received the award at a virtual ceremony held on Sunday in which tributes were paid by former broadcaster and long-term president of the Barbados Netball Association, Annette Beckett, […]

    March 31, 2021OlympicsNo comments
  2. Personal Income Tax Filing Season Has Begun

    Taxpayers are advised that the 2020 Personal Income Tax (PIT) return is available for filing. All self-employed persons, employees who earned above $25,000 last year as well as pensioners with an annual income above $40,000 are required to file a personal income tax return. The return must be filed online in TAMIS at https://tamis.bra.gov.bb by […]

    March 31, 2021BusinessNo comments
  3. NCF has a new Chairperson & deputy named

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jasmine Babb as the new Chairperson of the National Cultural Foundation; Mr. Sheldon Hope has been named as the Deputy Chairman. She is a former U.K. Commonwealth Scholar and holds a Doctorate in Social Sciences specialising in Industrial Relations. Along with being […]

    March 31, 2021Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  4. NCSA Donates Poster to Caribbean Development Bank

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has signaled its commitment to continued work with The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), as they continue to deliver drug education messages to the youth across the nation. This from Director, Projects Department Mr. Daniel Best, who was at the time speaking at a ceremony last Thursday before accepting […]

    March 31, 2021HealthNo comments
  5. “UWI leadership sound and strategic” – Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

    Culminating with yesterday’s presentation by the Five Islands Campus, over the past few weeks the Councils that govern the campuses of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) heard how the regional University has fared favourably over the 2019-2020 academic year. In the face of increasing challenges crippling Caribbean economies and the global higher […]

    March 31, 2021EducationNo comments
  6. Located Josey Hill Man – Troy King

    Troy Antonio King, 46 years, of Free Hill, Josey Hill, Saint Lucy who was reported missing on Tuesday 30th March 2021 has been traced and is safe. Rodney Inniss – Insp. (Ag); Public Relations Officer

    March 30, 2021EventsNo comments
  7. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy alerts to Change of Opening Hours at All Markets for Easter

    All fish markets across Barbados will open from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm from Wednesday 31st March. This is due to the emergency directives now allowing for persons to leave home at 5:00 am, however all Markets will follow Emergency Directive No 7 and remain shut all day on Good Friday 2nd April and Easter […]

    March 30, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  8. “She Inspires” Women’s History Month event expands the networks of the next generation of Eastern Caribbean female leaders

    The Bridgetown US Embassy recently convened 21 Eastern Caribbean and U.S. female leaders at a virtual conference to inspire and expand the networks of over 150 female conference participants from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “She Inspires: Expanding the Network of the […]

    March 30, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  9. Music Saved Me from Depression, Alcoholism & Suicide – Gabiro Mtu

    At most if not all the time when the issue of mental health enters a family’s life they try to get it hidden mainly because it is seen as shame and disgrace to the family unit. Even after losing his friends to crime, alcohol, depression, and suicide – while he dropped out of campus in […]

    March 30, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Virgin Atlantic to launch IATA Travel Pass and TrustAssure trials to accelerate digital health integration

    Virgin Atlantic has taken a major step forward towards the introduction of digital health passes by partnering with IATA Travel Pass and TrustAssureTM to launch two separate, complementary trials to streamline customer journeys. From 16 April the airline will commence a one-month trial of the IATA Travel Pass on its popular London Heathrow-Barbados services, in […]

    March 29, 2021Featured, TravelNo comments
  11. Nevis’ Alexandra Hospital installs, commissions state-of-the-art chemistry analyzer

    The Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) purchased a new state-of-the-art US$59,000 VITROS XT 3400 chemistry analyzer for the Alexandra Hospital’s Lab to assist in the speedy delivery of health care on the island. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Health said at his monthly press conference in Cabinet Room […]

    March 29, 2021HealthNo comments
  12. BWA WORKING TO OVERCOME SYSTEM CHALLENGES

    The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to advise that it recently encountered a series of issues with its customer billing system which contributed to a number of challenges. The Authority’s IT personnel are working with the software developers to rectify the issues. Customers can be assured that the problems impacted invoice information only and actual […]

    March 28, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Letter to Editor – Separate Bike Trails Urgently Needed

    Bajans are demonstrating a strong appetite for outdoor recreational space in the wake of Covid 19. However, we cannot continue to encourage active mobility, be it cycling, running, or walking, when the road conditions place people’s lives at risk. Barbados is almost unique in the region for having a disused historic train-line that is owned […]

    March 28, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  14. CLARIFICATION: Emergency Management (COVID-19) Orders & (Curfew) Directive (No. 7)

    Click the link to download the most recent directives, Emergency Management (COVID-19) Orders & (Curfew) Directive (No. 7).

    March 28, 2021Breaking News, Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Lasana Sekou being studied at Catholic University of Chile

    St. Martin literature is being studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), said Jacqueline Sample, president of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). Hurricane Protocol by Lasana Sekou is the St. Martin poetry book that is being studied for the course on “Afro-Caribbean Literature and Music,” taught by Prof. Thomas […]

    March 26, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Volunteer Ministers from the Freewinds Mobilize to Train Key Hotel Staff in Cleaning & Sanitisation

    With the intention of making Aruba the safest place on earth the Volunteer Ministers from the Freewinds are training hotel staffs on the most effective cleaning and sanitization materials and techniques to ensure hotels are safe for the staff and visitors. The purpose is to increase tourism and expand the economy of the island. The […]

    March 26, 2021HealthNo comments
  17. Land Tax Payment Deadline at Month End

    The Barbados Revenue Authority is reminding taxpayers that the deadline for the payment of the 2020-21 Land Tax is Wednesday, 31st March 2021. The Authority is encouraging taxpayers to utilise the online payment facilities available via EZpay+ at ezpay.gov.bb, the Cave Shepherd Card Mobile App, SurePay Online at www.surepaybillsonline.com or the online banking platforms for […]

    March 26, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Difficult Conversations – “How to own your house in six years” by Grenville Phillips II

    A home mortgage is the price people pay for having a house before it is fully paid for. The price the unfortunate homeowners must pay is very high indeed – they must repay more than twice what they borrowed. Why would people choose to repay so much, in an uncertain economy, for 30-years? Why would […]

    March 25, 2021BusinessNo comments
  19. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy (MMABE) reminds Barbadians of the ban on petroleum based single use Plastics under the control of The Disposable Plastics Act (2020)

    Petroleum based plastics pose a hazard to marine life, including the fish we eat and turtles that nest on our beaches. Furthermore, it affects the capacity for our fisherfolk to make a living. The public is also reminded under this Act, single-use petroleum-based plastics are prohibited in both import and use here in Barbados. The […]

    March 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  20. Scotiabank joins Mastercard in the launch of the Priceless Planet Coalition in the Caribbean

    Scotiabank joins Mastercard on the expansion of the Priceless Planet Coalition to generate climate change awareness and impact across four Caribbean countries: Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. As part of the launch of this initiative, Scotiabank cardholders can contribute to different forestation initiatives through online purchases made with their ScotiaCard. This global […]

    March 25, 2021BusinessNo comments
  21. Connecting Deaf Children to Virtual Learning

    Some students of the Irving Wilson School received much needed electronic devices to assist with their education in the current online learning environment. Founder of The Deaf Heart Project (DHP) and reigning Miss World Barbados, Miss Ché Greenidge, coordinated efforts among four other organisations after learning that students, both deaf and with other physical or […]

    March 24, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Thirty years of #MERCOSUR: the Common Market of the South

    This year the Common Market of the South (#MERCOSUR) celebrates thirty years since its foundation, carried out through the signing of the Treaty of Asunción in 1991. MERCOSUR is a historic achievement of the countries that make it up, which has allowed us to advance from a logic of rivalry towards one of cooperation. Regional […]

    March 24, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  23. ‘Caribbean Literature Day – July 12, 2021,’ by Lasana M. Sekou

    From one end of the archipelago to the next, and apart from single author book releases, there are two literary events that arguably open the way to the crush of Caribbean literature festivals in the first half of the year. The International Book Fair of Havana in February, though COVID-19-cancelled in 2021, sets the pace […]

    March 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  24. Five drones gifted to the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology

    the United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided five drones to the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) to strengthen the region’s capability to predict and respond to climate variability and natural disasters. The CIMH will allocate the drones, worth US$130,000, for use as needed in Antigua and Barbuda, […]

    March 23, 2021NatureNo comments
  25. THE CONSEQUENCES OF COVID-19 ON THE CURACAO 2021 ELECTION

    In the March 14th Governmental press conference, Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth; Curacao’s leading epidemiologist for COVID-19 Taskforce, and Eugene Rhuggenaath informed Curacao about some COVID-19 measurements and precautions, as it relates to the topic of the Curacao National Election, slated for March 19th, 2021 from 8am to 8pm at more than 100 voting station. COVID-19 MEASUREMENTS […]

    March 23, 2021PoliticalNo comments