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  1. CARICOM condemns Haitian Violence (Futile reprimands, when action and forces needed)

    C A V E A T The following is from Shakespeare, but the quote is equally apt for the official reaction from CARICOM to Haiti’s dissipation… A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. These words are uttered by Macbeth after he hears of Lady Macbeth’s death, in Act 5, […]

    January 30, 2023Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. ‘Being homosexual is not a crime – Pope Francis’ by Sir Ronald Sanders

    “Being homosexual is not a crime. We are all children of God, and God loves us as we are and for the strength that each of us fights for our dignity.” Those words were spoken by Pope Francis, easily the most radical pontiff that the Roman Catholic Church has ever had. The Pope was speaking […]

    January 30, 2023Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  3. BMF publishes revised 2023 motor sport calendar

    The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) just published a revised calendar for the 2023 motor sport season following consultations with its Member Clubs since the turn of the year. As before, the year’s programme will start over the first weekend of March, with 50 events scheduled to be run under permits issued by the BMF listed […]

    January 29, 2023RallyNo comments
  4. Peter Laurie Takes Home the $10,000 1st Prize at the 25th FCLE Awards

    Peter Laurie took top honours at the 25th Frank Collymore Literary Endowment awards, which was held on Saturday, January 28. His “The House that Disappeared” emerged as the best among a field of 64 and netted him the $10,000 first prize. The $7,500 second prize went to Ark Ramsay for his “My Warming Body,” a […]

    January 29, 2023Books, FeaturedNo comments
  5. U.S. and UK Governments Support Training on National Case File Standards in Barbados

    The Governments of the United States of America and the United Kingdom continue to provide assistance to the criminal justice system in Barbados by supporting the introduction of national case file standards. Standardizing criminal case file management is expected to reduce delays in the hearing of criminal matters and increase public confidence in the criminal […]

    January 29, 2023CrimeNo comments
  6. Nevis moves to establish a new broiler chicken industry, offering concessions to their farmers

    As the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues its thrust to advance agriculture and greater food security, a containerized poultry production plant has been acquired for the purpose of establishing a broiler chicken industry on the island. The Ministry of Agriculture expects that this plant, which will be used to process the birds, will arrive on […]

    January 28, 2023AgricultureNo comments

    Twenty-five security officials from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean are better equipped to carry out training programs focused on crisis response, interoperability and readiness in the Caribbean as a result of the Canadian Army Exercise Planning and Execution Course (CAEPEC), which concluded on Friday in Barbados. The graduation ceremony was a fitting conclusion to the […]

    January 28, 2023EducationNo comments
  8. BARJAM Satisfied Advocate Workers Finally Paid, But What Is Paper’s Future?

    The Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) welcomes the great news on Wednesday 25th January 2023, how workers of the Barbados Advocate have finally been paid their outstanding wages and salaries. BARJAM will continue solidarity with the Advocate staff and all other media workers who are presented with challenges. “We felt their pain […]

    January 27, 2023Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles honoured by American Peers

    The American Historical Association has voted to select Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as its Honorary Foreign Scholar for 2023. The Association has annually recognised a foreign scholar since 1885, and the list includes the most acclaimed international historians. Beginning with Leopold von Ranke (1885), it […]

    January 26, 2023Education, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Medical Facility launches centre at the Estates at St George

    Urgent Care Barbados officially launched their Medical Centre at the Estates at St George on Monday evening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour. In attendance were directors, shareholders and management and staff of Urgent Care Barbados, Executives and Management of Sagicor Group, representatives from Ross University, the media and specially invited guests. “This is […]

    January 25, 2023Featured, HealthNo comments

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to advise customers in some St. James, St. Thomas and St. Andrew districts that the Authority will carry out nightly shut-offs of the water supply to their areas commencing Thursday, January 26th until Thursday, February 2nd, 2023.  The shut-offs which will take place between 10 pm and 5 am daily on […]

    January 25, 2023Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  12. Rev. Nolan Nanton receives the Lilliane Stephen Award at the 36th annual MLK, Jr lecture in St. Martin

    The Rev. Nolan Nanton received the Lilliane Stephen Award in St Martin recently, after his delivery of the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture. “The Reverend Dr. Nolan Nanton of the New Testament Baptist Church was presented with the Lilliane Stephen Award for his community service in St. Martin,” said Shujah Reiph, lecture […]

    January 23, 2023Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Applications Open for 2024 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellowship Program

    The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. Through the YLAI Fellowship, up to 280 business and social entrepreneurs from across the Caribbean, Latin America and Canada build leadership skills and collaborate with U.S. host organizations and […]

    January 23, 2023Education, FeaturedNo comments
  14. “Caribbean Agency Delivers Swifter Justice in The Bahamas” by Gerard Best

    Judicial officers in The Bahamas have taken major steps towards a more modern, technology-enabled system of administration. A new agreement between the Bahamas Government and the Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions will see the introduction of electronic filing and automated case management technology, making the dispensation of justice more efficient and effective for all users. […]

    January 21, 2023TechnologyNo comments
  15. Legendary DJ & Electronic Artist Carl Cox visits Bushy Park

    Global superstar DJ, Team Boss at Carl Cox Motorsport and self-confessed “petrol-head” Carl Cox visited Bushy Park Barbados late last year during a nostalgic trip to the island. After enjoying the St Philip facility’s Karting and Swift Ride Experiences, he gave a wide-ranging interview on various topics from his early days in music through his […]

    January 21, 2023RallyNo comments
  16. NCF teams with Caribbean Export Agency

    Navigating the rules of engagement when trading with other countries was the focus of the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) most recent Accelerate to Export Symposium. Staged in association with Export Barbados and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) at the Courtyard by Marriott, the symposium targeted creatives involved in beauty, spa and wellness, the […]

    January 20, 2023CultureNo comments
  17. Fortress’ Barbados dollar funds outperform markets despite rare 2022 financial year declines

    After a good start to the 2022 financial year, the Barbados dollar funds managed by Fortress Fund Managers declined late in the year. Still, they outperformed those in other markets. Investment Director Roger Cave made this assessment in the leading fund manager’s 2022 Annual Reports for its three Barbados dollar funds – the Fortress Caribbean […]

    January 19, 2023BusinessNo comments
  18. Get Into Rugby (GIR) Barbados at the Garrison on Errol Barrow Day

    The Barbados Rugby Football Union reports that there was a very good turnout for the restart of their Get Into Rugby Programme on January 14, 2023. The coaches reported that they had a vibrant and varied group of youngsters participating. Concurrently the GIR coaching program has begun teaching a few of our upcoming GIR coaches […]

    January 19, 2023RugbyNo comments
  19. Saudi Development Fund invests 80 million dollars to expand UWI in Antigua & Barbuda

    The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) CEO, Mr. Sultan Al-Marshad, and Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda signed an $80 million financing agreement for the expansion project of the University of the West Indies at Five Islands (UWI) in Antigua and Barbuda. The agreement represents a significant milestone, with Antigua and Barbuda being […]

    January 19, 2023Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments

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    January 19, 2023Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Nine months ago, we the former employees of LIAT 1974 LTD started a petition to raise awareness of our plight. Despite 2,273 of you signing the petition, which was submitted to the Clerk of Parliament in Barbados on June 14th, 2022, unfortunately our plight has once again fallen on deaf ears. Many of the former […]

    January 19, 2023Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments

    Canada just launched its Canadian Army Exercise Planning and Execution Course (CAEPEC) at the Regional Security System Headquarters in Barbados. The two-week training course provides select participants with the requisite knowledge to act as an exercise planner and practical experience in planning throughout an entire exercise in advance of Exercise TRADEWINDS. Requested by the Regional […]

    January 19, 2023Education, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Woman rescued from collapsed building in Dominican Republic

    Two women were trapped under the rubble after the four-story R&S Multimuebles furniture store collapsed in La Vega around noon on Wednesday, 18 January 2023. Of these two, 23-year old Yésica Bueno, was rescued after 10 hours of intense rescue work. She was taken to the Juan Bosch Trauma Hospital. The authorities reported the death […]

    January 18, 2023ControversyNo comments
  24. MSP and You: Defining Barbados’ Ocean Future (PROMO)

    On January 18, Barbados will begin developing a marine spatial plan. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a practical way of creating and establishing a more rational use of marine space, which will also balance demands for development with the need to protect the environment and deliver social and economic outcomes in an open and planned […]

    January 17, 2023Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  25. Barbados’ Prime Minister extends sympathies over passing of Sir Frank Alleyne

    EDITOR’s NOTE  Please note Sir Frank is seated on the left for the Cover Image used, this was taken at a Central Bank event when Dr DeLisle Worrell was still Governor. Once again, Barbados has lost a true son and genuine nation builder, with the passing of Sir Frank Alleyne. The news of his death […]

    January 17, 2023Events, FeaturedNo comments