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  1. Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative Pre-Ministerial Forum Scheduled for 15 – 26 March, 2021

    The Virtual Caribbean Safe School Initiative (CSSI) Pre-Ministerial Forum has been organized through a collaborative effort between the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean (UNDRR ROAC), Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO) in Latin America and the […]

    March 1, 2021NatureNo comments
  2. Difficult Conversations – “What Would We Do?” by Grenville Phillips II

    We have been asked how we would have responded to COVID-19. We provided our best advice about one year ago, but the Government rejected it at that time. Given the foreseen nightmare scenario, they should reconsider – for all our sakes. In the past 15 days, we had 15 new deaths. In the previous 15 […]

    February 25, 2021Political1 comment
  3. In the flurry of Defections, Online Lecture for DLP from ex-BLP supporter

    While I understand go where your conscience guides you, at the same time, seeing the rapidity of political Grasshoppers and Leapfrogs, especially in the last 24 months, makes one consider… Are you a Candidate for helping people or where can I gain, alias: What’s in it for me?

    January 15, 2021Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  4. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Thanks Personnel in COVID” by Dr Victor Eastmond

    “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” Nelson Mandela Please read and understand the words of Nelson Mandela as we remember the COVID19 hill we recently climbed in 2020. My fear is for the future as we prepare to climb the economic and social hills that […]

    January 15, 2021Editorial, Health1 comment
  5. Simmons Elected to the Board of PanAm Sports

    The Annual General Assembly of PanAm Sports, the Olympic Body responsible for the Pan American continent, was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday December 16. Elections were held for a new Board of Directors to manage the organization for the period 2020 to 2024. Mr. Neven Ilic of Chile was re-elected […]

    December 21, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Virgin Atlantic appoints Hannah Swift as Caribbean Country Manager

    Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Swift as the airline’s Country Manager for the Caribbean. Hannah is responsible for the airline’s daily commercial activity in the region including sales, marketing, reservations and ticketing. Hannah Swift, Country Manager, Caribbean commented: “I am thrilled to be taking on this role for Virgin Atlantic. […]

    November 26, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  7. Premier of Nevis on staff affected by Four Seasons Resort restructuring

    My government has been advised by the Four Seasons Resort that it has today served notice to some 280 workers at that Resort that “due to the delay of the reopening of the borders and resulting loss of business” the Resort has been forced to restructure its operations and now requires “only the minimum staff […]

    October 21, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Solutions Barbados – What Happens if we replace our Governor General with a President?

    Our early politicians who lived through World War 2, appeared to recognise two important things about politicians. The first is that they crave unrestrained power, which tends to oppress citizens. The second is that they crave a politicised public service, which is the first sign of a nation’s decline. In 1966, the DLP under Errol […]

    September 24, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. Central Bank of Barbados Announces 2 New Board Members

    The Central Bank of Barbados today announced the appointment of two new Board members. “It’s an honour to welcome Brathwaite and Dr. Naitrim, who add diversity to our Board,” Governor Cleviston Haynes commented. “Their collective experience will benefit the Board at this juncture,” he elaborated. Dr. Naitrim, who earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the […]

    September 10, 2020BusinessNo comments
  10. Prime Minister Mottley nominated to serve as Chair of joint Development Committee of World Bank and IMF

    Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment of Barbados, and Mesdames Azucena Arbeleche, Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay, have been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair. In line with the nomination by the Chairs of the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, the Board of the World […]

    August 14, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Solutions Barbados: ‘Shuffling’ by Grenville Phillips II

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley reshuffled her Cabinet. That is a good management practise. There are two appointments that are noteworthy. The first is William Duguid. The decision to finally address the traffic bottleneck at the Garfield Sobers Roundabout, is noteworthy. The solution was simple and effective, and it appears to be being implemented well. […]

    July 26, 2020EditorialNo comments
  12. Changes to Committee at Windward AGM: END OF AN ERA

    As Windward Cricket Club, which will celebrate its Centennial next year, heads into challenging times in the immediate future, its long term focus must be on continuing to grow the junior program, encouraging new members to join, and nurture the desire of its members to participate in all the clubs activities. He along with Malcolm […]

    July 15, 2020CricketNo comments
  13. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 1

    The South Coast Sewerage Crisis is not so much a crisis now as that of a Headache which the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy is seeking to apply a large metaphorical aspirin by the middle of next month… The Minister said the complexity of this project is not only where to place the solutions […]

    November 25, 2018Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 2

    Minister of Water Resources & Energy, Wilfred Abrahams just shared with the press how the reality is that while the Bridgetown Plant can be upgraded to a tertiary status if needed, which means water treated there can be used for irrigation instead of potable water; nevertheless the South Coast Sewerage Treatment Plant is clearly reaching […]

    November 25, 2018Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. WATER RESOURCES MINISTRY UNDERTAKING REVAMP OF SOUTH COAST SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT – Pt 3

    Another consideration Mr Abrahams says his staff and resources must consider is the Graeme Hall Sanctuary and its ecological status, this involved using the engines of the Ministry of Health & Wellness to hold any other challenges at bay. Mr Abrahams also used the opportunity to salute Stephen Lindo for his near 50 years of […]

    November 25, 2018Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. STATEMENT FROM PRIME MINISTER MIA AMOR MOTTLEY, QC, MP ON THE ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RELOCATING TO BARBADOS

    Good afternoon. I am a bit disappointed that some Barbadians and others across the region appear duped by the attempt by a few who have sought to create discord and confusion over the decision of Adtalem Global Education to locate one of its institutions, Ross University School of Medicine School to Barbados. I am not […]

    August 7, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  17. 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of CARICAD this week

    The 35th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) will be held at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. Under the theme, “Re-shaping the Public Service in the Caribbean for the Future – The Role of CARICAD” the board meeting will be preceded […]

    June 24, 2018EventsNo comments
  18. IDB PRESIDENT MEETING WITH PM MOTTLEY THIS WEEK

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will meet this week with President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno. The Prime Minister said Mr. Moreno had expressed a willingness to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Barbados during these difficult economic times. She said the IDB recognised that Barbados was “doing a difficult thing“, but was […]

    June 17, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  19. Barbados Announces Departure of IMF Mission and Appointment of Legal Advisor

    The Government of Barbados announced a team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Bert van Selm, concluded its three-day visit to Barbados. During this visit, the Fund team was updated on the economic and financial situation in Barbados. The Government and the IMF will continue to exchange views over the coming weeks, and […]

    June 8, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  20. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN CELEBRATES EMPLOYEE APRRECIATION DAY

    Throughout the region, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank recently showed tangible appreciation to its over 3,000 members of staff during its 2018 Employee Appreciation Day. In Barbados, activities ranged from breakfast served to staff by senior executives, to lunch served at various venues, to tours of Harrison’s Cave, to massages, games evenings, Karaoke and a lime […]

    June 3, 2018EventsNo comments
  21. New Cabinet Ministers 2018

    LIST OF MEMBERS OF CABINET Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment – Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP Minister in the Ministry of Finance – Hon. Ryan Straughn, MP Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs – Hon. Marsha Caddle, MP Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs – Hon. Dale Marshall, […]

    May 28, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  22. IMF REGIONAL CHIEFS PRAISE ST. KITTS AND NEVIS’ FISCAL PERFORMANCE

    The Team Unity Government, led by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, received high praises from visiting high-level International Monetary Fund (IMF) officials on the economic performance of the country. “Whatever the benchmark we used, St. Kitts and Nevis is doing well and ahead. We are very satisfied with the progress of St. Kitts and Nevis […]

    April 6, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  23. “Paying the Piper” by Grenville Phillips II

    Tax on companies is called corporate tax. Tax on personal income is called income tax. In 2015, the Government received $210 Million from taxing companies and $452 Million from taxing individuals’ income. The Government also received other taxes from individuals. For example, much of the $811 M from VAT and $150 M from property taxes. […]

    July 31, 2017EditorialNo comments
  24. “The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations – Part 3” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    This is the final of a three-part commentary discussing the relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations against the backdrop of a publication by the Washington-based, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), entitled, “The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views“. CSIS deserves the Caribbean’s thanks for addressing the issue which has been ignored for […]

    July 30, 2017EditorialNo comments
  25. “Why is the Private Sector Recommending Austerity?” By Grenville Phillips II

    Both established parties, some of the newer ones, and almost all Barbadian and foreign based economists are warning Barbadians to brace for severe austerity measures. Several prominent economists are even calling for a devaluation of Barbados’ dollar as a way to address our dire economic problems. Surprisingly, none of these entities are being challenged to […]

    June 28, 2017Breaking News, EditorialNo comments