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Tag Archives: architecture

  1. “Difficult Conversations – Stay and Live” by Grenville Phillips II

    On 1st August 2007, the Interstate-35 West bridge collapsed in Mississippi, killing 13 people and injuring 145. During the news reports, Engineers were criticized for not being explicit enough in their warnings about the “structurally deficient” rating of the bridge. Two months after the bridge collapsed, I wrote an article explicitly warning about the vulnerability […]

    March 21, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  2. 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
  3. Luxurious Real Estate Development Coming To The Cayman Islands

    The Cayman Islands are about to develop the most luxurious real estate project in its history, according to the Caribbean Journal. The WaterMark, a collection of 54 new beachfront units is set to be constructed along Seven Mile Beach and promises to provide residents with premium living and high end amenities. No doubt, this glorious new development, […]

    December 1, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  4. Barbados’ “Home Sweet Home” – Episode 2 (Arawak Cement Co Ltd)

    Missed the first episode? Watch it by clicking HERE #HomeSweetHomeMakeoverTVShow

    November 18, 2018Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Harris Paints Using Knowledge to Fight Climate Change

    Harris Paints, the longtime Caribbean leader in paint solutions is providing its partners and stakeholders with solutions to help reduce the impact of hurricane activity and potential increases in environmental phenomena due to climate change. Harris organized a workshop series recently, entitled “The Value of High Performance Coatings” led by Martin Criado, Coatings Manager for […]

    October 1, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. WORTHING FIRE STATION CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

    The Worthing Fire Station will be closed for renovations from Tuesday, August 7, until Friday, September 7. During this period, the Bridgetown Fire Station will service those areas which may be affected by the closure. The Barbados Fire Service apologises for any inconvenience caused.

    August 6, 2018EventsNo comments
  7. SICK BUILDINGS ARE ALLOWED TO RUN AMOK WHEN GOVERNMENT SHOULD MAKE MONEY INSTEAD

    The potential candidate for the City of Bridgetown has expressed shock and concern at the ‘sick building syndrome‘ regarding the Supreme Court and notes private sector facilities do not appear to have the same fate. Ms Harewood remains steadfast in her commitment to seek office as the representative for Bridgetown, whenever elections are finally called […]

    April 16, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. BAJAN MANUFACTURER LOOKS TO EDUCATE CUSTOMERS TO KNOW THE SAME THING AS CONTRACTORS TO MAKE BETTER BUILDINGS

    Rock Hard Cement Barbados recently hosted a seminar for local contractors, artisans and distributors as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure that customers have access to all of the technical knowledge and benefits when working with Rock Hard Cement. “(Participants) had a demonstration on the advantages of the hydraulic cement, the advantage of vibrating […]

    March 25, 2018BusinessNo comments
  9. LAND SLIPPAGE BETWEEN ST ANDREW AND ST JOSEPH, WATCH OUT!

    Barbadians should note the roadway along St. Sylvan’s Village, St. Andrew, also known as Dark Hole, St. Andrew, has been temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic. There will be Local Access only, for persons travelling from Melvin Hill. Roland Cobbler – Insp. (Ag); Public Relations Officer

    January 21, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. HISTORIC BUILDING RESTORED BY CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN

    The historic Warrens Great House, to the north-western corner of the CIBC FirstCaribbean Headquarters site, has been given a new lease on life, following a substantial facelift by its owners, CIBC FirstCaribbean. The building, which dates back to the late 17th century, is one of the seven original great houses in Barbados, and was first […]

    November 27, 2017Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  11. “CEMEX-GO” COMING TO BARBADOS

    CEMEX, a global leader in the building materials industry, announced last week that it will be launching and transforming the global industry with the launch of CEMEX GO, a first of its kind, fully digital customer integration platform which will be fully implemented in Barbados in 2019. CEMEX GO delivers real-time, detailed information that customers […]

    November 18, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. JOIN THE DISCUSSION – “Thriving in Crisis,” Tues. 17th October at the Grande Salle

    In celebration of International Business Week 2017, you are invited to a free Public Discussion Forum entitled “Thriving in Crisis“, to be held on Tuesday 17th October at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown, at 7 pm. Panellists Tom Hall, Khalil Bryan, Jeremy Stephen and Lisa Cummins will discuss how small and medium […]

    October 15, 2017Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. Fate of Barbados’ Empire Theatre must be decided on once & for all (Pt 2)

    A prominent member of Barbados’ judiciary suggests radical plans need to be developed concerning abandoned or derelict buildings within the capital before it is decided for the public by nature itself. However, before any decisions of a hasty nature are implemented, Mr Birch also observed the law concerning the Commission itself needs to be updated… […]

    September 4, 2017Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. ARAWAK CEMENT CELEBRATES A YEAR ACCIDENT FREE

    The island’s sole cement manufacturer, Arawak Cement Company Limited has achieved a major safety milestone of one-year accident free. This achievement was recognised at a luncheon held recently during the which the company treated all staff and contractors to a sumptuous buffet lunch and branded gifts. General Manager Manuel Toro congratulated the staff and emphasised […]

    August 29, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Barbadian manufacturer cements good relations with clients and respect their spiritual roots as well

    The Bible says “out of Evil cometh Good,” and this was surely the case when a car accident gave an opportunity for a Bajan company to recognise its spiritual responsibility and use their talent to literally rebuild. Leanna Maynard, is the Store Manager at the popular Welches branch of Marshall Trading and she was very […]

    June 19, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  16. CARIFESTA VENUES BEING PREPARED

    At least six schools will be among the venues for CARIFESTA XIII that will be getting a facelift for the Festival this year. Members of the Festival Committee including Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth – Stephen Lashley recently took a tour of the various venues and met with the different Principals to examine the […]

    April 17, 2017CultureNo comments
  17. Regus opens its doors in Trinidad & Tobago

    Flexible working spaces – the phenomenon that is reshaping the way the world works – has arrived in Trinidad & Tobago with the opening of a Regus Business Centre at Invader’s Bay Tower in Port of Spain. The Regus business centre which boasts a combination of office space, meeting rooms, co-working facilities, and business lounges […]

    April 17, 2017BusinessNo comments
  18. Too many Project delays – COW says Town & Country must be faster

    Barbadian Construction Mogul Sir Charles Williams lambasted Government for excessive and petty red tape, which he said prevents employment, and appealed directly to 2 Cabinet Ministers for a speedier and intelligent deliberation. Designed by architect Larry Warren, the $19 million facility was funded by both the National Insurance Department and Republic Bank. Sir Charles sided […]

    February 27, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  19. New Massy Stores Sunset Crest Coming

    Massy Stores has unveiled its plans for the new state-of-the-art supermarket at Sunset Crest in St. James, which is scheduled to be opened in November 2017. However, this project will be constructed in phases over the next 10-months. During this time, the current Sunset Crest supermarket will remain open for business until further notice to […]

    February 7, 2017BusinessNo comments
  20. Newcastle Police Station to shut down due to environmental concerns; Nevisian Police officers to be redeployed

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and the High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force in conjunction with the Federal Government are taking steps to redeploy police officers stationed at the Newcastle Police Station to neighbouring police districts by November 15, 2016, as a temporary measure. Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and […]

    November 8, 2016CrimeNo comments
  21. PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE IN THE WORKS

    Government is in discussion with a Chinese company on the development of a Performing Arts Convention Centre on the Needham’s Peninsula, just outside Bridgetown. This disclosure came on Monday evening from Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy, as he delivered remarks at a reception at Accra Beach Resort to mark the 67th Anniversary of the Founding […]

    September 28, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  22. Hyatt Controversy Vs. Heritage Status, are there extra visitors because of Heritage?

    #buildthefuckinghotel #whatstheproblem #Barbados #Tourism #davidcomissiong #idiocy #uselessheritagestatus #barbadosnationaltrust A photo posted by Ian D. Bourne (@bajanreporteronline) on Aug 27, 2016 at 11:39pm PDT

    September 5, 2016Photo Gallery, TravelNo comments
  23. Hero Caribbean Premier League considers Barbados as Administrative Hub

    Barbados may soon be the administrative hub for major cricketing tournament the Hero Caribbean Premier League if they can hear or agree on the right numbers. Speaking with BajanReporter.com in an exclusive interview during the launch of Regus Barbados at 1 Welches Plaza, Damien O’Donohoe the CPL’s Chief Executive Officer says he’s currently in talks […]

    July 10, 2016Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Barbados needs BuildIng Code ratified

    An upcoming conference on Facilities Management exposed Barbados’ glaring lack of a building code, which could have prevented the September 2010 tragedy of the Campus Trendz fire where 6 young girls died trapped in a blaze started by robbers. Caribbean industry professionals will be meeting in Barbados to deliberate during a two-day World FM Day […]

    June 19, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Minister pledges new Heritage Bill soon a Reality and will benefit Corporate Responsibility

    Pretty soon many businesses will clamour to assist preserving historical buildings once new legislation creates tax incentives for such entities to benefit from architectural preservation. Stephen Lashley, Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Culture addressed a workshop at the Radisson Aquatica held by the Organisation of American States on developing legislation to improve National Heritage. […]

    January 24, 2016CultureNo comments