Tag Archives: assessment

  1. Press Statement from Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy on “FPSO Nabarima”

    The Government of Barbados was notified by the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) and Regional Security System (RSS) regarding the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit (FPSO) Nabarima in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad and Tobago in early September 2020. The Committee also sourced information from the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and […]

    October 21, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. PM Mottley: Criteria Must Reflect Countries’ Needs

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley participates in a High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, organized by the United Nations under the co-chairmanship, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness – May 28, 2020 (provided by PMO’s Office).

    May 29, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    The Private Sector Arm of the Monitoring Committee for BERT – The Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation programme – have given a thumb’s up so far, energy and water concerns are a different matter… This from Edward Clarke, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Barbados Operations of Sagicor General as the lead for the Monitoring […]

    November 26, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Over 100 divisions and almost 250 contestants from different parts of the Caribbean plus Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock (as you read this, she not long touched down to our shores) will make Barbados never the same again this weekend… Speaking with reporters at the Island Inn hotel on Aquatic Gap was Dr Kevin Huffard who emphasised […]

    October 12, 2018Breaking News, Featured, Martial ArtsNo comments
  5. Fortress Fund Managers: Keep investing even with unfavourable savings environment

    In the midst of what it has described as an “unfavourable savings climate“, Fortress Fund Managers is encouraging Barbadians to continue to invest. Mr. Cave noted that certain events throughout the year had not been favourable to Barbados’ financial climate including the elimination of personal tax allowances on Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and group […]

    December 6, 2015BusinessNo comments
  6. ICBL helps Central Bank of Barbados with Young Barbadian Entrepreneurs

    Khalil Bryan of Caribbean Transit Solutions Inc. (CTS) emerged victorious at the Billion Dollar Dreams forum. Bryant’s pitch was judged the best by a panel of professionals comprising Dr. Nicholas Brathwaite, founding partner of an international private equity firm and speaker at the 40th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture; Mr. John Williams, CEO of Cave […]

    November 26, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. ‘The UWI and West Indian Cricket’ By Sir Hilary Beckles

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI), as a sister regional institution, recognises and respects the long and mostly effective service of the West Indies Cricket Board since its establishment in 1927. It gave oversight to our greatest cultural global achievement as a people in which we all rejoiced during the first stage of […]

    November 16, 2015Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  8. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunter aircraft to be stationed in Barbados

    As Tropical Storm Danny is expected to become the Atlantic’s first hurricane by Thursday, the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Hurricane Hunter aircraft will land in Barbados on Thursday, in order to fly missions on Friday, and into next week to gather more data about the hurricane. Weather reports indicate that the […]

    August 20, 2015NatureNo comments
  9. Standard and Poor’s affirms CDB’s AA/ A-1+ ratings: Barbados needs to learn what CDB did right

    Leading rating agency, Standard and Poor’s has affirmed the Caribbean Development Bank’s ‘AA/A-1+‘ credit ratings as well as its financial outlook at stable. “We are affirming our ‘AA/A-1+‘ long- and short-term issuer credit ratings on CDB. The stable outlook reflects our view that CDB will retain its high capital adequacy and sufficient liquidity, and that […]

    May 20, 2015BusinessNo comments
  10. OAS Electoral Observation Mission Commends Guyana on High Turnout in Elections

    The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS), led by Senator Lisa Shoman from Belize, congratulates the citizens of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana for their participation in the electoral process reflected by the high levels of voter turnout. The OAS/EOM team of 22 observers from 13 countries was present from […]

    May 20, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. UK HIGHER EDUCATION & SKILLS FAIR 2015: Middlesex University, London

    Donna Beamish (2nd Left) seen chatting with Dr Anthony Fisher – Dir. of UWI Cave Hill’s External Relations (Extreme Left), while Michelle Lawrence answers concerns from a potential pupil

    March 7, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. “The Value of an Energy Optimized Home” by Marcus Hinds

    The importance and value of a well functioning, energy-optimized home is not front of mind for many of us. A home, condo, apartment or any other residential living space is an asset and a necessity, possessing certain items and fittings that ensure your comfort. Many of these use electricity and other resources like Natural Gas, […]

    February 21, 2015BusinessNo comments
  13. Project Syndicate: ASLUND – Putin in Denial

    As 2014 came to a close, an enormous financial crisis erupted in Russia. World oil prices had fallen by almost half since mid-June, and the ruble plummeted in December, finishing the year down by a similar margin. Russia’s international reserves have fallen by $135 billion, and inflation has reached double digits. Things are only going […]

    January 16, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  14. National Qualifications Framework: Town Hall Meetings

    The public is invited to attend the following town hall meetings which will be held to gather feedback on the proposed National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Barbados which will be a major mechanism to transform education and training in Barbados. The NQF is Pillar 2 of the Barbados Human Resource Development Strategy 2011-2016. All town […]

    January 6, 2015EducationNo comments
  15. 2015 New Year’s Day address by Premier of Nevis, Vance Amory

    My fellow Citizens, residents and visitors, we have come to the end of a challenging, eventful and in many ways a successful year. 2014 has passed and I would like to thank each of you for the efforts you have put forth in making Nevis the wonderful place that it is. The New Year is […]

    January 1, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: The Press Conference was limited before it began, Dr Suckoo says she would only deal with Tribunal matters and nothing else, this is crap, since many Bajans are saying she is so ineffectual as Labour Minister she should step down and I wanted to ask on the matter – it was small consolation […]

    December 22, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The Caribbean Premier league (CPL) announced a new initiative for the 2015 edition, geared towards providing an opportunity for the best U-19 cricketers from the Caribbean, and developing players from the International Cricket Council (ICC) Associate Members in the Americas region, to make the final squad of one of the six franchises taking part in […]

    December 16, 2014CricketNo comments
  18. Scotiabank named Bank of the Year in Barbados 5th time by ‘The Banker’ magazine

    Scotiabank has been named the Bank of the Year in Barbados by The Banker magazine, a Financial Times publication. This is the 5th time the Bank has been recognized by the publication. The Bank was also named Bank of the Year by The Banker in Antigua, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. […]

    December 16, 2014BusinessNo comments
  19. UN Secretary-General Says Freedom of Information and Media Needed For New U.N. Global Development Goals

    The Global Forum for Media Development, of which the ACM is a member organisation, welcomed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon‘s endorsement yesterday of guarantees for freedom of information and media in the UN’s next set of global development goals. In his long-waited “synthesis” report on the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, presented to the General Assembly […]

    December 7, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  20. “Human trafficking: The US should help not hector” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Human trafficking is a despicable, dehumanising and exploitative practice that is rightly described as ‘modern day slavery‘. That its principal victims are women and children, who are not only stripped of their rights but also of their humanity, is a stain of disgrace on governments that fail to act to stop the perpetrators. To be […]

    June 26, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  21. SXM Airport gets good Moody’s Report & IMF Delegation delivers Good News

    Managing Director of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM gave a presentation to a visiting delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently, which was well received. The eight-member delegation, led by Mr. Menno Snel, Executive Director of the IMF Executive Board, had earlier been given a tour of the terminal building. The presentation included […]

    June 9, 2014Business, TravelNo comments
  22. Central Bank of Barbados and FSC: The Domestic Financial Services Sector Remains Robust

    The Central Bank of Barbados (Bank) and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) just released the 2013 Financial Stability Report (FSR), which puts forward Barbados’ domestic financial system remains robust. The FSR, which is produced by the Bank and the FSC provides a comprehensive overview of trends, developments and the key risks in the domestic financial […]

    February 23, 2014BusinessNo comments

    A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Barbados on 16th February, 2014 to examine all aspects of the Royal Barbados Police Force’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Members of the public are invited to offer comments by calling 430-7269 on 17th February […]

    February 12, 2014Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Caribbean Adventures Series to be used in CXC’s Primary Exit Assessment

    The Caribbean Adventure Series by Carol Mitchell is among the list of new books that the Ministry of Education in Montserrat will be using to prepare students for the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA). 2014 will be the first year that Montserrat will be replacing its local standardised test with the CPEA which is administered […]

    December 19, 2013Books, EducationNo comments