Tag Archives: building

  1. Handover of an additional 12 homes in Barbuda under the EU funded-Housing Support Project

    “Building Forward Better” has new meaning for the 12 families who received their renovated homes on Friday, under Phase 2 of the Housing Support to Barbuda Project led Government of Antigua and Barbuda and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) thanks to the financial support of the European Union (EU). The 12 homes […]

    June 11, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  2. “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

    Demolition began with Liquidation Centre on Bay Street, St Michael, even as Government and the property owners, the Mirchandani family, have failed to reach an agreement on the cost of the building. On May 15, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Attorney General Dale Marshall, Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds and developers of the Hyatt Ziva […]

    May 15, 2020Travel, Video GalleryNo comments

    In the drive to have modern homes, too many Barbadians have thrown out the bathwater, the baby and the tub to appear chic and hip when really and truly, old ways had their value in using the environment to do the work for you… Mr Hutchinson said too many Bajans like to just have the […]

    March 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments

    As part of hurricane and general disaster preparedness efforts in the Caribbean, the United States Agency of International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is training national disaster managers in the effective use of the Agency’s reinforced plastic sheeting for temporary roofs and shelters. On August 24, USAID/OFDA, in collaboration with the Barbados […]

    August 26, 2018EventsNo comments

    The United Progressive Party has new headquarters; they’re based at the Aastra Clinic in Strathclyde near Peterkin Road. The donation of office space was provided by dentist Dr Maria Agard. Listeners will recall Dr Agard had a tough road to travel since November 2015 after a tussle with the Barbados labour Party which led to […]

    January 15, 2018PoliticalNo comments

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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

    Digicel has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement with respect to the sale of its 75% stake in Digicel Asian Holdings Pte Ltd., the parent of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company Limited, to the Edotco Group Sdn Bhd. Closing of the sale is currently expected to occur by November 30, 2015, and the closing is conditional […]

    October 7, 2015BusinessNo comments
  11. Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk – Official Featurette “Twin Towers”

    This featurette for The Walk was released by Sony Pictures. The Walk was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Kingsley. The Walk will open in theaters on October 9th, 2015. The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World […]

    September 29, 2015Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. No Certificates of Character until 7th September, emergency renovations create delay…

    The Royal Barbados Police Force informs the public that the Office of Professional Responsibility, The Certificate of Character Office, The Community Policing Department and The Juvenile Liaison Scheme will be closed for the remainder of the week and will re-open on Monday 7th September 2015. The public is advised that complaints can be made at […]

    September 1, 2015EventsNo comments
  13. Nevisian Government encourages parents to fight vandalism at schools

    It may soon come to pass in Nevis when parents of students who vandalise school and other public property, would be held responsible for cost associated with restoration work. Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education Vance Amory said restoration work at the schools, due to vandalism, was costing the government, and by extension the people […]

    August 20, 2015EducationNo comments
  14. Bahamian Supreme Court Grants Baha Mar Leave To Appeal Rejection Of Recognition Of U.S. Chapter 11 Proceedings

    Baha Mar stated it’s grateful the Supreme Court of The Bahamas granted them leave to appeal the Court’s decision to reject Baha Mar’s application seeking the recognition of the U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings in the Delaware Court. Amenities will include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; 200,000 square feet of flexible convention facilities, including a […]

    August 8, 2015EventsNo comments

    A fundraising project to finance a $4 million restoration of the historic Carnegie Building on Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, was launched yesterday by the Task Force established to oversee the restoration. The Carnegie Building served as the headquarters of the National Library Service up to eight years ago when it was vacated due to its deteriorated […]

    July 30, 2015Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  16. “Harris: Great Deals, Great Cause” 13th June 2015 – Hindsbury Primary gains from your refurbishment!

    8:30 am – 1:00 pm, Hindsbury primary school, Saturday 13th June 2015… Paints as low as $10 per quart & $25 per gallon! 10% of sales proceeds will be donated to Hindsbury Primary school.

    June 12, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. NISE 100 Improvements in Browne’s Gap

    Gratitude and thanks were some of the words used by Owner of KAMS Aquarium Fish Shop, Kevin Murrell to express his appreciation to the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) Inc. for the NISE 100 Improvements Community Project: KAMS Aquarium, which saw the total transformation of the exterior of his Browne’s Gap Hothersal Turing business […]

    April 12, 2015EventsNo comments
  18. Caribbean Development Bank partners with Ministry of Education for project to improve schooling

    The official launch of The Consultancy Services for the Development of a School Location Plan with School Mapping Model was marked by support and praise from those collaborating on the effort. He noted that the procurement and execution of the consultancy would strengthen the decision-making capacity of the Ministry, primarily as it related to the […]

    February 9, 2015EducationNo comments
  19. Sir Henry Fraser Book Signing at Chattel House Books on Sat 7th Feb

    Head for Chattel House Books, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael from 12 noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday 7th February 2015 for a chance to purchase books from Sir Henry’s entire collection!

    February 4, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. For the want of a Nail? Perils of Barbadian Home Building – BRC CONSTRUCTIVE ADVICE #1: Grenville Phillips II

    BRC West Indies Ltd will host another FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR in their Constructive Advice series by March 2015… Benefits to participants: • Enable knowledgeable review of work by contractor • Awareness of Structural things to look for when buying a property • Direction on economically repairing and strengthening a property BRC WEST INDIES LIMITED H&B […]

    October 10, 2014TechnologyNo comments
  21. Haiti’s Disaster Risk Management and Recovery Experience Showcased at Prestigious Global Meeting in Washington, D.C.

    Thierry Mayard-Paul, Haiti’s Chief of Staff and Minister of the Interior, Territorial Collectivities and National Defense, led the Haitian delegation that shared Haiti’s disaster risk management and recovery experience with a cadre of top-level experts from approximately 38 nations, at the highly-regarded Consultative Group meeting of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). […]

    April 21, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  22. VAT in #StLucia mixed with low-skill jobs and low #wages is a stalled #Castries #economy – By Melanius Alphonse

    September 1st, 2012 and Saint Lucia is scheduled to be shackled to the core by the economic witches of two political parties. One on the right and the other on the left, both trapped with incomplete reasoning, non–existent visions and ill-defined long-term solutions. Indeed, the conservative right played mass, and shadow-boxed their way out, but […]

    April 18, 2012PoliticalNo comments
  23. Sophisticated Canadian building technologies to be showcased in Barbados

    Between March 15-17, Caribbean architects, engineers, developers, builders and contractors will get a close-up look at some of the most sophisticated, quality and environmentally-sound construction and building products and technologies Canada has to offer – and the media are invited to attend. Hosted by the High Commission of Canada in Barbados and Canada Mortgage and […]

    February 28, 2011BusinessNo comments