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  1. 25 SECURITY OFFICIALS GRADUATE FROM CANADA-FACILITATED EXERCISE PLANNING & EXECUTION COURSE

    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
  2. CANADA DELIVERS EXERCISE PLANNING & EXECUTION COURSE AS PREQUEL TO TRADEWINDS

    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
  3. Texaco head in Dominican Republic accused of backing gangs in Haiti

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly accuses Haitian businessman Gilbert Bigio of providing “illicit financial and operational support to armed gangs” through money laundering and “other acts of corruption.” The sanctions impose a dealings prohibition on the businessmen and their transacting in Canada, effectively freezing any assets they may hold in Canada. The announcement by […]

    December 7, 2022Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Jamaican-Canadian journalist debuts with children’s book – The Boy and the Honeybees

    Jamaican-Canadian journalist and writer Desmond Loren Brown makes his debut as an author of fiction with his children’s book publication, The Boy and the Honeybees. The book shares the adventures of Marvin — a boy from the rural community of White Hall in St. Thomas parish, Jamaica — who loves to watch and play with […]

    November 25, 2022BooksNo comments
  5. LIGHT & POWER’S RATE REVIEW APPLICATION – FTC PROCESS CONTINUES

    With the oral hearing in the Barbados Light & Power Rate Review Application recently concluded, the next phase of the process begins. She added, “Once this information has been submitted, the Electricity Panel, with the assistance of staff, will begin the process of reviewing all the arguments and evidence presented during the proceeding.” The hearing […]

    October 22, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  6. Sunburn and a Spidey case, free Eyecare from Sandals has many hidden challenges – Cautionary Tale

    If you’re heading for Maxwell between now and Thursday for free eyecare, here are some things to consider… Some patients decided to ambush be there from as early as 4:30 or 5:00 am, but do make sure to carry sunblock, have a large water canteen and two sandwiches plus a folding stool. Be prepared to […]

    August 9, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  7. Miguel Maestre delivers new sizzling single ‘Toronto’

    With all of the excitement and high anticipation surrounding the return of Carnival events comes brand spanking new Soca music. Singer-songwriter Miguel Maestre has released a new 2022 track dedicated to his hometown and its unmistakable festival vibe; the song is aptly titled ‘Toronto’. The new groovy Soca single positively highlights the unique facets of […]

    July 14, 2022MusicNo comments
  8. Barbados Triathlon Team to Contend 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

    The staging of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Mixed Relay Triathlon on Sunday 31 July in Sutton Park, Birmingham, will be historic for Barbados, marking the first time the island has competed in this event. Athletes who made the qualifying criteria for the Mixed Relay are Matthew Wright, Niel Skinner, Zahra Gaskin, and Chara Hinds – […]

    July 14, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  9. THE MAN FROM TORONTO (2022) Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson & Kaley Cuoco

    The world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.

    June 15, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Co-Chairs’ Statement: 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group Meeting

    On April 1st, 2022, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration for Belize, and Chair of the Caribbean Community Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) co-chaired the 2022 Canada-CARICOM Foreign Ministers’ Group meeting, which was held virtually. Ministers reaffirmed the enduring value […]

    April 2, 2022TravelNo comments
  11. We All Stand With Ukraine: Joint Reaction to Putin Atrocity

    People across the globe have been shocked and moved by the harrowing scenes from Ukraine. Whole cities are being destroyed by Russian missiles, with hospitals, apartment buildings and railway stations reduced to rubble. Thousands have been killed, including many children. Three million people – equivalent to the entire population of Jamaica – have fled their […]

    March 21, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. Caribbean Development Bank and Global Affairs Canada collaborate with PAHO on vaccine uptake project

    The Caribbean will be the focus of a new initiative aimed at promoting COVID-19 vaccine uptake among healthcare workers and most at-risk populations. This collaborative effort by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Global Affairs Canada and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) promises to be a community driven, inclusive, culturally-responsive and evidence-informed approach to addressing […]

    March 3, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. Miguel Maestre jump starts the Soca season with ‘Fan’

    Even with the absence of major in-person Carnival events, the eruption of new Soca music releases still remains constant. Singer-songwriter and admitted Soca fan Miguel Maestre has released his latest 2022 single dedicated to the global community of Soca music devotees and appropriately titled ‘Fan’. Fan is described as a lively mid-tempo track which is […]

    February 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  14. CPA Canada Barbados Chapter event focuses on mental health during the pandemic

    For almost two years, the pandemic has put a strain on all of us, including members of the accounting profession who have toiled relentlessly to protect clients and the overall economy. Preserving mental health during such hard times was the focus of an online workshop event hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) […]

    February 2, 2022BusinessNo comments
  15. United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event

    will be sharing highlights from her award-winning book, Meant to Be, as the Guest Speaker for a United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week Zoom event hosted by the Interfaith Council of Halton in Halton, Ontario. Advance registration is at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-ChrDstE9QlKNwLzUUxQiEgbAf0R2lK. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details. Please share this important […]

    January 20, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Champeon sings one for the ‘Girls’

    With the current plethora of in-person events and the return of physical Carnival celebrations throughout the diaspora, all-round entertainer and artiste Champeon has brought forward a fresh Soca song that is dedicated to the ladies. The new release is aptly titled “Girls”. “Girls” is described as a dance-party Soca track that shines the spotlight on […]

    October 14, 2021MusicNo comments
  17. Biz Music Inc. provides support for Caribbean & World music professionals

    With 13 years of music industry experience the diligent team at Canada-based independent record label Biz Music Inc. continues to create opportunities for Caribbean artistes and music projects to obtain international success. In addition to being a creative, entertainment force, Biz Music Inc. has always stayed very true to its name by placing a major […]

    September 30, 2021MusicNo comments
  18. MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN – Kyle Chandler, Jeremy Renner, Feaven Abera & Tobi Bamtefa

    The McLusky family – power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality.

    September 2, 2021Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. ‘Blessed’ heats up the season with new track “Summa Gyal”

    Hot on the heels of his mega-hit ‘Black Man’, Jamaican Reggae artiste Blessed has churned out a new sizzling smash in the form of his new single ‘Summa Gyal’. Summa Gyal was written by Peter ‘Blessed’ Skinner and produced by Marcus Cain (a former producer at Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Record Label). The mid-tempo […]

    August 19, 2021MusicNo comments
  20. Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles, and Triumph of the Human Spirit

    Amid a global pandemic that refuses to end and a world of divisiveness, it seems that the message of hope, resiliency, and forgiveness has never been more sorely needed. Roslyn Franken provides exactly that with her book, Meant to Be. In her own words and those of her parents garnered through archival letters and countless […]

    July 25, 2021BooksNo comments
  21. Miguel Maestre releases Soca Anthem – ‘Carnival I Miss You’

    Toronto-based artiste Miguel Maestre has released a new track which is dedicated to all Soca fans and international lovers of Carnival culture who share a common void due to the near 17 month lack of physical festival celebrations. This latest musical offering is entitled ‘Carnival I Miss You’. The Trinidadian-Canadian, singer, songwriter, producer and audio […]

    July 20, 2021MusicNo comments
  22. Synergy TV Welcomes Trinbagonian Hit Reality Show ‘Auntie Jillian’ To Their Primetime Line-up This Summer

    Canada’s first Black Caribbean reality show, Auntie Jillian, begins airing on Synergy TV on Sunday 20th June 2021, at 8pm EST with a Live “Meet The Danfords” post-show special hosted by Fusion’s DJ DLife. “I never thought people would be interested in my family, let alone make Canadian television history,” exclaimed Jillian Danford, aka Auntie […]

    June 11, 2021CultureNo comments
  23. Blessed strikes positive chord with ‘Black Man’ and latest EP ‘New to You’

    Award-winning Jamaican Reggae sensation Blessed has been echoing in the consciences of the music-loving masses with his song ‘Black Man’. The Toronto-based artiste has been enlightening listeners with this uplifting offering which is the lead single off his recently released EP, ‘New to You’. Black Man was written by Blessed and produced by Jumpshot Records. […]

    June 10, 2021MusicNo comments
  24. Satan finds his dream job

    Guy is on a hot streak!  

    May 11, 2021Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. Jael Joseph, the girl with the BIG idea

    As an immigrant in Canada Jael Joseph quickly realized in her early days in the North American country, that her ethnicity would play a great role in how she navigated life in this new locale.  She was part of the minority and even so, her heritage made her part of a smaller grouping within the […]

    April 5, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments