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  1. THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE 2020 CXC EXAM FIASCO IS SO IMPORTANT TO US ALL

    ‘The fish rots from the head‘ The COVID-19 Pandemic has served to reveal pre-existing inequities and challenges within our societies. It has ripped the scab off of the wound that is our societal ills. Similarly, the 2020 CXC Exam Fiasco  from September 2020′, has revealed to the entire region what teachers and principals have been […]

    April 19, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Approaches to CXC 2021 Exit Examinations, Another View: CXC Matters by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    “On Wednesday April 7th, the Caribbean Union of Teachers held a panel discussion and webinar on the approaches to the CXC 2021 examinations. This forum was addressed by teachers, principals, students, parents and teacher unionists. There was unanimous concern expressed with CXC’s stated plans for the administration of the 2021 examinations, announced at the beginning […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. MEDIA STATEMENT RE CXC’s STATEMENT, RE – 2021 EXAM PLANS

    Apologies for my misquoting Jesus’ parable, but today’s statement from CXC, where they are attempting to appear responsive to the conditions emanating from the current La Soufriere eruption, is nothing more than ‘old wine in new wineskins‘. It appears to be disinformation: an apparent misrepresentation (error at best?) of the exact same information provided publicly […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. “CXC AND CARICOM: STOP THE TORTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS”

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT MARKING 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RELEASE OF CXC’s 2020 CSEC AND CAPE GRADES, FROM THE REGIONAL COALITION FOR CXC EXAM REDRESS Why is CARICOM apparently enabling CXC’s continued callousness towards our region’s children? We note that there are similarities, relating to institutional callousness, between the ongoing CXC crisis and others involving children throughout […]

    April 7, 2021Breaking News, Education, Featured1 comment
  5. Barbados Accreditation Council urges Bajans to ‘Seek Opportunity in the face of Uncertainty’

    From the small business owner to major companies, re-strategizing with careful use of foresight and analysis has become paramount for maneuvering during this difficult COVID-19 period. The International Labour Organization (ILO) reported that there have been 34 million job losses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, the Inter-American Development Bank conducted over-the-phone surveys for […]

    February 12, 2021EducationNo comments
  6. Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy partners with UNDP to create jobs and improve Food Security

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy is now equipped with more vital information that could assist the development of Barbados’ Blue Economy. The UNDP completed a Blue Scoping Study on behalf of the Ministry study that focused on the various components of that industry. This foundation document highlighted the possible emerging sectors in […]

    February 11, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  7. Difficult Conversations – “Thank You” by Grenville Phillips II

    Last Sunday, I decided to get a sea-bath before the lockdown. It was the first time I entered the sea in years. When I got to Accra beach, I noticed the yellow flags. There was no lifeguard on duty, so I asked the security guard to keep an eye on me. She said that she […]

    February 2, 2021NatureNo comments
  8. Former ECB Chairman, Colin Graves CBE, joins Oakwell Sports Advisory

    Oakwell Sports Advisory (“Oakwell“), a specialist corporate finance advisory service solving commercial challenges in sport, announces Colin Graves, CBE, has joined its Advisory Board with immediate effect. The appointment reflects Oakwell’s sustained growth in 2020, its continued recruitment across the business – including Andrew Croker as Advisory Board Chairman in July 2020 – and its […]

    January 14, 2021CricketNo comments
  9. Nevisian Leader steering Charlestown toward economic recovery, post COVID-19

    In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic that has decimated the island’s revenue streams, Premier Mark Brantley’s vision and foresight handling the health and economic crises has ensured Nevis’ survival during this difficult period. “I think this pandemic has tested leaders throughout the world in a very serious way. Nevis is no different” Brantley […]

    December 24, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Barbadian Communicator Elected to International Position

    Pamala Proverbs APR, Managing Director of PRMR Inc. in Bridgetown Barbados, has been elected a 2021 international delegate-at-large for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is one of three international members and two national members to be elected to the position. The five delegates were recommended by a committee that reviewed all the […]

    December 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. ILO: COVID-19 recovery in the Caribbean will be gradual but working hour losses expected to remain high

    While partial reopening of Caribbean economies is showing some immediate signs of socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced output, export and fiscal space continue to take a massive toll on regional labour markets according to a recently released report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Estimates produced in September 2020 (not necessarily robust following […]

    December 9, 2020BusinessNo comments
  12. Hoteliers On Alert: Gov’t will pay Workers’ Severance, but loss will be rectified

    Employees in Barbados protesting non-payment of severance by employers will be paid by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), but Government is vowing to recoup that money. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley put those employers on notice yesterday while delivering an address at the Independence Day Parade, but she also appealed to employees to turn down […]

    December 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  13. 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
  14. Barbadian Expat David Gittens on the Ikenga GT – the spiritual Supercar

    ‘Brown Car Guy & Buddies’ – Meet David Gittens, the first black supercar designer – he created and built the Ikenga GT supercar over half a century ago – that’s after being a staff photographer on Car & Driver in 1958!

    October 30, 2020Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Shelley-Ann Griffith Appointed BOA’s New Assistant Secretary General

    The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelley-Ann Griffith as its new Assistant Secretary General. Griffith, who previously held the position of director was appointed by the Board of Directors on October 7, to fill the post made vacant by Cameron Burke’s elevation to the post of Vice President […]

    October 17, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  16. GEL ANNOUNCES NEW C.E.O, MANUFACTURING DIVISION

    Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nicholas Mouttet as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Manufacturing Division effective 15th October 2020. He brings some 19 years’ experience in senior executive leadership positions in regional conglomerates overseeing sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, retail, automotive and financial services. In […]

    October 9, 2020BusinessNo comments
  17. CaribbeanJobs.com celebrates 15 years in Job Recruitment

    The region’s leading job recruitment platform, CaribbeanJobs.com, is celebrating its 15th year of transforming the professional lives of Caribbean people, through connecting candidates with recruiters to secure their dream jobs across the region. Despite the threat of COVID-19 to the global job market, CaribbeanJobs.com has chartered a path of finding innovative ways to keep job […]

    October 4, 2020BusinessNo comments
  18. GEL INTRODUCES INTERNS TO THE WORLD OF WORK

    Some 16 students of the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School are having the opportunity to put some of what they learn at school into practice as they take part in an internship programme to introduce them to the World of Work. Goddard Enterprises Ltd. (GEL), which has adopted the school, has given the students the chance […]

    September 11, 2020EducationNo comments
  19. Maritime Affairs Minister sees Job Potential through Multi-departmental “Swim For Life” project

    Kirk Humphrey – Minister of #MMABE the Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Ministry engaged with reporters this weekend at the Aquatic Centre in #Wildey to give an update on the Multi-Departmental initiative ensuring a new generation of young #Barbadians have a skillset which entails a healthy respect for water – be it ocean or […]

    August 24, 2020Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown August 13, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  21. Nevisian Premier excited for job creation SKN Pinney’s Beach Park Project to bring

    Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is eager to see work commence on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project. The Tourism Minister made the comment while presenting an update on matters relating to the Tourism Sector during his monthly press conference on June […]

    July 3, 2020BusinessNo comments
  22. CDEMA’s Executive Director, Ronald Jackson bids farewell

    Following seven (7) years of unwavering and exemplary service to the region, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Mr. Ronald Jackson bids farewell to the Agency as of Thursday April 30, 2020. Mr Ronald Jackson was appointed Executive Director of CDEMA on April 3, 2013 and has since provided outstanding leadership […]

    April 28, 2020EventsNo comments
  23. Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) intervenes in CBC Pension Plight

    Government officials involved in the pension pay dispute of retrenched Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) workers are assuring them they are on top of the matter. “My investigations have revealed that the CBC and the Ministry responsible for CBC are continuing to work on having the money paid as soon as possible, but that a lack […]

    September 23, 2019Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  24. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN TOASTS ITS STAFF ON EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY

    Smiles lit up many faces and laughter echoed across the banking halls and offices of regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean as management toasted its over 3000 employees. From mouth-watering breakfast spreads and tasty lunches served by executives turned ‘chefs‘ for the day to a myriad other fun-filled activities, the bank said a rousing “thank you” to […]

    June 2, 2019EventsNo comments
  25. International Women’s Day 2019 celebrated by CIBC FirstCaribbean with ‘Job Shadows’

    All across the region eager young women filed into the branches and offices of regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean to “fill” a variety of positions for the day on Friday March 8. The “job shadow” was one of the bank’s key activities across its 16-member regional footprint to mark International Women’s Day observed around the world […]

    April 1, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments