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  1. Grace Jutan appointed ‘Chief of Staff’ in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor

    A significant change has been made at the start of the new academic year 2021-2022, to the staffing of the inner Office of the Vice-Chancellor, located at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Ms. Jutan has over 15 years of service at the executive level of the University, which […]

    September 19, 2021EducationNo comments
  2. Pitt is first female senior executive at TMR Sales & Service

    The Board of Directors of TMR Sales & Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Pitt as the Chief Executive Officer effective July 19, 2021. This newly created role will drive a new strategic direction focused on innovation while strengthening the Company’s market leadership in air conditioning and electrical systems. An experienced business […]

    September 10, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy warns of COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement if heading USA

    All U.S. immigrant visa applicants are required to complete a medical examination as part of the normal application process. Effective October 1, a completed COVID-19 vaccine series is a new CDC requirement for U.S. immigrant visa medical examinations. The U.S.  Department of State is currently working with the CDC to implement this requirement. This requirement does not apply to […]

    September 5, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  4. CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP AT BARBADOS DEFENCE FORCE

    Effective 1st September 2021, the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will have a new Chief of Staff. The Defence Board has approved the appointment of current Executive Director of the Regional Security System, Errington Ricardo Shurland, who has been promoted from the rank of Captain to Commodore — the second highest attainable rank for a Barbados […]

    September 2, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  5. PRIME MINISTER’S OLDER BROTHER DEPARTS UNEXPECTEDLY: ARDENT ARSENAL FAN RESTS IN POWER

    This one is a rough one for all of us but especially for Shawn, Emanuelle and Laurenne, for my parents and for Stewart, Elan and me. Quick and rough. I thank all of you who have reached out with your prayers and condolences. We love you so much but you know what you will never […]

    June 30, 2021Football, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Vincent Byron Jr – Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley, a Barbadian national, […]

    June 20, 2021NatureNo comments
  7. The Students of the Caribbean Say “No Way, CXC”

    The Caribbean Coalition for Exam Redress, in fulfilment of its mandate to amplify the voices of students as important education stakeholders, conducted an online survey of Caribbean students to gauge their level of satisfaction generally with the Caribbean Examinations Council and their exit examinations. The survey, using the Microsoft Forms platform, was conducted between May […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. BAC Hires New Quality Assurance Officer

    The Barbados Accreditation Council has a new Quality Assurance Officer. Ms Cassandra Earle-Hazell is the latest addition to the team, effective 3 May 2021. Cassandra holds a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Organisational Management from Endicott College, Massachusetts, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Economics and Accounting from the University of […]

    May 13, 2021BusinessNo comments
  9. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin 2nd term as UWI Vice-Chancellor on August 1

    Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is currently in the final year of his six-year contract, has been reappointed by the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term. The Council which met virtually on Friday 30th April, for its annual business […]

    May 10, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  10. BARP appoints New Executive Manager

    The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc (BARP) just revealed the appointment of Kim Tudor as their Executive Manager. Miss Tudor with more than two decades of extensive leadership, management and business experience is well known in both the public and private sectors, given her previous roles that focused on the promotion of service excellence. […]

    May 6, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. “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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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