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  1. ‘Being homosexual is not a crime – Pope Francis’ by Sir Ronald Sanders

    “Being homosexual is not a crime. We are all children of God, and God loves us as we are and for the strength that each of us fights for our dignity.” Those words were spoken by Pope Francis, easily the most radical pontiff that the Roman Catholic Church has ever had. The Pope was speaking […]

    January 30, 2023Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. The fallacy of “President” Juan Guaidó is over By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The pretender, Juan Guaidó, is now finally gone. The myth that he was the President of Venezuela and had the capacity to act and speak for the country, has now evaporated. Trump needed the exile votes in South Florida for his run for a second term as President. Several countries were “persuaded”, in defiance of […]

    January 10, 2023PoliticalNo comments
  5. CARPHA Helps to Improve Journalists’ Understanding of Immunisation and Vaccines

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) contends that there is no room for complacency because the Pandemic is not over. Speaking at a training webinar for regional journalists on Thursday 5th January, CARPHA’s Executive Director, Dr. Joy St. John pointed out that immunity levels wane and circulating Omicron sub-variants are highly transmissible. She then urged, […]

    January 7, 2023HealthNo comments
  6. Afreximbank Board Approves $1.5 billion Funding for Participating States in the Caribbean

    The Board of Directors of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has approved US$1.5 billion funding to enable member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that have ratified the Partnership Agreement with Afreximbank to tap into the Bank’s various financial instruments. This Board approval follows the accession of 9 CARICOM member countries to the Afreximbank Partnership Agreement […]

    December 28, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Caterham Caribbean Cup 2023 heads for Bushy Park

    British sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars will round off its 50th Anniversary year in 2023 with a unique race meeting at Bushy Park Barbados. The Caterham Caribbean Cup, supported by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) ran from Friday to Sunday, November 24 to 26, bringing its special brand of wheel-to-wheel racing to the region for […]

    December 15, 2022RallyNo comments
  8. RUM PRODUCERS PROTEST MOVES TO INCREASE TAXES ON GLASS PACKAGING

    CARICOM rum producers are about to face a battle against orchestrated initiatives to increase taxes on imported glass bottles.  They maintain that these changes could make importing glass bottles more expensive for them and a number of other players in the manufacturing sector, including small entrepreneurs, and therefore reduce the competitiveness of manufacturers across the […]

    December 15, 2022Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Barbados urges IFC support with transatlantic health partnership across the Caribbean, Africa & LatAm regions

    IFC declared their support for a new partnership among countries in the Caribbean, LatAm, and Africa to boost the regional production of pharmaceuticals and strengthen health systems, which will require the active involvement of the private sector to succeed. Leveraging its expertise in emerging market private sector healthcare and pharmaceuticals, IFC will seek to contribute […]

    December 14, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. USAID/UNICEF/OECS Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Report for Eastern Caribbean Countries

    The United States Agency for International Development/Eastern and Southern Caribbean (USAID/ESC), in collaboration with UNICEF and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, launched a second report on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for five Eastern Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This second study is a follow-up […]

    December 12, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. LOCAL INSURANCE COMPANIES PREPARE FOR A TOUGH 2023

    In 2022, 3 major hurricanes wreaked havoc in the US, and some countries of the Caribbean, creating significant losses. These losses, on top of the results of some other extreme weather events like winter storms and tornadoes in the US, tropical cyclones and floods in the Far East, and wildfires in Australia have created major […]

    December 9, 2022Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. Increased Trade and Investment with Miami to Bolster Business Growth with Caribbean Export MOU

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World Trade Center Miami (WTCM) and Canning House agreeing on a framework to sustain trade and investment promotion efforts in the Caribbean. Addressing the media Deputy Executive Director of Caribbean Export, Mr. Leo Naut noted “the new business paradigm […]

    November 27, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Barbados to participate in first-ever Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Beach Games

    Barbados will field a team of 38 athletes for the inaugural Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Beach Games, scheduled for November 19-26, 2022, in Santa Marta, Colombia. They will be among over 800 athletes from 27 countries participating in 10 sports: open water swimming, handball, beach soccer, wrestling, beach rugby, skateboarding, surfing, beach tennis, sailing, […]

    November 16, 2022OlympicsNo comments
  14. WIRD’s Stades Rum receives Bonsurco Stamp

    The West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD) Stade’s Rum Beach Vat n1 is their first product to bear the Bonsucro stamp of approval. WIRD was first organisation in Barbados and the first distillery in the Caribbean to receive Bonsucro certification. Bonsucro was established in 2008 to promote sustainable sugar cane and aims to reduce the environmental […]

    November 7, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  15. ROUTE DU RHUM TRANSAT RACE SETS SAIL TO GUADELOUPE

    The 12th edition of the ‘Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe’ sailing race has cast off with numerous festive activities at the port of departure in Saint-Malo, France. An expected 138 competitors will set sail from the historic port of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France, on November 6 at 1:02 p.m. Central European Time. Established in […]

    November 2, 2022SailingNo comments
  16. CARPHA’s ED Receives UWI Honorary Doctor of Science Degree

    Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr Joy St. John received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, for her work in medicine and leadership in public health. A three-time graduate of UWI, Dr. St. John described this academic achievement as […]

    October 28, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. Caribbean Investment Forum launched with focus on building resilience & boosting investment in the region

    Hundreds of businesses and investors from across the world are being invited to help build a “SMARTer, GREENer Caribbean” via the inaugural Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) which will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from 8-11 November 2022. At the virtual launch for CIF 2022 today, over 400 participants heard details about the dynamic agenda […]

    October 9, 2022BusinessNo comments
  18. Jamaica College Old Boys Associations Worldwide Will Start a 30-Day Giving Campaign in October

    All Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association (JCOBA) chapters around the world will launch a 30-day giving campaign, One College, to raise funds in support of the school needs for the current 2022-2023 academic year.  Jamaica College itself will be the primary beneficiary of the first annual 30-day giving campaign. The One College initiative represents a collaboration of all […]

    October 6, 2022EducationNo comments
  19. ‘Connected services’ transform all economies: SME Competitiveness Outlook

    The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2022, just released, puts the spotlight on four types of services – known as connected services – that drive transformation, regardless of economic level. The four – transport and logistics, financial services, information and communication technologies, and business and professional services – contribute directly to economic growth, with an increasing share of […]

    October 5, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. ServiceNow and KPMG announce alliance to help customers in the Caribbean with their digital transformation

    ServiceNow, the leading digital workflow company making the world work better for everyone, has announced an alliance with KPMG Caricom. The alliance will help corporations and governments in the Caribbean automate, streamline, and consolidate processes which increased visibility to their IT infrastructure. This alliance aims to improve the efficiency of each customer and user, unlocking […]

    September 27, 2022BusinessNo comments
  21. FOOD INSECURITY IN THE CARIBBEAN CONTINUES ON UPWARD TRAJECTORY, CARICOM-WFP SURVEY FINDS

    The number of people estimated to be facing moderate to severe levels of food insecurity in the English-speaking Caribbean has risen by an alarming 46 percent over the last six months. Nearly 4.1 million people or 57 percent of the population now face food insecurity, according to a recent survey conducted by the Caribbean Community […]

    September 19, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  22. ROYALS WIN AGAIN TO QUALIFY FOR THE PLAYOFFS

    Barbados Royals confirmed their spot in the playoffs of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign with a commanding DLS victory against the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Amazon Warriors won the toss and opted to field first and that appeared to be the right decision. Taking wickets at regular intervals the Amazon Warriors made it […]

    September 18, 2022Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  23. MOHAMMAD NABI JOINS CPL T20’s JAMAICA TALLAWAHS

    Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will join the Jamaica Tallawahs at the 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Nabi has played 237 times for Afghanistan in international matches and brings a huge amount of experience from T20 cricket across the globe. This will be Nabi’s third time playing for a Hero CPL franchise having previous represented […]

    September 17, 2022CricketNo comments
  24. Maloney increases lead in R5 Rally Championship

    Stuart Maloney has increased his lead in the R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens with a series of strong results as the summer break was followed by four qualifying rounds in quick succession. With three wins and a second-place finish, he has now amassed 208 points after 11 of 15 rounds, giving him a […]

    September 16, 2022RallyNo comments
  25. “LAUREATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – THE RUM BAR LIME”

    SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2022 4:00 PM LAUREATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – THE RUM BAR LIME Hosted by Attillah Springer and Melissa Noel Location: The Rogers Garden (In person and streaming to Youtube) Event Description: Laureates of the Caribbean is the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s ode to the oral tradition of the Caribbean, a tradition heavily […]

    September 4, 2022Books, Photo GalleryNo comments