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  1. Bridgetown is hub for 2023 World Triathlon Development Regional Cup

    The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) was home to the 2023 World Triathlon Development Regional Cup for the Caribbean region. A development event approved by the World Triathlon Executive Board to support developing nations’ racing experience in their continent/region, made it to the shores of Barbados. Situated along one of the calmest coasts, Brandons […]

    May 16, 2023Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  2. The UWI Press launches App

    The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press), the leader in scholarly and academic works on or about the Caribbean, has announced the launch of its app available in the Google Play Store and iOS, or the Apple App Store. Aimed at deepening the reach of UWI Press in the global marketplace, the app […]

    May 12, 2023Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  3. CHTA Education Foundation Joins Forces with Grenada’s West Indies School of Hospitality

    The CHTA Education Foundation (Education Foundation) announces a new partnership with West Indies School of Hospitality (WISH) Grenada to offer training courses to regional hospitality professionals. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), effective February 15, 2023, with WISH formalizes a relationship designed to promote educational collaboration and increase international awareness and goodwill through providing high-quality international […]

    May 8, 2023EducationNo comments
  4. Caribbean Water Conference 2023 to Address Pressing Water Issues in the Region

    The Caribbean region is facing unprecedented challenges with regard to the availability, use, and management of water. The impacts of climate change continue to cause significant disruptions to the water supply; negatively affecting the way of life and existence of the Caribbean people. The Conference seeks to raise regional awareness about the issues plaguing the […]

    April 18, 2023Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. CARICAD & the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Enter Into Two-Year Agreement

    The Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) and the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator (CCSA) are actively building on a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was put in place in September 2022. Both organizations are working together to boost Caribbean public sector professionals’ understanding of climate resilience, capacity-building, and sustainable development, and how these are applied […]

    April 14, 2023NatureNo comments
  6. CDB to Fund Maritime Cargo Service Study to Boost Agricultural Trade in the South-East Caribbean

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will finance consultancy services for a study to explore options for establishing a Maritime Cargo Service between Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago primarily for the movement of agricultural products. The initiative is part of the CDB’s pledge to improve food security within the Caribbean, and to promote Regional […]

    April 13, 2023BusinessNo comments
  7. Caribbean Week Returns to New York City in June

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has announced the highly anticipated return of Caribbean Week in New York, scheduled for June 5-8, 2023, in “The Big Apple“. The event, being held under the auspices of the CTO Foundation, aims to showcase the vibrant Caribbean culture, foster engagement with the media, promote thought leadership, and encourage networking […]

    April 8, 2023Photo Gallery, TravelNo comments
  8. Sunrise Airways CEO joins calls for reform of Caribbean aviation taxation system

    Philippe Bayard, CEO of Sunrise Airways – Haiti’s hometown airline – has added his voice to the call for reform of the Caribbean’s aviation taxation system, which he believes is hindering the growth of intra-regional air travel. Despite strong international air route growth and new entrants into the market, Bayard believes the outdated system is acting as a […]

    April 6, 2023Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. Six additional Barbadian sporting pioneers honoured

    With the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) Inc. working towards a solid showing in the 2023 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, the organisation continued to honour its roots as six additional members of the 1962 team, which represented Barbados at the CAC Games in Kingston, Jamaica, were recognised for their efforts. Cyclist Vernon Parris, basketballers […]

    April 5, 2023Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  10. Canada & the World Food Programme READY to advance resilience and adaptability to disasters in the Caribbean

    CARICOM Member States benefitting from regional project activities. As the home of the Regional Logistics Hub and Centre of Excellence, Barbados will also share in capacity building initiatives and technical assistance opportunities under the Disaster READY Project. WFP Representative Regis Chapman shared, “We appreciate the partnership with the Government of Canada to increase the resilience […]

    April 3, 2023Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. Caribbean Linked partners with The Biennale Internationale d’Art Contemporain

    Caribbean Linked is pleased to partner with BIAC-Réseaux, a project supported by the EU funds Interreg Caraïbes, the Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique (CTM) and Campus Caraïbéen des Arts (CCA) on an intra-Caribbean residency supporting four artists who will each embark on a 4-week residency either in Martinique or Aruba. The jury comprising representatives from Ateliers […]

    March 29, 2023Painting, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. PwC in the Caribbean donates US$60,000 to earthquake recovery efforts in Turkey and Syria

    PwC firms in the Caribbean have donated US$60,000 to help victims of last month’s earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria. Through the PwC Global Office for Humanitarian Affairs and local NGO partners, the donation will be directed to enable rebuilding efforts in Turkey and Syria. The funds were raised through personal donations made by staff […]

    March 8, 2023EventsNo comments
  13. Barbadian hotelier has high hopes for Caribbean Travel Marketplace

    Former president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism and Association (CHTA) Patricia Affonso-Dass believes the 41st annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held in Barbados May 9-11, can be a defining moment for the travel trade body. The Barbados-based hotelier, who runs Ocean Hotels Group on the island, said Caribbean Travel Marketplace has special significance […]

    March 7, 2023Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  14. 2022 Caribbean CEO Survey: Winning today’s race while running tomorrow’s

    Nearly three quarters (73%) of CEOs believe global economic growth will decline over the next 12 months, according to PwC’s 26th Annual Global CEO Survey, which polled 4,410 CEOs in 105 countries and territories in October and November 2022. The number is lower (62%) for CEOs in the Caribbean. The bleak CEO outlook is the […]

    February 9, 2023BusinessNo comments
  15. Open Letter to King Willem Alexander from One SXM

    Your Majesty: We, members of the One St. Martin Association, commonly referred to as One SXM, feel duty bound to address you, respectfully, on the matter of your pending visit to our homeland, part of which is still colonized by your kingdom. The thematic nature of your visit as published in various media outlets to […]

    February 6, 2023PoliticalNo comments
  16. ‘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

    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

    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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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

    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
  24. 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
  25. 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