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  1. Ministry of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs show their care this Yuletide with the Salvation Army

    The Ministry of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs recently took an opportunity to remind key stakeholders, at National Heroes Square in Bridgetown, how the spirit of giving is not only synonymous with the Salvation Army and this time of year, but the impending 1000 Most Vulnerable Families Initiative preparing to launch as well… This timely […]

    December 5, 2022Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  2. 2009-2022: October 19th marks the 13-Year Anniversary of working to End Homelessness in Barbados

    2023 is set to be an important year for The Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness, as we move towards purchasing our current shelter and opening our very own medical clinic. October marks 13 years since our establishment and we have been the leading organization working in Barbados to end homelessness. We promise to continue championing the cause. […]

    October 19, 2022Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. 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
  4. 400 years landed at the Vatican

    Don Victor Mooney of Queens, the first African American to row across the Atlantic Ocean was honored with an audience with Pope Francis on World AIDS Day. Just as important was bringing the 400 years of African American History to the Vatican. His Excellency Cardinal Peter Turkson, former head of Prefect of the Disatery for […]

    January 2, 2022SailingNo comments
  5. Africa to Brooklyn rower invited to NYC Columbus Day Parade

    He didn’t sail the Niña, Pinta, or Santa María. On his 4th try, Don Victor Mooney, of Kew Gardens Hills, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project departed from Maspalomas, Canary Islands, an archipelago located off the coast of West Africa. Twenty-one months later, he arrived at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge aboard Spirit of Malabo by […]

    October 13, 2021SailingNo comments
  6. Airbnb Community Fund grants awarded to more than 150 organizations around the world

    Airbnb believes in sharing the company’s success with its stakeholders, including the communities the Hosts call home. That’s why Airbnb created the Community Fund to distribute $100 million over 10 years to organizations that are strengthening communities around the world, including $10 million distributed throughout 2021. Today, Airbnb is excited to share the inaugural grant […]

    July 20, 2021TravelNo comments
  7. Bridgetown Global Shapers show support to those affected by La Soufrière eruption in St Vincent

    The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub has donated necessary water supplies in aid of Vincentians affected by the La Soufrière volcanic eruption with a donation to the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). Curator of the Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub Camille Wiltshire expressed: “When we heard the call for donations for our Vincentian brothers and […]

    April 29, 2021CultureNo comments
  8. Barbadians are being asked to donate towards urgently needed supplies for Vincentians

    Arising from the ongoing discussions between authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados, Barbadian businesses and individuals are being asked to contribute items to a list of urgently needed supplies for the people of that nation. Since yesterday, emergency agencies there have been grappling with the effects of La Soufriere volcano’s eruptions, which […]

    April 10, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Connecting Deaf Children to Virtual Learning

    Some students of the Irving Wilson School received much needed electronic devices to assist with their education in the current online learning environment. Founder of The Deaf Heart Project (DHP) and reigning Miss World Barbados, Miss Ché Greenidge, coordinated efforts among four other organisations after learning that students, both deaf and with other physical or […]

    March 24, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Please help our co-founder Dawn as she seeks to get #Endometriosis surgery in April

    Our CoFounder Dawn was diagnosed in 2006 with Endometriosis. She had 3 subsequent surgeries – a 2nd laparoscopy in 2008, an appendectomy in 2009 (but related to endo) and a subtotal hysterectomy in 2014 (at which point, she had Endometriosis, adenomyosis and fibroids). Now in 2021, Dawn needs an additional surgery to: – explore the […]

    March 13, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. LIONS CLUB AND CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ADDRESS PAEDIATRIC CANCER

    The Lions Club of Christ Church West has taken on the mammoth task of addressing paediatric cancers. This from secretary of the club, Lion Marie-Stella Nicholls whose brainchild it was to take on a project to help raise funds for paediatric cancer patients. She explained this to Raymond Ward, Manager Business Development-Corporate Banking at CIBC […]

    January 20, 2021EventsNo comments
  12. Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER TO FAMILIES

    Twelve (12) families had a brighter Christmas because a group of caring staff members at Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) took action this past holiday season. After it was announced that there would be no Christmas luncheon due to the Covid-19 restrictions, staff and management decided that the money for the prizes they normally raffle among […]

    January 11, 2021EventsNo comments
  13. Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) spreads some cheer to several Barbadian NGOs

    Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is excited to spread some cheer this holiday season to several local non-profit organizations. A virtual donation ceremony took place on December 15th, 2020, where donations were made to Eden Lodge Charitable Trust, QEH pediatric unit, Type 1 Diabetes Registry, Cancer Support Services, Sandy Lane Charitable Trust, Precious Touch […]

    December 28, 2020HealthNo comments
  14. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN HELPS ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH ‘CHERRY TREE TRUST’

    For about nine years, Charmaine London has been operating a jewelry-making supplies shop in an air-conditioned container along Bank Hall Main Road, St. Michael. London, who graduated from the Barbados Community College with an associate degree in graphic design, started out making and selling souvenirs to local shops. But she said that venture was not […]

    December 25, 2020EventsNo comments
  15. If there was no Coronavirus, CIBC staff would get a $100,000.00 shindig? Matchbox Girl redux? Gadzooks!

    C A V E A T The intent was probably far from what I saw, but on reading this, it made me cringe. I couldn’t help but think of the poor li’l Match Girl from Hans Christian Andersen? Please note all sarcasm listed is my views and not FirstCaribbean, they have to develop a thick […]

    December 22, 2020BusinessNo comments
  16. Screen Display Announce Philanthropic Partnership to Support Covid-19 Food Bank

    A new ally has joined Soroptimist International of Barbados’ (SIB) initiative to put food on the tables of women and families who have been struggling due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The women’s service club today announced a philanthropic partnership with digital advertising company Screen Display Network, which will carry promotion for the […]

    December 17, 2020EventsNo comments
  17. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN AND PRINCE’S TRUST INTERNATIONAL SIGN A FIVE-YEAR MOU

    CIBC FirstCaribbean and Prince’s Trust International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the bank supporting the work of the Trust in the region to uplift and empower young people over the next five years. During a virtual signing ceremony last Friday, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair of its charitable arm, […]

    December 8, 2020EventsNo comments
  18. ‘Race for a Cause BAR Singles’ Raises Funds for Three Barbadian Charities

    The Barbados Adventure Race (BAR) introduced a new concept this year with its Race for a Cause BAR Singles powered by the Amarone Charitable Trust (ACT). The event took place the morning of Saturday, November 21st at PEG Farm and Nature Reserve. This event had three charities as recipients inclusive of: the Heart and Stroke […]

    November 30, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  19. FCIB LENDS ASSISTANCE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL

    The Salvation Army’s Division Youth and Candidate Secretary, Captain Monesha Broome is urging parents to look for creative ways to help their children cope with the school/life challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Captain Broome who was addressing the presentation ceremony for the Salvation Army’s Back-To-School Programme recently, noted that this year was one of […]

    September 29, 2020EducationNo comments
  20. Help Brian Marshall: “Roots, Rock, Recovery” at Club Copacabana, 3rd Oct. 2020

    Brian Marshall, half of Kite and award-winning Shoestring Studios lost the use of the right side of his body after an unexpected Haemorrhagic Stroke. He now has to learn to speak, write and walk all over again. A phenomenal guitarist, this is a horrific tragedy but it can be made easier if we all pitch […]

    September 19, 2020Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. “Hands to Share, Hearts to Care” ZOOMATHON

    Cancer Support Services will be hosting an online fundraiser under the theme “Hands to Share, Hearts to Care ZOOMATHON” on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 4:00pm due to the climate we are in and Cancer Support Services is in dire need of funds in order to continue our mandate. Please see the below information which […]

    September 18, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. 1STCARIBBEAN’S ‘WALK FOR THE CURE’ GOES VIRTUAL IN ITS 9th YEAR

    The region’s largest cancer fundraiser, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, is going virtual this year and hoping to attract even more numbers. He noted that plans are already being rolled out across the region for the virtual event, which will see the usual fundraising and pre-walk activities in each territory taking place online and […]

    September 9, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  23. The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub Extends a Helping Hand

    The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub has provided donations for the HIV Food Bank on two occasions to assist the charity with supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of its two drives provided food stuff in early July while the second drive provided toiletries to the charity last week. Curator of the Global Shapers […]

    August 28, 2020EventsNo comments
  24. 3 WAY PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT SCHOOL CHILDREN VIA FIRST CARIBBEAN

    Twenty school children will be able to log on and benefit from the online schooling that is likely to continue into the new school term as a result of a three way partnership between the Rotary Club of Barbados, the Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training and a local bank. CIBC FirstCaribbean recently presented […]

    August 27, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  25. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS PRISON FELLOWSHIP

    Opportunities for ex-offenders to work as landscapers have been made available through an initiative by the National HIV/AIDS Commission and Prison Fellowship Barbados. This was announced recently by executive director of Prison Fellowship Barbados, Neil Dowden who launched an appeal to Barbadians in need of landscaping service to contact the organisation. Dowden said that the […]

    August 22, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments