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  1. Get Into Rugby (GIR) Barbados at the Garrison on Errol Barrow Day

    The Barbados Rugby Football Union reports that there was a very good turnout for the restart of their Get Into Rugby Programme on January 14, 2023. The coaches reported that they had a vibrant and varied group of youngsters participating. Concurrently the GIR coaching program has begun teaching a few of our upcoming GIR coaches […]

    January 19, 2023RugbyNo comments

    Some students of the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School were probably singing happy Christmas Carols when their Guidance Counsellor Kara Maynard called them to deliver one of the well laden hampers that were prepared just for them. Days before Christmas some members of staff from Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) were seen busy collecting and putting together […]

    January 12, 2023EducationNo comments
  3. IGT Continues Support for The Learning Centre Through Computers and More

    IGT, in association with The Barbados Lottery, recently donated computers and other equipment to the Learning Centre in Orange Hill. This contribution represented the second phase of equipment donations from IGT. When the facility opened nine years ago, IGT provided advanced technology as part of its After School Advantage (ASA) programme. The recent donation includes […]

    January 4, 2023Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Barbados continued to shine on the regional and international sports scene when a small team showed their mettle at the recent Carifta Triathlon in Bermuda.  With a massive point lead, the Bajans soundly trounced teams from around the Caribbean at the event which consisted of a Triathlon, Aquathlon, and Mixed Relay events, for youth from […]

    January 1, 2023Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Jamaican-Canadian journalist debuts with children’s book – The Boy and the Honeybees

    Jamaican-Canadian journalist and writer Desmond Loren Brown makes his debut as an author of fiction with his children’s book publication, The Boy and the Honeybees. The book shares the adventures of Marvin — a boy from the rural community of White Hall in St. Thomas parish, Jamaica — who loves to watch and play with […]

    November 25, 2022BooksNo comments
  6. IGT ASA Males Inspired to be Innovators and Productive Role Models

    Now a Certified Electrician and Barbados Defence Force soldier, Private Barrow D. (Damien Barrow), called on current youth beneficiaries International Game Technology’s (IGT) After School Advantage (ASA) Programme to take time out to discover their goals, work to attain them and help others along the way. Private Barrow D. (Damien Barrow), a regular volunteer and previous […]

    November 24, 2022EducationNo comments
  7. OECS Trains Member States in Open Educational Resources to Strengthen Education Systems

    The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s Education Development Management Unit (EDMU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) co-hosted the Digital Education Capacity-Strengthening Initiative (DECI) Leadership for Adoption and Mainstreaming of Open Educational Resources (OERs) workshop on October 18-20, 2022 in Saint Lucia. This workshop brought […]

    November 24, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Congress of Trade Unions declares “Sorry,” not enough for IADB questionnaire

    The public apology made by the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, on the behalf of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training to the people of Barbados, on the controversial Computer Science Test which was sanctioned by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and administered by the Inter-American Development Bank to […]

    October 10, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. QCA Week of Community & Fundraising Activities

    Founded in 1921, the Queen’s College Association‘s mission is to serve as a liaison between staff, and past and present students of the school. Assisting with the financial and mental wellbeing of current students and alumni, the organisation also makes donations where needed.

    September 29, 2022Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. HCQCAN donates to Queen’s College Pavilion

    The Harrison College Queen’s College Alumni Network (HCQCAN) made its first donation since initiating its Improvement Campaign for the two schools in October 2021. The donation of the equivalent of BDS $12,000 will go towards equipping the Pavilion, where construction is close to completion. The QC Pavilion The construction of the Sports Pavilion at Queen’s […]

    September 16, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Barbados Ministry of Education and Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Launch STEM Learning Lunchbox Initiative

    Kay McConney, Minister of Education for Barbados and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the “#1 Science Museum in the Country” as voted by USA Today’s 10Best, are coming together to kick off a new initiative to deliver hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) kits, called Learning Lunchboxes, to inspire youth and families. […]

    September 6, 2022EducationNo comments

    13 year old Barbadian triathlete, Luke McIntyre, is now in Ohio on a ‘wildcard’ invitation, to participate in the US 2022 National Triathlon Championships. McIntyre, double gold medallist at the 2019 CARIFTA Triathlon, received the invitation to participate in the Elite Youth (13-15) division of the Nationals, as a result of his performance at a […]

    August 5, 2022Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Sweet steel pan to create Pandemonium!

    The National Botanical Gardens comes alive with the sweet, sweet sounds of steel pan this Sunday, July 24. It’s non-stop musical action, and fun for the whole family, from 2 p.m. as the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) first-ever Republic Bank Pandemonium event kicks off. This event will be the marquee steel pan event for the […]

    July 23, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments
  14. SECRET HEADQUARTERS (2022) Owen Wilson

    Directors: Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman Writers: Josh Koenigsberg (screen writer), Henry Joost (screen writer) & Ariel Schulman (screen writer) Stars: Owen Wilson, Jesse Williams & Michael Peña

    July 22, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. A different look, the same hydration; Seventh Day Adventist Schools receive free water station

    The bottle filling station installed at the Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School on Friday, which will also be accessible to the primary school students, looks different to the two units typically seen as part of the Hydrate programme. However, it provides the same quality of purified water, possesses contactless technology for dispensing, and provides chilled […]

    July 12, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  16. IGT Renews Coding and Robotics Camp with Focus on Creating Sustainability within the Region

    International Game Technology (IGT) in collaboration with Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI) will be implementing a renewal of its coding and robotics summer programme, dubbed the “IGT Coding & Robotics Rock! Camp” across the Caribbean. The first session of this camp is slated for July 20 – 29 and the second will be held August 15 […]

    July 12, 2022Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  17. Junior Monarch contestants benefit from Scotiabank workshops

    Since its inception, the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition has provided Barbadian youth the opportunity to take the stage, allowing them to hone their skills as young artistes. Described as a developmental programme, the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition also features exciting workshops and mentorship sessions hosted thanks to the partnership between Scotiabank and the National Cultural […]

    July 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  18. Book Parade Boasts Donation of 12,000 Books For Guyana Library

    Backpack International (BPI) and Creek Middle School of South Colonie Central School District in NY hosted a Parade of over 12,000 Books to benefit a new library in Annai Village in Guyana. Students and staff marched with boxes filled with book donations from their school’s corridor to a Uhaul truck parked outside. During the event, […]

    July 7, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  19. St. Martin Caribbean Social Studies Competition reflects “a core subject in national curriculums”

    “I’m proud of St. Martin children, island-wide, for the excitement, discipline, and competitive spirit they bring to the St. Martin Caribbean Social Studies Competition,” (SMCSSC), said book fair coordinator Shujah Reiph recently. The live-stream quiz entered its second year as a St. Martin Book Fair feature at the Cité Scolaire Robert Weinum in Savanna, Grand […]

    July 7, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Drivers and passers-by on the highway will, in a few weeks, see activity on the building at the Parkinson Memorial School which is to be converted to a multicultural creative centre for the students of the school and the surrounding community. “The process of tendering and selecting contractors for the project has taken us a […]

    July 4, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  21. 13 year old Lester Vaughn student returned home safely

    Nickocia Nathlice Garnes 13 year old teen from Drax Hall Hope, St George who was reported missing on Tuesday 14th June 2022, has been traced and is safe.   Michael Blackman – St. Sgt. Public Relations Officer (Ag)

    June 14, 2022Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Bashment in Junior Monarch competition gets thumbs-up from Gospel artiste

    The decision by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to have three separate categories judged in the 2022 Junior Monarch Competition meets with approval from Head of the Barbados Association of Creatives and Artistes (BACA) … The gospel artiste, under his NGO hat, described the move to add soca and bashment soca to the traditional calypso […]

    June 11, 2022Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Novel Sports supports Windward Cricket Club

    Trinidad based sports technology company, Novel Sports, has entered into an agreement with local sports club, Windward Cricket Club, to assist in developing their Junior Cricket Program. Due to local restrictions on sports for the latter half of 2021, Windward was not able to take advantage of the offer which came about from discussions between […]

    June 6, 2022CricketNo comments
  24. World Pediatric Project Resumes Mission in Barbados

    World Pediatric Project (WPP) has resumed its mission to ensure that children in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean have access to advanced paediatric care. WPP’s representative to Barbados, Patricia Deane stated that “WPP is excited to be restarting our clinics in Barbados,” after a lull caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the organisation to temporarily […]

    May 28, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  25. I scream for Ice Cream? Mothers’ Day babies gifted at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Here’s a list of the Mothers’ Day babies born at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 3. Tyra Griffith, 24 years old gave birth to a baby girl weighing 3160 grams (7.0 lbs.) at 11:11 a.m. 4. Abigail Alfred, 18 years old gave birth to a baby boy weighing 3845 grams (8.5 lbs.) at 5:06 p.m. Additionally, […]

    May 10, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments