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Tag Archives: Commonwealth

  1. Barbados’ team named for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

    There will be a strong contingent of athletes representing Barbados at the XXII Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held between July 28 and August 8, 2022. Commonwealth Games Barbados has announced a 65-member squad of 42 females and 23 males, slated to compete in 12 disciplines, including athletics, boxing, cricket and netball, in Birmingham, England. […]

    July 21, 2022Athletics, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Barbados Triathlon Team to Contend 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

    The staging of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Mixed Relay Triathlon on Sunday 31 July in Sutton Park, Birmingham, will be historic for Barbados, marking the first time the island has competed in this event. Athletes who made the qualifying criteria for the Mixed Relay are Matthew Wright, Niel Skinner, Zahra Gaskin, and Chara Hinds – […]

    July 14, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  3. Sir Shridath Ramphal releases papers covering 72 years of public life

    Caribbean and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the Internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.   In his distinguished career, Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’ Ramphal has served as Assistant Attorney-General of the West Indies Federation, Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Secretary-General of […]

    July 6, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  4. “Dust off the Commonwealth SG elections” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Much has been written in the Caribbean media about the contest surrounding the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General that was decided on Friday, June 24 at an election in Kigali, the Capital of Rwanda. Many statements and claims were made that require clarification, particularly as some of them convey misleading impressions. One of these claims is […]

    July 5, 2022PoliticalNo comments

    Today, 22 April, the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Barbados, reaching the 53rd destination out of the 72 Commonwealth nations and territories it will be visiting. Arriving from Trinidad and Tobago, the Baton officially touched down at the Grantley Adams International Airport this morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. There to formally welcome the […]

    April 23, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  6. CGF confirm Victoria, Australia as host of 2026 Commonwealth Games

    The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has confirmed that the 2026 Commonwealth Games will be hosted by the State of Victoria in Australia. The announcement follows a successful exclusive dialogue period between the CGF, Commonwealth Games Australia (CGAus) and Victoria, where an exciting proposal to stage the major multi-sport competition across the State was agreed. The […]

    April 21, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  7. World Netball Reveals Barbados among the Final Six Qualifying Teams for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

    World Netball (WN) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have announced the final six Commonwealth Games Association’s (CGA’s) that will participate in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Uganda, Scotland, Wales, Trinidad and Tobago, Northern Ireland and Barbados were officially invited by the CGF at the end of February with all six teams accepting the invitation. […]

    March 7, 2022Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Barbadian boxer selected for Commonwealth Sport Women’s Leadership Programme Scholarship

    Central American and Caribbean Games medallist, boxer Kimberley Gittens, has been awarded a Commonwealth Sport Women’s Leadership Programme Scholarship. Applicants were required to submit a one-year Personal Development Plan – outlining where they are now, where they want to be, how they will get there, and the support required. Commonwealth Sport is awarding each successful […]

    February 22, 2022OlympicsNo comments

    Sri Lanka join Australia, Barbados, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan in the first major sports event in history to award more medals to women than men Cricket is the first discipline to announce its complete line-up for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth after Sri Lanka was confirmed as the eighth team in the […]

    February 16, 2022CricketNo comments
  10. President of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. delivers Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day Message

    The significance of today, March 8, 2021, is twofold. The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. joins our friends in Sport here in Barbados and across the world in celebrating Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day. These two celebrations have much in common. Commonwealth Sport, of which Barbados is a proud member, is committed to using the […]

    March 8, 2021OlympicsNo comments
  11. Caribbean Diplomat named to London University Committee

    Veteran Caribbean diplomat, Sir Ronald Sanders, has been named to a 10-person committee to conduct an inquiry into the future of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. The announcement of the Committee members was made today by the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Wendy Thompson. The Committee will be chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a […]

    January 17, 2021EducationNo comments
  12. Solutions Barbados – What Happens if we replace our Governor General with a President?

    Our early politicians who lived through World War 2, appeared to recognise two important things about politicians. The first is that they crave unrestrained power, which tends to oppress citizens. The second is that they crave a politicised public service, which is the first sign of a nation’s decline. In 1966, the DLP under Errol […]

    September 24, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. Ryan Brathwaite joins CGF as Regional Development Manager for the Caribbean & Americas

    The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is delighted to announce Ryan Brathwaite as the new Regional Development Manager for the Caribbean and Americas regions. Ryan, who is joining the CGF via a secondment supported by Commonwealth Games Barbados, will play a key role in providing operational and strategic support across all areas of the development programme. […]

    September 18, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  14. Queen Elizabeth II recognises Antiguan volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award

    Queen Elizabeth II recognised Rose-Mary Reynolds of Antigua and Barbuda, as the 122nd Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service engaging young people in social action. As part of the legacy of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London 2018, Her Majesty The Queen – as Head of the Commonwealth […]

    January 2, 2020CultureNo comments
  15. Governor General of Barbados – Christmas message 2019

    See more by visiting BGIS – or Facebook page – or see us on Instagram – or hear us on Soundcloud – Make sure to subscribe to their channel, so you will always be updated on Government Information and click the bell so you will be notified when a new video […]

    December 29, 2019Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Young Barbadian Selected For Top Position On The Commonwealth Youth Council

    Young Barbadian – Kamal Springer – now serves on the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Council for the period 2018 to 2020. The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is the official voice of the young people across all Commonwealth nations. The council’s aim is to further advance the youth development agenda by integrating young people into the development […]

    December 10, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  17. Barbadian volunteer honoured with prestigious Commonwealth Points of Light award by Her Majesty The Queen

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II just recognised Corey Lane, from Barbados, as the 57th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service helping young people to develop their leadership skills. Corey has created a fully working farm to provide young Barbadians at risk of falling into a life of crime with a […]

    July 16, 2018PoliticalNo comments

    The Chevening Scholars for the academic year 2017-18 were announced by Janet Douglas, British High Commissioner for B’dos & Eastern Caribbean. Awardees are: Grenada Kymanne Andrew-Alexander studying International Development at the University of Birmingham Rosana John studying Law at University College London Denee Toussaint studying Interaction Design and Computing at the University of Westminster St […]

    September 1, 2017EducationNo comments

    His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, GCMG, KA, Governor General of Barbados, made a presentation to the four Barbadians who are winners of the prestigious award, The Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The four Awardees are Donnya Piggott, founder of The Association of Barbados Gays, Lesbians and All-Sexuals Against Discrimination (B-GLAD), Firhaana Bulbulia founder of the Barbados […]

    May 14, 2017EducationNo comments
  20. BRA Hosts Successful Tax Conference for Commonwealth in Barbados

    The 37th Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) Annual Technical Conference held in Barbados came to a successful close last Friday. CATA President, Dr. Mohammed Shukor Mahfar commended the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) for stepping in to organise this year’s event at late notice after the Maldives could no longer host the conference. “I would […]

    November 19, 2016BusinessNo comments
  21. British Army Needs Soldiers From the Commonwealth to Apply Now

    Commonwealth nationals may now apply for a number of specialist roles in the British Army thanks to new rules introduced by the government. Commonwealth nationals will now be able to apply for positions including Medical Technician, Logistic Supply Specialist, Chef, Vehicle Mechanic, Metalsmith and Gunner Logistics Specialist. General Chris Tickell, General Officer Commanding, Army Recruiting […]

    September 12, 2016EventsNo comments
  22. FundRiseHER™, The First Commonwealth Crowdfunding Initiative, To Target Caribbean Women Entrepreneurs Announced

    Women entrepreneurs across the Caribbean will now have a new way to raise much needed capital for their ventures. FundRiseHER™, the first ever Commonwealth-wide crowdfunding initiative was announced alongside the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, which took place in Guyana. FundRiseHER™ is the flagship initiative of Valrie Grant, Founder of GeoTechVision and the Commonwealth Woman […]

    August 7, 2016BusinessNo comments
  23. Barbadians to receive young leadership award from Queen Elizabeth II

    It was announced how two young people from Barbados are among 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who are being recognised as exceptional leaders in their community. These 60 young people will receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The Award, which will be presented in London by Her Majesty The Queen in 2016, and is […]

    December 13, 2015EducationNo comments
  24. Jamaican National Wins Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

    Jamaican Entrepreneur, Valrie Grant is the winner of The 2015 Commonwealth Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award was presented during the first Commonwealth Women’s Forum being held in tandem with the Commonwealth Business Forum in Malta. The Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network is an accredited organization which focuses on women’s economic empowerment and is recognised […]

    November 30, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Trinidad backs Sanders: Tewarie removed from Commonwealth bid

    TRINIDAD and Tobago has withdrawn its candidature for the Office of Secretary General for the Commonwealth, ending any chance Dr Bhoe Tewarie had of securing the coveted post. However, in a statement issued on Thursday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that Trinidad and Tobago would instead be backing the candidacy of Sir Ronald Sanders […]

    November 4, 2015PoliticalNo comments