Tag Archives: Commonwealth

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. “The Queen’s history making reign” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    On September 9, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history. Her record also applies to her 15 realms other than Britain, the majority of them in the Caribbean even though they are independent from Britain. The 9 independent Caribbean countries of which the Queen is the Head of State are: Antigua and […]

    September 16, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  18. “And then there were two…” Commonwealth Candidacy: By Melanius Alphonse

    “Only a pawn in their game” ~ Bob Dylan The continuing saga of disunity within the Commonwealth Caribbean took a new turn on Monday with the election of Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Trinidad and Tobago’s nominee for the post of Commonwealth secretary general, as the new member of parliament for the Caroni Central seat in Trinidad, […]

    September 11, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  19. Antiguan Ambassador calls for strengthening of OAS to remain relevant

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American states, Sir Ronald Sanders, told high ranking representatives of Western Hemisphere governments that they have to strengthen the Organization to make it relevant and meaningful. At a ceremony attended by Ambassadors of Canada, the United States of America and Latin American and Caribbean states, Sir Ronald […]

    August 10, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  20. Antiguan Diplomat keynote speaker in Nigeria

    Antigua and Barbuda diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders will be the keynote speaker in Abuja, Nigeria at a conference on July 28 and 29 to critically appraise the proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU). As a Senior Fellow at London University over the […]

    July 27, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  21. Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Entrepreneurs Caribbean and Canada Launched and Eyes new era for youth entrepreneurship

    Young people hoping to transform their business ideas into successful enterprises are set to benefit from the creation of a new Commonwealth alliance to promote youth entrepreneurship across the Caribbean and Americas. The Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-Caribbean & Canada (CAYE-C&C), a coalition of 13 organisations from nine Commonwealth countries, was recently launched in Port […]

    July 21, 2015EducationNo comments
  22. “The Commonwealth’s future – Part 2” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    In 2009, recognising the dangers to the grouping, Commonwealth Heads of Government at their meeting in Trinidad and Tobago instructed that an Eminent Persons Group (EPG) be established to inquire into the association and provide a report to their 2011 meeting in Australia. I was a member of the Group and its rapporteur. Chaired by […]

    July 8, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  23. “The Commonwealth’s future – Part 1” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    Questioning the relevance and value of the Commonwealth of Nations is nothing new – for such has occurred ever since the modern Commonwealth was created in 1949. However, doubts have intensified in recent time about the voluntary association of now 53 countries. Claims are repeatedly made that the organisation is no longer relevant or useful. […]

    June 28, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  24. EU naming Caribbean “tax havens” meets with stern response from Sir Ronald Sanders

    In naming 30 countries as the “top tax havens in the world“, the European Union (EU) appears to “playing dice” with the reputations of countries, 12 of which are Commonwealth independent small states in the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. An examination of how Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, St […]

    June 19, 2015BusinessNo comments

    I have been quiet for a while on the Central Bank Of Barbados (CBB) who once again issued a quarterly statement minus a media briefing, I have also ignored a book launch they just held and now they’re issuing Savings Bonds – this was, and will continue to be unless situations are redressed, deliberate… In […]

    June 7, 2015Business, Editorial1 comment