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Tag Archives: conference

  1. Ambassador Chad Blackman meets with Acting UNCTAD Secretary-General

    Ambassador Chad Blackman, Barbados’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, held talks with the recently appointed UNCTAD Acting Secretary-General, Ms. Isabelle Durant. Ms. Durant, whose substantive post is Deputy Secretary-General, was appointed acting Secretary-General on 16 February 2021, following the resignation of Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, which took effect on […]

    March 5, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  2. First Dialogue In New DE-CODE Series Tackles ‘What Are We Worth?’

    The Cultural Studies Society (CSS) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, and friends have embarked on retelling our Caribbean stories with the series entitled DE-CODE. DE-CODE aims to build knowledge surrounding many of the issues that are currently topical and important for the Caribbean and wider African diaspora. Launching with an […]

    July 10, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. REGIONAL BANK COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING TOURISM SECTOR

    Despite bleak forecasts for the tourist sector hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, a regional bank is committed to the sector and “will continue to be active” in supporting the Caribbean tourism industry. Speaking recently during a webinar entitled, “Covid-19 and Investment in Caribbean Infrastructure”, Adam Carter, Managing Director and Head, Investment Banking at CIBC FirstCaribbean […]

    May 28, 2020BusinessNo comments
  4. Over one hundred fisherfolks enhanced their safety at sea in Tobago through ICT Training

    A large group of over 115 fisherfolk, officials from the Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries (DMRF); the Occupational Safety and Health Department, the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) and representatives from fisherfolk association participated in and benefited from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training sessions held recently […]

    November 29, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  5. Trinidad And Tobago’s Coastal Protection Unit And Water Resources Agency Initiate A Call For Papers For The Integrated Water Resources And Coastal Symposium (IWRCS)

    Trinidad And Tobago’s Ministry of Works and Transport’s (MOWT‘s) Coastal Protection Unit (CPU), and the Water and Sewerage Authority’s (WASA‘s) Water Resources Agency (WRA) have launched a call for papers for the inaugural Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Symposium (IWRCS). With the special focus, “Island Life: Water from Ridge to Reef“, IWRCS2020 promises a focused […]

    November 23, 2019Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. Nevisian Premier addresses issue of climate change at ruling BLP convention

    Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, addressed the issue of climate change when he delivered the feature address at the 81st annual Convention of the Barbados Labour Party at Queens Park in Barbados. The vexing issue was one of several matters Mr. Brantley described as ever increasing threats faced by the region. “Moderate rises in ocean […]

    November 4, 2019Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Barbados Athletes’ Commission Hosts Inaugural Forum

    The Barbados Athletes’ Commission just held its inaugural athletes’ forum at The Barbados Olympic Centre Inc. in Wildey. The purpose of the forum was to share the Athletes’ Commission strategic plan with representatives from the 37 national federations to get their feedback and perspectives on matters relating to athletes. “The Athletes’ Commission is unknown to […]

    June 2, 2019OlympicsNo comments
  8. Attorney General keynote address for St Joseph Constituency branch of ruling Barbados Labour Party

    Attorney General and MP for St Joseph, Dale Marshall, Q.C will be the Main Speaker on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the branch meeting of the St Joseph Constituency branch of the Barbados Labour Party. Guest Speakers will be Marsha Caddle, Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Kirk Humphrey, Minister of Maritime Affairs […]

    February 21, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  9. “Surviving the IMF Programme – The Jamaican Private Sector Experience”

    It’s a New Year and Sagicor wishes to bring to you their first event of the year. Join us on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at the Hilton Barbados Resort, to engage in a stimulating discussion on the Jamaican private sector experience in surviving the IMF Programme. For more information and registration details, click on this […]

    January 27, 2019Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. We are 12 years from potential climate catastrophe – here’s how we can walk back from the brink

    “It is existential.” It was all the Fijian Prime Minister needed to say, when I asked him about climate change, after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Southern hemisphere had destroyed his and neighbouring islands back in 2016. We now need to wake up to the fact that the rest of us are […]

    December 29, 2018NatureNo comments
  11. DPP’s working together to combat criminality in the region

    Directors of Public Prosecutions (DPP’s) from the Caribbean came together at a conference to discuss some of the major challenges they face in prosecuting serious organised crime in the region and to explore ways of overcoming the changing manifestations of criminality. Barbados, OECS countries, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Belize and the British Overseas […]

    November 25, 2018EventsNo comments
  12. Barbadian entrepreneur launches a new blockchain advisory firm to support Distributed Ledger Tech companies

    Gabriel Abed, Barbadian FinTech entrepreneur and global blockchain evangelist, has announced the launch of a new Blockchain advisory firm, Novelty Curve Inc. “The company’s goal is to support, mentor, and nurture distributed ledger technology companies as they progress through their various business cycles. We are particularly keen to work on projects that are innovative, disruptive […]

    November 6, 2018Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  13. CARIBBEAN WEEK OF AGRICULTURE STARTS NEXT WEEK

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will host the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). During the week, there will be a number of activities, including a plenary session, workshops, seminars, presentations by FAO, CARDI and IICA, as well as the […]

    October 4, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  14. BRA PARTICIPATES IN TWO DAY CARICOM-OECD WORKSHOP

    The Barbados Revenue Authority was among seven other tax administrations in the region represented at a CARICOM-OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Workshop, in Kingston, Jamaica, last week. The two-day workshop provided member states with an opportunity to discuss the impact and progress of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project in the […]

    September 26, 2018BusinessNo comments
  15. LACNIC, Google to headline ‘Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago’ in October

    The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Registry (LACNIC) and Google will hold a series of workshops next month as part of Internet Week Trinidad and Tobago, an event intended to advance the Internet development agenda of the wider region. The workshops are part of a project through which LACNIC and Google seek to strengthen digital […]

    September 17, 2018Featured, Technology1 comment
  16. MORE PUBLIC EDUCATION ABOUT O.C.D NEEDED

    Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic, has called for more public education on mental health conditions such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which affects two to three per cent of children worldwide. Speaking at the opening of the G. Halley Marville Trust Awareness Conference and Seminar on OCD on Tuesday at the […]

    August 23, 2018HealthNo comments
  17. Sick buildings, Collapsing at work, Psychological First-Aid Seminar

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Project  (SCAP) activities continue on July 19th 2018 from 8:00 a.m. with a special seminar. We therefore extend a warm invitation to join the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Project (SCAP) and partners to attend this important seminar titled ‘Emerging Issues in Safety and Health in the Workplace’ . During the seminar we will examine; Sudden Cardiac Arrest Preparedness  in the […]

    July 7, 2018Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. Cable & Wireless pledges commitment to local tourism sector

    Local tourism has found a telecommunications ally in Flow and C&W Business. During the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s annual general meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, the island’s leading telecoms provider once again reiterated its commitment to national development by pledging its support to the local hospitality sector. “As Caribbean people, we are […]

    June 17, 2018TechnologyNo comments
  19. Caribbean Shipping Executives focused on disaster resilience & world trade at CSEC 2018

    Being staged within weeks of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) got underway at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina this morning with a strong focus on disaster resilience and world trade. In his opening address, David Jean-Marie, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), noted the third day is dedicated […]

    June 3, 2018NatureNo comments
  20. RUM PRODUCERS TACKLE COMPETITIVENESS CHALLENGES IN TRINIDAD MEETING

    Regional rum producers, members of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association, WIRSPA, completed a round of meetings in Trinidad last week. As the region’s largest agro-based export product, industry leaders addressed a range of issues which impact the ability of the sector to achieve international competitiveness. Speaking at a tasting of Authentic Caribbean […]

    May 20, 2018BusinessNo comments
  21. Basseterre’s efforts at greater CIP cohesion to gain limelight at 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit

    St. Kitts and Nevis is putting finishing touches on preparations for this month’s highly anticipated 2018 Caribbean Investment Summit, which will be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort from May 16th-18th. The Summit is expected to draw more than 250 attendees, including Heads of Government and Heads of Citizenship by Investment Units from Caribbean […]

    May 13, 2018BusinessNo comments
  22. International Civil Aviation Day

    The Council President and Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and Dr. Fang Liu respectively, issued a joint statement today in celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, 2017: The theme which States have adopted through ICAO for International Civil Aviation Day is: “Working Together to Ensure no Country […]

    December 18, 2017TravelNo comments
  23. IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL DIRECT INVESTMENT TO BE DISCUSSED AT BHTA’s FOURTH QUARTERLY

    THE Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) Fourth Quarterly General Meeting next Wednesday, December 13, will focus on the Importance of Local Direct Investment in the tourism industry. The C & W Business sponsored meeting gets underway at 10 a.m., at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre and will see each panelist give an introductory presentation […]

    December 10, 2017Photo Gallery, TravelNo comments
  24. CDB to promote resilient recovery, climate action for the Caribbean at UN Climate Change Conference

    A delegation from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has arrived at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. While at the event, which runs until November 17, the Bank will join other regional stakeholders in reiterating the urgent need for climate action and resilient recovery in the Caribbean. Against the backdrop of this […]

    November 13, 2017NatureNo comments
  25. BARBADIAN SUSTAINABILITY PRACTITIONER INDUCTED IN CLINTON NEWTORK

    In the wake of the devastation caused by one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent times, “no longer is it enough to be sustainable; Caribbean grids must be resilient.” With these words the organizers of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) convened leaders of regional utilities, governments and businesses at their ninth annual conference […]

    October 29, 2017Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments