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    Commuters will soon benefit from a new Urban Traffic Management System (UTMS) that will reduce travel times and fuel consumption by 30% through improved traffic control management in the KMR. The UTMS is a component of the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP), a government initiative that is a key element of Vision 2030 for […]

    January 5, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  2. 2022 New Year’s Day message by Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis

    Fellow Nevisians, residents and visitors,    I greet you today with all of the promise and hope of the New Year. A new day has now dawned, a new year is upon us and a new chapter now begins.    This new year, like all others, brings with it renewed possibilities for ourselves, our family […]

    January 4, 2022Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Payne’s Bay Market not for Sale – Repairs to begin shortly

    Further to the temporary closure of the Payne’s Bay Market due to roadworks on Highway 1, the public should note the market will be undergoing repairs beginning this month and expected to conclude by September 30th. The vendors and staff in the market were given the opportunity to conduct their business from other markets. The […]

    July 10, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Handover of an additional 12 homes in Barbuda under the EU funded-Housing Support Project

    “Building Forward Better” has new meaning for the 12 families who received their renovated homes on Friday, under Phase 2 of the Housing Support to Barbuda Project led Government of Antigua and Barbuda and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) thanks to the financial support of the European Union (EU). The 12 homes […]

    June 11, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  5. Temporary closure of bridge at Constitution Road

    The Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. (BTI) advises the public that there will be a temporary closure of the bridge at Constitution Road between John Beckles Drive and Nursery Drive from Wednesday, May 5 to Friday, May 28. The closure, due to the continuation of the Constitution River Project: Phase III, is to preserve public safety […]

    May 3, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. BWA Making Adjustments to its Distribution Network in Christ Church

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to advise residents of Wilcox Ridge in Christ Church that work will be carried out in the area over the next two and a half weeks to improve the water distribution system. Personnel from the Authority will begin preparatory work since yesterday Wednesday, April 7th. The work includes the installation […]

    April 8, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Letter to Editor – Separate Bike Trails Urgently Needed

    Bajans are demonstrating a strong appetite for outdoor recreational space in the wake of Covid 19. However, we cannot continue to encourage active mobility, be it cycling, running, or walking, when the road conditions place people’s lives at risk. Barbados is almost unique in the region for having a disused historic train-line that is owned […]

    March 28, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  8. “Difficult Conversations – Stay and Live” by Grenville Phillips II

    On 1st August 2007, the Interstate-35 West bridge collapsed in Mississippi, killing 13 people and injuring 145. During the news reports, Engineers were criticized for not being explicit enough in their warnings about the “structurally deficient” rating of the bridge. Two months after the bridge collapsed, I wrote an article explicitly warning about the vulnerability […]

    March 21, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  9. EU disburses First Renewable Energy Tranche of EC $11.23 million to St Kitts and Nevis

    St Kitts and Nevis has received a boost from the European Union as the government forges ahead with its goal of advancing towards energy self-sufficiency from local renewable energy sources. The European Union has disbursed EC $11.23 million (EUR €3.444 M) to St. Kitts and Nevis. to promote the integration of renewable energy and energy […]

    January 13, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) wishes to inform persons visiting the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) of the following changes: In Place For – January 09 to 10, 2021 There will be temporary access changes to the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) for motorists and pedestrians as workmen conduct maintenance on the sewerage system. Effective […]

    January 11, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. “The Birth of a Pothole” by Grenville Phillips II

    After an asphalt pavement has been laid for about a decade, it is normal for rectangular shaped cracks to appear on the surface. These cracks can be economically sealed to prevent further damage to the pavement. Sometimes, a road is not designed for the actual amount of traffic, and the pavement can crack from overuse […]

    December 11, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  12. “I Do Not Know” by Grenville Phillips II (ex-Solutions Barbados)

    The Government recently patched potholes along the road to Brighton in St George. It was foreseen that the high-quality asphalt, and the effort to install it, would be wasted. After the recent heavy rains, the asphalt washed away, the potholes became larger, and we simply resumed the daily game of ‘dodge-the-pothole’. Engineers normally use words […]

    November 14, 2020Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  13. Rock Hard Cares Foundation hamper donation

    The Rock Hard Cares Foundation has welcomed the opportunity to provide food baskets to the people of Barbados. We understand that so many families have been affected by this pandemic and that we are all in a very vulnerable period and we at the Rock Hard Cares Foundation continue to be dedicated to supporting Barbados. […]

    July 7, 2020EventsNo comments
  14. Nevisian Premier excited for job creation SKN Pinney’s Beach Park Project to bring

    Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is eager to see work commence on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project. The Tourism Minister made the comment while presenting an update on matters relating to the Tourism Sector during his monthly press conference on June […]

    July 3, 2020BusinessNo comments

    Demolition began with Liquidation Centre on Bay Street, St Michael, even as Government and the property owners, the Mirchandani family, have failed to reach an agreement on the cost of the building. On May 15, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Attorney General Dale Marshall, Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds and developers of the Hyatt Ziva […]

    May 15, 2020Travel, Video GalleryNo comments

    In the drive to have modern homes, too many Barbadians have thrown out the bathwater, the baby and the tub to appear chic and hip when really and truly, old ways had their value in using the environment to do the work for you… Mr Hutchinson said too many Bajans like to just have the […]

    March 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  17. St Kitts’ second cruise ship pier is in crisis

    St Kitts and Nevis’ EC$150 million second cruise ship pier is facing a crisis and cannot be used immediately. MP Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd and the St Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) admitted that the Canadian contractor has not met the contractual conditions for it to take over the scandal-riddled facility. The designers have […]

    December 2, 2019Breaking News, Featured, Travel1 comment
  18. CDB, Canada support energy stakeholders’ push for resiliency solutions

    Finding innovative ways to spur investment in making electricity infrastructure climate resilient took centre-stage recently as Caribbean energy stakeholders participated in the Island Resiliency Action Challenge. The reality of the intense hurricanes which the Region has faced in recent years loomed large as participants brainstormed resilience-building solutions. The focus was on overcoming barriers to building […]

    October 22, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. Kooyman Plants Trees to commemorate new Barbadian employees

    Kooyman Megastore is contributing to the Barbados landscape – literally – by planting 20 trees in tandem with the first 20 Barbadian Kooyman employees hired. In a gesture, which also acts to beautify the country, the company indicated their plans to plant more trees for each employee hired, estimating that it will have approximately 120 […]

    September 23, 2019BusinessNo comments

    Government has welcomed the reopening of Massy Stores Oistins. This was made clear today by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, following a walk through of the refurbished facilities at Southern Plaza, Christ Church, accompanied by Managing Director of Massy Stores (Barbados) Ltd., Randall Banfield. Expressing pleasure that the organization fit within […]

    September 16, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. BWA is conducting emergency repairs to 10-inch main at Holetown

    The Barbados Water Authority wishes to advise residents and businesses in St. James that it will be conducting emergency repairs to a 10-inch main at Holetown commencing tonight Wednesday 4th September at 11:00 pm. Work is expected to conclude around 7:00 am on Thursday 5th September. Residents and businesses located between Sandy Crest Medical Centre […]

    September 4, 2019Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  22. PwC provides biggest donation to Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society

    Stephen Jardine, partner of PwC East Caribbean met with Kemar Saffrey, president and project manager of The Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society. PwC handed over a cheque for $25,000 which will go along way towards the charity completing the new shelter ready for it’s launch in October. The donation will also help provide training and […]

    August 9, 2019EventsNo comments
  23. Barbados Water Authority (BWA) preparing for Photovoltaic Solar facility at Lakes Folly

    The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that work will be carried out in the coming week to prepare the Photovoltaic Solar facility at Lakes Folly in Bridgetown for use as a Car Park. Starting on Monday, July 22nd contractors working on behalf of the BWA will be conducting a general clean […]

    July 21, 2019Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments

    Monday 15th July marks the start of the Pipeline Maintenance Project being undertaken by the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL). The project will commence in an area close to the Fairy Valley headquarters of the BNTCL and will not initially affect residents or commuters in the area, but on Thursday 25th July, the project […]

    July 14, 2019Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  25. The Ann Hill School is closed this week

    The Education Ministry advises the Ann Hill School, Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael, will be closed this week. The Ministry thanks parents and guardians for their understanding and regrets any inconvenience caused.

    February 25, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments