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  1. Bitt and Stellar Development Foundation Selected as Finalists for Global CBDC Challenge

    Global fintech company, Bitt, and the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) have been announced as one of 15 finalists for the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Global CBDC Challenge to develop and showcase retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) solutions. Bitt and Stellar together aim to provide a complete solution that permits central banks to issue […]

    September 4, 2021TechnologyNo comments

    On October 13, 2021, Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) will celebrate its 100th anniversary.  The company started from humble beginnings when the founder J.N. Goddard left the parish of St. John, Barbados and walked to the capital Bridgetown, some 10 miles away, to sell his cow, with not much more than that cow to his name. […]

    August 27, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    A Barbadian certified landscape ecologist with a passion for promoting a sustainable environment for all living species is the recipient of the first-ever Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship Foundation’s Thomas J. Greenan Scholarship introduced this year for studies in agro/gastronomy-related subjects.                Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Robinson will pursue studies in applied horticulture- landscape operations and management at the Houston […]

    July 26, 2021EducationNo comments
  4. PlayGo Emerge Presses Play on the Caribbean Film Scene

    Digicel’s PlayGo is calling filmmakers across the Caribbean for the PlayGo Emerge Film Competition. In celebration of the diverse cultures and similarities that bind us together as a region, the competition encourages creators to submit short form videos under the theme Celebrate the National Pride of your Country. The PlayGo app is available to download […]

    July 7, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  5. Caribbean One TV Partners with RealVibez for the RealVibez Film Festival

    Caribbean One TV, the innovative programming, original content, live-streaming and Video-on-Demand platform that is connecting communities worldwide to the Caribbean Global Market, has partnered with RealVibez on the RealVibez Film Festival. This partnership will help provide a powerful platform to bring exposure to the submissions to the festival. Caribbean One TV provides diverse Caribbean themed […]

    June 14, 2021CinemaNo comments

    For the second year running Guardian Group has partnered with the University for Peace (UPEACE) established by the General Assembly of the United Nations, in offering ten (10) Global Leadership Diploma Scholarships across the region. Last year’s historic collaboration was widely popular with nearly 400 applications from across the region vying for the scholarship programme. […]

    June 13, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  7. The early favourites to win Super Bowl LVI

    With the NFL Draft having recently taken place, it’s a good time to take a broad look at how the NFL might shape up during the 2021 season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ impressive Super Bowl success in February is still fresh in the memory, and it’s no surprise that they are one of the favourites […]

    May 28, 2021Featured, SportsNo comments
  8. CDB Opens Call for Youth Spoken Word Contest

    The Caribbean Development Bank is inviting youth between the ages of 10 to 29 years old to enter their spoken word competition with original entries focused on the subject of innovation in education. The application deadline is May 31, 2021. More details can be found at

    May 21, 2021Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. 3rd Annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Caribbean Fiction Writing Contest is Now Open

    The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean to submit their original fiction stories for their 2021 BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest. Up for grabs is the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and BLCF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the […]

    April 24, 2021BooksNo comments
  10. The BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and Award for Writers in the Caribbean

    The third annual Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival is calling all writers of fiction in the North American Diaspora and the Caribbean to submit their original fiction stories for their 2021 BCLF Short Fiction Story Contest. Up for grabs is the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Caribbean-American Writers’ Prize and BLCF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the […]

    April 14, 2021BooksNo comments
  11. Linda M. Deane Takes Top Prize at the 23rd FCLE Awards

    Linda M. Deane took the $10,000 top prize at the 23rd Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Competition. Her collection of poems, “An Ocean Away; My Mother Smiling: Tales of Migration and Memory” beat out more than 60 other entries to take the top spot in the long-running Central Bank of Barbados-sponsored writing contest. Deane’s win was […]

    February 19, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Barbados Draws position #1 in World Karaoke Championships competition

    Barbadian song bird Rebekah Carter has drawn position number one in the KWC Karaoke World Championships first on-line karaoke competition. Four Barbadian singers are in the lineup to represent our Island and by extension the Caribbean in this year’s competition. The other three contestants are O’Neill Harvey drawn in position number 6, Cindy Springer at […]

    October 28, 2020Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments

    A Respiratory Therapist at the QEH who works with people who contract lung disease and a Shift Leader on the Barbados Defence Force ambulance team have won the hearts of the public and passed the criteria from the judges to be titled the CIBC FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes in Barbados. Kimberley Cumberbatch and Venice Forde […]

    October 23, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments

    With close to 100 nominations received across the region, it is now your turn to help choose the FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes in your community. “Over the past weeks we have been very heartened by the many nominations we have received highlighting the brave and selfless work of so many across our region who have […]

    September 18, 2020Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  15. #EMERA launches chance to win $20,000 Installation – Solar Fuh We

    Emera Caribbean Renewables Ltd (ECRL) is inviting local non-government organizations (NGOs) to tell them why they need an energy efficient photovoltaic system. “Solar Fuh We“, ECRL’s 2020 promotion is inviting NGOs registered in Barbados, to share how a free PV system would be of value to them and the work they do. The submissions should […]

    September 18, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Technology1 comment
  16. Dare to Invent the Future: Apply to be a UN Young Champion of the Earth

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has officially started accepting applications for the 2020 Young Champions of the Earth prize. The global competition is one of the UN’s most prestigious prizes for young environmental entrepreneurs who have big ideas to solve the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Winners selected from seven regions spanning the globe […]

    February 13, 2020Nature, Video GalleryNo comments

    Omar and Bonnie-Sue Small from St John have ten thousand reasons to smile after the blessing of the Grand Prize for the Barbados leg of Digicel’s Shake It To Win Christmas competition… Interviewed by Digicel Ambassador Nikita at the Colonnade Mall on Broad street recently, the young wife explained how in addition to some construction, […]

    February 5, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  18. Haitian customer wins life-changing prize through Digicel’s ‘Shake to Win’ campaign

    After one month of customers in 20 different countries shaking things up and winning with Digicel’s ‘Shake to Win‘ Christmas campaign, one winner snagged the regional grand prize of US$20,000, and he is Emerson (Surname withheld for privacy) , an 18 year old amateur football player from Haiti. The Christmas campaign was driven by the […]

    January 28, 2020Games, TechnologyNo comments
  19. Two Barbadians in the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship finals

    During Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Caribbean Development Bank congratulated 22 startups who reached the final stage of the Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP).  The Bank continues to push for Caribbean economic transformation through digital innovation and supports CTEP in its virtual incubator and accelerator programme. CTEP, aimed at stimulating technology entrepreneurship in the Caribbean and […]

    December 2, 2019Books, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Guyanese dominate Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition

    The Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition, as part of the inaugural Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, announced the winners of the competition. Open to amateur filmmakers across the Caribbean, the competition provided a platform for budding creatives to test the waters and show off their skills. For the 21yrs and over category, Dexter […]

    November 18, 2019CinemaNo comments
  21. Do you have the best tasting Cou Cou In Bim? Tune in to 90.1 FM

    Do you have the best tasting Cou Cou In Bim? Tune in to CITA Radio to find out how you and register and possible the first ever winner of the Cou Cou Cook Off #CouCouBoss #Registernow

    October 13, 2019Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  22. Barbados #1 Triathlete Matthew Wright finishes in the top 10 at the 2019 Aqaba ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup in Jordan last weekend

    Matthew Wright has been a steady fixture on the triathlon world stage this season. Jumping 15 places to 140th in the World Rankings after recently competing at the 2019 Aqaba ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup in Jordan last weekend; Matthew is on a mission to be in the top 70 by May next year to place […]

    October 8, 2019Athletics, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Five-time winner Jeffrey Panton confirmed for Sol RB19

    Jamaica’s Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennell Jnr confirmed their participation in Sol Rally Barbados 2019 yesterday (April 15) in the Rubis/Sandals Barbados/KIG Ford Focus WRC06 in which they have won the event for the past four years. Panton was also the first regional winner of the former International All-Stage Rally – in 1998, with fellow-countryman […]

    April 16, 2019RallyNo comments
  24. Applications Open for Vybzing, CDB Youth Engagement Programme

    Applications are now open for Vybzing 2019, the flagship youth engagement programme of the Caribbean Development Bank. Vybzing takes place as part of the agenda for CDB’s Annual Meeting and is being held this year in Trinidad and Tobago between June 1-3, 2019. Caribbean youth will gather in Trinidad for an exciting, immersive three-day residential […]

    April 15, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments

    CIBC FirstCaribbean recently presented Jomo Lashley with a US $2,500 Grand Prize to culminate its ‘All I Want for Christmas‘ promotional campaign. Lashley, a 30-year-old project manager, was elated to receive his prize, mentioning that “it couldn’t come at a better time, it’s a good start to the year!” Lashley stated that he was a […]

    February 17, 2019BusinessNo comments