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  1. Address to Barbadians by Prime Minister Mottley regarding VAT, Electricity and Basket of Goods

    Good afternoon, fellow Barbadians. I address you this afternoon as we face a world that is characterized by a level of uncertainty like nothing that we have experienced in recent decades. This uncertainty started in earnest with the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic, but today has escalated with a whole host of challenges that […]

    July 16, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    Drivers and passers-by on the highway will, in a few weeks, see activity on the building at the Parkinson Memorial School which is to be converted to a multicultural creative centre for the students of the school and the surrounding community. “The process of tendering and selecting contractors for the project has taken us a […]

    July 4, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Students of the Daryll Jordan Secondary School are now the beneficiaries of proceeds of a food sale held recently by the school’s Alumni, in support of the Breakfast Club Programme and Back To School Drive. The cheque was presented during a joint assembly at the school. Interim President of the Alumni, Heather Griffith said that […]

    June 17, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Impact of Global Oil Prices on April Fuel Costs means Light & Power is jacking your bill 22 Per Cent

    The Barbados Light & Power Company using Russia Vs Ukraine as an excuse advises that dramatically increasing global oil prices will have a notable impact on the April 2022 Fuel Clause Adjustment (FCA). The FCA component of customers’ bills is a variable cost and directly influenced by the cost of oil on the global market. […]

    April 10, 2022Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    The journey of life continues with us now moving from the year 2021 into 2022. While there may be circumstances in 2021, both positive and negative, that may have left an indelible mark on our lives, the New Year is greeted with thankfulness of having made it through what was in all respects, a difficult […]

    January 1, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Canadian energy subsidiary brings special cheer to local Elderly and Children

    The Barbados Light & Power Company recently brightened Christmas in a unique way for some elderly and underprivileged persons within our community. These were the residents of the Camelot Nursing Home in Pine Gardens, St. Michael, the Cornerstone Home for the Elderly and the Thelma Vaughan Home in St. George. Despite the limitations due to […]

    December 26, 2021MusicNo comments
  7. 2021 Women in Solar Energy Award Winner

    Fayeann Lawrence-Heyck, founder and CEO of NY’s premier solar engineering and expediting firm, Sologistics, has joined the ranks of distinguished women to have received the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) Women in Solar Energy Award. A formidable accomplishment for both Lawrence-Heyck and Sologistics, this award recognizes one outstanding woman annually for her leadership, technical achievements, […]

    October 19, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  8. PwC donates ten tablets to assist class three and four students at St. Paul’s Primary School

    PwC East Caribbean Tax Leader, Gloria Eduardo recently presented ten new tablets to students at St. Paul’s Primary School, The tablets were donated as a part of the Firm’s corporate responsibility charitable donations initiative. Community is one of their top corporate responsibility focus areas and what is evident during the COVID-19 pandemic is the need […]

    November 11, 2020EducationNo comments
  9. Artists Stamp Their Names On History’s Page: We Gatherin’ FutureSPACES Mural

    Three Barbadian women have emerged as the winners in the FutureSPACES competition which posted a $30,000 prize purse and attracted dozens of entries. Using the moniker ‘A3’, the winning group is composed of Alanis Forde, Akilah Watts, and Anna Gibson. The FutureSPACES competition attracted entries from a bevy of skilled artists who pitched progressively creative […]

    February 15, 2020PaintingNo comments

    Scores of students in St. Kitts & Nevis will soon be participating in the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP), which is aimed at promoting a culture of agriculture and agri-business in the Caribbean. Ms. Sonia Mahon, a member of the Board of Trustees of Youth Equipped to Achieve (YEA), which is in the forefront […]

    November 7, 2019EducationNo comments

    The Paralympic Association of Barbados needs the help of both everyday and corporate Barbadians to see they can successfully travel and compete with the best possible gear for the Lima Championships later this month which are qualifiers for the 32nd Olympiad of Tokyo next year… Sean Cook, the Public Relations Officer for the PAB also […]

    August 6, 2019Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments

    Class 4 Students of the St. Mary’s Primary School recently had two enjoyable encounters with senior staff members of Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) as the students prepared to graduate from the school. After sharing and articulating their fears about entering secondary school, the Class 4 students at St. Mary’s Primary received some valuable lessons from […]

    July 24, 2019EducationNo comments
  13. Cave Shepherd Card Services adopts St. Stephen’s Primary School

    Cave Shepherd Card Services adopted the St. Stephen’s Primary School and announced a new environmentally friendly challenge. This was announced at the Blackrock educational facility by Director of Card Services, Alison Browne-Ellis; – As part of their Commitment, Mrs Browne-Ellis also explained what immediate steps Cave Shepherd Card Services provided as tangible support; –

    February 20, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Christmas Comes Early to the Oderlies Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Compliments of CaribSupply

    Best known for providing industrial, medical and specialty gases in the Caribbean for over fifty years, CaribSupply (Barbados) Inc. recently joined the list of philanthropic donors to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital through the donation of a Hisense refrigerator to the Hospital’s Orderlies Department. Mr. Clyde Sobers, General Manager of CaribSupply (Barbados) Inc. in his address […]

    December 17, 2018HealthNo comments
  15. Caring partnership unites Republic Limegrove and Marina Brewster Centre at Farrs

    A commitment to caring for children and the community has given rise to a new partnership between Republic Bank’s Limegrove branch and the Marina Brewster Centre at Farrs, St. Peter. Senior Child Care Officer and Residential Coordinator, Esther Bayley, welcomed the initiative as she received the first contribution of supplies donated by the staff of […]

    October 27, 2018HealthNo comments

    As fund raising efforts intensify for the upcoming 2018 edition of the Walk for the Cure National Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, the public will be invited to join the employees of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in the various branches as they mount the Pink Ribbon Dollar Drive. On Friday 31st August, clients visiting the […]

    September 17, 2018Featured, PaintingNo comments
  17. Private sector urged to support primary schools with ‘Conceive, Create, Cultivate’

    The Barbadian private sector is being urged to unite in support of “Conceive, Create, Cultivate“, a new initiative seeking to harness the power of a cheerful and colourful environment to stimulate greater achievement in Barbados’ primary schools. “Berger believes that creating a positive, cheerful environment, full of beautiful colors that create lasting beauty and protection, […]

    June 10, 2018BusinessNo comments
  18. Sagicor donates mobile medical clinic to Government of Dominica

    Sagicor Life, the leading insurance company in the Caribbean donated a fully customized, mobile medical unit to the Government of Dominica. The Unit purchased by Sagicor, in collaboration with Doctors In Our Circle, Ray Asta, Ministry of Health and Friends of Sagicor, will support and respond to the immediate needs of the people of Dominica […]

    March 12, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. Scotiabank to Become the Official Banking Partner of FC Barcelona

    In a landmark agreement, FC Barcelona and its Foundation announced today an official partnership with Scotiabank designating the international bank as the Official Banking Partner of FC Barcelona in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Very few sports teams can rouse the passion of its fans around the world like football powerhouse FC Barcelona and we […]

    March 5, 2017FootballNo comments
  20. Walking enthusiasts encouraged to support Random Acts of Fitness

    Fitness enthusiasts received a refreshing surprise recently when a leading fund manager “popped up” up at popular exercise spots around the island to encourage them to support the upcoming Fortress Half Marathon. Fortress Fund Managers successfully ran its first-ever Random Acts of Fitness (RAF) promotion in the first two weeks of September by greeting exercise […]

    October 19, 2016HealthNo comments
  21. Scotiabank Helps Provide Books for Babies

    New-born Javier Brathwaite was heading home for the first time following his delivery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and he started it the right way – with the soothing voice of mum Keisha Boyce reading ‘Peekaboo Morning‘ to him. The perfect going home gift came from the new charity Books for Babies, with support […]

    September 19, 2016Education, FeaturedNo comments

    Vera Barrett is special to her relatives, friends and former pupils. She is blessed to have been able to celebrate her 102nd birthday in 2015, and some of them were able to join her to mark the occasion. Recently, staff members of the Oistins branch of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank showed her that she is […]

    June 5, 2016EventsNo comments
  23. Sandals Foundation and DeRo Score in Barbados

    SANDALS Foundation and the DeRo United Foundation have proven to be a winning combination for positive social growth in Barbados. The two charitable entities recently completed a one week soccer camp at the Dover Playing Field which saw 53 children aged from 4-16 attend and leave renewed with improved football skills and life lessons to […]

    April 24, 2016FootballNo comments
  24. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank helps the Heart & Stoke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) for their home blood pressure drive

    Over the past year I have become more aware of the prevalence of hypertension in Barbados. Late last year I heard a newscast on the radio one night that spoke about the dangers of high blood pressure and the idea of having a blood pressure machine in every household in Barbados to allow people to […]

    February 20, 2016Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) gain support from FirstCaribbean for the home blood pressure drive

    Galen, a Roman physician, in the first century was the first to speak about the heart and its two chambers but not until Karl von Vierordt in 1854 devised the sphygmograph, taken from the Greek words pulse and write did we see any resemblance to what we have here today. The blood pressure machines of […]

    February 20, 2016Health, Photo GalleryNo comments