Tag Archives: corporate responsibility

  1. Scotiabank’s Kiddy Cricket Scores with 15th Anniversary Grant

    Nine year old Jaden Webster is a true all-rounder – both on and off the cricket field. The St. Cyprian’s Primary School student got a great back to school gift last week when he received the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket 15th Anniversary Grant, in recognition of his sporting and academic excellence. Scotiabank created the USD $500 […]

    September 13, 2015CricketNo comments
  2. Honey Jam Barbados appeals for Assistance for Artist Workshops and Concert

    After successful auditions on Tuesday September 8 at Divi Southwinds, the judges will have their work cut out for them to choose the final lineup. A range of musical styles were presented as the artists had just 60 seconds to impress the panel. Now that the auditions have occurred, the workshops will be starting very […]

    September 9, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments

    Barbadians are asked to note that the Colposcopy Department, which was temporarily closed for renovations for eight weeks, will return to its original location adjacent to the Antenatal Clinic. Normal operations will resume from Wednesday 9th September between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The modernisation of the Colposcopy Department is designed to […]

    September 9, 2015HealthNo comments

    DIGICEL (Barbados) Ltd. joined forces with hairdresser Tammy Headley for the second year to give a special group of children from the Phillipi Gospel Assembly the perfect ending to their 2015 summer holidays. Headley, who takes close to 20 children to various places of interest across the island on her off days each summer, treated […]

    September 8, 2015EventsNo comments
  5. ‘Concussion’ (Based on True Story) – Will Smith & Alec Baldwin

    Will Smith stars in the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player.

    September 7, 2015Cinema, Football, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. “Breast Cancer” no longer an ‘Old Woman’s’ disease, Seek Mammograms now!

    Young women should get mammograms and test early for breast cancer, even those under the age of 45, since such incidences are on the rise in Barbados. “Nothing to be alarmed about, as this corresponds to global findings. Globally, it has been found that the most common cancer in women is breast, and it also […]

    September 3, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments

    A local physician believes that many Barbadians living with diabetes are not sufficiently aware of how to manage their condition from a nutritional point of view. Dr. Diane Brathwaite, Clinical Coordinator of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, made these comments recently after three charities, including the foundation, received funds from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank for developmental […]

    July 13, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. Tertiary Level Institutions use best practice principles to do more with less

    Global economic crisis. Stalled capital projects. Hiring freeze. Dropped programmes. This is just the top of the iceberg in terms of challenges faced by educational institutions, public and private. The issue is big enough that a University of the West Indies conference on Institutionalising Best Practice in Higher Education is attracting participation from the region […]

    June 18, 2015EducationNo comments
  9. BCSI Statement on the 2015-2016 Budgetary proposals delivered in Parliament on Monday June 15th

    Prior to the Budget we indicated that we hoped there would be equal emphasis placed on fiscal consolidation and economic growth. We remain concerned that there is still not the kind of comprehensive outlook emerging in our national dialogue that we are hoping for. BCSI Executive Director Lisa Cummins commented that “First, we appreciate that […]

    June 16, 2015BusinessNo comments
  10. Corporate Barbados urged to invest in youth

    The head of an organisation designed to steer young people away from substance abuse and behavioural disorders has urged more of corporate Barbados to invest in them before it is too late. Chairman of Drug Education and Counselling Services (DECS), Pastor Roger Husbands made this call recently after meeting with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank at […]

    April 13, 2015EducationNo comments
  11. 6th year of ICBL’s Fun Walk and Run, all of Barbados expected to join in on the Fun!

    Make Your Move for the 2015 ICBL Family Fun Run and Walk, on April 28th, National Heroes Day! To celebrate the growth and success of this six-year-old event, a few new elements have been added. This year participants will be running or walking to the finish line to raise money for three charities selected by […]

    April 1, 2015Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Lives of women impacted by funds from CIBC FirstCaribbean

    The lives of women and children receiving emergency temporary housing at the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club shelter have been positively impacted thanks to a financial donation from a leading commercial bank. In recognition of International Women’s Day, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank recently presented the BPW Club of Barbados with $10,000 to go towards […]

    March 31, 2015EventsNo comments
  13. More avenues to be created for inmates’ artwork

    The creation of more avenues to display and sell artwork created by inmates at HMP (Her Majesty’s Prison) Dodds was discussed recently when President and CEO of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd. Nicholas Mouttet met with Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite. Among options discussed included showings and sales in easily-accessible venues as […]

    March 16, 2015CrimeNo comments
  14. CIBC FirstCaribbean supports outstanding sporting achievements

    CIBC FirstCaribbean has contributed to the ongoing development of Barbados’ athletes through its support of two annual awards ceremonies celebrating their achievements. The bank provided funding for the annual awards ceremonies of the National Sports Council (NSC) and the International Shotokan Karate Federation of Barbados (ISKF) which went towards acquiring plaques, trophies or other emblems […]

    February 19, 2015Martial ArtsNo comments

    The training room of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) looked more like a sick bay than a corporate meeting area this week, but it was not for a disaster – but a good cause… The ICBL Sports Club once again facilitated their annual blood drive at the Roebuck Street headquarters, showing the company truly […]

    February 14, 2015HealthNo comments

    The tenants of Baobab Tower in Warrens were so moved by the impact of their ‘Yes We Care‘ Christmas charity drive that they are planning to make it a year-round commitment. Speaking on behalf of the group, Director of Resource Mobilization & Development at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Bonita Morgan, said the staff of […]

    January 14, 2015EventsNo comments
  17. LIME donation sends New Year greetings to less fortunate

    Hundreds of Barbadians and their families who rely on the Barbados Cancer Society and the HIV/AIDS Food Bank for assistance have received a special New Year greeting from LIME of $10,000 in Massy Store vouchers. During a recent visit to LIME’s offices at Windsor Lodge, Dr. Dorothy Cooke-Johnson, president of the Barbados Cancer Society and […]

    January 12, 2015BusinessNo comments
  18. Over 500 children enjoy Christmas treats at annual Police Children’s Christmas Party

    Children of officers and civilian staff from the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) as well as children from communities in which the force has an active presence enjoyed an early Christmas treat at the annual Police Children Christmas Party. Held at the police sports club at Weymouth on Roebuck Street, the party was made possible […]

    January 2, 2015EventsNo comments
  19. Barbadian Counsellor appreciates KFC’s support, but – More funding needed for rehabilitation of at-risk Barbadian youths

    There is a dire need for more funding to support rehabilitation programmes for at-risk youth in Barbados. Chairman of Drug Education and Counselling Services (DECS), Roger Husbands, in making this revelation recently, hailed a four-year long partnership between his organisation and KFC as a model of how corporate Barbados can assist. Husbands made the comments […]

    December 19, 2014CrimeNo comments

    As promised when the company launched it’s Christmas promotion two Fridays ago, Digicel Barbados will soon be out and about donating to a number of needy families around the island. Early this week the company began its hamper distribution process when staff spent time during the day packing various food items that would be distributed […]

    December 17, 2014EventsNo comments
  21. Sol Spreads Christmas Cheer at Challenor Centre

    Despite the challenging financial times, Sol has remained committed to hosting a Christmas party for the children from the Challenor Creative Arts & Training Centre (Challenor Centre). Following the success of last year’s outdoor party the grounds of the Challenor Centre was once again magically decorated to compliment the children’s attractions which were enjoyed by […]

    December 16, 2014BusinessNo comments
  22. Columbus Supports the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society on Love Day

    Columbus Telecommunications joined with The Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) “Love Day” for a time of giving and cheer for those in our community who are in need of assistance, this past Saturday in Queens Park. Members of Columbus (Flow and Columbus Business Solutions) dedicated their time preparing breakfast, serving lunch and assisting in […]

    December 15, 2014CultureNo comments

    The St. Kitts Marriott Resort extends a sincere and heartfelt “Thank You” to all its customers during their Global Customer Appreciation Week. The Sales & Marketing team in St Kitts organized a myriad of activities that encompassed the entire week. This year’s theme for the week was “Thank You“. The Sales and Marketing team hit […]

    December 8, 2014TravelNo comments
  24. Scotiabank Marks Independence with Sweet Celebration

    Customers at Scotiabank branches across the island got a sweet surprise on Tuesday as the Bank celebrated the 48th anniversary of Independence with an all-Bajan customer appreciation day. Scotiabank Senior Marketing Manager Lisa Cole said the event was all about celebrating Barbados by “bringing a little delight and Bajan nostalgia to our customers.”

    December 1, 2014BusinessNo comments

    Finally returned to store… After a lengthy discourse with owner’s wife who reprimanded myself for this article and her husband for refusing a solution, as co-owner of Gaalaxy Fashions at Sheraton Mall she instructed staff to let me get similar value of products in lieu of a refund. For those unfamiliar? It was Monday 11th November when I sought a […]

    November 23, 2014Business, EditorialNo comments