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    Some students of the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School were probably singing happy Christmas Carols when their Guidance Counsellor Kara Maynard called them to deliver one of the well laden hampers that were prepared just for them. Days before Christmas some members of staff from Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) were seen busy collecting and putting together […]

    January 12, 2023EducationNo comments
  2. IGT Continues Support for The Learning Centre Through Computers and More

    IGT, in association with The Barbados Lottery, recently donated computers and other equipment to the Learning Centre in Orange Hill. This contribution represented the second phase of equipment donations from IGT. When the facility opened nine years ago, IGT provided advanced technology as part of its After School Advantage (ASA) programme. The recent donation includes […]

    January 4, 2023Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Mark Brantley delivers 2023 Address to fellow Nevisians

    Fellow Nevisians and residents, I greet you on the first day of 2023, wishing you a Happy New Year.  I pray that the warm smile of God’s favour and His blessings may shine upon you and your family in the year ahead.  As we close the curtain on 2022, we rejoice that 2023 affords us […]

    January 1, 2023PoliticalNo comments

    During the Barbados Accreditation Council’s (BAC) second virtual expo in collaboration with the National Transformation Initiative, Mrs. Lisa Gale made mention of the legislation which indicates that educational providers that wish to be recognized must do so through registration with the BAC. However, it does not sanction those training providers who operate without being registered […]

    December 10, 2022EducationNo comments
  5. UWI names new University Director of its Institute for Gender and Development Studies

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Diana J. Fox as the new University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS). Professor Fox assumed duties remotely on October 1, 2022. She is a cultural anthropologist, decolonial feminist scholar-activist, professor, and documentary film producer. Her […]

    November 26, 2022EducationNo comments
  6. OECS Trains Member States in Open Educational Resources to Strengthen Education Systems

    The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s Education Development Management Unit (EDMU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) co-hosted the Digital Education Capacity-Strengthening Initiative (DECI) Leadership for Adoption and Mainstreaming of Open Educational Resources (OERs) workshop on October 18-20, 2022 in Saint Lucia. This workshop brought […]

    November 24, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Congress of Trade Unions declares “Sorry,” not enough for IADB questionnaire

    The public apology made by the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, on the behalf of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training to the people of Barbados, on the controversial Computer Science Test which was sanctioned by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and administered by the Inter-American Development Bank to […]

    October 10, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. HCQCAN donates to Queen’s College Pavilion

    The Harrison College Queen’s College Alumni Network (HCQCAN) made its first donation since initiating its Improvement Campaign for the two schools in October 2021. The donation of the equivalent of BDS $12,000 will go towards equipping the Pavilion, where construction is close to completion. The QC Pavilion The construction of the Sports Pavilion at Queen’s […]

    September 16, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. LANGUAGE LESSONS (2021) Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass

    Director: Natalie Morales Writers: Mark Duplass & Natalie Morales Stars: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales & Desean Terry  

    September 9, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Small Business Association of Barbados collabirates with Pinelands Creative Workshop, mind the dates! September 7, 2022Education, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Fourteen Chevening scholarships – fully funded by the British Government, were awarded to successful candidates from Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The recipients will pursue one year Master’s Degrees at a number of renowned Universities in the UK. British High Commissioner to Barbados and the […]

    September 7, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Barbados Ministry of Education and Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Launch STEM Learning Lunchbox Initiative

    Kay McConney, Minister of Education for Barbados and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the “#1 Science Museum in the Country” as voted by USA Today’s 10Best, are coming together to kick off a new initiative to deliver hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) kits, called Learning Lunchboxes, to inspire youth and families. […]

    September 6, 2022EducationNo comments
  13. 3 town hall meetings for September, on Establishment of a Commission for Improving the Lives of Persons with Disabilities

    The Advisory Committee to Guide the Establishment of a Commission for Improving the Lives of Persons with Disabilities will host three town hall meetings in September. The public meetings, which will be in person and virtual, will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.Members of the public are also reminded that they may submit their […]

    September 1, 2022Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Bridgetown US Embassy Announces 2022 Youth Ambassadors Program Participants

    The U.S. Embassy in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is pleased to announce the U.S. Youth Ambassadors cohort for 2022.  Ajante Fraser from Antigua and Barbuda, Ethan Goodridge from Barbados, Abby Williams from Dominica, Berniah Forrester from Grenada, Rianka Chance from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Sade Gustave from Saint Lucia will join adult […]

    August 25, 2022EducationNo comments
  15. IGT Renews Coding and Robotics Camp with Focus on Creating Sustainability within the Region

    International Game Technology (IGT) in collaboration with Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI) will be implementing a renewal of its coding and robotics summer programme, dubbed the “IGT Coding & Robotics Rock! Camp” across the Caribbean. The first session of this camp is slated for July 20 – 29 and the second will be held August 15 […]

    July 12, 2022Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  16. St. Martin Caribbean Social Studies Competition reflects “a core subject in national curriculums”

    “I’m proud of St. Martin children, island-wide, for the excitement, discipline, and competitive spirit they bring to the St. Martin Caribbean Social Studies Competition,” (SMCSSC), said book fair coordinator Shujah Reiph recently. The live-stream quiz entered its second year as a St. Martin Book Fair feature at the Cité Scolaire Robert Weinum in Savanna, Grand […]

    July 7, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Sir Shridath Ramphal releases papers covering 72 years of public life

    Caribbean and Commonwealth elder statesman, Sir Shridath Ramphal, has released papers on the Internet, covering 72 years of public life in the Caribbean, the Commonwealth and internationally.   In his distinguished career, Sir Shridath ‘Sonny’ Ramphal has served as Assistant Attorney-General of the West Indies Federation, Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Secretary-General of […]

    July 6, 2022PoliticalNo 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
  19. People Empowerment clears the air on challenges facing the GIS

    Four months into his new Ministry, Kirk Humphrey now with the portfolio of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs has moved into the spotlight with new developments involving the Government Industrial School (GIS). Minister Humphrey is determined to see the current laws catch apace with the 21st Century. He outlined some of his immediate goals in […]

    May 1, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  20. “Be careful what you wish for: Part 2” by Paula Ann Moore

    As parents, we endorse many of the concerns expressed by the current President of the BUT, regarding the importance of earliest bilateral, two-way stakeholder engagement, in an issue as fundamental as the contemplated transformation of our national education system, as recently reported in the media. We have so many ‘kestions’, and look forward to more […]

    March 11, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  21. “Straighten your Crown, Queen!” BCCI Empowerment Review from Richelle Lavine: On The Scene

    On Monday the 7th of March 2022 I had the pleasure of being invited to attend the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s Women Empowerment Seminar which was held at the Hilton Hotel, Needham’s Point. The seminar was centered around Women Empowering and Encouraging each other. Women have always been classified as the weaker and […]

    March 11, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Sir Hilary appointed to Council of United Nations University

    The United Nations and its Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, have appointed Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, to the governing Council of the United Nations University. The appointment is for a period of six years beginning May 3, 2022. The main functions of the Council are to […]

    March 2, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Modernisation of the SJPI part of Education Ministry’s move in digitising entire public sector

    (Courtesy BGIS Instagram) The recently modernised and digitised library at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is being regarded by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training as fully supporting government’s national plan of action to deconstruct and reconstruct systems throughout government, as it moves towards digitising the entire public service. Mrs. […]

    March 1, 2022Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. SAVE THE DATE (MON FEB 28): A Black World Media Network Forum – Towards Global African History Month

    We broadcast 24×7 to every corner of the globe. We inform with news, commentaries, interviews and analyses. We entertain with progressive music from across the Pan-African world. We connect Black communities and countries around the globe. We inspire and uplift people of African descent across the world. We promote an activist brand of Pan-Africanism. Website: […]

    February 24, 2022Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Low vaccination rates in the Caribbean must be urgently redressed to halt spread of COVID-19, according to PAHO

    Low vaccination coverage in many countries of the Caribbean must be urgently addressed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable, warned PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne, with health care workers and the elderly remaining particularly at risk. Out of the 13 countries and territories in the Americas that have not yet […]

    February 24, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments