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  1. BARP Charitable Trust to Host Cybersecurity Seminar

    The BARP Charitable Trust – the charitable arm of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) – will host a cybersecurity seminar to ensure that the Association’s membership and friends of BARP are protected while online. The event, organized by the Education and Training Committee of the Trust, is titled Cybersecurity – Surfing Safely Through […]

    June 7, 2022Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  2. “DEEP ABIDING DISAPPOINTMENT” (We are failing our children, Shame on us all) by Paula Anne Moore

    There are few services which  have more of a fundamental and intimate impact on most families than education. There have been several hot topics of late: resumption of face to face school, prayers, the policing of boys’ hair in school, student cellphone use. (Even Rihanna’s pregnant belly and Will Smith’s slap). What is concerning is […]

    April 6, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. IGT’s Caribbean Tech Camp – A Model Approach for IT Learning in the Caribbean

    Participants and stakeholders have hailed the IGT Coding and Robotics Rock! Camp as an appropriate model approach towards bridging the digital divide in education and filling the technological skills gap in the job market within the Caribbean. The camp, which was hosted in August through a partnership between International Game Technology (IGT) and Mona GeoInformatics […]

    October 17, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  4. Youth from The Learning Centre Gained Tech Skills Through IGT Tech Camp

    Two young men from The Learning Centre were among 36 participants from the Caribbean who recently gained a new set of computer skills through the first staging of the IGT Coding and Robotics Rock! Camp. The two-week groundbreaking virtual tech camp got off to a stirring start on August 9 with the curtains coming down […]

    August 27, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  5. Queens Man Brings Arthur Ashe Day Back to U.S. Open

    In lieu of U.S. Open cancelling Arthur Ashe Day due to COVID-19, Don Victor Mooney of Kew Gardens Hills and President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, hopes to keep Arthur Ashe legacy relevant in these challenging times. Arthur Ashe advocated the power of education. In Richmond, Virginia, a bronze statue depicts him surrounded by children, […]

    August 20, 2021SportsNo comments
  6. Coding and Robotics Rock! IGT Kicks Off Its Groundbreaking Summer Camp

    The innovative virtual summer programme, the IGT Coding and Robotics Rock Camp for Caribbean students got under way today. Mona GeoInformatics Limited (MGI) at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus is delivering the training, sponsored by International Game Technology (IGT), to students from IGT’s flagship After School Advantage (ASA) Programme. Child Development Specialist […]

    August 11, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  7. “Of Competence, Confidence and Credit Ratings” by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    On 14 July 2021, Barbadians were treated to the welcome news that Moody’s Investor’s Service had maintained Barbados’ credit rating and that its outlook for our economy remains stable. This comes in spite of the precipitous decline in real GDP due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, decreased government revenue coupled with growing calls […]

    July 24, 2021BusinessNo comments
  8. Marsha Sewdass reignites women with life coaching and new book

    Life Coach, educator, consultant and motivational speaker Marsha Sewdass is helping the women of her native T&T and beyond in becoming empowered and achieving their highest potential via her unique brand of life coaching and her latest book entitled ‘The Best is Yet to Come: Don’t Waste a Day!‘. A self-described realist Marsha incorporates a […]

    March 18, 2021BooksNo comments
  9. Author Opal C. Meeks Releases Her First Book “Unlocking the Wealth Code”

    For 2020 single mom, author and entrepreneur Opal Meeks has found a unique way to channel tough lessons from challenging experiences of the past into resolutions she believes, will make it easier for others to succeed. With the launch of her new website and success blueprint “Unlocking the Wealth Code” her primary goal is […]

    January 28, 2020BooksNo comments

    Ten trail-blazing tertiary-level students in Barbados are moving on to another stage of their development with experience of not only working in the banking industry but of creating an application that can be used in a progressive corporate business. The group participated in the ICE (Innovate, Create, Elevate) Summer Internship programme, which CIBC FirstCaribbean International […]

    August 19, 2019EducationNo comments

    Judicial officers must interrogate their personal biases as well as those embedded in law and culture. This was the advice of Mme. Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, Judge, Barbados Supreme Court, who was at the time speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day Gender Sensitive Adjudication Training for Judicial Officers in Barbados. The training was made […]

    August 2, 2019CrimeNo comments
  12. Grenada PM lauds joint UWI-Rum Industry Initiative

    Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping – the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA). Speaking at the signing of the MOU in Grenada, the Prime Minister said the initiative, […]

    July 23, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  13. Barbados Olympic Association Teaches Youth Life Skills

    Youth development was the focus of the first event staged by the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. to celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). The workshop held at the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. headquarters in Wildey St. Michael recently, is the first of three events geared at empowering youth to live positively, […]

    April 16, 2019EducationNo comments
  14. Fortress Fund Managers sees better opportunities for investors ahead

    Fortress Fund Managers is positive about opportunities and growth for its investments in 2019 after an “unusually weak” 2018 and is encouraging investors to ‘get on board‘. In his update on the performance of Fortress’ funds, Chief Investment Officer, Fortress Advisory & Investment Services, Peter Arender said: “The year 2018 was an unusually weak one […]

    March 10, 2019EducationNo comments
  15. 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

    An agribusiness project being undertaken at primary and secondary schools in Barbados has gained added impetus and is ready for expansion within the Caribbean starting with a primary school in St. Kitts. This was disclosed during the launch of a new phase of the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP) at the Roland Edwards Primary […]

    October 1, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  17. Education Minister urges Caribbean people and Barbadians don’t be cattle and march blindly

    A minister of the Freundel Stuart regime is comparing people of the region, Barbadians inclusive, to cows and other bovines… Education Minister Ronald Jones was delivering a keynote address for the opening of a workshop from the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutes in Hastings recently. The Barbadian cabinet minister even went so far as to […]

    June 26, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, said the staff for the nursery at Oldbury had already been secured and the Ministry of Education was eagerly awaiting the hand-over of the school. Mrs. Best pointed out that research showed that individuals and societies could benefit greatly when countries invest in early childhood education. “We know that exposure […]

    February 19, 2017Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. ‘How The Economy Works’ – Monday 30th Jan, 6:00 p.m. Queens College

    #Barbados #economy #financialliteracy #opposition A photo posted by Ian Douglas Bourne (@airbourne_bds) on Jan 29, 2017 at 4:59am PST Ms. Sandra Husbands, BLP Candidate for the Constituency of St. James South will launch a series of voter education presentations for the St. James South Constituency, with an invitation extended to all Barbadians. The first presentation, […]

    January 29, 2017Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. CSF and CAS Host Two STEM Teacher Training Workshops in Jamaica

    The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS) jointly hosted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Teacher Training Workshops for primary school teachers at the Genesis Academy, Kingston then at the Wexford Hotel, Montego Bay. The workshops were made possible by grant funding from the Embassy of the United States of […]

    January 22, 2017EducationNo comments
  21. International Cookbook Author to give back to her school

    Food scientist, vegan chef and author Taymer Mason released her fourth book on November 29th this year entitled Caribbean Vegan Expanded Second Edition. The book was published by The Experiment Publishing New York with worldwide release. People from Australia, Netherlands and North America have already started sharing the book on social media from the Bajan […]

    December 16, 2016BooksNo comments

    Primary and secondary school students now have at their disposal an electronic tool that can help them study more efficiently, thanks to telecommunication’s company, FLOW. Deeming it “another instalment in investment in our young people” here and the Caribbean, he said Barbados continues to be the number one learning society in the Caribbean and in […]

    October 26, 2016Education, FeaturedNo comments
  23. “St. Martin culture is the unifying factor in establishing the island’s identity” – Michael Esposito reviews Rhoda Arrindell’s book

    Rhoda Arrindell’s book Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin is an important step toward filling a void in defining the vernacular and its value as a manifestation of the culture of the island of St. Martin. This distinction is important because English-based vernaculars are not uniform across the Caribbean, with its great variety of […]

    August 7, 2016BooksNo comments

    It was what Oprah calls a “wow” moment for some customers at CIBC FirstCaribbean, recently when they spotted Chief Executive Officer, Gary Brown, who had traded his top floor office for a teller wicket at the bank’s Warrens Branch. He was performing the duties of a trainee teller under the direction of Customer Service Officer, […]

    August 7, 2016EventsNo comments
  25. Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE – ‘Be A Champion’ (Lupita Nyong’o – 2016)

    Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she […]

    July 10, 2016Sports, Video GalleryNo comments