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  1. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin 2nd term as UWI Vice-Chancellor on August 1

    Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is currently in the final year of his six-year contract, has been reappointed by the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term. The Council which met virtually on Friday 30th April, for its annual business […]

    May 10, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. BARP appoints New Executive Manager

    The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc (BARP) just revealed the appointment of Kim Tudor as their Executive Manager. Miss Tudor with more than two decades of extensive leadership, management and business experience is well known in both the public and private sectors, given her previous roles that focused on the promotion of service excellence. […]

    May 6, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE 2020 CXC EXAM FIASCO IS SO IMPORTANT TO US ALL

    ‘The fish rots from the head‘ The COVID-19 Pandemic has served to reveal pre-existing inequities and challenges within our societies. It has ripped the scab off of the wound that is our societal ills. Similarly, the 2020 CXC Exam Fiasco  from September 2020′, has revealed to the entire region what teachers and principals have been […]

    April 19, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Approaches to CXC 2021 Exit Examinations, Another View: CXC Matters by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    “On Wednesday April 7th, the Caribbean Union of Teachers held a panel discussion and webinar on the approaches to the CXC 2021 examinations. This forum was addressed by teachers, principals, students, parents and teacher unionists. There was unanimous concern expressed with CXC’s stated plans for the administration of the 2021 examinations, announced at the beginning […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. MEDIA STATEMENT RE CXC’s STATEMENT, RE – 2021 EXAM PLANS

    Apologies for my misquoting Jesus’ parable, but today’s statement from CXC, where they are attempting to appear responsive to the conditions emanating from the current La Soufriere eruption, is nothing more than ‘old wine in new wineskins‘. It appears to be disinformation: an apparent misrepresentation (error at best?) of the exact same information provided publicly […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Legal minefield on Bermuda’s workplace vaccine policy, lawyer warns

    Employers should talk to their staff if they planned to introduce Covid-19 vaccination policies, a lawyer said yesterday. She said: “In high-risk workplaces where an employer does consider it necessary in the specific circumstances of the workplace to require that its employees take the vaccine, then a new condition of employment that an employee be […]

    February 14, 2021BusinessNo comments
  7. Barbados Accreditation Council urges Bajans to ‘Seek Opportunity in the face of Uncertainty’

    From the small business owner to major companies, re-strategizing with careful use of foresight and analysis has become paramount for maneuvering during this difficult COVID-19 period. The International Labour Organization (ILO) reported that there have been 34 million job losses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, the Inter-American Development Bank conducted over-the-phone surveys for […]

    February 12, 2021EducationNo comments
  8. Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy partners with UNDP to create jobs and improve Food Security

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy is now equipped with more vital information that could assist the development of Barbados’ Blue Economy. The UNDP completed a Blue Scoping Study on behalf of the Ministry study that focused on the various components of that industry. This foundation document highlighted the possible emerging sectors in […]

    February 11, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. Former ECB Chairman, Colin Graves CBE, joins Oakwell Sports Advisory

    Oakwell Sports Advisory (“Oakwell“), a specialist corporate finance advisory service solving commercial challenges in sport, announces Colin Graves, CBE, has joined its Advisory Board with immediate effect. The appointment reflects Oakwell’s sustained growth in 2020, its continued recruitment across the business – including Andrew Croker as Advisory Board Chairman in July 2020 – and its […]

    January 14, 2021CricketNo comments
  10. Nevisian Leader steering Charlestown toward economic recovery, post COVID-19

    In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic that has decimated the island’s revenue streams, Premier Mark Brantley’s vision and foresight handling the health and economic crises has ensured Nevis’ survival during this difficult period. “I think this pandemic has tested leaders throughout the world in a very serious way. Nevis is no different” Brantley […]

    December 24, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Barbadian Communicator Elected to International Position

    Pamala Proverbs APR, Managing Director of PRMR Inc. in Bridgetown Barbados, has been elected a 2021 international delegate-at-large for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is one of three international members and two national members to be elected to the position. The five delegates were recommended by a committee that reviewed all the […]

    December 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. ILO: COVID-19 recovery in the Caribbean will be gradual but working hour losses expected to remain high

    While partial reopening of Caribbean economies is showing some immediate signs of socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, reduced output, export and fiscal space continue to take a massive toll on regional labour markets according to a recently released report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Estimates produced in September 2020 (not necessarily robust following […]

    December 9, 2020BusinessNo comments
  13. Hoteliers On Alert: Gov’t will pay Workers’ Severance, but loss will be rectified

    Employees in Barbados protesting non-payment of severance by employers will be paid by the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), but Government is vowing to recoup that money. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley put those employers on notice yesterday while delivering an address at the Independence Day Parade, but she also appealed to employees to turn down […]

    December 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  14. Virgin Atlantic appoints Hannah Swift as Caribbean Country Manager

    Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Swift as the airline’s Country Manager for the Caribbean. Hannah is responsible for the airline’s daily commercial activity in the region including sales, marketing, reservations and ticketing. Hannah Swift, Country Manager, Caribbean commented: “I am thrilled to be taking on this role for Virgin Atlantic. […]

    November 26, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  15. “Cease and Desist” – SOLUTIONS BARBADOS, Grenville Phillips II

    C A V E A T BajanReporter.com is relaying the submitted article as part of “efforts to advance understanding of issues related to St George North‘s electoral process” and this website believes it constitutes a “fair use” of the provided material, any offence taken or assumed is at remit of the original author and not […]

    October 28, 2020Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. CDB President calls for enabling the private sector, diversifying the economies and completing regional integration

    The President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm Warren Smith, stressed at today’s 50th Annual Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors that in the small Caribbean economies with no reserve currencies, sustainable advances in standards of living must be driven by export expansion. “A diversified production structure helps to build economic resilience, […]

    October 9, 2020EventsNo comments
  17. CaribbeanJobs.com celebrates 15 years in Job Recruitment

    The region’s leading job recruitment platform, CaribbeanJobs.com, is celebrating its 15th year of transforming the professional lives of Caribbean people, through connecting candidates with recruiters to secure their dream jobs across the region. Despite the threat of COVID-19 to the global job market, CaribbeanJobs.com has chartered a path of finding innovative ways to keep job […]

    October 4, 2020BusinessNo comments
  18. GEL INTRODUCES INTERNS TO THE WORLD OF WORK

    Some 16 students of the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School are having the opportunity to put some of what they learn at school into practice as they take part in an internship programme to introduce them to the World of Work. Goddard Enterprises Ltd. (GEL), which has adopted the school, has given the students the chance […]

    September 11, 2020EducationNo comments
  19. Nevisian Premier excited for job creation SKN Pinney’s Beach Park Project to bring

    Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is eager to see work commence on the St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project. The Tourism Minister made the comment while presenting an update on matters relating to the Tourism Sector during his monthly press conference on June […]

    July 3, 2020BusinessNo comments
  20. Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) intervenes in CBC Pension Plight

    Government officials involved in the pension pay dispute of retrenched Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) workers are assuring them they are on top of the matter. “My investigations have revealed that the CBC and the Ministry responsible for CBC are continuing to work on having the money paid as soon as possible, but that a lack […]

    September 23, 2019Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Parkinson Memorial School students benefit from GEL Summer Internships

    Twenty-one Parkinson Memorial Secondary School students are now engaged in a Summer Internship Programme that has seen them stationed at nine businesses within the Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) group of companies. The school’s Guidance Counsellor, Mrs Julia Edey expressed gratitude to the company noting that it was the programme’s second year and she urged the […]

    August 8, 2019EducationNo comments
  22. 14% increase in Dominican Republic’s minimum wage

    Business and labor representatives in the Dominican Republic agreed on a 14% increase to the general minimum wage. This proposal came from their Mejia regime to end a long impasse in their minimum wage talks. Unions in Santo Domingo called it a victory for workers, even though the increase was less than they demanded. Labor […]

    July 10, 2019BusinessNo comments
  23. New ILO data analysis shows just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay (UNCG)

    Ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent of total global pay, while the lowest-paid 50 per cent of workers receive just 6.4 per cent, a new ILO dataset reveals. What’s more, the lowest 20 per cent of income earners – around 650 million workers – earn less than 1 per cent of global […]

    July 9, 2019EducationNo comments
  24. PRESIDENT OF THE BARBADOS DENTAL ASSOCIATION IMPLIES THE MAJORITY OF BAJAN EMPLOYEES ARE ALLEGEDLY SLACKERS

    The president of the Barbados Dental Association is accusing certain Barbadians of wishing to shirk a work ethic for unjustified rewards. Addressing fellow dentists, the press and various stakeholders including Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic – the Minister of Health & Wellness at Accra Beach Resort recently, Dr Vidya Armogan in his capacity as head of […]

    May 6, 2019Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  25. IMF EXECUTIVE BOARD APPROVES EXTENDED FUND FACILITY

    The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the staff-level agreement on an Extended Fund Facility, which will give Barbados access to about US $290 million, over the next four years. He said the approval by the IMF’s Executive Board was a victory for the people of Barbados, who had been asked to […]

    October 2, 2018Business, FeaturedNo comments