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  1. Dominican Republic ponders if in-person learning should resume? Teleworking is back at Santo Domingo; this as health care workers affected

    Schools in the Dominican Republic are scheduled to reopen on 11th January 2022 after the Christmas, New Year and Three King holidays. But, that Caribbean neighbour is smack in the middle of the fifth wave of Covid-19 virus. The Omicron variant is the fastest spreading of all that have circulated. The Health Cabinet and the […]

    January 6, 2022HealthNo comments
  2. Innovative strategies and partnerships urgently needed to arrest women’s economic slide as a result of COVID-19

    With the glaring gap in financing for women-owned enterprises (only 22% of impact investing in Latin America and the Caribbean for women-founded businesses), burgeoning responsibilities of care for children and the elderly because of COVID-19 school closures and movement restriction, forcing women out of the formal economy, UN Women is focused on working with its […]

    October 23, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  3. Barbados’ Labour Minister virtually attends 21st Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour

    The ILO has told the 21st Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour  (IACML) that there is a need to seek an inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery from a crisis that has left a legacy of high unemployment and worrying informality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Speaking at the opening session of the two-day meeting, hosted by […]

    September 29, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  4. Grace Jutan appointed ‘Chief of Staff’ in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor

    A significant change has been made at the start of the new academic year 2021-2022, to the staffing of the inner Office of the Vice-Chancellor, located at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Ms. Jutan has over 15 years of service at the executive level of the University, which […]

    September 19, 2021EducationNo comments
  5. Pitt is first female senior executive at TMR Sales & Service

    The Board of Directors of TMR Sales & Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Pitt as the Chief Executive Officer effective July 19, 2021. This newly created role will drive a new strategic direction focused on innovation while strengthening the Company’s market leadership in air conditioning and electrical systems. An experienced business […]

    September 10, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Vincent Byron Jr – Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley, a Barbadian national, […]

    June 20, 2021NatureNo comments
  7. National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) Going Digital

    The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is moving ahead with its digital transformation agenda, and has started the implementation of a Document Management System (DMS) with the assistance of the team from Productive Business Solutions Technologies (Barbados) Limited. Change and Project Manager of the PBS Technologies, Ms. Shontelle Bryan says the project is timely […]

    June 4, 2021TechnologyNo comments
  8. Letter To the Editor: “Return to a Paradise” by Dr Victor Eastmond

    There are currently more questions than I can answer and hence I hope this letter encourages responses. The first one is “How can Barbados return to normal?” It is my opinion that our country can return to the Pre-Covid era by either turning the clock back or have the island fully vaccinated along with adherence […]

    May 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  9. BAC Hires New Quality Assurance Officer

    The Barbados Accreditation Council has a new Quality Assurance Officer. Ms Cassandra Earle-Hazell is the latest addition to the team, effective 3 May 2021. Cassandra holds a Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Organisational Management from Endicott College, Massachusetts, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Economics and Accounting from the University of […]

    May 13, 2021BusinessNo comments
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. “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
  25. 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