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  1. Nevisian Leader hails commissioning of a new 3.8MW generator for NEVLEC, as historic day for Nevis

    Premier of Nevis – Mark Brantley, cut the ribbon recently to officially commission a new 3.8megawatt Wärtsilä generator at the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) power plant at Prospect. Mr. Brantley, who is also the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), said the occasion presented an historic day for the […]

    March 24, 2022TechnologyNo comments

    Commuters will soon benefit from a new Urban Traffic Management System (UTMS) that will reduce travel times and fuel consumption by 30% through improved traffic control management in the KMR. The UTMS is a component of the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP), a government initiative that is a key element of Vision 2030 for […]

    January 5, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  3. “The Birth of a Pothole” by Grenville Phillips II

    After an asphalt pavement has been laid for about a decade, it is normal for rectangular shaped cracks to appear on the surface. These cracks can be economically sealed to prevent further damage to the pavement. Sometimes, a road is not designed for the actual amount of traffic, and the pavement can crack from overuse […]

    December 11, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  4. “I Do Not Know” by Grenville Phillips II (ex-Solutions Barbados)

    The Government recently patched potholes along the road to Brighton in St George. It was foreseen that the high-quality asphalt, and the effort to install it, would be wasted. After the recent heavy rains, the asphalt washed away, the potholes became larger, and we simply resumed the daily game of ‘dodge-the-pothole’. Engineers normally use words […]

    November 14, 2020Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  5. Courtesy Call to new Transport Minister from Chinese Ambassador, Yan Xiusheng

    At a recent courtesy call by the Ambassador of the Republic of China to the Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources, the newly appointed Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, Ian Gooding-Edghill stated the Government of Barbados continues to value their mutual cooperation and the assistance the Embassy continues to provide to the […]

    August 25, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  6. BWA ploughing Tens of Millions into St John, looking to complete in 2021

    The Barbados Water Authority is moving forward with the project to augment the water supply into the water starved sections of St. Andrew, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Joseph. In order to achieve this, infrastructural upgrades are required to move the water from the Vineyard Reservoir in St. Philip to Golden Ridge in St. […]

    August 24, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Protoje, one of Jamaica’s most important music figures in front and behind the scenes, will return with arguably his biggest album to date. In Search of Lost Time is available for pre-order today, August 6th and will be released worldwide on August 28th via In.Digg.Nation Collective / Six Course / RCA Records. Today, he reveals […]

    August 7, 2020Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Rally Club finalising plans for 2020 Championship

    As a new decade starts, the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Committee of Management has been working on plans for the 2020 season, with a number of changes in store for competitors in its Driver’s and Class Championships. The dates for the seven-round series are now confirmed, but details of a proposed new policy for servicing […]

    January 8, 2020RallyNo comments
  9. Sayeed Mohammed Appointed Service Manager of Parts & Power

    Sayeed Mohammed took the reigns of the very busy Service Department of Parts & Power in October 2018. Sayeed was born in Trinidad. He graduated from St. George’s College in Trinidad. He completed and was certified in Caterpillar training inclusive of Harvard Manage Mentor, Diesel and Gas engines, generators, machines, sales and customer service training. […]

    January 7, 2019BusinessNo comments

    Worthing Beach will remain closed to ensure that the ecological conditions of the swamp and its environs are restored. This is according to Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, who said “we have a sensitive and delicate eco-system and it is critical that the balance is right“. The decision was made following discussions […]

    August 6, 2018NatureNo comments

    Motor sport fans and their families will be spoiled for choice at The Rally Show next Saturday (May 26), as the move to the former Banks Facility at Wildey has allowed organisers to expand the scope of the event to appeal to an even wider audience … and for longer, too, running from 1.00pm to […]

    May 20, 2018Breaking News, Featured, RallyNo comments
  12. “Liberating our Youth” by Grenville Phillips II – ‘Solutions Barbados’ perspective

    Recently, we described how our secondary school students could graduate with some measure of independence. This can be achieved by keeping our students interested in learning by teaching them the practical aspects of subjects during the first three years, and then training them to start and grow successful businesses using this practical knowledge. Our students […]

    February 19, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  13. Caribbean Science Foundation Coding Camp begins 6th January 2018

    The Caribbean Science Foundation is excited to inform you that it will launch the pilot of its Computer Coding Camps in Barbados, with the first meeting of the Camp scheduled for Saturday January 6, 2018.  The sponsors of the Camp are Scotiabank, and the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS. Total […]

    November 14, 2017EducationNo comments
  14. Empowering Girls In Technology

    This coming Thursday 27th April as we celebrate the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) ‘Girls in ICT Day‘, girls and young women across three Caribbean islands are being encouraged to be ‘bold for change’, which was the theme for International Women’s Day. This ‘Day’ is really a move to empower girls from innovation to impact and as […]

    April 24, 2017Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Sumitomo highlights business growth at Bushy Park Barbados

    From the giant Japanese Sumitomo Corporation, parent company of Mazda, through local motor dealerships, motor sport enthusiasts and leisure organisations to a growing number of tourists, Bushy Park Barbados is fast expanding its business profile. After nine months of redevelopment, the facility re-launched with Top Gear Festival Barbados in May 2014, since when it has […]

    March 13, 2017RallyNo comments
  16. ProSales Kicks Butt in Suzuki Challenge Series

    Sol Esuf and Ryan Wood were crowned Champions of the SR3 Cup and Swift Cup respectively when the second Suzuki Challenge Series drew to a close during Radical International (January 28/29) at Bushy Park Barbados. Each driver had won his Summer Series title by a sufficient margin to claim the overall crown, despite failing to […]

    February 7, 2017Featured, RallyNo comments
  17. Barbados just had tons of rain, where did the deluge go? Ask – Water Resource Management! October 10, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. St Joseph residents demand for Water Resources Minister to step down

    Approximately 200 protesters marched in front of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Headquarters in the Pine, St Michael, with placards telling the woes of the shortage of the precious resource for use in daily activities. The placard bearers came from Bowling Alley, Newton Crescent, Bissex, Chimborazo, Horse Hill and Branchbury and some said they barely […]

    September 12, 2016Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  19. U.S. Embassy presents “Adventures in STEM”

    As part of its commitment to promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown was pleased to host Dr. Cardinal Warde, professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for two engagements with teachers and students on Barbados on July 26. The events, […]

    August 2, 2016EducationNo comments

    Twenty fifteen was the driest year on record since the documentation of rainfall began in Barbados in 1942. This declaration made by Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, during a press conference at his Ministry’s headquarters at Graeme Hall, Christ Church. The Minister stated that a study conducted in 1979 […]

    January 17, 2016Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. CIMH launches 2016 Caribbean Climate Models Calendar to raise awareness of regional climate research

    In an effort to build greater awareness of climate research and development activities in the Caribbean, regional climate services provider the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) has released a 2016 calendar highlighting leading Caribbean climate scientists who have made significant impacts in the region and around the world. Styled to reflect the colourful […]

    December 20, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  22. International Alliance Aims for All New Cars To Be Zero-Emission by 2050

    Thirteen North American and European governments announced today that they will strive to make all new passenger vehicles in their jurisdictions zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) by no later than 2050. Achieving this will accelerate the global transition to ZEVs and could reduce transportation sector climate impacts by more than 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide […]

    December 6, 2015TechnologyNo comments

    In just over four weeks since on-line entries opened on October 1 on the official web site – – 40 crews have already posted their intention to compete in Sol Rally Barbados 2016. Having celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its premier event this year, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has announced that Sol RB16 […]

    October 31, 2015Featured, RallyNo comments
  24. Longest track in series history for Red Bull GRC Barbados

    Red Bull Global Rallycross returns to Bushy Park Barbados next week (October 3/4) with a brand new course layout, the longest and fastest in series history. At 1.1208 miles long, it is the first track to run for more than a mile; with the addition of two new passing zones via track design and a […]

    September 27, 2015RallyNo comments
  25. FLOW and Ericsson deliver world-class mobile broadband for Caribbean & Latin American region

    Ericsson extended its strategic partnership with FLOW (Cable & Wireless Communications Plc/CWC) to transform the operator’s 3G network and deploy 4G LTE technology. The agreement enables CWC to continue delivering world-class mobile, data and voice consumer experiences to over 6 million Caribbean and Latin American consumers throughout 42 countries. The agreement includes the modernization of […]

    September 21, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments