Tag Archives: fitness

  1. Rugby Barbados optimistic that team sports will soon restart safely

    While expressing disappointment that team sports are not yet allowed, the Executive Committee of the Barbados Rugby Football Union again emphasized safety as their top priority. This was in response to the latest Government directive, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (COVID-19) (CURFEW) (NO. 7) DIRECTIVE, 2021, which is in effect until April 11, 2021. Secretary Malcolm Steel said […]

    April 3, 2021Featured, RugbyNo comments
  2. Healthy Caribbean Coalition reminds of the vulnerabilities for people living with NCDs such as diabetes and hypertension

    As the Caribbean continues to face and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic the vulnerabilities of persons living with NCDs such as diabetes and hypertension continues to place these persons at a disadvantage with a higher probability of dying from COVID-19.  

    March 16, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. Celtic need their experienced players to step up and be counted

    Celtic’s slump in form has come as a shock to all those associated with the Scottish club. This is a team where winning is simply the norm, and any drop below those levels of excellence can rightfully be considered a crisis. But that is the reality facing Celtic, as Rangers sit pretty at the top […]

    December 4, 2020Breaking News, Featured, FootballNo comments
  4. ‘Race for a Cause BAR Singles’ Raises Funds for Three Barbadian Charities

    The Barbados Adventure Race (BAR) introduced a new concept this year with its Race for a Cause BAR Singles powered by the Amarone Charitable Trust (ACT). The event took place the morning of Saturday, November 21st at PEG Farm and Nature Reserve. This event had three charities as recipients inclusive of: the Heart and Stroke […]

    November 30, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  5. RPB’s Red Foundation Makes Its Way to St Lucy for the Last Leg of its Charity Walk

    Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire started his trek across the island to raise funds for Barbadians in need at Ragged Point, St. Philip, on November 8th. This Sunday he, and his Red Foundation, will complete the fourth and final leg of the month long virtual fundraiser “Walk the Talk – Walk as One”, with a […]

    November 26, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  6. Launch of TAFISA World Walking Day – 24 hours around the globe; the most accessible and inclusive relay around the world

    Over the weekend, people and various organisations will pass the baton across all time zones from east to west to celebrate the power of sport and physical activity in unifying the world during the COVID-19 crisis. The Barbados Olympic Association Inc (BOA) is proud to join in this global event and to encourage our local […]

    October 4, 2020AthleticsNo comments

    Year number eight is shaping up to be great for the region’s largest cancer fundraising and awareness event – CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure. With a new executive co-chair and several new walk managers heading in-house planning committees across the bank’s 16-member footprint, all seems set for the event to surpass its target of […]

    August 15, 2019EventsNo comments
  8. BFIT keeps it Rolling: Bushy Park Duathlon 2019

    The first Duathlon of the year on the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) event calendar took place last weekend, June 16th, 2019 at the Bushy Park Racetrack. The leading circuit-racing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean more commonly known for showcasing race car speed, the manoeuvring expertise of rally-car drivers and also host of many […]

    July 1, 2019AthleticsNo comments

    A female martial artist suspects Guyana has at least 2,000 cases of child or domestic abuse every month which unfortunately stays silent… Ms Montaque is the first female Guyanese to be inducted into the Hall-of-Fame, in the category of Woman of Honor. She was recognised at the Golden Sands Hotel in Maxwell for the CMAA […]

    October 22, 2018Breaking News, Featured, Martial ArtsNo comments

    The Health and Wellness sector is one of the largest opportunities for the entrepreneurial community of Barbados… Mr Clarke said BCSI has done much for the Health & Wellness sector, and expects November 17th and 18th to carry forward previous initiatives; – Shekita Walcott, the Assistant Project Officer for the BCSI, gave participants an idea […]

    October 22, 2018Business, HealthNo comments

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is a hive of activity with the annual Walk for the Cure only days away. The event, now in its seventh year is held in conjunction with the Barbados Cancer Society’s Breast Screening Programme which is the beneficiary of all funds raised. The bank’s Walk Manager Carolann Nurse together with her […]

    October 2, 2018HealthNo comments
  12. “Winners Are We!” Inaugural TPC Choir’s 5K Run & Walk August 19, 2018Athletics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. From Birth to Beyond – A Discussion on Childhood Obesity, Public Lecture, 14 Aug 2018

    The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados in association with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition and the Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Foundation of Barbados will be hosting a public lecture exploring the issue of childhood obesity on 14 August, 6:30 pm at 3 W’s Pavilion, UWI, Cave Hill. Children with obesity are at higher risk of […]

    August 9, 2018Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. BFIT developing triathlon to new heights

    The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) has recently hosted athlete and coaching development camps as part of the organisation’s commitment to improving the skills of the triathlon community. In collaboration with British Triathlon, the two intensive training camps were a first of their kind in the Caribbean, as well as for British Triathlon. Led […]

    July 26, 2018Athletics, FeaturedNo comments

    If preparations alone are any indicator, this year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, the region’s largest cancer fundraiser, seems set to break new fundraising records. The organizing committees for the various walks are busy meeting and planning, with fundraising activities heating up all across the English and Dutch Caribbean as the 17 territories where […]

    July 16, 2018HealthNo comments
  16. Sagicor reaffirms Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) Commitment

    Sagicor Life Inc has once again committed funding for the operations of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) through an extension of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Through the MOU, Sagicor Life Inc will provide funding over the next three years, to the HCC which coordinates an alliance of regional, non-governmental organisations, as they develop and […]

    July 7, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. Barbadian Triathletes making big strides

    It’s been a busy couple of months for triathlon with both local and international events showcasing the calibre of talent that’s coming out of Barbados. Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) President Darren Treasure says that this is only just the beginning, as the federation takes big steps to expand its reach. “We are actively […]

    June 24, 2018AthleticsNo comments

    The recently concluded Caribbean Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Forum was held in Kingston, Jamaica under the theme “Supporting National and Regional Advocacy in the Caribbean in the Lead Up to the 3rd United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on NCDs“. Notable attendees from Barbados included Professor Sir Trevor Hassell of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) and Mr. […]

    May 18, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. Speaker Profile: Olivia Rose, “Staying in The Game,” Event: 30th June to 1st July 2018

    Olivia Rose has been a practicing Sport Psychologist in Jamaica for the past 10 years. She has a MSc. in Applied Psychology with distinction, BSc. in Psychology and Spanish with Honors, a Dip. Ed. in Adult Learning and Assessment and is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology with a concentration in Leisure and Sport at […]

    May 13, 2018Athletics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Geordies tour to compete in Barbados at Caribbean Squash Event

    Squash players from Primrose Squash Club, Hebburn, are travelling to take part in the BCQS International Masters Squash Open in Barbados. Competitors from both the men and women teams will be going to Barbados on May 14th to play against players from the far afield including Canada, Norway, America and Caribbean islands. This is the […]

    May 13, 2018Featured, SportsNo comments
  21. Child Care Board Receives Funds to Assist with Programmes at Sterling Children’s Home

    The Child Care Board (CCB) has received a helping hand from The Villages at Coverley following the presentation of a cheque valued at almost four thousand dollars. The funds were raised by The Villages’ annual charity 5K Run/Walk and will go towards the work being carried out at the Sterling Children’s Home. Mr. St. Hill […]

    April 15, 2018AthleticsNo comments
  22. Villages At Coverley Crowns A New Female 5K Champion As Oein Josiah Makes It Three In A Row

    28-year-old Oein Josiah made it three wins in a row when he was the first competitor to cross the finish line during The Villages at Coverley’s recently held 5K Run/Walk. However, it was a first win for 23-year-old Amy Cox who ran away with the women’s 5K Run title;- Providing some strong competition for Ms. […]

    March 12, 2018Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Zagora Callender at Kosice; Silver Medal – Weightlifting

    Zagora Callender just represented Barbados in Weightlifting in Kosice, and earned a silver medal. (With a total of 105 kg – 45 on snatch & 60 clean and jerk) Please note the flyer above, as well as follow their Facebook page.

    March 11, 2018Photo Gallery, SportsNo comments
  24. A Different Type of Heart Attack That Affects Mostly Women

    Not all heart attacks are created equal, especially when they happen in women. In addition to often experiencing different warning signs of heart attack, women also are more likely to have a sudden tearing in the walls of the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscles. This condition is called “spontaneous coronary artery dissection,” […]

    June 11, 2017HealthNo comments
  25. Nutrition for Non-Nutritionists Workshop (Helene Charlebois) Pt 1

    Research has revealed that parents will outlive their children in the 21st century. This is according to Canadian Dietitian, Nutrition and Obesity Expert, Helene Charlebois, who was speaking during a nutrition workshop held yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. “For the first time in history, if you have a child, your chances of seeing your […]

    May 21, 2017Health, Video GalleryNo comments