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  1. Difficult Conversations – “I Forgive You” by Grenville Phillips II

    I normally take my best advice. Therefore, I wish to publicly forgive those whom I have publicly criticised for doing me harm. POLITICAL PARTIES. I forgive the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration for what the BLP called “the lost decade”. During seven years of that decade, I was not allowed to tender on construction projects […]

    January 16, 2023Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  2. Enter the NHAC’s Love Safely Literary Competition 2023

    Competition Rules: • The competition is catering to written works only.  They can be in the form of poems or prose. • Literary works must be between 100 and 300 words • The competition opens for entries on January 2nd, 2023 • Entries close 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 • Entries must be […]

    January 12, 2023Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. PM Mia Amor Mottley observes passing of Trinidadian Calypso Icon… “Black Stalin” aka, Leroy Calliste

    Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I love music. It is key to all that I do. The truth is one of those early artists who centered me and gave me context and perspective was Black Stalin. He had a way of drilling down always to the core – his message always rooted […]

    December 28, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  4. Congress of Trade Unions declares “Sorry,” not enough for IADB questionnaire

    The public apology made by the Chief Education Officer, Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, on the behalf of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training to the people of Barbados, on the controversial Computer Science Test which was sanctioned by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and administered by the Inter-American Development Bank to […]

    October 10, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Come, join the Discussion on Disabilities Policy & Legislative Proposals at the following Town Hall Meetings

    The Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs in collaboration with the Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities is inviting the public to attend Town Hall Meetings to provide input as we seek to prepare a national policy and legislation to improve the lives of Persons with Disabilities. Come and join the Discussion on Disabilities […]

    September 12, 2022Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Single Electronic Window introduced at Small Business Week Launch 2022

    Members of the Small Business Association learned of a new programme forthcoming which has the potential to either work alongside or maybe even replace ASYCUDA when it comes to making trade easier. This was revealed over the weekend at Flow Business in Warrens when Permamemt Secretary Francia Jordan was speaking on behalf of minister Sandra […]

    September 5, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Land Tax Bill Distribution to Begin in August

    The Barbados Revenue Authority advises that distribution of the Land Tax Bills for the financial year 2022-2023 will begin in August. These bills will bear an issue date of August 15, 2022 and taxpayers will benefit from a 10 per cent discount if payment is made in full within 30 days of the issue date […]

    July 28, 2022BusinessNo comments

    Tonight, I am touched, truly touched, by the news of the passing of a dear friend and party colleague, Ezra Alleyne. Ezra displayed an unmatched commitment to research and understanding of the letter and spirit of the law, and was never one to argue any matter, in or outside of the courtroom, or Parliament, without […]

    July 10, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has tested positive for COVID 19. It is a mild case and she has indicated that she is doing well. The Doctors have advised that she will remain at home until they determine otherwise. Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw will perform the functions of Prime Minister during this period.

    June 20, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  10. Coastal Zone Management Unit praised for their protection of the island’s shorelines

    A number of Boardwalk sites and revetments on both south and west coasts were just inspected by the Honourable Adrian Forde, the Minister of the Environment & National Beautification along with delegates from the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU): The tour gave a comprehensive overview of the project work the CZMU have done, and they’ll […]

    March 28, 2022Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  11. New Procedures For Arriving At Grantley Adams International Airport

    Travellers arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport should encounter less congestion due to new procedures being implemented there, namely the acceptance of a one-day Rapid Antigen Test for entry, and the launch of version two of the online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, outlined the new procedures […]

    February 28, 2022Featured, TravelNo comments
  12. Changes In Pandemic Directive Coming As COVID Cases reduce

    Barbados’ COVID-19 situation is “under control and getting better“. This assessment came today from Minister of Health and Wellness, Ian Gooding-Edghill, as he participated in a COVID-19 Update and Press Conference with a number of health officials, and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.  

    February 27, 2022Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. Water Woes now redressed in the hardest hit areas of St Lucy

    The process of water relief began in the hardest hit communities of St Lucy with the installation of an additional 15 community tanks as an immediate measure. Recently, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, Santia Bradshaw, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry Dr. Romel Springer and Member of Parliament for St. […]

    February 22, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  14. Signing of framework agreement on concessional loan for road rehabilitation in the Scotland District (Feb. 18, 2022) at Ilaro Court, Barbados

    Transcript of remarks by the Prime Minister of Barbados at the brief signing ceremony which took place at Ilaro Court on Friday, February 18, 2022: Good morning, everyone. Let me thank everyone for coming. Ambassador, let me thank you for also being here at such short notice. Deputy Prime Minister, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry […]

    February 19, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. “Constitutional Crisis?” by Angelo M. Lascelles

    C A V E A T “You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me…” Thanos, Avengers: Endgame The recent conclusion of the general elections in Barbados has resulted once again in a conversation about the extent to which the democracy of the country is under threat due […]

    January 24, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. Cleantech Cluster Barbados (BLOOM) Presents Bds $100,000 in Business Incubator Grants

    The Cleantech Cluster Barbados (BLOOM) awarded grants of BDS$20,000 to five companies from its incubator programme. Launched in 2018, BLOOM is a landmark initiative for the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation, currently trading as Export Barbados (BIDC), that seeks to promote cleantech entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new cleantech innovations. The Cleantech Incubator Programme is a […]

    January 19, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Bajan Election Coverage – From 8:00 pm on YouTube, as well as Facebook Platforms January 16, 2022Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments

    Yesterday afternoon Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley accompanied by St Lucy representative in the last Parliament, Peter Phillips, and General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore, visited residents in the areas surrounding the Arawak Cement Plant. They also held discussions with the management of the plant. While it was clear that the […]

    January 4, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  19. BRA Continues Service Reforms with New Contact Centre Platform

    Persons no longer need to get in line to access customer service assistance at the Barbados Revenue Authority. Last Monday, the tax administration went live with an upgraded contact centre management solution for its operations. Carolyn Williams-Gayle, the Authority’s manager communications and PR indicated that the transition to the new Contact Centre platform is another […]

    October 13, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments

    UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) held 3 to 7 October adopted an agreement to promote inclusive and resilient economic recovery in developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges. Multilateral spirit and leadership Secretary-General Grynspan commended the organization’s member states for their multilateral spirit […]

    October 12, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. BRA’s Customer Service Centre Moves Online Temporarily

    The Barbados Revenue Authority Customer Service Centre will move online temporarily to promote the use of its new Contact Centre. The Authority advises the public, that only cash and cheque payments including those for licensing transactions will be facilitated at our payment locations. For Customer Service queries the public may call our new Contact Centre […]

    October 3, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. 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
  23. Tribute from Prime Minister (Ag) on passing of Sir Maurice King

    While the passage of time has a natural tendency toward the erosion of memories, a country ought never to forget the contribution of those who served it honestly, faithfully and with never a hint of animus. Sir Maurice Athelstan King was one such Barbadian whose service we ought never to minimise, and today, at his […]

    September 23, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  24. Season of Storms to St Martin’s Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs

    St Martin Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs just received SOS: Season of Storms from the book’s author, Fabian Adekunle Badejo, said his publisher House of Nehesi (HNP). The new poetry collection, presented to Prime Minister Jacobs on International Literacy Day, opens with a live wire of experiences borne of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Prime Minister Jacobs […]

    September 16, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  25. BRA Encourages Land Tax Defaulters to Settle Arrears

    To date, over $400 million in Land Tax arrears remains unpaid to the Barbados Government. In response, the Barbados Revenue Authority (“the Authority“) has ramped up its efforts to encourage property owners to settle their outstanding bills through a payment plan programme. “I advise taxpayers who are constrained financially in clearing their tax debt to […]

    September 1, 2021Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments