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  1. People Empowerment Ministry vows Additional support for Safe Zone programme founded by Fabian Sargeant

    The Safe Zone Programme has been pledged additional support from Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Kirk Humphrey due to the fact Barbados needs its young men. Speaking this weekend at the closing ceremony at St. Leonard’s Boys’ School on Richmond Gap, Minister Humphrey says if Barbados was to lose 64 youngsters to violence […]

    May 22, 2023Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. HARRIS PAINTS HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

    This month, twenty-one top CEOs and Senior Industry Executives representing 13 leading independent paint companies from around the world will be in Barbados for the NOVA Conference 2023. NOVA is an alliance of some of the world’s leading paint and coating manufacturers and it is a major accomplishment to have this conference in Barbados for […]

    May 10, 2023Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. STORM WATER GRILLE ON RIVER ROAD IN BRIDGETOWN BEING REPAIRED

    A crew from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Water Resources (MTWW) will commence repairs to a storm water grille on River Road in The City, which had been covered by a metal sheet for some time. That section of road will be cordoned off for approximately twenty-one to twenty-eight days to facilitate the repairs […]

    May 10, 2023Featured, TravelNo comments
  4. Barbadian Leader Signs The Declaration of Mission Barbados With The Social Partnership

    Today, Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, on behalf of the Government of Barbados, joined with members of the Social Partnership to sign the Declaration of Mission Barbados, during May Day celebrations at the National Botanical Gardens. With the signing of this Declaration, the Social Partners have agreed to the following mission objectives: By […]

    May 1, 2023Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. INTERVENOR REQUEST FOR FAIR TRADING COMMISSION ORDER LIGHT AND POWER SERVE RATE CASE COMPLIANCE FILINGS ON INTERVENORS

    On Sunday, April 23rd, 2023, as an intervening party to the Barbados Light and Power’s rate increase request, the Intervenor Team of Tricia Watson and David Simpson wrote to the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) requesting that the FTC order Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (BLPC) to serve intervenors with the preliminary compliance filing that […]

    April 27, 2023Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Mottley Gov’t extols USA as Vauxhall becomes Shirley Chisholm Primary

    Vauxhall Primary School at Vauxhall, Christ Church, was renamed The Shirley Chisholm Primary School in an elaborate ceremony on a bright and blazing Tuesday afternoon. She would go on to become the first black woman elected to the US House of Representatives and the first woman to run for the presidency of the USA. Prime […]

    April 6, 2023Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  7. ARMAGEDDON TIME (2022) Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Chastain, Jeremy Strong & James Gray

    A deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.

    March 21, 2023Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. THE NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES ARE BACK!

    For the first time since 2019, Barbados is set to host the National Senior Games 2023, from June 10 to 25. This year’s games will see participants taking part in 15 disciplines, along with the introduction of two new ones – volleyball and swimming. It will also see the track and field events being held […]

    March 21, 2023Athletics, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  9. BARBADIAN WOMEN ADVANCED DIGITALLY, SO SAYS PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT MINISTER AT UNITED NATIONS

    Women in Barbados have made significant progress in every sphere of endeavour, according to the Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs (MPEA), Kirk Humphrey. Mr Humphrey added the Mia Mottley Administration recognises Digital literacy and innovation must address both access and affordability to achieve gender parity. He also pointed out to the global assembly some […]

    March 9, 2023Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. People Empowerment Minister addresses independently drafted legislation

    Kirk Humphrey, Minister of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs clarified his Ministry’s position with regards to independently drafted legislation focusing on senior citizens. This proposed file, drafted in part by attorney Corey Beckles, was just completed and this was made known in a private launch. He is also reassuring Barbadians the Mottley administration is working […]

    February 5, 2023Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. PRIME MINISTER MOTTLEY REACTS TO PASSING OF FORMER DEPUTY SPEAKER UNDER J.M.G.M ‘TOM’ ADAMS

    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
  19. PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS NOW IN ISOLATION AFTER POSITIVE RESULTS

    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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. “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