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  1. The CATAPULT Arts Grant Returns

    The CATAPULT Arts Grant, valued at $210,000 USD, returns to support Caribbean creatives in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arts Grant was born out of a collaboration between Kingston Creative and The American Friends of Jamaica and is partly funded by the Open Society Foundation. All artists that apply for the grant will […]

    January 1, 2022CultureNo comments
  2. Plight of Licorish Village Pt 1 – Santia Bradshaw, “$10 mil. Fund Access programme insufficient”

    Santia Bradshaw – Barbados Labour Party (BLP) parliamentary representative for St Michael South East feels it’s totally inadequate, Government’s 1st tranche of a $10 million disbursement to Fund Access – the agency charged with providing development finance for micro enterprises.

    March 19, 2017Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    Five Caribbean businesses are at a stage closer to securing private investment having each received $25,000 USD through the LINK-Caribbean Investment Readiness Grant programme. The five firms are Carepoint and Caribbean Transit Solutions from Barbados; Bluedot Media and Innovative Menu Solutions Ltd from Jamaica and SystemIz Incorporated from Trinidad and Tobago. According to Chris McNair, […]

    February 19, 2017BusinessNo comments
  4. Barbados to have more desalination plants, relief imminent for St Joseph residents

    It is not only St Joseph residents who will see remedies to their current plight of dry taps, the Water Resource Ministry vows to ensure all of Barbados has adequate water be it drought or flood. He was very firm in his assertion while St Joseph folk have a right to protest and call for […]

    September 12, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  5. US$50k from GEF SGP to Expand Garden Project to Secondary Schools

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the UNDP has funded BAPPSS with US $50K to implement the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP) through Youth Equipped to Achieve! (YEA!). The funding helped to establish a partnership with the Youth Development Programme (YDP), Division of Youth in the Ministry of Culture, […]

    May 22, 2016AgricultureNo comments
  6. Barbadian Environmental NGO launches Book Series, Videos and App

    A Barbadian animation group is lauded by the local arm of a United Nations department for looking to increase awareness via cartoons, videogames and books for primary school aged children. The global envoy saluted TALENT’s endeavours which were developed by the founder Aisha King during her days spent at Emergency Services in the Cayman Islands […]

    May 8, 2016Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  7. EU signs agreement with St. Lucia to assist with infrastructure Reconstruction following Floods

    The work will be undertaken through indirect management by the World Bank and will be aligned to the US$68 million, Disaster Vulnerability Project, which the government of St. Lucia has been implementing. Ambassador Mikael Barfod commented: “This support demonstrates the EU’s commitment to the reconstruction of St. Lucia at a time with economic challenges for […]

    May 1, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Wm Warren Smith to serve second term as president of the Caribbean Development Bank

    The Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank, representing the twenty-seven member countries of the regional multilateral financial institution, has re-elected Dr. Wm Warren Smith to a second five-year term as President. The decision was confirmed on November 6, 2015, with the new term officially beginning on May 1, 2016. It was evident that […]

    November 16, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. European Investment Bank vows more support to the region

    The European Investment Bank has pledged to the Caribbean Development Bank more direct involvement in forging climate resistant initiatives at rates beneficial to Caribbean countries. The VP indicated Barbados and another destination may be slated for satellite branches of the EIB with assistance from the CDB;- The financial executive apologised for the EIB not having […]

    November 8, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments

    Barbados finally got the remaining BDS$17 million from the European Union (EU) as part of the EU’s continuing support of Barbados’ Human Resource Development (HRD) Programme. Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, in thanking the EU for what is termed Budget Support, noted that this type of assistance was always targeted towards specific projects, in this […]

    October 18, 2015Political, Video GalleryNo comments

    A call has been made for more entrepreneurs to “capitalise on regional entrepreneurship opportunities“. While addressing several entrepreneurs and youth entrepreneurship organisations from across the region, the Minister stated that while entrepreneurship “is an effective developmental tool“, for it to be more impactful and sustainable, “a regional approach to advancing and showcasing its legitimacy” must […]

    September 26, 2015BusinessNo comments
  12. Scotiabank’s Kiddy Cricket Scores with 15th Anniversary Grant

    Nine year old Jaden Webster is a true all-rounder – both on and off the cricket field. The St. Cyprian’s Primary School student got a great back to school gift last week when he received the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket 15th Anniversary Grant, in recognition of his sporting and academic excellence. Scotiabank created the USD $500 […]

    September 13, 2015CricketNo comments
  13. UWI Social Sciences Dean clashes with Bajan Reporter at Public-Private Launch: Select business students in for Tuition ease

    In what should have been a simple announcement of good news, ended up as a clash between the Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences and the Bajan Reporter over what makes proper coverage of an event, it soon escalated to a point where the blogger urged Dr Justin Robinson to urge the Governor of […]

    August 20, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  14. CDB invites vulnerable communities invited to apply for grants from Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF)

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has joined forces with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to strengthen the sustainable development agenda of CARICOM states. Through the USD24 million (Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), CDB has for the third time announced […]

    August 2, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  15. CDB and Guyana Presidents meet; reaffirms relationship between Bank & country

    Providing financial and technical support for Guyana’s goal of lifting people out of poverty and unlocking the country’s full potential was the key focus of a meeting on July 29, 2015 between His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of Guyana and Dr. William Warren Smith, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). His Excellency, along […]

    July 31, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. Caribbean Development Bank Partners with the World Bank Group to Build Public Procurement Capacity in the Region

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the creation of a Regional Procurement Centre that aims to improve the efficiency and transparency of public spending across its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). The Centre will provide high-quality, relevant, accredited education for procurement professionals in the Caribbean, which is tailored to the specific needs of the Region. […]

    July 24, 2015BusinessNo comments
  17. Two Barbadians to participate in U.S. Government-Sponsored Leadership Programme

    Felicia Cox, and Jason Marshall will travel to the United States as the latest Eastern Caribbean candidates of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Cox is the renewable energy coordinator at the Barbados National Oil Company, and Marshall is the electrical services project manager at TMR Sales & Service Limited in […]

    July 17, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments

    A large number of Barbadians have received training as a result of partnerships formed to take advantage of funds granted by the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF). Providing a snapshot of the impact of the CBTF, Senator Byer said: “Overall, so far, more than BDS $3.6 million in funds have been disbursed to the employer and […]

    July 12, 2015EducationNo comments

    Six partnerships, formed to take advantage of the third and final disbursement of the over US $6 million grant fund offered by the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF), under the Skills For the Future (SFTF) Programme, have been revealed. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer, in addressing the award ceremony […]

    July 7, 2015EducationNo comments
  20. EU announces new funding for the Caribbean

    EU High Representative/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini just signed a €346 million new regional funding programme with the Caribbean region until 2020. This represents more than a doubling of the funds that were available in previous years (€165 million euros). The programme, designed together with the Caribbean representative organisation CARIFORUM, establishes jointly agreed priorities for […]

    June 18, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  21. “China: Strike while the iron is hot” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    China’s Premier Li Keqiang, accompanied by over 100 senior Chinese business leaders, visited four South American countries for eight days in May. Along the way, he pledged hundreds of billions of dollars to Brazil, Peru, Chile and Colombia. US$53 billion was announced for Brazil alone. The Chinese pledges were met with scepticism by Western analysts […]

    June 3, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has pumped an additional $469,000 USD into the region’s specialty food sector via a Supplemental Grant to the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) under the Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration (CARTFund) Programme, which is funded by the Department for International Development (DfID). The region’s specialty foods include […]

    May 31, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  23. Second Generation Barbadian Artists Selected for Prestigious Biennials

    The work of two second generation young Barbadian Artists, Ewan Atkinson and Alberta Whittle, will be featured at the Havana and Venice Biennials respectively next month. The Havana and Venice Biennials are two major international Art expositions. The invitation to Ewan Atkinson to take part in the Havana Biennial came as a direct result of […]

    April 18, 2015Arts, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Saint Lucia deepens investment in their technology sector

    Saint Lucia is rolling out a series of training workshops intended to strengthen its information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The workshops will provide orientation and accreditation to eligible institutions or individuals who are interested in conducting training for an upcoming ICT Skills Development Programme, which covers a number of areas including multimedia production, data […]

    March 25, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  25. CARIFORUM & EU agree on multi-million Euro regional programming

    Representatives of the European Union and CARIFORUM have successfully concluded technical negotiations on a multi-million Euro regional programme that will focus on regional economic integration and cooperation; the environment; climate change, disaster management and sustainable energy; as well as crime and security. Under the agreement the EU is providing EUR 346 million (US$390 million) for […]

    March 25, 2015PoliticalNo comments