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  1. Caribbean People to Talk About Just How We Rebuild Regional Economies Post COVID

    Four international economists will help us to reimagine our post-COVID-19 Caribbean economies and societies. The Central Bank of Barbados has assembled four economists with different specialties in policy, the environment, global finance, and education to address the topic “Adjusting to the Post -COVID-19 Economy” on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. in […]

    September 13, 2020BusinessNo comments
  2. GOVERNMENT SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH GREEN CLIMATE FUND

    Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, completed the signing of Barbados’ first Readiness Grant Agreement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The signing ceremony was held in the margins of the GCF’s Global National Designated Authority and Private Investment for Climate Conferences, being held from October 8 to 12, in […]

    October 11, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  3. MINISTER CADDLE JETS TO SOUTH KOREA AS BAJAN TAXPAYERS FACE SMALLER R.O.I WITH TREASURY BONDS

    As Barbados seeks to rein in expenses, another Cabinet Minister travels abroad yet again… However, Barbadians are being told while a country can have debt, yet it must be sustainable, meaning government must be able to meet its obligations to service the debt without accumulating arrears or otherwise compromising its ability to provide important services […]

    October 8, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Sentencing Advisory Committee entertained at British High Commissioner’s Residence in Barbados

    Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson joined Dame Janice Pereira, Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and judges from Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Trinidad and Tobago at a two day meeting to establish sentencing guidelines across the region. Also participating was Mrs Justice Maura McGowan, a member of the High Court of England […]

    January 20, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  5. Barbados Impresses at Coatings Conference

    Forty (40) CEOs from around the globe voted Barbados top meeting destination in 60 years. The accolades came from members of the Coatings Research Group (CRGI) who co-hosted a industry event with local paint champion Harris Paints at The Crane Resort. CRGI is an association of international paint and coatings companies, each with annual turnover […]

    May 23, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. “Pillars of Success” – Milestone Ceremony (Part 3)

    “Pillars of Success“, Milestone Ceremony hosted at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre by Labour Ministry Fea. EU Representative – Marc Thill; Min. of Education – Ronald Jones and Pinelands Creative Workshop – Sophie Greaves

    May 14, 2017Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Barbados Accreditation Council on a 2 Day Strategic Visioning Retreat

    The Barbados Accreditation Council will be embarking on a Strategic Visioning Retreat on Thursday 15th September and Friday 16th September 2016. Amongst other objectives, this two-day retreat will seek to reach a collective commitment on the Council to promote and strengthen the quality assurance process and to enhance the image of the Council. The public […]

    September 12, 2016EventsNo comments
  8. BARBADOS REPORTS STRONG HALF-YEAR TOURISM PERFORMANCE

    Arrivals are up, visitor spend is up, property investment among the accommodation sector is way up and new experiences are being created for visitors to Barbados. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) CEO, William Griffith, reported that the island enjoyed a 5.6 percent increase in arrivals or 17,094 additional travellers during first quarter of 2016. He […]

    August 7, 2016Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. PM STUART TO ATTEND OPENING OF EXPANDED PANAMA CANAL (DENIS LOWE’S ADVICE TO MEDIA, BUT WHO PAYS?)

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will travel at the expense of Barbadians who are yet to see a wage hike since 2009 join a number of Heads of State and Governments from the region and the international community in Panama for the formal opening of the expanded Panama Canal this weekend. Mr. Stuart was invited by […]

    June 26, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. Social Good Summit 2015 in Barbados focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals

    To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme Subregional Office for Barbados and the OECS hosted the Social Good Summit 2015 featuring addresses from the UNDP Resident Representative, Government officials and Non-governmental partners. “The Social Good Summit is a flagship event for UNDP,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. […]

    October 7, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  11. Dominica to get $100,000 USD from Bridgetown, this as Cave Hill hopes wages in order for end of September

    Barbados’ Freundel Stuart regime pledged US$100,000 in financial assistance to Dominica following damages caused by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. He also said the Caribbean Emergency Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA) has set some goals for member states of CARICOM to contemplate a contribution of about US$100,000 to the island’s recovery efforts. “I just want […]

    September 11, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  12. St. Vincent & Grenadines Hosts Bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative Workshop & Tabletop Exercise with USA

    In order to enhance coordination in combating the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) hosted a Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) bilateral workshop with the United States in Kingstown on August 18, 2015. Launched in 2003, the PSI is a global effort that aims to stop trafficking of WMD, […]

    August 18, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  13. Barbados to host 2016 Caribbean meeting & incentive travel exchange in its bid to increase North American arrivals

    Barbados is determined to increase its share of the US Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions travel market, also known as the MICE tourism niche. Director for the USA at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Petra Roach, revealed that they were well on their way to realizing this goal with the island set to host 165 […]

    August 13, 2015TravelNo comments
  14. WEST INDIES RETIRED PLAYERS FOUNDATION GOLF DAY A “HUGE SUCCESS”

    The West Indies Retired Players Foundation has expressed great delight with Sunday’s charity golf event, which was staged at Sandy Lane Country Club. The event was jointly hosted by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), and supported by the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Digicel. Close to […]

    June 26, 2015CricketNo comments
  15. Venezuelan delegation visits Nevis; explore use of renewable energy in government owned high schools

    An eight-member delegation led by resident Venezuelan Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Ròmulo Henriquez Gonzàlez visited Nevis on June 04, 2015, to explore the possibility of installing solar panels and energy saving bulbs at the Charlestown and Gingerland Secondary Schools. The team also met and held discussions with Acting Premier of Nevis […]

    June 20, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  16. Is the Stuart regime attempting to stamp out Dissent in any form? “RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOV’T & UWI IN GOOD SHAPE”

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: You’ll recall a few days ago I placed my own analysis of Sir Hilary‘s original comments on UWI Cave Hill charging for tuition and his sudden apparent recant of this policy and a praising of the ruling party, watch those videos where I tackle him on this matter! Now he is Vice Chancellor, […]

    May 14, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. MORE FREQUENT FLYER POINTS? BARBADOS P.M. STUART MEETS WITH PANAMANIAN PRESIDENT

    Air connections, investment promotion and cooperation in education were the main topics of discussion, when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with the President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez. Prime Minister Stuart outlined the historical, economic and commercial links between Panama and Barbados, dating from the time of the construction of […]

    April 27, 2015TravelNo comments
  18. JOKE OF THE DAY: BARBADOS’ PM SAYS CONCRETE ACTION NEEDED FROM SUMMIT, WHERE IS HIS?

    So they’re trying to silence the truth? Legislation for the bloggers? You mean to tell me that they don’t have more pressing matters to deal with? What about the integrity legislation? That needs putting in place, but that would lock up half of them. What about dealing with trigger happy police robbing families of their […]

    April 9, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  19. Princess Juliana International Airport Briefs MP’s on their Capital Improvement Strategies

    At the invitation of the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, St Maarten’s members of parliament visited the airport recently when management gave them a detailed presentation about the airport’s capital improvement strategies and ongoing developments. The SXM Managing Director, Regina LaBega, welcomed the MPs to the airport to the sounds of the Mighty Dow and […]

    March 6, 2015TravelNo comments
  20. Summit of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) at San Jose, Costa Rica: Overview by EU’s High Representative & V.P. Federica Mogherini

    The people of Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe have a long history of common aspirations. We have often been brought together by destiny, and lived through difficult and even dramatic times. Nowadays we share a wish for peace and prosperity that our cultural and historical roots have helped to strengthen from generation to generation. […]

    February 6, 2015Business, PoliticalNo comments
  21. BTMI TO OUTSOURCE POWERADE RUN BARBADOS SERIES (WILL COMPANY BE BAJAN? THOUGHT BTMI WAS MANDATED TO SAVE MONEY, NOT CA$H COW?)

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: I have no idea, and most detractors will heartily agree, but wasn’t this new offshoot from Tourism Authority supposed to SAVE money? This outsourcing, does it stay in Barbados? Or are foreigners – who may or may NOT, be thought of as pandering to to ruling party interests – accessing funds which could […]

    November 18, 2014Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Nevis Tourism team hosted by British daily “The Telegraph” in London

    Deputy Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley and a team from the Nevis Tourism Authority (NTA) were recently hosted at The Telegraph on October 03, 2014, a leading newspaper in London on the final leg of the “Know the UK. Grow the UK” trip to England and Scotland. In a report to the Department of Information. […]

    October 9, 2014TravelNo comments
  23. BARBADIAN COMMERCE MINISTER CATERS TOWARDS STRENGTHENING TRADE TIES BETWEEN BARBADOS & CHINA, ENSURING LINES OF COMMUNICATION ARE NAKEDLY PELLUCID

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) supported a contingent of representatives from four (4) of the Region’s Business Support Organisations (BSOs) to participate in the 8th China LAC Business Summit that was held in Changsha, China between September 12-13, 2014. The participation of these BSOs that included JAMPRO, InvestSVG, The Barbados Chamber of Commerce […]

    September 30, 2014BusinessNo comments
  24. PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS TRAVELS AGAIN FOR 2 MAJOR OVERSEAS EVENTS – NO COST LISTED THIS TIME…

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart racks up his frequent flyer points as he leaves the island once more on Friday 19th September for a private visit to Canada… While there, he’ll deliver an address at the annual Errol Barrow Memorial Dinner which is sponsored by the Toronto branch of the Democratic Labour Party. Then, the PM’s […]

    September 19, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  25. APART FROM HOPPING TO SAMOA, MINISTER LOWE NOW JETS TO NEW YORK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

    Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, will represent Barbados yet again during a Ministerial High Level discussion on climate change sponsored by the European Commission, Saturday 20th September in New York – apart from being part of a recent $250,000 BBD trip to Samoa as one of a ten-member delegation during a […]

    September 19, 2014TravelNo comments