Tag Archives: maritime

  1. Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey lauded the BTMI for facilitating the rally of a lifetime

    Today is the final in a series covering the saga of Unsung Heroes at the Barbados Port Incorporated and the BTMI, this was recalled largely by Bajan Reporter having an Exclusive Interview with Steve Porter, co-founder of PPC Yacht Concierge who gave an idea of the kind of profile most of the competitors undertaking the […]

    December 30, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  2. 2024 will see the return to Barbados of the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey

    “What makes this really special is that, as part of the official events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation, we are connecting like-minded people who will share together the experience of a lifetime. We cannot wait to embark on this fantastic journey with everyone involved,” says Xavier Desmarest, co-founder of Grand Large Yachting.

    December 29, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  3. Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 2021 enjoyed Barbados as a destination!

    Grand Large Yachting and famous sailor Jimmy Cornell – initiator of the event – the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 500 commemorates the 500th anniversary of the first round-the-world voyage by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano between 1519 and 1522.

    December 28, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  4. Barbados Port makes Sure Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey 2021 is smooth sailing!

    In an exclusive interview with the Bajan Reporter, Steve Porter, co-founder of PPC Yacht Concierge praised the Barbados Port Incorporated and the BTMI for making competitors from the Grand Large Yachting World Odyssey ave a breeze when docking here…

    December 27, 2021Photo Gallery, SailingNo comments
  5. Regional Maritime Body, WiMAC, elects new governing council

    The ship of Caribbean women in the maritime industry is being steered by a newly elected Governing Council, voted into office at the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC) Annual General Meeting and Elections held on the 10th December 2021. Affectionately referred to as “SEAsters,” the members hail from different countries and territories that span […]

    December 22, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Barbados is seeking to join the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance (GOA), to support the “30by30 movement“, established to protect 30 per cent of the ocean space by 2030. And, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey is calling for the rest of the world to follow suit in what he has described […]

    August 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    Fishermen and mariners are advised that the Barbados Coast Guard and the Barbados Regiment of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will be conducting a Live Fire Gunnery exercise tomorrow, Friday, June 11, and Tuesday, June 15, in the area west of the Cement Plant jetty. The exercise will be conducted between the coordinates 13° 16′ […]

    June 11, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Ministry of Maritime Affairs to reopen Fish Markets Across Barbados

    Fish markets across the island will resume operations effective Monday 1st March 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm Mondays thru Saturdays, while closed on Sundays. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy welcomes back the fishing community and would wish to remind everyone to please follow the COVID-19 protocols as directed.

    February 28, 2021Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy facilitates Sargassum Course for CERMES

    The Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) from the University of the West Indies (The UWI) held a special hybrid of real-time and virtual instruction at the Charnocks headquarters of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy on the challenges and opportunities presented in controlling the spread of Sargassum Seaweed. Before […]

    December 14, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  10. Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers

    Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Recently, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority of US$3 million worth of PPE at the Port of Bridgetown. CDB procured […]

    July 29, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. Aquaculture project approaches with boost from Maritime Affairs

    (THANKS TO DAILY NATION) A number of Barbadians stand to benefit from a major aquaculture programme facilitated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Adams Aquafarm and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. The project entails a five-day training exercise for 30 entrepreneurs interested in developing an aquaponics […]

    July 26, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Harvesting Sargassum – A Multi-Departmental opportunity, not an oceanic challenge

    It’s that time of year when Barbadians must not only be on guard for the weather, but look to an annual challenge along its shores – Sargassum seaweed. Now the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy is spearheading the cause with a multi-departmental alliance in bringing the challenge to bear.   View this […]

    July 11, 2020Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  13. St Kitts’ second cruise ship pier is in crisis

    St Kitts and Nevis’ EC$150 million second cruise ship pier is facing a crisis and cannot be used immediately. MP Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd and the St Christopher Air & Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) admitted that the Canadian contractor has not met the contractual conditions for it to take over the scandal-riddled facility. The designers have […]

    December 2, 2019Breaking News, Featured, Travel1 comment

    With elections mere days away, the recently altered Government of Montserrat through the Capital Investment Programme for Resilient Economic Growth (CIPREG) just signed a landmark multi-million-dollar deal with Southern Caribbean Fiber (SCF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digicel Group, for the installation of a new subsea fibre optic cable system. Made possible through the UK-funded Programme, […]

    October 29, 2019TechnologyNo comments
  15. Survey Aims To Gauge Trinidadian Perceptions Of Coastal Risks And Coastal Management Schemes

    In establishing a framework for the Comprehensive National Coastal Monitoring Programme (CNCMP), the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) through the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), Coastal Protection Unit (CPU) is conducting a Coastal Social Survey (CSS) in coastal communities across the nation. The initiative will give Trinidadians and Tobagonians the […]

    October 16, 2019Featured, NatureNo comments

    On April 30 and May 1, 2019, the United States and the Caribbean Community Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) will co-host a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting in Barbados to discuss efforts to increase public safety and security in the Caribbean. The Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Joint Action Statement of November 2017 […]

    April 30, 2019CrimeNo comments
  17. United States Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE Visits Barbados

    The United States Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE visited Barbados from June 1 to 4. The 295-foot Barque EAGLE is the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard. She serves as a training vessel for Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. EAGLE is the only active U.S. military sailing vessel. The Cadets of the EAGLE, under […]

    June 10, 2018EventsNo comments
  18. Caribbean Shipping Executives focused on disaster resilience & world trade at CSEC 2018

    Being staged within weeks of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC) got underway at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina this morning with a strong focus on disaster resilience and world trade. In his opening address, David Jean-Marie, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), noted the third day is dedicated […]

    June 3, 2018NatureNo comments
  19. Barbados Port Inc. Hosts Meeting of the OAS Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP)

    With the attendance of the highest port authorities from Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the United States, and Uruguay, Barbados Port Inc. will host the 18th Meeting of the Committee’s Executive Board. The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) is the highest political hemispheric forum for port matters. Barbados as […]

    September 1, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Bridgetown US Embassy Conducts Search & Seizure Training on Barbados

    The U.S. Embassy, through its Military Liaison Office, conducted training with the Barbados Defence Force on vessel boarding as well as search-and-seizure techniques on Barbados recently. U.S. Marine Forces South (MARFORSOUTH) and the BDF joined forces to stage the professional exchange, which shared strategies and policies to monitor and control illicit trafficking. Subjects covered during […]

    July 18, 2017CrimeNo comments