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    Effective 1st September 2021, the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) will have a new Chief of Staff. The Defence Board has approved the appointment of current Executive Director of the Regional Security System, Errington Ricardo Shurland, who has been promoted from the rank of Captain to Commodore — the second highest attainable rank for a Barbados […]

    September 2, 2021PoliticalNo 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
  3. SOUTHCOM Commander to visit Barbados & Eastern Caribbean

    U.S. Navy Adm. Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), will visit Barbados until the 13th of this month to meet with security leaders and discuss U.S.-Caribbean cooperation against regional threats and challenges. Faller will meet Lt. Col. Michael Jones, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security. They […]

    August 11, 2021PoliticalNo comments

    The Barbados Defence Force Ex-Members’ Association New York, recently donated a set of wheelchairs to the Barbados Legion. The president of the association Mr. David Edwards, mentioned that this donation was timely given the current public health environment and in keeping with their motto, Uplifting Each Other! They also seek to assist veterans and retirees […]

    August 10, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. CDB, RSS Continue to Strengthen Maritime Security

    Safer seaports and wider maritime spaces in the Eastern Caribbean are anticipated once the Regional and National Maritime Security Strategies currently being formulated by the Regional Security System (RSS) are implemented. The strategy development is being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the RSS, with technical support from the Organisation of American States […]

    August 4, 2021Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Royal Navy Task Group in Caribbean for the Hurricane Season

    The Royal Navy has formed a task force in the Caribbean to provide immediate assistance to the region throughout the 2021 Hurricane Season. RFA Wave Knight has now joined the patrol ship HMS Medway to significantly enhance the assistance available in the event of a natural disaster. The two ships arrive in Barbados on 25 […]

    June 29, 2021EventsNo comments
  7. BDF Barbados Coast Guard Search and Rescue – P53 ‘NICANNO’

    The Barbados Coast Guard (BCG) conducted a successful search and rescue (SAR) for two Barbadian fishermen onboard fishing vessel P53 “NICANNO“. P53 NICANNO was successfully towed to the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex.

    June 21, 2021EventsNo comments
  8. JOINT RELIEF EFFORTS FOR ST VINCENT: UK Government Joins Relief Support Effort

    The Barbados Defence Force recently partnered with the Government of the United Kingdom to continue relief effort to St Vincent and Grenadines in the the aftermath of the La Soufrière volcano eruption. Over one-hundred and thirty-five (135) pallets of humanitarian relief supplies, packed by the BDF Relief Supplies Unit, departed Barbados to St Vincent via […]

    June 17, 2021Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. Strategic leadership course for Eastern Caribbean security personnel

    Over 30 police, military and civil service personnel from the Eastern Caribbean this week benefitted from a virtual strategic leadership course funded by the UK Ministry of Defence. The two-day multi-agency programme, which spanned 10-11 March was in partnership with the Regional Security System (RSS) Headquarters in Barbados. It provided an opportunity for participants from […]

    March 14, 2021EventsNo comments
  10. CHERRY – Dir. by Russo Bros. (2021) Tom Holland, Thriller Movie HD

    Directors are the same team as 21 Bridges as well as the iconoclastic Avengers – Infinity War and Avengers – Endgame

    January 19, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Successful Vaccine to be given to Bajans at no cost, health of all not to be ransomed out

    A small but appreciative group gathered to watch the 54th Independence Day Parade & National Awards Ceremony in Heroes’ Square, The City, on Monday… During the ceremony, Governor General Dame Sandra Prunella Mason conferred awards on those who were named in this year’s Independence Day Honours List. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley delivered a message […]

    December 2, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  12. Regional Security System holding preparatory exercises ahead of 2021’s UNCTAD 15

    The Regional Security System (RSS) will be conducting an exercise today, Wednesday 02, December 2020 between 9am – 4pm relative to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 15th quadrennial ministerial conference (UNCTAD 15) to be held in Barbados from 25 to 30 April 2021. The general public is advised not to be overly […]

    December 2, 2020Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  13. “The Liberator” with Martin Sensmeier, Bradley James & Jose Miguel Vasquez

    A diverse, deeply brave crew of ragtag soldiers become some of the most heroic fighters of the European invasion in World War II. The Liberator premieres November 11, only on Netflix.

    November 3, 2020Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. Authorities in St Kitts and Nevis tight-lipped over captured of illegal Haitians by police and soldiers

    Authorities in St Kitts and Nevis remained tight-lipped Monday night, hours after members of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force mounted a joint operation in Keys Village. The persons with their hands strapped to the front were taken from a home in the village of Keys. Some […]

    June 23, 2020Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Caribbean Prisons Equipped to Fight COVID19

    Prisons in Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now better equipped to combat the infection and transmission of COVID-19. Major Jones then made a similar presentation to the Superintendent of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prison Service, Brenton Charles, along with British Resident Coordinator, Steve Moore, at the Argyle International Airport. The […]

    May 26, 2020CrimeNo comments
  16. Antigua and Barbuda condemns attack on US Embassy in Iraq

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Foreign Minister E.P. Chet Greene has condemned the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq that occurred on December 31st. Foreign Minister Greene declared: “The Government of Antigua and Barbuda condemns the attack on the US Embassy in Iraq in the same way that we condemned the siege of the Mexican Embassy […]

    January 9, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  17. ‘The King’s Man’ – Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans & Djimon Hounsou, etc.

    The prequel to the first independent intelligence agency The Kingsmen. ‘The King’s Man‘ releases on February 14, 2020.

    October 6, 2019Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. CDRU Training being held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in preparation for 2019 Hurricane Season

    The annual CARICOM Disaster Relief Unit (CDRU) Training Workshop officially commenced in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday June 10th hosted by CDEMA and the Regional Security System Headquarters (RSS HQ). Twenty-eight persons from military, fire and police operations in CDEMA’s Participating States will be trained for disaster response until June 18th. Executive Director […]

    June 15, 2019EducationNo comments
  19. The English Football Team’s Caribbean Roots

    As a former English colony, some of the most popular sports in Jamaica (football, rugby, cricket) originated in Britain. Football, in particular, is not exempt from the influences that remain visible today. Many of the players in the English national team, past and present, can trace their roots all the way back to the Caribbean. […]

    November 14, 2018Featured, Football1 comment

    Over 100 divisions and almost 250 contestants from different parts of the Caribbean plus Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock (as you read this, she not long touched down to our shores) will make Barbados never the same again this weekend… Speaking with reporters at the Island Inn hotel on Aquatic Gap was Dr Kevin Huffard who emphasised […]

    October 12, 2018Breaking News, Featured, Martial ArtsNo comments
  21. United States Marine Forces South Marksmanship Training with Regional Security System

    United States Ambassador Taglialatela visited the Regional Security System firing range where a Mobile Training Team of eight Marines from Marine Forces-South conducted a ten- day marksmanship instruction course for 45 participants from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The event familiarized security force personnel with the Marine Corps program of instruction on rifle marksmanship, built […]

    September 17, 2018Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Thrill and suspense take over HBO this July with the premiere of four thrillers that will keep audiences on edge. This month’s premieres include BLADE RUNNER 2049, DUNKIRK, ATOMIC BLONDE and AMERICAN MADE. One new film premieres each Saturday in July at 9pm AST* on HBO and HBO GO. *Atlantic Standard Time. HBO Latin America is the premium, subscription based, television network leader in the […]

    June 24, 2018Cinema, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. 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

    In April, HBO presents an exciting collection of films that includes blockbusters such as WONDER WOMAN, THE DARK TOWER and THE BOOK OF HENRY. Movies premiere every Saturday at 9:00 pm AST* and will also be available on HBO GO.  WONDER WOMAN (April 28)  *Atlantic Standard Time. For more information on programming by country, please visit 

    April 8, 2018Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. British High Commissioner and Head of DFID Caribbean meet arriving British troops

    British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, and Head of DFID Caribbean, Colleen Wainwright, met the first British troops arriving in Barbados for deployment to affected countries, to support the relief efforts in the wake of hurricane Irma. These troops will supply immediate manpower, emergency supplies and equipment to provide rapid assistance to affected communities. Queen Elizabeth […]

    September 12, 2017Featured, NatureNo comments