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    Barbados should soon be receiving technical assistance from Argentina in developing programmes to enhance the agriculture sector. This was disclosed recently, during a courtesy call between Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, and Ambassador of Argentina, Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. Minister Weir expressed appreciation for the […]

    October 9, 2018AgricultureNo comments

    The Consular Corps of Barbados held its Luncheon Meeting at the Southern Palms Hotel to introduce new Honorary Consuls for Switzerland, Poland and South Korea in the persons of Mr. Claudio Macchi, Mr. Michael Armstrong and Mr. Roland Bullen respectively, bringing the number of Honorary Consuls serving in Barbados to twenty-four. Acting British High Commissioner, […]

    August 14, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  3. “Jamaica’s CARICOM Review Commission – understanding the Elephant” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Jamaica’s CARICOM Review Commission has been established and has had its first meeting. Quite what is the purpose of the Commission is not clear, nor is the prism through which the review will take place. But, the work of the Commission, headed by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding and comprised of some of the leading […]

    July 9, 2016Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  4. “BREXIT: No one won” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The result of the British referendum to leave the European Union (EU) has already left a trail of culprits, victims and intended and unintended consequences. Its primary outcome is grave uncertainty within Britain; within the EU; and for other countries and regions that do business with the EU and with Britain. The entire episode is […]

    July 2, 2016Editorial, PoliticalNo comments

    A new collective agreement for Grenada Breweries Ltd (GBL), for the period 2016 to 2019 was agreed to and signed off before the expiry date of 31st May 2016. GBL sent its proposal six months in advance of expiry of the current collective agreement, and the GTAWU responded with the same courtesy, by sending theirs […]

    June 19, 2016BusinessNo comments
  6. “Helping Haiti Help Itself” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Haiti has made a firm and important first step in taking responsibility for its affairs after decades of external interference. An agreement, reached on the night of February 5, twenty-four hours before the Presidency of Michel Martelly ended in accordance with the Constitution, was as historic as it was vital. As I said in a […]

    February 23, 2016Editorial, Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  7. OAS Chairman says the Organisation faces “existential threat”

    Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, stated the organisation is now facing a “serious existential threat“. The Antigua and Barbuda Ambassador, who was chairing the first meeting of the Permanent Council for 2016, said that he was “deeply concerned about the financial health of the Organisation” […]

    January 31, 2016Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Cable and Wireless Launches TNT Series

    Coming on the heels of the recent agreement reached with Bravo, Flow, the consumer brand of Cable and Wireless Communications (C&W) has partnered with the Turner Network Television Series (TNT Series) to bring even more compelling content to the Caribbean region. TNT, with 34 million customers worldwide, boasts some of the best-ranked and most iconic […]

    January 31, 2016TechnologyNo comments
  9. Abolish temporary postings – CTUSAB angered at Government ignoring its own laws

    Government appears to be sending mixed signals for union negotiations, if the Civil Service is a valued arm of its performance, according a member of CTUSAB – they wonder why should Government’s staff be relegated to an ambiguous authority. Mary Redman, while President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union, is part of the umbrella body […]

    January 24, 2016Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. “Ralph Gonsalves: a history making fourth term” by Ronald Sanders

    Dr Ralph Gonsalves is making history in St Vincent and the Grenadines as he starts a fourth term in office amidst objections as Kingstown’s Prime Minister. Having already completed fourteen years as Head of Government, within three years of the term to which he was elected on December 9, Gonsalves will overtake the record of former […]

    December 16, 2015EditorialNo comments
  11. SXM Airport To Accommodate St. Maarten Airways In its Bid to Offer On-Demand Service

    The management team of Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, will do all within its powers to accommodate St. Maarten Airways, a completely local enterprise that is seeking to offer on-demand charter service from the airport. This was the result of a recent meeting between a delegation of the new airline and SXM management. SXM Airport […]

    November 2, 2015TravelNo comments
  12. Kittitian Attorneys to Receive Mediation Training

    Attorneys in St. Kitts and Nevis will receive mediation training, as part of the Canadian Government funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project’s campaign to increase the use of mediation in the Caribbean region. The five-day workshop starts on October 5 at the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce. IMPACT […]

    October 7, 2015EducationNo comments

    While Barbados’ Social Partnership has been deemed a success by Acting Prime Minister, Richard Sealy, he stressed that it was a still a work in progress, whose continued development required the support of all stakeholders. The Acting Prime Minister reiterated that the local tripartite system has been praised across the globe, with several countries now […]

    October 3, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    During a visit to the Caribbean, British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by International Development Secretary Justine Greening, has announced a quadrupling of UK support to the region. Speaking to the joint Houses of Parliament in Jamaica, he announced a package of over £360m (over USD $600 mil) of bilateral aid, featuring: £300 million for a […]

    October 2, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  15. Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador presents credentials to President Barack Obama

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States of America Sir Ronald Sanders just presented his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House… Speaking with the President in the Oval office, Sir Ronald remarked that “Antigua and Barbuda has demonstrated its friendship to the people and government of the United States by hosting […]

    September 26, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  16. Emirates, Norwegian Air, Others Show Interest in Service to SXM Airport

    Emirates, the flagship of the United Arab Emirates, and Norwegian Air are among a number of airlines who have indicated interest in further exploring service opportunities to Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM. A delegation of SXM airport attending the World Routes Conference in Durban, South Africa, which was led by managing director Regina LaBega, held […]

    September 26, 2015TravelNo comments
  17. Antigua & Barbuda Takes its Rejection of tax haven Listing to Capitol Hill

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has written the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Mrs Muriel Brower, and several member of the US congress calling for the removal of Antigua and Barbuda from a list of alleged “tax havens“. Antigua and Barbuda is among 30 countries, including 10 Caribbean […]

    September 8, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  18. “Militant Pacific Islands ready to fight” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The Island-States of the Pacific are outraged at what they regard as indifference by industrialised countries of the effects of climate change on their survival and, in some cases, their very existence. Meeting in Fiji at the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) in early September, heads of government were militant in their readiness to confront […]

    September 6, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  19. “CARICOM: A collective bargaining unit for rights” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    The Caribbean regional integration project is often described and criticised almost entirely on the uneven benefits of trade to member countries. But, important as it is, there is more to the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) than trade. While the failure to progress the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is a cause for […]

    August 24, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  20. EU Ambassador responds to concerns with CARIFORUM EPA

    Recently during an address to an EU-ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) conference in Nigeria certain statements were made by Sir Ronald Sanders on the CARIFORUM-EU EPA. I would like to use the opportunity to correct some of the misrepresentations on the CARIFORUM-EU EPA included in the speech. Development cooperation […]

    August 13, 2015Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  21. 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
  22. Antiguan Ambassador calls for strengthening of OAS to remain relevant

    Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American states, Sir Ronald Sanders, told high ranking representatives of Western Hemisphere governments that they have to strengthen the Organization to make it relevant and meaningful. At a ceremony attended by Ambassadors of Canada, the United States of America and Latin American and Caribbean states, Sir Ronald […]

    August 10, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  23. Would anyone in Compton approve of Barbadian passivity? Would Compton strike without Unions?

    A Union fighting over Retirement using a retired executive and the new Leader only appears at the end of a protracted battle? The USA city of Compton suffered a lot, would they ask back for their Union dues if their rep had jetted to Europe while an old boss talked and not much else?

    August 10, 2015Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. If Easy-E was still alive, what would he think of Education in Barbados?

    If the late rapper knew of a politician who urged violence on those who dared to hold authority responsible for their mouthings and behavior, he’d probably not be surprised; but urge Bajans to not take any dissing lying down… If they’re being told their heads should be cracked and they can be shot at merely […]

    August 10, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. What would Dr Dre say if in Barbados? How would he view Trade Unions?

    The headphones re-designer would feel the Cripps and the Bloods are more likely to negotiate a Truce than Dr Byer, huh?

    August 10, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments