Tag Archives: NGO

  1. PAHO expresses concern over health hazards derived from Volcano La Soufriere eruption and recommendations to mitigate health risk

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) expressed its concerns over health hazards derived from Volcano La Soufriere eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines and made recommendations that people can follow to mitigate health risk from ashfall. In the past two weeks, La Soufriere volcano has registered important seismic activity, with intensifying explosions in the […]

    April 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. NCSA Donates Poster to Caribbean Development Bank

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has signaled its commitment to continued work with The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), as they continue to deliver drug education messages to the youth across the nation. This from Director, Projects Department Mr. Daniel Best, who was at the time speaking at a ceremony last Thursday before accepting […]

    March 31, 2021HealthNo comments
  3. New President of The Barbados Bankers Association Inc.

    The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) announces the election of Mr. Anthony Clerk, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited as its new President. In addition to providing leadership of the Association, as President, TBBA, Mr. Clerk will be its main spokesperson to communicate the banking industry’s perspective to government, regulators and stakeholders, […]

    March 21, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Healthy Caribbean Coalition reminds of the vulnerabilities for people living with NCDs such as diabetes and hypertension

    As the Caribbean continues to face and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic the vulnerabilities of persons living with NCDs such as diabetes and hypertension continues to place these persons at a disadvantage with a higher probability of dying from COVID-19.  

    March 16, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments

    It has been a very tough year for civil society professionals in Barbados and at the BANGO’s Christmas Gathering which was held at the Marriott Hotel on December 18th, in partnership with the Marriott, professionals in the sector were reminded to take care of themselves as well. Over 20 CSO leaders and team members gathered […]

    January 13, 2021EventsNo comments
  6. PAHO addresses COVID-19 surge in Barbados and other Easter Caribbean countries (why Magistrates need to issue harsher penalties for quarantine breaches)

    The Pan American Health Organization Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries calls for coordinated response and new public health and social measures to address increased COVID-19 cases in the countries. Over the past three weeks we have seen significant increases in the reported COVID-19 cases in many of the Eastern Caribbean Countries. These […]

    January 12, 2021HealthNo comments
  7. 2021 must be the Year of CARICOM: Incoming Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

    While praising the Caribbean Community’s relatively successful management of the health aspects of COVID 19 this year, CARICOM’s incoming Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago is challenging the regional integration movement towards stronger outcomes in the year ahead. “Let this be the year that we make CARICOM work for us, as […]

    January 1, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  8. Simmons Elected to the Board of PanAm Sports

    The Annual General Assembly of PanAm Sports, the Olympic Body responsible for the Pan American continent, was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday December 16. Elections were held for a new Board of Directors to manage the organization for the period 2020 to 2024. Mr. Neven Ilic of Chile was re-elected […]

    December 21, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Caribbean Rum Producers Continue to Encourage Responsible Drinking

    Members of the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) met recently and recommitted themselves to focussing on collaborative actions to encourage and promote responsible drinking and reducing the harmful use of alcohol. The Caribbean Rum Producers made this commitment despite their businesses suffering heavy losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The producers, from […]

    December 18, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  10. Recreating solutions for Caribbean MSME’s and NGO’s via Telecoms

    GEW 2020 happened despite COVID-19 and the challenges it brought. But as the saying goes, “every cloud has a silver lining” and voila, due to the immediate change of doing business, just like that, GEW became a truly global and connected event. One of the events which was held in the Caribbean, hosted by Global […]

    December 15, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  11. Queen’s College Association Awards Second QCA-UWI Scholarship

    A graduate of Queen’s College has received some financial assistance from the Queen’s College Association (QCA) in pursuing his studies at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The QCA – the alumni association of Queen’s College – presented the third QCA-UWI Scholarship to Ranako Bailey during a simple handover […]

    December 9, 2020EducationNo comments
  12. UWI receives US$250,000 towards student scholarships from CCRIF SPC

    CCRIF SPC (formerly The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) presented a cheque for US$250,000 to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) for tuition scholarships for students in need of financial support. Approximately US$108,000 of the funds are already allocated to undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year. […]

    December 7, 2020Education1 comment

    The venue for the Civil Society Forum for the fifteenth session of the UNCTAD Ministerial Conference (UNCTAD 15) is the Coleridge and Parry School in Ashton Hall, St. Peter. This is the final venue to be confirmed for the six forums which will precede the Conference. In addition to Civil Society, there will be forums […]

    December 1, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police Motorola Solutions Foundation Scholarship Prize awarded to 2 Barbadians

    Outstanding academic performances allowed Teal Leacock and Shante’ Thompson to be awarded the Motorola Solutions Foundation/Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) Scholarship prize of $5,000 dollars each once again this year. Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Erwin Boyce at the Police Headquarters, Roebuck Street, St. Michael, recently presented the Scholarship prize of $5,000 dollars […]

    December 1, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  15. BAC’s Plans for Expansion Revealed

    In celebration of the start of a week to celebrate its 16th anniversary, the Barbados Accreditation Council joined Senator Dr. Rev. John Rogers and his congregation at St. George Parish Church in worship. In attendance were current staff, members of the Board led by the Chairman Ann Lady Hewitt, as well as some familiar faces, […]

    November 18, 2020EventsNo comments
  16. Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s 15th Anniversary

    The Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) will mark its 15th anniversary on Thursday, November 12th 2020. As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, the celebrations will be virtual. Caribbean RADO Chairman Patrick Werleman says the organizations is proud to reach the milestone. “As the Caribbean RADO, we have an imperative role to play in […]

    November 16, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  17. Caribbean Export and WIRSPA Partner on the Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo

    Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) are working together to support increased trade of rum and spirits between the Caribbean and Europe, with the Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo, scheduled for November 17-18, 2020. The Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo will host some 50 exhibitors from across […]

    November 4, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  18. Barbadian experts teach CPA’s the latest about fraud at CPA Canada event

    Tough times, like the current pandemic, often pull people together but, for others, it’s an opportunity to pull off a fraud. Leading fraud experts hammered that message home at a free online learning session hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) for members in the United States and across the Caribbean region on […]

    November 2, 2020BusinessNo comments
  19. Shelley-Ann Griffith Appointed BOA’s New Assistant Secretary General

    The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelley-Ann Griffith as its new Assistant Secretary General. Griffith, who previously held the position of director was appointed by the Board of Directors on October 7, to fill the post made vacant by Cameron Burke’s elevation to the post of Vice President […]

    October 17, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Launch of TAFISA World Walking Day – 24 hours around the globe; the most accessible and inclusive relay around the world

    Over the weekend, people and various organisations will pass the baton across all time zones from east to west to celebrate the power of sport and physical activity in unifying the world during the COVID-19 crisis. The Barbados Olympic Association Inc (BOA) is proud to join in this global event and to encourage our local […]

    October 4, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  21. PAHO Advises Region to Manage Dengue Outbreaks and Save Lives

    The Pan American Health Organization Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries, Dr. Yitades Gebre, is urging ministries of health and other sectors to scale up efforts to prevent the occurrence of severe Dengue Fever outbreaks in the region. “The French Department territories Martinique, Guadeloupe and Saint Barthelemy, continue to experience high level of […]

    October 3, 2020HealthNo comments
  22. UNCTAD 15 National Organising Committee recruiting young volunteers

    Volunteers are needed for the fifteenth session of the UNCTAD Ministerial Conference (UNCTAD 15), which is to be hosted in Barbados next April. The Conference is the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and is held every four (4) years. During the Conference, policy makers from UNCTAD’s 195 […]

    October 1, 2020EventsNo comments
  23. Ryan Brathwaite joins CGF as Regional Development Manager for the Caribbean & Americas

    The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is delighted to announce Ryan Brathwaite as the new Regional Development Manager for the Caribbean and Americas regions. Ryan, who is joining the CGF via a secondment supported by Commonwealth Games Barbados, will play a key role in providing operational and strategic support across all areas of the development programme. […]

    September 18, 2020AthleticsNo comments
  24. Prime Minister Mottley nominated to serve as Chair of joint Development Committee of World Bank and IMF

    Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment of Barbados, and Mesdames Azucena Arbeleche, Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay, have been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair. In line with the nomination by the Chairs of the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, the Board of the World […]

    August 14, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. B’dos Olympic Assoc. Announces Candidates for 2020 Elections

    The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has announced the candidates seeking election at its Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing all the major sports meets, including the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, to be cancelled or postponed this year, the major items on the agenda will […]

    August 12, 2020Featured, OlympicsNo comments