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Tag Archives: NGO

  1. USAID/ESC launches Youth Council!

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) regional mission is pleased to announce the launch of the USAID/ESC Youth Council. The Youth Council is a 15-member group of young people between 18-29 years of age who will collaborate with USAID and local partners by sharing their experiences on some […]

    August 8, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  2. WIRSPA Welcomes New Members and Calls for Festival Restraint

    The West Indies Rum Producers Association (WIRSPA) – the grouping of Caribbean rum producers, last week welcomed several new members into the WIRSPA ‘family’ at their annual general meeting (AGM). The association, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, welcomed St. Vincent Distillers representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a full member, and the […]

    August 1, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Another Barbadian Selected for MEMOS

    Julia Broome has been accepted to participate in the Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management (MEMOS) XXV Programme, which runs from August 2022 to September 2023. MEMOS seeks to develop the knowledge of professionals working in national or international sports bodies in order to enhance the management of their organisations. Broome’s 25 years of experience […]

    July 29, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  4. Address to Barbadians by Prime Minister Mottley regarding VAT, Electricity and Basket of Goods

    Good afternoon, fellow Barbadians. I address you this afternoon as we face a world that is characterized by a level of uncertainty like nothing that we have experienced in recent decades. This uncertainty started in earnest with the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic, but today has escalated with a whole host of challenges that […]

    July 16, 2022Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FORUM BARBADOS CONGRATULATES PM

    The International Women’s Forum Barbados is proud of Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley‘s accomplishments on the world stage. Donna Every, the President of IWF Barbados said “On behalf of International Women’s Forum Barbados, I would like to congratulate the Hon Mia Amor Mottley on being named in Time Magazine’s , “Time 100 – The world’s […]

    June 8, 2022Books, PoliticalNo comments
  6. Argentina as President of CELAC hosts C’bean-LatAm Exchange Meeting on strategies for COVID-19

    As part of the initiatives of the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) headed by the Republic of Argentina, the International Seminar “Exchange of experiences and lessons learned on the strategies implemented by the countries within the framework of the COVID-19 Pandemic” was held in conjunction with CARICOM […]

    June 1, 2022HealthNo comments
  7. Rugby Barbados plans return to play

    After two years of near total lockdown, the island’s rugby governing body is working in conjunction with World Rugby and Rugby Americas North (RAN) to ensure a safe, measured approach to full rugby activity once more. At a planning meeting held earlier this month at the clubhouse on the historic Garrison Savannah, President Donovan Bagwell […]

    May 30, 2022RugbyNo comments
  8. BAC Hires Two New Quality Assurance Officers

    The Barbados Accreditation Council has two new Quality Assurance Officers, bringing the Quality Assurance & Quality Enhancement Services to its full complement of five. Mrs. Shakira Vaughan and Mr. Sergio Alleyne are the latest additions to the team, effective 26 April 2022. She served fifteen years as a Graduate Teacher in the primary education system. […]

    May 10, 2022EducationNo comments
  9. USAID equips youth with IT equipment to enable innovation and entrepreneurship in climate & disaster resilience

    Eight young innovators from across the Eastern Caribbean received information technology (IT) equipment from the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to support their innovation and entrepreneurship in areas related to climate and disaster resilience. The suite of IT products was presented today during a brief ceremony co-hosted by […]

    April 25, 2022EducationNo comments
  10. CARPHA Receives High Praises from Member States for its Pandemic Response

    Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) from across the Caribbean were high in praises for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on the leadership role it played, and continues to play in the Region’s COVID-19 response. This, as CARPHA hosted its first face-to-face meeting, since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, two years ago. 23 CMOs (18 […]

    April 12, 2022Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – TeaserPRO Concept Version

    This trailer is a concept-mashup that shows my idea of how the trailer 3 for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness might look like.

    March 21, 2022Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Barbados Private Sector Association, (BPSA) issues veiled, lukewarm reply to Budget 2022 from the Mottley Administration

    The Barbados Private Sector Association, (BPSA) being cognizant of the economic and social challenges particularly following the devasting impact of the 2020 pandemic, recognizes the effort of the Barbados Government to introduce measures and strategies for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and the nation as a whole. That there is some austerity in some of […]

    March 16, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  13. PEOPLE EMPOWERMENT STEPS IN TO EASE PLIGHT OF HOMELESS DISABLED COUPLE

    The young, homeless couple recently highlighted in Barbados Today has drawn the attention of the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, now the two mentally challenged youngsters can breathe easier knowing their plight is under a careful microscope… Kirk Humphrey, Minister of that portfolio, addressed a cadre of reporters at the Soroptimist Village & […]

    March 14, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  14. Island officials attend on-line FIA Seminars

    Four members of the island’s motor sport community participated in on-line seminars this month organised by the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Facilitated by the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) as part of its on-going training programme, the Race Director Seminars were attended by the Barbados Rally Club’s Neil Barnard and Bushy […]

    February 24, 2022RallyNo comments
  15. CDEMA hosts the Damage Assessment & Needs Analysis (DANA) Orientation/Training in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    The Preparedness and Response Division (PRD) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), through its Regional Training Centre (RTC), commenced a three-day Damage and Needs Assessment (DANA) Orientation/Training workshop for the St. Vincent & The Grenadines National Emergency Management Organisation (SVG NEMO) on February 15th, 2022. The training is intended to present a systematic […]

    February 22, 2022Featured, NatureNo comments
  16. QCA Extraordinary General Meeting & Awards Ceremony

    A meeting for the purpose of electing a QCA executive committee to serve for 2022 and 2023 will be held on the Zoom Platform on Saturday, 19 February 2022. This meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m. You can find the relevant link for registration on the QCA’s Facebook page. Once you have registered, you will […]

    February 18, 2022Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. WIRSPA MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER CHAIRMAN DR YESU PERSAUD

    Dr. Yesu Persaud, one of the most influential people in the Caribbean rum industry over the past 60 years, has died at the age of 93. As the Chairman of Demerara Distillers, Dr. Persaud oversaw its expansion into wide international distribution with its El Dorado rum brand. The 1992 launch of El Dorado 15 is […]

    January 27, 2022AgricultureNo comments
  18. CARPHA Jamaica Addresses Risk-based Post Market Surveillance for Monitoring the Quality of Medicines using Laboratory Testing

    Monitoring medicines quality along the supply chain and detecting substandard, or falsified products are even more critical now, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains.  Accordingly, the need to ensure standards are maintained for medicines used in the treatment of diseases including COVID-19 has been recognised by CARPHA. Market surveillance and […]

    January 23, 2022HealthNo comments
  19. Dr Cheryl Grills Appointed to National Reparations Commission

    Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that Dr. Cheryl Grills, Professor of Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, former national President of The Association of Black Psychologists, and Found/Director of a non-profit program evaluation organization called Imoyase Community Support Services, has been appointed to the National African American […]

    January 18, 2022EducationNo comments
  20. BOA To Institute Mandatory Vaccines for All Accredited Games Participants

    The Board of Directors of The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has deliberated and  given the recent restrictions and challenges faced in attending regional and international  competitions, has decided to implement a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy as a condition of  participation in Games for all accredited persons. Exempted from this policy are Government  Officials and […]

    December 26, 2021Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  21. Christmas Message from the Chair of the Barbados Private Sector Association

    As a nation, we have endured unprecedented challenges during the past year. Businesses, investors, employers and employees alike, are still negotiating and grappling with disrupted trading and the existential reality that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to recede quickly. Families, in particular those who have lost loved ones, continue to deal with circumstances that […]

    December 25, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  22. 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
  23. WIRSPA WELCOMES NEW DIRECTORS AND RENEWS ITS COMMITMENT TO PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE DRINKING

    Representatives for Belize, Grenada and Haiti respectively were officially welcomed recently to the board of West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA). Amanda Perdomo of Travellers Liquors, Kirk Seetahal of Grenada Distillers and Delphine Gardere of Rhum Barbancourt sat at their first board meeting as their countries transitioned from associate members to full membership. […]

    December 16, 2021AgricultureNo comments
  24. FSC APPOINTS CHAIRMAN & ANOTHER BOARD MEMBER

    Oliver Jordan is the new Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC) He is also a past President of the Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) and a past Director & Treasurer of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA). Bringing a strategic and highly practical experienced background to the FSC, Jordan was the Court-appointed Judicial Manager […]

    November 29, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  25. IABC BARBADOS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE

    Public relations practitioners on the island are being challenged to commit to continuous education if they want the profession to be taken seriously. So says newly installed President of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Barbados, Dr. Pamala Proverbs, following the Association’s 2021 elections on November 24. Dr. Proverbs, managing director of PRMR Inc., […]

    November 29, 2021BusinessNo comments