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  1. Innovation & digitization in MSME’s will drive Caribbean job growth

    The micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) of the Caribbean can drive job growth, especially through digitization in a “post-COVID” environment. This is according to the Caribbean Export Development Agency, which opined that the Caribbean must “look to areas such as business, cultural and recreational services, where we leverage the strengths of our MSMEs and […]

    July 8, 2022TechnologyNo comments
  2. Justin Sun Attended WTO MC12 with Focuses on SIDS, E-Commerce, and More

    According to a recent OECS, Justin Sun led the Grenada delegation to attend the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). As the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO, Sun spoke during the conference on climate change, food security, SIDS (Small Island Developing States), e-commerce, and other topics. In the conference, Sun stated that […]

    June 29, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. St Kitts Nevis Labour Party Demands Lifting of COVID19 Travel Restrictions

    C A V E A T This article was submitted as PDF, this is why we don’t like PDF and prefer Word files, I am not sitting for an inordinate period removing line breaks added by Adobe Political Leader of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party ( SKNLP), Dr. Terance has called on Prime Minister […]

    June 28, 2022PoliticalNo comments

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has tested positive for COVID 19. It is a mild case and she has indicated that she is doing well. The Doctors have advised that she will remain at home until they determine otherwise. Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw will perform the functions of Prime Minister during this period.

    June 20, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. 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
  6. Skinny Fabulous & D.A. Fani Willis will be Grand Marshalls for Atlanta Caribbean Carnival 2022

    As excitement builds for the 35th annual ‘Atlanta Caribbean Carnival’ the event has received even more mainstream attention with the news that Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney, Fani Willis will join Vincentian Soca Star Skinny Fabulous as a co-Grand Marshall of the beloved Memorial Day Weekend affair. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival which is produced by […]

    May 5, 2022MusicNo comments
  7. Suggestions For The Pandemic by Dr Victor Eastmond (Ret’d)

    My question today is “How serious are we about improving the status of Barbados during this Covid-19 pandemic?” Dr. Etienne of PAHO has continually observed there is a need to take the pandemic seriously but discussion still continue about individuals’ rights and/or mandates. I hope the editor will publish my personal view on this subject […]

    April 5, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. New Procedures For Arriving At Grantley Adams International Airport

    Travellers arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport should encounter less congestion due to new procedures being implemented there, namely the acceptance of a one-day Rapid Antigen Test for entry, and the launch of version two of the online Embarkation/Disembarkation (ED) form. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, outlined the new procedures […]

    February 28, 2022Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. IAN GOODING-EDGHILL: Purposeful Re-Introduction Of Sports Soon

    Sporting activities in Barbados could be restarting shortly. Minister of Health and Wellness, Ian Gooding-Edghill, said officials were working towards “a purposeful re-introduction of sports within two weeks”, in a risk-based manner to ensure the safety of players and spectators. And, Mr. Gooding-Edghill gave the assurance that his Ministry would continue to work with the […]

    February 28, 2022Photo Gallery, SportsNo comments
  10. Changes In Pandemic Directive Coming As COVID Cases reduce

    Barbados’ COVID-19 situation is “under control and getting better“. This assessment came today from Minister of Health and Wellness, Ian Gooding-Edghill, as he participated in a COVID-19 Update and Press Conference with a number of health officials, and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley.  

    February 27, 2022Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. All Covid-19 restrictions lifted in the DR, universities take to hybrid teaching models

    DR’s President Luis Abinader announced on 16 February 2022 the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions. The Ministry of Superior Education (Mescyt) has called for universities to return to face-to-face teaching. Yet, several universities announce many of their courses will continue online. The largest in the country, the state UASD university, says face-to-face programs will not […]

    February 25, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Low vaccination rates in the Caribbean must be urgently redressed to halt spread of COVID-19, according to PAHO

    Low vaccination coverage in many countries of the Caribbean must be urgently addressed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable, warned PAHO Director, Carissa F. Etienne, with health care workers and the elderly remaining particularly at risk. Out of the 13 countries and territories in the Americas that have not yet […]

    February 24, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. Reaction about this week’s press conference, re: back to school F2F

    Safety. Collaboration. Communication. Flexibility. Phased. There were several key words and perspectives which quite heartening and encouraging, which we heard in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) Press conference this week regarding the f2f national school reopening. This is an incredibly complex endeavour requiring all hands on deck. We do not envy […]

    February 19, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments

    In an effort to further support the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Home Isolation Programme, active since Tuesday 8th February 2022, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will establish an Assessment and Urgent Care Centre and an Assessment and Isolation Centre. The Belleville Assessment and Urgent Care Centre will be located at the 4H/Sparman Hospital in 6th […]

    February 17, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  15. Safety a priority for the Emergency Ambulance Service

    Dr. David Byer is the Head of Department of the Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS); however, his role there extends far beyond the mere operation of ambulances. He ensures that when a team of first responders is on the scene of an emergency, these paramedical professionals are providing premium care and intermediary interventions to allow patients […]

    February 5, 2022Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. NIA awaits PAHO approval to begin PCR testing on Nevis

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is now on the verge of being able to offer PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing on island. Countries across the globe are presently using PCR testing to diagnose people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. “The last update that I’ve had is that we have now done everything. […]

    February 1, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. Father challenges Bermuda’s legality of Covid tests for children’s re-entry to school

    A father in Bermuda asked for a judicial review of the David Burt administration’s requirement for children to have routine coronavirus tests to attend school there… , a father of four, with one at public school, said he wanted to question the legal authority for routine testing, including for public health purposes. According to the […]

    January 31, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments

    All schools across the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis reopened for face-to-face instruction on January 24, 2022. During a recorded message, Minister of Education the Hon. Jonel Powell stressed the importance of ensuring the safety of both students and staff alike on school premises as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Two weeks ago, I announced […]

    January 25, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  19. New study sheds light on #COVID19 vaccine hesitancy in six Caribbean countries.

    Under 30, out of formal work and educated to secondary level is the typical profile of the person refusing COVID-19 vaccination in the Eastern Caribbean. This is according to a groundbreaking new study on vaccine hesitancy launched on Friday. Commissioned by UNICEF, funded by USAID and conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services Inc (CADRES), […]

    January 18, 2022Featured, HealthNo comments
  20. Guardian Life Donates to the Barbados Fire Academy

    Guardian Life of The Caribbean Limited, continues to reinforce its commitment to protecting the communities it serves, even as Barbados navigates the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Just before 2021 wrapped up, the company hosted the Barbados Fire Academy at its offices at Upper Collymore Rock, St. Michael, where the Academy was presented with four (4) sanitiser-dispensing […]

    January 13, 2022HealthNo comments
  21. (Devil’s Advocate) Omicron Vs Bajan School System: Is Education at whim of Voting?

    C A V E A T Received via anonymous remailer routed from Austria, this is a local complaint from a very impassioned young man from St Michael North East I believe I can speak for the parents of young school age children in Barbados when I say that enough is enough. Our children are suffering. […]

    January 7, 2022Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Dominican Republic ponders if in-person learning should resume? Teleworking is back at Santo Domingo; this as health care workers affected

    Schools in the Dominican Republic are scheduled to reopen on 11th January 2022 after the Christmas, New Year and Three King holidays. But, that Caribbean neighbour is smack in the middle of the fifth wave of Covid-19 virus. The Omicron variant is the fastest spreading of all that have circulated. The Health Cabinet and the […]

    January 6, 2022HealthNo comments
  23. (Out Of Caution) Krosfyah Pop-Up Event now 21st January 2022

    It is with great regret that the management of Live Wire Entertainment and Halo Ultra Lounge, St Lawrence Gap, announce the postponement of The Big Soca Pop Up Party “Jump Start” featuring krosfyah slated for Jan 1, 2022. Sadly, we learned how two persons who work with the Band tested positive for COVID-19. Due to […]

    January 2, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments

    The journey of life continues with us now moving from the year 2021 into 2022. While there may be circumstances in 2021, both positive and negative, that may have left an indelible mark on our lives, the New Year is greeted with thankfulness of having made it through what was in all respects, a difficult […]

    January 1, 2022Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    On-line entries for Sol Rally Barbados 2022 will open next Monday (January 3) on the official web site, The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has confirmed that Sol RB22 is scheduled for the weekend of June 4 & 5, with King of the Hill on the previous Sunday (May 29), these dates subject to approval […]

    December 31, 2021RallyNo comments