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  1. REGISTER FOR THE 2020 GROW BARBADOS CHALLENGE!

    “Many times large problems can be tackled with small and simple solutions“. This is the belief of Mr. Adrian Reid, co founder of Victory Gardens Caribbean, a faith based, urban farming and food security company that seeks to empower homes and communities with the skills, knowledge and products to become more food secure, economically sustainable […]

    July 29, 2020Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  2. BLACKMAN AND GOLLOP PRIMARY TO REOPEN TUES. 27th FEB. 2018

    The Education Ministry is alerting parents and guardians of the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, Staple Grove, Christ Church, they’ll reopen tomorrow Tuesday 27th February. The school was closed for most of last week due to an infestation in that area of the plant known as cow itch. The Ministry of Education disclosed that Ministry […]

    February 26, 2018Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Jamaican Banana/Plantain Farmers Achieve Global G.A.P. Certification

    Fifty-two Jamaican banana and plantain farmers have achieved Global G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) Certification, following a series of capacity building training along with local and international audits. Global G.A.P. is an international pre-farm gate standard certifying food safety, and quality covering the entire production cycle from planting until the produce leaves the farm. Making the […]

    January 8, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  4. OVER 1,000 CANNABIS PLANTS SEIZED AND 3 MEN ARRESTED

    On Friday the 23rd of June 2017, members of the Drug Squad, assisted by the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), and members of the Barbados Defense Force (BDF) conducted illegal drug eradication operations in several areas. A total of 1076 cannabis plants ranging from 5ft to 7ft height were seized. The areas were: Edgecliff, St. John […]

    June 26, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  5. CDCTTL meets with Cocoa Farmers (Rio Claro)

    ‘The world of cocoa has changed’ was the mantra of both speakers and cocoa farmers at a Stakeholder Session, hosted by the Cocoa Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (CDCTTL), on Monday 29thAugust, 2016 at the St Therese RC Primary School, Rio Claro. Speaking to some one hundred (100) stakeholders in the cocoa industry, Mr. Winston […]

    September 3, 2016AgricultureNo comments
  6. Slow Food Barbados Challenges Barbadians to eat local for a week

    Slow Food Barbados is challenging Barbadians to eating only foods grown, caught, or raised in Barbados between September 5th – 11th, to raise awareness of the nutritional, economical, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods. This coincides with the 9th annual Caribbean Wellness Day on September 10th, 2016.   The Slow Seven Challenge […]

    September 3, 2016Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  7. “WARS OF OTHERS”, A DOCUMENTARY THAT EXPLORES THE CONTROVERSIAL CAMPAIGN OF AERIAL SPRAYING IN COLOMBIA PREMIERES ON HBO

    Wars of Others, a new original documentary by HBO Latin America, will premiere on June 13th, at 8:00pm exclusively on HBO. The documentary examines the practice of aerial spraying with glyphosate, an herbicide declared to be potentially carcinogenic by the World Health Organization in 2015. Carlos Moreno, director of Wars of Others, states: “The subject […]

    June 12, 2016ControversyNo comments
  8. Grotto Apartment Complex Opening Soon

    The Minister of Housing rejects opposition claims of a high bill for security at the apartment complex in the district of Dalkeith, Christ Church known as The Grotto. Housing Minister Kellman said the buildings cannot guard themselves and any security detail requires a fee no matter who is hired – he responded to accusations made […]

    May 8, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  9. Burgess charged with Theft of Cassava

    Police have arrested and charged Henderson Sylvester Burgess, 40 years of No Fixed Place of Abode with the offence of Theft with in relation to the theft of 15 lbs of cassava belonging to Carrington Estates Ltd. The Police were on duty along Halton Road, St Philip about 12:20 am on April 21, 2016 when […]

    April 24, 2016CrimeNo comments
  10. Agriculture now seen as Entrepreneurship to fight Poverty

    The days of Agriculture seen by certain Barbadians as jobs for those deemed old or stupid is fast fading from view – many young people are now seeing it as niche markets for new career options. Esworth Reid, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, also addressed participants at the Caribbean Pacific Agri-Forum – he […]

    November 4, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  11. Agribusiness development for small island states moves forward at 1st Caribbean & Pacific Agri-Food Forum

    A major event aimed at developing a business approach for the agri-food sector in Caribbean and other small island states (SIDS) in African Caribbean and Pacific regions (ACP) commenced in Bridgetown. The Caribbean and Pacific Agri-Food Forum is being organised from November 2 to 6 by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), […]

    November 4, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Close to 20,000 ganja plants confiscated between St Philip and St John

    The Royal Barbados Police over time have sought to inform the public, through the media, of significant drug seizures so the public can be aware. Sixty-two (64) plants, thirty two (32) at Carters St. John, and thirty two (32) at Rock Hall St. Philip were also seized. No arrests were made during the exercise. Roland […]

    October 5, 2015CrimeNo comments
  13. BARBADOS’ EAST COAST SEES OVER 3,000 PLANTS NETTED IN DRUG ERADICATION OPERATIONS

    On Saturday 19 September 2015, members of the Drug Squad assisted by members of the Tactical Response Unit and the Marine Unit conducted land drug eradication operations. 1. At Coach Hill, St. John, 17 cannabis plants; 2. Welch, St. John, 138 cannabis plants; and 3. Vaughns Land, St. Joseph, 3,135 cannabis plants. No arrests were […]

    September 21, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  14. CARICOM Leaders Served Cassava-Based Dishes at CARICOM Heads of Government Summit

    Addressing the food import bill, creating new jobs in the food and agricultural sector and improving nutrition and health through appropriate public policy for the cassava industry were promoted at the recently concluded 36th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), held July 2-4 in Barbados. The Caribbean Office […]

    July 8, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  15. “Ultron & Vision: Robo Roomies” Marvel Super Heroes, ‘What The–?! Ep. 41’

    With the price of rent in New York City, Ultron must take on his heroic foe The Vision as a roommate! The Android Avenger does his best to make life tough for the mechanical menace—can Ultron tolerate his party animal antics? Featuring Groot and Rocket Raccoon!

    June 5, 2015Cartoons, Events, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Latin America and the Caribbean is the world’s first region to reach both international hunger goals

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has made a huge step towards the total eradication of hunger by reducing both the percentage and total number of undernourished people to less than half, according to FAO’s latest report, the Panorama of Food Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, released today. According to the report, […]

    June 4, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  17. Cannabis Plants seized near Glendairy, nobody jailed

    On 26th May 2015, Police discovered 300 cannabis plants under cultivation outside the northern walls of Glendairy Prisons near to the community of Godding Road, Station Hill, St. Michael. The plants ranged in between 6 inches to 8 feet in height. No arrests. David Welch – ASP (Ag); Public Relations Officer

    May 27, 2015CrimeNo comments
  18. Barbadian Schoolchildren give Cassava buns a stamp of approval

    Fifty school children gave cassava buns a ‘thumbs up‘ during a tour of the facilities of the Barbados Agricultural Development Marketing Corporation (BADMC), which took place on Friday 22 May. After the tour, BADMC’s staff offered the children and their teachers cassava buns that were prepared by Purity Bakery for the event. The buns, which […]

    May 23, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Gold Medal for Barbados at 2015 Chelsea Flower Show

    Once again the highly selective and notoriously hard to please judges at the Chelsea Flower Show have bestowed a Gold Medal on the ever creative and industrious team of the Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS). And, quite incredibly, this was Gold Medal number 17 for Barbados in 28 consecutive and highly commendable appearances at the show. […]

    May 19, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  20. “THAT SUGAR FILM” – Health Shockumentary

    One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy‘. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar […]

    May 7, 2015Cinema, Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. DR’s leader makes unexpected landing & visits sugarcane farmers

    Santo Domingo’s President Danilo Medina traveled to Chirino in Monte Plata province for one of his surprise weekend visits on Sunday 3rd May 2015. The Presidency says it is also open to financing the construction of a mill to process the cane into raw sugar. Medina he would also be supporting a similar venture in […]

    May 5, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  22. U.S. Embassy highlights environment-related professional exchanges in celebration of Earth Day

    In celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. Embassy highlights two of its environment-related professional exchanges that have been funded by the U.S. government to develop sustainable partnerships in areas of mutual interest with specialists from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. These exchanges help the U.S. Embassy continue an important dialogue about sustainable economic growth, as […]

    April 22, 2015UncategorizedNo comments
  23. “ARDOR” – Gael Garcia Bernal (Drama: 2015)

    When fires sweep through the rainforest near their property along the Parana River, a poor tobacco-farming family goes on high alert. The head of the family, João (Chico Díaz), correctly suspects the fire is a result of slash-and-burn tactics by ruthless land-grabbers intent on acquiring the farm he shares with his lovely daughter, Vânia (Braga), […]

    April 21, 2015Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. Cassava for food use celebrated by F.A.O at Agrofest 2015

    The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean (FAO-SLC) promoted the nutritional benefits and diversity of cassava as a food crop at Agrofest, the largest Barbadian agricultural exhibition, which opened on Friday, 27 February and ended on Sunday, 1 March. The agenda for the FAO’s participation at the exhibition included cooking demonstrations using […]

    March 6, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  25. FAO Launches a Regional Project to Support the Development of the Cassava Industry in CARICOM Countries

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a regional project to support the development of the cassava industry at an Inception Workshop and Regional Working Group Meeting that took place 17 – 19 February 2015 in Barbados. Seven countries – Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia plus St. Vincent and the Grenadines – are direct participants […]

    February 21, 2015AgricultureNo comments