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  1. Barbados Triathlon Team to Contend 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

    The staging of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Mixed Relay Triathlon on Sunday 31 July in Sutton Park, Birmingham, will be historic for Barbados, marking the first time the island has competed in this event. Athletes who made the qualifying criteria for the Mixed Relay are Matthew Wright, Niel Skinner, Zahra Gaskin, and Chara Hinds – […]

    July 14, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  2. RASCALS NATIONAL AQUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

    The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) hosted its second National Aquathlon Championships. In partnership with title sponsor Rascals Barbados Waterpark, the event took place along Brandon’s Beach and the Mighty Grynner Highway late last month. The highly anticipated Championships was welcomed by avid triathletes and catered to over 50 competitors across 6 categories, ranging […]

    April 11, 2022Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Young Barbadians compete at Clermont Draft Legal Challenge

    The Draft Legal Challenge, USA’s launchpad for triathlon’s best talent, saw six emerging athletes from Barbados compete in the two-day open event in the beautiful Lake Louisa State Park of Clermont, Florida. Unlike the warm crystal clear waters of the Caribbean sea, the Bajan upstarts were greeted by a ‘Beware of the Alligators’ sign and […]

    March 14, 2022AthleticsNo comments
  4. BOA/IGT Spirit of Resilience Sports Awards 2021

    (PLEASE NOTE: The Opening Address and the video were from a previously recorded Virtual Ceremony) Good Evening: It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the Barbados Olympic Association, to welcome you to our 2021 Awards Ceremony. Your Excellency, our joy and pride on your installation as the first President […]

    January 1, 2022Olympics, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. BDF joins forces with Maritime Affairs Ministry to host Fishing Vessel Operations Course

    The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Division of Fisheries, recently concluded the Fishing Vessel Operations Course 2021. The course, facilitated by the BDF maritime unit, the Barbados Coast Guard (BCG), catered to participants from the BCG, the Barbados Regiment, Barbados Cadet Corps and the […]

    October 18, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Rising sea surface temperatures driving the loss of 14 percent of corals since 2009

    The “Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020” report, released today, documents the loss of approximately 14 per cent of the world’s coral since 2009. The report, the sixth edition produced by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), provides the most detailed scientific picture to date of the toll elevated temperatures have taken on […]

    October 6, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  7. DROWNING INCIDENT TAKES LIFE OF BARBAREES GARDEN RESIDENT

    Officers from Central Police Station attended the compound of the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, apparently around 2:30 pm on Sunday 12th September 2021, it was then they learned the lifeless body of a man was seen floating in the water in an isle of the careenage area of the complex. On arrival, officers were directed to […]

    September 13, 2021ControversyNo comments
  8. BARBADOS SEEKS TO JOIN GLOBAL OCEAN ALLIANCE

    Barbados is seeking to join the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance (GOA), to support the “30by30 movement“, established to protect 30 per cent of the ocean space by 2030. And, Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey is calling for the rest of the world to follow suit in what he has described […]

    August 19, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  9. The Barbados Olympic Association Supports Rower Philip Als

    The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is pleased to support rower Philip Als in his quest to create history yet again. The 65-year-old Barbadian rower was the first black person to row an ocean and the first from the Caribbean as part of a two-man team to row the 3,000 nautical mile journey across the […]

    July 22, 2021SailingNo comments
  10. Fair Future for Seafarers: Message from Kirk D. M. Humphrey, MP – Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy

    Today, I wish to join with fellow Barbadians and the global community in celebrating the significant contribution that seafarers have made to the development of Barbados and the world economy. The theme “Fair Future for Seafarers” chosen for this year’s celebration is particularly relevant in light of the extraordinary circumstances seafarers have found themselves in […]

    June 25, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  11. BDF Barbados Coast Guard Search and Rescue – P53 ‘NICANNO’

    The Barbados Coast Guard (BCG) conducted a successful search and rescue (SAR) for two Barbadian fishermen onboard fishing vessel P53 “NICANNO“. P53 NICANNO was successfully towed to the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex.

    June 21, 2021EventsNo comments
  12. BARBADOS CREATES HISTORY BY PLANTING CORALS AT CARLISLE BAY

    Barbados created history on Tuesday by planting 50 fragments of staghorn coral from the Folkstone Marine Reserve at Carlisle Bay for the first time, as it marked World Oceans Day, under the theme: Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. Speaking moments before boarding the Mojito vessel at the Shallow Draught, Minister Humphrey explained that the coral used […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  13. Technology Portal Brings Revolutionary Approach to Marine Management

    Today, less than 8 percent of the ocean is safeguarded through marine protected areas or other area-based conservation measures, with less than 3 percent covered by fully or highly-protected areas. Now, with Global Fishing Watch Marine Manager, we have an innovative technology portal that helps support the design, management and monitoring of existing and new marine protected […]

    June 5, 2021Nature, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. BWA Advises Against Draining & Refilling Swimming Pools

    The Barbados Water Authority is making a special appeal to hotels and Barbadians with swimming pools to resist draining and refilling them as a result of the current ashfall. If water is absolutely required for cleaning, persons are advised to use non potable water.

    April 13, 2021Breaking News, Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy (MMABE) reminds Barbadians of the ban on petroleum based single use Plastics under the control of The Disposable Plastics Act (2020)

    Petroleum based plastics pose a hazard to marine life, including the fish we eat and turtles that nest on our beaches. Furthermore, it affects the capacity for our fisherfolk to make a living. The public is also reminded under this Act, single-use petroleum-based plastics are prohibited in both import and use here in Barbados. The […]

    March 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  16. Barbados Defence Force Successful Search And Rescue Off Brandon’s Beach

    The Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Maritime Unit, the Barbados Coast Guard (BCG) received a distress call at approximately 8:24 am on Sunday 28 February 2021. Two paddle boarders proceeded out to sea but soon encountered difficulties. One was able to make it back to shore unassisted while the other was unable to. Fortunately, the male […]

    February 28, 2021ControversyNo comments
  17. NCC Lifeguard supervision would only be available until 5:30 PM as of tomorrow

    Please note that lifeguard supervision services will only be available until 5:30PM as of tomorrow…

    February 28, 2021Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. Difficult Conversations – “Thank You” by Grenville Phillips II

    Last Sunday, I decided to get a sea-bath before the lockdown. It was the first time I entered the sea in years. When I got to Accra beach, I noticed the yellow flags. There was no lifeguard on duty, so I asked the security guard to keep an eye on me. She said that she […]

    February 2, 2021NatureNo comments
  19. Ministry of Maritime Affairs Urging All Barbadians to exercise caution when using ocean at this time.

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy wishes to inform the public there have been sightings of sharks in neighbouring Caribbean islands. While there have been no reports of any shark sightings in Barbadian waters, all seabathers, watercraft operators, fishermen and all others using the sea have been asked to exercise great caution […]

    January 14, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  20. Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy observed 54th Independence of Barbados

    Barbadians from all over the world convened on social media platforms recently to usher in the anniversary of Barbados starting off as a sovereign nation 54 years ago, and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy joined in on the joyous occasion. Minister Humphrey reminded viewers of We Sea, We Life – an […]

    December 5, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  21. ‘Telling Our Story,’ a Panel Discussion with The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and The Blue Economy

    Tomorrow morning from 10:00 am, November 2nd, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy will host a Panel Discussion streamed from the Ministry’s Headquarters in Christ Church at the Civil Aviation Building, Hopefield Development, Charnocks with the theme? “Telling Our Story,” and includes MMABE Minister – the Hon. Kirk D. M. Humphrey; Director […]

    November 1, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Maritime Affairs Minister sees Job Potential through Multi-departmental “Swim For Life” project

    Kirk Humphrey – Minister of #MMABE the Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Ministry engaged with reporters this weekend at the Aquatic Centre in #Wildey to give an update on the Multi-Departmental initiative ensuring a new generation of young #Barbadians have a skillset which entails a healthy respect for water – be it ocean or […]

    August 24, 2020Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. “We Sea, We Life” massive Multi-Dept Swimming Initiative, Min. Humphrey emphasises Safety at every level

    Preservation and production are two of the main principles engaging the attention of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy and those tenets also form the basis of a new initiative aimed at teaching 1,000 Barbadian youth how to swim this summer.   View this post on Instagram   This weekend @kirkhumphrey7 Minister […]

    August 9, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  24. 2019 Barbados National Aquathlon Championships

    The very young, rising stars and experienced comprised the field of over 40 athletes who competed in calm waters and flat roads free of traffic, providing ideal conditions for the 2019 Barbados National Aquathlon Championships. Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) hosted it’s 3rd Aquathlon event in collaboration with the Barbados Olympic Association BiiG Games […]

    December 10, 2019Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  25. Aquatics Coach on Coaching Scholarship

    Aquatics in Barbados is expected to get a boost in the coming months, when Coach Akeem Nurse returns from a 12-week training course at the University of Physical Education in Budapest, Hungary. Nurse recently received an Olympic Solidarity scholarship facilitated by the National Olympic Academy of The Barbados Olympic Association Inc.(BOA). He is pursuing the […]

    October 21, 2019AthleticsNo comments