Tag Archives: swimming

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. ‘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
  9. 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
  10. “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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Barbados #1 Triathlete Matthew Wright finishes in the top 10 at the 2019 Aqaba ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup in Jordan last weekend

    Matthew Wright has been a steady fixture on the triathlon world stage this season. Jumping 15 places to 140th in the World Rankings after recently competing at the 2019 Aqaba ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup in Jordan last weekend; Matthew is on a mission to be in the top 70 by May next year to place […]

    October 8, 2019Athletics, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments

    Officers are also probing another suspected drowning, this time 63 year old Nicholas Anthony Trolley, a British visitor from Moorland Street, Axbridge, England who was staying at Ebbtide Guest House, Fitts Village, St. James. Circumstances About 3:45pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019, police responded to a report at Crane Beach, St Phillip that a man […]

    August 4, 2019EventsNo comments

    Police await a post mortem on the suspected drowning of 75 year old ERROL THORPE from GROVES, ST. GEORGE whose lifeless body was recovered from the water at the Browne’s Beach, St Michael about 2:30pm on Saturday August 3rd, 2019. Circumstances It was about 2:30 Saturday afternoon, when police responded to a report at Browne’s […]

    August 4, 2019Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Labour Minister attends Port St Charles Sprint Triathlon

    The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) hosted yet another Age Group Sprint and Sprint Relay over the weekend at Port St. Charles Yacht Club, St. Peter. BFIT welcomed Labour Minister & the MP for St. Peter – Colin Jordan, who attended among many other supporters on a hot day for the second annual Triathlon […]

    July 16, 2019Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  17. BFIT keeps it Rolling: Bushy Park Duathlon 2019

    The first Duathlon of the year on the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) event calendar took place last weekend, June 16th, 2019 at the Bushy Park Racetrack. The leading circuit-racing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean more commonly known for showcasing race car speed, the manoeuvring expertise of rally-car drivers and also host of many […]

    July 1, 2019AthleticsNo comments
  18. Mega 6 Jackpot Winner’s Plans Will Be Going Swimmingly

    64-year-old Robert Myers sees himself as an “Honorary Bajan.” Born in the UK, he has visited and lived in Barbados for the past forty years. “Despite travelling extensively, this island is my place in the sun,” he said, while considering his Mega 6 jackpot winnings, which total a whopping BDS $2,115,000. He believes that young […]

    June 30, 2019Breaking News, Featured, GamesNo comments

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating two missing persons. Missing: 32 year old Oscar Suarez and 25 year old Magdalena DeVille both from the U.S.A staying at Room 49, Discovery Bay Hotel, Trents, St. James. Circumstances: They arrived in Barbados on Saturday 22nd June 2019 from the […]

    June 25, 2019Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  20. Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) focused on youth development

    The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) just revealed their continued commitment to the future of triathlon on the island, highlighting the recent implementation of a range of youth-oriented activities designed to strengthen the skills of Barbados’ up and coming triathletes. Commencing late last year, elite local triathlete Matthew Wright held two separate triathlon camps […]

    February 5, 2019AthleticsNo comments
  21. Barbados gets 3 beaches featured in Top 50 Central Am’can and Caribbean Beaches

    Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, the shores of Central America and the Caribbean provide ample reasons to pack your bathing suits and book a flight. To ensure your vacation doesn’t disappoint, we’ve developed one of the most extensive lists of Central American and Caribbean beaches. When you’re done perusing this list, you’ll […]

    December 30, 2018TravelNo comments

    The President of the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) has hinted a global contest will be brewing next Sunday at the Spring Garden Highway for the 28th National Triathlon… The BFIT President also said when the cut-off point will be for any late entries; – Mr Treasure assured the journalists not only a special […]

    October 8, 2018Athletics, FeaturedNo comments

    The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Beautification wishes to advise the public that during the repair and restoration of the South Coast Sewerage network, Worthing Beach will remain closed until further notice. The continued closure comes as a result of wastewater entering the Graeme Hall swamp. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) under the Ministry […]

    August 19, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  24. The Shape of Water: NSFW (2017) | Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Sally Hawkins & Richard Jenkins

    An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

    October 29, 2017Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments

    Team Barbados believes a home game ups the ante for the CARIFTA games this weekend. Coach Mike Sims has high hopes for the hosts at the Triathlon Championships on 7th and 8th although many officials still unsure how the local cohort will adapt so soon. Darren Treasure, President of the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes […]

    October 4, 2017Athletics, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments