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Tag Archives: swimming

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. ‘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
  16. 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
  17. “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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. UK SENIOR CITIZEN DROWNS BY THE CRANE

    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
  22. Sr CITIZEN DROWNS AT BROWNE’S BEACH

    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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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