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Tag Archives: tourism

  1. Person of Interest Identified

    The Royal Barbados Police Force informs the general public and the media that the individual who was the subject of a person of interest bulletin issued May 5th 2021 has been positively identified by a family member. We also wish to thank all the persons who assisted us, the members of the general public and […]

    May 6, 2021Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  2. JetBlue authorized to fly Newark-Puerto Plata

    Dominican Republic’s Civil Aviation Board (JAC) cleared JetBlue to operate five flights per week on the Newark (EWR)-Puerto Plata (POP) route. This flight will be in addition to the United Airlines flight that operates three times a week on the same frequency. The JAC also authorized Avianca flights from Medellín, Colombia (MDE) to Punta Cana […]

    April 14, 2021TravelNo comments
  3. Cayman Islands Newest Partner in Medical Tourism Receives Eminent Award for Quality Healthcare

    Aster DM Healthcare, a rapidly growing healthcare player in India, has received the accolade of being recognised among The Economic Times’ Best Healthcare Brands of 2021. The eminent award recognises brands for their commitment to innovation in the healthcare sector, patient satisfaction and loyalty, quality of services offered and clinical excellence. “We are honoured to […]

    April 1, 2021HealthNo comments
  4. “Brandy & Punanny” is not the Villain nor ‘Patient Zero,’ we have met the Enemy – it is Us!

    “Imagination never lets us take the blame,” Go West – We Close Our Eyes O V E R V I E W The above quote never ceases to fascinate me, not only for having been so guilty myself, but how it is endlessly appropriate – especially now. Seeing how Barbados has just forcibly rejoined with […]

    January 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. Nevisian Leader steering Charlestown toward economic recovery, post COVID-19

    In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic that has decimated the island’s revenue streams, Premier Mark Brantley’s vision and foresight handling the health and economic crises has ensured Nevis’ survival during this difficult period. “I think this pandemic has tested leaders throughout the world in a very serious way. Nevis is no different” Brantley […]

    December 24, 2020Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Premier of Nevis on staff affected by Four Seasons Resort restructuring

    My government has been advised by the Four Seasons Resort that it has today served notice to some 280 workers at that Resort that “due to the delay of the reopening of the borders and resulting loss of business” the Resort has been forced to restructure its operations and now requires “only the minimum staff […]

    October 21, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  7. Medical NGO wants tourists from high, medium risk countries quarantined for at least a Fortnight

    The Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) applauds the Government of Barbados on its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic so far… This is a testament to the many officials dedicated to keeping our citizens healthy and safe, as well as to the diligence of the people themselves. As we now shift gears to focus on […]

    July 28, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. Arts drive needed for Bermuda

    Bermuda must embrace the arts to help ditch its reputation as a “staid, boring and uninspiring” destination, the Premier said yesterday. David Burt, who added tourism to his portfolio this month, said a drive to boost film, fashion, arts and entertainment would restore “a buzz and a sense things are happening”. Mr Burt claimed the […]

    July 25, 2020GalleriesNo comments
  9. Tourism to be the Focus of the July Caribbean Economic Forum

    “Reviving Caribbean Tourism” will be the theme of the second edition of the Central Bank of Barbados’ 2020 Caribbean Economic Forum, which takes place on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. in Jamaica). During the 90-minute discussion, veteran journalist Julian Rogers will speak with a panel of regional tourism and health […]

    July 23, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Virgin Atlantic positions itself for post Covid-19 future

    Virgin Atlantic has reached a major milestone towards securing its future today, by announcing plans for a private-only solvent recapitalisation of the airline, following the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy, the nation and the travel and aviation industry. A Solvent Recapitalisation of Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic has taken a big […]

    July 15, 2020Featured, TravelNo comments
  11. SYMMONDS SAYS SO FAR SO GOOD AS COMMERCIAL FLIGHT RETURNS

    The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) officially reopened to commercial air traffic on Sunday with the arrival of Air Canada Flight 966 from Toronto at approximately 2:20 that afternoon. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, and Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, joined senior officials of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. and GAIA […]

    July 14, 2020TravelNo comments
  12. When can you travel to the Caribbean again?

    It’s every tourist dream to visit the Caribbean. With their deep blue, silver waters, tropical breeze, swaying palm trees, and warm sunny days, it’s the perfect spot to spend your holiday with friends and family. However, tourism has remained as one of the activities cancelled in 2020 due to the ongoing global health concerns.  Fortunately, […]

    June 11, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  13. POLICE AND BHTA SORRY FOR NOT INVITING MEDIA TO CHEQUE HANDOVER (APOCRYPHAL)

    (ATTN, OBSERVATION: NO ASSIGNATION OF CHARACTERS REAL, LIVING, DEAD OR UNDEAD HAVE BEEN SO APPORTIONED; PHOTOS USED BY AUTHOR HAVE BEEN MODIFIED UNDER THE BASIS OF FAIR USE & COMMENTARY AND ARE NOT INJURIOUS UNLESS ONE IS THIN SKINNED – ANY PERSONS RECOGNISED ARE NOT DESIGNATED VILLAINS, HEROES NOR BYSTANDERS, THEY ARE SIMPLY TO ADD […]

    September 11, 2019Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. Police Post in St Lawrence Gap to be refurbished – However was there a Media Shut Out? Were all present for Donation?

    The Tourism Development Corporation, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association and the friends of St. Lawrence Gap Committee partnered with Royal Barbados Police Force in providing assistance with the refurbishment of the Police Caravan located at St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church. Luckily there were no pesky blogging entities present like The Bajan Reporter who’d ask […]

    September 9, 2019Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Tourism Minister Issues Challenge to Rum Producers

    Caribbean rum producers have been challenged to fully exploit the potential of the regional tourism industry to build their brands. St. Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Minister Dominic Fedee, said there was tremendous opportunity for the region’s two preeminent brands – tourism and rum. Rum producers from the […]

    May 15, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  16. Barbados Federation of Poker ready for 22nd April Tournament

    The popular game of poker has found a new home in the Caribbean, thanks to the management team of the Barbados Federation of Poker Inc. In 2015 the group was successful in its efforts which saw Barbados becoming the first member nation from the Caribbean to join the International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP); the […]

    April 8, 2019GamesNo comments
  17. Should Barbados consider the legalisation of gambling?

    Watching the sunset on Barbados’ glam west coast is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Life here is pretty good. Quite safe by Caribbean standards, our easterly position in the Caribbean means that we normally escape hurricane season, something that, sadly, does affect others nearby. With Anglican churches and cricket greens in every village, we enjoy […]

    March 21, 2019Featured, GamesNo comments
  18. TDC Funds CCTV Project in the North of the Island

    The Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) joined with the Royal Barbados Police Force, in making safety and security paramount, for Tourism. During the presentation at Police Headquarters, Roebuck Street, St. Michael, Mr Ince indicated the Tourism Development Corporation would always be ready to assist the Royal Barbados Police Force in any way it could. The TDC […]

    February 8, 2019Crime, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Focusing on the Wildlife, Environment & Marine Biodiversity of the Bahamas

    The Bahamas continues to be a very popular destination for travellers from around the world. With its beautiful beaches, weather, people and culture, it has seemingly always been “the” place to visit. Tourism has no doubt helped both this island nation and the surrounding Caribbean hot spots, remaining one of the main contributors to the […]

    January 31, 2019NatureNo comments
  20. How can mMoney support the tourism sector?

    Barbados could see a boost in tourism arrivals and overall tourism spend if officials leverage research information compiled from the mMoney platform. Board Chairman, Stephen Austin, and CEO, Senator Rudy Grant, both signed the MOU on behalf of the BHTA, while Rawdon Adams, CEO of Bitt, signed on behalf of the Barbados-based FinTech company on […]

    December 15, 2018Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  21. MULTIPLE WELSH CHAMPION HEADING FOR SOL RALLY BARBADOS

    Three-time Welsh Rally Champion Alex Allingham is the first new overseas competitor confirmed for Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. Allingham will drive the Weir Rallying UK Ford Escort MkII with co-driver Ross Weir, who last year sat with Dave Jenkins, the car’s builder, when they […]

    December 10, 2018RallyNo comments
  22. Letter to the Editor – Silver Hill Community Centre

    I would very much like to join in a discussion which was publicised by a letter in the press proposing a name for the Community Centre being constructed in Silver Hill. I respect this initial proposal but would like to enlighten the public on another individual who I have known for many years and whose […]

    October 1, 2018Featured, Sports1 comment
  23. Mini Guide to Your Romantic Barbados Trip

    Just mentioning a Barbados getaway makes you instantly float away to the relaxing sounds of waves and chattering exotic birds, right? So this time, the Romance Compass crew has highlighted the very best bits of this truly fabulous destination – what to see, where to eat and which place to choose to stay at. Amid the […]

    August 23, 2018TravelNo comments
  24. Expedia Group Partners with Barbados to Promote Culinary Program

    Expedia Group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, is pleased to report the successful implementation of a platform supporting Barbados’ new dine-around program as well as an increase in mobile demand to the island. Brilliant Barbados, powered by Expedia technology, launched in May of 2018 and is an added-value to the country’s Year […]

    July 22, 2018TravelNo comments
  25. Cable & Wireless pledges commitment to local tourism sector

    Local tourism has found a telecommunications ally in Flow and C&W Business. During the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association’s annual general meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, the island’s leading telecoms provider once again reiterated its commitment to national development by pledging its support to the local hospitality sector. “As Caribbean people, we are […]

    June 17, 2018TechnologyNo comments