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  1. Professor Sir Hilary Beckles to begin 2nd term as UWI Vice-Chancellor on August 1

    Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who is currently in the final year of his six-year contract, has been reappointed by the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term. The Council which met virtually on Friday 30th April, for its annual business […]

    May 10, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Statement from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on passing of Sir Courtney Blackman

    Sir Courtney Blackman was, without doubt, a true Barbadian legend, patriot and pioneer, whose contribution to public life, anchored as founding Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, was always aimed at the fostering of economic growth for the upliftment of all Barbadians. He lived for his country, whether at the helm of our premiere […]

    March 17, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. Tribute to Courtney Newlands Blackman from the CBB

    The Central Bank of Barbados confirms that Sir Courtney Blackman, the first and longest serving Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, has died at the age of 88. Sir Courtney died in the United States of America where he had been living for more than 20 years. Reacting to news of his death, current […]

    March 17, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  4. St Martin’s Thomassillienne “Masso” Arnell passed on at 89 in NYC

    Thomassillienne Hermance Arnell died peacefully in her sleep on March 4, 2021, at 2 am, in Albany, New York. She was 89. She is survived by her sister Laura “Wendy” Arnell and family, brothers Harold “Sonny” Arnell and family, Benicio “Ben” Arnell and family, and Franklin “Frankie” Arnell and family; cousins Wilfred “Freed” Duzant and […]

    March 9, 2021CultureNo comments
  5. The 78th Golden Globes address controversy, amidst a glitchy telecast where streaming reigns supreme

    The 78th Golden Globe Awards underwent a rocky evening technically while fleetingly seeking to address the controversy rocking the organization behind the ceremony, in a pandemic-dictated format that saw streaming dominate the movie awards and an emotional posthumous win by actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman’s award, for his role in the Netflix adaptation of the stage […]

    March 1, 2021Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Charles Matz, author, renaissance scholar, dies at 96 – by Lasana M. Sekou

    Poet, renaissance scholar, dramaturge, novelist Charles Matz died at his home in Southampton, New York on February 12, 2021. He was 96. He leaves his children, Margaret Matz (architect, New York), Charles “Carlino” Matz III (professor, NYIT; architect, New Jersey), and Clare Ann Matz (multimedia artist, film director, Italy). He also leaves Antonio Lai da […]

    February 19, 2021BooksNo comments
  7. 93 Year Old Woman makes 16th COVID Fatality for Barbados

    Covid-19 has struck another death blow in Barbados. In the early hours of this morning, February 4, the disease claimed the life of a 93 year old Barbadian lady. With her passing, the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Barbados now stands at 16. At the time of her passing, the senior citizen had been […]

    February 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. Barbadian Communicator Elected to International Position

    Pamala Proverbs APR, Managing Director of PRMR Inc. in Bridgetown Barbados, has been elected a 2021 international delegate-at-large for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is one of three international members and two national members to be elected to the position. The five delegates were recommended by a committee that reviewed all the […]

    December 16, 2020Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Virgin Atlantic appoints Hannah Swift as Caribbean Country Manager

    Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce the appointment of Hannah Swift as the airline’s Country Manager for the Caribbean. Hannah is responsible for the airline’s daily commercial activity in the region including sales, marketing, reservations and ticketing. Hannah Swift, Country Manager, Caribbean commented: “I am thrilled to be taking on this role for Virgin Atlantic. […]

    November 26, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  10. Jenieve Bailey Reminisces About Her Legendary Father, Toots Hibbert, Reggae Icon

    On the eve of Toots Hibbert’s funeral service in Jamaica, Jenieve Bailey remembered her father as a selfless soul who never revelled in his status as a legend. “He was a people person. He loved people and made you feel absolutely comfortable…there were no airs about Daddy,” she said, “He never behaved entitled; I realize […]

    October 17, 2020MusicNo comments
  11. GEL ANNOUNCES NEW C.E.O, MANUFACTURING DIVISION

    Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nicholas Mouttet as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Manufacturing Division effective 15th October 2020. He brings some 19 years’ experience in senior executive leadership positions in regional conglomerates overseeing sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, retail, automotive and financial services. In […]

    October 9, 2020BusinessNo comments
  12. Marvel Knights Animation – Black Panther (RIP, Chadwick Boseman)

    At a White House briefing, a history of the African nation of Wakanda is provided. Highlighted are an early story of an attack by another warrior tribe, Captain America’s mission against invading Nazis and his subsequent battle with Black Panther, and the Battle for the Crown where T’Challa becomes the new Black Panther.

    September 12, 2020Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown (Vol 5) August 14, 2020Fashion, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown (Vol 4) August 14, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  15. TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR STATE FUNERAL OF LATE PROF. OWEN S. ARTHUR

    All Barbadians are advised as a result of the state funeral for late Professor, The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur which will be held on Friday 14th August 2020. There will be several road traffic changes which will affect several roadways at various stages to facilitate the event. The management of these closures will be […]

    August 13, 2020Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown (Vol 3)

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and her Cabinet colleagues paid their respects to former leader Owen S. Arthur, filing past his casket, which laid in State at the House of Assembly – Parliament Buildings

    August 13, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  17. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown (Vol 2) August 13, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  18. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown August 13, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  19. BARBADOS ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (BAC) MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER

    The BAC regrets the passing of the late Owen Seymour Arthur and further, recognises his contribution to education and to the regional integration movement, that he made. The Council credits his visionary leadership, which saw the establishment of both the Barbados Accreditation Council Act 2004 and the Caribbean Community (Movement of Skilled Nationals) Act, 2004. […]

    July 30, 2020EventsNo comments
  20. Owen Arthur tribute by Sir Shridath Ramphal

    “Barbados has lost a great son. CARICOM has lost a great West Indian. We are all the poorer for Owen’s going. And may CARICOM for all time be guided by his credo of regional integration that marked his service to Barbados and the Caribbean Community entire.”

    July 27, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. Sir Ronald Sanders on OWEN ARTHUR (17 October 1949 – 27 July 2020)

    NOTE: Sir Ronald Sanders is a veteran Caribbean diplomat, presently serving as Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS.

    July 27, 2020Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  22. CONDOLENCE BOOKS FOR SIR EVERTON

    Members of the public are invited to sign condolence books for the late cricketing icon, Sir Everton DeCourcey Weekes, at two viewings next week. Persons may pay their respects on Tuesday, July 28, at the Empire Club, Pavilion Road, Bank Road, St. Michael, and on Wednesday, July 29, at Legends Cricket Club, Fontabelle, St. Michael, […]

    July 27, 2020Cricket, Featured1 comment
  23. ‘TRIBUTE ON THE PASSING OF SIR EVERTON WEEKES’ By The Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas

    My heart is heavy and spirit dampened after learning of the passing of Sir Everton Weekes . He lived an highly regaled, cricket record making life filled with dignity, regional honor and global sports impact. On behalf of the members and leadership of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), I express heartfelt condolences and […]

    July 8, 2020CricketNo comments
  24. Traffic collision for 2020 is 6th Road Fatality

    Police responded to the scene of a road traffic collision which resulted in the 6th road fatality of the year with a young male. The collision occurred about 9:50 pm on Thursday, 2nd July 2020 along Highway 2A in the area of Welches, St. Thomas. S U M M A R Y The vehicle was […]

    July 4, 2020ControversyNo comments
  25. Statement from BARJAM on barring of media personnel

    The Barbados Association of Journalists and Media Workers (BARJAM) condemns the treatment meted out to media professionals on Saturday, June 27 while attempting to cover the court appearance of the man charged with the murder of news photographer Christoff Griffith and contractor Glenroy James. BARJAM is deeply concerned that reporters and photographers who went to […]

    June 29, 2020Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments