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Tag Archives: transition

  1. Jamaican PR Executive Kesi Gardner lands role as Caribbean Liaison for International Luxury PR Agency

    After 18 months in operation, The Storyteller Agency. Co. has expanded as the Caribbean liaison for an international PR communications firm, Aura Communications based in New York City. “The global luxury travel market was worth an estimated $945 billion in 2019 (Source: Allied Market Research). Since the pandemic, the demand for luxury has caused many […]

    January 10, 2022BusinessNo comments
  2. Montserratian Energy Official Appointed Chairman of the CCREEE Executive Board

    Director of Energy in Montserrat’s Ministry of Communication, Works, Labour and Energy – Mr. Kenrick Burke – has been elected as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). Mr Burke – who holds a master’s degree in energy management, with distinction and is a certified energy […]

    January 4, 2022BusinessNo comments
  3. END OF YEAR STATEMENT BY OUTGOING CHAIRMAN OF CARICOM – GASTON BROWNE, PM OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

    We have come to the end of what has been a very challenging year for our Community and its Member States. However, we have used our collective wit, wisdom and strength to combat the adversity with which we have been confronted. We have endured the shocking assassination of a sitting Head of State and Government, […]

    December 28, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  4. CHRISTMAS 2021 MESSAGE FROM COMMISSIONER OF POLICE: RICHARD BOYCE

    Christmas is a festival to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones. In particular, it is an occasion for sharing and caring and also to enjoy the fellowship of those who mean the most to us. We also reflect on the trials and triumphs of the past year and make resolutions and express our intentions […]

    December 25, 2021Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  5. New Executive Management appointments at CARICOM Secretariat

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla N. Barnett, has announced the appointment of two (2) new Members to the Executive Management Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat. They are Ambassador Donna Forde as Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, and Ambassador Wayne McCook as Director General of the Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN). Ambassador […]

    December 17, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  6. Bajan Appointed President of Rugby Americas North

    After thirteen years of service on the regional Executive Committee, Barbadian George Nicholson was recently appointed President of Rugby Americas North, the regional governing body for Rugby Union. Mr. Nicholson got his start in Rugby during a stint at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, where he was accompanying his father on his one-year sabbatical. […]

    November 25, 2021Breaking News, Featured, RugbyNo comments
  7. Acting PM Santia Bradshaw laments passing of Broadcaster Dennis Johnson

    “Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow; may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” These words of an unknown author seem most appropriate today as we try to come to grips with the passing of veteran broadcaster Dennis Johnson. They become even more touching as we consider the stealth with […]

    November 3, 2021Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  8. CARICOM’s new Deputy Secretary-General set to take up office

    Dr Armstrong Alexis of Saint Lucia has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Dr Alexis takes up his post from 1 November 2021. The DSG brings a wealth of experience to the post having served as well with the Commonwealth Secretariat and at a high level in the public […]

    November 1, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  9. Tribute from Prime Minister (Ag) on passing of Sir Maurice King

    While the passage of time has a natural tendency toward the erosion of memories, a country ought never to forget the contribution of those who served it honestly, faithfully and with never a hint of animus. Sir Maurice Athelstan King was one such Barbadian whose service we ought never to minimise, and today, at his […]

    September 23, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  10. Grace Jutan appointed ‘Chief of Staff’ in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor

    A significant change has been made at the start of the new academic year 2021-2022, to the staffing of the inner Office of the Vice-Chancellor, located at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Ms. Jutan has over 15 years of service at the executive level of the University, which […]

    September 19, 2021EducationNo comments
  11. BRFU offers Condolences towards the passing of Warren Mottley

    The Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Warren Mottley, who passed away recently. A life-long rugby supporter, Warren had served on the Executive Committee of the BRFU and his sudden death came as a horrid shock to the Barbados rugby community. His social media posts […]

    July 9, 2021RugbyNo comments
  12. Barbadian Photographer’s passing recognised by mourning PM

    Even as I deal with the pain of the passing of my own brother, I believe it is appropriate for me to pause for a moment to express condolence to the family of veteran photographer Gordon Brooks, who also passed away yesterday. Working often with another icon of international cricket reporting, the late Tony Cozier, […]

    July 1, 2021Cricket, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. PRIME MINISTER’S OLDER BROTHER DEPARTS UNEXPECTEDLY: ARDENT ARSENAL FAN RESTS IN POWER

    This one is a rough one for all of us but especially for Shawn, Emanuelle and Laurenne, for my parents and for Stewart, Elan and me. Quick and rough. I thank all of you who have reached out with your prayers and condolences. We love you so much but you know what you will never […]

    June 30, 2021Football, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. BOA Continues to Celebrate Olympic Day with a Tree Planting Ceremony

    The Barbados Olympic Association Inc.’s (BOA) weeklong slate of activities to commemorate Olympic Day paid homage to the environment and its former Vice President the late Ralph “Bruggadung” Johnson with a tree-planting ceremony held in his honor on the grounds of the Olympic Centre on Thursday. Director of the National Olympic Academy, Vaneisha Cadogan who […]

    June 26, 2021OlympicsNo comments
  15. Elizabeth Riley appointed Executive Director of CDEMA

    The Chairman of the Council of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Vincent Byron Jr – Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, St Kitts-Nevis, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Riley as Executive Director of the Agency with effect from July 1, 2021. Ms. Riley, a Barbadian national, […]

    June 20, 2021NatureNo comments
  16. CARICOM remembers late Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes as ‘Regionalist’

    CARICOM extended condolences on the passing of the former Anguilla Chief Minister Mr Hubert Benjamin Hughes, who died earlier this month. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message to Anguilla’s current Premier Dr Ellis Webster, extended the Community’s deepest condolences to Mr Hughes’ wife Norma and the Hughes family, as well as the Government and […]

    May 22, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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