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Tag Archives: Upper Chamber

  1. FOREIGN MINISTER AND UNGA PRESIDENT DISCUSS MATTERS RELATED TO UNCTAD 15

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, and President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, discussed a number of areas of importance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) during Mr. Bozkir’s recent visit to Barbados. These matters are likely to come up in negotiations during […]

    August 12, 2021TravelNo comments
  2. “Who (Character) Should be our next Head of State” by David Bowen

    Barbados, have you given thought, serious thought, as to whom you would want to be your next head of state? I am not talking of the personality. I am speaking of the character of that personality. There is an ungodly rush to move Barbados towards republican status. It is a move of major, national significance, […]

    June 29, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  3. FORMER SENATOR URGES YOUNG BARBADIANS TO ASSIST THOSE MORE IN NEED

    A leading Credit Union exponent believes as children begin a new school year, they should prepare for leadership by assisting those who may need not just less well off, but in building character… Speaking at the Sandiford Centre on Two Mile Hill, the former Senator says there will be many benefits once this is done. […]

    September 9, 2019Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. SMARTPHONE USERS MAY SOON BE ABLE TO CHANGE PROVIDERS WITHOUT LOSING THEIR NUMBER

    It seems Barbados will soon be like other countries who are consumer oriented in allowing number portability. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology said Flow is at the forefront of talks to enable mobile users to carry their number from one network to another without any hassle; – While not giving any timeline […]

    May 7, 2019Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  5. PRIME MINISTER MOTTLEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE AGRONOMIST

    Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley paid tribute to the late Agronomist, Dr. Frances Chandler, who passed away on Saturday, describing her as an outstanding agronomist. “It is with shock and sadness that I learnt of the passing of Dr. Frances Chandler. She was a distinguished daughter of the soil who displayed a singular […]

    February 24, 2019Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  6. MERGING PARTIES TOLD TO IMPROVE THEIR STANDARDS

    The finalisation of the merging between the former Columbus and Lime networks has brought a stern warning from a Government Senator. The Senator, who also is Minister of Energy and Information, clearly had in mind recent complaints made by Barbadians via social media where subscribers experienced either poor service or slow internet speeds;- Senator Boyce was […]

    November 2, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  7. What would Dr Dre say if in Barbados? How would he view Trade Unions?

    The headphones re-designer would feel the Cripps and the Bloods are more likely to negotiate a Truce than Dr Byer, huh?

    August 10, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  8. Child care professionals enjoy two days of learning at Grenada’s “reachwithin” conference

    Child care professionals working across a wide spectrum, from infant to school-age, took advantage of two days of learning at reachwithin’s second annual ?conference Caribbean Children and Caregivers: The Importance of Their Relationships held in the Charter Lecture Hall at St George’s University. The conference focused on the importance of developing healthy relationships between the child […]

    July 21, 2015HealthNo comments
  9. NUPW planning response to Byer… Esther should choke down on her pride!

    THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers is planning its response to Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer‘s charge that the unions misrepresented the offer which was put on the table by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation yesterday. “I have had a meeting with our lawyer Pat Cheltenham. We are going to have a […]

    July 15, 2015Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Trinidad’s Trade Minister addresses intellectuals on ‘navigating Caribbean Business in the new global economy’

    ‘Challenging the norms in thinking‘ may be the words that best describe the substance and timbre of the Feature Address delivered by Trinidadian Senator Vasant Bharath, the Twin Island’s Trade Minister at the University of the West Indies’ 6th Biennial International Banking and Finance Conference, themed ‘Navigating Caribbean Business in the new global economy‘ at their branch […]

    May 31, 2015BusinessNo comments
  11. NEW ZEALAND OPENS HIGH COMMISSION IN BARBADOS – YET ONLY SENATOR MC CLEAN’S REMARKS USED?

    The establishment of a diplomatic presence in Barbados by the Government of New Zealand is a strong signal of the friendship between the two countries and the intent to enhance relations. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, made this statement last evening, while addressing persons at the opening ceremony of the […]

    May 21, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  12. Creative Industries represent the native genius of Trinidadians

    Delivering the Feature Address at ModeTT – the recent fashion export showcase at the Poolside, Radisson Hotel in Trinidad was their Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications Minister, Senator Vasant Bharath who said that “we are proud to showcase our talent, our innovation, and our ingenuity as a people. The absence of monopolies on innovation and […]

    May 16, 2015FashionNo comments
  13. Twin Island Republic’s New Used Car Dealers receive their Registration Certificates

    Friday 1st May, 2015 represented an important day in the history of Trinidad and Tobago for the promotion of free trade and entrepreneurship. Sixty-nine (69) companies were presented with new Dealer Registration Certificates to allow them to engage in trade in the local foreign used car industry which has made a significant contribution to the […]

    May 6, 2015BusinessNo comments
  14. FORMER CHAIR OF NAT’L COMMISSION ON HIV/AIDS SWORN IN AS SENATOR

    Barbados’ newest Independent Senator, Carol Lady Haynes, has vowed to honour and uphold the 300-year-old tradition of Parliamentary representation in Barbados. Viewing the swearing-in were her sons, Kashka and Richard Haynes and their wives, Meredith and Michelle Haynes respectively. Noting that she intended to balance her career as a doctor with her new post, she […]

    March 6, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  15. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN MOURNS THE PASSING OF ITS FOUNDING EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, MICHAEL MANSOOR

    CIBC FirstCaribbean mourns the passing of its former Executive Chairman, Michael Mansoor, in his native Trinidad & Tobago. In paying tribute to Mr. Mansoor, Chief Executive Officer, Rik Parkhill, said: “In 2001, Mike led the team that travelled tirelessly throughout the Caribbean presenting the idea of what was to eventually become FirstCaribbean (now CIBC FirstCaribbean) […]

    November 14, 2014EventsNo comments
  16. “Insights into Valuing Diversity” – Senator Kerryann Ifill, President of the Barbados Senate

    Along with members of the third cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP), I had the privilege of meeting Her Honor, Senator Kerryann Ifill, President of the Barbados Senate, when she shared her insights in September. Senator Ifill spoke to the LDP participants on the subject The Leadership Imperative: Valuing Diversity. Senator Ifill lost her […]

    November 11, 2014Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. LETTER TO EDITOR: “Why stop school fees at University level?” By Margaret Gill

    Dear Editor: I declare my interest: I am a doctoral student at the Cave Hill Campus of the UWI. I have a vested interest in not increasing my current fees. That is right; for those of you, like Senator Alwyn Adams, who are unaware of what being at the UWI has meant for young and […]

    April 1, 2014Education, ReviewNo comments
  18. BARBADIAN LABOUR MINISTRY TO RATIFY DOMESTIC WORKERS CONVENTION, NO TIMELINE GIVEN

    The Freundel Stuart Government has moved a step closer to ratifying the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, which was adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2011. This was just disclosed by Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who said her Ministry was in the process of finalising a project for […]

    November 17, 2013Events, Political, Video GalleryNo comments