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    The following is an official joint statement issued by The Barbados Association of Event Professionals (BAEP) and the Entertainment Association of Barbados (EAB). The EAB and the BAEP together represent the wide cross- section of people who work directly and indirectly in the creative economy, that is, the arts, events and entertainment sector. In light […]

    January 14, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  2. PAHO addresses COVID-19 surge in Barbados and other Easter Caribbean countries (why Magistrates need to issue harsher penalties for quarantine breaches)

    The Pan American Health Organization Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries calls for coordinated response and new public health and social measures to address increased COVID-19 cases in the countries. Over the past three weeks we have seen significant increases in the reported COVID-19 cases in many of the Eastern Caribbean Countries. These […]

    January 12, 2021HealthNo comments
  3. Understanding and collaboration critical for Barbados’ survival

    With the start of a New Year, we officially have moved away from 2020 which has been a remarkable year for every nation on this earth. Few nations, if any, have been spared the onset of the coronavirus since the United Nations declaration of the COVID-19 as a pandemic in mid-March this year. As we […]

    January 12, 2021Breaking News, EditorialNo comments
  4. Top 5 takeaways from Senator Walcott’s COVID update (Jan. 9)

    Summary of most recent Public Debriefing from Sen. The Dr Jerome X. Walcott on MOHW controlling the spread of the #Pandemic in #Barbados

    January 10, 2021Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  5. Rugby Barbados supports Public Safety Protocols

    The President and Executive Council of the Barbados Rugby Football wish everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous 2021! To this end, there will be no rugby training or matches as per Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (Special Curfew) Directive, 2021, Section 5 b), “No person shall host or attend … a recreational or competitive sporting event.” […]

    January 7, 2021RugbyNo comments
  6. Difficult Conversations – Trust No One

    We are being told that since most of us have been vaccinated against viruses as children, we should not be concerned about taking the COVID-19 vaccination. We normally accept a medical professional’s advice without question. But these are not normal times. We live in a time when our historians can dream nightmares, and convince the […]

    December 30, 2020HealthNo comments
  7. Christmas In October? Worried for COVID19? Get protected…


    October 5, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  8. Still going strong: Serena Williams and her enduring champion status

    There are few names as synonymous with their sport as Serena Williams and tennis. Along with her sister Venus, Serena has brought women’s tennis to a new level of speed and physicality over the last 25 years or so, all while becoming one of the most decorated player in the history of the women’s game, […]

    September 4, 2020Featured, SportsNo comments

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and […]

    August 19, 2020Featured, NatureNo comments
  10. Concerns about risk of exposure to COVID-19 impact immunization services in the Americas

    While Countries of the Americas have implemented innovative strategies to boost immunization programs during the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about risk of exposure, as well as challenges accessing services during lockdown, have led to a reduction in vaccination coverage, a series of internal surveys from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) show. The surveys were conducted […]

    August 17, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. Professor Arthur, laid in State at the House of Assembly – Bridgetown (Vol 5) August 14, 2020Fashion, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Game-changer COVID19 breathalyzer tested in Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health says it tested Israel’s breathalyzer and certified the accuracy is 95% of the PCR reliability tests. The difference in price is around RD$800 of the breathalyzer to RD$4,000 of the PCR test. The biggest advantages, nevertheless, are in a shorter time to have results and the ease of […]

    August 13, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments

    Communities across the region have a unique opportunity to hail those special heroes, who in the darkest moments of the Covid-19 crisis, shone brightest. Regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean today launched its FirstCaribbean Unsung Frontline Heroes initiative aimed at giving persons the opportunity to nominate essential workers and persons from their communities who put service above […]

    July 31, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments

    Similar to the rest of the world when the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe in March, the residents of Aruba were ordered to shelter in place at home, schools closed, most businesses were not allowed to open and tourism came to a standstill with the border closed. With sanitizing starting at the beginning of […]

    July 29, 2020HealthNo comments
  15. 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
  16. Arrival of the WHO/Jack Ma Donation to CARICOM

    Health officials are hopeful that by August 2021, one in five Caribbean nationals, including Barbadians, could be vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr Yitades Gebre, Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO)/World Health Organisation (WHO) representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, said more than 165 candidate vaccines were at some stage of development, of which 25 vaccine candidates were […]

    July 27, 2020Health, Video GalleryNo comments

    A number of organisations which have been on the frontline during the ongoing pandemic will benefit from a donation of surgical /medical grade masks which they will use as they go about their work to keep the island safe. Three hospitals – namely the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Geriatric and Psychiatric hospitals; Grantley Adams International […]

    July 19, 2020HealthNo comments
  18. 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

    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
  20. Rock Hard Cares Foundation hamper donation

    The Rock Hard Cares Foundation has welcomed the opportunity to provide food baskets to the people of Barbados. We understand that so many families have been affected by this pandemic and that we are all in a very vulnerable period and we at the Rock Hard Cares Foundation continue to be dedicated to supporting Barbados. […]

    July 7, 2020EventsNo comments
  21. Prime Minister Mottley’s Address to #Barbados – 26th June 2020 (Friday)

    Barbadians missing unfettered aspects of Church Life can rejoice louder as congregations have restrictions lifted further. The good news is also how for 35 days in a row there were no new cases, according to Colonel Jeffrey Bostic who revealed there are no recovery cases in Harrison Point in St Lucy now… As if that […]

    June 26, 2020Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. Adtalem Global Education donates $300,000 to COVID19 recovery efforts

    Adtalem Global Education, a leading workforce solutions provider, has announced $300,000 in donations to two organizations that directly align with Adtalem’s business strategy in healthcare and financial services education. Adtalem, with support from the Adtalem Global Education Foundation, has selected the American Nurses Foundation and A Better Chicago to receive these contributions. “At Adtalem Global […]

    June 22, 2020HealthNo comments
  23. Olympic Day To Be Celebrated Online in Barbados

    The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) Inc. just announced that the activities to commemorate Olympic Day 2020 on June 23 will all be online for the first time in the history of the day’s remembrance. For over 30 years, Olympic Day has largely been associated with Olympic Day runs all over the world. The concept was […]

    June 19, 2020OlympicsNo comments
  24. Barbados Lottery Independence Square Retail Flagship Store is open again

    The Barbados Lottery Independence Square Retail Flagship Store is now open! Please read this communication carefully. We ask for your patience as we work together to ensure your safety and that of our staff during this time of precaution.

    June 14, 2020Games, Photo GalleryNo comments

    The good news of no more new cases of COVID-19 in Barbados continues as 61 people tested negative yesterday. Six people remain in isolation at Harrison Point, St. Lucy and 83 of the 96 persons confirmed with the viral illness have recovered. Seven succumbed to the virus. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has now […]

    June 13, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments