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Tag Archives: youth

  1. NCF partners with Government Industrial School

    Ten residents of the Government Industrial School were exposed to a variety of arts activities thanks to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). The residents, who received certificates of participation, were participants in the recently concluded Phase 1 of a one year-long programme entitled: Arts Programming under theme: Loving The Skin I’m In. Phase 1 was […]

    September 17, 2021EducationNo comments
  2. Barbados Olympic Association Announces their 2021 International Young Participants

    When the virtual 61st International Session for Young Participants, hosted by the International Olympic Academy (IOA) gets underway this Friday, September 17, The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) will be proudly represented by Rohansonn Waithe, Treasurer of the Barbados Chess Federation and track and field athlete, Ayanna Morgan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two-week […]

    September 17, 2021AthleticsNo comments
  3. NCF Workshop sets the stage for Youth Steel Orchestra

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is well underway to rekindling the National Youth Steel Orchestra in time for a grand performance in November. Last Friday, September 3, sixty students separated in groups of 10’s completed a three-week steel pan workshop at St Leonard’s Boys School. The students in the workshop comprised of pre-teen music and […]

    September 15, 2021MusicNo comments
  4. ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING MUTE TEENAGER FOUND NEAR WINSTON SCOTT POLYCLINIC

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of all Barbadians to identify the teenager seen in this photograph. We are also seeking assistance in locating his next of kin. He was seen wandering around the Sir Winston Scott Polyclinic compound about 6:55 am on Wednesday 8th September 2021. Anyone who can assists with […]

    September 8, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Three Nevisians selected to West Indies Under19 team for England tour

    Topnotch performances from three Nevisian cricketers have earned them coveted spots on the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars Under19 team, set to tour England in September 2021. The three youngsters from Nevis making the 18-member squad are Anderson Amurdan, 18, (Right-hand opening bat); Onaje Amory, 17, (Right-hand bat/right-arm off-spin); and Carlon Bowen-Tuckett, 17, (Right-hand […]

    September 1, 2021CricketNo comments
  6. Youth from The Learning Centre Gained Tech Skills Through IGT Tech Camp

    Two young men from The Learning Centre were among 36 participants from the Caribbean who recently gained a new set of computer skills through the first staging of the IGT Coding and Robotics Rock! Camp. The two-week groundbreaking virtual tech camp got off to a stirring start on August 9 with the curtains coming down […]

    August 27, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  7. Application period for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships open until November

    The application period to study in the UK on a Chevening Scholarship is now open and runs until 2 November 2021. Applications can now be submitted online via www.chevening.org/apply. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change; and can […]

    August 16, 2021EducationNo comments
  8. “An Idea Whose Time Has Come” Khaleel Kothdiwala’s view on Barbados becoming Republic

    Our coming transition to republican status is a proud moment for our country. As has been acknowledged before, it is not a slight to Her Majesty, Her Family or the UK, for which we have tremendous respect, but rather represents the ultimate statement of confidence in ourselves and our boundless capacity. Our commemoration of this […]

    August 3, 2021Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  9. BARBADIAN CERTIFIED LANDSCAPE ECOLOGIST AWARDED FIRST-EVER THOMAS J. GREENAN SCHOLARSHIP

    A Barbadian certified landscape ecologist with a passion for promoting a sustainable environment for all living species is the recipient of the first-ever Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship Foundation’s Thomas J. Greenan Scholarship introduced this year for studies in agro/gastronomy-related subjects.                Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Robinson will pursue studies in applied horticulture- landscape operations and management at the Houston […]

    July 26, 2021EducationNo comments
  10. “Of Competence, Confidence and Credit Ratings” by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    On 14 July 2021, Barbadians were treated to the welcome news that Moody’s Investor’s Service had maintained Barbados’ credit rating and that its outlook for our economy remains stable. This comes in spite of the precipitous decline in real GDP due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, decreased government revenue coupled with growing calls […]

    July 24, 2021BusinessNo comments
  11. Making Barbadian children prepared for the new Primary School year

    Successful Tutoring caters to the broad scope of improving the future of young Barbadians. Under strict COVID protocols – we can teach online or face to face if the situation warrants. There’s Summer School for 7 to 11 year olds in Maths and English. Now using First Pay, we welcome by the lesson payments or […]

    July 19, 2021Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. St Joseph Teenager back at St Elizabeth Village and with Family

    ALEXANDREA PATRICE VAUGHN 14 years of Little Diamond, St. Elizabeth Villageyout, St. Joseph is back home safely. Meanwhile the Royal Barbados Police Force expresses sincere gratitude to the members of the public, journalists and the various forms of Media who responded to our call for assistance in locating this missing girl.

    July 16, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence

    The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), a non-profit organization promoting science and technology in the Caribbean, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its flagship program, the Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE). Since its inception in 2012, the SPISE has served 169 students in the Region and will enroll 24 more students in […]

    July 10, 2021EducationNo comments
  14. PlayGo Emerge Presses Play on the Caribbean Film Scene

    Digicel’s PlayGo is calling filmmakers across the Caribbean for the PlayGo Emerge Film Competition. In celebration of the diverse cultures and similarities that bind us together as a region, the competition encourages creators to submit short form videos under the theme Celebrate the National Pride of your Country. The PlayGo app is available to download […]

    July 7, 2021Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  15. Successful Tutoring (Summer School)

    Successful Tutoring caters to the broad scope of improving the future of young Barbadians. Under strict COVID protocols – we can teach online or face to face if the situation warrants. We also prepare students for the Eleven Plus and coach teenager’s to have the best advantage in passing their exams. Courses offered in Mathematics, […]

    June 19, 2021Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. The Students of the Caribbean Say “No Way, CXC”

    The Caribbean Coalition for Exam Redress, in fulfilment of its mandate to amplify the voices of students as important education stakeholders, conducted an online survey of Caribbean students to gauge their level of satisfaction generally with the Caribbean Examinations Council and their exit examinations. The survey, using the Microsoft Forms platform, was conducted between May […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Setting the CXC Record Straight – Part Two

    Much has also been made by CXC and its defenders of the ‘concessions’ made by the Council already, specifically releasing the broad topics, delaying the exams and deadlines for SBAs and allowing the opportunity to defer. These concessions are merely basic recognitions of unescapable realities and in no way a magnanimous response to student suffering. […]

    June 7, 2021Education, Featured1 comment
  18. Setting the CXC Record Straight – Part One

    The Caribbean Coalition for Exam Redress, of which the Group of Concerned Parents of Barbados is a leading member, notes with concern recent opinion editorials written by fixtures of the regional educational ecosystem, which leapt to the defence of the Caribbean Examinations Council and may have served to confuse the general public. We regret the […]

    June 6, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Energy Conglomerate Emera and Training Guru SJPI sign MOU in St John

    Emera Caribbean Renewables Ltd (ECRL) is making sure that students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic Institute (SJPI) will benefit from crucial on the job training in the vital renewable energy industry. During a launch event which was held at a soon to be commissioned 1 MW roof top solar site owned by CloudSolar Inc, […]

    May 28, 2021Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  20. Even as UNICEF recognises CXC fiasco? ‘Proverbial Nero still fiddles as Rome and children’s futures burn’

    This is a sad sad day for CARICOM and particularly our children. We are Not Impressed. We continue to be Embarrassed. Ashamed. As we have been for EIGHT MONTHS. We are Hurting for our stress-ridden children, both from C19 context and CXC’s cruelty, whose pain has been utterly ignored by CXC who has been enabled […]

    May 27, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  21. Woodbourne, St Philip teen located and returned Home

    Jaydan Otricia Barrow, 15 years, of Berlin Road, Woodbourne, Saint Philip, who was reported missing by her mother Patricia Sealy on Friday 21st May 2021, was traced on Sunday 23rd May 2021 and has returned home safely. The Royal Barbados Police Force would like to thank the members of the public and media for their […]

    May 27, 2021ControversyNo comments
  22. (UPDATED) Teenager from Woodbourne, St Philip FOUND

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the general public in locating missing 15 year old Jaydan Otricia Barrow, from Berlin Road, Woodbourne, Saint Philip. She is a student of Graydon Sealy Secondary School. She left the home of her mother Patricia Sealy at the same address sometime between 6:30 am and […]

    May 24, 2021ControversyNo comments
  23. HERO MODE (2021) Sean Astin, Mira Sorvino – Comedy

    A teenage coding genius has just 30 days to create the world’s greatest video game or his family loses everything. No pressure.

    May 23, 2021Games, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. NCSA sees an increase in clients for Counselling Programme

    The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) has seen a slight increase in the number of people reaching out for counselling. During the month of March 2021 alone 37 counselling sessions were scheduled. Their clientele range in age from 13 to 71 and presented with substance use issues, emotional and behavioural issues. With Barbados still […]

    May 17, 2021HealthNo comments
  25. Santo Domingo’s Ministry of Education gets to work to authorize the reopening of all of their schools

    The Dominican Republic’s government and their Ministry of Education has seen the light. After schools have been closed for in-person learning since mid-March 2020, matters are changing now. Their Ministry of Education issued a short notice where it announces it will adhere to the decisions of the Ministry of Public Health and the Health Cabinet […]

    May 13, 2021EducationNo comments