Top News (10/23/2014)
EYES ON THE PRIZE
Students of Wesley Hall Junior School had a once in a life time opportunity to pose with Champion Rally Driver, Kurt Thompson compliments of his sponsor Beacon Insurance Company Ltd.
   
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10/24/2014: Focus on non-traditional services during National Services Week
By Regina Selman Moore The Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) will be rolling out it...
10/24/2014: Postal service celebrates with free concert
The public on Tuesday got an opportunity to witness and enjoy performances by the staff and friends ...
10/24/2014: UN more than ever
During this time of multiple crises, the United Nations is needed more than ever. This was the as...
10/24/2014: ‘SALISES Developmental Talks’ continue
The “SALISES Developmental Talks 2014”, which form part of the Centennial Celebrations marking the b...
10/24/2014: UWI funding a long-standing challenge
IT has long been recognised that the funding of the University of the West Indies would not have bee...
10/24/2014: Rotary presents vocational Service Awards
The Rotary Club of Barbados West recently presented its 2014 Vocational Service Awards.  The awar...
10/24/2014: BCSI seeking to boost global competitiveness in key sectors
A National Services Sector Development Strategy Report commissioned in 2013 by the Barbados Coalitio...
10/24/2014: Platform for older persons in disaster planning
In the Caribbean increasing attention is being given to the vulnerability of older persons in disast...
10/24/2014: Cave Hill Campus will press on despite 'tongue-lashing'
Sir Hilary Beckles is concerned that the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus received wha...
10/24/2014: Eyes on the prize
“Stay focused on your goals,” this is the advice students from Wesley Hall Junior School received fr...
10/24/2014: Open Campus funding model the way to go
FACED WITH perennial funding challenges, a suggestion is being made that the funding model of the UW...
10/24/2014: BURNETT LAUDS UN Barbados committed to improving its resilience
Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Affairs Ministry Charles Burnett has outlined the island’s commit...
10/24/2014: Motorcade to promote Strengths of the Community Carnival
The St. Michael Central Constituency Council will hold a motorcade today, Saturday, October 25, as p...
10/23/2014: Government aware; Hoteliers, Banks catch up
BARBADOS’ Finance Minister is calling for hoteliers and financial institutions to have a bigger hand...
10/23/2014: Region must set its own agenda
TRADE specialist and diplomat Ambassador, La Celia Prince, has urged the region to tap into the weal...
10/23/2014: Make it happen
By Marsha Gittens Chairman of the St. James Central District Emergency Organisation, Selwyn Brook...
10/23/2014: Brands coming, attraction increase expected
THE Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler believes that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has rev...
10/23/2014: Austin wins over $4 000 in prizes, including one year free Service from FLOW
FLOW announced Rosalie Austin as the Grand Prize Winner of the Back to School Promotion. Austin has...
10/23/2014: Barbados private sector calls for more collaboration
MORE engagement is needed, was the call from the Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association...
10/23/2014: Education Ministry pleased with interest shown
The local Education Ministry is pleased to date with the number of activities being undertaken to ce...
10/23/2014: Sandals widening students’ reading opportunities
By Kerri Gooding COMPLIMENTS of Sandals Resorts International and its philanthropic arm, the Sanda...
10/23/2014: St. James Primary wins inaugural quiz
By Marsha Gittens Last Wednesday was a joyous occasion for St. James Primary School as they won t...
10/23/2014: Edu-Nation discussion focuses on Barbados-Panama connection
Barbados’ contribution to the maritime and engineering wonder – the Panama Canal – cannot be forgott...
10/23/2014: Strides to success
THE talent is there, but a greater level of consistency in perfecting one’s craft, as well as strate...
10/22/2014: UWI going green
THE University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, now has among its fleet of vehicles a Natural G...
10/22/2014: More adjustment measures coming soon
THE Central Bank of Barbados is signalling that more adjustment measures are required in the coming ...
10/22/2014: Several tourism projects in the line-up
Admitting that Barbados has fallen behind its regional competitors regarding hotel accommodation sto...
10/22/2014: Grazettes Primary winners of the Model School Credit Union Competition
By Ashlee Cox THE Grazettes Primary school was the very first winner of the City of Bridgetown Co-o...
10/22/2014: Government seeking to raise valuation standards
Government will soon be moving to raise valuation standards in Barbados, by ensuring that those who ...
10/22/2014: PSV School of Excellence in the pipeline
BARBADOS may see a School of Excellence established for Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators in 20...
10/22/2014: Symmonds calls for level playing field in the hotel sector
RENEWED calls for greater transparency on the level of concessions granted to regional hotel giant S...
10/22/2014: Sutherland: Give hoteliers a chance
Hoteliers receiving similar concessions as those given to Sandals Resorts, should be given a chance ...
10/22/2014: Benefits already being seen from Sandals deal
As a result of the concessions given to Sandals, Government has seen an increase in employment by wa...
10/22/2014: Penalties for breaches regarding hotel concessions
While saying that hotels in this island would now benefit from several concessions including duty-fr...
10/22/2014: Demand exists for Valuer Registration Programme
Following a study of the region by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it has been ...
10/22/2014: Roster System urged
A rostering system is being proposed to help co-ordinate the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators ...
10/21/2014: Mottley issues ultimatum
OPPOSITION Leader Mia Mottley has given the government of Barbados an ultimatum of sorts, as she dem...
10/21/2014: RBPF Band celebrates 125th anniversary
By Ashlee Cox On their 125th Anniversary, the Band of the Royal Barbados Police Force has been la...
10/21/2014: A lesson in agriculture!
The importance of growing and consuming local produce as well as eating healthy were among topics di...
10/21/2014: Parents advised: Read with your children
By Kerri Gooding St. Lawrence Primary School continues to concentrate on literacy as the bedrock ...
10/21/2014: Parliament resumes after summer recess
MEMBERS of the House of Assembly will meet today, October 21, following their summer recess. Prime ...
10/21/2014: Ambassador Morris now High Commissioner to T&T
BARBADOS has taken steps to enhance its relationship with Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), with the appoin...
10/21/2014: We must bring about positive change, says UWI valedictorian
THE 2014 graduating class of the UWI Cave Hill Campus is being urged to rise to the challenge of bri...
10/21/2014: SPBMP training underway for secondary school teachers
By Jenique Belgrave Several teachers from various secondary schools gathered yesterday at the Uni...
10/21/2014: St Leonard’s Boys School tops nomination entries
The St Leonard’s Boys Secondary School has submitted the most nomination entries for the 2014 Royal ...
10/21/2014: UWI is not weakened
In spite of the challenges currently being faced by the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the We...
10/21/2014: Saving for university must become a norm
It must become commonplace for Barbadians to save or borrow money for university education. Shari...
10/21/2014: St. Peter welcomes Jordan
By Kerri Gooding THE Barbados Labour Party (BLP) supporters in the parish of St. Peter are throwin...
10/20/2014: Buying, selling coral illegal
Members of the public are advised that the buying and selling of coral in Barbados is illegal under ...
10/20/2014: THOMPSON LAUDED – as a man for the people
Late Prime Minister David Thompson was remembered yesterday by his widow, Mara Thompson, for his com...
10/20/2014: High debt will weaken the economy
THERE are no more pillars left to prop up this country’s economy. That is according to Dr. Don Mars...
10/20/2014: PAY IT FORWARD
HONOURARY graduand Dame Billie Miller believes that non-governmental organisations must be strengthe...
10/20/2014: RSS working to eliminate domestic violence
The Regional Security Services (RSS) is working diligently to reduce and even prevent domestic viole...
10/20/2014: Partnerships needed
By Ashlee Cox Partnerships between all of the major stakeholders must be made in order to address...
10/20/2014: BWU hosts clean-up at Silver Sands Beach
By Marsha Gittens As part of continuing activities to mark ‘World Day for Decent Work’, the Barba...
10/20/2014: Dame Billie: Time of great transition, transformation
WE are living in a time of great transition and rapid transformation driven by technology. This r...
10/19/2014: Show must go on
By RuthMoisa Stoute JUST a year ago, at the 75th Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Annual General Confere...
10/19/2014: UWI honours dames
THREE distinguished ladies were conferred with honorary degrees from the University of the West Indi...
10/19/2014: Visual Media Awards a success
By Ashlee Cox ‘Chrissy’ and ‘Payday’, among the many awarded at the inaugural Barbados Visual Med...
10/19/2014: Criminal lawyers needed, legal criminals not
A record breaking number of lawyers were admitted to the Bar during a formal swearing in session at ...
10/19/2014: Farmers advised on livestock waste disposal
By Marsha Gittens A major problem facing the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has been the flow of ...
10/19/2014: UWI graduates told: Have faith!
The 2014 Graduating Class of the University of the West Indies has been urged not to lose faith in t...
10/19/2014: BWU head not concerned about NIS glitch
– no indication of a financial challenge GENERAL Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union Toni Mo...
10/18/2014: Redman fires back
President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary Redman has fired back at Minister D...
10/18/2014: First ever Synod of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown
Addressing the first ever Synod of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown, Bishop Charles Jason Go...
10/18/2014: Officers get special training
Newly trained police officers from across the Caribbean are being called to put their education to w...
10/18/2014: AG: Not only women are victims!
Removing the scourge of domestic violence from Barbados and the region, demands that citizens, polic...
10/18/2014: NAB committed to helping seniors age actively
Chairman of the National Assistance Board (NAB), Cephus Sealey, has expressed that organisation’s co...
10/18/2014: Call for investigation into BCC
The General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Dennis Clarke, is calling for ...
10/18/2014: Police respond to two road accidents
The Royal Barbados Police Force is investigating a serious accident which occurred about 11.50 am on...
10/18/2014: Police called to implement training
By Kerri Gooding Watchful eyes are set to see the positive implementation of the acquired knowled...
10/17/2014: C.O.B major sponsor of Independence Quiz
The City of Bridgetown (C.O.B) Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. will be the major sponsor of the 2014 ...
10/17/2014: Payment coming
Workers dismissed from the Transport Board earlier this year received some good news yesterday as th...
10/17/2014: Parents lauded for assisting with Literacy Week
By Ashlee Cox The parents of pre-schoolers who attend the St. Stephen’s Nursery school, have been...
10/17/2014: Three women to be awarded UWI’s highest accolade
More than 2000 students are set to graduate from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus ...
10/17/2014: Productivity approach to be reviewed by nursing admin
ON completion of a series of workshops being conducted by the Productivity Council, the approach to ...
10/17/2014: Speech Festival participants told to seize opportunity
By Marsha Gittens The over 150 participants in Team Action International Inc. (TAII)’s Speech Fes...
10/17/2014: Youth representing Barbados at the One Young World Summit
From the 15th until the 19th day of October 2014, many young individuals between the ages of eightee...
10/17/2014: Press ahead
DESPITE the challenges and frustration nursing staff of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) sometimes...
10/17/2014: Primary students receive ‘Leadership’ practice
The island’s head student leaders are being empowered through practical strategies, to be good and a...
10/17/2014: Students learn to give back
By Marsha Gittens Students of the St. Alban’s Primary School on Wednesday received a lesson in gi...
10/17/2014: Character Day at St. Stephens Nursery School
The little ones of the St. Stephen’s Nursery School, were all smiles as they came dressed up, ready ...
10/17/2014: New prefects encouraged to take charge
The newly installed prefect body of the Eagle Hall Primary School has been encouraged to take pride ...
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