Top News (3/27/2015)
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3/27/2015: Commission committed to eliminating HIV stigma 
The National HIV/AIDS Commission is actively working towards the goal of having an AIDS free, HIV st...
3/27/2015: BHTA CEO says: Playing field still not level
CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Sue Springer says...
3/27/2015: Cyber Security requires vigilance
Employing simple common sense and an extra dose of vigilance are key in helping to ensure that one d...
3/27/2015: Progress reported
Barbadians’ response behaviours and attitudes towards People Living with HIV (PLHIV) are changing fo...
3/27/2015: Voting machines for NUPW election next week
Some members of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) – Barbados will be using a new voting sy...
3/27/2015: Artists ready for ‘Rhythm & Spice’
A SPECTACULAR beach party event is expected next weekend when Hilton Barbados Resort presents Rhythm...
3/27/2015: Non-Profits must have an online presence
In 2015, there is no reason why some non-profit organisations in Barbados are absent from the intern...
3/26/2015: Public sector needs to appreciate private sector
Donville Inniss , Minister of Industry , International Business , Commerce and Small Business Develo...
3/26/2015: Alleyne School chosen for Carib Wave Drill
By Ashlee Cox Barbadians are being encouraged to become more aware about the procedures for evacu...
3/26/2015: Hospital needs financing
A new Hospital is not what Barbados needs, says Senator Professor Sir Henry Fraser. “Our need at ...
3/26/2015: Barbados advised to keep focus on HIV
“We can’t take our eyes off HIV.” That message was issued on Tuesday morning by Independent Senator...
3/26/2015: ‘Free Fuel for Life’ promotion historic
By Ashlee Cox Sol Barbados will be making Barbadian history with their newest promotion, which wa...
3/26/2015: Nigerian students’ fears simply unfounded
High ranking government officials of Delta State, Nigeria are refuting the claims that the Nigerian ...
3/26/2015: IN SEASON – ‘Brilliant Barbados’ promotion to boost visitor arrivals during slow months
IF hotel and tourism officials have their way, the seasonality of this key sector will soon be repla...
3/26/2015: Rebranding continues for SOL
As Sol celebrates their 10th year anniversary, they have also been hard at work with the rebranding ...
3/25/2015: Students encouraged to choose role models wisely
Governor General, His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave provides an excellent example to follow. So...
3/25/2015: Vacation pay a right
THERE are some employers who are refusing to disburse vacation pay after they have parted ways with ...
3/25/2015: ROCK SOLID Financial system in Barbados is stable
DESPITE the global economic challenges and the impact on Barbados, there is no evidence that this co...
3/25/2015: Discussions needed
By Ashlee Cox If the youth of the Caribbean are to become the ideal CARICOM individual, who under...
3/25/2015: Long overdue Symposium
By Kerri Gooding One decade after its precursor, the second Science and Technology Symposium is n...
3/25/2015: Minister of Culture pays official visit to Cuba
The strengthening of bilateral co-operation between Barbados and Cuba in the areas of culture and sp...
3/25/2015: Maria Holder Nursery School hosts “Come Fly a Kite”
By Regina Selman Moore The exhilarating activity of kite flying took center stage at the Maria Ho...
3/24/2015: New hard court to be constructed
THE Cabinet of Barbados has agreed to acquire land in Brighton, St. George to be used as a hard cour...
3/24/2015: McClean questions QEH use of resources
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine Mcclean is calling for an analysis of p...
3/24/2015: MAKE IT WORK
The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) – Marketing Information Knowledg...
3/24/2015: Sandiford still wanted
THE below mentioned person is still wanted in connection with a serious criminal matter. He is Abra...
3/24/2015: Senator Walcott: Targets not being met
IN SPITE of increased taxation, Government targets are still not being met. This was the view of ...
3/24/2015: B’dos vulnerable to earthquake activity
BARBADOS is vulnerable to the effects of earthquake activity. “Not just what occurs along the Eas...
3/24/2015: Co-operatives department relocating
THE Co-operatives Department, currently located in the Thomas Daniel Building Hincks Street, the Cit...
3/24/2015: CTO Foundation 2015 scholarships available
CARIBBEAN nationals pursuing studies in tourism, hospitality or language training are invited to app...
3/24/2015: Lives of 30 vulnerable families changed
MINISTER of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Patrick Todd, is of the view that a signif...
3/24/2015: Government focused on education
Government will soon begin work on a new secondary school. That’s the word from Prime Minister Fr...
3/24/2015: Business awareness ongoing despite limited resources
There are significant overseas markets that can be tapped into by Barbadian entrepreneurs and busine...
3/24/2015: Existence of Medical Faculty being queried
A FORMER Minister of Health is querying whether Barbados can afford a Medical Faculty at this time. ...
3/24/2015: McClean talks UWI
Technical capacity must be built to ensure that the areas not covered by the Cave Hill campus of the...
3/24/2015: Government committed
The money allocated in the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for the upcoming financial year is a...
3/24/2015: GOING MANUAL – NIS problem being addressed, says Senator
Cabinet Minister responsible for the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is giving persons entitled to b...
3/24/2015: HC’S Mosaic II Concert looking back to the future
HARRISON College (HC), in collaboration with its Parent Teacher Association, will once again host Mo...
3/23/2015: Changes at BWA to improve services offered
By Kerri Gooding There are more new technologies, measures and changes being embarked upon and im...
3/23/2015: Public urged to accept the BWA smart meter
By Kerri Gooding The public of Barbados is being called on to accept the new smart meter being in...
3/23/2015: Vittel does the double in Surfside challenge
Brydens Stokes copped two of the three top spots when the 2015 Surfside Wellness Centre Corporate Fa...
3/23/2015: AUB doing its part
Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the American University of Barbados (AUB) School of Medicine,...
3/23/2015: CHANGE COMING
As Barbados moves towards 50 years of Independence in 2016, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) admini...
3/23/2015: St. Paul’s PTA puts entrepreneurship in focus
OVER the weekend the Parent Teachers’ Association of the St. Paul’s Primary School hosted its first ...
3/22/2015: Social workers can assist disabled in maintaining their dignity
SOCIAL workers are being urged to treat disabled persons with respect, and to allow them to maintain...
3/22/2015: Final Open House of the year on Wednesday
THE National Trust’s fund-raising Open House season finishes on March 25, with a very special double...
3/22/2015: Oistins Fish Festival a cornerstone of local culture
MORE importance should be placed on national events used for the promotion of cultural excellence. ...
3/22/2015: New hospital means changes
SHARING his belief that a new hospital will be built in the near future, Minister of Health, John Bo...
3/22/2015: Differently able urged to ‘climb every mountain’
THE Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods, represented by Chief Entrepreneurshi...
3/22/2015: Head of Dental Association wants regional exam
By Marsha Gittens A call is being made by President of the Barbados Dental Association (BDA) for...
3/22/2015: Community organisation to host consultation, festival easter weekend
THE Annu Institute for Human Development, in collaboration with the Community Development Department...
3/22/2015: Africa Awareness Day at Arthur Smith School April 1
THE Arthur Smith Primary School, located at St. Matthias, Christ Church, will be celebrating Africa ...
3/22/2015: Stumbling block
THERE is the view that the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) may actually ...
3/22/2015: Do more to include disabled people
By Petra Gooding A former Government Minister is making a call for persons with disabilities to b...
3/22/2015: Skills training required
AN OPPOSITION member of Parliament wants additional opportunities for vocational training made avail...
3/22/2015: Sealy: Free health care no longer sustainable
WITH the challenges being encountered by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) placing a heavy burden o...
3/21/2015: Estwick proposes new system to deal with health care costs
There is a suggestion that Barbados should introduce a national health insurance scheme system. M...
3/21/2015: Focus on growth
BARBADOS and other Caribbean countries must promote policies that can improve economic growth, simil...
3/21/2015: Medical supply shortage at QEH being addressed
THE shortage of medical supplies at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is being addressed. This w...
3/21/2015: Power hotels with green energy, says Boyce
THE Government of Barbados is looking for ways to help hotels access the funds needed to improve the...
3/21/2015: Forde: Edna Nicholls Centre should be given greater prominence, funding
THE Edna Nicholls Centre has been instrumental in trying to stage interventions for students who are...
3/21/2015: Renewable Energy Intermittent Penetration Study results published
THE Barbados Light & Power Company (Light & Power) has made the results of the renewable energy Inte...
3/21/2015: Union recommits to being protector of workers
By Ashlee Cox Since many public workers were functioning in a climate of fear and uncertainty, th...
3/21/2015: DLP will finish projects, says PM
THE Prime Minister of Barbados put an end to talks about the unfinished St. John Polyclinic, Sherb...
3/21/2015: Security guards and agencies must be licensed
SECURITY guards, private investigators and those who operate agencies engaged in the business of pro...
3/21/2015: Appointment of teachers, training; issues needing attention
Education Minister Ronald Jones has been called on to address two issues in particular, the appointm...
3/21/2015: Five-year vision for NUPW detailed
With workers in the public sector routinely experiencing challenges such as unresolved dismissals, l...
3/21/2015: Embrace philanthropy in the health sector
By Ashlee Cox Private-Public relationships are indeed the way, forward as the State cannot do it ...
3/21/2015: Education Minister not pleased with BSTU stance
Minister of Education Ronald Jones is not pleased with the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU)...
3/21/2015: Children with intellectual challenges finding it difficult to fit in
IT is difficult for children with intellectual challenges to fit into an educational setting that is...
3/21/2015: Symmonds criticises Government
Opposition MP for St. James Central, Kerrie Symmonds, has taken Government to task for the inordinat...
3/21/2015: BRANCH OUT – Economist: Sustained growth will mean diversifying the economy
By Ashlee Cox IT is the belief of one economist that in order for sustained growth to occur in Ba...
3/21/2015: Traffic Safety Club launched
THE Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) officially launched the Children’s Traffic Safety Club y...
3/20/2015: Tough love
The Democratic Labour Party administration’s decision to have students of the University of the West...
3/20/2015: Call for Disability Allowance for financially strapped disabled
By Regina Selman Moore More and more, individuals with disabilities and by extension families wit...
3/20/2015: Economics Lecturer: Optimise first, finance after
By Ashlee Cox Concentrate on what you have and optimise that! That was the advice given by Eco...
3/20/2015: Call for polyclinic to be set up at QEH
By Ashlee Cox A call has been made for the creation of a polyclinic in the Queen Elizabeth Hospit...
3/20/2015: Funds will go a long way for Cancer Society
The Barbados Cancer Society (BCS) has received a record of over $14 000 which was raised by at least...
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