Top News (6/30/2015)
Governor General: Getting a sound education key
Governor General of Barbados, His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, greets Eagle Hall Primary pupils Aniyah Davis-Watson and her peers during the meet and greet session, following his visit to the school. Also pictured (from left) is Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who is the parliamentary representative for St. Michael North West; Principal of Eagle Hall Primary School, Orlando Jones; and Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Janice Reid.
   
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6/30/2015: Pay attention to illnesses’ warning signs
BETWEEN 10 and 15 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in Barbados. Lamenting the situatio...
6/30/2015: Barbados ensuring readiness
The Government of Barbados continues to ensure its readiness in responding to Transnational Organise...
6/30/2015: Caribbean youth speak with UN Secretary General at UWI
YOUNG people across the Caribbean will have a rare opportunity to directly state their concerns to t...
6/30/2015: St. George Primary seeing success
By Marsha Gittens The performance of students of the St. George Primary School in 2015 external e...
6/30/2015: US remains committed to assisting with regional security issues
US AMBASSADOR, Larry Palmer, is assuring the region that the United States remains committed to the ...
6/30/2015: SWEET OUTLOOK: Fallow lands earmarked for sugarcane production
IT is expected that new life will be breathed into the sugarcane industry when prime agricultural la...
6/30/2015: Governor General: Getting a sound education key
By Regina Selman Moore There is no field of human endeavour which can be traversed properly witho...
6/30/2015: ‘Arthur Smith Primary becoming a school of choice’
THE 2015 graduating class of the Arthur Smith Primary School is the largest group ever signalling to...
6/30/2015: Deacons Primary students motivated by Governor General
By Ashlee Cox The Deacons Primary School welcomed a very prestigious Government Official as they ...
6/30/2015: Lessons to be learned from everyday items
There were several key items Governor General of Barbados, His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, poss...
6/30/2015: Twinning of cities marks historical linkages
By Patricia Thangaraj ThE historical linkages which exist between Barbados and Panama was marked ...
6/30/2015: TAKING STOCK – QEH’s medical supply level improves despite challenges
Chief Executive Officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr. Dexter James, stated that while medical...
6/30/2015: QC, HC to clash in today’s league final
It is expected to be a ding-dong battle as Harrison College will be seeking revenge today in the Nat...
6/30/2015: School hosts Literacy Festival
“LITERACY is not just for reading.” That was one of the messages inscribed on T-shirts worn by s...
6/29/2015: QC’s staff awarded for dedication
By Ashlee Cox Members of the Queens College staff were recently recognised and awarded for their ...
6/29/2015: SWEET DRINKS TAX VITAL: Tax to help reduce NCDs, improve overall good health of Barbadians
By Ashlee Cox Minister of Health, the Hon. John Boyce, has maintained that the ten per cent tax o...
6/29/2015: Barbados is a ‘fine jurisdiction’
Insurance and financial advisors are being reminded that they will be in the position from time to t...
6/29/2015: BARAIFA recognises outstanding members
THE best performers in the insurance and finance sector were recognised during the 42nd Annual Award...
6/29/2015: ‘PASS ON YOUR FISHING SKILLS’
By Kerri Gooding Retired and veteran fishermen are being urged to help ensure and secure the long...
6/29/2015: B’dians urged to take responsibility for health
The Ministry of Health is calling on more Barbadians to be aware of their health and to join in the ...
6/29/2015: Farley concerned
AS a citizen of Barbados, a parent and an educator, Matthew Farley says he is concerned that too man...
6/28/2015: Yarde: You are the best judge of your competence
The best person that can accurately tell you what you are truly capable of is you. This is the ad...
6/28/2015: Don’t marginalise our youth
By Ashlee Cox It is the belief of one Barbadian Principal that this country is not placing enough...
6/28/2015: QEH target Institution seeks to meet government’s expectations
THE Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will be seeking to align itself under Government’s performance ma...
6/28/2015: QEH staff rewarded as part of R.E.S.P.E.C.T Programme
The Board of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital recognises that its R.E.S.P.E.C.T Programme is a valuable ...
6/28/2015: Youth ready to contribute to decisions made at CARICOM
The youth of Barbados are ready and willing to make their contributions to the continued decisions m...
6/28/2015: Never forget your past!
By Patricia Thangaraj While you go about enjoying all of the various events of Crop Over, never f...
6/28/2015: Tighten reins on bad behaviour, parents warned
FROM the age of 11 a child can be charged for any crime in Barbados. This wake up call was issued...
6/28/2015: Rock Christian graduands receive words of wisdom
After eight years of lessons, the last geared specifically for the 11-Plus exam, the Class Four stud...
6/27/2015: Admirable standards, but radio station must pay COSCAP
ANTHONY T. Bryan, Owner of Barbados Broadcasting Service (BBS) and FAITH FM, has been involved in an...
6/27/2015: Church assisting students with transition into secondary school
CLASS four students of St. Philip Primary School recently received some valuable advice to make thei...
6/27/2015: Barfod addresses company standards
WE do not have to accept the unacceptable! Making this telling statement, Head of the European Un...
6/27/2015: Byer on organisations’ role
ADDRESSING representatives from employers’ organisations from across the region, Minister of Labour,...
6/27/2015: Outstanding BSSEE students recognised
Diamonds International and Montblanc have again partnered to honour the island’s top 20 students of ...
6/27/2015: CAMPS STILL ON
THE numbers remain the same for this year’s national summer camps. Forced to cut 20 camps last ye...
6/27/2015: School’s motto key to success at secondary school and beyond
“Hard work is the key to success.” This is the motto of the Arthur Smith Primary School and the l...
6/27/2015: CARICOM – Community or competition?
One Opposition Youth Parliamentarian is taking issue with CARICOM [on the topic of] Caribbean compet...
6/27/2015: Pay attention!
By Kerri Gooding Youth Parliamentarians have much to say about CARICOM, and they want Heads of Go...
6/26/2015: Chalky Mount graduands encouraged to never give up
In life, things will go wrong, but those who never give up and those who find ways and means of copi...
6/26/2015: Call for fair treatment
Totally unfair! This is how Principal of Sharon Primary School, Pamela Small-Williams, feels abou...
6/26/2015: Students encouraged to apply themselves
By Ashlee Cox The sixteen graduates of this year’s St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School were given...
6/26/2015: New system needed to reach the youth
By Ashlee Cox It is time for us in Barbados to start building on the strengths of our young peopl...
6/26/2015: YAR making dreams a reality for youth
The opportunity to gaze on the horizon and watch one’s dreams and aspirations begin to blossom is so...
6/26/2015: Concerns still to be ironed out at Customs Department
THE BARBADOS Workers’ Union (BWU)has not given any commitment to when option forms should be distrib...
6/26/2015: BWU backs NUPW and BIDC workers
THE NATIONAL Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has the full support of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU...
6/26/2015: BWU: Budget burdensome, pay increase needed
‘WE were better off without it.’ This declaration from General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’...
6/26/2015: NUPW to meet
Come next Tuesday, thousands of Barbadian workers will know whether they will march the streets in p...
6/26/2015: Time to love our children
It is time that parents stopped liking their children and loved them! This was the view expressed b...
6/26/2015: Last group of students graduate from Chalky Mount Primary
The final batch of students graduating from the Chalky Mount Primary School before it is amalgamated...
6/26/2015: Hard work of all students should be recognised, says Principal
Principal at Sharon Primary School, Pamela Small-Williams believes that students who would have cons...
6/25/2015: Workshop to help students make better decisions
OVER the course of three weeks, approximately 150 primary school students who hail from schools in t...
6/25/2015: Push to get more students involved in extra-curricular activities
By Kerri Gooding If the Principal of Eagle Hall Primary School has his way and parents take up hi...
6/25/2015: Big plans for new lab
The construction of the new Barbados National Reference Laboratory and the change in the make-up of ...
6/25/2015: Not enough regional trade happening, Morris argues
By Ashlee Cox ONE of the arguments against CARICOM and Regional Integration, as noted by CARICOM Am...
6/25/2015: CARICOM is for the youth
by Ashlee Cox WE have to promote CARICOM as more than an economy, but as our home! This was the ca...
6/25/2015: School year ends July 2 for students
PUBLIC schools will close for the summer holiday next week. The last day of school for students w...
6/25/2015: Students told: You have the power of choice
By Ashlee Cox THIS week the students from the Ellerton and Workman’s Primary Schools got a chance...
6/25/2015: Accurate diagnoses essential to disease control, prevention
AN accurate diagnosis is important to preventing, controlling and/or managing the outbreak of variou...
6/25/2015: Caribbean labs facing several challenges
Public health and clinical laboratories in the Caribbean continue to be plagued with obstacles that ...
6/25/2015: Listen to your children
US advocate tells his story of sexual abuse, trafficking THE STORY of a child being abused by a f...
6/25/2015: Positive men being urged to mentor boys, young men
MEN doing positive things across the island are being urged to step up and become positive role mode...
6/25/2015: God concerned about us, our pain
Having walked a similar road as The Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, Th...
6/25/2015: Prime Minister bids a final farewell to his sister
By Regina Selman Moore Yesterday, The Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbado...
6/25/2015: The reality of free movement
By Ashlee Cox ONE of the main objectives of CARICOM is the full utilisation of labour. However, as ...
6/24/2015: Agriculture sector critical to economic growth
The agriculture sector is critically important to any model that may be built to guide the charting ...
6/24/2015: Farmers should embrace greenhouse technology
By Regina Selman Moore THE introduction of greenhouse technology and other forms of protective agri...
6/24/2015: Don’t slack off
By Kerri Gooding Parents and guardians have been encouraged to keep supporting and leading their ...
6/24/2015: Parents needed now more than ever
By Ashlee Cox Parents are being encouraged to remain open, available and involved in their childr...
6/24/2015: The challenges students face
Students who sat the 11 plus common entrance examination, come September will be heading to their ne...
6/24/2015: Barbados participation at World Schools Debating Championship depends on Financing
IN an effort to increase students’ cognitive abilities and oratorical skills, the Harrison College D...
6/24/2015: Discussion on crime and security needed
ATTORNEY General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, will be surprised if the issue of ...
6/24/2015: Barbados Family Planning reports growth
The Barbados Family Planning Association has reported significant growth with a 17 per cent increase...
6/24/2015: Byer: Review EPA provisions
It is vital that the region review the provisions put in place by the Economic Partnership Agreement...
6/24/2015: Firearm Concern: Barbadians must step up to the plate
Barbados has never actually had a “runaway” crime situation, says Attorney General and Minister of H...
6/24/2015: International hub for sports under way
The Garfield Sobers Sports Complex is to be transformed into a regional and international hub for sp...
6/24/2015: Gymnasium renovations a go
Come April 2016, the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium will undergo renovations to the tune of $18.4 million...
6/24/2015: Hinkson calls on Gov’t to submit UN report
A CALL is being made for Government to submit a paper to the United Nations (UN) as requested, outli...
6/24/2015: Charitable organisations urged to follow rules to receive waivers
GOVERNMENT is willing to facilitate allowances to charitable organisations but they are being urged ...
6/24/2015: IICA lauded for stimulating interest of youth in agriculture
By Regina Selman Moore THE Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (ICCA) has been...
6/24/2015: Thank you Mrs. Bryan
One week shy of her official retirement function, Mrs. Heather Bryan, the Principal of Christ Church...
6/23/2015: NOT A THREAT!
By Jenique Belgrave THE European Union’s (EU) blacklisting of 30 countries, including Barbados, i...
6/23/2015: St. James Parish Ambassadors host R.I.C.H project
IN its bid to protect the RICH-ness of its parish, the Ambassadors for St. James will be hosting a c...
6/23/2015: Barbados reaffirms role in climate change flight
BARBADOS has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and combating the chall...
6/23/2015: Importance of financial advisors underscored during BARAIFA’s 42nd anniversary service
MEMBERS OF THE Barbados Association of Insurance and financial Advisors (BARAIFA) joined the congreg...
6/23/2015: Bush Hall Institute committed to the community
FOR the past 25 years, the Bush Hall Community Centre has been providing invaluable academic and voc...
6/23/2015: Programme REAP-ing success!
By Marsha Gittens WITH one phase of the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP) ...
6/23/2015: DEM to work more closely with BCBRA
By Kerri Gooding PROUD of the achievements of the 40 year old Barbados Citizens Radio Broadcast Ass...
6/23/2015: Probation Department increasing community service placement sites
Three new placement sites have been added to the Probation Department’s list, to ensure adequate sup...
6/23/2015: Road fatality
POLICE are investigating a serious accident which occurred at about 10:15 am on June 22, 2015, along...
6/23/2015: Work of lab specialists not to be overlooked
While laboratorians are seldom recognised for the work they do, they play a critical role in improvi...
6/23/2015: BCBRA plays important role in society
By Kerri Gooding THE Barbados Citizens Band Radio Association (BCBRA) is under-recognised by much...
6/23/2015: HIV still on the agenda, support growing
By Kerri Gooding The fight against HIV/AIDS is growing stronger in Barbados and throughout the Ca...
6/23/2015: Lions Club of St. Michael and B’town installs new board
Stephenson Yearwood and Indra Skeete are the new presidents of Lions Club of Bridgetown and Lions Cl...
6/23/2015: CTUSAB’s responds to the 2015 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals
THE 2015 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals, as presented in the House of Assembly by the H...
6/23/2015: Medical laboratories being strengthened through LQMS-SIP
Medical laboratories play a pivotal role in ensuring that patients receive accurate tests results an...
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