Top News (4/21/2015)
‘NO DISRESPECT INTENDED, MR. PM’
People’s Republic of China Ambassador to Barbados, Her Excellency Wang Ke (centre), cuts the ribbon at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Confucius Institute while Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the UWI Cave Hill Campus, Sir Hilary Beckles (second from right); Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones (front row, second from left); Chairman of the Campus Council, Paul Altman (right); Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean (third from right); Professor Huang Jin, President of the China University of Political Science and Law; and others look on yesterday.
   
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4/20/2015: GAIN REAL SUCCESS
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4/20/2015: Government’s arms open to philanthropists
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4/20/2015: Use mistakes as learning opportunities
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4/20/2015: Be a leader
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4/20/2015: No more!Call for heart disease to be eradicated
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4/20/2015: Strategic responses necessary
Attorney General of Barbados Adriel Brathwaite is calling for specific, productive and tough strateg...
4/20/2015: CIBC FirstCaribbean marks fourth major investment in Warrens
CIBC FirstCaribbean continues to make its presence felt in Warrens, this time with a major environme...
4/19/2015: Brereton: We’re not ready for an increase in Alzheimer’s patients
WITH over 4 000 persons on the island already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and with a rapidly...
4/19/2015: Rayside employees undergo training
By Ashlee Cox Stemming from a proposal that was sent to the Competency-based Training Fund in 201...
4/19/2015: TVET Council making strides with prior learning and assessment recognition
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4/19/2015: Companies hiring a number of young people following job attachments
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4/19/2015: Government to target travel wholesalers from South America
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4/19/2015: Labour symposium this week
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4/19/2015: Create your own chances
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4/19/2015: Jaleah gets her wish granted!
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4/19/2015: New space for the Pine and Wildey communities
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4/19/2015: Police ask for help locating wanted men
The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating two men wanted i...
4/19/2015: Negotiation training timely, critical
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4/19/2015: CASP makes strides in first year
OFFICIALLY launched last year, the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals (CASP) West Indie...
4/18/2015: Entertainment can bring in foreign exchange
Entertainment, especially live entertainment, has the potential to become a major source of foreign ...
4/18/2015: Forum puts spotlight on music, agro-processing
AS the curtain came down on the meeting component of the 3rd CARIFORUM/EU Business Forum in Montego ...
4/18/2015: ‘Think regional, not national’
The graduates of the Regional Security System (RSS) Training Institute Hostage Negotiation Course ha...
4/18/2015: Open Day for cosmetology students
By Ashlee Cox Members of the public were invited on Thursday, to come out and discover the work o...
4/18/2015: Women of faith to be honoured at annual event
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4/18/2015: No matter how small, give back
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4/18/2015: Decals to help raise awareness
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4/18/2015: NEW SCHOOL OPENS – Facility catering to adolescents, adults with special needs
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4/18/2015: Private sector needs assistance, says Patterson
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4/18/2015: Post office option exists
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4/17/2015: BWU BACKS THE LABOUR MINISTRY
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4/17/2015: BLP: Give RBPF more resources
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is calling on government to provide the Royal Barbados Police Force ...
4/17/2015: Functional cooperation is key for Caribbean countries
Countries in the Caribbean must recognise that their ability to survive nationally is constrained by...
4/17/2015: Interest growing, says Coke Hamilton
The engagement of the CARIFORUM private sector as it relates to the Economic Partnership Agreement w...
4/17/2015: EPA challenges, solutions discussed
There are a number of challenges being faced by CARIFORUM member states as it relates to the Economi...
4/17/2015: BUT President: Finding solutions to issues critical
The President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is urging the government to see the teachers a...
4/17/2015: Many people covering up depression
By Janelle Husbands THE number of persons dealing with depression outside the green gates of “Jen...
4/17/2015: BWU embracing all during May Day celebrations
The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has embraced the social partnership as part of its May Day celebra...
4/17/2015: Students’ delicacies showcased
By Ashlee Cox Many members of the public may have visited the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic ...
4/17/2015: Reading encouraged
Parents who fear that their children are not reading enough and are instead spending too much time o...
4/16/2015: PUT ON NOTICE – BUT issues warning to Ministry, members
School restarts on Monday, but if teachers will be in attendance lies in the hands of the Ministry o...
4/16/2015: New lab – Collaborative project to strengthen public health system
THE construction of the new state-of-the art Barbados National Reference Laboratory at Enmore, St. M...
4/16/2015: Need for greater productivity in Barbados
Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Delisle Worrell echoed the appeal noting that an accelerat...
4/16/2015: Change needed
Executive Director of Caribbean Export, Pamela Coke Hamilton says it is essential to change the para...
4/16/2015: New lab will help in disease control efforts
Given the new and emerging diseases reaching our shores, the soon-to-be constructed Barbados Nationa...
4/16/2015: DePeiza: The right to strike is yours
A Former Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) President has reminded members and stewards of that Union ...
4/16/2015: Potential exists for win-win trade
Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller says that the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) ...
4/16/2015: Visual artists to showcase skills on international stage
By Patricia Thangaraj One of the main areas that the Government of Barbados will be concentrating...
4/16/2015: Cultural agreement being worked out with Cuba
By Patricia Thangaraj A Cultural Co-operation Agreement is currently being negotiated between Bar...
4/15/2015: Let children enjoy their early childhood
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4/15/2015: Export to Canada new focus: Benn
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4/15/2015: Background checks are critical
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4/15/2015: Challenges within RBPF will be quickly fixed
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4/15/2015: Reid: Body worn cameras could help some agencies
CHAIRMAN of the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals (CASP), Oral Reid, says that there a...
4/15/2015: Diverse tourism product working
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4/15/2015: Get on board with Knowledge Management
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4/15/2015: Gov’t constructing a modern information highway
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4/15/2015: Breakdown in Ministry-BUT relations
By Patricia Thangaraj Over the course of the past year, there has been a breakdown in the relatio...
4/15/2015: Temporary teachers’ appointments taking too long
By Patricia Thangaraj The Ministry of Education is taking too long to appoint temporary teachers ...
4/15/2015: Steady recovery
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4/15/2015: Port seeing reduction in accidents and injuries following TVET training
By Regina Selman Moore Since teaming up with the TVET Council to take advantage of technical and ...
4/15/2015: Officials looking to keep momentum going in tourism sector
To maintain the tourism winter high from last year calls for a collaborative and continuous effort. ...
4/15/2015: BARBADOS NOT READY!
Barbados is “not really” prepared to deal with an increase in cases of persons living with Alzheimer...
4/14/2015: Gov’t to acknowledge contribution of ‘Panama Money’ to Barbados
The Government of Barbados has signalled its intention to publicly acknowledge the impact of emigrat...
4/14/2015: POSTAL UPGRADES ON THE CARDS
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4/14/2015: Co-operation vital in fight against drugs
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4/14/2015: Pilot programme set to take off across schools
By Kerri Gooding THE new Head of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teacher Association (BNCPT...
4/14/2015: Charity helping to get children in Guyana PrePAIRED
CONCERTED efforts are underway by a Christian-based media company located in Barbados, to assist sch...
4/14/2015: SHOW MORE COMPASSION
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4/14/2015: Parents helping other parents, children at SMS
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4/14/2015: Speightstown to come alive – at Community Independence Celebrations launch
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4/14/2015: Quieter than normal Atlantic hurricane season predicted
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4/14/2015: Eforea Spa ‘timely and necessary’
Hilton Barbados Resort can boast of being the first hotel in the region with the Eforea brand. Ge...
4/14/2015: Everyone has the right to approach the Court
IF you feel you have been wronged in any way, you have the right to take the matter before the Court...
4/14/2015: Speaker breaks silence, Carrington: I have nothing to hide
SPEAKING openly for the first time since having to repay a former client monies owed as ordered by t...
4/14/2015: Call for areas of Employment Rights Act to be revised
THE labour movement in Barbados is desirous of seeing certain aspects of the Employment Rights Act r...
4/14/2015: Hilton Barbados to begin refurbishments in May
Refurbishments at Hilton Barbados Resort are set to commence next month. This was revealed by Chi...
4/13/2015: Local fashion industry has potential
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4/13/2015: Drop bad habits
By Kerri Gooding Parents Education For Development In Barbados (PAREDOS) is on a mission to help ...
4/13/2015: Let children be children
Parents are being beseeched to let their children be children – to explore, play and be creative whi...
4/13/2015: Sandals B’dos to host 30th 104.5 CHUM FM festival
BARBADOS’ tourism product will again benefit from an annual boost when Sandals Resorts hosts more th...
4/13/2015: Monopolies nothing to fear
One government minister believes there is nothing to fear from monopolies. Minister of Commerce, Ind...
4/13/2015: QEH Charter 2015 launched
By Patricia Thangaraj The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) launched their Charter for the Rights of...
4/13/2015: Mottley: BLP ‘marching on to Zion’
By Ashlee Cox As the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) members and supporters gathered into the Holy In...
4/13/2015: BLP celebrates 77th anniversary; committed to the battle
By Ashlee Cox As was expressed by the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Mia Mottley, Barbados Labour...
4/13/2015: BAPPSS: Immediate dialogue needed between Ministry, teachers’ unions
The current impasse regarding the marking of School Based Assessments (SBAs) can only serve to disad...
4/13/2015: CASA experiencing funding challenges
By Patricia Thangaraj A decrease in the level of funding has resulted in the Centre for Counselli...
4/13/2015: Quality service important
By Ashlee Cox Members of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) have been encouraged to focus on their v...
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