Top News (1/27/2015)
Gov’t looking to end mandatory death penalty
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite.
   
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1/28/2015: Academic success rewarded at Parkinson Memorial Secondary
Students attaining 75 per cent or more in at least four subject areas over the past term, have been ...
1/28/2015: BCSI, Student Centre partner to boost Edu-Business
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed last Friday between the Barbados Coalition of Service...
1/28/2015: Twenty-five winners in Courts promotion
By Ashlee Cox The Courts Smart Energy Solution Promotion, which ran from October 7th and conclude...
1/28/2015: Gov't looking to end mandatory death penalty
Government has taken steps to remove the mandatory death penalty as the punishment for those convict...
1/28/2015: ‘Get tough on crime’
This country’s approach to those who blatantly commit crime, including murder, has to be toughened. ...
1/28/2015: Arthur: ‘Zero tolerance’ for misconduct
There is no excuse for misconduct, criminal behaviour and recidivism, not even poverty and the econo...
1/28/2015: Community effort in education needed
By Ashlee Cox A COMMUNITY effort is needed for educational success. This point was made by the Pre...
1/28/2015: Schools get boost to school meals programmes
Three private sector companies recently came together to boost the school meals programmes of two sc...
1/27/2015: ‘Not worried’
PRIME Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, says he is not worried about ...
1/27/2015: Change needed in school system
CURRICULUM reform and a focus on how technology is used in teaching and learning were two of the sug...
1/27/2015: SJPP meets objectives
By Patricia Thangaraj THE Samuel Jackman achieved its objectives in becoming successful in developi...
1/27/2015: Official funeral for Sir Harcourt Lewis on Saturday
THE late Sir Harcourt Lewis, former senior public servant and Cabinet Minister, will be accorded an ...
1/27/2015: MOVING AHEAD Funding approved for sugar cane project
With Cabinet having already approved the financing for the multipurpose sugar factory, Minister of A...
1/27/2015: Broomes working to change average pass rate
Admitting that it will not happen overnight, Principal of the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School, J...
1/27/2015: Estwick: Shift in strategy needed
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, is positi...
1/27/2015: Investment and development required in energy sector
The local energy sector is begging for investment and development. That is the view of Minister o...
1/27/2015: Focus on exporters
European Union-Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) matters are now the responsibility of the Minist...
1/27/2015: Region’s exporters to be recognised at inaugural awards
THE Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is aiming to strengthen an export culture...
1/27/2015: Restaurants called on to promote local foods
Businesses must look to capitalise on the fact that this island has the most centenarians in the Wes...
1/27/2015: Reality show gets thumbs up from culture minister
The twelve-week reality television series Bank on Me, produced by Blue Waters Productions, has been ...
1/26/2015: Take advantage of educational services
UNDERSTANDING that there is money to be made when it comes to promoting Barbados as a destination of...
1/26/2015: St. Vincent & the Grenadines PM thanks region for their prayers
YOUR prayers and solidarity fortify us! That’s the message from Prime Minister of St. Vincent and...
1/26/2015: PROPER PLAN NEEDED – says head of student recruitment agency
There is no reason why Barbados cannot be a player in the multi-billion dollar international educati...
1/26/2015: Minister Lashley: Registration is key
Stakeholders in the cultural industries sector are being told that in order to reap the benefits pro...
1/26/2015: Parents encouraged to choose healthy snacks for kids
CHILDREN who snack on fruits and vegetables as opposed to sweets and junk food, such as corn curls, ...
1/26/2015: Committee members receive awards for service
THE members of the Parish Independence Committees, attendants and Parish Ambassadors, have been laud...
1/26/2015: Consultation to take place
A MAJOR public consultation is scheduled for later this year, geared towards determining what can be...
1/26/2015: Unique Helping Hands Senior School focusing on healthy living
Some of the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle came into sharp focus on Wednesday during the Uni...
1/26/2015: DAB’s dish competition to help Barbadians ‘cut the fat’
PUT a healthy spin on your favourite local dishes. This is the call of the Diabetes Association o...
1/26/2015: NCD rates increasing
Trends over the 30 years of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) have shown an increase ...
1/26/2015: Honey Jazz achieves its objective
Honey Jazz, a spin-off of the popular Honey Jam brand, achieved its objective of the showcasing of y...
1/26/2015: C’bean film industry needs to be taken more seriously
MORE investment is needed. More national broadcasting of local film material, as well as a greater l...
1/25/2015: Diversifying tourism offerings the way to go
Government is looking to see what can be done at the Shallow Draught to accommodate yachts there. ...
1/25/2015: Can the Errol Barrow model be sustained?
– asks PM Dr. Ralph Gonsalves CAN the socioeconomic model initiated by Errol Barrow, perfected by...
1/25/2015: Labour Department still commited
– to fighting for justice for workers Senator Dr. Esther Byer has praised the work of the Labour...
1/25/2015: Scouts setting a stellar example
By Patricia Thangaraj There are boys and young men in Barbados who are making a positive differen...
1/25/2015: More people must get covered!
There is still a tremendous number of Barbadians who are not covered by health insurance. General...
1/25/2015: Mirror Barrow’s positive attitude
Today in our Caribbean, the political posturing of hopelessness and helplessness by so many who occ...
1/25/2015: Gonsalves highlights uniqueness of B’dos
THE member states of the OECS in one way or the other consciously or unconsciously aspire to the Bar...
1/24/2015: FROM B’DOS TO L.A. Director planning to promote Barbadian culture at film festival
By Ashlee Cox IT is the intent of Marcia Weekes to take the culture of Barbados with her and her ...
1/24/2015: SJPP outstanding students awarded
Several first year students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) were yesterday awarded ...
1/24/2015: Kiwanis Club aims to make 100 homes safer from fire
A few more homes in Barbados will be more easily ready to respond in a timely fashion to the danger...
1/24/2015: Emphasis on healthy living at St. Stephen’s Nursery School
Pupils of the St. Stephen’s Nursery School heard just how they could make healthier food choices and...
1/24/2015: Call to account
THE Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the public at large have a right to know how the almost $40 mill...
1/24/2015: Students urged to engage in positive activities
Schoolchildren across Barbados are being urged to utilise more of their time in purposeful pursuits....
1/24/2015: Businesses called on to embrace students
There is a call for the business community to give students an hour of their time, once a month. ...
1/24/2015: No need to fear
Government does not intend to take any action that would seek to undermine the financial stability o...
1/24/2015: Senator McClean: Tax on Assets will not be harmful to credit unions
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is assuring the public that t...
1/24/2015: Be the first to appreciate what we have
By RuthMoisa Stoute Too often Barbadians seem to be the last ones to catch on and give support to...
1/24/2015: Barbados goes to Hollywood
By Ashlee Cox The locally produced film, ‘Vigilante – The Crossing’, will be the only feature fil...
1/24/2015: Weekes: Never stop improving
By Ashlee Cox It is the belief of one writer and director that those in the film industry have to...
1/24/2015: Missing man
The Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing man. Missing is William Rouse,...
1/24/2015: Two charged with fraud and other offences
Police have arrested and formally charged the following persons for multiple counts of fraud and oth...
1/24/2015: B.W.U.: Don’t take safety for granted
The unfortunate death of Trevor Craig, the so-called “roofing specialist” at Webster’s Park, St. Mic...
1/24/2015: Methodist Head has his say on court battle
“We did everything that we could have done, very quietly, in order to avert that situation.” This w...
1/24/2015: Todd advises youth to start preparing for their future
Making his contribution as the Upper House debated the Tax on Assets Bill, Minister of State in the ...
1/23/2015: Leadership conference ‘a good thing’
By Ashlee Cox The Alleyne School Leadership Conference has been dubbed a ‘very good thing’, by it...
1/23/2015: Man dies in an apparent electrocution
In what some are describing as a freak accident, a 67-year old lost his life in an apparent electroc...
1/23/2015: Exciting dance finals anticipated
By Hallam Hope Thirteen groups, three competing in the children’s category and 10 in the adult’s ...
1/23/2015: No way! – Methodist Church says no to gambling, same sex-marriage
Issues such as gambling and same-sex marriage were just two of a number of social issues that gained...
1/23/2015: Beware of cyber attacks in 2015
Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, CEOs, CIOs and the public at large, including children, need to kn...
1/23/2015: ‘Walk the Talk’ 2015: A step in the right direction
The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) through its “Walk the Talk” Programme will be a...
1/23/2015: Youth learn more about their influence and teamwork
By Ashlee Cox Leaders of the various youth organisations of the Alleyne Secondary school, recentl...
1/23/2015: UWI bursaries unclear
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is once again calling on Minister of Education Ronald Jones to shed ...
1/23/2015: Visual artist Fielding Babb retires
By Ashlee Cox Visual artist Fielding Babb, BCH, has retired from showing his art in public, howev...
1/23/2015: Never paint for the love of money: Babb
By Ashlee Cox Fielding Babb, has been described as one of the best artists ever produced in Barba...
1/23/2015: ETTC Principal: ‘Well done’
By Patricia Thangaraj Well done. This is what Principal of Erdiston Teachers’ Training Colleg...
1/22/2015: PM: Efforts on to resolve natural gas shortage
The Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL) and the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) have ...
1/22/2015: Follow the money
Twenty Two delegates from seven countries across the Caribbean, came together for a ten week course,...
1/22/2015: Photovoltaic systems can lead to job growth
By Patricia Thangaraj Learning about and later on adapting Photovoltaic systems would lead to mor...
1/22/2015: Green economy is important to Gov’t
Building and sustaining a green economy is one of the priorities that the Government of Barbados had...
1/22/2015: PM: No reshuffle
There is currently no Cabinet reshuffle on the cards. In recent times, there has been talk in som...
1/22/2015: Apply your training and seize the assets!
By Ashlee Cox The twenty-two delegates, from across the Caribbean who participated in Core Skills...
1/22/2015: Senator confident things will get better for Barbados
The current situation in Barbados can and will turn around in 2015. This is the faith on which co...
1/22/2015: Sinckler: No cause for concern over Sandals restorative beach work
Barbadians need not be up in arms about the restorative work the Sandals group is carrying out at a ...
1/22/2015: Efforts must be improved
DROUGHT management and water conservation efforts must be improved in the region, particularly water...
1/22/2015: Hazy timeline still a concern
THE 90 Nigerian students have been assured that they will be relocated, however uncertainty still lo...
1/22/2015: Yarico Monument unveiled
Government is continuing to place emphasis on culture and heritage, seeing them as the avenue throug...
1/22/2015: Proper management of money laundering cases critical
THERE is a hope that drought policy and legislation can be implemented across the region. So says...
1/22/2015: No fallout expected
There is no fear that the matter regarding the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington,...
1/21/2015: Some fees to increase at the Port
Government has moved to change aspects of the Barbados Port Inc. Act to allow for revenue enhancemen...
1/21/2015: GG visits sprightly centenarian
“I am feeling fine!” These were the words used by centenarian Lilian Montrose Walters-Bishop, to ...
1/21/2015: Region must be ready
Climate sensitive sectors will be significantly impacted in the future if the region is unable to ta...
1/21/2015: Prime Minister states his position
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has weighed in on the matter involving Speaker of the House, Michael ...
1/21/2015: New commercial equipment being acquired for Port
The Barbados Port Inc. has taken steps to acquire much needed commercial equipment to help with the ...
1/21/2015: Environment checks being done
While “still on track”, construction has not yet started on the multi-million Sugar Point Terminal a...
1/21/2015: Shift system to be established at Port
A shift system may soon be introduced at the island’s main port of entry. Tourism Minister Richar...
1/21/2015: Preparations still ongoing to make B’dos Ebola-ready
Barbados has not slackened in its preparation to handle any Ebola case. According to Minister of ...
1/21/2015: Delinquent employers will soon pay the price
THE days of employers refusing to pay National Insurance contributions are quickly coming to an end....
1/21/2015: Real Estate Expo to help prospective homeowners
Prospective land and home owners will have their questions answered about the process of acquiring a...
1/21/2015: British High Commission donates to Barbados Cancer Society
The donated funds by the British High Commission to the Barbados Cancer Society will be used locally...
1/21/2015: Over $4 million raised by Sandy Lane Charitable Trust
By Petra Gooding Once again donations exceeded expectations as the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust he...
1/21/2015: Opposition BLP walks out, again
The Opposition Barbados Labour Party has once again walked out of the House of Assembly. The latest ...
1/21/2015: Mottley: If Carrington’s in, we’re out!
MEMBERS of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party will continue to exit the Lower Chamber as long as H...
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