Top News (8/28/2015)
CXC success for visually impaired students
National United Society of the Blind (NUSB) members celebrating their excellent CXC results alongside Her Honour Senator Kerryann Ifill, President of the Senate (fourth from right); President of the National United Society of the Blind (NUSB), Rudyard Welch; and Elviston Maloney, President of the Barbados Association of the Blind and Deaf (both in back row).
   
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8/28/2015: CXC success for visually impaired students
Blind and visually impaired persons across Barbados are being urged to stop worrying about what they...
8/28/2015: RATES MUST DROP
Internet access rates must drop to ensure that all persons can take full advantage of online educati...
8/28/2015: Paul: Stiffer penalties needed for crop thieves
No more ‘slap on wrist’ for those caught stealing agricultural produce. This is the plea of an an...
8/28/2015: CONTRASTING CLIMATES: Industrial relations differ in the private and public sector
The industrial relations climate in the public sector is different from the industrial relations cli...
8/28/2015: Master plan needed to fight obesity
With obesity on the rise, a master plan must be developed to help the public develop better eating h...
8/28/2015: Mottley: Time for PM to speak
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley is urging Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to address the country on the...
8/28/2015: Retirement Function held for CTO’s Research & IT Director
Winfield Griffith, Director of Research and Information Technology at the Caribbean Tourism Organisa...
8/28/2015: Manufacturer exploring renewable energy options 
With high operating costs being a feature of manufacturing in Barbados, one of the local leading man...
8/28/2015: Barbadian men need to get more proactive with their health
This was stated by PAHO/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Godfrey Xuere...
8/28/2015: Education Minister meets with Chevening Scholars
By Regina Selman Moore The 2015-2016 Chevening Scholarship awardees from Barbados and the Eastern...
8/27/2015: BEEFING UP SECURITY
Security Chiefs at the Barbados Port Inc. are looking to team up with others across the region to fo...
8/27/2015: Expansion of exports possible
– BIDC to co-ordinate trade missions to CARICOM member states A GOVERNMENT minister is suggestin...
8/27/2015: Crime a regional concern, AG says
Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, maintains that there has not been ...
8/27/2015: Monies borrowed for RBPF projects to be repaid
The money that the Government will be using to fund the eight projects aimed at improving the workin...
8/27/2015: Eagerness to get initiative started
The police do good work in protecting this country and as a result, any project that would enable th...
8/27/2015: FTC: Consumers’ concerns being addressed
Director of Consumer Protection at the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), Judy Maynard, believes that wi...
8/27/2015: Barbados Port Inc. to provide incentives for ships to go green
The Barbados Port Inc. will be moving to implement a Port Incentive Programme for Emission Reduction...
8/26/2015: Mcclean speaks on development
A robust Post-2015 sustainable development agenda would be a catalyst in achieving equitable and sus...
8/26/2015: ‘Work with us’
Member of Parliament for St Michael West Central, James Paul, is calling on members of the Oppositio...
8/26/2015: Boyce: Regional approach needed
AN excellent opportunity exists to create a new sector which has the potential to develop significan...
8/26/2015: EPA a vital step for further regional integration
THE Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) should be seen as a catalyst for further regional integrati...
8/26/2015: Road closure
THE Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform its valued customers that due to ongoing work in...
8/26/2015: FLOW aiming for first-class customer service
TELECOMMUNICATIONS provider, FLOW, is continuing in its effort to bring the highest level of service...
8/26/2015: BWA project launched
A multimillion project which will assist in modernising and enhancing the efficiency of the State-ow...
8/26/2015: Inniss: Barbadians can do more to help curb gun violence
When it comes to the issue of gun violence, Barbadians may be looking to members of the Royal Barbad...
8/26/2015: BDF committed to Geriatric Hospital
Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), Colonel Alvin Quintyne, says the BDF hopes to co...
8/26/2015: Women encouraged to be more in tune with their bodies
Women in Barbados should take note that having a Pap smear (a screening test for cervical cancer), i...
8/26/2015: HPV vaccine beneficial for young girls
While it is not common for young girls to have gynaecological cancers, the message must still be sen...
8/26/2015: Digicel supporting Walk for Lupus 2015
DIGICEL (Barbados) Ltd. is assisting the Hope Foundation with its awareness campaign by supporting t...
8/26/2015: Barbados is grateful for assistance
Finance and Economic Affairs Minister, Christopher Sinckler has expressed gratitude on behalf of the...
8/25/2015: National Insurance funds in sound condition
A government minister says there is no truth to the claims that the National Insurance Department is...
8/25/2015: OPEN FISHING – Proposal made for fisherman allowance in regional waters
CARIBBEAN fishermen should be allowed to fish anywhere in regional waters without fear of being arre...
8/25/2015: Missed opportunity on fish exports
WITH billions of dollars to be found in the export trade of fish, the failure of regional countries ...
8/25/2015: Foreign exchange earning potential in regional waters Sourcing private sector funding would be key for countries
THERE is huge potential for the Caribbean to benefit from exporting fish-based products, claims Acti...
8/25/2015: Inniss: Politicians must not distance themselves from the people
MEMBERS of Parliament who have been elected on a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) ticket, are being rem...
8/25/2015: Barbados to benefit from criminal justice expert
BARBADOS is among a number of countries in the Caribbean which is benefiting from the expertise of B...
8/25/2015: A man of and for the community
THE National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is mourning the loss of one of its own. Anthony DeVere Browne...
8/25/2015: Club wants to help more youth with leadership, speaking skills
President of the NXT Generation Gavel Club, Isoke Burnett is of the view that more youth should be e...
8/25/2015: GOV’T CONFIDENT: Inniss: B’dos will be removed from blacklist
A Government minister is optimistic that Barbados will soon have its name removed from the European ...
8/25/2015: ‘Address violence at its roots’
By Kerri Gooding Barbadians, with special emphasis on the Church and the Parish Ambassadors, have...
8/25/2015: Organic the right move for region
FROM an economic and environment perspective, an organic production model is much more suited for th...
8/25/2015: CLICO Act to be debated on Friday
GOVERNMENT is taking another step in the move to resolve the CLICO issues. This week, it will be ...
8/25/2015: Senator Byer: New labour laws in the works
A critical piece of legislation which will act as a guide for employment standards within Barbados w...
8/24/2015: SHAPING YOUTH – Junior Fire Cadet Programme about development not recruiting
By Kerri Gooding THE Junior Fire Cadet Programme is not merely focusing on getting students to e...
8/24/2015: Church aiming to address violence in society
As part of the Anglican Church’s commitment to tackling the problem of violence, the Commission on A...
8/24/2015: University College of Barbados way to go
Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St. Peter candidate, Colin Jordan believes government made a serious mis...
8/24/2015: Disaster preparedness a must
Comprehensive disaster risk management, the ability to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover...
8/24/2015: B’dian fisherfolk struggling, says Nicholls
A reduction in fish catches has fish vendors across the island struggling to make ends meet. Pres...
8/24/2015: Dept’s upgrade problems almost resolved
The challenges faced by the National Insurance Department as a result of the information technology ...
8/24/2015: Examinations a challenge for children with ADHD
THE potential of children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADH...
8/24/2015: ABOVE BOARD – PM: Party’s politics are straightforward
There will be no “rubbing shoulders” and “People’s Assemblies” as the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) ...
8/24/2015: Citizens must work together for a better Barbados
By Kerri Gooding The Archdeacon of Barbados has posited that the only way to build a sustainable ...
8/23/2015: Ten regional teams heading to 2015 Caribbean Tales Incubator
TEN teams of Caribbean filmmakers from nine different countries have been selected to attend the 201...
8/23/2015: ‘Support farmers’: Attempts by some to import chicken parts scandalous
By Jenique Belgrave “Scandalous at best and sadistic at its worst”. This is how President of t...
8/23/2015: Training will help business for fisherfolk
The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (BARNUFO) is working to equip its members an...
8/23/2015: Raising standards for security guards
Security guards have an important job to do in protecting the people who work within their organisat...
8/23/2015: Barbadians can have their fill of eggs this Christmas
By Jenique Belgrave There should be no shortage of eggs this Christmas season. President of the ...
8/23/2015: Enhanced continuous labour force sample survey restarts August 30
AN extension has been granted by the Inter-American Development Bank for the Enhanced Continuous Lab...
8/23/2015: Reminder for FTC workshop
THE public is reminded that as part of the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) continued efforts to educ...
8/23/2015: St. Michael North vendors market and health fair
THE public is invited to a Vendors Market and Health Fair hosted by the St. Michael North Constituen...
8/23/2015: National team ready for CAREBACO 2015
CLOSE to 40 persons, inclusive of players, officials and supporters will be heading up to the Domini...
8/23/2015: Security officers told to be available for assessments
Make yourselves available to the assessors when they come to your place of employment to carry out a...
8/23/2015: Monkey see monkey do legislation
NOT so long ago there was a thriving Trade that controlled the population of monkeys in Barbados. T...
8/23/2015: ‘Encourage other officers to receive training through example’
It is hoped that the security officers who have undergone training recently would be in a better pos...
8/23/2015: Security officers complete training
SECURITY officers from a wide cross sections of companies in this island are now equipped with the r...
8/22/2015: St James Parish Independence Committee to host Tour Guiding course
With a focus on encouraging persons to know more about the rich history of their parish, the St Jame...
8/22/2015: Sixth Form for Alexandra School
Another public secondary school has been selected to extend its educational offering to sixth form l...
8/22/2015: Lashley: We’re ready!
BARBADOS’ delegation to CARIFESTA XII is ready for the launch of the regional arts festival, this ev...
8/22/2015: Fogging scheduled for August 24 to 28
THE Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes Aegyp...
8/22/2015: In good hands
By Regina Selman Moore A thirst for agriculture is being sparked among local youth and this was e...
8/22/2015: BARNUFO being enhanced
CONCERTED efforts are underway to strengthen the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations...
8/22/2015: Youth Leadership Workshop a success
Thirty-six students from this island’s public and private secondary schools showcased their presenta...
8/22/2015: Salvation Army gives hand up, not just hand out
The work that the Salvation Army does, including that of the donations of the materials for school u...
8/22/2015: Athletic scholarships to be awarded in 2016
Once accepted, next year the Government of Barbados will be seeking to introduce scholarships based ...
8/22/2015: Culinary uses of sargassum being examined
The Barbados Culinary Team has been asked to come up with recipes utilising sargassum seaweed. Th...
8/22/2015: Republic shift up for discussion at Conference
When the Democratic Labour Party’s 60th Annual Conference gets going at the George Street Auditorium...
8/22/2015: EDUCATION KEY – Youth learn communication skills at Leadership workshop
By Jenique Belgrave Youth must be given an outlet in which to air their views in a respectful and...
8/21/2015: ‘Turn good intentions into action’
By Patricia Thangaraj It is nice for organisations and individuals to have the best of intentions...
8/21/2015: SEEKING SOLUTIONS – Top Cop: Gun violence fueled by illegal drug activity, influx of weapons through ports
The recent spike in gun violence has not gone unnoticed by the Royal Barbados Police Force. Actin...
8/21/2015: Teams ready for Caribbean Junior Culinary Conference
Nine teams from across the Caribbean are in Barbados to participate in an exciting culinary battle –...
8/21/2015: Farmers receive certificate for inspection of organic produce
David Bynoe, National Coordinator, Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) st...
8/21/2015: Early detection and effective treatment key in reducing cancers in females
Early detection and effective treatment are a must, if cases of below-the-belt cancers are to be red...
8/21/2015: Greater focus being put on below-the-belt women’s cancer
By Regina Selman Moore While it is true that breast cancer is the number one women’s cancer in th...
8/21/2015: Music quality high, says ‘Classic’
While there have been criticisms from several arenas, the quality of music produced during this year...
8/21/2015: Hinkson: Guide our young people
Yesterday, the 2015 graduating classes of St. Albans and Roland Edwards Primary Schools received a f...
8/21/2015: Fast Food Outlet owners pushed to enter talks with BAS
The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) is encouraging owners and operators of fast food outlets and...
8/21/2015: Teach children discipline, importance of education
Parents, ensure that you instil the proper discipline in your children. This is the advice that Cha...
8/21/2015: Wider reach: Universally accepted lyrics needed in local calypsos
The content of locally produced calypso must become more universal in order for it to be successfull...
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