Top News (5/27/2015)
Bonds relaunched
Dr. Delisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, in conversation with Toni Thorne (left) while Linel Franklin of the Bank looks on.
   
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5/27/2015: Greater access
THE University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus is actively working on bringing all of the local...
5/27/2015: Bonds relaunched
THE Barbados Savings Bond has been one of the best kept secrets in the country’s financial system. ...
5/27/2015: Significant trade happening between countries
THE figures speak for themselves, and according to Guyana’s Consul General to Barbados, Michael Brot...
5/27/2015: Bonds worthwile investment
BARBADIANS are being encouraged to invest in Government Savings Bonds. This comes as the island’s ...
5/27/2015: PM: No need to worry
When all is said and done there is going to be a Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), and the Customs D...
5/27/2015: Focus on boys
“You are important too.” That is the message which the management and staff of Bay Primary School is...
5/27/2015: Government supportive of sugar cane farmers
By Ashlee Cox Farmers are being encouraged to continue to produce sugar cane. Speaking in his ...
5/27/2015: Imagination, innovation key
The countries of the region are being told of the importance of research, imagination and innovation...
5/27/2015: ‘You are in charge of your own destiny’
You have control over your destiny. This was one of the messages that Chef at the Hilton Hotel Ba...
5/27/2015: Bay Primary boys learn Hilton values
The boys of Bay Primary School learnt about the core values of the brand name Hilton Hotel and were ...
5/27/2015: Explore opportunities in Guyana – Wealth of resources waiting to be tapped
CHIEF Executive Officer of the Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC), Sonja Trotman, wa...
5/26/2015: Business support agencies told to keep reviewing
ENTITIES that offer business development and support services in Barbados must constantly be re-exam...
5/26/2015: 18-year exit point – gives students extra time to get qualified
Education Minister Ronald Jones believes that secondary school students who need more time to get qu...
5/26/2015: Difficulties facing doctors, insurance industry discussed
Challenges facing doctors and the insurance industry in a changing environment were among the topics...
5/26/2015: Hundreds flock to BMEX 2015
A LARGE capacity crowd was seen on day three of BMEX 2015, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LE...
5/26/2015: Insurance head raises important concerns
INSURANCE companies are receiving claims that are proving difficult to honour because of breaches of...
5/26/2015: Character above all
YOUR good character is the most important asset you can have. This was continuously stressed to the...
5/26/2015: Change needed to foster C’bean development
The current globally competitive environment, necessitates that the Caribbean create a new developme...
5/26/2015: Results can be seen from STEM blueprint in five to ten years
WITH aggressive implementation, Barbados could begin to see results from the drafting of a blueprint...
5/26/2015: WORKING TOGETHER – Latin America, Caribbean and the European Union partner
Barbados is well on its way to becoming the most environmentally advanced green economy and green co...
5/26/2015: Make Guyana proud, advises Consul General
Guyanese must do everything in their power to ensure that they create a country that all of them can...
5/26/2015: BMEX results to be announced in June
The young people who emerged successful in the Primary and Secondary Schools Exhibition of BMEX 2015...
5/26/2015: Fire officers cook-off
Members of the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) held a cook-off yesterday to determine who would go on to...
5/26/2015: Two shot along Christ Church Carnival route
There was a shooting incident yesterday along the route at the Christ Church Carnival. Acting Assis...
5/26/2015: Young and old revel at Christ Church Carnival
By Marsha Gittens Event number two of this year’s Crop Over Festival got off to an upbeat start yes...
5/26/2015: Make national budgets responsive to needs and rights
THE theme of the capacity-building training workshop in Child and Gender Responsive Budgeting, “Righ...
5/25/2015: Safeguard your businesses
IN spite of the tough economic times, members of the private sector, in particular small business ow...
5/25/2015: Africa comes alive at Wills Primary
By Regina Selman Moore Students of Wills Primary School recently gave visitors to their biennial ...
5/25/2015: Waste haulers going back to work ‘in good faith’
THE Waste Movers and Haulers Group are putting their vehicles back to work. This assurance came ...
5/25/2015: Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown demonstrates its ‘Spirit to Serve’
AN enthusiastic team of management and staff volunteers from Courtyard by Marriott came together on ...
5/25/2015: Placing regional airline industry on firmer footing
ESTABLISHING a CARICOM Airlines Association will identify opportunities to reduce costs, create grea...
5/25/2015: TVET should not be a last resort
TECHNICAL vocational and education training (TVET) and entrepreneurship should be integrated within ...
5/25/2015: Digicel Business wins Avaya’s Best Project of the Year award
DIGICEL, the region’s leading Business Solutions provider, recently won the highly coveted, Avaya Ca...
5/25/2015: Barbados/Guyana relationship still a priority
Guyana’s newly elected President, David Arthur Granger, and its government are committed to further ...
5/25/2015: Pass it on – Teach youths meaning behind country’s biggest cultural festival
OLDER Barbadians have a responsibility to teach the younger generation the true meaning of Crop Over...
5/25/2015: Education Minister extends condolences to CP on passing of student
Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, has extended condolences to the school community of 12 year old...
5/25/2015: Unique care should be provided for each child
Caregivers must aim to provide a unique care experience for each child in the care and education pro...
5/25/2015: Catlyn: Credit union going strong
Group Financial Controller of the Barbados Public Workers Co-operative Credit Union Ltd, LeVere Catl...
5/25/2015: Take action!
By Ashlee Cox THE time has come to stop talking and take action! This was the view of the Principa...
5/25/2015: Senator Durant: Unity is strength
Senator, Reverend Dr. David Durant is calling on Muslim and Christian communities to unite on their ...
5/24/2015: Breathe new life into manufacturing sector
New life needs to be breathed into the local manufacturing sector through productivity and innovatio...
5/24/2015: MORE OPTIONS SOON
As countries within the region are “crying out” for the development of the human resource capacity, ...
5/24/2015: Positive signs
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart took the opportunity yesterday to get familiar with several local bus...
5/24/2015: Embassy committed to working with region
By Janelle Riley-Thornhill Progress is being made in the region as it relates to the Caribbean Ba...
5/24/2015: Mutual desire to deepen relationship
Barbadians are being encouraged to learn and speak Chinese. Ambassador of the People’s Republic o...
5/24/2015: BCC expanding its offerings
THE Barbados Community College (BCC) is set to introduce two new Bachelor degree programmes and many...
5/24/2015: Local goods to see increased exports
Plans are in the pipeline to implement programmes to further increase exports of manufactured goods ...
5/24/2015: Day two of BMEX enjoyed by many
Barbadians in their numbers visited the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday to view the many ex...
5/23/2015: Parents have a role to play in child’s education
Parents have a role to play in their child’s educational progress. This is coming from Senior Edu...
5/23/2015: More assistance, please!
By Ashlee Cox WHILE the Ophthalmology Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, may have recently...
5/23/2015: Work of YMCA in Barbados gets kudos 
The work of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is in keeping with the vision outlined in t...
5/23/2015: Invest in your children
By Patricia Thangaraj Children are an investment and therefore, parents must ensure that they pla...
5/23/2015: Trainers certified to help with export potential of companies
SIX locally-based persons have been certified as trainers for a programme called ‘Services Go Global...
5/23/2015: DETERMINED! – Despite setbacks, Guyanese exhibitors ready for BMEX
By Kerri Gooding Affected, but not deterred by the delayed release of their products from the Bri...
5/23/2015: Students give BMEX 2015 the thumbs-up
Hundreds of students descended upon the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday to view and interac...
5/23/2015: New iCare Pro for the QEH
By Ashlee Cox The Ophthalmology Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is the new recip...
5/22/2015: BWA launches photovoltaic pilot at Golden Ridge
By Ashlee Cox The Barbados Water Authority (BWA), has launched their first pilot project into the...
5/22/2015: Teachers need additional training in STEM disciplines
Not just primary school teachers, but teachers at the secondary level as well, may need some assista...
5/22/2015: Building bridges between faiths
Yesterday, members of the Muslim community met with several Christian leaders with an aim to bring b...
5/22/2015: BWA working to fix problems
By Ashlee Cox The policy of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is to improve their service and as...
5/22/2015: Trade push
The benefits of increased trade between Barbados and Guyana would prove immense, and as such, recipr...
5/22/2015: Goal to make company an IPP
By Ashlee Cox It is the goal of one engineer in Barbados to see the Barbados Water Authority, not...
5/22/2015: Call for patience in the Shemar Weekes case
EDUCATION Minister Ronald Jones is calling on Barbadians to be patient as the country awaits the res...
5/22/2015: Amendments to enhance Customs Department
Modernisation, improved effectiveness and greater efficiency are three enhancements, which will come...
5/22/2015: Delays at Port impacting BMEX exhibitors
The go slow by personnel of the Customs and Excise Department is already having an impact on the cou...
5/22/2015: Commitments to employees not being honoured
Commitments that organizations make to their employees are not being honoured and in some cases, the...
5/22/2015: Local theatre productions need enabling environment
Chief Executive Officer of the Pineland Creative Workshop, Rodney Grant believes that more needs to ...
5/22/2015: Speech Contest preliminaries off to great start
By Ashlee Cox The Preliminaries for the Republic Bank Right Start Primary Schools Speech Contest,...
5/22/2015: YMCA wants new facility 
In an effort to better cater to the needs of the Barbadian society, the Young Men’s Christian Associ...
5/22/2015: Water Authority looking to be financially viable
With the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) spending upwards of $3 million in terms of paying for energy...
5/22/2015: Adams wants rights preserved
One Senator raised the issue that when implemented, due caution must be exercised to ensure that the...
5/21/2015: Governor General thanks Education Ministry for its support
By Regina Selman Moore GOVERNOR General of Barbados, His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, has expre...
5/21/2015: Business, entrepreneurship enablers showcased
RECOGNISING that many people are not aware of the products available for established or aspiring ent...
5/21/2015: Agriculture also important to economy
Agriculture is also important to the local economy, This is according to Ruldolph Inniss from the Ba...
5/21/2015: Economic future of MSMEs must be a collaborative effort
THERE is a dire need for greater collaboration among the actors of enterprise to seize opportunities...
5/21/2015: Environmental awareness project launched
An environmental project has been launched at the St. Cyprian’s Boys’ School in an effort to get boy...
5/21/2015: YMCA still needed
PRESIDENT of the Barbados Chapter of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Antony Cave, says...
5/21/2015: Abed Charitable Foundation makes donation to QEH’s Rehabilitation Department
There is an old saying that ‘charity begins at home’, and the Abed family has personified that mantr...
5/21/2015: Getting back to agriculture
It is important to teach the young people about the importance of agriculture and get them involved ...
5/21/2015: Stronger ties between Barbados, New Zealand
By Ashlee Cox “The establishment of a diplomatic presence in Barbados provides a substantial foun...
5/21/2015: NZ High Commission officially launched
By Ashlee Cox It was a Commonwealth Affair, when the New Zealand High Commission was officially o...
5/21/2015: Senator Watson: Give manufacturing attention
Customs plays a vital role in the development of manufacturing and by extension, the nation, so it n...
5/21/2015: SOLID STRIDES – FLOW business model to take centre stage
BARBADOS, which has made some solid contributions to the recent end-of-year financial results for Ca...
5/21/2015: Focus on a sound education, GG advises students
By Regina Selman Moore Students of St. Giles Primary School, who recently completed the Common En...
5/21/2015: Laff-It-Off going abroad
THE hilarious Barbadian comedy series “Laff-It-Off” is going back to New York in June, after a 12 ye...
5/21/2015: Much to be gained through fostering of New Zealand and Caribbean linkages
There is much to be gained from working closely with Pacific Islands and the Caribbean States. Th...
5/20/2015: Proof should be required
Praedial larceny can be effectively dealt with in this country if steps are taken to put the burden ...
5/20/2015: Lowe weighs in on haulers issue
MINISTER of the Environment, Dr. Denis Lowe, is assuring the public of government’s intention to wor...
5/20/2015: Training programme to help reduce violence in schools
PROGRAMMES focusing on “restorative practices” have proven useful in reducing friction in Canadian-b...
5/20/2015: B’dos wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show
BARBADOS has copped gold yet again at the Chelsea Flower Show. The Barbados Horticultural Society (...
5/20/2015: St. Philip Parish Ambassadors launch project
A scenic tour by bus, a food guide and the commemoration of an historic slave revolt nearly 200 year...
5/20/2015: McClean: Barbados ideal for second language training
Barbados, through the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, may become the main tra...
5/20/2015: Lions Bridgetown hosts Expo
In an effort to get more young people in Barbados to develop an interest in reading, the Lions Club ...
5/20/2015: Paul: Right environment must be created
THE requisite policy and fiscal environment is needed if agricultural and agro-processing stakeholde...
5/20/2015: Dr. McClean shares views on proposed factory
IF the proposed multi-purpose sugar cane factory is to be a success and be of benefit to the economi...
5/20/2015: UWI Cave Hill ready and willing to work with secondary school heads
THE UWI, Cave Hill Campus stands ready, willing and able to aid heads of secondary schools in acquir...
5/20/2015: It's not working!
Rather than bringing about the desired change in negative behaviour, corporal punishment administere...
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