Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, chatting with some students from the Springer Memorial School during the Girls in ICT Day Caribbean Hackathon on Thursday.

THERE is a need for society to change its perceptions of women in ICT fields and in the workplace. This is according to Deputy Dean at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus, Dr. Jeanese Badenock, who revealed that very few women... more
We must strive to develop and sustain a culture in our Caribbean societies that encourages our citizens to take risk in business. That is according to Donville Inniss, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business... more

Democratic Labour Party supporters during the party’s FACTS mission in the St Michael West Central Constituency yesterday.

A member of the Government is encouraging the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to stop saying things because it sounds politically “nice and attractive”. Speaking to the media yesterday during the DLP’s FACTS mission in his St Michael West Central... more

Member of Parliament for St Michael West Central James Paul (left) in conversation with the Democratic Labour Party General Secretary George Pilgrim, during the party’s FACTS mission in the constituency yesterday.

Member of Parliament (MP) for St Michael West Central James Paul will be defending his seat in the next general election, which is constitutionally due next year. General Secretary of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), George Pilgrim, told the media... more

BLP St. Michael West Central candidate, Ian Gooding-Edghill.

With the next general elections constitutionally due in 2018, one Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate says he is prepared to face the electorate whenever the date is announced. BLP St. Michael West Central candidate, Ian Gooding-Edghill, shared... more

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr The Hon. Esther Byer-Suckoo.

Employers need to see workers as their most valuable asset. This is according to Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr The Hon. Esther Byer-Suckoo, as she called on managers across Barbados to follow the lead... more

News Stories

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, chatting with some students from the Springer Memorial School during the Girls in ICT Day Caribbean Hackathon on Thursday.

THERE is a need for society to change its perceptions of women in ICT fields and in the workplace.

ONE member of Government is adamant that greater focus needs to be placed on creating new opportunities for study, and by extension business to help drive the growth and development of Barbados.

Dr. Roberta Corona (centre) talks with three-year-old Eliana Phipps (right), one of the babies who was born as a result of the services offered by the Barbados Fertility Clinic (BFC). Looking on are her grateful parents, Scott and Tisha Phipps. Six-month-old Arabela Phipps is in her mother’s arms.

There is tremendous potential for this country to capitalise on the medical tourism industry as a valuable source of earning foreign exchange.

Business News

Ocean Hotels Group General Manager, Patricia Affonso-Dass.

Ocean Hotels as a group is committed to the on-going training and development of employees at its three properties – Ocean Two Resort and Residences, Sea Breeze Beach Hotel, and South Beach Hotel.

Sports

The 10k winner was Joshua Hunte of Elite Distance Track Program and his time was 34:46.09.

This year the sun was out as thousands walked, ran and worked out in the common goal to raise funds for the QEH Asthma Bay, PAREDOS and Special Olympics Barbados in the 8th annual Insurance Corpora

Cesar Saracho celebrating his win in Sunday’s CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Central American and Caribbean Championship.

Mexico’s Cesar Saracho came from deep in the pack to take the top spot in the Elite Men’s division when the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes hosted the CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup

Matthew Wright (right) coming out of the water with Canada’s Brennen Smith.

IT is said that every cloud has a silver lining and local triathlete Matthew Wright has found his in Sunday’s CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Central American and Caribbean Championship ho

Columns

“States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect

May the 2nd is the day of reckoning for thousands of our nation’s youth – the day of the ‘rite of passage’ in the quest to get into a ‘good’ school.

As children growing up, a hero in any story or movie was likely someone with superhuman strength or qualities, or someone who did a very brave act that drew applause or commendation from others in

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