President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers' Union (BSTU), Mary Redman (left), joining her members to sing the Union's solidarity song.

THE Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) is shocked at Government’s move to establish a Teaching Service Commission, and is wondering if its arrival may have something to do with the upcoming elections. In fact, speaking at BSTU’s Teachers’... more

Faculty of Law student with the highest GPA, Janeil Odle, who is visually impaired, being rewarded by Dean of Law, David Berry.

Today, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus will see its first cohort of students graduating since Government imposed tuition fees from academic year 2014-2015. The Barbadian undergraduates would have paid 20 per cent of the cost... more

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business, Donville Inniss, conversing with Executive Director of the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC), Sheena Mayers-Granville, on the sidelines of the BEC and International Labour Organisation Workshop: ‘Business Continuity and Disaster Management’, held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, yesterday.

Employers must remember that after a disaster their employees are also struggling with personal priorities. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business, Donville Inniss, acknowledged that too many businesses after the... more

Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon of the Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon of the Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados, will be installed as the 13th Archbishop of Port-of-Spain. News of the appointment by Pope Francis was made official on the Holy See Press Office website yesterday... more

Representatives from Stansfeld Scott Rym Riley and Allister Straker fully engaged with sixth form students of Springer Memorial during the BIBA career showcase held at the UWI on Wednesday.

THERE was a steady stream of students heading into the career showcase hosted by the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) at the University of the West Indies on Wednesday afternoon. Chair of the organising committee, Carolyn Attong,... more
GENERAL insurance policyholders who have been benefiting from reduced costs could very well see a hike in premiums following the passage of two recent hurricanes. While not stating this exactly, an insurance executive of CGM Gallagher Insurance... more

News Stories

Damien Pinder, President of the Barbados Film and Video Association and Rommel Hall, Vice President of the Barbados Film and Video Association accepting sponsorship from Annette Nias, Film Commissioner of the Barbados Cultural Insdustries Development Authority for the Barbados Visual Media Festival.

Speaking at the launch of the fourth annual Barbados Visual Media Festival, scheduled to be held from Tuesday, October 24 – Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Writer and Publisher of ‘Advanced Level Chemistry. For Life: Unit 1’, Valerie Moseley, with her book at the launch held at Barbados Community College Science Auditorium on Thursday.

One retired Science teacher is putting her past teaching experience into print; as one of the few local authors to not only write but publish her own work.

A Government Minister has expressed concern that the public sector has not given human resource (HR) development the level of prominence that it deserves.

Business News

Representatives from Stansfeld Scott Rym Riley and Allister Straker fully engaged with sixth form students of Springer Memorial during the BIBA career showcase held at the UWI on Wednesday.

THERE was a steady stream of students heading into the career showcase hosted by the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) at the University of the West Indies on Wednesday afternoon.

Sports

SIX goals were on the menu for St. Michael South this week when the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Football Classic saw some games rescheduled from the past weekend.

In the battle of the big men on the floor, Pearson Griffith of Warrens shoots over his opponent, Sydney Rowe of City United. He finished with 16 points in the 74-60 finals victory.

City United Celtics looked to silence the doubters when they led the first quarter 18-27 against the Pan American International Insurance Warrens Sports Club, but the rest of the half did not go as

With his best game of the season, veteran BABA player Adrian Stuart finished with a game-high 19 points to help City United Celtics book their way to the League finals.

IT will be a veteran Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) League finals when the City United Celtics meet Pan American International Insurance Warrens Sports Club on Thursday for all the

Columns

WHEN job opportunities arise in Barbados, we generally see the better ‘face’ of prospective job seekers. In fact, this is usually the case across the world.

Our brothers and sisters in neighbouring Caribbean islands hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria are in the rebuilding stage.

We are well into the rainy season, yet some persons have been asking whether this makes any difference, since the wet and dry seasons all seem to be muddled of late.

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