CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) William ‘Billy’ Griffith
addressing the launch of the 2018 Barbados Food and Rum Festival held at Hugo’s Restaurant, on Thursday night.

The 2018 Barbados Food and Rum Festival will see some changes as the entity charged with its promotion looks to further refine and develop the series for the long haul. The first major announcement made by CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc... more

Dr. Shirley Jhagroo, Medical Coordinator of the Breast Cancer Screening Programme.

Breast cancer remains the major cause of death from cancer for women in this country, and the number of new cases being diagnosed annually is on the rise. That’s according to Dr. Shirley Jhagroo, Medical Coordinator of the Breast Screening Programme... more

Minister of Environment and National Beautification and Member of Parliament for St Michael East Trevor Prescod (left) engaging in a conversation with Coordinator of a recently concluded Free Reading Clinic, Dr Astra Babb.

THE coordinator of a recently concluded Free Reading Clinic for Barbadian boys is calling on the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration to reopen the Alma Parris Memorial School. Dr Astra Babb said the findings of the clinic, which catered... more

Lieutenant Colonel Errol Brathwaite, Commandant of the Barbados Cadet Corps.

Despite competition from modern day technologies, the recruitment numbers of the Barbados Cadet Corps have not been affected. Word of this came from Lieutenant Errol Brathwaite, the Commandant of the Barbados Cadet Corps and the Chairman of the... more

Sir Trevor Hassell, President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), engaging in conversation with Dame Billie Miller, Patron of the Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation (BCNF).

Obesity in children represents the greatest threat to the health of future generations, and it is against this backdrop that a number of national and regional health organisations have developed some strategic plans to counteract such. Word of this... more

Adyanth Kafle joins lecturers, students and Mrs. Ram Mirchandani, owner of Casa Grande Airport Hotel & Resort, in cutting a cake to celebrate the establishment of the Washington University of Barbados School of Medicine at the International Hall at the St. Philip hotel yesterday.

There are high hopes for health tourism as a growth area in Barbados. This was the word coming from veteran businesswoman Mrs Asha Ram Mirchandani, owner of Case Grande Airport Hotel & Resort. She was speaking to the Barbados Advocate at the... more

News Stories

UN FAO Deputy Sub-regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul and IICA Representative Ena Harvey share a light moment during the event.

Barbadians love chicken and with the sector earning this island US$200 million annually, steps must be put in place to protect it in the case of a natural disaster.

CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) William ‘Billy’ Griffith
addressing the launch of the 2018 Barbados Food and Rum Festival held at Hugo’s Restaurant, on Thursday night.

The 2018 Barbados Food and Rum Festival will see some changes as the entity charged with its promotion looks to further refine and develop the series for the long haul.

Dr. Shirley Jhagroo, Medical Coordinator of the Breast Cancer Screening Programme.

Breast cancer remains the major cause of death from cancer for women in this country, and the number of new cases being diagnosed annually is on the rise.

Business News

Anise Hayes, Executive Director of Atlantic Impact out of Detroit, with some of the interns from the United States.

Entrepreneurs should not only set their sights on their home turf, but they should seek out opportunities to form global connections, which could see them further developing themselves and their bu

Sports

Almost to the top! A good shot of the face gear. (Photo by Daan Verhoeven)

Alex Davis dove to new depths at the 2018 Vertical Blue competition in the Bahamas to break his own records, set last year, and post four new Barbados national records in free diving.

The Paradise FC players celebrating with their fans after the 2-1 win over the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme.

After last taking a knockout title back in 2005, Paradise FC have risen to the top of local football once again as they capped off their 2018 season with a win in the Stag Beer Champions Cup.

After an undefeated run for the 2018 Barbados Football Association’s Domestic Season, Weymouth Wales seem to have finally run out of steam as they were denied a chance to defend their 2017 title in

Columns

August 1 not only marked Emanicipation Day celebrations; it also heralded the official initiation of one of Government’ s budgetary proposals – the levy on domestic and commercial water bills via a

Seven years ago this island’s capital city had the distinct honour of being included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Nutrition and exercise are key areas to address in the search for a healthy lifestyle.

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