Category: Lifestyle

First lady

Dedication to her work over the last three and a half decades, despite having to cope with a life-threatening illness in more recent years, has paid off for 61-year-old Marcia Padmore, who recently became the first winner of the Barbados Workers Union’s Domestic Worker of the Year Award. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, Marcia, […]

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Legal distinction

The winner of the award by the GWP & Co. Scholarship Trust for the two-year period 2018/19 and 2019/20 is 21-year-old Shaddiah Hinds of Barnwell Gap, Rock Hall, St Thomas. The successful applicant was educated at Hillaby-Turners Primary School, Queens College and the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. She enrolled […]

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Shine like a light

The students of Parkinson Memorial School have been selected to participate in a pilot project in which the entire student body will be adopted by two corporate entities. The project is a partnership between the Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training, Goddard Enterprise Group as well as Sign Depot and was launched this morning […]

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No natural resources

The creative economy is the saviour of Barbados’ failing economy. The comment was made by Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment Adrian Medic Forde as he responded to questions from the media prior to National Youth Week scheduled to begin September 23. Forde said that since Barbados has no natural resources, its investment is in […]

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Training needed

Barbadians seeking to take advantage of the offerings of the blue economy will soon be better equipped to do so as Government seeks to upgrade the technical skills capacity available in this area. This revelation came from Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey, who lamented that while Barbados’ sea space was […]

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A new look

Following completion of the amalgamation of Sagicor General Insurance Inc (SGI) and Harmony General Insurance Ltd last week, the former Harmony General offices at Harmony Hall St. Michael, opened this morning rebranded to SGI. A party of senior Sagicor executives hosted a welcome reception for customers visiting the newly rebranded location. The first customer of […]

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Legislation needed to protect elders

BARP issues message to mark senior citizen month The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) is happy once again to laud and honour our members, as well as the wider body of senior citizens, in this Senior Citizens Month of September. BARP pledges to continue its mission as the authentic voice of the elderly in […]

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Monumental milestone

Barbados’ newest centenarian, Avisene Carrington, who founded the Merrivale Preparatory School was a devout teacher for the past 74 years having entered the teaching profession in 1937. Carrington who was born on September 15, 1918, said she did not feel her age. “I do not feel like 100 years old because I mix with people […]

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Strong woman

Meet Melanie Brathwaite, a graduate of the University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and clerical officer at a statutory board. Although a self-proclaimed fashionista, there is much more to this 28-year-old than meets the eye as she works every day with a chronic pelvic condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). As the world […]

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Minister to parents: Get involved in school transition

More parents need to get involved in the ‘difficult process’ of their children’s transition from primary to secondary school, said Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde. In her featured address at the orientation of the fourth instalment of the Transition to Secondary Schools (T2S) 2018 programme, Forde contended that early intervention was […]

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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Scores of children have been urged to continue practicing a green lifestyle, especially during the upcoming school year. The advice came from Coordinator of Camp Moorings Mrs Sasha Gill during the camp’s closing ceremony and showcase held recently at the Savannah Hotel. “The objectives [of] our 2018 programme included sensitizing participants to the concept of […]

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70 get jobs at Sandals

To be the best, you hire the best. That has always been the Sandals mantra, and this week was no exception as over 70 Barbadians were hired and placed through orientation for the newest resort in the Luxury-Included ® chain. Sandals Royal Barbados opened in December 2017 with 222 suites and come this October will […]

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A parent’s worst nightmare

Special Report for Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month In March 2016, a routine check-up of what appeared to be a painful case of tendonitis in Ravi Sankar’s teen son’s shoulder resulted in a life changing diagnosis. “Osteosarcoma or bone cancer was what they told us… I remember patting his leg on the drive home, telling him […]

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Brittons Hill for nationwide clean-up launch  

Government will start the process of making Barbados clean again this weekend when its “Many Hands Make Light Work” national clean-up campaign gets underway in Brittons Hill, St. Michael. Minister of Public Works, Transport and Maintenance, Dr. William Duguid, MP for Christ Church West, one of three constituencies encompassing Brittons Hill (the other two are […]

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Seamless CARICOM health coverage possible

There is much commonality of health issues across the English-speaking Caribbean and this fact makes portable and easily transferable health insurance easier to implement than most fear. University of the West Indies Chancellor Emeritus Sir George Alleyne holds the position that this sameness of medical complaints and general conditions among regional people makes the establishment […]

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A Massy makeover!

Students of the Learning Centre returned to the Orange Hill, St James based institution this week to a much-improved recreational space, thanks to the dedicated efforts of a small contingent of Massy staff who made light work of the beautification project. Just weeks before the start of this school term, some 20 employees spent about […]

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Find your passion

“When it comes to pursuing your studies, while you must know what you want to be and how you plan to achieve it, the most important thing is to understand why you have made that career choice in the first place, and once you have a passion for what you are doing, you will go […]

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