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Regional Cooperation in hotel sector works

The manager of a Haitian hotel is suggesting that more cross-training and cultural exchanges of hotel staff across the region can enhance the standard of regional hospitality. Melicienne Drouillard, a long-serving member of the housekeeping team at Le Plaza Hotel in Haiti, spent two weeks at the west coast Sandpiper boutique resort, learning, among other things, product safety and […]

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The St Michael School embraces Power of Choice initiative

Students at The St Michael School were recently taught about the power of their choices and the impact those choices can have on their day-to-day lives as the Martindales Road institution welcomed The Power of Choice initiative. The timely lessons were recently delivered by Managing Director of the Freemind Institute and President of Power of […]

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Youth service students receive advice

Unemployment among young people in Barbados has been in the 30 per cent range for a few years now, so members of the Barbados Youth Service are being urged to make the most of the job placements they will receive as part of their training. The advice came from Project Coordinator in the Ministry of […]

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Coconut vendors to raise their standards

There are some 85 coconut vendors plying their trade all over Barbados, and with such large numbers,  ensuring they meet high standards in terms of hygiene, overall appearance and professionalism will become more important as Barbados seeks to develop the coconut industry. Therefore, the National Coconut Stakeholders Platform (NCSP) has embarked on a series of […]

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Healthy living goes digital

New IT Platform Keeps Track of Your Health As concerns continue to rise over the increasing number of individuals falling victim to non-communicable diseases (NCD), one wellness company is seeking to tackle the issue through the use of technology. On Monday Pharma Wellness International Inc. officially launched its new Information Technology (IT) platform, which will give […]

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A new direction

With fewer people returning to Barbados who need help to reintegrate into the local society, a group that was established to assist those persons is now focusing on other charities. The Northern Group for Returning Nationals (NGRN), a registered charity, has been raising funds over the years to support a number of organizations across the […]

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A joyful mission

christian couple deliver artistic ministry to toddlers Seventy-year-old married couple Jeff and Anne Posner are happily spending their retirement sharing God’s love through the ministry of music and art around the globe.  This week they were in Barbados sharing with several groups. Today they visited the Hephzibag Nursery and Preschool in Brittons Hill, St Michael where […]

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Community tourism projects underway

Visitors to Barbados often say the warmth of locals is the number one reason why they return to the island, and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) wants citizens to capitalize on that by embracing the concept of community tourism. The BTPA says this niche provides the perfect opportunity for visitors and locals to interact. It […]

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Argentina boosts Caribbean disaster management

The way has been cleared for Barbados and other Caribbean countries to receive more assistance in disaster risk management from the Argentina-based White Helmets Commission. The commission, which falls under the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, was established primarily to design and implement international humanitarian assistance. Today, President of the Commission Alejandro Daneri signed […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery 

The 2017 Hurricane season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of Dominica, Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos and the U.S Virgin Islands. After a rough start, these islands are on the road to recovery. Today we conclude our look at how these popular destinations are rebuilding with a […]

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Getting set

When you run, walk, dance or circuit train with the Barbados Defence Force, (BDF) you’re helping to make children’s wishes come true. The fees that persons pay to participate in the BDF’s boot camp series will be donated to the Precious Touch Foundation Inc., which assists children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, or who are terminally ill, […]

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Charities benefit from $20 challenge

More than a dozen local charities have received thousands of dollars in donations from secondary school children who took part in last year’s Scotiabank/Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) $20 Challenge. Now in its seventh cycle, the annual $20 Challenge started toward the end of last year and lasted for several weeks. Scores of fourth and fifth […]

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Smith’s secret

Gwendolyn Smith is Barbados’ newest centenarian. The elderly woman was in high spirits as she was showered with love by friends and family for the auspicious occasion. Her granddaughter Michelle Smith, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on her behalf, said her grandmother was a very religious woman, “She would credit her longevity to the love […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery (Part 3) 

The 2017 Hurricane season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of Dominica, Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos and the U.S Virgin Islands. After a rough start, these islands are on the road to recovery. Today we continue our look at how these popular destinations are rebuilding with a […]

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Students learn agriculture and business skills for life

After two years with the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Schools Agriculture Entrepreneurship Project students say they have learned skills in agriculture and business that can benefit them for life. The students graduated recently, receiving their official qualifications at the Frank Collymore Hall. One student, Tara Forde, said she realised that it was not all fun and games. “I do not like to talk to […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery (Part 2) 

The 2017 Hurricane Season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of  Dominica, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  After a rough start, these island are on the road to recovery. Today we continue our look at how these popular tourist destinations are rebuilding with […]

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Over $2 million needed for Salvation Army projects

The Salvation Army is in the process of embarking on three major development projects totaling some $2.5 million, as it seeks to extend its assistance to the needy. However, after raising just over $635,000 in its kettle appeal last Christmas, which fell below its $750,000 target, but was more than what was raised in 2016, […]

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