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iMart Sheraton’s climatic celebration of Men’s Health Week attracted droves of shoppers and store employees.  The local “one-stop convenience stop” hosted 14 booths ranging from HIV testing, blood pressure testing by Accu-Chek, blood sugar level testing by the Diabetes Association of Barbados, vitamin samples from Nature’s Discount, healthy foods from local distributors Hanschell and Inniss, […]

Bizzy’s bonds get the thumbs up

The green energy investment arm of the Williams Industries Inc. group of companies, Williams Caribbean Capital (WCC), continues to reap major success. Recently, the Climate Bond Standard Board approved the certification of WCC green energy bonds as consistent with addressing the two degrees celsius warming limit in the Paris Agreement. This means WCC adhered to […]

Members of the joint clean-up effort stand behind the over 1,000 pounds of seaweed and plastic items collected at Silver Sands beach.

1,000 pounds lighter

As part of activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, team members from Sandals Barbados participated in a beach clean up at Silver Sands beach, Christ Church last weekend. The Island Routes team was supported by volunteers from Sandals Foundation, the resort’s Environmental Health and Safety team, as well as students, […]

From left, Billboard, Jael, Jude Clarke, Organiser Zimronn Andrews, I-Fill and De Big Rock

A family affair

The Ultimate Calypso Tent is back this year and is promising a show fit for the entire family. Organiser of the tent Zimronn Andrews told the media at a press conference at Kingdom Culture International Church, Fontabelle, St Michael that the 11-year-old tent will be bringing positive messages. “In our lineup, we have [singers] from […]

Brand manager of Armstrong Agencies Ortiz Williams, Calypsonian Teri and marketing officer of Signia Financial Global, Samantha Inniss at the presentation ceremony.

Drop the ‘sparkle’, keep the ‘T’

Former Junior Calypso Monarch, Teri Sparkle T Williams, is hoping to take her career as a calypsonian to the next level under her new name Teri.  The young calypsonian who reigned at the uncontested 2017 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch, told Barbados TODAY that the time had come to reinvent herself as she graduated out of […]

Akil Ifill

Not just about the 11-plus

With a passion for teaching and a desire to bring about a positive change to the education system in Barbados, Akil Ifill decided at the age of 31 that it was time to start a school. The ambitious Shop Hill, St Thomas resident would receive a lot of pushbacks and criticisms, but that did not […]

William Yearwood

Make wise choices

Students of St Giles Primary School were lauded for their successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) programme held on Tuesday at District ‘A’ Police Headquarters, Station Hill, St Michael. The Class 4 students were given words of advice from Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police William Yearwood as he cautioned them to make […]

The ATMs have a fresh new interface, with touch screen capabilities.

A simpler way to bank

Scotiabank continues to adopt leading edge technology to improve its customer experience, with the introduction of next generation ATMs at the Warrens and Haggatt Hall Branches. Scotiabank is the first bank to launch these Intelligent Deposit Machines (IDMs) locally, giving Barbadians access to additional features and convenience. “We’re very excited to have these devices in […]

Substance abuse foundation to get a boost

Mount Gay Rum Distilleries will be hosting a charity concert on August 11 dubbed ‘From Inside The Circle Live in Concert’ at their Spring Garden headquarters and 100 per cent of the concert’s proceeds will be donated to the Substance Abuse Foundation. In addition, on the night of the concert, there will be songwriting sessions by veteran entertainer and […]

Jeffrey Bostic

Home grown research vital

Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, has emphasized the importance of research as Government looks towards making medical marijuana more accessible to the public. Speaking to doctors and researchers at the 18th annual Professor Errol E. R. Walrond Scientific Symposium last Friday, Lt. Col. Bostic lauded Professor Walrond’s ethics case presentation on […]

Skills upgrade

Twenty participants graduated from Regional Security System Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction Course which was held in Barbados over the past three weeks. The programme was funded by the European Union and sought to heighten awareness and enhance the skills and competencies of the authorised officers who have border security responsibilities for enforcing laws under the Fisheries […]

ARISE is born

Barbados’ public and private sectors have teamed up for a new initiative to boost this island’s resilience to disasters and mitigate risks where possible. It is the Global Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies or ARISE Initiative, which promotes proactive actions from the private sector to prevent economic loss and new business opportunities related to […]

Maritime fleet increases

The Barbados Coast Guard has a new vessel to patrol the island’s waters. It’s called the 958 series patrol craft Endurance and was donated by the People’s Republic of China’s People’s Liberation Army. At the Barbados Coast Guard HMBS Pelican this afternoon, Prime Minister Mia Mottley officially cut the ribbon at the naming ceremony to christen the […]

Less time to get a building permit

The Barbados Town & Country Planning Department is going digital. And officials are predicting that this should help improve the climate of doing business in Barbados by shaving about 13 business days off the usually lengthy processing time. Acting Chief Town Planner George Browne told a stakeholder consultation on Monday that within a matter of weeks the department […]

Top billing

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been ranked 37th among the best 129 universities in the 2018 Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings.  The Office of the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies received the news July 18, 2018, after two years of intense effort and strategic interventions. The UK-based […]

Eudine Barriteau

Celebrating Mandela’s 100th birthday

In spite of the five years that elapsed since his passing, Nelson Madiba Mandela continues to be a person whose philosophies of racial equality and harmony provide an ideal for mankind to emulate. This was the emergent theme last night when a cross-section of Barbadians from Government ministers to artistes, university lecturers and students, and other […]

Barbadians should learn how to swim

Members of the public who have no knowledge of how to swim will be receiving swimming lessons compliments of the National Conservation Commission which will be hosting Operation S.O.S (Save Our Selves). The programme which will accommodate 100 persons, 10 years and over including 20 Barbados Fire Service Cadets, will run from July 16- August […]

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