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Members of the Barbados Culinary team as they competed at Taste of the Caribbean 2019 in Miami on Sunday.

Barbados on top!

The 2019 Barbados Culinary team started this year’s Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) Taste of the Caribbean on a high on Saturday, capturing first prize in the US Meat Export Federation Contemporary Caribbean Street Pork Competition – Pork Belly category.    The team’s ‘Bajan Vibes’ – a spicy, hickory smoked pork belly with ginger […]

The graduating Class of 2019

Be fearless

Graduates from the Ann Hill School were encouraged to grasp all learning opportunities as they journey onto new and uncharted paths. The Class of 2019 stood on the stage of the New Testament Church of God, River Road, St Michael, as their parents, friends, teachers and ancillary staff proudly watched them receive their diplomas. In […]

From left, Principal of St Gabriel’s School Angela Blackett, Top students Adriel Bayrd and Joshua Connell being presented their prizes by featured speaker Carol Toppin.

The greatest dream

St Gabriel’s School held its annual Valedictory Service at the Anne Johnson Auditorium under the patronage of the Right Reverend Michael Maxwell, Bishop of Barbados. The service, held under the theme The Greatest Dream, encouraged the students to never give up on their dreams. In her brief remarks before the presentation of certificates, Principal of […]

Tourists say “I do” in Barbados

According to TripSavvy, one in four couples in the UK and the US choose to get married abroad, with beaches being the single most desired location and good weather the other key driver. TripSavvy is one of the top-10 travel information sites in the world as determined by comScore. With this in mind, Barbados is […]

From left, Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland; Director of Platinum and Business Banking CIBC Richard Phillips and joint first prize winners Franz Harewood-Hamblin of Grow Smart Youth Farm and Kemar Codrington and Mikhail Eversley of Oasis Laboratory.

A boost to start-ups

Six participants in the 2018/2019 cohort of the Student Entrepreneurial Empowerment Development (SEED) programme are one step closer to realising their dream of becoming owners of their own businesses as the programme continues to bear fruit. On Wednesday, the group who were finalists in the 2019 SEED Business Plan competition, took part in an award […]

Ryan Smith (left) who is autistic, and his mother Suzette Griffith (right), participating in the Farmers Empowerment and Enfranchisement Drive (FEED) programme.

Farmers ‘FEED on new ideas’

Farmers in a three-year Government programme to learn about non-traditional farming methods have begun their training. Some of the 140 participants of the first cohort of the Farmers Empowerment and Enfranchisement Drive (FEED)  programme said they are ready for the training that will be provided on new technologies including temperature-controlled greenhouses and containers.  The 12-week […]

Scholarship winner Shantelle Armstrong (right) shares some of her study plans with Colette Delaney, CEO CIBC FirstCaribbean.

Proving ‘them’ wrong

If she was asked to give a message to students of Barbados’ newer secondary schools, Shantelle Armstrong would more than likely say they can achieve their full potential, since a school does not define a person. Armstrong, who recently received a CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank scholarship to pursue a doctorate in corporate governance, recalled some […]

Kemal Marshall

A dream come true

Twenty-year-old Kemal Marshall is an aspiring professional dancer who works at Gentle Steps Arts Academy as a dance teacher. Positive Vibes sat down with Marshall to discuss his passion for dance and his goals for the future. Q: What is your mantra for life? A: My mantra is, “You have to work hard to achieve […]

From left, Principal of Wills Primary School Nicole Wills, Victoria Georges, Top Performer in English Language Nala Maughn, Top student in Mathematics Natasha Georges and Co-Principal Julia Franklin. All three students will be attending Queen’s College in September.

High and happy

Wills Primary School is celebrating the achievements of their 20 class four students who have done well in this year’s Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE). There was one early sitter in this year’s examination, Danielle Wickham, who obtained 242.24 B and will be attending Queen’s College in September. Wickham was unavailable for comment when […]

Principal at St Winifred’s Primary School Kim Lewis congratulating Charlee Collins.

Collins is champion at St Winifred’s!

Top performer in this year’s Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE), Charlee Collins, is over the moon with her performance as she competed in Barbados Ninja Warriors three days before the exam. The St Winifred’s student obtained 240.99 and is heading to The St Michael’s School in September. She recalled how she was able to […]

Flow’s summer interns are welcomed by Esther Tull (right), Manager, People Business Partner, Flow Barbados, along with Melissa Goring (left), Generalist, People Team.

In the ‘Flow’

Just over 20 tertiary-level students will spend the next eight weeks working with Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider after they were accepted into the highly competitive Flow Summer Student Experience Programme. In an all-encompassing course, Flow will offer the students invaluable insight into their future careers in the areas of Information Technology, Sales and Marketing, Accounts […]

Islamic Students bearing signs which promote peace.

Religions join forces

Jews, Muslims, Christians and Rastafarians on Monday morning marched through the streets of Bridgetown and dozens of students today called for an end to violence as they promoted unity. The four faiths, which support universal peace, have not only found common ground with each other but also with the 16th United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal […]

A welcomed visit

Sagicor partnered with Verdun House this Father’s Day to celebrate men and fathers as they move towards improving their lives and rebuilding their families. The company initiated this exercise because they believe that helping fathers and men of Verdun House, helps families and society, which in turn helps to create economic value while addressing society’s […]

Just do it

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 […]