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Caribbean at risk

While Europe is experiencing heatwaves, North America, Central America and the Caribbean are also at risk. The situation could worsen between July and August, with adverse impact on human health. In view of the current heatwaves in Europe and predictions that this phenomenon will hit various parts of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization/ […]

Caribbean youth seeing ‘blue’

The 36 students from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St Kitts, and Nevis, and Grenada were instructed to create their own niches in the tourism market at the launch of Project Discovery’s tenth annual conference, Caribbean Youth Forum on Environment and Development (CARYFED). The forum which runs until July 24, is themed Sustainable Tourism and […]

Green competition

Barbados has joined over 50 countries in participating in the global green business competition, Climate Launchpad, which highlights innovations in renewable energy, food and agriculture, energy efficiency, water, transportation and industrial technology. The local leg of the competition which was launched last evening is being executed by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC). BIDC […]

Full support

Minister of Health and Wellness Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic has praised a regional campaign focusing on mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean. The campaign which is being piloted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), was officially launched at a ceremony at PAHO headquarters, […]

Sweet sounds of pan

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is gearing up to stage one of the biggest events for the Crop Over season, the Massy Pan Pun de Sand 2019, scheduled for this Sunday. This year, the event which will be held at Brandons Beach, will feature popular acts such as Zig-E and Mosaic, along with a combined […]

Bargaining as one

The managing director of a Caribbean-based hospitality consultancy is urging regional countries including Central America to come together and form the Organisation of Tourism Economy Countries (OTEC) as a means of negotiating as a cartel from a position of greater strength with the cruise lines. Robert MacLellan, who is also a former vice-president of an […]

Stronger together

As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilised to help Caribbean people when disaster hits. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) today launched the Stronger Together campaign in Bridgetown, Barbados. The campaign draws attention to the information and tools available to help communities better cope […]

Help ‘on the line’

A charity helpline in the name of prominent children’s advocate Faith Marshall-Harris is partnering with the Grantley Adams Memorial School to work with its 14 to 15-year-old students. The Faith Marshall Harris Sandy Lane Charitable Trust Help Line has adopted the third form group at Grantley Adams Memorial in an effort to influence students positively […]

Brancker, ‘Boogsie’ in pan fusion ‘conversation’

The Nicholas Brancker Band aims to hold a “musical conversation” with concert-goers, as legendary steelpan maestro Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe headlines this Saturday at Crop Over’s Fusions concert. One of the key events in a weekend of pan music on the Crop Over calendar, Fusions, sponsored by First Citizens Bank, intends to take patrons down memory lane […]

Art a force for good

It was a full house at the Courtney Blackman Grand Salle of the Central Bank last evening as artists and members of the public turned out for the annual Crop Over Visual Arts Festival. The exhibition will run from July 9 to August 3 at the Central Bank and Queen’s Park, under the theme ‘Crop […]

Deepening ties

As part of its mandate, the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Response Agency (CDEMA) has worked with the islands of the Dutch-speaking Caribbean, providing them with assistance in the case of natural disasters and training the agencies responsible for disaster mitigation in those territories for quite some time now. However, that collaborative effort is expected to […]

Keeping it cool

Students of the Daryll Jordan Secondary School gave back to their community recently, when they donated an industrial fan to the St Lucy District Hospital, River Bay, St Lucy. Teachers threw out the challenge to students of the Trents, St Lucy school to give a donation that would benefit others, specifically the older generation. They […]

Getting physically fit

Barbadians are becoming more aware of the dangers associated with chronic non-communicable diseases, and as that awareness grows, this year a summer camp is being held for children with weight issues such as obesity. Organiser of the camp, Miss Barbados World 2019 Ashley Lashley, said the theme of the Get up and Move Weight Loss […]

High obesity, little food security

Latin America and the Caribbean is facing an obesity epidemic while paradoxically the number of people facing food insecurity in the region continues to rise, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned in a report on Monday. “In Latin America and the Caribbean … obesity […]

Tamarind on top

The staff of the luxury hotel and resorts, Elegant Hotels, went to battle at Tamarind to determine who had the best cou cou and flying fish dish. The 20 employees from the seven resorts – Treasure Beach, The House, Crystal Cove, Waves Hotel and Spa, Turtle Beach, Colony Club, and Tamarind – competed in the […]

Sustainability in focus

We talk a lot about the green and blue economy and sustainable development, and over the past weekend Barbadians got the opportunity to witness tangible demonstrations of what this meant as the island hosted the inaugural Small Island Future Festival (SIFF) at the Pelican Craft Centre in Bridgetown. At the opening ceremony, Minister of the […]

Soar like the eagle

Graduates of the Derrick Smith School and Vocational Centre were encouraged to do their absolute best as they move onto the next chapter of their lives. Human resources manager of Massy Barbados Dawn Layne was delivering the feature address at the Jackman, St Michael institution which caters to children and adults with disabilities, when she […]

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