Category: Lifestyle

Giveaways and gifts

This year, insurance company Sagicor Life Inc went the extra mile to show its clients how much they are appreciated. The company’s customer experience team hosted a Customer Service Week with activities, competitions, gifts and kind words for both clients and employees. Clients were treated to prizes in a spin-the-wheel giveaway, a photobooth, cupcakes and […]

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New partnership

IBIS Management Associates Inc., a Curaçao based digital banking solutions and advisory service provider (IBIS), has entered into an agreement with the Barbados based FinTech company, Bitt Inc. “Our objective is to ensure that banks have access to blockchain protocol based mMoney wallets of Bitt Inc. and can execute transfers to and from the network […]

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UK on top

Journalists from the United Kingdom (UK) walked away with the majority of the prizes in this year’s Barbados Media Awards, which was hosted by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI). During the black tie event at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Wednesday night, several awards were presented to journalists from the UK, Canada, the […]

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Workshops and wine

Delighted by the world-famous Argentine Malbec wines, a group of international key players in agriculture gathered at a cocktail reception at the Embassy of Argentina in Bridgetown to share views and exchange ideas on agribusiness and technical cooperation. The host, Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, expressed his gratitude to Minister of Agriculture and Food Security […]

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Steadily improving

A year after being battered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and suffering millions of dollars in damage, Caribbean destinations are reporting that they are again open for business. Though not yet fully restored to the pre-hurricane levels, tourism officials of some those islands that were viciously impacted by the storms say they were satisfied with […]

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Culinary excellence rewarded

The Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) donated two scholarships to Christopher King and Sachin Brewster at their Culinary Tourism Awards Ceremony held at the PomMarine Hotel, Hastings, Christ church on Tuesday. The two scholarships, valued at the sum of $2,500, were given to the two full-time students in Culinary Arts who have a GPA of […]

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It‘s a competitive world

It is no secret that the current job market has become more challenging and even more competitive than before, so young people have been advised to enter it with an open mind, and where possible, find their passion and look towards entrepreneurship as a means to make a living. The advice came from a number […]

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A helping hand

The students at Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School donated two hampers to the HIV Food Bank as a part of its celebrations for World Food Day and as a way to give back to the community. Principal of the Collymore Rock learning institution Debbie Bovell said that as the theme for World Food Day 2018 […]

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Time for change

Chairperson of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, says there’s much support across the region for the decriminalization of marijuana. Speaking at a National Cannabis Rally in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, Belle Antoine, who is also the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the St Augustine campus of the […]

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A record of growth

It has coursed a path over almost 61 years from a movement created by what was described as a group of low-income earners to a multi-billion dollar collection of financial and other units serving in excess of 200,000 persons on the island. For this reason the Barbados Cooperative Credit Union League had much to celebrate […]

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Top port

The Port of Bridgetown copped the highly coveted Multipurpose Port of the Year Award 2018, emerging the big winner from among 12 competing ports across the Caribbean and Latin America. The announcement was made during the banquet and awards closing ceremony of the just concluded 2018 Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) 48th Annual General Meeting and […]

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Major winners

Cobbler’s Cove and Yellow Bird Hotel racked up the majority of wins at the Barbados Hotel Tourism Association (BHTA) Awards held at Sandals Royals resort on Saturday. Cobbler’s Cove won the Hotel of the Year Luxury, Agricultural Linkages Award as well as the Bravery Award for Bradley Broomes who saved two guests from misfortune at […]

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Technology gateway

Students at the All Saints Primary School today received 75 Kindle Fire Tablets which were donated by the Aron and Christina Trust in collaboration with philanthropist Andrew Stewart. Principal of the Boscobelle, St Peter institution Keith Headley said the tablets would assist with the learning activities for students including those with special needs. “The tablets […]

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Spunk and sass

There is no stopping Barbados’ newest centenarian, Gwendolyn Victoria Mayers. Mayers was full of spunk and sass as she celebrated this momentous occasion in the presence of Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Reverend Michael Squires, close family and friends at her Savannah Road Bank Hall, St Michael home. Born and bred in Hillaby Turner’s Hall […]

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Historical nugget

Donna Every’s latest novel, Vaucluse, was recently launched at an intimate gathering of friends and family who enjoyed the celebration as well as the speeches by noted historians Robert Bobby Morris, Sir Henry Fraser and Dr Patricia Stafford. Vaucluse is the fictionalization of the life of Henry Peter Simmons who owned Vaucluse plantation from 1816 […]

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Imparting wisdom

The future of Barbados is dependent on the teaching of past generations, according to Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde. The Minister was delivering the feature address for the Seniors’ Recreational Activities Programme Arts and Crafts Exhibition hosted by the National Assistance Board at the Grand Salle, Central Bank when she called […]

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Old scholars give back

Kayla Holford-Smith, Lorael Kirton, and Frederick Eastmond are the 2018 recipients of scholarships from the Foundation School Old Scholars Scholarship Fund (FSOSSF). The three former students currently pursuing studies at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus were presented with the scholarships on Monday during general assembly at the Church Hill-based institution Holford-Smith […]

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