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Using ROV technology

Barbados is being encouraged to employ the use of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) underwater to make it easier to inspect boats and marine life. Assistant Head of School of Technology, Fisheries And Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Joe Singleton, told Barbados TODAY recently that vehicles could be used by members of the […]

BHTA members benefit from workshop

OVER 20 Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) members now have the opportunity to gain United Kingdom-accredited Diplomas in Management and Leadership after participating in a Springboard Leadership workshop recently. John Quail, Springboard’s Director of Operations, explained that the “Unlocking Your Leadership Potential to Drive Business Performance” workshop was specifically designed for supervisors, managers and […]

BWA hosts summer interns

Over the just concluded 2019 summer period, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources (MEWR) engaged a number of students as part of its Summer Internship Programme. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) under the aegis of the Ministry was pleased to host fifteen of the interns who were given an opportunity to observe the operations […]

Making steps

Successfully tackling the scourge of drugs in the region requires a rounded and well-coordinated multi-faceted approach, which will seek to understand what it is that fosters the demand among young people in the first place. This is the view of Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, who said that while regional governmental and […]

Maurice Bishop’s unique revolution

Tomorrow marks the 36th death anniversary of Maurice Rupert Bishop who led New jewel Movement members in the first – and only so far – revolutionary takeover of a government in the English-speaking Caribbean. As was relayed during a recent symposium commemorating the tragedy of Bishop’s death, there are examples of discontent among the populations […]

Now the children can play

After ten years of waiting, the students at St Silas Primary, Orange Hill, St Michael finally have a new play park to call their own. On Thursday, participants of the Prince’s Trust International Team Programme who played a significant role in designing the park officially handed over the facility to the school. Principal Sharon Sealy […]

Remembering Azaria

Relatives and friends of nine-year-old Azaria Worrell who lost her battle with cancer last December are “missing her like crazy”. But the principal Wendine Prince, and staff at St Albans Primary where Azaria was a student who everybody knew because of her bubbly personality, are doing what is necessary to ensure the little girl is […]

Exciting times ahead for SJPI

As new technology continues to influence the way we go about our everyday activities, Barbados’ premier technical and vocational training institution is predicting exciting times ahead as it strives to ensure that Barbadians are fully prepared to embrace the opportunities it will present. Speaking at the launch of an art exhibition featuring the work of […]

The Maurice Bishop, NJM impact – 40 years on

Forty years after the New Jewel Movement (NJM) seized political office in Grenada and 36 years following the death of party leader, Maurice Bishop, Professor Brian Meeks has declared that both NJM and its deceased head continue to have an impact on Caribbean life. In a recent address Meeks, Chair of Africana Studies, Brown University, […]

Opportunity for performing artistes

Barbados is now a participating country of the Olympics-styled World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA). National licensed director Jamaala Fagan said today during the launch of the WCOPA event at SIFA House, Collymore Rock, St Michael, that aspiring and talented performing artistes would be provided with the opportunity to participate at the 24th Annual WCOPA […]

World Food Day Message from Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir.

October 16, 2019 Today, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security joins with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in celebrating World Food Day. The theme “Our actions are our future, healthy diets for a zero hunger world”, reminds us of the importance of healthy eating and the necessity of having […]

Ruth’s cancer fight

Ruth Quintyne, 41, will not allow cancer to rob her of the rest of her life. Almost one year ago she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a health condition that has left her in physical pain and mental anguish but in spite of all the anxieties associated with a cancer diagnosis she has maintained a […]

St Winifred’s supporting relief efforts

Several countries, institutions, agencies and private individuals have stepped up to the plate in rendering assistance to the recent hurricane-ravaged islands of the Bahamas. The students, staff and supporters of the St. Winifred’s School yesterday joined those efforts when they donated BDS $5000 towards the ongoing relief and reconstruction efforts in The Bahamas. The cheque […]

Barbados voted full member of SIM

Barbados is now a full member of SIM, the Inter-American Metrology System (Sistema Interamericano de Metrología). This follows the island’s participation in activities to mark SIM Week 2019, held September 24 to 27, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and attended by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, and the Acting Deputy Director of […]

Making service excellence flow

The importance of customers and service excellence was the recent focus of a number of companies in Barbados during activities between October 7 and 11 to celebrate Customer Service week, under the theme The Magic of Service. Among the companies highlighting service excellence was leading telecommunications provider Flow Barbados, which toasted hundreds of customers across […]

‘Guidelines for technology must be clear’

Philanthropist Aron Truss says it is sad that in 2019 there are still no clear guidelines regarding the use of technology in schools. Speaking at the launch of the Wikinotes website, at the Deighton Griffith School last Friday, the Founder of the Aron and Christina Foundation said it was sad that Barbados was still waiting for policies […]

Big debut

More and more Barbadians are getting involved in the filmmaking industry and the latest to do so is Gibbons Creative Education. The company in association with the National Cultural Foundation will be releasing Barbados’ first musical entitled You Never Know, a musical Barbadian parable. The film will be officially available online from November 15. You […]