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Race and gender

Following what could be regarded as a slow movement of the Anglican Church in Barbados towards a leadership that represents the racial majority of devotees that largest denomination on the island is about to see a relatively quick-fire change in the gender of its leaders. So believes noted historian, Trevor Marshall, who said that in […]

Front and centre

As the Caribbean region continues to battle with non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, CARICOM will be introducing new food labelling standards to help consumers make healthier choices. Speaking at the first in a series of meetings on the new regulations in Barbados, Chief Technical Officer for Technical Development with the Barbados National Standards […]

Give it a higher place

While praising music teachers for the tremendous job they have been doing in schools with limited resources available to them, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw is saying it is time music be placed as a priority on the curriculum. Bradshaw said it is impossible to change attitudes towards music, or to build a vibrant local […]

Shared heritage

Africa has had a strong influence in the shaping of Venezuela’s social landscape. As Barbados celebrates Black History Month, some public schools will see a display of Afro-Venezuelan Heroes who made significant contributions to that South American territory’s independence and quest for social justice, progress and equality. The first stop for the exhibition, which is […]

More than sewerage

If ever there is a sewerage spill in two years from now and onwards, the main concern of Barbadians will be that a valuable resource is going to waste rather than the emanating foul odour and defilement of the landscape. Such is the optimistic view of Energy and Water Resources Minister Wilfred Abrahams who has […]

New look, new services

New operators of the once struggling Rubis Service station on Fontabelle, St Michael are giving the assurance that they are here to stay with new and improved services. The facility, which was previously operated by Warners Turnstone Trading when it opened in February 2017 after a joint $1 million investment, has changed hands, but not […]

No confirmed Zika cases since 2017

While sporadic cases of Zika continue to be reported in the Caribbean, there have been no confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Barbados since 2017. This was disclosed by Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George, yesterday, as he addressed the opening of a training workshop being conducted by the United States Agency for International […]

‘Open Ya Eyes’ to positivity

by Kareem Smith Three local entertainers are taking their anti-violence campaign to the next level by launching a competition which they believe will uncover a wealth of untapped talent, while forcing a shift away from the glorification of negativity in local entertainment. Up and coming artist Jomario Joe Cloudy Goddard and rhythm-poet Adisa Aja Andwele […]

Never too young to start

At a time when gadgets seem to be taking over the lives of young people, eight-year-old Aidan Forde has created balance through reading. At the end of a reading challenge thrown out by the Lions Club Scotland District to primary schools within their zone –  A DaCosta Edwards Primary, St. Bernard’s, St. Joseph and St. […]

Building foundations

Wendal Mapp is a 26-year-old architectural technician who has worked on a myriad of designs in Barbados such as the Constitution River Terminal and the Barbados Public Workers Oistins Branch. Positive Vibes sat down with Wendal to discuss what led him to become an architectural draughtsman and how he is able to secure such big […]

“You are our future.”

Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams believes that it is an exciting time for youth because they will be the inventors who will help take Barbados forward in renewable energy. He shared these sentiments today as he addressed pupils of Class Three and Four at the Lawrence T Gay Memorial School, where he […]

Renewed and rejuvenated

The annual Holetown Festival is back with a bang for its 42nd year and major stakeholders are promising that what many believed to be a festival trending in the wrong direction is in line for a much-needed turnaround. On Sunday night, the festival was launched at a new location on the grounds of the complex […]

Drums coming to St Michael Cathedral

by George Alleyne “The Church in Barbados is more English than English themselves.” This is not the view of a disenchanted religious person demanding change, but it is the belief of Bishop Michael Maxwell speaking about practices in the Anglican Church of Barbados, which he leads. “We think that we in Barbados have to stay […]

Trash has value

by Austin Stankus, Iris Monnereau and Daphne Ewing-Chow The following is intended to provide clarity and correction to the article that appeared in Barbados TODAY on February 1st, entitled New use for discarded fish. For a country that is dealing with the challenges of food security, it is difficult to hear that 30 to 70 […]

Off to Disney

A group of terminally ill children will have the opportunity to experience their greatest wish – a trip to Disney World, thanks to a donation made to the Precious Touch Foundation by accountants at Emera (Caribbean) Incorporated (ECI) and The Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd (BL&P). Leader of the employee led initiative, ECI’s Senior […]

Major milestone

Little League Gym is celebrating 25 years as a physical fitness centre located in Bush Hall, St Michael. The gym credits itself as being one of the first gyms to offer spin classes to its membership back in 2003. Owner William Beckles said the idea to start the gym arose from him wanting to have […]

40 years and $400 million strong

Introducing changes to the way of doing business doesn’t always translate to new products, nor does it mean disturbing current practices, but such innovations could make a difference to the quality of goods and services and the speed of getting them to customers. This was the theme of Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan […]

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