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A new direction

With fewer people returning to Barbados who need help to reintegrate into the local society, a group that was established to assist those persons is now focusing on other charities. The Northern Group for Returning Nationals (NGRN), a registered charity, has been raising funds over the years to support a number of organizations across the […]

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A joyful mission

christian couple deliver artistic ministry to toddlers Seventy-year-old married couple Jeff and Anne Posner are happily spending their retirement sharing God’s love through the ministry of music and art around the globe.  This week they were in Barbados sharing with several groups. Today they visited the Hephzibag Nursery and Preschool in Brittons Hill, St Michael where […]

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Community tourism projects underway

Visitors to Barbados often say the warmth of locals is the number one reason why they return to the island, and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) wants citizens to capitalize on that by embracing the concept of community tourism. The BTPA says this niche provides the perfect opportunity for visitors and locals to interact. It […]

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Argentina boosts Caribbean disaster management

The way has been cleared for Barbados and other Caribbean countries to receive more assistance in disaster risk management from the Argentina-based White Helmets Commission. The commission, which falls under the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, was established primarily to design and implement international humanitarian assistance. Today, President of the Commission Alejandro Daneri signed […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery 

The 2017 Hurricane season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of Dominica, Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos and the U.S Virgin Islands. After a rough start, these islands are on the road to recovery. Today we conclude our look at how these popular destinations are rebuilding with a […]

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Getting set

When you run, walk, dance or circuit train with the Barbados Defence Force, (BDF) you’re helping to make children’s wishes come true. The fees that persons pay to participate in the BDF’s boot camp series will be donated to the Precious Touch Foundation Inc., which assists children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, or who are terminally ill, […]

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Charities benefit from $20 challenge

More than a dozen local charities have received thousands of dollars in donations from secondary school children who took part in last year’s Scotiabank/Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) $20 Challenge. Now in its seventh cycle, the annual $20 Challenge started toward the end of last year and lasted for several weeks. Scores of fourth and fifth […]

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Smith’s secret

Gwendolyn Smith is Barbados’ newest centenarian. The elderly woman was in high spirits as she was showered with love by friends and family for the auspicious occasion. Her granddaughter Michelle Smith, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on her behalf, said her grandmother was a very religious woman, “She would credit her longevity to the love […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery (Part 3) 

The 2017 Hurricane season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of Dominica, Barbuda, The British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos and the U.S Virgin Islands. After a rough start, these islands are on the road to recovery. Today we continue our look at how these popular destinations are rebuilding with a […]

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Students learn agriculture and business skills for life

After two years with the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Schools Agriculture Entrepreneurship Project students say they have learned skills in agriculture and business that can benefit them for life. The students graduated recently, receiving their official qualifications at the Frank Collymore Hall. One student, Tara Forde, said she realised that it was not all fun and games. “I do not like to talk to […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery (Part 2) 

The 2017 Hurricane Season was devastating for the Caribbean islands of  Dominica, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  After a rough start, these island are on the road to recovery. Today we continue our look at how these popular tourist destinations are rebuilding with […]

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Over $2 million needed for Salvation Army projects

The Salvation Army is in the process of embarking on three major development projects totaling some $2.5 million, as it seeks to extend its assistance to the needy. However, after raising just over $635,000 in its kettle appeal last Christmas, which fell below its $750,000 target, but was more than what was raised in 2016, […]

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UWI’s “Luminaries Gala” to help ease tuition fees

As the number of Barbadians seeking further education at UWI continues to drop, that educational institution is using its 70th anniversary to stem the tide by hosting a major fund-raising event that will give ambitious but financially challenged students a greater opportunity to pursue their studies. On Saturday, April 28, National Heroes Day, the Cave Hill […]

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Rotaract teaches road safety to millennials

20 young professionals spent their Saturday afternoon learning some of the key essentials to owning and maintaining a car to ensure it is in top condition whilst traversing on public roads. Rotaract Director Jamelle Layne told Barbados TODAY that “the event was geared towards empowering and developing the young professional whilst also promoting road safety”, which he […]

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Praise Academy of Dance shines in Cuba

Praise Academy of Dance Barbados, for the first time, participated in an international ballet exchange programme and made it to the finals, emerging as one of the top eight performances from a field of twenty-seven (27) dances. The International Meeting of the Academies for the Teaching Of Ballet and the International Choreography Contest in Cuba, […]

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Coconut industry to improve on hygiene standards 

It will not be business as usual for the local $10 million coconut industry as efforts are underway to streamline the players and bring them in line with international best practices for hygiene. Topping the list of concerns for the Ministry of Health is the pile-up of coconut shells along the roadway; inappropriate dress; inappropriate […]

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Battered countries on the road to recovery (Part 1) 

Until the night of September 18, 2017, Dominica’s Tourism Minister Robert Tonge had been expecting a Category 1 or 2 hurricane — bad, but nothing the island hadn’t dealt with before. “Maria” probably wouldn’t be a name remembered. Then, at 8 p.m., a message came from a friend: “Bunker down. It’s going to be a […]

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