Category: Lifestyle

Promoting healthy lifestyles

Companies across Barbados are being urged to provide an avenue for their workers to get necessary health checks and critical information on how to improve their overall health and well-being. This recommendation has come from Resident Nurse at the Sandy Lane Hotel Kimberley Hinds, who was this year’s lead organizer of the five-diamond hotel’s annual […]

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Mural excellence

Students of the Reynold Weekes Primary have accomplished a “first”, by creating mosaic tile murals throughout their school. The murals encapsulate 21st century skills. The project, which was coordinated by teacher Daria Cave, saw pupils from ages four to 11 not only creating the murals, but the tiles which were used in the pieces. According […]

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The gift of caring

Santa Claus came in the form of Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Thursday evening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). The island’s second female Governor General paid a visit to the 23 children of ward C7 and C8 to give gifts and spread some holiday cheer. Chairman of the QEH Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer […]

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Spreading the Christmas cheer

The Barbados Geriatric Hospital officially started its Christmas celebrations for 2018, and brought in some special guests to share in the festivities. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason along with Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic and Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kenneth George, were among those on hand to spend quality time with the […]

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Aquaponics in agriculture

Students and teachers of the Darryl Jordan Secondary school are using new technology to supply their homes, communities and even their school canteen with pure, organic food. Instead of using harmful chemicals to grow their plants, students are using discharge, faeces and waste from fish and other aquatic animals to feed their produce directly through […]

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A rich legacy and a bright future

Thirty-five years ago, on December 1, 1983, Dame Billie Miller opened the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School at Wildey, St Michael. This morning, as the institution celebrated the milestone with a special ceremony, a delighted Dame Billie said she did not regret naming the school in memory of the distinguished educator, or choosing its location. […]

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New culinary combinations

The Harambee House headquarters of the Barbados Council for the Disabled this weekend took on an atmosphere of a fun eatery portraying a wide array of dishes with a Barbadian touch as some members showed off cooking skills while others turned up to taste. The smell of food flooded the air amidst much laughter at […]

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Time for inclusion

As Barbados observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the winners of the Barbados Council for the Disabled 3rd Annual Dorien Pile National Literary competition received their prizes. During the Prize Giving Awards Ceremony at the United Nations House, Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church, chief judge and retired educator of 41 years Jeff Broomes, […]

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Old scholars give back

The Foundation Old Scholars Association (FOSA) continues its drive to give back with the donation of 60 tablets and food supplies to students of the Christ Church Foundation School (CCFS). On Tuesday morning at the CCFS, FOSA Public Relations Officer Laura-Lyn Lawrence said during a presentation of items to the organizing committee for the school’s […]

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Jamoon wine, music and art

Like many other schools around the island, students at the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School donned their national colours and had a fun-filled day of entertainment and other activities as the Pine-based institution staged a cultural extravaganza. Principal of the school Ian Holder said today’s event was the culmination of a week of activities which were […]

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‘Reform health care’ despite $ crisis

Defying current tight economic circumstances countries like Barbados should move towards providing universal health care because the social benefits could spur economic growth, but restricted access to medical care may further retard development, says the Pan American Health Organisation’s Director Dr Carissa Etienne. Caribbean countries have formally agreed to provide universal health coverage, in which […]

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It’s not easy being green

Going Green can be tough, but when you work together, it makes achieving green goals so much easier. The south coast hotels along Maxwell Coast Road, led by Bougainvillea Barbados, teamed up on Sunday, November 25 to clean-up the beach and neighbourhood and beautify their community. The combined effort, organized by the Bougainvillea Barbados’ Green […]

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Fondant and marzipan, oh my!

Students of the Culinary Arts programme of the Barbados Community College’s Hospitality Institute staged a “flower” show in the Pelican Room at Hotel PomMarine this week. The flowers, all made from gum paste, decorated a variety of cakes and were on display during an exhibition entitled Florals in Bloom. Course Instructor Toni Simpson explained that […]

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High honour

The building which houses the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, has been named the Wendell McClean Building. McClean, a former Dean of the faculty, had given exceptional service to the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and Barbados. He almost single-handedly was responsible for […]

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Surviving domestic violence

“If you believe you are a victim of domestic violence, you must determine within yourself that you can do better and change anything you are not comfortable with. Do not be afraid to tell someone what you are going through.” This advice came from social worker, Mary Bostic, as she and her colleague, Sharon Rose-Gittens […]

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Essays and art on energy

Winners of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources’ Schools’ Colouring and Essay competitions were announced during the Energy Expo, held recently at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael. As part of its Energy Month celebrations, the Ministry coordinated two competitions to help create an awareness of renewable energy and energy […]

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Central Bank makes ‘bank’

Barbados has been raking in foreign exchange from its royalty and partnership programme with various international organizations that manufacture coins. According to Deputy Director, Currency, Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) Octavia Gibson while the mints take the risk of manufacturing coins, with CBB approving designs and giving permission for the Coat of Arms to be […]

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