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Sleepless nights pay off

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Intern of the Year is Dr Mohammed Sallu. This morning, Dr Sallu received the award from the Deputy Chairman of the QEH Board, Dr Abdul-Rehman Mohamed, for his outstanding performance during his one-year internship, which ended in June. The young doctor told members of the media that he was feeling […]

‘We have your back’

Message from Hon. Adrian Forde, M.P., Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, in Commemoration of International Youth Day 2019 I am delighted to deliver this message in commemoration of Barbados’ observance of International Youth Day on August 12, 2019. My Ministry, and Government by extension, joins the international community to mark the occasion by first […]

Barbados didn’t feel like black man country till I saw boys walking freely

All 14 of us were on a family vacation to Barbados to celebrate my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. There’d been an incident on the flight: one passenger had tried to start a fight with another and his family. He became verbally aggressive after being cautioned by a flight attendant. “I don’t talk to white women. […]

Level up

Two young Barbadian men,  26-year-old Shadwayne Wilkinson and 20-year-old Ricardo Knight are transforming the world of virtual gaming in Barbados. Wilkinson, a past student of Christ Church Foundation School, said he believes gaming can help the economy. “All over the world, people travel just to compete for a weekend, usually from Friday to Sunday. Those […]

Moving on with confidence

Students who have sat this year’s Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination commonly referred to as the Common Entrance, have been encouraged to step into their purpose when they attend their new secondary school. This advice came from the Director of Camp Transition Margaret Grant who addressed the students at the camp’s opening ceremony at The […]

We are committed to you – Forde

International Youth Day was celebrated in fine style as youth from various summer camps across the island gathered at the Sir Garfield Sobers Wildey Gymnasium for celebrations under the theme Youth Summer Explosion – Let We Build A Vibe. International Youth Day which is celebrated annually on August 12 seeks to discuss the challenges faced […]

Preparing the pitch

An entrepreneur looking to boost or expand her business needs all the support she can get and this includes opportunities to woo investors. Regardless of what great story is told or presentation made, investors need specific items for consideration, said Gillian Charles-Gollop, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Executive Director, Corporate Investment Banking and Advisory. Speaking at the Caribbean […]

Mottley: Kenyatta’s visit a major success

Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has brought Barbados closer to its goal of reshaping trade and economic development, through stronger collaboration between the African continent and the Caribbean, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said. As Kenyatta wrapped up his three-day state visit, part of a week-long Caribbean tour, the Prime Minister gave an assurance that the […]

A taste of Crop Over

President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, was treated to a taste of Barbadian culture when Prime Minister Mia Mottley hosted him at her official residence, Ilaro Court, last night. Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, as well as the business community were among those who joined the Kenyan delegation for the celebrations. Among the presentations […]

World food security at risk

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless emissions are curbed and unsustainable farming and deforestation halted, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while feeding a booming population could be wrecked without swift and […]

Creating a ‘SMART’ Barbados

As it moves to modernize and bring the framework for local broadcasting in line with the digital reality of the 21st Century, the Barbados Broadcasting Authority (BBA) is considering a wide range of proposals and ideas from stakeholders across the industry.            The latest submissions were presented to the BBA Chairman […]

Caribbean change maker

“Do a Google search for the term ‘Caribbean business’. I dare you.” Daphne Ewing-Chow and I are having a conversation about Caribbean global “presence”. She is trying to get across the point that the English-speaking Caribbean is marginalized in global discourse about pertinent issues. I oblige her and do a search. The hits on the […]

A special guest

Patients, nurses, doctors and support staff of the Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic had a special visit this morning when the wife of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, paid a courtesy call to the Wildey, St Michael clinic. Lady Kenyatta, accompanied by Minister of Information Lucille Moe,  spent a short time touring the facilities, […]

Revellry with a message

Almost 100 staff members and volunteers of the National HIV/AIDS Commission engaged bystanders and distributed approximately 50,000 condoms, as it spread the message of safe sex during Grand Kadooment last Monday. The band, Mission Intervention: Rainbow Love, led by Varia Williams and designed by Omowale Stuart, was among the first to hit the road. The […]

Telling her tale

Nomad by Yvonne Weekes, published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), will launch in Barbados on August 13, by the country’s prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment foundation, said HNP president Jacqueline Sample. Dr Yvonne Weekes will share the limelight with writer Karen Lord, whose science fiction book, Unraveling, will be co-launched. Both authors are […]

Leave no one behind

Policymakers and experts have identified ways in which persons with disabilities can enjoy the benefits of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). During a meeting hosted by ECLAC Caribbean, stakeholders discussed the organization’s research study which examined ways to bridge the digital divide that affects persons with disabilities. While ICTs can break down barriers and ensure […]

A taste of Venezuela

There is a new kind of food in Bridgetown and it’s quickly becoming the talk of the town for all the right reasons. About a month ago, Asahari Tang opened her Arepitas food truck in Worthing, Christ Church, serving up a variety of mouthwatering authentic meals from her birth country, Venezuela. In a recent interview, […]

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