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IDB to fund revitalisationof Bridgetown project

Barbados’ efforts to revitalise its main commercial hub, are expected to receive a major financial boost from the Inter-American Development Bank. Barbados TODAY understands that the IDB was very impressed with the private/public sector model being used for the Revitalisation of Bridgetown Initiative, and was likely to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to the […]

Back to the "Monkey"

BACK TO THE ‘MONKEY’: With all the emphasis on energy conservation and green technology, potter Godidier Jn.Paul’s interest in this “monkey” may be worth emulating as a way of keeping liquids cool. So take a trip to the potteries at Chalky Mount to s

Back to the "Monkey"

BACK TO THE ‘MONKEY’: With all the emphasis on energy conservation and green technology, potter Godidier Jn.Paul’s interest in this “monkey” may be worth emulating as a way of keeping liquids cool. So take a trip to the potteries at Chalky Mount to s

Act now

  Barbados’ accounting professionals want this week’s credit rating downgrade to spur Government into taking urgent action on the country’s fiscal problems. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados, in a statement released today, said following Standard & Poor’s decision to lower the island’s sovereign credit rating from BBB-/A-3 to BB+/B, “Government needs to address […]

B'town comes alive on Saturday

The City of Bridgetown will come alive on Saturday with colour, entertainment, store discounts and the sights and sounds of the 2012 Crop-Over season.
The return of Bridgetown Alive was launched this morning by the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and I

The people's picks

Tomorrow night at the Wildey Gymnasium, 19 calypsonians will battle for a place in the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals scheduled for August 3 at Kensington Oval.

Morning jam a threat to festival

A veteran costume band leader and multiple award winning designer, is suggesting that the National Cultural Foundation’s Foreday Mornin Jam, will kill Crop-Over.

Health care

HEALTH CARE:
One of the island’s foremost providers of health insurance is putting its money behind a major initiative aimed at assisting the country and region in coping with the ever-increasing challenges of chronic diseases.
Today, Sagicor and t

Overwhelmed teachers seeking solace

These days it is the teachers who are seeking the solace of the guidance counsellor’s office at the Alexandra School.

Large and in charge

Principal Jeff Broomes acted like the chairman of the school’s board of management.

Into the deep

Campers from The Rose of Sharon Tabernacle went deep into Barbados yesterday where they saw the beauty of one of the country’s premier attractions.

Late statements raising concern

Key witnesses expected to testify at the Commission of Enquiry into the Alexandra School have missed an announced deadline for submission of statements, prompting concern from the head of the tribunal and lawyers representing Principal Jeff Broomes.

Counsellor: Broomes took over my role

Principal Jeff Broomes has virtually taken over the guidance counsellor role at the Alexandra School, leaving the appointed office holder out in the cold.

Student backlash

behaviour of the alexandra pupils toward staff has deteriorated
Student behavior at the Alexandra School has worsened since the most recent strike by some its teachers.
Some of the seniors at the St. Peter institution, those in fifth form, are s

Blow! Blow again!

Blow! Blow again!
A phrase with which calypso lovers are more than familiar, and which sums up these guys in the Festival Band so succinctly. It is this brass that makes calypso so much of what it is and delights us to hear it blasting at full vol

Big ease

HUGE RETURNS TO BE HAD FROM SOLAR ENERGY, BAJANS TOLD
Barbadian householders could save just over $1 million per year on their electricity bills through the installation of solar voltaic panels.
Managing Director of Solar Dynamics and a regional

Life saving lessons

Browne’s Beach was transformed into a classroom today as 158 people turned up for swimming lessons when Operation S.O.S. (Save Our Selves) got under way.