CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilized to help Caribbean people when disaster hits. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have launched the “Stronger Together” campaign that draws attention to the information and tools available to assist communities in better coping with […]

Barbados reverses visa-free access for Haitians

Barbados reverses visa-free access for Haitians

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A year after scrapping visa requirements for Haitians, the Barbados government has reversed its decision. Barbados’ Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Comissiong last Friday that the government was forced to do so because of the “large influx” of people of Haitian nationality coming from Panama and Chile who were not […]

Barbados wins bid to host international conference

Barbados wins bid to host international conference

Over 3,500 visitors are expected to converge on Barbados in October next year for the 15th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) quadrennial meeting. UNCTAD is an intergovernmental body, dealing with global trade, investment, and development issues and falls under the umbrella body of the United Nation Secretariat. The announcement was made by Prime Minister, […]

Canada Post Union now led by Caribbean woman

Canada Post Union now led by Caribbean woman

By Lincoln DePradine When Jan Simpson was brought to Canada as a three-year-old from Barbados, she hardly could have imagined that one day she’ll create history in this country and become one of Canada’s most prominent trade union leaders. Simpson, a postal worker from Scarborough, is the newly elected National President of the Canadian Union […]

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte dies at 78

Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte  dies at 78

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados —Veteran Barbadian journalist Harold Hoyte, one of the founders of the Nation Publishing company, died on Sunday following a long illness. He was 78. Hoyt who was Editor Emeritus of the Nation newspaper, had a long and distinguished career in journalism. which started at the Barbados Advocate in 1959. He later moved to Canada […]

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – One university of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer is calling on Caribbean governments to take a different approach to the issue of human trafficking. Senior lecturer in Sociology at the Cave Hill Campus, Dr Joan Phillips said while there was a lot of anecdotal information in the Caribbean when it comes this […]

No problem with dual citizenship, Barbados prime minister tells fellow nationals in Canada

No problem with dual citizenship, Barbados prime minister  tells fellow nationals in Canada

By Lincoln DePradine Barbadians living in Canada and other parts of the diaspora have been urged to became “active citizens’’ of the  “Caribbean nation.” Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, describes it as a “simple request’’, which involves further developing the country through “seeking active engagement of citizenship across the global community’’. “I need […]

Barbados wins Jean Pierre Memorial Junior Netball Championship

Barbados wins Jean Pierre Memorial Junior Netball Championship

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Leaders Barbados produced a sterling final quarter performance as they beat St Lucia 29-25 in their pivotal final game, to maintain their unbeaten run and capture the Caribbean Netball Association’s Jean Pierre Memorial Junior Championship here on Thursday. With scores locked 13-all at halftime and 18-all at the end of the […]

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