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 […]

Future development of Barbados lies in ’emphasis on education ‘ – Sir Hilary Beckles

Future development of Barbados lies in ’emphasis on education ‘ – Sir Hilary Beckles

  By Lincoln DePradine Sonia Marville-Carter arrived in Toronto late last year, just as winter was setting in, to be Barbados’ top diplomat in Toronto. She says she has been enjoying the working relationship with her colleagues in the Caribbean consular corps, as well as her interaction with members of the city’s Barbadian and Caribbean […]

How Black Train Porters helped to build modern Canada

How Black Train Porters helped to build modern Canada

BOOK REVIEW  They Call me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada By Cecil Foster Publisher: Biblioasis How Black Train Porters helped to build modern Canada By W. Andy Knight Typical of books written by the evocative Bajan-Canadian author, Cecil Foster, once you pick up They Call me […]

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has elected attorneyVerla  DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados. “If nothing else gives us the impetus to move forward it must be the fear of failing. This party is bigger than us. This […]

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and designer Kevin Small took home the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer at Kadooment. AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to PrintShare to EmailShare to MoBridgetown,Barbados  –For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and […]

One Caribbean Television to provide live broadcast of Toronto Caribbean carnival

New York-based One Caribbean Television will provide live broadcast of carnival celebrations in Toronto, Barbados and Antigua from  today, August 2 through Tuesday, August 7. This year, One Caribbean Television partners again with the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival for its 51st anniversary celebration, says a news  release from the network. For the past six years, […]

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