Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

By Lincoln DePradine One of the ideas Mia Mottley has been advocating since becoming Prime Minister of Barbados, in May 28, is getting Barbadians in Canada and other parts of the Diaspora to return to the Caribbean for a year-long celebration to reconnect with family and friends, and also to invest in the building and […]

Former US AG to Receive Freedom of Barbados Award

Former US AG to Receive Freedom of Barbados Award

Barbados is honouring Eric Holder for his distinguished and extraordinary service to Barbados, the Caribbean Diaspora and to humanity at large. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Former Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, has been awarded the Honorary Award of the Order of the Freedom of Barbados. His name was not included in the official […]

Race ‘still an issue’ in Barbados

Race ‘still an issue’ in Barbados

Despite some progress, Barbados still has some way to go regarding race, class and unity, says a veteran church leader. Using himself as an example, Bishop Dr Gerry Seale, presiding bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies, delivering the sermon during the annual National Service of Thanksgiving last Monday, alluded to examples of […]

Strengthening Capacities in the Forecasting of Natural Hazards in the OECS

Strengthening Capacities in the Forecasting of Natural Hazards in the OECS

The first Mid-Level Meteorological Officers Continuing Professional Development Training concluded successfully in Barbados. The five day workshop was coordinated by the OECS Commission in collaboration with two entities who provided financial support and technical assistance, namely, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). The training sought […]

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Barbados’ Rastafarian community will soon be able to lawfully use marijuana in their religious sacrament. During debate in Parliament on the Medical Cannabis Industry Bill – which was passed – Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Dale Marshall said draft legislation to allow the use of cannabis for religious purposes is being […]

UWI signs TV partnership with Flow [TV]

UWI signs TV partnership with Flow [TV]

Vice-Chancellor of  the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and Country Manager (Barbados), Flow, Jenson Sylvester have signed an agreement, formally launching the partnership which has led to UWItv being accessible on Flow channels across the Caribbean. The signing took place during a brief ceremony last Thursday in Barbados at The […]

Tridents lift CPL trophy with impressive victory over Warriors

Tridents lift CPL trophy with impressive victory over Warriors

Barbados Tridents won their second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title as Guyana Amazon Warriors’ perfect season unravelled at the worst possible moment. The Warriors had won all 11 matches – including three against the Tridents – before the final, but came off second best in the face of an inspired performance from the Barbados […]

Haitians now need visas to enter Dominica and Barbados

Haitians now need visas to enter Dominica and Barbados

At least two members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have re-introduced visa requirements for Haitian nationals. According to reports from various Caribbean News Sites, the Barbadian and Dominican Governments have re-introduced visa requirements for Haitian nationals entering their country. While the restriction applies to holders of ordinary passports they do not apply to those Haitian […]

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