Committee established to aid Barbados’ transition to republican system

Committee established to aid Barbados’ transition to republican system

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Mia Mottley-led administration has announced the formation of a Republican Status Transition Advisory Committee (RSTAC) to help plan and manage the transition of the island from a monarchical to a republican system. In making the announcement late Saturday, the Cabinet said that acting Cabinet Secretary Hughland Allman will be responsible for […]

BTMI launches new ‘Brand Barbados’

BTMI launches new ‘Brand Barbados’

TRAVEL BTMI launches new ‘Brand Barbados’ BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Over the past 18 months, the Barbados Ministry of Tourism and International Transport and the agencies under its portfolio have been working  to prepare for the reopening of its source markets for leisure and business travel. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, spoke […]

Barbados exploring ocean energy technology

Barbados exploring ocean energy technology

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados government says it is considering having ocean energy technology operational on the island as part of the National Energy Policy target of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. The Ministry of Energy, Small Business and Entrepreneurship said it has conducted an ocean energy consultation from January 2020 to March […]

CWI holding out hope of staging first class matches amid COVID-19 uncertainty

CWI holding out hope of staging first class matches  amid COVID-19 uncertainty

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Cricket West Indies (CWI) are hoping an accelerated roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines by regional governments can result in a sufficient improvement in health conditions, so as to facilitate the staging of first-class cricket in coming months. The governing body has been banking on a shortened first-class season but with COVID-19 cases rising […]

Barbados fires back at US travel advisory for the island

Barbados fires back at US travel advisory for the island

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has hit out at the United States following the recent advisory in which Washington warned Americans against travel to the island in the wake of the pandemic. In a statement issued  last week, the foreign ministry said that the “Do Not Travel” warning suggests that COVID-19 […]

Wisden honour a ‘fantastic achievement’, says Kieron Pollard

Wisden honour a ‘fantastic achievement’, says Kieron Pollard

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Kieron Pollard has described as a “fantastic achievement” being named by Wisden as the Leading T20 Cricketer in the World, and says he is hoping to create more history in the coming year. Wisden, cricket’s most authoritative and respected publication, made the announcement last week, noting that the West Indies white-ball captain […]

Barbados to cut ties with the Queen

Barbados to cut ties with the Queen

BRIDGETOWN  – Barbados has announced its intention to become a republic and remove Britain’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state. Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason, gave the update last week at the opening of a new parliamentary session in Bridgetown. She invoked the famous quote of the nation’s first prime minister, Errol Barrow, who had cautioned […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean donates US$500k to help 10 regional countries purchase vaccine

CIBC FirstCaribbean donates US$500k to help  10 regional countries purchase vaccine

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Ten countries  in  the Caribbean will get a major boost to their COVID-19 vaccination programmes as a result of a US$500,000 donation from regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean. The donation is being made by the bank through its charitable arm, the FirstCaribbean International ComTrust Foundation, and will support the purchase of vaccines in […]

Former Barbados-born educator dies in Toronto at 63

Former Barbados-born educator dies in Toronto at 63

Former Barbados-born educator dies in Toronto at 63 Former Barbados-born educator Alexander Waithe who was diagonosed with pancreatic and liver cancer last December, died in Toronto at the home of his daughter, Alexandra, on January 31 last. He was 63. Alexandra said that her father came to Canada as a teenager to finish his  high […]

Carifta Swimming Championships postponed as Barbados goes into lockdown

Carifta Swimming Championships postponed  as Barbados goes into lockdown

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -The Carifta Swimming Championships which were originally scheduled to be staged at the end of March and early April in Barbados have been indefinitely postponed after  Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced a national lockdown last Tuesday night. Lady Cheryl Forde. president of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASDA), announced the postponement in a […]