Row2Recovery Team Receives Hero’s Welcome

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The Row2Recovery Team as it entered Port St. Charles. (Images: Sen. P. Gilkes)

On Wednesday, January 25, a team of six ex-servicemen rowed into Port St. Charles after enduring 50 days at sea in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. One of 17 teams to take the rowing challenge across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Barbados, the team sought to raise ??100, 000 pounds for the benefit of soldiers who?? also suffered life-changing injuries, and their families.

Feature: Study To Assess The Health Of Our Nation

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In an effort to reduce the incidences of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) in Barbados, the Ministry of Health has embarked on an initiative to provide Government with up-to-date information on the health of its citizens.?? This information will inform decision-making to address the problem.

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Marijuana To Be Discussed

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As part of activities to celebrate Drug Awareness Month, the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will host a discussion forum entitled Marijuana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly next Tuesday, January 31, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at The Steel Shed, Queens Park, the City.

Youth Encouraged To ???Make Barbados Drug Free???

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Director of the National Council on Substance Abuse, Yolande Forde (right), and the NCSA’s Community Programme Officer, Makeada Greenidge, speak to the media following the youth seminar. (A. Miller/BGIS)

With reports indicating that the use of illegal drugs amongst teenagers, especially 13 to 15 years old, is ???on the rise’, a government agency is urging young people to make sensible and informed choices in an attempt to crack down on drug usage in this country.

Access To Boardwalk Restricted

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There will be restricted access to the South Coast boardwalk this Sunday, January 29, between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Solar Powered Agrofest For 2012

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Patrons at this year’s Agrofest can look forward to several new additions to the national exhibition which will be held from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26, at Queen’s Park.

South Coast Boardwalk Naming Ceremony

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The popular South Coast boardwalk at Hastings Rock, Christ Church will be officially named The Richard Haynes Boardwalk this Sunday, January 29.

Barbados Accreditation Council To Close Early January 27

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The Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) located at 123 A&B, Plaza Centrale, Roebuck Street, Bridgetown (opposite Kingsley Furniture Store) has advised that its offices will close this Friday, January 27, from 1.00 to 4.30 p.m. to facilitate a staff training session.