Keeping Barbadian Culture Alive

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Shaniqua Smith, who copped the award for best student and fellow student Raheem Waldron, showcase their new skills at the closing ceremony of the Ruk-A-Tuk Inc. Cultural Arts Workshops. (Photo: H.Reece) What started as one man’s burning desire to revive a number of dying art forms across Barbados has given birth to a new generation of fire-eaters, limbo dancers and …

May Day Still Relevant To Barbados

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

May Day is still very relevant to the social landscape of Barbados. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, emphasised this point yesterday, while speaking at the annual May Day media launch at the Barbados Worker’s Union. While noting that Barbadians were deserving of the long weekend, Dr. Byer Suckoo encouraged persons not to forget the “true meaning” of …

Lashley Passes On Self-Reparations Baton

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Young Barbadians have been tasked with the responsibility of enacting self-reparations. This charge came from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed the official hand over of the symbolic Self-Reparations Baton. The ceremony, which included various students from across the island, took place in front of the Emancipation Statue in Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Mr. Lashley …

Entrepreneurs Told To Look Beyond B’dos

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, has reiterated his call for budding entrepreneurs to look beyond these shores and to try their hand at conquering the global market place. Speaking this morning at Ten, an Entrepreneurial Network Caribbean Start up Summit at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Mr. Inniss contended that settling for conquering the local market alone should no longer be …

Fogging Schedule For May 2 – 5

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme next week, in an effort to reduce the mosquito population on the island. On Tuesday, May 2, a team will head to St. Lucy to spray Greenidges, Retreat, Animal Flower Cave, Higginson Road, North Point, Hope Development, River Bay, Spring Hall and the environs. The following …

Community Culture Day Cancelled

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The St. Michael South East Constituency Council’s Community Culture Day, which was scheduled to be held this Saturday, April 29, at the Parkinson Playing Field, The Pine, has been cancelled. Persons may contact Trevor Cave at 822-7478, or Oriel Nicholls at 535-1639 or 836-0572, for further information. The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused. deirdre.gittens@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE St. …

Employers Urged To Invest In Workers

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has lauded the management of Ocean Two Resort and Residences for taking the initiative to launch a training centre for its employees. The centre, which was officially approved by the Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) Council on March 10, 2015, was instituted to enhance the personal and professional skills of …

Closure Of Browne’s Beach Car Park

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that the Brownes Beach car park, Bay Street, St. Michael, will be closed from tomorrow, Friday, April 28, until Tuesday, May 2. This closure is to facilitate the setup of staging and other structures for the hosting of May Day celebrations, scheduled for Monday, May 1. Persons are advised that the car …

Electoral Department Closed May 5

bgis Ministry News

The public is advised that the Electoral Department, located at Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael, will be closed on Friday, May 5. The Department will resume registration services on Monday, May 8. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. Electoral Department See also: READ MORE Public Offices Closing At 1 P.M. Today anemptytextlline READ MORE Electoral Department Ready For Polling D… …

BCC Students Staging “De Tempest”

bgis Ministry News

Students of the Barbados Community College’s (BCC) Theatre Arts Department will present: De Tempest, on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, at the BCC’s Performing Arts Hall, “The Eyrie”, Howell’s Cross Road, St. Michael. Revised and directed by Coordinator of the BCC’s Associate Degree Programme in Theatre Arts, Michelle Cox, the production is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play The …