Reduce Illnesses With Good Hygiene

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Barbadians are being reminded that the most effective way to reduce the transmission of respiratory viruses is to practise good hygiene. This was stated by the Ministry of Health today, in response to a message which circulated on social media advising persons of an outbreak in respiratory illnesses on the island. The Ministry said that while the cases of respiratory …

Queen’s Park Gets An Upgrade

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Queen’s Park is being upgraded to coincide with Barbados’ celebration of its 50th anniversary of Independence. Speaking at a press briefing this morning following a tour of the park, Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, stated that not only did the refurbishment project aim to promote the park’s rich history, but also to “encourage increased utilisation of …

Several Activities To Celebrate Barbados’ 50th

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Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations will move into high gear soon, and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is urging all Barbadians and friends of Barbados at home and abroad to participate in the activities. Mr. Stuart made the call today during a press conference at Ilaro Court to discuss the 50th Anniversary of Independence activities. He said the country’s achievements …

Budgetary Proposals The Right Move

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This year’s Budgetary Proposals have been described by Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, as the “appropriate set of measures” based on the challenges and opportunities facing Barbados. According to Mr. Sinckler, Government has set very clear objectives, as was done in previous financial instruments, whether in the budget or estimates. Acknowledging that the country’s deficit was still too high, he …

We Bajans – Sir Philip Greaves

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If there is one politician who remembers the days leading up to this island’s Independence and the early thrust towards national development, that man is Sir Philip Greaves, Knight of St. Andrew and a former Deputy Prime Minister. Indelibly etched in Sir Philip’s mind is his contribution as a delegate to the Constitutional Conference held in London in 1966. He …

We Bajans – Anthony ‘Gabby’ Carter

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The story and controversial issues of early Barbados, from Emmerton, Riots in De Land, Burn Mr. Harding, to Jack, were all recorded in this island’s history books by The Mighty Gabby. In the same vein, he challenged what was considered “traditional calypso” with masterpieces like Wuk Up and Ole Ashe, both of which earned him a Calypso Crown in 2000 and 2010, …

Dignity In Mental Health

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Margaret Gill was a young mother, living and working in Trinidad, when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1987. Today, she is an advocate for persons with mental illness, sitting on the National Mental Health Commission as the voice of users of mental health services, their families and friends. Acknowledging the stigma associated with mental illness, Margaret said it was …

Jones: Education Is Barbados’ Foundation

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“Education stands at the foundation of whatever we do in Barbados.” This assertion was made by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, as he gave the opening remarks at the Education Parade and March in Queen’s Park today. Addressing the over 3,000 students and teachers from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as officials from the Ministry …

October 11 – 50 Days To 50 Years

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Tuesday, October 11, will be exactly 50 days before Barbados celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Independence. To mark this occasion, the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat will hold an event entitled: 50 Days to 50 Years, in Bridgetown. It will commence with a flash mob in the area of Cave Shepherd, Broad Street, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a …

Improving Renewable Energy Industries

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A project is under way aimed at reducing fossil fuel usage by improving the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in the region. Speaking at the launch of the Quality in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, or R3E Project, of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) on Wednesday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, …