BWA Launches Two Energy Projects

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is projected to save thousands of dollars, and become climate change resilient, through two renewable energy initiatives, funded to the tune of US$3.5 million dollars, under the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund. That is according to Project Engineer at the BWA, Nathan Hart, who delivered a presentation recently at the launch of …

National Independence Service On Sunday

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

This year’s National Independence Service, one of the highlights of the country’s 51st Anniversary of Independence celebrations, will take place this Sunday, November 26, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) under the theme: Excellence in Citizenship – Ensuring Hope for the Youth. Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves; Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart; Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson; Opposition Leader, …

Primary Schools 100% Solar Powered

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Bayley’s and St. Catherine’s Primary Schools, both in St. Philip, today became the first Government-owned buildings to be powered solely by solar energy. As part of its activities for CARICOM Energy Month, the Division of Energy officially handed over the solar photovoltaic systems during ceremonies at the schools. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands, told the …

No More Parade Tickets Available

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

The public is asked to note that no more tickets for seating at this year’s Independence Ceremonial Parade are available. The parade will take place on Thursday, November 30, at the Garrison Savannah, at 8:00 a.m., and will be attended by Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves; Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart; and Chief Justice,  Sir Marston Gibson. kathyann.husbands@barbados.gov.bb See also: …

BVTB Playing Critical Role In Country

Sharon Austin Top Stories

This island’s Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has underscored the critical work of the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) in preparing the youth for emerging areas of employment as identified by Government. Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo expressed her views recently during the BVTB’s Graduation Ceremony 2017 at the Lester Vaughan School. She identified some of those areas …

Retired UNICEF Rep’s Work Appreciated

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbadian school children have benefited greatly from the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), thanks in part to retired UNICEF Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Khin-Sandi Lwin. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, intimated this recently as the retired UNICEF Representative paid a farewell call on him at the Elsie Payne Complex. Lauding her near-six-year stint on the island, …

Over 900 On Parade For Independence Day

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

Celebrations to mark Barbados’ 51st anniversary of Independence will culminate with the annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, November 30, at the Garrison Savannah at 8:00 a.m. This year’s parade will feature over 900 persons representing armed and unarmed units, under the direction of Commanding Officer of the Barbados Regiment and Deputy Principal of Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Major Andrew …

Farm Labour Programme Holding Its Own

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The future viability of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme in light of recent changes by the Canadian government will be high on the agenda, when local and regional government officials and Canadian seasonal farm labour employers meet over the next few days. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this assurance during …

Sewage System To Be Upgraded

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Major upgrades are on the cards for Barbados’ sewage system. Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, made the announcement this morning, as he addressed the official launch of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Renewable Energy Project. It was held at the BWA’s headquarters at the Pine Commercial Estate, St. …

Massy’s Investment In Barbados Lauded

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Industry and Commerce Minister, Donville Inniss, has welcomed the growth and expansion of The Massy Group of Companies on the island and its continued expression of faith in the Barbadian economy. He expressed this yesterday at the grand re-opening ceremony of the Massy Stores Supermarket Sunset Crest. Minister Inniss said while nationalism was revered by some, and rightly so, as …