Schools’ Music Festival To Develop Young Musicians

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Music has value and it must take its rightful place on the schools’ curriculum alongside traditional subjects such as Mathematics, English and the sciences. This sentiment was echoed by the players involved in the Schools’ Music Festival 2019, themed Showcasing Youth Excellence, which was launched today at the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training. The festival has been revamped …

Beekeeping Industry In Barbados Abuzz

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Efforts are under way to develop a local apiculture (beekeeping) industry as part of plans to reposition the agricultural sector to the forefront of social and economic development in Barbados. Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, made the announcement on Wednesday, as he addressed the Barbados Apiculture Association’s beekeeping forum, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. …

Substantial Returns A Must In Aviation

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados is looking towards substantial returns on investment in the aviation sector. This was disclosed today at the launch of GAIA’s Pavement Rehabilitation and Expansion Project, at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Wildey, St. Michael. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, in commending stakeholders on the work soon to be executed at the airport, said that one of …

Men Urged To Step Up & Mentor Youngsters

Joy Springer Top Stories

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to older men in Barbados to play their part in stemming the tide of violence in some communities by mentoring young people, especially boys. Speaking at the opening of an HIV seminar for men 50 years and older and their sons, hosted by the National Assistance Board at Accra …

African Awareness Month Activities

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Primary and secondary school children across Barbados will celebrate their African heritage with various activities to mark African Awareness Month 2019. The Erdiston Nursery School, Pine Road, St. Michael, will kick off its celebrations with an African Awareness Week from Monday, February 25, to Thursday, February 28. The highlight of the week will be an African Dress and Cultural Appreciation …

Public-Private Partnership With Airport Expansion

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

A paper would be going to Cabinet tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, to gain approval for a worldwide tender for the creation of a public-private partnership for the development, operation and expansion of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Inc. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds disclosed this today at the official launch of GAIA’s Pavement Rehabilitation and Expansion …

Abrahams: Practise What You Learn

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, is urging Barbadian students to practise what they learn when it comes to renewable energy and recycling. Minister Abrahams, while interacting today with Blackman and Gollop Primary School students, at morning assembly, at Staple Grove, Christ Church, stressed: “I want you to learn about renewable energy. I want you to learn about …

Attorney General Welcomes Interpol Caribbean Office

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, has welcomed the establishment of an Interpol Caribbean Office in Barbados. “I am delighted the Caribbean sub-region will now have your presence. The Caribbean always gets lumped with the larger grouping and our issues become overshadowed.  I am happy Interpol as an international agency has recognized that we have peculiar needs,” …

No Confirmed Zika Cases Since 2017

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While sporadic cases of Zika continue to be reported in the Caribbean, there have been no confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Barbados since 2017. This was disclosed by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, yesterday, as he addressed the opening of a training workshop being conducted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Breakthrough …

Plans To Standardise Response Mechanisms

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Standardized policies, tactics and operations among emergency response agencies are important to effect a coordinated response during periods of crisis. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, made this point as he addressed the closing ceremony of an Incident Command System workshop for prison officers of the Barbados Prison Service at HMP Dodds, recently. He explained that a standardized approach was …