Cricket Bats For Barbadian Descendants In Cuba

Shamkoe Pilé Ministry News

Barbadian cricketing brothers, Shai and Kyle Hope, scored big in Cuba without even travelling to that country. That’s because they donated cricket bats to Barbadian descendants who live in Baragua, a community located 500 kilometres outside the Cuban capital, Havana. Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Barbados in Havana, Philip St. Hill, presented the bats on behalf of the brothers …

SJPI Receives Donation From Trans-Tech

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

There is a demand for highly skilled and qualified mechanics and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is meeting that need through its Motor Vehicle Engineering Programme, and with the help of a number of business partnerships. The Institute recently received a donation of a Launch X413 diagnostic scanner, transmissions and engines from Trans-Tech Inc. during a presentation …

Donation For Senior Activities Programme

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The National Assistance Board (NAB) will soon receive a much needed boost from an overseas contributor for its Senior Recreational Activities Programme. Florida-based group ‘Family Ting Production’ will make a presentation of craft materials to the NAB, on Thursday, May 3, in the board room of the National Assistance Board, Murrell House, Country Road, St. Michael, at 10:00 a.m. The …

Japan Donates Equipment To Barbados

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Disaster and emergency response personnel are now better equipped to handle any eventuality, thanks to a donation of equipment from the Government of Japan. The items, inclusive of emergency response vehicles worth Bds$1.8 million, were officially handed over to the relevant state agencies, following a brief ceremony at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Warrens, St. Michael, this morning. Expressing …

Charity Donates To Psychiatric Hospital

Joy Springer Ministry News

Thirty men who attend the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Unit at the Psychiatric Hospital were all smiles on Tuesday as they received a donation of pants and stepping stones from a local charity. Loretta Lashley, president of the Raising Promise Special Needs Foundation, based in Kew Road, Tudor Bridge, St. Michael, presented 90 pairs of pants and a number of …

$10 Million Education Boost From China

Joy-Ann Gill banner, Top Stories

From left to right: Commercial Counsellor, China’s Embassy in Barbados, Zhang Xiu; China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Education Minister, Ronald Jones; and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, looking at some of the teaching materials which were donated today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Education in Barbados has been bolstered with a donation of some BDS $10 …

Diaspora Gives To Hospice And Palliative Care Initiative

Kim Ramsay-Moore Ministry News

The Barbados Hospice and Palliative Care Initiative received a much needed injection of cash during the recently held Barbados Network Consultation (BNC), also known as the 4th Biennial Diaspora Conference. After a session on Philanthropy which looked at matching local needs with diaspora capacity, Professor Cardinal Warde, a professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a …