Duchess Wowed By Barbados’ Remarkable Women

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, was delighted to have met several outstanding Barbadian women yesterday at Ilaro Court, including Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Dame Billie Miller. The Duchess, who was on her first official visit to Barbados with her husband, Prince Charles, was at the official residence of the Prime Minister attending the Women of the …

12 Outstanding Barbadian Women Honoured

Paula Harper-Grant banner, Top Stories

Last Saturday, 12 women from across Barbados were honoured for their contribution to social welfare provision, community-based human rights advocacy and activism, social entrepreneurship, community building and mobilization, and sports in Barbados. The event was coordinated by the Community Development Department and the Institute of Gender at The University of the West Indies (UWI), in observation of International Women’s Day.  …

Women Told To Remain Focused

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on women to remain focused and not be distracted by negative comments made about them. Ms. Mottley made the comments on International Women’s Day last Friday night, at the Her Story: Journeys to Greatness, at Radisson Aquatica. The large audience of mainly women, heard the life stories of Opposition Leader of Trinidad and …

Seminar For Female Athletes On Int’l Women’s Day

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Bureau of Gender Affairs, in collaboration with the Women In Sport Commission of the Barbados Olympic Association, will host a seminar for young female athletes tomorrow, Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day. It will take place at the Barbados Olympic Centre, Wildey, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Athletes from Darryl Jordan Secondary School, The St. Michael …

Community Development To Honour 12 Women

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Members of the public have the opportunity to nominate outstanding women in their communities to be honoured in observance of International Women’s Day on March 8. The Community Development Department (CDD) will partner with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus to recognize eleven women, one from each parish, as …

Breast Cancer Lecture October 25

Joy Springer Ministry News

A free public lecture on Mammograms and Ultrasound in the Early Detection of Breast Cancer will take place at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, on Thursday, October 25. Presenters will be consultant radiologists, Dr. Dianne Soares of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and Dr. Fidel Rampersad of Trinidad and Tobago. The lecture, …

Husbands: Women Important To Any Society

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, has underscored the importance of women, saying that any time they are oppressed, the nation is the poorer for it. Ms. Husbands expressed this view last evening while addressing a joint press conference with Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Kamal Khera. The press conference was held at …

Women Have Key Role In Entrepreneurship

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, has made it clear that there are no regulatory or legislative controls in place hindering women from establishing their own business. She made this position known while delivering opening remarks during the launch of Caribbean Export’s Women Empowered through Export (WE Xport) initiative at the Hilton Barbados Resort today. Senator …

Females Taking Centre Field In U17 Football

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Ministry of Sports will place a deliberate focus on developing the football skills of young women. Minister with responsibility for Sports, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure while speaking at the press launch of the Under 17 Football Tournament, in his Ministry’s conference room at Sky Mall. According to Mr. Lashley, with the tournament now in its third year, the …

Call For More Women In Politics

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has called on more women to get involved in elective politics. She issued the challenge recently while speaking at the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries’ (BCSI) membership meeting and panel discussion, at United Nations House. The event, which was held to mark International Women’s Day, took place under the theme: Throw Like …