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Driver’s pledge

Driver’s pledge

Concerned that on average Barbados records in excess of 20 vehicular accidents per day, one local insurance company has launched a major information campaign it hopes will help to put a dent in that trend. Last year just over 8, 000 road accidents and 28 road fatalities were reported to the Royal Barbados Police Force. […]

Bank appoints new technology chief

Bank appoints new technology chief

CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced the appointment of Esan Peters as its chief information officer and managing director of Technology & Operations, effective February 1. The former St Leonard’s Boys’ School and Harrison College student has worked in the technology and financial services industries for the past 20 years. He held a number of progressively senior […]

A German’s love affair with Barbados

A German’s love affair with Barbados

Barbados’ Honorary Consul General to Germany Regine Sixt first visited Barbados on her honeymoon in 1972, and that love for the island has grown so much that she has embarked on yet another venture aimed at giving back. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, Sixt, who is senior executive president of Sixt SE, a family-owned, […]

Youth speak out

Youth speak out

Students from five primary schools across the island came together today to vie for top honours in the fourth annual St John Toastmasters Club Primary Schools Speech Contest, held at Messiah House, Messiah Street, St John under the theme, Looking Towards A Better Barbados. Minister of Education Ronald Jones was among those in attendance for […]

Farewell Max

Farewell Max

Trinidad and Tobago Wednesday bade farewell to professor George Maxwell Richards, the country’s fourth head of state, who died after suffering a heart attack on January 8. The two-and-a-half-hour-long funeral service for Richards, who was affectionately known as Max, was held at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA) in the heart of Port of […]

Say sorry Trump!

Say sorry Trump!

Hundreds of Haitians on Monday lined the West Palm Beach approach to United States president Donald Trump’s so-called Winter White House, where they demanded an apology from the president for his alleged racist remarks about their country. The group of about 400 protesters, including doctors and pastors, students and attorneys, almost all of Haitian descent, […]

Trump not welcome

Trump not welcome

Local and regional Pan-Africanists and socialist groups have lashed out at United States President Donald Trump for offensive comments he reportedly made about Africa nations, Haiti and elsewhere during an Oval Office meeting last Thursday. Trump has since denied describing certain nations in the vulgar terms he was accused of using. However, in a strongly […]

Bright start

Bright start

Homeowner Magreta Jordan-Watson celebrated Christmas in a big way and her 2018 is now looking even brighter. That’s because the Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) customer is the winner of an energy-efficient home upgrade, valued at $25, 000. The upgrade was the big prize in the Home of the Future Competition, which was launched […]

Dame Sandra : In her own words

Dame Sandra : In her own words

A Woman of substance On Monday,  Dame Sandra Prunella Mason was installed as this island’s eighth Governor General during a 4 p.m. ceremony at the Senate Chamber of Parliament. Dame Sandra replaces Sir Elliott Belgrave, who retired on June 30, 2017. The new Governor General has served as Justice of Appeal at the Supreme Court […]

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