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Crisis state

Crisis state

A dire picture is being painted of the health situation in Dominica in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, with one senior medical doctor warning that the pace of relief needs to be stepped up immediately in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis on the storm-battered Eastern Caribbean island of approximately 73, […]

Catholic Bishop moved by regional hurricane response

Catholic Bishop moved by regional hurricane response

In the wake of Hurricane Maria which devastated the nature isle of Dominica on Monday night, Roman Catholic Bishop of Barbados Jason Gordon says he is pleased to see how the region has come together in the face of adversity. Addressing a meeting of the Dominica Association of Barbados at Our Lady Queen of the […]

Cut off

Cut off

Two days after Hurricane Maria dealt a deadly and devastating blow to Dominica, members of the Dominica Association of Barbados said they were desperately hoping for any credible word on the fate of their loved ones back home. In fact, the entire Hurricane Maria experience has been somewhat of a blur, with the Dominican community […]

100 not out!

100 not out!

Barbados’ newest centenarian Gwendolyn Trotman was utterly delighted when acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves walked through the doors of her Oldbury Terrace, St Philip home today. The still active and energetic senior was born and bred in Cave Hill, St Michael, an area that Sir Philip represented in his political heyday, so she was […]

78-year-old Bahamian rides out Hurricane Irma under a tree and lives to tell tale

78-year-old Bahamian rides out Hurricane Irma under a tree and lives to tell tale

Edward Lockhart, 78, rode out Hurricane Irma underneath a tree on Buena Vista Cay, stranded and alone. Lockhart told the Nassau Guardian that he did not intend to ride the storm out on his little cay, but he had no way off the island – 20 miles north of Ragged Island where his boat was being repaired. […]

Barbadian launches Caribbean equivalent of Facebook

Barbadian launches Caribbean equivalent of Facebook

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites have become a way of life for people all over the world over the last decade, but has anyone ever considered “localizing” them to suit the needs of their own section of the globe? That is what drove Barbadian graphic artist and web designer, Daniel De Souza, to come […]

Displays of Bajan patriotism

Displays of Bajan patriotism

Are Barbadians in the diaspora patriotic? In the Barbadian community in New York, one of the largest in the diaspora, there is a minority who argues from time to time that when it comes to being patriotic, Barbadians are quite the opposite. Some of these activists openly express their annoyance when they see Barbadian masqueraders […]

Reading Week making a difference

Reading Week making a difference

Eagle Hall Primary School has started to feel the positive impact of its annual Reading Week. Principal Orlando Jones said the emphasis on reading is not only enhancing pupils’ ability to cope in the classroom but is also improving their social skills. According to him, many of the students are better able to discuss issues […]

Peer mediation project tackling school violence

Peer mediation project tackling school violence

In an attempt to address the issue of violence among secondary school students, a local attorney-at-law has initiated a peer meditation pilot project at the Lester Vaughan Secondary School. Aside from being a lawyer, Maria Phillips is the principal trainer at the Caribbean Centre for Conflict Management. Her move into conflict management was triggered by […]

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