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Reflections on Castro’s legacy

Reflections on Castro’s legacy

The legacy of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro lives on not only in the hearts and deeds of his country’s people, but for millions across the globe who revere him as much as he is in that Spanish-speaking nation. Such were the sentiments shared last night as Barbadians gathered with their Cuban and other […]

Gone with the wind

Gone with the wind

Hurricanes are a fact of life in the Caribbean. Every year there are, on average, 12 storms that pass through the region, of which about half reach hurricane force winds (winds above 119 kilometers per hour). Hurricanes are the leading cause of natural disasters in the Caribbean, making the region one of the most vulnerable […]

Gold medal for Barbados medical tourism

Gold medal for Barbados medical tourism

The Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC) has again been awarded the highest achievement for worldwide patient safety standards from Joint Commission International (JCI). BFC was awarded its fourth Gold Seal of approval for their excellent care, from the US health facility accreditation programme that sets stringent health care standards across the world. The BFC’s accreditation spans […]

Flow Study receives kudos from education officials   

Flow Study receives kudos from education officials   

Flow Study could be entering local classrooms soon. Last year, the telecommunications provider unveiled the on-demand, e-learning service that offers a wide variety of virtual educational tools for GSAT, CSEC and CAPE exams. Now, the creator of the project, One-On-One Education Services, is making strides to have Flow Study included as part of the official curriculum in […]

Rihanna named Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna named Humanitarian of the Year

Barbadian pop star Rihanna is accustomed to winning awards for her music. But next week, she will be given one that has absolutely nothing to do with her vocal talent. Rihanna — whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty —has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year for her charity work, and […]

BRA visits schools in tax education outreach

BRA visits schools in tax education outreach

Just over 100 Queen’s College students were actively engaged with officers from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) as part of the tax administration’s Tax Education Outreach Programme. Carolyn Williams-Gayle, manager communications and public relations at BRA, explained that the schools element of the outreach programme is designed to provide an introduction to the tax system […]

Glaucoma on the rise in younger Barbadians

Glaucoma on the rise in younger Barbadians

Ophthalmologists at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) have detected an increase in glaucoma cases among younger Barbadians. “We have a significant concern about glaucoma in Barbados at all ages, and recently we have been picking up more cases in children and young adults,” consultant oculoplastic surgeon at the QEH Dr Kim Jebodhsingh said. “We do […]

Double celebration

Double celebration

As if reaching 100 was not a special enough occasion for Erla Browne, the vibrant former educator shared her birthday today with her great-granddaughter, Eleanor Leach, who turned six and got the opportunity to meet Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave. An impressed Sir Elliott listened attentively as Browne read the card he presented her to […]

Rebuke the spirit of selfishness

Rebuke the spirit of selfishness

A visiting Anglican priest on Sunday lamented that society has become selfish – not just at an individual level but at the political level, and even in the church. Reverend James Tengatenga addressed concerns about greed and selfishness as the Anglican Diocese of Barbados held its annual church service at the Kensington Oval. There was an air […]

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