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BCC energized

BCC energized

Barbados Community College (BCC) students and staff were energized and educated yesterday during the Flip The Switch Challenge, one of a series of game shows aimed at increasing public awareness of renewable energy and energy security issues in Barbados. The show was part of a wider event which forms part of the Disaster Risk and Energy […]

$20 challengers donate thousands to charity

$20 challengers donate thousands to charity

Participants of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF)/FLOW $20 Challenge demonstrated corporate social responsibility this morning by donating proceeds from their businesses to 17 charities. The students from seven schools across the island created a total of 22 businesses and donated nearly $4,000 of their earnings for a good cause. The charity presentation, in its second […]

Barriers still up for women

Barriers still up for women

The dearth of women in politics continues to be a major talking point among political observers. The matter has gained even greater significance with Barbados gearing up for general elections, which are constitutionally due next year. Earlier this month, Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo told a forum on women in the workplace that while […]

Whose noise is it anyway?

Whose noise is it anyway?

At what stage does loudness become noise, and who is to say when the clamour becomes a nuisance? A little known fact is that the Environmental Protection Department has the final say on whether the consistent, bothersome sound next door is truly an irritant, or if it is an annoyance only because it is not […]

Final stop

Final stop

It was an emotional farewell but also a celebration as Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave officially ended his primary schools tour. And it was only fitting that he finished it off where it all began for him – at the Boscobel Primary School, formerly Boscobel Boys School. Sir Elliott, who demits office at the end […]

Mosaic for a purpose

Mosaic for a purpose

Come this weekend, current and former students of Harrison College will stage the annual musical production, Mosaic. The two-night event, which will be held at the Frank Collymore Hall under the patronage of Sir Trevor Carmichael, is also a fundraiser for culture and sporting activities at the school. Chair of the Mosaic committee, Ayo Burrowes, told Barbados TODAY the public […]

Project to help strengthen financial transparency

Project to help strengthen financial transparency

Barbados has been included in a project for which the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved $250,000 in funding to strengthen financial transparency, and assist in preventing the loss of correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) in the region. In the Caribbean, CBRs facilitate a number of payment systems, including international trade, cross-border payments and receiving of remittances. Recently, […]

Three to benefit from ICBL Fun Walk & Run

Three to benefit from ICBL Fun Walk & Run

On the heels of an overwhelming response in 2016, with over 3,600 people hitting the road for its Family Fun Walk & Run, the Insurance of Corporation of Barbados Ltd (ICBL) is expecting 5,000 walkers and runners on the road this time around. Proceeds from the April 28 event, which is being held under the theme Stride for Pride, […]

Insurance company helping with academics

Insurance company helping with academics

Several eight- to 12-year-olds from two communities are being better equipped to enter secondary school, thanks to Pan-American International Insurance Corporation of Barbados. The insurance company, which is a subsidiary of the United States-based Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), has been offering needed assistance to children in the New Orleans and Chapman Lane, The City […]

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