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A life of teaching

A life of teaching

Former students readily describe educator Ada Straughn as the “head mistress of head mistresses”, “a potent figure” in the shaping of their identity who set a “fine example” by her leadership. Others add that she has fulfilled the words in the 1967 classic film and song, To Sir With Love, since she has “taken them from crayons to […]

Street gospel helping addicts

Street gospel helping addicts

Growing up in Lightfoot Lane, the City, Pastor Steve Skeete was used to seeing people around him battle with alcohol addiction. In fact, he also had friends who were alcoholics. “Almost everybody drank alcohol,” Skeete told Barbados TODAY.  It was no surprise, therefore, when Skeete began Street Gospel Ministries in 2004 to assist individuals battling substance […]

Chinese donate to Heart & Stroke Foundation

Chinese donate to Heart & Stroke Foundation

The Heart & Stroke Foundation has an additional two Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) thanks to the Chinese Embassy. Chinese Ambassador Wang made the presentation this morning after touring the facility. “Immediately after my visit, we recognized the meaningful and worthwhile work you are doing, through educating, training and offering rehabilitating services to the public, and […]

Flower festival a hit

Flower festival a hit

Tourist and locals flocked to the north of the country for the St Peter’s Parish Church Annual Flower Show & Garden Festival over the weekend. The floral fusion by international designers, featuring Michael Bowyer, Bill Dixon, Hans Havercamp and Tom Hodge, was a glimpse of what is to come at the World Flower Show. The four designers are […]

Alleyne shaping leaders

Alleyne shaping leaders

The annual Alleyne School Leadership Week kicked off yesterday at the school auditorium with a parade procession. This is the second year for the programme and principal Julia Beckles reported that it has recorded much success, with a decrease in student disagreements and overall improvement in student morale. “Discipline and student leadership are linked,” she said. “We have […]

Appreciating the classics

Appreciating the classics

Classic car shows in Barbados are emerging as outings for families, and are growing by leaps and bounds. More than 700 automobile enthusiasts came out yesterday for the first show for 2017, at Content in St Thomas, where about 60 vintage vehicles were on display. The event was sponsored by Courtesy Garage and Sagicor General Insurance and brought […]

Get used to service dogs, says Jones

Get used to service dogs, says Jones

Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Ronald Jones is advocating more use of service dogs by the blind and visually impaired. And he says people in society need to get comfortable seeing them around. He made the comments as he spoke at the handing over of equipment to aid students who are visually impaired, […]

Republic Bank Going Green for 2017

Republic Bank Going Green for 2017

Republic Bank has launched its Going Green campaign. Chairperson of the bank’s Health and Safety and Going Green Committees Michelle Pounder told Barbados TODAY the goal is to work with 520 employees to encourage them to go green and live healthier lives, with a focus on water conservation and reduction in paper and electricity usage. The idea for the […]

Artists should get say on National Art Gallery

Artists should get say on National Art Gallery

When the National Art Gallery is being created, the local arts community should be consulted on all aspects of its construction. That is the view of president of the Barbados Arts Council Neville Legall who also suggested that the Queen’s Park Gallery, which is being renovated to host CARIFESTA events later this year, and the former Caribbean […]

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