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Worth the wait

Worth the wait

The hearts of Caribbean people were beating as one last night during the official opening ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII at the cricket mecca, Kensington Oval. The dance, music and cultural displays from 26 territories – from Guyana and Venezuela in the south to Bermuda in the north, along with a Diaspora contingent from Canada – […]

Sugar alive

Sugar alive

Sugar may have taken a backseat in Barbados’ economy because of its dwindling contribution to the gross domestic product and foreign exchange over the years, but don’t say that to dedicated workers of the industry, Francine Belgrave and Cedric Eastmond. The sugar industry is very much alive and holding its own in the hearts and souls […]

Scholarships given in honour of teen who lost cancer battle

Scholarships given in honour of teen who lost cancer battle

The parents of a law student who lost a short battle with cancer five years ago are keeping her memory alive by helping students at her former schools to pursue their education. Melanie Kristin Price was a student at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad when she died in 2012. Her parents Yvette Oxley […]

A taste of Bajan village life for CARIFESTA

A taste of Bajan village life for CARIFESTA

The talents of people from a rural community in St John will be on display during this year’s Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA). They will be in the spotlight during A Taste of Bajan Village Life, a fringe event of the August 18-27 CARIFESTA XIII. The free event, which will be held on August 26 in Hothersal, St John, […]

Magistrate concerned that island may be sacrificing human development

Magistrate concerned that island may be sacrificing human development

Is house building in Barbados reflective of the people and their customs, or is it an imitation of what is happening structurally in the developed world? These were some of the hard questions that arose at an Urban Development Commission discussion forum last night, following a presentation made by Magistrate Christopher Birch on non-physical challenges […]

Remembering those who died on torpedoed ship

Remembering those who died on torpedoed ship

The maritime charity Sailors’ Society recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the cargo ship SS Belgian Prince, in which 38 people, including a Barbadian man, died. In commemoration of the centenary, Sailors’ Society’s chief executive officer Stuart Rivers placed a wreath at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, where one of the lost crew is […]

Honorary consular corps still relevant

Honorary consular corps still relevant

The role of the Honorary Consular Corps and the Diplomatic Corps is still relevant, and they have an important contribution to make despite significant global challenges that have major implications for how Barbados engages at the bilateral and multilateral levels. This reminder came last Friday from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine […]

Emancipation Day still not understood

Emancipation Day still not understood

 The head of the Commission for Pan African Affairs (CPAA) is hopeful that in the coming years, more Barbadians will be enlightened to the significance of Emancipation Day to local culture. Deryck Murray was speaking at the end of the 2017 Emancipation Day Freedom Walk and inaugural Bongani Festival. Bongani is Zulu for grateful. The director noted […]

Centenarian hailed for a life of service

Centenarian hailed for a life of service

One glance at the chatty and lively Millicent Cave and it is hard to believe this former Chimborazo, St Joseph resident turned 100 today. Beginning her birthday celebrations early, she gathered with family and friends for a celebratory dinner at the Togetherness House in Jackmans, St Michael on Saturday. Although she was bound to a chair […]

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