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From Canepiece to Cask

From Canepiece to Cask

On a visit to St Nicholas Abbey on a sunny afternoon this week, one could be forgiven for thinking they had gone back in time to Barbados’ colonial days when sugar production was at its peak. On arrival at the Abbey on the tranquil Cherry Tree Hill in St Peter, visitors were greeted by ‘Lady […]

A Taste of China

A Taste of China

Barbadians interested in learning about Chinese culture and heritage will be able to do so during the fourth annual Fish and Dragon Festival to be held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on February 24. The festival, which has traditionally been held at Church Village Green, The City, has been moved to the Wildey gymnasium this […]

Clinton visits

Clinton visits

Former United States president Bill Clinton Tuesday said Caribbean countries could lead the global initiative for developing cleaner energy, reducing the threat of climate change and improving the economies of developing countries. Clinton, who arrived in Dominica for talks with prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit and members of his administration, said Norway has been instrumental in […]

Cyber threat

Cyber threat

A national cybersecurity strategy needs to be urgently developed. This observation was made by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Civil Service Alyson Forte as he delivered remarks at a recent breakfast symposium hosted by his ministry and the Data Processing Department at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. Forte said the Ministry of the Civil […]

Another big Rihanna surprise in store

Another big Rihanna surprise in store

Major plans are in the works for Barbados’ newest tourist attraction. Rihanna Drive, formerly known as Westbury New Road, St Michael is about to get its very own festival. The disclosure was made today by the chairman of the Our Diamond – Rihanna Drive Project, Hugh Foster. Following the official renaming of the childhood district […]

In service of others

In service of others

The Rotary Club of Barbados South, itself known for charitable and compassionate deeds, last night honoured three Barbadians for using their professions to assist in the further development of people at home and abroad. During a dinner marking the club’s 33rd Charter Night, registered nurse Jenny Tryhane, medical doctor Adrian Lorde and educator Rudy Gibbons […]

For the sake of public health

For the sake of public health

As authorities continue to battle the challenge of sewage spills on the south coast, environmental health officers are blanketing the affected area to ensure that public health is protected. Officers attached to the Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health are canvassing from Top Rock to Hastings, Christ Church, on a daily basis addressing […]

25-plus

25-plus

One of the means by which the success of a company can be measured is in its ability to retain a large number of workers throughout the growth years, and at 25-plus Caribbean Aircraft Handling (CAH) can claim to be in the category of firms with such an achievement. Now in its 26th year, CAH […]

Making a positive difference

Making a positive difference

Always put your best foot forward! This was the advice given to hundreds of primary and secondary school students gathered at the Kensington Oval on Sunday for the National School Awards. Director and founder of the awards programme, Ricardo Marshall, while congratulating this year’s winners, said it was their intention “to give each child that […]