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St Gabriel’s students challenged to continue excelling

St Gabriel’s students challenged to continue excelling

Students graduating from the St Gabriel’s School have been urged to continue doing their best when they transition into secondary school in September. Belle Holder threw out the challenge to the 57 students in her feature address at their graduation today. “You are about to embark on a very exciting and, perhaps, one of the […]

Bank and unions renew partnership

Bank and unions renew partnership

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and its trade union partners across the region have renewed their FirstPartnership Principles Agreement, saying it can serve as a guide for other organizations across the region. The FirstPartnership Agreement, which was first signed in 2005, provides guidelines for addressing a number of issues relating to employees within the bank’s operations […]

PM: Potential in horticulture sector

PM: Potential in horticulture sector

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified the growing horticulture sector as having the potential to earn foreign exchange for Barbados and diversify the agricultural industry at the same time. He made the comments last evening as he addressed the World Association of Floral Artists’ 12th World Flower Show, Flowers in Paradise, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford […]

Ready for more

Ready for more

They were cut, critically injured and even “killed”, but volunteers involved in the just concluded Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017, all agree – the experience was worth it. And after enduring the sun, rain, bouts of seasickness and lying on the ground waiting for help to arrive, the volunteers are calling on emergency management personnel to conduct […]

Charities applauded for work with children

Charities applauded for work with children

Minister of Social Care and Constituency Empowerment Steve Blackett has commended local and international charities, such as the Robinson Smiles and Hope Inc., for their commitment to the island’s children. Blackett, who was the keynote speaker at the Robinson Smiles and Hope Inc. all-white charity event at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society on Sunday, lauded […]

Shantal answers call of opera

Shantal answers call of opera

Meet Shantal Martin, a 23-year-old opera singer with a dynamic voice. Her career in music began back in primary school, while she was a student of Hilltop Preparatory School. Her music teacher, who was a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, taught her and her classmates to play the recorder, and he saw […]

Sagicor family’s oldest father celebrated

Sagicor family’s oldest father celebrated

One of the island’s oldest and better known fathers was the centre of attention last weekend. Astor B. Watts, the 95-year-old well-known contributor to call-in radio programmes, was recognized as an outstanding father and longstanding Sagicor Life customer during activities that coincided with Father’s Day celebrations. He was visited at his St Michael residence by executives of the […]

QEH gets another major donation

QEH gets another major donation

The Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust made yet another donation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) yesterday. It came in the form of a state-of-the-art Nihon Kohden monitor, valued around $40,000, which will be used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Speaking at the presentation of the equipment, which was also attended by representatives […]

Magical day for children

Magical day for children

Forty-five children were treated to a day of fun, surprises and education yesterday during the seventh annual Magical Island Safari Tour. The children – some of whom are from less fortunate families and others who are stars in their communities – toured the island along with several local celebrities, including Anderson Blood Armstrong, Stedson RPB Wiltshire, Carl Alff Padmore and Mac Fingall. […]

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