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Sold out junior finals

Sold out junior finals

If you were thinking of attending the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) performing arts junior finals, and you haven’t had a chance to buy a ticket, then you are completely out of luck. The junior finals will come off this coming Friday at the Major Noot Hall at Combermere School. Chief Cultural Officer […]

Clarke – A clear winner

Clarke – A clear winner

After two compelling performances Sunday night at the 2017 Richard Stoute Teen Talent Competition Finals, it was guaranteed that Trinity Clarke would be unrivaled to take the first place spot. The petite 11-year-old student of the Alexandra School hit it home with her robust and thrilling rendition of Yet Still I Rise and My Redeemer […]

Hurricane heartbreak

Hurricane heartbreak

‘It was like an angry giant had stomped all over this beautiful island’ Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has appealed to the international community for help for storm-ravaged countries in the Caribbean. Following her recent visits to Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica to discuss Commonwealth support after hurricanes Irma and Maria caused widespread devastation, Scotland […]

An authentic Jamaican experience

An authentic Jamaican experience

Apart from the thrill of visiting the awe-inspiring all-inclusive hotel resorts and spas during my coverage of the recent JAPEX [Jamaica Product Exchange] 2017 in Montego Bay, the one thing that resonated with me in a major way was the authentic Jamaican experience. There was no doubt that I was in Jamaica. I vividly recall, […]

In the spirit of nationhood

In the spirit of nationhood

Barbados is now in full celebratory mode following last night’s Sagicor Incorporated Lighting Ceremony held in Independence Square. Scores of Barbadians and curious visitors gathered to witness the annual illumination of The City, in the national colours of gold and ultramarine blue to signal the start of community independence celebrations. Delivering the feature address, Minister […]

Alarm raised at Graydon Sealy . . . Students carry out successful tsunami drill

Alarm raised at Graydon Sealy . . . Students carry out successful tsunami drill

The piercing sound of a loud siren reverberated across Paddock Road, St Michael today just after 10 a.m., signalling that danger was imminent. It was a dire warning that a tsunami with its giant waves was rapidly approaching the community, which is home to Government offices, private businesses and residences, as well as the Graydon […]

Picking up the pieces after Maria

Picking up the pieces after Maria

Dominica’s November 3 Independence celebrations have been overshadowed by the death and destruction of Hurricane Maria, but some of the country’s young citizens are determined to carry on with their lives. This spirit of hope was demonstrated by Dominicans students attending The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. This year Independence celebrations have been […]

Police oppose special treatment charge

Police oppose special treatment charge

The police high command has blasted a suggestion that lawmen favoured whites and Indians and that cops were viewed as a threat to some communities. Assistant Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce rejected out of hand the argument put forward by youth activist Lumumba Batson that Barbados’ police force was biased in its treatment of black […]

Tackling climate change

Tackling climate change

Barbados moves to build capacity Billions of dollars have been pledged for finance through the Paris Climate Agreement, and Barbados is seeking to capitalize on some of those funds. To this end, the Economic Affairs Division has requested and received support to enhance the skills and expertise of its staff, other relevant ministries and organizations […]