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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 […]

From abuse to inspiration

From abuse to inspiration

Deborah McCollin, the Butterfly Queen and artiste, Mariposa Reina, is a woman who wears many hats. By day she is a primary school teacher, but since July 2012 she has made a name for herself as a spoken word artiste, author, story teller and motivational speaker. However, it is her role as an advocate for victims […]

Secondary schools dominate Education Month concert

Secondary schools dominate Education Month concert

Students literally came from all over Barbados to the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown, St James, for the latest edition of the Ministry of Education’s series of concerts to mark Education Month. The show began with two soloists from St Winifred’s School, namely Erin Toppin who sang Human, and Ella Poulter, whose father JJ Poulter, […]

March for more reading

March for more reading

Students of Welches Primary School are advocates for reading and yesterday, they took to the streets to spread the message. Bearing placards with statements such as Reading is fun; Pick up a book today; Teach me how to read”, some 170 children trekked through neighbouring St Thomas communities such as Redman’s Village, Cedar Lane, Kew […]

The effects of urbanization

The effects of urbanization

Urbanization is the movement of people from the country side (rural areas) to cities and towns (urban areas). As urbanization increases in the Caribbean, natural resources become depleted. Natural resources are materials created naturally by the earth that are utilized one way or another for human survival. Natural resources are being exploited by human activities […]

No stopping Akeil

No stopping Akeil

Fresh from the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 competition, 22-year-old Akeil Craig-Browne now has his sights set on improving the local automotive industry. Craig-Browne, who won the top prize in the automotive technology category in the local WorldSkills contest last year, was one of four representatives from Barbados to compete at the international event in the […]

Dominican student tells of faith in Maria’s fury

Dominican student tells of faith in Maria’s fury

The emotional and riveting testimony of a Dominican student living in Barbados after surviving Hurricane Maria, was the highlight of the inaugural Children’s Rally this morning. The rally formed part of the National Prayer Festival staged at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall, St Michael where more than 200 students from 11 primary and secondary […]

COB launches new app

COB launches new app

The island’s second largest credit union is making it easier for its more than 60 000 members to do a range of business transactions. On Monday, the City of Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Limited (COB) launched its COB E-pay mobile app, which will allow members to pay their bills online, transfer funds, top up mobile phones and […]

Fruitful relationship with PAHO/WHO         

Fruitful relationship with PAHO/WHO         

The 50-year relationship between Barbados and the  Pan-American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) was today celebrated with the planting of five trees. Held under the theme, Together We Grow at the PAHO/WHO headquarters Dayrells Road, Christ Church each tree symbolised a decade of friendship between Government and the international bodies. Acting Minister of Health Donville Inniss, director of […]