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GAIA staff make special Christmas delivery

GAIA staff  make special Christmas delivery

Employees of Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. spent last weekend brightening the spirits of some Barbadian families living in neighbourhoods close to the airport. They delivered food hampers to the families in the Christ Church and St Philip parishes as part of  a OneBGI staff initiative.    “This is an airport staff initiative designed to […]

More food and rum

More food and rum

St Lucia Food and Rum Festival returns on January 12–14, 2018 with award-winning chef, television personality and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson set to explore the island’s culinary flavours. The three-day festival celebrates the island’s unique culinary offerings derived from its French, British, African and Indian heritage. It will also feature rum inspired Prix Fixe menus and […]

20 years on

20 years on

A leading medical practitioner is calling for more reforms to the state-run health care system. Dr Michael Wharton, who along with his colleagues Dr Harold Watson and Frank Bishop established the private FMH Clinic in 1997, told Barbados TODAY “We have come a long way in Barbados since then, and some of the other clinics […]

Not so sweet after all

Not so sweet after all

Soft drinks consumption dramatically escalates during the festive season. Drinking soft drinks may seem so pleasant and so innocent because this cold, artificially flavoured, sweet liquid with its acidic tang, combined with the tickle of gas bubbles, is carefully designed to seduce and addict the consumer. According to market surveys, soft drink sales continue to […]

UWI gets Chinese award

UWI gets Chinese award

Less than three years after it began operations, the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus has captured the prestigious global Confucius Institute of the Year Award. The honour was bestowed on Tuesday during the 12th annual Confucius Institute Global Conference in Xi’an China by the China-based Hanban/Confucius Institute […]

Spanish push

Spanish push

Head of Mission at the Venezuelan Embassy in Bridgetown Francisco Manuel Perez has promised that the Instituto Venezolano para la Cultura y la Cooperación (IVCC) will continue to expand its Spanish teaching courses in Barbados. Addressing a recent graduation ceremony for students at the institute’s Hastings, Christ Church location, Perez recalled the establishment of the […]

Four critical C’s . . . Lodge students urged to focus on a quality education

Four critical C’s . . . Lodge students urged to focus on a quality education

Students at the Lodge School have been told that they are four critical areas of education that they need to get in motion if they are to successfully manouevre the challenges of the 21st century. Delivering the feature address at the school’s annual Speech Day and Prize Giving ceremony this morning, former Mathematics teacher at […]

National Art Gallery coming

National Art Gallery coming

The promised National Art Gallery has moved a step closer to becoming a reality and it will provide local artists with another place to display and sell their art.  Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made the disclosure as he spoke recently at the opening of the Celebrating 60 art exhibition held at […]

Another good year for the BYS

Another good year for the BYS

A top official of the Barbados Youth Service (BYS) says he is generally pleased with the performance of recruits in this year’s development training programme, which targeted unemployed school leavers between the ages of 16 and 22. During Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, BYS Director Hally Haynes reported that a number of […]