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New programme for unemployed women

New programme for unemployed women

Several jobless young women from Weston, St James are to benefit from a 13-week programme that provides them not only with life skills but a chance to make some money. Last Wednesday at the Weston Resource Centre, the FACE IT makeup artistry project was launched for the young women thanks to the Youth Development Programme […]

More compassion for mental health sufferers

More compassion for mental health sufferers

There is a plea for Barbadians not to turn their backs on people suffering from mental illnesses. The call has come from Minister of Health John Boyce as he addressed the inaugural Friends of the Psychiatric Hospital Appreciation Ceremony on Saturday at Hilton Barbados Hotel. In the presence of acting hospital director David Leacock and acting chief […]

DLP targets 11-plus sitters

DLP targets 11-plus sitters

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is intensifying its activities in the St Michael constituencies with the recent launch of its Young Democrats 11-Plus Programme.  The initiative is part of a series of events which the political party plans to roll out over the next two months.  “This programme seeks to provide one-on-one tutoring assistance for […]

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

With over a month before the 2017 hurricane season officially ends, Barbadians are being encouraged to put in place a family plan in the event of a disaster. To date, several Caribbean islands have suffered extensive damage from this year’s storms, including Barbados’ CARICOM neighbours, Barbuda and Dominica, which were decimated by category five hurricanes […]

Belmont students show they care

Belmont students show they care

Children at the Belmont Primary School have been given a lesson in empathy and compassion, and they passed with top grades. Exposed to information on the destruction caused by recent hurricanes in several Caribbean islands, the five to 11-year-olds responded gladly with gifts for their regional neighbours. Guided by the theme Cans For A Cause, students […]

Prison officers shine


Prison officers shine


Prison officials and guests this morning celebrated the tenth anniversary of HMP Dodds, the St Philip penal institution that replaced the 162-year-old Glendairy Prison. It was a fire caused by an inmate uprising in 2005 that led to the closure of Glendairy at Station Hill and the construction of Dodds. However, today the focus was […]

Students explore international business

Students explore international business

Close to 400 fifth and sixth form students drawn from the island’s secondary schools and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic were today exposed to the operations of the island’s international business and financial services sector during a school’s symposium at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The event formed part of International Business Week 2017, and […]

Blind calypso battle is on

Blind calypso battle is on

Seven visually impaired calypsonians will take to the stage on Saturday, vying for top honours in the annual National United Society of the Blind Calypso Competition. As the show grows in popularity, for the first time, it will be staged at the Barbados Workers’ Union’s  Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St Michael headquarters, after previous performances at the […]

Climate change is very real

Climate change is very real

Home Safe Home is the slogan for this year’s International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), and it resonates strongly with the Caribbean people who have just experienced hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Home Safe Home is also a strong reminder that in 2017 millions of people around the world have been displaced by drought, floods, […]