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Adam Stewart Receives Jamaican National Award for Contribution to Tourism

Adam Stewart (right) Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sandals Resorts International receives the Order of Distinction (Commander class), for his outstanding service to tourism and the hotel sector...

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Elizabeth Paucar Director of International Services, Medical Operations at 21st Century Oncology in discussion at 2013 ASCO Conferernce held in Barbados 21st Century Oncology pride themselves with being the premier provider...

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It has been more than a year now that “Freaky Girls” from Saint Lucia’s Ricky T has dominated fetes, events and airwaves in all corners of the globe including the...

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D’ Chancellor brings forth Carnival 2017 track “Wajank”

The word ‘Wajank’ is a slang which originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is defined as a person who acts in an irresponsible or reckless manner. For Carnival 2017 Soca...

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Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic.  This milestone offers a moment to reflect -- and to renew our resolve.

Over the past three decades, AIDS has caused untold suffering and death.  But another story has unfolded through the years, one of the global communities uniting with passion to take action and save lives.  These efforts are making a real difference around the world.

Fewer people are becoming infected with HIV.  Millions of people have gained access to HIV treatment.  More women are now able to prevent their babies from becoming infected with HIV. 

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me if I said that many young people are not encouraged to pursue the avenue of technical and vocational skills by their parents.  However, when they excel in the traditional areas of academics, there is much joy and jubilation.


Despite the polite, lip service which we give to young people who are “better with their hands,” the fact remains that more support and recognition is given to those mainstream subject areas than to those of the technical and vocational field.  In fact, many Barbadians still see subjects such as woodwork, plumbing and agricultural science and hospitality as a step down, and that persons who take up the technical strain are below their peers in intellectual ability.

As a country racing rapidly towards developed nation status, we must be cognizant of the fact that in order for us to go forward, we must prioritize the development and effective application of the innovative energies and potential of our young people.  Of vital importance however, is that we recognize that much of that innovation and creativity will lie within our young, technically skilled persons.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:57

2010 Indepdendence Day Honours List

His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands, GCMG, KA, has consented to the announcement of National Honours on the occasion of the Forty-fourth Anniversary of the Independence of Barbados.

The Barbados National Honours and Decorations Systems was instituted by Letters Patent dated July 25, 1980.

The Letters Patent provide inter alia for the establishment of the Order of Barbados in which there are four (4) classes of awards:
(a) Knight or Dame of St. Andrew
(b) Companion of Honour of Barbados
(c) The Crown of Merit in two grades - the Gold and Silver
(d) The Barbados Service Award in two grades - the Star and Medal

The Barbados Star of Gallantry, the Barbados Bravery Medal and the Services Medal of Honour were also instituted by Letters Patent dated July 25, 1980.


Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:34


Port of Spain Trinidad….

A deal worth US$200 million for State carrier Caribbean Airlines to buy nine new aircraft is going ahead as planned, the European company manufacturing the planes said yesterday.

Dismissed Caribbean Airlines chief executive Capt Ian Brunton completed negotiations for the plane sale, which received Cabinet approval in September, between the local airline and the ATR company based in southern France.

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