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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that the Region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 percent in 2017. However, CDB Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram, warns that this will not be enough to stimulate employment, particularly among youth, and reduce high regional debt levels. He points to the need for a long-term action plan that will allow the Region to participate in global supply chains, and drive sustainable economic growth.
The new Argyle International Airport (AIA) boasts a runway that is 9,000 feet long, 250 feet wide, capable of accommodating aircrafts as large as Boeing 747-400’s, while the 171,000 sq ft terminal building is designed to accommodate 1.5 million passengers per year.
Police are conducting investigation into a Road fatality which occurred sometime around 8:18 pm tonight.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed deepest sympathy, on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados, to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, on the tragic loss of life of three young women from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in a two-vehicle crash which occurred in Barbados on Sunday, January 29.
The West Indies Cricket Board has advised that Shimron Hetmyer was fined for a breach of the Code of Conduct during the second round of matches in Group “B play of the Regional Super50 Tournament.
Pictured here are Vincentian nationals: Dennie, Padmore and Horne
A driver of a motor car, and his three (3) female passengers, all Vincentian nationals, ages 17 to 19 years, died in a horrific accident this morning.
Police in Barbados are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 74 year old woman.
A Barbadian special education teacher is traveling to the United States to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Shantel Lynch, a graduate teacher employed by the Barbados Ministry of Education, and will take part in a three-week project on “Education and Activism for Young Women” from January 29 until February 17.
Tessa Williams-Robertson (first from left)
Caribbean countries have made notable progress in making the shift to sustainable energy but more must be done to promote and unlock financing for a clean energy shift in the Region. Representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) made this point during the Fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF-V) in Nassau, The Bahamas this week.
Thirty five year old Robert Hollingsworth of Belfield, Black Rock St. Michael Barbados, died this afternoon and police are asking W who may have witness this accident to contact the District ‘D’ Police Station at as soon as possible.
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