LIMITED EDITION PRINTS Commemorating the naming of
Bridgetown and its Garrison as a U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site in
Zoe Manning Business Development Manager, Bushy Park Barbados, addressing the Sponsors, participating Drivers and members of the press during the official launch of the Suzuki Challenge Series of Motor Racing at Bushy Park Racing Circuit earlier today. ( 26 th March 2015 )
Merrymaking at UWI Carnival 2015
AS thousands turned out on the final day of the 2015 Oistins Fish Festival, one of the major events was the Fish Boning competition.
Tuesday 24th March 2015
PANEL DISCUSSION ON BARBADIAN MIGRANTS IN PANAMA
People Without History: Memory and Barbadian Migrants in Panama will be the focus of a special panel discussion to be held this Friday, March 27, in Law Lecture Theatre 3 of the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex, University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
UWI researchers, Professor Velma Newton, Dr. Elaine Rocha and Dr. Marcia Burrowes, will examine the legacy of Barbadian migrants and their descendants in Panama today. Panellists will explore how the migrants and their families made their way in Panama after the construction of the Canal, and how their contributions have been remembered in Barbados and Panama.
The panel discussion will be chaired by History Curator at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS), Miguel Pena. The BMHS will also share its collection of Panama migration photographs in a slideshow at the event.
The public is invited to attend the discussion, which is part of the UWI’s annual Humanities Festival, and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. (KH/II/BGIS)
Tuesday 24th March 2015
MINISTER OF CULTURE PAYS OFFICIAL VISIT TO CUBA
The strengthening of bilateral co-operation between Barbados and Cuba in the areas of culture and sports has moved a step further, thanks to an official visit to that country by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley.
Mr. Lashley left the island on Sunday, March 22, for a seven-day visit to Cuba to meet with his ministerial counterparts and other officials to discuss areas of mutual interest.
On Monday, March 23, the Minister paid a visit to Manuel Fajardo University of Physical Education Science and Sport, and held talks with Deputy Director of Postgraduate Training, Dr. Aldo Pérez Sánchez.
During the meeting, it was noted that all of Cuba's Olympic, Central American and Pan American Games medallists had attended that University, which, though the leading institution of its kind in the Americas, was seeking international ranking.
Another area discussed was the University’s training programmes, in particular those for high performance athletes. On this subject, Mr. Lashley agreed with Dr. Sánchez that it was important for any agreement between Barbados and Cuba in sports cooperation to reflect the increasing emphases on the application of science and technology to the development of sports education and training.
Mr. Lashley is also expected to visit a gymnasium in downtown Havana, known as the "Martyrs of Barbados”, and an anti-doping centre. In addition, he is slated to sign a new Coaching Agreement between the Government of Barbados and the Government of the Republic of Cuba.
The Minister is accompanied on his visit by Permanent Secretary, Ruth Blackman; Sports Development Officer, Stephen Rowe; and Head of the Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority, Andrea King. Chargé d’affaires at Barbados’ Embassy in Cuba, Donna Forde, is also part of the delegation. (MFA&FT/BGIS)
Tuesday 24th March 2015
NEW BARBADIAN AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO APPOINTED
Barbados has a new Ambassador to Mexico.
This country’s Ambassador to the United States, John Beale, recently presented letters of credence to the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados to the United Mexican States.
Barbados and Mexico established diplomatic relations in 1972, and to date have signed an Agreement for Scientific and Technical Cooperation in 1995 and a Double Taxation treaty in 2008.
Both countries also work together within the framework of the Mexico-CARICOM Joint Commission, which seeks to promote economic, cultural, technological and other types of cooperation. (KRM/BGIS)
The Beaches of Barbados
Tuesday 24th March 2015
SPECIAL OLYMPICS MARK 37 YEARS WITH ANNUAL GAMES
As the Special Olympics National Annual Games mark 37 years of existence, Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, is of the view that the event was a testimony to the participants’ commitment to creating a better world through the power of sports for people with disabilities.
Mr. Blackett shared this belief while addressing the opening ceremony of the Games today at the National Stadium, Waterford, St Michael. “This event is the culmination of a process that seeks to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts,” he stated.
However, the Minister recognised that the Games were about more than just sports, and also focused on “the holistic development of the total athlete through the Outreach and Skills Training Programme and paying attention to their health issues”.
Mr. Blackett applauded the Special Olympians for their ability to achieve victory by surmounting challenges, and demonstrating their association’s athletic oath which states: ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt’.
He also commended the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Barbados for their efforts in engaging young persons living with disabilities in competitive sports which will be useful for their physical and mental wellbeing.
Moreover, the Minister acknowledged that the Games would not be possible without the assistance of volunteers, and urged Barbadians to assist in any way possible.
The Games saw the Special Olympians compete in a range of activities, such as middle distance races, wheelchair and assisted races, the long jump and softball throw. (DG/BGIS)
In photo at left,The Governor- General of Barbados , His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, G.C.M.C., K.A, (second from right )shaking the hand of Mr Carson Small inmediately after bestowing the honour on him.
Monday, March 23rd. 2015
Carson St Elmon Small was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire ) for his services to the community in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2014
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Wednesday 4th March, 2015
Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival 2015 Miss Jordan & Jordan Associates Megghan Michael (At right)
Two major decisions were taken when the shareholder governments for regional airline LIAT met at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados today
Those decisions are to reduce staff and to reposition the base of the regional air carrier to Barbados to cash in on the lucrative South Caribbean market.
Friday, February 13th 2015
Saturday, February 7th 2015
Sagicor Inc. made their presence felt in the mortgage market by the setting up of their booth and having it staffed by knowledgeable real estate personnel at the inaugural Real Estate Expo held earlier today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
Property Holdings Limited