Psalm 37:28 - "For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever"
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS Commemorating the naming of
Bridgetown and its Garrison as a U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site in
The Beaches of Barbados
Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival 2015 Miss Jordan & Jordan Associates Megghan Michael (At right)
Available in Supermarkets Nationwide
Sunday December 28th, 2014
The casket of the Late Reverend Holmes Williams being taken by pallbearers out of the church
Sunday 11th January, 2015
Wednesday 7th January, 2015
Wednesday 14th January, 2015
Barbados’ 2014 Independence Honours were presented by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and pictured here is Barbados’ lone Independence Knight Of St Andrew Professor Emeritus Sir Henry Fraser ( kneeling )
THE LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL RESTORATION PROGRAMME
THE PRESERVATION (BARBADOS) FOUNDATION TRUST
Monday 5th January, 2015
STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY TEACHERS
February 10th 2015
The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation considers that the action of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) of holding meetings during working hours has declared industrial action at the Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School and Parkinson Memorial Secondary School where no dispute exists between the Union and the Ministry.
The Ministry condemns in the strongest possible terms, the action of the BUT and urges all teachers of Alma Parris Memorial and Parkinson Memorial to return to work immediately, as the Ministry considers the action taken as not in keeping with sound industrial relations practices which have evolved in this country for over 50 years.
At no time did the Executive of the BUT or the administration of the Parkinson Memorial School draw to the attention of Ministry officials any issues related to discipline or safety of students, teachers, other staff members or members of the public who access the school; neither have they indicated that any teacher has been injured or threatened by students.
It is highly irregular for the Union to take industrial action without referring to the Ministry on any issue which affects the schools.
Teachers are part of the disciplinary structure of the school system, and as such must cooperate in order to manage student discipline.
The Ministry stresses that this withdrawal of labour is tantamount to a strike. As a result, like any strike/withdrawal of labour, which fails to follow the proper industrial relations practice, there are consequences of which the employee should be aware.
The Ministry again takes this opportunity to encourage the teachers at both schools to return to work immediately. (Ministry of Education/BGIS)
Tuesday, February 24th 2015
Prime Minister Stuart To Attend Inter-Sessional Meet
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is scheduled to leave the island tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25, to attend the Twenty-Sixth Inter-sessional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which gets under way in The Bahamas, from February 26 to 27.
As incoming Chair of the regional group, Barbados’ Prime Minister will be a member of the Bureau of the Conference for the period January 1 - June 30, and will Chair the CARICOM Heads of Government Conference from July 1 to December 31, this year.
During the two-day summit, which will be held at the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort, a central topic of discussion will be that of Leveraging CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural Assets for the Economic Development of the Community.
In addition, the talks are expected to focus on financing for the CARICOM Secretariat and other community institutions; recommendations regarding the establishment of a CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors, and a review of work on the matter of Reparations for Native Genocide and Slavery, among other matters.
Relations with the Dominican Republic and matters of regional security are also key items on the agenda. Heads of Government will also take the opportunity to agree on steps that should be taken to better improve the decision-making process at CARICOM meetings, and will hold talks with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Dr. José Graziano Da Silva, on ways in which his organisation can support agricultural development in the Community.
The conference will be chaired by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Perry Christie. The Barbados delegation will include Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite; and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. During Mr. Stuart’s absence, Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, will act as Prime Minister.
With temperatures in the single digits in the Northern Hemisphere compared to the nice warm breezy temperature in Barbados, Santa Claus was on hand to take a cruise with some North American and British Visitors on board the ever popular cruise craft " COOL RUNNING."
February 4th 2015
DEM TO HOST EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI DISPLAY
Members of the public are invited to learn more about earthquakes and
tsunamis, by visiting the display mounted by the Department of Emergency
Management (DEM) at Agrofest, from Friday, February 27, until Sunday, March 1, in
Visitors to the DEM booth can participate in a hazard awareness game, and
answer questions to see how much they know about the hazards affecting Barbados.
In addition, there will also be literature and other promotional activities for members
of the public on earthquakes and tsunamis.
Officials at the DEM, which is the co-chair of the Technical Standing
Committee on Coastal Hazards, will also engage members of the public in an
interactive game, as they prepare to launch Hazard Awareness Month, which runs
from Sunday, March 1, until Tuesday, March 31. The theme for the month of
activities is Come on, Barbados; let’s team up and combat the impact of coastal
Wednesday 21st January 2015 -
Kendal Plantation, St.John, Barbados
Prime Minister The Rt.Hon. Freundel Stuart viewing the Monument in memory of " Yarico " - an Amerindian slave who lived on Kendal Plantation.
Yarico Monument Unveiled
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.
Service of Thanksgiving
on the occasion of The Official Funeral
Sir L.V. Harcourt Lewis K.C.M.G.,G.C.M.,J.P.
BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH
Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Interment at Summit Gardens of Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens,
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
Tuesday, February 10th 2015
State of the Industry Report
Thursday February 19th 2015