Crop Over lovers now have a chance to win a 4,300 plot of land this festival season.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure today
at the launch of the Lot 5 For Fifty promotion, held on the chosen lot in Deanstown
Terrace, St. James.
The competition, a special Crop Over promotion for the country’s 50 th anniversary
of Independence celebrations
President of COB Mr Henderson Williams (left)presenting the Sponsors check to Mr
Cranston Browne (center) for this years COB Evening of Folk scheduled to be held
on the 26th July at the Frank Collymore Hall, Bridgetown, Barbados. Looking on is
N.C.F. Cultural Officer - Theatre Arts Ms. Amanda Cumberbatch.
Businessman Ralph “Bizzy “ Williams was specially honoured for his contributions
to the various forms of entertainment especially his contribution and support of
THE BIG TENT. The presentation was made to him by Digicel CEO Conor Looney
Bizzy gets award At Big Tent
The Big Tent also opened with a bang , and Cariibpix was there to bring the photos
for you to look at.
With sixteen performers entertaining the large audience, none left with any feeling
At The Calypso Tents
“The fight is not over but an AIDS-free generation is in our grasp.”
Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, made this declaration this morning, when
he delivered his statement of commitment at the official ceremony for Regional Testing
Day 2016, in the courtyard of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, The Pine, St.
Mr. Blackett explained that since the inception of Regional Testing Day in 2008,
it has grown from six to 21 countries, with some 70,000 persons across the region
getting tested and knowing their HIV status.
However, while he applauded this progress, the Minister disclosed that many persons
were “still reluctant” to get tested and know their HIV status, which he attributed
to social factors.
Mr. Blackett stated: “We must relentlessly address the social and economic determinants
that affect transmission - through poverty alleviation, equity, social justice, as
well as a basic respect for human dignity.
“Moreover, fear and a lack of understanding about the illness continue to fuel stigma
and discrimination against people living with HIV and other key populations, and
this severely hampers efforts to reach vulnerable groups with testing and other critical
The Social Care Minister said it was regrettable that 40 years after the discovery
of HIV, the world had made “so little progress” in eliminating HIV-related stigma
He then reiterated the need to “make the invisible visible” by discussing these issues
not only on the national level, but also in homes and communities around the region,
to ensure greater awareness of testing, treatment and care.
Regional Testing Day was conceptualised by the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership
on HIV and AIDS, the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS and Scotia Bank,
to mobilise numbers for testing and help the region reach the UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 target.
This target means that by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their
status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral
therapy; and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.
"A Fusion Center is defined as a collaborative effort of two or more agencies who
provide resources, expertise and /or information to the center with the goal of maximizing
the ability to detect, prevent, apprehend and respond to criminal and terrorist activity."
Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
Prime Minister of Barbados the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C, M.P. ( right ) and
( from extreme left) Mr Barry Clarke, of the National Crime Agency ( NCA) U.K , Ms.
Linda S. Taglialatela, Chief of the U.S. Mission to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean
and the OECS, British High Commissioner Victoria Dean
Thursday 16th June, 2016
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has extended sympathy to the President of the United
States of America, Barack Obama, on the loss of life of innocent civilians occasioned
by “an evil and brutal act of terror” in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.
In correspondence sent to the US President, Mr. Stuart said: “Barbados, like other
peace-loving and free societies, repudiates such barbarity and the affront to human
“I am confident that the resilience of the American people will serve them in good
stead as they seek to recover from this outrageous deed.”
Mr. Stuart said that at this time of sorrow and mourning, the Government and people
of Barbados were praying for the bereaved and for the safety of the people of the
United States of America.
At The Calypso Tents
Cave Shepherd All Stars calypso tent got off on a tremendous start at Solidarity
House.to a packed auditorium .Here are some photos with out captions from that night