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2016 Calypso Monarch Aziza Clarke  ( with crown ) assisting  The

Minister of Finance  & Economic Affairs  The Hon. Christopher Sinckler cut the ribbon to officially open the Burger King  fifth outlet , located at the Dome Mall, Warrens.


Looking on between them is Mr. Everett Eastmond, the  NSH Operations  Director and Burger King Director and at right  the Williams Group  Chairman  Mr. Ralph Bizzy Williams.


BURGER KING NO 5 OPENS
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Monday, 29th August 2016

Remembering Renee

Monday 11th August 2016

 Farewell To Renee       The Last Dance    

(Left) After the memorial service crop - over band leaders Gweneth Squires and Betty West in a symbolic gesture of farewell touch the urn bearing the cremated remains of their late  colleague .


Sir Garfield Sobers acknowledging the applause from the thousands that filled the stands at Kensington Oval to show support  towards his 80th birthday " party " which included cricket and  a musical segment showcasing some of the islands best entertainers.

Thursday 28th July, 2016

Sir Garfield Sobers’ Eightieth Birthday 
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Tuesday 12th July, 2016

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.


COB Evening of Folk

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Finalists in the 13-18 category from left to right:  Reserve: Dria Mayae; Quinn P; Sparkle T; RJ; Raheem; Raanan; De Overcomer; De MC; and Dynamo.

Finalists in the 8-12 category from left to right:  Reserve: Hannah Glow; Yahandje; Summa; Sarai; Sanshe; Star Diamond; Browne Star; Dondree; and A@-Lee-Ahh.

Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Finalists

Saturday 2nd, July, 2016

PRIME  MINISTER STUART EXTENDS SYMPATHY TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

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 dignity.


“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.


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Saturday 18 June, 2016

 The Big Tent

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 of disappointment

At The Calypso Tents

Opening of the Legal Year 2016 - 2017

Monday 5th September 2016

    Chief Justice of Barbados Sir Marston Gibson as he inspected the Guard of Honor in front of the Supreme Court complex soon after the Church Service to Mark the Opening of the Legal Year, 2016-2017

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MINISTER JONES LAUDS MELANIE KRISTIN PRICE FOUNDATION AS AWARDEES ARE

NAMED

Education Minister Ronald Jones has congratulated parents of the late Melanie Kristin Price for keeping her memory alive.

The featured speaker at the recent presentation of the 2016

Melanie Kristin Price Foundation scholarship, Minister Jones commended Yvette Oxley and Glyne Price for perpetuating their child’s legacy, while reaching out

to young persons.

Mr. Jones recalled the type of spirit Melanie had, and said: “Even in the most difficult moments that spirit shone through. It is therefore quite heartening that her parents would, in order to perpetuate her name, but more than her name, her entire

character and personality, set up this Foundation and so reach out to young persons.”

This year’s recipient is Dionna Browne, who will be assisted in completing her education at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. The Foundation also

awarded Ariah Abigail Rogers, a pupil of the Rock Christian School, for academic excellence.

Both were encouraged by the Education Minister to continue to persevere in their studies.

Melanie Kristin Price was a former student of the University of the

West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; Hugh Wooding Law School; Queen’s College and Rock Christian Primary School, who lost her battle with cancer in 2014.

The Foundation's stated aims are the welfare of children, including the prevention of cruelty to them, and the advancement of education in Barbados through, but not limited to, the provision of scholarships, bursaries, prizes and other awards.

Chairperson of the Foundation and Melanie’s mother, Yvette Oxley, stated that in finding the appropriate candidate, the Foundation aims to select someone who would have the kind of strength that Melanie embodied. She reflected that

Dionna’s perseverance and independence to achieve all that needed to be done in the midst of her own illness was reminiscent of Melanie’s spirit.

The first recipient of the scholarship award in 2014, Shelly-Anne Smith, was also in attendance and conveyed that although she never had the opportunity to meet Melanie, it was Melanie’s character and drive that provided the much needed

motivation to help her to excel. Ms. Smith, who successfully completed her Legal

Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School, this year, thanked the Foundation for its “gracious assistance”.

Melanie’s mother congratulated both past and present recipients, indicating that her daughter would have given the “thumbs up” on those selected. She also

expressed hope that the new awardees would go “beyond the best” in their future

endeavours. (JG/BGIS)

2016-09-09


In Other News


BARBADOS RECEIVES FIRST APPLICATION FOR GEOGRAPHICAL

INDICATION

This country should soon have its first Geographical Indication (GI),

a category of Intellectual Property.

Word of this came today from the Registrar of Corporate Affairs and

Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO), Heather Clarke, who during a brief ceremony at her Baobab, Warrens’ office, announced that she was pleased to receive the application for a GI, which falls under the 2001Geographical Indications Act.

Noting that it was the first time the legislation would be tested, the Registrar stated that this milestone was important for Barbadians, especially as the country

continues to celebrate its 50th year of Independence.

“This receipt is timely because it comes at the onset of CARIFORUM

negotiations which begin next week, and which will discuss the future protection of GIs under the Economic Partnership Agreement, which was signed in 2008.”

In expressing her thanks to the applicant, the foot soldiers and management for their commitment, dedication and foresight in bringing the matter to this stage, Ms. Clarke lauded the World Intellectual Property Organization for the technical

assistance given to the Government of Barbados.

International Business Minister, Donville Inniss, who also praised the team for

getting to this stage, said it spoke volumes when a small country like Barbados could get to the point where it had a product that was deemed unique enough to be recognised and respected around the world.

Acknowledging that “in many respects this was the first stage, albeit a

significant one,” Mr. Inniss remarked that he was in Jamaica last year when that country received its first Geographical Indication. “I know they had a fantastic launch around it to coincide with the World Intellectual Property Organization regional meeting. And, we will have the appropriate celebration, once the Registrar has completed her work, but this is indeed a very significant step.… We certainly hope that others looking on will learn from this and it will spur in Barbados renewed interest in Intellectual Property and Copyright issues…

“We also recognise the tremendous economic benefit to Barbados that will be derived from such, and that is why we are forging ahead, taking this as the first one,  and I encourage all Barbadians to get fully on board, in terms of Intellectual Property Copyright issues and certainly in terms of spurring business development, using this GI to move forward,” said Mr. Inniss.

A geographical indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. (TB/BGIS)

The Barbados Fire Service is now in a better position to respond to emergencies along the island’s south coast, stretching from Hastings, Christ Church to Spring Garden.

Newly appointed Fire Chief, Errol Maynard, made this disclosure yesterday, following the handover of two new fire tenders valued at BBD$2 million at the Bridgetown Fire Station.

One truck is a multimedia vehicle and carries 3, 000 litres of foam and 2,000 litres of water. It also contains a dry powder to fight chemical fires.

The second vehicle is a water/foam tender and carries 2, 700 litres of water and 4, 500 litres of foam. Both vehicles are equipped with rescue tools.

“The multimedia vehicle is specifically designed to take care of any incident we may have in The City area, especially in the corridor of the lower part of Hastings down to Spring Garden, where we have a number of special risk installations like the [Barbados] Light and Power [company], Shell and [Mount Gay]. This vehicle is equipped to deal with almost any incident that we may have in that area,” Mr. Maynard said.

He explained the multimedia vehicle would be stationed at the Bridgetown Fire Station, while the water tender would be located at the Arch Hall Fire Station.

Mr. Maynard noted that the BFS also received a dinghy to facilitate water rescues, and a command vehicle fully equipped to respond to hazmat incidents. The latter, he said, also contains a restroom for fire officers and the internet.

Speaking during the brief handover yesterday, Mr. Maynard said the fire officers were trained in how to use all of the new equipment in keeping with the policy of the BFS. “Approximately 40 officers were trained over the last two days. We have a training staff who would train the other officers over the next week,” he said.


Meanwhile, Service Supervisor with Angloco, the company which built the fire trucks, Dave Stone, thanked the BFS for working with the company over the last 25 years, and noted another truck was also in the pipeline.


julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb

Acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Llyodson Phillips (third from left); Service Supervisor at Angloco Limited, Dave Stone; Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard and Divisional Officer in Charge of the Northern Division and Fleet Maintenance, Ormond Fenty, during yesterday's handover; as other fire officers look on. (GP)

Fire Service Receives New Equipment

Barbados Receives First GI Application

Attorney-at-Law, Tammy L. Bryan of George Walton Payne Associates presenting CAIPO Registrar, Heather Clarke with the first Geographical Indication Application while Minister Donville Inniss and Ministry officials look on. (A.Miller/BGIS)

Friday, September 9th , 2016

Evening with the Stars

10th September 2016

  Hilton Hotel, Barbadoos.

Brian Charles Lara ( at right ) as he receives his Icon Award from Minister of Culture The Hon. Stephen Lashley.

The Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, OCC ( at right ) as he receives his Icon Award from Minister of Culture The Hon. Stephen Lashley.

Sir Wes Hall, HBM, J.P. ( at right ) after he received his Icon Award from Minister of Culture The Hon. Stephen Lashley examines it closely with his Daughter Dr.Kerry Hall.

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A costume demonstration by the Contact band was held at the Garrison Savannah on race day  Saturday June 11, 2016 . Here the girls model their fantastic outfits


From The Kadooment Band
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LAST night the Government of Barbados through its Nation Sports Council and its Ministry of Culture , Sport and Youth Affairs, headed by the Minister the Honorable Stephen Lashley, held a Black Tie Dinner at the Barbados Hilton Hotel to honour some of the Islands Sportsmen and Women and included Mr. Brian Lara. CARIBPIX WAS THERE and bring you many photos to enjoy...

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