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Independence message from British PM

30 November 2016

I AM DELIGHTED to congratulate Barbados on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary of Independence. Barbados and the UK are united in our shared history, culture, language, and much more. The UK welcomes Barbados’ many achievements over the last 50 years. With its... Read More


Labour movement vows to keep country first

30 November 2016

ON THE OCCASION of the celebration of the island’ 50th anniversary of Independence, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), as the representative voice of Barbadian labour, proudly salutes the nation on this achievement. As a champion... Read More


Much to thank God for

30 November 2016

BARBADOS HAS SO MUCH to give thanks to God for! As we celebrate 50 years of Independence we have achieved way beyond the predictions of the British parliament and renowned historians who saw our small size and limited resources as the great obstacle to success. Over... Read More


Three knighted

30 November 2016

BARBADOS has two new knights and a dame. The honour of Knight of St Andrew has gone to Geoffrey Cave for his outstanding contribution to business and John Connell, QC, for his outstanding contributions to law and the protection of the environment. Selma Jackman,... Read More


Bajans have every reason to feel proud

30 November 2016

FELLOW BARBADIANS and friends of Barbados, today Barbados completes 50 years as a member of the family of nations. I feel especially honoured to be able to address you on this historic occasion, on this our golden jubilee, as we celebrate our many achievements as a... Read More


We must chart bold new course

30 November 2016

MY FELLOW BARBADIANS, happy Independence to each of you on this our golden anniversary. We are conscious that the ability to determine our sovereignty rested on the platform that we were given in 1951, when all Barbadians over 21 years old were given the right to... Read More


Hectic first day for Prince Harry

30 November 2016

BRITAIN’S PRINCE HARRY arrived in Barbados yesterday for a whirlwind of events which on the first day included inspecting the troops, calling on the Governor General and Prime Minister, awarding outstanding young people and visiting the wards at the Nightingale Children’s... Read More


New date and location for Independence Day Parade

29 November 2016

THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of Independence Day Parade originally scheduled for tomorrow at the Garrison Savannah, has been postponed until Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m. It will be held at Kensington Oval, following which the troops on parade will march through Bridgetown.... Read More


Parade postponed as rain hits Independence Day activities

29 November 2016

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC have been advised that the Reveal of the 50th Anniversary of Independence National Monument will now take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Garrison Savannah. It will be followed by the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert at Kensington... Read More


Prince Harry arrives to royal welcome

29 November 2016

IT WAS A procession fit for a prince. Britain’s Prince Harry arrived at the Bridgetown Port this morning as he continued his tour of the Caribbean. From around 9:30 a.m. a few people gathered outside the Bridgetown Port with phone cameras in hand to catch a glimpse... Read More


REPLAY: Arrival of Prince Harry

29 November 2016

SEE THE REPLAY of the arrival of Prince Harry today at the Bridgetown Port. Read More


Traffic Changes for Independence Parade

29 November 2016

A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC CHANGES will be in effect on Wednesday, November 30, as Barbados celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Independence. Between 6 and 11 a.m., Garrison Road will be one way only from Dalkeith to Hastings, with motorists keeping the Savannah to their... Read More


PM loves togetherness

29 November 2016

A GREAT MOVEMENT FOR BARBADOS. That’s was how Prime Minister Freundel Stuart described yesterday’s One People, One Barbados Human Chain Link initiative after he had joined with scores of Barbadians to participate in the event outside of Parliament. Stuart joined... Read More


Visitors join in Bajan pride

29 November 2016

VISITORS to Barbados have given a thumbs-up to the staging of the One People, One Barbados Human Chain Link held yesterday. Londoner Sue Wright, who was part of the link outside the Berinda Cox Fish Market in Oistins, Christ Church, said that she was proud to be... Read More


‘Excited’ to be part of history

29 November 2016

SOME HANDS WERE LEFT without a touch of another in the 2016 Human Chain Link along Holetown, St James. But the memories, shared feelings of pride and excitement created an undeniable bond among those who participated yesterday. It was around 10 a.m. when the... Read More


Breaks in parts of East Coast

29 November 2016

THERE WAS a sense of déjà vu as there were more empty spaces than people in St Joseph and St Andrew for the One People, One Barbados Human Chain Link yesterday. It was a repeat of what happened in 1979 when the first chain link was staged. Around 9:15 a.m. things... Read More


Good turnout by schools

29 November 2016

ST LUCY WAS well represented by the schools in that parish. Darryl Jordan Secondary, and pupils from Ignatius Byer, St Lucy Primary, Selah Primary and Half Moon Fort came out yesterday morning to form part of the northern link for Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence.... Read More


Government offices, some polyclinics closing early on Tuesday

28 November 2016

GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL close at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29, in light of the various 50th Anniversary of Independence-related activities planned for November 29 and 30. The managers of these offices have apologised for any inconvenience that the early... Read More


Human Chain Link 2016 Coverage

28 November 2016

THE HUMAN CHAIN Link in celebration of Barbados 50th anniversary of Independence is gradually forming around the island. In Holetown, St James a number of people started to started to gather just before 10 a.m. Some of them participated in the first attempt at... Read More


Foster: A joy to link hands again

26 November 2016

IT’S BUT A few people who get to relive their favourite memories and 85-year-old Maurice Foster, the brains behind the patriotic 1979 human chain link, will get to do that in a big way on Monday. Foster, one of the founders of the Barbados Aquatic Centre, said that... Read More


Prince Harry to pay official visit to Barbados next week

25 November 2016

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales will pay an official three-day visit to Barbados from Tuesday, November 29, to Thursday, December 1, as part of celebrations to mark this island’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. Affectionately known as Prince Harry,... Read More


Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?