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St John schools stage Independence parade

25 November 2016

SEVERAL SCHOOLS from St John came together to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Independence today. On the grounds of The Lodge School, St John’s Pimary, St Mark’s Primary, St Philip’s Primary, Mount Tabor and Codrington School students celebrated the occasion... Read More


Flower girl takes top prize

24 November 2016

THE HARD WORK and long hours spent beautifying her surroundings have paid off for Marcia Springer, winner of the Urban Development Commission’s (UDC) 2016 Garden Beautification Competition. For her labour of love, Springer won a water tank and irrigation system,... Read More


Human Chain Link for all to participate

21 November 2016

PERSONS INTERESTED IN participating in the Human Chain Link, scheduled for Monday, November 28, should log on to www.onepeopleonebarbados.org to register. Businesses and groups are also encouraged to register online. The Chain Link is being coordinated by the Ministry... Read More


Over 1 200 on parade for Independence Day

21 November 2016

THE CLIMAX OF celebrations to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence will include the annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, November 30, at the Historic Garrison Savannah, beginning at 8 a.m. This year’s parade will feature over 1 200 persons representing... Read More


The Joy of St Joseph

21 November 2016

BRANDON BECKLES was almost speechless, and at one point had to stop to collect his thoughts. Just moments earlier, he and Cadesha Rouse brought the title of Most Outstanding Parish Ambassadors back to St Joseph. “I feel excited. I am almost speechless, I am crying,... Read More


Growing demand for Independence memorabilia

21 November 2016

PRIDE AND INDUSTRY seems to be translating into dollars and cents. With the 50th anniversary of Barbados’ Independence inching ever closer, Barbadians seem to be splashing the cash on commemorative memorabilia, says Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry president... Read More


St Joseph back on top as parish champs

20 November 2016

THE MOST OUTSTANDING Parish Ambassadors’ title has returned to St Joseph. After almost five hours, the team of Brandon Beckles and Cadesha Rouse emerged as the winners in the Spirit of the Nation Show Saturday night at the new venue, Kensington Oval. The parish... Read More


More than 100% Bajan

18 November 2016

AIDAN TAYLOR’S national pride has reached another level. His patriotism has gone past wearing yellow and blue T-shirts and attaching the national flag to his car, to beautifying his house with flags and yellow and blue decorations. Although the nation’s 50th anniversary... Read More


Father, son share special day

12 November 2016

HOW MANY INDEPENDENCE Day babies do you know? Natalie James knows two. One is her husband, the other is her son. While Shawn James her husband of six years, and her 12-year-old son Joshua James were born 29 years apart, they have the distinct and unique honour of... Read More


Light it up!

10 November 2016

IT’S LOOKING A LOT like Independence . . . all around the country. As celebrations continue to mark the island’s 5oth anniversary of nationhood and its jubilee celebrations, the night scene has been transformed with bright roundabouts, but also beautifully-lit buildings... Read More


Nominations for St Michael North West Constituency Awards

10 November 2016

RESIDENTS OF OR PEOPLE raised in St Michael North West are invited to submit nominations for that constituency’s inaugural awards. The ceremony, which is being hosted in celebration of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence, will take place later this month.... Read More


BAJAN TO DE BONE: Rocheford ‘rocked’ country bus routes

09 November 2016

DAILY, EUNICE ROCHEFORD sits on her patio and reminisces, watching buses go by the busy intersection near her Bloomsbury, St Thomas home. She has fond memories of the years she spent as a conductress scampering along “running boards” of jitney buses owned by the... Read More


Landis: UWI there to serve the community

08 November 2016

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus Professor Clive Landis says the UWI needs to regain its esteem and respect in the community. Landis said today the university was sometimes seen to be distant from the community and he stressed... Read More


National church service to mark 50 years

08 November 2016

BARBADIANS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE and every religious denomination and faith are invited to join together to give thanks in the 50th Anniversary National Service of Thanksgiving which will take place as part of the Independence Celebrations on Sunday November 27th at... Read More


Call for human chain volunteers

08 November 2016

IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 37 years in the making, but on November 28, Barbadians are expected to once again join hands to form a human chain link around the island. The event is being led by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the 50th Anniversary of Independence... Read More


DLP launches Leadership exhibition

07 November 2016

SIR FRANK ALLEYNE, an economist who has served under all four Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Prime Ministers shared some brief insight into his interaction with them this morning. Sir Frank said one thing the four leaders had in common was the promotion of the quality... Read More


Blushing with pride as Broken Trident first raised

07 November 2016

DRENCHED FROM HAIR to shoelaces, a slim youngster squinted in the dark as rain fell around him, and the sky roared noisily above. After more than three months of preparation, he had no intention of letting a horrible thunderstorm dampen his writing on history’s page.... Read More


Aglow for 50th

05 November 2016

THE BEAUTIFULLY lighted roundabouts and buildings across Barbados signal the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence. But for Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley the reason for the lights should be a reminder that the future of the island is bright. Speaking... Read More


National colours on display

02 November 2016

IT IS THE start of the month of November and Barbadians are getting excited over the activities being staged to celebrate their country's anniversary of independence. This year is more special given that Barbados will be observing its 50th as an independent nation... Read More


Thousands attend Independence lighting ceremony

01 November 2016

THOUSANDS OF BARBADIANS from all walks of life descended on National Heroes Square for the 20th Sagicor Life Inc. Lighting Ceremony this evening. Shortly after 6 p.m. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and four Barbadians born in 1966 switched on lights across the country.... Read More


PM Stuart attends Independence activities in UK

31 October 2016

DISCUSSIONS ABOUT BARBADOS took centre stage when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart attended a reception last Thursday, as part of the activities hosted by the High Commission in London to celebrate the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence. The reception at Lancaster... Read More


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