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    September 22

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Dazzling display to National Heroes

28 April 2016

TEN HEROES leapt from the pages of history into the hearts of Barbadians on the night of April 28, 1998. It took Barbados 210 minutes and a cast of 230 people to give nine men and one woman – Sir Grantley Adams, Errol Barrow, Bussa, Sarah-Ann Gill, Charles Duncan... Read More


Venner’s faith through tragedy

22 April 2016

THROUGHOUT HIS TURBULENT LIFE, Venner “Grafton” Haywood is keeping his faith in God and love for his adopted country. This is his story. “I was born in Richmond Hill, St Vincent. You could stand there and watch all up Kingstown. At around ten years old I came to... Read More


Broken Trident at GAIA

13 April 2016

IT WAS THE turn of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) yesterday to receive the commemorative Broken Trident which went on display there for a three-hour period, starting at 1 p.m. Keith Goddard, corporate communications manager at the airport, said that... Read More


MY STORY: Bim home for 30 years

08 April 2016

IT IS SAID Barbados and Guyana share a deep connection, and Anthony Boyce is a living example. Born in Guyana, the now 49-year-old came to Barbados at age 18 when his Barbadian mother returned home. Now a father of two children of his own, this is his story. “My... Read More


BAJAN TO DE BONE: When Dorothy caught the nursing bug

03 April 2016

DOROTHY HARDING spent her life caring for the sick. Now 80 and not enjoying the best of health, it is her time to be cared for and caregivers must watch out because she knows what their job ought to be. The trained nurse belongs to an era when the nursing profession... Read More


MY STORY: 18-year love affair with Barbados

01 April 2016

ISOLIN REID left her native St Vincent at age 18 for a new Now at age 45, with a Barbadian husband and three children, Reid has lived here longer than in her homeland. This is her story. “I grew up in an environment where my mother was selling ground provisions... Read More


Broken Trident moves to Christ Church in April

30 March 2016

THE COMMEMORATIVE BROKEN Trident will journey to Christ Church in April, with stops at several hotels, schools, churches and places of business in that parish. On Saturday, April 2, the symbolic Broken Trident will be hosted by the staff of Montrose Supermarket,... Read More


Mascoll ­- Patriot to the bone

24 March 2016

COLIN MASCOLL LOVES his home country, and spending more than four decades living elsewhere has not dulled that love one bit. In fact, the time away has made Mascoll’s heart grow fonder to the point where he is taking an active part in Barbados’ governance as the... Read More


Fabian 100 per cent Bajan

18 March 2016

AT MANY GIVEN moments, Fabian Layne can be seen riding people through Oistins, Christ Church, on his specially modified brightly coloured tricycle. He ferries tourists and locals for a living and loves his job. This year, Layne decided to also show his love of country.... Read More


He lives his life on the sea

11 March 2016

THERE CAN BE no mistaking Ronald Ward when he is out to sea – he’s the man sailing in the national colours. Ward’s brightly coloured boat, the Patron 2, is an old one as he said he had it for many years, but he said he recently gave it a fresh coat of paint for Barbados’... Read More


BCC hosts cultural expo for language students

09 March 2016

THE BARBADOS COMMUNITY College is on board with celebrations for Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence. In what is expected to be the first of many such activities, the Language Centre hosted a cultural expose for students at the centre including several from... Read More


Song to be commissioned for 50th anniversary

04 March 2016

NONE OF THE 21 entries submitted for the 50th Year of Independence Anniversary Song Competition has gained the nod of approval of the judging panel. In making the announcement today and thanking those who participated in the competition, Permanent Secretary in the... Read More


Seaton’s house of national colours

04 March 2016

WHILE KEITH SEATON was not born in Barbados, he calls the island home. When one looks at his house, located along Rock Hall, St Philip, there is no mistaking where his heart is. It is painted in blue and yellow with similarly coloured lights set around the trim.... Read More


Cave Hill launches 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations

03 March 2016

THE CAVE HILL Campus of the University of the West Indies is joining with the Government of Barbados in celebrating the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence. The campus rolled out its 12-month programme at a media conference on Thursday. Campus registrar, Kenneth... Read More


Diplomats briefed on preparations for 50th anniversary of Independence

01 March 2016

“EVEN THOUGH BARBADOS is small in size, it is equal to all countries in its commitment to making the world a better place and to contributing to the enrichment of human civilisation.” This assertion was made by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he hosted a Breakfast... Read More


BGIS saluting ‘We Bajans’

25 February 2016

AS PART OF ITS ACTIVITIES to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence, the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) has launched a special edition of its popular series We Bajans, featuring outstanding Barbadians. The series, which will be featured on... Read More


Look how far we’ve come!

18 February 2016

THE MAN who raised the Barbados Flag over a newly independent nation on November 30, 1966, is calling on Barbadians to pay more attention to the meaning of Independence. Hartley Dottin has expressed concern about certain behaviours displayed by some of the island’s... Read More


Design competition for Independence Monument

16 February 2016

BARBADIANS AT HOME and in the diaspora have been invited to participate in a design competition for a monument to mark Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence. A Barbados at Fifty Monument Committee has been established to facilitate the commissioning of the design... Read More


Garden tribute to The Rock

12 February 2016

ONE LOOK AT Everton Hunte’s front yard will tell you how much he loves Barbados. He has a makeshift lawn ornament in the shape of the island – which he said even had some of the hills in the right places – a wishing well and a palm tree, all decorated in blue, yellow... Read More


Patriots show true colours

05 February 2016

WITH THIS YEAR being the 50th anniversary of Independence, examples of patriotism can be seen nationwide. You just need to know where to look. One place is near Valerie in Brittons Hill, St Michael, at the home of Everton Smith. The small businessman has painted... Read More


50th anniversary monument design contest launched

03 February 2016

BARBADIANS HAVE BEEN invited to put their design skills to the test to come up with a monument to mark the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence. The monument will be erected at the Garrison Savannah, at or near the site where the Barbados’ Broken Trident... Read More


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