Police make appeal as they investigate latest road fatality

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this morning’s accident which resulted in the death of June Sonia Knight to contact them. Knight, of Grazettes New Road, St Michael, was knocked down as she and other persons were jogging along the Arch Hall Section, of the Ronald Mapp Highway in the area of […]

UWI Chancellor issues challenge to graduates

As the 2017 graduates of the Cave Hill campus of the University of West Indies accepted their diplomas this morning, they were reminded that this is just the beginning of their developmental journey in adulthood. Chancellor Robert Bermudez told the graduating class to use the valuable education which they have received throughout their university life, […]

Labour Minister urges employers to build paper trail

Employers are being encouraged to put in writing, complaints about workers who do not perform in order to counter accusations of unfair dismissal, particularly from employees who have made sexual harassment claims against their bosses. Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo said since the Senate approved the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Bill this week, some employers have […]

Educator wants more emphasis on technical and vocational training

One of the island’s educators has said that Barbadians have bastardized technical and vocational education and lionised their academic counterparts. Dr Ian Marshall levelled this charge at policymakers on Thursday night while delivering the Samuel Jackman Prescod Memorial Lecture at the recently renamed Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, Wildey, St Michael. Distancing himself from that idea, […]

Hart’s formula for success

  Rev. Bobby Schuller posits that if you honour your history, heritage, and past, you will receive blessings. Could it be that the acceptance of one’s identity is the key to discovery of one’s destiny and lifestyle choices? Selwyn Hart, Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States and the Organization of the American States (OAS), in brief remarks […]

Plans underway for national day of prayer

Plans are underway for a national day of prayer and weekend of thanksgiving under the theme Pray Barbados. The events, which are slated to run from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29, are being coordinated by an inter-denominational group of churches. In a joint statement, Senator Rev David Durant of  Pastors Prayer Fellowship and […]

Challenge to our chefs

While reading Barbados TODAY, as is my daily custom, I was startled by a story which appeared earlier this week. In it, the Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the Caribbean, Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul, indicated that the Barbadian appetite for “unhealthy” foreign foods was having a severe impact on the island’s […]

Thriving in crisis

I spent about an hour and a half on Tuesday night watching BIBA’s panel discussion Thriving in Crisis via Facebook.  Thanks to BIBA for hosting this and for arranging for the live feed for those of us who couldn’t get down to the Grande Salle. From the look of the packed room, we would not […]

St Michael woman becomes country’s latest road fatality

Police are investigating a road fatality which occurred sometime around 5:40 this morning along the Arch Hall section of the Ronald Mapp Highway. A motor car being driven by 27-year-old Daniel Haynes of Jackmans, St Michael, was involved in an accident in the area of the Lawrence Johnson Roundabout. June Sonia Knight, of Grazettes New […]

Secession produces no winners

Should areas of countries break away and govern themselves as they see fit? That’s a question that has been debated in several parts of the world, and is in focus now between Catalonia and Spain, Scotland and the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent Barbuda and Antigua. It should be noted that throughout history, communities […]