Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Caribbean tourism arrivals growing faster than global average

Caribbean tourism arrivals growing faster than global average

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Caribbean tourism broke new ground in 2016, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever, and once again growing faster than the global average. “Despite political, security and economic uncertainties and challenges in our main source markets, tourist arrivals to the Caribbean increased by 4.2 per cent in 2016, better than […]

CELEBRATING BARBADOS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AT A GALA IN TORONTO LAST SATURDAY

CELEBRATING BARBADOS’ 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE AT A GALA IN  TORONTO LAST SATURDAY

When we watched television from outside someone’s window Addressing Barbadians at a gala in Toronto on Saturday to mark Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence, Haynesley L. Benn, Consul General of Barbados in Toronto, recalled the time when the Union Jack was lowered for the last time in his native country. It was a time when  […]

Film on the life of Errol Barrow to have its world premiere in Toronto

Film on the life of Errol Barrow to have its world premiere in Toronto

“Errol Barrow: Freedom Fighter,” a full-length feature film on the life of the former prime minister of Barbados who led his country to political independence in 1966,  will have its world premiere at the Innis Town Hall cinema, University of Toronto, on November 12. This docudrama stars Adrian Holmes, a Canadian of Barbadian heritage, and […]

Barbados Central Bank delegation meets with Canadian bankers

Barbados Central Bank delegation meets with Canadian bankers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A delegation from the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) has ended a visit to Canada discussing the “encouraging prospects” for Canadian banks operating in Barbados. A CBB statement said that the delegation headed by Governor Dr. Delisle Worrell ‘in discussions with bankers and officials…expressed confidence in the future of our international business […]

Barbados honours its heroes

Barbados honours its heroes

As Barbados marks the 50th anniversary of its independence this year, its heroes are being honoured. Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart spoke of several of them on Saturday in his keynote address at the ninth annual Errol Barrow Memorial dinner at the Markham Convention Centre in  Toronto. He noted  that 2016  is an important year […]

Barbados PM calls for dialogue to deal with WICB issues

Barbados PM calls for dialogue to deal with WICB issues

By Gerald V. Paul Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says  the current standards of governance of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are undesirable and the Board is doing much to undermine the integrity of  West Indies cricket. But he is not in favour of scrapping the Board. “Scrap the West Indies Cricket Board? What […]

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