New Governor General of Barbados installed

New Governor General of Barbados installed

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dame Sandra Mason was installed on Monday as Barbados’ eighth Governor General.  In the presence of Members of Parliament, members of the Senate, the judiciary, the diplomatic corps, family and friends, the 68-year-old former Justice of Appeal took the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office for the execution of the […]

UWI supports region’s protests against inclusion on tax haven blacklist

UWI supports region’s protests against inclusion  on tax haven blacklist

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The University of the West Indies (UWI) is backing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments in protesting the European Union’s (EU) recent blacklisting of regional countries it considers tax haven. In a statement issue last week, Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles said the UWI “stands with the governments of the Caribbean in protesting the recent […]

Eastern Caribbean flora at risk

Eastern Caribbean flora at risk

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Almost three quarters of the flowering plants unique to the Eastern Caribbean appear to be under threat of extinction, according to a study published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Botanical Review. That was one of the major findings of a collaborative research project of Professor Sean Carrington of the […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

West Indies name 15 for Under-19 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) selection panel announced a 15-member Under-19 team and three reserves to participate in an 11-day camp in St Kitts & Nevis. The camp which will run from December 10-20 is the last round of preparation before they depart the region on December 28. Windies Under 19 are […]

Barbados starts to modernize water infrastructure

Barbados starts to modernize water infrastructure

David Estwick, the Barbados Minister of Agriculture and Water Resource Management, has announced plans to modernize the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) infrastructure, starting with the rebuilding of the sewage system. Estwick noted the level of development on the South Coast has increased drastically since the Sewage Plant was first put into use back in the […]

Barbados plans to establish cybersecurity strategy to combat crime

Barbados plans to establish cybersecurity strategy to combat crime

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados government announced plans on Monday to establish a national cybersecurity strategy to provide the island with “a robust cyber defence” as it seeks to deal with crime. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, addressing the first annual conference of the Department of Public Prosecutions, said the new framework would include a revision […]

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