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 […]

Barbados PM is keynote speaker at memorial dinner in Toronto

Barbados PM is keynote speaker at memorial dinner in Toronto

Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will deliver the keynote address at the ninth annual Errol Barrow Memorial Dinner to be held at the Markham Convention Centre in Toronto on Saturday, September 24. (Errol “Dipper” Barrow was the first prime minister of Barbados. He founded the Democratic Labour Party and became its leader in 1958. Barrow […]

Austin Clarke gave a tremendous gift of letters to Barbados and the Caribbean -eulogist

Austin Clarke gave a tremendous gift of letters to Barbados and the Caribbean -eulogist

Acclaimed Barbados-born author Austin Tom Clarke who died on June 26 last, was remembered at his funeral last Friday as a man whose life ” defies summation.” Delivering the eulogy at the Cathedral church of St. James in downtown Toronto, Rinaldo Walcott, an associate professor of sociology and equity studies at the University of Toronto, […]

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