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Celebrating the Life and work of Archbishop Granville Williams Spiritual Leader of The Spiritual Baptist Church
The race the World has been waiting for: Lewis Hamilton vs Ken Block
Top Gear Festival Barbados. It’s On
Top Gear Festival
Barbados 17 -
Sunday 18th May 2014: It’s a race that the world of motorsport was eagerly awaiting,
and Top Gear Festival Barbados didn’t let us down. For the first time ever, race
ace Lewis Hamilton, took on Gymkhana star Ken Block on the beautiful island of Barbados.
The all action head-
Lewis Hamilton, at the wheel of his MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car, took on Ken Block in his Global Rallycross car on the Bushy Park Circuit and rallycross course.
The question on everyone’s lips as the engines started up was: Who will come out
on top in a full three-
The crowd were not disappointed. It was world-
Lewis Hamilton: “I’ve got a huge amount of respect for Ken Block as a driver so I jumped at the chance to go head to head against him in our cars at Top Gear Festival Barbados. Racing Ken is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, he’s such an exciting driver and is always pushing the boundaries with the cool stunts he does with his car! It was awesome racing against him and I can’t wait to do it again today.”
Ken Block: “"I had a ton of fun racing around with Lewis during the Top Gear Festival Barbados. I never thought I'd find myself racing an F1 car with my Ford Fiesta racecar and I'm super stoked with how it performed—especially off the line! I'm looking forward to getting out there with Lewis again today."
Top Gear Festival Barbados thrilled petrol-
Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, together with guest presenters
Eddie Jordan, Lee McKenzie and Tiff Needell, were on hand to dole out a non-
The action didn’t stop there and visitors were also treated to 2008 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton demonstrating his skills in the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car, and legendary drivers from Global Rally Cross, including Ken Block, Nelson Piquet Jr and Tanner Foust, compete in the first round of their 2014 season – an historic debut in the Caribbean for GRC.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lamented that even though Small Island
Developing States (SIDS) have kept their side of the bargain in attempting to implement
sustainable strategies consistent with the Barbados Programme Of Action (BPOA) and
the Mauritius Strategy of Further Implementation, the resources promised by the
international community have not all been forthcoming.
Mr. Stuart made the comments while delivering a statement on The Journey of
SIDS – Recalibrating and Consolidating for the new Development Pathway, at the
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, being held in Samoa
from September 1 to 4.
The Prime Minister told his audience: “Far be it, however, for any SIDS member
state to claim that larger and wealthier countries and international financial institutions
have done nothing to help SIDS. We just say that present circumstances require them
to do more.
“But we cannot afford to be seen merely as disgruntled and complaining
suppliants. We must recognise that there are things that we can do for ourselves.”
Mr. Stuart reiterated that SIDS must speak with one voice at the international
level, saying the new global architecture for sustainable development, including the
United Nations Environment Assembly and the High-
He contended that although much had changed since the early 1990's when the
first SIDS Conference was held, a lot had remained the same. According to him, in the
second decade of this new century, the world continues to battle the old and new foes
of sustainable development.
The Prime Minister added that the International Monetary Fund had also
acknowledged that SIDS had slid down the ladder of progress in the last 10 years.
Therefore, he stated, the ongoing conference must make a difference and he suggested
that it should be used to forge a revitalised and fresh partnership between SIDS and the
international community to address some of the fundamental social, economic, and
environmental challenges bedevilling them.
Mr. Stuart repeated his view that the achievement of the major outcomes of the
conference would require a commitment to establish inter and intra-
governmental mechanisms in the three SIDS regions.
“These entities should be intergovernmental in character, driven by SIDS, with
the support of the international community and should provide an institutional basis for
be used as intermediaries on behalf of SIDS for facilitating direct access to resources
such as the Green Climate Fund.
“Our fear is that if this august gathering does not have the will to attack frontally
the unsatisfactory pace of implementation of the BPOA and the MSI, the execution of
many elements of the Samoa pathway will be cheated of fulfilment,” he suggested.
The Prime Minister called on the United Nations and international community to
give consideration to his proposal, saying Barbados stood ready to work with them and
that it would also gladly serve as a hub for inter and intra-
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart
Wed, September 2nd 2014
RENEWABLE ENERGY THE WAY FORWARD FOR ECONOMY
Wed, September 2nd 2014
Government remains committed to facilitating change in the energy sector in order to reduce Barbados’ dependence on fossil fuel which results in $800 million in imports on an annual basis.
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, said that given all the exogenous factors, this was one
item that they (Government) had very little control over in terms of price, especially the
world market price. And, given all the environmental factors that had an impact in this matter, Government had come to a firm decision that renewable energy must be the way forward in Barbados.
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He made these comments this morning at the consultative workshop on the
Renewable Energy Consumer Guide Handbook for Solar PV Systems at the Barbados
Coalition of Service Industries, Harbour Industrial Estate headquarters.
He said: “We are very mindful of what the State has been doing in terms of the
Electric Light and Power Act that was passed in parliament last year, [and] two of the
regulations are being finalised now to be rolled out shortly as well as the other
incentives that have been granted – the fiscal incentives that have been granted via our
Income Tax regime to ensure that the inputs necessary for the development of an
industry in Barbados can go ahead unhindered.”
The Minister stated that “far too often we roll ahead as technocrats to address a
lot of these issues looking through the lens of technical people oblivious to the fact that
there is an educational role to perform.”
He asserted that in this regard the consumers in Barbados should soon find
themselves far more enlightened regarding the the renewable energy industry and how
it impacts upon them at the consumer level.
Mr. Inniss told his audience that it was his opinion that in order to really develop a
viable sustainable industry, they needed to look at the wider Caribbean region.
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“You have to ensure that the individuals who are giving advice on renewable
energy systems and photo voltaic systems in particular are competent, tested and tried
and are qualified as far as possible to provide that service,” he advised while adding
that “this was not an industry that we can settle for mediocrity nor is it an industry that
we feel that any and every one can turn up at your homes, give you advice and install
your system.” (TB/BGIS)
Monday, June 9th, 2014
Revelers enjoying the Silver Sands to Wotton Christ Church Carnival, part of the 2014 Crop over celebrations
Mr. Edward Clarke, Chief Operating Officer, Sagicor Life Inc and General Manager
Michelle Giles -
The Code for Public Prosecutors Barbados was officially handed over to Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, by United States (US) Ambassador, Larry Palmer, during an official ceremony at the Department of Public Prosecutions’ Warrens, St. Michael, office recently.
A copy of The Code for Public Prosecutors Barbados was officially handed over to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Charles Leacock (center) by United States (US) Ambassador, Larry Palmer (at right in photo) Looking on is Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson.
Wednesday.24th September, 2014
Staff and family members of Columbus Barbados, operators of Flow and Columbus Business
Solution (CBS), headed out to Foul Bay, St Philip early this morning to participate
in the clean-
Sunday September 21st 2014
Thursday September 18th 2014
Here President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Life Inc., Dr. Marjorie Patricia
Nine outstanding Barbadian citizens have been honoured in the Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honours List.
Saturday, August 30th, 2014
The Minister of Culture,Sport and Youth the Hon. Stephen Lashley presenting the Spouge Award to Mr. Sach Moore ( at right ) during
the Official Launch of Community Independent Celebrations at the
Oistins Car Park , Ch.Ch Barbados
Biggie Irie is the 2014 MQI/98.1 The One SWEET SOCA MONARCH . He won from first runner up
Red Plastic Bag with 432 points for Roller Coaster and Sanctuary second runner up with his Mega Monday scoring 393 points. Biggie Irie amassed 474 points
Blood was fourth gaining 382 points for his contribution The Certified Feter.
The 2014 MQI/98.1 The One PARTY MONARCH competition was won by GORG first-
Second place were last years winners with the song Turn around they got 382 points.
Mikey was third with 373 points for No Shame.
Blood secured fourth place with 356 points for his song Road.
Thousands of Barbadians accepted the invitation of Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley to march in protest against the Municipal Solid Waste Tax recently introduced by the government.
The march took the route from Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown to Government Headquarters.
Crop Over Bridgetown By Night Heritage Tour under themed from Reclamation to Discovery took a route from Princess Alice Highway to Cavans Lane.
It was a back in time guided tour of the city that was once without doubt the centre of trade of the Eastern Caribbean. Participants got a chance to see the city as it then was.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Columbus Communications And The BrightPath Foundation
TechLink Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados welcomed its newest High Court judge today just after 10 a.m.when Madam Justice Michelle Weekes seen taking the Oath of Allegiance and Judicial Oath before Governor General and members of her family and friends at Government House.
Monday, June 16th, 2014
Roberts Manufacturing Managing Director Mr. David Foster was celebrated by his workmates, management and visiting well wishers as he was now departing a company which he served faithfully for 22 years.
Friday, September 26th, 2014.
Mr David Foster ( at left) chatting with Mr. Randall Belgrave, Managing Director of Massy Distribution at his (Foster's) retirement function. Mr David Foster spent 22 years working with Roberts Manufacturing.
2014 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Second place in the eight to twelve category went to Dynamo while Black Beauty was third.
Sammy G won from Ah-
8 to 12
13 to 18