Barbados Reforms Tourism Authority

September 11, 2014 | 6:43 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is reforming the Barbados Tourism Authority. The island announced this week that it would be reforming the original authority into two new divisions: Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. and the Barbados Tourism Product Authority. The new divisions will "work together to transform the current tourism more...

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Barbados to Host Meeting of Latin American, Caribbean Tourism Ministers

July 31, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Washington (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will soon play host to the 22nd Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism. The meeting, which will be held Sep. 3 and 4 in Bridgetown, will take place more...

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Confucius Institute Coming to Barbados

July 17, 2014 | 5:39 am | 0 Comment


Above; Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A Confucius Institute is coming to the University of the West Indies Cave Hill in Barbados. The institute would be the fourth of its kind in the Caribbean, part of a wider push to deepen cultural and academic ties between the Caribbean and China. Ronald Jones, Barbados' Education Minister, said the more...

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Barbados Developing Intellectual Property Strategic Plan

July 12, 2014 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados' government has formulated a national intellectual property strategic plan, it said this week. The plan, which is being developed with the assistance of the World Intellectual Property Organization, aims to make the country's economy "more competitive globally," the government said. According more...

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Sports Tourism “Vital” For Barbados

June 6, 2014 | 8:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bridgetown (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff From the recent Top Gear Festival to the West Indies-England cricket series in March, sports tourism is "vital" for Barbados' economy, according to Adrian Elcock, chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority. Elcock said the events like the Top Gear Festival and the upcoming Caribbean more...

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Barbados’ Best-Kept Secret

June 4, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


The Baron's Smokehouse at Pablo Donte's in Barbados (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST LAWRENCE GAP, BARBADOS — I might have walked past Pablo Donte's 99 times out of 100. It was set at the very back of a tourist village made up of colourful shacks set on a cul-de-sac on a small lane. Pablo Donte's was the only bar open; the other doors were more...

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Ranking Caribbean Countries on Broadband Penetration

May 20, 2014 | 12:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Bridgetown, Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest broadband penetration of any country in the Caribbean, according to a new study from the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB's DigiLAC index compared regional countries by using 37 indicators chosen on the basis of four pillars: public policy and strategic vision, more...

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Barbados to Develop “Blueprint” For Science, Technology Education

May 20, 2014 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados' government says it is planning to develop a "blueprint" to reform its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teaching across its education system. Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development Minister Dr Esther Byer Suckoo pointed this week to what she saw as the "need to more...

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Barbados and China to Sign Visa Abolition Agreement

May 16, 2014 | 5:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Barbados (Caribbean Journal Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados and China will be signing a Mutual Visa Abolition Agreement, the government of Barbados announced in a statement Friday. The agreement will "pave the way for smooth entry of Chinese nationals who are holders of diploamtic and service (official) passports," the government more...

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Barbados Readies For Lionfish Derby

May 6, 2014 | 4:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a lionfish ready to be cooked By the Caribbean Journal staff The invasive lionfish remains a major problem for the Caribbean region, but Barbados is dealing with the problem in a unique way: with a derby. The country's next Lionfish Derby & Cookoff will take place on May 24 at Harbour Lights at the island's Carlisle Bay in St Michael, part of an effort more...

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