Barbados

Confucius Institute Coming to Barbados

 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 …

Barbados Developing Intellectual Property Strategic Plan

 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 …

Sports Tourism “Vital” For Barbados

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 MOUNT GAY’s new Black Barrel rum officially launched last year, and you can count Rum Journal as a fan (for more, see here). The rum is a new angle on the traditional quality for which Mount Gay is known, and …

 Above: the beach at Sandals Barbados By the Caribbean Journal staff Sandals Barbados is planning to reopen its doors on Jan. 28, 2015, the company announced. The property, which is located at the former Couples Barbados, is currently closed to …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Culture Minister Stephen Lashley recently received St Maarten Governor Eugene Holiday for a visit in St Michael last week. The two sides focused on ways that culture can help diversify …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff China’s government has “reiterated its intention to provide financial assistance” for a number of projects in Barbados, the Caribbean country said Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to Barbados Wang Ke made the pledge …

 Above: Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is willing to “use its good offices” to help in quelling the “restlessness on the streets of Venezuela,” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said Sunday. Stuart, who …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Zealand has opened its first-ever High Commission in the Caribbean. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Jan Henderson as the country’s first-ever High Commissioner in Barbados. The …

 Above: Lewis Hamilton By the Caribbean Journal staff Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton will be taking part in the upcoming Top Gear Festival in Barbados. Hamilton will appear on the track behind the wheel of his Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula …

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados would “welcome” assistance from Spain on how to improve the marketing and packaging of its UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bridgetown, the government said this week. Tourism Minister Richard Sealy …

 IT’S ONE of the most famous drinks (and, at one time, professions) in the Caribbean: the Rum Runner. But how do you make one? Recipes tend to vary slightly across the Caribbean (with one notable constant, naturally), but we thought …

 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says he wants a “speedy conclusion” of an air services agreement with China. The Prime Minister addressed the issue following a meeting with Barbados’ newly-named Ambassador …