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Caribbean Room With a View: Turtle Beach in Barbados

 Above: the view from a junior suite at Turtle Beach, Barbados (All photos by CJ) SET AT the far corner of the St Lawrence Gap, Barbados’ liveliest thoroughfare, is Turtle Beach. The beach gets its name from the many sea turtles …

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 …

Barbados to Develop “Blueprint” For Science, Technology Education

 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 …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff An overhaul to Barbados’ agriculture sector is long overdue, according to prominent agriculturalist Dr Chelston Brathwaite. Brathwaite said Barbados is still operating a model inherited from the pre-independence period. “That model has run its course,” …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Barbadian Ministry of Education and the Brewster Trust will work with UK club Arsenal on a football programme aimed at helping primary and secondary students build confidence, promote discipline and raise self-esteem. The pilot …

 Above: Finance Minister Chris Sinckler By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados will not “roll over and play dead” during the current economic recession, according to Finance Minister Chris Sinckler. “That’s not the stance this government has, or will ever take, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing a Caribbean-wide push on agriculture, particularly organic farming, a Barbadian agronomist is urging citizens to focus on growing their own produce. “There are a lot of cost savings to be had when we don’t …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is urging seafarers to report any sightings of the invasive lionfish species, which has been spreading across the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Cayman. The recent capture of a specimen off the west coast of …