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Queen’s Baton to Arrive in 14 Days

Bridgetown, Barbados – In just 14 days, the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton will arrive from Guyana, the 42nd of its 71 Commonwealth destinations. Barbados will provide an integral link when it welcomes the baton as it travels on one of the most engaging relays in the world. Today the Baton is currently travelling through St. Helena (an island in the South African Ocean).

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Barbados Port Inc (BPI) Celebrates Shipping Industry Stalwart’s 40 years of service

Bridgetown, Barbados – March 25, 2013 – After four decades of outstanding service to the shipping industry in Barbados and the Caribbean, Mr. Glyne St. Hill will be testing the waters of retirement this year. At a recent ceremony hosted by the Barbados Port Inc. (BPI), St. Hill’s contributions to the industry were celebrated and he was hailed as a stalwart and pioneer.

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Charisma Not Just For A Few


Some of the best leaders and most iconic figureheads in the world have been successful because of their ability to motivate and inspire others to action behind a common goal or vision.

No doubt, this ability to inspire others can be attributed to charisma; a quality until recently, many thought was possessed only by a select few.

In the best-selling book Leadership-Charisma, author Bud Haney proposes charisma is not a quality or attribute, rather it is a perception one person has of another whose personality he or she finds appealing.

Haney, who will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Leadership-Charisma seminar hosted by Profiles Caribbean Inc. and the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry proposes, “It takes two people – one to observe what he or she describes as charisma, and another to behave in a manner that the observer perceives as being charismatic.”

This means that charisma constitues a series of behaviours, which can be taught, learned and mastered by any individual. This is what makes the model proposed by Haney powerful, it examines the behaviours, mannerisms and attitudes that have made some of the most charismatic leaders great and which can be easily adopted by any business manager or leader.

Notwithstanding, like most things in life practice makes perfect! For those persons not naturally charismatic it is absolutely necessary to decide to stay committed to learning and developing this ability.

Becoming charismatic definitely requires a commitment to investing the time and energy to putting that knowledge to work CONSISTENTLY.

All managers and business owners are encouraged to attend this life-changing seminar on developing Leadership-Charisma, at the Hilton Barbados Resort on December 6, from 9:00am-11:00am and repeated from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Participants will receive a free Leadership Charisma index report along with the book, Leadership Charisma by Bud Haney and Jim Sirbasku. The report is designed to score on individual levels of charismatic behaviour and compare these scores to other leaders across the globe.

For more information on corporate and individual registration, interested persons should contact Profiles Caribbean Inc at (246) 431-0830 or the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry at (246) 434-4750.

About Profiles Caribbean

Profiles Caribbean Inc. (PCI) is a regional company which was established in August 1994 to provide organizations with technologically advanced human resource tools and services to help them to hire, train, manage and develop people more effectively. PCI is the regional representative for the Texas-based Profiles International Inc., one of the leading providers and developers of occupational assessments in the world today. The company engages primarily in Psychometric Assessments, Search and Selection and Human Resource Consulting services.

About the BCCI

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (founded 1825 - incorporated 1868) is a voluntary non-profit organisation for businesses established under an Act of Parliament (BCCI Act, 1983-10).



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IDB Staff Serves Goodwill to the Salvation Army

IDB Staff as they worked the production line to serve the less fortunate at the Salvation Army on Sunday.

Bridgetown/November 7, 2012/

The Inter-American Development Bank resently served up some goodwill to the poor at the Salvation Army Community Feeding Centre.

Country Representative, Joel Branski said that the goodwill visit in which IDB staff in Barbados prepared and served more than a hundred lunches was part of a community outreach program. “We are here in Barbados and we are cognizant that while the IDB’s mission is supporting the country’s socioeconomic development, it is also very important to make a positive impact on our community. I am very happy with the good turn out by staff to do this service for the community” Branski said.

Senior members of the Salvation Army expressed their gratitude to the IDB for taking up the challenge to provide the meals for the clients of the Centre. Major Rosemary Brown indicated that the Salvation Army was indebted to a number of organisations for their generosity which helped them to facilitate the Sunday feeding programme and indicated that there is still a Sunday free each month for other companies or organisations to adopt.

Janette Archer-Headley, Operations Senior Associate of the Bank, and member of the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) group coordinated the outreach activity. She explained that the feeding of the poor at the Salvation Army was a continuation of the IDB’s mandate through its D&I Action Plan to build its relationship with its community.

“The purpose of the D&I is to foster an inclusive work environment with a more diverse workforce, a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Bank’s member countries and that enriches the quality of the IDB’s work,” Archer-Headley said. “The staff of the IDB Barbados Country Office was happy to be able to contribute to the society in this way, we are all very conscious that they are persons less fortune than ourselves and we were happy that we could lend a hand and spread some goodwill in this way,” she said.

About the Inter-American Development Bank

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank is the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieving measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. The IDB has an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase its development impact in the region.

Besides loans, the IDB also provides grants, technical assistance and does research. Its shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.

For More Information, please contact:

Pamala Proverbs

Communications Advisor

Inter-american Development Bank (IDB) Barbados Country Office


(246) 438-7592



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