The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) Inc. today announced that the activities to commemorate Olympic Day 2020 on June 23 will all be online for the first time in the history of the day’s remembrance. For over 30 years, Olympic Day has largely been associated with Olympic Day runs all over the world.
(Update from a media conference held on Monday, April 27. Representing the BOA was President, Sandra Osborne, SCM, Q.C., Secretary-General, Erskine Simmons, BSM and Assistant Secretary-General, Cameron Burke.)
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) today announced that it is closely following all information possible on the COVID – 19 and its impact on the Olympic Games qualifying events.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Brathwaite and the appointment of two new members to its staff.
Today, Thursday January 30, The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) commemorates 25 years of partnership with IGT, managers and operators of The Barbados Lottery.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. has announced that its Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Aquatics in Barbados is expected to get a boost in the coming months, when Coach Akeem Nurse returns from a 12-week training course at the University of Physical Education in Budapest, Hungary.
The Technical Commission of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has ratified the final delegation to represent Barbados at the Pan American Games in Lima Peru from July 24 – August 11, 2019.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) recently hosted students of primary and secondary schools at its Wildey headquarters as part of the activities to commemorate Olympic Day. Olympic Day is celebrated annually around the world in June, to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, along with the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization Inc. (Caribbean RADO) to continue housing that agency’s operations at the BOA’s headquarters in Wildey, St. Michael.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has officially announced the retirement of two long-serving employees - Dave Farmer and Charles Beckles.
Dave Farmer served as the Director of the National Olympic Academy from January 2008. He was responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs for athletes, coaches, managers and all stakeholders in the sporting fraternity.
Peace was in the air last weekend when the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) and its partners, the U.S. Embassy, UNICEF, the National Sports Council, and the Barbados Lotteries hosted the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) flagship event, the Multi-Sport Rally for community groups at the White Hall Playing Field St. Peter.
Youth development was the focus of the first event staged by the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. to celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). The workshop held at the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. headquarters in Wildey St. Michael on Tuesday, is the first of three events geared at empowering youth to live positively, arming community leaders with strategies to further develop their programs and bringing communities together for peaceful fun activities.
Over 300 primary and secondary students are expected to gather at the Lloyld Erskine Sandiford Conference Center on Monday March 18 from 10am for the first ever Youth Change Maker Sports Career Awareness Fair.
Career educator and sports administrator, Vaneisha Cadogan, has succeeded Dave Farmer as the Director of the National Olympic Academy (NOA) of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA). Farmer retired officially at the end of February.
Members of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) welcomed the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Lord Sebastian Coe with open arms when he visited the Wildey Headquarters.
The Athletes Commission of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. elected Anicia Wood as its new Chair at the quadrennial elections held last Thursday.
President of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA), Sandra Osborne, QC, was one of 12 persons recognised for service to the game of Tennis at the 2018 International Tennis Federation Annual General Meeting (AGM) held recently in Orlando, Florida.
The Barbados Association Inc. (BOA) continues to encourage the development of high-performance sport, as well as sports-for-all. This week it demonstrated its commitment in the area of sports-for-all, and “Olympism in action” by coming to the assistance of the Barbados Huntsman Games delegation.
The workforce takes centre stage this year, as Barbados joins the rest of the region in celebrating another Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
The new Board of Directors of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has been announced.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has officially announced its plans for the annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) at a press conference this morning at its BOA Headquarters in Wildey.
Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) continued its program of environmental sustainability and stakeholder support with the donation of freighting pallets to the Rural Development Commission on Friday.
In the true spirit of love, the Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) on Wednesday, February 14, donated $10,000 worth of fans, blood pressure monitors, and refrigerators to the patients of the Geriatric Hospital on Beckles Road.
Participants of the Level 3 National Coaching Certification Programme (NCCP) clinic were awarded certificates at a graduation ceremony held at the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) headquarters in Wildey on Monday.
Fifteen Barbadian athletes were honoured on Dec. 20 for their outstanding 2017 performances when The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) hosted its annual dinner and awards ceremony at the Needhams Ballroom, Hilton Barbados Resort.
The arrival of Costa Pacifica, one cruise liner in Costa’s fleet of 12, was marked on Dec. 19 by an inaugural ceremony and plaque exchange between the ship’s captain Roberto Bosio and Assistant Manager, Port Security Services, Lieutenant Commander Fernella Cordle.
This inaugural ceremony marked the 12th ceremony and plaque exchange held this season.
Barbados Port Inc. welcomed the stylish MSC Fantasia to the Port of Bridgetown for its inaugural call last Friday morning. The 18-deck ship is the first Italian ship of the Fantasia-class. It has been in operation since 2008 and offers a typical Italian atmosphere onboard.
Barbados is on track to have a record number of cruise arrivals again this year, and just four weeks into the cruise season, the Bridgetown Port has seen an almost record number of inaugurals, including the Marella Discovery 2.
Barbados hosts global shipping and logistics interests at the CaribbeanShipping Association's 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference & Exhibition
Barbados will be the 2017 venue of the Caribbean region's premier shipping conference, when that nation’s maritime community welcomes delegates attending the Caribbean Shipping Associations’ (CSA) 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, from October 9 – 11.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) held an entire week of activities to celebrate Olympic Day. The celebrations started with an electrifying lecture/panel discussion on June 21 on the topic, “Sports as a pathway out of poverty” at the BOA headquarters in Wildey, St. Michael.
Barbados became the 5th Caribbean nation to receive the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton on June 10. The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), is a tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride, and excites people about the sporting event. The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in a peaceful and friendly competition.
The Commonwealth Games’ Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Barbados on Saturday from St. Lucia. The baton which will eventually touch every Commonwealth territory was met by President of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA), Mr. Steve Stoute, Secretary General, Mr. Erskine Simmons, Assistant Secretary General, Mr. Cameron Burke, Chef de Mission to the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, Mrs. Gail Craig-Archer and Commonwealth Games Ambassador and BOA Board Member, Sandra Osbourne.
The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has officially greeted the Captain and crew of German cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 at the Bridgetown Port on Friday the 7th of April during an inaugural ceremony onboard the vessel. It was the second time in a week that the BPI had welcomed a cruise ship on its maiden voyage; French cruise ship Le Soléal also docked at the Port in the same week, bringing hundreds of cruise ship passengers to our shores.
Bayview Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of new Hospital Administrator, Mrs. Julie ‘Jules’ Reid. Jules Reid is a Registered Nurse who brings to Bayview over 23 years of international Healthcare experience in the areas of Nursing, Counselling and Management. She replaces previous Hospital Administrator Mrs. Winifred Edwards, who retired last month after 16 years of dedicated employment at Bayview Hospital.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) hosted its annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on Sunday 9th April at Gall Hill Playing Field in St. John. This year’s IDSDP event saw local sports teams come together to participate in a multi-sport youth rally which included basketball, dominoes, football, netball, and road tennis. With the support of UNICEF and the U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the event was used as a platform to highlight the role of sport to strengthen the sense of unity amongst our nation’s communities.
Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) today announced that the renovations to the Lewis/Wickham Boardwalk is completed, and that boat users and pedestrians can safely resume use of the waterway and walkway between the Chamberlain Lift Bridge and the traffic lights by Chefette Restaurant.
Bayview Hospital has launched a new allergy testing and treatment service which sees the Hospital now accepting patients for allergy-related care. Given the increasingly high incidence of asthma and allergic rhinitis, this new service is a very important addition to Bayview Hospital, as well as to Barbados.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has officially announced its plans for next month’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) event at a press conference last week at BOA Headquarters in Wildey.
Bridgetown – The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) proudly hosted their annual International Women’s Day event on Sunday at the BOA Headquarters in Wildey. The event took the form of a unique treasure hunt and group ‘fitness jam’ session to celebrate female fitness, healthy lifestyles, empowerment, and self-esteem through sports.
Her Majesty The Queen launches Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton on record long global journey
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has set the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony today at Buckingham Palace as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations.
Bridgetown – The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development has undertaken training for newly-recruited Household Facilitators and Project Execution Unit (PEU) staff as one of the first steps in implementing its ‘Strengthening Human and Social Development in Barbados’ project.
Bayview Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of incoming Assistant Administrator, Captain Marilyn Patrick.
Ms. Patrick is a Registered nurse midwife who has served in the Barbados Defence Force for 25 years, receiving her military training at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst and the Canadian Staff College, Kingston, Canada.
Bridgetown – Scotiabank Executive Management, Caribbean East Country Heads and colleagues have bid farewell to the Managing Director of Barbados and Caribbean East, David Noel, at a cocktail party held at Primo Restaurant, St. Lawrence Gap last week.
After three years as this region’s managing director, David Noel is leaving Barbados to take up the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Scotia Group, Jamaica. During his farewell remarks Noel encouraged Country Heads from Caribbean East and Senior Management to continue to support each other and to maintain their collaborative efforts to help Scotiabank customers become financially better off, emphasising, “Together we have built a better bank.”
Bridgetown – Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has again reached out to the St. Michael District Hospital in an act of love on Valentine’s Day by donating $10 000 BBD worth of specially-made chairs to assist the nation’s elderly population.
Bridgetown – The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) recently hosted three U.S. Embassy representatives at its Headquarters in Wildey. It was the second time within two weeks that international dignitaries paid courtesy visits to the BOA to discuss the improvement of Barbados’ sporting infrastructure.
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BRIDGETOWN-- The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) in conjunction with the National Sports Federations (NSFs) will stage a month-long sports tournament to mark Barbados’ 50th Independence anniversary.
The games which are intended to highlight the best of local sporting talent, and expose Barbadian sports fans to live high-level competition, will commence on November 16, 2016 with at opening ceremony to be held at the BOA’s headquarters in Will. The games conclude on December 11.
Bridgetown – CEO of Barbados Port Inc., David Jean-Marie was re-elected unopposed as the President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) at its 46th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition hosted at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain, October 17 -19. The annual event promotes increased collaboration among regional ports for the continued growth of the maritime industry, as well as general development of the Caribbean region.
Bridgetown -- Consumers’ Guarantee Insurance Co. Limited (CGI) has again shown its support for the development of Barbadian youth by donating the first prize of a tablet to the lucky winner of the Hindsbury Primary School’s ‘Speak Off’ competition.
Caption: Harbour Master Richard Alleyne presenting the traditional Barbados mahogany plaque to Staff Captain Salvatore Scala surrounded by Elation’s officers and officials from Platinum Port Agency, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc. and BPI.
Australian High Commissioner Launches Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Schools Connect Programme in Barbados
Caption: Winner Philip Cain receiving his prize of free home insurance for a year from Karla Yearwood, CGI’s customer service representative (marketing).
Caption: Harbour Master Richard Alleyne presenting the traditional Barbados mahogany plaque to Captain James Griffiths.
Caption: Harbour Master Richard Alleyne, and Captain Corrado Iaconis
The MSC Cruise vessel MSC Orchestra is the latest cruise ship to make an inaugural visit to Barbados. The line has been in the Caribbean for three years but this season marks its first call on the Bridgetown Port.
Caption: Michael Weetch, Director, BPI (right), presenting the Barbados plaque to Captain Andrea Catalani (left)
Caption: Michael Weetch, Director, BPI (right), presenting the Barbados plaque to Captain Andrea Catalani (left)
Barbados on Saturday welcomed the 13th vessel to make an inaugural call at the Bridgetown Port during this winter season.
The Carnival Corporation German cruise ship, AIDAmar, one of the Sphinx-series vessels, brought 2 680 passengers and 630 crew to the island.
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Bayview Hospital staff coming together for the Bay Primary Christmas party.
Bridgetown – Bayview Hospital has treated Bay Primary School students to a special Christmas party to raise their spirits during this year’s holiday season. This long-running Bayview staff initiative has again been commended by the local community and is just one of the Hospital’s ways of giving something back, especially at Christmas time.
Bridgetown-- Flow and the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) officially entered into a five-year partnership agreement today in which the telecommunications giant has pledged over a half million dollars to the development of local sports over the period.
Royal Caribbean International's Newest And Most Innovative Ship, Anthem of The Seas Makes Its Inaugural Visit to Barbados
Bridgetown, Nov. 16, 2015. Royal Caribbean International's most innovative ship, Anthem of the Seas, made its inaugural call to the Bridgetown Port on Sunday. The Quantum-class ship, the newest in the impressive Royal Caribbean fleet is on a twelve-day cruise around the Caribbean. Barbados was her second stop since leaving her permanent home, Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York on November 10.
Bridgetown - The fourth ship to make a maiden voyage to Barbados for the winter season, the TUI Cruise vessel M/S Mein Schiff 3 is one of the largest expected this year. The impressive 962ft long vessel required the full length of Berths 3 and 4 on this trip to dock. On its next trip it will test the ship readiness of the new Berth 5, which came on stream just this month, in preparation for the island hosting two mega ships at once, M/S Mein Schiff 3 and the M/S Britannica.
Bridgetown, November 7, 2015 - The cruise ship Norwegian Getaway made its inaugural call to the Bridgetown Port today, the third of sixteen inaugural ships expected this season. Officials of the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Barbados Port Inc., and shipping agents, Platinum Port Agency Inc. officially welcomed the new vessel, which was built just last year.
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) has partnered with the Barbados Lottery to launch a new ‘scratch and win’ game to support Barbadian athletes with their preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Called ‘Going for Gold’, the instant scratch tickets are available now and have a top prize of BDS $20 000.
Bridgetown, October 31, 2015 - The cruise ship MV Oosterdam made its inaugural call on to the Bridgetown Port today. This call marks the start of the winter season which promises to be a bumper one for the island with 16 new ships set to call on the Bridgetown Port this year, a record number for a single season.
Bridgetown – CGI Consumer’s Guarantee Insurance Co. Ltd. (CGI) customer, Nicole Atherley from St. Philip is the latest winner of the CGI “Win free insurance for a year” promotion. Atherley, CGI’s ninth winner has opted to use her prize to extend the insurance coverage of her 2003 Grand Vitara.
Bridgetown – Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) CEO, David Jean-Marie was named the new President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) on the first day of its Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition in Cartagena, Columbia. High on the meeting’s agenda was the opening up of Cuba and the completion of the Panama Canal in April 2016 which would allow container vessels of up to 13,000TEU through the canal, which is more than double the size of the ships that can now be accommodated.
Bridgetown – Bayview Hospital has purchased its first GE Healthcare OEC 9900 Elite C-Arm surgical imaging machine. The portable machine, similar to an X-ray, is used to take magnified images of bone and tissue during surgical procedures, and will enable surgeons to operate on patients with more precision and accuracy.
Bridgetown – Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has awarded ten of its Dockers the Level 1 certifications in CVQ Stevedoring Operations. Completion of this Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme means these Dockers now have a work-based qualification that can be extended beyond the shores of Barbados, and into the Caribbean.
Bridgetown – The first two cases of "Arthroscopic Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) Surgery" were performed at Bayview Hospital last month. Miss Tamara Nancoo, the Cambridge University educated, UK-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, performed both operations following the international trend of using “key-hole” surgery techniques to reconstruct the torn knee ligament and place it in its “normal” anatomical position in order to restore as normal knee function and stability.
As top insurance firm CGI Consumers’ Guarantee Insurance Co. Ltd continues to bring good luck to Barbadians, it stayed true to form on Wednesday, September 9, by rewarding Avril Wickham with free home insurance for one year.
Regional Ports and allied industry workers brush up on cargo handling competencies, knowledge and skills
Bridgetown – Employees of Barbados Port Inc (BPI) and other workers from the local and regional shipping industry recently received five days of training on warehouse logistics, and the handling of hazardous goods and dangerous cargo from the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). The workshop was held in partnership with the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC), The Shipping Association of Barbados (SAB) and Barbados Port Inc (BPI).
While many were out socialising during the recent cricket and Crop Over season, Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) Community Outreach Committee was out working hard to make a difference to the underprivileged.
Bridgetown – CGI Consumer’s Guarantee Insurance Co. Ltd. has announced another lucky winner of the ‘Win Free Insurance Promotion’ at the CGI Head Office in Warrens.
The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI), in collaboration with its South American sister port, Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), hosted a best practices in Customer Service Workshop for employees from across the organization. Approximately 32 BPI employees participated in the four-hour workshop, held at the Cave Hill School of Business, UWI.
The Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI) hosted their workshops for senior managers and directors on July 14 & 15 at the Hilton Barbados Hotel. The workshops are designed to help executives navigate the corporate governance landscape to effectively guide their organisations for the benefit of shareholders, the business and society. Persons who attended began the process toward attaining the Chartered Director Designation.
Bridgetown -- Consumers’ Guarantee Insurance Co. Limited (CGI) today announced the fourth lucky winner of the ‘Win Free Insurance Promotion’ at the CGI Head Office in Warrens.
The winner, existing CGI customer Harold Clarke of St. Thomas, was overwhelmed to receive his prize of a full year of free home insurance from CGI’s Accountant, Maria Sealy.
Bridgetown – The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) this week hosted a High-Performance Workshop at the Barbados Beach Club for local athletes heading to this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, and Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa. The goal of the workshop was to help prepare the athletes mentally for the rigors of these games.
Consumers’ Guarantee Insurance Co. Limited (CGI) this week announced another lucky winner in its ‘Win Free Insurance Promotion’.
Consumers’ Guarantee Insurance Co. Limited (CGI), ‘Win Free Insurance Promotion’ has its first lucky winner. Jina Scheper of Cottage, St George was all smiles as she received her prize of free car insurance for a year from Chrystal King, Assistant Underwriting Manager at CGI.
Administrators of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from around the Caribbean region recently gathered at the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) for training on the Zeus Athlete Data Management System. Zeus is a simple, secure sports data management system that can be managed from anywhere in the world.
Bridgetown, Barbados, April 14, 2015 - The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, unveiled today at Platinum Motors Inc., blends the styling of a coupe, the toughness, space and utility of a SUV and the quality of a Honda in one sporty, personal and versatile multi-dimensional vehicle.
Bridgetown –-The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) will host two high-level meetings this month, the Olympic Solidarity Workshop and the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) General Assembly. The meetings take place at the Hilton Barbados Resort from October 14-17, 2014.
Bridgetown – Bayview Hospital has a new ambulance service operating from its premises from 8am to 8pm. The Hospital, which recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary, has partnered with Medic Response to dispatch a dedicated ambulance from its St. Paul’s Ave, Bayville facility.
Bridgetown, Barbados – June 18, 2014 – The BOA is issuing a call to action for all Barbadians to celebrate Olympic Day 2014 with a fun afternoon of activity at Trents Playing Field, Holetown, St. James this Sunday, June 22.
BRIDGETOWN -- The Barbados Port Inc.’s (BPI) Community Outreach Committee brought the spirit of good cheer to the patients of the Geriatric Hospital on Beckles Road this Easter.
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).
Bridgetown, Barbados - AOne Supermarket Ltd celebrates 33years in business today with the launch of the popular U.K. brand Tesco. The company, which operates the new Carlton Supermarket at Blackrock that opened in 2011 and Emerald City Supermarket in St. Phillip, is the sole distributor for Tesco products on the island.
Bridgetown, Barbados – The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) is gearing up to host the iconic Commonwealth Games Baton when it visits the island on March 5 as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR). The QBR is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games which will be held this year from July 23 – August 3 in Glasglow, Scotland.
Bridgetown, April 12, 2013 - The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) received an official visit from the Chinese Ambassador to Barbados, H.E. Mr. Xu Hong, on Tuesday.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) last week hosted a presentation ceremony to celebrate graduates of the Stevedore Level III Training Programme, a certification for supervisors within the shipping industry.
The Bridgetown Port recently welcomed its 10th inaugural visit from a cruise ship this season on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
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).
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:
Inter-american Development Bank (IDB) Barbados Country Office
Kingston, Jamaica, September 3, 2012 - Citi Foundation, the Caribbean Microfinance Alliance, and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) are pleased to announce the winners for the 1st annual Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards for the Caribbean. The Awards recognize a microfinance institution and a micro-entrepreneur that have each demonstrated remarkable success in the English-speaking Caribbean. Five finalists were chosen for each award and a jury of six experts on microfinance and micro-entrepreneurship in the region has selected the winners.
The winner of the Excellence in Microfinance Award will receive a cash prize of US$10,000 and the winner of the Excellence in Micro-entrepreneurship Award will receive a cash prize of US$3,000. Both winners will also receive a short video on their business or institution, an award certificate and a trip to the award ceremony at the Caribbean Microfinance Forum IV in Bridgetown, Barbados on September 30, 2012.
The winner of the Excellence in Microfinance Award is:
Access Financial Services (Jamaica)
Access Financial Services has established itself as one of the premier providers of loans in the Jamaican microfinance sector, serving 5,599 active Business loan clients through its fourteen branch island-wide retail network. Founded in 2000, the company was successfully listed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange by 2009. Access has prioritised “working class entrepreneurs” as a key market segment and consistently provides convenient and innovative loan products for this segment. Despite a challenging economic environment which saw a 1.1% decline in Jamaica’s Gross Domestic Product, in 2011 Access recorded a 35% increase in the number of loans disbursed.
The winner of the Excellence in Micro-entrepreneurship Award is:
Javier Basto, Basto & Sons Plantain Chips (La Inmaculada Credit Union, Belize)
In 2008 Javier Basto began frying plantains in his backyard and selling them to friends and neighbors in affordable US$0.50 bags in Guinea Grass Village, Belize. From that humble beginning, his plantains gradually gained popularity for their unique and tasty flavour, and he soon expanded with financing from La Inmaculada Credit Union for equipment and improved facilities. The Basto & Sons product line now includes cassava chips and churros (a fried flour-based chip) and is sold to grocery stores in Orange Walk Town, Corozal Town and Belize City. Sales have risen quickly from US$39,000 in 2009 to US$68,250 in 2011. Mr. Basto now has 7 employees and sells 5,000 bags per week with a goal of expanding to 7,000 bags per week.
The 4 other finalists for the Excellence in Microfinance Award were:
- Churches Cooperative Credit Union (Jamaica)
- First Regional Cooperative Credit Union (Jamaica)
- Institute of Private Enterprise Development (Guyana)
- Seva MFI (Suriname)
“The microfinance institution finalists demonstrate professionalism, innovation and above all, dedication to their clients, as they achieve success in Caribbean marketplace. By helping their clients grow their businesses through loans, training and other services, these institutions are fostering economic development in their communities,” said Tomas Miller, MIF Access to Finance Unit Chief and Awards Jury Member.
The other 4 finalists for the Excellence in Micro-entrepreneurship Award were:
- Romaldo Cal, Cal’s Bakery (La Inmaculada Credit Union, Belize)
- Somaroe Khemradj, Rice Farmer (Seva MFI, Suriname)
- Beverley Paton, Beverley Grocery (Institute of Private Enterprise Development, Guyana)
- Norine Roberts, S & N Enterprise (Grenville Cooperative Credit Union, Grenada)
“All of the finalists for the micro-entrepreneur award started off with just an idea and a small amount of capital to start their business. They are engaged in diverse activities such as baking, farming and retailing, and in just the past three years, most of them have more than doubled their annual sales. Through remarkable drive, ingenuity and hard work, these entrepreneurs have overcome challenges, expanded their business, hired new employees and helped to improve their respective communities,” said Winsome Leslie, MIF Senior Specialist and Team Leader for the Caribbean Microfinance Capacity Building (CARIB-CAP) I and II programs.
Dennis Evans, Citi Cluster Head for the Caribbean said, “This initiative is part of Citi's commitment to the economic empowerment and financial inclusion of the communities where we are present. Citi is proud to be working with the IDB MIF in supporting the Caribbean Microfinance Alliance, and to be launching the Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards (CMA) in the English-speaking Caribbean for the first time. I look forward to meeting and congratulating the winners in person at the awards ceremony.”
The Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards will be presented at the Caribbean Microfinance Forum IV in Bridgetown, Barbados on September 30, 2012. The Forum is an important knowledge-sharing venue for microfinance institutions in the Caribbean and discussions this year will cover issues such as the state of microfinance in the Region, responsible microfinance (i.e. client protection, etc.) and the Smart Campaign, the value of a Caribbean microfinance network as a mechanism for knowledge-sharing, and development of the microfinance industry. Individuals interested in attending can contact Villet Bennet at Villet.firstname.lastname@example.org. The Caribbean Microfinance Forum is being held in conjunction with the Inter-American Forum on Microenterprise (FOROMIC) hosted by MIF/IDB on Oct. 1-3, 2012, in Barbados.
The Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards for the Caribbean are financed by the Citi Foundation and administered by the Caribbean Microfinance Alliance (CMFA) and the MIF. The awards program has 3 goals: 1) to raise awareness about microfinance; 2) to build awareness about the important role microentrepreneurs play in their local economies; and 3) to develop the next generation of microfinance networks.
Oran Ltd. Gold Sponsor of Federation of Caribbean Associations of Architects (FCAA) 8th Biennale Conference and Trade Show
Bridgetown/BARBADOS/August 11, 2012/
The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s monthly luncheon, scheduled for the Hilton Hotel on Wednesday July 25 is one in a series of events leading up to the premier event for micro enterprise development, FOROMIC XV.
Micro, small and medium enterprise development will be in the spotlight when Barbados hosts the XV Inter-American Forum on Microenterprise (FOROMIC XV) at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, October 1-3, 2012.
Over 200 walkers turned out to support the Breast Screening Programme (BSP) of the Barbados Cancer Society as it climaxed its 10th anniversary week of activities last Saturday with the Champions In Pink Walk & Extravaganza at the Garrison Savannah. The event was held in conjunction with the Barbados Turf Club who named all the races on that day in honour of the BSP.
Colgate-Palmolive in partnership with Super Centre Ltd. and Knights Pharmacies, has for a second year made a significant contribution to diabetes awareness in Barbados, capping off the initiative with the recent presentation of over BDS $3,000 to the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and the Diabetes Association of Barbados.
The 2012 IDEAS contest calls for innovative proposals to promote sustainable energy technologies in the Caribbean
Intolerable weather, treacherous seas and dwindling water supplies are proving none too challenging for a group of disabled, British Servicemen making a 3 000-mile trek across the Atlantic to Barbados in a bid to raise £1 million for charitable causes.
Bridgetown/BARBADOS. Local entrepreneurs are not taking full advantage of financing and business advisory services available to them.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 29 de septiembre de 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Government has embarked on plans to reform the cruise facilities in Barbados for the country to remain relevant and capitalise on the opportunities available from cruise tourism.
Even though the Barbados Port Inc. remains a highly rated shipping gateway, there are plans in place to make it even better.
The Combermere School Hockey teams are off to an intensive one-week sports camp hosted by Exsportise Sports Academy at the Clayesmore School in Dorset Uk.
Barbados Port Inc. has done it again!
Just under 50 secondary school boys taking part in the Life Skills Programme of Supreme Counseling for Personal Development have been urged to help rebuild the standards of young males across the island.
Barbados Port Inc. footballers outshone Barbados Light & Power, defeating that team 4 – 1 in their friendly inaugural Anniversary football match last Friday at the Bridge Field playing field.
Members of the local medical fraternity are calling for dedicated public diabetic clinics in Barbados.
Plans are underway to reduce the economic burden that diabetic foot conditions are having on the government of Barbados. So says Dr. Ingrid Cumberbatch, Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health. She was speaking at the recently concluded Step-by Step programme, held at the headquarters of the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO).
The Barbados Port Inc, is committed to the educational development of young people in Barbados.
The Party stand came alive on Friday, May 6, as management and staff of the Barbados Port Inc. commemorated their 50th Anniversary with a karaoke session and quiz, entitled 'Propa Port Quiz.'
Maria Holder Memorial Trust Donates Life-Saving Equipment To The Pediatric Unit Of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Sick and critically ill children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) are benefitting from over $60,000 worth of equipment donated by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust (MHM).The equipment, which includes stethoscopes, incubators, recliners and IV poles among other things, was sourced from BioMedical International Corp and Collins Ltd.
Plans to improve the operations of the Bridgetown Port are progressing steadily. Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Port Inc., David Jean-Marie, said as much at the company's brunch at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Sunday. "Currently, we are busy with initiatives for the short, medium and longer term future of the port. These include revising the Port Master Plan, separating cruise and cargo, developing the Central Container Examination Facility, completing berth number five and replacing container handling equipment.
PERSONS receiving benefits under the Defined Benefits Pension Plan of the Barbados Port Inc. received some good news yesterday.
Smith was speaking to the DAILY NATION after an installation service for the 2011 executive officers of his region at the Providence Methodist Church, Christ Church.
The chairman, drawing on statistics of “two years ago”, said the increase with which “young people [were] coming down with diabetes” was “of great concern”.
Smith lamented that though accurate and relevant information on the disease was easily accessible and available to the public, it seemed as though “we are not getting the message through to our young”.
“And I don’t understand why, because there is a lot of information out there in the print and electronic media, and now the Internet. So it is a case that people know what to do, but they are not doing it . . . . They are not doing what is necessary to make sure that they live a better life,” he said.
Smith pointed out that the Ministry of Education had implemented a system to have healthy snacks sold at schools, but said he had observed the opposite.
“In my passing, I am seeing a lot of people selling things that cannot be classified as being healthy for children. I am not saying that those vendors should not have some type of business, but I think that they can substitute what they are selling with that which is much healthier.”
Barbadians will pay a small fee for drugs under the Barbados Drug Service, Special Benefits Scheme for the first time from April 1 when they visit their private pharmacists.
The Maria Holder Memorial Trust (MHM), a Charity created in honour of the late Maria Holder, who fell in love with Barbados and subsequently made it her home over a quarter of a century, has continued in its quest to support the disadvantage through a donation to Dame Olga Lopes-Seale for her Needy Children#8217s Fund.
Ilaro Court will be a hive of activity this Saturday, March 13, as the National Task Force on Physical Activity and Exercise, stages its inaugural Get Moving Barbados Exercise Event. The free event, which will run from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., is designed to have persons of all ages #8220Get up; Get Active and Get Healthy." It will include a number of activities, all led by qualified fitness professionals.
BRIDGETOWN,Barbados, March 1,2010/PRMR Inc.
Powerful evidence from one study after another proves that high quality care in the first years of life can greatly reduce the risk that today's babies and toddlers will become tomorrow's violent teens and adults. High quality early learning and care is one of the most powerful weapons against crime, while poor early childhood education multiplies the risk that children will grow up to be a threat to society.
There is scope for Barbados to create its own prosthetic limbs to fit many amputees on the island.
This observation was made by the President of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Dr. Oscar Jordan, who noted that while this may be a long way in coming, such a facility could assist in the rehabilitation of amputees, recognising that there are over 200 amputations performed annually in Barbados.
In spite of the high number of persons on this island being diagnosed with chronic non-communicable diseases on an annual basis, almost half the adult population is engaged in low physical activity.
Esso Standard Oil Ltd, members of their dealers and staff, on Tuesday February 9, handed over a cheque of just over $111 000 to the Barbados Diabetes Foundation to help in the fight against the dreaded disease which is responsible for well over 200 amputations in Barbados anually.
Early childhood development (ECD) and family support programmes are showing promising results in reducing and preventing youth violence and crime.
With just a week to go in the ESSO #8216Help Us Help#8217 Promotion, ESSO and the Barbados Diabetes Foundation are close to their $100,000 target for the Diabetes Limb Salvage Fund.
The Barbados Diabetes Foundation, the Diabetes Association of Barbados and ESSO have committed to a joint project which seeks to reduce the high rate of diabetes related amputations in Barbados.
It is time to take diabetes seriously; Diabetes in Barbados is increasing: it is time to act.
Latest statistics indicate that given the size of its population, Barbados has more persons affected by Diabetes and more amputations as a result of diabetic complications than any other country in the world.
Barbados has one of the highest rates of Diabetes globally and nearly everyday someone has an amputation related to diabetes.#160#160 It is for this reason that the Barbados Diabetes Foundation has renewed its efforts to put the disease high on the public#8217s agenda and is calling on the private sector to get on board in the fight against this remorseless disease, through exhibiting at the 3rd annual Global Village Expo.#160
Caribbean Wellness Day, with its annual focus on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs), will be celebrated this year on Saturday, September 12 with exercise related activities centered in the Bridgetown area.
Bridgetown/Tuesday July 14, 2009/PRMR Inc.
Barbados' high amputee rate is about to go down. So says podiatrist Simone McConnie, Chief Operating Officer of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation. This is to be achieved through the Step-by-Step Diabetes Foot Care Project to be launched this weekend at the Pan American Health Organization. The two day workshop is a joint effort between the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Rotary Club of Barbados South and the Ministry of Health.
Caribbean countries can benefit economically and socially by investing in Early Childhood Development. This was the message coming out of the presentations for the first year#8217s finding of the Impact Study of the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP).
The Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI) launched the study in St. Lucia in 2006.
The local tourism sector received a major boost recently with the launch of Barbados#8217 newest catamaran, Jammin#8217 where featured speaker at the launch, Deputy Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority Mr. Austin Husbands, said that the sailing service was integral to Barbados#8217 tourism product.#160
Attorney at Law, Dr. Claude Denbow SC launched his latest book, Life Insurance Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean, on Friday June 19 in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies
Destination theme vacations are the latest tool being used in the region to stimulate the tourism industry. So says Dave Cox of the Barbadian based Caribbean Bride Magazine.
Caribbean Bride Magazine was featured last month at the inaugural Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Expo in New York.
The Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Expo is a new venture of The Worldwide Group Travel in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board. The "Jamaica Only" event was held at the Holiday Inn Westbury in Carle Place.
|From Active Caribbean|
President of the Barbados Sports Medicine Association, Dr. Adrian Lorde in his presentation "Sports in National Life," at the Active Caribbean Workshop held in Barbados, called on all of the major stakeholders in the development of sport on the island to stop talking and start taking action.
The first Active Caribbean Workshop, hosted by the Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI, Cave Hill was launched on Friday, March 6 at the Accra Hotel & Resort by the Minister of Health, the Hon. Donville Inniss M.P.
The Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill is hosting a physical activities workshop in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization, the Centre for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health, Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Commission and The Healthy Caribbean Coalition next month in Barbados.#160