While steering more efforts towards the yachting niche, Barbados continues to pique the interest of persons in the broader sailing and rowing arena, and by the end of this month, the island will welcome more than ten teams presently rowing across the Atlantic.
The rigorous row is a part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, where 17 teams set off from the Canary Islands on December 5 on the 3000 mile trek across the Atlantic to Barbados, and are set to arrive around the end of January.
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.
The PURE BEACH RESORT & SPA’s spirit of the Season shone through when it partnered with the Sunrise Community Club to spread some Christmas cheer among the less fortunate within the Rices and Foul Bay community.
The Carnival Cruise Lines’ Azura liner brought some early Christmas cheer to the children of the Child Care Board’s Nightengale and Haynesville Children’s homes with the assistance of the Barbados Port Inc. While the children from Nightengale were welcomed on board the ship for a day of fun and festivities, the youth directorship team (Reef Rangers) of the Azura cruise line took the party to the children of Haynesville!
Three more nursery schools, and possibly a day care centre, are to follow the Maria Holder Nursery School at Sharon, St. Thomas, as a result of the joint partnership between the Maria Holder Memorial Trust and the Ministry of Education.
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.
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.
So says Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Port Inc., David Jean-Marie, as he addressed the delegates of public and private primary and secondary schools and other officials who attended the launch of the Port’s 50th Anniversary Primary and Secondary Schools Essay Competition.