The Federation of Caribbean Association of Architects has its first female President. Sue Courtenay of Belize was elected to this post this weekend at the 8th Biennale and Congress held at the Hilton Hotel.
“We are very pleased that key players in the local market has seen it fit to come on board to support the conference as it will certainly be a landmark occasion for us providing valuable reinforcement of what we do on a daily basis,” he said.
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.
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.
Young people are developing a sense of independence and more than ever are moving towards developing their own business ideas and becoming successfully entrepreneurs.
So says Chris Harper programme manager for the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation. He was speaking on the eve of the Gala Awards at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, to be held on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6.30pm and cohosted by the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation (CADSTI).
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).
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.
Beach Scenes and Beautiful Sunsets were among the sights at the third annual Easter Bonnett Parade, hosted by the Barbados Port Inc. last Friday. The bonnets on show rivaled the best in Barbados and anywhere else in the world.
"It is estimated that by 2025 every household across Barbados will have a person who has diabetes therefore we must introduce novel and exciting ways to spread the news about diabetes and its potential complications."