Acute Vision Inc. was established in November 1995 and has grown from a high-end design and imaging boutique to one of the most comprehensive providers of creative, multimedia and market communications services in the Caribbean.
The company has been the recipient of several awards, the most recent being the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association President’s Award for Supporting Services Member of the Year for the 2002 and again for 2005, as well as the May Hinds Consulting Inc. Supporting Services Provider of the year for 2006.
The Acute Vision approach is not just about dynamic visuals and clever advertising strategies. Nor is it simply about corporate communications promoting your organisation as the market’s best alternative. We don’t engage in one-way market communication. We effect continuous market manipulation with campaigns that are acutely focused on anticipating and surpassing market need.
We prefer to create market leaders, to drive the market, and not to simply follow where market forces take us.
We are an efficient resource that translates our strategic knowledge and abilities into real benefits for our clients.
The Barbados Council for the Disabled was established in 1976 and continues to be governed by its original objectives. These objectives are borne out in our mission which states:
“Barbados Council for the Disabled is the non governmental umbrella body partnering with all sectors of the community and International Agencies to effect change and champion the rights of all persons with disabilities, ensuring their full and effective integration into society.”
The Barbados Defense Force (BDF) is the name given to the combined armed forces of Barbados. The BDF was established August 15, 1979, and has responsibility for the territorial defense and internal security of the island.
The mission of the Barbados Fire Service is to efficiently protect the lives, property and environment of those who live, work, visit or invest in Barbados
through fire safety education, code enforcement, hazard mitigation,fire suppression, emergency operation and excellent
The vision is to be recognised locally, regionally and internationally as a highly professional fire and rescue service.
The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) is the official communications arm of the Barbados Government.
This Department is responsible for the dissemination of public information to the various news media and the general public. The BGIS was established in 1958 in response to the need to inform and educate the public regarding government and its activities.
The BGIS is headed by a Chief Information Officer who has overall responsibility for the proper management and performance of a Department that highlights and elucidates various government policies, plans, programmes and projects.
This is achieved through a well-trained cadre of Information Officers and Public Relations Officers who serve the needs of the various Ministries and Departments of Government, the news media, the private sector and the wider society.
The department is made up of three main divisions – Press, Radio and Television, with their support staff. The BGIS is actively involved in training other Departments of Government in the public relations discipline, servicing information requests from the public, as well as the monitoring of public response to government’s work.
The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association is a not for profit private sector trade association and one of the largest non-governmental associations in Barbados. We exist to serve the interests of our diverse membership of over 300 tourism and non-tourism entities, both local and international.
Although we represent over 80% of the total accommodation room stock of the island, over 60% of our membership base consists of non-accommodation entities, including activities and attractions, airlines, restaurants, real estate agents, tour representatives, retailers, local and international trade and consumer press, advertising and public relations agencies, technology providers, consultants, and suppliers of goods and services, consultants, cruise service providers and tourism students.
Our primary goal is to facilitate the sustainable growth and development of our local tourism sector, to the benefit of our members, our country and the people of Barbados.
The Barbados Museum & Historical Society was established in 1933 by an Act of Parliament. The Museum began as a historic society founded by Mr. Eustace Maxwell Shilstone. At that time, the mandate of the historic society was to “to study and put on permanent record the history of the Island, its leading families and public men, old buildings and other matters of interest to antiquarians in Barbados and overseas”.
By June 23 of that year, a temporary exhibition was opened by the Acting Governor at Queen#8217s Park House. Three months later the Society secured the 99 year lease of the former military prison, which became the permanent home of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.
Located in the Garrison Historic Area, on the outskirts of Bridgetown, the Barbados Museum & Historical Society invites you to explore with us the history of the island from its earliest inhabitants through to independence.
The Barbados Museum & Historical Society is open seven days a week
Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed on public holidays
Early closure may occur on occasions when a private event is held on the premises.
To transform the Barbados Post Office into a modern enterprise capable of providing quality service in a cost effective and efficient manner, while providing adequate opportunities for staff growth and development.
To process and deliver communications, good and financial services locally and internationally in a secure, reliable, timely and economical manner.
Our mission is to keep you informed. Do you have news, know of an event or a personality deserving of coverage? Contact us today!
Nothing or no one is too big or too small for us at Barbados Today to highlight. You can also take your own good quality photographs of community events and drop us a note with the details.
“To be the principal provider of safe, reliable and efficient mass transit services and to consistently deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction to users of public transport in Barbados”
“You Are In Safe Hands With Us”
The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation, a statutory Corporation, was created by an Act of Parliament in 1963 to provide public service broadcasting to the community.
CBC began broadcasting on 900AM, then known as Radio Barbados, from studios in Black Rock, St. Michael. In 1966, these studios and other operations were integrated with television facilities at the Pine. It now operates three radio stations: 98.1 The One, 94.7fm and Q100.7fm.
In 1964, CBC television was introduced. The station operated from transmitter facilities at Sturges, St. Thomas. Studios and business offices were located at the Pine, St. Michael. These facilities were later expanded in 1987/88 to add a second studio for Night News. The TV station commenced operations on channel 13 in 1964, then switched to channel 9 in 1987 and later to channel 8 in 1991.
The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation also operates a pay television service, introduced in 1987 as STV. It was rebranded and expanded in 1997 to MCTV (Multi-Choice Television). In March 2004, the Corporation upgraded the Multi-Choice service to a digital service, which is expected to provide a wider variety of entertainment avenues for its customers.
The Department of Emergency Management is the government department responsible for the development and implementation of the Emergency Management Programme in Barbados. It has the responsibility for coordinating emergency management activities in Barbados.
The Department came into being on April 1, 2007 by the statutory legislation of the Emergency Management Act 2006. It replaces the Central Emergency Relief Organisation Secretariat which dated back to the 1940’s when an organization for Hurricane Relief was formed under the authority and direction of the Governor and members of the Executive Committee, as was the then Colonial System of Government. At that time the main emphasis was on relief.
DEM today is developing and implementing a national Comprehensive Disaster Management programme which embodies the concept of all hazards: natural and man-made at all phases of the Disaster Continuum: Prevention and Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery as well as integration of disaster risk reduction.
It utilizes the integrated emergency management approach, which is necessary if it is to effectively and efficiently accomplish its mission through the identification and mobilisation of all appropriate resources and detailed planning for the possible impact of any hazard.
Headquartered on the outskirts of the capital city of Bridgetown at 1 Culloden Road, St. Michael, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados comprises the Foreign Affairs Division, the Foreign Trade Division, Overseas Missions, Consulates and Honorary Consulates.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is Senator the Hon. Maxine McClean.
Mrs Cecile Humphrey, Permanent Secretary, is the chief foreign policy advisor to the Minister and administers the business of the Foreign Affairs Division and is the chief foreign trade advisor to the Minister, and administers the work of the Foreign Trade Division.
The objectives of the Ministry of Health are to promote health, provide comprehensive health care and to ensure that environmental concerns are considered.
The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) formerly known as Sherbourne Conference Centre is the largest stand-alone conference facility on the picturesque island of Barbados. Established in August 1994, this meeting venue quickly became the premier conference venue in the Caribbean and has been duly rewarded over the years for its quality service and versatile facilities. These include the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Conference Centre’ by the World Travel Awards (2003-2006 & 2009) and the ‘Achievement of Excellence – Support Services’ by the Barbados Tourism Awards 2009.
At our design centre, we are able to cater to any artwork needs which our clients may have. With a team of graphic artist on staff, we work tirelessly to provide an outstanding quality of design for your projects. As the industry evolves, we too evolve to keep up with the growing demands for high quality artwork.
Everyone wants to look different, and we understand that. With that in mind, we pride ourselves on being able to conceptualize unique designs that tell a meaningful story only for the client. We can go a step further, if needs be, and design to meet branding specifications if you, as our client, requests such depth. All types of artwork cross our path and we are well versed in each type of preparation. From logo designs, to simple page layout we are able to help our clients get a professional appearance as they present their businesses or project to the public.
Your end product does not matter, as we have endless boundaries with our design capabilities. Feel free to come in and ask us about how to get started with your brand new custom design for any occasion.
The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is primarily responsible for the formulation of educational policies, and the administration and regulation of education programmes. In 2013, they were also given responsibility for national policy and programme development for Science, technology, and innovation.
Currently, the education system in Barbados caters to almost 60,000 students annually and across the system there are 136 institutions designed to cater to the diverse needs of the population.
In the context of globalisation and continued changes in information and communication technologies, the national philosophy will be to use education as a tool for national development. Education will therefore be promoted as a lifelong learning process, which seeks to produce outcomes that are culturally-based, technologically-driven, diverse and dynamic. This Ministry will also seek to inculcate in citizens an understanding of, and an appreciation for the rule of law. It is through education that individuals will be equipped with the tools necessary for the nation to continue growing as an all-embracing, cohesive society.
“To maintain, develop, conserve, preserve and enhance our natural and man-made environment, through the provision of quality service to our stakeholders.”
Vision Statement of The Ministry of Environment, Water Resources & Drainage
“To advance a sustainable development program underpinned by leading edge environment policies, practices and programs that protect all aspects of our environment, our water resources, quality of life and the holistic well-being of our citizens.”
The NCF’s two major roles are: developmental and commercial. In its developmental role, the Foundation uses culture as a tool for national development, fostering and supporting the various art forms and new cultural products. In its commercial role, the Foundation is responsible for the promotion, production and hosting of cultural festivals and associated events.
A key part of this function now includes the responsibility for the staging and execution of major governmental and national events. In addition, as culture becomes more pivotal to national and international policy, the National Cultural Foundation continues to re-assess its responsibilities in light of all its functions.
Prime Minister’s Office
(Defense and Security)
(Energy & Telecommunications)
Trinity Business Centre
The mission of the Royal Barbados Police Force is to provide the highest quality police service in partnership with our community to ensure a safe and stable environment.
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus’ academic programmes offer diversity at both the undergraduate and graduate level. There are 5 faculties with supporting academic departments; various research units & centres; and two graduate institutions and more than 250 programmes.