Barbados Port Inc. spreads love to seniors on Valentine’s Day

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.

The annual initiative is an important part of BPI’s community outreach programme. Now in its fifth year, through this sponsorship the BPI has forged close ties with the Hospital to stay abreast of its most pressing needs, and assist in providing quality healthcare for the seniors residing there.

Essay Winners Rewarded

Twelve outstanding students were the recipients of Apple iPads (first place), laptop computers (second place), $600 COB Credit Union savings accounts (third place), and educational materials (special mention category) when Barbados Port Inc held the Awards Ceremony for their 50th Anniversary Schools Essay Competition at the Barbados Hilton. The winning schools each received $2,000 and a trophy presented to the principals.

Receive Store and Deliver

This edition of Port News highlights the role of Barbados Port Inc. at the Bridgetown Port, and the interaction of the various players in cargo delivery.

RS&D - Receive, Store and Deliver

The Bridgetown Port operates as an RS&D port - Receive, Store and Deliver, which is its prime responsibility.

Marine Cadets Shine at the Caribbean Maritime Institute

The six Barbadian nautical cadets who are enrolled at the Caribbean Maritime Institute in Jamaica are making their mark as they pursue studies in the areas of Seamanship, Navigational Watch and Marine Engineering Services. The cadets - Asha Beckles, Jeremy Bovell, Kayode Branch, Shakere Hall, Jeremy O’Dowd and Victor Cooke, are on training scholarships from Barbados Port Inc as part of the company’s succession programme to position adequately trained, young mariners to succeed retiring pilots, tug masters and marine engineers.