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Two Bajan para-athletes chasing dream

TWO PARA-ATHLETES are hoping to make themselves and Barbados proud by copping spots at the para Pan American Games to be staged later this year. Sean Cooke and Christopher Gilkes, wheelchair athletes representing the Paralympic Association of Barbados, are at the Pan American Open Championships in Lima, Peru, competing in qualifier events for that […]

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‘At last base’

An increase in bus fare, coupled with ongoing economic hardship, has put a huge dent in the operations of a charity that helps develop disabled young people’s skills to boost their job-seeking chances. The situation is so dire for the First Barbados Association for Supported Employment (First BASE) that the […]

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Wheelchair warriors a hit

THE fans who stayed away missed a treat. Wheelchair bodybuilding made a rousing, historic first appearance in Barbados at the season opening Flex Championships on Saturday night at the Derrick Smith Vocational School in Jackmans, St Michael. Exemplying courage and defying all odds, the wheelchair competitors, spearheaded by a razor-sharp […]

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Not enough done for disabled – BCD

Don’t dictate to us. That’s the message from the Barbados Council for the Disabled to government and all other decision-makers in society as that organisation ends the year with an appeal for more efforts at inclusiveness to accommodate in the mainstream of life on this island. Delivering brief remarks at […]

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3 rd Annual Dorien Pile National Literary Competition

The Barbados Council for the Disabled is pleased to invite your Organization’s participation in the 3 rd Annual Dorien Pile National Literary Competition 2018. Mrs. Dorien Pile GCM – Former Educator and Principal of the Combermere School, played an integral role in establishing Programs within the Council which focused on […]

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Making disability the business of all

‘Tourism is everybody’s business’ goes the slogan of Barbados’ number one economic sector, but based on the numbers it can be argued that disability is also everybody’s business. An average of one in every 24 people has some form of recognized physical disability. This makes getting all Barbadians in tune […]

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