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Sunday, 25 October 2020 04:08

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 13:18

Candidates for Election to the Board

CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019-2020 The Vice-President, Secretary and three Directors will retire at the end of the Annual General meeting. The following Candidates have been nominated for election in accordance with By-laws 10.2 and 10.3:…
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 11:40

2020 Annual Report

We're pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Annual Report is available for download. We apologize for the delay and for any inconvenience caused.
Friday, 09 October 2020 13:12

BARP Membership Survey 2020

Click this link to complete the survey » BARP is currently engaged in a strategic planning exercise as it seeks to improve its service to you, its members. To ensure that your views are taken into account and to provide…
Friday, 25 September 2020 13:22

NOTICE - BARP 2020 Annual General Meeting

  NOTICE is hereby given that the Twenty-Fifth Annual General Meeting of Members of Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc (“the Company”) will be held at the Wildey Gymnasium, St Michael, on Saturday October 31,…
BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen, and Interim General Manager Betty Proute tour the Podiatry Room at the Barbados Diabetes Foundation.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 11:47

BARP Masks Available Now

BARP branded Masks available at the BARP office Mervue House, Hastings in a variety of colours - only $15 each. Get Yours Today!
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 11:28

Participants Needed for Diabetes Study

Participants aged 65 or older with a medical diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes are needed for a University of West Indies (Cave Hill) study conducted by Student Researcher Jamie Hinds. The study will look at the perceived role of social…
A wonderful tribute from the BARP Fifty Plus Radio Show featuring friends and colleagues of the late former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur. Contributions by BARP Vice President Dame Billie Miller, Glyne Murray, Tony Hoyos &…
BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen's recent address at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between BARP and the Barbados Diabetes Foundation.
President of BARP Marilyn Rice-Bowen and Chairman of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation Justice Christopher Blackman sign Memorandum of Understanding while Foundation CEO Cally Boyea looks on. This took place at Maria Holder Diabetes Center on 22nd July where a partnership…
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 07:07

Online Application Form

For your convenience, our application form for new members is now available online. After submitting this application, visit the BARP Office, Mervue House, Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church for payment and processing.

New Membership Application Form & Life Benefit

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Thursday, 02 July 2020 07:25

Contact Numbers for Health Queries

Download the PDF JEANNETTE BARROW - 434 2215KEVIN CARTER - 434 2228ALISON BEST - 434 2225KERRIE-ANN WHITE - 434 2251JENNIFER CLARKE - 434 2272DARRYL CHANDLER - 434 2264
Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:53

Press Conference on Reopening

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:53

Payment Options

Payment options for BARP Membership and Life Benefit. Note: new cards will be mailed to all members. Dropbox at BARP (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Cheques Only) BARP Office Surepay counters islandwide & Online.Online Payments Surepay Online First Citizens City of Bridgetown Credit…
Friday, 19 June 2020 17:19

BARP Office Reopens June 22nd

We are excited to announce that BARP will reopen on Monday, June 22, 2020. Effective from Wednesday, June 24, there are additional payment options for membership fees through any branch of SurePay on location. Payments can also be made on…
Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:33


The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) announces the resignation of Executive Manager Mrs. Elsa Webster. We place on public record our thanks for her sterling contribution to BARP and wish her every success in all future endeavours.
Monday, 15 June 2020 09:25

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, 22 May 2020 12:36

Notice - Health Insurance Payments

Payment Checklist When paying for Health Insurance, please make all cheques payable to Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Ltd. Please ensure that the BARP Member ID is placed at the back of all cheques before submitting to Gallagher. As we continue…
Members wishing to pay BARP Medical Insurance policies are advised a drop box facility has been placed on the exterior of Gallagher Brokers building located at Stanley Centre, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. This would be for CHEQUES ONLY made out…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:09

Health Insurance Update

Effective immediately, Sagicor will facilitate the submission of BARP Health Insurance claims via the scanning or taking a picture of the completed claim form(s) and submitting along with the supporting invoices/receipts…
NOTICE BARP's office will remain closed until further notice. Reminder - Insurance premiums can be paid at Surepay outlets islandwide or online. BARP membership due for renewal remains valid until June 30th. Please continue to stay safe. The Board and…
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 01:50

President's Heroes' Day Message

April 14th, 2020President Marilyn Rice-Bowen discusses the new shopping schedule for seniors during the COVID-19 curfew with hosts Admiral and Kimberley.
Sunday, 12 April 2020 08:35

Easter Greetings from BARP

From all of us at BARP, have a blessed, peaceful and safe Easter!
BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen pleads with pensioners who are collecting cheques from post offices to practice social distancing to fight COVID-19. After recent videos and images circulating revealed some pensioners in crowded lines, the president made an impassioned plea to…
Monday, 06 April 2020 15:29

VIDEO - Group Health Insurance Update

Insurance brokers Gallagher updates BARP members about the additional premium payment methods for Group Health Plan.
Is your BARP membership expiring soon? NO NEED TO WORRY! BARP members will be covered until June 30th, and expired cards will remain valid until this date. We're also asking all concessionaires to honour all expired cards presented during this…
Group Health Insurance - the insurance companies will cover everyone for a 60 day period 1st April to 31st May, 2020; therefore, your health insurance policies will not lapse. Group Health Insurance - the insurance companies will cover everyone for…
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:34

FAQs Insurance Payments During Covid-19

Will a grace period be implemented for those members who cannot leave their homes (COVID-19 Measures/Fears) or have no means of making online payments? In light of the current situation the country faces with COVID-19 and the anticipated restrictions that…
Are you an elderly person or living with a disability in Barbados? The Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs has a COVID-19 helpline for you. Call 536-HOPE / 536-4673 for guidance and advice.
by Sheena Forde-Craigg | Mar 18, 2020 Barbados Government Information Service Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, and Acting Chief Medical Officer, Anton Best, update the press on COVID-19. (BGIS) The World Health…
BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen "bumps elbows" with Massy Supermarkets CEO Randall Banfield this morning at the Worthing branch. This was the first of early morning 7 AM exclusive openings to accommodate shopping for seniors and the disabled. This initiative was…
Massy Supermarkets Worthing, Sunset Crest, and SuperCentre Warrens will now open on Monday - Friday from 7AM - 8AM for seniors 60 years and over, Differently Abled customers, and customers in high risk groups. These adjusted opening hours are in…
The public is invited to tune in as BARP presents a Panel Discussion focusing on the Coronavirus on VOB 92.9 FM Brasstacks Call in show, on Wednesday March 18, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Members of the Panel are:…
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 13:56

Group Health Insurance Payment Update

EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2020: In an effort to serve you better, BARP's Health Insurance premiums can be paid at any of the 41 convenient SurePay locations. Payments for Health Premiums may also be made via Standing…
BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen participates in CBC TV's "The People's Business" on the topic "Coronavirus, the Barbados Response". https://www.facebook.com/CBCNews.bb/videos/2634474130130605/
Monday, 16 March 2020 12:16

BARP Coronavirus Update

BARP has been following the advice and suggestions of local health officials and recognizes that the greatest risk of infection is among those who are in close contact with people who have COVID-19. This includes family members, health care workers…
Thursday, 12 March 2020 12:56

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day- March 12, 2020 Theme: “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere- From Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care Kidney disease is a non-communicable disease (NCD) which affects around 850 million people globally. Kidney disease can be delayed…
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 08:20

VIDEO - Green Thumbs Garden Club

Members of BARP's Green Thumbs Garden Club share their gardening experiences.
Vice President of BARP Dame Billie Miller remarks on internet liability at a recent Cyber Security seminar held at BARP.
On World Safer Internet Day, President Marilyn Rice-Bowen gave the opening remarks at the BARP FLOW Cyber Security seminar.
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:46

VIDEO - President Addresses Men's Health Group

President of BARP Marilyn Rice-Bowen was invited to speak to the Maurice Byer Mens Health & Educational Group in Speightstown St Peter. View the edited version of that speech.
Sunday, 26 January 2020 09:07

Coronavirus - What you need to know

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and…
Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:23

VIDEO - BARP Calendar Launch

View the launch of the BARP 2020 Calendar and plans for BARP's 25th Anniversary. Seated from left: Vice President Dame Billie Miller, President Marilyn Rice-Bowen, and Director Eric Smith.The BARP Calendar is available at the BARP Office, All Branches Massy…
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:38

BARP 2020 Calendar

The BARP Calendar is available at the BARP Office, All Branches Massy Locations, Carlton & A1 Supermarkets, Eddies Trading in Speightstown and all City of Bridgetown Credit Union locations. Our first initiative for 2020 is the introduction of the BARP…
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:16

PRESS RELEASE January 20th, 2020

BARP PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 20, 2020 BARP, the Barbados Association of Retired Persons, will be celebrating 25 years this year. In October to be exact. We are grateful for the…
In celebration of the legacy of the Right Excellent Errol Barrow on the 100th Anniversary of his birth, "Champion of the Caribbean" highlights two of his speeches with a foreword by Ambassador David Comissiong.
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 15:54

BARP President's New Year Message

A Silver Year for BARP I extend New Years greetings to all BARP members and their families. 2020 will be a year of significance for BARP as we shall celebrate our 25th anniversary on October 25th 2020. At periods of…
Full article from Caricom Today » Former Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite is among the awardees on the Barbados Independence Honours List. The list was released as Barbados celebrates its independence anniversary on Saturday. Ambassador Applewhaite received the…
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 12:09

BARP Police Band Concert

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  11 November 2019 NEWS RELEASE BARP TRUST AWARDS TWO POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS Two Barbadians are currently pursuing post-graduate studies at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the…
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:27

BARP Police Band Concert

Friday December 6th, 5:30 - 7:00PM, Hastings Rock, Christ Church
CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICENT REGISTRATION Tuesday & Thursdays 10 am to 12pm - $40 per class. Classes start November 5th, 2019. Space is limited. Click on link to register: https://forms.gle/dCKo1ch3y5aMYpzN7 Click on link to register https://forms.gle/dCKo1ch3y5aMYpzN7
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 09:08

Rotary Club - Tribute to Elton John

Thursday, 17 October 2019 08:42

24th Anniversary Church Service

We Invite You to Attend the BARP 24th Anniversary Church Service.Saturday October 26, 2019 at the Black Rock SDA Church, Ellerslie Road, St. Michael at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, 12 September 2019 19:13

Golden Homes Insurance Renewal

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:26

Caribbean Wellness Day

Saturday, September 14th, Sheraton Mall 12-5PM
Monday, 02 September 2019 17:21

Medical Cards/Life Insurance Certificates

Thursday, 22 August 2019 19:53

50 Plus Magazine 2019

The latest edition of our 50 Plus Magazine is now available for download: Download now »
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:37

New Online Payment Platform

BARP members, You are invited to test the NEW ONLINE PAYMENT PLATFORM. The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology is seeking to introduce a new online payment platform that will allow persons to make online payments for government services.…
Monday, 15 July 2019 21:30

Congratulations to our New Directors

Past President Ed Bushell (R) hands over gavel to New President Marilyn Rice-BowenThe 24th Annual General Meeting of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) took place on Saturday 13th July 2019 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Complex. BARP extends…
Thursday, 04 July 2019 17:20

Annual Report

We're pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Annual Report is available for download.
Complete survey here» https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5LYRWG BARP was invited to a stakeholder meeting with the Minister in the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST). This Ministry has been mandated to put in place a master plan for a smart Barbados.…
Monday, 24 June 2019 09:23

Our Apologies - Late Annual Report

Dear BARP Members,BARP duly apologizes for the late upload of the 2018-2019 Annual Report. The Report will be available for download on Friday June 28, 2019.We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Saturday, 15 June 2019 09:00

Let's Work to Prevent Elder Abuse!

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Saturday June 15, 2019. “Access to Justice: Legal, Social and Economic Services for Older Victims of Sexual, Physical and Financial Crimes” is the theme for 2019. BARP is concerned about the extensive amount of…
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 09:14

NOTICE - New Insurance Policy Year

The new policy year begins May 1st, 2019.
Monday, 25 March 2019 10:50

BARP Vacancies

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) which actively promotes the independence, dignity and purpose in life of its members, representing and expressing their views and concerns, and…
Effective March 12, 2019, Barbados Tax Prep will no longer be stationed at the BARP office to assist members with registration for TAMIS. Members are asked to either contact or go to the Barbados Revenue Authority in Warrens or Weymouth…
Monday, 04 March 2019 18:26

BARP / ProColumbia Health Care Videos

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:33

Get the New Issue of 50 Plus Magazine

The latest issue of BARP's Magazine 50 Plus is available at the BARP office Mervue House Hastings and the below locations. A One Supermarket Black Rock, Emerald City St Philip, Massy Supermarket Warrens, Oistins & Skymall. Jordans Supermarket Fitz village…
Monday, 24 September 2018 21:49

BARP Globe Finance Visa Card Discontinued

BARP has been informed of the following: On September 4, 2018, the shareholders of Globe Finance Inc. and Signia Financial Group Inc. entered into an agreement to amalgamate their businesses to form a new company, SigniaGlobe Financial Group Inc. As…
Friday, 14 September 2018 14:18

BARP Charitable Trust $10,000 Scholarship

BARP CHARITABLE TRUST OFFERING $10,000 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDIES ON AGEING BRIDGETOWN (Friday, September 13, 2018)– As Barbados celebrates Senior Citizens Month in September, and we look towards the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2018,…
Sunday, 09 September 2018 12:12

BARP Statement for Senior Citizens Month

BARP STATEMENT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS MONTH, SEPTEMBER 2018 The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) is happy once again to laud and honour our members as well as the wider body of senior citizens in this month of September as…
Friday, 07 September 2018 18:07

Life Benefit & Group Health Packages

For members enrolled in the Life Benefit and Group Health Insurance Plan, packages are available for pick up from CGM Insurance Brokers, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael daily.
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 07:48

Fair Trading Commission Questionnaire

The Fair Trading Commission has developed a questionnaire to gain a greater understanding of the quality of service delivery in the Mobile Telephony Sector; identify the issues that are affecting customers; and address these issues in accordance with the Consumer…
Sunday, 17 June 2018 20:28

No Payment by Cheque at SurePay

Health Insurance premiums can no longer be paid by cheque at any of the Surepay locations. Cheques will ONLY be accepted at the BARP office.
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:58

Group Health Plan FAQs June, 2018

View the answers to frequently asked questions.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 11:43

Childhood Obesity Prevention Petition

BARP encourages everyone to sign this petition. Go to https://www.healthycaribbean.org/cop/ to sign »
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 16:14

NOTICE - Health Insurance Standing Order

BARP members please note that the bank information requested when you fill out your Medical Insurance enrollment form is not a standing order. The form request is information for Sagicor to create a credit account through which they would deposit…
Monday, 30 April 2018 12:07

Health Plan Eligibility & Payment Dates

With reference to the release which appeared in the Nation newspaper dated Tuesday, April 24, 2018, it was erroneously reported that BARP members could join the BARP Group Health Insurance between the ages of 50 and 69. BARP wishes to…
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:01

2017 BARP Manifesto Proposals

Re. 2017 BARP Manifesto ProposalsIn accordance with the mission of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) to bean outstanding leader in championing the well-being of all 50 plus people in…
Friday, 06 April 2018 17:45

Health Plan & Life Benefit Update

Fellow BARP Members, We refer to a recent communication on Facebook and in the Nation newspaper of Wednesday, April 4th, relating to proposed changes to the BARP Group Health and Life plans as directed by the consortium of Insurers. Given…
Friday, 02 March 2018 15:21

BARP Vacancies

A PDF outlining the details is available for download below. The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) is seeking to fill the following positions:Business Development Officer, Executive Assistant and Receptionist.Download the details relating to the duties and responsibilities of…
Thurs 8th Feb: Local Medicinal Herbs & Herb Drying Tues 13th Feb: Organic Pesticides, Common Disease Problems, & Pest of Ornamentals and Fruit Trees Thurs 15th Feb: Growing Common Herbs Tues 20th Feb: Growing Non-traditional Crops Limited Space. Contact BARP…
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 09:46

Extended Opening Hours

In a special effort to facilitate our members, the BARP Office will open on the last Saturday of the month of January and February 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and will have extended hours on Monday March 26…
A new day has finally dawned for for former CLICO policyholders whose policies have now been succesfully transferred to to Resolution Life, a specially formed, 100% Bajan, fully compliant, insurance company. Read and Download the two following PDF documents with…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 10:22

Congratulations to Dame Sandra Mason

The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP), congratulates Dame Sandra Mason on her appointment as Barbados' 8th Governor General. We are pleased that her servce as a distinguished jurist has been…
Effective January 1st, 2018, there is an additional $40.00 per year subscription which will be put towards insurance coverage for each BARP member for final expenses (payable upon death) in the amount of BDS $5,000.00. The implementation of this Life…
Friday, 08 December 2017 20:46

October Winner

New member for the month of October Winner Ms. Sonia Murrell receives her prize from BARP Office Manager Cecilia Thompson of a manicure compliments of Bio-Beauty. Bio-Beauty is located in Coconut Walk, Hastings, Christ Church. They offer a wide range…
Thursday, 30 November 2017 11:54

Christmas Food Drive

Please help us by donating non-perishable food items to benefit the HIV/AIDS Food Bank this Holiday Season. Items can be placed in the barrel located at the BARP Office, Mervue House, Hastings Ch. Ch.
New BARP members as well as those renewing their membership in the month of December have a chance to win a security system valued at $1500 compliments of G4S, a gift basket compliments of Consolidated Finance and 1 smoke detector…
Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:28

BARP Member Wins Prize

BARP office manager Cecilia Thompson (on left) presents prize of a weekend for 2 at Sunbay Hotel to Winner Octavia Beckles along with Executive Manager Elsa Webster at our Mervue House office. Every Month BARP will be raffling the names…
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:45

Member Appreciation Day

BARP will be hosting a Member Appreciation Day on Friday October 27, 2017, from 9:00am to 7:00pm, at our new headquarters, Mervue House, Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church. The event will welcome approximately 500 BARP Members to our new home…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 14:49

The National Green Knowledge Fair

A free public event is happening at Queens Park on Friday and Saturday 3-4 November this year, called The National Green Knowledge Fair. The event is hosted by the Future Centre Trust on behalf of the UNDP Global Environment Facility,…
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:02

Massy & BCCI Dominica Relief

BARP is supporting the BCCI and Massy Diaster Relief Drive for Dominica, and is therefore inviting BARP members to participate in the donation of items listed below or monetary donations. Donations should be received by October 9th, 2017 {phocadownload view=file|id=35|text=View…
BARP is supporting the BCCI Diaster Relief Drive and is therefore inviting BARP members to participate in the donation of items as noted in the below correspondence.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 19:33

New Issue of Fifty Plus Magazine

The 2016/2017 issue of Fifty Plus Magazine is now availble to BARP members. Copies can be picked up from the following locations: · BARP Office, Mervue House, Marine Gardens, Hastings· AONE supermarkets, Emerald City· Carlton Supermarket, Black Rock· Massy Supermarkets·…
Friday, 11 August 2017 11:17

See Me a Poem by Michael Oxley

See me By Michael Oxley Although sometimes I feel likeI am hiding from my foesLike a soldier in a mask of camouflageJust moving around in this cloak of tatteredThreadsBut, look into my eyes and see me Sometimes too, I feel…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 11:00

Don't Miss Golden Soca Saturday, August 12th

GOLDEN SOCA - This Saturday August 12th at the Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Christ Church; the show starts at 6:00 PM. Tickets $50 and $60 from CS Pharmacy and all Ticket Pal locations. Catering to BARP members and anyone who…
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