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Tuesday, 18 September 2012 15:05

Founding Member Passes

Sir Carlisle Burton  -- It is with deep regret that we note the passing of Sir Carlisle Burton a Principal founder member of BARP. The Board of Directors, staff and members of BARP extend condolences to the family of Sir…
Friday, 14 September 2012 10:23

BARP Members Complete Computer Course

Instructor Cheryl Otrum, Participant, and BARP Vice President, Dame Billie Miller. Having recently completed a computer course conducted by the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) in collaboration with the ministry of Community Development, a group of BARP members are…
Thursday, 06 September 2012 12:42

Lecture - September 13th, 2012

BARP presents A HISTORICAL INSPIRATION FROM OUR PAST with Professor Pedro Welch, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The lecture is on Our Women in the Emancipation Era: COUNTERING PATRIARCHAL…
Friday, 17 August 2012 14:10

BARP Appoints New Director

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BARBADOS ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS INC APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ruall Harris as a Director effective July 26, 2012.  Mr Harris is…
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 15:17

Biennial Diaspora Conference

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) recently participated in the Biennial Diaspora Conference "Barbados Network Consultation 2012", organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre from August 7-10. Executive Manager of BARP, Alphea…
Thursday, 28 June 2012 18:40

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

(View notice as a PDF ») NOTICE is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of Members of Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (“the Company”) will be held at Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall, St Michael, on Saturday July…
Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:21

Essay Competition 2012

BARP CEO Alphea Wiggins-Rock and Senior Category winner Ryan Herbert. Bridging the generation gap and creating awareness is the purpose of the Barbados Association of Retired Person’s essay competition. At their Collymore Rock office, 11 successful entrants were awarded for…
Monday, 11 June 2012 13:26

BARP Featured on The People's Business

BARP appeared on the CBC TV8 programme "The People's Business" on Sunday, June 10th discussing the objectives of the association and also interacting with the public through on air calls. Appearing on behalf of BARP were President Edward Bushelle, CEO…
Monday, 11 June 2012 11:18

BARP Returns to The People's Business

BARP was featured on The People's Business on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 on CBC TV8 at 8:02 p.m and the rebroadcast will air on Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00am.
Saturday, 26 May 2012 03:19

Draft of New By-laws for Review

On August 24, 2011, the Board of Directors appointed a Committee to review BARP’s By-laws. The draft By-laws will be considered by Members at an Extraordinary General Meeting to be convened on Saturday July 14, 2012. Members are, however, invited…
Friday, 25 May 2012 20:03

BARP Returns to The People's Business

BARP will be featured on The People's Business on Sunday, June 10th, 2012 on CBC TV8 at 8:02 p.m.
The Eighteenth Annual General Meeting of Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) will be held on Saturday July 14, 2012 immediately following an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on July 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Abundant Life…
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 12:28

BARP's Legal Seminar a Success

BARP's legal seminar on Wills, Estates and Property matters was well attended by its members on Saturday 19th May at the Lecture Theatre of  the University of West Indies. Attorneys-At-Law Woodbine Davis O.E.B, Q.C and Trena Kellman L.L.B gave clear…
Monday, 07 May 2012 14:15

The People's Business

BARP was featured on the CBC Channel 8 programme "The People's Business" discussing Reverse Mortgages. The programme aired on Sunday, May 6th. 2012 and was rebroadcasted on Tuesday May 8th, 2012. Host of the show is Maureen Holder, and members…
The Eighteenth Annual General Meeting of Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) will be held on Saturday July 14, 2012 immediately following an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on July 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Abundant Life…
Thursday, 03 May 2012 17:51

Reverse Mortgages Interview

 Sr Vice President and Director with NewLink Group, Mr. Byren Innes Host of the BARP Fifty Plus radio show Mr. Peter Boyce interviewed Mr. Byren Innes Sr Vice President and Director with NewLink Group, a Canadian based Marketing and…
Friday, 20 April 2012 09:42

Annual General Meeting 2012

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall St. Michael on Saturday July 14th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ONLY Members in good financial standing will be eligible to vote. If your mailing address has…
Saturday, 31 March 2012 10:43

Notice - All BARP Members

Please check your BARP Cards for expiry dates. If your card has expired kindly visit the BARP Office and renew your membership immediately. All Golden Health Premiums are due on the 15th of every month. You may also pay your…
Monday, 26 March 2012 22:08

Easter Tea Party and Hat Parade 2012

Overall winner Pansy Griffith receives prize from BARP Vice President Norma Roach. (Click image for larger view) Â "Happy is the head that wears the Hat" was the theme of the BARP Easter Tea Party and Hat Parade held on…
Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:42

Indelible Memories of Africa

In celebration of Black History Month the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) presented a lecture entitled, “INDELIBLE MEMORIES OF AFRICA” on 28th February at the Main Guard, The Garrison. Indelible memories of Africa, the second largest continent in the world,…
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:04

Renewal Notice

RENEWAL NOTICE - TO ALL BARP MEMBERS Please check your BARP Cards for expiry dates. If your card has expired kindly visit the BARP Office and renew your membership immediately.ALL Golden Health Premiums are due on the 15th of every…
Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:01

NOTICE -Temporary Office

To ensure a smooth transition to the Collymore Rock Office, The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) will continue to serve its members at the temporary office located at Westray House Welches, Christ Church until Friday February 17th, 2012.…
Sunday, 29 January 2012 22:45

New Partnership Agreement

 BARP President Ed Bushell signs charter. "The membership of Barbados Association of Retired Persons has now reached over 30,000 members" according to BARP President Edward Bushell who recently spoke at the launch of the Knights Advantage Health Club at…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 02:06

Attorney General Joins BARP

Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, receives his BARP membership card from  BARP President, Edward Bushell Attorney General of Barbados, Adriel Brathwaite, recently celebrated his 50th Birthday and visited the office of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) this week to…
Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:26

BIPA General Meeting

A BIPA general meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Anne Johnson Auditorium, St. Gabriel’s School, Henry’s Lane, St. Michael. For more information, please visit www.thebipa.net or call 230-1026.    
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 18:10

BARP Presents Car to Raffle Winner

 Hon. Maizie Barker Welch presents keys to Mrs. Heidi Hutchinson with President, Ed Bushell, BARP Executive Manager, Alphea Wiggins Rock, and Nassco Sales Manager, Roger Moore, present.  The keys to the new Toyota Yaris were handed over to…
Monday, 09 January 2012 16:26

NOTICE - Office Temporary Relocation

The Office of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) located in Collymore Rock, St. Michael will be undergoing renovations during the period of January 23, 2012 until February 4, 2012. During this time the Office will be closed…
Monday, 09 January 2012 16:15

NOTICE - Benefits Directory Distribution

MEMBERS ARE KINDLY ASKED TO COLLECT THEIR COPY OF THE 2012 BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS DIRECTORY FROM THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:1.    ALL BRANCHES OF SUPERCENTRE2.    EMERALD CITY SUPERMARKET SIX ROADS3.    CARLTON & A1 SUPERMARKET BLACK ROCK4.    JORDAN’S SPEIGHTSTOWN5.    TRIMART HAGGATT HALLTHIS DISTRIBUTION…
Friday, 23 December 2011 14:41

Office Closure

Important NoticeThis is to advise members and the general public that the office of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons is currently closed and will reopen for business on January 3rd 2012.Please note that our new opening hours are now…
Thursday, 22 December 2011 04:27

BARP Raffle Grand Prize Draw

The Hon. Maizie Barker Welch draws the winning ticket. Sales Manager of Nasco, Roger Moore and BARP President, Edward Bushell look on. Andrew Hutchinson is the lucky winner of a brand new Toyota Yaris compliments of the Barbados Association of…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 08:27

BARP Christmas Police Band Concert

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons’ Annual Christmas Concert at The Combermere School Hall last Saturday night, featured the Royal Barbados Police Force Band and, as expected, was a resounding success. The capacity audience was entertained by a variety of…
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 07:00

Press Release

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BARP OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON DECEMBER 20TH AND WILL REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON DECEMBER 28TH. MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR RENEWAL NOTICES IN THE MAIL ARE ASKED TO COME TO THE BARP…
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 14:29

LIAT/BARP Travel Club

Announcing the LIAT/BARP Travel Club - Exclusively for BARP Members! Terms and Conditions Start date:  Nov. 1st, 2011 Fare USD 30.00 (One way, Base fare – Taxes not included) Blackout dates ·         One week before and after Easter ·         July…
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 11:33

New Opening Hours

BARP has extended its opening hours allowing more time for patrons to do business. The new opening hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Visit our office at Collymore Rock or give us a call at 228-7554.
Thursday, 13 October 2011 13:34

BIPA General Meeting

A BIPA general meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Anne Johnson Auditorium, St. Gabriel’s School, Henry’s Lane, St. Michael.  The meeting should conclude at or before 8:00 p.m. BARP members who are…
Monday, 03 October 2011 10:10

Notice of Early Closure

THE BARBADOS ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (BARP) WILL BE CLOSING AT 1:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5TH TO FACILITATE A STAFF MEETING. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CLOSURE MAY CAUSE AND ASK THAT YOU KINDLY ARRANGE YOUR BUSINESS ACCORDINGLY.…
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 22:42

BARP Joins BIPA

Following a recent meeting between The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) and The Barbados Investors and Policy Holders Alliance (BIPA), the Board of BARP has decided the association will be joining BIPA.  President of BARP, Edward Bushell, stated that…
The Grand Prize Draw will now be on Wednesday December 21st  2011 at the BARP in-office Christmas party. Help BARP to help those in need and you could win a car! Set up in 1999 to provide assistance to members…
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:20

Citizens Urged to be Vigilant

2011-08-09 The state of crime in Barbados is worrying the Barbados Association of Retired Persons. Edward Bushell, who was elected to head of BARP at its recent annual general meeting, said in a statement today they were concerned that a…
Friday, 29 July 2011 16:37

Male Singers Wanted

The BARP chorale is desperately in need of gentlemen choristers for the Xmas concert. Interested persons should contact Mr. Michael Gill :  Tel. No. 429-0291  /  232- 7725.
Monday, 25 July 2011 14:32

President's Report

PRESIDENT’S REPORT PRESENTED AT THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BARP HELD AT THE LLOYD ERSKINE SANDIFORD CONFERENCE CENTRE ON SATURDAY 23RD JULY, 2011 AT 3:00 PM.  On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to report…
Monday, 25 July 2011 08:34

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE At the 17th Annual General Meeting of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Saturday July 23rd, 2011, a new President and Treasurer were elected. Mr. Edward Bushell was elected President…
Saturday, 09 July 2011 06:15

Annual General Meeting

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Links:    Bios of Candidates »     Sub-committee Reports »               BARP Survey Form re BDS Drug Service » The 17th Annual General Meeting of Barbados Association of Retired…
A special history lecture was delivered at the Grand Barbados Beach Hotel last Wednesday as part of the Barbados Light & Power Company’s 100th Anniversary celebrations.  Presented in collaboration with the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP), and delivered by…
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 07:41

BARP CLICO NOTICE

 “BARP CLICO Notice”  If you are A BARP Member who has invested money in CLICO or BRITISH AMERICAN BARP wants to hear from you!  Contact BARP office at 228 7554 and speak to the Executive Manager Alphea Rock Wiggins…
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 12:11

15th Anniversary Variety Concert

15th Anniversary Variety Concert  An enjoyable time was had by all who attended the 15th Anniversary Variety concert staged by the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) at the Plantation Garden on Sunday, 20th February. The sold out crowd…
Thursday, 17 February 2011 11:51

Final BARP History Lecture

 Professor Woodville Marshall The last of the highly popular BARP lecture series “History Untouched in Our School Days” took place at the Garrison Main guard on 16th February. Professor Woodville Marshall explored the transformations which have taken place since the…
Thursday, 17 February 2011 11:02

BARP Meets Minister Benn

Productive and cordial. That was how the meeting between the Barbados Association of Retired Persons and Minister of Trade and Commerce, the Hon. Haynesley Benn was described by BARP President Ernest Batson yesterday. BARP had written to the Minister expressing the Association's…
Have you been keeping up with BARP's views on a wide variety of topics in the monthly BARP columm published in the Advocate?  The column usually appears on the last Sunday of each month.  If you missed any and want…
Packed with informative and entertaining features and articles, the Winter 2010 issue of the BARP Magazine Fifty Plus was delivered to members during the months of December and January courtesy of our friends at Barbados National Bank who sponsored the cost of…
Thursday, 30 September 2010 08:53

Bipartisan Respect for Seniors at Elders Event

Close to 1,000 people came to appreciate or be appreciated at the 3rd Annual Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) Elders Appreciation Day Fun Fair at Pax Hill last weekend.  The day was filled with entertainment for all both on…
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 14:42

BARP Honours 'Super Centenarian'

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) presented a framed Gordon Brooks photograph of 110 year old James Sisnett to the ‘super-centenarian’ himself at a ceremony at the BARP Office in Collymore Rock.  The taking and presentation of the photograph…
Monday, 27 September 2010 13:18

Do you want to be in a movie?

Imagination Films, a Barbados-based film production company, based at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, (EBCCI), University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus (UWI), is pleased to announce the start of the production of the new feature film,…
Thursday, 23 September 2010 13:07

Lunchtime Lecture on Reverse Mortgages

As part of its continuing campaign to educate the public about Reverse Mortgages, the BARP Advisory Committee on Reverse Mortgages accepted an invitation to make a presentation on the subject at one of the weekly Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Lunchtime Lectures.  Presented…
It is hard to believe that BARP has been in existence for 15 years.  Formed in 1995 and starting with 197 members, the Association has grown to become one of the largest NGO's in the region with around 25,000 members…
Saturday, 18 September 2010 15:24

Last Chance to Join BARP Tour to Orlando

You simply cannot miss this fantastic opportunity to celebrate BARP's 15th Anniversary in the company of fellow members in dazzling Orlando Florida.  Visit the extraordinary Epcot Centre, stunning Sea World, a superb Cirque du Soleil extravaganza and the spiritually enhancing Holy Land…
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:56

Congrats & Computer Class Certificates

CHECKING their bank balance before they leave the house, communicating with loved ones over­seas and keeping abreast with what is happening in the inter­national entertainment scene, are just some of the avenues that have been opened up for the recent…
Friday, 20 August 2010 12:28

Spreading the Word on Reverse Mortgages

Addressing a well attended monthly meeting of the Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic Men’s Health Group, broadcaster and ex-banker Tony Marshall explained Reverse Mortgages and their potential for releasing funds to those who are ‘asset rich and cash poor’.  Marshall is Chairman…
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:35

Fifty Plus Magazine goes Online!

The latest issue of the BARP Magazine, Fifty Plus, is now available to read FREE online courtesy of BARBADOS TODAY, the free online daily newspaper. By hosting the online version of Fifty Plus Magazine, the team at BARBADOS TODAY is enabling BARP…
Sunday, 01 August 2010 17:35

Outstanding Fete Success

VIEW THE GALLERY OF PHOTOS BY KEVIN CULPEPPER FOR THIS EVENT » “The best yet!”  “Fantastic!”  “A great afternoon, a great atmosphere and a great show!” These were just some of the comments coming from the delighted crowd of over 750…
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:34

Fifty Plus Summer 2010 issue now out

Packed with informative and entertaining features and articles, the Summer 2010 issue of the BARP Magazine Fifty Plus completed delivery to members during the month of August courtesy of our friends at Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited who sponsored the cost…
Friday, 18 June 2010 11:49

Don't Miss This!!

This is it!  The BARP Crop Over Day Fete at Ilaro Court is here at last!  Get your tickets now for an amazing line up of entertainment including Edwin Yearwood, Andy 'Blood' Armstrong, John King, Ras Iley, Biggie Irie, Grynner,…
The Advocate Newspaper invited BARP to write a monthly column to appear on the last Sunday of every month.  July's column focusses on the importance of social interaction and activities for the health and well-being of older persons.  In the…
Saturday, 12 June 2010 13:26

Young Writers Explore Elderly Challenges

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons held the prizewinners’ ceremony for its second Annual Schools’ Essay Competition at the BARP Head Office in Collymore Rock. In welcoming those present, BARP President Ernest Batson spoke of how impressed he was by the range…
Sung by Mark LordWritten by Ramases Browne and Michael GoodmanRecorded and arranged by Darron Grant Undaground StudiosExecutive Producer BARP Listen to the BARP song !  Play online using the blue player bar or download and save!        During…
Friday, 07 May 2010 10:00

Terrific Tea Time

Participation was the name of the game at the 2010 BARP Tea Party on Saturday 27th March at Accra Beach Hotel.  With over 100 guests attending, the Hat Parade was an outstanding success, with some in their “Hats for all…
One of the most successful courses ever presented by BARP has uncovered hidden talent within the membership.   Distinguished Barbadian Artist and BARP member Fielding Babb, invited members to attend an Art Course for Beginners, believing that we all have latent talents,…
Thursday, 06 May 2010 12:00

Prize Winner off to St. Lucia

The prize draw to discover the winner of the Fifty Plus Winter 2009/10 competition took place on Wednesday 21st May 2010 at the offices of Liat Airlines in Collymore Rock.  The first correct entry drawn by Liat Marketing Associate, Folayan…
Over 200 people packed a conference room at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Saturday 17th April to find out more about Reverse Mortgages and what BARP plans to do to fast track the implementation of this financial option for…
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 19:11

BARP Launches New Website

“Attractive, easy to use and very informative”.  That was the view of The Hon. Maizie Barker-Welch as she navigated www.barpbb.com the newly redesigned website of  The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) at the launch ceremony at BARP Headquarters in…
BARP Vice President, Norma Roach presents a cheque to Director General of the Barbados Red Cross Society, Edmond Bradshaw. Within days of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) launched an appeal for funds to…
Saturday, 27 March 2010 23:18

Hats Off to Easter Success!

Participation was the name of the game at the 2010 BARP Tea Party on Saturday 27th March at Accra Beach Hotel.  With over 100 guests attending, the Hat Parade was an outstanding success, with some in their “Hats for all…
The Barbados Association of Retired Persons was invited by CBC TV producer John Lovell to appear on The People’s Business on Sunday 28th February 2010.  The Association was pleased to have an opportunity to spread the word about the work…
Monday, 01 March 2010 20:47

Keeping in Touch

KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH OUR MEMBERS ON RADIO, TV & THE INTERNETDid you know that you can tune into VOB 92.9FM on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 9am and hear "Let's Talk Fifty Plus with BARP"? …
Monday, 08 February 2010 14:24

Winter 2009/10 issue of Fifty Plus a hit!

The Winter 2009/2010 issue of Fifty Plus magazine was met with a chorus of approval from BARP members. Particularly popular was the tribute to the late Kathleen Drayton.  "I was determined not to allow the cover or the story on the late BARP President to…
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