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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…
In this month's BARP column in the Advocate Newspaper, the Association expands on the matters brought up at the recent press conference on concerns about health care provision for older persons in Barbados.  Read the full column << here >>
Sunday, 29 August 2010 11:19

Health Concerns in the News

From left: Pastor Victor Roach, Ernest Batson, Alphea Wiggins Rock, Maria Asgill  At a recent press conference held at the main office in Collymore Rock, BARP President Ernest Batson pledged the Association’s support for the ban on smoking in public…
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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