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Thursday, 21 October 2021 07:19

AstraZeneca Booster Shots Update

The roll out of AstraZeneca booster shots under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, will begin tomorrow, Thursday, October 21. The Immunisation Unit advises that at this stage, these will be offered to fully vaccinated persons aged 70 and over,…
Saturday, 09 October 2021 22:19

BARP Vacancies

BARP is seeking to recruit the ideal candidate for each of the following positions: {phocadownload view=file|id=104|text=Senior Member Services Officer Job Vacancy…
Today on October 1, International Day of Older Persons, BARP & The Barbados Diabetes Foundation virtually signed an agreement for the provision of services between the two organisations. The virtual signing of this agreement is significant as this year's theme…
Monday, 27 September 2021 23:33

New Discounts and Amendments

New Discounts & Amendments Urban Bloom Plant Nursery Address: Dalkeith Ridge, Brittons Hill, St. Michael Office: (246) 429-4453 Mobile: (246) 826-3891 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Facebook: Urban Blooms Plant Nursery Discount: 10% discount to…
The Republican Status Transition Advisory Committee (RSTAC) invited The Barbados Association of Retired Persons to review, share feedback and make recommendations on the "Discussion Draft of the Charter of Barbados".…
Thursday, 02 September 2021 12:48

Well Wishes to Retired Post Master General

BARP wishes Postmaster General, Ms. Valeta Best a happy retirement. Enjoy the fruit basket as a small token of our sincere appreciation for your service and the partnership we would have developed.
August 28th, 2021
Persons 70 years and over can renew their driver’s licence using EZPay+. (MIST). The Barbados Licensing Authority and the Ministry of Innovation, Science & Smart Technology (MIST) have partnered with the Barbados Medical Council (BMC) to give persons 70 years…
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 10:37

President Discusses Elder Abuse

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 15:30

Giving Thanks for Resilient Roofs

BARP Charitable Trust No. 1276 Giving Thanks for Resilient Roofs After Hurricane Elsa struck Barbados on 2 July 2021, she left a trail of damage and destruction in her wake. Fortunately, there were no deaths, but many houses were either…
Friday, 16 July 2021 10:50

COVID-19 Contact Types Explained

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 08:45

AGM Postponed

Monday, 12 July 2021 15:52

NOTICE - AGM Postponed

The Barbados Association of Retired Person (BARP) is postponing its Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled to be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The Board of Directors has decided to postpone the meeting until further notice following the Government’s…
Thursday, 01 July 2021 10:45

2021 Annual Report

Printed copies will be available at the BARP office from July 2, 2021.
Monday, 14 June 2021 19:37

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY Today June 15 is being observed internationally as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and its theme, “Access to Justice", serves to remind us of the importance of…
Saturday, 12 June 2021 10:29

Regular Hours of Operation Resumed

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 12:40

VIDEO - Scams and Schemes

The BARP Consumers Affairs Committee in collaboration with the Fair Trading Commission hosted a virtual seminar entitled: Scams and Schemes. Watch and learn about the Blessings Circle pyramid schemes which are prevalent in Barbados.
Saturday, 05 June 2021 18:57

Covid-19 Press Conference

BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/3/2021 The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc. (BARP) has joined in the condemnation of the unacceptable and. obscene Trojam Riddim Mix music video. stating that it not only tarnishes the country’s image…
Thursday, 03 June 2021 13:31

Survey on the Elderly in Barbados

Dear BARP Member (65+), As a part of an essential research project on the Elderly in Barbados, the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, in collaboration with PAHO, is currently seeking to assess the personal, social, financial/economic and service-oriented…
May 27th, 2021Download the following files: Nomination forms will also be available at the Information Desk at the BARP Office and should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday May…
BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/15/2021 BARP: “It’s time to protect the rights and health of consumers” The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) is calling for Barbados and the Caribbean…
Friday, 14 May 2021 11:26

Consumer Tip - Exchanges and Refunds

Fair Trading Commission Officer Julia Regis discusses exchanges and refunds.
Today the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) salutes nurses Worldwide on this International Nurses Day. We extend a special greeting to the members of the Barbados Nurses Association. Nurses in today's health environment, have witnessed a rapid transformation of…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 19:21

COVID-19 Update and Press Conference

May 6th, 2021 Health and Wellness Minister, Lt. Col. the Honourable Jeffrey Bostic, hosted a Press Conference at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021. May 3rd, 2021Health and Wellness Minister, Lt. Col. the Honourable Jeffrey Bostic will hosted a COVID-19…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 13:58

BARP President Gets Covid-19 Vaccine

BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen recently got her 2nd Covid vaccine dose. She encourages BARP members to be vaccinated as soon as possible, and to seek medical advice from their doctors first.
Thursday, 06 May 2021 13:28

Participants Needed for Diabetes Study

Jamie Hinds- Student Researcher & BARP Charitable Trust Scholarship Winner 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.…
Wednesday, 05 May 2021 12:17

Meet Our New Executive Manager Kim Tudor

BARP Executive Manager Miss Kim Tudor The Barbados Association of Retired Persons Inc (BARP) today announced the appointment of Kim Tudor as its Executive Manager. Miss Tudor with more than two decades of extensive leadership, management and business experience is…
Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:43

AGM 2021 - 1st Notice Inviting Nominations

April 29th, 2021Download the following files: Nomination forms will also be available at the Information Desk at the BARP Office and should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday May…
Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:43

AGM 2021 - 1st Notice Inviting Nominations

April 29th, 2021Download the following files: Nomination forms will also be available at the Information Desk at the BARP Office and should be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday May…
Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:46

Saluting Our Heroes and Workers

BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen This year, both National Heroes Day and May Day provide opportunity for us to reflect on the contribution of our National Heroes and workers to nation-building. Our Heroes were dedicated and steadfast in their resolve to…
GROUP HEALTH & LIFE INSURANCE PLANS: Discontinuation of Standing Order Payments to Former Broker effective April 30th, 2021.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 11:45

Ash Precautions - Dr. Adrian Lorde

Monday, 19 April 2021 22:29

SSA Ash Collection Schedule

Article by Melissa Rollock, April 19th, 2021SSA Collecting Bagged Ash Starting Wednesdaywww.gisbarbados.gov.bb Barbados Government Information Service Government will be providing assistance with the removal of ash from communities through the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA). To this end, members of the…
We are pleased to advise that our office at Mervue House Hastings, Christ Church, reopens for business daily, 9 am to 2 pm, from Monday 19th April 2021. We have commercially cleaned and sanitized both the interior and exterior of…
Press Conference: COVID-19 Update and National Clean-up Update (April 16, 2021)* Home Affairs Minister the Honourable Wilfred Abrahams will host a Press Conference at 4 pm to provide a COVID-19 Update and National Clean-up Update. Minister Abrahams will be joined…
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Home Affairs Minister Wilfred Abrahams, Director of The UWI Seismic Research Centre, Dr. Erouscilla Joseph; and a representative of DEM jointly hosted a Press Conference on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. AST. Direct…
Article by Nya Phillips, April 9th, 2021Ministry Of Health Tips On Dealing With Ash Fallwww.gisbarbados.gov.bb Barbados Government Information Service In the event of ash fall on Barbados from the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Ministry…
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:40

Consumer Tip - Goods vs Services

 Adapted from BARP Fifty Plus Radio Show, Fair Trading Commission Protection Officer Mrs Julia Regis discusses Consumer Goods vs Consumer Services and explains how a business is defined. Recorded at the BARP Consumer Affairs Committee virtual Seminar
Thursday, 25 March 2021 20:01

Video - Unfair Trading Practices

Part 2 of our seminar series, hosted by the BARP Consumers Affairs Committee in collaboration with the Fair Trading Commission, is available on YouTube. Kindly share and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest content.
 Adapted from BARP Fifty Plus Radio Show - BARP member Carl Moore President of the Society for a Quieter Barbados discusses problems with noisy kites
Dr. Adrian Lorde featured on BARP Fifty Plus Radio Show outlines COVID19 precautions for seniors.
Monday, 22 March 2021 09:21

Commentary on Noisy Kites

BARP member Olytute Walrond's commentary on noisy kites. Adapted from "BARP Fifty Plus Radio Show".
Featured on the BARP Fifty Plus Radio Show, Mrs Dava Leslie-Ward from the Fair Trading Commission explains the definition of a consumer under The Consumer Protection Act.
Monday, 15 March 2021 08:53

Retain Your Driver's Licence Receipt

Information The Barbados Licensing Authority advises the public to retain the receipt, obtained at the renewal of the driver’s licence, as proof of payment, along with the expired driver’s licence. Both the receipt from the renewal of the driver’s licence…
Monday, 08 March 2021 20:09

International Women's Day Message

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons – BARP publicly applauds the Ministry of Health for its outstanding service to the country to- date through its efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. However, today we recommend that the National Vaccination Programme…
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:51

Dr. Adrian Lorde Discusses Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr. Adrian Lorde was featured on our Fifty Plus Radio Show discussing the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 11:40

Do Something About Kite Noise

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, Nation News by Carl Moore Do something about kite noise IN 1910, the German bacteriologist Robert Koch, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1905, predicted: “The day will come when man will have to…
Monday, 08 February 2021 11:04

We Care

As Barbadians, this is who we are. WE CARE. It may be a good idea to get your elderly neighbour's phone number and call to check on them daily.
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 11:20

BARP's Christmas Message

BARP President Marilyn Rice-Bowen Christmas this year comes at a time of uncertainty, anxiety and indeed fear amongst people whether here in Barbados, in neighbouring countries and across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and turned everything…
Monday, 07 December 2020 09:27

Health Insurance Payment Options

Dear Members, As we work towards a seamless transition we wish to share the payment options for your BARP Health Premium payments.
Friday, 27 November 2020 13:08

New Insurance Brokers

A new deal. That’s the assurance from the president of BARP, Marilyn Rice-Bowen to its members enrolled in its comprehensive health plan. BARP has reached an agreement with Lynch Insurance Brokers which goes into…
Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:20

New Discount Partners and Discounts

New Discounts & Amendments Urban Bloom Plant Nursery Address: Dalkeith Ridge, Brittons Hill, St. Michael Office: (246) 429-4453 Mobile: (246) 826-3891 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Facebook: Urban Blooms Plant Nursery Discount: 10% discount…
Friday, 06 November 2020 12:31

BARP Urgent Care Mobile Partnership

 Are you a BARP member 70 years or older and still driving? Well, if you are, here’s some good news for you. BARP has teamed up with Urgent Care Mobile to offer annual medical examinations for those who need physicals…
Friday, 30 October 2020 13:44

25th Anniversary Video Presentation

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…
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!
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

This is a 2 page form; complete both pages. New Membership Fee: 1 yr $133 (Includes Life Benefit of $5000 payable upon death).
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*Visit the BARP office in 3 business days to make the payment; sign the Life Benefit, and take the photo for your BARP card.

Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:53

Press Conference on Reopening

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

NOTICE

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

 
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…
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…
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:…
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 Scholarship Winner Jamie Hinds Two Barbadians are currently pursuing post-graduate studies at the Cave Hill Campus of…
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