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    August 18

  • 10:16 AM


LIAT travel advisory No.4

ST JOHN’S – LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, several destinations have been affected. Due to several airport closures and late opening times the following flights have been cancelled for Friday, August 18. LI 300 from Barbados to Tortola
 LI 301 from Tortola to Barbados LI 370 from... Read More


Fight on to save fishing boat

ROUGH SEAS DUE to Tropical Storm Harvey took their toll on one fishing boat this morning. Around 8 a.m. a group of onlookers could be seen gathered at the mouth of St Lawrence Gap. They were watching as a small diving crew battled valiantly to tend to an overturned fishing boat. Read More


Bus service to resume after all clear

MEMBERS OF THE public have been advised that the Transport Board’s bus service will resume after the all clear is given following the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey. Manager of marketing and communications at the Transport Board, Lynda Holder, said regular service would resume after a damage assessment by the first responders, and the... Read More


Tropical Storm warning lifted but still no all clear

THE TROPICAL STORM warning for Barbados has been lifted as of 8 a.m. However, the Flood Warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. and the small craft warning also remains in place. The all clear has not yet been issued. Read More


Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters report says

DUBAI – Iran is holding talks with European plane maker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions. “The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters... Read More


North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say

DANDONG, China – Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labelled “Made in China” and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce... Read More


Brydens Insurance appoints new general manager

BRYDENS INSURANCE, the largest branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Ltd (TATIL), has appointed David Alleyne as the new General Manager of the company, following the recent retirement of Richard Ince. Alleyne, former president and CEO of Sagicor General Insurance Inc, has over 30 years of underwriting, claims management, risk management... Read More


NSRL hits price of locally made uniforms

THE PRICE OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS has gone up and sales have gone down. And it is all because of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), says president of the Small Business Association Dean Straker In his address to the Social Partnership at Hilton Barbados today, Straker said sales were down 20 per cent from the start of the month... Read More


Welches the draughts champs

THE MOVES of Welches Primary School were impressive enough to give them the championship trophy at the inaugural National Summer Camps Draughts Tournament. They were the best of the 16 teams who entered across three zones – northern, central and eastern. During a presentation at the Ministry of Sports at Sky Mall yesterday, youth commissioner... Read More



THE TURF is down now. So too is the number of foreign squads. The new sand-based turf didn’t quite have the effect local hockey was looking for, as next week’s Barbados International Hockey Festival seems set to record a further drop in the number of teams from overseas. Read More


Warrens zap Chargers

BLENDING youth and experience, double crown queens Pan American International Insurance Warrens made a stuttering but winning start to the defence of their Goddard Enterprises Limited senior volleyball knockouts on Wednesday night at the Kensington Bond. Warrens needed five sets to hand Chargers their second successive loss – 19-25, 25-15,... Read More


Under-15 matches end abruptly

PLAY came to an abrupt end on the opening day of the quarter-finals in the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) Under-15 Competition, yesterday due to the threat from Tropical Storm Harvey. And those matches, which were slated to end today, have now been suspended by the BCA as Barbados is likely to feel the effects of the storm early this... Read More


Wasted hours waiting on bus

I am writing to complain about the bus service. We are a party of three who have come to visit your island, and we cannot understand how you cannot operate a competent bus service. We wasted a complete day today, waiting for a St Patrick’s bus from 12:15 p.m. until 2:20 p.m. We gave up because the rain started falling and there was no sign... Read More


Youth not given fair chance

HERE WE GO AGAIN. Once more the bourgeois pundits are crawling from their holes spouting empty rhetoric about crime and violence. Everybody who claims to be a “somebody,” now has an opinion on the way forward for this country’s “wayward youth”. Everybody is now jumping up and down like caged monkeys trying to find solutions to age-old problems... Read More


The choice is ours

AS MY FRIEND Smokey says, I may be wrong as I usually am, but I still cannot help feeling that many of us, including our Attorney General (AG), are still unable to differentiate between a deterrent and a penalty. On a recent call-in programme the AG was at pains to point out that despite a mass hanging (Dole Chadee and eight members of... Read More


Ministry set up to maintain roads

It would be like a dream come true if the Ministry of Transport and Works can attend to some urgent issues which affect motorists and pedestrians all across Barbados. It would also mean that the ministry is doing what it has been established to do, and that is maintain the roads and highways all across Barbados. Why is it taking so long... Read More


When talent shines

IF A GOOD start was what veteran entertainer Richard Stoute hoped for the 41st edition of his eponymous teen talent contest, then that desire was efficiently achieved. It occurred on Sunday night at the Divi Southwinds Resort in St Lawrence, Christ Church, when the curtain opened on the first preliminary of the 2017 season. It was a good... Read More


Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

LONDON – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the US TV programme The Late Show on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: “Yes”, to cheers from... Read More


Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday. The wildly popular fantasy drama is already the most pirated show on television and has been bedevilled by repeated leaks of episodes before they air. According... Read More


Evening of pure gold

GOLDEN SOCA MUST have been the hot ticket event on Saturday evening. More than 1 000 people attended the fete/show at the Sea Rocks Dome where they partied for five straight hours to vintage and present-day calypsos played by the DJ and sung by the stellar line-up of artistes. Read More



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