Two held in four days attempting to import cocaine

ANOTHER CARICOM NATIONAL has been caught attempting to import cocaine into Barbados. According to a police media release, members of the Drug Squad have charged 54-year-old Trinidadian Dexter Taylor with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cocaine. Taylor arrived in Barbados on Friday and cleared... Read More


Teen arrested in stabbing incident

A 17-YEAR-OLD St George youth has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing incident which occurred Thursday. Kadeem Torian Wilkinson of Todds Land, St George is scheduled to appear in District ‘A’ Magistrate Court on Saturday. The incident occurred on the compound of the Barbados Vocational Training Board at Hothersal,... Read More


Two in custody

POLICE ARE REPORTING a major breakthrough in their investigations into the unnatural death of David Nicholas Blenman. Two people are currently in custody assisting with investigations. Blenman, 26, of Golden Mile, Heywoods, St Peter died on December 1. Read More


Chastanet: St Lucia had to adopt Citizenship by Investment programme

CASTRIES – The St Lucia government says it had no choice but to follow other Eastern Caribbean States in launching a Citizenship by Investment (CIP) programme here. “It means that a person can get a passport from Dominica for EC$100 000 (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) or get a passport from Grenada, St Kitts or Antigua and have the full... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The battle against sugary drinks

The question was first asked a quarter of a century before English-sailors landed in Barbados in 1627 and took possession of the island in the name of the Crown. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any name would smell as sweet,” asked Juliet about Romeo’s name in William Shakespeare’s popular romantic play Romeo And Juliet.... Read More


‘Mother’ to all baked goods

It’s not unusual to find Terissa Bushell elbow-deep in flour, eggs, and icing sugar at this time of the year. It’s the Christmas season, one of the busiest times of the year for the St Philip baker and she usually gets “a lot of orders for great cakes and cheesecakes”. And, said the owner of Teri’s Pastries, she was a “professional bowl... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: The ant facing the elephant: 3

This final article on correspondent banking, de-risking and the labelling of Caribbean countries as tax havens focuses on the long-term measures that can be implemented to counter the effects of these challenges on our already vulnerable economies. The United States is the largest economy in the world. While this will change soon, it would... Read More


Job hunting app available soon

A NEW REGIONAL mobile app will make job hunting easier for Caribbean nationals. Human resource consulting firm Profiles Caribbean Inc. launched JobsOnTheGo on Wednesday night at Tapas Restaurant. Chief operations officer Shane Howell said his team understood not everyone would be actively job hunting but they chose to invest in the app... Read More


New appointments top WICB agenda

ST JOHN’S – The ratification of the appointments of the new Chief Executive Officer and Head Coach, the full review of the commercial strategy and the 2017 schedule are among the major topics up for discussion at the Board of Directors meeting of the West Indies Cricket Board. The meeting, scheduled for today and tomorrow, will also continue... Read More


Dunwoody, Weekes make splash

HEAVY rains cut short the third day of the Powerade Barbados Olympic Association’s Independence Short Course National Championships, but not before Nkosi Dunwoody and Ashley Weekes made their mark once more in the pool. Front-runners in the 13-14 age group, Dunwoody and Weekes lived up to expectations, both grabbing wins in the 400 metres... Read More


Gittens hunting boxing gold

SENSENTIONAL Kimberly Gittens will be looking to repeat as light welterweight champion tonight when the Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament concludes at the Sea Rocks Dome. She will be up against Cindy Claudio of the United States Virgin Island. The crafty Bajan qualified for the final with a one-sided points victory over Laura Arismendy... Read More


Sprint thrill is on

TODAY'S feature BTC Board of Directors Handicap could see a sensational finish between resolute sprinters Wild Cat Tea and Lucky Adventure at the Garrison Savannah. Although attracting six runners, this 1 100 metres race, the day’s sixth for three-year-olds and over horses rated 140-120 and lower is a must see. The major question is,... Read More


I CONFESS: Mothers let children run the show

INDULGENT PARENTS, ESPECIALLY mothers, are largely to blame for the bad attitudes and poor work ethic of many of our young people in Barbados today. I am convinced of this, given what I have been confronted with as a father of two young adults who grew up with their mother. Besides that, every day I hear and see the response of young people... Read More


MAVIS BECKLES: A month to remember

WHEW! Boy, well November pass and all the planning and big lot o’ independence celebrations done. Prince Harry come in, do he official duties and gone ’long ’bout he business. The lot o’ fetes and functions gone; some come off good and some barely make it, but duh come off. The rain even had a hand in the whole thing; it come down and... Read More


FLYING FISH & COU COU: Agonies of professional women

ONE POLITICIAN IS telling it like it is on the issue of harassment of females, and based on what she is saying it seems not enough is being done locally about it. Christ Church West MP Maria Agard has Facebook hot these days talking about the tribulations professional women go through, and speaks frankly about her experiences. Using... Read More


EDITORIAL: National waste of productive hours

EARLIER THIS YEAR the nation’s reputation as a business-friendly jurisdiction came under the spotlight when the World Bank issued its annual report on Doing Business, which lowered the country’s ranking. This report, which scored the country on a number of objective criteria, including how easy it is to start a business, obtain construction... Read More


Weekend Buzz December 9, 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: Look back at the big Hennessy Artistry Weekend. Find out what went down at Barbados is Music. Learn what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Kanye West, newly blond, resurfaces in LA after mystery hospital stay

KANYE WEST, sporting a new blond look, has surfaced for the first time since spending more than a week in a psychiatric hospital. The Jesus Walks rapper was photographed visiting a furniture exhibition at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday. An Instagram snap of the 39 year-old musician, posted by Italian artist Giovanni... Read More


Coalishun should do ‘more shows’

IT TOOK ALMOST 20 years but it was a reunion worth waiting for. Digicel Barbados is Music on Sunday was the event became the first time that members of Coalishun were on stage representing the group since 1998. The band, with vocalists Adrian Clarke, Terencia TC Coward-Thompson and Rupert Rupee Clarke, opened the show at Kensington Oval... Read More


Local talent get Classical spotlight

THIS YEAR’S EDITION of the Classical/Pops Festival will have a bigger dose of Bajan spice than ever before. Speaking at Wednesday’s launch at The Paddock, Apes Hill, St James, producer Michael Aiken said organisers are keeping with the thrust to showcase Barbadian talent and artistes. Fans would have seen the Mighty Gabby and soca queen... Read More




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