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    October 24

  • 05:21 AM


Crunch biting

Barbados’ foreign exchange crunch is being felt by the investing community. Credit rating downgrades, including the one Standard & Poor’s issued last month, are also a significant concern for investors, says Fortress Fund Managers investment director Roger Cave. The protracted economic downturn here had, however, not stopped Fortress... Read More


Belle back at max

The Belle Pumping Station is back to its full capacity of 13 million gallons per day, and this should be a good sign for the thousands who suffered water outages across the island over the weekend. Late last night, rapid response and communications manager at the Barbados Water Authority, Joy-Ann Haigh, relayed information given by director... Read More


We agree!

Some members of the legal fraternity are siding with Magistrate Douglas Frederick in his call for people to complain to the police hierarchy when their old criminal cases are thrown out for lack of prosecution. Last week, the magistrate advised complainants to seek that route, amidst the judicial system grappling with a backlog of cases.... Read More


Dottin sets T20 record

ST JOHN’S – Mercurial right-hander Deandra Dottin belted an astonishing hundred as West Indies Women trounced Sri Lanka Women by 31 runs to sweep the three-match Twenty20 International series on Sunday night. Playing at Coolidge Cricket Ground, the 26-year-old slammed 112 off 67 deliveries as the hosts chalked up 159 for six off their 20... Read More


Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X ‘animoji’ feature

NEW YORK – A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a US court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the US technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X. Tokyo-based Emonster kk sued Apple on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, saying it holds the US trademark on the term animoji... Read More


Bitcoin soars to record high above $6 000

NEW YORK – Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6 000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalisation to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies. The original virtual currency has gained over 500 per cent this year, more... Read More


BES president predicts another downgrade for Barbados

Barbados should brace itself for another downgrade by the international rating agencies before year-end. That prediction is coming from president of the Barbados Economic Society, Jeremy Stephen, who was a panellist at a discussion for International Business Week at the Grande Salle, Central Bank, on Tuesday night on the topic Thriving... Read More


Dominica welcoming 'voluntourism' in wake of Hurricane Maria

While it has taken a hard hit following the passage of Hurricane Maria one month ago, Dominica’s tourism sector is open for some business. In a statement today from Daphne Vidal, project officer for the island’s tourism agency, the Discover Dominica Authority, a welcome was issued to ‘voluntourists’ interested in visiting to help recovery... Read More


Dottin sets T20 record

ST JOHN’S – Mercurial right-hander Deandra Dottin belted an astonishing hundred as West Indies Women trounced Sri Lanka Women by 31 runs to sweep the three-match Twenty20 International series on Sunday night. Playing at Coolidge Cricket Ground, the 26-year-old slammed 112 off 67 deliveries as the hosts chalked up 159 for six off their 20... Read More


Windies choke-hold

BULAWAYO – Roston Chase was within touching distance of a fourth Test hundred as West Indies carved out a lead of over 400 runs to increase their stranglehold on the opening cricket Test against Zimbabwe, on the third day at Queens Sports Club here yesterday. The right-hander was unbeaten on 91 at the close, leading a resilient batting... Read More


Bajan men finish fifth

Barbados men’s team gave a herculean effort to defeat Mexico 6-4 and finish fifth on the final day of the 2017 Indoor Pan American Hockey Cup at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana on Saturday. Mexico drew first blood in the third minute when Cristhopher Vigueras flicked a cross towards the goal from close to the baseline that Barbados... Read More


High hopes for tennis in region

At least one man thinks the Caribbean can be the next wellspring for tennis. Renowned tennis administrator Karl Hale believes the Barbados Cup is just the start of bigger things to come, having said that this region can eventually play host to professional ATP events. Hale expressed the view ahead of yesterday’s start to his inaugural... Read More


Let Town Planning police building code

For years, one of our foremost professional engineers, Grenville Phillips II, has been in the vanguard advocating for the upgrading and enforcement of building standards across the construction industry. Now that we have seen the most horrendous damage inflicted on our Caribbean neighbours by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, we are suddenly hearing... Read More


The Debt Snowball and recovering from financial loss

Know that experiencing a financial loss does not signal that you have no future. I am not going to tell you that you will recover everything you have lost overnight, whether it was taken from you or whether it was a result of your behaviour. It will take time to recover. Here are some strategies for financial recovery. Read More


How to boost education

I have some ideas that can be used to increase the level of education of a country. Build new schools and create classrooms that contain no more than ten children. Teaching 20 to 30 children at once is not efficient. By teaching a lesson to only ten children at once, the speed at which children learn increases by at least 100 per cent.... Read More


Effectively manage fear of change

I often wonder why we fear this thing called change so much. Is it because we view change as an unknown variable that can have an extremely paralysing effect? Or is it because we believe that the grass on the other side of change may not be as green as we may want it to be? Notwithstanding that the fear that accompanies change is prevalent... Read More


Barbadian dance group appears on Wendy Williams Show

This morning millions of Americans got a dose of Bajan sweetness when popular Barbadian dance group Riddim Tribe made its US debut. Through a promotion initiated by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.(BTMIW), four members of the group: Aisha Comissiong, Ghelisa Mayers, Nandi Yard and Zhané Padmore appeared live on the highly rated talk... Read More


Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! tops downbeat weekend with $21.7 million

LOS ANGELES – Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate’s comedy sequel Boo 2! A Madea Halloween scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2 388 North American locations. That was pretty much the limit of good news at the nation’s multiplexes, where moviegoers gave limited support to a quartet of new... Read More


Plenty voices for Lupus

A LARGE CROWD came out last Sunday evening in support of a worthy cause at the Hope Foundation’s concert called Voices For Lupus 2017. The concert now in it’s fourth year, featured the Voices For Lupus Mass Choir directed by Mike King who has been involved in the music industry for over 15 years. He is one of Britain’s leading vocal coaches,... Read More


Seventh heaven

THE FINALE OF Mahalia’s Corner was nothing short of unforgettable. With show-stopping performances from both headlining artiste Patrice Roberts and the spotlight act, the Marlon Legall Voice Project, the closing episode was seventh heaven. Even before the Trinidadian-born artiste took the stage, she could be heard expressing her gratitude... Read More



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