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    December 17

  • 02:16 AM


Melnyk’s warning

Prominent businessman Eugene Melnyk is convinced that the cliff at the Crane Beach in St Philip is not as secure as it may seem. So concerned was he, that Melnyk, who owns one of the two properties leading to the famous beach, told the SUNDAY SUN he hired a team of engineers from a reputable firm in Canada to carry out a geotechnical... Read More


Lowest mortgage rates in years

Barbadians are enjoying the lowest mortgage rates in the last ten years. And, president of the Barbados Banking Association, Donna Wellington, said contrary to popular belief, interest rates on those mortgages had not gone up across the board. Barbadians are also defaulting less on their payments for all loans, in spite of the country’s... Read More


Rate blow

The decision by a commercial bank to lower the interest rate on savings deposits to a paltry 0.01 per cent could eventually have a serious effect on the cost of living in Barbados. Bemoaning the move by Scotiabank to reduce its interest rate on deposit savings from early next year, former president of the Barbados Economic Society, Jeremy... Read More


Teen’s death hits family hard

It was not easy for the King family who reside at Mottley Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, yesterday. The house was engulfed in sorrow as they mourned the death of their own 15-year-old Thyrike Worrell who, according to police reports, was found dead in the washroom of Chefette Restaurant at Marhill Street, The City, Friday around 3 p.m. Read More


CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Nature Fun Ranch

After 20 years, the Nature Fun Ranch is making a big step towards sustainability. Director Corey Lane said a push in that direction came with the timely intervention of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, whose staff visited the ten acre plot at Bruce Vale Plantation, St Andrew recently to assist with a major clean-up and debushing.... Read More


BRA closing early at Weymouth and Pine

The Barbados Revenue Authority wishes to advise the public that its branches at Weymouth and the Pine will be closing at noon on Monday, December 18, 2017. All other branches will remain open for persons to conduct transactions. Normal operations will resume at all branches on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.... Read More


FirstCaribbean confirms it is exploring NYSE listing

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has confirmed that it is exploring the listing of some of its shares on the stock market in the United States. The confirmation came today, a day after Reuters exclusively reported that Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) planned to list its $2 billion Caribbean unit on the New York Stock Exchange.... Read More


Silver Muse makes inaugural call

The Port of Bridgetown has been graced with many impressive ships over the past few months. Among the latest to dock was Silver Muse, one of eight cruise liners in Silversea Cruises’ fleet. The Italian-owned 11-deck luxury cruise ship, based out of Monaco, is the largest ship built for Silversea Cruises. Speaking at the official inaugural... Read More


Brereton keeps title

Defending champions Brereton were made to fight tooth and nail before overcoming resilient Benfica to win by three wickets with a day to spare, and retain the Barbados Cricket Association Second Division title. Having secured a 30-run first innings lead on the opening day, Brereton dismissed their opponents in 40.4 overs for 107, and set... Read More


Drug problem

Barbadian sports have never had any issues with doping. Until now. It’s safe to say that the local sporting arena currently has itself a real drug problem after seeing a very disturbing spike in adverse analytical findings over the last ten years. Read More


Rugby World 7 ‘a success’

The recent Rugby Barbados World 7s has been hailed as a success. Staged last weekend at the Frederick Smith Secondary School in Trents, St James, the event featured some of the best men’s and women’s club teams from Scotland, United States, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia and Barbados. Read More


BADD fans urged to keep tickets

“Hold on to your tickets.” That’s the advice from officials of the Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters (BADD) to racing fans after rain washed out the recently-held Launch Control 4.2 at Bushy Park. Drag racing officials were hoping for dry weather, but after only 12 runs the rain came and brought a premature end to the event,... Read More


Give monument some attention

I cannot pretend to understand Rihanna’s music to the same extent as the majority of her young followers, but I do appreciate and laud her humanitarian and patriotic generosity. I commend those responsible for renaming the road of her childhood in her honour. As is the case now, many of her fans, when visiting Barbados, make a point of going... Read More


Govt should be solutions-driven  

It has been reported that the sewage problem in Worthing is beyond the technical capabilities of the Barbados Water Authority. The evidence suggests that that may be so. However, it is not beyond the technical capability of Barbados. The reason why the problem is allowed to exist is essentially a management problem, and therein lies the solution.... Read More


Barrow’s warning coming to pass

ATTORNEY AT LAW David Comissiong is highly critical of Government’s intention to sell Hilton Barbados and the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited, and has expressed his criticism by way of a letter in the columns of the news media. Mr Comissiong not only mentioned these entities, but also referred to other previously sold businesses... Read More


We should consider Sweden tax plan

I write in response to Ann Walcott’s article headlined Fed Up With Substandard Products From China, published in last Tuesday’s DAILY NATION. It is true that few of us still own cars, stoves, irons, kettles and washing machines of a certain vintage which continue to defy expectations in terms of length of service and quality performance.... Read More


Court of Appeal orders retrial for Soca star Machel Montano

PORT OF SPAIN – Prominent entertainers Machel Montano and Kernel Roberts were granted TT$50 000 bail each after the Court of Appeal Friday ordered a retrial in their case dating back to 2007. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal by Soca star Montano and Roberts, the son of the late calypsonian, Lord Kitchener, against their convictions... Read More


Jus Jay ready for World 3Style

Making it to the finals of the 2018 Red Bull 3Style World DJ Championships is the icing on the cake for Justin ‘Jus Jay’ King after having a whirlwind of a year. King made the announcement earlier this week via his Facebook page, expressing his excitement about making the finals of the crème de la crème of freestyle deejaying competitions.... Read More


Yuletide Yarde delights Corner

Get to know the name John Yarde, because there’s no doubt he’ll soon be topping charts and headlining shows locally, regionally and even internationally. And if there was ever any doubt about it, his top class performance last Sunday night at Mahalia’s Corner Christmas Edition, was proof of his superstar ability. Those who had never... Read More


Jus-Jay through to 2018 Red Bull 3Style World Finals

Disc jockey Justin Jus-Jay King will be carrying the Barbados flag in the Red Bull 3Style World Finals VIII next year. The DJ was named as one of three wild cards this morning in the event which will take place in Krakow, Poland. Barbadian Andre DJ Puffy Parris won the 2016 staging of the competition. Read More



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