Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in US policy on the issue. During the meeting that lasted more than an hour at Trump... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Make customer service a priority in public sector

IN RECENT YEARS much has been written or spoken about customer service in academic journals, by trade organisations and even by labour unions. It is a major issue in a service economy such as Barbados. Good customer service is often seen as the difference between success and failure. The issue has not been lost on us, given the existence... Read More


EASY MAGAZINE: Destination: Pastry heaven

Success can mean different things to different people but for Tsahai Reid it is a journey not a destination. Easy met with the young pastry chef from Regency Park, Christ Church, during a pit stop on the to becoming a successful international pastry chef. Her dedication and love for making desserts propelled her to start her own... Read More


BAJAN TO DE BONE: Deep love for Barbados blue

ANDRE MILLER has a love affair with the sea and a burning passion for the preservation of the reefs fringing Barbados and the marine life they support. Engage him in a conversation on these areas and he hardly breaks for the listener to make an intervention, so effusive is he in expressing the way he feels about the matter. “I am conceited... Read More


Tax dent in FCIB profits

REGIONAL FINANCIER CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) has earned $222 million in profits so far this year. It included a “strong” third quarter performance, highlighted by $76 million in profits. However, Gary Brown, chief executive officer (CEO) of the institution, which has its headquarters in Barbados, said regional taxes “continue... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: The knowledge economy

THE ECONOMICE LITERATURE speaks about the transition that economies go through from heavy dependence on agriculture and subsistence living to a more advanced society in which services and mass consumption dominate. During this transformation, there is also a noticeable revolution in the means and methods of production of goods and services... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Gercine Carter - Life lessons in writing

WHEN I WAS 15 or 16, I heard that Rediffusion was looking for a co-host for its Saturday evening programme aimed at teenagers, and was changing the show’s name from Teensville to Teen Scene. So, with absolutely no interest in a broadcasting career, I went there to be interviewed for the job by Frank Pardo, who already knew the Hoyos clan.... Read More


Finding light in the blackout

ON SEPTEMBER 1, around six a.m., we had a reminder that we are still vulnerable to power outages in spite of having one of the best and most reliable power companies in the region. The thing is, I didn’t know there was an outage until I started seeing WhatsApp messages. My home operates on a battery-based grid interactive solar powered system,... Read More


Shell-shocked Windies

DUBAI - West Indies suffered their second batting meltdown in the space of 48 hours as they slumped to a 16-run defeat to Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International yesterday to meekly surrender the three-match series. Asked to chase 161 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium, the Caribbean side looked anything but world champions... Read More


FAZEER MOHAMMED: The challenges facing Carlos

CARLOS BRATHWAITE would have been under no illusions about the challenges he faces, both as captain of the West Indies in one format of the game during another unsettling period of unnecessary turbulence, but also as the man whose explosive finish to the World Twenty20 final earlier this year guarantees his place in cricketing folklore. ... Read More


Olympian joins celebs on the floor

BARBADIANS from all walks of life yesterday had the opportunity to meet and greet double Olympic gold medallist Christian Taylor, and other celebrities at the Cave Shepherd Broad Street store. Duty Free Caribbean brand manager Kay Richards, who was present at the Shop with the Celebs event, said: “We thought it would be a good idea to... Read More


Sport For Life to get new home

PARTICIPANTS OF this year’s Sport for Life (SFL) programme were given a breath of fresh air when interim chief executive officer of Kensington Oval Management Inc. (KOMI) Ben Toppin announced that they would be moving to a new facility “soon” . Speaking at the opening ceremony yesterday, he said: “This year as you start [the programme],... Read More


NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Govt gone a step too far?

THE FINANACES of this country appear to be so bad that Government seems to be scrounging around to collect money, that in some cases, is not owed. Over the last several months, I have been inundated by calls from public officers about Government unilaterally deducting money from their salaries. In a majority of these cases, it is my view... Read More


TONY BEST: Kudos for Bajans in America

WHAT DO THE composer of some of the world’s bestselling Caribbean music, the elected mayor of a middle-size American city, and a Broadway makeup artist have in common? That question can also be asked about a leader of one of New York City’s major trade unions, a colonel in the United States Army, two actors, the first Black woman to perform... Read More


WICB forensic audit clearly required

WRITING in the SUNDAY SUN of September 11, Fazeer Mohammed has used a very broad brush of misinformation in attempting to dilute the importance of having a forensic audit into the affairs of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). He has personalised a bundle of allegations levelled at five former officials (of which I am one) for having failed... Read More


GET REAL: Colour blindness– racist excuse

LIKE Martin Luther King Jnr, I have a dream. My dream is that one day the race of the winner of a Barbadian beauty pageant winner would not be a topic of conversation, because we would have finally overcome centuries of the conditioning of slavery, colonisation and neo-colonisation.Barbados ain dey yet. Doan fret too much bout it. It is doubtful... Read More


Weekend Buzz September 23, 2016

Take in some of the action from Miss Universe Barbados, Richard Stoute Teen Talent, Mahalia's Corner, Boyaka Smash Quiet Headphones Party and Taste of NIFCA. Also, find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Bajan filmmaker on show again

BARBADIAN FILMMAKER Damien Pinder has done it again. For the third time in just over a year, another one of his productions has made the cut for overseas film festivals; again being the only film selected from Barbados. This time, Pinder, who is the vice-president of the Barbados Film and Video Association, will screen his Homeless 24... Read More


Ballroom contest ‘vital’

THE JAHBULANI BALLROOM DANCE CLUB is in the final stages of preparation for its competitions It’s Strictly Ballroom & Ten Dance Championship. This competition, which is in its third year, was created to fill the void left when other competition folded under the severe pressure of not having sponsorship. Barbados Ballroom & Latin dancers... Read More


Pitt expresses sadness over Jolie divorce filing as Hollywood power couple splits

LOS ANGELES – Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her attorney said on Tuesday, signalling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks... Read More




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