Killer bandits

A PREGNANT WIFE watched in horror on Thursday as gunmen stormed the matrimonial home, pumped numerous shots in her husband who was next to her, and then fled into the night. It was a robbery gone bad, which left 47-year-old Andre Hinds, of Northumberland, St Lucy, as the island’s latest murder victim. Read More


Water rage

TIRED OF TURNING on their taps and getting nothing but air, while still being charged for water, some residents of Horse Hill, St Joseph, are planning to take their bills and their frustration to the steps of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). Read More


Myers: No big UK fallout from Brexit

TWO MONTHS AFTER the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Barbados has not seen any major drop-off in visitors from its most important tourist market. Read More


Inniss raps bank

THE WORLD BANK has come under heavy criticism from Minister of International Business Donville Inniss for its recent report on Doing Business in Barbados. Inniss, also responsible for portfolios Industry, Commerce and Small Business Development, was speaking at the annual International Business Workshop hosted by the Institute of Chartered... Read More


Barbados seeking to strengthen commercial links with Panama

NINE BARBADIAN MANUFACTURING and services companies will be leaving Barbados for Panama on Sunday to participate in a series of pre-arranged business to business meetings set as part of a five-day political/commercial mission. Led by Barbados’ Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business, Donville Inniss, the... Read More


AB InBev expects to cut three per cent of jobs after SABMiller takeover

Anheuser-Busch InBev expects to cut some three per cent of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller, according to takeover documents published on Friday. That would be some 5 500 jobs, according to a source with information on the offer. AB InBev is aiming to achieve pre-tax savings of at least $1.4 billion per year... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Allison Burnham

is chef/owner of Coconut Baby Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? No. There is always room for improvement in all arenas of my life. I am happy with what I have accomplished so far and excited to see what else will happen within my lifetime. What is your biggest professional challenge? There is always a hurdle to... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Fool's gold indeed

When the people who run your money-printing press tell you it’s time to slow down, you know you’re in trouble. With the reserves once more in a precarious position – just below $900 million – and Government’s requirement for domestic financing not slowing, the Central Bank of Barbados reported in its half-year press release that the Barbados... Read More


Bajan Gems rout Argentina

THE BAJAN GEMS are bound for the AFNA Youth World Cup in Botswana next year after scoring a tournament high 91-9 victory over hapless Argentina in the qualifiers last night. Barbados should chalk up their fifth successive win tonight when they play St Maarten before meeting Trinidad & Tobago tomorrow in a game that should determine who qualify... Read More


Olympic positives

IN SPITE OF not gaining any medals or reaching the second round in their individual events, there were a number of positives by the Barbadian competitors at the recent Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Read More


Rain holds up Barbados Open

THE TOP PLAYERS in the 2016 Sagicor Barbados Open Golf Championships will be seeking to position themselves today for a run at the title after heavy rains forced play to be abandoned yesterday at Royal Westmoreland. Read More


India gunning for T20 revenge

LAUDERHILL, Fort Lauderdale – Head coach Phil Simmons says West Indies will be bracing for a backlash from India stemming from their triumph in the Twenty20 World Cup earlier this year but expects his proven unit of T20 stars to execute when the two-match series bowls off this weekend. Read More


MAVIS BECKLES: Good job athletes

WELL THE Rio Olympics are over now, the many stadiums are quiet and empty; every thing is silent and the athletes have all gone home tuh duh various countries, taking along wid dem, all types of emotions. Some o’ dem gone home on a low because duh didn’t achieve what they wanted tuh. Some, even though duh didn’t take home a medal, feeling... Read More


EDITORIAL: Don’t dismiss our concerns

EVERYONE LOVES TO win; so we sent our 11 athletes to the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janiero expecting them to capture medals. Such was the optimism that even the vice-president of the Athletic Association of Barbados (AAB), Noel Lynch, a former Olympian, predicted two medals and at least four finalists. The team failed to live up to these expectations.... Read More


SATURDAY'S CHILD: Forks, spades and soppers

IN TRINIDAD, in the old days, if you blocked someone’s view of an event, you would invariably be asked, “What happen? Youh father is a glass maker?” My way of dealing with this comment about my transparency or lack of it was to reply rudely, “Nah, but my mother is a brick wall.” Read More


FLYING FISH & COU COU: Awaiting word from the CJ

LAWYERS, DEFENDANTS, business people, potential investors and the average Barbadian are waiting to exhale over what’s in store for the judicial system in the next coming months. Earlier this week the magistrates had a two-day retreat, and the suggestion is that some of their discussions may form part of the overall plan to improve the much... Read More


Weekend Buzz August 26, 2016

See the winner of the second preliminary of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest. Find out about the big Independence reunion of three local bands. And Mistah Dale and King Bubba release music videos of two of their Crop Over hits. Read More


Tahirah takes top spot

TAHIRAH GIBBONS may have been the youngest act of those in the second preliminary of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest, but that didn’t stop her from stealing the show away from others twice her age. The penultimate of the nine contestants to face the judges last Sunday night, this nine-year-old received thunderous applause accompanied... Read More


VIDEO: Party Monarch Finals 2016

Highlights from the Party Monarch Finals at Soca Royale 2016. Lil Rick wins his fifth title with I'z A Bajan. Read More


Birth of a Nation slavery movie stumbles in Hollywood

The American Film Institute has called off a Los Angeles screening of slavery movie The Birth of a Nation amid controversy over an old rape case involving the film's director just as Hollywood's awards season swings into gear. The screening, scheduled for Friday at the AFI, was to be followed by a question and answer session with director... Read More




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