Nightmare harbour

WHAT IS SUPPOSED to be safe harbour for scores of fishermen and boat owners at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex is now a nightmare facility sinking their livelihoods. The complex was opened in 1989 featuring modern dolo technology providing an almost impregnable breakwater during rough seas. However, 27 years later, Read More


Water war brewing

THERE IS A water war brewing in the easternmost parish. On one side are farmers who are claiming their main water source is being dammed for recreational use; on the other is a land owner who says his full pond is the result of heavy rains at the end of last year and in the middle is the ancient Three Houses Spring. Read More


Complex one big stink

THE Bridgetown Fisheries Complex, once hailed as one of the best small harbours and public fish markets, is now a shadow of itself 27 years after it was opened. Today, fishermen say the facility is a poorly maintained, garbage-filled structure with stagnant water and is infested with thousands of wood-eating worms that are destroying boats.... Read More


Court ‘only choice’

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. The Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding &Fitness Federation (BABBFF) is being taken to court after “ignoring” correspondence requesting a meeting to discuss the constitutionality of last October’s controversial general meeting of the federation. Queen’s Counsel Keith Simmons Read More


BICO reaping sweet profits

IT’S STILL SMOOTH and sweet for this country’s primary ice cream producer. BICO Limited has recorded double digit growth in profit the financial year ending September 30, 2015. Before tax profit was up 15 per cent at $501 614, general manager Jo-anne Pooler reported yesterday ahead of the company’s February 23 annual general meeting.... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Great contribution to Barbados

THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and financial services sector can only grow out once the Government continues to identify not just easier ways of doing business in Barbados, but also of equal importance, the kind of products that we have to offer to the global environment. In many respects the international business and financial services sector... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Signs of decline in the sector

WE CANNOT AS A NATION FEEL HAPPY or satisfied that we are now becoming more and more dependent on one aspect of our economy for foreign exchange – tourism. We have to, as policymakers, look to see new products all the time, what we can to diversify this economy, what we can do to gain more foreign exchange into Barbados; so that we can... Read More


THE ISSUE: Great potential despite challenges

BASED ON THE MOST RECENT Press release, the Central Bank of Barbados does not expect the international business and financial services sector to play a leading role in returning Barbados to sustainable economic growth. After announcing that tourism’s resurgence was the main reason the economy grew by a marginal 0.5 per cent last year, Governor... Read More


Court ‘only choice’

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. The Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding &Fitness Federation (BABBFF) is being taken to court after “ignoring” correspondence requesting a meeting to discuss the constitutionality of last October’s controversial general meeting of the federation. Queen’s Counsel Keith Simmons Read More


New owner sticking with name Tridents

THERE WON’T BE any immediate name change for the Barbados Tridents in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). That assurance came yesterday from new owner, Indian business magnate, Dr Vijay Mallya after the players’ draft at the Concorde Experience, to the east of the Grantley Adams International Airport Read More


Bajan team grab De Villiers, lose Smith

BARBADOS TRIDENTS got a boost with the acquisition of South Africa’s Test and One-Day captain A.B. de Villiers, but lost a number of key players, including the dynamic Dwayne Smith in yesterday’s players draft for this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The draft was held at the Concorde Experience to the east of the Grantley Adams... Read More


Queen’s, BCC champs of schools’ volleyball

QUEEN’S COLLEGE girls and the Barbados Community College boys captured the double crown championship of the Massy Stores National Sports Council’s Inter-Schools Volleyball League on Wednesday at the Barbados Community College. With an impressive line-up of national players, BCC captured the league title by defeating Combermere 25-12, 25-21,... Read More


IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Not fit for living

JESSICA KNIGHT felt very proud when a friend bought her a small wooden house so that she could have somewhere to call home. But the house is so desperately in need of repairs that it has become uninhabitable. The 63-year-old and her 43-year-old niece, Read More


STREET BEAT: Peace reigns in Greens

GREENS, ST GEORGE, is a sleepy village where peace reigns and there is little to do except relax, enjoy life and sleep. Well, except for the large silk cotton tree, a tree which in some Caribbean countries is thought to house evil spirits and which fills the air with fine, white fibres when it drops its seeds. Then there are the snakes.... Read More


OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Anglicans, stay true to vows

IF YOU are an Anglican and were not at the Annual Diocesan Service which was held at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Complex last Sunday then you would have missed a very uplifting service. The sermon was preached by Robert Thompson, Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, Jamaica, Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Read More


THE LOWDOWN: Ladymeade 1966 (1)

SOMEONE ONCE asked Trevor Marshall why he doesn’t just demolish me with his pen. “I can’t do that”, he replied, “the man is my friend!” Remember that, you long knives. Trev stands by his friends. And he don’t eat nice. Trev knows my punches never land. Whenever I figure I’ve got him pinned, he shifts ground. Case in point: I showed that... Read More


All ah we

BARBADIANS started their Crop Over celebrations early by taking part in Carnival in Trinidad yesterday and Monday. Living up to Barbados’ 2015 Party Monarch winner Peter Ram’s tune All Ah We, Bajans flew into Trinidad to take part in one of the biggest carnivals in the Caribbean. It was colours in Read More


Barbados marketing Crop Over in T&T

BARBADOS SHOULD EXPECT “good numbers” out of the twin island republic for Crop Over 2016, thanks to increased marketing efforts during Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival celebrations. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure today during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, as he reported on his delegation’s... Read More


Rihanna hits top of Billboard 200 with Anti

NEW YORK – Rihanna’s new album, Anti, officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week after one million giveaway copies made it ineligible for Billboard consideration. Anti sold 166 000 units, comprising album and song sales and streaming activity, in its second week of release, according to figures from... Read More


VIDEO: Carnival Monday

HIGHLIGHTS from Carnival Monday 2016, the climax of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Read More




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