Services rolling out slowly

A NUMBER OF SERVICES have been restored but it may take some time for them to go into effect. The Transport Board service will be resumed its corporate communications manager Lynda Holder said moments ago. Holder said the service would be staggered, but she did not say which areas would be first. Read More


FIRE SERVICE WEEK: Match extinguisher to type of fire

SO YOU want to purchase an extinguisher for your home – the problem is there are several types out there and each is for a different purpose. Extinguishers are rated by Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL) based on their testing for different types of fire. Class A is best for normal combustibles like paper, wood, rubber, plastic, or cloth.... Read More


All clear

IT’S NOW SAFE to go outside. Following an almost 48-hour shut down of the island, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) moments ago gave the all-clear. While all businesses and Government agencies have been given the go ahead to re-open, Deputy Director of the DEM Captain Robert Harewood told members of the media schools would... Read More


Met chief: Just trust us

DIRECTOR of Barbados Meteorological Services, Hampden Lovell, wants Barbadians to trust his team. “We are accustomed to getting a whole lot of licks but I think this time there is nobody who can give the Met Office any licks for the amount of work we did,” he told the DAILY NATION yesterday from his office at Charnocks, Christ Church, moments... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Shad Spencer

is co-owner of One Media Solutions Service. Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? From seeing my grandmother owning her own shop, to others starting and growing successful businesses, I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. What is your biggest professional challenge? My biggest professional challenge to date was finding... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Celebrating Tourism Week with the best team ever

It was a beautiful evening in Carlisle Bay, at Blackwoods Screw Dock, to be precise, where I was attending the launch of the Barbados Food & Rum Festival. Somewhere towards the end of an interview with chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William “Billy” Griffith, with the creativity of more than one mixologist... Read More


Cave Shepherd announces partnership with Visa

CAVE SHEPHERD HAS entered into a partnership with the Visa Inc., which should give additional benefits to all its customers. Existing customers will be issued with the new Cave Shepherd Visa Credit Card through the mail through the end of October. Holders of the new Cave Shepherd Visa Credit Card which was unveiled at Hilton Barbados... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Exploit the film tourism niche

WHEN I LOOK at my near three decades living on Barbados, it is difficult not to applaud the progress of our fledgling film industry and the key players who have thought past our tiny geographical size and produced world class moving images. But, at the same time, I wonder if we, as a tourism driven economy, have really taken maximum advantage... Read More


Blown off

WHILE TROPICAL STORM Matthew wreaked havoc on certain areas of Barbados, the system proved nothing more than a nuisance to the local sporting landscape. At least seven competitions in as many different sports experienced delays due to the inclement weather, yet each organiser revealed the resulting postponements should only set back their... Read More


Pakistan: We totally outplayed Windies

ABU DHABI – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed says his side outplayed West Indies in every department during their 3-0 whitewash of the reigning world champions in the just concluded Twenty20 International series. “We never imagined that we would win the series 3-0. They are the world champions and they are a strong team, conditions wise,”... Read More


WI ‘A’ hoping to be winners

WEST INDIES ‘A’ are looking to return to the Caribbean with not one, but two wins under their belt this year. This is according to Graeme West, coach of the team which is headed to Sri Lanka today to play three four-day matches and three one-day matches “Some of these guys have played for the West Indies already, while some are aspiring... Read More


Body team out to win again

BODYBUILDERS and fitness athletes representing the island at the 44th Central American and Caribbean Championships (CAC) in the Dominican Republic will be seeking to continue the country’s proud international legacy in the muscle sport. The bodybuilders have won the overall team title on 31 occasions and are seeking to add another over... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Stop the blame game

IN RESPONSE TO the most recent downgrade of Barbados’ international credit rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler accused S&P of moving the goalposts with respect to the fiscal deficit, debt and economic growth, in particular. Earlier this year, Moody’s was rejected as a rating agency for Barbados, for... Read More


EDITORIAL: Let’s be safe and be thankful

IT’S BETTER TO BE safe than sorry. This adage proved true for many Barbadians yesterday as they carefully monitored what was first described as a tropical disturbance early Tuesday and later upgraded to Tropical Storm Matthew. Officials from the Barbados Meteorological Services were on the ball from early issuing bulletins that kept... Read More


Go beyond the signs

I HAVE NOTICED THAT a few signs have gone up announcing that “you are entering” the National Park in the Scotland District. I wonder if there will be a management plan for the park, or will it be similar to our World Heritage Site where signs have been placed at the entry points, but little else has been done. We have not even been able... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: My married man missing in action

DEAR CHRISTINE, I have been seeing a man for the past 13 years and Christine, I don’t see him for seven months on a stretch; sometimes for a whole year. This man is married. If he comes to see me, it’s because I beg him to do so. I also have a child for him. Our child attends a secondary school and this man never gives me a cent for myself... Read More


Crop Fusion ticket buyers can collect refunds

THE MANAGEMENT OF TicketPal Caribbean has apologised on behalf of 246 Finest Entertainment for the recent cancellation of the Crop Fusion show which was supposed to be held last Saturday. The company has advised buyers to return to the box office from which they purchased their tickets to receive refunds. This can be done until October... Read More


Hollywood pair separate after 11 years

ACTORS NAOMI WATTS and Liev Schreiber are splitting up after 11 years together, the couple said in a statement on Monday. Watts, 47, and Schreiber, 48, said that "the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple". "It is with great love, respect and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children... 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




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