Police still trying to identify body

POLICE ARE STILL trying to determine the identity of a body discovered along the island's East Coast a week ago. Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Acting Assistant Superintendent David Welch said they are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the body of the man found floating off Bathsheba Beach,... Read More


Griffith up to challenge of heading YWCA

TAMITA GRIFFITH has spent the last five years working with the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). She has served as a floor member and also as first vice-president of the non-profit organisation. Today, Griffith is at the helm of the YWCA. Read More


Man on cannabis charges

MEMBERS OF THE Drug Squad have formally charged 29-year-old Jamaican national Donavan Ashban Small with four cannabis-related charges. Police say Small arrived in Barbados by air on Wednesday and was interviewed by Drug Squad personnel and referred to Customs. A search of his luggage allegedly revealed ten pounds of cannabis in his suit... Read More


$1.5 million in cannabis seized at sea

THREE MEN ARE assisting police with investigations into a drug seizure made off the north coast on Thursday night. Members of the Drug Squad assisted by the Police Marine Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard intercepted a Barbados-registered boat and the three men were held on board. A search revealed approximately 523.6 pounds of cannabis... Read More


Energy efficiency utility wanted

I HAVE BEEN WRITING about energy efficiency as a critical component to going 100 per cent renewable for a while and have shown how it can help individual households and businesses reduce their bill by as much as 50 per cent. However, to date energy efficiency seems not to be getting serious enough attention by many households or businesses.... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: The entrepreneurial state – Part 1

THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT is replete with discussions about the role of governments versus the business community in transforming the financial landscape of countries all around the world. That debate in the literature goes as far back as the 17th century with the works of pioneers and great thinkers such as Adam Smith. Read More


Competition for Bajan meat producers from UK

BARBADIAN BEEF AND LAMB PRODUCERS are facing competition from the United Kingdom. AHDB Beef & Lamb, which is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in the UK, is targeting the Barbados market with its products. In a statement issued last week, the organisation said “exports of premium beef and lamb cuts to the West... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Time for Panama Papers fightback

THERE IS SOMETHING distinctly familiar about the intriguing advice that Dr Daniel Mitchell, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, a prominent conservative think tank in Washington, is offering to Barbados about the Panama Papers. “The story of the Panama Papers is an excuse to go after all of the low-tax jurisdictions, especially those in... Read More


The ‘Right Man’

THE NEW OWNER of the Barbados Tridents, who is wanted in India for alleged debts of over US$1 billion, is getting nothing but praise from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Vijay Mallya faces an arrest warrant in his native country and his diplomatic passport has also been revoked, but CPL chief executive officer Damien O’Donohoe said... Read More


Steven Allan wins it

BAY COLT STEVEN ALLAN spectacularly won the 66th Barbados Guineas Grade 1 overe 1 570 metres for West Indian-bred three-year-old-horses (allotted weights) at the Garrison Savannah yesterday. In a breathtaking stretch duel between Steven Allan and Stolen, jockey Jalon Samuel, who lost his whip during the race, held his nerve to win by a... Read More


Yearwood undecided on return

KEITH YEARWOOD’S DETRACTORS may not have to wait to ride him out of town. The fuss to remove local cycling’s longest serving president could be much ado about nothing, as Yearwood has admitted he is still undecided about seeking another term at the helm. Yearwood made the startling revelation following Wednesday’s aborted elections,... Read More


Rangers sweep aside Newbury

NATIONAL SHOOTER Nikita Payne led defending champions C.O. Williams Rangers to a 48-24 demolition of Newbury Stars when the Barbados Netball Association’s Division 1 League continued on Wednesday night at the National Stadium. A game-high 35 goals from 40 attempts by Payne carried Rangers to their first win of the league while condemning... Read More


EDITORIAL: Peace can reign

WE ARE almost at the beginning of the fifth month of the year and so far the country has recorded just two murders. For anyone who values the sanctity of life that’s two murders too many, and we agree wholeheartedly. But we should not take lightly the fact that only two Barbadians have lost their lives in such violent circumstances. There... Read More


OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Support teachers in disciplining kids

I HAD REFRAINED from writing on the violent incident at Ellerslie Secondary School, but after so much debate on the radio call-in programmes and the many articles in the printed media, I have decided to add a new perspective. I am not here to say who is right or who is wrong because I was not there, but I think that many of the callers... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Hubby prefers porn to me

DEAR CHRISTINE: My husband and I have been married for five years. He has been a good husband, and yet one thing bothers me: Will a man claim to be happily married yet also look at porn? He knows I don’t like this, but he continues to look at it behind my back. At times I feel hurt. I feel if he likes to look at other pretty, sexy women,... Read More


Give teachers conflict resolution training

EDUCATION IS TOO important to our country to have the current level of unrest and conflict currently being portrayed in public. While it is evident that school and children have changed significantly, we need to also recognise that the same can be said about teachers and teaching. In the current scenarios, most persons will agree that the... Read More


Zulu rebirth

VENTURING BACK to the early civilization of the Mayan people, Zulu International’s Apocalypto launched last week at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to a sizeable audience. Befitting of their theme of “rebirth” which is loosely based on the 2006 movie of the same name, the costumes launched on the dawn of a new day at exactly midnight... Read More


Minnesota police obtain sealed search warrant for Prince's residence

AUTHORITIES IN MINNESOTA obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings secret, documents showed Thursday. Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud of the Carver County, Minnesota, sheriff's office cited intense media scrutiny surrounding the death of the 57-year-old performer,... Read More


Local ballet school teams up with American Ballet Theatre

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, local ballet dancers will have a chance to be recognised by the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and its Affiliate Student Examinations. And Barbados is the first island in the Caribbean to make the link with the well-respected company. Today, founder of Pearls Dance Academy (PDA), Pearl-Ann Hinds,... Read More


Weak reggae vibes

THE DAIQUIRI BEACH, Pirates Cove Complex, Bay Street, St Michael, was transformed into a Jam Town when the 11th edition of the Digicel Reggae Festival sounded off on Sunday night. Obsessed fans rode the dancehall rhythms in an atmosphere of fine weather and flowing drinks, but overall the line-up was one of the weakest in recent years and... Read More




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