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    August 17

  • 09:00 PM


Tropical storm warning remains in effect

BARBADOS REMAINS UNDER a Tropical Storm warning as of 8 p.m. This means that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph/ 63 to 118 km/h) are expected somewhere within the specified area, in this case, within the next 12 to 18 hours. At 8 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm. Harvey was located near 12.9°N, 56.5°W or about 205 miles... Read More


BWA urges residents to store water

THE BARBADOS WATER Authority (BWA) advises all Barbadians that before a storm it is important to store an adequate supply of water for household use in the event pumping stations go offline or water mains rupture leading to a water outage. The recommended amount is five gallons per person per day for at least five days; water must be stored... Read More


Carifesta opening ceremony postponed due to TS Harvey

TROPICAL STORM HARVEY has rained on the Carifesta parade. A statement issued by the Ministry of Culture on Thursday night revealed that the the Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII which was scheduled for Friday, August 18, at Kensington Oval, has been postponed due to the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey Read More


Windies toil; Cook, Root share the spoils

BIRMINGHAM, England – A day that started brightly ended in typical uncertainty for West Indies, after Alastair Cook and Joe Root plundered hundreds to give England an early hold on the historic first Test on Thursday. After wickets for Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins in the first hour put a smile on the Windies’ faces, the unflappable Cook... Read More


Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters report says

DUBAI – Iran is holding talks with European plane maker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions. “The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters... Read More


North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say

DANDONG, China – Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labelled “Made in China” and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce... Read More


Brydens Insurance appoints new general manager

BRYDENS INSURANCE, the largest branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Ltd (TATIL), has appointed David Alleyne as the new General Manager of the company, following the recent retirement of Richard Ince. Alleyne, former president and CEO of Sagicor General Insurance Inc, has over 30 years of underwriting, claims management, risk management... Read More


NSRL hits price of locally made uniforms

THE PRICE OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS has gone up and sales have gone down. And it is all because of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), says president of the Small Business Association Dean Straker In his address to the Social Partnership at Hilton Barbados today, Straker said sales were down 20 per cent from the start of the month... Read More


Windies toil; Cook, Root share the spoils

BIRMINGHAM, England – A day that started brightly ended in typical uncertainty for West Indies, after Alastair Cook and Joe Root plundered hundreds to give England an early hold on the historic first Test on Thursday. After wickets for Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins in the first hour put a smile on the Windies’ faces, the unflappable Cook... Read More


Lucky pink?

FORMER INTERNATIONAL CRICKETERS Franklyn Stephenson and Roland Butcher think that even if the West Indies can make the adjustment to playing under lights in the opening Test at Edgbaston today, the three-match series will prove to be a major challenge against an England side in their own conditions. Stephenson, who played County cricket... Read More


Windies not fazed by underdog tag

BIRMINGHAM – Inexperienced West Indies will hope to silence their many detractors when they clash with a dominant England in the historic day/night opening Test at Edgbaston here today, in what is likely to be their sternest challenge in recent times. Written off long before arriving here for the three-Test series, the Caribbean side, with... Read More


Sheriff’s son second in speed event

THE OPPORTUNITY TO be at the wheel of the Subaru Impreza WRC S12B of his legendary father Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete made the world of difference for Dane Skeete last weekend. Dane finished second behind Jamaica’s Jeff Panton in the Unleashed 17 Speed Event organised by the Motoring Club Barbados Inc. (MCBI) from Mount Gay to Pickerings,... Read More


Youth not given fair chance

HERE WE GO AGAIN. Once more the bourgeois pundits are crawling from their holes spouting empty rhetoric about crime and violence. Everybody who claims to be a “somebody,” now has an opinion on the way forward for this country’s “wayward youth”. Everybody is now jumping up and down like caged monkeys trying to find solutions to age-old problems... Read More


The choice is ours

AS MY FRIEND Smokey says, I may be wrong as I usually am, but I still cannot help feeling that many of us, including our Attorney General (AG), are still unable to differentiate between a deterrent and a penalty. On a recent call-in programme the AG was at pains to point out that despite a mass hanging (Dole Chadee and eight members of... Read More


Water message should be non-stop

LAST YEAR, BARBADOS had a woeful time with water outages and shortages in many parts. The situation was unbearable for many. Today, the situation has improved to the stage where we are not hearing the calls of complaints on the radio stations nor seeing reports in the newspapers about the hardships people encountered. We must be all grateful... Read More


Protect the people from themselves

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH was recently on television speaking about the response of the public to the consumption of highly sweetened drinks. But what has become of the statement that “we have to protect the people from themselves”. This was a statement made by former politicians when unpopular decisions had to be taken. Read More


Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

LONDON – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the US TV programme The Late Show on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: “Yes”, to cheers from... Read More


Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday. The wildly popular fantasy drama is already the most pirated show on television and has been bedevilled by repeated leaks of episodes before they air. According... Read More


Evening of pure gold

GOLDEN SOCA MUST have been the hot ticket event on Saturday evening. More than 1 000 people attended the fete/show at the Sea Rocks Dome where they partied for five straight hours to vintage and present-day calypsos played by the DJ and sung by the stellar line-up of artistes. Read More


Stiffy celebrates with motorcade

THE NORTH OF THE island is full of activity as Bashment Soca King Stiffy leads a motorcade through several communities in St Peter and St Lucy. This year has been a successful one for the monarch as he retained his Bashment Soca title and captured the Tune Of De Crop competition for the first time this Crop Over. He did so with the song... Read More



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