Police still looking for Marlon George

THE ROYAL BARBADOS Police Force has issued a second appeal for assistance in locating Marlon Omar George. The 31-year-old who is also known as Mali, Gongles and Ranger is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. His last known address was #16 Arden Close, Pinelands, St Michael. George is about 5’9” in height and of medium... Read More


Famine in parts of South Sudan

JUBA – Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said on Monday, adding nearly half the country’s population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July. South Sudan has been mired in civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy. Since then the conflict has increasingly split... Read More


McMaster is new national security adviser

WEST PALM BEACH – United States President Donald Trump on Monday named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors. McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised... Read More


Hyatt plan

BUSINESSES AND AT least one church in close proximity to the proposed site for the Hyatt Hotel haven’t been forgotten. Considerations have been given to those nearby establishments on Bay Street, St Michael, where the green light has already been granted for construction of the 15-storey multimillion-dollar hotel. A check by the DAILY... Read More


CDB urges regional governments to act now

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that the region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 per cent in 2017. However, CDB Director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, warns that this will not be enough to stimulate employment, particularly among youth, and reduce high regional debt levels. He points... Read More


New equipment company opens

The economy is not firing on all cylinders, but now is not the time for local businesses to retreat from investing. That’s the position of Barbadian construction firm Innotech Services Limited. At a time when some local firms are looking to cut back, management told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY the company recently opened the first stand-alone... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Immigration policy and family ties

It’s a question many Bajans, Trinidadians and other Caribbean immigrants as well as corporate leaders across the United States are asking: where is US immigration policy heading and how will it hurt us? The urgency in their voices is clear and it can be traced to the anti-immigrant atmosphere which is being stirred in many areas of the... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Finding tourism’s value for money

French hotel giant the Accor Group is now in advanced discussions to acquire 100 per cent of the Atlanta based luxury villa rental company, Travel Keys, which offers over 5 000 properties in more than 100 destinations in the Caribbean, United States, Europe, Asia and Africa including over 200 here. Accor operates over 3 700 hotels in 94... Read More


Pride hunting double

WITH the Regional Super50 Cup safely in the bag, Barbados Pride will be hunting a double crown when the Professional Cricket League first-class championship resumes, next month. Head coach Emmerson Trotman believes with the Barbados Pride playing all five of their second round matches at home, the team have an excellent chance of capturing... Read More


Wales thrash Ellerton 5-0

WEYMOUTH WALES consolidated their position at the top of the table with a 5-0 thumping of Ellerton, when the Digicel Premier League continued at the National Stadium on Sunday. An Arantees Lawrence brace, plus strikes from Tristan Parris, Jabar Green and Hadan Holligan gave Wales their fourth win of the season. In the opening game,... Read More


Blue Falcons soar at Stadium

THE BLUE Falcons proved their worth once again as they soared above their peers to claim victory at the Graydon Sealy Secondary School Sports yesterday. The champions completed a hat-trick of titles, finishing the day’s events at the National Stadium with 951.5 points, ahead of second-placed Green Hornets who ended with 839.5 points. ... Read More


Consistency is the key, says Hope

BARBADOS’ young batting prodigy Shai Hope says he will use his outstanding performances in the just concluded Regional Super50 to kickstart his career for West Indies. The 23-year-old right-hander struck 101 in Saturday’s final to help power Barbados Pride to the Super50 title with a 59-run victory over Jamaica Scorpions at Coolidge Cricket... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Having doubts after affair of four years

DEAR CHRISTINE, I would like you to help me solve a problem.I have been having an affair with a man for the past four years, but I have my doubts, as there is another woman in his life. When he is with this woman, he pays me no attention. Whatsoever the two of us plan, she can change it. For instance, the two of us planned to go to a... Read More


EDITORIAL: Let’s bring pride to the fore

BARBADOS CRICKET has been enjoying good times, and once again the local boys are kings of the Caribbean. They won the WICB Regional Super 50 final against Jamaica at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Saturday night. The victory is heartening for Barbadians since it comes at a time of much uncertainty in the country fuelled by our... Read More


Need new Govt, not governor

IT IS CLEAR TO ME that the Freundel Stuart administration is looking for a scapegoat for its eight-year-long and continuing abysmal economic performance, and has decided that Dr DeLisle Worrell is to be that scapegoat. Let us be very clear about this: in the real world of politics, neither a board of management nor a minister of finance... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Statesmen wanted

THE CURRENT IMPASSE between the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell, who got a court injunction against his dismissal, and Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler, who is seeking to fire the governor, could not have come at a more difficult moment for Barbados. Not only is the country facing an urgent challenge... Read More


Artistes ‘up de ting’ at Holetown

SEVENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD calypsonian Mighty Grynner did not have to sing a note to get the crowd on his side. He just had to dance and he had them going as the curtain came down on a week of nightly entertainment at the Holetown Festival Saturday. The first soca artiste on stage, Grynner showed the younger generation that old does not mean... Read More


Stunning Shaunice wins Ms Holetown 2017

SHAUNICE GRIFFITH CAME, she slayed and she conquered, winning the judges’ votes to be crowned Miss Holetown 2017 last night in an almost four-hour long production. The 17-year-old aspiring criminologist won Miss Punctuality, Personal Style and People’s Choice, and was stunning in her green mermaid style Lucy Lui dress. Griffith was... Read More


Six for Miss Holetown

THE HOLETOWN FESTIVAL concludes Sunday and many are waiting for the big showdown in the Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival pageant. The 35th edition of the pageant will be staged under the theme From The Olive Blossom To The Pride Of Barbados. There are six girls entered. Read More


Holetown Festival parade a hit

THERE WAS NOTHING stopping yesterday’s Holetown Festival Courtesy Garage Street Parade. The festival, which is in its 40th year, kicked its week-long festivities into high gear with a colourful, kilometre long display of Barbadian culture and history. Read More




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