Not on table

DEVALUATION OF THE Barbados dollar is not an option. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler made this clear yesterday in response to concerns over the potential impact the Central Bank of Barbados’ financing of part of Government’s deficit on the country’s foreign exchange reserves, could have on the value of the Barbados dollar. Read More


Starcom improving sound

STARCOM NETWORK continues work on upgrading its station networks and is relocating their transmission operations, which may affect the sound on its fleet of stations (Life 97.5FM, Hott 95.3FM, The Beat 104.1FM and VOB 92.9FM) over the next few days. Read More


City may lose out

BUILDING A 15-storey hotel in Bridgetown could cause Barbados to lose its UNESCO World Heritage inscription. President of the Barbados National Trust Peter Stevens warned yesterday the World Heritage listing “could be taken away”, as the proposed hotel would overshoot any other existing building in Bridgetown. Read More


Trouble tree

RESIDENTS OF ST MATTHIAS Housing Estate, Christ Church are frustrated as a result of two overflowing wells in the area. Netta Williams, who lives obliquely opposite one of the wells, said she was annoyed having spoken to several health officials, only to be told “the truck ain’t working”. Read More


3D dinner almost ready

Columbia University is working on a new 3D food printer that can produce and cook a variety of dishes from frozen base ingredients. They also want to introduce an element of design to home cooking that could turn cooking into an open source hub of innovation that unites people around the world on social media. In an interesting twist,... Read More


SOTIC conference coming next month

SEVERAL PROMINENT TOURISM officials from across the region will gather in Barbados next month to attend the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Business Meetings and State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC). The event, which will be held under the theme Honouring our Legacy: Defining our Future, is expected to attract Caribbean tourism... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Getting the hired car facts straight

When I read an article captioned “Slow Crop Over For Car Rental Businesses”, in one section of the media, I was quite surprised, as the provisional arrival figures and various comments made by politicians, event organisers and policymakers indicated that attendance was good. If the headline had contained the word “some” or “a couple”,... Read More


Brexit won’t kill Caribbean tourism

The United Kingdom’s (UK) controversial decision to exit the European Union (EU) has not dimmed the “bright future” facing Caribbean tourism. The region received this vote of confidence from the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) recently as it welcomed new British Prime Minister Theresa May to office. BCCC said there was no... Read More


Beefy Belle, regal Ramona

EXPERIENCE DID THE TRICK at the All Max National Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, over the weekend. Rugged 35-year-old Coast Guard member Stevenson Belle towered over his rivals to capture the Mr Barbados for a third time while the durable Ramona Morgan, the face of body fitness competition for several... Read More


King-size qualifier

IT WON’T BE ONE and done for the King of swing. Darian King staged yet another of those thrilling comeback wins, probably his most memorable one yet, having battled back from a set down to beat former top 50 player Grega Zemlja in yesterday’s first round of qualifying at tennis’ US Open. Read More


Long road to travel

DISAPPOINTMENT far outweighed achievement at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The 31st Olympiad in Brazil is now history and the first question for sports planners here in Barbados is what are the lessons we learnt from Brazil? Read More


Wrong to drop Joseph

IT MAY HAVE passed unnoticed by many as four days were washed out in Trinidad and Tobago, but the West Indies unwisely actually dropped exciting teenaged fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, for the final Test against India. Read More


OUR CARIBBEAN: America’s historic poll battle

NOW THAT the ‘Rio Olympics’ is over, and Usain Bolt has performed sensational new feats to remain the greatest world sprinter of all time, perhaps CARICOM citizens with more than a passing interest in the current hilarious campaign to elect a new President of the United States this November may find it useful to pay attention to the ‘state... Read More


FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH: Good, bad, puzzling

THE BUDGET Speech was very fluently presented. But the speed at which it was delivered would suggest Minister Sinckler had a plane to catch or maybe wanted to get home to watch the Olympics. Of course we know about lies, damned lies and statistics. I have long since lost confidence in these figures constantly thrown at us. I always wonder... Read More


FAMILY FUSION: Jumping over the family ‘fence’ (2)

“THE WILL to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius Driving around the beautiful islands within the Caribbean is fascinating. The picturesque landscape, the undulating plains, the diverse design and the bright unique colours of... Read More


Budget suggestion

LISTENING TO the Budget presentation and then the reply as well as the debate which followed was a most interesting exercise for me. I believe the budget should not be so long and it is not necessary for so many parliamentarians to speak. I believe Parliament should commission a study to find out what percentage of the public follows this... Read More


VIDEO: Junior Kadooment 2016

Highlights from the 2016 Junior Kadooment parade at the National Stadium. Junior Kadooment is one of the premier events of the Crop Over Festival. Read More


Weekend Buzz August 19, 2016

Take in some of the Kingdom Arts Festival Fashion Show and hear the winner of the first preliminary of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Weekend Buzz August 12, 2016

Catch the party vibes from Lifted and Roast: Stumbling then find out which events are on this weekend. Read More


New day for Fabian

IT’S A NEW DAWN, a new day, and a Nu Lyfe for Fabian Odle. And he’s feeling good. The 29-year-old singer and songwriter’s musical rebirth – which included a name change and a fresh perspective – may have come through baptism by fire, but by the sound of it he has emerged better than ever. Read More




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