Scotland suspends independence vote after terror attack

EDINBURGH – Scotland’s devolved parliament suspended a planned vote on Wednesday to give its government a mandate to seek a new independence referendum after an attack on Britain’s Houses of Parliament in London which police said they were treating as a terrorist incident. No date for the debate to resume was given. The Scottish parliament... Read More


Study: Sex work a means of support

THE DRIVE TO provide for their family is being identified as a main reason for women getting into sex work. Two members from local organisation Jabez House spoke yesterday based on research done on the lives of 30 prostitutes. The study, done by a Canadian-based Barbadian PhD student and a medical doctor, was entitled The Experiences... Read More


Hyatt suit filed

CONSTRUCTION OF THE controversial Hyatt Centric Hotel on Lower Bay Street may have hit another snag. Attorney David Comissiong has lodged a court case challenging the permission given to Mark Maloney’s Vision Developments Inc. by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, in his capacity as minister responsible for town planning, to construct the... Read More



ONE OF BARBADOS’ largest importers of corned beef from Brazil is up in arms with Government’s decision on Tuesday to place a temporary ban on all imported meat and meat products from the South American country. And a major Brazilian distributor which has that Barbadian company as one of its major clients, is standing by the quality of the... Read More


Telecoms regulation 'unfair' says C&W Caribbean president

CABLE & WIRELESS (C&W) is unhappy with how Barbados’ telecommunications sector is being regulated. C&W Caribbean president Garry Sinclair today complained that it was “unfair” for his company to have to operate in an “anachronistic” environment under the Telecommunications Act that only regulated fixed voice services, and required C&W alone... Read More


Niall Sheehy parts ways with FLOW

THERE HAS BEEN a shake-up in the top leadership of Cable & Wireless (C&W) Barbados. Niall Sheehy (below), managing director of the telecommunications company which trades as FLOW, has resigned. Head of C&W's Caribbean business Garry Sinclair confirmed the departure today during a Press conference at Flow's Warrens, St Michael headquarters.... Read More


Business success in the bag

In 2009, before Evoyne Harewood started Essade Designs, she was making clothes and other things that needleworkers do. But she wanted more than that, so she tried making a bag for a woman attending a wedding, got it done, and realised that was it. Today, four years on, she is the creative designer and owner of the four-year-old accessories... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Women and development

Last Monday, March 13, marked the 38th anniversary of the Grenada Revolution, which, sorry to say, lasted merely four and a half years. What is interesting about that period is the undeniable fact that despite how the Revolution ended in October 1983, it was still the best times that Grenadians have and maybe ever experienced economically,... Read More


Three-time winners

BAYLEY’S PRIMARY threw down the gauntlet from the very first race, forcing all contenders to chase them as they ran away with the boys’ title at the Pine Hill Dairy National Primary School Athletics Championships. This was in stark contrast to the girls’ competition, which saw two schools sharing the lead at one point before Charles F.... Read More


Pride, Jaguars clash at the Oval today

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – As has been the case in each of the last three seasons, the longest rivalry in the game in the West Indies will again take centre stage in the eighth round the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament. Strong second-placed contenders Barbados Pride face current leaders and reigning champions Guyana Jaguars, starting today... Read More


Cougars make clean sweep

BEFORE IT WAS officially announced, there was no doubt The St Michael School had taken both titles in the Frank Blackman Zone of the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships. The Martindale’s Road Cougars dominated in both the track and field events at the National Stadium yesterday to retain their title in the girls,... Read More


Gill stuns Jean in upset

FORMER NATIONAL volleyballer and beach champion Gregory “Coach” Gill scored a big upset when the Massy United Insurance Clash Of The Titans road tennis tournament continued on Tuesday night at Dover. Gill, playing in only his second Professional Road Tennis Association tournament, ousted 12th-seed veteran Michael “Mikey Jean” Jean 15-21,... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: My mother forced me to get married

DEAR CHRISTINE, I see other people writing about their problems and I am hoping you can help me with mine. I have two children for my husband but we are not together. You see, my mother made me marry him because I was pregnant. In fact, I had to leave school and was pushed into marrying this man. I would now like to obtain a divorce.... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Govt’s message lacks truth

IT WAS AMUSING TO HEAR Prime Minister Freundel Stuart say he is finally ready to have a conversation with the public on the state of affairs in the country, particularly on the economy. Having admitted that there are problems, he concluded, however, that the time for action is not yet upon us. As early as 2009/10, the Government attempted... Read More


AWRIGHT DEN!: It’s not fair

LAST SUNDAY, the SUNDAY SUN carried on its front page an article titled Civil Service Unease. It alerted the public to the revised educational qualification requirements across the public service. This change has stimulated much debate and I would like to also make a contribution to the discussion. Barbados is part of a growing and developing... Read More


EDITORIAL: Don’t measure women by their maternal status

IT IS ABSURD, and truly unbelievable, that in today’s age, a topic that would have come up for debate during last week’s Estimates in House of Assembly, would have surrounded the status of female politicians, particularly those who are not mothers. We would have expected more seriousissues to be raised in that hallowed chamber, not the... Read More


Mosaic spot on

SOMETHING TO SUIT everyone’s taste was on the musical menu at Sunday’s Gala Evening of Mosaic IV . . . In Full Circle. There was jazz by Rosemary Phillips, kaiso by Black Pawn, PJ, Kid Site, Adonijah, Poonka and William Smokey Burke, who also sang spouge and a few of his R hits from back in the day, and R from Two Mile Hill. Read More


Pink Star back on sale next month

LONDON – A 59.60-carat diamond known as The Pink Star is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more – only for the buyer to pull out of the deal. The diamond was presented by Sotheby’ in London ahead of the auction in Hong Kong on April 4. In November 2013, a Geneva... Read More


Schools’ talent reaches high note

THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE of talent – and support – at the annual Schools’ Music Festival held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Sunday. The Ministry of Education might have to think of a larger venue in future as there was insufficient seating for the hundreds who showed up after the 4 p.m. start time. Those who had the stamina to... Read More


Good show at Parkinson

AKEM DAS and Tyesha Drakes were the winners in Parkinson Memorial Secondary School’s second annual pageant Saturday night before a large audience. In the show themed Legacy, 50 Years A Bajan, they seemed very relaxed on stage as they faced the panel of five judges to clinch the titles from a field of seven girls and three boys. All were... Read More




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