Fidel Castro on final journey

SANTIAGO – Flag-waving Cubans leaned from windows and lined the streets as Fidel Castro’s funeral cortege approached the end of three-day journey on Saturday, rolling into the city of Santiago de Cuba where the revolutionary leader’s remains will be laid to rest. High-profile friends of Castro, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro... Read More


Fogging Schedule December 5 to 8

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT in the Ministry of Health continues its fogging programme next week in selected areas to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. On Monday, the districts in St Philip to be fogged are: Rices Tenantry, Foul Bay Tenantry, Heddings New Road, Heddings Development, Heddings Gardens, Ocean City, Harmony Lodge, Greenpoint,... Read More


Police hunting for snake at Central

POLICE OFFICERS at the Central Police Station are on a snake hunt. The island’s largest police station became a hub of activity this afternoon after an officer saw what was described as a two-foot-snake, crawl under a vehicle and enter the hub of a wheel. He was at the time heading to his car after wrapping up his shift. Read More


Teen shot in minibus in The City

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a shooting incident which occurred around 10 a.m. Saturday at Tudor Street, Bridgetown, St Michael. Shamar Victor Corbin, 19, of Bush Hall, St Michael received multiple gunshot injuries to his chest. According to a media release, Corbin boarded minibus B43 in Tudor Street. Two men subsequently... Read More


Tesla’s power play

TESLA CONTINUES TO push the barriers of our reality today, with the announcement of the Powerwall 2 and the Solar Roof. These are not new technology, but rather existing technology being made more accessible and more relevant to today’s environment. Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Rhasheda Skeete

ARE YOU WHERE you’ve always wanted to be? I try in life to always relish the moment, live in the now. So I’d rather say I’m where I’m supposed to be. Read More


Social progress ‘uncharted’

AS BARBADOS CELEBRATES Independence, authorities have been touting the island’s social progress. However, a new index published by a United States-based non-profit organisation has left Barbados off a list of 133 of what it claims are the world’s most socially progressive nations because of an absence of “sufficient data”. Read More


Credit union launches loan for micro-businesses

THE BARBADOS PUBLIC WORKERS Cooperative Credit Union (BPWCCUL) has launched a micro-business loan which should bring some cheer to entrepreneurs. Today the credit union announced that it would be providing loans to suitable applicants, to the maximum of $20 000. The announcement was made at the BPWCCUL’s Keith Bourne Complex, Belmont... Read More


Town braces for return of dead football players

CHAPECO – The Brazilian town of Chapeco, its buildings draped in the green colours of its devastated football club, prepared on Saturday to receive the bodies of victims of an air disaster in Colombia that killed 71 people and wiped out the team. The crash on Monday night shocked soccer fans the world over and plunged Brazil, South America’s... Read More


Bolt and Ayana are top athletes for 2016

MONACO – Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana were crowned as the IAAF’s athletes of the year on Friday. Bolt completed his amazing Olympic “triple triple” of 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100m relay golds at the Rio Games in August despite missing much of the season through injury and took the award for the sixth... Read More


St Cyprian’s still rule the court

PRIMARY SCHOOLS’ road tennis supremacy remains in the safe hands of St Cyprian’s Boys’ after they thrashed Wesley Hall Primary in a heated showdown to retain the title of the Cave Shepherd/Berger Royale/A One Supermarkets National Primary School’s Road Tennis Championship. It was certainly nothing short of skill and determination which... Read More


Turn to NSC

MINISTER OF SPORT Stephen Lashley is extending an olive branch to the Friends of Cycling (Barbados) to reach out to the National Sports Council (NSC) to have any issues they may have resolved. He made the suggestion during a press conference at his Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall conference room yesterday, when asked to comment on the unravelling... Read More


RON IN COMMON: Black Friday and Independence Day

ADMID ALL THE EXCITEMENT and show of nationalism regarding Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations, Barbadians must acknowledge a certain reality. Independence celebrations in coming years could easily be overtaken by factors beyond our shores. November 30 may become just another day. Yes, the birthday of National Hero... Read More


SATURDAY'S CHILD: Winter of our discontent

DID YOU HEAR the joke about the statistician? Probably. But only because being a statistician means never having to say you’re certain. There was a statistician who tried to cross a river with an average depth of one metre. He drowned. The one in this story is not much better. One day there was a fire in a waste basket in the office of... Read More


EDITORIAL: Now is the time for leaders to act

BOTH PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart and our distinguished guest for our 50th anniversary celebrations, Prince Harry, expressed the hope on Wednesday that this generation of Barbadians will chart a suitable course for the next 50 years of the island’s Independence. The comments were made at the reveal of the 50th anniversary of Independence... Read More


I CONFESS: Women are much better cheaters

MEN ARE ALWAYS cast as players, manipulators and cheaters. In the grand scheme of relationships, many men have lived up to this reputation. But the reality is that there are countless women who can outdo men in this behaviour. In fact, several women are more manipulative and are far better cheaters than any man could ever be. Read More


Lauryn Hill arrives for Hennessy Artistry

MEGA STAR Lauryn Hill touched down quietly at the Grantley Adams International Airport last night. With no fanfare and dressed in black she quickly exited the arrival hall and departed in the waiting vehicle. The singer is here to perform for the first time in Barbados at the Hennessy Artistry show tonight at Kensington Oval. Read More


Weekend Buzz December 2, 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: See what went down at Music Fashion Hair Barbados. Catch some of the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert. Peter Ram has a new music video. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Barrow on big screen

TO SEE THE Father of Independence and his journey represented on the big screen has always been the dream of many a Barbadian. That dream was finally realised last week Saturday night, at the premiere of Barrow: Freedom Fighter. Dignitaries such as Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, Minister of Culture... Read More


QC to crown two

EIGHT “MODELS” WILL take to the fashion runway tomorrow evening when Queen’s College’s graduation class of 2017 hosts Elites: Fashion Week at the school. After starting with 13 contestants – seven boys and six girls – five contestants were eliminated during the rounds of themed photo shoots to leave Joshua Walker, Tyrese Caesar, Romario Forde... Read More




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