Not a bad thing

FORMER PRIME MINISTER Owen Arthur believes Government is on “the worst possible path” to fixing the country’s economy. And the veteran economist said privatisation of some statutory corporations wouldn’t be such a bad thing, since previous Governments, both Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and Democratic Labour Party (DLP), had practised it before... Read More


Kellman: Water woes not new

THE WATER WOES taxing residents in the northern parishes for the better part of the year are on the way to be being resolved, said Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development Denis Kellman. Read More


Eight sick in Gays

AT LEAST EIGHT people in a St Peter district recovering from a bout of diarrhoea strongly believe their condition had something to do with water they used from a community tank. Read More


Bank prints $114m

THE CENTRAL BANK has defied its critics and printed a further $114 million to help ease “pressure” on Government’s cash flow needs. And while reporting that the Barbados economy grew by 1.3 per cent in the nine month period ended September 30, the bank has lowered its overall 2016 growth projection for the second consecutive quarter. Read More


Flow announces successful testing of LTE technology

BARBADOS IS POISED to welcome the next generation of mobile telephony. In another first, leading telecommunications provider Flow has announced the successful testing of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, a move that will see Barbadians welcoming the fourth generation mobile technology that has evolved from its predecessors 3G, 2G and... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Package deals the popular option

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has reported a resurgence of their members package holidays and according to them more than half (53 per cent) of British holidaymakers took a package holiday in the last year which represents an increase of six per cent on 2015 and a rise of more than ten per cent on 2011. The research carried... Read More


Bidding for Black Bess development?

The saga surrounding what was to have been a $600 million branded hotel, villa and golf course project in St Peter appears to be near resolution. About ten years ago, plans were announced for the resort at Black Bess on 240 acres. It was to be undertaken by local company Bacassa Developments (Barbados) Limited in partnership with Singapore-based... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The case for a Caribbean debt initiative

There are some things we know about the English-speaking Caribbean. One is that its topography is magnificent. Another is that the islands and coastal territories have successfully invested billions of dollars in the education and health of their people in the past half century, so much so that they have earned relatively high rankings... Read More


Windies lose big

ABU DHABI – West Indies’ nightmare run against Pakistan showed no imminent sign of abating as they slumped to a 133-run defeat in the second Test here yesterday, to concede the three-match series without so much as a whimper. Read More


One to watch

IT MAY BE early days yet, but Shaquon Henry seems to have a bright future in road tennis. Henry, a product of Ellerslie Secondary, the alma mater of the island’s number one Mark Griffith, caught the attention with some breathtaking strokeplay en route to capturing the 11-15 age group division of the 2016 Monarchs Of The Court Tournament at... Read More


NSC girls blank Technique 4-0

NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL had an impressive 4-0 blowout of Technique Football Club when the Barbados Football Association’s Women’s League competition continued last Sunday at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Read More


SHOOTING FOR GOAL: 'Venom' one of the best

WHEN THE HISTORY of road tennis is documented the name Mark “Venom” Griffith will be among the top 10 on the list. His professionalism, fitness, focus and work ethic are amazing. The defeat of the former youth and senior champion and crowd favourite, the irrepressible Antonio “Lil Man” Daniel, will surely live long in everyone’s memory. Read More


Responsibilities of ‘management’

IT IS STILL SEEN by many, as it used to be, a master in the master/slave relationship, but management has evolved into functions, to plan and execute a successful mission. The term “management” does not refer to the highly trained and experienced people involved but to the roles. The staff, which management instructs and depend on, must consist... Read More


FAMILY FUSION: Under your skin (3)

MY SKIN IS ONE of my special friends. It does everything it can to keep me alive. When I am too hot it turns on its internal “sprinklers” to cool me down. When the temperature drops in my body, it causes me to tremble. Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Playing the Trump card

LIKE IT OR NOT, thanks to Donald Trump, the current presidential election in the United States has attracted more worldwide attention than any previous election I can recall – and I make the assertion having had the opportunity to be in that country for two. Read More


FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH: The Canadian experience

I’VE JUST RETURNED FROM my annual sojourn to Canada. I need this reprieve from the intense heat and a chance to refresh my mind and enjoy new experiences while visiting family and friends. But this year, even Canada was warmer than it usually is at this time. On approaching Barbados, the pilot announced we would be landing to a nice 31 degrees.... Read More


RiRi set to conquer Ocean’s

NEW YORK – She’s known for her incredible vocal capabilities. But Rihanna is preparing to show off her acting chops to the world as she’s set to star in the highly-anticipated Ocean’s Eight. The 28-year-old multi-talented star was spotted with a script for the upcoming film while out in New York City last week. Read More


Spirit of the Nation Show on November 19

CELEBRATING WHO WE ARE will be the theme of this year’s Spirit of the Nation Show, which will take place on November 19 at Kensington Oval, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat, the show will feature the best of parish talent, as well as this year’s Parish Ambassadors. Read More


Nicola new Miss Teen Universal

NICOLA NICHOLAS' cheering section was the loudest and biggest on the night, but that isn't what swayed the judges to crown the 19-year-old Miss Teen Universal 2016 on Sunday night. Nicholas, a student of the University of the West Indies pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting, had poise and grace and handled pressure well... Read More


Seven up for Miss Teen Barbados

SEVEN YOUNG WOMEN are currently on stage at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, vying for the crown of Miss Teen Barbados. After being introduced to the crowd, the girls returned to the stage for their talent pieces and in swimwear. The seven are Danniell Francis, Melissa Browne, Mellissa Goodman, Nicola Nicholas, Tamara Byer, Nakisha... Read More




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