St Michael North West win Under-17 title

ST MICHAEL NORTH WEST are the new champions of the National Sports Council/Youth Development Programme Under-17 Football Tournament. Captain Kavian Inniss scored a fortuitous goal in the 15th minute as St Michael North West defeated St Michael East 1-0 in the final at the Briar Hall Playing field on Saturday night. Read More


Barbados’ most expensive property

IT TAKES your breath away! This huge imposing beach front palace known as Palazzate located in St Peter is being marketed as Barbados’ s most expensive property ever, with a price tag of US$125 million. Designed by renowned architect Larry Warren, the 75 000 square-foot mansion is a billionaire’s playground. It has four infinity-edge... Read More


AG: Dodds a last resort for juveniles

THE DAYS OF adolescent Barbadians serving time at the Government Industrial School for non-violent crimes will soon come to an end. Instead of being incarcerated for up to three years, as allowed under current legislation, Government is looking, with some help from the private sector, to a build a separate facility where deviant children... Read More


Kellman: Taking time to do things right

DON’T MISTAKE OVERGROWN bush at the state-owned housing units in Parish Land, St Philip, for a signof poor management. Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman defended the National Housing Corporation (NHC) when it comes to maintenance of the developments. Recently, member of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party Dr William Duguid... Read More


No urgency on exchange of information

Barbados’ transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes regime has been deemed “largely compliant”. The problem, says the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, is that the island is not sharing the information fast enough. Last October, Minister of International Business Donville Inniss reported the... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The economic threat of crime

Every inch a clear thinker who prefers scholarly articulation, Professor Andy Knight opted for well-reasoned arguments to make an urgent appeal to the Caribbean. The former chairman of the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science, who until recently was the director of the University of the West Indies’ Institute of International... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Roger Maxwell

Roger Maxwell is Nissan sales manager at Courtesy Garage. Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? In many ways, yes. My aspirations were always to be a manager in my chosen career and I have been employed in the automobile industry for many years. Of course, I have been setting new goals and aiming to be the best that I can be,... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Doyle Caribbean brings home the foreign exchange

In the few times I have gone sailing on a yacht, I don’t remember hearing the classic melody of the same name by Christopher Cross, or being conscious of his immortal lyrics, “Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be/Just a dream and the wind to carry me/And soon I will be free.” Sorry Mr Cross, but “fantasy does not... Read More


St Michael North West win Under-17 title

ST MICHAEL NORTH WEST are the new champions of the National Sports Council/Youth Development Programme Under-17 Football Tournament. Captain Kavian Inniss scored a fortuitous goal in the 15th minute as St Michael North West defeated St Michael East 1-0 in the final at the Briar Hall Playing field on Saturday night. Read More


Oval moving to a new stage

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS won’t be causing a problem for Kensington Oval’s outfield anymore. The days of dropping huge stages on the field are coming to an end as Kensington Oval Management Inc. (KOMI) is set to acquire a mobile stage to host future shows. Sources revealed that KOMI expects to get the stage within months in an effort to reduce... Read More


Closed pavilion upsets residents

RESIDENTS OF Valery in Brittons Hill are complaining about what they call a lockout of the community pavilion, which is administered by the National Sports Council. One resident, who gave his name as “Don”, said the issue had been going on for years and it was past time that it be resolved. “It is not right that St Paul’s Primary School... Read More


Cool runnings for Nekitta

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD bay mare Nekitta confirmed that her Boxing Day success over the top class was no fluke, as she upstaged a similar field in the Coolmore “Home Of Champion” Stakes & Trophy over 1 800 metres at the Garrison Savannah yesterday. After the break, the Mark Armstrong charge sat mid-pack on the good-to-firm conditions while Infrared... Read More


GET REAL: What will next election offer?

WE ARE OFFICIALLY in the Trump era. No one knows for sure what that means. What that means is that not much has changed. You may be forgiven if years ago you thought you could predict what life would be like when leadership changed. You might have been one of those in the US chanting “Yes, we can” at full-hype. Or you might have been... Read More


Trump gets last laugh

THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE, Donald Trump has felt himself to be disrespected. The son of a real estate developer who built cheap rental housing in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, Trump was sneered at when he crossed the East River to make his name in Manhattan by building glitzy hotels and condominiums. Even after he had success, sophisticates... Read More


TONI THORNE: Pothole cost me two tyres

I HAD EVERY intention this Sunday to speak with you about the incident with the perfume vendor and how mind-boggling it was that Bajans find a new controversy to embrace as the weeks go by. Halfway through writing the article I had to run an errand so I drove from St Philip and made my way to Bridgetown. In life, we really need to be careful... Read More


PETER WICKHAM: Assessing our leaders

SOME MONTHS AGO, I commenced a reflection on the types of approaches that can be taken to assess our leaders and noted the extent to which there were qualitative and quantitative criteria that could be used. Naturally the qualitative approaches are more substantive and in due course I will attempt an assessment of the legacy of Prime Minister... Read More


Working with a lot of FAITH

IT MAY ONLY be mid-January, but Faith Callender has her eyes set on a special date in July. Since making her debut on the soca scene, the 23-year-old has never made it to the esteemed Soca Royale stage at Bushy Park, but she has kept the faith and is determined to make 2017 her year. She told WEEKEND BUZZ on Wednesday that she went back... Read More


Edwin Yearwood pulls out of regional competition

ONE OF BARBADOS’ top entertainers will not be performing in the semi-finals of the International Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad. Sweet Soca Monarch Edwin Yearwood is skipping the competition for the second consecutive year. He and Party Monarch Lil Rick were automatic entrants into the Island Winners category for the February 5... Read More


Headliners sitting out this year

THE HEADLINERS CALYPSO TENT will not be pitching this year. Tent manager MRBLOOD broke the news yesterday evening, while paying tribute to one of the founding members of the tent Adrian Boo Husbands. Boo passed away at his Chimborazo, St Joseph home early yesterday morning. He was 54. Read More


$6 million to stage event, says Lashley

IT’S COSTING Government about $6 million to stage CARIFESTA XIII later this year. But Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley says the price tag associated with the regional cultural festival should be seen in the context of the economic returns the cultural industries could provide the island. Lashley was speaking at a press conference... Read More




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