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    September 26

  • 03:47 PM


Logos Hope returning to Barbados

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, will soon visit Bridgetown, Barbados. Many may still remember the last visit in November 2009, when over 26 000 visitors were welcomed up the gangways during a 19-day stay. Now, Logos Hope will be making another voyage to Barbados before continuing to St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada... Read More


Shawn Alleyne has a graphic mind

When United States-based illustrator and comic book artist Shawn Alleyne stepped back on home soil and came across the local talent, his life changed. You see, he left Barbados as a boy and had not been back in almost two decades. Alleyne invited EASY to Harmony Hall, Christ Church, where he was staying until his flight back to the United... Read More


BWU urges members to help Dominica

The Barbados Workers’ Union has launched an appeal to its members, past and present, to contribute towards their brothers and sisters in the Hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica. The Executive Council of the BWU, at its meeting on September 20, pledged to assist in the relief efforts being made by Barbados. The BWU is appealing to... Read More


Disabled have right to decent work

Despite the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) long-held view that the disabled community has equal rights to decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity, Minister of Labour, Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, laments that many are still unable to make a decent living. She made this observation... Read More


Deloitte hacked, says ‘very few’ clients affected

LONDON/TORONTO – Global accounting firm Deloitte said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack that affected the data of a small number of clients, providing few details on the breach. Deloitte said in a statement that attackers accessed data from the company’s email platform, confirming some details in a report by the Guardian newspaper,... Read More


St Lucia’s Prime Minister proposes new US Caribbean trade initiative

NEW YORK —St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has proposed the establishment of a new US Caribbean Trade initiative. Chastanet in an interview with the US business network CNBC, the recent hurricanes that have devastated parts of the Caribbean. have shown that the need for diversity even as it relates to sources of food. He also... Read More


C&W announces partial restoration of mobile network In Dominica

MIAMI – Caribbean telecoms leader Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced that it has begun the successful restoration of mobile services to Dominica. The island's infrastructure, including its communications networks, suffered significant impact from Category 5 Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Dominica on Monday... Read More


BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised the public that its Treasury Building location will close for business at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 22, to facilitate maintenance work. The BRA’s locations at Weymouth, Warrens, Holetown, Oistins and The Pine will continue with normal business hours. Members of the public have been... Read More


St George South start with bang

St George South began their title defence in fine style by whipping St Michael East 5-0 in the opening game of this year’s David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic at the Usain Bolt Complex on Sunday night. A superb hat-trick from key marksman Shakille Belle and a well taken brace from Dario Harewood proved more than... Read More


Warrens again

Flashy former Barbados guard Peter Alleyne may be over 40 years old, but he could be mistaken for half his age as he continues to command and control the basketball courts with his crafty moves. Composed and confident, Alleyne regally rolled back the years in a vintage display Sunday night to help Pan American Insurance Warrens win the... Read More


Bowen claims second title

AUBURN – Rocco Bowen won just once in 11 rides on Sunday’s season-ending programme but it was of academic interest as the Barbadian jockey wrapped up his second successive title at Emerald Downs. The 28-year-old scored in race eight with favourite Betrbegone to bring his final tally for the 2017 campaign to 126 wins – an increase of 16... Read More


Holder hopes to square ODI series

LONDON – Captain Jason Holder believes West Indies can still take a share of the five-match One-Day International series against England despite losing two of the first three games. Speaking following the Caribbean side’s 124-run defeat at Bristol on Sunday, Holder said the Windies needed to execute better in the remaining games in order... Read More


Spare the rod, ruin the child

IT IS NOT WISE to go against the Word of God. To do this will be to our own ruin and that of our children. The God of the universe who created us and knows what is best for us says that we are to correct the children and when necessary, the child should be spanked. This will save the child from hell. Read More


To whom much is given . . .

Professor Michael Howard last week responded to my letter of August 22, 2017, which was a response to an earlier article in which he made statements about the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), the behaviour and activities of the unions, his perception of the unions’ leadership, Government’s fiscal deficit and its inability to pay... Read More


Arch Cot folk want answers, Mr Minister

When apprised of this legitimate concern by people living in the affected area, Minister Michael Lashley’s dismissive response was, in summary, “We will get to it, but I don’t know when.” Such an arrogantly dismissive attitude to legitimate public concerns is a hallmark of this Democratic Labour Party administration. Come next year’s... Read More


Shade of the soul main thing

Oh yes, we are at it again: “Take down Nelson!” I hold no brief for Nelson and his ilk but I have to give myself pause and wonder if any of my African ancestors were responsible for selling their “brothers” to those who carried on the slave trade. On the other hand, I know that the family of one Caucasian ancestor born in 1806 did have... Read More


British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

ROME – British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his love for our land,”... Read More


Rihanna’s 40 shades a hit

Fenty Beauty has taken the world by storm. Since its launch two weeks ago, the make-up line, which is owned by Barbadian superstar Rihanna, has redefined beauty standards across the industry and the approach to make-up production. With 40 shades from the extremely pale 100 to very dark 490, Fenty Beauty products have enjoyed rave reviews.... Read More


Neesha feels So Amazing with another award

Celebrated Barbadian gospel artiste Neesha Woodz didn’t believe that an already amazing 2017 could get any better. But last week it did when the 30-year-old received her first international award for the hit single So Amazing. This took place over the weekend when the tenth season of the Prayze Factor People’s Choice Awards came off... Read More


Songwriters get avenue to improve skills

Songwriters once again have a chance to improve their songwriting skills with the second staging of the Writers Block seminar. The initiative, which is being put on by Dark Room Recordings, provides writing sessions, music development scholarships and recording contracts to young talented artistes. During a launch last week at Sky Mall... Read More



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