Not enough

DON’T BE FOOLED by the heavy rains of the past few days. It has actually been a relatively dry hurricane season. And this, says a Barbados Water Authority (BWA) official, could have serious implications for the island’s aquifers and Barbadian taps next year. Read More


BFA to rethink Platini support

A SAD DAY for FIFA and football. That’s how Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) president Randy Harris described yesterday’s 90-day ban handed out to FIFA’s long-serving president Sepp Blatter, UEFA boss Michel Platini and general Read More


‘Watch outside providers’

THE PRINCIPAL OF THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus has warned that a close eye should be kept on some unregulated and sometimes unaccredited foreign institutions offering degrees. Professor Eudine Barriteau made the comments Read More


Barbados still ‘under attack’

BARBADOS continues to be plagued by unjustified attacks from powerful nations, Prime Minister Freundel said yesterday as he confirmed two countries had moved to take Barbados off their tax haven blacklist. The Prime Minister told a two-day Read More


Inniss: Use Global Forum to press region's case

BARBADOS HAS AN opportunity to change the dialogue surrounding international business and financial centres in this region when it plays host to the Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) later this month. This is according... Read More


Banker: Brighter days ahead

SENIOR BANKER IAN DE SOUZA is distancing himself from the prophets of economic gloom and doom. Not only is the managing director and chief executive officer of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited seeing good things in store for his institution as it starts its new financial... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Re-defining ‘luxury’

IF I HAD TO PICK a single word in the English language most abused when related to the tourism industry, it would be luxury. Over my five decades in the sector as a travel agent, tourism director, tour operator and to a lesser extent, hotelier, I have been privileged... Read More


BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Workplace conflict resolution

CONFLICTS ARE INEVITABLE in the business world. They can arise between individuals, such as manager and subordinate as well as between groups, such as different departments. Organisational leaders are responsible for creating a work environment that enables employees... Read More


BFA to rethink Platini support

A SAD DAY for FIFA and football. That’s how Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) president Randy Harris described yesterday’s 90-day ban handed out to FIFA’s long-serving president Sepp Blatter, UEFA boss Michel Platini and general Read More


Rain washes out play in final trial match

THE FINAL day of the second Barbados Pride trial match at Kensington Oval between Kevin Stoute’s XI and Omar Phillips XI was abandoned without a ball being bowled yesterday. Umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Ryan Willoughby made the official Read More


Bajan girls in Pan Am Challenge Cup final

BARBADOS’ women’s hockey team have advanced to the final of the Pan American Challenge Cup in Puerto Rico following two hard-fought draws. The Barbadian girls displayed commendable grit and determination to come from behind in the final quarter to grab a 1-1 stalemate... Read More


Deacons men stay out front

THE STATUS QUO remained when the Goddard Enterprises Limited Division 1 volleyball league entered the second round at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Wednesday night. The men’s leaders Flow Deacons moved nine points Read More


IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Shooting victim wants justice

JAMAL KING is convinced that he was shot by a police officer and is disappointed that eight years after he received a gunshot wound to his face, the Royal Barbados Police Force has not accepted responsibility. The force’s spokesman has rejected the claim, saying... Read More


STREET BEAT: For the love of dominooes

GIVING A “SIX LOVE” in dominoes offers the winner the ultimate in bragging rights. The opportunity to win six games in a row without reply – and with a whiff of humiliation to the loser – is what galvanises many to pick up the dotted tiles and slam a dom whether... Read More


GAL FRIDAY: Oops, that’s embarrassing

“HE’S REALLY BLACK, but with such a strong build and sweet personality.” This was the opening sentence as I entered a coffee place with one of my Afro-conscious classmates. A group of ladies, whose complexions paled in comparison to ours, was chatting over Read More


LOOKA LEW: Change religions, or chop

IMAGINE THIS: them got some men chopping off people heads. They asking each one of them if them is a Christian, and everyone who says yes them chop off them head. Now these people kneeling down in a line with their hands tied behind their backs and guarded by some... Read More


Rihanna among stars suing about knockoffs

NEW YORK – Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The... Read More


Son of a Trump: Mexican comedians hit back in insult-laden show

MEXICO CITY – Decked out in dark suits and outlandish blond wigs, a clutch of Mexico's most popular comedians lambasts Donald Trump as a dangerous buffoon in a new play that hits back over his anti-Mexican comments on the US election campaign trail. When he entered... Read More


‘One people’ united for a cause

“ALL AH WE” is one Caribbean! Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made that statement last night at Kensington Oval, as he thanked the Barbadian public for their support of his country which was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. Taking the words... Read More


Sam Smith tops charts with James Bond theme

LONDON – British singer Sam Smith went straight to number one in the UK pop charts on Friday with Writing’s On The Wall, the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, making it the first title track for a 007 movie to be a chart-topper. The song knocked... Read More




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