Italian student killed in Egypt criticised Cairo govt in articles

ROME – An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body had written articles critical of the Egyptian government, according to the Italian newspaper that published them. Il Manifesto, a left-wing newspaper based in Rome, published Giulio Regeni's final article on Friday, written... Read More


Super Lotto winner gets cheque

PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten – Super Lotto winner Maria Almonte has claimed her prize of BDS $4.33 million and says she can do a lot of good with her winnings. Her first priority is to purchase a home – which she has wanted to do for a long time – as well as a vehicle. She also has other plans for her new-found wealth. “I want to go to... Read More


Some samples not positive for Zika

MORE THAN HALF of the 27 samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to be tested for the Zika virus have come back negative. The results for the remaining samples are expected early next week. Acting chief medical officer Dr Kenneth George made the announcement at a Press conference this morning, noting that the results... Read More


Parris' accounts remain frozen

THE WAIT CONTINUES and the millions in former CLICO’s chairman Leroy Parris’ account remain frozen. Today, Parris and his legal team of Queen’s Counsel Vernon Smith and Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop were back in court, this time before Justice Olson Alleyne, in the chambers of the Supreme Court No. 11. The matter has been adjourned until... Read More


GEL now catering in Colombia

BARBADIAN CONGLOMERATE Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) has made a major acquisition in Colombia. GEL announced that its subsidiary Goddard Catering Group (GCG) had diversified its portfolio into hospital catering with the purchase of Inversiones Ibero Caribe SAS, which is one of the top hospital and industrial caterers there. On November... Read More


An economy for the world’s richest

THE GLOBAL INEQUALITY CRISIS is reaching new extremes. The richest one per cent now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Power and privilege is being used to skew the economic system to increase the gap between the richest and the rest. A global network of tax havens further enables the richest individuals to hide US$7.6 trillion.... Read More


Classics worth millions

OWNERS OF CLASSIC CARS in Barbados could be holding assets worth millions of dollars. This emerged during the Barbados Classic Car Association’s first show for 2016, which was sponsored by Courtesy Garage and staged recently at Content, St Thomas. More than 40 classic cars, some of them no longer in production, were exhibited at the event... Read More


FirstCaribbean opens new finance centre

CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN International Bank is on a mission to grow its business through enhanced customer service. The plan was outlined by new chief executive officer Gary Brown when the bank officially opened its new Finance Centre at Rendezvous, Christ Church Wednesday evening, which was a US$1.5 million investment. “At the heart of our... Read More


BFA funding fix

The FAILURE of the Barbados Football Association (BFA) to complete its headquarters development project is putting it at risk of losing much-needed funding from FIFA. This was the blunt assessment yesterday from BFA president Randy Harris in an interview with WEEKENDSPORT. Harris was speaking at the association’s Read More


Legends hosting Sir Garry’s painting

SIR GARRY is larger than life down on Fontabelle again. The huge painting bearing the likeness of cricket’s greatest all-rounder has finally been delivered, as the five-by-five-foot piece was unveiled yesterday in the Sir Garfield Sobers wing of the Cricket Legends Of Barbados museum. It was treated Read More


Warrens crowned volleyball queens

PAN AMERICAN International Insurance Warrens are the queens of Goddard Enterprises Limited volleyball. They captured their second league title on Wednesday night at the Wildey Gymnasium by defeating Carlton 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 as the 2015 season stretched into the new year. Warrens, who had Read More


US official: Super Bowl security plan informed by Paris attacks

SAN FRANCISCO – US law enforcement officials preparing for Super Bowl 50 have worked with their French counterparts to learn from last year's deadly attacks in Paris, as they plan safety for Sunday's big game, the Secretary of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. Secretary Jeh Johnson said he and his team have been "constantly" in contact... Read More


STREET BEAT: Beach culture

SILVER SANDS is about to see more action than ever. Brian Talma is poised to introduce the inaugural Beach Culture World Championships – ten days of surfing, conch blowing and the beach lifestyle. But the championships are just a small part of what Talma is trying to do. “I am celebrating 30 years of Read More


LOOKA LEW: Don’t say the ‘F’ word

“LEW, I want to know how to tell my woman that she getting too fat.” This is what a man asked me recently. My answer to him was, unless he was in the mood to spend the whole day at the hospital with a partial tongue and missing teeth, and watching doctors looking at X-ray pictures with puzzled looks on their faces, wondering Read More



SOMEONE ONCE WROTE: “When you say A, you got to say B, only then will you get to see…” Couldn’t have put it better myself! Now a fellow may say A and not say B because he doesn’t know. We call that “innocent ignorance”. If he knows the B side but doesn’t mention it, that is “intellectual dishonesty”. Unless he is a Read More


GAL FRIDAY: This thing called Zika

YOU SEE THESE mosquitoes lately? They big and black, like they on steroids. These savage beasts like they have GPS. Anywhere I turn, they biting me all over. I wearing these yellow bracelets. Four, to be exact – on my ankles and my wrists. But these flying monsters like they have a foot fetish. Let me show you my ankles – it’s if I had a case... Read More


EWF’s Maurice White dies at 74

LOS ANGELES – Maurice White, the founder of R&B funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles at age 74, a band spokesman said. White died at his home on Wednesday night from natural causes, publicist Mark Young said. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1994. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away... Read More


Digicel, Machel Montano ink three-year partnership

KINGSTON – Digicel has announced the signing of Trinidadian producer, songwriter and soca legend, Machel Montano, in a ground-breaking partnership that will include the broadcast and development of content featuring Machel as he represents Digicel as a regional brand ambassador. For many years Machel has been the star attraction at and emanating... Read More


Cosby lawyer says he would have blocked rape deposition without deal

A lawyer for Bill Cosby said on Wednesday that he never would have allowed the comedian to give a deposition in a civil lawsuit brought by a woman accusing him of rape if he knew his client's words could be used for a criminal prosecution. Cosby, 78, was in court for a second day in suburban Philadelphia, where he faces charges of sexually... Read More


Peter Ram and Hypasounds back-to-back at Soca Monarch Finals

PETER RAM WILL LEAD the Bajan contingent on stage when the International Soca Monarch finals come off on Friday at the Queens Park Savannah, Trinidad. Ram pulled No. 3 and Hypasounds, the other Bajan, follows right behind him at No. 4. Hypasounds, a first-timer in the competition, will be followed by Lyrikal. Ola, the defending champion,... Read More




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