Disaster officials on alert

SEVERAL PEOPLE from the island’s emergency services have gathered at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). From around 10 o’clock last night, personnel from the Royal Barbados Police Force, Barbados Defence Force, DEM, Barbados Fire Service and the Ministry of Health among others, gathered at the DEM's Warrens Industrial Estate... Read More


Weather Update: System passing north

The following bulletin was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Services around midnight. INVESTIGATION BY RECONNAISSANCE aircraft this afternoon indicated that the strong tropical wave to the east of Barbados has not yet become a tropical depression. However, the system is producing winds near tropical storm force and the accompanying... Read More


China steps up funding

A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR performing arts centre to be built on the Needham’s Point Peninsula and a new control tower at the Grantley Adams International Airport are among major infrastructural and development projects being bank-rolled by China. Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy detailed the proposed level of Chinese investment in Barbados... Read More


Grandparents beg Shanice to return home

COME BACK HOME. That is the plea of relatives to 19-year-old Shanice Nurse, who has been missing since last week. Nurse, who was last seen on Thursday in Black Rock, St Michael, is five feet, six inches tall, of stout build and light-brown complexion. Read More


Cave Shepherd announces partnership with Visa

CAVE SHEPHERD HAS entered into a partnership with the Visa Inc., which should give additional benefits to all its customers. Existing customers will be issued with the new Cave Shepherd Visa Credit Card through the mail through the end of October. Holders of the new Cave Shepherd Visa Credit Card which was unveiled at Hilton Barbados... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Exploit the film tourism niche

WHEN I LOOK at my near three decades living on Barbados, it is difficult not to applaud the progress of our fledgling film industry and the key players who have thought past our tiny geographical size and produced world class moving images. But, at the same time, I wonder if we, as a tourism driven economy, have really taken maximum advantage... Read More


FAO ‘should boost food mission’

AFTER CHANNELLING ABOUT $24 million in support to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) over the last five years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is set to play a larger role in this part of the region. Read More


Tax dent in FCIB profits

REGIONAL FINANCIER CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) has earned $222 million in profits so far this year. It included a “strong” third quarter performance, highlighted by $76 million in profits. However, Gary Brown, chief executive officer (CEO) of the institution, which has its headquarters in Barbados, said regional taxes “continue... Read More


Francis knocks lynch off court

VERSATILE sportsman Dwayne Lynch was forgotten on the night when the initial draws were made for the Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited Monarchs Of The Court. St Lucy’s Islandwide champion Kerry “TC” Francis ensured that Lynch would be just a memory when the next round serves. Francis came from a game down to... Read More



ABU DHABI – The West Indies suffered a humiliating 3-0 series whitewash for the first time when Pakistan cruised to a facile eight-wicket victory in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium yesterday. Sent in, Pakistan exposed the reigning World T20 cricket champions’ weaknesses in conditions not conducive... Read More


$15 000 boost for women’s road tennis winner

THE QUEEN of road tennis may not be driving home a motor car as yet, but she will definitely be receiving the biggest payday by any woman winning an individual sports title in Barbados. The Professional Road Tennis Association (PRTA) on Monday announced that the women’s winner of the Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union Monarchs... Read More


Poor decisions by WICB

DR KEITH MITCHELL says it is a destructive way of running West Indies cricket with the elevation of young talented cricketers like Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite to the captaincy, while ignoring more worthy and experienced players. Referring to the West Indies’ poor showing under Brathwaite’s leadership in the three Twenty20 Internationals... Read More


EDITORIAL: Mergers way to go for credit unions

IT IS AN INTERESTING TIME for credit unions. On the one hand, some in the movement would like to see the establishment of a cooperative bank to challenge the commercial banks that are all foreign owned; on the other, some credit unionists disapprove of measures to make them stronger. This is why the suggestion from the president of the... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Leave out the married man

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am 19 years old and have fallen in love with a man who is in charge of a certain place of business. That’s where I work also. He is not the top boss but he holds a good position. He was very kind to me when I first went on and forgave the mistakes I made. I now can handle the job well because of his patience and advice.... Read More


SBA solution for schools

THE MATTER OR ISSUE of the Caribbean Examinations Council school-based assessment (SBA) by those who teach the subjects in the schools as well as the treatment of this matter or issue by the shareholders or participants in the dispute provide a profound commentary on the state of our society. I would like to return to this topic at a later... Read More


FAMILY FUSION: Spiritual wellness promotes growth

FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS the spiritual side of life does not exist or is of little or no significance. But can it be ignored? Multitudes of people everywhere accept that as human beings we are comprised of the physical, because we relate to the environment around us; social, because we relate to others like us; mental, because we acquire knowledge... Read More


Crop Fusion ticket buyers can collect refunds

THE MANAGEMENT OF TicketPal Caribbean has apologised on behalf of 246 Finest Entertainment for the recent cancellation of the Crop Fusion show which was supposed to be held last Saturday. The company has advised buyers to return to the box office from which they purchased their tickets to receive refunds. This can be done until October... Read More


Hollywood pair separate after 11 years

ACTORS NAOMI WATTS and Liev Schreiber are splitting up after 11 years together, the couple said in a statement on Monday. Watts, 47, and Schreiber, 48, said that "the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple". "It is with great love, respect and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children... Read More


Weekend Buzz September 23, 2016

Take in some of the action from Miss Universe Barbados, Richard Stoute Teen Talent, Mahalia's Corner, Boyaka Smash Quiet Headphones Party and Taste of NIFCA. Also, find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Bajan filmmaker on show again

BARBADIAN FILMMAKER Damien Pinder has done it again. For the third time in just over a year, another one of his productions has made the cut for overseas film festivals; again being the only film selected from Barbados. This time, Pinder, who is the vice-president of the Barbados Film and Video Association, will screen his Homeless 24... Read More




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