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    August 20

  • 01:40 AM


BAPE: bring back revised code

THE BARBADOS ASSOCIATION of Professional Engineers (BAPE) is pleading with Government to reintroduce the country’s national building code. According to president of BAPE, Grenville Phillips Jr, a lack of the code continues to put residential and commercial construction at risk. The revised code was released in 1993, but withdrawn four... Read More


Losing out

GOVERNMENT MAY BE losing substantial revenue from the Court Process Office. That is because a critical shortage of court marshals has been affecting the serving of summonses and the collection of fines. The shortage is also having a negative impact on the collection of child maintenance, especially at a time when mothers are depending... Read More


Insurance fears

DON’T EXPECT LOCAL insurance companies to start lining up to cover homes in areas prone to flooding or those where land slippage. But, the long overdue revised national building code would go a long way in helping the industry to better cover coastal properties, insurance executives say. In the wake of the passing of Tropical Storm Harvey... Read More


Arawak going solar

ARAWAK CEMENT COMPANY may soon have its own solar plant. General manager Manuel Toro told the SUNDAY SUN that the company had written Senator Darcy Boyce, the minister responsible for energy, informing him of its intention to set up a solar energy generation plant. He said the cost of energy in Barbados was the highest of the 90 plants... Read More


Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters report says

DUBAI – Iran is holding talks with European plane maker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions. “The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters... Read More


North Korea factories humming with ‘Made in China’ clothes, traders say

DANDONG, China – Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labelled “Made in China” and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce... Read More


Brydens Insurance appoints new general manager

BRYDENS INSURANCE, the largest branch of the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Ltd (TATIL), has appointed David Alleyne as the new General Manager of the company, following the recent retirement of Richard Ince. Alleyne, former president and CEO of Sagicor General Insurance Inc, has over 30 years of underwriting, claims management, risk management... Read More


NSRL hits price of locally made uniforms

THE PRICE OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS has gone up and sales have gone down. And it is all because of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), says president of the Small Business Association Dean Straker In his address to the Social Partnership at Hilton Barbados today, Straker said sales were down 20 per cent from the start of the month... Read More


Woeful Windies crash to defeat

BIRMINGHAM – West Indies suffered a humiliating innings and 209-run defeat in the historic day/night opening Test after losing 19 wickets in a devastating capitulation on yesterday’s third day at Edgbaston. Resuming the day on 44 for one in their first innings facing the massive task of overtaking England’s imposing 514 for eight declared,... Read More



A HISTORIC TEST match came to a humiliating conclusion for the West Indies under the Edgbaston floodlights, as they crumbled to one of the most spineless defeats in their history yesterday. By losing 19 wickets for 261 runs against England in the space of 76.4 overs, they were shot out twice in the day for scores of 168 and 137. Read More


Two cars added to Monarch booty

TOP ROAD TENNIS PLAYERS will be pocketing close to a quarter-million dollars in winnings and the best male and female will be driving away brand new cars when the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Limited Monarchs Of The Courts climaxes on October 1. Organised by the Professional Road Tennis Association (PRTA), the third... Read More


Pollard: Let’s do it together

KIERON POLLARD is carrying the load of the Barbados Tridents on his big shoulders. He wants his teammates, however, to pull their weight too. The captain bludgeoned his third half-century in five outings of the 2017 Caribbean Premier League, smashing an unbeaten 63 off 40 balls but it was all in vain after St Kitts and Nevis Patriots won... Read More


Uber not needed here

I AM READING about Uber entering the local market. Within Barbados’ current economic space, there is really no need for any wholesale entry of Uber. Ideally, local entrepreneurs should have already been developing such a concept with a strong marketing and sales strategy to create healthy competition to the present unreliable and substandard... Read More


Wasted hours waiting on bus

I am writing to complain about the bus service. We are a party of three who have come to visit your island, and we cannot understand how you cannot operate a competent bus service. We wasted a complete day today, waiting for a St Patrick’s bus from 12:15 p.m. until 2:20 p.m. We gave up because the rain started falling and there was no sign... Read More


Youth not given fair chance

HERE WE GO AGAIN. Once more the bourgeois pundits are crawling from their holes spouting empty rhetoric about crime and violence. Everybody who claims to be a “somebody,” now has an opinion on the way forward for this country’s “wayward youth”. Everybody is now jumping up and down like caged monkeys trying to find solutions to age-old problems... Read More


The choice is ours

AS MY FRIEND Smokey says, I may be wrong as I usually am, but I still cannot help feeling that many of us, including our Attorney General (AG), are still unable to differentiate between a deterrent and a penalty. On a recent call-in programme the AG was at pains to point out that despite a mass hanging (Dole Chadee and eight members of... Read More


When talent shines

IF A GOOD start was what veteran entertainer Richard Stoute hoped for the 41st edition of his eponymous teen talent contest, then that desire was efficiently achieved. It occurred on Sunday night at the Divi Southwinds Resort in St Lawrence, Christ Church, when the curtain opened on the first preliminary of the 2017 season. It was a good... Read More


Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

LONDON – British actor Daniel Craig has confirmed he will reprise the role of James Bond one last time, ending months of speculation. Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the US TV programme The Late Show on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: “Yes”, to cheers from... Read More


Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak

NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested four people on suspicion of leaking an unaired episode of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, police in the city of Mumbai said on Tuesday. The wildly popular fantasy drama is already the most pirated show on television and has been bedevilled by repeated leaks of episodes before they air. According... Read More


Evening of pure gold

GOLDEN SOCA MUST have been the hot ticket event on Saturday evening. More than 1 000 people attended the fete/show at the Sea Rocks Dome where they partied for five straight hours to vintage and present-day calypsos played by the DJ and sung by the stellar line-up of artistes. Read More



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