Matthew strengthens into a hurricane

AT 2 P.M. THE centre of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 67.0 West. Matthew is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h), and a general westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate... Read More


Thousands without power in St Lucia

CASTRIES – St Lucians have been picking up the pieces from a trail of destruction left behind after 14 hours of battering by Tropical Storm Matthew. Although there have been no reports lives being lost, there has been significant damage to infrastructure as well as landslides, while several roads have been damaged by floods and blocked... Read More


BWA working to restore water supply

WATER OUTAGES ACROSS the island are being addressed now that the all clear has been given following Tropical Storm Matthew. This is according to corporate communications specialist of the Barbados Water Authority Joy-Ann Haigh in a telephone interview this morning. “All areas affected by the shutting down of the desalination plant due... Read More


MY STORY: Agnes’ full tray

BACK IN 1976, Agnes Jones left the comfort of her home in Dominica and headed to Barbados with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over her head. Forty years later, she calls it one of the best decisions she has ever made. As a young woman living in Dominica, Jones never imagined a life outside of the 290 square-mile island and away from... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Ethics a must in business

Is there a need for more focus on business ethics? You do not have to look only at large corporate scandals to find unethical behaviour. How often have you tried to return an item to a seller who claims there is no return policy or the warranty has expired within an impossibly short period of time? Sometimes, the seller may purposely... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Ethics role for managers, workers

Is there a need for more focus on business ethics? Employees are the key indicator of the ethical temperature in today’s organisations. They are at the frontline of how the organisation interacts with its customers and suppliers. If they are not listened to when they have the courage to raise concerns, it implies that a company’s talk... Read More


THE ISSUE: Ethics push starts at the top

Is there a need for more focus on business ethics? Over the years, some of the world’s best known corporate brands have found themselves in scandals sometimes of their own making. In recent times, major businesses, including in the United States and Europe have faced similar situations, including Volkswagen and its emissions controversy,... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Shad Spencer

is co-owner of One Media Solutions Service. Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? From seeing my grandmother owning her own shop, to others starting and growing successful businesses, I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. What is your biggest professional challenge? My biggest professional challenge to date was finding... Read More


Blown off

WHILE TROPICAL STORM Matthew wreaked havoc on certain areas of Barbados, the system proved nothing more than a nuisance to the local sporting landscape. At least seven competitions in as many different sports experienced delays due to the inclement weather, yet each organiser revealed the resulting postponements should only set back their... Read More


Pakistan: We totally outplayed Windies

ABU DHABI – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed says his side outplayed West Indies in every department during their 3-0 whitewash of the reigning world champions in the just concluded Twenty20 International series. “We never imagined that we would win the series 3-0. They are the world champions and they are a strong team, conditions wise,”... Read More


WI ‘A’ hoping to be winners

WEST INDIES ‘A’ are looking to return to the Caribbean with not one, but two wins under their belt this year. This is according to Graeme West, coach of the team which is headed to Sri Lanka today to play three four-day matches and three one-day matches “Some of these guys have played for the West Indies already, while some are aspiring... Read More


Body team out to win again

BODYBUILDERS and fitness athletes representing the island at the 44th Central American and Caribbean Championships (CAC) in the Dominican Republic will be seeking to continue the country’s proud international legacy in the muscle sport. The bodybuilders have won the overall team title on 31 occasions and are seeking to add another over... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Stop the blame game

IN RESPONSE TO the most recent downgrade of Barbados’ international credit rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler accused S&P of moving the goalposts with respect to the fiscal deficit, debt and economic growth, in particular. Earlier this year, Moody’s was rejected as a rating agency for Barbados, for... Read More


EDITORIAL: Let’s be safe and be thankful

IT’S BETTER TO BE safe than sorry. This adage proved true for many Barbadians yesterday as they carefully monitored what was first described as a tropical disturbance early Tuesday and later upgraded to Tropical Storm Matthew. Officials from the Barbados Meteorological Services were on the ball from early issuing bulletins that kept... Read More


Go beyond the signs

I HAVE NOTICED THAT a few signs have gone up announcing that “you are entering” the National Park in the Scotland District. I wonder if there will be a management plan for the park, or will it be similar to our World Heritage Site where signs have been placed at the entry points, but little else has been done. We have not even been able... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: My married man missing in action

DEAR CHRISTINE, I have been seeing a man for the past 13 years and Christine, I don’t see him for seven months on a stretch; sometimes for a whole year. This man is married. If he comes to see me, it’s because I beg him to do so. I also have a child for him. Our child attends a secondary school and this man never gives me a cent for myself... 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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