Jamaica now ready for timeshare market, says Bartlett

FLORIDA, USA — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett declared yesterday that Jamaica is ready to conduct business in the lucrative timeshare industry, one of the fasting-growing sectors in the world hospitality trade, which boasted global sales of US$19.6 billion last year. “We are young, we are new, we are fresh and we are ready to do business,”... Read More


Intellectual property strategic plan in the pipe line

THE GOVERNMENT OF Barbados has, with the assistance of the World Intellectual Property Organization, formulated a National Intellectual Property Strategic Plan. And, according to Small Business Development Minister Donville Inniss, this is aimed at enhancing institutional and capacity building through the realignment of intellectual property... Read More


Putin says US 'hysteria' over Russia is election ploy

KRASNAYA POLYANA, RUSSIA – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused American politicians of whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings in the run-up to the United States presidential election. Putin, addressing an audience of foreign policy experts gathered in southern Russia,... Read More


HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Injured dolphins ‘in the clear’

TWO WEEKS AFTER two spotted dolphins were guided away from the shallow waters off the West Coast, they have not been seen since. And that, said fisheries consultant and marine biologist Nikola Simpson, is a good thing. It meant, she added, that the two had possibly been reunited with their pod. Simpson was speaking to Heather-Lynn’s... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Production challenges persist

THE MEMBER STATES of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have never been major producers of milk and have imported substantial quantities of their dairy requirements. However, there have been programmes in the major states to increase milk production. The main fresh milk producers in the Caribbean region are Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Role for regional milk producers

IN MANY CASES, the dairy situation in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America) forms merely a footnote to other, more established regions. But as the world shifts, Latin America’s dairy producers and exporters will have an increasingly important role to play –and those who understand their unique characteristics... Read More


THE ISSUE: Waiting for subsidy to kick in

MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO, before Barbados became an independent nation, the island formally established a dairy industry. That was when the Barbados Dairy Industries Limited, better known as Pine Hill Dairy (PHD), started operations. Since then, milk consumption and milk production became important features of Barbadian life. However, the... Read More


Public Workers’ Credit Union heads to St Peter

THE ISLAND’S LARGEST credit union, Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Limited, is headed north. It will soon open a new branch at Mile-&-A-Quarter, St Peter, its fifth location. In addition to its headquarters at the Keith Bourne Complex, Belmont Road, St Michael, the cooperative also operates from Broad Street, Bridgetown,... Read More


Wildey win in T&T

THERE’S NO STOPPING Wildey. In Barbados or otherwise. The kings of local masters football have gone abroad for another title after capturing the 2016 THA/SW Touring Tobago Masters Over-40 football crown. Read More


Lodge Road, St Martin’s in final

IT’S GOING TO be a clash of the titans. Defending champions Lodge Road ‘A’ and former winners St Martin’s have set up an epic championship round after slamming their opponents to reach the finals of the Barbados Draughts Association’s Team Draughts Competition. Read More


Bajan polo strides

THE BARBADOS WATER Polo team are making strides across the waters, as they prepare to contest a pair of tournaments scheduled over the course of the next two months. Both the Under-18 and senior boys’ teams are set to take part in the Julia Zurek Ardila Thanksgiving Tournament to be hosted by the Miami Riptides Water Polo Club in Fort Lauderdale,... Read More


Stoute steps down

THE MAN who gave the Caribbean Olympic movement a voice is now quietly going into the background. After 17 years at the helm, Steve Stoute has decided to call it a day by stepping down as the only president the Caribbean Association of Nation Committees (CANOC) has ever known. Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: He doesn’t want me to move in

Dear Christine, I have been living with a man for the past six years. He has two sons from a previous relationship and I have three girls, but he is not their father. His children live at his grandmother who has told the father to look for a place to put them. He is currently building a house for them to live in and I thought that... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Understanding money creation

ONE OF MY READERS asked me to explain the concept of printing money in this column. For sure, it does not mean the literal printing of money done by the British company, De La Rue. It is the ability of the Central Bank to accommodate the excess spending of the Government. Money creation, which may include the printing of money, starts with... Read More


Show that unity in church is real

PEOPLE LOVE GOSSIP. We relish hearing the juicy details when we find out something bad about someone, particularly when it is a high-profile personality. But how does knowing the details about a situation benefit us? Does it make us better? Does it add anything to our lives? Does it make us rich or more successful? There is nothing wrong... Read More


EDITORIAL: Youths a beacon for others

VERY OFTEN in our society, we cry down our young people when they have fallen far from the mark set for them. Sometimes they deserve the criticism, especially when it is deemed that they are not upholding the strong morals and values upon which this country was built. But, just as fast as we can “pull down” the youth, let us also be just... Read More


RiRi set to conquer Ocean’s

NEW YORK – She’s known for her incredible vocal capabilities. But Rihanna is preparing to show off her acting chops to the world as she’s set to star in the highly-anticipated Ocean’s Eight. The 28-year-old multi-talented star was spotted with a script for the upcoming film while out in New York City last week. Read More


Spirit of the Nation Show on November 19

CELEBRATING WHO WE ARE will be the theme of this year’s Spirit of the Nation Show, which will take place on November 19 at Kensington Oval, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat, the show will feature the best of parish talent, as well as this year’s Parish Ambassadors. Read More


Nicola new Miss Teen Universal

NICOLA NICHOLAS' cheering section was the loudest and biggest on the night, but that isn't what swayed the judges to crown the 19-year-old Miss Teen Universal 2016 on Sunday night. Nicholas, a student of the University of the West Indies pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting, had poise and grace and handled pressure well... Read More


Seven up for Miss Teen Barbados

SEVEN YOUNG WOMEN are currently on stage at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, vying for the crown of Miss Teen Barbados. After being introduced to the crowd, the girls returned to the stage for their talent pieces and in swimwear. The seven are Danniell Francis, Melissa Browne, Mellissa Goodman, Nicola Nicholas, Tamara Byer, Nakisha... Read More




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