THE SBAs were marked after all. Despite a protracted battle between the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and Government over whether teachers should be required to correct them, this year’s Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) School-Based Assessments (SBA) have been marked. Read More


Be on your guard!

BE CAREFUL! In the wake of Monday’s massive joint public and private sector march, the island’s trade unions have been warned to be cautious about whom they build alliances with. This warning comes from president of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong, who said: “I would just like to say to the trade unions that they have to be... Read More



A PROMISE OF a meeting of the Social Partnership by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart might not be enough to avert industrial action. While speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Stuart said he was willing to meet with the labour movement and the private sector “in full glare of the public” to engage in dialogue. However, when asked directly... Read More


Unions not disrespected, says Jones

DISRESPECT? WHAT DISRESPECT? Minister of Education Ronald Jones has begged that question of the trade unions involved in Monday’s protest march against Government. The march saw more than 21 000 Barbadians take to the streets of Bridgetown to support the trade unions and private sector, who are protesting the increase in the National... Read More


Williams Industries, former Digicel CEOs form new company

A NEW Barbados-headquartered investment management business called Williams Caribbean Capital has been launched. It is a joint venture between Williams Industries Inc. and the investment business of the former Digicel chief executive officers Barry O’Brien and Ciarán Burke. Williams Industries is a Caribbean conglomerate of over 30... Read More


Cable & Wireless (West Indies) seeking outstanding common shares in C&W Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited (“Cable & Wireless Barbados”) announces today that it has received a proposal from Cable and Wireless (West Indies) Limited (“CWWI”) to acquire all issued and outstanding common shares of Cable & Wireless Barbados that it does not already own by way of an amalgamation. WWI currently... Read More


Enhanced shopping experience with Courts card

UNICOMER (BARBADOS) LTD. known to the public as Courts, has launched its Courts Store Card Summer Promotion. The Promotion is intended to create excitement among shoppers and give shoppers an enhanced shopping experience this Summer using the Courts Store Card. As an exclusive Courts Store Card holder you can now get easy credit at an... Read More


Call for probe into Amazon purchase of Whole Foods

WASHINGTON – The top Democrat on the United States House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has voiced concerns about Inc.’s $13.7 billion plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. and is pushing for a hearing to look into the deal’s impact on consumers. The deal announced in June marks the biggest acquisition for the world's... Read More


UWI seeking to raise US$70m

THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) is seeking to raise US$70 million to refurbish their four campuses across the region. This was revealed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who was speaking at the launch of the Faculty of Sport at the Mona Campus in Jamaica yesterday. Read More

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic out for rest of season

BELGRADE – Twelve-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the tennis season, including next month’s U.S. Open, to recover from a right elbow injury, the Serbian said on Wednesday. The 30-year-old posted a video statement on Facebook in which he said he had decided to let heal the injury which caused him to retire during... Read More


Bajan lads start with a victory

A magnificent partnership between Tremaine Dowrich of St Leonard’s Boys’ School and Christ Church Foundation’s Jakeem Forde led Barbados Under-15 to a great start in their quest to win their fourth, and the first on home soil, Cricket West Indies Under-15 Tournament at Weymouth “A”. Home team Barbados were set a modest total of 104 to win... Read More


Special send-off for Hope brothers

BROTHERS Kyle and Shai Hope were given a fitting send-off to England by their local club ESA Field Pickwick and their sponsors at an informal ceremony on Tuesday night at the clubhouse, at FourSquare Oval. With representative of ESA Field, Louis Griffith, indicating that the send off had received the Seale of approval, a financial contribution... Read More


Price gougers at it again

THE CLASSICAL definition of price gouging is the practice of retailers increasing prices when no alternative is available. These days, it has been extended to retailers in spite of other competitors. An environment exists in which retailers can raise prices, even arbitrarily. The customer is left with no alternative but to buy the higher-priced... Read More


Give more power to Auditor General

I CAN CERTAINLY relate to Sir Frank Alleyne’s frustration that successive administrations seem to have ignored the financial irregularities identified in our Auditor General reports over the years. I can only imagine how disenchanted our Auditor General Leigh Trotman and his staff must be, given their yeomen efforts to unearth financial irregularities... Read More


‘House Negro’ leaders abound

IT IS AMAZING that in 21st century Barbados that people can be so patently misguided as to be blinded by partisan loyalties. Nevertheless, it is a common mistake that we as African people make all too often when dealing with each other. We tend to assume that every African is good, disregarding the “house Negro” syndrome that Malcolm X spoke... Read More


Bajans must hold place on WI team

IT IS INDEED a real joy to know that so many Barbadians are in the West Indies cricket team once again. This is something all Barbadians should be very proud of since it shows that our standard of cricket is not the worst in the region. What our players must do now is to hold their places in the team and also make a determined effort... Read More


Edwin first, iWeb last

Edwin Yearwood will lead off the 2017 Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition, while defending monarch Aziza will perform in ninth position. The draw was made earlier today at the Mount Gay Visitor’s Centre and no one switched numbers. Former monarch Ian iWeb Webster will be the final performer. Read More


Next James Bond film set for November 2019, no word on 007 star

LOS ANGELES – James Bond is returning to movie theatres in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy. Eon Productions and MGM studios said in a statement that the 25th Bond film will be released in US theatres on November 8, 2019, with a slightly earlier release in Britain.... Read More


Tipsy all night

HUNDREDS HAD THEIR fill of festival fever on Daiquiri Beach, Pirate’s Cove, at the Tipsy All White Beach Party. A blend of DJ music and live performances helped to create the perfect vibe. Drinks flowed freely at the event which started at 4 p.m. and went on to the wee hours of Monday morning. Read More


A soca party on de Hill

THOUSANDS ARE PARTYING to the sweet sound of soca at Farley Hill National Park as the Flow Soca On De Hill heats up. Several artistes, including Biggie Irie, Hypasounds and Sanctuary have already performed to a great crowd response. Still to come are Patrice Roberts and The Ultimate Rejects. Read More





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