September 3 ceremony about more than Campus Trendz tragedy

THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2015 is the fifth anniversary of the horrific Campus Trendz criminal tragedy that took the lives of six beautiful young daughters of our nation – Tiffany Harding, Kelly-Ann Welch, Kellishaw Ollivierre, Nikkita Belgrave, Pearl Cornelius, and Shanna... Read More


Gun raid

FOUR GUNS, 80 rounds of ammunition and two bulletproof vests were among items taken when thieves broke into a St Michael security firm late Tuesday night. According to reports, the bandits entered A&C Security Services Ltd. on Barbarees Hill, St Michael, around Read More


Canteen owner fuming

TWO UNPLANNED and unwelcome dates with a health inspector have left a St Michael food truck operator steaming. So upsetting were the encounters, said Mark Dates of Jamaica Grill Kitchen, that he is now convinced that the particular health official has an axe to Read More


Cherry pushing recycling project

WELL KNOWN waste hauler Anderson “Fat Child” Cherry is pushing a more than $60 million recycling project that he hopes will lead to zero waste going to the landfill by 2020. Cherry, chief executive officer of Project Recycle Limited made the announcement at a Press... Read More


Retailer marks five years

FOR THE PAST five years retailer Tyrone Maycock has been running the gas station at Redman’s Village, St Thomas, with good customer service as the watchword. From Shell to Sol, through good and tough economic times, Maycock said the facility had remained popular... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Four financing issues to consider

THE CARIBBEAN ENERGY PROGRAMME programme is one which places a high value on the issue of financing and the mechanisms for supporting financing for energy projects. CARICOM states remain dependent on oil and oil products for a little more than 90 per cent of their energy... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Investors’ comfort level must increase

CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (CDB) is particularly focussed on bridging the existing gap of appropriate financing for the development of sustainable energy in the region. In our view, this is critical if we are to see increased investment in this area. To achieve this,... Read More


THE ISSUE: Funding among key obstacles

RENEWABLE ENERGY and energy efficiency are widely seen as key to the Caribbean reducing its long-standing dependence on imported fossil fuels. It is estimated that the region spends about US$22 billion annually to import oil with Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago the... Read More


Private eye

GOVERNMENT is happy for any help it can get with sports. Private sector help especially. Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley believes corporate Barbados has an important role to play in funding sporting initiatives, having lauded Digicel, Gatorade and Berger Paints... Read More


Bailey gets his wish

YOUNG national footballer Ranaldo Bailey is testament to the saying “perseverance seldom fails”. After having to turn down a chance to fulfill his dream of playing professional football a month ago, due to reasons off the pitch, the 19-year-old centre back has signed... Read More


Brit pair in winner’s row

THE RUBIS TEAM of legendary Scottish rally driver Jimmy McRae and Ian Grindrod drove away with the honours for Category 2 cars built between 1968 and 1975 in last weekend’s Barbados Historic Rally organised by the Vaucluse Raceway Motor Sport Club (VRMSC). The pair,... Read More


Los Angeles is US candidate for 2024 Summer Olympics

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the US Olympic Committee said. Los Angeles, which has hosted the Summer Games twice... Read More


HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Turtle friendly proposals still to see light

LEGISLATION governing turtle-friendly lighting and vegetation has been languishing somewhere on a desk for the past seven years. As a result, said field director with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP), Dr Darren Browne, it’s solely up to beachfront property... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Salaries linked to economic growth

BARBADIAN WORKERS, especially those without fixed salaries in trade-related areas, have been under severe stress over the last five years. All Barbadians have felt the burden of higher Read More


AWRIGHT DEN: Time is now

THE GREATEST and most priceless resource given to mankind was time. What is interesting though is that although it cannot be created, bought, expanded or destroyed, it can indeed be wasted. Everything is operated by time and if you only take a moment to look around,... Read More


We need unions more than before

I MUST FIRST THANK Michael Ray for his letter of Monday, August 31, and for the “love and respect” and “high esteem” he has had for me for almost 50 years. I hope I’ve deserved it. Let me assure Mr Ray, and any other disappointed soul, that he misread my letter in... Read More


Barbados gearing up for CARIFESTA XIII

A SPECIAL BUSINESS FORUM which will permit dialogue between artistes and buyers, musicians and promoters, is one of the new events being proposed for CARIFESTA XIII when Barbados hosts the event in two years’ time. Read More


Bajan films a hit at CARIFESTA

FOUR Barbadian films have made a great impact on Haitian audiences. The films, all of which received Gold and Silver awards at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIIFCA), were showcased in the Film category of CARIFESTA XII. Read More


CARIFESTA can lead to lasting relationships

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has called on participants in CARIFESTA to utilise the regional festival to develop long lasting cultural relationships between their respective countries. Read More


Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule MTV Video Music Awards

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the US presidency in 2020. West, who famously stormed the stage... Read More




With the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies having an almost 50 per cent drop in student enrolment in two years, should Government re-examine the structure of its tuition fee policy?

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