Weekend Buzz August 28, 2015

In this week's Weekend Buzz: A new Miss Diva Universe is crowned. King Bubba FM, Tessanne Chin and Kabaka Pyramid release new music videos. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Tropical Storm Erika losing its punch as it heads for Florida

MIAMI – Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of petering out as it headed toward south Florida, the US National Hurricane Center said. At least eight people were confirmed... Read More


LIAT announces schedule changes

ST JOHN’s – LIAT has announced changes to its schedule as it seeks to help the people of Dominica with their recovery plan following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika which has resulted in the closure of the Douglas-Charles Airport and the cancellation of several... Read More


CDB makes emergency relief grant available to Dominica

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that an emergency relief grant of US$200 000 is being made immediately available to the Government of Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Heavy rains from Erika impacted the island on... Read More



Akil Daley is sales supervisor at Nicholls Baking Company Inc. Are you were you’ve always wanted to be? Not quite yet. I aspire to some day represent the interests of my community in the House of Assembly. What is your biggest professional challenge?Elevating the... Read More


THE ISSUE (ON THE RIGHT): Poor service could spell doom

GENERALLY, we’ve found that consumers that have experienced poor customer service tend to have a poor perception of the company providing that service. We’ve found this to be true even in cases where the service provider exceeded other customer expectations such as... Read More


THE ISSUE: Every customer experience matters

IT IS SOMETHING that is often repeated in Barbados and elsewhere. That is, customer service will make or break a business enterprise, or any other organisation whose survival depends on interacting with the public. So that entities which offer products and services... Read More


THE ISSUE (ON THE LEFT): It gives some companies an edge

NEW AND PROMISING channels through which brands can nuture customer relationships continue to expand and evolve. Customers can now interact with brands instantly through email, live chat and self-service, and they can even do so publicly through social media. These... Read More


BCA game plan

IF THERE EVER was any doubt about Joel Garner’s popularity as president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA), it was effectively cleared up yesterday evening when the association held its elections at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The members showed their... Read More


Beckles breaks hurdles record

BARBADIAN KIERRE BECKLES produced a sizzling record-setting run to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s 100-metre hurdles at the IAAF World Championships at Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China, yesterday. Beckles finished second in the third heat in a new... Read More


Kinch praised for Pan Am performance

SHOWJUMPEREmily Kinch has been lauded for her performance at last month’s XVII Pan American Games in Toronto. Although Kinch’s riding was good, time faults narrowly put her out of the finals by over 200th of a second. She finished 37th out of 50 positions. “We... Read More


Progressive face Juniors in KO final

BARBADOS Bearings’ Progressive will defend their Goddard Enterprises Limited senior volleyball men’s title on Monday night. But there will be no Chargers or the most successful men’s team, Deacons, after those two were knocked out on Wednesday night at the Wildey... Read More


IT MATTERS TO MARIA: Arch Cot still hurts

IT WAS one of the most horrific tragedies in Barbados – the apartment collapse which claimed the lives of five members of a family, eight years ago. Donavere Codrington, 30, his 27-year-old wife Cassandra and their children Shaquanda, 7, Shaquille, 3, and baby Yashiro,... Read More


STREET BEAT: Residents jittery

IMAGINE SITTING at home watching television when the world suddenly starts to shake. Not the whole world, of course, but your world seems to be on the move and everything around you shakes and shudders and you wonder what is happening. Add to this the fact that... Read More


THE LOWDOWN: Look de devil dey!

INSIGHTFUL SUNDAY SUN columnist Adrian Greene encourages his readers to read between the lines in order to grasp the real meaning behind the major issues confronting Barbados. “As you read today,” concludes Greene, “remember to be an active, thinking, questioning, Read More


GAL FRIDAY: Tax time a major headache

IT WAS one extreme to the next. Sweltering heat, blistering cold. Provocative perfume, stinking smells. Has this been your experience in attempting to pay taxes? The last time I had such a paradoxical immersion, I was in deep slumber, dreaming madness after becoming... Read More


Weekend Buzz August 28, 2015

In this week's Weekend Buzz: A new Miss Diva Universe is crowned. King Bubba FM, Tessanne Chin and Kabaka Pyramid release new music videos. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Cheating 19 Kids TV star Josh Duggar enters rehab

NEW YORK – Former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who has admitted cheating on his wife following reports he was a subscriber to the hacked Ashley Madison affair website, has entered rehab, his family said on Wednesday. "Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term... Read More


VIDEO: Kingdom Arts Culinary Challenge

There was tight competition among Kemar Saffrey, Keann Walters and Roger Husbands in the Life 97.5 FM Culinary Experience over the weekend. Read More


Kenya steals the show

All who had ears to hear knew quite well that the second preliminary of the 39th season of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest belonged to Kenya Joseph. In fact, the large crowd at Divi Southwinds Resort on Sunday night didn’t even have to wait for chief judge... Read More




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