theissue-new

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

stephen-lashley55

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

frustrated-businessman

Hauler may shut shop

WASTE HAULERS in Barbados are dropping like flies. One hauler said his business was about to fold as his major clients were disappearing while another big name in the business has sold his fleet of trucks and skips. Michael Forde, owner of Forde’s Freighting and... Read More

i-will-kill-you

Landlord fearful

A CHRIST CHURCH landlord is living in fear. Geoffrey Jones of Vauxhall said a favour he was doing for a friend ended up in threats to his safety after he tried to evict the tenant, known only as “Benjamin”. “I didn’t give him a contract because I was doing him... Read More

theissue-new

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

behindtheheadlines-new

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Evading the debt bomb

QUESTION: what is debt doing to Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, Antigua, and most of their neighbours? Answer: according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the mountain of debt is contributing to anemic economic growth;... Read More

ba090913brathwaitebrittany

BEC: The importance of human resource metrics

THE UTILISATION of human resource metrics, measurements used to determine the value and effectiveness of human resources strategies, are on the rise and if your company does not employ these types of systems, you should! Human capital is an integral ingredient in the... Read More

akil-daley

10-MINUTE MANAGER: Akil Daley

Akil Daley is sales supervisor at Nicholls Baking Company Inc. Are you where 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

volleyball-deacons

Deacons do it

FLOW SENTRY BROKERS Deacons and Barbados Bearings Progressive are the champions of Goddard Enterprises Limited Senior Volleyball Knockouts. Deacons women pipped Pan American International Insurance Warrens 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 17-25, 15-13 Monday night at the Wildey... Read More

andrelockhartleaves00

Lockhart hopeful

BARBADOS’ BEST is looking for his next payday. André Lockhart isn’t ready to hang them up just yet, as the overseas-based professional basketballer is set to leave Barbados for England tomorrow in hopes of negotiating another contract. “I’m just looking to try... Read More

jump-start-camp

‘Great’ market for NBA

BARBADOS BASKETBALL sure is happy to have the NBA here. The NBA just may be happier. Associate director for international operations, Chris Clunie is all too pleased that the NBA has decided to spread its roots into the region after explaining that the Digicel... Read More

bloc-thorny-issue

A THORNY ISSUE: BCA must unite to achieve goals

I LIKEN the running of an institution to that of a relay team. Teamwork has to be at the forefront to achieve the goals that have been set. You don’t necessarily need to have equal strength on each leg to succeed but you do need every runner to perform the role... Read More

everyday-law-new

EVERYDAY LAW: Clarifying dismissals

I RECEIVED AN EMAIL from a student of labour law who indicated that he has read that employment tribunals can adjudicate matters of wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal and he has requested me to discuss this matter. I wish to begin by explaining Read More

inthepublicinterest-new

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: An ‘F’ for Jones

EARLY IN MY CAREER as a journalist I was warned to be very judicious with superlatives because quite often attributing such extremes to anyone or anything can’t be justified. By the same token, going in the opposite direction when dealing with negatives can be just... Read More

familyfusion-new

FAMILY FUSION: Let your light shine (2)

FIREFLIES, or lightning bugs as they are sometimes called, are unique creatures. They have an amazing way of getting your attention. As a child, I was tempted to take one of them apart to find out the source of power of these winged luminous bugs. The scientists... Read More

forwhatitsworth-new

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: The Sargassum saga

BARBADOS AND OTHER CARICOM countries have finally recognised the urgent need for a strategy to deal with Sargassum seaweed, described as “a potential economic disaster for those who earn their living from tourism and other coastal industries”. As far back as I can Read More

stephen-lashley55

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

lisa-harewood-portrait-03

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-2015

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

taylor-swift

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

VIDEO

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

POLL

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?

Yes
No
Don't Know

INSTAGRAM

CARTOON