Credit union movement must be repositioned

THIS ISLAND’S Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, believes that as the credit union movement grows, it must be repositioned to undertake even higher levels of activity in the economy. Sinckler expressed this view over the weekend while delivering the feature address at the 50th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Ceremony of the BET Co-operative... Read More


Man accused of illegally having gun, breaking traffic laws

A ST ANDREW man is expected to appear in the District “D” Magistrates’ Court tomorrow accused of unlawful possession of a firearm and four traffic offences. Police say 34-year-old motorcyclist Kirk Ricardo Skeete of Baxters tried to evade officers as they conducted routine checks in Greenland. He was pursued and caught and a check allegedly... Read More


Move to get girls involved in technical careers

THE MINISTRY OF Transport and Works is in the midst of an outreach effort to attract females to the technical career choices they offer. In what is the first phase of the outreach, girls between 12 and 16 from secondary and tertiary institutions have been invited to a series of workshops at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre between today... Read More


Tropical depression expected to bring moderate to heavy showers

THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION which is developing to the east of Barbados could dump up to eight inches of rain on the island. In its 4 p.m. update the Barbados Meteorological Services said the system was about 660 nautical miles/ 800 statute miles ( 1287 km) to the east of Barbados and moving westward to west-northwestward at about 15 to 20... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Exploit the film tourism niche

WHEN I LOOK at my near three decades living on Barbados, it is difficult not to applaud the progress of our fledgling film industry and the key players who have thought past our tiny geographical size and produced world class moving images. But, at the same time, I wonder if we, as a tourism driven economy, have really taken maximum advantage... Read More


FAO ‘should boost food mission’

AFTER CHANNELLING ABOUT $24 million in support to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) over the last five years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is set to play a larger role in this part of the region. Read More


Tax dent in FCIB profits

REGIONAL FINANCIER CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) has earned $222 million in profits so far this year. It included a “strong” third quarter performance, highlighted by $76 million in profits. However, Gary Brown, chief executive officer (CEO) of the institution, which has its headquarters in Barbados, said regional taxes “continue... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: The knowledge economy

THE ECONOMICE LITERATURE speaks about the transition that economies go through from heavy dependence on agriculture and subsistence living to a more advanced society in which services and mass consumption dominate. During this transformation, there is also a noticeable revolution in the means and methods of production of goods and services... Read More


Warrican the lone addition

IN SPITE of repeated batting and bowling failures in the recent home Test series against India that the regional side lost 2-0, the West Indies selectors have kept faith with the same squad for the upcoming three-match series against Pakistan. Up to late yesterday, the squad wasn’t officially announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)... Read More


St Thomas edge St James Central

HOME DRUMS truly beat first as St Thomas defied a heavy downpour and a spirited challenge from St James Central to earn a close 2-1 victory in the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Football Classic at Bridgefield on Saturday night. Both teams were lively from kick off and produced one of the most competitive displays seen so... Read More


Empire beat Police to take Elite lead

ICBL EMPIRE predictably completed a ten-wicket victory over Police yesterday to take over the lead in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Elite Division after pre-series leaders CounterPoint Wanderers had to settle for a draw against Massy Stores Spartan due to a wet pitch at Queen’s Park. While Empire were romping to victory at the neighbouring... Read More


CAC team ready for Santo Domingo

READY and raring to go! That assessment came from Dr Andrew Forde, manager of the 20-member team heading off to Dominican Republic for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Body Building and Fitness Championship, scheduled to begin at the weekend. “The team is expected to finish in the first three this year. Competition will be... Read More


MONDAY MAN: No regrets about teaching

EVEN THOUGH Colbert Belgrave has been in the teaching service in Barbados for almost 30 years, it wasn’t his first career choice. In fact, when he first came here in 1979 with his late mother to join his younger brother Edwin and late father, who had arrived several years earlier, Colbert didn’t even like the island. He was born and... Read More


LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Class of shareholdings

A COMPANY MAY HAVE different classes of common and preferred stock. For example, they are called Class A, B, C and so on. The classes may differ in a number of ways. There may be differences among classes in terms of the following: • Rights to vote and to have a say in major policy decisions of the company as may arise at a shareholders’... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Not sure if he really loves me

Dear Christine, I AM IN LOVE with a man who is a good few years older than I am. I love this man very much but I do not know if he loves me. He never told me he did. Every time I go where he works, I can see a different woman there. With all this, I cannot say a word. He lately purchased a car, yet he takes me nowhere. I am 17 and... Read More


HEALING HERBS: Shallots increase blood circulation

I HAVE DISCOVERED that when a situation appears as if you will lose the battle, it is better to go through the process to become victorious. I recently received a call from a friend who reminded me of the need to stay positive and focused. Once we were members of a club and she was wrongfully accused of breaking a rule of the club. She... Read More


Weekend Buzz September 23, 2016

Take in some of the action from Miss Universe Barbados, Richard Stoute Teen Talent, Mahalia's Corner, Boyaka Smash Quiet Headphones Party and Taste of NIFCA. Also, find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Bajan filmmaker on show again

BARBADIAN FILMMAKER Damien Pinder has done it again. For the third time in just over a year, another one of his productions has made the cut for overseas film festivals; again being the only film selected from Barbados. This time, Pinder, who is the vice-president of the Barbados Film and Video Association, will screen his Homeless 24... Read More


Ballroom contest ‘vital’

THE JAHBULANI BALLROOM DANCE CLUB is in the final stages of preparation for its competitions It’s Strictly Ballroom & Ten Dance Championship. This competition, which is in its third year, was created to fill the void left when other competition folded under the severe pressure of not having sponsorship. Barbados Ballroom & Latin dancers... Read More


Pitt expresses sadness over Jolie divorce filing as Hollywood power couple splits

LOS ANGELES – Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her attorney said on Tuesday, signalling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks... Read More




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