Upgrades for burial grounds on the cards

GOVERNMENT WILL UNVEIL a “magnificently” refurbished interment site at the St James Cemetery in the coming months of this year, while three other cemeteries are set to also undergo upgrades and expansion. This was revealed by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr Denis Lowe during an interview with the Barbados Government Information... Read More


Mixed outcomes for burglary accused

TWO OF THE three men charged with 30 burglaries in the District “B” and “C” areas have been sent to HMP Dodds. Damian Allan McCarthy, 28, who was charged with 20 counts of burglary, was sentenced to four years in prison for three offences committed in the District “C” Station area. The Rock Hall, St Philip resident is expected to reappear... Read More


Thousands of jobs to be created in tourism sector

OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS, roughly 14 000 jobs are expected to be created in the tourism sector. In making the announcement earlier today at his annual media briefing, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy said this was predicated on a number of projects set to come on stream. Among the hotels marked for renovation or expansion include Sam... Read More


Boxill takes up role at GAIA

A DEPUTY CHIEF executive officer has been appointed at the Grantley Adams International. Neville Boxill, a former deputy CEO at Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. assumed duties on February 1. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy said it was necessary to create the post because of the expanding activity at the Airport. Read More


CDB urges regional governments to act now

BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting that the region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 per cent in 2017. However, CDB Director of Economics, Dr Justin Ram, warns that this will not be enough to stimulate employment, particularly among youth, and reduce high regional debt levels. He points... Read More


New equipment company opens

The economy is not firing on all cylinders, but now is not the time for local businesses to retreat from investing. That’s the position of Barbadian construction firm Innotech Services Limited. At a time when some local firms are looking to cut back, management told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY the company recently opened the first stand-alone... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Immigration policy and family ties

It’s a question many Bajans, Trinidadians and other Caribbean immigrants as well as corporate leaders across the United States are asking: where is US immigration policy heading and how will it hurt us? The urgency in their voices is clear and it can be traced to the anti-immigrant atmosphere which is being stirred in many areas of the... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Finding tourism’s value for money

French hotel giant the Accor Group is now in advanced discussions to acquire 100 per cent of the Atlanta based luxury villa rental company, Travel Keys, which offers over 5 000 properties in more than 100 destinations in the Caribbean, United States, Europe, Asia and Africa including over 200 here. Accor operates over 3 700 hotels in 94... Read More


Neymar, Barcelona and Santos lose fraud appeals

NEYMAR, BARCELONA and Santos will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges over the transfer of the Brazilian forward after their appeals were turned down by Spain’s High Court on Monday. Neymar’s mother Nadine Goncalves and the family company N&N also had appeals rejected. “Santos FC, Barcelona FC, Neymar, his mother Nadine Goncalves... Read More


NBA Hall of Fame finalists announced

FIVE-TIME NBA All-Star Chris Webber and former league scoring champion Tracy McGrady are among 14 finalists for this year's Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class. The finalists, who include four former NBA players and seven coaches, were announced on Saturday in New Orleans. Webber averaged more than 20 points for nine consecutive seasons... Read More


Holder: Opponents feared us

THE STAR-STUDDED Barbados Pride outfit, with their galaxy of West Indies cricketers, intimidated their opponents through the Regional Super50 Cup. Captain Jason Holder made the revelation at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday after the players were treated to a VIP reception on their return home from Antigua after winning their... Read More


Pride of champions

BARBADOS PRIDE cricketers were treated to a VIP reception yesterday after returning home with the WICB Regional Super50 trophy. After lifting their seventh regional limited-overs title by defeating Jamaica Scorpions in the final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Saturday night, the squad was warmly embraced during a welcome party... Read More


TALKBACK: Smoking ban can hurt tourism

PREPARE FOR THE economic fallout if Barbados places a complete ban on smoking. That is the warning from online readers – even those who don’t smoke – in response to the suggestion from long-time anti-smoking advocate Dr Tony Gale. Read More


ALTAR CALL: Much joy at harvest programme

THERE WAS NO sermon preached, but the message was quite clear: whatever a man sows, he reaps. This was the central theme of the recent harvest programme at Fulnec Moravian Church in Watts Village, St George. Read More


What is the BLP’s plan?

PARTIES COME AND parties go; the idea of a third, fourth and fifth party in principle is one that should be welcomed. It augurs well for any democratic state that the freedom exists where ordinary people can put themselves forward to contest political elections. Read More


HEALING HERBS: Mushroom plant above envy

ARE YOU A JUDAS? Would you betray a friend, family or anyone else for 30 pieces of silver? Have you ever studied the spiritual symbolism associated with 30 pieces of silver? These pieces of silver may not necessarily be silver or money, but may be anything that you gain from betraying or “selling out” others. Matthew 28:16, referring to Judas,... Read More


Stunning Shaunice wins Ms Holetown 2017

SHAUNICE GRIFFITH CAME, she slayed and she conquered, winning the judges’ votes to be crowned Miss Holetown 2017 last night in an almost four-hour long production. The 17-year-old aspiring criminologist won Miss Punctuality, Personal Style and People’s Choice, and was stunning in her green mermaid style Lucy Lui dress. Griffith was... Read More


Six for Miss Holetown

THE HOLETOWN FESTIVAL concludes Sunday and many are waiting for the big showdown in the Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival pageant. The 35th edition of the pageant will be staged under the theme From The Olive Blossom To The Pride Of Barbados. There are six girls entered. Read More


Holetown Festival parade a hit

THERE WAS NOTHING stopping yesterday’s Holetown Festival Courtesy Garage Street Parade. The festival, which is in its 40th year, kicked its week-long festivities into high gear with a colourful, kilometre long display of Barbadian culture and history. Read More


King of the festival

DESPITE HIS SIZE, little Darian Chase was dubbed the King Of The Holetown Festival. The four-year-old “royal” was resplendent in his suit and white gloves as he paraded before his loyal “subjects” who lined the street to catch a glimpse of him as he walked by in yesterday’s Courtesy Garage Street Parade. Read More




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