Opening win for Zouks

THE ST LUCIA ZOUKS beat defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders by six wickets to make a winning start to the 2016 Hero Caribbean Premier League. The Trinidad and Tobago franchise, which has undergone a name change from Red Steel, posted 162 for six off their 20 overs, led by an unbeaten 63 from Darren Bravo at the Queen’s Park Oval.... Read More


$1/2m short

A GOVERNMENT AGENCY owes nearly half-million dollars in copyright payments. And the body responsible for collecting it will be going after that and thousands more due by other entities, even if it means going to court. Musicians in Barbados stand to lose big paydays in royalties as a result of non-payment of funds to the Copyright Society... Read More


‘Forget Britain and go republic’

CUT TIES WITH BRITAIN and move towards republican status. Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, is giving that strong advice to all Caribbean states, including Barbados, in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a process referred to as Brexit. “We need to set up Caribbean indigenous... Read More


Odle’s advice

VETERAN HOTELIER Peter Odle has accused some of his colleagues of selfishness, saying property owners need to be far more cooperative. Odle, the former president of the Caribbean Hotel Association and current chairman of the Mango Bay Group of Companies, said some appeared to be unwilling to work with others, while information sharing also... Read More


Hands-on Kebra

When Kebra Smith was younger, her parents always told her to learn a skill, because when she got older no one could take that away. The owner of Kebra Negast Designs and Soft Furnishings did just that and took an interest in clothing and textiles at secondary school. She pursued sewing at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, fashion... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: How regional airline missed out

Attending the recently held first Caribbean Aviation Meet-Up Conference was probably one of the most productive weeks in my life. My only regret was that many of the key decision makers who should have been there were not. But first, both my flights from Barbados to Dominica and return departed and landed on time, virtually to the minute... Read More



HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE is key to ensuring that your organisation is successful, and that the culture you are fostering continues long after you have left the organisation. Many organisations who have hired badly experience internal problems and have several disciplinary issues to contend with. Read More


Barbados near debt ‘darkness’

BARBADOS IS FACING the increasingly “dark” prospect that its high debt levels will stall hopes for economic growth. That warning came from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean economics team in their latest Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Read More


Opening win for Zouks

THE ST LUCIA ZOUKS beat defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders by six wickets to make a winning start to the 2016 Hero Caribbean Premier League. The Trinidad and Tobago franchise, which has undergone a name change from Red Steel, posted 162 for six off their 20 overs, led by an unbeaten 63 from Darren Bravo at the Queen’s Park Oval.... Read More


CPL eyeing Asia

THE Caribbean Premier League (CPL) may soon be batting on Asian pitches. Organisers have indicated they are exploring pushing the increasingly popular Twenty20 tournament into Asia, as well as expanding the number of franchises involved and hosting them in North American cities. The CPL has been focused on the Caribbean region for the... Read More


WI need more ODIs, says Holder

WEST INDIES captain Jason Holder says the regional side needs to play more One-Day International cricket if they are to make any serious strides up the international rankings. Eighth-ranked West Indies entered the just concluded Ballr Cup Tri-Nations Series against World champions Australia and number three-ranked South Africa as underdogs... Read More


Maloney in Bushy Park night event

THE INFORM Zane Maloney will be among the fancied drivers when the Barbados Karting Association’s (BKA) Suzuki Caribbean/Williams Equipment Race Day number six of the SDRR Motorsport Championship is settled under lights at Bushy Park on Saturday. The other fancied drivers are defending champion Nick Gill, former karting champion Christian... Read More


AWRIGHT DEN!: Count the cost

OUR LIFE IS GENERALLY DEFINED based on the decisions we make. There are times when decisions are made for us but the majority of the time, decision-making is left to us. We generally associate good decisions with joy and celebration, and bad decisions with sadness and tears, but my experiences have taught me that good decisions can also... Read More


EDITORIAL: Time region moves on from Privy Council

THE OUTCOME OF Britain’s referendum to leave the European Union has been more profound that initially realised. The proponents and voters of the exit plan have sent a clear message by their decision. They are no longer prepared to cede control to any country or organisation outside of Britain. Implicit in this position is a clear message... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Economy making U-turn?

IN LAST WEEK’S ARTICLE, it was noted that “the evidence shows that the economy has gone downhill over the last eight years”. This brings me to the turnaround, which means a U-turn. “Imagine that the economy was at the top of the slope that brings us from Cave Hill to the big and confusing roundabout at Warrens. The decline represents the... Read More


Leaders must say something

WHAT FOLLOWS is being written on the basis of “if you forsee something, say something” (with apologies to the author(s) of a similar catchphrase). At the beginning of the 20th century, that is, 1900, the world’s population was said to be one billion people. Today in the 16th year of the 21st century, that figure is now seven billion,... Read More


Mount Gay backing Pic-O-De-Crop

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL Foundation (NCF) has announced the return of Mount Gay Rum as a sponsor of the Pic-O-De-Crop Competition. The announcement was made by chief executive officer of the NCF, Cranston Browne at a press briefing this morning at the NCF’s West Terrace, St James headquarters. Browne described Mount Gay’s return as significant... Read More


50 Cent arrested in St Kitts

BASSETERRE – America rapper 50 Cent was arrested here early Sunday following his performance at the St Kitts Music Festival late Saturday. The police report that the rapper whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, was arrested in his dressing room at the Warner Park stadium and taken to the Basseterre police station where he charged... Read More


Party in The City

BROAD STREET, from its northern to southern points, was transformed yesterday into a cultural village, signalling the official start of Crop Over. The main street, which was closed to vehicular traffic, was a stage for cultural life as hundreds of locals and visitors competed for space to observe actors who danced as infectious percussion... Read More


Cultural feast in The City

EVEN THOUGH THE parade numbers were small, they still managed to generate a big buzz from the thousands of spectators lining the streets of Bridgetown yesterday for the First Citizens Bank Crop Over City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes parade. With a prompt 3:30 p.m. start, the parade from Cheapside Post Office to Independence... Read More




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