INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE: Many successes since 1966

ONE YEAR SHY of celebrating 50 years as an independent nation, I asked myself what this means to the average Barbadian today. For while I consider myself a “child of Independence”, having been born in 1965, I did not experience the pride and excitement of those who witnessed our coming of age as a nation that night at the Garrison Savannah.... Read More


INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE: 49 years of major strides

FELLOW BARBADIANS, I greet you once again as we celebrate the completion of 49 years of nationhood. We thank God for the guidance He has given us ever since we embarked on this journey on the 30th day of November, 1966. His bountiful blessings have been a source of continuing strength and inspiration to us during our 49 years as a nation.... Read More


Tree blocks Upton Road

ONE OF THE TREES lining the side of the road broke and fell into the road at Upton, St Michael, late last night. The area was impassable, but emergency response personnel were working to clear the debris. Motorists are advised to use an alternative route. Read More


Air boost

ON THE EVE of the Independence holiday, and just two weeks shy of the start of the 2015-16 winter tourist season, the flight path into and out of Barbados is starting to look like many of the world’s busiest airports. For almost 12 hours on Saturday, the runway at Grantley Adams International Airport smoked with the rubber from planes arriving... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Tax haven fight is not over

“THE GAMES ARE NOT OVER.” As a matter of fact the effort to protect the Caribbean offshore financial services sector needs more juice. Coming on the heels of a successful effort by CARICOM diplomats in Washington led by Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and The Bahamas that virtually forced the local government council of the District of Columbia... Read More


Economists suggest small Bitcoin reserve

NO MORE THAN a “relatively small” amount of digital currencies such as Bitcoin should be used if the Central Bank decides to include them in Barbados’ foreign reserves. That’s the advice coming from Barbadian economists Dr Winston Moore and Jeremy Stephen who have produced a paper entitled Should Cryptocurrencies Be Included In The Portfolio... Read More


BAS: There’s money in growing coconuts

FARMERS ARE BEING ENCOURAGED to examine the possibilities of earning an income from coconuts. Barbados Agricultural Society chief executive officer James Paul is suggesting that coconut oil is a viable option to pursue. “There are low-hanging fruits in the industry which many of us are not seeing. For instance, I hear the complaints of even... Read More


Arawak Cement holding fast

The Arawak Cement Company may have just put scores of Barbadians on the breadline as part of a cost-cutting exercise and is currently facing local competition for the first time, but its future in Barbados is secure, say the company’s top officials. Ricardo Garcia, the group strategic planning manager for the Trinidad-based TCL, parent... Read More


Girls back with gold

BARBADOS’ WOMEN’S HOCKEY PLAYERS returned home yesterday with golden smiles matching the medals around their necks after their historic capture of the Aquece Rio International Hockey Championship in Brazil. The Bajans defeated Peru 3-0 in the final to win Barbados’ first internationally accredited hockey competition. The players were met at... Read More


Smiling Assassin makes finals

DON’T BE SURPRISED if you see a female officer leading the Coast Guard detachment ignoring protocol and smiling throughout this morning’s Independence Day Parade. That officer, Sheldene Walrond, has over a thousand reasons to be smiling more than normal as the “Smiling Assassin” upset number two player Rachel Smith 16-21, 21-17, 21-17 on Saturday... Read More


Called out

SUNIL NARINE’S international cricket career was thrown into uncertainty yesterday after he was suspended from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action. The 27-year-old West Indies off-spinner was reported by umpires on November 9 and an independent assessment at an International Cricket Council-accredited testing centre... Read More


St Michael South through to semi-finals

AN ARANTES LAWRENCE strike in extra time pushed St Michael South to a 1-0 victory over Christ Church West Central in a tense quarter-final of the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic at Bagatelle on Saturday night. It was a sweet victory for St Michael South as they had to await the verdict of the arbitration committee... Read More


ALTAR CALL: ‘Suffering’ God’s way of testing us

PEOPLE ADORE JESUS for the miracles He performs for them, but so few are willing to suffer shame and insult for Him. Speaking recently during a healing and deliverance retreat at Living Waters, headquartered in St David’s, Christ Church, host and leader Minister Rommel Lawrence told the Christians that if they desired to wear Jesus’ crown... Read More


HEALING HERBS: Millet good for longevity

IT IS IMPORTANT to understand the significance of who we truly are if we are to manifest our greatest power. Last week, I was at St Luke’s Church and enjoyed the sermon delivered by Reverend Davidson Bowen. Rev. Bowen is a dynamic speaker and his delivery was authentic and motivated me to continue sharing my divine gift with others. He also... Read More


WILD COOT: Priest clairvoyant

THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN front page news, along with Central Bank revelations! A priest says that we are in the end times; that the world is coming to an end. There is little point in laying up treasures on earth, providing for a future that will never come. There is also no sense in praying for peace since the world is coming to an end anyhow.... Read More


TALKBACK: Court should let Immigration do its job

BARBADIANS AT HOME AND ABROAD are anxiously awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit filed by six Bangladeshi visitors. After applying for three weeks’ stay, they were granted one week by immigration officials and released to members of the Muslim Association of Barbados. Dissatisfied with the length of time given, they filed suit in the No. 1 Supreme... Read More


Adele touring next year

LONDON – Adele, whose latest album 25 has smashed sales records in its first week of release, announced on Thursday she would begin a 15-week concert tour of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe in February. Fans applauded the tour, Adele’s first in four years, on Twitter while media sites noted that the 27-year-old singer appeared to... Read More


Carr touches down

AMERICA’S GOSPEL GREAT Kurt Carr has touched down on Barbadian soil for a “letting-go and letting God have his way” Breakthru concert today. Carr, known for the popular self-penned gospel hit We Lift Our Hands In The Sanctuary, is the headliner for the event at the Wildey Gymnasium. He said the song was never meant to be recorded as it... Read More


Film-maker taking H2O to the world

CLISH GITTENS is a film director, actor and poet who had a vision. It was one he braved the odds to see right through to fruition. He conceptualised the documentary H2O for his thesis which was part of his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. It was a journey for him, and... Read More


Weekend Buzz November 27, 2015

Catch some of the action from Bridgetown Barbados Fashion Week, Music Fashion Hair Barbados and Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival. Read More




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