BRA warned

THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA) has a million-dollar problem with “bounced” cheques. According to the latest Auditor General’s Report, the amount involved at the end of the 2014-2015 financial year stood at $1.3 million. This was highlighted in the 2015 Auditor General’s Report which has also queried the efforts made to recover... Read More


Gag order in assault case

THOSE INVOLVED in a case of elderly abuse now before the court have been ordered to stop talking to the press. The gag order came yesterday in the District “C” Magistrates’ Court, where the parties and their families were warned of possible contempt charges if they did. Arielle King, 37, returned to court on the charge of unlawfully... Read More


Staying put

PENSIONER HARRIETTE CODRINGTON will not be moved. This was the decision made by chairman of the National Assistance Board (NAB), Senator Reverend David Durant, and a team of concerned officials, including Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson, after they visited the residence of the 76-year-old woman yesterday. Codrington’s... Read More


Woman, 34, dies while having lunch

MELISSA WENT entered Ruff “N” Tuff boutique yesterday afternoon to eat her lunch, just as she was accustomed. This time, however, it proved to be her last meal. The 34-year-old former babysitter, hairdresser and mother of five, collapsed and died just after 1 p.m. while having lunch with friends in the popular Roebuck Street, Bridgetown... Read More


Pride and industry

Cheggins, a small manufacturing business offering a line of skin care products, is a mere seven years old. But that has not stopped its directors from creating a special line for Barbados’ 50th anniversary of independence. Managing director Cheryl Wiggins, her son and assistant director Jermaine Worrell, as well as her husband Stephen... Read More


BEC: The importance of CVQs in your recruitment drive

As the awareness of Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) and the benefits of the CVQs continue to increase across sectors with regards to training; it is now our aim at the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) to inform employers of the importance of including these qualifications in their recruitment policies and procedures. The... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Fallout and hypocracy

If the leaders of several nations including Britain, Iceland, Pakistan and Russia are having nightmares ever since the secrets in the Panama Papers were disclosed, Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart insists he has nothing to fear. For like United States (US) President Barack Obama and Canada’s leader Justin Trudeau, Stuart is adamant... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Andrea Jordan

Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? Yes I am where I’ve always wanted to be! I was born in the United Kingdom to Barbadian and Guyanese parents, and I made the deliberate decision to emigrate to Barbados almost ten years ago to live and work here as a midwife. In relation to my mission, there’s still a long way to go! What is your... Read More


White blasts his way to win

WORLD BOSS Julian “Michael Jackson” White snapped a five-game losing streak, including four finals to world number one Mark “Venom” Griffith, to win the first battle of the Burger King Road Tennis Blast in the Sky Mall car park on Sunday night. With both class players putting on an exhibition of thrilling plays, White surged from match... Read More


Levi books ticket to Rio

THE SMALL matter of clocking 20.50 seconds in the 200 metres has secured a spot for Levi Cadogan on the Barbados Olympic team for Rio. Cadogan achieved the feat in hammering the field on the final day of the Austin Sealy Classic at the National Stadium on Sunday. He completed the double, having won the 100 metres on Saturday but nothing... Read More


Pine hold off Warriors

WARRIORS sure will be kicking themselves after this one. Orange 3 Pinelands are a win away from a third straight finals appearance, taking advantage of four missed free throws and another late gaffe to pull out Sunday’s 82-77 Game 1 victory over Hilton Barbados Warriors in the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball play-offs.... Read More


Downie cops NY 7th spot

ANTOINETTE DOWNIE wanted to crack the top ten of the New York Pro and got her wish over the weekend, placing seventh in a high-class International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) women’s physique field in Teaneck, New Jersey. It was an impressive showing from the 37-year-old Barbadian nurse, who was making her first appearance in a New... Read More


THE ‘NETTE EFFECT: Story of a lost ‘brother’

A WHILE BACK – though it doesn’t quite feel so – when my daughter was still at primary school, she reported to me that there was a certain boy who teased her. Sometimes she would come home and recount how he had teased her and that she did not know why he did it. It wasn’t the brutish kind but it was incessant and enough to bother her.... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Chastanet’s test

THE ANNOUNCEMENT by Prime Minister Dr Kenny D. Anthony of the June 6 date for the next general election in St Lucia provides a useful context for reflection on the broad political environment framing the coming contest. One of the most significant features of the political environment is the fact since its formation in 1964, the United... Read More


EDITORIAL: White Hill – beyond the emotion

IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS for most Barbadians, we suspect the village of White Hill in St Andrew is insignificant – a story of land slippage that pops up in the news every few months. If you are a resident of this quaint, serene, little community, however, the plight faced by you and your neighbours is no laughing matter. The level... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: I’m against couple staying in my home

DEAR CHRISTINE, Please tell me what you think about the following scenario. A woman who has been a friend of my wife for many years telephoned to tell her that she and a married couple whom we have never met would be visiting our home in the near future. My wife’s friend,who I shall call “T”, then invited herself and the couple to stay... Read More


Minister of Culture lauds Rihanna

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has praised Barbadian-born pop singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty, for winning the Billboard Chart Achievement Award last night. In a statement released to the media, Lashley congratulated the 28-year-old singer for her success at the annual music awards, held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. According... Read More


Camille Cosby wouldn’t answer questions

Massachusetts – Bill Cosby’s wife of 52 years bickered with lawyers and cited marital privilege as she refused to answer questions about the torrent of sexual abuse allegations her husband faces, according to a transcript released on Friday of a sworn deposition she gave in February. Camille Cosby, 72, repeatedly cited her legal right to... Read More


Parish Cavalcades ‘up to sponsors’

THE RETURN OF cavalcades to all 11 parishes is not out of the question, but is dependent on corporate sponsorship. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley made the point on the sidelines of the 2016 Crop Over Thanksgiving Service held at Sharon Moravian Church in St Thomas yesterday. Read More


Jamar on the move

JAMAR BRATHWAITE’S passion for the arts has carried him beyond the shores of Barbados. He is now making a name for himself and doing his family and nation proud in the United States of America as he continues a journey to realise not only his calling but a complete shift in career choice. Jamar, who wanted to be a paediatrician, said... Read More




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