Edwin and Lil Rick win Soca Royale

EDWIN YEARWOOD successfully defended his Sweet Soca title, and Lil Rick is the new Party Monarch. Early Monday morning, the two kings, both performing songs with patriotic themes, were crowned at Bushy Park to put a wrap on this year’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale Competition. Yearwood earned 86 points with Home Sweet Home, convincing the judges... Read More


Haynes: It’s purely a Bajan product

IT MAY BE bottled overseas, but Crop Over Water is purely Bajan born and bred. And if Crop Over as a festival is to remain successful in the face of emerging competition, it needs to embrace more ideas of that nature. This is the assessment of the two Barbadians behind the product, managing director of local company South Central Entertainment... Read More



CRIME AND GUN VIOLENCE are so great a concern for the Democratic Labour Party administration that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will be attending a multisectorial consultation this morning to come up with possible solutions to the social problems. He gave word of his participation as he addressed the annual awards ceremony and luncheon... Read More


Negotiations with Apes Hill continue after job cuts

SIX WORKERS from the upscale Apes Hill Polo Club have been made redundant after the company’s cost-cutting exercise. The job losses followed lengthy discussions between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and Apes Hill management, which concluded recently. “The Apes Hill retrenchment process has been completed,” the Barbados Workers’ Union’s... Read More


Flavourful twist to sugar cakes

When Maria Joseph was a teenager, her grandfather, Vincent Stuart, didn’t like to see her idle during the long summer vacation. So, he taught her how to make sugar cakes. She had to husk the coconut, grate it before turning it into delightful bites of confectionery. But she saw it as a chore and did not think it would benefit her as an... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Education as an economic platform

“Education as an economic sector.” Minister of Education Ronald Jones used those words in New York recently to describe a key part of his desire to expand the role of education in Barbados’ future development. And as if to underscore his point, Jones cited the recent emergence of four foreign-owned and operated medical training institutions... Read More


Sharing a must in business

It is “really important” for people who have knowledge and skills to share them with those who do not, says small businesswoman Kebra Smith. “We need to empower each other. If I want to know something I go to YouTube if I’m not sure. We have different opinions and different ways of doing things and you can learn a lot,” she told BARBADOS... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Walton Trotman

Walton Trotman is creative director/designer at Imperial Stylings Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? Yes; working for myself. I just need the money to catch up to the title and attach to the lifestyle. What is your biggest professional challenge? Capital and time management. Accessing capital with ease, and trying... Read More


Squash juniors claim title again

THE broken trident flew proudly at the South Sound Squash Club on Saturday after Barbados’ girls retained their title at the Caribbean Junior Squash Championships in the Cayman Islands. Spearheaded by 16-year-old captain Amanda Haywood, the Bajans defeated Guyana 3-2 to claim their 14th regional title. Barbados’ boys clinched the bronze... Read More


Windies blown away

THE WEST INDIES cricketers spoiled Antigua’s Carnival celebrations yesterday by suffering a humiliating innings and 92 runs first Test defeat. The party mood which pervaded the streets of St John’s on Saturday night, was sporadic at the Vivian Richards Stadium, with India romping to their biggest away victory with a day to spare. Barbadian... Read More


King again!

THREE WEEKS.Two surfaces. Two ATP titles. The world is truly just Darian King’s court now. King has done it again, having capped his greatest month on tour by winning the Levene Gouldin & Thompson tennis title yesterday for his second successive ATP Challenger crown. Read More


Froome on a Tour high

PARIS – Briton Chris Froome cemented his status as one of the greatest Tour de France riders when he secured his third title yesterday after a three-week rocky ride. Germany’s Andre Greipel won the 21st and last stage, a 113-km ride from Chantilly ending on the Champs Elysees. The Team Sky rider survived two crashes and even a jog up... Read More


EDITORIAL: Govt must honour UWI debt

EVERY SO OFTEN we hear the phrase “a promise is a comfort to a fool”, not always realising the impact of these words. Such is the situation with the persistent reluctance of the Government of Barbados to pay off its debt to the University of the West Indies. We all know and understand the fiscal challenges facing the Freundel Stuart administration.... Read More


WILD COOT: Credit card surge

ROM THE TIME that our Central Bank freed up the use of the credit card, it had a problem with the control of foreign exchange. There is no control by the banks on the amount of foreign exchange used on a credit card in a year as was the custom when a control occurred when the amount used was stamped in your passport. In many of my articles... Read More


HEALING HERBS: Fighting sexual dysfunction the healthy way

ON THURSDAY morning a war started in my head and was being fought because of two topics. During the week I made a decision to draft an article about how to beat depression. I enjoy researching about depression because I was once depressed and I believe I can assist others to escape from depression. However in a flash, I received a message... Read More


Rest in peace Sir Frederick

THE PASSING of Sir Frederick Smith is a great loss to our nation state. I can attest to Sir Frederick’s exceptional representation of the St Michael South Central constituency. He went about fixing roads, repairing and getting houses for constituents and securing jobs. He was also a great listener and treated all constituents with honesty... Read More


Edwin and Lil Rick win Soca Royale

EDWIN YEARWOOD successfully defended his Sweet Soca title, and Lil Rick is the new Party Monarch. Early Monday morning, the two kings, both performing songs with patriotic themes, were crowned at Bushy Park to put a wrap on this year’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale Competition. Yearwood earned 86 points with Home Sweet Home, convincing the judges... Read More


Crowds gathering for Soca Royale

EARLY BIRDS have already gathered at Bushy Park hours before the scheduled start of the MQI/98.1 Soca Royal Competition. The gates opened at 1 p.m., but the Sweet Soca Competition is not scheduled to get underway until 6:45 p.m. and the Party Monarch at 8:50 p.m. Patrons who arrived early have picked up prime position at the venue. Read More


De MC and Summa are new junior Monarchs

DE MC AND SUMMA are the new king and queen of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition. Last night at Kensington Oval, De MC was crowned king in the 13 to 18 age group, while Summa began her reign in the eight to 12 category. As the first performer in his age group, De MC set a standard that no one could beat with Outta Love, earning... Read More


Kaiso juniors on a roll

THE Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals started off last night at Kensington Oval at a hot pace, with the youngsters competing in the 8-12 category. With eight vying for the crown, there was no defending monarch as last year’s winner Dynamo has graduated to the 13-18 category. Read More




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