Bajan films a hit at CARIFESTA

FOUR Barbadian films have made a great impact on Haitian audiences. The films, all of which received Gold and Silver awards at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIIFCA), were showcased in the Film category of CARIFESTA XII. Read More


Obama undecided on post-White House plans

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has made no final decisions about what he will do after leaving office, the White House said on Monday, following comments by Columbia University’s president that he looked forward to welcoming Obama back to campus in 2017. Read More


New snag to De Gea transfer

MADRID – Real Madrid said on Tuesday they had done everything needed to complete the signing of goalkeeper David De Gea from Manchester United before Monday’s midnight deadline and hinted that the English club were to blame for the deal’s failure. Read More


Living the life

FAMILY, SPORTS, sartorially coordinated splendour and above all enjoying life define teacher and personal trainer Ryan Leacock. It was finding the balance for those four components which placed Ryan in a position of satisfaction where he has stated that he would gladly... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Evading the debt bomb

QUESTION: what is debt doing to Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada, Antigua, and most of their neighbours? Answer: according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the mountain of debt is contributing to anemic economic growth;... Read More


BEC: The importance of human resource metrics

THE UTILISATION of human resource metrics, measurements used to determine the value and effectiveness of human resources strategies, are on the rise and if your company does not employ these types of systems, you should! Human capital is an integral ingredient in the... Read More



Akil Daley is sales supervisor at Nicholls Baking Company Inc. Are you where you’ve always wanted to be? Not quite yet. I aspire to some day represent the interests of my community in the House of Assembly. What is your biggest professional challenge?Elevating the... Read More


THE ISSUE: Every customer experience matters

IT IS SOMETHING that is often repeated in Barbados and elsewhere. That is, customer service will make or break a business enterprise, or any other organisation whose survival depends on interacting with the public. So that entities which offer products and services... Read More


New snag to De Gea transfer

MADRID – Real Madrid said on Tuesday they had done everything needed to complete the signing of goalkeeper David De Gea from Manchester United before Monday’s midnight deadline and hinted that the English club were to blame for the deal’s failure. Read More


England snatch dramatic win in lone T20 against Australia

CARDIFF – England held their nerve to beat Australia by five runs in a thrilling finish to a one-off Twenty20 cricket international on Monday. Captain Eoin Morgan smashed a superb 74 off 39 deliveries to lift the home team to 182 for five and despite a brilliant... Read More


Legend visiting

IT’S MILLER TIME in Bim. One of basketball’s greatest sharpshooters of all time has traded in his sneakers for a pair of flip-flops, as NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller is currently vacationing in Barbados with his family. The Indiana Pacers legend was spotted... Read More


Players praised for three days of’ exciting’ golf

CHAMPIONS in various divisions of the 2015 Massy United Insurance Barbados Open secured podium finishes after being tested by intermittent showers, challenging conditions and determined opponents during the island’s leading golf championships. This was Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Poor Customs

THE ongoing vilification of the Barbados Customs Department over the increase in gun crimes, exposes vividly the modus operandi of operatives of the ruling Democratic Labour Party in response to groups and institutions appearing to obstruct Government policy. Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Feeling guilty for not helping brother

Dear Christine, I FELT it necessary to write you because I need to hear your views and I always like the advice you give. Mine is not a relationship issue, but I know your advice will be sound. My brother and his wife are the proud parents of two beautiful children.... Read More


Time to stop being soft on criminals

THE PRESENT administration had promised to house every last person, and while I applaud this goal, it seems to me that it is an exercise in futility which is sure to end in failure. Not because I think that it is an unrealistic goal but because I wonder how long... Read More


EDITORIAL: Time to stop abandoning responsibilities

IT REALLY would not be difficult today to point fingers at the Democratic Labour Party Government and place squarely on its shoulders blame for the violence that is too quickly becoming the norm in our society. Yes, it would Read More


CARIFESTA can lead to lasting relationships

MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has called on participants in CARIFESTA to utilise the regional festival to develop long lasting cultural relationships between their respective countries. Read More


Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule MTV Video Music Awards

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the US presidency in 2020. West, who famously stormed the stage... Read More


Weekend Buzz August 28, 2015

In this week's Weekend Buzz: A new Miss Diva Universe is crowned. King Bubba FM, Tessanne Chin and Kabaka Pyramid release new music videos. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Cheating 19 Kids TV star Josh Duggar enters rehab

NEW YORK – Former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who has admitted cheating on his wife following reports he was a subscriber to the hacked Ashley Madison affair website, has entered rehab, his family said on Wednesday. "Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term... Read More




Have we become too soft on crime as a country?

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