Fire officers pampered during open day

ONE FEMALE IS among the 10 new recruits within the ranks of the Barbados Fire Service (BFS). Rookie Krystal Harewood was on the job and being pampered by the aestheticians earlier today when the BFS opened its Probyn Street, The City offices for members of the public as part of its Health and Safety Extravaganza, which formed part of celebrations... Read More


Tropical wave could become depression by late Tuesday

THE BARBADOS METEOROLOGICAL Services is monitoring the progress of a strong tropical wave about 780 miles/ 1255 km to the east of Barbados. The system is moving towards the west-northwest at about 23 to 29 mph/37 to 47 km/h, with an accompanying area of low pressure centred along the wave axis near 9N 46W. Environmental conditions are conducive... Read More


Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police

HOUSTON – A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said. Six victims were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside their vehicles in the wealthy neighbourhood of West University Place,... Read More


EASY MAGAZINE: Where God and the music takes me

From as early as Woodz could remember, she had a strong desire to minister the gospel in song, not knowing that in just under five years that desire would take her throughout the world. Now it has taken her to a place where no other Barbadian female singer has gone before. As a matter of fact, it has taken her to a place where no other female... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Exploit the film tourism niche

WHEN I LOOK at my near three decades living on Barbados, it is difficult not to applaud the progress of our fledgling film industry and the key players who have thought past our tiny geographical size and produced world class moving images. But, at the same time, I wonder if we, as a tourism driven economy, have really taken maximum advantage... Read More


FAO ‘should boost food mission’

AFTER CHANNELLING ABOUT $24 million in support to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) over the last five years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is set to play a larger role in this part of the region. Read More


Tax dent in FCIB profits

REGIONAL FINANCIER CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) has earned $222 million in profits so far this year. It included a “strong” third quarter performance, highlighted by $76 million in profits. However, Gary Brown, chief executive officer (CEO) of the institution, which has its headquarters in Barbados, said regional taxes “continue... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: The knowledge economy

THE ECONOMICE LITERATURE speaks about the transition that economies go through from heavy dependence on agriculture and subsistence living to a more advanced society in which services and mass consumption dominate. During this transformation, there is also a noticeable revolution in the means and methods of production of goods and services... Read More


Empire beat Police to take Elite lead

ICBL EMPIRE predictably completed a ten-wicket victory over Police yesterday to take over the lead in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Elite Division after pre-series leaders CounterPoint Wanderers had to settle for a draw against Massy Stores Spartan due to a wet pitch at Queen’s Park. While Empire were romping to victory at the neighbouring... Read More


Warrican the lone addition

IN SPITE of repeated batting and bowling failures in the recent home Test series against India that the regional side lost 2-0, the West Indies selectors have kept faith with the same squad for the upcoming three-match series against Pakistan. Up to late yesterday, the squad wasn’t officially announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)... Read More


St Thomas edge St James Central

HOME DRUMS truly beat first as St Thomas defied a heavy downpour and a spirited challenge from St James Central to earn a close 2-1 victory in the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Football Classic at Bridgefield on Saturday night. Both teams were lively from kick off and produced one of the most competitive displays seen so... Read More


CAC team ready for Santo Domingo

READY and raring to go! That assessment came from Dr Andrew Forde, manager of the 20-member team heading off to Dominican Republic for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Body Building and Fitness Championship, scheduled to begin at the weekend. “The team is expected to finish in the first three this year. Competition will be... Read More


MONDAY MAN: No regrets about teaching

EVEN THOUGH Colbert Belgrave has been in the teaching service in Barbados for almost 30 years, it wasn’t his first career choice. In fact, when he first came here in 1979 with his late mother to join his younger brother Edwin and late father, who had arrived several years earlier, Colbert didn’t even like the island. He was born and... Read More


EDITORIAL: Don’t force LGBT position on society

THAT BARBADOS IS a homophobic society is simply not true. That the rights of its lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are under threat is but a myth. They are in no greater danger of harm than any other segment of the society. So the impression given and message being spread abroad by a few members of this community of a... Read More


TALKBACK: Little comfort in IDB crime statistics

AN INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK report on crime and violence in Barbados says the island has one of the lowest murder rates in the Caribbean. The rate of 11 per 100 000 is lower than that of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas. But after recording 31 murders in 2015, the highest in a decade, this is small consolation, especially... Read More


WILD COOT: Is this report good?

AS A BANKER, I am very pleased with the remarks on the published report of the third quarter results of CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank as referred to in the BUSINESS AUTHORITY of Monday, September 19. It is clear that the wicket had been well prepared by the activities of the Central Bank of Barbados. I say this because the Central Bank has given... Read More


Weekend Buzz September 23, 2016

Take in some of the action from Miss Universe Barbados, Richard Stoute Teen Talent, Mahalia's Corner, Boyaka Smash Quiet Headphones Party and Taste of NIFCA. Also, find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Bajan filmmaker on show again

BARBADIAN FILMMAKER Damien Pinder has done it again. For the third time in just over a year, another one of his productions has made the cut for overseas film festivals; again being the only film selected from Barbados. This time, Pinder, who is the vice-president of the Barbados Film and Video Association, will screen his Homeless 24... Read More


Ballroom contest ‘vital’

THE JAHBULANI BALLROOM DANCE CLUB is in the final stages of preparation for its competitions It’s Strictly Ballroom & Ten Dance Championship. This competition, which is in its third year, was created to fill the void left when other competition folded under the severe pressure of not having sponsorship. Barbados Ballroom & Latin dancers... Read More


Pitt expresses sadness over Jolie divorce filing as Hollywood power couple splits

LOS ANGELES – Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her attorney said on Tuesday, signalling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks... Read More




Do you believe the majority of violent crime in "hot spots" is linked to illegal drugs?

Don't Know