US tightens visa waiver programme in wake of Paris attacks

WASHINGTON – The White House announced changes to the US visa waiver programme on Monday so that security officials can more closely screen travellers from 38 countries allowed to enter the United States without obtaining visas before they travel. Under the new measures, which were prompted by the November 13 attacks in Paris by Islamic... Read More


Second shooting at Ruby

HEAVY BASS PATTERNS coming from the music trucks of the St Philip Carnival gave way to wailing police and ambulance sirens as they responded to another shooting in the vicinity of Ruby, St Philip. Police confirmed the incident which occurred around 7 p.m. and said a victim was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a result. Read More


VIDEO: Independence Day Parade 2015

THE ARMED and unarmed detachments take part in the annual Independence Day Parade. This year, Barbados is celebrating 49 years as an independent nation. Read More


UPDATE: Man shot and killed at Ruby

INDEPENDENCE DAY activities were marred by the shooting death of a St Philip man earlier today. Dwayne Burgess, of Marley Vale, died after he was wounded several times in a shooting incident at Ruby Main Road, in the same parish. Burgess, said to be in his 30s, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital tonight. Read More


The PR of mergers and acquisitions

WHILE ALL EYES are fixed on how much or little shareholders of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) will receive after the dust is finally settled in and out of of court, my interest is on the public relations strategies that the company is engaged in to keep its stakeholders, especially employees, engaged and abreast of new business developments.... Read More


BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Employing people with disabilities

WITH MARCH BEING THE MONTH to celebrate achievements in the disabled community, the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) is pleased to enable discussion on the employment of people who are disabled. As the employers representative, we at the BEC encourage our members to hire people with disabilities so long as the applicant’s capabilities... Read More


‘Strong’ demand for Barbados

BRITAIN’S LEADING TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, ABTA, is reporting “strong” demand for travel to Barbados. With the 2015/2016 winter tourist season scheduled to start next month, ABTA said its members had reported that “demand for Jamaica, Barbados and the [United Arab Emirates] is . . . strong for this winter and next year”. The association also said... 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


WICB supports Narine

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Sunil Narine will receive the full support of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), following his suspension from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The suspension followed the announcement from the International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s world governing body, that an independent assessment... 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


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


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


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


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


EDITORIAL: Let’s hope for best from climate talks

AS BARBADOS CELEBRATES another milestone today with the observance of its 49th anniversary of Independence, the island remains vulnerable to many factors. From the high cost of crude oil to the performance of the international economy, they all impact us. Equally as devastating are the effects of climate change, often caused by the actions... Read More


Help coming, Barbados!

FOR DECADES, it has been well known that the main cause of the problems within the public service is poor management. Every year, we are subjected to ever growing examples of poor management within the judiciary, Transport Board, health, education, road maintenance and so on. On and on for decades, and yet the solution is obvious and simple.... Read More


Scores enjoy St Philip Carnival

EVEN AMIDST the threat of early morning showers, the annual St Philip Carnival still proved to be a blast for many today The jump-up, which was said to have started behind schedule, began at Marley Vale and culminated at King George V Park, delighting spectators along the route. Bystanders who soaked up the pulsating rhythms and loud... Read More


Carnival takes over St James

A KALEIDOSCOPE OF FESTIVE colours took over the streets of St James for the second annual Orange Hill Carnival, today. Over 250 revellers jumped, waved and spun their waistlines along the route which started at the Orange Hill pavilion and moved through Baywoods, St Silas, Westmoreland, Highway 2A and back at the Orange Hill pavilion where... 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


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




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