Full slate

THE OPPOSITION Barbados Labour Party (BLP) completed its full slate of candidates for the next general election last night, but not before some political fireworks at its last nomination meeting. Social worker Neil Rowe got the nod to carry the party’s banner in St Michael North West against the incumbent, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler,... Read More


Storm agony

MEMBERS OF THE business community yesterday voiced frustration about the national shutdown instituted for Tropical Storm Matthew on September 27 and 28, and surprise that procedures existed for a staggered system of closure. Chief executive officer (CEO) of Rubis Caribbean, Mauricio Nicholls, said he knew nothing of such a plan. Read More


Back on stream

WATER IS FLOWING from the taps in St Joseph and some surrounding districts again, but residents, though grateful, say they are watching to see how long it will last. Since late last year, residents of several districts had to contend with intermittent water service, but yesterday from Upper and Lower Parks to Chimborazo and Lammings, many... Read More


‘Rigorous’ process for DLP candidates

THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR Party (DLP) has not yet selected its slate of candidates, but it is not threatened by the fact that the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has. Speaking at the party’s George Street, St Michael headquarters yesterday, general secretary George Pilgrim said the DLP candidates were usually selected by its executive and after a... Read More


Public Workers’ Credit Union heads to St Peter

THE ISLAND’S LARGEST credit union, Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Limited, is headed north. It will soon open a new branch at Mile-&-A-Quarter, St Peter, its fifth location. In addition to its headquarters at the Keith Bourne Complex, Belmont Road, St Michael, the cooperative also operates from Broad Street, Bridgetown,... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: A win-win for diners and restaurateurs

OFFICIALLY, RESTAURANT WEEK BARBADOS was rolled out by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, recently. It runs from October 22 until November 5, leading up to this year’s rebranded Food And Rum Festival. It gives us, as a destination, a wonderful opportunity to highlight our incredible range of restaurant choices and for farmers and producers... Read More


Sagicor ‘may still feel it’

BARBADOS’ LATEST DOWNGRADE by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) could result in some fallout for Sagicor, even though the group has relocated its headquarters to Bermuda. On July 20, Sagicor Financial Corporation (SFC) re-domiciled to Bermuda and initiated an overhaul of its corporate structure “to make the operating and non-operating insurance companies... Read More


Flow announces successful testing of LTE technology

BRIDGETOWN – Barbados is poised to welcome the next generation of mobile telephony. In another first, leading telecommunications provider Flow has announced the successful testing of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, a move that will see Barbadians welcoming the fourth generation mobile technology that has evolved from its predecessors... Read More


Wildey win in T&T

THERE’S NO STOPPING Wildey. In Barbados or otherwise. The kings of local masters football have gone abroad for another title after capturing the 2016 THA/SW Touring Tobago Masters Over-40 football crown. Read More


Lodge Road, St Martin’s in final

IT’S GOING TO be a clash of the titans. Defending champions Lodge Road ‘A’ and former winners St Martin’s have set up an epic championship round after slamming their opponents to reach the finals of the Barbados Draughts Association’s Team Draughts Competition. Read More


Bajan polo strides

THE BARBADOS WATER Polo team are making strides across the waters, as they prepare to contest a pair of tournaments scheduled over the course of the next two months. Both the Under-18 and senior boys’ teams are set to take part in the Julia Zurek Ardila Thanksgiving Tournament to be hosted by the Miami Riptides Water Polo Club in Fort Lauderdale,... Read More


Stoute steps down

THE MAN who gave the Caribbean Olympic movement a voice is now quietly going into the background. After 17 years at the helm, Steve Stoute has decided to call it a day by stepping down as the only president the Caribbean Association of Nation Committees (CANOC) has ever known. Read More


Responsibilities of ‘management’

IT IS STILL SEEN by many, as it used to be, a master in the master/slave relationship, but management has evolved into functions, to plan and execute a successful mission. The term “management” does not refer to the highly trained and experienced people involved but to the roles. The staff, which management instructs and depend on, must consist... Read More


FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH: The Canadian experience

I’VE JUST RETURNED FROM my annual sojourn to Canada. I need this reprieve from the intense heat and a chance to refresh my mind and enjoy new experiences while visiting family and friends. But this year, even Canada was warmer than it usually is at this time. On approaching Barbados, the pilot announced we would be landing to a nice 31 degrees.... Read More


FAMILY FUSION: Under your skin (3)

MY SKIN IS ONE of my special friends. It does everything it can to keep me alive. When I am too hot it turns on its internal “sprinklers” to cool me down. When the temperature drops in my body, it causes me to tremble. Read More


EDITORIAL: Recycling is key to healthy environment

BUSINESSMAN ANDERSON CHERRY must be applauded for his relentless push to have recycling become a reality in Barbados on a national scale. He is not promoting this business proposition simply out of altruistic reasons, as it obviously provides an opportunity to grow his waste management business even if there are significant environmental benefits... Read More


RiRi set to conquer Ocean’s

NEW YORK – She’s known for her incredible vocal capabilities. But Rihanna is preparing to show off her acting chops to the world as she’s set to star in the highly-anticipated Ocean’s Eight. The 28-year-old multi-talented star was spotted with a script for the upcoming film while out in New York City last week. Read More


Spirit of the Nation Show on November 19

CELEBRATING WHO WE ARE will be the theme of this year’s Spirit of the Nation Show, which will take place on November 19 at Kensington Oval, starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat, the show will feature the best of parish talent, as well as this year’s Parish Ambassadors. Read More


Nicola new Miss Teen Universal

NICOLA NICHOLAS' cheering section was the loudest and biggest on the night, but that isn't what swayed the judges to crown the 19-year-old Miss Teen Universal 2016 on Sunday night. Nicholas, a student of the University of the West Indies pursuing a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting, had poise and grace and handled pressure well... Read More


Seven up for Miss Teen Barbados

SEVEN YOUNG WOMEN are currently on stage at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, vying for the crown of Miss Teen Barbados. After being introduced to the crowd, the girls returned to the stage for their talent pieces and in swimwear. The seven are Danniell Francis, Melissa Browne, Mellissa Goodman, Nicola Nicholas, Tamara Byer, Nakisha... Read More




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