Gun sweep

BARBADOS’ TOP COP is going after the illegal guns in Barbados with vigour. And he has vowed not to stop until he gets them all off the streets. On a day when three Barbadian young men were remanded to prison after being arraigned on firearms-related charges, Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith promised that his force would not... Read More


Fat tax fuss

A UNIVERSITY health sciences lecturer has called for a special tax to be imposed on Barbados’ increasingly fat and grossly overweight people. But the controversial call has been rejected out of hand by some in the medical field. The owner of one of the island’s leading gyms called the Read More


Mum meeting Jones

ELECIA WEEKES WILL have her day tomorrow. Weekes, the mother of the 15-year-old Springer Memorial Secondary School student at the centre of a disciplinary dispute, is to meet with Minister of Education, Ronald Jones at the Ministry of Education at 10 a.m. This was Read More


WICB sets deadline

THE West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has questioned the timing of the World Twenty20 squad’s contract demands, and says if players refuse to sign by Sunday’s deadline, replacements will have to be found. WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said the new contract pay structure had been discussed at mediation last May, Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: A case of shoddy ‘research’

I SIMPLY DON’T HAVE enough time to check into all of the weird things that go on in Barbados relating to our economic performance as a country. But this issue of whether the Government owes backpay to the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) members at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) has got to be one of the strangest... Read More


GEL records $62 million profit

ADOPTING A BUSINESS MODEL that focuses heavily on overseas diversification is paying off handsomely for Barbadian conglomerate Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL). GEL has earned nearly $62 million in profits after what its directors called a “record-breaking” 2015. It included earnings per share of 83 cents – “the highest ever”. And the... Read More


Region must err on the side of caution

IT’S BEEN A ROUGH START TO2016, as seen by the recent bouts of financial volatility, stemming from uncertainties related to the slowdown in China, lower commodity prices, and divergent monetary policy in advanced economies. The global recovery continues to struggle to gain its footing, with strains in some large emerging market economies weighing... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Surviving in a dynamic world

LAST JULY, former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur delivered a speech at The Gleaner Editors’ Forum, held at the company’s Kingston, Jamaica office, in which he alluded to the changing economic circumstances facing Caribbean countries and the kinds of adjustments we must make if we are to survive in a rather dynamic and rapidly evolving... Read More


WICB sets deadline

THE West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has questioned the timing of the World Twenty20 squad’s contract demands, and says if players refuse to sign by Sunday’s deadline, replacements will have to be found. WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead said the new contract pay structure had been discussed at mediation last May, Read More


Haynes scholar in CPL draft

FOUR WEEKS AGO Keon Harding was named as the first recipient of the Desmond Haynes Foundation Scholarship and now today he is one of 157 West Indian players in the draft for the Hero Caribbean Premier League. At a Press conference to officially name Harding as the scholarship winner and to announce details of his upcoming Charity Golf... Read More


Warriors hog-tie rusty Bulls

CLAPHAM sure looked like they could have used those Knockouts. Jamal “Spanner” Headley led five players in double digits with 20 points and 17 rebounds, as Hilton Barbados Warriors blasted a sloppy Burger King Clapham Bulls side 80-65 in Tuesday’s Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball action at the Wildey Gym. As league... Read More


CPL staging matches in United States

CRICKET LOVERS IN THE United States will have the chance to watch some of the greatest players in the world this summer in the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the staging of Twenty20 fixtures there for the upcoming 2016 season. Six fixtures are planned to take place in July. The... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: Create new strategy for leadership

THE REPORTED PERFORMANCE of the Barbados economy in 2015 is a major cause for concern, not from the viewpoint of the numbers that mean very little to most people, but more so from the perspective of its real state in a historical context. This is important given the emphasis on where we are currently as an independent nation. While the politicians... Read More



THE BARBADOS PORT INC. is on top of things. This is the essence of a statement released by the port on the build-up of sand at the mouth of the Careenage. The release said the entity had been monitoring the accumulation and would soon be implementing “more short- and long-term solutions to Read More


AWRIGHT DEN: We’re not serious

LET ME GET straight to it. This PSV issue is a joke. Over 20 years and our leaders are unable or unwilling to resolve these simple issues. Minister after minister, government after government and it’s the same result. No wonder these operators don’t take authority seriously. Despite all the talk and threats, they Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Two-timing hubby left me HIV positive

Dear Christine: CAN YOU PLEASE share the following information with readers? It could help someone in a similar situation. My husband of 35 years died recently of HIV/AIDS. He was a salesman, well-liked, and travelled a lot. Evidently, he did more Read More


All ah we

BARBADIANS started their Crop Over celebrations early by taking part in Carnival in Trinidad yesterday and Monday. Living up to Barbados’ 2015 Party Monarch winner Peter Ram’s tune All Ah We, Bajans flew into Trinidad to take part in one of the biggest carnivals in the Caribbean. It was colours in Read More


Barbados marketing Crop Over in T&T

BARBADOS SHOULD EXPECT “good numbers” out of the twin island republic for Crop Over 2016, thanks to increased marketing efforts during Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival celebrations. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure today during an interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, as he reported on his delegation’s... Read More


Rihanna hits top of Billboard 200 with Anti

NEW YORK – Rihanna’s new album, Anti, officially took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Monday, a week after one million giveaway copies made it ineligible for Billboard consideration. Anti sold 166 000 units, comprising album and song sales and streaming activity, in its second week of release, according to figures from... Read More


VIDEO: Carnival Monday

HIGHLIGHTS from Carnival Monday 2016, the climax of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Read More




Should the student be allowed to return to Springer Memorial or is there too much water under the bridge?

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