Lodge Road man shot in legs

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a shooting incident which occurred around 5:35 pm on Monday at the corner of Plum Grove and Lodge Road, Christ Church. During this incident, Fabian Taylor, 33, of Lodge Road, Christ Church received gunshot injuries to both his legs. A shop and a house were also damaged during the shooting. Read More


$3.6 million to pave way

THE PRIVATE SECTOR will have to stump up at least $3.6 million to repave the seven kilometres of road along Highway 1. Head of Aron and Christina Truss Foundation, Aron Truss, estimated that this was exactly what the Government would pay if it was taking the lead to pave the road from Spring Garden, St Michael, to Holetown, St James. ... Read More


QEH waiting times to fall

CHANGES ARE COMING to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), and chief executive officer Dr Dexter James says Barbadians will not have to wait for them. Speaking yesterday during a press conference at the Martindales Road, St Michael institution to launch a cataract initiative, he said this year the QEH was on course to reducing the delays... Read More



CREDIT UNIONS have a chance to stand in the breach as commercial banks in Barbados slash the interest rates on the savings accounts of Barbadians to just a fraction of one per cent. That’s the word from several credit unionists following news that commercial banks were lowering their interest rates on savings accounts to as low as 0.05... Read More


Rock Hard spreading through the region

ROCK HARD CEMENT Limited continues to see a good response to its product as the company expands its reach in the region. Executive chairman of Rock Hard Cement Limited Mark Maloney said the company would have its product in three more Caribbean markets by this week. Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Weary of trying to reach economic prosperity

GOVERNOR OF THE Central Bank of Barbados Dr DeLisle Worrell is a brilliant economist whose communication skills, including his down-to-earth, folksy style, always helped a non-economist like me to understand some of the key elements of how an economy works. Read More


C&W Business: Future revolves around IoT

TELECOMMUNICATION CONTINUES TO be one of the major growth sectors for the Caribbean region. And according to Jenson Sylvester, vice-president of Cable & Wireless (C&W) Business, the business arm of telecoms provider Flow, local companies have done well to leverage available technologies such as corporate networks, unified communications and... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Opportunity as Argyle opens

FIVE YEARS LATER than planned, Argyle International Airport in nearby St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), will officially open next month at a quoted cost of EC$700 million (roughly US$260 million) including “in-kind contributions”. Read More


Bajan stamp

BARBADOS has the athletics talent to make an impact on the international arena despite its size, says Obadele Thompson. “First, I truly believe that Barbados has several athletes who have the ability to make impacts globally in their disciplines,” said the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games 100 metres bronze medallist. Thompson was speaking during... Read More


Wales crush Rendezvous

WEYMOUTH WALES were the biggest football winners when the Digicel Premier League continued at the National Stadium on Sunday. Wales convincingly thrashed Rendezvous 4-1, thanks to a brace from Stefan Cumberbatch, along with strikes from Hadan Holligan and Romario Harewood. Shandel Samuels mustered the only reply for an initially competitive... Read More


Deacons lose third straight

THE most decorated team in local volleyball, Flow Deacons, are running out of room to avoid the ignominy of failing to make the play-offs in the Goddard Enterprises Limited Senior Knockouts. On Sunday night, Deacons lost their third game in a row in going down to defending champions Barbados Bearings/W. Gittens Landscaping Progressive 28-26,... Read More


Round Barbados Race starts today

OVER 30 yachts from as far as Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom will be sailing around the island in the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series sailing off today. This was confirmed by organiser Howard Palmer at a press launch to open the event at the Shallow Draft, Bridgetown Port yesterday. “We are trying to build this internationally... Read More


EDITORIAL: Enough talk, deal with litterbugs

IF THERE IS ONE ISSUE on which this country has expended countless hours of talk with little positive outcome, it is that of littering. The evidence of our careless attitude is clear all across the island. For a protracted period the attention has been on coconut vendors operating along many of the major highways, seemingly with little... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Natural collapse

THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION in Barbados suggests that the accumulated weight of the approaches, tendencies and collective “personality” of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) over the last nine years is pressing heavily upon the party as it approaches the final year of its second term. The objective always wins out over the subjective,... Read More


Time to regulate banking, finance

THE RAINY DAY is a phenomenon that provokes the idea that saving is essential, in case bad or no planning has been initiated. When careful planning has been put in place, and the end result is no different from the lack of preparation, this makes one wonder, what is the point? Information is reaching us that some commercial banks are... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: He’s lying about where he sleeps

DEAR CHRISTINE, For the past five years I have been in love with a guy and have given my all to him. During the past year, however, he has been staying away pretty often. I tried not to pay too much attention to this until recently because I have been told that when he says he is at home resting after a hard day’s work, he is in fact at a... Read More


Brancker and Band nail it at Naniki

WHEN YOU HEAR NAMES such as Gabby, Grynner, RPB, Alison Hinds, Edwin Yearwood and Trinidadian David Rudder on one stage, it would be fitting to believe they were the stars of the show. Well, that was certainly not the case Sunday night at Fusion In The Hill at Ilaro Court East, which climaxed the five-day Naniki Jazz Festival. While... Read More


A night of one love for all

THE MUSIC of the Caribbean echoed around the grounds of Ilaro Court for the third night of the Naniki Music Festival. Homegrown talent shared the stage with regional acts from Jamaica and Antigua but it was all One Love. Third World was the headliner and brought the crowd to their feet in front the stage, but if marks were being given on... Read More

Nation Update: Machel Montano receives Barbadian Film Festival honour

MACHEL MONTANO, the first recipient of the Barbados Independent Film Festival Award, says we need to tell Caribbean stories in film. Read More


Film festival to boost culture

THE PRESENCE OF international film producers and actors in Barbados for the Barbados Independent Film Festival should give a big boost to the island’s cultural industries. This view was expressed by the festival’s director Sir Trevor Carmichael during Wednesday night’s red carpet launch at the Barbados Museum’s new Wall Garden Theatre where... Read More




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