Man found dead in his home

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a St Philip man. The body of the 66-year-old Richard Shepherd was discovered in a pool of blood in his home at Bamboo Avenue, Mapps earlier this evening. Police public relations officer, Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said based on information received, police visited the man’s home, where they... Read More


XBOX chargers among products recalled

THE PUBLIC IS ASKED to note that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is aware of the recall of a number of products. The Department stated today that Performance Design Products has recalled the Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers due to the battery chargers overheating and thus damaging the XBOX ONE video game controller,... Read More


Republicans pull healthcare bill after failing to get votes

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled... Read More


Jamaica, Brazil in row over corned beef

KINGSTON – Jamaica and Brazil appear to be heading towards a trade row over the island’s ban on corned beef imported from that South American country as both sides yesterday took hard positions on the measure. The Brazilian Embassy in Kingston asked the Jamaican Government to lift what it described as the “unilateral ban”, pointing out... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: ‘Big Six’ tax still ruling Govt’s revenue

The Barbados Government still relies heavily on six major taxes for about 80 per cent of all the revenue it receives in taxes and fees and grants, just as it has done since the days of the Owen Arthur administration, according to figures compiled by your humble reporter. These figures have been sourced from the Estimates publication released... Read More


10-MINUTE MANAGER: Jennifer St Hill

Jennifer St Hill is media director, Virgo Communic. Are you where you always wanted to be? Yes, I am satisfied with where I am at Virgo Communications. There is always room for growth in my personal and professional life. What is your biggest professional challenge? My profession is very deadline-driven, and sometimes prioritising... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Barbados financial system still stable

Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability? Key financial sector indicators point to the continued stability of the Barbadian financial system during 2016. The banking system remained the largest and arguably most central group of institutions within the financial system. The overarching feature of the commercial banking... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Finance sector needs policy changes

Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability? Short-term risks to global financial stability have abated since the April 2016 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Commodity prices have risen from their lows earlier in the year, and ongoing adjustments in emerging markets have supported a recovery in capital flows. ... Read More


Tons of Pride

KRAIGG BRATHWAITE and Shai Hope both hit attractive centuries yesterday to put Barbados in a strong position on the opening day of their Digicel Regional 4-Day eighth-round match between Barbados Pride and the Guyana Jaguars at Kensington Oval. Barbados took full advantage of Brathwaite’s decision to bat after winning the toss, closing... Read More


Coaches' call

“A BUNCH of crap”. That is how one coach has described the clash between the Pine Hill Dairy National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships (NAPSAC) finals and the second day of the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) preliminaries. When a WEEKENDSPORT team visited the National Stadium yesterday at... Read More


Attacking Francis, Spencer stop rivals

KERRY “TC” FRANCIS and Shawn “Schwarzenegger” Spencer scored impressive wins when the Massy United Insurance Clash Of The Titans road tennis tournament continued at the Dover courts on Wednesday night. Francis, out of St Lucy, sealed a 21-10, 21-17 victory over Junior Alleyne, whose competition debut was marked by an aggressive and attacking... Read More


HC, Springer leap ahead

TODAY’S COMPETITION in pursuit of the Esther Maynard Zone titles of the Barbados Secondary School’s Athletic Championships (BSSAC) is likely to produce an enthralling battle. On the first day of the zone meet at the National Stadium yesterday, Harrison College boys established a 26.5-point lead, while Springer Memorial are up in the girls... Read More


EDITORIAL: Windies problems bigger than players

THE QUALITY of cricket played by the West Indies, who have been weighed in the balance and found wanting in recent years, is about to be given a new assessment starting this weekend in Barbados when the Pakistanis come a-calling. Following the embarrassing whitewash dished out to us a few weeks ago by the visiting English team, the officials,... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN': Own-way yuh is feel

I REMEMBER as a child my mother told me a story about her childhood. She, her brothers and a cousin uses to have to walk to school and back home every day, and everyone had to reach home together or it was blows. Anyway, yuh know as children yuh like to live on de edge, right? Dem had an open-back truck that uses to pass them on the way... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: He doesn’t respond to my feelings

Dear Christine, I AM 16 years old and there is a fellow who lives in my district who I admire very much. His name is . . . . Many nights I dream about him. Once I wrote and told him how I feel about him, even though I could not say it face to face. I even sent him a postcard. He has not responded in any way and I am wondering if I should... Read More


OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Ball now in Mason’s court

“And he answer him, let it alone Sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure and if it bears fruit next year, well and good, but if not, you can cut it down” – Luke 13:8-9 ON TUESDAY night last week, while listening to one of my favourite shows, Mason and Guests, I was shocked when I heard West Indies Test and One-Day... Read More


Strictly dancing over two days

EVEN THOUGH they are facing serious challenges this year, the show must go on. For its 20th anniversary, Jahbulani Ballroom Dance Club will put on two days of dancing – tomorrow and Sunday at the St Leonard’s Boys’ School. Robert Boyce, president of Jahbulani Dance Club, says while the club is footing the bill out of “their pockets”... Read More


Get ready to Up It

THERE IS A NEW DANCE IN TOWN. And if creators Tyson Dirty Versee Wilson and Jomario Joe Cloudy Goddard have their way, Up It will soar to new heights. Up It is not only slang which means to have a good time, it’s also the name of their bashment soca song which they have complemented with its own dance. Read More


Mosaic spot on

SOMETHING TO SUIT everyone’s taste was on the musical menu at Sunday’s Gala Evening of Mosaic IV . . . In Full Circle. There was jazz by Rosemary Phillips, kaiso by Black Pawn, PJ, Kid Site, Adonijah, Poonka and William Smokey Burke, who also sang spouge and a few of his R hits from back in the day, and R from Two Mile Hill. Read More


Pink Star back on sale next month

LONDON – A 59.60-carat diamond known as The Pink Star is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more – only for the buyer to pull out of the deal. The diamond was presented by Sotheby’ in London ahead of the auction in Hong Kong on April 4. In November 2013, a Geneva... Read More




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