Cannabis seized in country

THE ROYAL Barbados Police Force seized thousands of cannabis plants during a joint drug eradication programme today. Members of the Drug Squad, with assistance from the Tactical Response and Barbados Defence Force, conducted the exercise in St Joseph, St John and St Thomas. The biggest haul took place in St Joseph where 2 148 plants... Read More


VIDEO: Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest - 2nd Preliminary

Highlights from the second preliminary of the 2016 Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest. Tahirah Gibbons may have been the youngest act, but that didn’t stop her from stealing the show away from others twice her age. Read More


Barbadian among three facing cocaine charges

A ST PHILIP MAN was granted bail, while two Vincentians were remanded to HMP Dodds when they appeared in District B Magistrates Court today to face several drug charges. Justin Selman, 47, of Lot 3A Berlin Road, St Philip pleaded not guilty to Acts Preparatory To Traffic A Controlled Drug to Wit: Cocaine. He was granted bail to the sum... Read More


Schools getting facelift for new term

ALL SCHOOLS should be ready to reopen at the beginning of the new school year. This was the expectation voiced by Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, who recently spoke to the Barbados Government Information Service following a day long tour of eight public schools in various stages of renovation. According to Jones the repair work,... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Tourism a loser in Budget 2016

Politics aside, unless I have missed something, there was very little in the Budget that will stimulate either domestic or international tourism. Maybe the ability to withdraw up to 15 per cent of registered retirement savings plans at the lower interest rate of 16.5 per cent tax rate will free a few dollars to encourage a staycation break... Read More


Now robots join fight against cancer

Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours.... Read More


BEC: Shades of grey: duty of care

Every employment contract has an unwritten duty of care implied for the employer. This common law duty has been a source of confusion for many professionals. What does this duty mean for us? Is the employee exempt from all liability if something were to go wrong? How can we protect ourselves? Since it is not expressly stated in the contract,... Read More


Minor items on CFATF ‘to do’ list

Barbados has made significant progress in the effort to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), in its latest report on the island, said only “minor” recommended actions now had to be taken after Government took several steps to follow its advice over the year. This news comes... Read More


Rooney to quit internationals after World Cup

LONDON – Wayne Rooney will end his England career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the striker said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old made his announcement at a news conference ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday when will set a new record for an England outfield player, ahead of David Beckham, by winning his 116th... Read More


Gems defy odds

BARBADOS’ capturing of the top spot at the AFNA Youth World Cup qualifiers and advancing to the finals in Botswana is just one of the goals president of the Barbados Netball Association, Nisha Craigwell, has for the sport. A proud Craigwell, who was speaking on the court side after Barbados defeated nemesis Trinidad and Tobago 50-48 to... Read More


Captains can’t agree on T20 call

LAUDERHILL – Rival captains Carlos Brathwaite and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have expressed contrasting views over the state of the outfield that led to the abandonment of the second Twenty20 International between West Indies and India at the Central Broward Regional Park on Sunday. While Brathwaite does not believe it was safe to resume after... Read More


Weithers is Last Man Standing

REAR NAKED chokes, guillotine holds and direct ground and pound were the order of the night when Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action amped up with a dominant grappling display at Saturday night’s Spartan Caribbean Fighting Championships Morphosis at the Sea Rocks Dome. Title holder of the original Last Man Standing Corey “Stokes” Weithers dominated... Read More


EDITORIAL: Waiting for PM to give election date

WHEN LAST HAVE WE in Barbados seen a headline in any newspaper like last Thursday’s, bearing the glad tidings: IMF PRAISE? The International Monetary Fund’s acknowledgement that progress is being made in economic reforms must be heartening news to all right-thinking citizens. The IMF believes that the country is about to make a turn for... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Money for babies

THE DEBATE ON THE NEED to increase the population of Barbados due to the concerns about the under-population of that country has re-opened once again. On an earlier occasion the debate was first opened by Minister for Education Ronald Jones, who called for the population to “make babies” as a result of his concern about the impact of the... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Lacking variety in the bedroom

DEAR CHRISTINE, From time to time I see men writing to you and I somehow feel as a woman (whom I presume you are), you’ll help me to understand my wife or get her to understand me. We have been married for 15 years and have two children. At this time of our relationship, our sex life is nearly non-existent. I know that sex is not everything... Read More


(Re)starting points for BWU

CONGRATULATIONS TO the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) on its 75th anniversary. The union is made up of divisions representing workers from both combined interests as well as individual operations. After many years new staff may not have the slightest notion of the genesis of their division. As I was involved at the starting point of one... Read More


VIDEO: Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest - 2nd Preliminary

Highlights from the second preliminary of the 2016 Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest. Tahirah Gibbons may have been the youngest act, but that didn’t stop her from stealing the show away from others twice her age. Read More


EASY MAGAZINE: Designers show off skills

Bringing modest fashion to the modern age were the talented designers in the fashion segment of this year’s third annual Kingdom Arts Festival. Joining together under the theme Thankful, designers Sharon Callender, Khala Hurdle, Rachel Clement, Lester Welch, Sheldene Brathwaite, Ruth-Ann King and Katrina Martelly expressed their spirit... Read More


VIDEO: Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals

Highlights from the 2016 Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals held at Kensington Oval. Summa won the 8 to 12 division and De MC is the new 13 to 18 champion. Read More


Prince’s home, studio to open to public

MINNEAPOLIS – Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis estate and studio of late rock musician Prince, will be opened for public tours starting on October 6, the administrator of the singer’s estate said. Prince, 57, collapsed and died at the 65 000-square-foot estate in April after an accidental overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl.... Read More




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