Monitor approaching system

BARBADIANS SHOULD continue to monitor a system which is making its way across the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), at 8 p.m. last night the system was located approximately 1 300 miles east south-east of the Windward Island. Although there has not been much change in its organisation, meteorological officials... Read More


Browne gets nod

DR SONIA BROWNE has won the Barbados Labour Party nomination for St Philip North, becoming the first woman to get the party’s nod in the constituency. In a highly contested three-way race, the first in the constituency since 1994, she secured 52 votes. Attorney David Bryan received 19, and Omar Smith, a farmer, got 20. In her acceptance... Read More


New fire academy on way

BEFORE THE END of this year, one of the Caribbean’s premier 
state-of-the-art firefighting training facilities will be opened in Barbados. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Gayle Francis-Vaughan, gave the assurance while speaking at a church service held at the Western Light Church of the Nazarene yesterday to celebrate... Read More


Burial shock

AN ALREADY SAD SITUATION for siblings Ormiston Walton and Rosalind Walton-Harris has become even more wretched. Faced with the unenviable task of having to return to Barbados from the United States to bury their mother, the brother and sister got the shock of their lives when they found out that their two other siblings had gone ahead and... Read More


Tax dent in FCIB profits

REGIONAL FINANCIER CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) has earned $222 million in profits so far this year. It included a “strong” third quarter performance, highlighted by $76 million in profits. However, Gary Brown, chief executive officer (CEO) of the institution, which has its headquarters in Barbados, said regional taxes “continue... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: The knowledge economy

THE ECONOMICE LITERATURE speaks about the transition that economies go through from heavy dependence on agriculture and subsistence living to a more advanced society in which services and mass consumption dominate. During this transformation, there is also a noticeable revolution in the means and methods of production of goods and services... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Gercine Carter - Life lessons in writing

WHEN I WAS 15 or 16, I heard that Rediffusion was looking for a co-host for its Saturday evening programme aimed at teenagers, and was changing the show’s name from Teensville to Teen Scene. So, with absolutely no interest in a broadcasting career, I went there to be interviewed for the job by Frank Pardo, who already knew the Hoyos clan.... Read More


Finding light in the blackout

ON SEPTEMBER 1, around six a.m., we had a reminder that we are still vulnerable to power outages in spite of having one of the best and most reliable power companies in the region. The thing is, I didn’t know there was an outage until I started seeing WhatsApp messages. My home operates on a battery-based grid interactive solar powered system,... Read More


St Thomas edge St James Central

HOME DRUMS truly beat first as St Thomas defied a heavy downpour and a spirited challenge from St James Central to earn a close 2-1 victory in the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils’ Football Classic at Bridgefield on Saturday night. Both teams were lively from kick off and produced one of the most competitive displays seen so... Read More


CAC team ready for Santo Domingo

READY and raring to go! That assessment came from Dr Andrew Forde, manager of the 20-member team heading off to Dominican Republic for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Body Building and Fitness Championship, scheduled to begin at the weekend. “The team is expected to finish in the first three this year. Competition will be... Read More


Warrican the lone addition

IN SPITE of repeated batting and bowling failures in the recent home Test series against India that the regional side lost 2-0, the West Indies selectors have kept faith with the same squad for the upcoming three-match series against Pakistan. Up to late yesterday, the squad wasn’t officially announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)... Read More


Empire beat Police to take Elite lead

ICBL EMPIRE predictably completed a ten-wicket victory over Police yesterday to take over the lead in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Elite Division after pre-series leaders CounterPoint Wanderers had to settle for a draw against Massy Stores Spartan due to a wet pitch at Queen’s Park. While Empire were romping to victory at the neighbouring... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Not sure if he really loves me

Dear Christine, I AM IN LOVE with a man who is a good few years older than I am. I love this man very much but I do not know if he loves me. He never told me he did. Every time I go where he works, I can see a different woman there. With all this, I cannot say a word. He lately purchased a car, yet he takes me nowhere. I am 17 and... Read More


TALKBACK: Little comfort in IDB crime statistics

AN INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK report on crime and violence in Barbados says the island has one of the lowest murder rates in the Caribbean. The rate of 11 per 100 000 is lower than that of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas. But after recording 31 murders in 2015, the highest in a decade, this is small consolation, especially... Read More


ALTAR CALL: The four steps to greatness

GOD’S IDEA OF greatness is quite opposite to man’s. In fact, the philosophy of Jesus Christ is in reverse with the world’s. So said Reverend Davidson Bowen as he conducted the Sunday service at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Brighton, St George, recently. Read More


HEALING HERBS: Shallots increase blood circulation

I HAVE DISCOVERED that when a situation appears as if you will lose the battle, it is better to go through the process to become victorious. I recently received a call from a friend who reminded me of the need to stay positive and focused. Once we were members of a club and she was wrongfully accused of breaking a rule of the club. She... Read More


Weekend Buzz September 23, 2016

Take in some of the action from Miss Universe Barbados, Richard Stoute Teen Talent, Mahalia's Corner, Boyaka Smash Quiet Headphones Party and Taste of NIFCA. Also, find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Bajan filmmaker on show again

BARBADIAN FILMMAKER Damien Pinder has done it again. For the third time in just over a year, another one of his productions has made the cut for overseas film festivals; again being the only film selected from Barbados. This time, Pinder, who is the vice-president of the Barbados Film and Video Association, will screen his Homeless 24... Read More


Ballroom contest ‘vital’

THE JAHBULANI BALLROOM DANCE CLUB is in the final stages of preparation for its competitions It’s Strictly Ballroom & Ten Dance Championship. This competition, which is in its third year, was created to fill the void left when other competition folded under the severe pressure of not having sponsorship. Barbados Ballroom & Latin dancers... Read More


Pitt expresses sadness over Jolie divorce filing as Hollywood power couple splits

LOS ANGELES – Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her attorney said on Tuesday, signalling the end of one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples. "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks... Read More




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