Customs guard in fear

THE NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC WORKERS (NUPW) has been asked to look into a matter involving a Customs guard and a police officer who has been identified as the shooter in the death of Selwyn “Blues” Knight just over two weeks ago. Read More


Appointments NUPW’s priority

DON’T BE surprised if the National Union of Public Workers starts putting additional pressure on Government to appoint more public servants. Read More


Theft thwarted

This time the bandits didn’t get what they were after. An alert woman from Groves, St George heeded recent Press reports of well-dressed men forcing their way into Barbadian middle-class homes, and believes it may have saved her from becoming the latest victim on Tuesday night. Read More


Region may back BSTU

LOCAL TEACHERS APPEAR at the moment to be alone regionally in their stance of not grading completed school-based assessments (SBAs) – but this could change shortly. Read More


Building rum brand

MANAGEMENT of the St Nicholas Abbey Distillery will be putting greater focus on tourism and manufacturing to ensure maximum mileage for visitors. Read More


RBC to sell its Suriname banking operations to Republic Bank

TORONTO— Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell RBC Royal Bank (Suriname) N.V. to Republic Bank Limited, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Read More


‘Nothing’ for the Brazilians

Barbados is not ready for Brazilian tourists. While tourism officials are upbeat about the prospect of increased arrivals from this South American giant, new research has revealed that there is a significant disconnect between what Barbados is offering and what the Brazilians want. Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: FTC approval paves way for telecoms battle

The merged entity, accordance with its commitments, must be technically ready for Local Number Portability “(LNP”) in the fixed network by September 30, 2015 and Mobile Number Portability (“MNP”) in the mobile network by November 30th, 2015. - Paragraph 11 from the Fair Trading Commission’s press release... Read More


Hoping to settle

ST JOHN’S – The West Indies Cricket Board is hoping to negotiate a deal with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) to have the controversial US$42 million claim repaid in matches and not cash. Read More


Bajan doubles duo move on

BARBADIAN girls are keeping the national flag flying in doubles play of the ScotiaBank/ITF/ Barbados International Junior Tennis tournament at the National Tennis Centre. Read More


Shock win for Warrens

THE TEAM that couldn’t lose did just that on Tuesday – and against the squad that couldn’t win. Yes, April fools’ came a day early for basketball. Read More


700th win for Serena

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) – Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun. Read More


STREET BEAT: Harvest men reap success

SUGAR HARVESTING has been announced to start next week and the focus of this week’s Street Beat is on some key employees of Barbados Farms, an agricultural company. Read More


LOOKA LEW: I frighten to fly

Now I don’t want to frighten nobody, so if you are travelling soon, or if you at the airport getting ready to board your flight, or if you are on the plane and now settling down, I would strongly suggest that you don’t read any more of this article, cause you gine get frighten. Read More


IT MATTERS TO MARIA: UWI moving to safeguard students

PRIVATE LANDLORDS offering accommodation to students through the University of the West Indies will have to submit their premises to a security audit or they will be taken off the UWI list. Read More


THE LOWDOWN: Pipe dream come true

The life of a columnist doesn’t wind down like that of an actual newspaper person. No farewell function, no thank you mention in the paper. It’s a “here this week, gone next week” scenario. A virtual beheading. Read More


A new Beat

There's a new kid on the block: The Beat 104.1 FM. From YESS 104.1 to Love 104.1 FM, the Starcom Network station saw it’s fair share of changes to the music and entertainment scene, and last Friday their adaptation to the changing scene was made official at the launch of The Beat 104.1 Read More


Paint the night Mosaic

The night was painted fantastic, when Mosaic II, the Harrison College PTA’s now annual fundraiser, honoured former Merrymen lead singer Emile Straker on Sunday night. Read More


Mark Wahlberg to produce film on 2013 Boston Marathon

LOS ANGELES (AP) – CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce Patriots’ Day, a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account. Read More


One Republic coming for Breakfast in Barbados

THIRTY YEARS – that’s how long tourism officials and 104.5 CHUM FM have been wooing Canadian visitors to have Breakfast in Barbados. Read More




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