Students to build 50 websites

TWENTY-NINE BARBADOS Community College students will be creating 50 websites for non-governmental organisations over the next two months. The group is undergoing training in website development at the Ministry of Education. Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo paid them a visit this morning and praised the initiative which... Read More


Opportunities in harvesting blackbelly sheep

WE OFTEN SEE them frolicking around in green pastures and open spaces. Ranging in colour from light tan to dark mahogany red, with black facial stripes and legs, the Barbados Black Belly sheep is a breed of domestic sheep indigenous to the island. Known for its ability to shed its wool, its capacity to adapt to a wide variety of climates... Read More


EU leaders tell Britain to exit swiftly, market rout halts

LONDON/BRUSSELS – European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth. Financial markets recovered slightly after the result of Thursday's referendum wiped a record $3 trillion off global... Read More


Germany girds for potential spike in Islamic State attacks in Europe

The German government voiced concern on Tuesday that Islamic State could step up attacks in Europe as it loses territory in Iraq and Syria, and said its domestic intelligence agency is training to respond to a large-scale assault. Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere welcomed gains made by a US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) in... Read More



HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE is key to ensuring that your organisation is successful, and that the culture you are fostering continues long after you have left the organisation. Many organisations who have hired badly experience internal problems and have several disciplinary issues to contend with. Read More


Barbados near debt ‘darkness’

BARBADOS IS FACING the increasingly “dark” prospect that its high debt levels will stall hopes for economic growth. That warning came from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean economics team in their latest Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. Read More


Productivity: building the new competitive growth agenda (Part II)

DURING THE ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES of the 1990s, Government placed productivity at the forefront of its recovery path. Policies pursued were geared towards promoting and increasing the productivity growth required. Productivity growth can generate higher incomes and increase government revenues needed to raise living standards and rectify disadvantages.... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Scandinavia holds tourism promise

IT IS NO SECRET that, even with strictly limited influence, I have been campaigning in the background to persuade Norwegian Air to operate flights out of Ireland or Scandinavia to Barbados, even possibly including St Lucia in a triangle route. Why Norwegian? Well, that’s simple! It is a dynamic, rapidly growing low-cost carrier which already... Read More


Name change for Tridents

A SLIGHT NAME change has been made to the local based franchise for the Hero Caribbean Premier League. Tridents Pride of Barbados is the new name for the franchise that was known as Barbados Tridents for the first three years of the tournament. Team manager Jason Harper confirmed yesterday that the change was made following the purchase... Read More


Rio too soon

CARL LEWIS has other plans in mind for Mario Burke. World Juniors plans. Track and field’s greatest Olympian isn’t quite targeting a spot for Burke at the Summer Games as he wants his ward to focus on becoming the 100 metres champion at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Read More


Tridents coach not worried

FIVE TOP players from the Tridents Pride of Barbados have missed most of the preparation for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League, but it is not much of a concern for head coach Robin Singh. With the quintet playing in The BallR Cup Tri-Nation Series that involved West Indies, Australia and South Africa, the Tridents only linked up... Read More


Gittens books 200 spot

RAMON GITTENS can hardly put a foot wrong now. Literally. Barbados’ best sprinter now has his choice of events to do at Rio, having also qualified for the Olympics in the 200 metres following Sunday night’s title-winning effort at the National Stadium. It was the highlight performance of an action-filled final session of the National... Read More


EDITORIAL: Foreign investment is essential for us

UP UNTIL THE VERY late stages of the administration of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur that ended at the start of 2008, there was a raging debate that centred on the oversimplified slogan that suggested the country was being sold out to rich foreigners – and at the expense of ordinary Bajans. It was, to a large extent, an emotional argument... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Brexit and us

THE DECISION BY the British public to vote “Leave” in the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union has provided Caribbean people with a unique opportunity to witness, in dramatic fashion, the direct consequences of political decisions It has hopefully provided some useful lessons for Caribbean voters who have been treating... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Married man won’t let me go

DEAR CHRISTINE, I AM a regular of your column and I would appreciate you giving me some advice. I am 22 years old and have a good job. There is a man who is madly in love with me but he is married. Christine, I love this man too. We enjoy ourselves whenever we are together. No place is too expensive for him to take me. Read More


Think before breaking away

YES, THE ENGLISH AND THE Welsh have voted for the whole of Britain to leave the European Union (EU) whilst Scotland and Northern Ireland said stay. Adding up all the votes, however, gave the Leave campaign the green light or in other words, ‘Brek fuh yuh ‘self’. Wuh loss, dem negotiations gwine be bare C P and P. Read More


Mount Gay backing Pic-O-De-Crop

THE NATIONAL CULTURAL Foundation (NCF) has announced the return of Mount Gay Rum as a sponsor of the Pic-O-De-Crop Competition. The announcement was made by chief executive officer of the NCF, Cranston Browne at a press briefing this morning at the NCF’s West Terrace, St James headquarters. Browne described Mount Gay’s return as significant... Read More


50 Cent arrested in St Kitts

BASSETERRE – America rapper 50 Cent was arrested here early Sunday following his performance at the St Kitts Music Festival late Saturday. The police report that the rapper whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, was arrested in his dressing room at the Warner Park stadium and taken to the Basseterre police station where he charged... Read More


Party in The City

BROAD STREET, from its northern to southern points, was transformed yesterday into a cultural village, signalling the official start of Crop Over. The main street, which was closed to vehicular traffic, was a stage for cultural life as hundreds of locals and visitors competed for space to observe actors who danced as infectious percussion... Read More


Cultural feast in The City

EVEN THOUGH THE parade numbers were small, they still managed to generate a big buzz from the thousands of spectators lining the streets of Bridgetown yesterday for the First Citizens Bank Crop Over City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes parade. With a prompt 3:30 p.m. start, the parade from Cheapside Post Office to Independence... Read More




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