Second Ruby shooting victim dies

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the circumstances surrounding a second shooting death which occurred in Ruby, St Philip on Independence Day. Thirty-four-year-old Shane Nurse of Ruby Tenantry was involved in verbal dispute with an unknown assailant when he was shot multiple times around 6:55 p.m. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital... Read More


Advocate's site hacked

THE BARBADOS ADVOCATE’S website appears to have been hacked. From last night visitors to the site were greeted with a pop-up message from the “Muslim Electronic Army”. Then in a profanity-laced note, the hackers urged the newspaper to secure the site while singling out the police and government. Read More


Candidate killed in lead-up to Venezuelan election

CARACAS – Authorities arrested three people on Monday suspected in the murder of an opposition leader that shook Venezuela and drew international condemnation in the run-up to this weekend’s election for a new legislature. Opposition leaders blamed last week’s shooting of Luis Diaz, 44, a candidate for the Democratic Action party in central... Read More


Support for McCullum

WELLINGTON – New Zealand Cricket have promised to support Brendon McCullum after former Test all-rounder Chris Cairns was acquitted of perjury in London despite evidence given against him by the Black Caps captain. Cairns had been accused of falsely claiming he had never cheated at cricket when he won 90 000 pounds in damages from Lalit... Read More


The PR of mergers and acquisitions

WHILE ALL EYES are fixed on how much or little shareholders of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) will receive after the dust is finally settled in and out of of court, my interest is on the public relations strategies that the company is engaged in to keep its stakeholders, especially employees, engaged and abreast of new business developments.... Read More


BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Employing people with disabilities

WITH MARCH BEING THE MONTH to celebrate achievements in the disabled community, the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) is pleased to enable discussion on the employment of people who are disabled. As the employers representative, we at the BEC encourage our members to hire people with disabilities so long as the applicant’s capabilities... Read More


‘Strong’ demand for Barbados

BRITAIN’S LEADING TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, ABTA, is reporting “strong” demand for travel to Barbados. With the 2015/2016 winter tourist season scheduled to start next month, ABTA said its members had reported that “demand for Jamaica, Barbados and the [United Arab Emirates] is . . . strong for this winter and next year”. The association also said... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Tax haven fight is not over

“THE GAMES ARE NOT OVER.” As a matter of fact the effort to protect the Caribbean offshore financial services sector needs more juice. Coming on the heels of a successful effort by CARICOM diplomats in Washington led by Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and The Bahamas that virtually forced the local government council of the District of Columbia... Read More


Support for McCullum

WELLINGTON – New Zealand Cricket have promised to support Brendon McCullum after former Test all-rounder Chris Cairns was acquitted of perjury in London despite evidence given against him by the Black Caps captain. Cairns had been accused of falsely claiming he had never cheated at cricket when he won 90 000 pounds in damages from Lalit... Read More


‘Give us time’

GIVE US more time. That’s the plea of the recently elected executive of the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation whose legitimacy has been challenged by a dissatisfied group after controversial elections last month. The group, represented by attorney Keith Simmons, claimed there were some irregularities at the special general... Read More


Carter leads Fire Service to victory

AN EXHILARATING display of strokes by Man Of The Match batsman Jonathan Carter led the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) to a five-wicket victory over CAH Ramp in the final of the Grantley Adams International Airport Twenty20 tournament on Sunday night. Before a large crowd at the Rices Pavilion and Resource Centre, Carter, a Barbados player... Read More


Action all day

INDEPENDENCE DAY has always had a fair share of leisurely sporting activity around the island. Yesterday was no different. Early morning showers in some areas gave way to brighter skies later in the day to allow many people to enjoy a variety of sports in a fun-filled atmosphere. Read More


EDITORIAL: Let’s remain guardians of our culture

YESTERDAY BARBADOS celebrated its 49th anniversary of Independence with a few activities that hardly strayed from the traditional. Today, in essence the country starts what is expected to be a full year of celebration of what will be a significant milestone – the 50th anniversary of the attainment of nationhood. In his official message... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Enter the people

THE REACTIONS to the expulsion of MP Dr Maria Agard from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) mark the occasion as perhaps the third recent one when the necessity for the popular democratisation of the political parties in Barbados has become evident. The previous two occasions surrounded the transitions of leadership between Owen Arthur and Mia... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Business trips for his pleasure

DEAR CHRISTINE, MY HUSBAND of six years travels for business and also loves to travel abroad with his buddies – all men. I have always been concerned about him possibly cheating and would admit that I nagged him at times. We eventually decided to see a counsellor, since the situation was really getting to me. He swore before the counsellor... Read More


Owen did not help Maria

OWEN ARTHUR’S SHOCKING ENTRY into the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) saga involving Maria Agard provided a welcome respite for the BLP. In the days following his venomous sputtering, Barbadians were engaged in discussion on his bitter attack on Mia Mottley. The big question on everyone’s lips was whether he had forgotten that he was no longer... Read More


Scores enjoy St Philip Carnival

EVEN AMIDST the threat of early morning showers, the annual St Philip Carnival still proved to be a blast for many today The jump-up, which was said to have started behind schedule, began at Marley Vale and culminated at King George V Park, delighting spectators along the route. Bystanders who soaked up the pulsating rhythms and loud... Read More


Carnival takes over St James

A KALEIDOSCOPE OF FESTIVE colours took over the streets of St James for the second annual Orange Hill Carnival, today. Over 250 revellers jumped, waved and spun their waistlines along the route which started at the Orange Hill pavilion and moved through Baywoods, St Silas, Westmoreland, Highway 2A and back at the Orange Hill pavilion where... Read More


Adele touring next year

LONDON – Adele, whose latest album 25 has smashed sales records in its first week of release, announced on Thursday she would begin a 15-week concert tour of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe in February. Fans applauded the tour, Adele’s first in four years, on Twitter while media sites noted that the 27-year-old singer appeared to... Read More


Film-maker taking H2O to the world

CLISH GITTENS is a film director, actor and poet who had a vision. It was one he braved the odds to see right through to fruition. He conceptualised the documentary H2O for his thesis which was part of his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Arts at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. It was a journey for him, and... Read More




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