Depp and Heard finalise divorce

18 January 2017

LOS ANGELES – Film star Johnny Depp’s tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalised on Friday, ending the couple’s marriage after months of highly publicised claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail. Court... Read More


Punishing ‘Pa’ an allround winner on court

18 January 2017

DEIGHTON “PA” ROACH came up trumps twice in the AOne Supermarkets Lance Bynoe Road Tennis Tournament on Monday night. The oldstager came from behind to win his singles match and teamed up with Anthony “Baku” Simmons to win a doubles contest at the Rubis Sports Club,... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: World Cup hopes still a dream

18 January 2017

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? Seems to be a pertinent question as football’s world governing body, FIFA, announced last week that the World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament. Unsurprisingly, there have been mixed reviews for the move, with some agreeing... Read More


FTC oil probe

18 January 2017

BARBADIAN MULTIMILLIONAIRE Sir Kyffin Simpson’s oil empire Sol will not be able to count the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL) among its assets just yet. The Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) chief executive officer Sandra Sealy yesterday confirmed that... Read More



18 January 2017

THE RUSH by Barbadians to get a police certificate of character should ease by next month. Officer in charge of the department, Sergeant Carlos Lindo, said the office was busier during the last months of a year and the first two months of a new year. Read More


Sinckler to quit if dollar devalued

18 January 2017

NO NEED TO PANIC; the Barbados dollar will not be devalued. This was the assurance from Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, who was so confident about this that he vowed to resign if such ever occurred under his watch. With growing concerns about the strength... Read More


Rodents ruining visitors’ holiday

18 January 2017

THEIR MAIN CONCERN is the simple way Barbados’ reputation can be tarnished in the eyes of would-be tourists. Things seemed to have quieted down at last check, but it has not been a fun time in the sun, sea and sand for British visitors Richard Layne and Maureen Glasgow... Read More


Taxi operators: Let’s talk

18 January 2017

TAXI OPERATORS ARE suggesting that City store owners cut their prices if they want to attract cruise ship passengers. President of the Independent Seaport Taxi Union, Anthony Eastmond, and the head of the Bridgetown Port Taxi Co-op Society Limited, Charles Layne,... Read More


Barbados welcomes new party

18 January 2017

AND THEN THERE were four. Another political party has been added to the list in possible contention for the general election constitutionally due in 2018. But the emergence of the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has left political analyst Dr Don Marshall urging... Read More


Private entity paving roads a ‘disgrace’

18 January 2017

IT IS A SAD day when the private sector has to step in to fill a breach that should have been taken care of by government. But, stressed Barbados Labour Party MP for St James Central, Kerrie Symmonds, he was extremely appreciative of the gesture of the Aron and Christina... Read More


Mia: No more business as usual

18 January 2017

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION Mia Mottley took her agitation over the state of the economy, including the recent CariCris downgrade and the decision of the Bank of Guyana not to accept Barbados currency, to the House of Assembly yesterday. But after an estimated ten minutes,... Read More


Oba: Think big

18 January 2017

IT WAS NO WONDER Obadele Thompson came up big at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games with a bronze medal in the men’s 100 metres. Speaking on the topic, Sports: Positioning For Global Success at the National Sports Council’s 2016 awards ceremony at the Frank Collymore... Read More


Warrens lock out Carlton

18 January 2017

LEAGUE QUEENS Pan American International Insurance Warrens continued the trek towards their first double crown honours when the Goddard Enterprises Limited senior volleyball knockouts continued Monday night at Oldbury, St Philip. Playing their customary aggressive... Read More


Dance show cut after backlash

18 January 2017

SCRAPPED. That is the latest twist in the dance competition that was being used to promote the Reggae Beach Splash party being held this Friday at Pirates Cove on Bay Street. The promotion which was running on reggaesplash246 Instagram and Facebook for about a... Read More


Police appeal case set for March

18 January 2017

FOURTEEN OFFICERS will get the chance to challenge a judge’s decision to throw out a case in which they questioned their omission from a promotions list. The Court of Appeal comprising Chief Justice Marston Gibson, Justice of Appeal Kaye Goodridge and Justice of... Read More


Green Giants rule track at L.T. Gay

18 January 2017

GREEN HOUSE Giants rose to the occasion, dethroning the Red House Rockets at the Lawrence T. Gay Primary School sports yesterday at the National Stadium. The Giants set the track ablaze, amassing 386 points. They dominated the track events to capture senior divisional... Read More


Bajan sailors win two

18 January 2017

BARBADIAN SAILORS managed two wins yesterday on the first day of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series. Piloting a 2001 J105 in the Caribbean Sailing Association’s (CSA) racing category, Peter Lewis sailed home ahead of Great Britain’s Doug Innes, while Peter... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Tips to determine if you love an abuser

18 January 2017

DEAR CHRISTINE, ABUSE OF ANY SORT is wrong, especially when it comes to relationships. I’ll like you to share with readers some tips on abuse and what to look for in their partner to determine if they are in love with an abuser: • Pushes for quick involvement:... Read More


FAMILY FUSION: Socially wealthy (3)

18 January 2017

Freedom isn’t being stupid; freedom is being so smart that you develop a strength strong enough to break free and become your own person. A better person than what your circumstances would like to define you as.” – C. JOYBELL C. SO YOU HAVE BEEN HURT by a close friend... Read More


FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: More on sugar

18 January 2017

LAST WEEK I said the sugar cane (rather than sugar) industry can succeed. But urgent changes are necessary. First, those in authority and everyone else must appreciate that sugar production, and indeed agriculture generally, is a science. The mere fact that our... Read More


EDITORIAL: Fear of Trump’s presidency

18 January 2017

INAUGURATION DAY FOR the 45th president of the United States is just two days away. Rather than an air of excitement and eager anticipation normally associated with this event, the occasion is being overshadowed by great uncertainty and even panic across the world.... Read More




Are commercial banks giving customers enough of a return on their savings?

Don't Know