Teaching abled and disabled children how to work together

28 March 2017

THE SEEDS FOR a more inclusive Barbados are being planted. On Sunday, the Barbados Physical Therapy Association and the Barbados National Organisation for the Disabled brought together abled and disabled children from schools across the country for the purpose of... Read More


Barbados find going tough in hockey

28 March 2017

BARBADOS went down twice in the second round of the FIH Men’s Hockey World League in Trinidad. The Tridents narrowly lost to Chile 2-1 in Saturday’s opening match at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua before being drubbed 7-1 by the United States the following... Read More


Road Safety Association calls for speed cameras

28 March 2017

GOVERNMENT is being urged to introduce speed cameras across the island and red-light cameras since the police cannot be everywhere all at once. The call is coming from president of the Barbados Road Safety Association, Sharmane Roland-Bowen. “If the Government... Read More


Mother Gilkes reaches 100 years

28 March 2017

FAMILY AND FRIENDS gathered at St Philip The Less Anglican Church in St Peter on Sunday morning to celebrate with one of their own, Viteline Gilkes, who turned 100 years old. The stalwart of the church, known also as Mother Gilkes, was confirmed there on February... Read More


Trump's son-in-law met with Russian banker

28 March 2017

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December. A U.S. Senate committee... Read More


Beef Okay

28 March 2017

CORNED BEEF LOVERS can again dig in without fear, as the all-clear has been given. At a media briefing yesterday, Chief Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Mark Trotman, said the import ban had been lifted “effective immediately”. He added he... Read More


Upbeat over Carifesta

28 March 2017

BARBADOS IS SET to benefit significantly from the hosting of CARIFESTA XIII in August. With the festival budget set at $6 million, Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has predicted a favourable outcome for the island from the regional arts and cultural exposition.... Read More



28 March 2017

THERE WAS A SOMBRE MOOD prevailing at a number of police stations yesterday as many officers mourned the untimely passing of “an ace detective”. The tragic death in a road accident on Sunday evening of Station Sergeant Clifford Sherlock Bridgeman, 49, forced the Royal... Read More


‘Cancel street racers policies’

28 March 2017

FAST CARS COMBINED with fast fingers are allowing illegal street racers to thrive. That’s the concern of senior traffic cop Sergeant Seibert Johnson, who yesterday condemned the increasing prevalence of street racing and the use of social media messaging services... Read More


Detective’s family struggling to cope

28 March 2017

THE TOUGHEST JOB relatives of little Azanii Bridgeman have ever had is upon them. They have to help the eight-year-old to come to grips with his father’s untimely death. “Azanii is eight and is struggling to deal with the fact that he saw his dad yesterday [Sunday]... Read More


Pride feel pressure

28 March 2017

A BARBADIAN stole the spotlight at Kensington Oval yesterday but his effort was the main source of frustration and not joy for the Barbados Pride, as they had to settle for a draw with table leaders Guyana Jaguars. The final day of the eighth-round contest between... Read More


Coconut vendors come to blows

28 March 2017

TWO COCONUT VENDORS ended up in the dock at a Bridgetown court yesterday charged with causing a disturbance on the Warrens section of the ABC Highway on Sunday. A heavily-bandaged Damian Omar Andrews, 32, of White Hill, St Andrew, and Antoine Rico McCloud Carter,... Read More


Jules a joy for Barbados

28 March 2017

RASHAD JULES was the hero for Barbados on Sunday night. It was his brace which propelled the local football team to a 2-1 win over Martinique at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Jules’ two well taken strikes jolted an initially tentative home side into life and... Read More


UDC and RDC merger on hold

28 March 2017

EVEN IN THE FACE of much talk about streamlining, even merging many of Barbados’ state enterprises, the idea of amalgamating the Urban Development Commission (UDC) and the Rural Development Commission (RDC) remains on the back-burner. Interestingly, the suggestion... Read More


BLP fired up and ready to go

28 March 2017

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) machinery moved to a war footing on Sunday night as it presented a unified face and officially announced its slate of candidates. At a gathering held to announce its month of activities and which brought together stalwarts, current... Read More


Role for PTA umbrella body in SBAs fight, says Jones

28 March 2017

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA) has to get more involved in the long-running dispute between the Ministry of Education and the teachers’ unions over the marking of school-based assessments (SBAs). Minister of Education Ronald Jones made... Read More


Sonics end Lakers run

28 March 2017

LUMBER COMPANY LAKERS have finally lost. But not without dispute. Urban Vybz St John’s Sonics guard Jamar King scored two go-ahead free throws with 17.3 seconds left, as Lakers got on the wrong end of questionable calls on the very last two plays of Sunday’s 71-69... Read More


Building sports brand

28 March 2017

THIS YEAR has been designated the year of sports and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) has added a number of new events to their yearly calendar. At the press launch to announce the details at the BTMI headquarters, chief executive officer William “Billy”... Read More


Ballroom Brilliance

28 March 2017

FOR THE FIRST TIME in its four-year history, the It’s Strictly Ballroom And 10Dance Championships had its own night, and passion and precision were the factors that defined who were crowned champions. Young men and boys in bow ties and vests, black or white shirts... Read More


Griffith stops Mitchell in classic

28 March 2017

TWO GRANDMASTERS of road tennis, Winston “Charles McEnroe” Griffith and Anthony “Ears” Mitchell, put on a display of the highest level when the Massy United Insurance Clash of the Titans tournament continued on Sunday night at the Dover Courts. In the end, Griffith... Read More


EDITORIAL: Act now to stamp out squatting

28 March 2017

THERE ARE SOME ISSUES affecting this country which cannot be wished away. Squatting is one. This illegal activity is very evident in parts of St Philip and St Michael and other areas. It has been allowed to develop into a major headache. Politicians, from either... Read More




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