Marla Dukharan

‘Not too late’ for IMF

25 May 2017

WHETHER BARBADOS GOES to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before or after the next general election will depend on how critical the financial situation becomes. Marla Dukharan, group economist with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), was responding to suggestions... Read More



25 May 2017

TRINIDADIAN SONGWRITER Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop did nothing wrong – legally – when a song he wrote ended up being recorded by two Barbadian artistes two years apart. In 2015, Denise DeeVine Phillips released We De Same, while on Monday, Nikita’s 2017 Crop Over release... Read More


Road caution

25 May 2017

MINISTER OF TRANSPORT Michael Lashley is putting some Crop Over revellers on notice: do not drink and drive, or else. During a press conference yesterday to launch the ministry’s road safety public awareness campaign at its Pine, St Michael office, Lashley said legislation... Read More


Family in row with Sparman

25 May 2017

A GRENADIAN ATTORNEY wants answers and his family’s money back from local cardiologist Dr Alfred Sparman. In a report from Grenadian television station CC6’s Flow 1 News, which is currently making the rounds on social media, Stefan Ali, the nephew of a deceased Grenadian... Read More


Tough England tour in summer

25 May 2017

CHIEF SELECTOR Courtney Browne has warned that West Indies should brace for a difficult tour of England this summer, but says the young regional side should use the experience as a learning curve in building for the future. West Indies face the hosts in a three-Test... Read More


Grandson shot dead

25 May 2017

YESTERDAY MORNING, a Christ Church family got one of the most dreaded calls – informing them that one of their own had been killed. Smith had to sit down when she discovered her 19-year-old grandson Ajay Smith (inset) had been shot multiple times and was lying in... Read More


It’s now 15¢ per plastic bag

25 May 2017

IT’S 15 CENTS. That’s how much retailers and the Future Centre Trust have agreed will be the plastic bag deterrent fee that comes into effect on June 1. The official launch date had been pushed back from May 1 as some retailers had still not yet received their... Read More


Gems look to shine brighter

25 May 2017

THE BAJAN GEMS’ historic netball win over Jamaica in Kingston was just the start of a greater journey for local netball. That goal was outlined by the triumphant Barbados unit that returned to warm greetings from friends, family and both junior and senior players... Read More


Former runner shot dead

25 May 2017

AJAY RICARDO SMITH loved to run. From the time he was a boy he was winning awards, including the coveted victor ludorum titles. Tragically, he could not outrun a killer’s bullets, as the 19-year-old’s body was riddled with no less than nine bullets in the back, a... Read More


Hymnspeak still a hit

25 May 2017

HYMNSPEAK CONTINUES to be a favourite event on the GospelFest calendar. From as early as 4 p.m. on Monday, patrons could be seen queueing outside St Mary’s Anglican Church in Bridgetown for the programme’s 7 p.m. start. This event was first held 11 years ago... Read More


Spring Cottage pose with title

25 May 2017

SPRING COTTAGE won the Division 1 title to gain promotion to the Premier League when the National Domino Association’s Four-hand League climaxed on Sunday night. Spring Cottage won the title by beating Dream Team 78-61 while HIV Hillside defeated BNOC 70-62 to clinch... Read More


Players revel in joy of a bridge game

25 May 2017

DESPITE BEING CONSIDERED one of the world’s most popular sports, bridge continues to be one of Barbados’ hidden treasures. Barbados Bridge League president Roglyn Hinds says Barbadians need to reshuffle their views on the card game which would allow them to recognise... Read More


Sunshine coach feels the heat

25 May 2017

KINGSTON – Under-fire head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken has blamed a lack of proper preparation, bad timing and the unavailability of the best players for the Sunshine Girls’ shock 1-1 draw in the three-Test series against Barbados. Ranked fourth in the world,... Read More


Tuach, Burke impress in Japan

25 May 2017

TWO OF BARBADOS’ top international surfers Chelsea Tuach and Josh Burke have made an early impact at the World Surf League’s Qualification Series in Japan. Competing at Shida Beach in the 3000 Chiba Open, Tuach was unstoppable on her way to a quarter-final berth... Read More


Winnipeg triple for Cumberbatch

25 May 2017

WINNIPEG – Barbadian Renaldo Cumberbatch rode a triple and Guyana’s Rohan Singh made his presence felt with a brace, as Caribbean jockeys continued to dominate the early exchanges in the new season at Assiniboia Downs. Riding at the western Canada racetrack on Monday,... Read More


Officers fighting blaze at Adams Castle

24 May 2017

FIRE OFFICERS ARE at this moment trying to fully extinguish a fire at Adams Castle Estate, Christ Church. Acting deputy chief fire officer Earl Gaskin said when the first team to arrive on the scene around 5 p.m. found the building fully engulfed. "At that time... Read More


Shaft 'forgot' he gave song to DeeVine

24 May 2017

TRINIDADIAN SONGWRITER JASON “Shaft” Bishop says he “genuinely forgot” that he had sent the same song to DeeVine in 2015 when he sold it to Nikita this year. Responding to the controversy surrounding the song released by Nikita for Crop Over 2017 entitled Same Way,... Read More


Update: Seven hurt in Gibbes crash

24 May 2017

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into a collision which occurred between a minibus and a car around 1:55 p.m. today along Gibbs Road, St Peter. The minibus was driven by William Sealy, 47, of Crusher Site Road, Prospect, St James while the car was driven by Marvin... Read More


Breathalyser testing coming, says Lashley

24 May 2017

MINISTER of Transport Michael Lashley is putting some Crop Over revelers on notice: do not drink and drive or else. During a Press conference today to launch the ministry’s road safety public awareness campaign, Lashley said legislation to govern breathalyser and... Read More


LIAT reassures passengers of smooth operations

24 May 2017

ST JOHN’S – The management of LIAT (1974) Ltd wishes to reassure passengers that flights will operate tomorrow, Thursday 25th May as scheduled. The recent reports of impending action by the pilots have been withdrawn following a meeting today between management and... Read More


Finance Minister: Banks’ action unfortunate

24 May 2017

“UNFORTUNATE AND UNWARRANTED” is how Finance Minister Christopher Sinckler has described a decision by local banks to suspend work on transactions for real estate and related activities. Their action comes amid concerns over recent amendments to the Barbados Revenue... Read More




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