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Big increase in number isolating at home

Big increase in number isolating at home


The number of people isolating at home for COVID-19 made a big jump overnight. In the latest update, health officials say 1 951 people are at home recovering from the illness, compared to 1 491 on Wednesday. There are 553 people in isolation facil...

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Adele teases new song

Adele teases new song


Adele released a snippet of her first new music for six years, and revealed that the full song will be out next week. The pop star posted a 21-second black-and-white clip on Twitter, showing her putting a cassette bearing the song’s title, Easy On...

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Champion for people with disabilities passes on

Champion for people with disabilities passes on


People with disabilities are mourning the loss of longtime advocate Rose Ann Foster-Vaughan who passed away yesterday. Foster-Vaughan was born with cerebral palsy, but it was no deterrent to how she lived, spending almost 30 years speaking up on b...

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Judge tosses challenges to COVID Directives

Judge tosses challenges to COVID Directives


The High Court has thrown out the matters, brought by trade unionist and Senator Caswell Franklyn and two small businessmen, challenging the constitutionality of Government’s COVID-19 protocols. Senator Franklyn had accused Government of illegally...

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Police stop protest near Lionel C. Hill supermarket

Police stop protest near Lionel C. Hill supermarket


Social activist Winston Clarke was this morning escorted to Central Police Station while he was trying to mount a one-man protest opposite Lionel C. Hill Supermarket in Roebuck Street, The City. But up to the time of writing, no charges had been o...

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Wilson is the only West Indian among T20 World Cup officiating crew

Wilson is the only West Indian among T20 World Cup officiating crew


Dubai – Trinidadian Joel Wilson will be the only West Indian member of the panel of 16 umpires and four match referees that will oversee matches in the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup from October 17 to November 14 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. ...

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Wounding accused remanded

Wounding accused remanded


The man accused of injuring two women in Broad Street, The City, earlier this week was remanded to prison, despite pleas for bail, when he appeared in the District “A” Traffic Court yesterday. Justin Harvey Travis Felicien, 29, who has no fixed pl...

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Barbados pulls out of Americup

Barbados pulls out of Americup


Barbados has withdrawn from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 Americup 2021. The Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) was forced to make the tough decision as COVID-19 restrictions on the island prevented a local season ...

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Offshore sector under fire

Offshore sector under fire


Barbados’ offshore sector is once again coming under international scrutiny with last Monday’s explosive release of what is being called Pandora’s Papers by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The ICIJ has published a...

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Pledge to cut food import bill

Pledge to cut food import bill


Barbados and other CARICOM member states are pledging to reduce the region’s food import bill by 25 per cent by 2025. CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Joseph Cox made this announcement recently during the virtual launch of the 2021 Caribbean We...