Probate section of Registration Department closing early

Members of the public are advised that the Probate Section of the Registration Department will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19, to facilitate training of staff. Any inconvenience this closure... | 16-Jan-2018 00:00

Industrial action on cards, says NUPW

Barbadians need to brace for industrial action from the public sector. President of the National Union of Public Workers Akanni McDowall made the announcement this evening after meeting with shop stewards... | 15-Jan-2018 23:56

Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI/TUNIS –  Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people and shutting the airport during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants... | 15-Jan-2018 23:15

Comprehensive health care services still on the cards

The Ministry of Health is still working on a full range of proposals to put together a package of comprehensive health care services and financing mechanisms to benefit Barbadians. This reminder came... | 15-Jan-2018 22:30

Life’s a stage for Jamilah

Dr Jamilah Forde has two loves and she is married to both – medicine and the stage. And though the two disciplines aren’t an obvious pairing, the 27-year-old is determined to make the matrimony work.... | 15-Jan-2018 19:00

MUSICAL ICONS: Stedson ‘RPB’ Wiltshire

Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. For decades... | 15-Jan-2018 18:00

Opposition leader says citizens must benefit from medical marijuana industry

KINGSTOWN  – Leader of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Godwin Friday, says the Ralph Gonsalves government must ensure that  any medical marijuana industry established in St Vincent and... | 15-Jan-2018 16:00

Matthews best fails to end Hobart slump

HOBART, Tasmania – Barbados and West Indies teenaged batting star, Hayley Matthews, gathered her highest score this season but Hobart Hurricanes’ wretched, winless run continued with a 10-wicket defeat... | 15-Jan-2018 15:00

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

LIMA ? A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse. The quake hit offshore at... | 15-Jan-2018 13:30

Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

MELBOURNE ? Sloane Stephens became the first big casualty at this year’s Australian Open as the US Open champion tumbled out in the first round against China’s Zhang Shuai. The American 13th seed,... | 15-Jan-2018 12:00

‘Trust’ way

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) should not be the judge and jury when it comes to derelict properties around the island. So says the man who is fresh from saving Roland Edwards’ Speightstown,... | 15-Jan-2018 05:06

Break-in blues

Barbados Water Authority (BWA) officials are looking into an act of burglary and vandalism which occurred at its Bay Street lift station last Thursday. Calling it “an act of terrorism”, the BWA’s rapid... | 15-Jan-2018 05:06

Bees attack

Barbados Labour Party members launched a blistering attack on the Freundel Stuart-led administration last night as the party held its first mass political meeting for the year in Worthing, one of the areas... | 15-Jan-2018 05:06

BFA boots 4

The Barbados national football team will be starting this season minus four familiar faces. This after the Barbados Football Association (BFA) sent suspension letters to captain of the national team... | 15-Jan-2018 05:05

Hope eager for more Windies victories

Winning the National Sports Council’s (NSC) Sports Personality Of The Year Award is a cherished honour for Shai Hope. As he approaches this year, however, he hopes that similar performances can redound... | 15-Jan-2018 05:05

AG, NCSA point to dangers of ganja

Barbadians leading the call for Government to legalise marijuana have been told to check the impact its use and other drugs are having on the nation’s youth in particular. The caution has come from... | 15-Jan-2018 05:05

Of music and flowers

For the 19th year running, St Peter’s Parish Church was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour for its annual Flower Show And Garden Festival. Visitors and locals flocked the church grounds in Speightstown... | 15-Jan-2018 05:05

Calypso fraternity hit hard by Charmaine’s death

One of Barbados’ biggest calypso tents – De Big Show – has lost one of its pillars. On Friday, members of the local entertainment fraternity took to social media to pay respects to Charmaine Stuart.... | 15-Jan-2018 05:05

Knights share formula for success

Three of Barbados’ cricketing icons have given the island’s sportspeople a simple formula for success – discipline, strong work ethic and preparation. Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir... | 15-Jan-2018 05:03

Young ‘Tiger’ hits a ton

A young tiger roared at Kensington Oval yesterday. Tagenarine Chanderpaul fashioned a maiden first-class century, but champions Guyana Jaquars had to settle for a draw against Barbados Pride on yesterday’s... | 15-Jan-2018 05:03

St James North in Sunday’s final

The run isn’t done yet. St James North is just one win away from completing an unbeaten run through the National Sports Council/Youth Development Programme Under-17 Football Tournament after advancing... | 15-Jan-2018 05:03

Zane ready for seniors in Italy

“Coming with the seniors will be tougher, but I am prepared to fight.” That’s how karter Zane Maloney summed up his preparation for the Italian challenges he will face this year. At the end of... | 15-Jan-2018 05:03

Sport’s role in economic growth

Sport should not be viewed as a mere pastime. Instead, it must be looked at as a pursuit that can produce significant social and economic benefits to Barbados. That was one of the key points underscored... | 15-Jan-2018 05:03

Mistaken over sea sewage

Currently, there is a clamour about the health hazards posed by the condition of the South Coast Sewerage System. Indeed, the acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is on record as having stated that microbial... | 15-Jan-2018 05:00

CCRIF disbursed over US$100 million during ten year period

The Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Daniel Best says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$119... | 14-Jan-2018 22:00

South Africa's ANC leader: Zuma to be dealt with over time

JOHANNESBURG ? The new leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said the question of whether President Jacob Zuma should step down would be addressed... | 14-Jan-2018 20:30

SOCIAL SCENE: Ambassadors receive honours

It was a grand affair when Barbados’ newly named cultural ambassadors received their instruments of office and official designations as cultural ambassadors last week. Alison Hinds-Walcott, Stedson... | 14-Jan-2018 19:00

MUSICAL ICONS: Anthony ‘The Mighty Gabby’ Carter

Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. For decades... | 14-Jan-2018 18:00

Air rage passenger fined

HAMILTON, Bermuda – A 53-year-old Bermuda resident has been fined US$700 after admitting hurling abuse at crew and families on a British Airways (BA) flight to the island. On Friday, a Magistrates’... | 14-Jan-2018 16:30

Sandals issues clarification on social welfare story

Sandals Resorts International wishes to clarify a story carried in the Barbados Today online publication headlined “Too Many Entitlements” referencing comments made by Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart... | 14-Jan-2018 15:56

Support for SOE reform call

The call for reform of statutory corporations in Barbados has garnered some support. Chairman of the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) oversight committee, Dr Justin Robinson, suggested the need for reform... | 14-Jan-2018 15:00

Laboratory services resume Monday

Laboratory services will resume at the newly-opened Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory at Enmore, St Michael on Monday, January 15.  Routine operations at the Public Health, Leptospira and Ladymeade... | 14-Jan-2018 13:30

FCC launching full inquiry into false Hawaii missile alert

The US Federal Communications Commission said on Saturday it was launching a full investigation into a false emergency alert that said a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii, the chairman of the commission... | 14-Jan-2018 12:00

UPDATE: Security officer injured in supermarket stabbing

A 52 year old security officer was in hospital last night after being stabbed in the chest by an assailant at Jordan's Supermarket on Fairchild Street, where he worked. Police are conducting investigations... | 14-Jan-2018 10:33


There is a divide among some local clergymen about involvement of ministers of religion in active partisan politics. This as Bishop Joseph Atherley, a  candidate in the forthcoming General Election,... | 14-Jan-2018 05:06

Lanterns: Pay us

At least one south coast business is considering taking the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to court over the losses incurred because of the south coast sewage issue. Owner of Lanterns Mall, Frederick... | 14-Jan-2018 05:06

No need to panic – Boyce

No more suspected gastro cases have been reported; the potable water quality is good and so is the near shore sea water quality. As a result, said Minister of Health John Boyce, there was no need for... | 14-Jan-2018 05:06

Holder, young Chanderpaul impress

Despite another fine bowling display from debutant fast bowler Chemar Holder, young opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul made an impressive unbeaten half-century to put Guyana Jaguars in an excellent position... | 14-Jan-2018 05:05

BWA has eye on who’s doing it

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has identified some of the customers dumping waste which has been clogging up the South Coast sewer lines. But general manager Keithroy Halliday said the BWA would... | 14-Jan-2018 05:05

Okay to sue the BWA

Go ahead and sue the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). There is precedent, says social activist David Comissiong. But he won’t be the one fighting the case this time. Comissiong said businesses along... | 14-Jan-2018 05:05

BWU houses on the market

The three controversial model houses that were supposed to kickstart the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) low-income housing project at Mangrove, St Philip, are finally being sold. Thirteen years after... | 14-Jan-2018 05:05

Town cry

Last week the Sunday Sun took a trip to Speightstown and highlighted a number of changes in the area. One businessman is looking to invest millions and has big plans of constructing two new hotels,... | 14-Jan-2018 05:05

Dorsett eyes Gold Cup treble

The hat-trick-seeking Dorsett spearheads a field of 12 nominees for the March 3 running of the 37th Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup at the Garrison Savannah. The Barbados Turf Club announced the field... | 14-Jan-2018 05:05

Windies Under-19s lose opener

Openers Keagan Simmons and Kimani Melius carved out contrasting half-centuries but reigning champions West Indies suffered a disappointing start to their title defence of the Under-19 World Cup when they... | 14-Jan-2018 05:03

A place for Christian leaders in politics

I am responding to the article in which Monsignor Vincent Blackett suggested that Christians should not get involved in politics or run for political office. Is Mr Blackett asking all Christians in... | 14-Jan-2018 05:00

Stabbing in Fairchild Street

Police are at this time investigating a stabbing which took place shortly after 8 pm tonight in the area of the Fairchild Street bus terminal. More details will be published as they come to hand. | 14-Jan-2018 03:18

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