FAZEER MOHAMMED: Trapped in the spin cycle

  MAYBE IT’S TIME for another change to West Indies cricket’s badge of identity, at least in Tests. No point bringing back the old one, the original coconut palm motif worn from the pre-Test days... | 30-Apr-2017 13:00

Plan to slash remand time

CRIMINAL TRIALS IN BARBADOS are about to undergo a significant shift. People charged with indictable crimes, especially murder, may soon spend less time on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds,... | 30-Apr-2017 06:16

Girls put on layaway plan

SOME MEN ARE reported to be offering mothers a so-called layaway plan to secure their young daughters when they reach the age of consent. The plan is not dissimilar to the system that allows a customer... | 30-Apr-2017 06:15

Unions must ‘unite to end disrespect’

UNLESS THE FRACTURED trade union movement is unified and the apparent rivalry between union leaders ended, they will continue to be disrespected. In his 2017 May Day message, general secretary of the... | 30-Apr-2017 06:14

Thompson’s last dance

IT IS BELIEVED that 60-year-old Andrew Thompson had his final dance on Thursday night. At that time he was celebrating the birthday of a Balls Land Christ Church resident at the nearby Balls Bar. ... | 30-Apr-2017 06:13

Andrews factory case being fast-tracked

A HIGH COURT decision on the future of the proposed multi-purpose sugar facility at Andrews in St Joseph could come within the next three months. Before that, attorneys involved in the substantive... | 30-Apr-2017 06:12

Venezuelans want Maduro out

THE NICHOLAS MADURO administration has to go. This was the consensus of Venezuelans living in Barbados, who joined forces with over 80 cities and staged a peaceful protest at Accra Beach in Christ... | 30-Apr-2017 06:11

David Ellis takes top post

STARCOM NETWORK INC. has appointed David Ellis as Station Manager over the company’s four radio stations, and the radio veteran with more than four decades of experience is poised to ensure the organisation... | 30-Apr-2017 06:10

Modest profit rise for Signia

SIGNIA FINANCIAL GROUP says despite challenges in the Barbados economy it still recorded increased profitability. In its just released year-end financial statements, the non-bank financial institution... | 30-Apr-2017 06:09

Historians differ on TT Lewis

THE EMINENT HISTORIAN who has been making a case for Atholl “TT” Lewis to be added to the pantheon of National Heroes is ecstatic that his name is finally being considered. But a fellow historian is... | 30-Apr-2017 06:08

Students get words of encouragement

STUDENTS of primary schools in the St Michael North West Constituency writing the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) on Tuesday have been given words of encouragement from MP Chris... | 30-Apr-2017 06:07

Guatemala BHL’s newest export market

BANKS HOLDINGS LIMITED (BHL) may have lost Cuba as a market for its newest brand of export beer. But, it has already found a new place to ship one of its parent company’s products. The local brewer... | 30-Apr-2017 06:06

Highs and lows of Vintage

IT WAS A NIGHT when Murphy’s Law kicked in at the 2017 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival Vintage Show Friday night: anything that could go wrong did. It was a power failure, according to co-emcee Admiral... | 30-Apr-2017 06:05

Rocking Rick!

IT TOOK THE electrifying performance of Lil Rick to re-energise the thousands who attended Friday night’s Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival Vintage Reggae Show. And the dynamo did it hours after being... | 30-Apr-2017 06:05

Winning couple say ‘I do’

THE 2016 WINNERS of THE NATION’S Forever I Do competition, Ria Clarke and Andre Lewis, tied the knot at Whitehall Methodist Church, St Michael, yesterday. The ceremony began just after 3:30 p.m. and... | 30-Apr-2017 06:05

Nurse blazes away

ASHLEY NURSE was on fire yesterday. The Barbados Pride and West Indies limited-overs all-rounder smashed an unbeaten 80 off 47 balls to lift Gladiola to a third successive victory in the Barbados Cricket... | 30-Apr-2017 06:05

Dottin’s XI take Boyce crown

DOTTIN’S XI are champions of the 11th annual Chance La Brasserie Keith Boyce Memorial Cricket Competition, thrashing Boscobel by 124 runs in an anti-climactic affair on Heroes Day at the Keith Boyce Pavilion,... | 30-Apr-2017 06:03

Kensington ready for Test

ALL SEEMS SET for the start of second cricket Test in the Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup between West Indies and Pakistan after there was minimal damage to the outfield at Kensington Oval following Friday’s... | 30-Apr-2017 06:03

Holder's hopes

WEST INDIES’ cricket captain Jason Holder has high hopes his inexperienced team can level the three-match Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup series against Pakistan by winning the second Test starting at Kensington... | 30-Apr-2017 06:03

TONY BEST: Farewell to an icon

  FIRST WERE THE pauses in conversations as the news hit home: death had cheated Bajan and Caribbean communities in North America, United Kingdom, Barbados and elsewhere out of a leading public figure.... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

GET REAL: Enemy of the State

  IF YOU ARE considered an enemy of the State you are in good company. Go and stand on the platform next to Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali. An enemy of the State... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

PETER WICKHAM: The French vote

  IT IS CURIOUS that in the same week the United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced an early snap election, the French voted in the first round of their presidential poll.  The French... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

ALBERT BRANDFORD: Enemy of the people

Anybody who stands in the way should be seen as an enemy not only of the State, but be seen as an enemy to the people who are also living in the London Bourne Towers . . . – St Lucy MP, Minister of Housing... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Not seeing the tree for the forest

“Large-scale launderers know that the place to hide a tree is in the forest.” – Barbados Attorney-General’s Office. ANYTIME I WANT to hide a tree, that is where I go. But the above one-liner seems... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

Kudos to postal upgrade

AT A TIME when divestment of public assets, or privatisation as some call it, is on the front-burner of policy initiatives being talked about by some politicians and by social commentators, it is useful... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

Hyatt – a foreign exchange drain?

I HAVE BEEN following with great interest the debate regarding the construction of the Hyatt Hotel. While David Comissiong is arguing that the permission process may not have been legal and that the... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

JEFF BROOMES: Be true to the notion of service

  TODAY, IN OUR final instalment of the Urgency of Honesty series, I will address the importance of service. Like parenting, relationships and professional conduct, voluntary service is important to... | 30-Apr-2017 06:00

Young man shot in the face

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a shooting in The City. Scores of heavily armed members of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Barbados Police Force bore down on the corner of Wellington Street... | 30-Apr-2017 02:38

Aguilleira confident against Barbados Women

ARNOS VALE – Trinidad and Tobago Divas’ Captain Merissa Aguilleira is confident her team can overcome the impressive Barbados Women in the Regional Women’s Super50 Competition, due to come to a thrilling... | 30-Apr-2017 01:00

Atherley’s body comes ashore

THE BODY OF Edwin Atherley washed up along the East Coast this afternoon, in the same area where he walked into the sea on Friday, before disappearing. Acting police public relations officer, acting... | 30-Apr-2017 00:40

Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

MOSCOW – Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow today under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in... | 30-Apr-2017 00:00

BLP mourning loss of ‘family member’

THE BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) is mourning the loss of a “family member”. The country’s oldest political party sent out a statement of condolence today, remembering Edwin Atherley, who is suspected... | 29-Apr-2017 23:09

RON IN COMMON: Why the silence on Venezuala?

SILENCE IS GOLDEN. This approach has come to be used by many people, including those in leadership positions, who believe that in some circumstances saying nothing is preferable to speaking. Of... | 29-Apr-2017 23:00

New political leader leads party to victory in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – The Partido Alternativa Real (PAR) led by its new political leader Eugene Rhuggenaath was today declared the biggest winner following the preliminary count of the general elections... | 29-Apr-2017 22:30

Leacock takes silver at Penn Relays

RIVALDO LEACOCK has himself another medal. The top junior distance hurdler came good this morning at the highly-acclaimed Penn Relays, placing second in the 400 metres hurdles for high school boys... | 29-Apr-2017 22:04

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile in defiance of world pressure

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday shortly after United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile... | 29-Apr-2017 21:30

Woman charged in stabbing death remanded

A JAMAICAN WOMAN charged in connection with the death of a compatriot has been remanded to HMP Dodds. Tedesha Annjuliet Hayles, 26, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of serious bodily... | 29-Apr-2017 20:23

A man of excellence

HE WAS SHOWERED with accolades and received a standing ovation, sustained applause and numerous gifts during a ceremony that signalled the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. The estimated... | 29-Apr-2017 19:00

Body found in Balls Land

THE BODY OF A MAN was discovered today at Balls Land, Christ Church. Preliminary information indicates a homeowner discovered the body next to his house. The man is 61-years-old, but his name has... | 29-Apr-2017 18:50

Venezuelans in Barbados stage peaceful protest

VENEZUELANS living in Barbados joined hands with the rest of the world to show unity for their homeland.  On Saturday morning at Accra Beach, scores of people with placards peacefully protested against... | 29-Apr-2017 18:22

Fogging schedule for May 2 to 5

THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme next week, in an effort to reduce the mosquito population on the island. On Tuesday, May 2, a team will head to... | 29-Apr-2017 18:00

Dubai win a surprise for mum

JENNIFER PETERS is the winner of Starcom Network’s The Dubai Experience promotion. The Prior Park Garden, St James woman and her son René will be jetting off to United Arab Emirates, courtesy of the... | 29-Apr-2017 17:00

Five keys to smart fiscal policy

WE LIVE IN A world of dramatic economic change. Rapid technological innovation has fundamentally reshaped the way we live and work. International trade and finance, migration, and worldwide communications... | 29-Apr-2017 16:00

Hopes for Caribbean trade boost

  LOCAL EXPOERTERS, and their Caribbean counterparts, stand to benefit now that a major international trade agreement has come into force. Barbadian trade and development consultant Alicia Nicholls... | 29-Apr-2017 15:00

CFU president facing ban after FIFA opens case

ZURICH, Switzerland – Caribbean football was facing further strife today after the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, announced that its ethics committee had opened a formal case against Caribbean Football... | 29-Apr-2017 14:00

Night of death

A FRIENDSHIP came to a bloody end yesterday on a sidewalk along Jemmotts Lane/Bay Street, St Michael, in an early morning fight between two women. Thirty-four-year-old Shockaya Natalya Boyd, a Jamaican,... | 29-Apr-2017 06:12

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