Category: Local News

Big ease

HUGE RETURNS TO BE HAD FROM SOLAR ENERGY, BAJANS TOLD
Barbadian householders could save just over $1 million per year on their electricity bills through the installation of solar voltaic panels.
Managing Director of Solar Dynamics and a regional

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Life saving lessons

Browne’s Beach was transformed into a classroom today as 158 people turned up for swimming lessons when Operation S.O.S. (Save Our Selves) got under way.

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Teen's body found

TEEN’S BODY FOUND
They were not able to celebrate his 18th birthday today with joy and merriment, but relatives and friends of Akeem Hackett may have achieved some closure, after a near two-day search for his missing body at sea, ended with its disc

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Crop-Over health expo

The Environmental Health Department of the Brandford Taitt Polyclinic will once again conduct a Health Expo to sensitise food providers working during Crop-Over in the Black Rock and Spring Garden areas, on the best way to handle their products.
The

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Broomes’ relationship with board fractured

It will take an effort akin to a resurrection to restore relations between the Alexandra School’s board of management and Principal Jeff Broomes.

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Talk to the people

The only thing more depressing, or perhaps annoying, when one is faced with a personal crisis, is to hear someone you look to for comfort and assistance say “I told you so”, or “Don’t blame me, it is your fault!”.

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Not unexpected

The downgrade of Barbados’ credit rating is an unwelcome, but not wholly unexpected event.

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Conference centre upgrade meeting schedule and budget

The upgrade of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre will be completed on time and on budget.

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Call poll now

Arthur said “the downgrading of a country’s debt to junk status is without precedent in Barbados and it has implications that are profound”.

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Bim plummets

International credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, today described the country’s external credit status as junk bond, and downgraded it from BBB-/A-3 to BB+/B.

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Death on the cliff

Akeem Hackett of Joes River Tenantry, St. Joseph would have been 18 years old tomorrow.

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Our rules

by Kimberley Cummins Avoiding controversy at Crop-Over, seems as impossible as not avoiding calypso. This time the disagreement surrounds Kadooment band leaders and their registration in according with National Cultural Foundation rules and deadlines. Barbados TODAY understands that nine band leaders missed the deadline to register flag person and specific individual of the band. The […]

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Downgrade 'very serious'

  The Economic Society of Barbados has described the downgrade of Barbados’ foreign currency credit status by Standard & Poor’s today, as very serious, while the Chamber of Commerce and Industry considered it “most unfortunate”. S&P has given this country’s external credit rating junk bond status, based on the competitive challenges in tourism and international […]

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Chris' advice: Don't panic

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler tonight gave Barbadians the assurance that there was nothing about which they should panic, following the island’s external credit rating downgrade to junk bond status by international credit rating agency, Standard

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In the groove!

Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley seems to have had a ball on Saturday night…
Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley seems to have had a ball on Saturday night during the RBC Pan in De City. He really got into the groove and joined Mosaic Steel Orchestra on a drum when they played sweet music on their steel pans

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Tight security

More than 300 athletes from around the world arrived at Heathrow Airport today for the July 27 to August 12 London Olympics.

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Arrested

A St. Michael man who had been wanted by police for questioning in connection with a number of serious criminal matters, appeared in magistrate’s court today, charged with murder. Twenty six year old Evanson Armstrong, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lords Hill, went before the District ‘A’ Magistrate, accused of the shooting death of 59 […]

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