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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!”.

Not unexpected

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

Conference centre upgrade meeting schedule and budget

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

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”.

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.

Death on the cliff

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

Tight security

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


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 […]

Southern stink

by Roy R. Morris The pile up of garbage in some southern sections of Barbados is a direct result of the Sanitation Service Authority being unable to keep an adequate number of trucks on the road. Sources within the SSA said in recent weeks the number of complaints from members of the public about non-collection […]

Chairman should go

Chairman of the Alexandra School’s board of management, Keith Simmons, QC, has been negligent in the performance of his duties and should have resigned from the post. The prominent lawyer and former Minister of Education faced that submission from Principal Jeff Broomes’ senior counsel Vernon Smith, QC today. Smith claimed that Simmons, by not asking […]


G4S employees asked to gather for meeting at BWU tomorrow Workers employed by the security firm, G4S Limited, will be off the job tomorrow evening. That is because their bargaining agent, the Barbados Workers Union, has summoned them to a general meeting at its headquarters, Solidarity House, to deal with a number of outstanding issues, […]

Deputy principal not banished

A legal representative for the Alexandra School Principal Jeff Broomes is disputing allegations of bad treatment by his client against Deputy Principal Beverley Lashley Counsel Cecil McCarthy, QC, in his examination of chairman of the school’s board of management, Keith Simmons, QC, today at the Commission of enquiry into the school, said he had first […]

For the children

Some children may be in for a surprise when they return to school in September. That’s because about a dozen teachers from various primary schools spent the last two weeks creating learning aids in the form of wooden toys for classrooms. The workshop was led by two woodwork teachers at St. Leonard’s Boys School and […]

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