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Three awarded Honorary Doctorates by UWI Cave Hill

A gifted lyricist, a master inventor and a global talent manager will be honoured by The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill for their stellar professional achievements at this year’s Graduation Ceremony. Calypsonian Stedson “Red Plastic Bag” Wiltshire will be conferred a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) for his contribution to entertainment, while Internet pioneer […]

Where is your mental maturity?

The older I get, the more I start asking why, and I start questioning all the answers. Maybe it’s a remnant of the child in me. When children are getting to the age of three, they start asking questions. It heralds a sudden upsurge in their intellectual development. The very youngest will simply accept that […]

Mia Mottley

One year on – The Mottley administration and social issues

Apart from the economic issues of indebtedness and slow growth, the Mottley administration confronts an array of social deficits. These relate to crime and violence and a pervasive social indiscipline that threatens both economy and society. It is in the breadth and depth of Barbados’ psycho-social malaise that one finds the greatest cause for dismay. […]

Fighting prostate cancer naturally

It was standing room only at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic recently when the Men’s Health Group held their monthly education session. The audience which was made up of men and women, spilled over to the car park as they gathered for a discussion on the topic: How men are enjoying better health the natural way. […]

A review of the BLP’s first year in office

It has been a year since the Barbados Labour Party swept the polls, ousting the Freundel Stuart led administration which many believed had shown signs of inertia and indecisiveness. Unfortunately, the DLP had taken the reins of government during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and had very little elbow room to keep […]

Remembering Harold Hoyte

To an absent friend by Carl Moore Harold Hoyte and I came out of the rough and tumble of the journalism of The Barbados Advocate at #34 Broad Street, Bridgetown, in the early years of the decade of the Sixties after leaving Harrison College in our late teens. That’s exactly 60 years ago this year. […]

Business likes performance – leaders on BLP govt

by Randy Bennett Two main business community leaders appear to have given the Mia Mottley administration the thumbs-up for its first year in office. As today  marked the first anniversary of Barbados Labour Party’s sweeping into office by an unprecedented 30-0 seat margin over the Democratic Labour Party, both president of the Barbados Private Sector […]

Great going with the Bees

Year One of the BLP The Barbados Labour Party, romping to power with an earth-shattering 30-nil triumph on May 24, 2018, led by the nation’s first female prime minister, immediately got down to business with its “Mission Critical” agenda of 17 key actions to save the Barbados dollar, restore stability and growth and build a […]

SPORTS-Barbados-born Jofra Archer in an England kit

ESPNcricinfo – It is an image which seems to have taken forever to appear, probably for Jofra Archer, and most certainly for England cricket fans. And even though the sight of the country’s newest match-winning prospect in full England kit has arrived quicker than some expected, not least the man himself, images of him posing […]

Here’s to hope, rebirth and new beginnings

Just as Christian hope of resurrection replaces the grim visage of Good Friday, so are we thankful that It has been the kind of Holy Week that could do with a happy ending.  Easter is regarded as the holiest holiday on the Christian calendar. It doesn’t come with the fanfare of Christmas but it has […]

Transport fix

Prime Minister Mia Mottley and key players from the public transport sector have started talks at Government headquarters to discuss pressing issues affecting public transport. Representatives from the Transport Authority, the Transport Board, the Ministry of Transport, operators and owners of Public Service vehicles as well as officials from the Barbados Workers Union are attending […]

#BTEditorial – Lessons from Notre Dame Cathedral

Parisians, joined by the rest of the world, watched yesterday in horror as fire raged through one of the City of Light’s most significant landmarks, the Notre Dame Cathedral. After just over an hour, the 850-year-old building’s main roof and its spire were destroyed, but thankfully the majority of the cathedral’s main structure, which survived […]

Prime Minister Mia Mottley

Fare enough?

A day after bus fare soared by 75 per cent, the Prime Minister has intervened amid growing disquiet among commuters who have been demanding better service to match the increased fare. She has summoned all major players in public transport to an urgent meeting tomorrow morning on the current state of the system. This meeting […]

BCA president Conde Riley has suggested that West Indies captain Jason Holder (left) is not in agreement with the recent personnel changes so close to the ICC World Cup.


The decision by Cricket West Indies and its president Ricky Skerritt to introduce new coaching staff a month before the ICC World Cup is outrageous, says president of the Barbados Cricket Association Conde Riley. Speaking on an Antigua radio programme yesterday called Staying With The Big Issues, Riley condemned the thought process of the new […]

Leader steps down

CAIRO — The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country’s transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn’t hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity. Thousands of jubilant protesters celebrated in the streets […]

Andre Russell

Russell sizzles; KKR fizzle

KOLKATA, India – West Indies star Andre Russell kept up his impressive form with the bat but it was not enough to save Kolkata Knight Riders from defeat, as they went down by seven wickets to Delhi Capitals today. Defending 179 at home at Eden Gardens, KKR came up short to suffer their third defeat […]

Police on the scene of unnatural death in St George

Police are currently investigating the unnatural death of a man in Taitt Hill, St George. More details as it comes to hand.

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