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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.

Can CARICOM afford to miss the WTO e-commerce train?

by Dr Jan Yves Remy and Alicia Nicholls On the sidelines of this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in January at Davos, Switzerland, 76 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) expressed their intention to begin WTO negotiations on electronic commerce (e-commerce). Making up less than half of the WTO’s overall membership, these willing members […]

CRICKET-CLOSE-England (187) vs West Indies 272-6 – 2nd day, 2nd Test

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies, replying to England’s 187, were 272 for six in their first innings at the close on the second day of the second Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here Friday. Scores: ENGLAND 187 (Moeen Ali 60, Jonny Bairstow 52, Ben Foakes 35; Kemar Roach 4-30, Shannon Gabriel […]

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BLP’s openness lauded

The Public Finance Management Bill 2019 has been described by Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology Kay McConney as “show and tell at the very highest level of financial management”. And according to her, the bill has brought about such a high level of transparency that Government is now “practically naked” when it comes […]

#YEARINREVIEW – Mia mania

There is no doubt she was the biggest newsmaker in Barbados in 2018—for several historic reasons. Mia Amor Mottley became the first female Prime Minister of this 166-square-mile independent nation; she is the only person ever to lead a political party to a clean sweep in general elections, with her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) winning […]

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Have faith, protect the elderly

I am especially honoured to greet fellow Barbadians, residents and visitors on this Christmas Day in my maiden Christmas message. It is therefore a fitting time to thank all of you for the many warm and kind sentiments conveyed to me on my elevation to the post of Governor-General. I was both humbled and overwhelmed […]

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Independence Day Message: BHTA confident Barbados will weather economic challenges

T BHTA’S MESSAGE FOR BARBADOS’ 52nd ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE THE Chairman, Directors, Members and Staff of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) extend greetings and Happy Independence wishes to all Barbadians as we celebrate our 52nd Anniversary of Independence.   This is a challenging time for Barbados with the country entering an IMF recovery […]

Sandals Foundation brightens Oistins Bay Gardens

The Sandals Foundation has added a splash of color to the Oistins Bay Gardens ahead of the Christmas season with a donation of more than 90 gallons of Harris paint to the vendors to help beautify their stalls. The Sandals Foundation, through tour partner Island Routes Tour Company, operates the Oistins Express Tour which introduces […]

Angel on the hill

On any given day when you pass the quaint St Augustine’s Anglican Church sitting on the crest of Market Hill, St George, you may get a glimpse of an angel dressed in white. That’s not a mere exaggeration. It’s how parishioners and residents describe the Priest-in-Charge Reverend Suzanne Ellis. I was compelled to meet this […]

Strong community spirit in the bay

Barbados’ Platinum Coast is often swarming with tourists from across the globe. However, smack in the middle of it all, locals have managed to create their very own oasis. In the community of Spring Garden, off the popular highway leading to the City, is a quaint spot known as Pile Bay. On Sundays, it can […]

Nothing stops Newman

Chiryl Newman is pint-sized but she is a giant of a woman. She has stared obstacles in the face, defied the unknown and marched her way to success. “When I look back on my journey, there were a lot of starts and stops,” she says. But you would never guess as the humble, soft-spoken owner […]

Thanksgiving for Independence

The Black Tie Gala, held this past Thanksgiving Friday night at the upscale Antuns’s Caterers, in Queens Village—and celebrating Barbados’ 52nd Anniversary of Independence—was memorable, well organized, well received, and featured Cultural Ambassador Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire. In raising a toast to the island, Barbados’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Elizabeth Thompson reflected […]

Just like a Bajan

  While Independence for Barbados usually focuses on things and people “authentically” Barbadian, there is a space for the celebration of naturalized citizens as well. There are many people who have come to our shores and lived here for so long that the feelings of Independence burn within them as if they were born at […]

Knight/Dame of St Andrew

For extraordinary and outstanding achievement in service of Barbados and to humanity at large. (Number of Awards available: 3) Knight of St. Andrew Mr. Kenneth Rudolph Hewitt CBE, BJH, B.Com., CAFor his outstanding contribution to the development of the International Business Services sector. Mr. Philip Evan Serrao, BCH, QC, JPFor his outstanding contribution to modernizing […]

Sweet, but not too sweet

As it continues its week of activities marking its 54th birthday, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) provided all staff with a sweet treat when it held its annual cake-cutting ceremony. Director of Medical Services Anthony Harris said, “today, we are thanking God for bringing us safely and successfully through another year, and celebrating the hard […]

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