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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 […]

Safer coconut water

Coconut producers and vendors in Guyana and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will soon have to abide by new food safety standards for coconut water after scientists found a high percentage of bacteria though no one has been sickened by coconut water, officials said Wednesday. Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute […]

WORLD: TS Florence continues to pummel the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Florence trudged inland on Saturday, flooding rivers and towns, toppling trees and cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses as it dumped huge amounts of rain on North and South Carolina, where five people have died. Florence diminished from hurricane strength as it came ashore on Friday, but forecasters said the […]

Normal operations resume at the Bridgetown Port

Workers at the Barbados Port are back on the job after a brief work stoppage this morning. It is still unclear what led to the action, but in a brief statement Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Port Inc (BPI) David Jean-Marie said the employees returned to work around 9 a.m. following consultations with officials […]

Grand Kadooment 2018 in full swing

  Young and old are enjoying the sights and sounds of Grand Kadooment, the climax of Crop Over 2018. Despite the heat, thousands clad in beautiful costumes decorated with shiny jewels, colourful feathers and other bright accents are jamming down the road to the popular soca songs of the season behind music trucks. Thousands have […]

Gandalf takes the Derby

Gandalf won the 2018 Massy United Insurance Barbados Derby at the Garrison Savannah yesterday, giving owners Bills Inc. their third win in the last five runnings of the island’s most prestigious classic. Gandalf emulated his half-sibling Poetic Licence who was also owned by Bills Inc. and who won the 2015 running of the Derby also in similar front-running style. […]

Gandalf is favourite for the Derby

Tomorrow is Barbados’ Massy United Derby Day. It is the biggest occasion in the island’s horse racing calendar for locally-bred three-year-old horses. And the Garrison Savannah is anticipated to be at fever pitch for the race. Connections of pre-race favourite Gandalf who was in with a shot of winning the triple crown were dealt a […]

Carlos Brathwaite

Round three

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Fit-again all-rounders Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell have returned to the West Indies Twenty20 side while talisman Chris Gayle has been rested, in a 13-man squad named to face Bangladesh in the three-match Twenty20 International series starting tomorrow night in St Kitts. The squad, belatedly announced late today and almost 24 […]

James opens public school

AKRON. Ohio – LeBron James the basketball player has left Ohio again. But this morning, the footprint of LeBron James, the philanthropist, got even bigger in his home state. James, who this month ended his second stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers by signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, has opened a public school for challenged […]

Bowen the star at Emerald Downs

AUBURN, Washington  – Barbadian jockey Rocco Bowen won a stretch duel with hot favourite Sippin Fire to snatch the feature US$50 000 Muckleshoot Derby yesterday, and notch his fifth added-money win of the Emerald Downs season. The pair caught impressive Canadian import Weekend Wizard with a furlong to run and reached the wire three-quarters of […]

Improved Reifer buoyed by Tridents return

A Test debut, a maiden first class hundred and a more than generous taste of international cricket over the last 12 months has perfectly positioned all-rounder Raymon Reifer to take advantage of his return to Barbados Tridents for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The 27-year-old, who was last a part of Tridents squad […]

Lakers’ still alive

Defending league champions Barbados Lumber Company Lakers gave themselves a lifeline with an 81-62 victory over Station Hill Cavaliers in the Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s semifinal series played last night at the Barbados Community College. It was game two in the best of three series and unlike Lakers who forced a decisive […]

Windies look to win decider

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Following their thrilling three-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Guyana on Wednesday, West Indies captain Jason Holder feels his side now has the momentum heading into tomorrow’s final One-Day International here. The Windies lost the opening ODI by 48 runs but rebounded to level the three-match series 1-1, […]

CAC swimmers show their mettle

Barbados’ top swimmers are expected back home tomorrow after completing a commendable outing at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. The male team was made up of top age group swimmers Jack Kirby, Luis-Sebastian Weekes, Nkosi Dunwoody and Olympian Alex Sobers and the lone female swimmer was CARIFTA medallist Danielle Titus.  At […]

Thriller!

Shimron Hetmyer’s magnificent second ODI hundred helped West Indies turn around a middling score into 271 and a three-run victory in the second One-Day International at the Providence Stadium in Guyana tonight. Hetmyer’s 103-run fifth wicket stand with Rovman Powell who contributed a 67-ball 44 was instrumental in their turnaround as West Indies blasted 89 […]

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