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    HBO has confirmed some of the new cast members for the fifth season of the hit Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning series Game of Thrones, including: Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell. Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and […]

    July 31, 2014CinemaNo comments
  2. Hurricane Hunter aircraft now probing low pressure system about 550 miles east of southern Windward Isles

    For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: A Hurricane Hunter aircraft has recently begun investigating the low pressure system located about 550 miles east of the southern Windward Islands. Preliminary reports from the aircraft indicate that this system is producing winds to near gale force. However, satellite images indicate that the associated showers and thunderstorms have […]

    July 31, 2014NatureNo comments
  3. Ian ‘RedJet’ Burns passes at 58: Will son Robby pursue the dream?

    Received a message from a Trinidad pal via Facebook that the founder of the Caribbean’s Low Fares Carrier had passed away, spent most of this morning hoping it was not true but verifying via different sources. Finally, a top source in branch of a local telecoms firm was able to confirm with Bajan Reporter, apart […]

    July 31, 2014Editorial, TravelNo comments
  4. Wanted man remains on loose: Have you seen Hainsley Dacosta Browne or “Fabian, Jah Man, Scruff”

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a man wanted in connection with serious criminal matters: Browne is advised that he can present himself to the Police, accompanied by an attorney-at-law or a family member. Any person who may know the whereabouts of Hainsley Dacosta Browne is asked […]

    July 30, 2014CrimeNo comments

    The future tertiary education of thousands of Barbadians continues to be in severe jeopardy as a result of the DLP Government’s continued broken promises to put in place adequate arrangements for the financing of their UWI student tuition fees. The latest episode of this woeful saga is the failure by Education Minister, Ronald Jones, to […]

    July 29, 2014EducationNo comments
  6. Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows Head to the United States for Studies

    The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States is pleased to announce members of the 2014 slate of Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows for this academic year. Barbadian Sheena Rose and Vincentian Samantha Porter will be traveling as Fulbright Fellows, and Barbadian Allan Franklin will be traveling as […]

    July 29, 2014EducationNo comments
  7. Drug Seizures and arrests: Over 30 Lbs. of Ganja, plus almost 150 plants

    DRUG SEIZURES 1. Members of the Drug Squad arrested and formally charged Peter Johnson Cox 30 years of Montrose, Christ Church and Paul Antonio Romero 32 years of Silver Hill, Christ Church each with the offences of: 1. Possession of 30.5 lbs of Cannabis; 2. Possession with intent to supply; 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation. […]

    July 29, 2014CrimeNo comments
  8. 2014 LIMACOL CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE – MATCH REPORT 15: Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel (137-1) beat St. Lucia Zouks (136-9) by 9 wickets with 32 balls remaining

    Another fantastic crowd at the Queen’s Park Oval saw a comprehensive victory by the Trinidad &Tobago Red Steel over the St. Lucia Zouks in the Limacol Caribbean Premier League. The carnival atmosphere in the crowd spilled over onto the field as the home team easily overcame their opponents, winning by nine wickets thanks to an […]

    July 29, 2014CricketNo comments

    The British High Commission announces that the UK’s Chevening Scholarship scheme will open from 1 August 2014 for students wishing to study in the UK in the academic year 2015-2016. Applications will be accepted online from nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean who wish to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at an academic institution […]

    July 29, 2014EducationNo comments

    HBO brings viewers more reasons to tune in. In celebration of Emancipation Day, HBO will air related programming throughout the day on Friday, August 1st in the Caribbean, with inspiring Hollywood films such as Django Unchained, 42, Red Tails, Sing Your Song, Won’t Back Down, and more. Then the summer fun continues each Saturday in […]

    July 29, 2014CinemaNo comments
  11. URGENT: TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK – Southern Windward Islands, incl. BARBADOS (8 P.M. NOAA Update)

    For the North Atlantic… Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Satellite images indicate that showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located about 1400 miles east of the southern Windward Islands are currently limited. This system remains well organized, however, and it could develop into a tropical depression tonight or tomorrow […]

    July 29, 2014NatureNo comments
  12. Boon Or Bane? Owen Arthur departs BLP in hissy fit: says remainder of Term as Independent, really?

    T I M E L I N E January 2008 – Owen Arthur endures crushing defeat as Barbados Labour Party’s fourth term hopes dashed by 20-10 swing in General Elections, claims to spend his time as Backbencher and opens way for Mia Mottley to be Opposition Leader. February 2010 – Makes first public appearance since assuming […]

    July 28, 2014Editorial, Political1 comment
  13. 2014 LIMACOL CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE – MATCH REPORT 14: Guyana Amazon Warriors (173-5) beat Barbados Tridents (166-4) by 7 runs

    A fantastic opening stand between Lendl Simmons and Martin Guptill got the visitors off to a brilliant start. Simmons was timing the ball superbly from the very start of his innings as he hit four sixes, two of which cleared the roof of the Kensington Oval stands. When he fell, he had made 64 off […]

    July 28, 2014CricketNo comments
  14. “China will cast a huge shadow as Japan meets CARICOM” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The word will not be spoken in any formal speeches and it won’t be mentioned in final statements and declarations, but it will be talked about in the corridors and it will be at the back of everyone’s mind as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits five Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations from July […]

    July 28, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  15. 2014 LIMACOL CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE – MATCH REPORT 12: Barbados Tridents (130-9) beat Antigua Hawksbills (129-8) by 1 wicket with 2 balls remaining

    The Antigua Hawksbills remain winless in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League as they lost to the Barbados Tridents. This is the Antiguan side’s fifth defeat in this tournament, although this was by far the closest of any of those contests. Another excellent batting performance from Hawksbills’ captain Marlon Samuels was not enough to lead […]

    July 28, 2014CricketNo comments
  16. ‘Trinidad and Tobago is on the move’ says Trade and Industry Minister

    Trinidad’s Senator Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications and a team visited the offices of the Operations and Shared Services Company Limited (OSSCL), a free zone enterprise which came to reality following a memorandum of understanding signed between TTIFC, Scotia Bank and TTFZ on 29th August, 2012. The Trinidad and Tobago IFC, […]

    July 28, 2014BusinessNo comments

    I CAN AGREE to a ‘Sanitation tax‘ (as I do not think we are ‘entitled‘ to ‘freebies‘ forever)…but a FAIR and REALISTIC one, such as BDS $1 per black 30/50 Gallon garbage bag (so if you like to tie-up and put out 20 li’l supermarket bags – you HAVE to now put them all in […]

    July 28, 2014Business2 comments
  18. 2014 LIMACOL CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE – MATCH REPORT 11: Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel (180-6) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors (179-5) by four wickets

    For the second time in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League, the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel and the Guyana Amazon Warriors gave us a remarkable game of Twenty20 cricket on Thursday night. A party atmosphere crowd was treated to a match that ebbed and flowed throughout. This time it was the Red Steel that […]

    July 28, 2014CricketNo comments
  19. WORLD HEPATITIS DAY, JULY 28th – Hepatitis C virus is main cause of liver transplants in the world

    Hepatitis C is a chronic illness, most commonly transmitted through blood-to-blood contact and it is 5 times more disseminated than the HIV infection. Is a silent illness considered by the World Health Organization as a “viral bomb“. Approximately 70% – 80% of the people with the illness do not know about it, due to the […]

    July 28, 2014HealthNo comments
  20. Caribbean Fight League – Massacre 6 MMA in Barbados, 23rd August

    The Caribbean Fight League’s next bout, MASSACRE 6, is set for Saturday 23rd August 2014 at 7:00 pm at The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The vacant lightweight belt will also be up for grabs, with Joel Guilliame of Guadeloupe fighting O’Neale Chase of Barbados. A special match will feature for the first time in Barbados; […]

    July 28, 2014Martial Arts1 comment
  21. Asher Mains’ “Re/Vision” Solo exhibition at Art and Soul Gallery by Christina Cornier

    Asher Mains‘ oeuvre is a visual anthology of the people in his environment. He draws inspiration from the vibrant colors of his landscape and the culture rich with spirit and movement. Mains’ solo exhibition, “Re/Vision” at Art and Soul Gallery in Grand Anse, Grenada, showcases the breadth of his work and his fearlessness in experimenting […]

    July 27, 2014Galleries, ReviewNo comments
  22. LABOUR MINISTER LAUDS Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF) INITIATIVE

    Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has lauded the Skills For The Future Programme which encompasses the Competency-Based Training Fund (CBTF). In praising the CBTF initiative, she noted that by its conclusion, it “would have contributed to the development of a demand driven education and training system […]

    July 23, 2014PoliticalNo comments

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is advising members of the public to be extra vigilant when conducting transactions at Automatic Teller Machines (ATM). Look for strange devices on or around the ATM; Inspect the ATM for any devices before inserting your card. Cover the keypad when entering your PIN. Be aware of suspicious persons in […]

    July 23, 2014CrimeNo comments
  24. Trinidadian Band “JOSEPH” rocks Movietowne with debut performance

    The Caribbean music landscape received a welcomed addition on July 12th with the unveiling of the multifaceted musical unit known as “JOSEPH“. The 7 member Caribbean music-fusion band had its premiere performance at the famed Fiesta Plaza, Movietowne, Port-Of-Spain and electrified the capacity crowd with their hard-hitting, catchy, original compositions all penned by bandleader Ian […]

    July 23, 2014MusicNo comments
  25. Barbados Rugby U19’s emerge second in NACRA 2014

    The North America Caribbean Rugby Association’s 2014 Under-19 Tournament took place in Trinidad recently, culminating in the finals on Saturday July 20. Mexico are the 2014 champions, having defeated underdogs Barbados in a hard-fought match that ended 17-10 under the lights at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. The road to the finals […]

    July 23, 2014RugbyNo comments