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    Police have arrested and charged Guyanese national Wayne Young 41 years for the following offences committed at the Airport on 29th October 2014: 1. Possession of cannabis; 2. Possession with intent to supply cannabis 3. Trafficking cannabis 4. Importation of 17 lbs of cannabis 5. Possession of cocaine 6. Possession with intent to supply cocaine […]

    October 31, 2014CrimeNo comments
  2. Home Expo to Feature “Green Energy” Solutions This Weekend, be at Wildey on Saturday

    A range of home-grown and other companies will show what they have to offer for the home when Scotiabank hosts its ‘All I Want For Christmas‘ mortgage and home expo this Saturday at Scotiabank Wildey. Special low one-day rates on mortgages and loans will offer an opportunity to those who plan to invest in home […]

    October 31, 2014NatureNo comments
  3. IPI launches #WEWANTCHANGE press freedom campaign

    Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today as they launched their new campaign #WEWANTCHANGE. The campaign will feature the […]

    October 31, 2014Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  4. Too much Social Media, not enough Conflict Resolution – Barbadian educator and Union alarmed at growing trends

    When not embroiled in clashes with the BCC, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) looks to garner assistance for the children of members affected by recent job losses – such as NCC staff who object to their removal and see it as incorrect tenure applications. “Second Chances” is an initiative where free lessons are […]

    October 30, 2014EducationNo comments
  5. Truce? Perestroika? Haitian beer & rum can be sold in Dominican Republic

    Haitian Prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29th that Haiti will now be able to export its famous beer and rum to the neighboring Dominican Republic’s market as part of an effort by government leaders and business CEO’s on both sides of the border to improve cooperation relations and ensure trade reciprocity on […]

    October 30, 2014BusinessNo comments

    Health Minister John Boyce made a statement not so long ago which drew the ire of quite a few Bajans, he indicated the days of free healthcare may be numbered and private plans may be the norm and not an exception. In launching the “Liberator Plus” policy at Collymore Rock this morning, Michael Austin – […]

    October 30, 2014HealthNo comments

    HBO announced the premiere of the third and final season of the hit original drama series The Newsroom on November 9th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States. Created by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Aaron Sorkin, the series comes to an end with a six-episode season, centered on the personal and professional challenges faced […]

    October 30, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  8. DIGICEL STAFF TAKE DAY OUT TO FOCUS ON HEALTH: Company Takes Staff Wellness Seriously

    Working in a highly competitive and stressful environment can take its toll on the human body and mind, a fact which Digicel has taken into account by focusing on the health and wellness of its staff. The Barbados branch closed its office recently and hosted their staff at the Hilton for a day of fun, team building […]

    October 30, 2014HealthNo comments
  9. Twin Island Republic’s Kings Of Chutney To Play Live In South Florida

    On Saturday, November 15th the Miramar Cultural Center will come alive with two of the Soca Chutney Mega Stars from Trinidad and Tobago, the reigning Soca Chutney title holder, KI and his band Vini and the legend in the Soca Chutney world, Rikki Jai and his band for, “The Kings of Chutney“. With South Florida […]

    October 30, 2014MusicNo comments
  10. 7th ARIJ Conference Comes to Amman: “Arab Media – The Battle for Independence”

    GIJN member Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) will host its seventh annual forum for Arab investigative journalists in Amman, Jordan, this December. The theme of the three-day conference, which begins on December 5, will be “Arab Media: The Battle for Independence,” and will feature more than 30 panels and trainings on topics such as […]

    October 30, 2014EventsNo comments

    Police have arrested and charged Kemar Leacock 23 years of Buckingham Road, St. Michael with the offence of Murder in relation to the shooting death of Jermaine Harper, 26 years, of Wilkinson Road, Black Rock, St. Michael which occurred on July 30th, 2014 at Wilkinson Road. In August 2014, Kemal Akeem Yarde, 24 years of […]

    October 29, 2014CrimeNo comments
  12. LIAT’s CEO pledges to confer with employees, before revealing if any Staff Cuts for new fiscal year

    LIAT is about to embark on its annual budget planning exercise and to put in place its operational plans for 2015. LIAT Chief Executive Officer David Evans said: “Like any responsible business we have to examine our cost base and if we fly fewer aircraft in 2015 than in 2014, we also need to reduce […]

    October 29, 2014TravelNo comments
  13. Ground-breaking study of Caribbean men who have sex with men launched

    {ATTN, CONTRIBUTORS: For future reference, please avoid Adobe/PDF documents since when copying & pasting these pose a challenge in re-inserting breakpoints and realigning the text, Word or Open Office are accepted formats for submitting material.} The Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey (CARIMIS) is the region’s largest study of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex […]

    October 29, 2014Controversy, HealthNo comments
  14. Bay Street Media Conference poses R-Word to Sinckler… Resign? Finance Minister refuses, says in post for long haul!

    Government’s revised fiscal consolidation programme, introduced a year ago to stabilise the foreign exchange market and protect the Barbados dollar, is working. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, reminded members of the media at a press conference yesterday of the programme’s objectives – the principal one being the stabilisation of the foreign exchange […]

    October 29, 2014PoliticalNo comments
  15. Sol Supports Junior Chamber International (JCI) Special Day for Special Children

    The grounds of Ilaro Court will come alive with frolic and laughter this Saturday, November 1st, when the 16th Annual Junior Chamber International (JCI) Special Day for Special Children, co-sponsored by Sol, takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event was originally scheduled for September 20th, 2014 but was postponed due to the […]

    October 29, 2014BusinessNo comments
  16. Governor Holiday to Visit Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)

    His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday is scheduled to pay an official visit to the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, on October 30, 2014. “We are excited to welcome him since he was President of the airport before his appointment to the position of the first Governor of St. Maarten,” said Regina LaBega, SXM managing director […]

    October 29, 2014TravelNo comments
  17. Sixteen chosen to ‘Take the Stage’ with Banks Beer

    Sixteen local beauties have been selected to ‘Take the Stage‘ to compete in the preliminary round of the highly anticipated 2015 Banks Beer Calendar Girl competition. Brandi Wallace, Rhea Arthur, Thea Tull, Shanna Walker, Amika Welch, Sharina Butcher, Danissa Foster, Tiffany Carrington, Tia Sealy, Cynthia Hercules, Renee Robinson, Abigail Weekes, Cherene Ward, Robyn-Simone Ifill, Shanae […]

    October 29, 2014EventsNo comments
  18. Caribbean Memories of the First World War 1914-1918: Lecture and Commemorative Exhibition at Barbados Museum

    Members of the public are invited to learn more about the role of Barbadians and British West Indians who fought and served in the First World War 1914-1918. A key event during the evening, will be the delivery of a lecture by Mr. Humphrey Metzgen, author of Caribbean Wars Untold: A Salute to the British […]

    October 29, 2014BooksNo comments

    My Haiti Travels, a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences for leisure and business purposes, has announced its third annual “Impact Week” signature expedition to Haiti. The all-inclusive tour package provides the perfect blend of civic and social interaction during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend of January 15-19, 2015. […]

    October 29, 2014TravelNo comments

    A shooting incident has Barbados police on extra duty as they investigate the crime which occurred at Roberts Gap, Halls Road, St. Michael. The victim was taken to the QEH by a private motor car, where he’s currently undergoing treatment.

    October 29, 2014CrimeNo comments
  21. “Comet” (2014) – Justin Long & Emmy Rossum, Romance Movie HD October 29, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. ‘Miss Meadows’ – James Badge Dale, Callan Mulvey & Katie Holmes

    Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Well-mannered, sweet, and caring, yes, but underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows gets romantically entangled with […]

    October 29, 2014Crime, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. “Before I Disappear” (2014) – Emmy Rossum & Paul Wesley, Drama HD

    As his life hits rock bottom, 20-something Richie (Shawn Christensen) decides to end it all—only to have his half-hearted suicide attempt interrupted by an urgent request from his sister (Emmy Rossum) to babysit her precocious daughter (Fatima Ptacek). So begins a madcap tour of Manhattan after dark, as uncle and niece find unexpected bonds in […]

    October 29, 2014Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  24. “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis” (2014) – DC Comics Animation, Movie HD

    “Aquaman is the most underrated super hero of all time. Hopefully this will help show people how awesome he really is (that and Geoff Johns amazing run on Aquaman)” – Youtube commenter

    October 29, 2014Books, Cartoons, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. “Citizenfour” (2014) – Edward Snowden, Documentary HD

    In January 2013, Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on […]

    October 29, 2014Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments