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    Consumers will pay less for gasoline, diesel and kerosene, as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from midnight, Sunday 7th August. Meanwhile, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will retail at BDS $135.27 per 100 lb cylinder, down from BDS $136.99, a decrease of $1.72. The price of the 25 lb cylinder has dropped from $39.35 to […]

    August 7, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    Arrivals are up, visitor spend is up, property investment among the accommodation sector is way up and new experiences are being created for visitors to Barbados. Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) CEO, William Griffith, reported that the island enjoyed a 5.6 percent increase in arrivals or 17,094 additional travellers during first quarter of 2016. He […]

    August 7, 2016Featured, TravelNo comments
  3. Network Investments Drive CWC/Flow’s Broadband Subscribers up Eight Per Cent

    Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) trading as Flow delivered a solid first quarter performance as the organic changes for all of their fixed and mobile product categories improved year-over-year. In Flow’s mobile business, which is approximately 40% of total revenue, the total base increased by 148,000 subscribers or 4% year-over-year to 3.7 million. This performance […]

    August 7, 2016Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments

    As competitors enjoy the summer break before their next event by August 27th, the battle for the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships is shaping up nicely. As he has done since the start of the season, when his advantage was shared briefly, SuperModified 2 class-leader Josh Read (Sprite / Stihl / Gliptone […]

    August 7, 2016Featured, RallyNo comments

    Download The Flow Rio 2016 Extra App in either Android or iOS!

    August 7, 2016Olympics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. Missing girl – Shania Smith

    Police in Barbados are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. Missing is Shania Sharifa Smith, 16 yrs, of # 31, Thorpe’s Main Road, St James. She left the home of her mother Suzette Smith of the said address about 04:00 am on Monday 1st August 2016. Description Shania is about […]

    August 7, 2016Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Flow providing front-row seats for Olympic fans

    Olympic fans are about to have a front row seat in Rio thanks to leading telecoms provider Flow. Flow, the region’s exclusive broadcast partner of the 2016 Olympic Games, will beam more than 2,000 hours of live, uninterrupted coverage to over fifteen markets throughout the Caribbean including Barbados. “As the excitement steadily builds, Flow is […]

    August 7, 2016Breaking News, Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  8. “St. Martin culture is the unifying factor in establishing the island’s identity” – Michael Esposito reviews Rhoda Arrindell’s book

    Rhoda Arrindell’s book Language, Culture, and Identity in St. Martin is an important step toward filling a void in defining the vernacular and its value as a manifestation of the culture of the island of St. Martin. This distinction is important because English-based vernaculars are not uniform across the Caribbean, with its great variety of […]

    August 7, 2016BooksNo comments

    Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has called on Barbadians to continue reflecting on those features of Barbadian life that must be reclaimed, retained or thrown out urgently. He said: “I hope you have been reflecting on these questions and understanding their importance because they are going to determine what priorities we set for ourselves over the […]

    August 7, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  10. ProSales at Pinfold Street expands in time for this year’s Back To School needs!

    Tablets, Perfumes or Colognes, Mobiles, Haversacks and Laptop Cases plus Toys galore… The widened Pinfold Street edition of ProSales has what you need!

    August 7, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  11. Pinfold Street branch of ProSales expands in time for everyone’s Back To School needs!

    If you thought ProSales was just mobiles and tablets, then you need to pass by and see how wrong that idea was… There are even shoes for the kids, apart from colognes and other toiletries, the main Bridgetown outlet is conveniently situated by the Herbert’s Car Park so you can place your car safely as […]

    August 7, 2016Cartoons, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. ProSales on Pinfold Street expands branch in time for Back To School

    Is Summer Camp expensive? Need something to distract your vacationing children while you’re doing the laundry or completing a deadline as a Work At Home parent? What about the further range of toys and other goodies now at ProSales on Pinfold Street? They just made the place bigger for your needs… ProSales is opposite where the […]

    August 7, 2016Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  13. BTPA taking Barbadian visitors to new heights with one-of-a-kind diverse travel experiences

    Visitors to Barbados, across all demographic groups, want to get into the DNA of the destination and live like a Bajan. So says CEO of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Dr. Kerry Hall who spoke today as a part of a joint media brunch with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados […]

    August 7, 2016TravelNo comments

    It was what Oprah calls a “wow” moment for some customers at CIBC FirstCaribbean, recently when they spotted Chief Executive Officer, Gary Brown, who had traded his top floor office for a teller wicket at the bank’s Warrens Branch. He was performing the duties of a trainee teller under the direction of Customer Service Officer, […]

    August 7, 2016EventsNo comments
  15. FundRiseHER™, The First Commonwealth Crowdfunding Initiative, To Target Caribbean Women Entrepreneurs Announced

    Women entrepreneurs across the Caribbean will now have a new way to raise much needed capital for their ventures. FundRiseHER™, the first ever Commonwealth-wide crowdfunding initiative was announced alongside the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, which took place in Guyana. FundRiseHER™ is the flagship initiative of Valrie Grant, Founder of GeoTechVision and the Commonwealth Woman […]

    August 7, 2016BusinessNo comments
  16. “IMF: Light up its darker crannies” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which has tormented small Caribbean economies for five decades with austerity measures and fierce conditionalities, has been exposed as adopting utterly different standards towards Europe, especially the countries of the European Currency Union. That is except for Greece which, throughout its economic crisis, the IMF treated like a third-world country. […]

    August 6, 2016Business, EditorialNo comments
  17. People’s Assembly – Island Inn Hotel, Bay Street, Wednesday 3rd August 2016

    The Barbados Labour Party says, welcome home to all Barbadians living overseas here for the Crop- over festival. Our celebrations of Crop-over and 50 years of Independence have been achieved on the hard work and dedication of all Barbadians. Barbados must continue on that successful path. Your comments will inform the Barbados Labour Party’s policies […]

    August 3, 2016PoliticalNo comments
  18. Strong performance from Barbados at CMRC Wallerfield

    Team Barbados headed home from July 24’s 2nd round of the 2016 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship with a 100 per cent finishing record in all classes at the Frankie Boodram Wallerfield International Raceway in Trinidad & Tobago. Mark Maloney, who now leads the Group 4 2wd Championship, was the group’s Champion Driver on […]

    August 2, 2016RallyNo comments
  19. U.S. Embassy presents “Adventures in STEM”

    As part of its commitment to promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown was pleased to host Dr. Cardinal Warde, professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), for two engagements with teachers and students on Barbados on July 26. The events, […]

    August 2, 2016EducationNo comments

    The Emmy®– and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones will begin shooting its next season later this summer. Production of the seven-episode seventh season will be based in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland, with debut slated for summer 2017 on HBO. Locations for shooting in Spain will include […]

    August 2, 2016BooksNo comments
  21. Orange Sky celebrates 20 years with new EP & sizzling “Summertime” single

    2016 marks the 20th year of the musical journey for Trinidad and Tobago’s island-Rock impresarios Orange Sky. With 7 full length albums, 3 international recording contracts, 4 major tours, 17 radio hits and over 700 live shows already under its belt, the band commemorates its landmark 2 decade anniversary with the upcoming release of a […]

    August 2, 2016MusicNo comments
  22. Bandleader collapses Kadooment Day 2016, Barbadians in mourning…

    Crop Over 2016 so far is violent free, but thrown into mourning after it was announced designer Renee Ratcliffe collapsed and died. The award winning designer of Jump Promotions was celebrating 10 years with the band, she collapsed on the outskirts of the National Stadium earlier today. The announcement caused ripples of sadness among Kadooment […]

    August 1, 2016Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  23. Barbadian Press Freedom – If you Graze not Grate, then it’s Great!

    “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” – Marcus Garvey There are those who still get a surprise to learn Bob Marley‘s famous song was a quotation and not an original statement. The quotation is utterly appropriate as we proceed to enter Emancipation and August to examine Press Freedom… It has […]

    August 1, 2016Breaking News, EditorialNo comments