1. “Paying the Piper” by Grenville Phillips II

    Tax on companies is called corporate tax. Tax on personal income is called income tax. In 2015, the Government received $210 Million from taxing companies and $452 Million from taxing individuals’ income. The Government also received other taxes from individuals. For example, much of the $811 M from VAT and $150 M from property taxes. […]

    July 31, 2017EditorialNo comments
  2. “The relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations – Part 3” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    This is the final of a three-part commentary discussing the relevance and state of US-Caribbean relations against the backdrop of a publication by the Washington-based, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), entitled, “The Relevance of US-Caribbean Relations – Three Views“. CSIS deserves the Caribbean’s thanks for addressing the issue which has been ignored for […]

    July 30, 2017EditorialNo comments
  3. Is A Esso Summer (SOL Petroleum) – Grand Prize of an Uber Soca Cruise for 4!

    #IssaEssoSummer #EssoBarbados Follow us on Instagram @issaessosummer

    July 29, 2017Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. Parish Land man sought after by Barbados Police

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is asking all Barbadians’ help in locating a wanted man, who is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. Wanted is: Stoute is being advised that he can present himself to the Oistins Police Station, accompanied by an attorney-at-law of his choice. Any person, who may know the whereabouts of […]

    July 29, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Traffic Diversions & Regulations in place to facilitate hosting of “Soca Royale”

    The travelling public is asked to note that on Sunday the 30th of July 2017, a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the hosting of “Soca Royale“, which will be held at Bushy Park, St. Philip These changes are as follows: Between 10:00 am and 11:00 pm, Bushy Park Road […]

    July 28, 2017Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  6. Temporary Road Changes – “Junior Kadooment”

    The travelling public is asked to note that on Saturday the 29th of July 2017, a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the hosting of the “Junior Kadooment“, which will be held at the National Stadium, St. Michael.  These changes are as follows: Between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, the […]

    July 28, 2017Breaking News, CultureNo comments
  7. Parish Land shooting now latest Murder

    The Christ Church shooting in the wee hours today has escalated from grievous wounding to murder, as officers determine what led to the shooting of 34 year old Closton Robinson of the same district, it all unfolded sometime between 1:30 and 2:30 this morning, while in the area of the Shalom Bar, Parish Land, Christ […]

    July 28, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Maxwell Visitor Found

    The Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for its assistance in this matter.

    July 28, 2017ControversyNo comments
  9. Missing 13 Year Old Girl From St John

    Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. Missing is Gabrielle Delicia Murray 13 years of Cherry Grove St. John. Description Murray is 5ft 7 in height, slim built, dark complexion, has an oval face, dark brown small eyes, and a round high forehead with a scar in the center […]

    July 27, 2017UncategorizedNo comments

    Barbadians 18 to 40 no longer have to trudge from broker to broker looking for contents coverage, vehicular coverage or protection for their hard earned mobile and tablet to be protected against theft or other unfortunate incidents… Vice President of Underwriting, Wanda Mayers revealed the advantages of such a policy for the portion of Barbados […]

    July 27, 2017Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  11. Williams Industries and former Digicel CEO’s form new company

    Barbados based Williams Caribbean Capital is a joint venture just launched by Williams Industries and former Digicel CEO’s Barry O’Brien and Ciarán Burke. Williams Caribbean Capital’s strategy is to invest in companies throughout the region which have a strong business model and the potential for enhanced growth levels. Therefore it’s a delight for the entrepreneur […]

    July 27, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Teenager attacked outside Sheraton Mall

    Police are conducting investigation into a report where a 17 year old St. Michael male youth was attacked and robbed by a group of young men sometime after midnight on Tuesday the 25th of July 2017, while standing at a bus stop outside of Sheraton Mall, Sergeants Village, Christ Church. Anyone who can provide information […]

    July 27, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Telecom Entities protest DR tax on incoming calls

    A new proposal in the Dominican Republic which was approved by their Senate for a tax on incoming telephone calls and SMS messages to help finance the 911 service is rejected by the telecommunications companies in Santo Domingo. The companies argue that international long distance calls are already declining and the new tax will accelerate […]

    July 26, 2017BusinessNo comments
  14. A new investment guide for the Caribbean sweet potato sector

    The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation are launching an investment guide for the sweet potato sector in the Caribbean. The guide highlights the investment potential in the CARIFORUM region’s growing agribusiness sector, with increasing global demand for tubers, added value of cultivating the crop, and the […]

    July 25, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  15. Barbados v Trinidad – Junior Men’s Rugby Xs

    The Barbados Junior Development Men’s Rugby Team will be hosting Trinity College U16 Men for two matches in Rugby X’s at the Historic Garrison Savannah. These matches will take place on Saturday, July 29 and Tuesday August 1, 2017. Kick off will be at 4:00 pm. These friendly fixtures will be preceded on each day […]

    July 25, 2017Photo Gallery, RugbyNo comments
  16. Caribbean can reach treatment targets to end AIDS if it accelerates progress

    UNAIDS has released its annual flagship report, showing that the Caribbean could reach the testing and treatment targets that will put it on course to end its AIDS epidemic if it accelerates its response. According to Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90-90-90 targets, in order to speed up progress the region must improve strategies to […]

    July 25, 2017HealthNo comments
  17. New Private Credit Bureau down for Discussion at Town Hall Meeting

    A private Credit Bureau is proposed to be setup in Barbados and Barbadians are being offered an opportunity to learn more and share their views about this proposal. “The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) is in the process of selecting a provider for the establishment and operation of a private Credit Bureau in Barbados which is […]

    July 24, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments

    As preparations for CARIFESTA XIII intensify, visiting delegations are also stepping up their plans to come to Barbados. Over the past weekend, the local CARIFESTA Secretariat welcomed a group from Haiti who visited the island to solidify plans for the upcoming Festival. Phillippe Dodard; Directeur General, Ecole Nationale Des Arts (Director General of the National […]

    July 24, 2017Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  19. Duquesa landfill operates at turtle pace, DR Gov’t threatens intervention

    The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and city governments of Greater Santo Domingo have rejected the 10 am to 4 pm schedule of Lajun Corporation that operates the dump and ordered the dump be open from 8 am or the dump would be intervened. Diario Libre reports that the company is allowing the entry of […]

    July 24, 2017NatureNo comments
  20. Caribbean Export, the CARIFORUM Directorate and the EU support firms in Leveraging the EPA

    Supporting CARIFORUM firms to leverage the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is at the forefront of the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s work programme as they implement the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union. Co-hosts for the workshop, the European Union (EU) Delegation, expressed their commitment to supporting the […]

    July 24, 2017BusinessNo comments
  21. Fentanyl in Bermuda? Magistrate makes example of Canadian Mule…

    A drug mule who was caught after smuggling a stash of fentanyl into Bermuda believed to be worth nearly $800,000 has been jailed for seven years. Jacqueline Robinson swallowed 45 pellets of the lethal drug before travelling from Toronto to Bermuda on December 15 last year. The 25-year-old Canadian national made it through LF Wade […]

    July 24, 2017CrimeNo comments
  22. Team Barbados Champions head for CMRC action at Wallerfield

    Reigning Group Champions Mark Maloney and Mark Thompson will see action at the Frankie Boodram Wallerfield International Raceway in Trinidad & Tobago next weekend (July 29/30). They will contest round two of the 2017 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC), which then heads to Bushy Park Barbados for its third round on September 2/3. […]

    July 24, 2017RallyNo comments

    Police made a major breakthrough in their investigations into the shooting death of 58 year old Colleen Beresdean Payne of Lodge Hill, St. Michael, about 9 pm on Monday the 17th of July 2017, while at the Royal Bank of Canada, Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), located at University Drive, Black Rock, St. Michael. Now, three […]

    July 23, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    (Editor’s Note – This was submitted before the Unions and Private Sector finally got up and started doing what should have been done ever since! It is interesting to note the march is 2 days before the 80th Anniversary of the 1937 Uprising… Our contributor? He’s a popular employee of one of the construction firms […]

    July 23, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. Supermarket Chain Joins Art Holdings, Williams Industries, Woolworth and growing list of Companies taking part in tomorrow’s march against the NSRL

    Carlton and Emerald City supermarkets will close from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m on Monday 24th July in support of the Barbados Private Sector Associations’ call to send a strong message to Government that the country is in dire straights and there’s urgent need for Government to meet with the other social partnership members to […]

    July 23, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments