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  1. Bulgaria then Argentina, when will they learn? ATM skimming suspect won’t see Kadooment – Buenos Aires native remanded to next month

    A major breakthrough in the debit card skimming fraud which emptied scores of Barbadian bank accounts as an Argentine mechanic charged in connection with the cyber-crime has been remanded to prison when he appeared in District ‘A’ Criminal Court #2. (1) Between the 6th and 7th of July 2019 it’s alleged he stole $3,040.00 in […]

    July 17, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Labour Minister attends Port St Charles Sprint Triathlon

    The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) hosted yet another Age Group Sprint and Sprint Relay over the weekend at Port St. Charles Yacht Club, St. Peter. BFIT welcomed Labour Minister & the MP for St. Peter – Colin Jordan, who attended among many other supporters on a hot day for the second annual Triathlon […]

    July 16, 2019Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Central Bank Approves FinTech Company, Bitt, for Legislation

    Bitt Digital Incorporated is the first company to complete and exit the Regulatory Sandbox guided by the Central Bank of Barbados and Financial Services Commission. The Sandbox provided Bitt with the opportunity to test its blockchain-based financial technology (fintech) products, services, and business models in a controlled environment while protecting consumers, stakeholders and the financial […]

    July 16, 2019Breaking News, Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  4. Barbados Olympic Association Inc. and the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization Inc. sign MOU

    The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization Inc. (Caribbean RADO) to continue housing that agency’s operations at the BOA’s headquarters in Wildey, St. Michael. Caribbean RADO is the body responsible for athlete drug testing and for fostering doping-free sports in the Caribbean region. It […]

    July 15, 2019Athletics, FeaturedNo comments

    Monday 15th July marks the start of the Pipeline Maintenance Project being undertaken by the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL). The project will commence in an area close to the Fairy Valley headquarters of the BNTCL and will not initially affect residents or commuters in the area, but on Thursday 25th July, the project […]

    July 14, 2019Featured, TechnologyNo comments

    From New York to South Africa, Argentina, St Kitts and Brazil, patrons are singing the praises of the film Panama Dreams. The Director, Alison Saunders got a standing ovation from the audience at the United States Premiere of Panama Dreams at the African Diaspora International Film Festival at Columbia University, New York. The film was […]

    July 14, 2019Cinema, FeaturedNo comments

    Created by Oscar® and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong (“In the Loop“), with the pilot written by Armstrong and directed by Oscar® winner Adam McKay (“The Big Short“), SUCCESSION launched its ten-episode first season in 2018. The season two cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew […]

    July 12, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments

    The Trust Loan Unit has been renamed the Barbados Trust Fund Limited (BTFL), and with it has come the appointment of a Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board is Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll, while the other members are: Dr. Jonathan Lashley, Dwayne Grazette, Lynda Goodridge, Trudy Symmonds, and Charles Parris. The Permanent Secretary […]

    July 12, 2019PoliticalNo comments
  9. Republic Bank supplying information to aid RBPF in ATM skimming investigation

    Republic Bank is among local financial institutions, presently supplying information and data to assist the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) with their ongoing investigation of ATM skimming activities, which have affected customers of several local commercial Banks, as confirmed by The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) in a statement issued Monday July 8th, 2019. We appreciate […]

    July 12, 2019ControversyNo comments
  10. Another Suspect in ATM fraud in Holetown

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying and locating the individual captured in these images. If seen you are asked to IMMEDIATELY contact the Criminal Investigation Department at 430-7189/9019 or the Hotline of 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800-8477(TIPS) or your nearest police station. Rodney Inniss – Insp. (Ag); […]

    July 11, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    Employers are asked to note the following changes related to personal income tax as announced in the 2019 Budgetary Proposal and Financial Statement and which came into effect from July 1, 2019. The first income tax band will be up to $50,000 and taxed at a rate of 12.5% while the second tax band on […]

    July 10, 2019Business, FeaturedNo comments
  12. Standard and Poor’s downgrade T&T

    Trinidad and Tobago suffered a downgrade in its sovereign ratings from credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s. In its update on this country, S&P said the decision to downgrade T&T was based on lower-than-expected energy production and economic growth which it expects to weaken the government’s revenue base and delay its plans to balance the […]

    July 10, 2019ControversyNo comments
  13. 14% increase in Dominican Republic’s minimum wage

    Business and labor representatives in the Dominican Republic agreed on a 14% increase to the general minimum wage. This proposal came from their Mejia regime to end a long impasse in their minimum wage talks. Unions in Santo Domingo called it a victory for workers, even though the increase was less than they demanded. Labor […]

    July 10, 2019BusinessNo comments
  14. Manhunt for Persons of Interest Concerning ATM Fraud

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying and locating the individuals captured in these images. If seen you are asked to IMMEDIATELY contact the Criminal Investigation Department at 430-7189/9019 or the Hotline of 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800-8477(TIPS) or your nearest police station. Rodney Inniss – Insp. (Ag); […]

    July 9, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  15. World Day of Prayer: Barbados (By Rev. Ruth Phillips President, WDP Barbados)

    In the year 2007, I was asked to represent the African Methodist Episcopal Church at a World Day of Prayer meeting which was being convened by Sis. Alison Carter of the Methodist Church, at the home of Ms. Doreen Boyd, a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Other denominations represented were the Salvation Army, the […]

    July 9, 2019EventsNo comments
  16. “Exploring Shadeism” Launched: Research Examines Colourism Phenomenon in Barbadian Society

    Sharon Hurley Hall launched her book, Exploring Shadeism, over the weekend at Dover Beach Hotel – it’s based on research into the phenomenon of shadeism in Barbados. Shadeism, also known as colourism, is discrimination on the basis of skin shade. Hurley Hall described shadeism as “a direct result of slavery“, and added: “The psychological and […]

    July 9, 2019BooksNo comments
  17. New ILO data analysis shows just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay (UNCG)

    Ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent of total global pay, while the lowest-paid 50 per cent of workers receive just 6.4 per cent, a new ILO dataset reveals. What’s more, the lowest 20 per cent of income earners – around 650 million workers – earn less than 1 per cent of global […]

    July 9, 2019EducationNo comments

    Anyone who can assist in identifying the person should call the Police at Hastings Police Station at 430-7608, CID at 430-7219 Police Emergency at 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800-8477(TIPS), or their nearest police station.

    July 9, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  19. CDB Moves Closer to Finalising Youth Policy and Strategy

    The Caribbean Development Bank is moving closer to finalising its first Youth Policy and Operational Strategy (YPOS), which will guide its youth-related investments in the Region. On July 27 – 28, stakeholders from 17 of CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) met in Barbados for a regional workshop to discuss recommendations coming from the consultations and […]

    July 9, 2019BusinessNo comments
  20. ‘WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?’ premieres in the Caribbean on Monday, July 8th – exclusively on HBO

    WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, the documentary that features USA’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, premieres in the Caribbean on Monday, July 8th , exclusively on HBO. Directed by Morgan Neville, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? tells the story of a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer whose beloved television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” was loved […]

    July 8, 2019CultureNo comments

    The ten-part limited drama series OUR BOYS debuts with two episodes back-to-back MONDAY 12th AUGUST at 21:00 hrs AST*, followed by single episodes debuting subsequent Mondays, exclusively on HBO. The show will also be available on HBO GO. In the summer of 2014, three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants. Israel is […]

    July 8, 2019PoliticalNo comments

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, are holding a high-level symposium to discuss how national social protection programmes and systems can play a greater role in disaster risk management and in emergency response. This month marks the start […]

    July 8, 2019NatureNo comments
  23. Have you seen 63 year old Shelbourne Haynes from Waterman’s Village?

    The Royal Barbados Police Force is appealing for Barbadians to locate missing 63 year old Shelbourne Haynes, from Waterman’s Village, St. James alias “Jerry” or “Banjam“. Circumstances He was last seen by his sister Margaret Haynes about 10:30 of Saturday morning, the 29th of June 2019. Description Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of […]

    July 2, 2019Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Scotiabank Introduces Next Generation ATMs

    Scotiabank continues to adopt leading edge technology to improve its customer experience, with the introduction of next generation ATMs at the Warrens and Haggatt Hall Branches. Scotiabank is the first bank to launch these Intelligent Deposit Machines (IDMs) locally, giving Barbadians access to additional features and convenience. Some key features of these next generation ATMs […]

    July 2, 2019BusinessNo comments

    Rum producers from around the region met in Barbados this week to discuss how to promote responsible drinking and to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. The harmful use of alcohol has been recognised as a contributing factor to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and in recognition, the industry set up at task force in 2018 to […]

    July 2, 2019AgricultureNo comments