Tag Archives: booze

  1. Dominican Republic’s Interior & Police Minister says alcoholic beverages takeout is allowed, Decree 171-21 bans the sale

    Contrary to what had initially been announced, now the Ministry of Interior and Police’s alcoholic beverages control agency says that businesses are authorized to sell alcoholic beverages as long as these are for takeout and are not consumed where they are purchased. Decree 171-21 states that the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is banned […]

    April 7, 2021OddityNo comments
  2. Caribbean Rum Producers Continue to Encourage Responsible Drinking

    Members of the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) met recently and recommitted themselves to focussing on collaborative actions to encourage and promote responsible drinking and reducing the harmful use of alcohol. The Caribbean Rum Producers made this commitment despite their businesses suffering heavy losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. The producers, from […]

    December 18, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  3. Caribbean Export and WIRSPA Partner on the Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo

    Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) are working together to support increased trade of rum and spirits between the Caribbean and Europe, with the Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo, scheduled for November 17-18, 2020. The Absolutely Caribbean Virtual Expo will host some 50 exhibitors from across […]

    November 4, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  4. Barbados Muslim Association remembers Owen Arthur

    The Muslim community joins Barbadians at this time of national sorrow and extends its deepest condolences to the family, citizens and Government of Barbados on the passing of Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Professor Owen Seymour Arthur. Professor Arthur left an indelible mark on the landscape of Barbados and the lives of Barbadians as he vigorously […]

    July 31, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  5. Caribbean Hospitality Professionals to benefit from training through WIRSPA/WSET Partnership

    Mixologists, bartenders and other hospitality professionals in the Caribbean, who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be the beneficiaries of a partnership between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Beverage alcohol and other hospitality professionals over the age of 18 will […]

    July 11, 2020AgricultureNo comments
  6. Caribbean Rum Producers to Benefit from Maintained Brexit Tariffs

    Despite changes coming as a result of Brexit, Caribbean Rum will continue to be protected from unfair competition from subsidised cheap rum entering the UK market from other countries. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union on 31 December 2020, the existing tariffs will remain and Caribbean Rum Producers will continue to benefit from […]

    July 6, 2020BusinessNo comments
  7. Barbados’ PM Mottley addressing the Nation on matters of national importance, 29th April

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley addressing the Nation on matters of national importance – 29th April 2020

    May 2, 2020Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. Second Caribbean Distilling Seminar held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    October saw the holding of the second Caribbean Distilling Seminar, this time in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The event, which was held for its second consecutive year, from 7th to 11th October 2019, was a joint effort between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA), Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) and the […]

    December 6, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  9. Petals Paradise – Xmas Radiance (All Inclusive)

    Made your Christmas plans yet? Why not let Petals Paradise do the worrying for you?

    November 6, 2019Culture, Photo Gallery1 comment
  10. The Fight for Breathalyzer Tests in Barbados: Richard Cox’s Legacy

    The year 2018 had one of the highest fatality rates in Barbados in over a decade, with roughly 30-35% of road fatalities being attributed to driving under the influence. Recently, one of the most fervent warriors for road safety and the use of breathalyzers in Barbados, Richard Cox, passed away. Sharmane Roland-Bowen, President of the Barbados Road Safety Association, […]

    October 2, 2019Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  11. Grenada PM lauds joint UWI-Rum Industry Initiative

    Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell lauded the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of the West Indies Open Campus and the regional rum industry grouping – the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA). Speaking at the signing of the MOU in Grenada, the Prime Minister said the initiative, […]

    July 23, 2019AgricultureNo 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
  13. Argentina’s National Day: A night to be remembered

    The Embassy of Argentina in Barbados recently opened its doors to celebrate their National Day. In a relaxed environment, Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani received in his residence, decked in blue and white for the occasion, “the dearest friends of Argentina“, as he described the more than 200 hundred distinguished guests. Among those present, the Governor […]

    May 26, 2019CultureNo comments
  14. Tourism Minister Issues Challenge to Rum Producers

    Caribbean rum producers have been challenged to fully exploit the potential of the regional tourism industry to build their brands. St. Lucia’s Minister of Tourism and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Minister Dominic Fedee, said there was tremendous opportunity for the region’s two preeminent brands – tourism and rum. Rum producers from the […]

    May 15, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  15. Trade ministers support international competitiveness for rum industry

    CARICOM Trade Ministers meeting in Guyana this week, on the 29th April, approved a range of recommendations aimed at positioning the region’s rum industry to better take advantage of the global market. The measures address a host of domestic and international issues that affect the competitiveness of the industry, which is considered the region’s premier […]

    May 4, 2019AgricultureNo comments

    Caribbean Rum producers have welcomed the signing of a trade deal between the Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM) and the United Kingdom. The deal, which was finalised in St. Lucia & will come into effect on the departure of the UK from the European Union and it seeks to mirror the benefits provided to […]

    April 23, 2019BusinessNo comments
  17. Stay Safe On The Roads This Holiday Season

    Are all road accidents avoidable? As with any other part of the world, the quest to tackle mortality on the roads has been a significant challenge in the Caribbean these last few decades. Thousands of lives have perished thanks to bad road infrastructure, as well as bad driving decisions including unroadworthy vehicles and drunk-driving. As we navigate […]

    December 29, 2018Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  18. ‘Alcohol School’ celebrates 38th year with ‘The Alcohol School – Concise’ course

    Over 120 persons converged on Jamaica from October 15th – 19th, 2018 for the Ethanol Technology Institute’s {educational arm of Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS)} ‘The Alcohol School – Concise’ course. The initiative was the result of a collaboration between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) and LBDS and took place […]

    November 7, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  19. Beer giant celebrates its centennial anniversary by making the whole world shake through music, cause and evolution

    Red Stripe‘s first-ever EP, Journey with Stripe is now available worldwide, on all major music platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, Deezer, Amazon and Google! Produced by the multi Grammy Award-winning, Pablo Stennett, Journey with Stripe is a seven-track kaleidoscope of tunes that chronicles the history and development of Jamaican music. From Mento to Dancehall, the album features some of Jamaica’s best and boldest […]

    September 16, 2018MusicNo comments
  20. Rum Producers Tackle Competitiveness Challenges in Trinidad Meeting

    Regional rum producers, members of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association, WIRSPA, completed a round of meetings in Trinidad last week. As the region’s largest agro-based export product, industry leaders addressed a range of issues which impact the ability of the sector to achieve international competitiveness. Speaking at a tasting of Authentic Caribbean […]

    July 9, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  21. Road Traffic Fatalities – Barrow Highway near Norman Niles Roundabout *plus* Foursquare Road, St. Philip

    People involved in the Fatality which occurred about 5:55 pm on the Barrow Highway are as follows:- The owner and driver of L 1380 – a red Toyota GT motor car is 37 year old Kevin Hinds of #23 Maycock Terrace, St. Lucy. The rear seat passenger is Nicole Jordan 40 years of Hope Road, St. Lucy. […]

    May 26, 2018Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    Regional rum producers, members of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association, WIRSPA, completed a round of meetings in Trinidad last week. As the region’s largest agro-based export product, industry leaders addressed a range of issues which impact the ability of the sector to achieve international competitiveness. Speaking at a tasting of Authentic Caribbean […]

    May 20, 2018BusinessNo comments

    The 15 year old student of The Lester Vaughan Secondary, Tammagn Omega Caesar, was eventually found. With a history of absenting herself without permission, she left the home of her parents Dexter Caesar and Margo Blenman at Alleynedale, Saint Lucy sometime on Saturday the 5th day of May 2018. Police alerted media how she is […]

    May 13, 2018ControversyNo comments
  24. CLASH OF THE TITANS – Ryan Adamson: WINNER

    This is the second edition of the Clash of the Titans Mixology Competition which is created and produced by the Caribbean Cooking channel.

    April 29, 2018Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. CLASH OF THE TITANS – Stephane Domenge

    The sponsors were The Caribbean Cooking Channel, The Barbados Tourism Product Authority, RL Seale, Absolut vodka, Pine Hill Dairy and Simplex limited.

    April 29, 2018Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments