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  1. VENEZUELAN LEADER MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO ST KITTS & NEVIS

    History was made in Basseterre when His Excellency Nicolás Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela made his inaugural visit to St. Kitts and Nevis in a quest to strengthen ties of cooperation and solidarity, on Wednesday 23rd September. “It is a distinct honour for me to welcome the president to the Federation […]

    September 23, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  2. “99 HOMES” (Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon – THRILLER)

    In this timely thriller, when single father Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to work for Rick Carver (Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon), the ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It’s a deal with the devil that may […]

    June 21, 2015Cinema, Crime, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. VAT YOU: What Sinckler DIDN’T say – Flying Fish and other items now are under Value Added Tax!

    ITEMS TAKEN OUT OF THE VAT FREE BASKET TARIFF    NUMBER TARIFF DESCRIPTION 19.01 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40% by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of headings 04.01 […]

    June 16, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  4. SCOTIABANK PRAISED FOR TAKING BOLD STEP WITH $50 MIL. GROWTH FUND

    A 125 YEAR OLD Canadian bank came in for praise by taking a “bold initiative” to launch a programme during challenging and stringent times, which would assist small and medium-sized businesses. He told those gathered that Scotiabank should receive kudos, not only from Barbadians but from the rest of Caribbean, because “it is not easy […]

    June 9, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Latin America and the Caribbean is the world’s first region to reach both international hunger goals

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has made a huge step towards the total eradication of hunger by reducing both the percentage and total number of undernourished people to less than half, according to FAO’s latest report, the Panorama of Food Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, released today. According to the report, […]

    June 4, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  6. DIGICEL TREAT FOR SPECIAL MOTHERS ON THEIR DAY BRINGS TEARS OF JOY

    Digicel (Barbados) Limited made Mother’s Day extra special for women across the island including a number of them experiencing financial difficulties, some of their loyal customers and staff members. The special gifts include spa treatments, food hampers, bouquets, gift baskets, airtime and free data among others and brought some of the women to tears, who said they […]

    May 10, 2015Business, FeaturedNo comments
  7. “Vanuatu and Tuvalu – inadequate response to human suffering” by Sir Ronald Sanders

    People on the East Coast of the United States of America (US) and the Caribbean should consider how best they might lend a helping hand to the people of the islands of Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific whose lives have been shattered by Cyclone Pam that struck them on the night of March 13. […]

    March 26, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  8. IDB to launch new open data portal on development in Latin America & Caribbean

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) just revealed it will launch in the first quarter of 2015 Numbers for Development, a free and open data portal focused on Latin American and Caribbean development indicators. The new portal will allow users to access and utilize a wealth of IDB data on topics ranging from social inclusion to global […]

    December 29, 2014BusinessNo comments
  9. MEDICAL DRAMA SERIES “THE KNICK” PREMIERES ON MAX: Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen – New series premieres on Aug. 15th in the C’bean

    Set in downtown New York in 1900, The Knick – short for The Knickerbocker Hospital – centers on the trailblazing surgeons, nurses and staff pushing the boundaries of medicine in a time of shockingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. The hospital is in a state of turmoil due to a decline in affluent patrons […]

    August 3, 2014CinemaNo comments
  10. CDB DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS REPORT (#2) ON THE REGION’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN 2013 April 27, 2014Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Petrocaribe countries advance in implementing Action Plan to Eradicate Hunger & Poverty

    The Action Plan for the Eradication of Hunger and Poverty in the Economic Zone of Petrocaribe shows significant progress. In order to define the specific intervention initiatives for each country, representatives from 17 Caribbean and Central American nations met in Caracas, Venezuela on 3 and 4 April 2014. The meeting was opened by the Vice-president […]

    April 5, 2014Nature, PoliticalNo comments
  12. ECONOMIC GROWTH? CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN CLOSING ITS FONTABELLE BRANCH

    Customers of CIBC FirstCaribbean’s branch located at Fontabelle in St. Michael can remain confident that the bank intends to accommodate their banking needs when that branch closes later next month. The bank announced the operations of its Fontabelle branch will be combined with its new super-branch at the Warrens Banking Centre, which was opened last […]

    March 30, 2014BusinessNo comments
  13. DLP GOVERNMENT’S NEGLECT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES by Edmund Hinkson, St James North M.P.

    Yet another Month of The Disabled has come to pass without any legislative framework in place in Barbados addressing all forms of discrimination on the basis of physical and mental disabilities and providing for equal opportunities to be granted as of right to persons with disabilities so that they may have a more realistic chance […]

    March 17, 2014HealthNo comments
  14. Barbados’ NUPW looks at International Women’s Day

    The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) joins with all women globally in celebrating International Women’s Day, under the theme: “Inspiring Change.” Barbadian women in particular have always shown their indomitable spirit when confronted with the challenges of poverty, unemployment, violence and harassment. In spite of these challenges, women have shown their resilience by mentoring […]

    March 8, 2014Business, EventsNo comments
  15. Statement on the Anniversary Day for the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez

    Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration, Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee, Cuban Barbadian Friendship Association and other progressive groups in Barbados will remember and reflect on the life and contribution of Hugo Chavez. We will also join with the Pan African Coalition of Organisations (Barbados) at the African Spiritual Ceremony for Chavez and recognize the […]

    March 5, 2014Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  16. NOW JOB CUTS ARE FINALISED, WILL UNIONS DEFEND THE PEOPLE? CTUSAB HAS EXTRAORDINARY SESSION FOR THU. 30 JANUARY

    A Special Conference of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) convenes on Thursday, January 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Harcourt Lewis Training Centre, Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union, Keith Bourne Complex, Belmont Road, St. Michael. This Conference has been called to consider and approve proposed changes and amendments […]

    January 28, 2014BusinessNo comments
  17. “The harsh effects of being less well-off” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Throughout the Caribbean, people feel less well off. The only people who may be exceptions to this general sentiment are those in Guyana whose per capita income (now US$3,410.00) has increased in recent years. But even in Guyana, the per capita income level is so low – higher only than Haiti (US$760.00) in the Caribbean […]

    January 19, 2014Business, EditorialNo comments
  18. Ostriches do not save Barbados, let’s get 7 eminent persons to set new path: BLP’s Opposition Leader meets over Weekend!

    I have come this morning to alert Barbadians that we are in a crisis and that we cannot keep burying our heads in the sand. Barbadians have been allowed to engage in a debate this week that would suggest that the laying off 3000 workers in the manner announced or a pay cut by all […]

    December 22, 2013Political, ReviewNo comments
  19. Barbados Prime Minister’s message for 47th Anniversary of Independence

    Fellow Barbadians, I am pleased once again to salute you as we celebrate the 47th Anniversary of our nation’s independence. Of this achievement we should be immensely proud since the road to this milestone was not easy. The strength of the national character has been tested frequently over the years but we have always satisfied […]

    November 29, 2013PoliticalNo comments
  20. Match & More Madness Loan Event: November 09, 2013 at CIBC Firstcaribbean International, Barbados

    Now’s the time to get a great deal on a mortgage, on land or a new vehicle! Visit them on Saturday 09 November 2013 at their Warrens Head Office and learn more!

    November 7, 2013Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. MICHAEL KORS HONORS WORLD FOOD DAY WITH MONTH-LONG GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO FIGHT WORLD HUNGER

    Michael Kors dedicated the entire month of October to the fight against hunger. On World Food Day, October 16, Michael Kors teams took to the streets outside six stores in five major cities to give away Watch Hunger Stop T-shirts. In each of the cities – New York, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Hong […]

    October 31, 2013Fashion, HealthNo comments
  22. Let every Bajan stand and be counted – every person who refuses to sign at Queen’s Park today endorses the Taliban…

    When Alexander The Great first started his campaign to be a force for change he was 25; England had a Prime Minister in Pitt The Younger at 25 during the late 1700’s; in original Jewish culture – a male is considered an Adult at 13…   So it is no surprise then that a new […]

    October 20, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  23. Dominican Republic’s President revokes electricity rate increase

    The Superintendent of Electricity Eduardo Quincoces told Santo Domingo journalists yesterday, Monday 2 September, that the electricity tariffs would not go up in September as had been announced the previous day. The Superintendence had announced a leveling of the BTS1 residential and BTS2 commercial rates. Quincoces denied claims that the Public Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) executive […]

    September 3, 2013BusinessNo comments
  24. BARBADIAN COMPANY WINS BEST FILM SHORT COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES

    Penelope Hynam (Producer) and Pelle Hybbinette (Director) of Sea Weaver Productions Inc. have won a prestigious Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Competition, based in California. The Award was given for “Izebo“, Episode #5 of Sea Weaver’s exciting short documentary series, “A Day in a Bajan Life” . It featured the talented homeless street […]

    August 27, 2013Cinema, PaintingNo comments
  25. “A Battle For the Soul of Barbados!” Clement Payne Movement blames Chamber Of Commerce for Freundel Stuart regime’s plan for UWI’s paid tuition

    When Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) colleagues made that fateful decision to dismantle Barbados’ 50 year old “Democratic Socialist” tradition of providing free university education to the young people of Barbados, they re-introduced to the national agenda the truly momentous issue of what type of society should Barbados be? From […]

    August 26, 2013Education1 comment