Participants in the 2018 edition of the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation S.O.S ‘Save Our Selves’ summer programme working with lifeguards yesterday at Browne’s Beach.

THE 2018 edition of the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation SOS “Save Our Selves” summer programme got off to a big splash yesterday. Speaking during the opening ceremony on Browne’s Beach, NCC’s General Manager, Keith Neblett... more

Some of the passengers that travelled on Copa Airlines’ inaugural flight to Barbados.

Yesterday was the first day of a long, fruitful relationship between Barbados and Latin America. This as Copa Airlines made its way to Barbados on its inaugural flight. Following the flight, pilot Captain Marc Holford – who grew up in Barbados –... more
ECONOMIST Bernard Codrington believes the Mia Amor Mottley administration should use the remaining time in its first 100 days in office to do a more detailed analysis of the economy. In a brief interview with The Barbados Advocate yesterday,... more

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, left, chatting with President of the Barbados Town Planning Society, Dr. Yolanda Alleyne, during a stakeholder consultation on reforming the Town and Country Planning Act Cap. 240, which took place yesterday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

It is full steam ahead as efforts are made to upgrade the more than 50-year-old piece of legislation governing development in this country, and once all goes to plan, it should be in place by year end. That’s according to Prime Minister Mia Amor... more

Senior Director, Caribbean Regional Programme and Canadian Director to the Caribbean Development Bank Benoît-Pierre Laramée says consumer protection is vital.

Minister Counsellor (Development), Senior Director, Caribbean Regional Programme and Canadian Director to the Caribbean Development Bank Benoît-Pierre Laramée has pointed to the value of a modern framework protecting fair trading between those... more

Rudo Catlin of Sagicor Life received the Life Underwriter of the Year Award from Outgoing President of BARAIFA Gloria King-Kirton.

INSURANCE professionals and financial advisors have a critical role to play in both the medium-term and long-term economic recovery in Barbados. This is the view of Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn, who was the guest speaker of the... more

News Stories

Phase Two of Government’s Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan will get under way next month.

Participants in the 2018 edition of the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation S.O.S ‘Save Our Selves’ summer programme working with lifeguards yesterday at Browne’s Beach.

THE 2018 edition of the National Conservation Commission’s (NCC) Operation SOS “Save Our Selves” summer programme got off to a big splash yesterday.

Some of the passengers that travelled on Copa Airlines’ inaugural flight to Barbados.

Yesterday was the first day of a long, fruitful relationship between Barbados and Latin America.

This as Copa Airlines made its way to Barbados on its inaugural flight.

Business News

GOVERNMENT’S announcement to restructure its debt has been described by the Fortress Fund Managers as a bold and a very public first step down a road that, if followed, will be part of a broad refo

Sports

From left to right: Floor Member of the Barbados Sports Medicine Association, Dr. Adrian Lorde; Dean of the Faculty of Sport at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Dr. Akshai Mansingh; Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King; and President of the Barbados Sports Medicine Association, Dr. Carl Ward, sharing a light moment during Friday’s opening ceremony.

Sportspersons and sports medicine practitioners from Barbados and across the region got an opportunity to share ideas and skills over this weekend as the Barbados Sports Medicine Association is cur

From left: Eugenie Layne, President of the Barbados Cancer Society, Dr. Dorothy Cooke-Johnson, Queen of the Green and Regional winner Sherri ‘De Shepherd’ Shepherd and Alicia Archer.

The ladies came out in fine form for the inaugural Queen of the Green competition which saw Sherri “De Shepherd” Shepherd play to the top of the mountain for the coveted first title.

Milton Lynch will be looking to have their new name etched in the annals of history.

Two, two-time champions will both be seeking a third title next week when the curtain comes down on the 2018 BICO National Sports Council Primary Schools’ Football Competition.

Columns

We are in that dreaded time of the year again, the six-month period known as the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Yesterday this editorial dealt with the issue of gun violence in society, particularly in Barbados, and pointed out some of the ways that this country can work to reduce these types of crimes.

Almost daily, we are bombarded with news reports about gun violence, which either results in a fatality or serious injury to one or more persons.

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