Manager of the Barbados Culinary Team, Henderson Butcher with members
of the team set to head to this year’s Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami.

The Barbados Culinary Team is “locked and loaded” and ready for this year’s Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami in the USA. Manager of the team, Henderson Butcher, gave this signal as he spoke during an event which served as the final media... more

Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Stephen Austin (standing right) as he made his address. Looking on is CEO of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Senator Rudy Grant and Manager of the Barbados Culinary Team Henderson Butcher (seated left).

The effort being made to develop young people in the tourism sector who can truly live out their passion is laudable. This is the view expressed by Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Stephen Austin. He delivered remarks... more

Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds (right) in discussion with Captain Mike Napier.

GOVERNMENT will shortly commence the development of water taxi and ferry services, which will link the north, the west and south coasts of this island by sea. This was revealed by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds, who... more

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley (centre), speaking to the media during a press conference at Government Headquarters yesterday, following her return from meetings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. She was joined at the press conference by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall (left) and Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson.

THERE is nothing to be gained by a devaluation of the Barbados dollar. This reminder is coming from Prime Minister the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, who, while speaking during a press conference at her Bay Street, St. Michael, Government Office,... more

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, addressing the congregation at Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church yesterday on the occasion of ‘World Elder Abuse Day’.

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, is encouraging victims of elder abuse to report any violations of their human rights to the appropriate authority, such as the Royal Barbados Police Force. She offered this advice on... more

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott (right), joining United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela, in a toast to the friendship between the two nations.

AS Barbados stands on the threshold of tumultuous change, the country must make a call on its friends in the international community, including the United States of America, not for handouts, but to collaborate and partner with the nation as it... more

News Stories

From left: Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, Senior Counsel Stephen Odgers; Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson and Australian Ambassador to CARICOM, Ambassador John Pilbeam at yesterday’s seminar.

Stakeholders in the criminal justice system are this week benefiting from a seminar which is intended to give them a better understanding of how the Evidence Act works, according to Chief Justice S

The 2018 St. James Parish Ambassadors, Ryan Herbert and Shae Coulthrust in conversation at last Saturday’s St. James Parish Talent Show.

Zane Corbin was the picked of the judges over the weekend when the St. James Parish Independence Committee staged its Talent Show.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, right, tours the Bridgetown Port accompanied by CEO of Barbados Port Inc., David Jean Marie, and Permanent Secretary, Esworth Reid.

Several contracts issued by the former Democratic Labour Party administration regarding the Bridgetown Port are currently under review.

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


(From Left: Back row) St. Stephen’s Physical Education teacher, Shakira Douglin; Boys’ National Juniors Coach, Elwyn Oxley; Anthazia Mason, Coach of Girls’ National Juniors; and West Terrace PE teacher, Roderick Mason, stand with students of the four schools participating in the inaugural National Primary Schools' Volleyball Invitational competition.

Volleyball is coming to our island’s primary schools courtesy of JolieB Productions and the Warrens Sports Club.

Barbados’ Oein Josiah (centre) took first place in his age group and was sixth overall. Here he is flanked by Jason Costelloe (left) of Trinidad and Tobago and Stevie Blankenship of Canada the second and third place finishers in the age group.

Local triathlete Oein Josiah keeps testing his limits and has turned in one of his best finishes to date with a sixth-place finish in the Massy Rainbow Cup held over this past weekend in Tobago.

Bushy Park Circuit Inc’s (BPCI) on-going programme of investment in the St Philip facility marks a new milestone this month, with the launch of the 1.28-kilometre/0.79-mile National Circuit.


In spite of the many campaigns advocating healthy living and eating, many Barbadians and their regional counterparts continue to grapple with their weight, and a significant portion of our local an

ONE of the good things being demonstrated so far with the new administration is the decision by the Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, to keep the country up-to-date on measures being

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