Earlwaine Cumberbatch as he spoke with media during the health fair.

Barbados will see its first health mall in the heart of Bridgetown within the next few months. This was revealed by Earlwaine Cumberbatch, co-coordinator of a health fair, which was held at Satjay Mall yesterday morning. Cumberbatch, who spoke... more

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, speaking at yesterday’s launch of TAMIS for the Business Sector at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

“I believe it is incumbent on the administration, Ministry of Finance, Central Bank and the relevant entities to find an appropriate and timely solution to the backlog of tax refunds that we have in Barbados.” This was stated by Minister of Finance... more

Tourism Liaison Officer Pearson McConney (left), who was promoted to Inspector, being congratulated by Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith (second from left), and Assistant Commissioner in charge of Human Resources Lila Strickland (third from left).

COMMISSIONER of Police Tyrone Griffith is calling on the members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) not to allow a small group of persons to divide the organisation. The Commissioner made the call while speaking at a police promotions... more

BICO’s Executive Chairman, Edwin Thirlwell.

BICO Limited is hoping to have a new manufacturing plant before 2018 ends. The company is proposing to rebuild its ice cream manufacturing plant which was completely destroyed by fire in 2009. It is estimated that the facility, which will be built... more

From left: General Secretary of the BSTU, Leslie Lett as he made a point, while Mary Redman, President of the BSTU; Dawn Grosvenor, First Vice President of the BSTU; and Assistant General Secretary, Kirtis Luke, look on.

Teachers who are members of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) are fed up with the apparent negligence they are receiving from the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, as it seems like their needs and safety are not... more

Director of Retail Banking with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Michelle Whitelaw.

A local bank is reporting a positive response from the public to its loan and mortgage services. Director of Retail Banking Channels with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Michelle Whitelaw, further told the media yesterday that the bank has... more

News Stories

From left: President of Coral Reef Restoration Alliance Barbados (CORALL), Susan Mahon; Her Excellency, High Commissioner of Canada to Barbados, Marie Legault; and President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados, Nicole Alleyne-Phillips-Ayikpa, cutting a Canadian flag-themed cake after the two organisations received the proceeds of the High Commission’s silent auction held last year.

One shelter for abused women and an environmental organisation were gifted the proceeds of the High Commission of Canada’s silent auction on Thursday.

Earlwaine Cumberbatch as he spoke with media during the health fair.

Barbados will see its first health mall in the heart of Bridgetown within the next few months.

Cabinet has agreed to pardon all those persons whose names and reputations were sullied in the labour disturbances of the 1930s.

Business News

Sports

Damari Skeete ran to first place in Heat 2 of the U-11 Boys’ 300m for St. Catherine’s Primary.

IT was a rocky start to the National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships 2018, but St. Catherine’s Primary and St. Ambrose Primary paid no mind and took the Obadele Thompson Zonal crowns.

The Champions of the NSC/YDP National Under-17 football tournament, St. James North.

Renaldo Bowen and Tia Briggs-Thompson were named Most Valuable Players when the Outstanding Junior footballers were honoured over the weekend at an awards ceremony for the National Sports Council/Y

Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt Hon Freundel Stuart (right), as he greeted Al Green, who will soon be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame.

ON May 24, Barbadian Alphonso “Al” Green will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Boston Red Sox.

Columns

Barbados has witnessed violence within our schools this past week and many are alarmed at the increasing rate of this violence, particularly among our young people.

For the last few weeks and months in particular, the incidence of school based violence has been escalating, with more than a dozen children being stabbed or otherwise injured since the start of th

When it comes to addressing the “unemployment challenge” in Barbados, more of our youth must be encouraged to look towards entrepreneurship, as a viable means of supporting themselves and breaking

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