Volunteers visiting residents on the Sol Rally Barbados 2017 route. Former winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s premier event, Trevor Manning, centre, is flanked by, from left, volunteers Steve Gaskin, his son Kareem (co-driver to UK visitor Raymond Clough), Tammy Lashley and Kevin-Jon Manning, co-driver and driver respectively.

Major changes to the route for Sol Rally Barbados 2017, including two night-time stages on Friday, June 2, within the longest event run since 2004, have been given the ‘thumbs up’ by two of the potential contenders for outright victory. Thirteen-... more
 Economist Jeremy Stephen.

Economist Jeremy Stephen.

ECONOMIST Jeremy Stephen is warning that if commercial banks’ suspension of real estate-related transactions is prolonged, not only will the financial sector be negatively affected, but there is the possibility that the economy can shut down.... more
Lisa Cummins, Executive Director of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Consulting Company.

Lisa Cummins, Executive Director of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Consulting Company.

Today’s business world is one of change. According to Lisa Cummins, what is needed is constant innovation; constant transformation. The Executive Director of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Consulting Company, however, believes that there is... more

President of the Barbados Elderly Care Association, Maureen Ward (left), in discussion with Sonia Moses, Coordinator of Advisory and Inspection Committee, during yesterday morning’s seminar.

President of the Barbados Elderly Care Association (BECA), Maureen Ward, has expressed the view that due to the growing population of elderly folk in Barbados, there is a greater need for more trained staff in the nursing homes on this island. Ward’... more

Minister of Transport and Works, Michael Lashley (centre), speaking at the launch of the Road Safety Public Awareness Campaign. Looking on are President of the Barbados Road Safety Association, Sharmane Roland-Bowen (left); and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Works, Simone Rudder (right, partially hidden).

THE Ministry of Transport and Works has launched a Road Safety Public Awareness Campaign, intended to instil better habits in road users and to reduce the number of serious accidents and fatalities that have been occurring on the nation’s roads. At... more

Members of the Barbados team at the Chelsea Show 2017 (from left to right) Rev. Dr. Wayne Ramsay, Shirley-Ann Howell, Peter Whitehouse, Jacqueline Ferdinand, John Leach, Jennifer Weetch, Trevor Hunte and Alexa Rudder.

The extraordinarily demanding judges of the Chelsea Flower Show 2017 in London have awarded the Barbados Horticultural Society a Silver Gilt medal for its exhibit “Where We Live”. With beautifully painted facades of a chattel house, a plantation... more

News Stories

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite (left), speaking to the media alongside Director of the NIS, Ian Carrington, during a tour earlier this week.

“WE must get to the root of the problem.”

MORE persons are opting to preserve and restore historic structures on the island, and while it might be an expensive undertaking, an expert in the field of restoration believes it is worth the inv

Keoma Mallet and author of ‘La Shawna – Unlock the Door’, La Shawna Griffith, posing after his performance.

FOR author La Shawna Griffith, it was a great accomplishment.

Business News

OPPOSITION Leader Mia Mottley has said that her Barbados Labour Party takes no comfort in the announcement about the lack of clarity regarding tax clearance certificates.

Sports

Things are looking good for Queen’s College as they copped their third win of the Co-operators General Insurance Junior U-16 Basketball League Competition, dismissing the efforts of Alexandra 71-19

The Barbados Soccer Academy (BSA) is looking forward to obtaining a possible 10 more scholarships by August 2018 after a successful Coconut Court Beach Hotel Soccer Showcase.

Volunteers visiting residents on the Sol Rally Barbados 2017 route. Former winner of the Barbados Rally Club’s premier event, Trevor Manning, centre, is flanked by, from left, volunteers Steve Gaskin, his son Kareem (co-driver to UK visitor Raymond Clough), Tammy Lashley and Kevin-Jon Manning, co-driver and driver respectively.

Major changes to the route for Sol Rally Barbados 2017, including two night-time stages on Friday, June 2, within the longest event run since 2004, have been given the ‘thumbs up’ by two of the pot

Columns

Is it time to put legislation on the statute books to prohibit Barbadians from engaging in the very bad habit of burning rubbish around their homes?

Across the globe yesterday, people condemned the Manchester Arena terror attack as appalling and horrendous, especially in light of the fact that several of the victims were children and the incide

It is said that the wheels of change turn slowly, especially when it comes to key issues that need to be addressed in Barbados.

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