This fully functioning vintage fire truck which was restored by George Ullyett was a hit, particularly children in the audience.

THE 42ND annual Holetown Festival will officially draw to a close today, but without the much-anticipated Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival show. Organisers told the media yesterday some of the major sponsors are not with the festival this year... more

Retired Principal and Educator Jeff Broomes wants the focus to be placed on improving students and not on what school they should attend.

Retired Principal Jeff Broomes insists that if the nation wants to put an end to the vast number of students leaving secondary school without any certification, every child needs to be assessed at the primary level and proper remediation given.... more

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul accepts Agrofest’s sponsorship cheque from Director of Cave Shepherd’s Card Services, Alison Browne-Ellis.

The island’s biggest annual agricultural showcase is less than a week away and while there are a few less exhibitors in the line up, the facilitators are still anticipating a large turnout from the public. “Things are going well as we have an... more

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena.

It is urgent that effective and modern social protection systems be bolstered to prepare for new scenarios in the world of work; and for uncertainties related to technology; and that social care and protection systems be strengthened to contribute... more

Dr. Adrian Lorde as he delivered a lecture on non-communicable diseases.

Prostate cancer is one of the “easiest” cancers to cure, however men are not getting checked as often as they should. This comment was made by Dr. Adrian Lorde, a well-known medical practitioner in Barbados, as he delivered a lecture on non-... more

Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod (centre), updating the media yesterday morning. Looking on are Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Dr. Romel Springer (left); and Acting Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Lucille Moe.

Commencing today and continuing tomorrow the cow itch on the Staple Grove Estate, which has been causing problems for the staff and students at the nearby Blackman and Gollop Primary School and residents in the area, is to be scraped away and buried... more

News Stories

This fully functioning vintage fire truck which was restored by George Ullyett was a hit, particularly children in the audience.

THE 42ND annual Holetown Festival will officially draw to a close today, but without the much-anticipated Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival show.

Retired Principal and Educator Jeff Broomes wants the focus to be placed on improving students and not on what school they should attend.

Retired Principal Jeff Broomes insists that if the nation wants to put an end to the vast number of students leaving secondary school without any certification, every child needs to be assessed at

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul accepts Agrofest’s sponsorship cheque from Director of Cave Shepherd’s Card Services, Alison Browne-Ellis.

The island’s biggest annual agricultural showcase is less than a week away and while there are a few less exhibitors in the line up, the facilitators are still anticipating a large turnout from the

Business News

At age 26, Eden-marie Rouse found a novel idea to make money from Valentine’s Day by making homemade love cards. 

Facebook has created more than just a space for people to share content and create friends but also a virtual marketplace for young entrepreneurs.

Sports

Whitehall Titans failed to get the better of Haynesville despite having the advantage in numbers.

It seems to be business as usual in the Barbados Football Association’s Division 1 as there have been no changes at the top of both groups of the competition.

FROM LEFT: Ambassador of Argentina to Barbados, Gustavo Martinez Pandiani; President of the BFA and CFU, Randy Harris; and the President of the Argentine Football Association, Claudio Tapia.

February 14th, 2019, will be remembered as a milestone in Caribbean football history.

Captain Kirit Chouhan (left) presenting the Sandy Lane Gold Cup to Randall Wilkie, General Manager of Sandy Lane, as Angela Simpson, Director of the Barbados Turf Club looks on during a ceremony yesterday at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

THE countdown to the Eastern Caribbean’s most prestigious horse race entered its final phases yesterday afternoon as the Sandy Lane Gold Cup arrived on the island.

Columns

West Indies cricket supporters, both of the born-again and the true-blue variety, are naturally feeling aggrieved at the recent decisions of the match referee in the current Test series to impose v

“Every few months, Thomas Piketty (and/or a handful of other economists with a social conscience) will remind the world that a tiny elite is binge-eating the global economic pie while 7 billion hum

There has been, for certain, no shortage of suggestions or initiatives as to how the country should cope with the current unnerving spate of gun crime.

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