Dear Friends, Robert headed out on a job over and away a month ago. My current work and new little one are taking all my time. I know it hasn’t been the same ’bout hey since Marcus passed on. We … Continue reading →
Financial Times: Cuban tourism boom to harm rest of Caribbean
What a surprise! The sight of the Stars and Stripes being hoisted over the newly opened US embassy in Cuba last week, was one of the most visible signs yet of the diplomatic rapprochement between the long-term foes. If President … Continue reading →
Barbados Minister of International Business Donville Inniss: Swiss Bank Account for your online porn business?
Revealed for the first time: Donville Inniss Swiss Money Connection An interesting article in yesterday’s Nation Newspaper where Donville Inniss, our Minister of International Business, announced that Barbados is fully on board with the US and international efforts to have … Continue reading →
Black and White Sea Egg Poachers have different court outcomes in Barbados
Editor’s note: This story is unchecked and was submitted anonymously. Take with some salt and decide for yourself! submitted by Steve See the Egg Black and White Sea Egg Poachers Recently two Sea poachers were apprehended somewhere between Martin’s Bay … Continue reading →
102 year old Harlem Cotton Club dancer sees herself on film for the first time
Have a little more respect the next time you see some old lady going to market. That old lady used to be a babe! Had to post this. God bless Alice Barker and all the others who were unappreciated, used … Continue reading →
STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES (SOEs) will be feeling the pinch as Government seeks to haul in its spending this year.
The effort to slash expenditure is also expected to result in increased user fees, including...
THE BARBADOS VAGRANTS and Homeless Society is bracing itself for an influx of new homeless people on the streets this year, as retrenchments in the public sector are set to continue apace.
British children walk out of lessons on climate strike
LONDON – Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime minister’s office for disrupting classes, but praise from...
Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell and John Campbell have been called up to the West Indies squad for the first two ODIs against England. The changes to the 14-man squad became necessary due to injuries...
He was a victim of a racial slur said the man at the centre of a viral tirade directed at a white visitor and which drew the ire of social media viewers.
The jet ski operator, who goes by the moniker...
CIBC FirstCaribbean recently presented Jomo Lashley with a US $2,500 Grand Prize to culminate its ‘All I Want for Christmas‘ promotional campaign. Lashley, a 30-year-old project manager, was elated to receive his prize, mentioning that “it couldn’t come at a better time, it’s a good start to the year!” Lashley stated that he was a […]
Two Murders in Single Day: One death is actor from ‘Badness’
On Saturday, February 16th, 2019 Police responded to a shooting report between the 5th and 6th Avenue, New Orleans, St. Michael, which occurred about 5:20pm. Later, Police learned prior to his arrival at QEH Lorenzo Joseph, succumbed to his injuries. The condition of the second victim Rio Walkes has not yet been ascertained. An adult […]
Barbadians are advised emergency services were dealing with a fire at the Mangrove Landfill in St. Thomas. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising persons with Asthma or other respiratory illnesses to leave these and surrounding areas until conditions improve. The emergency services are taking all necessary steps to bring the situation at the […]
Ross University School of Medicine Opens Doors in Barbados
On 5 January 2019, the ultra-modern Ross University School of Medicine was officially opened at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Barbados. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Minister of Education, the President of parent company Adtalem Global Education, and various stakeholders, university officials, and members of Parliament. Local economy receives a welcome […]
The Barbados Water Authority would like to advise residents and businesses in the St. Michael and Christ Church areas affected by water outages or low pressure on February 14th that repair of the burst 9-inch main in Mount Friendship, St. Michael is now complete. The Authority is asking customers to be patient however, as it […]
Scotiabank recently launched its new Alerts feature for debit and credit card transactions which gives real-time notification once a debit or credit card transaction is conducted. Alerts are also available for purchases where the card is not present, where a card is used outside of the country and for both point of sale and ATM […]
Nadelle spearheads the #everyBODYplayahmas movement
Caribbean-styled carnival culture has now grown to state of popularity where it is embraced by millions across the globe and transcends all ages, races, geographical backgrounds and sexual orientations. Nadelle Lewis has been making major strides to ensure that Carnival remains inclusive and accessible to women of various body shapes and sizes via her body-positive […]
Sophia Mendes and Arthur Wysocki, both 14 years old and students at The Codrington School, handed over a brand new computer and printer to Margaret Daniels, coordinator of the YWCA Reading Club in Bridgetown. The Reading Club is one of the many activities that the YWCA undertakes in local communities. It helps kids of primary […]
From sea to shining sea—America. We cherish the First Amendment to our Constitution. Nonetheless, sometimes we take our basic freedoms for granted. Consider the country of Zimbabwe; found on the continent of Africa. A land with a population 16.5 million. A land with a history of unrest and human rights violations. A land with citizens that long for peace. In
The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – In re Gabriel: hard case…. bad law?
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 varying match bans on the captain, Mr Jason Holder and fast bowler, Mr Shannon Gabriel, for their respective infringements of the playing regulations and the Code of Conduct of
The Editor Barbados Underground Barbados,W.I Dear Sir/Madam, There was an article in Barbados Today of 16th.February 2019 entitled “Dumped.” In the article Mr. James Paul bemoans the fact that the two largest sponsors have jumped ship. In 1971 as a final year student in agriculture at the University of the West indies, St. Augustine Campus;Tom Henderson, Professor of Agricultural Extension
Barbados Water Authority Unable to QUICKLY Fix Leaks
The following note was received by the blogmaster today from a BU family member around 10AM. It is self explanatory. The thought which comes to mind – we have our priorities wrong. The BWA built a headquarters for how many million? Yet we are unable to respond to the most basic customer request i.e. fix a leak! Hi David My
BL&P’s Promise to Barbadians — You Must Invest in Community Solar
He added that Light & Power is also planning “community solar to ensure that every Barbadian has the opportunity to participate in the island’s green transformation and the renewable energy future for Barbados.” – Roger Blackman, Managing Director (BLP) The Barbados Light & Power in its recent edition of Watts New Business Managing Director Roger Blackman reassured the audience that
Striking workers BCGI Threaten with dismissal –sovereignty at risk
Submitted by Press Release Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union This morning (15th February 2019) workers at the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) downed tools protesting the Russian management’s imposition of one percent wages increase. This is an embarrassment to all Guyanese. The workers’ protest was responded to by management at a meeting held where they were brutally told
The United States celebrates Black History Month annually. Let the world celebrate the history of all black women as well. Daughters of Africa (published in 1994) and the new volume New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of 20th and 21st Century Writing by Women of African Descent (published 2019) by editor Margaret Busby is an anthology about African women
The blogmaster has been following recent events in Jamaica with interest. Two members of parliament were murdered. There is a feeling that it is happening over there and it will never happen in Barbados. The escalating crime situation in Barbados and the change in a Bajan way of life which use to separate us from the rest is no more.
Rickford Burke Fires Back at PSC and Kit Nascimento
Submitted by Rickford Burke The PSC has no competence or basis to accuse the government of breaching the constitution Mr. Kit Nascimento, on behalf of the elitist PPP affiliated Guyana Private Sector Commission (PSC), attacked my character because I denounced the PSC’s reckless accusations that the APNU+AFC government is violating the constitution. The coalition government was elected by the people
‘Happy days’ in Barbados for Roy and Root after abundant ODIs prep
Jason Roy and Joe Root helped themselves to centuries as England’s one-day side began World Cup year with a thumping 171-run warm-up win in Barbados. The tourists had too much quality to be troubled b...
Chris Gayle to Bid Adieu to ODIs After ICC World Cup 2019
He is a part of the West Indies squad that will lock horns with England in a five-match ODI series beginning from February 20 in Barbados. Although, the 39-year-old left-hander represented the Caribbe...
"This series against England might be the last time people get to see the Universe Boss on local soil. The last game I played in Barbados for Jamaica I got a hundred and it would be nice to continue w...
The England captain, Eoin Morgan, says the mentality of the team can be the key to winning the World Cup
Jofra is young and exciting so there is a lot of talk about him. & # 39; Morgan needs to contact the potential new recruit from Barbados with an English father and a British passport. Morgan, 32, is a...
'Greatest Player' Chris Gayle To Retire From ODIs After 2019 Cricket World Cup
"Gayle made the announcement just ahead of a Windies practice session leading up to the One-Day International series against England at Kensington Oval in Barbados," a statement on Windies cricket off...
Windies plan to fight fire with fire, says upbeat Hope
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 16, CMC – With the odds yet again firmly stacked against West Indies in the upcoming One-Day International series, marquee batsman Shai Hope says the Caribbean are bracing fo...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 16, CMC – Rookie West Indies left-arm seamer, Obed McCoy, has been included in a UWI Vice-Chancellor XI to face England in a 50-overs tour match at the 3W’s Oval on Sunday. T...
From Lara to Inzamam to Laxman - five great knocks in one-wicket wins
Brian Lara pulls on his way to an unbeaten 153 Getty Images Brian Lara 153* v Australia, Barbados 1999 The target was 308. Lara walked in at 78 for 3. Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie, Shane Warne an...
Flights from Kingston, Jamaica to Barbados, Barbados
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New report on St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship abuse creates major stir in Middle East
By Caribbean News Now contributor DUBAI, UAE — A new report on Saturday by the widely-read Gulf News detailing the rampant abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) has created a major stir in the Middle East, a significant source market of applicants wishing to obtain second passports. Although much […]
Marriage inequality deliberate, says Cayman Islands government lawyer
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC, who the Cayman Islands government has instructed to defend a legal case challenging the British territory’s ban on same-sex marriage and the lack of equity for gay couples, told the court on Friday that “rightly or wrongly”, the intention of the constitution is to ensure […]
CDB president calls for resilience, transformation to drive regional economic growth
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Although grappling with challenges related to climate change; wide fiscal deficits and high public debt; as well as high unemployment, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has projected that the region’s economy is expected to grow by 2 percent in 2019. CDB president, Dr Wm. Warren Smith shared the bank’s forecast at its […]
US embassy signs MOU with government of Antigua-Barbuda to support juvenile justice reform
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the government of Antigua and Barbuda, and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding signaling their continued commitment to the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of at-risk youth and those in conflict with the law across the region. […]
Jamaican lottery scammer targets the wrong man – former CIA and FBI director
By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — A Jamaican lottery scammer chose the wrong person to try to extort: the only man to lead both the FBI and CIA. William Webster, who is now 94 years old, and his wife, Lynda, were targeted four years ago by a man who peddled a lottery scam […]