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 →
Bajan Gems thrashed by defending champions Australia
The Bajan Gems were annihilated 91-22 by defending champions Australia as the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 continued today in Liverpool, England.
Once again goal shooter Shonica Wharton shone bright...
US launches small-scale immigration raids as families hide
United States authorities launched small-scale operations to arrest undocumented families over the weekend in a start to President Donald Trump’s plan to deport thousands of immigrants.
Jamaica earns billions in revenue from tourism during first six months
KINGSTON – Jamaica has welcomed approximately two million visitors for the first half of 2019, earning an estimated two billion US dollars, according to the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of...
JOLIMONT – All-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have been excluded from a 25-player squad for an intra-Australia clash that will go a long way to deciding the makeup of Tim Paine’s Ashes side....
WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) is warning people in the Caribbean that they are at risk for heat strokes and even death as a result of the heat wave being experienced globally....
Barbados Olympic Association Inc. and the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization Inc. sign MOU
The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization Inc. (Caribbean RADO) to continue housing that agency’s operations at the BOA’s headquarters in Wildey, St. Michael. Caribbean RADO is the body responsible for athlete drug testing and for fostering doping-free sports in the Caribbean region. It […]
Monday 15th July marks the start of the Pipeline Maintenance Project being undertaken by the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL). The project will commence in an area close to the Fairy Valley headquarters of the BNTCL and will not initially affect residents or commuters in the area, but on Thursday 25th July, the project […]
‘PANAMA DREAMS’ GOES GLOBAL – HIT IN SAO PAOLO, DURBAN AND NEW YORK
From New York to South Africa, Argentina, St Kitts and Brazil, patrons are singing the praises of the film Panama Dreams. The Director, Alison Saunders got a standing ovation from the audience at the United States Premiere of Panama Dreams at the African Diaspora International Film Festival at Columbia University, New York. The film was […]
Created by Oscar® and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong (“In the Loop“), with the pilot written by Armstrong and directed by Oscar® winner Adam McKay (“The Big Short“), SUCCESSION launched its ten-episode first season in 2018. The season two cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew […]
BOARD APPOINTED TO THE BARBADOS TRUST FUND LIMITED
The Trust Loan Unit has been renamed the Barbados Trust Fund Limited (BTFL), and with it has come the appointment of a Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board is Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll, while the other members are: Dr. Jonathan Lashley, Dwayne Grazette, Lynda Goodridge, Trudy Symmonds, and Charles Parris. The Permanent Secretary […]
Republic Bank supplying information to aid RBPF in ATM skimming investigation
Republic Bank is among local financial institutions, presently supplying information and data to assist the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) with their ongoing investigation of ATM skimming activities, which have affected customers of several local commercial Banks, as confirmed by The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) in a statement issued Monday July 8th, 2019. We appreciate […]
The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying and locating the individual captured in these images. If seen you are asked to IMMEDIATELY contact the Criminal Investigation Department at 430-7189/9019 or the Hotline of 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800-8477(TIPS) or your nearest police station. Rodney Inniss – Insp. (Ag); […]
Employers are asked to note the following changes related to personal income tax as announced in the 2019 Budgetary Proposal and Financial Statement and which came into effect from July 1, 2019. The first income tax band will be up to $50,000 and taxed at a rate of 12.5% while the second tax band on […]
The Adrian Loveridge Column – Automated Passport Kiosks and Sargassum Seaweed
Have we reached a crossroads or what the more sceptical may refer to as an almost insurmountable hurdle in our tourism development? Returning on a near capacity Virgin Atlantic B747-400 from Gatwick last week, I was initially surprised that just before landing a member of the flight crew advised over the PA to try and get off the aircraft as
People Who Claim to be Academics and Political Scientists
Dear Editor, Last Friday (July 12), the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ordered President David Granger and his Cabinet in Guyana to resign immediately from Government and call elections within three (3) months. This now seven-month elections’ delay has clearly brought out the political and ethnic biases of academics in Guyana such as Dr David Hinds who is also a
The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Anti-social and Distasteful…but Criminal?
“…[P]unishment for mere mental states is intrinsically unjust because such punishment would be a form of mind control – Gabriel Mendlow, “Why is it wrong to punish thoughts?”  127 Yale L. J. 2342 It is by now beyond dispute that the freedom of expression constitutionally guaranteed to everyone is not absolute. Not only are there the express limitations or
Thanks to fellow blogger at caribbeansignal.com for reminding the BU blogmaster to continue focus on the economy. The controversial former Governor of the Central Bank continues to push a line of argument about the advantages of dollarizing the economy. Discuss for 10 marks – David, blogmaster DeLisle Worrell: Sovereignty and the US Dollar Source: DelisleWorrell.com Reproduced with permission, the full
Submitted by Ironside Last weekend’s electronic theft of thousands of dollars from the accounts of several commercial bank customers and the subsequent response of the banking cartel (a.k.a Banking Association) to the crisis should leave no doubt in anybody’s mind that said banks do not have our welfare at heart. In pure Bajan terms, they don’t give a phart about
Venezuela Peace Talks on Tropical Paradise Island Barbados
It was confirmed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados that groups representing President Nicolás Maduro and seld declared President Juan Guaidó have been meeting in Barbados to find a resolution to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. The Norway government is reported to be mediating the discussions between the two parties. Barbados has enjoyed friendly relations with Venezuela that reached
The Grenville Phillips Column – The Baton of Stupidity
Last week, young Kyriq Boyce stepped onto a reinforced concrete well cover, as others had probably done many times before. But this time, the well cover collapsed, and he fell approximately 30 m (100 ft) to the bottom. Within hours, he would step into eternity. Like most well covers across Barbados, it was unsafe. However, since persons have walked and
After both suffering losses to New Zealand, the Barbados Gems and Malawi locked horns today and it was the southeastern African nation that emerged 65-41 winners in the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup ...
Senior referee John Weale has been selected by Rugby Americas North for the regional men’s under-19s and women’s 10s tournaments, which will take place in Barbados from July 18 to 21. Weale will serve ...
Bermuda added to their medal haul at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados, by clinching eight medals, including two golds, yesterday. The first gold came ...