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 →
Prime Minister Mia Mottley is set to deliver a ministerial statement to report on Government’s performance during its first six months in office.
Mottley will give the address at 6:30pm during today’s...
Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club.
The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League...
US isolated at UN over concerns about abortion, refugees
UNITED NATIONS – The United States found itself isolated in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Monday over Washington’s concerns about the promotion of abortion and a voluntary plan to address...
Barbados not affected by recall of drug for hypertension
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured the public that Barbados has not been affected by the current recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan.
The drug has been recalled due to an impurity...
The Bridgetown Port will be initiating a new taxi dispatch system to further streamline operations by taxi service providers outside the cruise passenger terminal area and in front the main gate of the...
Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain
Liverpool will take on German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain.
Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham...
UK signs air service deal with Switzerland for post-Brexit flights
LONDON – British transport minister Chris Grayling will sign an agreement with Switzerland on Monday to ensure air services continue to operate between the two countries after Brexit.
Britain is due...
CASTRIES – Chairman of the Cannabis Movement, Andre ‘Pancho’ de Caires has rejected a historic bill decriminalising marijuana for medical and scientific purposes in St Vincent and the Grenadines, stating...
Red Advertising now largest Google Partner Agency in the Caribbean
Red Advertising has added the region’s most certified Google Ad agency to its list of achievements after an extensive staff training program. Twenty-one Red Advertising staff members across Barbados and Trinidad recently completed a three months long Google Ad training course, delivered by the Company’s UK-trained Online/Affiliate Marketing Specialist and Digital Director, Hannah Swift. The […]
Christmas Comes Early to the Oderlies Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Compliments of CaribSupply
Best known for providing industrial, medical and specialty gases in the Caribbean for over fifty years, CaribSupply (Barbados) Inc. recently joined the list of philanthropic donors to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital through the donation of a Hisense refrigerator to the Hospital’s Orderlies Department. Mr. Clyde Sobers, General Manager of CaribSupply (Barbados) Inc. in his address […]
Barbados could see a boost in tourism arrivals and overall tourism spend if officials leverage research information compiled from the mMoney platform. Board Chairman, Stephen Austin, and CEO, Senator Rudy Grant, both signed the MOU on behalf of the BHTA, while Rawdon Adams, CEO of Bitt, signed on behalf of the Barbados-based FinTech company on […]
American Property Investors Eye Up Caribbean Real Estate
The Dominican Republic and Panama are the places to be for American real estate investors, according to data released from WIRE Consulting. The Dominican Republic leads the pack as property prices have rocketed by an average of 7% every year for the past six years. Meanwhile, Panama is hot on its heels due to a 2017’s average […]
Third Party Providers Require New Tax Numbers of Clients and Employees
The Barbados Revenue Authority is urging all third-party tax information providers to acquire the new Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) of their clients and employees, in order to facilitate the uploading of their relevant third party information on or before in February 28, 2019. Please note that the new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) will […]
New FAO training to focus on strengthening Caribbean aquaponics farming
Helping Caribbean aquaponics farmers to learn and use efficient business practices that can increase their market access and support more sustainable food production in the region is the focus of an upcoming workshop by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with regional governments and private sector organizations. “In the […]
Before the crap hit the fan on the South Coast the blogmaster was haunted by a pronouncement of Dr. John Mwanza almost three years go. It was at the height of the embarrassing period the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) was unable to supply water to rural parts of the island. Mwanza reminded Barbadians that besides Barbados being a water scare
The Adrian Loveridge Column – Brexit Effect and a Weak Pound
As we enter the critical peak winter season, the importance of revenue management becomes even more pivotal to our economic recovery. Many financial ‘experts’ have been recently quoted as stressing that ensuring added-value in our tourism offerings is vital to our survival, but I am not sure that this is universally understood, let alone overwhelmingly embraced. While we have had
The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – For Medical Use Only
“Subject to subsection (4), the Minister shall so exercise his power to make regulations under subsection (1) as to secure that it is not unlawful under section 5(l) for a practitioner, acting in his capacity as such, to prescribe, administer, manufacture, compound or supply a controlled drug, or for a pharmacist, acting in his capacity as such, to manufacture, compound
Extrajudicial Killings by Previous PPP Regime – Search for Justice
Submitted by CARIBBEAN GUYANA INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY (CGID) BROOKLYN: The New York based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has harshly rebuked Guyana’s APNU+AFC coalition government for failing to investigate hundreds of extrajudicial killings and political assassinations, which took place in Guyana between 2001 and 2015. The organization is calling on Caricom Heads of government, the United Nations and US
The heartbreak felt by ex-Petrotrin workers was the same that was experienced by retrenched University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) lecturers who were sent home earlier this year. On May 11, 2018, the only national university in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) sacked 59 of its lecturers as part of a reported restructuring exercise. Six months later, on November 30, the
Andrea Corr, 44, looks incredible in a black bikini on a boat in Barbados
ANDREA Corr looked in fantastic shape in a black bikini for a day at the beach. The Corrs frontwoman, 44, showed off her age defying beauty as she relaxed on a boat trip on a family holiday to Barbado...
IDB lends further support to CDB's investment in regional energy security
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Monday said it is partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in providing more than US$85 million to in...
Five-Star Culinary Experiences You Can Only Have in the Caribbean
Sailing between the British Virgin Islands, St. Barths, Barbados, the Grenadines, and Carriacou, guests onboard will live with the same comforts they expect from a Ritz-Carlton hotel or resort. (Depen...
Flights from Birmingham, United Kingdom to Barbados, Barbados
Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Birmingham, United Kingdom to Barbados? The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multip...
Flights from Kingston, Jamaica to Barbados, Barbados
Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Kingston, Jamaica to Barbados Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Kingston, Jamaica ...
United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States, I wish to congratulate the people of Barbados on the 52nd anniversary of your independence. The United States shares a long history wi...
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition [HCC] and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, invited Marie Beach — the Department of Health, Healthy Schools Coordinator — to participate in the “Beyond the C...
Recent abuses of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme raised in Parliament
By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In his budget presentation in parliament last week, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris touched upon the abuses recently uncovered in the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP), including allegations of forgery and fraud, but offered no substantive detail and, predictably, blamed unnamed […]
CSEF VI highlights transformative role clean energy can play in CARICOM
PLACENCIA, Belize — Clean energy in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has to be further developed to play a transformative role in economic development, poverty alleviation, and building resilience to deal with climate change. Electricity and fuel sector regulations also must be right-sized to suit the needs of member states, and stakeholders must find innovative forms […]
IDB lends further support to CDB’s investments in regional energy security
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than US$85 million to increase the region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. On Thursday, CDB’s board of directors approved acceptance of further financing under the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) for the Eastern Caribbean from IDB, […]
CDB approves US$5.9 million to Belize to improve road safety efforts
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Road traffic accidents are the seventh leading cause of death in Belize, with approximately 21 deaths per 100,000 persons. This is the highest fatality rate among CDB’s 19 borrowing member countries (BMCs). In response to this challenge, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$5.9 […]
American Airlines begins non-stop service to St Vincent
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — American Airlines made its inaugural non-stop flight from the Miami International Airport to the Argyle International Airport on Saturday December 15, 2018. The year-round AA1427 service will operate on an Airbus A319 every Saturday, leaving Miami International Airport at 11:00 am and arriving at the Argyle International Airport at 3:40 pm; […]
Antigua-Barbuda PM invites Scotiabank to early meeting to discuss purchase of Antigua holdings
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has invited the competent authorities of the Bank of Nova Scotia to a meeting by January 7, 2019, to discuss the purchase of the bank’s branch holdings in Antigua and Barbuda. The invitation is contained in a letter sent on December 13 by the prime minister to […]
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Thirty-year old Nisha Madaran, an artist from Suriname, who began singing at age 16 in her family band, made history last week by becoming the first Surinamese, and perhaps first in the Caribbean diaspora to sign a Bollywood playback singing contract. Madaran signed the contract […]
Three suspected smugglers apprehended in the Eastern Caribbean with $30 million in cocaine
ST THOMAS, USVI — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers on Friday to US Drug Enforcement Administration special agents in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized the $30 […]
Dominican Republic to scale up efforts in improving learning
WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank has approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and learning in the Dominican Republic. “This additional support from the World Bank will boost the most profound education reform led by President Danilo Medina and contribute to help produce better educational […]
CDB launches Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the region’s cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 […]