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 →
It started with a fight on a minibus, and by the time the mass confusion had ended at Haggatt Hall, St Michael, police had hauled away a schoolboy and an ackee vendor.
While a NATION team was interviewing...
A new credit bureau is expected to be operational here within the next two months, and Caribbean Credit Bureau Ltd (CCBL) boss Grady Clarke fears the writing is on the wall for his company.
A Stolen Hatt-rick looks inevitable on Saturday when she engages six others sprinting 1 100 metres in the 5:30 p.m featured Final Handicap race No. 9 on the end of the season race day at the Garrison Savannah....
KINGSTON – Jamaica’s talented duo of Oshane Thomas and Fabian Allen have shown that they are good enough cricketers to merit selection to the West Indies senior team.
That is the view of former Windies...
Police say that they expect to charge a man in connection with Wednesday's shooting in Kingsland, Christ Church, which left a woman injured.
The man remains in custody since the incident and Sergeant...
Sixty-three-year-old Syberton Miller remains in critical condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she was taken following an incident at home where her husband Cecil Miller died.
A long time driving safety consultant is supporting Government’s measure to remove cars for sale from the roads but he wants the road clearance to go further.
Consultant driver trainer Junior Jordan,...
“Goochie” or “Pouchey” is Barbados’ Most Recent Wanted Man
The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a wanted man for questioning in connection with a serious criminal matter. 53 year old Richard Herbert Jones goes by the alias of either “Goochie” or “Pouchey“, his last known addresses were Constitution Road, Bridgetown or Flint Hall, St. Michael. Jones […]
“Keep Cool and Carry On! The Montreal Protocol.” A Message from the Environment Minister: Trevor A. Prescod, for International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
“Keep Cool and Carry On” is the mantra adopted by the Montreal Protocol, as a message to all its members in commemoration of today, September 16, as International Ozone Day. As the new Minister of Environment and National Beautification, I feel honoured to be able to address you on this day of global and national […]
United States Marine Forces South Marksmanship Training with Regional Security System
United States Ambassador Taglialatela visited the Regional Security System firing range where a Mobile Training Team of eight Marines from Marine Forces-South conducted a ten- day marksmanship instruction course for 45 participants from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The event familiarized security force personnel with the Marine Corps program of instruction on rifle marksmanship, built […]
EU disburses second Education Tranche of EC$14.3 Million to Anguilla
The European Union disbursed the second grant assistance tranche of EC$14.3 million (€4.55 Million) to Anguilla for education reform and training under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme. The assistance is inclusive of an emergency top-up payment of EC$8.8 million (€2.8 Million) additional support to help with recovery following damage from hurricane Irma in […]
‘WALK FOR THE CURE’ COMMITTEE MOUNTS “DOLLAR DRIVE” AND “PAINT FOR THE CURE”
As fund raising efforts intensify for the upcoming 2018 edition of the Walk for the Cure National Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness, the public will be invited to join the employees of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in the various branches as they mount the Pink Ribbon Dollar Drive. On Friday 31st August, clients visiting the […]
President of MESA Attacks Minister Charles Griffith’s for ‘Sperm Donors’ Comment
The Chairman of the Mens’s Educational Support Association (MESA) responds to Minister Charles Griffith reference to men as ‘sperm donors’. The blogmaster understands the Nation Newspaper so fat has refused to print the submission.
Step up or Shut up: Barbadians Invited to Participate in Law Reform
At the risk of being accused by some on BU that the blogmaster has become a mouthpiece for Prime Minister Mia Mottley and the government, let us be clear – Barbadians have to accept a reality – we are in the deep South coast stuff, it behooves all patriotic Barbadians at home and abroad to become part of the solution
BU commenter sirFuzzy posted the following comment to the blog Prime Minister Mottley Talks Digital @BITT Conference. @BU David, may i suggest a blog on REnewable energy. it is a longer term focus but it is a good “RE” with almost guaranteed payback. With the trade wars between China and US adding pressure plus USA potential backlash on any country buying
The Grenville Phillips Column – Perpetuating the Harm
The safety of our children is Barbados’ most important mission-critical item. The Hon Kay McConney is the Minister responsible for telecommunications, and our children can be helped by her action, or harmed be her inaction. The last (DLP) administration approved our children’s use of cellular phones in our schools. There are many benefits to this policy. However, the main harm
Prime Minister Mottley Talks Digital @BITT Conference
Today’s speech by Prime Minister Mia Mottley at the Bitt Conference is one that we would never have heard under the former government. The disruptive explosion of Fintechs across the globe is well documented – the race to transform Barbados from an analogue to digital space finds Barbados playing catchup. Many will criticize the prime minister for daring to assume
Memorial Service in Brooklyn for Dallas Police Shooting Victim Botham Jean
Submitted by Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy BROOKLYN: Saint Lucian and Caribbean Clergy and community leaders will on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 lead a memorial service to celebrate the life of Dallas police shooting victim, Botham Shem Jean. The service will take place at 6:30 p.m., at the Advent Fellowship of Brooklyn Church, 1666 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 11213. The
Justice Pamela Beckles Rules COMPULSORY Membership in the Barbados Bar Association is Unconstitutional
Justice Pamela Beckles recently ruled in a matter brought by former Bar president Tariq Khan versus Vonda Pile that compulsory membership in the Barbados Bar Association is unconstitutional. The Bar Association has signaled that the matter will be appealed. The following Barbados Underground blog which highlighted the matter was posted in April of 2013. Non Membership in the Barbados Bar
One too many Barbados Today Raphael Grisoni, Managing Director of Mount Gay Distilleries and Head of the Barbados Rum Distillers Committee stated, “As Barbados rum distillers, our first priority is to bring together all importers and distributors in the alcohol sector. We all ...
'Give us a break' Barbados Today The nation's main advocate for pensioners has begun lobbying Government for an exemption from key terms of the debt restructuring, Barbados Assocation of Retired Persons (BARP) president Ed Bushell has told Barbados TODAY. Among provisions of the ...
Side-bar Barbados Today Barbados and most of the other 14 members of CARICOM are unsure of the impact poor health among staff has on the profitability of companies because no study is tailor-made for our dominant service industries. This is the view of University of the West ...
Keep investing in Barbados, says financier Barbados Today The call came from Vice President and Country Head of Royal Fidelity (Barbados) Ltd Jillian Nunes, who pointed out that once the Government's debt restructuring programme was completed “we will be able to move forward without this threat of a default ...
'Fix or fail' Barbados Today If Barbados' economic fix with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not work, Barbados may have to consider the dreaded devaluation of its currency, which could leave all Barbadians “poor from day one”, according to a visiting fiscal analyst.
Mandarin-speaking Bajan children 'by 2030' Barbados Today “Our Government has set itself some very simple objectives by 2030, that each Barbadian child under the age of 18, among other things, should have been given the opportunity to be bilingual. While we recognize that English and Spanish are predominantly ...
Rapid rise in trade Barbados Today In the first six months of this year trade volume between Bridgetown and Beijing reached US$79.8 million, “a rapid increase of 53 per cent, compared to a year ago”, said China's Ambassador to Barbados Yan Xiusheng as he highlighted a number of local ... China talks rule of law with MarshallNation News
Restructuring pain 'will be spread' – labour minister Barbados Today As he opened the 12th Biennial Delegates' Conference for the Congress of Trade and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), Jordan acknowledged that public workers had good grounds for concern given the fact that they were the sacrificial lambs of ...
Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that Rihanna, real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has been c...
NEW YORK: Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said that Rihanna — real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty ...
(BARBADOS TODAY) — The Prime Minister has outlined her vision for every Barbadian child speaking some level of Mandarin Chinese by 2030. She has declared it was becoming increasingly necessary for Bar...
Barbados: Central Bank Governor Announces Debt Restructure
Cleviston Hayes said “Debt restructuring is a critical component in helping us to restore our overall macroeconomic balances." Barbados' Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes, says the country's gove...
(CMC) — The Barbados government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, touris...
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US sanctions Trinidad and Tobago nationals as key ISIS financial facilitators
By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Wednesday designated two Trinidad and Tobago nationals as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) financiers pursuant to a presidential executive order, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of […]
New tropical depression likely to form as it heads towards the Caribbean
By Caribbean News Now contributor MIAMI, USA — Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave in the eastern tropical Atlantic are showing some signs of organization. The environment is forecast to be conducive for slow development, and a tropical depression could form early next week while the system moves westward at 15 to 20 […]
Cayman Islands governor officially removed from post
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury will not be returning to the Cayman Islands but will be re-posted to London, according to an extremely brief statement from the governor’s office on Thursday. Officials said that a short-term successor will now be appointed while the recruitment process for a permanent replacement […]
Consensual sex between male adults no longer illegal in Trinidad and Tobago
by Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In delivering a 14-page decision in Port-of-Spain on Thursday, High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad modified sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act, which had previously criminalised buggery and serious indecency in Trinidad and Tobago, even between consenting adults. Although Rampersad had declared that […]
Trinidad and Tobago foreign ministry hosts security meeting for diplomatic corps
By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Senator Dennis Moses, Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of foreign and CARICOM affairs, hosted an interactive meeting on security in conjunction with Stuart Young, minister of national security, minister in the office of the prime minister and minister in the ministry of the attorney general and […]