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Bus on fire

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It was a lucky escape for over a dozen passengers travelling onboard a Transport Board bus when the vehicle caught fire Thursday morning. The Transport…

Missing fishermen found in Venezuela

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Two Barbadian fishermen missing at sea for the past week, have reportedly been found safe in Venezuela. They left the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex aboard the…

Cuba's Raúl Castro hands over power to Miguel Díaz-Canel

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Miguel Díaz-Canel has been sworn in as Cuba's new president, replacing Raúl Castro who took over from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. It is…

Commonwealth meeting opens

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The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting is underway in London with the Queen, Prince Charles and the British Prime Minister standing in support of the…

Harvest going well

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Farmers across the island have begun to collect outstanding monies on the 2016 installment of the cane planting incentive. Word of this came from chairman…

Supreme Court relocated to LESC

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Though not ideal, the Barbados Bar Association is satisfied with the relocation plans for the operations of the Supreme Court. Following a meeting with the…

Community shaken by murder

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Last Saturday's brazen murder of Onica King has left a bitter taste in the mouths of neighbours in the Leadvale, Christ Church community where she…

Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'

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A man suspected of masterminding the theft of 600 computers that were being used to mine virtual currencies has escaped custody in Iceland, police say.…

New initiative allows for reduced costs for travel through the region

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Three regional carriers have launched an integrated travel project that will significantly reduce the cost of travel within the English, Dutch, and French-speaking Caribbean. The…

Three wanted men

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The search continues for three wanted men who are being sought by police in connection with separate criminal matters. Lawmen are reportedly following a number…

UWI principal wants alumni to give back

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A leading academic is advocating the benefits of investing in education. Principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau,…

Direct flight to Panama

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Barbados' continued efforts to tap into the potentially lucrative Latin American market is about to bear fruit. This as the Barbados Tourism Marketing Incorporated secures…

SPORTS

Ramdin still eyeing Test recall following T20 retention

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Seasoned wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin says he is still hopeful of making a Test comeback, especially after being retained in the…

No medals

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There were no medal winning performances for the Barbadians at the just concluded Commonwealth Games on the gold coast of…

Cuba beat Barbados

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Barbados were trounced 7-nil in their opening their game of the Caribbean Football Union women's challenge series in Jamaica Wednesday…

Tuach making waves in Krui Pro

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Top local surfer Chelsea Tuach has carried her winning momentum across the ocean to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, where…

Fraser-Pryce eyeing elite company on return

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Former World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says becoming only the fourth woman to go below 10.70 seconds in the…

Sir Hilary urges ICC to sit down with CARICOM

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Renowned regional academic Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said it was critical cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council, heeded…

Lewis half-century helps Mumbai halt losing skid

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West Indies opener Evin Lewis stroked his maiden half-century of the Indian Premier League as Mumbai Indians brushed aside Royal…

Windies back to full strength for Hurricane Relief T20

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West Indies will be at full strength for next month’s hurricane relief Twenty20 International against a Rest of the World…

St Lucia government ponders reward for history-making Spencer

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Sports Minister Fortuna Belrose says government is mulling over an appropriate reward for jumper Levern Spencer, who won the country’s…

Richards wins controversial 200m title as Caribbean snatch four gold

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Trinidad and Tobago claimed its first 200 metres Commonwealth Games medal in nearly half a century when Jereem Richards won…

Hope named one of Wisden’s top five

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West Indies batting star Shai Hope has been named by prestigious Wisden as one of its five Cricketers-of-the-Year. The 24-year-old…

Ban humbled me, says in-form Russell

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West Indies Twenty20 star Andre Russell says his time away from the sport serving a one-year anti-doping ban, had taught…

BUSINESS

Chinese businesses welcome

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China is welcome to do business in Barbados. This was the clear message sent recently by acting chief executive officer of Invest Barbados, Sandra Payne,…

World Bank says growth in the Caribbean ‘gathers steam’

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The World Bank says the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have “turned the corner” after a year of tepid growth, providing an…

BAS calls for monkeys to be culled

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The Barbados Agricultural Society wants the monkey population on the island controlled. Chief Executive Officer James Paul says the monkeys are a nuisance for farmers…

FTC approves Light and Power's application

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The Fair Trading Commission has approved and issued its decision on the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited's application to recover the costs of the…

Sandals recognises its workers

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Sandals Barbados is working steadfastly to improve the luxury services it offers to its guests. That's according to general manager, Ferry Zievinger during an award…

Digicel expands LTE Network

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Telecoms provider Digicel says its mobile LTE or long term evolution network is being expanded to reach more customers. The company says in October 2016,…

Leadercast

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Leadercast Bridgetown 2018 is set to take place on May fourth at the Hilton Barbados Resort. One of the major organisers says a number of…

Cluster crises

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Crises often occur in clusters, affecting multiple countries in the same region. That's according to Professor Andrew Rose, the Central Bank of Barbados' 5th distinguished…

OCM records slightly lower profits, lays off workers

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The Trinidad-based One Caribbean Media (OCM) has announced a slight decline in before tax profit for 2017, blaming the “adverse economic conditions in the markets…

Call to modernise sugar industry

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The 2018 sugar cane harvest is moving on as expected and is experiencing anticipated teething problem which are customary at this time. This is according…

Barbados economic performance review slated for May 2

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The state of the island's economy will be revealed in a few weeks’ time. Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes will review the country's economic performance…

DLP building out renewable energy sector

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Renewable energy is one of two sectors which the Democratic Labour Party intends to build out. That's according to DLP stalwart, Robert "Bobby" Morris. Using…

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