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Employment Sexual Harassment Act 2017 proclaimed

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The Employment Sexual Harassment Act 2017 has been proclaimed. The disclosure came from Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, who says the act commenced by…

Little disruption at Government offices

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It’s day two of industrial action by the National Union of Public Workers. The NUPW called for two days of protest following government’s failure to…

Government departments working despite protest action

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It appears to be business as usual at several government departments across the island, despite the start of two days of industrial action by the…

18 months for drug mule

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A Jamaican drug mule held with cannabis and fake currency will call Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds home for the next 18 months. 30-year-old Bassonia Collister…

Qatar urged to invest in Guyana’s oil industry

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The State of Qatar has been invited to look at ways of investing in Guyana’s oil and gas sector. The invitation was issued on Wednesday…

US moves to bar Haiti and Belize from agricultural/seasonal workers visa

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The US administration has moved to prohibit Haitans from applying for the visas which permits them to temporarily work in the country. The Department of…

Pope Francis marries couple in impromptu ceremony aboard papal plane

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As far as Catholic weddings go, it's pretty hard to beat being married by the Pope. On an airplane. But that's what happened Thursday morning…

Public workers to stage two-day strike

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The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Wednesday announced plans for a two-day work stoppage in a bid to force the Barbados government to meet…

Finance Minister says Barbados government approves sustainable recovery plan

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The Barbados government has approved a sustainable recovery plan for the island that Finance Minister Chris Sinckler says has in the main received the nod…

Parties join forces

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Two of the country's newest political parties have joined forces with the intention of bringing a full slate of candidates to the next General Election.…

Women's safe house

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Women transitioning from rehab facilities or who need refuge from an abusive relationship will soon have another option where they can find help. It's the…

Christian week of activities

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Churches across Barbados will come together starting January 18, for a week of activities aimed at fostering greater unity in the Christian community. Canon Noel…

SPORTS

Brathwaite comes through for Sixers

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Sydney Sixers were winless in six outings before the arrival of West Indies Twenty20 star, Carlos Brathwaite. With the all-rounder…

Umpires' seminar

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Forty-six netball umpires, coaches and managers took part in a high level umpires’ seminar recently at the Barbados Olympic Association…

Brathwaite among wickets as Sixers win third straight

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Sydney Sixers were winless in six outings before the arrival of West Indies Twenty20 star, Carlos Brathwaite. With the all-rounder…

Bishop defends Under-19s amidst firestorm of criticism

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Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has leapt to the defence of the West Indies Under-19s, after their actions…

Windies exit World Cup but court controversy in defeat

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West Indies Under-19s’ title defence ended in shambles with a heavy 76-run defeat to South Africa Under-19s, but controvery accompanied…

Gayle headlines Windies stars in auction

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Superstar Chris Gayle headlines several top-tier West Indies players who will join over 1 000 players in the highly anticipated…

Koreas to march under single 'united' flag in Olympic Games

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North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single "unified Korea" flag at next month's Winter Olympics…

Brathwaite hoping for maximum impact in new colours

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West Indies Twenty20 captain, Carlos Brathwaite, hopes he can have an impact in his short stint with struggling Sydney Sixers…

Better pitches needed if Windies are to improve: Sir Curtly

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Fast bowling legend, Sir Curtly Ambrose, has blasted Caribbean pitches as “terrible” and believes they were behind the regional side’s…

Brathwaite, Roach remain in top 20 as Rabada assumes top spot

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West Indies’ two highest-ranked players, Kraigg Brathwaite and Kemar Roach, lost ground but remained in the top 20 of the…

Windies players enhance teams in final push

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The return of international players headlines the resumption of the Regional Four-Day Championship, as the eighth round bowls off across…

Windies lose ground in rankings following series demise

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West Indies have slipped to fifth in the ICC Twenty20 rankings, following their 2-0 defeat to New Zealand in the…

BUSINESS

Rain helping cane farmers

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At least one section of the agriculture sector is pleased with the rainfall Barbados recorded last year. Patrick Bethel, president of the Independent Cane Farmers…

Minister wants tax incentives for investing in SMEs

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The time has come for government to offer tax incentives to Barbadians who invest in small businesses. That's the belief of Commerce Minister Donville Inniss.…

Eppley to manage Fortress Fund

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Barbados based Fortress Fund Managers Limited, Alleyne, Aguilar & Altman Limited and Jamaica-based Eppley Fund Managers Limited, have reached an agreement pursuant to which, Eppley…

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

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Apple will pay about $38bn in tax on the $250bn cash pile it holds outside the US following recent changes to American tax rules. The…

EU considering removing Barbados from tax haven blacklisting

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Barbados' blacklisting as a tax haven could be short lived. According to the Reuters news agency, the island is among eight jurisdictions which European Union…

New CEO at ICBL

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The board of directors of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited, or ICBL, announced the appointment of Geoffrey Scott as chief executive officer, with immediate…

Fortress Fund forecasting a strong 2018

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After a strong finish to 2017, Barbados-based Fortress Fund Managers is forecasting a positive 2018 for its range of investments, despite the challenges to the…

Grenada to be removed from EU blacklist

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Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says Grenada is expected to be removed from the European Union Blacklist by the end of January. The decision to…

International companies reacting to Barbados' EU blacklisting

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The impact of Barbados' blacklisting by the European Union has been immediate, with some international companies based here swiftly registering their concerns about the development.…

2017 was a good year for Massy companies

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Despite setbacks and challenges, the Massy group of companies performed well in the 2017 financial year. According to the recently released highlights of the group's…

Dr Worrell concerned about NSRL

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Former Central Bank governor, Dr. Delisle Worrell believes the increased National Social Responsibility Levy and the new foreign exchange fee are helping to drive the…

Barbados drops in World bank 'Doing Business' report

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The Inter-American Development Bank has highlighted Barbados' poor performance in the World Bank’s Doing Business report for 2018, in its most recent Caribbean region quarterly…