Barbados News

Efforts intensified to stem importation of firearms

The issue of crime and security came up; with government indicating it is intensifying its efforts to stem the importation of illegal firearms through the Bridgetown Port. Speaking against the backdrop of the 35th murder for the year, Attorney General Dale Marshall says his ministry has embarked on a series of well thought out strategies […]

Cricket Sports

Lara, Sarwan to assist batsmen ahead of India tests

Former captains Brian Lara and Ramnaresh Sarwan have been tasked with helping West Indies batsmen ahead of the opening Test against India starting here next Thursday. Both will be involved in a preparation camp which gets underway on Friday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and will lend their experience to the 13-man squad as […]

Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar
International News

Rashida Tlaib rejects Israel’s offer of ‘humanitarian’ visit

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has rejected Israel’s offer to allow her to make a “humanitarian” visit to her grandmother in the occupied West Bank. Ms Tlaib said that she could not comply with the “oppressive conditions” being imposed. A critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians, she had been blocked by Israel from making an […]

Foreign service officer resigns in blistering criticism of Trump

British Airways passengers stranded after IT failures

Donald Trump

Majority of House Democrats now say they support starting an impeachment inquiry

Business

New customs tariffs starting September 1

Cabinet has approved a new customs tariff which will be implemented on September 1st. Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn says more information will be made available in the weeks ahead but it has become necessary. Speaking during yesterday’s post-cabinet media briefing, he says the last time the customs tariff was revised was […]

Recycle

Time to encourage recycling via act

Customs officers will be retrained for new system

Dr. Warren Smith

No evidence of fraud or corruption in declaring misprocurement

CARIFESTA
Caribbean News

CARIFESTA opens with a glittering display of Caribbean culture

The 14th edition of the Caribbean festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) opened in Trinidad on Friday night to a glittering showcase of regional culture and the aspiration that in the not too far distant the boundaries that separate the Caribbean countries would be something of the past. Host Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said the 10-day […]

Technology

Instagram now lets users flag misinformation

Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to flag misinformation. The Facebook-owned photo sharing platform said in a statement that the tool will be available to all users by the end of August. “I’m proud that, starting today, people can let us know if they see posts on Instagram they believe may […]

Technology

Hyundai releases car with solar panel roof

Hyundai has released a version of its Sonata hybrid that has solar panels to help charge its battery. The Korean car maker said up to 60% of the power for the car’s battery could be supplied if the solar roof was used for six hours a day. The panels would provide enough power to propel […]

Entertainment

King Classic collects money at Courtesy

The one song format for the Pic O De Crop competition has the full support of calypso king William ‘Classic’ Waithe, but he wants back the semifinal leg of the competition which was missing this year. Classic was speaking to the media as he collected his winnings in the form of a 100 thousand dollar […]

Entertainment

Jamaican star pulls out of Banton concert

 A Jamaican reggae artist has pulled out from a weekend concert in which he was due to appear alongside Grammy award singer, Buju Banton, the organisers said on Friday. They said 47-year-old Wayne Wonder was no longer on the United Festival bill at the National Sports Centre on Saturday night that is expected to attract […]

Entertainment

The 25 most relatable ‘Friends’ episodes as the show turns 25

“Friends,” the ubiquitous sitcom about six New York City companions, turns 25 this year. Although creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman’s series premiered on September 22, 1994 and went off the air on May 6, 2004, its sustaining popularity on streaming services — coupled with our love of celebrating retro moments through a social media […]