Barbados News

Changes in petroleum prices

The retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene decreased, effective midnight Sunday, October 6.  Gasoline was adjusted from $3.81 per litre to $3.65 per litre, which represents a decrease of $0.16; the price of diesel dropped by $0.01, from $3.02 per litre to $3.01 per litre, and kerosene from $1.35 per litre to $1.31 per […]

Cricket Sports

King’s breathtaking century sends Warriors into final

The Guyana Amazon Warriors predictably maintained their unbeaten streak, notching their 11th win on the trot in a comfortable 30-run victory over the Barbados Tridents to book their place in the final of the Caribbean Premier League. Led by an outstanding unbeaten century from opener Brandon Knight, the Warriors posted a formidable 218 for three […]

International News

White House says lawyers directed moving Ukraine transcript to highly secure system

The White House acknowledged Friday that administration officials directed a now-infamous Ukraine call transcript be filed in a highly classified system, confirming allegations contained in a whistleblower complaint that have roiled Washington. In a statement provided to CNN, a senior White House official said the move to place the transcript in the system came at […]

Suspending UK Parliament was unlawful, judges rule

Trump says he discussed Biden in call with Ukrainian president

Hundreds of thousands stranded after British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses

Business

Smart Barbados Week launches next Monday

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST) will host Smart Barbados Week – ‘A Digital Encounter’ from October 1 to 4 at the Lloyd, Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. It will kick off with an opening ceremony on Monday, September 30, at the LESC, beginning […]

Different style of leadership is needed says former PM

Reminder from BRA

New online service to benefit customers and service providers

Caribbean News

Cayman Islands to hold referendum on controversial cruise pier project

(CMC) A referendum on a controversial cruise pier project will Government will be held on December 19. A Referendum Bill that was gazetted last Thursday, paves the way for the historic vote. Referendum day, to be held during the Christmas season, has been declared a public holiday to allow people to cote, although bars and […]

Greek police arrest former Bermuda CFO

Guyana votes for new government on March 2, 2020

Guyana- Central Bank blanks sale of Scotiabank to Trinidad-based financial institution

Off Beat News

France’s Maurice the Rooster Faces Noise Complaints in Court

Call it cock-a-doodle-due-process. After being dragged into a French court over complaints that his early-morning crowing was a nuisance, Maurice the Rooster has been vindicated. This week, a judge ruled the bird has every right to follow his natural instincts and crow his little tail off.

USA- Bride told maid of honor she could wear ‘anything’

Bride devastated as sister-in-law ruins bridal shower and her wedding day

California company wants to pay you $100,000 to quit your job

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Technology

Facebook tests doing away with “like” counts

CBS NEWS How many Facebook likes did that post get? If you’re using the network in Australia, you won’t know starting today. Facebook is testing hiding the public “like” counter on posts in the news feed, it said on Thursday. The experiment is running only in Australia for now, with Facebook unsure if it will […]

Technology

Amazon Alexa gets Samuel L Jackson and other celebrity voices

(BBC) Amazon has announced that its virtual assistant Alexa will soon be able to mimic the voice of the actor Samuel L Jackson among other celebrities. The firm intends to charge a fee for the feature, with each voice costing $0.99 (80p). The company has also refreshed its range of Echo speakers, adding a larger […]

Entertainment

Motown releases 60 unheard songs in the vault from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, more

Well, happy 60th anniversary, Motown fans. Unearthed tracks by Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles are among 60 Motown songs being released Friday after decades in the vaults. The treasure trove of music, issued as part of the label’s ongoing 60th […]

Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ take top Emmy honours on night of upsets

(Reuters) – Medieval drama “Game of Thrones” closed its run with a fourth Emmy award for best drama series while British comedy “Fleabag” was the upset winner for best comedy series on Sunday on a night that rewarded newcomers over old favourites. Billy Porter, the star of LGBTQ series “Pose,” became the first openly gay […]

Entertainment

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show on Amazon

Lining up your streaming plans for the weekend? Rihanna is headed to Amazon Prime Video on Friday. But don’t expect her music. Expect her lingerie. Yup. In case you didn’t know, the pop singer sells bras, underwear, bodysuits, leggings, sleepwear, slips, robes and other non-digital wearables, and they’re about to make their way down the […]