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The Supreme Court of Barbados has been asked to "commit" Chief Electoral Officer Angela Taylor to Dodds "for a period of time for contempt of court". Leslie Haynes, QC, made the urgent application yesterday on behalf of his client, St Lucian Professor Eddy Ventose, a Commonwealth citizen, who ...
Over 1,000 visitors from Canada and the US decended on Barbados for five-days of non-stop partying and activity at the first ever Vujaday Music Festival - an exposition of house and electronic dance music. The festival, which ran from April 4 - 8, was held at six unique locations across the island: ...

"He could be called out for duty even when he was off and . . . during his short time as a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force he served the Force and his country with distinction. "He understood many of the commands and instructions given at drill sessions and performed them well, causing him ...
THE Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) hopes to open a youth centre in the constituency of St. Michael West should they be elected into power. This was revealed by BIM's Campaign Manager, Paul Rollins, during a press briefing, which took place at BNB Bar yesterday morning. Rollins, who has lived ...
Barbados will host the final of the ICC World Cup West Indies 2007 while the opening ceremony will take place in Jamaica. The announcement of venue allocations for the ICC Cricket World Cup was made at the Award of Matches Ceremony on Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton Resort in Montego Bay Jamaica, after ...

AS A PROUD BARBADIAN, my first reaction to the Sputnik news story about the Political Prostitutes Party (PPP) was embarrassment and curiosity. I wanted to know why a Russian government-backed newspaper would be interested in Barbados and how it got the story.
The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) has served notice that, if elected, it will revert Rihanna Drive to its original name of Westbury Road because the poor state of the road and the immediate surroundings did not reflect well on the Barbadian superstar. Neil Holder, BIM's political leader and candidate ...
The authorities in Barbados and Antigua are working together to get an accused fraudster back into Antigua today after he fled from the island in recent days. The man is 39-year-old Bulgarian national, Martin Dimitrov Dachenski, who is before the Antigua court on several fraud charges. He allegedly ...
Going forward, the Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) assures that they plan to invest in the people of Barbados should they get into power. This was revealed by Political Leader of BIM and St. Michael West candidate, Neil Holder, during a press briefing that was held at BNB Bar yesterday morning. ...
Congratulations to the kings and queens at The St. Michael School and also the queens at The Foundation School in successfully winning the title in this year's Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships. For Foundation, it was the third win in a row. Last week's cover of the Advocate showed ...
He was at the time delivering remarks on behalf of Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, during the launching ceremony of the WorldSkills Barbados 2018 Competition, held yesterday at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), ...
“I believe that 2016 and 2017 may have been the worst years in Barbados in terms of Public Sector Management–worker relations,” remarked Roslyn Smith, General Secretary of the NUPW. She stated, “Ten or Twelve years ago the National Union of Public Workers expressed concern about the ...
THE Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd (BL&P) is putting measures in place to decrease the chances of an islandwide power outage taking place. Speaking during a press conference at the BL&P's Garrison, St. Michael headquarters, Managing Director Roger Blackman informed members of the media that ...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday March 23, 2018 – The Freundel Stuart administration is in danger of losing control of the BD$2 to US$1 exchange rate, warns former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell. He argues this is likely if Government continues to spend more than it earns, as it has been ...
The American actor, 49, is best known for playing George of the Jungle and Rick O'Connell in The Mummy franchise, but he looks unrecognisable now. Brendan Fraser looked unrecognisable on the beach in Barbados on Wednesday. The Mega Agency. 6. Brendan Fraser looked unrecognisable on the ...
“THE reality is that the single greatest challenge facing Barbados is to return the economy to sustained growth by increasing levels of productivity.” This was the word coming from Akanni McDowall, President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), while speaking at the 74th Annual Conference of ...

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Barbados) plans to launch the Employer Partnership Programme, otherwise known as the EPP, at the STEP Caribbean Conference this year, which will take place May 6 -9. This was announced by the Vice Chairperson of STEP Barbados, Arlene Ross, ...
“Why are we homophobic in Barbados and other countries in the Eastern Caribbean?” a popular host of a morning television show in Barbados asked me. I was on the island – and his show – to talk about a new Human Rights Watch report about discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...
The upcoming Bermuda vs Barbados international friendly football match will be available for free online streaming via Trident 10 Barbados, according to the Barbados Football Association Twitter account. The Bermuda senior men's football team departed Bermuda on Monday [March 19] to participate in ...
The Barbados Consulate celebrated five of their own at a Black History Month event at the Barbadian Consulate General in New York in Manhattan on Feb. 27. “Barbadians Salute Black History Month,” was an event to honor individuals representing the young talent the island nation has produced, ...
Here is a look at the weather in Barbados, according to information from the Barbados Meteorological Services. Today should be mostly sunny and breezy and tonight fair to partly cloudy and breezy with a few isolated showers. This as the Central Atlantic high-pressure system will remain the dominant ...
As a result, officials at the DEM are advising that there will be an increase in activity in and around Holetown during the morning of Thursday, March 15. Members of the public have been reassured that there is no need for alarm. Barbados is presently marking Tsunami and Earthquake Smart Month which ...
Graham noted that the lecturers were drawn from among Barbados' most outstanding and distinguished scholars. He proudly noted that he was there from the very first lecture and attended every lecture after that. Over the years, they would have lost some colleagues along the way, and Graham believed ...
Roundtrip flights to Barbados — which was just declared the top-rated travel destination at the ITB travel trade show — range from $229 to $363 depending on which city you are flying from. Flights normally priced above $500 will be available through American, Copa and JetBlue airlines, according to ...
Barbados stinks. It really does. A foul effluvium bubbles up from the manhole covers and rainwater drains in the streets, pours into the roads and pavements, and out on to the island's pristine beaches 24 hours a day. Red flags along the white sands tell us it is unsafe to swim. The smell of human excrement ...
Calling it a major accomplishment for the island, Chairman of the Association, Roseanne Myers said, “On behalf of the BHTA Board, I want to extend congratulations to the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., the Barbados Tourism Product Authority, all BHTA ...
A diplomatic war of words may be developing between the government of Barbados and government of Canada through their representatives, the Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, and the north American country's High Commissioner, Marie Legault. The Canadian envoy to Barbados and the Eastern ...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 13, CMC – A senior government minister has accused the Canada's High Commissioner to Barbados Marie Legault, of interfering in the internal affairs of the island and that she should be asked to leave immediately. Education Minister Ronald Jones told a meeting of the ...
Infrared ran onto be third and the highest placed Barbados-owned horse was the former double Gold Cup winner Dorsett who had to settle for fourth position. Rider Jalon Samuel has now matched the record of retired Jockey Jones in winning a hat-trick of Gold Cups after winning the 2016 and 2017 event ...
Barbados has a new Chef of the Year, Junior Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year and Bartender of the Year. They are Damian Leach, Shemar Bishop, Rodney Corbin and Shane McClean, who took the respective titles in the just concluded Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association's (BHTA) 2018 ...
THAT'S it! We're done with winter. Enough with the snow and the ice and the bitter, driving winds. What we want is sunshine, warmth and the odd cocktail or two. If you're dreaming of exotic escapes to get you through the long days battling the Beast from the East, here's just the ticket. All you need is a ...
The elections in Barbados, constitutionally due on or sometime before June 6 may see a new set of mostly Caribbean voters from other islands coming forward to shape the leadership team for the next five years. The likelihood of thousands of other Caribbean nationals resident in Barbados voting in the ...
On its website, Norstat illustrated that Barbados had recorded an 8.8 out of 10 rating in visitor satisfaction, the highest in the world for 2017. In addition, this island's Destination Satisfaction rating was highest in the Americas and in the category of accommodation. The information, according to the research ...
In the absence of the tax, the Barbados economy might have achieved another 0.5 per cent on top of the one per cent growth rate actually attained. That represents a loss of about $50 million of national income. The foreign exchange fee was introduced in the May Budget to complement the NSRL by ...
Given Government's limited finances, one of the island's oldest secondary schools says it has made a conscious decision to turn to corporate Barbados for assistance in improving the learning experience of its students. Earlier this week, the Lodge School welcomed a generous donation of ten computers ...
There has been plenty discussion on Barbados Pride's three-wicket loss to Windward Islands Volcanoes in the Final of the Regional Super50 Championship at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua last Saturday. Perhaps the strongest argument relates to the total of 232 for nine off 50 overs, which was ...
Sports fans will on Saturday have the opportunity to witness the most highly anticipated event on Barbados' horseracing calendar, the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup. Celebrating 37 years, the Gold Cup race carries one of the highest purses of any horserace in the Caribbean of BBD $214,000.
The She Cranes need to beat the 'Bajan Gems' of Barbados in order to either strengthen or improve on their rankings. ... to put in mind is, unlike Uganda that is making its maiden appearance at the Commonwealth Games, Barbados seems to be a more experienced side having played at three editions.
Here is a look at conditions on our roads and any major concerns for the morning. Accidents. There were two minor accidents reported to police for the morning, which are not causing challenges for motorists at this time. Conditions. Traffic is heavy across all major roads, especially in and around the City.
Overall, the project will enhance Barbados' energy security and sustainability by diversifying its energy mix through promoting the use of cleaner fuels for power generation, increasing the use of renewable energy sources and increasing energy efficient applications by Barbados' Government and its private ...
A top official of the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has raised concern about the number of students who failed to show up to write the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) final exam back in January. To make matters worse, CXC Deputy Chair Marcia Potter said ...
Barbados is one step closer to energy security and the long promised upgrade and expansion of the natural gas infrastructure, having officially launched its multi-million dollar Deployment of Cleaner Fuels and Renewable Energies programme today. The project, which is being funded through a US$34 ...
Enlisted ranks and officers, plus retired members of the Barbados Regiment were yesterday joined by family members and other supporters, along with government officials led by acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy, in celebrating its birth anniversary. At 70 years old, the Regiment stands as the oldest ...
In her research she has seen that Barbadians are resilient: “There are periods where everything was going fine where Barbados was the jewel in the crown for England with its sugar, and then had periods of turmoil such as the 1876 Confederation riots and the 1937 riots suffering of the black population,” ...
This measure may seem a little drastic, but here in Barbados, we could do with a “calorie cap” on fast food dishes as well. With so many fast food restaurants popping up all over Barbados and with increasing reports that numerous Barbadians are not only overweight, but obese as well and a significant ...
After being issued with an ultimatum to meet with the Barbados Secondary Teachers' Union (BSTU) by tomorrow to discuss the worrying rise in school violence or face the wrath of educators, the Ministry of Education has requested a three-day extension. This afternoon BSTU President Mary Redman told ...
Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley has described the fledgling United Progressive Party (UPP) as a party of discontented people who are driven by revenge because they were rejected as candidates for the BLP. However, Mottley said the BLP was prepared for all and sundry this election ...
The planned merger of Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL) and the National Petroleum Corporation (NPC) is expected to be completed by the end of next month. And the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), which represents the workers, is confident there will be no major layoffs, if any ...
I'll be leaving you quite soon to return to Canada, and, as is the case with such long-distance relationships, I'll continue to worry about how you are even when I am far away. I don't feel like I am leaving you in a good situation and I'll be too far away to help.


 

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