Barbados major damage from Hurricane Dorian

Barbados major damage from Hurricane Dorian

No major incidents, damage or injuries were reported across Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian last Monday night and into early morning. And the public service is set to resume operations, while the Transport Board will resume a staggered servicel.  In addition, all polyclinics and 24-hour services in the health care sector will […]

Bajan and Tobago fishermen to discuss long standing dispute

Bajan and Tobago fishermen to discuss long standing dispute

A team of Barbadian fishermen could soon be headed to Tobago for discussions on fishing, with the expectation this could lead to the end of a years-old fishing dispute. At least, that is the hope of Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who believes representatives of the two groups should hold talks on investment opportunities. She was […]

Roger Gibbs bids goodbye to Toronto Caribbean Carnival (FMC)

Roger Gibbs bids goodbye to Toronto Caribbean Carnival (FMC)

By Stephen Weir   When September rolls around the Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Festival Management Committee (FMC) will lose one of its original members. Bajan Canadian Calypsonian Roger Gibbs has reached the end of his formal board term.  After years of giving sage advice to Carnival, Gibbs will no longer be part of the management team […]

Barbados: Glory days of sugar gone

Barbados: Glory days of sugar gone

The days of the mass production of sugar in Barbados are long gone. Cleviston Haynes, the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, said last Friday in response to a query about the state of the sugar industry, where low production, high costs and dwindling land under cultivation are impacting on the revival of this […]

Economist: Caribbean currencies ‘have outlived their usefulness’

Economist: Caribbean currencies ‘have outlived their usefulness’

The time has come to permanently retire all Caribbean currencies. This is the view of Economist, Dr. Delisle Worrell, in his latest Economic Letter for June 2019. “The currencies of Caribbean countries have now outlived their usefulness, and have become a liability,” according to Dr. Worrell who is a former Governor of the Central Bank […]

Barbados villa visited by Prince Harry and Rihanna for sale for £32m

Barbados villa visited by Prince Harry and Rihanna for sale for £32m

  A luxury Caribbean compound which has reportedly hosted everyone from Prince Harry to Rihanna and Tom Cruise is for sale for £31.9 million. Elton John, Hugh Grant, Bruce Willis, Mark Wahlberg, Nicole Kidman, Rod Stewart and Sting are all understood to have visited the ultra-glam retreat in Barbados too. Cove Spring House is gated […]

Barbados set to allow organ harvesting for transplants

Barbados set to allow organ harvesting for transplants

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados government is working on new legislation that will provide the legal framework for organs to be harvested from donors after death. Over the last 30 years, about 19 transplants had been performed at the country’s sole public hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but these transplants have been limited to organs […]

Convicted murderer allowed to appeal directly appeal to CCJ

Convicted murderer allowed to appeal directly appeal to CCJ

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim has won a monumental victory over the Barbados Court of Appeal that gives him the green light to take an outstanding matter directly to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for resolution. In a landmark ruling, the CCJ gave Pilgrim the authority to “leapfrog” the local Court of […]

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

CDB, PAHO to support mental health after disasters

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As this year’s hurricane season gets underway, psychosocial support will be utilized to help Caribbean people when disaster hits. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have launched the “Stronger Together” campaign that draws attention to the information and tools available to assist communities in better coping with […]

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