Bajan minister takes UN environment post

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr. Denis Lowe is the new vice-president for the Latin America and Caribbean region on the Bureau of the Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA). He was elected during the global environment policy-making forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Lowe will hold office for two years, and join his […]

Guyana honours Barbados PM with award

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Jerome Stuart was conferred with Guyana’s second highest award, the Order of Roraima (OR), by President David Granger at a simple investiture ceremony at State House. The President, who was advised by the chairman and members of the Advisory Council of the Orders of Guyana, said the conferral […]

Tony Cozier’s funeral set for Friday

  The funeral service for Winston Anthony Lloyd Cozier – known as Tony Cozier – the Barbados and West Indian cricket writer, commentator and journalist who died May 11 in his home country Barbados at 75, will be tomorrow (May 20) at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge in Christ Church. Cremation to follow. According […]

Barbados helps capture Chinese fugitives

Barbados helps capture Chinese fugitives

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – As Barbados signed two treaties – one an extradition agreement – with China, it was revealed that law enforcement authorities in the island earlier this year assisted in the recent arrest of two Chinese fugitives for whom the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) had issued warrants. While he gave no details about […]

Brazil joins Caribbean Development Bank

Brazil joins Caribbean Development Bank

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Brazil is the newest member country of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). It is the CDB’s 28th member and the fourth non-borrowing regional member, joining Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela in that category. The announcement was made at the CDB’s first Board of Directors meeting for 2016, earlier this month. “We are […]

Hamilton to star at Barbados speed fest

Hamilton to star at Barbados speed fest

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will make a unique high-speed contribution to the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the island’s Independence at the wheel of his Formula 1 car during the inaugural Barbados Festival of Speed at Bushy Park (May 7/8). Falling almost two years to the day since Top Gear […]

Low Loonie hammers remittances

Low Loonie hammers remittances

Some US$10 billion is remitted to the Caribbean annually but weaker currencies in relation to the Greenback and lower oil prices are restricting the ability of many migrants to send money back to family and friends, according to the World Bank’s migration and development report. With the Canadian dollar hovering around 70-71 cents to the […]

Membering in running for RBC Taylor Prize

Membering in running for RBC Taylor Prize

Barbados-born Austin Clarke’s writings continue to be recognized, this time as an RBC Taylor Prize nomination for his most recent book, ‘Membering, the Commonwealth and Giller award-winning work. In ’Membering, Clarke shares his own experiences growing up in Barbados and moving to Toronto to attend university in 1955 before becoming a journalist. With vivid realism […]

Barbados at 49: Living joyfully with purpose

Barbados at 49: Living joyfully with purpose

The Barbadian Diaspora graced the Cathedral Church of St. James recently in a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 49th anniversary of their independence under the theme Living Joyfully with Purpose. Meanwhile, their Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the chairman of CARICOM, was in Malta last Thursday delivering a speech at the Commonwealth Business Forum called […]

Sam Lord’s Castle to rise again

Sam Lord’s Castle to rise again

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The redevelopment of the nearly 200-year-old Sam Lord’s Castle into a hotel managed by the world’s largest hotel company will bring with it 3,000 local jobs, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says. Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony at the 57-acre site in the eastern parish of St. Philip, he said the new Sam Lord’s […]