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The child and food allergies

  Food allergies in children are on the rise worldwide, and medical experts are searching for clues why. Barbados, of course, has not been exempt from the worrying trend. In fact, paediatrician Dr Ranita Jhagroo points out that food allergies may not be as uncommon as we might think. “We do see food allergies in children [...]

CTUSAB ‘doing what’s right’

CTUSAB ‘doing what’s right’

As the Opposition staged its “white march”, Barbados TODAY sat with president of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB), Dennis De Peiza, to get the organization’s position on the Municipal Solid Waste Tax, and how the union intends to treat to the matter. He also responded to criticisms about the [...]

Mia’s letter to Stuart

  July 23, 2014   The Rt Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, QC, MP Prime Minister Prime Minister’s Office Government Headquarters Bay Street St Michael Dear Prime Minister, I am writing to convey to you a formal request for the urgent rethink of the Municipal Solid Waste Tax, passed in Parliament and assented by His Excellency [...]

Beyond the idea

  Just Beyond Your Imagination. For years, this was the slogan used to promote, advertise, market and create an imagery of our beloved island for the purposes of our tourism industry. The slogan was ably supported by images of sun, sand, sea, cuisine and other attractions, all in an attempt to lure visitors to our [...]

Recognizing the union

  In Barbados the voluntarist system of industrial relations is practised. This allows for a relationship to exist between the employer and the trade union, where the employer voluntary recognizes the union, and the parties relate to each other without recourse to any legal procedures. As a consequence of this, workers through their trade unions [...]

Special Spartan, Empire derby

  It will be a very special derby featuring ICBL Empire and Massy Stores Spartan at Queen’s Park over the next two weekends. Empire, the Bank Hall club now celebrating its 100th anniversary, go into the fourth series in the BCA Elite Division Championship tomorrow as leaders on 39 points – 12 ahead of second-placed [...]


It seems everywhere you look these days there’s a pile of garbage. Just take a look at this once functional ZR van, which is now being used as a receptacle for refuse. Photographer Marissa Lindsay spotted the repulsive metal heap just off Hinds Hill, St Michael.  

Today’s Fashion – Pun De Sand

Today’s Fashion – Pun De Sand

This week’s feature focuses on beach fashion, taking care of your skin while out in the sun, and a manicure makeover.      

A tax for our good, says Chris

A tax for our good, says Chris

On Friday, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler sat with Barbados TODAY’S senior journalist Emmanuel Joseph in his office at Government Headquarters at Bay Street for a wide-ranging exclusive interview examining such areas as the controversial Municipal Solid Waste Tax, the International Monetary Fund’s recommendations for reforming the local tax system, Minister of Agriculture Dr David [...]

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