News Feed

May 26, 2015 - Police officer remanded Police constable Undwye Jean-Baptis ... +++ May 26, 2015 - Cop faces gun and ammunition charges Police have formally charged one of ... +++ May 25, 2015 - BIMEX climaxes Scores of patrons have converged on ... +++ May 25, 2015 - Two shot during Christ Church carnival   Two people were rushed to h ... +++ May 25, 2015 - Taxi overturns at Deighton Road   Emergency officials are on t ... +++ May 25, 2015 - SPORTS Commentary-Cricket in Lilliput By Wade Gibbons Whenever I think ab ... +++ May 25, 2015 - Stuart off to Guyana Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is d ... +++ May 25, 2015 - Kudos to BMEX organizers and exhibitors Organizers of the annual Barbados M ... +++ May 25, 2015 - Sheriff rules the hill   Roger Skeete is still the sh ... +++ webdesign
Home » Archives by category » Column

COLUMN – Gospelfest –– all go on Sunday!

The waiting is over. The 2015 edition of the Barbados Gospelfest officially opens on Sunday morning with a thanksgiving service at the Bethel Pentecostal Church in Drax Hall, St George, beginning at eight o’clock. Guest artistes, as well as the Barbados Gospelfest Mass Choir, are special features of this service each year, when the executive […]

One touch saves a life

Almost daily technology is revolutionizing our world and particularly in the health sector, medical devices are saving and improving lives. No longer are these devices exclusive to the bigger countries, they are right at our fingertips. At the touch of a button, the elderly and other vulnerable people can summon emergency help using the safe […]

More BAPPSS pressure on BCA

After boycotting all matches involving school teams in Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) competitions at the start of the 2015 domestic season last weekend due to a selection issue, and then getting one of their major wishes met, the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS) is making a couple more telling requests to […]

COLUMN – How many more kids will we lose?

On and on we go. Day after day, month turns into month, and the issues we have across the nation of Barbados continue to become systemic and entrenched cancers that infect the major organs of the island. The lack of effective leadership across the various establishments continues to generate institutional decline, and our collective unwillingness […]

COLUMN – Tourism competition no guessing game

The performance of only five of the 14 Independent Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is recorded in the 2015 Travel And Tourism Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Of the 144 countries measured by the report, Barbados is the highest ranked CARICOM country at 46, with Trinidad and Tobago at 69 and Jamaica at […]

Here’s 50 to Springer Memorial!

Here’s 50 to Springer Memorial!

Most times, the brilliance of the wood fire comes from the effort of fanning, and not from any sudden strong rush of wind. The Springer Memorial Secondary School –– located beside the official residence of the Governor General of Barbados –– is perhaps an educational outlier, whose academic and other achievements belie its expectations and […]

COLUMN – Right on, Minister Jones!

On my left wrist, close to the radial artery used for measuring the pulse rate, sits a 46-year-old scar. It serves as a permanent reminder of a flogging –– that went terribly wrong –– which I received at the hands of a headmaster. I was almost nine years old at the time, and in primary […]

COLUMN – More on the rules of FATCA

We conclude our examination of the provisions of the agreement between the government of the United States and the Government of Barbados to improve international tax compliance and to implement FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). Pursuant to the provisions of Annex II to the above-mentioned treaty, there are a number of financial institutions […]

Today’s Fashion – Beaded jewellery to die for

Today’s Fashion – Beaded jewellery to die for

While many Barbadian women are into the craze about wearing store-bought jewellery, Janelle is about making it; and her pieces look just as good, or even better.  

Page 1 of 247123Next ›Last »