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Adieu to Director

Adieu to Director

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart headed a gathering of mourners at the Church Of The Nazarene in Collymore Rock, St Michael, to bid adieu to popular folk singer and calypsonian Michael Director Forde. Also attending today’s funeral were members of Forde’s family, the songwriter’s many friends and the calypso fraternity, several of whom, who would have […]

The IMF as catalyst

The IMF as catalyst

The following is an edited version of the Sir Archibald Need Memorial Lecture 2015, entitled Can The Prescriptions Of The IMF Solve The Economic Problems Of The Caribbean?, and delivered by former Prime Minister Owen S. Arthur yesterday at Grand Anse, St George, in Grenada. Many centuries ago, the Roman poet Ovid left us the observation […]

St Lucy Cave gets $750 000 facelift

St Lucy Cave gets $750 000 facelift

A fully renovated Animal Flower Cave in St Lucy is quickly becoming a popular centre for dining and entertainment for visitors to our shores. And today, when a Barbados TODAY team visited that long-standing heritage site, several visitors could be seen enjoying the tasty Barbadian cuisine being served. The renovated facility now has a well-stocked […]

Pluses from Sargassum

Pluses from Sargassum

As this month marks a year since the Sargassum seaweed has returned to the shores of Barbados and other Eastern Caribbean countries, a university professor is predicting that it may be here “semi-permanently.” Professor of marine ecology and fisheries with the University of the West Indies, Hazel Oxenford, told Barbados TODAY this afternoon, that the […]

Hurting Justina seeking help with $30,000 op

Hurting Justina seeking help with $30,000 op

Eighteen-year-old Justina Sobers eats ice cream every day! And it is not because she wants to; she is forced to. Justina cannot eat solid foods. And the fat in the ice cream, along with other dietary supplements, helps to sustain her body, which has been losing weight rapidly as a result of a rare disorder […]

More concerns of the Auditor General

Continued from: From The Auditor General’s Report 1. INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT Revenue. The audit of the accounts of the Inland Revenue Department for the period April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014 was conducted and the following observations made: Revenue reporting. There were no statements of revenue, receipts, refunds, waivers and remittances provided to the Audit […]

From the Auditor General’s Report 1

In his just released 2014 report, Auditor General Leigh Trotman has raised serious concerns about a number of matters related to various ministries and Government departments, among them the $120 million question of a loan guarantee now hanging over the stalled Four Seasons Development. Following is a list of general audit concerns to the Auditor General. […]

Collie the 91-year-old sprinter

Collie the 91-year-old sprinter

Ninety-one-year-old Collie Lovell has been participating in the National Senior Games from its inception 11 years ago, and has no plans of stopping any time soon. The sprightly and feisty Ms Lovell explained: “People always ask me, ‘Miss Lovell, when you gonna stop, when you gonna slow down?’, but I say, I will stop when […]

Fund-raiser for Hackett and family

Fund-raiser for Hackett and family

There has been an outpouring of public support –– both at home and abroad –– following the publication this week by Barbados TODAY of Harriett Hackett’s story. The mother, who is in her 40s, made a public appeal for help on Tuesday on behalf of her four boys and five girls, who are between the ages […]

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