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Fortress fortification diminished by economy

Fortress fortification diminished by economy

The current economic environment is proving to be a major headache for investors, with one investment firm reporting that the low level of foreign exchange reserves was limiting its ability to diversify its portfolio. In addition, Investment Director of Fortress Fund Managers Roger Cave said, the recent downgrade of Barbados’ long-term local currency sovereign credit […]

PM to attend CARICOM-Mexico summit

PM to attend CARICOM-Mexico summit

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is leading a five-member delegation to the fourth Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Mexico Summit in Belize on Wednesday. Accompanying him will be Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean, her Permanent Secretary Cecile Humphrey, CARICOM Ambassador Robert Morris and one other unnamed Government official, according to a statement released by […]

Mara must clear the air, Wickham says

Mara must clear the air, Wickham says

Political Scientist Peter Wickham is calling on Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson to clearly state whether or not she intends to contest the next general election, constitutionally due by the middle of next year. Noting that rumours continue to swirl around the candidacy of the widow of late Prime Minister David Thompson, […]

Smear tactics

Smear tactics

Mere days after Catholic Bishop Jason Gordon called for a clean political campaign void of mudslinging, another Government minister is claiming to be a victim of Opposition smear tactics. On heels of claims by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler that the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was planning to put out “a lot of fake news, […]

Road rage

Road rage

With no apparent recourse, no hope and no signs of relief anytime soon from three years of sheer frustration, the people of White Hill, St Andrew took matters into their own hands last weekend and started to build themselves a new road. It has been nearly three years since heavy rains in November 2014 caused […]

Government declares period of mourning for former GG

Government declares period of mourning for former GG

  There will be a period of mourning for late Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands from Wednesday, November 1, to Friday, November 3. During that period, all flags should be flown at half-mast, until after Sir Clifford’s burial, which will take place following his State Funeral on November 3 at the St Lucy Parish Church, […]

Antigua prime minister sacks his tourism minister

Antigua prime minister sacks his tourism minister

Antigua and Barbuda prime minister Gaston Browne has fired his tourism and investment minister Asot Michael. The development came on the heels of Michael’s arrest by Metropolitan Police in London today. Browne, who was returning home from Montenegro where he led a government delegation to an international conference on Citizenship by Investment, said he received […]

Silver Hill shooting victim dies

Silver Hill shooting victim dies

One of the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Silver Hill, Christ Church has died. Andrew Prescod, 34, of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church, succumbed to his injuries sometime around 5:20 p.m. today. Prescod and two females, 21 and 29 years old respectively, were shot while liming with other persons. Prescod was shot in the head, the […]

Emergency shutdown at the Belle Pumping Station

Emergency shutdown at the Belle Pumping Station

The Belle Pumping Station was shut down from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) said this was done in order to increase the water supply at the station. For the last few days, the Belle station has not been pumping at full capacity leading to low water pressure or outages […]