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Grenada urges Barbados to follow its Airbnb formula

Grenada urges Barbados to follow its Airbnb formula

Barbados is being urged to embrace homestay programmes instead of viewing them as rivals of the hotel sector. The advice comes from Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Patricia Maher, who revealed that her country was well on the way to regularizing this informal sector. Barbadian hoteliers have bitterly complained that homestay […]

Tourism increases not reflected on the ground

Tourism increases not reflected on the ground

Former president of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Colin Jordan is insisting that under the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) the tourism sector has reached its plateau. The former hotel executive was addressing the media as he campaigned throughout St Peter, the constituency he is contesting for the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in the […]

Major investment

Major investment

Construction is scheduled to start no later than June next year at Dukes, St Thomas on a US$34 million agri-business facility that will provide well over 1,500 jobs, attract major foreign investment and become the training and research hub for the entire Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill […]

Sealy expects strong winter

Sealy expects strong winter

Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is anticipating a busy cruise season this year, on the heels of a strong performance in the industry over the past two years. Addressing the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Shipping Association at the Hilton Barbados Resort this morning, Sealy noted that 390 vessels berthed here in 2014, […]

Hurricane fallout

Hurricane fallout

Barbados has not been hit by a major hurricane in over 60 years. However, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism and Marketing Inc. (BTMI) William Billy Griffith is reporting that the island has suffered fallout due to the recent passage of Hurricane Irma last month. Griffith said this was as a result of some […]

Police seize guns and illegal drugs

Police seize guns and illegal drugs

Police made another major find of guns and illegal drugs tonight. Sources told Barbados TODAY during the operation, 2 AK-47, three handguns, and quantities of cocaine and ganga and cash were found. Barbados TODAY understands that one man was arrested at Marl Hole Gap, in The City, in connection with the find. Investigations are continuing.

Guyanese to be deported after paying drug fine

Guyanese to be deported after paying drug fine

A Guyanese is set to be deported after paying a $500 fine for a string of drug-related charges today. Twenty-three-year-old Nicholas Charles pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply trafficking and importation of cannabis when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch at the District ‘C’ Magistrate Court. Last Saturday, police […]

Police hunt for gunmen who robbed school boy

Police hunt for gunmen who robbed school boy

Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed a 15-year-old schoolboy at gunpoint last Friday. The boy, who attends a Christ Church school, was attacked at the junction of Montrose and Silver Hill, Christ Church around 2:45 p.m. According to police, one assailant is about six feet tall and of dark complexion. He […]

Missing Christ Church man found

Missing Christ Church man found

Police report that Christopher Lavano Broome of Lot #8 Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church has been found and is safe. Broome was reported missing on September 21.