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‘We need a level playing field,’ Bryan says

‘We need a level playing field,’ Bryan says

A local taxi booking service is not daunted by news  that the American company, Uber, could begin operating here. However, Khalil Bryan, whose BeepCab app is similar to that of Uber, warns that local taxi operators must not be put at a disadvantage. Bryan is the founder of Caribbean Transit Solution (CTS), the tracking and […]

Judge reserves decision in Hyatt case

Judge reserves decision in Hyatt case

The legal arguments are over and it is now up to High Court Judge Sonia Richards to decide whether or not social activist David Comissiong will get to legally challenge Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s decision on the proposed Hyatt Centric resort. A marathon three days of legal arguments, which began last Wednesday, ended just before […]

Economist Marla Dukharan joins Bitt

Economist Marla Dukharan joins Bitt

The Barbados-based Bitt Inc has appointed noted Caribbean economist Marla Dukharan as its chief economist, effective August 1, 2017. Dukharan, who is heavily involved in facilitating engagement between the public and private sector in the region, will continue to produce her monthly Caribbean Economic Report, monitoring major economic developments in over 20 countries, and further […]

Charge them!

Charge them!

A retired educator believes adults who encourage the nation’s youth to engage in unsavoury behaviour must be held more accountable. Jennifer Sealy took that position during a panel discussion entitled Yuh Evuh Too Young Fuh A Juk Down?, hosted by the Barbados Government Information Service’s HIV Education Committee. “You need to be made accountable; charged […]

Singing the peace

Singing the peace

One local entertainer wants to lend his voice to the campaign against crime, hoping it will “calm down a lot of the agitation” that leads to gun violence. Internationally acclaimed reggae artiste Buggy Nhakente is of the view that some of the music being produced encourage violence, therefore artistes must play a greater role in […]

Storm watch: 8 p.m. bulletin – Tropical Storm Harvey

Storm watch: 8 p.m. bulletin – Tropical Storm Harvey

In its 8 p.m. bulletin, the Barbados Meteorological Services said the centre of Tropical Storm Harvey was located near 12.9 degrees north, 56.5 degrees west or about 205 miles east of Barbados. The system is moving westward at 18 miles per hour and on that track, the center is expected to pass near or over […]

Water storage during a storm

Water storage during a storm

  The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) advises all Barbadians that before a storm it is important to store an adequate supply of water for household use in the event pumping stations go offline or water mains rupture leading to a water outage. The recommended amount is five gallons per person per day for at least […]

Storm delays CARIFESTA opening

Storm delays CARIFESTA opening

The opening ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII, scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, August 18, at Kensington Oval, has been postponed due to the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley made the disclosure this evening, and explained that the preparations for the impending weather system had greatly impacted the arrangements for the opening ceremony. “The […]

Red eye alert

Red eye alert

Several countries in the region have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. “The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is currently monitoring the situation and we want to urge persons to take the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of this illness,” said Dr Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention […]