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NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE – BHTA calls for creativity in presenting island’s unique features

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE – BHTA calls for creativity in presenting island’s unique features

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE: CHAIRMAN OF THE BHTA ROSEANNE MYERS 2018 is here and as we optimistically look forward to the New Year, the idea of New Year’s resolutions come to the fore. In this regard, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), as the leading private sector tourism entity, resolves to continue its work with […]

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE – CTUSAB says 2017 was a challenging year for Barbados

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE – CTUSAB says 2017 was a challenging year for Barbados

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE: GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE CONGRESS OF TRADE UNIONS AND STAFF ASSOCIATIONS DENNIS DePEIZA. As the year 2018 commences, the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) extends best wishes to the people of Barbados for a productive and rewarding year. In like manner these sentiments are expressed to the […]

Retailers report sluggish sales on last shopping day for 2017

Retailers report sluggish sales on last shopping day for 2017

Bridgetown retailers felt the pinch as shoppers kept their purses closed on Saturday, the last full shopping day before tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Despite the large numbers expected to turn out along the South and West Coasts for the final countdown to 2018, businesses have indicated that sales were not as plentiful. Rasheeda Nightingale […]

Bajans expected to flock to New Year’s Eve events

Bajans expected to flock to New Year’s Eve events

Barbadians are expected out in their droves tomorrow night to ring in the new year, according to organizers of some of the most popular events. The Food and Beverage Manager at the Hilton Barbados Resort which will host All That Glitters told Barbados TODAY that they have been receiving a lot of bookings prior to Christmas […]

Two men on drug-related charges granted bail

Two men on drug-related charges granted bail

Two men facing several drug-related charges were granted bail when they appeared in court today. Jamar Curwin Henderson Forde, 31, of Walkes Spring Tenantry, St Thomas and Gregory Rudolph Grandison, 54, of Proute Hill, St Thomas were arrested by members of the Drug Squad on Thursday, December 28. On Friday, December 22, Custom Officers at […]

Cruise joy

Cruise joy

On a high from the record performance of the cruise sector this year, tourism officials and policymakers are targeting a million cruise passengers by 2019. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy could not hide his elation today as he waited at the Bridgetown Port to welcome the visitor who would take the number of arrivals past […]

BLP criticizes Government plan to increase police powers

BLP criticizes Government plan to increase police powers

The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is accusing Government of attempting to rush through legislation to increase police powers, but could potentially encroach on Barbadians’ civil liberties. A Bill entitled Amendments to the Police Act 2017, which was originally scheduled to be debated on December 19, but later push back for Parliament’s resumption after the […]

Mottley warns time is running out on Dems

Mottley warns time is running out on Dems

The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is sending a strong message to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart that he cannot hide from the Barbadian electorate forever. Responding last night for the first time to a defiant warning from Stuart that he intended to serve out his full five-year term, BLP Leader Mia Mottley told party supporters this […]

Maria’s misfortune

Maria’s misfortune

If the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) thinks it has heard the last from its former Christ Church West representative Dr Maria Agard, it may have another thing coming. Mere hours after the High Court today threw out her legal challenge to her November 22, 2015 expulsion from the Opposition party on the grounds that […]