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UPP: We are the new change

UPP: We are the new change

The United Progressive Party (UPP) believes it can shock the Barbadian electorate with victory in the next general election due by the middle of next year, and it is looking to the Democratic Labour Party for inspiration. While dismissing suggestions that it will split the opposition votes and guarantee the DLP a third straight term […]

Inniss wants EU to explain blacklisting

Inniss wants EU to explain blacklisting

Some two weeks after the European Union (EU) blacklisted Barbados as a non-cooperative tax haven, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss said he still did not know “what the problem is” that led to the country’s blacklisting. Therefore, Inniss said, in the absence of clarification from the EU, it […]

Another CLICO

Another CLICO

A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) paints a frightening picture of the impact that “the failure or near failure” of this island’s most dominant insurance company could have on Barbados and the Caribbean, hinting that it could be worse than the CLICO collapse. And while stating that “a brief review” of the […]

Red Cross mourns death of director general

Red Cross mourns death of director general

The Barbados Red Cross Society has been thrown into mourning following the death of Director General Edmund Bradshaw, who passed away over the weekend in neighbouring Trinidad & Tobago. Speaking in glowing terms about his colleague, who headed the local Red Cross office for almost two decades, Youth Officer Director Peterson Yearwood said the news […]

St Michael family robbed of sense of security

St Michael family robbed of sense of security

For the past 22 years, David Benn has been selling food from the same spot in Britton’s Cross Road, St Michael every Friday and Saturday night. However, for the first time in over two decades his business fell prey to thieves, who reportedly made off with almost $3,000 in cash, cellphones and jewellery from both […]

Wrong man!

Wrong man!

The parents of the man, who is currently in police custody assisting with investigations into the death of 52-year-old Tyrone McDonald Babb of Goodland Main Road, St Michael, are maintaining their son’s innocence. Police yesterday reported that on Friday, Babb was involved in an altercation with another man whilst at 1st Ave Goodland, St Michael. […]

Bitt launches mobile money app

Bitt launches mobile money app

Local financial technology firm Bitt is seeking to turn your mobile phone into a bank with the recent launch of its mobile money (mMoney) application, through which customers can pay for products and services via their smartphones. Mobile money, which is distinct from mobile banking, operates similarly to a debit card, allowing customers to use […]

Air support

Air support

The United Progressive Party (UPP) is leaving no doubt where it stands on homestay programmes such as Airbnb, telling a public meeting in West Terrace, St James at the weekend that the informal visitor accommodation platform was one of the few remaining avenues by which locals can get their share of the tourism pie. With […]

Farewell ‘Mandy’

Farewell ‘Mandy’

To her teenage daughter Takiya, 31-year-old Amanda Mandy Byer was the one person in the world she wanted to make proud, while her mother, Waynie Sandiford, said she was a sure “helping hand who would never hesitate to come to her aid when she was called”. For her father, Lancelot Layne, Mandy was a singing […]