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No way!

No way!

Two of this island’s leading political scientists have dismissed out of hand last weekend’s announcement by the umbrella Citizens Action Partnership (CAP) that it was subsuming itself into the Lynette Eastmond-led United Progressive Party (UPP). In fact, while agreeing with Dr George Belle that the two parties were simply “skylarking”, pollster Peter Wickham said that […]

Drug taint!

Drug taint!

Barbadian sprint king Levi Cadogan’s promising career could now be in jeopardy after a prohibited substance was found in a recent drugs test, leading to fears of an imminent ban from the sport. What is normally termed as an “adverse analytical finding” — indicating the presence of banned substances — was detected in the urine […]

C&W CEO stepping down

C&W CEO stepping down

Cable & Wireless Communications ( C&W ) today announced that Chief Executive Officer John Reid will be stepping down early in 2018. The company noted that it will provide an announcement on a CEO in due course and until that time, Reid will remain in the post and support the transition to new leadership. CEO […]

Digicel names new CEO

Digicel names new CEO

Digicel customers can expect a significant change at the helm of its regional operations come next year. In a statement today, the Irish-based telecommunications giant announced the appointment of Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as group chief executive, effective February 2018. He will succeed Colm Delves who has cited for personal and family reasons for his decision […]

Barbados offers fresh assurance as it amends treaty with Mauritius

Barbados offers fresh assurance as it amends treaty with Mauritius

On the heels of last week’s blacklisting by the European Union (EU), Barbados has amended its Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Mauritius. The change to the DTA, which was originally signed in 2004 and came into force in 2005, was approved by this country’s Ambassador to the United States Selwin Hart and his Mauritius counterpart […]

Apologize Mia!

Apologize Mia!

Former Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Hutson Griffith believes he is deserving of nothing short of an apology from the Mia Mottley-led Opposition party, which he said went all out to publicly humiliate and betray him after he turned in its best showing ever in St John in the 2013 general election. “I get over […]

Barbados commits to elimination of child labour by 2025

Barbados commits to elimination of child labour by 2025

Barbados has become the ninth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to commit to a regional initiative to free Latin and America and the Caribbean of child labour by the year 2025. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo symbolically handed over the signed agreement to the Regional Director of the International […]

Don’t shut the people of White Hill out – UPP candidate

Don’t shut the people of White Hill out – UPP candidate

United Progressive Party (UPP) candidate for St Andrew Roli Roachford believes the people of disaster-prone White Hill should be given a say in their own future. Speaking to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the launch of her candidacy at the Village Inn Bar in Shorey Village, St Andrew on Saturday night, Roachford charged that […]

Brave fight ends

Brave fight ends

Two-year old Takyla Lynch who stole the hearts of Barbadians with her brave fight against a rare disease has sadly passed away. Takyla, who was known for her lion heart and an angelic smile suffered from spinal muscular atrophy type 2 (SMA II), an inherited condition that affects the muscles. She was the first known […]