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Surprise, surprise!

Surprise, surprise!

In keeping with what is seemingly par for the course in the last ten years, Barbados’ economy has received yet another downgrade. This time it comes from regional credit rating agency Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS), which has handed the country its 23rd downgrade since the Democratic Labour Party took office in […]

Death sting

Death sting

It is the kind of news no loving wife ever wants to hear. However, Marilyn Walton, has been forced to come to terms with the death of her husband of 35 years, Ainsley Walton, who passed away suddenly in Bridgetown on Monday. At the time, the 68-year-old St Patricks, Christ Church resident was walking along […]

RBC customers unhappy with new cashing policy

RBC customers unhappy with new cashing policy

Barbadians, who do not have accounts with the RBC Royal Bank, will soon have to look elsewhere to have their cheques cashed. The bank has announced that with “limited exceptions”, it is about to end the practice of cashing cheques other than for its members. Asked by Barbados TODAY to explain the move, which is […]

Barely surviving

Barely surviving

There are mounting fears that the renewable energy sector could face possible collapse as Government’s onerous National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) continues to suck life out of the vital sector. Executive Director of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) Meshia Clarke said since the 400 per cent increase in the tax from two per cent […]

Health official welcomes Canadian travel advisory

Health official welcomes Canadian travel advisory

One of this island’s top public health officials is today unexpectedly praising the Canadian government for issuing a travel advisory on Barbados regarding the messy sewage overflows along the south coast tourist belt. The Canadian government, through the Public Health Agency of Canada, yesterday issued the safety and security warning, advising its residents to avoid […]

Open for business

Open for business

Despite having over 30 suspected cases of gastroenteritis on its hands, a top public health official today assured that Government was not about to order the closure of food establishments along the island’s sewage affected south coast. “I know that the media want to hear about shut downs and closures . . . [but] it […]

War of words

War of words

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley was last night accused by the president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA), Conde Riley, of misleading the Barbadian public on the issue of the hosting of the 2018 Women’s World Cup. During the popular Mason and Guest cricket radio programme, the sports minister was invited to […]

Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

A massive earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, has struck the Caribbean. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred west of Jamaica at a depth of 10 km at about 7 on Tuesday evening. A tsumani advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, according to a statement […]

BL&P seeking to get to the bottom of major power outage

BL&P seeking to get to the bottom of major power outage

Following yesterday’s island wide power outage, officials of Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) say they are still in the dark over precisely what went wrong. However, they have embarked on a major investigation in a bid to get to the bottom of the situation. Yesterday an explosion occurred at the company’s Seawell, Christ Church […]