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No fallout from the loss of Avianca and GOL flights, suggests Inniss

No fallout from the loss of Avianca and GOL flights, suggests Inniss

Cabinet minister Donville Inniss says the loss of direct air links with Latin America has not negatively impacted Barbados’ international business sector. Back in August, Avianca Airlines announced a temporary suspension flights requiring passage over Venezuelan airspace, including its Bogotá to Bridgetown service. Last year, Brazil’s largest airline, GOL, also suspended its weekly flights to […]

WIBISCO joy

WIBISCO joy

Shareholders in the West Indian Biscuit Company (WIBISCO) are smiling all the way to the bank but most of the glee is in Trinidad and Tobago. That’s because shares in the Gills Road, Bridgetown biscuit manufacturer are among the highest paying on the local stock exchange, but the biggest beneficiaries are Trinidadians. In the company’s […]

Nation newspaper got it wrong, says Mara

Nation newspaper got it wrong, says Mara

She was quoted by the Nation newspaper in a November 14 back page story as saying she would not be running again in St John. And since then, it appeared as though her party and constituents were ready to move on to life after Mara Thompson in the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) stronghold. However, […]

It’s unjust!

It’s unjust!

Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Sir Hilary Beckles has come out strongly in defence of whoever defaced the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson late last month, suggesting that one day they may very well be revered by society for seeking to right an “immoral” wrong. On the eve of this island’s […]

Bajan in winning band in Britain’s X Factor show

Bajan in winning band in Britain’s X Factor show

Barbadian Singer Jamaal Shurland has made it on the big stage. Shurland, lead singer of the male group Rak-Su, was in winner’s row on Saturday night after the band won Britain’s  popular X Factor show. He could not hide his delight after the big win and told friends and fans on Instagram, “We just won […]

Wanted man Jermaine Gill captured

Wanted man Jermaine Gill captured

Twenty-eight-year-old Jermaine Ryan Gill, alias Tall Man of Haynes Hill, Mapp Hill, St Michael, who was the subject of a wanted bulletin is now in police custody. Gill was captured by police today at Britton’s Hill, St Michael. He is currently assisting the police with their investigations.

Gov’t announces increase in petroleum prices

Gov’t announces increase in petroleum prices

Barbadians will have to pay more for gasoline, diesel and kerosene from midnight tonight. The new price of gasoline will be $3.27 per litre, up from $3.19, an increase of eight cents. The price of diesel will move from $2.52 per litre to $2.58 per litre while kerosene will now cost $ 1.34 per litre, […]

BLP confident of victory in St Philip

BLP confident of victory in St Philip

With elections constitutionally due next year, the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is confident of victory in St Philip. Speaking to Barbados TODAY during a motorcade in the St Philip West community on Saturday, BLP candidate John King said the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has lost its influence in the parish after nearly ten […]

Sandy Lane brings Christmas cheer to employees and their families

Sandy Lane brings Christmas cheer to employees and their families

Christmas celebrations came early for the staff at the Sandy Lane Hotel as they were treated to a fun-filled day of Christmas cheer on Saturday. A hearty and happy Santa Claus joined the annual Sandy Lane Children’s Christmas Appreciation Party held at the Sandy Lane Bennett’s Golf Turf. The theme for this sixteenth edition was […]