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Barbados joins other Caribbean islands in signing ILO initiative regarding child labour

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) says Barbados has become the ninth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin America and the Caribbean…

BWA waiting for essential part

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The Barbados Water Authority has come under heavy criticism for its handling of the south coast sewage problem. But head of the waste water division…

Enhanced country poverty assessment programme

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The Caribbean Development Bank is working on improved methods of indicating and measuring poverty in the region. The Barbados based CDB recently hosted a workshop…

Man held after Manhattan blast

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A man is being held after an attempted terror attack at New York City's main bus terminal, officials say. "Terrorists won't win," Mayor Bill de…

California wildfires now larger than New York City and Boston combined

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Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10% Sunday.…

Central Bank issues warning on counterfeit currencies during Christmas Season

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The Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) is warning citizens to be vigilant during the Christmas Season, warning of an increase in counterfeiting. “Whether it is…

Castro calls for deeper relations with CARICOM, end to trade embargo by Washington

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and Cuba opened their sixth summit on Friday pledging to solidify their own growing relations and calling on the United States…

ACP concerned over new EU plan

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The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Sugar Group has expressed concern at reports that the European Union plans to modify its sugar market access offer…

Five killed in plane crash

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At least five people were killed when a private chartered plane crashed soon after taking off from the Rohlsen Airport on Thursday night. A statement…

UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu

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At least 14 UN peacekeepers have been killed and 53 wounded in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UN's…

Pope Francis calls for change to Lord's Prayer

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Pope Francis has called for a translation of a phrase about temptation in the Lord's Prayer to be changed. The current wording that says "lead…

More clashes erupt over Trump Jerusalem move

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Violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Clashes erupted in the occupied West…

SPORTS

Windies on the ropes chasing world record target

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Opener Kieran Powell completed a ‘pair’ to leave West Indies in dire straits in their pursuit of a world record…

St George South are football champions

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St George South continued their reign when they defeated St. Andrew Sunday night to repeat as champions of the David…

Rain washes out fixtures

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St Thomas won Sunday night's fixture in the UWI BCA inter-parish T20 competition, when they defeated St Peter under the…

Stars and Rising Stars win basketball

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Stars and Rising Stars are the winners of the Barbados Independence Invitational Games 3 on 3 national basketball trials. Playing…

Hoodies beat BFS

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Hoodies Harlington have repeated as the 2017 champions of the GAIA T20 cricket competition after defeating Barbados Fire Service to…

Law: “Level-headed” Brathwaite ready for the job

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West Indies head coach, Stuart Law believes the “level-headed” nature of Kraigg Brathwaite will make the job of transitioning to…

Windies seek aggressive intent against Black Caps

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West Indies will adopt an aggessive approach in their quest for a series-levelling victory over New Zealand, in the second…

CWI medical panel in turmoil as chairman quits

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Cricket West Indies’ medical panel has been struck by two further resignations, including that of chairman Dr Donovan Bennett. The…

Russian athletes to boycott Winter Olympics

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country's athletes won't be told to boycott the 2018 Winter Olympics following the International…

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics

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Russia has been banned from competing at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee. But Russian…

Selectors hand Miller, Emrit new lease

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Selectors have called up the veteran pair of Nikita Miller and Rayad Emrit for the limited overs tour of New…

Holder suspended for second Test

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West Indies captain Jason Holder will take no part in the second Test against New Zealand starting Saturday, after he…

BUSINESS

Businesses with revoked licenses to be named

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Minister of International Business, Donville Inniss says the names of the international companies which had their business licenses revoked will soon be public knowledge. Speaking…

More than $70 million stolen in bitcoin hack

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Hackers have carried out a heist on a leading digital currency platform, making off with bitcoins worth more than $70 million. "Yesterday morning at about…

Bitcoin: What's driving the frenzy

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2017 has become the year bitcoin went big. It started the year worth less than $1,000 but has soared above $15,000. Back in 2011, it…

Remy Cointreau plans for Mount Gay

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The parent company of Mount Gay Distilleries, the French alcoholic beverage company, Remy Cointreau has shared its vision for the Barbados rum company. Though the…

SOL dismisses FTC concerns

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Petroleum giant, SOL, has dismissed as a non-issue, concerns that the sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited will result in unfair competition. The…

BEC sexual harassment forum

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Even though the sexual harassment bill has not been proclaimed, the island's main representative body of employers is ensuring its members are prepared and understand…

UNWTO Secretary-General calls all-inclusive resorts similar to “modern-day plantations

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Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, Tuesday said the Caribbean cannot continue to pursue all-inclusive resort development if tourism is…

BEF $20 challenge

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The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation wants more schools to enter its annual $20 challenge. This year, 18 schools and one independent group took part in the…

Hoteliers fear insurance rates could increase by as much as 40 per cent

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says regional hoteliers should plan now for an increase in insurance premiums following the passage of passage of…

Preconco rebuilding Dominica

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Local construction company Preconco Limited is working with the government of Dominica to bring much needed housing relief to residents there, following the devastation caused…

S Y Adam and Sons opens in Speightstown

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Bargain store S.Y Adams has opened its first store in the north of the island. As of 8:30 Friday morning, the store began operations in…

Facelift for bank headquarters

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The historic Warrens Great House, to the north-western corner of the CIBC FirstCaribbean headquarters site, has been given a new lease on life, following a…