Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

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Caribbean governments seeking help from European Bank for regional transportation

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Caribbean governments are looking towards securing financial assistance from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the regional transportation sector amid concerns that shareholder governments may…

Barbados condemns deadly bombing attacks in Sri Lanka

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Statement by Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley QC, in response to today’s series of deadly bombings in Sri Lanka. The Government and people…

Prime Minister: Public Service To Be Rebuilt

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Government is on a mission to rebuild the Barbados Public Service. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this clear as she hosted a press conference…

Governor General To Go On Leave

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Governor-General, Dame Sandra Mason, will travel overseas on a private visit from Tuesday, April 23, to Saturday, May 11. During her absence, Sir Kenneth Rudolph…

PM says Canadian firms attracted to Barbados

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The Barbados government says it is encouraged by the discussions held with Canadian firms interested in establishing a presence on the island as Bridgetown seeks…

Pilot found dead

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The body of the pilot of a plane that crashed that crashed in a wooded area, 4.5 miles west of the Douglas-Charles Airport on Thursday…

North Korea demands removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks

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North Korea has demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear talks, accusing him of "talking nonsense" and being "reckless". A…

Mueller report released

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Earlier Thursday, Barr defended his conclusion there was no evidence of obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.The redacted report, which is nearly 400 pages,…

St. Lucia to ban importation of plastics and Styrofoam

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The St. Lucia government says it will be implementing a ban on the importation of Styrofoam and selected plastic food service containers as of June…

Man jailed for threatening to kill Police Commissioner and his wife

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A 34-year-old self-employed man was sentenced to 14 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to misusing a cellular phone to send a threatening message…

Buju gets all-clear to enter T&T

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Jamaican reggae icon Buju Banton has been given the all-clear by the Ministry of National Security to enter Trinidad and Tobago. Buju, real name Mark…

PM meets with leaders in transportation

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Ms. Mottley says while new buses cannot be rolled out immediately, collectively between the transport board and private operators, there are more than 700 mass…

SPORTS

Gabriel looking to impress after lengthy ODI layoff

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West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel still believes he has much to offer to One Day International cricket, despite having…

Barbados to host Pan Am Beach Wrestling

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Barbados will be hosting the 2020 Pan American beach wrestling championship. Barbados won the bid on Wednesday in Argentina after…

Bravo says Caribbean side focussed

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Marquee batsman Darren Bravo said Wednesday West Indies would not be overawed by their opposition at the upcoming ICC World…

Patrick Rousseau has died

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Prominent attorney-at-law Patrick Rousseau has died. Rousseau passed away last night after a long battle with an illness. Peter Goldson,…

Sarwan lends experience at Windies camp

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Former Test batsman, Ramnaresh Sarwan, says he is thrilled at the opportunity to work with the West Indies one-day squad…

Fit-again Roach champing at bit for UK tour

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Experienced West Indies seamer Kemar Roach is hoping for a major impact on the upcoming tours of Ireland and the…

BCA chief Riley lashes out at CWI over Pybus, Browne axing

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Outspoken Cricket West Indies director, Conde Riley, has slammed the regional governing body’s decision to axe the entire coaching staff…

New president Skerritt hails “vibe” in Windies camp

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Cricket West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt, has hailed the enthusiasm in the West Indies training camp, which got underway here…

CWI confirms Estwick, Collymore return to coaching setup

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Experienced coach Roddy Estwick has returned to the setup of the senior men’s side for the ICC World Cup, Cricket…

Floyd Reifer appointed interim senior men’s head coach

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Cricket West Indies is pleased to announce Mr. Floyd Reifer as the interim Head Coach of the West Indies senior…

Statement by president Skerritt at media conference in Antigua

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West Indies cricket at its best has always been a representation of the hopes and aspirations of the Caribbean, and…

New positions with CWI announced

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New Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt has announced that Floyd Reifer has been appointed the new Head Coach of…

BUSINESS

Progress reported in negotiations to settle debt to external creditors

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The former governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr Delisle Worrell, says progress is being made in the negotiations with the government regarding the…

CCJ makes ruling on cement case

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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday said that the regional tax payable a Barbados-based company on “other hydraulic cemented” imported into the island from…

IDB approves financial plan worth US$300 million for Barbados

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it has approved a new country strategy with Barbados, which will have a financial plan for the period 2019–2023…

IMF official optimistic about Barbados economic performances

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A senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Barbados is on track to receiving a passing grade for the second review of its…

Barbados is being encouraged to capitalize on new trade and investment opportunities

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Barbados is being encouraged to capitalise on new trade and investment opportunities emerging in the Latin America and Caribbean and Arabian Gulf regions. The advice…

CDB Chairman urges bank to transform and evolve for the Caribbean

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Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Camille Robinson-Regis says the regional institution must continue to evolve even on the…

Negative growth predicted

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The International Monetary Fund is predicting Barbados economy will record negative growth this year. The April 2019 edition of World Economic Outlook released by the…

Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October

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European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, after late-night talks in Brussels. The new deadline - 31 October - averts…

World Bank says remittances increased significantly in the Caribbean in 2018

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The World Bank says remittance flows into Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) grew by 10 per cent to US$88 billion last year supported by…

Mascoll speaks on economy

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Government has been able to shore up major confidence in the local economy in just ten short months. This is according to Chief Economic Counsellor…

$41M Paid Out In Domestic Debt Restructuring

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Government recently paid out BDS$41 million to pensioners 60 years and over under the domestic debt restructuring programme. This disclosure has come from Minister in…

Efforts On To Reform State-Owned Enterprises

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Government has made some strides with regard to the reform of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), but there is still a lot of work to be done.…