Obama's leaders - Eight J'cans selected for young entrepreneurs initiative in US
A little over a year after United States President Barack Obama visited Jamaica and announced his flagship Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), the first crop of young people to participate in the programme has been announced.The US...

Protection failure - JPS says system flaw caused islandwide blackout
Early indications from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) have pointed to a breakdown in its protection systems as the most likely cause of the islandwide power outage that occurred over the weekend.While the company has said that more fulsome...

Definitely not handicapped!
If you had ever told me that IT would be necessary to write this in 2016, I would basically have laughed you out of the room. But, as with everything, one must always prepare to be wrong even and especially when you are prepared to give a country like Barbados the benefit of the doubt […]

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Where are the jobs?
It is staggering when the current Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration comes across as being boastful against data suggesting that job growth in Barbados reached a point of satisfaction with the unemployment rate supposedly dipping to 9.3 in the first three months – January to March – of 2016. According to the data produced by […]

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Home of Enmore businessman robbed
– One bandit apprehended, five on the run SWIFT action by the police and villagers on Monday afternoon saw the arrest of one of six bandits after a Logwood, Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) businessman was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash.At approximately 15:00h, residents recalled seeing a silver grey Toyota 212 motorcar circling ...

Man charged with death of reputed wife in motor bike accident.
  ALMOST three months after 29-year-old Shauna Rice was killed in a motorcycle accident along Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, her reputed husband, 31-year-old Steve Fiedtkou of Lot 651 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, has been charged with causing her death by dangerous driving.Feidtkou appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly and was released on $180,000 bail. The offence was ...

Smart Hospital initiative’s 2nd phase aims for safe facilities
TWENTY five health sector specialists are participating in four-day training in the Hospital Safety Index and Green Economy Checklist Course which began on Monday.Persons benefitting from this training will be carrying out assessments at hospitals across the country. The concept ‘smart hospital’ refers to a health facility which is both safe and green. Hospitals and ...