Ramadan spiritual revival

The month of fasting, Ramadan, which is currently being observed in Muslim countries and communities throughout the world is an annual event. Around two billion persons are Muslim in the world today and apart from Muslim majority countries in the Middle Emore..

The business landscape for small and microbusiness

We have explored the challenges small and micro businesses face from the banking sector.  Many owners of such entities believe they have solid business ideas and cannot understand why lending institutions do not give them the time of day when they apply fmore..

Gluttons for punishment

About ten years ago, CLICO was unable to meet its obligations to its over 20,000 policy-holders. Fortunately, CLICO had assets which could be sold and equitably distributed to policyholders. They could then sue the government for any shortfall for its faimore..

No shame

“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”- Bill Clinton The society has been in a state of shock since Saturday when news emerged of the brutal murders of a five-year-old boy and his grandmother by her machete-wieldimore..

Marketing maven

Twenty-seven-year-old Christina Hunte is the owner of Kreativ Edge which was founded in 2014. The social media marketing agency seeks to help their customers in the creative industry boost their image and enhance their business operations. Positive Vibesmore..

From scalpel to pen and paper

United States-based, Barbados-born surgeon Dr Velma Scantlebury who has been described as a “trailblazer” and “one of the world’s medical rock stars” owing to her pioneering work in the profession, has just published her life story entitled Behind Every Wmore..

ILO: Embrace ‘free movement’

The head of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is urging Barbadians and their CARICOM neighbours to embrace immigration and quickly rid themselves of a “toxic” anti-immigration stance. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told Barbados TODAY that althmore..

No smoking but…

In a landmark shift in attitudes and medicine, the national drug formulary - the list of affordable generic and brand-name medications offered by the Barbados Drug Service - is to carry marijuana-based prescription medicines. Minister of Health today Limore..

Opposition ‘not impressed’ by IMF report card

Government’s recent passing grade for fiscal targets in the first eight months of a four-year International Monetary Fund programme has failed to impress Opposition lawmakers. Senator Crystal Drakes, an economist, said that the Mia Mottley administrationmore..

No word from chairman on LIAT’s next move

As speculations continue to soar about the future of troubled airline, LIAT Chairman Jean Holder is remaining mum on the latest developments. However, he told Barbados TODAY one thing was certain – officials are working assiduously to keep the island-hopmore..