Barbados needs an A-team
Solutions Barbados is not Barbados’ first A-team. Over the past 40 years, demonstrably competent, experienced, and caring individuals felt the call to assemble for one singular purpose – to unselfishly manage Barbados’ affairs to the great benefit of all of us. These persons were highly experienced and had reached the pinnacle of their professional careers.  […]

Vincy vigour
Vincentians proved that their 2017 Carnival was not enough to absorb all their energy as they unleashed a power source of liveliness in the car park of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre during more than an hour of infectious music and dancing last night. St Vincent and the Grenadines was the featured nation for the […]

Caribbean must put authentic image on culinary map
The Caribbean is becoming a “hot commodity” worldwide in many areas, including its culinary culture, but at least one local chef is concerned about how the region is being represented. “When I watch shows on the international cooking channels promoting Caribbean recipes, I am seeing too much bastardization of our culture,” says founder of Caribbean […]

Beta Girls bring A game
Queen’s College walked away with the lion’s share of Barbados Exhibition and Scholarship Awards for 2017, but equally as impressive was the performance of a group of girls at the school – the Beta Girls. The ten students – Aliyyah Boyce, Latisha Edwards, Tiffani Lynch, Shannon Boxhill, Dominique Bovell, Zaria Layne, Shanice Cox, and Simone […]

Artists make big impact
No CARIFESTA is complete without the “vivid and vibrant artwork” of Haiti. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, Dr Douglas Slater, made this observation monday while speaking at CARICOM Regional Visual Arts Exhibition at the Barbados Community College (BCC). He told his audience that Haiti is well known globally to produce artists […]

The ugly face of American racism
The recent events in Charlottesville have removed the plastic on the concealed racism that has plagued the United States of America for centuries. And President Donald Trump’s response further removed the veneer that glossed over the issue since the Civil Rights movement. In 2017, to have white men and women marching down a street in […]

Missing Trinidadian woman found
Forty-six-year-old Jessica Ruth Stanley of #97 Almond Avenue, Eden Lodge, St Michael,  who was reported missing on Tuesday, has been traced and is safe. The Administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter and looks forward to their continued cooperation in the future.

Coward loses drug rehab chance
A 24-year-old man who squandered “a golden opportunity” at Verdun House has been remanded to Dodds prison until next month. Brandon Keron Akeem Coward, who is said to have no fixed place of abode, was sent to the drug rehabilitation facility on June 7 for treatment after being remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for observation. […]

Accused arsonist under psychiatric evaluation
An alleged arsonist will spend the next three weeks being evaluated by doctors at the Psychiatric Hospital after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday on two criminal charges. The prosecution successfully argued against bail for 29-year-old Mark Richardo Leacock of Apt 5 #63 Husbands Crescent, St Michael, based on the strength of the […]

Chair fight
St Michael resident Joel Abraham Haynes who maliciously wounded a relative for sitting in his chair will return to court on September 1 when the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court will hear the victim’s side of the story. Haynes, 23, of 2nd Avenue Weekes Land, Goodland, arrived home at his grandmother’s residence on August 18 where […]