Students get lessons about disabled
Seizing the opportunity to eliminate the stigma associated with disabilities, the Barbados Physical Therapy Association held an evening of activities aimed at sensitizing primary and secondary students. Under the theme Everyone is ABLE, students from 15 public and private schools across the island learned first-hand about some of the challenges faced by people with disabilities. St […]

Police looking for Devon Best
Police are asking Devon Best, whose last known address was 1st Ave, Bank Hall, St Michael, to contact the Black Rock Police Station. In a press release today police Public Relations Officer acting Inspector Roland Cobbler also appealed to family members or friends to ask Best to urgently make contact with the police, either in […]

Be extra careful on our roads!
As I was preparing this week’s column hoping to reflect on the recent spate of vehicle accidents and road fatalities, I got the sad news of yet another accident and death. This time, I knew the victim having attended Christ Church Foundation School with him. It is indeed a tragedy for the Royal Barbados Police […]

Visitors get chance to see windmill again
For the first time in five years, the public got a chance to explore the wonders of the 290-year-old Morgan Lewis Windmill, the last operating windmill in the island. The picturesque heritage site opened its doors to visitors over the weekend, after a prolonged closure, as part of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority’s Sugar and Rum […]

Two vehicles and storeroom destroyed by fire
Police are conducting investigations into an early morning fire in St. Michael which destroyed a garage and two motor vehicles – a Mitsubishi motor car and a Toyota motor van. The fire occurred sometime around 2:55 this morning on the property of 72-year-old Ebrahim Mohamed at lot # 5, 7th Ave, Belleville. The police say […]

To change or stay the course?
2018 will see elections being held in Barbados. What do the global trends in elections over the last few years suggestwhich direction Barbados should follow? First, Canada. In 2015, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election with a protracted campaign period by Canadian standards. By all accounts, the candidate with the best chance of […]

Put your house in order now!
The recent Estimates debates have confirmed that there is no workable plan to improve the national economy. Therefore, it seems that the ‘society’ of Barbados is being prepared to be sent over the economic cliff. Those of us who are old enough have seen this movie before. It is instructive that we watch it again […]

Bajan Gems showing improvement
Barbados senior women’s football team played their first international friendly in two years this past Sunday and coach Richard Forde was pleased with their efforts. Captained by Gabriella Lopez, the Bajan Gems lost a hard-fought match 2-1 playing against Martinique at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Forde said the team needed to play more international […]

India win acrimonious Test series
India wrapped up a thrilling 2-1 series victory over Australia with an eight-wicket win in the fourth Test in Dharamsala Tuesday. Left with a chase of 106 following their dismissal of Australia for 137 on Monday, they came into the fourth day requiring another 87 runs to win and they did it for the loss […]

BWA: South coast stink partly self-inflicted
Residents and businesses operating on the south coast must take a significant portion of the blame for the running sewage, which caused a stink on the tourist belt last year, according to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). During a walkthrough of Perone Village, Worthing, Christ Church yesterday morning, BWA’s Industrial Waste Inspector Nichole Austin told […]