BIPA welcomes CLICO debate in Parliament

The Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) has welcomed Parliament’s approval of a $91 million payout to thousands of longsuffering policyholders of CLICO International Life Insurance Company Limited by early next year. Last Friday, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler informed the House of Assembly that the judicial manager should complete transferring CLICO’s operations to Resolution […]


Still no ease

The south coast sewage problem is far from over. However, a tour by Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and other key Government officials of the affected area over the weekend seems has done a world of good in terms of calming the fears of residents in the area, who had earlier expressed concern that the authorities […]


On the ropes

HAMILTON, New Zealand – West Indies were sliding to defeat at lunch on the penultimate day of the second Test against New Zealand, after losing three wickets in the opening session at Seddon Park today. Resuming from their overnight 30 for two, the Windies lost captain Kraigg Brathwaite (20), Shai Hope (23) and wicketkeeper Shane […]


#BTEditorial – When sorry is good but may just not be good enough

The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is apologizing to residents and businesses along the south coast which have had to endure renewed inconvenience over the past several weeks as an awful stench emanating from overflowing sewers again reared its ugly head. This, despite assurances earlier in the year from the state-owned utility company that it had […]


Value of election observer missions  

“Building democracy is a complex process. Elections are only a starting point but if their integrity is compromised, so is the legitimacy of democracy….Most countries have agreed to principles that would…lead to credible electoral processes, but too often these principles are ignored because of lack of political commitment, insufficient technical knowledge or inadequate international support.” […]


The vision of the Clement Payne Movement

Over the past fourteen years or so – under the last Barbados Labour Party (BLP) administration of Owen Arthur and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administrations of David Thompson and Freundel Stuart – Barbados has undergone a prolonged period of virtually unrelieved national hopelessness and despondency. At the core of this dispiriting “wilderness experience” has […]


Are erotica and pornography the same?

Erotica, a new edition to the literature landscape in Barbados, was discussed at a recent panel discussion at the bookshop of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. Exploring the topic “How free are we really? The use and acceptance of erotica in Barbadian culture”, the event was organized by Robert […]


Another good year for the BYS

A top official of the Barbados Youth Service (BYS) says he is generally pleased with the performance of recruits in this year’s development training programme, which targeted unemployed school leavers between the ages of 16 and 22. During Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, BYS Director Hally Haynes reported that a number of […]


St George South champions

Most Valuable Player, Romario Watson, along with Dario Harewood gave St George South a reason to pop the champagne as they scored in either half to help their side retain the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Football Classic title, with a deserving 2-0 victory over St Andrew yesterday at Kensington Oval. Watson scored in the 37th […]


Worthing Post Office closed until further notice

The Postmaster General has advised the public that the Worthing Post Office has been closed with immediate effect until further notice due to an ongoing environmental problem. However,  the delivery of mail will not be disrupted. Customers are advised that they can conduct business at any of the other 17 post offices across the island. […]