Barbados signs agreement with Caribbean Export
Barbados has signed on to a Host Country Agreement with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) to receive support for private sector development. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean and Executive Director of Caribbean Export Pamela Coke-Hamilton recently signed the agreement. Senator McClean said she was very pleased that after […]

Magistrate advises youth against going wrong road
A local magistrate has encouraged Barbadian youth to take advantage of the numerous opportunities being made available to them to be leaders and role models. Magistrate Douglas Frederick gave the advice to the 11- to 16-year-olds who were at the closing ceremony of the Shaping Adolescents to Function in their Environment (SAFE) Zone summer programme […]

CEEDing to an expanding need
The re-opening over the weekend of an expanded learning house offering educational courses and guidance for those who feel shunted aside from facilities in mainstream society, tell a story of growing social marginalization in Barbados’ society. The Community Education Empowerment and Development re-opened its doors last Saturday, and the experience that president Dadrina Emmanuel related to […]

A lesson in resilience
Message for Panama Day by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart vin Barbados on August 15. It marks the inauguration of the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914. Barbadians commemorate the occasion as we are especially proud of our countrymen who played a major role in the construction of what is considered today, an engineering marvel. When […]

UPDATE – Police probe drive-by shooting in The Pine, St Michael
Two men are nursing gunshot wounds following a shooting incident which occurred sometime after 9 o’clock last night in the area of Block 5, Bottom Close, Wildey, St Michael. During this incident, 40-year-old Kerwin Depeche of Wildey was shot in his right foot, while 35-year-old Ryan Quimby of Bush Hall was shot twice in his […]

Businesses hold little hope of boom from CARIFESTA
The expectations of Bridgetown retailers and artisans vary on the potential impact of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) on business and the arts. The international multicultural event, which will take place from August 17-27 and is expected to attract an estimated 2,000 visitors to Barbados, is the biggest cultural display in the region, bringing […]

Crime tactic
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has identified one way out of Barbados’ rising incidence of gang violence and the proliferation of illegal guns. Speaking this morning at the opening of a workshop on fighting youth crime, Brathwaite said more in-depth regional collaboration on crime data collection and research methodology would go a long way in stopping […]

Police probe drive-by shooting in The Pine, St Michael
Police are investigating a drive-by shooting which occurred in The Pine, St Michael just after 10 p.m. One eyewitness told Barbados TODAY that assailants in a van opened fire on a group of men in the community before fleeing the scene. It was unclear if anyone was injured in the incident. (more details as they […]

Clothes manufacturers report falling sales
Garment manufacturers are reporting a drop in sales since the introduction of Government’s controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), which has been blamed for an increase in the prices of some back-to-school uniforms. As a result, President of the Small Business Association (SBA) Dean Straker is calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to reconsider the […]

Govt begins phase two of smart energy project
The Freundel Stuart administration has entered another phase of its Public Sector Smart Energy Programme (PSSEP), hoping to save the country between $32 million and $42 million over the next 20 to 25 years on its electricity bill. Government and electrical installations company Solar Watt Systems Inc today signed a deal worth $5.5 million for […]