Straughn: beware of online scammers

The period of the COVID-19 pandemic has also been marked by an increase in scammers, prompting a warning to Barbadians from Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ryan Straughn. Mr. Straughn urges the public to steer clear of these fraudulent schemes and to notify the police. His comments came during the launch […]

Bar Pays Tribute to Justice Inniss

The Barbados Bar Association has paid tribute at the passing of retired High court judge, Justice Leroy Inniss. Justice Inniss was a former President of the Barbados Bar Association and was also admitted to practice law in Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands. President, Barbados Bar Association Rosalind Smith Millar said in […]

Economic Forecast Pleases Business Sector but Covid Surge a Worry

Chair of the Barbados Private Sector Association, Tricia Tannis, is heartened by the Central Bank’s prediction of double digit economic growth this year but is worried about the fallout from the continuing covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes recently reported that the economic rebound that commenced last year has […]

UWI Brand Going Global

The University of the West Indies has announced its going global with a new online teaching platform and is also overhauling its finances and funding model with governments urged to meet at least half of the UWI’s costs. This was stated as Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hillary Beckles, delivered his annual report at the university’s […]

British Virgin Islands Premier Arrested in Miami on Drug Charges

British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie, the head of government for the U.K. overseas territory, was arrested in Miami on charges related to drug trafficking and money laundering. Fahie was taken into custody by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a statement Thursday from John James Rankin, the territory’s governor. The director of the […]

CXC exams delayed by three weeks

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced it will delay the sitting of upcoming examinations by three weeks. This disclosure was made during a news conference by Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CXC , Dr. Wayne Wesley. Dr. Wesley said the decision was made following a special meeting this morning with key education stakeholders […]

Rains Halt Sugar Crop

Persistent rains have halted harvesting of Barbados’ 2022 sugar crop, with grinding at Portvale, the lone sugar factory, due to be temporarily suspended by the end of today. This has been confirmed by Orlando Atherly, CEO of the Barbados Agricultural Management Company, the state agency responsible for the factory and a third of the sugar […]

PM: Change criteria for placing countries on anti-money laundering sanctions lists

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley says the Government of Barbados is dedicated to the international fight against financial crime. She however notes that countries, where financial crimes are more prevalent are subject to fewer consequences with respect to sanctions in comparison to smaller countries such as Barbados. The Prime Minister was speaking during a high […]

Two candidates opt of DLP presidential race

Two of the four people nominated to contest the presidency of the Democratic Labour Party have dropped out the race. The Democratic Labour Party’s 3rd Vice President Ryan Walters as well has Attorney-at-Law Francis De Peiza  have both  declined their nominations for the presidency of the party. There were among  four people  nominated to take […]