Joe Biden withdraws from US presidential election race

US President Joe Biden has announced that he will end his candidacy for re-election, saying “it is in the best interest of my party and the country”. It comes four months before Americans go to the polls, upending the race for the White House. It follows weeks of intense pressure from fellow Democrats after a […]

Junior Monarch Finals postponed

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has announced that the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals planned for tomorrow Saturday, at the National Botanical Gardens Ampitheatre, has been postponed until next week. It will now be held on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Garfield Sobers Complex, Wildey, St Michael. The NCF says the occasional showers […]

Global IT glitch hits at least one bank in Bdos

Some businesses, including at least one commercial bank, and their customers in Barbados have been affected by a global IT glitch that has caused disruptions worldwide hitting airlines, banks, businesses and even emergency services overseas. According to the international media, the outages appear to stem at least partly from a software update for Microsoft Windows […]

Minister rejects “fete culture” claims

Labour Minister Colin Jordan, who has responsibility for ecclesiastical affairs, highlighted the importance of the religious component such as government’s call for a weekend of prayer and reflection. He also responded to moderator David Ellis who wondered whether government was helping to promote a fete culture and whether the Crop Over activities were in conflict […]

CTUSAB wants Crackdown on illegal guns/gangs

The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados wants the surge in gun violence to be urgently addressed and believes the issue is rooted in an increase in gang culture. Speaking during a media briefing this morning, General Secretary of CTUSAB, Dennis Depeiza, said that government needs to ramp up its measures to […]

Govt appeals to BWA customers to pay their bills

The Barbados Water Authority is said to be struggling financially because some customers aren’t paying their bills, forcing the agency to continue to rely on state support. This has been disclosed by Minister in the office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Shantal Monro-Knight who was introducing in the Senate a resolution to facilitate a 12.4 […]

Costa Rican visitor found dead in pool

A Costa Rican visitor has been found dead in the pool at Rockley Country Club in Christ Church where he was staying. He has been identified as 27-year-old Pablo Rojas. The police say the deceased arrived on the island last Friday with a number of friends and was scheduled to depart this coming Saturday. This […]

Declining Bdos population a crisis that must be addressed, says PM Mottley

Government warns that Barbados’ declining population presents a crisis that needs to be addressed and says it is now considering a number of proposals to deal with the matter. Speaking in the House of Assembly today, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, said that some of the proposals contained in the new Barbados Population Policy document […]

PSV stalwart Judy Forde passes

Judy Forde, A stalwart in the public service vehicle sector, has passed away. Vice President of the Alliance Owners of Public Transportation, Mark Griffith said Ms. Forde advocated on behalf of Zr and minibus drivers and contributed significantly to their evolution over the years. Vice President of the Alliance Owners of Public Transportation, Mark Griffith […]