Barbados

  • Be ready!

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – OPPOSITION PARLIAMENTARIAN Dr Maria Agard says Government may soon face a vote of no-confidence. That was the message the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) MP for Christ Church West passed on to her constituents at the constituency branch meeting on Sunday.

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  • EDITORIAL: Let’s act now on dope cheats

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The news of the latest scandals in the world of track and field has left even the most simple-minded with a numbness. That a number of leading track and field athletes had tested positive for banned substances was not what was expected. While this latest doping scandal does not involve any Barbadian athletes, there can be little…

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  • In top 20 fat states

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -If you spot obese people at almost every street corner in Barbados, it’s not an optical illusion. That’s because Barbados is near the top of the list of the world’s fattest nations, edging out the United States, Kuwait, Mexico and Egypt but Barbadians are not nearly as obese as the people of American Samoa and Nauru.

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  • LIAT rapped over delays, missing shades

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -Customer service complaints against LIAT have soared to another level with one passenger planning an online petition to boycott the airline, while another passenger has had four hiccups in the last six weeks, culminating in luggage lost between St Vincent and Barbados. Both Sean Field of New York, and Barbadian Vincent Ramsey, a sales representative who depends heavily…

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  • Seeking solutions

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – CARIBBEAN Heads of Government held their 34th annual summit earlier this month in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Reports from the three-day meeting indicated among other things that all the speakers at the opening ceremony paid tribute to the Community on its 40th anniversary and cited its accomplishments while agreeing that more needed to be done. That, according…

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  • S&P sees negative outlook for island

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – STANDARD & POOR’S (S&P) HAS REVISED Barbados economic outlook to negative from stable, while the agency is keeping the ‘BB+/B’ credit rating it assigned the country last year. In a release yesterday, S&P analyst Richard Francis said Barbados had slipped back into recession after a weak recovery between 2010 and 2012. But Francis warned that unless the…

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  • A nation of laws…

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – “…in the wake of the verdict… passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken…” – President Barack Obama Today’s blurb will not resonate with those who are part of, or, locally, in full agreement with the substantial negative and passionate reaction to the verdict in the recent…

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  • Singapore and Barbados sign open skies deal

    Singapore has inked an open skies deal with Barbados that gives carriers full rights to operate as many flights as they want between the two nations. Without strong demand for air services between the two points, it is unlikely the agreement will lead to actual flights, industry analysts said. Still, the deal sealed on Wednesday between Transport Minister Lui Tuck…

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  • Democratise diplomatic process

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Diplomacy, stripped bare, is conversation taking place between global leaders behind closed doors. As with everything else, it is being impacted by global trends which keep emerging more rapidly than before. The IT age has seen a world, formerly home to a select few some ten to 20 years ago, now become the playground for everyday people.…

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  • Democratise diplomatic process

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Diplomacy, stripped bare, is conversation taking place between global leaders behind closed doors. As with everything else, it is being impacted by global trends which keep emerging more rapidly than before. The IT age has seen a world, formerly home to a select few some ten to 20 years ago, now become the playground for everyday people.…

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