Barbados

  • Leeward Islands population urged to monitor progress of Dorian

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Resident in the Leeward Islands were told on Friday to continue monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Dorian that had become less organised as it moved towards the islands. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Dorian, located 1,425 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, is packing sustained winds of 50 miles per hour,…

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  • Region warned not to lose sight of economic transformation

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Caribbean countries have been warned that they should not lose sight of the bigger goal of economic transformation and development even as they remain pre-occupied with overall economic growth. Former deputy director of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Shelton Nicholls said Caribbean countries “”need to ensure that the strategies and that we are…

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  • SIDS need funds

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) still have difficulty accessing funds, and Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe says it impacts on their ability to reach some of their development objectives. Lowe called for “the provision of new additional and predictable sources of financing for sustainable development for SIDS and the simplification of access criteria…

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  • Commonwealth politics over sacking of CJ

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – THE 54-MEMBER Commonwealth of Nations, among which are a dozen independent states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), likes projecting itself as a microcosm of the world’s diverse peoples of various languages, ethnicities and cultures with shared commitment to democratic governance and the rule of law. While this perspective is being sustained, the reality is that over the…

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  • Central Bank Governor says self-confidence key to overcoming economic problems

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, , CMC – Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB), Dr. Delisle Worrell says self-confidence will help the island overcome its economic problems, including the foreign exchange imbalance that has emerged in the last three months. In a paper released here titled “The Strength of Barbadian Institutions and the Resolve of Barbadians Will See Us Through the…

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  • 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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