Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

Attorney elected new leader of Barbados opposition party

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has elected attorneyVerla  DePeiza as its new leader as it seeks to rebuild following the defeat it suffered during the May 24 general election in Barbados. “If nothing else gives us the impetus to move forward it must be the fear of failing. This party is bigger than us. This […]

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

Kevin Small wins Best Festival Design award at Kadooment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  -For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and designer Kevin Small took home the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer at Kadooment. AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to PrintShare to EmailShare to MoBridgetown,Barbados  –For the second year in a row, Fifth Element band leader and […]

One Caribbean Television to provide live broadcast of Toronto Caribbean carnival

New York-based One Caribbean Television will provide live broadcast of carnival celebrations in Toronto, Barbados and Antigua from  today, August 2 through Tuesday, August 7. This year, One Caribbean Television partners again with the Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival for its 51st anniversary celebration, says a news  release from the network. For the past six years, […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean wins Most Innovative Bank award

CIBC FirstCaribbean wins Most Innovative Bank award

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Less than two months after releasing enhancements to its Mobile App and Online Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean has been named the Most Innovative Bank in the region at the prestigious World Finance Banking Awards presented by UK-based World Finance Magazine. The bank is the only Caribbean-based bank to have been recognized at this year’s […]

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers. Last week, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court, struck down the mandatory death penalty on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The judgments, the last which Sir Dennis Byron will deliver as […]

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement with the IMF as soon as possible

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement  with the IMF as soon as possible

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Saturday  that her government would seek a one per cent interest payment on any loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy. Mottley returned to Barbados from the United States where she held talks with the Washington-based […]

Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Of all the destinations in the Caribbean, Barbados stands tall as the most luxurious. That was the finding of the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards which celebrates the best in Caribbean travel, as chosen by the editorial team of Caribbean Journal. Alexander Britell, Editor-in-Chief and founder of the Caribbean Journal, officially presented the Barbados delegation with […]

Referendum on decriminalizing marijuana for Barbados

Referendum on decriminalizing marijuana for Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbadians will be consulted on the issue decriminalizing marijuana and implementing fixed election dates and term limits for Prime Ministers under the new government. That was one of the disclosures made by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason as she delivered the Throne Speech yesterday, at the start of the new parliamentary term. […]

Barbados seeks assistance from IMF to fix ailing economy

Barbados seeks assistance from IMF  to fix ailing economy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – An emergency plan has been created to fix Barbados’ ailing economy, and it includes getting assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and suspending payments to external creditors as it restructures government debt. And while the strategy announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley has received the full backing of the Social Partnership, […]

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