Barbados: Two Canadians plead guilty after caught with marijuana at airport

(Barbados Nation) On Monday, January 14 police arrested and charged Janella Christy Milord Ashford 18, of 219 Lucinda Crescent, K1WOA1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Marc Dawins Cimeus, 20 of 932B Cummings Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, Canada with, possession of cannabis, intent to supply cannabis, trafficking in cannabis and importation.

Barbados: Guyanese woman drops charges against husband

(Barbados Nation) She initially lodged a charge against her common-law husband for assault, but after conversing with some other women in the District “A” courtyard, a Guyanese woman decided to drop the matter against him.

Barbados tattoo artist gunned down

(Barbados Nation) Tuesday night’s killing of a tattoo artist, who was shot 16 times, has left his family in a state of shock.

Barbados records first murder of 2019

(Barbados Nation) Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019. Police say investigations are continuing into the unnatural death of a Shaqullie Toppin 24-year-old St Michael resident, who was shot around 9:55 last night at Danesbury near Retreat Road Black Rock.

Some Barbados sugar jobs to be cut today

(Barbados Nation) The 2019 sugar cane harvest will start on a dire note, with layoffs starting today and the country’s lone sugar factory not yet fit for operation.

Barbados: Mighty Gabby on the mend

(Barbados Nation) The Mighty Gabby is still going strong. The veteran entertainer and Cultural Ambassador, real name Anthony Carter, is in his Clapham, St Michael home resting after being in hospital.

Barbados: CCJ rules in favour of TCL, Arawak

(Barbados Nation) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled in favour of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and Arawak Cement Ltd in their battle with local importer Rock Hard Cement to have tariffs on imported cement remain at 60 per cent, and not five per cent as argued by the company.

Barbados: Tearful goodbyes at CBC

(Barbados Nation) The mood at the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on Friday was sombre as some staff members got their retrenchment letters.

Barbados eases corporate tax for businesses

(Barbados Nation) A massive corporate tax ease is coming for Barbadian companies. After raising the standard corporation tax rate from 25 to 30 per cent effective last month to generate an additional $57 million in tax revenue, Government has changed course as it moves to dismantle a 40-year tax regime by next month to avoid “severe” international sanctions.

Barbados: Zubin Deyal newest Rhodes Scholar

(Barbados Nation) Zubin Deyal is the latest Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholar. The 20-year-old University of the West Indies graduate says his focus is on improving the economies of Caribbean countries after he completes his dual masters in economics and development, and financial economics.

Massive tax cuts for Barbados businesses

(Barbados Nation) A massive corporate tax ease is coming for Barbadian companies. After raising the standard corporation tax rate from 25 to 30 per cent effective last month to generate an additional $57 million in tax revenue, Government has changed course as it moves to dismantle a 40-year tax regime by next month to avoid “severe” international sanctions.

Barbados PM alleges sabotage in layoffs

(Barbados Nation) Sabotage! That, declared Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, was what appeared to be behind how some of the layoffs were being undertaken in the public sector.

Bajan PM eases squeeze for pensioners

(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Mottley has thrown a lifeline for pensioners feeling the squeeze under Barbados’ domestic debt restructuring programme.

Barbados PM on official visit to Suriname

Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley is paying an official three-day visit to the Republic of Suriname from today, Wednesday, November 14, to Friday, November 16.

Barbados: Offshore school officials charged with fraud

(Barbados Nation) The two officials from the Washington University of Barbados (WUB) accused of defrauding Asha “Mrs Ram” Mirchandani with four bounced cheques were granted $200 000 bail each yesterday.

Barbados judge to join CCJ

(Barbados Nation) Appeal Court Judge Andrew Burgess is set to become the first Barbadian to be appointed to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Barbados PM regrets layoffs

(Barbados Nation) Calling the decision to send home more than 1,000 public servants the toughest one she has had to make in public life, Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Friday apologised again for the haphazard manner in which the latest retrenchment programme had displaced some Barbadians.

American Airlines extends daily flights to Barbados

(BARBADOS NATION) American Airlines has unveiled the extension of the additional winter capacity from hub cities Charlotte and Miami to Barbados, through its 2019 summer core flight schedule.

Rihanna made an official ambassador of Barbados

(BARBADOS GIS) Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.

Barbados switches to e-passports

(Barbados Government Information Service) Anyone applying for Barbados passports for the first time, or those seeking to renew them, will now be issued with an e-passport.

Mia: Job cuts coming to Barbados

(BARBADOS NATION)  Barbadians will be given details of Phases Two and Three of Government’s Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan in the next two weeks.