Former Barbados central banker wants US to replace Caribbean currencies

Former governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr DeLisle Worrell, is urging regional countries to seriously consider using the United States dollar as their national currency. Worrell argued that Caribbean currencies served a...

Phillips urges Integrity Commission to release his statutory declarations

President of the People’s National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, is calling for the Integrity Commission to release to the public the summary of his statutory declarations in the interest of openness and good...

UPDATED: St James businessman Brian Thelwell found

Thirty-one-year-old St James businessman Brian Thelwell who was reported missing has been found. The police say Thelwell, who went missing on Thursday, July 11, is said to be in good health with family. We want...

Minor injuries after fight erupts, shots fired at Sandz Toronto

TORONTO – Police say there were only minor injuries after a brawl broke out and that shots were fired at the Sandz Toronto Caribbean Music Festival Sunday evening. The Toronto Star quotes Constable David...

Bunting launches presidential campaign in annual conference-like atmosphere

Damion Mitchell, Integration Editor On more than one occasion, it was likened to a gathering of the People's National Party (PNP's) annual conference: hundreds of horn-blowing Comrades decked in orange, four massive television screens and...

UWI Open Campus, JDF to host cybersecurity workshop

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have partnered to boost basic cybercrime investigative knowledge and raise awareness about the increase in cybersecurity breaches globally...
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DREAM HOUSE: Living it up along the coast

JULY 14, 2019: A waterfront house is considered worldwide as the most romantic, intriguing and restful place to call home. The curative interplay of water and architecture promotes immeasurable physical and psychological benefits, which...

JAMAICA NOW: Bolt blasts athletes…Teacher murdered…CMU scandal…PNP protest

JULY 12, 2019: Athletic star Usain Bolt blasts athletes over coach Mills... Bishop Gibson High School teacher murdered in Manchester... Did Ruel Reid's driver get a CMU contract?... PNP stages corruption protest... BOJ intervenes...

Usain Bolt Champaign Launch

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BARBADOS TODAY EVNING UPDATE – July 12, 2019

Rubis still interested in purchasing BNTCL, says CEO. A 17-year-old remanded to HMP Dodds for murder . . . and more in the Barbados Today Evening News Update. Video published on YouTube by Barbados Today

Weekly Round-up: CMU saga deepens… JLP/PNP corruption clash… Sunshine Girls hammer Fiji

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Council on Thursday reported that it was not notified about four individuals allegedly being involved in mismanagement, misappropriation of funds, impropriety and nepotism at the institution as the saga...

Stories with Metal

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Barita Game Changer

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BARBADOS TODAY MORNING UPDATE – July 12, 2019

Vigil held for teen who died after falling into a well. Former MP defends his stewardship in The Pine where the tragedy occurred. The NUPW parts ways with its general secretary . . . and more in...

National Baking Company boss talks expansion

JULY 12, 2019: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of parent company Continental Baking Company Limited looks forward to the expansion of the National brand across the island and other territories. Video published on YouTube by...
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BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UDPATE – July 11 , 2019

Constitutional amendments to death penalty have already been made says AG CBB issues fake money alert as Crop Over festivities heighten . . . and more in your Barbados TODAY Evening News Update. Video published on YouTube...

THE GLEANER MINUTE: Corruption protest… Probation collision… Minimum wage review

JULY 11, 2019: Scores of comrades congregated in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew this morning for a People’s National Party-led protest against corruption… It appears that the government and some probation officers may be headed...

RURAL ROVINGS: A farmer’s tale

JULY 11, 2019: Lloyd Stephens, a farmer from Dublin Castle in East Rural St Andrew gives us a snippet into his farming life and how he is dealing with the current drought. Video published on...
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BARBADOS TODAY MORNING UPDATE – July 11, 2019

Outrage over onlookers’ recording a deadly attack rather than assisting the victim. The latest killing rocks the disabled community. . . . and more in the BT Morning News Update. Video published on YouTube by Barbados Today
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BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UPDATE 0 July10, 2019

Some replacements to single-use plastics to be banned. The days of all roads leading to the prime minister not feasible, says PM Mottley. . . . and more in the BT Morning News Update. Video published on...

THE GLEANER MINUTE: Teacher murdered…Phillips confident…Ruel Reid’s driver contracted for meals?

JULY 10, 2019: Bishop Gibson High School teacher murdered... PNP incumbent president Dr Peter Phillips confident of election win... PAAC questions whether Ruel Reid's driver was contracted to provide meals for a programme administered...

SPORTS: The Sunshine Girls ready for the 2019 Netball World Cup

JULY 10, 2019: Coach Marvette Anderson and Goal Defender Shamera Sterling of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, after a training session, express what they look forward to at the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, United...

‘Tortured’ Venezuela captain buried without wife’s consent

The body of a Venezuelan navy captain who died in custody on 27 June has been buried by government officials without his family's consent, his wife says. Members of the Venezuelan security forces interred Capt...
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BARBADOS TODAY MORNING UPDATE – July 10, 2019

The family of a murdered man speaks out. The Housing minister says the ‘well’ situation in The Pine is serious. . . . and more in the BT Morning News Update. Video published on YouTube by Barbados...

European Vega rocket lost minutes after lift-off

A European Vega rocket has been lost shortly after blast off, the commercial space company Arianespace says. It is the first time in 15 launches that a Vega rocket has failed. The rocket had been carrying...

SF’do mayor denies PNM colleagues are racist

San Fernando Mayor Junia RegrelloTHERE is no racism at the San Fernando City Corporation (SFCC), councillors are insisting. Mayor Junia Regrello and members of the council, including not only the 12 People’s National Movement...

PM: Refinery operator not yet decided

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley addresses a PNM political meeting at Pleasantville Community Center on Tuesday night. PHOTO BY VASHTI SINGHPRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley told a political meeting in San Fernando on Tuesday...

‘Do not question God’

Kendel Hazel, left, and Amanda Vincent, parents of Isaiah Hazel were pall bearers at the funeral of their son at Mt. Moriah Spiritual Baptist Church, Yallery Street, Couva, on Wednesday. PHOTO BY VASHTI SINGHA...

Browne: Downgrade not a surprise

Former Minister in the Finance Ministry Mariano Browne. FILE PHOTOSTANDARD and Poor’s (S&P) downgrade of TT’s credit rating from BBB+ to BBB is no surprise. This was the view yesterday expressed by former government...

State to compensate estate constable for withholding salary

PERMANENT secretaries do not have the power to stop a public servant’s salary. This was the finding of a High Court judge who ordered the State to compensate an estate constable for contravening his constitutional...

What of PNM clan owning land in PoS?

Kamla calls out AGPolitical Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Kamla Persad-Bissessar.ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi can call on people to explain their wealth, Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said, but he can’t explain why...

2005 murder trial aborted

On Monday a High Court judge had to abort the trial of two men accused of a murder some 14 years ago, because of the prejudicial effect certain information, which came out during the...

Teachers in Laventille ‘under siege’

TEACHERS at schools in Laventille have to deal with the sound of gunshots and threats, said TT Unified Teachers Association district field officer Port of Spain and environs Ronaldo Rollocks. “Our teachers are under siege.”...

Give back

Village council urges Buccoo SEA scholarsWILLIAM PERREIRA, Buccoo Village Council's PRO, has urged the area's Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) scholars to give back to their community. "I hope you recognise what lies in you and...
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BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UPDATE – July 10, 2019

Nurses at the Geriatric Hospital return to work. Police hunt for two suspects in connection with several cases of ATM fraud. Help is on the way for tenants of NHC units … and more in your Barbados...

Brazil pension reform passes first hurdle in Congress

Brazil's lower house of Congress has voted by a large majority to overhaul the country's generous pension system. The vote, with 379 in favour and 131 against, is seen as an important victory for President...

Almost there… Sunshine Girls getting ready for Netball World Cup match Friday

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer LIVERPOOL, England: Jamaica's Sunshine Girls head coach Marvette Anderson is satisfied with the progress of her team following today's training session at the Exhibition Centre as they continue their preparation...

WATCH: Usain Bolt deeply hurt by disrespect towards Coach Glen Mills

JULY 9, 2019: Jamaican Olympian Usain Bolt has lashed out at athletes Warren Weir, Yohan Blake, Michael O'Hara and Kemar Bailey-Cole for what he called their disrespect to his former coach, Glen Mills. Video published...

14 escape from IDC

Aripo Immigration Detention CentrePOLICE are now searching for 14 inmates from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) Aripo who broke out on Wednesday afternoon. According to police, sometime between 3 to 5.30 pm the inmates fled...

THE GLEANER MINUTE: CMU party…New acting president…SOE detentions…Usain Bolt upset

JULY 9, 2019: Former Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry Dean-Roy Bernard has refuted claims...Deputy CMU President Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna has been named acting CMU president...Jamaica Labour Party General Secretary Dr Horace Chang says...

Gas prices up $2.77, diesel down $1.44

Gas prices are to go up by $2.77 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $131.98 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $134.81. Automotive diesel oil...

“Ackee: A Culinary Lime for Charity”

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Do you know Abdul Small? Boy found wandering near hospital

The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the relatives of a child, who gave his name as Abdul Small. The police say he was found in the vicinity of the Spanish Town...

Man shoots at Beetham housing complex

File photo.Members of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) are on the hunt for a man who shot at a housing development complex near the Beetham scrapyard this afternoon. Police said at around 2.35 pm...

JTA condemns callous murder of Manchester teacher

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is describing as callous the murder of schoolteacher Carolyn Campbell at her house in Manchester early this morning. The police reported that about 1:00 a.m a gunman kicked in...

Children’s Authority: Extra care needed for special-needs children

Children's Authority chairman Hanif Benjamin. PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAIChairman of the Children's Authority Dr Hanif Benjamin yesterday pleaded again for parents to pay closer attention to their children over the July-August vacation, and said children...

WATCH: ‘Reggae Sumfest Only Gets Better’–Ruff Kutt: Band Dedicated To Festival For Over Two...

Band leader of Ruff Kutt, Donovan ‘Benji’ Belnavis, says that providing the musical support to a huge festival like Reggae Sumfest comes with a lot of weight, but it’s a journey that he and...

‘One Foot’ Oropune mini mart removed by HDC

HDC workers dismantle Singles Construction Hardware, Oropune Gardens. Photo by Angelo MarcelleNo more than a week after Minister of National Security Stuart Young expressed concern over an emerging crime situation in Oropune, which reports...

Sinanan: Road traffic violence still a threat

Senator Rohan Sinanan Minister of Works and Transport present Police Commissioner Gary Griffith with an award in Leadership in Road Safety during Annual Road Safety awards at Ministry of Works and Transport port of...

Adult women getting pregnant by boys

Many cases of adult women getting pregnant by minor males are not being researched or investigated, said president of the Single Fathers Association of TT (SFATT) Rhondal Feeles. He was speaking as representatives of SFATT,...

Women held at brothel still not charged

File photo.Senior police said the 15 women held at a suspected brothel in Cunupia over the weekend have not been charged as members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) are continuing inquiries on...

Judge to sentence rapist; sends message to attorney

CONVICTED rapist Dexter Williamson may have to give his own plea in mitigation if his defence attorney fails to come to court next week. Williamson, 61, who was convicted in November in his absence, was...

Imbert upbeat on S&P outlook

Minister of Finance Colm Imbert.FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert was upbeat about Standard & Poor lowering TT's credit rating from BBB+ to BBB. In a post on Twitter today, Imbert said "S&P have lowered TT's...

[UPDATED] ‘THROWING AN EYE’ NOT ENOUGH

Police, Children’s Authority want greater vigilance:Children's Authority chairman Hanif Benjamin. PHOTO SUREASH CHOLAIActing Supt Joseph Chandool of the police Child Protection Unit (CPU) is urging parents to keep a close watch on their children...

Witchcraft questions for police polygraph tests?

WHAT does one’s sexuality or witchcraft have to do with crime-busting? This is one of the burning questions by police in light of a recent Whatsapp message that has been circulating, supposedly relating to the...

Amara died of blunt force trauma

File photo.THE Arima toddler knocked down by a Nissan Frontier SUV on Saturday and who died of her injuries on Tuesday suffered multiple blunt force trauma, an autopsy at the Forensic Science Centre confirmed...

Bishop Gibson High teacher fatally shot in home invasion

The Mandeville Police are probing the murder of a high school teacher in Melrose Mews, Manchester. According to the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, the deceased, 43-year-old Carolyn Campbell, was shot and killed in her...

Was Ruel Reid's driver hired to supply meals to CMU programme?

Livern Barrett, Senior Parliamentary Reporter There are more questions for the scandal-scarred Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) about the administration of its Career Advancement Programme-Youth Empowerment Solutions project (CAP-YES). The CAP-YES programme is an initiative that...

Rowley optimistic about stable S&P outlook

PM Dr. Keith Rowley addressing the gathering at the PNM political meeting held at Pleasantville Community Center last night. EVEN though international credit ratings agency Standard & Poor has dropped TT’s ratings by one...

Shooting suspects held in early-morning exercise

Two men who were suspected of a shooting in Morgan Trace, Laventille, were arrested by members of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) earlier today. Police said members of the IATF Fort Chacon Base went...

Barataria men choked with seatbelt, shot, robbed

File photo.Barataria police are investigating a robbery in which two men were assaulted, shot and robbed yesterday. Police said the men, 34 and 27, were in their Nissan B14 outside an Aranguez preschool at around...

PNP to host anti-corruption vigil

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it will tomorrow stage an anti-corruption vigil in Mandela Park, Half Way Tree, St Andrew. The PNP says it has been prompted in light of the “ongoing...

Grange tables Sexual Harassment Bill

Minister of Gender, Olivia Grange, on Tuesday tabled the Sexual Harassment Act, which is to be referred to a Joint Select Committee shortly. Grange said the Bill is intended “to protect women and men...

Gov't introduces changes to farm road programme

Minister without Portfolio, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson, has announced that the structure of the government’s Farm Road Programme has been changed. “Members of Parliament, councillors and farmers’ organisations who would like...
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BARBADOS TODAY MORNING UPDATE – July 9, 2019

BNTCL has oil contract with Jamaica’s Petrojam Limited. Barbados facilitates talks on Venezuela crisis. Controversy in the Bashment Soca Competition. . . . and more in the BT Morning News Update. Video published on YouTube by Barbados Today

Brazil’s Vale ordered to pay compensation for dam disaster

A judge in Brazil has ordered mining giant Vale to pay compensation for all damages caused by the collapse of the Brumadinho dam in January. The collapse was Brazil's worst industrial accident. The judge did...

Technology in Focus | Jamaicans in a fast-paced online world

Those old enough will remember the sound of a dial-up Internet modem, the anticipation felt as it played like the introduction to your favourite song, albeit where the selector made you wait too...

Mexican finance minister quits with critical letter

Mexico's finance minister has quit over differences with the country's left-wing president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In a letter, made public on his Twitter account, Finance Secretary Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías said there were many...

Arrest warrant issued for Farc ex-rebel Jesús Santrich

An arrest warrant has been issued for Colombian former rebel turned lawmaker Jesús Santrich after he failed to show up to court in relation to drug smuggling charges. Colombia's supreme court has ordered...
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BARBADOS TODAY EVENING UPDATE – JULY 8, 2019

PM Mottley expresses dismay at the tragic death of 17-year-old Kyrique Boyce. Big plans are afoot to develop the National Botanical Gardens. CARICOM Nationals soon to benefit from free health care …and more in your Barbados...

THE GLEANER MINUTE: St Andrew South SOE…Soldier killed…Ganja money…Rain floods White House

JULY 8, 2019: A state of public emergency established in the St Andrew South Police Division… A second Jamaica Defence Force soldier murdered in Clarendon… A formal system is being put together for small...

Italy court sentences 24 behind dictators’ murder pact

A court in Italy has sentenced 24 South American ex-officials to life in prison for illegally detaining, torturing and killing hundreds of opposition activists in the 1970s and 1980s. Among the victims - who were...

Fernando de la Rúa, Argentine ex-president, dies at 81

Former Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa, who quit office amid violent discontent, has died in Buenos Aires aged 81. De La Rúa ran the country for just over a year, leaving in December...
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BARBADOS TODAY MORNING UPDATE – July 8, 2019

The mum of a murder victim says she won’t be silenced. The police say families of murder victims are among those being threatened. . . . and more in the BT Morning News Update. Video published on...

Why YouTube users can’t stop streaming Latin Pop

There is no better measure of the world's listening tastes than YouTube. The site reaches more than 1.9 billion people every month, more than any other music steaming service, and most of those users are...

Venezuela’s Maduro ‘optimistic’ as crisis talks resume

Media playback is unsupported on your device Venezuela crisis: The four countries interested in the presidential battle Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said he was "optimistic" as talks between the government and the opposition to resolve the...

Writer turns brother’s ‘traumatic’ Windrush scandal story into BBC drama

The brother of a man who was caught up in the Windrush scandal has written a BBC drama to tell his story. Stephen S Thompson's Sitting in Limbo is about Anthony Bryan, who moved from...

João Gilberto: Brazilian ‘father of bossa nova’ dies aged 88

Media playback is unsupported on your device Archive footage of João Gilberto performing on stage Influential Brazilian musician João Gilberto has died aged 88. The singer and composer was known best as a pioneer of the bossa...

What’s the state of illegal immigration in US?

As campaigning for the 2020 election ramps up, President Donald Trump has continued to focus on immigration as a key issue, calling the number of migrants at the southern border a national security crisis....

Accident and emergency department at Princess Margaret Hospital reopens after multi-million dollar renovation

The Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas has officially reopened following extensive rehabilitation and expansion work. The multi-million dollar renovation includes the acquisition and installation of an elevator,...

Weekly Round-up: Police shake-up… Deadly domestic dispute… USA beat Boyz 3-1

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Celebrating Life Dr Saphire Longmore

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McKenzie seeks talks with commish following attacks on local employees

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has requested a meeting with Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson to discuss ways to provide greater protection for persons employed to local authorities. The move follows separate incidents...

Rainforest Seafoods 'adopts' Comprehensive Health Centre

Rainforest Seafoods has officially adopted the Comprehensive Health Centre, located in lower St Andrew. The move is part of the Adopt-a-Clinic Programme implemented by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Rainforest Seafood has committed...

13-y-o killed in crash, cop in custody

A police Constable is in custody after a 13-year-old boy was killed in a motor vehicle crash in St Catherine yesterday. The teen has been identified as Tyrese Williams, of Clifton district, in Portmore,...

Former Brazilian official claims he helped with US$2M bribe to secure 2016 Olympic Games

Former Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral has claimed that he helped pay a US$2 million bribe to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to the Brazilian city. Cabral, who served two terms as Rio...

Magnitude 7.1 quake jolts California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state of California, in the United States (US), was jolted last evening by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake, setting off fires, cracking buildings, breaking roads and causing minor injuries. What...

Sweet Energy brings heat with Sweat Fete Warm-Up

It will be a display of Sweet Energy at next Thursday’s Sweat Fete exercise party. Known for their fun, high-energy fitness events, Sweet Energy has been giving small previews of Sweat Fete through...

Princess Margaret Hospital gets elevator, renovated A&E

The new and improved Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas that has been closed for renovations since January 2016 was declared open and ready for use on...

Jam Air Express launches domestic service – Flights start Monday at introductory rate...

Jam Air Express launched its domestic air service in a ceremony at the Ian Fleming International Airport in St Mary on Wednesday, with the first flight set to leave Montego Bay to Tinson...

Woman Power: Dr Lesline Davis making a difference in the lives of Jamaicans

Mandeville, Manchester: Striving for excellence in education, excelling at any task set before her, being determined, and having tenacity no matter the challenge are tenets of the strong value system ingrained in Dr...

Seaga and Revivalism – Part 1

Revivalism emerged from the Great Revival of 1860-61, which began from 1858-59 as a great Christian revival, known as The Prayer Meeting Revival. It swept across continental USA, and the British Isles. Tony Cauchi,...

Getting down to business – The dignity of work

Many persons, including Christians, struggle with the concept of work. For some it’s a means to an end, the means by which they earn money to buy the things they enjoy. They don’t enjoy...

Examining the praise and worship phenomenon

Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down, Here I am to say that you’re my God you’re altogether lovely Altogether worthy, Altogether wonderful to me Here I am to Worship – Tim Hughes In...

Young Clarendon footballer heads to Spain

Dreams are coming true for 12-year-old footballer Orane ‘Kirky’ Watson of Parnassus in Clarendon. Watson was selected from a team of 205 young football lovers earlier in June to represent Jamaica in Barcelona, Spain. “I...

Emilio Lozoya: Former Mexican oil chief accused of corruption

An arrest warrant has been issued for Emilio Lozoya, former chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex, prosecutors say. He is accused of taking $10m (£8m) in bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht,...

Fritz Pinnock takes leave of absence amid CMU corruption probe

President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, is to go on leave amid ongoing corruption investigations involving former Minister of Education, Ruel Reid, the Education Ministry and the University. In a...

Hanover cop accused of raping 15-year-old denied bail

Hanover police constable 22-year-old Akeil Maxwell who is charged with the rape of a 15-year-old remandee has been denied bail. Maxwell was refused bail by senior parish judge Sheron Barnes pending the result of...

Oak Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Reggae Sumfest Get Social Awards

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