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Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Barbados: Within days of information on the arrest of a former government minister for allegedly conspiring for personal gain to have a state agency sign an insurance contract, Barbadians are hearing of another questionable pay-out by that nationally owned company. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Guyana: More than 50 Guyanese pensioners resident in Barbados turned up last Saturday when the Guyana Consulate held its first tea party for that country’s elderly who have made their home in the island. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Barbados: Following government’s unilateral suspension of external debt payments, Barbados was this week unsurprisingly hit by an international credit rating downgrade. Comment

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Two prominent Barbadian businessmen have been charged along with a sailor of the company’s yacht with trafficking in cannabis and importation of cannabis after police found 276 pounds of marijuana on board the vessel recently. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018

Barbados: Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) has been revealed as the unnamed company in the US Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York indictment proceedings against ex-Barbados government minister, Donville Inniss, who faces money-laundering charges in New York. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

Barbadian tennis player abused

Barbados: Racism pops up its ugly head anywhere, and sports stars usually get their fair share of it, so there was no surprise when leading Barbadian tennis player, Darian King, came in for servings of this horrid abuse recently. Comment

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Jamaica: KINGSTON, Jamaica — As part of the preparation for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League Qualifiers, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have announced two friendly international matches against Caribbean neighbors. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

Barbados: Ex-Barbados government minister, Donville Inniss, a once powerful outspoken official for most of the 10 years of the past administration is now reduced to wearing an electronic monitoring device while his travel is restricted. Comments (1)

Barbados’ slump confirmed

Barbados: Having suffered contractions in the economy for two successive quarters, Barbados is now officially in recession and as this nation struggles to climb out of this economic hole, the outlook for the immediate future does not look. Comment

Another bombastic CropOver

Music: Barbadians and visitors jumped, danced, drank and partied in other unimaginable ways along the streets Monday to wrap up another CropOver festival, the island’s biggest, and internationally renowned, annual celebration. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Barbados: Some Barbadians got a rude interruption of their CropOver revelry Monday when news broke that a former high-profile government minister, Donville Inniss, had been arrested in Florida on corruption charges. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean As the cultural industries continue to thrive, people involved in the creation, production and distribution of cultural products could soon access additional sources of financing. Comment

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