Author Archives: Support Tips

‘Introspection needed’ as Windies women lose ODI series vs Sri Lanka

Sports Roneil Walcott 11 Hrs Ago West Indies batter Afy Fletcher (R) plays a shot through the off-side versus Sri Lanka in the second One-day international at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota on Tuesday. PhotoS courtesy CWI media. – Off-spinner Karisham Ramharack called for introspection and greater application from the West Indies women’s […]

CHTA President’s pronouncement on Cricket World Cup and crime only marginally reassuring

The surfeit of crime that is currently affecting some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is doing nothing to stem the flow of extra regional visitors who have always favoured this part of the world as destinations for reflection and relaxation. Visitors’ preference for favouring the Caribbean, as against other parts of the world where serious crime […]

Miss Manchester Festival Queen vows to champion special needs | Entertainment

The special needs and disabled communities will be the focus of the newly crowned Miss Manchester Festival Queen Shonnoya Houston during her reign. The 25-year-old special educator shared the details of her community project following her coronation at Belair High School in Mandeville on Sunday. From the outset, a confident Houston expressed her deep commitment […]

World Cup park-and-ride system ‘needs refining’

114 The park-and-ride system implemented for the group stages of the ICC T20 World Cup at Kensington Oval has garnered praise among private transit owners, though calls have been made for improvements ahead of future major events. Adrian Bayley, former head of the Bridgetown Port Taxi Co-Op Society Ltd and Transport Authority Board member, spoke […]

Tyrell cops deadlift bronze at World Classic Powerlifting Championships

France-based Guyanese powerlifter Dominic Tyrell made his senior debut at the annual World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships yesterday and powered his way to a deadlift bronze medal and a sixth place overall finish in the 83kg category in Druskininkai, Lithuania. Tyrell, who moved up from the Junior Category, where he had also bagged a deadlift […]

Central Bank’s payment system wins consumer body’s support

13 A proposal by the Central Bank of Barbados to centralise the commercial banking payment system has received support from a consumer group. The Barbados Consumer Empowerment Network (BCEN) welcomed the initiative, saying it will benefit consumers.  “We appreciate Governor [Dr Kevin] Greenidge’s efforts to address the inefficiencies and fragmentation currently plaguing our banking sector,” […]

Windies’ Pooran: We need to leave the ego home

Sports Jonathan Ramnanansingh 4 Hrs Ago West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran bats against Afghanistan during an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket match at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, on June 17. – AP PHOTO AFTER executing a history-making innings against Afghanistan in their final T20 World Cup Group C tie […]

Pressure for responsible road use by heavy duty vehicles can come from the private sector itself

Irresponsible road use and the various negative consequences of the phenomenon, coupled with the failure of the authorities to match what now appears to be the most serious challenge ever to safety on our roads, has recently attracted a pointed public statement from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry [GCCI], ‘calling out’ the authorities […]

Movie Review | Inside Out 2 – More feelings, more problems | Entertainment

A sequel to Inside Out doesn’t fill me with instant excitement. The idea of returning to a film so creative and thoughtful feels like a set-up for disappointment. Then again, Riley, the young girl whose innermost thoughts and feelings are at the focus of the series, surely has many more life events to go through, […]

Alex Sobers confident of making mark for Summer Olympics

262 As the June 30 qualification deadline for the Summer Olympics in Paris approaches, two-time Olympian Alex Sobers is certain that everything will fall into place and is not worried about falling short of the mark. Along with his younger brother Mihael Sobers who is also competing, Sobers, 26, is on the 21-member Barbados swim […]