BARBADOS SET TO BECOME A REPUBLIC

Loop News If all goes to plan, in less than 450 days, Barbados will become a Republic. Governor General Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason delivered the announcement today in the Throne Speech laid ahead of the second sitting of the 2008-2023 Parliament. Reading the speech penned by Barbados’ leader, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Dame Sandra revealed: … Continued

JOINT TASK FORCE RECEIVES EQUIPMENT TO ENHANCE BORDER PATROL

GIS The Joint Task Force will be receiving a donation of critical maritime security equipment today from the Governor’s Office in support of its work to protect the Territory’s borders. The first package arrived in the Territory and contains maritime binoculars and life preservers. This will be shortly followed by shipments which contain state of … Continued

ENGLAND, WALES SET TO LAUNCH VIRUS TRACING APP

Loop An app to help to contain the spread of the coronavirus will finally be launched in England and Wales on September 24, months later than the British government had hoped. The Department of Health and Social Care said in a statement that trials in the London district of Newham and on the Isle of … Continued

JETBLUE IDENTIFIES NEW CARIBBEAN MARKET

Loop While other airline companies are making positions redundant and mothballing planes, JetBlue is doing the opposite. The company has identified 24 new markets, which it says has the potential to generate cash for its balance sheet. The new markets in focus are 24 in Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America and “cross-country routes which … Continued

COVID-19 AND THE DEBT TOOL- EDITORIAL BY DICKSON IGWE

In a world that was already awash with debt,before the Covid 19 Pandemic, it appears debt remains the one tool for keeping the global economy alive, until the pandemic ends OK. The good news is that the Covid 19 Pandemic may well be over by December 2021.  A vaccine is expected to be approved and widely distributed in 2021. There is also the development of swift testing using a basic … Continued

BVI FOOTBALL COMMUNITY REMEMBERS MATHEW DALY

The FA along with the rest of the football community across the Territory is united in passing on condolences to the Family and Friends of Matthew Daly, an avid player, vociferous fan and active supporter of the gameespecially when it involved his Old Madid F.C team orthe BVI Masters. “It is with great shock and sadness that the Old Madrid Football Club received the news of … Continued