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Dominican beauty wins Miss Carival pageant

Kingstown, St Vincent– Leslassa Armour-Shillingford won the Miss Carival pageant here on Friday night, less than two months after she emerged first runner-up in the Miss Caribbean World pageant held in the British Virgin Islands in May. The Dominican beauty also captured the Miss Photogenic, Best Talent, Best Evening Wear and Best Interview awards in the competition that attracted contestants from the Engli ...

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Reducing fiscal deficit major challenge facing Barbados economy – Stuart

Bridgetown, Barbados – The major challenge facing the Barbados economy is to reduce the fiscal deficit in order to determine a policy that finds the right balance between fiscal consolidation and economic expansion. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told a one-day National Consultation on the Economy that Barbados is experiencing its most severe economic challenges since World War II and that it had managed to ...

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LIAT takes possession of first aircraft in US$100 million re-fleeting exercise

St. John’s, Antigua – The financially strapped regional airline, LIAT, Thursday announced it had taken possession of an ATR 72-600 aircraft as it upgrades its aging fleet. The airline said the French-manufactured ATR is being leased from the lessor GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services) and “is the first of a total of eight ATRs -four 68-seat ATR 72-600 and four 48-seat ATR 42-600s- that will be introduced in ...

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Windies defeat India by one wicket

Kingston, Jamaica– Opener Johnson Charles slammed 97 but it was left to West Indies last wicket pair of fast-bowlers Kemar Roach and Tino Best to scramble a thrilling one- wicket victory over India in the second game of the Tri-Nation ODI series at Sabina Park on Sunday. Chasing 230 off 50 overs, after India posted 229 for seven off their 50, West Indies struggled to reach the target for the lost of nine wi ...

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Free HIV testing draws large crowd

The Health Promotion Unit in collaboration with the Bank of Nova Scotia hosted their Annual Regional Testing Day on Thursday 27th June 2013 at the Ministry of Health Parking Lot where members of the community came out to know their status via the free HIV test offered. This event is practiced annually throughout most of the Caribbean countries in the region who partner with the Bank of Nova Scotia to provid ...

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