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October 17, 2017

Barbados

FAO official issues food warning

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians are literally eating themselves to death, warns a top official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). In addition, sub-regional coordinator for the FAO in the Caribbean Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul cautioned this morning that Barbadians’ appetite for “unhealthy” foreign foods was also costing the country a whopping $600 million…

Blind calypso battle is on

Source: Barbados Today Seven visually impaired calypsonians will take to the stage on Saturday, vying for top honours in the annual National United Society of the Blind Calypso Competition. As the show grows in popularity, for the first time, it will be staged at the Barbados Workers’ Union’s  Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St Michael headquarters,…

A night of standouts and tears at NIFCA semis


Source: Barbados Today The fourth semi-final of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) was another top-class display of young talent on the island. However, the show last Friday night at the Alexandra School Hall also demonstrated the heart-break that can come from a performance that did not go as planned. Many…

Government moves against five contractors alleging fraud and bid rigging

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday said it had filed lawsuits against five contractors who it said colluded to defraud the State of over TT$200 million through bid-rigging and contracts… Link: Government moves against five contractors alleging fraud and bid rigging

Trump says he believes Cuba responsible for attacks that hurt US diplomats

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Monday that he believes Havana is responsible for a series of incidents that Washington thinks hurt at least 22 US diplomats over a period of months in Cuba,… Link: Trump says he believes Cuba responsible for attacks that hurt US diplomats

Registration starts next month for 2018 CXC exams

Source: Nation Newspaper Registration for the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) May to June 2018 examinations will begin on Wednesday, November 1, and run until Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The Ministry of Education,… Link: Registration starts next month for 2018 CXC exams

#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook…. Link: #MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

BLP raps bail plan

Source: Nation Newspaper Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has been lambasted for suggesting a mandatory 18-month remand without bail for anyone charged with an offence involving a firearm or ammunition. Attorney and Senator… Link: BLP raps bail plan

Alleyne gets a sixth form

Source: Barbados Today The 232-year-old Alleyne School is the newest secondary school to get a sixth form. Today, Minister of Education Ronald Jones led a team of officials for the installation of 20 students, including eight boys and 12 girls, into sixth form at the St Andrew-based learning institution. A beaming Jones hailed…

Plug pulled on plans to host Dominican students at BCC

Source: Barbados Today Plans for the Barbados Community College (BCC) to accept close to 50 students from storm-ravaged Dominica have been abruptly scrapped. Minister of Education Ronald Jones told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that his ministry had been informed by the Dominican authorities that the arrangement for the students, following the devastation caused…

Weymouth opening earlier for land tax payments

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority’s payment section at Weymouth Corporate Centre, Roebuck Street, St Michael, will open at 7:30 a.m. until Friday, October 27, to accommodate taxpayers who are seeking to take… Link: Weymouth opening earlier for land tax payments

Cassava thief gets bail

Source: Nation Newspaper Roland Romel Layne, 37, of #2 Edey Village, Christ Church, who was arrested and charged for the theft of 80 lbs of cassava, and faces two counts of assault, appeared before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the… Link: Cassava thief gets bail

PM urges businesses to use insurance payments to help re-build Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Monday called on the owners of businesses damaged by Hurricane Maria last month to use the insurance payments to help jump-start the Dominica economy. Speaking… Link: PM urges businesses to use insurance payments to help re-build Dominica

Traffic Diversion at Nursery Drive

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to advise the public that in order to facilitate repair of a ruptured sewer line in the city Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) will enter and exit the River Bus Terminal… Link: Traffic Diversion at Nursery Drive

Three dead as Ophelia batters Ireland

Source: Nation Newspaper LAHINCH, Ireland – Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland’s southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. Over 360 000… Link: Three dead as Ophelia batters Ireland

CXC signs agreement with ACCA

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) providing for the establishment of… Link: CXC signs agreement with ACCA

ACP wants “radical departure” from traditional relationship with EU

Source: Nation Newspaper BRUSSELS – Legislators from the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries have called for a “radical departure” from the traditional relationship with the European Union (EU), Dr P.I. Gomes, the Secretary… Link: ACP wants “radical departure” from traditional relationship with EU

Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

Source: Nation Newspaper Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title in more than two years at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, showing plenty of grit and determination as she came from behind in each set to beat Belarusian teenager Aryna… Link: Sharapova wins first WTA title since return from ban

Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTA ROSA, California – Glimpses of blue skies gave hope on Sunday to firefighters battling the deadliest wildfires in California history, which have killed at least 40 people and reduced whole neighbourhoods… Link: Breath of hope as firefighters battle deadly California blaze

Sewage warning

Source: Nation Newspaper There will be ramifications for businesses and homeowners who continue to dump grease and oils into the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant. The dumping of fats, oils and grease into the system was… Link: Sewage warning

Flood warning discontinued

Source: Nation Newspaper At 9 p.m. tonight the Barbados Meteorological Services discontinued the flood warning that was in effect for Barbados. An extensive cloud-mass remains well entrenched across the Lesser Antilles. … Link: Flood warning discontinued

Man charged with theft, assault

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged a Christ Church man in connection with a case of theft, committed after 4 a.m., on Friday, October 13, at Mount, St George. He is Roland Romel Layne, 37, of #2 Edey… Link: Man charged with theft, assault

Three children missing

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating three (3) missing children. Missing are: Rianna Daniesha Toppin, 13; Mercedes Disire Bibby, also 13, and Caleb Joshua Toppin, 2 years 11 months…. Link: Three children missing

Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

Source: Nation Newspaper DUBLIN – Ireland dispatched its armed forces to bolster flood defences on Sunday and warned people against non-essential travel as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia threatened the country with its worst… Link: Ophelia threatens Ireland with worst storm in 50 years

US orders extradition of Guyanese businessman accused of murder

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – A court in the United States has ordered the extradition of Marcus Bisram, a Guyanese national who is wanted in connection with the murder of a carpenter in the town of Berbice.  On Friday,… Link: US orders extradition of Guyanese businessman accused of murder

CDB unveils plan for new cycle of poverty reduction programme

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has unveiled an ambitious plan for the latest cycle of its poverty fighting flagship programme. The CDB said that it has been able to negotiate more… Link: CDB unveils plan for new cycle of poverty reduction programme

Launch of model guidelines for sexual offences

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados will become the first country to launch the Model Guidelines for Sexual Offences in the Caribbean on Tuesday, October 17. The official launch will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel,… Link: Launch of model guidelines for sexual offences

France considers revoking Weinstein's Legion of Honour

Source: Nation Newspaper PARIS – France has started the process of stripping Harvey Weinstein of his Legion of Honour, France’s highest civilian distinction, after allegations of sexual harassment against the film producer, President… Link: France considers revoking Weinstein’s Legion of Honour

Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says a Chinese firm has shown interest in establishing a new town on Barbuda, which was severely damaged when Hurricane Irma passed through the Lesser Antilles… Link: Chinese firm wants to establish new town in Barbuda

Ruling appealed

Source: Nation Newspaper Not so fast. The Prison Officers Association will have to put its celebrations on hold as the Superintendent of Prisons and the Attorney General have appealed a recent decision in the Association’s favour,… Link: Ruling appealed

Technical problems, inclement weather hinder BWA crews

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority wishes to inform the public that the previously advertised work to make connections on pipes in Sheraton, Regency and Vauxhall on Friday, October 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. was not… Link: Technical problems, inclement weather hinder BWA crews

Alexandra School closing early on Tuesday

Source: Nation Newspaper The Alexandra School at Queen’s Street, St Peter, will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, to allow staff and students to attend the funeral service of the late Sonia Payne, a retired worker of… Link: Alexandra School closing early on Tuesday

Dominica lift curfew in several areas

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU – Dominica has announced a lifting of the mandatory curfew in some areas, but has kept the measure in place in the capital. According to an official statement issued here, the decision to lift… Link: Dominica lift curfew in several areas

Thousands rally in Malaysia to oust premier Najib

Source: Nation Newspaper KUALA LUMPUR – Thousands of protesters gathered at an unsanctioned rally on Saturday to demand action against Prime Minister Najib Razak over the mismanagement of billions of dollars by a state fund. … Link: Thousands rally in Malaysia to oust premier Najib

Flood warning issued

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Meteorological Services earlier today issued a flood-warning and small-craft warning for Barbados, both of which are in effect until further notice.  The combination of a trough system… Link: Flood warning issued

Postal Service has new numbers

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the telephone numbers for the Barbados Postal Service have changed. Persons may contact Customer Service at PBX 535-3900, to have their calls forwarded… Link: Postal Service has new numbers

Facebook launches US food order and delivery service

Source: Nation Newspaper Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its US users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including… Link: Facebook launches US food order and delivery service

Barbadians urged to secure homes for disaster

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians are being urged to secure their homes and make them the primary hub of safety during a disaster. In its message to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction, recognised on October… Link: Barbadians urged to secure homes for disaster

IMF projecting economic growth of 2.4 per cent for some Caribbean countries

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday said economic prospects for the Caribbean are generally improving and that growth in the tourism dependent economies in 2017-18 is projected to… Link: IMF projecting economic growth of 2.4 per cent for some Caribbean countries

4 bad apples

Source: Nation Newspaper Four international businesses yesterday found out the hard way that Barbados’ reputation will not be compromised. Their licences were revoked after being found guilty of engaging in money laundering… Link: 4 bad apples

Gollop facing firearm, ammunition charges

Source: Nation Newspaper   Members of the Police Antigun Unit, have arrested and charged 45-year-old Edward Dacosta Gollop of School Lane, Halls Road, St Michael, in connection with a number of drug and firearm related offences…. Link: Gollop facing firearm, ammunition charges

Arena resigns as manager of US men’s team

Source: Nation Newspaper Bruce Arena resigned as manager of the US men’s national team on Friday after failing to qualify the squad for the World Cup finals in Russia next year. The soccer world was left stunned on Tuesday… Link: Arena resigns as manager of US men’s team

Police still investigating death

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are continuing their investigations into the unnatural death of 56-year-old Tyrone McDonald Cherry, of Hutson Alley, Reed Street, St Michael. His death occurred sometime between yesterday and today,… Link: Police still investigating death

CCJ rules agreement between former husband and wife binding

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that an agreement reached by a Guyanese couple after their marriage ended in 1998 is binding. The CCJ, Guyana’s highest… Link: CCJ rules agreement between former husband and wife binding

Westbury New Road to become Rihanna Drive

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ most famous daughter will soon have a lasting landmark named after her right in the neighbourhood where she grew up. In a statement a short while ago, the Ministry of Tourism announced: … Link: Westbury New Road to become Rihanna Drive

Women T20 bid

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS plans to submit a bid to host the final of the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20. If successful, it will be the third time the island will stage the showpiece match of a major global event after… Link: Women T20 bid

A dream proposal in the City

Source: Nation Newspaper by Carlos Atwell It was like a fairy tale scene from a movie. The hero riding in on his pale steed towards the love of his life, who was waiting for him on a bridge. However, it was all real… Link: A dream proposal in the City

Son a headache says mum

Source: Nation Newspaper A long suffering Christ Church woman has almost reached the last straw concerning her adult son. Police recently reported the return of 40-year-old Christopher Broome, who had been reported missing… Link: Son a headache says mum

Wright gets best World

Source: Nation Newspaper MATTHEW WRIGHT looks right at home with the big boys. The Bajan triathlete may have delivered his best performance yet, placing ninth at last weekend’s Sarasota World Cup in Florida for his very first… Link: Wright gets best World

Evidence going to the rats at District B

Source: Nation Newspaper Fears that some court cases may be irreparably compromised because of the condemned District B Station in Boarded Hall, St George, is much ado about nothing, said a senior officer. Reports reaching… Link: Evidence going to the rats at District B

Carnival Fascination cruises cancelled until February 2018

Source: Nation Newspaper The Carnival Fascination won’t be back in Barbados until February 2018. This after the cruise line announced today that the Fascination has been chartered by the United States’ Federal Emergency Management… Link: Carnival Fascination cruises cancelled until February 2018

Former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands is dead

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ longest-serving Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands has passed away at the age of 91. The announcement was made a short while ago via the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation. Sir Clifford… Link: Former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands is dead

Technology may come into road tennis

Source: Nation Newspaper WITH THE stakes rising as champions now win motor cars and lucrative cash prizes, technological footage could be used to determine line calls in future tournaments staged by the Professional Road Tennis… Link: Technology may come into road tennis

AG's gift of cricket gear

Source: Nation Newspaper THE Hilda Skeene cricket team have received a big boost, thanks to Attorney General and Member of Parliament for St Philip South, Adriel Brathwaite. On Tuesday, he donated cricket equipment, including… Link: AG’s gift of cricket gear

Barbados Tridents still waiting for pay day

Source: Nation Newspaper KIERON POLLARD and his Barbados Tridents team are still waiting for the monies they earned from this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 competition. An inside source told NATION SPORT that… Link: Barbados Tridents still waiting for pay day

Gangs more organised

Source: Nation Newspaper WHILE GANGS HAVE ALWAYS existed in Barbados, they have become more organised with a “complex and sophisticated network”. That information was gathered in a recent gang study by the Criminal Justice… Link: Gangs more organised

29 year old man on missing list

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing man.  Missing is Raymond Beckles, 29 years, of Sandford, St. Philip.  He was last seen by his mother Mary Absalom, three weeks… Link: 29 year old man on missing list

Bahamas government to meet bankers over fee increases

Source: Nation Newspaper The Bahamas government said today that it would meet with members of the banking community next week to discuss reported increases in service fees and charges by the financial institutions. A brief… Link: Bahamas government to meet bankers over fee increases

Still buyer's market in real estate

Source: Nation Newspaper It is still a buyer’s market. This is the assurance coming from Junior Sparks, Real Estate Broker with Global Estate Agency Inc. who offered his comments on the real estate market in Barbados ahead… Link: Still buyer’s market in real estate

Mobile wallet catching on in Jamaica

Source: Nation Newspaper Subscribers to the GK MPay mobile wallet use it largely to buy phone credit rather than for transactions such as consumer purchases or bill payment. But GraceKennedy Limited says the product is still… Link: Mobile wallet catching on in Jamaica

Traffickers in Jamaica turning to Bitcoin

Source: Nation Newspaper The Jamaican police is refining strategy to hit human traffickers “in the pocketbook”, says Deputy Superintendent of Police Carl Berry, even as the perpetrators are increasingly burrowing underground by… Link: Traffickers in Jamaica turning to Bitcoin

CCCCC official warns climate change is impacting regional water sector

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The deputy director of the Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), Dr Ulric Trotz says climate change has taken a toll on the water sector, which remains as one of… Link: CCCCC official warns climate change is impacting regional water sector

Serena targets Australian Open title defence say organisers

Source: Nation Newspaper MELBOURNE – Former world number one and new mum Serena Williams is targeting a return to Melbourne Park next year to defend her Australian Open title, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Tuesday. … Link: Serena targets Australian Open title defence say organisers

Opposition parties demand resignation of President Moïse

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT AU PRINCE – Opposition parties Tuesday announced the start of four days of demonstrations in support of their calls for President Jovenel Moïse to step down from office, less than a year after he… Link: Opposition parties demand resignation of President Moïse

Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced on Tuesday. … Link: Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch 0 million at auction

Open arms for complex

Source: Nation Newspaper Businesses operating along Fontabelle are welcoming an announcement that Massy Properties has earmarked the old Dacosta Mannings Complex for commercial activity. Massy has been advertising the St Michael… Link: Open arms for complex

CRISIS LOOMING?

Source: Barbados Advocate FROM LEFT: Professor V Eudine Barriteau, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill; Akilah Jordan-Watson, First Year Student of the Faculty of Science and Technology at UWI and recipient of the Optimist International Scholarship; Senator, Dr. Carol Jacobs; Merlene Hercules, Secretary/Treasurer, Optimist International;…

BWA: Water tank system a wise investment for hotels, schools

Source: Barbados Advocate The Barbados Water Authority is sending out an appeal to local hotels and schools, encouraging these entities to make a wise choice and invest in a commercial water storage tank to ensure that it c Link: BWA: Water tank system a wise investment for hotels, schools

Digicel Play is now Digicel

Source: Nation Newspaper Digicel announced today that its home entertainment service, formerly known as Digicel Play, has been rebranded to Digicel. This change is part of Digicel’s 2030 commitment, which includes putting customers… Link: Digicel Play is now Digicel

Benefits realised already with STEPs

Source: Nation Newspaper With the launch of the Implementation of the School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs), Government has attained the key objectives set out in two teacher effectiveness consultancies. Chief Education… Link: Benefits realised already with STEPs

Barbados team off to Worldskills Abu Dhabi

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados team which is set to compete in the 44th international WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi from October 15 to 18 left the island yesterday. The competitors are Takiya Jordan, Roshida… Link: Barbados team off to Worldskills Abu Dhabi

Caribbean Airlines appoints new chief executive officer

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Tuesday announced the appointment of Garvin Medera as its new chief executive officer with immediate effect. “He is looking forward to leading… Link: Caribbean Airlines appoints new chief executive officer

Trump may visit DMZ between North and South Korea: Yonhap

Source: Nation Newspaper SEOUL – US President Donald Trump may travel to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea when he visits South Korea next month, the South’s Yonhap news agency said… Link: Trump may visit DMZ between North and South Korea: Yonhap

A battered Barbuda prompts renewed call to combat climate change

Source: Barbados Today Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the full mobilization of the international community to support the people of the affected areas, while stressing the need to accelerate climate action. “I have just witnessed a level…

Championing the cause of domestics

Source: Barbados Today It was long in coming for these unseen, unrecognized yet vital members of the work force — domestic workers. Days ago, they became part of organized labour when a trade union launched a division devoted to fighting and advancing their cause. While domestic workers have been an abiding feature of…

National Disabilities Unit health seminar this week

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Disabilities Unit will be hosting a seminar entitled Mobilize, Embrace and Empower (MEE) – Promoting Wellness: Taking Care of your Health this Thursday, October 12. It will be held at… Link: National Disabilities Unit health seminar this week

Guyana finance minister promises no new taxes in 2017-18 budget

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government will present the 2017-18 national budget to the National Assembly on November 27 with finance Minister Winston Jordon indicating that there would be no new taxes in the… Link: Guyana finance minister promises no new taxes in 2017-18 budget

Attitudinal workshops on to aid STEPS

Source: Nation Newspaper As part of the activities to mark Education Month, The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will hold a two-day workshop on Attitudinal Change for teachers. The sessions will be… Link: Attitudinal workshops on to aid STEPS

Thousands flee deadly wildfires in California wine country

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTA ROSA, California – A spate of wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California’s wine country on Monday, leaving at least one person dead, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses… Link: Thousands flee deadly wildfires in California wine country

Seat stand

Source: Nation Newspaper Leave them out – and even ban them! This was the warning given by Sheila Stuart, director of PAREDOS, regarding rear-facing car seats. She was speaking on the case of Dave Searles, who was freed last… Link: Seat stand

C’mon Eddy!

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss wants critics of Government to present a viable option to the dreaded National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL). Speaking to Barbados TODAY at the weekend, the outspoken Inniss took particular issue with recent comments made by the President of…

Cops ordered to clean up Oistins station

Source: Barbados Today Health officials have ordered the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) to clean up the Oistins Police Station as a matter of urgency. In a letter dated October 4th 2017, signed by an environmental health officer from the Randall Phillips Polyclinic and addressed to Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, lawmen were…

Violence, the number one worry for Bajans – study

Source: Barbados Today A new study shows that Barbadians are deeply concerned about the level of violence “creeping into society” and are anxious to see it halted as soon as possible. The finding is contained in the Barbados at 50: National Values Assessment, details of which were released this afternoon at the Sagicor…

World Food Day celebrations 2017

Source: Nation Newspaper The importance of investing in food security and other aspects of agricultural development will be among the areas to be explored when the Ministry of Agriculture hosts a number of activities to mark World… Link: World Food Day celebrations 2017

Police looking into attack on schoolboy

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a report indicating a 15-year-old boy from a Christ Church school was attacked by two men and robbed at gunpoint, around 2:45 p.m., on Friday, October 6, whilst at the junction… Link: Police looking into attack on schoolboy

Guyanese visitor charged

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged a Guyanese visitor for a number of drug related offences, which were allegedly committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Saturday, October… Link: Guyanese visitor charged

Missing man found

Source: Nation Newspaper Missing man Christopher Lavano Broome, 40, of lot #8 Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, who was reported missing on Wednesday October 4, has been traced and is safe.  The Royal Barbados… Link: Missing man found

Turkey urges US to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

Source: Nation Newspaper ANKARA – Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a US consulate employee sharply escalated tension between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey’s… Link: Turkey urges US to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

In Puerto Rico, lives depend on volunteer doctors and diesel generators

Source: Nation Newspaper OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico – At a community centre in Orocovis, an isolated agricultural town of 23 000 in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, six oxygen-dependent patients drew breath with the help of the… Link: In Puerto Rico, lives depend on volunteer doctors and diesel generators

St Lucia government delegation visits Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper A delegation from the Government of St Lucia, led by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, is currently in Dominica meeting with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to access the situation and discuss further ways… Link: St Lucia government delegation visits Dominica

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said. The woman dialled 911 to report… Link: Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Source: Nation Newspaper BARCELONA – Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Sunday to express their opposition to declaring independence from Spain, showing how divided the region… Link: Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

East Point gift

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s looking like the island will get a restored East Point Lighthouse for its 51st birthday. Finance director of Hinds Transport, Dave Hinds, told the DAILY NATION that the new completion date was… Link: East Point gift

Striking while climate is right

Source: Nation Newspaper Joy St John wanted to be a doctor from age six. It took her 20 years to get into medical school, succeeding after nine times of applying. On October 16, Barbados’ former Chief Medical Officer of… Link: Striking while climate is right

Fogging schedule October 9 to 13

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit will continue its efforts to control the spread of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases next week, when a number of districts across Barbados are fogged…. Link: Fogging schedule October 9 to 13

Hamilton wins in Japan, on verge of fourth Formula One title

Source: Nation Newspaper SUZUKA, Japan – Lewis Hamilton was within reach of his fourth Formula One title on Sunday after winning the Japanese Grand Prix for Mercedes while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel suffered engine problems and… Link: Hamilton wins in Japan, on verge of fourth Formula One title

SOCIAL SCENE: China celebrates

Source: Nation Newspaper Chinese nationals in Barbados, Barbadians and foreign diplomats resident here were among the diverse group of guests toasting the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: China celebrates

The power-ful minds generating ideas

Source: Nation Newspaper Carlton Cummins doesn’t mind being called a nerd. His face lights up with a gigatonne grin at the tag. “I grew up interested in art but I knew I wanted to make stuff also. I would make accessories… Link: The power-ful minds generating ideas

Government says energy diversification is top priority

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says energy diversification, with increased use of renewable solutions, is a strategic priority in order to achieve sustainable economic growth. “Our energy-sector… Link: Government says energy diversification is top priority

Weinstein on indefinite leave as company investigates allegations

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was taking an indefinite leave from the Weinstein Co, the film production company said on Friday, adding it will conduct an internal investigation into the New… Link: Weinstein on indefinite leave as company investigates allegations

PAHO focuses on ‘quick delivery’ in wake of Caribbean hurricanes

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says it is focusing on quick delivery of expertise and supplies to Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with particular attention… Link: PAHO focuses on ‘quick delivery’ in wake of Caribbean hurricanes

Trump says ‘only one thing will work’ with North Korea

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Saturday said “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea after previous administrations had talked to Pyongyang without results. “Presidents and… Link: Trump says ‘only one thing will work’ with North Korea

Wings clipped

Source: Nation Newspaper The poultry industry in Barbados is eager to spread its wings internationally, but current legislation does not permit Barbados to export anything of animal origin outside of the region. This, according… Link: Wings clipped

Police name man killed in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are continuing investigations into the road fatality which occurred around 11:20 p.m. last night, along Oistins Road, Christ Church, at its junction with Pegwell Road, which resulted in the death… Link: Police name man killed in accident

Dominican Republic expels thousands of people of Haitian origin

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTO DOMINIGO – The Dominican Republic has expelled or refused entry to more than 9 000 people mainly of Haitian origin during the month of September. In a report, Lieutenant General Máximo William… Link: Dominican Republic expels thousands of people of Haitian origin

Miami Carnival hitting right notes

Source: Nation Newspaper Things continue to heat up in Miami as the annual Miami Broward One Carnival reaches a climax this weekend. On Friday the Sticks ‘n’ Tones steel band defeated six other bands to claim the top spot… Link: Miami Carnival hitting right notes

Hurricane Nate strengthens over Gulf of Mexico after killing 25

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW ORLEANS – Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast as a Category 2 storm after it killed at least 25 people… Link: Hurricane Nate strengthens over Gulf of Mexico after killing 25

One man held after several hurt in car collision near London museum

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – One man was detained after a number of pedestrians were injured in a collision with a car near the city’s Natural History Museum on Saturday, and London police said they were trying to determine… Link: One man held after several hurt in car collision near London museum

Venezuela opposition says ballot sheet unfair for October 15 vote

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Venezuela’s opposition said on Friday the pro-government election board was seeking to skew regional elections in favour of President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialists by including the names… Link: Venezuela opposition says ballot sheet unfair for October 15 vote

Second schools’ lunchtime concert October 11

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will host the next lunchtime concert on Wednesday, October 11, at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael. The show begins at 12:30 p.m. and… Link: Second schools’ lunchtime concert October 11

Government expects MOU with Sandals to be executed “shortly”

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government Friday said it intends to execute shortly a sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Jamaica-based Sandals Resorts International (SRI) for the… Link: Government expects MOU with Sandals to be executed “shortly”

Courts opening late on October 13

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that the High Court and Magistrates Courts will commence at 1 p.m. next Friday, October 13. This is to facilitate the admission of new attorneys-at-law during a full sitting of… Link: Courts opening late on October 13

Bus stop slogan goes viral

Source: Nation Newspaper A bright yellow bus shelter installed yesterday evening on Maxwell Main Road bearing the slogan “Stop RH Littering” has been causing a stir on social media. Members of the public have been speculating… Link: Bus stop slogan goes viral

Duo facing firearm, ammunition charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and jointly charged Corey Cleophus Parris, 45, of Shop Hill, St Thomas, and Shakir Omari Maycock, 23, of 7th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael, for unlawful possession of a firearm,… Link: Duo facing firearm, ammunition charges

Teaching Service Commission soon

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados will soon have a Teaching Service Commission. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure today while delivering the feature address at the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s… Link: Teaching Service Commission soon

No sea egg fishing season this year

Source: Nation Newspaper The ban on sea eggs harvesting will remain in force, and there will be no sea egg fishing season this year. This is according to a statement issued by Chief Fisheries Officer, Stephen Willoughby. … Link: No sea egg fishing season this year

Final tally in New Zealand's inconclusive election to be released

Source: Nation Newspaper WELLINGTON – A final tally in New Zealand’s inconclusive election due to be released on Saturday could see opposition Labour and the Greens gain a few seats, but will still leave nationalist New Zealand… Link: Final tally in New Zealand’s inconclusive election to be released

Marijuana discovered in mayonnaise boxes on CAL flight

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua and Barbuda law enforcement authorities have intercepted several boxes containing marijuana that arrived on the island on board a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight from Jamaica… Link: Marijuana discovered in mayonnaise boxes on CAL flight

Barbados strengthening relations with IDB group

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is improving and strengthening its excellent relationship with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who is also Barbados’… Link: Barbados strengthening relations with IDB group

Chinese state media report bloated battery in iPhone 8

Source: Nation Newspaper BEIJING – A fresh case of Apple Inc’s new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the US firm is seeking to revive… Link: Chinese state media report bloated battery in iPhone 8

Water solutions

Source: Nation Newspaper Heavy rainfall will not mean an automatic flowing of the tap. In fact, it could initially lead to dry taps. Supervisor of works at the Bowmanston Pumping Station, Edwin Ottley, said that there are… Link: Water solutions

Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme, a senior administration official said on Thursday,… Link: Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

Estwick, Worrell out

Source: Nation Newspaper It is no longer “up and on” for popular physical education teachers Roddy Estwick and Michael “Abu” Worrell at Combermere School. Investigations by the WEEKEND NATION reveal that while the two coaches… Link: Estwick, Worrell out

  Hundreds of Dominicans queue to buy food or leave the island

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU – Almost three weeks after Hurricane Maria decimated their island, Dominicans were on Thursday queuing for hours for an opportunity to buy food or board a vessel leaving the island. There were… Link:   Hundreds of Dominicans queue to buy food or leave the island

David Thompson Football Tournament matches scheduled for this weekend

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are invited to attend the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic matches slated for this weekend. Tomorrow, Friday October 6, Christ Church East Central… Link: David Thompson Football Tournament matches scheduled for this weekend

Tropical Storm Nate pounds Central America, heads for US

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN JOSE – Tropical Storm Nate unleashed intense rainfall across much of Central America on Thursday, killing at least 3 in Costa Rica as it heads for the United States Gulf Coast where it is expected… Link: Tropical Storm Nate pounds Central America, heads for US

Service marks ten-day countdown to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

Source: Nation Newspaper The ten-day countdown for the Barbados delegation going to take part in the international WorldSkills Competition began on Wednesday with a church service held at the St Matthias Anglican Church. The… Link: Service marks ten-day countdown to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

Brexit divorce plan to be sent to WTO next week

Source: Nation Newspaper GENEVA –  Britain and the European Union plan to send a letter to the rest of the World Trade Organization’s 164 members next week, setting out Brexit plans that have already been rejected by seven key… Link: Brexit divorce plan to be sent to WTO next week

Ensemble’s magical sound

Source: Nation Newspaper IT’S BEEN SAID COUNTLESS TIMES that music can soothe the soul and wash away any troubles. This certainly was the case when the four-member Ibis Ensemble performed for about 45 minutes to a very appreciative… Link: Ensemble’s magical sound

Cosby accuser asks US appeals court to revive defamation lawsuit

Source: Nation Newspaper BOSTON – A lawyer for an actress who claims Bill Cosby raped her in 1974 told a US appeals court on Wednesday that the comedian “destroyed” her reputation by calling her a liar after she came forward with… Link: Cosby accuser asks US appeals court to revive defamation lawsuit

Help coming slowly for Murray

Source: Nation Newspaper HEALTH OFFICIALS are mobilising to help Shirland Murray, the almost 500-pound woman living in Harbour View, Pine, St Michael, but there is still a long way to go. Neighbour Kira Gill, the most vocal… Link: Help coming slowly for Murray

CBC to pay

Source: Nation Newspaper IT MAY HAVE TAKEN a ten-hour-long meeting between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), but the final verdict is in. CBC has to pay up. After seven… Link: CBC to pay

Hananiah ‘a ray of sunshine’

Source: Nation Newspaper HANDY, HELPFUL, a “little ray of sunshine”. That is how 13-year-old Hananiah Reeves was described yesterday by those who knew him during his short life. The Princess Margaret Secondary School student… Link: Hananiah ‘a ray of sunshine’

Barbados’ sustainable recovery plan will be practical   

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan 2017 will be “bold, practical and implementable”. This disclosure came today from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, after he chaired a near four-hour… Link: Barbados’ sustainable recovery plan will be practical   

Missing: Christopher Broome

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing man.  He is 40-year-old Christopher Lavano Broome of Lot #8 Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church. He was last seen by… Link: Missing: Christopher Broome

Las Vegas probe turns to shooter's girlfriend as Trump visits scene

Source: Nation Newspaper LAS VEGAS – The girlfriend of the gunman who slaughtered 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas was expected to be questioned on Wednesday over the mass shooting at a music festival that has baffled investigators… Link: Las Vegas probe turns to shooter’s girlfriend as Trump visits scene

UN Secretary General to visit hurricane battered Caribbean countries

Source: Nation Newspaper UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres Wednesday announced that he would be visiting Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries battered by… Link: UN Secretary General to visit hurricane battered Caribbean countries

Catalonia moves to declare independence from Spain on Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper BARCELONA/MADRID – Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain following its banned referendum as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young… Link: Catalonia moves to declare independence from Spain on Monday

Trump praises response to Puerto Rico, says crisis straining budget

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – US President Donald Trump expressed satisfaction on Tuesday with the federal response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, despite criticism that the government was… Link: Trump praises response to Puerto Rico, says crisis straining budget

Woman who was recorded beating child in video, charged

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – A 44-year-old woman is due to appear in court next Monday charged with cruelty to a child after a video emerged on social media over the last weekend showing her beating a child with a machete. … Link: Woman who was recorded beating child in video, charged

ECCB launches five-year strategic plan

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S – The St Kitts-Based Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Tuesday unveiled a five-year strategic plan which it said focuses on the goals that are needed to improve the financial institution’s… Link: ECCB launches five-year strategic plan

Ferrari to make changes after engine failures

Source: Nation Newspaper MILAN – Ferrari will make changes to improve the quality of components after both of the Formula One team’s cars suffered engine failures in Malaysia at the weekend, chairman Sergio Marchionne said on… Link: Ferrari to make changes after engine failures

Lowe: Projects a flood threat

Source: Nation Newspaper Housing developments in uphill areas are creating a drainage headache for communities below and may in many instances be contributing to flooding in Barbados’ low-lying areas. So says Minister of the… Link: Lowe: Projects a flood threat

Raw deal

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Transport and Works, Michael Lashley, prior to leading off debate on the abandonment of a previously approved resolution to compulsorily acquire a parcel of land in Weston, St. James. Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley expressed concern about the power of the state in acquiring the properties…

Service lacking, laments reverend

Source: Barbados Advocate A MEMBER of the Anglican clergy is of the opinion that service seems to be lacking in every sphere of life within society. Link: Service lacking, laments reverend

Teen dies after road accident

Source: Nation Newspaper A 13 year old boy is the latest road fatality in Barbados. Police reported that the accident, involving a motor car, occurred in Campaign Castle, St George around 6:40 tonight. Police also said… Link: Teen dies after road accident

BWA, BWU in ongoing talks

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is engaged in ongoing deliberations with the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) regarding increments and salary adjustments. The BWA and the BWU last met on September 19,… Link: BWA, BWU in ongoing talks

Serious accident along Windsor Road

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are on the scene of a serious accident along Windsor Road, Christ Church. Traffic is being diverted away from the area. More details as they come to hand. (BN) Link: Serious accident along Windsor Road

Regional hoteliers launch One Caribbean Family initiative

Source: Nation Newspaper MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has launched a booking initiative that allows hotels across the region to help those who have been adversely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. … Link: Regional hoteliers launch One Caribbean Family initiative

Inniss: Respect the struggles of small business owners

Source: Nation Newspaper Many persons are unaware of the severe challenges small businesses face to stay afloat but this country’s Minister responsible for small business development, Donville Inniss, is calling for a greater… Link: Inniss: Respect the struggles of small business owners

Archer named Sussex Player-of-the-Year

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Barbadian all-rounder Jofra Archer has been rewarded for an outstanding season by being named Sussex’s Player-of-the-Year. He beat out strong challenges from batsmen Luke Wells and Stiaan… Link: Archer named Sussex Player-of-the-Year

Trinidad introduces new taxes in multi-billion dollar budget

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government Monday presented a TT$50.5 billion budget to Parliament outlining a number of taxes as the twin island republic moves to diverse its economy as a result… Link: Trinidad introduces new taxes in multi-billion dollar budget

Personnel Administration moving to digital environment

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s Personnel Administration Division (PAD) will be moving from its current paper intensive approach to a digital-based environment, with the introduction of the Correspondence Management Solution… Link: Personnel Administration moving to digital environment

Music mogul Clive Davis tells of heartbreak over Whitney Houston death

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – For music mogul Clive Davis, one memory stands out from a six-decade career – the sudden death of long-time collaborator Whitney Houston. The Grammy-winning record producer and executive –… Link: Music mogul Clive Davis tells of heartbreak over Whitney Houston death

Women assisting police after van crashes into house

Source: Nation Newspaper A driver and three passengers who allegedly tried to flee the scene of an accident were intercepted by police and are now assisting with investigations. Police say a van driven by 29-year-old Orlena… Link: Women assisting police after van crashes into house

Police seeking identity of man

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a man wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. The man is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a muscular… Link: Police seeking identity of man

Windies to leave next week for Zimbabwe Tests

Source: Nation Newspaper HARARE, Zimbabwe – Queens Sports Club will host both Tests when West Indies arrive here next week Wednesday for their short series against Zimbabwe. The tourists are expected to play a three-day warm-up… Link: Windies to leave next week for Zimbabwe Tests

Central Bank of Barbados first to launch banknote app

Source: Nation Newspaper The Central Bank of Barbados has become the first central bank in the region to introduce a currency app. The mobile app, which is called Barbadian Banknotes: Are Yours Real? and can be downloaded free… Link: Central Bank of Barbados first to launch banknote app

Political row erupts over aid to hurricane battered countries

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE, St Kitts – A political row has erupted over aid to countries battered by Hurricanes Irma and Maria with the government and the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis labour Party (SKNLP) trading words… Link: Political row erupts over aid to hurricane battered countries

BWA workers come out in support of CBC staff

Source: Nation Newspaper Workers of the Barbados Water Authority have joined their Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation counterparts in protest action. This morning they gathered outside the Pine, St Michael media organisation… Link: BWA workers come out in support of CBC staff

US travel warning sends chill across Cuban tourism industry

Source: Nation Newspaper HAVANA – Businesses catering to US tourists visiting Cuba have had a rude awakening in the last few months after enjoying a 2-1/2-year boom.  First, US President Donald Trump in June ordered tighter… Link: US travel warning sends chill across Cuban tourism industry

Two vehicles collide on highway

Source: Nation Newspaper A young man is counting his lucky stars after walking away from a two-car accident. He was driving along the section of the ABC Highway between the Norman Niles and Clyde Walcott roundabouts when he… Link: Two vehicles collide on highway

Irma, Maria force JAVA to scrap NORCECA tournament

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The devastation caused in some Caribbean islands by the recent passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, has resulted in a mass withdrawal of regional teams from the NORCECA Beach tournament carded… Link: Irma, Maria force JAVA to scrap NORCECA tournament

LIAT announces limited service to hurricane battered countries

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, Sunday announced limited operations to several of the hurricane battered countries, including Dominica and the British Virgin islands (BVI). The… Link: LIAT announces limited service to hurricane battered countries

Fogging schedule October 2 to 6

Source: Nation Newspaper The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, October 2, areas to be sprayed in St Peter are Queen’s Street,… Link: Fogging schedule October 2 to 6

A trailblazer

Source: Nation Newspaper Ena Collymore-Woodstock’s life of service is a priceless inheritance, which two generations of her family have firmly grasped and are expending. The 100-year-old Jamaican, a retired lawyer and judge… Link: A trailblazer

Men to discuss coping with stress

Source: Nation Newspaper Community Mental Health Nurse, Brantley Hunte, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Randal Phillips Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group on Tuesday, October 3, at the polyclinic, Oistins,… Link: Men to discuss coping with stress

Youth invited to participate in Govt programmes

Source: Nation Newspaper The Government of Barbados has and will continue to have various programmes to uplift the country’s youth. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, gave this assurance as he delivered… Link: Youth invited to participate in Govt programmes

US invests $170 million in late-stage Ebola vaccines, drugs

Source: Nation Newspaper CHICAGO – The US government is investing more than $170 million to help two new vaccines against the Ebola virus and two Ebola drugs complete the steps needed for approval from the Food and Drug Administration. … Link: US invests 0 million in late-stage Ebola vaccines, drugs

Charity football match kicks off today – to aid hurricane-affected countries

Source: Nation Newspaper A charity football match between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President’s XI and the Indigenous All Stars XI will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Everest Sports Ground Camp Road. The… Link: Charity football match kicks off today – to aid hurricane-affected countries

Top cop’s word

Source: Nation Newspaper There are no untouchables in the Royal Barbados Police Force. Not when it comes to breaking the law. Members who do will be dealt with to the full extent of the law, says Commissioner of Police Tyrone… Link: Top cop’s word

Celebrity T20 aims to raise funds for hurricane-ravaged islands

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning skipper, Darren Sammy, will lead an Invitational XI against a Trinidad and Tobago side, in a celebrity charity Twenty20 match later this month aimed… Link: Celebrity T20 aims to raise funds for hurricane-ravaged islands

Griffith appointed as Commissioner

Source: Nation Newspaper Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith has been appointed to the Post of Commissioner of Police. His appointment is effective from tomorrow, October 1. (PR) Link: Griffith appointed as Commissioner

CBC strike continues

Source: Nation Newspaper THE STRIKE ACTION the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) continued today and could possibly see the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) joining in tomorrow. In a letter sent to the Minister of Labour… Link: CBC strike continues

Dozens arrested during neo-Nazi march in Sweden

Source: Nation Newspaper GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Dozens of people were arrested on Saturday as neo-Nazis and anti-fascists clashed with police during a march by the extreme right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) in Gothenburg,… Link: Dozens arrested during neo-Nazi march in Sweden

UN launches multi-million dollar appeal for ‘badly battered’ Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says it has launched a Hurricane Maria Flash Appeal for the “badly battered” Caribbean island of Dominica. It said the international aid community is asking for… Link: UN launches multi-million dollar appeal for ‘badly battered’ Dominica

Barbudans returning to their homeland

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Barbudans were returning to their homeland on Friday after the Antigua and Barbuda government lifted the mandatory evacuation order it had imposed on the island after Hurricane Irma earlier… Link: Barbudans returning to their homeland

Russia says ready to work with North Korea to resolve missile crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper MOSCOW – Moscow is prepared to work with Pyongyang to try to find a peaceful resolution to the North Korean missile crisis, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. The comments came in a statement… Link: Russia says ready to work with North Korea to resolve missile crisis

Opposition Leader wants PM to be taken to Privileges Committee

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – A new session of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament began here on Friday with Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar calling for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to be brought before the… Link: Opposition Leader wants PM to be taken to Privileges Committee

Beyonce remixes Latin hit Mi Gente to aid disaster relief efforts

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Beyonce has released a new single and video to help with relief efforts following the recent natural disasters in the Caribbean and Mexico. “Mi Gente (My People),” a remix of the Latin… Link: Beyonce remixes Latin hit Mi Gente to aid disaster relief efforts

Open arms

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has embraced almost 20 schoolchildren from those Caribbean islands ravaged during the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria and given them a chance to attend school here. Deputy Chief Education… Link: Open arms

Another stellar year for tourism

Source: Barbados Advocate “Barbados’ tourism industry is set to record a third consecutive record-breaking year with respect to long-stay visitors.” Link: Another stellar year for tourism

NEW PV PLANT COMING

Source: Barbados Advocate Hallam Edwards (right), Chairman of Enermax Limited, and Carlos Edwards, Managing Director, talking about their plans for the photovoltaic project. BARBADOS is set to get a spanking new four megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. Link: NEW PV PLANT COMING

Certificate of character office reopening next week

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that the Office of Certificate of Character will reopen from Monday, October 2. Those with appointments scheduled from October 2 onwards, should visit the office on the… Link: Certificate of character office reopening next week

Bairstow hits century to complete England’s 4-0 win over Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper SOUTHAMPTON, Britain – Jonny Bairstow smashed a career-best unbeaten 141 and Jason Roy hit 96 as England thrashed West Indies by nine wickets in Southampton to complete a 4-0 series rout on Friday. … Link: Bairstow hits century to complete England’s 4-0 win over Windies

Angry Skerrit condemns allegations of party politics in food distribution

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Friday dismissed as “nonsense” suggestions that food supplies were being used for partisan politics and urged those behind these allegations to cease saying it… Link: Angry Skerrit condemns allegations of party politics in food distribution

Land tax bills issued

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority has issued the land tax bills for the financial year 2017-2018. Acting director of Shared Services Sonia Jones explained that this year, property owners will be receiving… Link: Land tax bills issued

Rowley says no to IMF

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his administration will not be approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite billions of dollars in lost revenue over the last few years…. Link: Rowley says no to IMF

St Lucia Government downplays reports foreign prisoners are high risk

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has sought to downplay suggestions that the prisoners being brought to St Lucia from the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands are high risk. … Link: St Lucia Government downplays reports foreign prisoners are high risk

Saudi man arrested after threatening women drivers

Source: Nation Newspaper KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia –  A Saudi man was arrested for allegedly threatening to attack women drivers, the Interior Ministry said on Friday, following a royal decree that ends a ban on women driving in the… Link: Saudi man arrested after threatening women drivers

Tannis over to Bees

Source: Nation Newspaper Patrick Tannis is preparing to cross the political divide. Less than six months after being rejected as a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the St Michael South East constituency, Tannis… Link: Tannis over to Bees

Nail-biting finale in talent contest

Source: Nation Newspaper There’s no better way to describe Sunday’s finale to the inaugural Richard Stoute Talent Contest for differently abled persons than thrilling. It was a nail-biter. Plain and simple. One of the most… Link: Nail-biting finale in talent contest

Mohammed: Windies remain positive ahead of series finale

Source: Nation Newspaper SOUTHAMPTON – Stand-in West Indies skipper Jason Mohammed said the Caribbean side were still pumped up for Friday’s final One-Day International despite already having lost the five-match series. The… Link: Mohammed: Windies remain positive ahead of series finale

Ban lifted on UK poultry and poultry products

Source: Nation Newspaper The ban on poultry and poultry products coming from the United Kingdom (UK) has been lifted. According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, commercial importers and the general public are… Link: Ban lifted on UK poultry and poultry products

Over 100 persons evacuated from Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Coast Guard has evacuated over 100 persons from Dominica to date, and it is anticipated that its disaster relief operations would continue into November 2017. This disclosure has come… Link: Over 100 persons evacuated from Dominica

Police looking for St John man's family

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the family members of Fitz Adolphus Alleyne, a man in his late sixties of #1 Venture, St John. He formerly lived at Horse Hill, St Joseph…. Link: Police looking for St John man’s family

Police name man who died in fire

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE ARE CONTINUING their investigations into the unnatural death of 62-year-old Glen Erwin Hinkson of Sunbury, St Philip. His charred body was discovered lying face-up at St Elizabeth Village, St… Link: Police name man who died in fire

Cops honoured

Source: Nation Newspaper SIX POLICEMEN were on Saturday night recognised for their service, dedication and contribution to the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF). Before an audience that included former commissioners of police… Link: Cops honoured

Burnt body found in St Joseph village

Source: Nation Newspaper The quiet of Elizabeth Village St Joseph was broken last night when a man met a fiery death in the rural village. Police are still conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural… Link: Burnt body found in St Joseph village

DOWN AGAIN

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS’ CREDITWORTHINESS has taken another beating. International rating agency Standard Poor’s (S&P) yesterday downgraded the island for the second time in about six months. Suggesting that… Link: DOWN AGAIN

‘Threat’ to water supply

Source: Nation Newspaper FORMER GENERAL MANAGER of the Barbados Water Authority, Dr John Mwansa, said the island’s groundwater supply could be under severe threat from a quarry in operation at Lower Estate, St George. He was… Link: ‘Threat’ to water supply

CBC strike

Source: Nation Newspaper STAFF AT THE Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) are on strike and should be off the job for a second consecutive day today. A statement from the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) yesterday evening… Link: CBC strike

Make Disabled citizens a priority

Source: Barbados Advocate Attorney-at-law Edmund Hinkson (second left) and President of the Clement Payne Movement David Comissiong (right) present a cheque for $2 500 to the President of the Barbados Association for the Blind and Deaf, Elviston Maloney. Also on hand for the donation was Member of the Association, Mark Stoute (centre); and…

US Embassy warns of possible visa scam in Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper The United States Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS says it is aware of rumours circulating that Embassy officials are in Dominica to process visa paperwork.  The Embassy addressed… Link: US Embassy warns of possible visa scam in Dominica

Moeen shines again as England clinch series vs. Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – England beat West Indies by six runs on the DLS scoring method to take an unassailable 3-0 series lead after rain curtailed what promised to be a thrilling finish to the fourth one-day international… Link: Moeen shines again as England clinch series vs. Windies

Digicel pledges to help rebuild Dominica after Hurricane Maria

Source: Nation Newspaper Digicel is committing to help the people of Dominica to rebuild in the wake of the devastating category five hit from Hurricane Maria. On a visit to the island on Tuesday to see the damage first-hand… Link: Digicel pledges to help rebuild Dominica after Hurricane Maria

Prison officer on drug charges gets bail

Source: Nation Newspaper The prison officer who was slapped with three drug-related charges was granted $3 000 bail with one surety when he appeared in court today. Robin Wesley Wiltshire, 54, of Coach Hill, St John appeared… Link: Prison officer on drug charges gets bail

Missing: Michael Forde

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating 70-year-old Michael Forde of Arch Hall, St Thomas. He was last seen by his brother Frank Forde around 6:45 a.m. yesterday at their residence…. Link: Missing: Michael Forde

Trump scrambles to convince Americans he can handle Puerto Rico crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON –  After well-received responses to two major hurricanes that hit the US mainland, President Donald Trump is battling to show Americans he can handle yet another natural disaster – this time… Link: Trump scrambles to convince Americans he can handle Puerto Rico crisis

Mental health month in October

Source: Nation Newspaper A highlight of Mental Health Month in October will be a panel discussion, hosted by the Psychiatric Hospital, on the topic Mental Health in the Workplace. The discussion, which is open to the public,… Link: Mental health month in October

Saudi king decrees women be allowed to drive

Source: Nation Newspaper RIYADH/WASHINGTON – Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom’s repression of… Link: Saudi king decrees women be allowed to drive

Stokes out of Oval ODI following arrest

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Leading England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of Wednesday’s fourth One-Day International after being arrested by police on suspicion of assault following a fracas in a bar in Bristol… Link: Stokes out of Oval ODI following arrest

Govt committed to improving business facilitation

Source: Nation Newspaper This island’s Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, has reiterated Government’s commitment to improving business facilitation in Barbados.  Sinckler made the comments over the weekend, as he addressed… Link: Govt committed to improving business facilitation

Evacuees urged to contact foreign affairs ministry

Source: Nation Newspaper The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is asking Barbadians evacuated from countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to contact the Ministry, urgently.  The… Link: Evacuees urged to contact foreign affairs ministry

Police seize over 2 000 cannabis plants

Source: Nation Newspaper   Today, officers from the District ‘E’ Police Station, Uniform and Criminal Investigations Department (CID), assisted by members of the Anti-gun Unit conducted an illegal drug eradication operation… Link: Police seize over 2 000 cannabis plants

QEH issues urgent blood appeal for BVI

Source: Nation Newspaper On behalf of the British Virgin Islands, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Blood Bank is issuing an urgent appeal for blood donations. All blood types are needed, particularly type O negative blood… Link: QEH issues urgent blood appeal for BVI

St Philip man found dead in home

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of 66-year-old Fergusson Othneil Barton of Lucas Street, St Philip. His partially decomposed body was discovered at… Link: St Philip man found dead in home

Logos Hope returning to Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, will soon visit Bridgetown, Barbados. Many may still remember the last visit in November 2009, when over 26 000 visitors were welcomed up the gangways… Link: Logos Hope returning to Barbados

BWU urges members to help Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Workers’ Union has launched an appeal to its members, past and present, to contribute towards their brothers and sisters in the Hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica.  The Executive Council… Link: BWU urges members to help Dominica

Disabled have right to decent work

Source: Nation Newspaper Despite the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) long-held view that the disabled community has equal rights to decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity,… Link: Disabled have right to decent work

British police arrest seventh man over bomb attack on London train

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – British police made a new arrest on Monday in their investigation into a bomb attack on a London underground train earlier this month. The man, 20, was detained at a house in the Welsh capital… Link: British police arrest seventh man over bomb attack on London train

Windies launch relief drive for hurricane victims

Source: Nation Newspaper BRISTOL, England – West Indies players wore black armbands during Sunday’s third ODI in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean.  The Windies… Link: Windies launch relief drive for hurricane victims

Deloitte hacked, says ‘very few’ clients affected

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON/TORONTO – Global accounting firm Deloitte said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack that affected the data of a small number of clients, providing few details on the breach. Deloitte… Link: Deloitte hacked, says ‘very few’ clients affected

Free training for law enforcement officers

Source: Nation Newspaper LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS and first responders in the Caribbean will soon benefit from monthly training for free. The courses will be wide-ranging but given the current situation in the region, matters… Link: Free training for law enforcement officers

Police looking into unnatural death

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the unnatural death of 46-year-old Kim Brandford, of Atlantic Shores, Christ Church. Around 9:45 p.m. last night Brandford’s family members who were away from home, returned… Link: Police looking into unnatural death

Sinckler: Transition delays costing country

Source: Nation Newspaper The delay in the Customs Department transitioning into the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is costing the country. This disclosure came from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, over the weekend… Link: Sinckler: Transition delays costing country

Canadian deported

Source: Nation Newspaper Canadian visitor Mellissa McMillan, 37, who was charged with a number of drug related offences committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday, September 20, reappeared before Chief… Link: Canadian deported

Police superintendent remanded on ammunition charges

Source: Nation Newspaper The race is on to get bail for a police superintendent who moments ago was remanded to prison on ammunition charges. Officer John Mark Annel, a veteran in the Royal Barbados Police Force, is facing… Link: Police superintendent remanded on ammunition charges

Govt looking at public-private partnership to expand CCTV coverage

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is looking to partner with the private sector to expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage across the island. “We are hoping… Link: Govt looking at public-private partnership to expand CCTV coverage

Seven injured in two accidents

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating two accidents in St Peter which left seven people injured. The first occurred around 9:50 p.m., on Sunday along Bakers Road, St Peter. It involved a car driven by 67-year-old… Link: Seven injured in two accidents

British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

Source: Nation Newspaper ROME – British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. “The very famous actor,… Link: British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

St Bartholomew seniors’ centre reopened

Source: Nation Newspaper Senior citizens in St Bartholomew and surrounding communities in Christ Church can benefit once again from the National Assistance Board’s Seniors’ Recreational Activities programme, following the reopening… Link: St Bartholomew seniors’ centre reopened

Melania Trump meets Prince Harry, Trudeau, thanks US Invictus team

Source: Nation Newspaper TORONTO – US first lady Melania Trump, on her first solo international trip on Saturday, to Toronto, met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and invited Britain’s Prince Harry to visit the White… Link: Melania Trump meets Prince Harry, Trudeau, thanks US Invictus team

Bahamas deeply concerned about dangers of climate change

Source: Nation Newspaper UNITED NATIONS – The Bahamas says it is deeply concerned about the dangers of environmental degradation and climate change, stating that they threaten the region’s very survivability. “With what we… Link: Bahamas deeply concerned about dangers of climate change

Crushing loss for Windies after Ali’s assault

Source: Nation Newspaper BRISTOL, England – A blistering 94 from Chris Gayle and a career-best spell from Miguel Cummins failed to top Moeen Ali’s third One-day International hundred and Liam Plunkett’s best ODI bowling that swept… Link: Crushing loss for Windies after Ali’s assault

Fogging schedule September 25 to 29

Source: Nation Newspaper THE VECTOR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, September 25, areas to be sprayed in St Andrew, St Joseph and… Link: Fogging schedule September 25 to 29

Tyson’s new reality

Source: Nation Newspaper Six months ago, Tyson Henry would never have imagined telling the tale of surviving the ordeal of living through a Category 5 hurricane. It is now almost a week after Hurricane Maria hit Dominica and… Link: Tyson’s new reality

On a mission for dressage

Source: Nation Newspaper THE SMELL OF HAY. The clink of the bridle and stirrups. The rugs folded and the water buckets filled. She puts on the jacket, boots and hat and leads her horse out of the stable. Akoele Shorey is on… Link: On a mission for dressage

CARICOM to launch community online platforms

Source: Nation Newspaper THE CARICOM SECRETARIAT will officially launch four online platforms next week, designed to make the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more accessible to persons in the region. … Link: CARICOM to launch community online platforms

Former pacer Davis honoured by Windies side

Source: Nation Newspaper BRISTOL, England – Former West Indies fast bowler Winston Davis was honoured by members of the current team during a special event staged on his behalf on Friday night. The former St Vincent & Grenadies… Link: Former pacer Davis honoured by Windies side

Care of the elderly programme priority for Govt

Source: Nation Newspaper AS THE PERCENTAGE of elderly persons in the Barbadian population continues to rise, the Ministry of Health has identified the Care of the Elderly Programme as one of its priorities. Health Minister… Link: Care of the elderly programme priority for Govt

Most active season yet, say experts

Source: Nation Newspaper Acting Director of Barbados Meteorological Services, Sonia Nurse and a team of experts from the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), including Dr Cedric Van Meer Beeck, climatologist,… Link: Most active season yet, say experts

Barbadian doctors and nurses to assist Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING made to have doctors and nurses from Barbados travel to Dominica to provide much-needed assistance. This is according to Dr Brian Charles, who is in Dominica to provide primary… Link: Barbadian doctors and nurses to assist Dominica

Accident at Searles

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports reaching Nation News indicate that there is a vehicular accident opposite Searles Plantation in Christ Church.  One man has apparently been injured and had to be freed from his vehicle using… Link: Accident at Searles

Man held with ten pounds of cannabis

Source: Nation Newspaper MEMBERS OF THE Drug Squad have arrested and charged a Barbadian with United States of America residency in connection with the seizure of ten pounds of cannabis with an estimated street value of $40 000…. Link: Man held with ten pounds of cannabis

Younger onset dementia presenting in Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA, which refers to the onset of dementia in persons under 65 years, is presenting in Barbados. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Janet Phillips,… Link: Younger onset dementia presenting in Barbados

EU disburses EC$806 000 in humanitarian aid to Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) is providing EC$806 000 in emergency humanitarian aid to Dominica, following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane… Link: EU disburses EC6 000 in humanitarian aid to Dominica

Legislation soon to be enacted to protect the disabled

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MINISTRY of Social Care is in the process of enacting legislation to protect the disabled community in this country and a draft Bill was now before the Chief Parliamentary Counsel.   In her address… Link: Legislation soon to be enacted to protect the disabled

Big stink

Source: Nation Newspaper AN OVERFLOWING SKIP at the rear of the Barbados Association of Retailers, Vendors and Entrepreneurs (BARVEN) temporary market has that association’s president upset and pleading with Barbadians to stop… Link: Big stink

Schools poster and mural competition launched

Source: Nation Newspaper The second annual Berger Secondary Schools Poster and Mural Competition was launched at Berger Paints, Spring Garden this morning. Using the theme Protecting the Environment for Future Generations,… Link: Schools poster and mural competition launched

Barbadians heading home from Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper Homeward bound! Several Barbadians who were stranded in Dominica after the devastating passage of Hurricane Maria on Monday, have been evacuated by the Coast Guard and are on their way home. According… Link: Barbadians heading home from Dominica

Mangrove crash leaves two nursing injuries

Source: Nation Newspaper Two people were injured this morning when their vehicles collided along Mangrove Road, St Philip at its junction with Mangrove Park. The crash occurred around 7:45 a.m. One car driven by 27-year-old… Link: Mangrove crash leaves two nursing injuries

Canadian visitor facing drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper MEMBERS OF THE Drug Squad have charged a Canadian visitor in connection with the seizure of 13 kilogrammes of cannabis, with an estimated street value of BDS$104 000. She is Mellissa McMillan, 37 years…. Link: Canadian visitor facing drug charges

LIAT takes relief to islands affected by hurricanes

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – One day after the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 19, LIAT the Caribbean Airline was back in the skies and working at bringing relief to islands affected by the passage of Hurricanes… Link: LIAT takes relief to islands affected by hurricanes

C&W announces partial restoration of mobile network In Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper MIAMI – Caribbean telecoms leader Cable & Wireless Communications  (C&W) today announced that it has begun the successful restoration of mobile services to Dominica.   The island’s infrastructure,… Link: C&W announces partial restoration of mobile network In Dominica

Trump orders new sanctions against North Korea, Kim calls him 'deranged'

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK –  US President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions against North Korea on Thursday and Pyongyang’s leader defiantly vowed to persist with its nuclear and missile programs and said it would consider… Link: Trump orders new sanctions against North Korea, Kim calls him ‘deranged’

Homeless Dominicans invited to T&T

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN  – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced special arrangements to waive immigration restrictions so Dominicans left homeless by Hurricane Maria can come to Trinidad and Tobago and stay… Link: Homeless Dominicans invited to T&T

Songwriters get avenue to improve skills

Source: Nation Newspaper Songwriters once again have a chance to improve their songwriting skills with the second staging of the Writers Block seminar. The initiative, which is being put on by Dark Room Recordings, provides… Link: Songwriters get avenue to improve skills

Parkinson students begin life management programme

Source: Nation Newspaper The second edition of the Career and Life Management (CALM) programme got under way at the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School this afternoon. Forty returning fifth year students are participating… Link: Parkinson students begin life management programme

Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY –  Rescuers toiled on Thursday to extract survivors, including Taiwanese workers, from collapsed buildings after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in 32 years, but the Navy said no children were… Link: Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised the public that its Treasury Building location will close for business at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 22, to facilitate maintenance work. The… Link: BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

Rain wrecks Trent Bridge ODI

Source: Nation Newspaper NOTTINGHAM – Persistent rain allowed just 14 deliveries before forcing the abandonment of the second One-Day International between England and West Indies at Trent Bridge here Thursday. Sent in, the… Link: Rain wrecks Trent Bridge ODI

Red Cross team going to Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to Dominica. The 12-person Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) is made up of experts from around the world and will serve as a frontline for… Link: Red Cross team going to Dominica

Change of dates for Arbor Day

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that there has been a change of dates for this year’s Environmental Arbor Expo and Farmers’ Market. The official opening ceremony will now be held on Friday, September… Link: Change of dates for Arbor Day

Maria drenches Dominican Republic after hammering Puerto Rico

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN JUAN –  Hurricane Maria lashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds and headed northwest in the Caribbean on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused… Link: Maria drenches Dominican Republic after hammering Puerto Rico

Man dies after being struck by bus

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a road fatality which occurred around 10:20 p.m. on yesterday along St Martins Road, St Philip, at its junction with Harlington Road. It involved a minibus and a pedestrian… Link: Man dies after being struck by bus

Ex-thug on God’s side

Source: Nation Newspaper EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally published on May 16, 2010. It has been republished to mark the International Day of Peace. BAD MAN, THUG FOR LIFE, Death Row, Out Law, Black Jesus and F*#$… Link: Ex-thug on God’s side

24 presumed dead in Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports out of Dominica indicate that 15 residents from the southern community of Pointe Michel are presumed dead as a result of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island of Dominica on Monday night…. Link: 24 presumed dead in Dominica

Aliah wins regional essay contest

Source: Nation Newspaper Aliah Hazzard is the toast of Ellerslie Secondary School and Barbados by extension. The 16-year-old placed third in this year’s Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition… Link: Aliah wins regional essay contest

Barbados will continue to assist Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper As the first Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrived in Dominica this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pledged Barbados’ commitment to assisting the hurricane-ravaged island in its recovery efforts…. Link: Barbados will continue to assist Dominica

Brathwaite cleared to bowl again by ICC

Source: Nation Newspaper DUBAI – Part-time West Indies off-spinner, Kraigg Brathwaite, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after having his action approved by the International Cricket Council. In a release on… Link: Brathwaite cleared to bowl again by ICC

Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency

Source: Nation Newspaper   A state of emergency has been declared in Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. In a statement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the Commonwealth of… Link: Prime Minister of Dominica declares state of emergency

PM Harris tours areas affected by Hurricane Maria

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris was out early Wednesday morning to personally assess the extent of damages done to homes, businesses and public sector structures… Link: PM Harris tours areas affected by Hurricane Maria

Government will continue to empower young people

Source: Nation Newspaper GOVERNMENT REMAINS COMMITTED to empowering young people in Barbados, so they can realise their dreams and aspirations. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart reiterated this commitment recently when International… Link: Government will continue to empower young people

Town hall meeting on marijuana

Source: Nation Newspaper MEMBERS OF THE public will have a chance to have their say on the issue of marijuana on Wednesday, September 27, during a town hall meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill,… Link: Town hall meeting on marijuana

Maria claims six lives in Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper SIX PEOPLE HAVE died so far in Dominica as a result of Hurricane Maria. That was disclosed by executive director of  the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, during a press… Link: Maria claims six lives in Dominica

Power play

Source: Nation Newspaper IT’S ALL AT YOU to keep your landline phone up and running during a power outage. And it could cost almost $300 for an uninterruptible power source (UPS) which might only last 41 minutes depending… Link: Power play

Dominica relief

Source: Nation Newspaper THOUSANDS OF BOTTLES of water, canned and non-perishable foods, baby items and toiletries poured into the Coast Guard base at Spring Garden, St Michael, yesterday. Barbadians heeded the call to help… Link: Dominica relief

Call made for death penalty research

Source: Barbados Advocate Michelle Brathwaite, the National Human Rights Officer for Barbados and the OECS at the UN, addressing participants at a session on the death penalty at the UN House recently. There is a need for research relating to the death penalty and how the general public views this type of punishment…

Dominica ‘DEVASTATED’

Source: Barbados Advocate AN unwelcome visit from Hurricane Maria on Monday night has left Dominica with “mind boggling” devastation, according to its Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Link: Dominica ‘DEVASTATED’

LIAT flight disruptions due to Hurricane Maria

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek through the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects… Link: LIAT flight disruptions due to Hurricane Maria

Bairstow ton propels England to easy ODI win over Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – An unbeaten century from Jonny Bairstow helped England stroll to a seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening match of their one-day series at Old Trafford on Tuesday. With England… Link: Bairstow ton propels England to easy ODI win over Windies

BDF sending second shipment to Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS DEFENCE FORCE wishes to express sincerest appreciation for the donations to the relief effort to the Commonwealth of Dominica. The response by organisations and individuals thus far has been… Link: BDF sending second shipment to Dominica

CDEMA gears up for complex Dominica mission

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has mobilised its resources for what is expected to be a difficult and complex operation in Dominica following last night’s direct hit by Hurricane Maria…. Link: CDEMA gears up for complex Dominica mission

Major earthquake hits near Mexico City, dozens dead

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling dozens of buildings in the heavily populated capital and killing at least 49 people nearby. President Enrique… Link: Major earthquake hits near Mexico City, dozens dead

Premier says TCI is open for business, a fortnight after Irma

Source: Nation Newspaper GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands – The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) says the British Overseas Territory (BOT) is on the road to recovery nearly two weeks after it was hit by a Category… Link: Premier says TCI is open for business, a fortnight after Irma

In first visit, Trump urges reform so UN can meet full potential

Source: Nation Newspaper UNITED NATIONS − US President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to UN headquarters, calling for “truly bold reforms” so it… Link: In first visit, Trump urges reform so UN can meet full potential

Flood warning extended until noon

Source: Nation Newspaper The Flood Warning for Barbados remains in effect until noon today. The Barbados Meteorological Services said at 5 a.m. Hurricane Maria was located near 16.0 °N, 62.3°W or about 65 miles (100 km) west-southwest… Link: Flood warning extended until noon

Government distances itself from scam

Source: Nation Newspaper NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas government Monday distanced itself from a so-called “Cash Grant Programme” that is aimed at helping people improve their standard of living. In a brief statement, the… Link: Government distances itself from scam

Lady Gaga calls off European tour, citing severe physical pain

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES − Lady Gaga on Monday called off the European leg of her world tour, saying she was suffering from severe physical pain and was seeking medical treatment. The Born This Way singer, 31,… Link: Lady Gaga calls off European tour, citing severe physical pain

8 p.m. Update: Maria now a Category 5 hurricane

Source: Nation Newspaper Hurricane Maria has become a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane as the eye and the intense inner core nears Dominica. At 8 p.m. Maria was centred about 15 miles (25 km) east-southeast of… Link: 8 p.m. Update: Maria now a Category 5 hurricane

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