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February 23, 2018

Barbados

Gonsalves interrupted by protesters during Cave Hill lecture

Source: Nation Newspaper “We are in solidarity with our sisters across the region… Justice for all!” was the cry that rung out last night as placard-waving protesters disrupted a public lecture by St Vincent and the Grenadines… Link: Gonsalves interrupted by protesters during Cave Hill lecture

PM: Don’t blame Auditor General

Source: Nation Newspaper Don’t simply blame the Auditor General for any misstatement about Government operations, unpaid debts and money the administration owes to individuals and firms, says Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. … Link: PM: Don’t blame Auditor General

Commonwealth group’s mandate clear

Source: Nation Newspaper The High Level Group, which includes Dame Billie Miller of Barbados, that will make recommendations on governance of the Commonwealth Secretariat held its first meeting earlier this month at Marlborough… Link: Commonwealth group’s mandate clear

Manual to be produced on the public service

Source: Nation Newspaper A manual will soon be produced on how the Barbados public service should operate. This disclosure has come from Permanent Secretary with responsibility for the Training Administration Division (TAD),… Link: Manual to be produced on the public service

Interest high in new Employment Sexual Harassment Act

Source: Barbados Advocate The Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act 2017 has generated a lot of interest since it was proclaimed, with the Labour Department receiving many calls enquiring about it. Link: Interest high in new Employment Sexual Harassment Act

READY TO HELP

Source: Barbados Advocate WHILE the matter of violence in schools continues to grab the attention of education authorities, past students of the Alexandra School are making the effort to reach out to students who have behav Link: READY TO HELP

Police must report all, not just some

Source: Nation Newspaper Section 20 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulations 1984, Cap. 295 states that:  No person shall, without the permission in writing of the Licensing Authority,  (a) affix to the front of a motor vehicle… Link: Police must report all, not just some

Licence plate rules tighter

Source: Nation Newspaper Illegal stickers, cell phones and fake licence plates are all the target of the authorities in the latest clampdown on traffic offenders, with the Ministry of Transport and licence plate manufacturers… Link: Licence plate rules tighter

Young mum reprimanded

Source: Nation Newspaper There was a stern reprimand for the 22-year-old mother who admitted kicking her then nine-month-old baby in the head last year and praise for the stepfather who outed her on Facebook. “A nine-month-old… Link: Young mum reprimanded

Student fighters get bail

Source: Nation Newspaper The two 15-year-old St Leonard School boys who were part of a fight at the school were released on bail when they reappeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The two had been remanded… Link: Student fighters get bail

Braff does it with Pride

Source: Nation Newspaper Coolness, calmness and calculatedness at the crease and clever captaincy were critical for Kraigg Brathwaite in Barbados Pride’s 13-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over English county Kent Spitfires in Wednesday’s… Link: Braff does it with Pride

Yellow again

Source: Nation Newspaper The twin towers of Samuel Alkins and Ajani Ince guided Yellow House to their second straight title at Queen’s College sports at the National Stadium on Thursday. Yellow, parading as the Panthers, tore… Link: Yellow again

Teen's charge upgraded to murder

Source: Nation Newspaper Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Abraham Cody Wiggins will appear in court today on an upgraded charge of murder in connection with the shooting death of 23-year-old Kesmar Shaquille Codrington of Browne’s Avenue,… Link: Teen’s charge upgraded to murder

Mark Cummins now Acting Permanent Secretary

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Chief Town Planner Mark Cummins is now Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth. Cummins’ move to the new Ministry was revealed when acting director of cultural… Link: Mark Cummins now Acting Permanent Secretary

British construction industry faces EU worker exodus

Source: Nation Newspaper British construction sites are starting to see a labour shortage as Eastern Europeans, who have traditionally filled the bulk of on-site jobs, have stopped taking positions after Britain’s decision to… Link: British construction industry faces EU worker exodus

Woman charged with cruelty to a child

Source: Nation Newspaper A young woman is expected to appear in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today charged with cruelty to a child. She is 22-year-old Latoya Joyanne Morris of Block 1 Eden Lodge, Housing Area, St Michael…. Link: Woman charged with cruelty to a child

Guyana to establish Children’s Court after passage of new bill

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards says a Children’s Court will be established in the country in the wake of the recent passage of the new Juvenile Offences Bill… Link: Guyana to establish Children’s Court after passage of new bill

Carnival’s back

Source: Nation Newspaper Carnival Fascination sailed back into the Bridgetown Port yesterday morning amidst much fanfare. After an absence of about four months, the popular cruise ship, with 2 300 passengers on board, arrived… Link: Carnival’s back

Bajans: Shut up and drive

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians appear to be in favour of the new cellphone law, which makes driving while using a cellphone an offence. The legislation, which can see an offender being fined $2 000 and/or imprisoned for… Link: Bajans: Shut up and drive

Cell block

Source: Nation Newspaper The days of motorists indiscriminately driving and using their cellphones are over. Police will be cracking down on this illegal action and enforcing the amended road traffic legislation that prohibits… Link: Cell block

Steelbender ‘not hooked on cocaine’

Source: Nation Newspaper He does not have a drug problem, said Shirlon McDonald Dowell. And the reason he once had no fixed of abode was because lawmen had evicted him from his home. Dowell, 61, of Bedford Lane, Roebuck… Link: Steelbender ‘not hooked on cocaine’

Carnival thumbs up

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is getting top marks for its cruise facilities from the cruise director of Carnival Fascination. “Barbados is great,” Marcelo Alvarado said aboard the ship in the Bridgetown Port yesterday…. Link: Carnival thumbs up

Over 40 candidates nominated to contest Grenada general election

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S –  Forty-five political candidates were nominated here on Tuesday – Nomination Day –  to contest the March 13 general election. The majority of the candidates will represent the ruling… Link: Over 40 candidates nominated to contest Grenada general election

Schools’ African awareness activities kick into high gear

Source: Nation Newspaper Schools across Barbados are celebrating African Awareness Month with a number of activities. St Boniface Nursery School, Sion Hill, St James, will be continuing its look at the African continent with… Link: Schools’ African awareness activities kick into high gear

Streetcars can boost transport

Source: Nation Newspaper Now that there is a call for the marking of the old train line, I thought it appropriate to propose an idea of streetcars that would greatly enhance the mass transit of passengers across Barbados. … Link: Streetcars can boost transport

Lot more needed for salvation plan, says Herbert

Source: Nation Newspaper It is a myth that the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) is the blueprint for Barbados’ economic salvation, as being touted by Government. Rather, it is “a long list of unprioritised objectives… Link: Lot more needed for salvation plan, says Herbert

Desal plant ‘on our land’

Source: Nation Newspaper Two members of the Archer family from Black Rock, St Michael, dropped a bombshell at a town hall meeting held by the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on Monday night. … Link: Desal plant ‘on our land’

Teen charged in connection with shooting death

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged 17-year-old Isaiah Abraham Cody Wiggins, of Scarborough, Christ Church with the offence of serious bodily harm. This is in connection with the shooting death of Kesmar… Link: Teen charged in connection with shooting death

Tight security for Agrofest

Source: Nation Newspaper Chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, is reassuring the public that tight security will be in place for Agrofest this weekend. He was speaking to the media… Link: Tight security for Agrofest

Brand alert

Source: Nation Newspaper The brands will now be lining up to pounce on the 89 businesses which are selling fake items in Barbados. This has been revealed by local attorney for Puma, Mark Hope, as director and owner of Ouch… Link: Brand alert

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a… Link: With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

Source: Nation Newspaper   LONDON – Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing… Link: Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

Still no sign of Willy

Source: Nation Newspaper Daquan “Willy” St Hill has still not been found. However, police public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said their investigations were continuing. St Hill was reported missing… Link: Still no sign of Willy

McClean gets down to business

Source: Nation Newspaper Senator Maxine McClean appeared upbeat yesterday in Parliament Yard, nine days after a “traumatic” experience of being assaulted and robbed at an automatic teller machine (ATM). The Minister of Foreign… Link: McClean gets down to business

Jamaica police launch probe as teen claims to be next school shooter

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Police High Command on Monday launched a multi-agency probe surrounding the circulation of an audio clip with the voice, believed to be that of a teenager, claiming that he will be the next… Link: Jamaica police launch probe as teen claims to be next school shooter

Lodge students ‘put out of bus’

Source: Nation Newspaper A parent is demanding answers after saying his child was one of several Lodge School students put out of a Transport Board bus in the rain yesterday without good reason. The parent, who requested anonymity,… Link: Lodge students ‘put out of bus’

Child kick probe

Source: Nation Newspaper The Child Care Board is on alert and the Royal Barbados Police Force is investigating a case of what appears to be child abuse in relation to a video sent to the DAILY NATION which shows a young woman… Link: Child kick probe

Man shot dead

Source: Nation Newspaper Less than two months into 2018, Barbados has recorded its fifth suspicious death, three of them gun-related. Last night, Adrian Rommel Griffith, also known as “Laddy”, was gunned down in Belleview,… Link: Man shot dead

Bees have no plan, says Sinckler

Source: Nation Newspaper A pig in a poke is what Minister of Finance Chis Sinckler says the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) is selling to the Barbadian public.  Speaking at a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) meeting at… Link: Bees have no plan, says Sinckler

Conquerors double up

Source: Nation Newspaper COB St Giles Conquerors flexed their muscles to once again become the double-crown winners of the National Primary Schools Athletics Championships Jim Wedderburn Zone at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex yesterday…. Link: Conquerors double up

Gay man launches challenge over ban on same-sex marriage

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON –  A 38-year-old gay Bermudian, who lives in the United States but hopes to marry one day in his home country, has launched a legal challenge against the Attorney-General for revoking his right… Link: Gay man launches challenge over ban on same-sex marriage

World leaders join new drive to beat NCDs in the Caribbean

Source: Nation Newspaper GENEVA  – The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a new high-level commission, comprising heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs in helping to beat… Link: World leaders join new drive to beat NCDs in the Caribbean

Man shot dead in Waterford

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the shooting death of a 34-year-old St Michael man. It occurred around 11:30 last night at Waterford, St Michael. Preliminary investigations suggest the man and his 24-year-old… Link: Man shot dead in Waterford

Jones’ 400m stuns crowd

Source: Nation Newspaper JONATHAN JONES left spectators in awe with a breathtaking performance in the men’s 400 metres on the first day of the annual Louis Lynch Championships at the National Stadium on Saturday. It was a… Link: Jones’ 400m stuns crowd

Homecoming plans being ‘fowled’ up

Source: Nation Newspaper A FAMILY’S WISH to bring home their ailing 92-year-old mother so that she can spend the rest of her sunset years in Barbados is being offset by a chicken pen. Dr Sandra Richards and her twin sisters… Link: Homecoming plans being ‘fowled’ up

UPDATE: Family of elderly woman traced

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have traced the family members of the elderly Caucasian woman, who was found wandering along Worthing Main Road, Christ Church, sometime around 9:10 am, on Sunday, February 18. The Administration… Link: UPDATE: Family of elderly woman traced

Holetown Queen Of the Festival underway

Source: Nation Newspaper The Holetown Queen Of the Festival Pageant is currently underway at the Frederick Smith School auditorium where six delegates are vying for the title. Contestants Joy Drayton, Ki’ara Holder, Uretta… Link: Holetown Queen Of the Festival underway

28 year-old male arrested and charged

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and formally charged Sheldon Andrew Rogers, twenty-eight (28) years old of Fairfield Cross Road, Tudor Bridge, St Michael, for several drug-related offences committed… Link: 28 year-old male arrested and charged

Police continue investigations in Codrington shooting death

Source: Nation Newspaper The Police are appealing to the public as they continue their investigations into the shooting death of Kesmar Shaquille Codrington, 23-years of Brownes Avenue, Bayville, St Michael. Codrington was shot… Link: Police continue investigations in Codrington shooting death

Police seeking owner of car

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the owner of one (1) blue Suzuki Ignis motor car, registration number X5327.   The owner, or anyone who may know the owner, is asked to contact… Link: Police seeking owner of car

Nigerian cinema fans celebrate Black Panther release

Source: Nation Newspaper LAGOS – Film fans, actors and comic enthusiasts in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos have been flocking to screenings of Marvel superhero movie Black Panther which opened in Africa’s most populous country… Link: Nigerian cinema fans celebrate Black Panther release

Suriname announces new immigration measures for undocumented Chinese

Source: Nation Newspaper PARAMARIBO – President Desi Bouterse has announced a significant decrease in the fees paid by illegal Chinese immigrations to regularise their status in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM)… Link: Suriname announces new immigration measures for undocumented Chinese

Barbados Regiment celebrating

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Regiment will be staging a number of activities in celebration of its 70th anniversary this week. Today there will be a Colours to Church parade at the St Matthias Anglican Church, St… Link: Barbados Regiment celebrating

Cyberattacks

Source: Nation Newspaper Cybercriminals are seizing vital computer data from companies and individuals in Barbados and extorting money for its return. This process, known as ransomware, is part of a global trend that telecommunication… Link: Cyberattacks

Going coach

Source: Nation Newspaper Schoolchildren in Barbados could soon be travelling in the comfort of tour buses. Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley confirmed this yesterday, pointing out the ministry had been approached… Link: Going coach

Jamaica threatens to leave CSME

Source: Nation Newspaper Jamaica may pull out of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) if a clear programme and definitive commitment to have it fully operational within the next five years do not materialise. Former… Link: Jamaica threatens to leave CSME

Changes in store for Crop Over

Source: Nation Newspaper An earlier launch and a rebranding of the Opening Gala are among changes for the 2018 edition of the Sweetest Summer Festival. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley said it was all part of the thrust… Link: Changes in store for Crop Over

State ‘living up to promise’

Source: Nation Newspaper The Employment Sexual Harassment Employment Act, which was proclaimed last month, is the state’s promise to end discrimination against both men and women in the workplace. So says Madame Justice Jacqueline… Link: State ‘living up to promise’

Schools showed class at festival

Source: Nation Newspaper Several northern schools and groups showcased nothing but skill and talent during the Holetown Festival Inter-School Mix on Monday night. The event, which began at 7 p.m., is one of the many features… Link: Schools showed class at festival

St Michael North West cleanup begins

Source: Nation Newspaper A massive bulk waste cleanup is underway in the St Michael North West area. Workers with the St Michael North West Development Foundation have started the first of a two-day community clean-up project… Link: St Michael North West cleanup begins

HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Big plans for restored Arlington

Source: Nation Newspaper Arlington House has its plaque. The familiar blue and white Barbados National Trust plaque, denoting the 18th century, three-storeyed building as of historic and architectural interest, was affixed… Link: HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Big plans for restored Arlington

Nation on mission to get island clean

Source: Nation Newspaper Clean it up! The complaints of unsightly garbage and unkempt areas will soon be getting some attention. The Nation is starting an islandwide campaign aimed at getting residents to help keep the island… Link: Nation on mission to get island clean

EU join forces to end death penalty

Source: Nation Newspaper The European Union wants to see the death penalty abolished in Barbados and the rest of the Eastern Caribbean. It is therefore putting its money behind the work of civil society organisations in the… Link: EU join forces to end death penalty

‘Touching’ door brings six months

Source: Nation Newspaper Andre Alston Spooner claimed he did not know what to say in his defence to a loitering charge. But when he did start to speak, he claimed his hand mistakenly brushed a woman’s door but he was not trying… Link: ‘Touching’ door brings six months

‘Good young man’ dies in crash

Source: Nation Newspaper Troy Small’s tragic death has left a void in his family – from his one-year-old daughter Trinyce, whom he collected from school, to his 18-year-old brother he employed at his business and his grandparents… Link: ‘Good young man’ dies in crash

Sinckler: Tax refunds coming soon

Source: Nation Newspaper Those persons who are still owed tax refunds from the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) might be getting their money sooner rather than later. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler yesterday revealed that… Link: Sinckler: Tax refunds coming soon

Barbados to launch national task force for CariSECURE

Source: Nation Newspaper The Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, will officially launch the Barbados National Task Force for the Strengthening of… Link: Barbados to launch national task force for CariSECURE

UPDATE: Road fatality victim named

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have disclosed the name of the young man who died in a road accident in the wee hours of this morning. He is 24 year old Troy Akeil Small of Rollins Road, Goodland, Christ Church.   … Link: UPDATE: Road fatality victim named

Tree planting to mark Land Registry’s 30th anniversary

Source: Nation Newspaper As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Land Registry Department, there will be a tree planting ceremony next week on the compound of the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael, where… Link: Tree planting to mark Land Registry’s 30th anniversary

24 year old man is third road fatality for 2018

Source: Nation Newspaper A 24 year old man lost his life last night in Barbados’ third road fatality for 2018. In a statement, the Royal Barbados Police Force’s public relations officer Inspector Roland Cobbler, detailed that… Link: 24 year old man is third road fatality for 2018

Teen: Anger fuelling violence

Source: Nation Newspaper There are times when parents are unaware of what their children are doing. And it’s probably anger that is fuelling the violence among schoolchildren. These were the views of the 16-year-old schoolboy… Link: Teen: Anger fuelling violence

BWA update on the proposed injection wells

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) Waste Water Division is making progress with the development of the proposed injection well field, one of the measures to alleviate the sewage issues on the south coast…. Link: BWA update on the proposed injection wells

Energy division closed tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that the offices of the Division of Energy and Telecommunications at Trinity Business Centre, Country Road, St Michael andGun Hill, St George, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February… Link: Energy division closed tomorrow

Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union wins landmark case

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) has won a landmark case in the Inustrial Court against the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) on behalf of the Bank’s employees. In a statement, the… Link: Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union wins landmark case

FBI was warned about alleged Florida gunman

Source: Nation Newspaper PARKLAND, Florida – The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned last year about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people in his former high school but was unable… Link: FBI was warned about alleged Florida gunman

Regional tourism hits 30 million mark

Source: Nation Newspaper The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destination last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation… Link: Regional tourism hits 30 million mark

Bermuda minister orders blitz on trash collection

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, Bermuda – Public Works Minister David Burch on Wednesday, ordered an island-wide garbage collection to clear streets and pavements of trash that piled up in the wake of industrial action and… Link: Bermuda minister orders blitz on trash collection

Police Complaints Authority reminder

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note the telephone numbers, opening hours and location of the Police Complaints Authority. The telephone numbers to reach the Authority are 535-0510/11/12, or via… Link: Police Complaints Authority reminder

War vet survives torpedo, tops 100

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS’ NEWEST CENTENARIAN George Toppin has a story to tell. He has captured it all in a book entitled Survivors, published in 2008. However, on Tuesday he had the attentive ear of Governor General… Link: War vet survives torpedo, tops 100

Bajan swimmers make mark

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIAN CARIFTA and CCCAN medalists Luis-Sebastian Weekes and Jack Kirby made their mark at the 2018 TISCA Tennessee State Championships last weekend in the United States.  Weekes set a new personal… Link: Bajan swimmers make mark

NAPSAC ‘safe haven'

Source: Nation Newspaper WITH THE PINE HILL National Primary Schools’ Athletic Championships (NAPSAC) set to resume today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, parents have been given the assurance their children will be well supervised…. Link: NAPSAC ‘safe haven’

Florida school shooter in custody, Senator says multiple dead

Source: Nation Newspaper PARKLAND, Fla. – A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement,… Link: Florida school shooter in custody, Senator says multiple dead

Zuma quits as President of South Africa

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG – Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. … Link: Zuma quits as President of South Africa

Four schoolboys appear in court in connection with St Leonard's stabbing

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged four schoolboys in connection with Monday’s stabbing incident at St Leonard’s Boys’ School which resulted in two 16-year-old boys receiving stab wounds. Two 16-year-olds… Link: Four schoolboys appear in court in connection with St Leonard’s stabbing

Maria Agard now a UPP member

Source: Nation Newspaper Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Dr Maria Agard has announced that she is now a member of the United Progressive Party. The former Barbados Labour Party member was escorted into the House… Link: Maria Agard now a UPP member

ALTAR CALL: Dame Sandra ‘chosen by God’

Source: Nation Newspaper God is still in the business of raising up Joshuas, Davids and Esthers who will stand in the gap and bring about change in their nations for His will, purpose and glory. This was declared by Apostle… Link: ALTAR CALL: Dame Sandra ‘chosen by God’

Yugge Farrell’s parents charged with attempted murder

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 14, CMC – The parents of the former model, Yugge Farrell, who is charged with using abusive language to the wife of a senior government minister, appeared in court Tuesday charged… Link: Yugge Farrell’s parents charged with attempted murder

UPDATE: Elderly woman stabbed to death

Source: Nation Newspaper An elderly woman is the island’s latest murder victim. The victim is 73-year-old Shirley Rogers of no fixed place of abode. It is believed that Rogers, who frequented the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex,… Link: UPDATE: Elderly woman stabbed to death

Estwick allays water contamination fears

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians need not worry about the island’s drinking water being contaminated as a result of the compromised sewer lines on the south coast. Minister responsible for Water Resource Management, Dr… Link: Estwick allays water contamination fears

Woman's body found at bus shelter

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are at this time on the scene at the Princess Alice Highway conducting investigations into an unnatural death following the discovery of a woman’s body at a bus shelter there this morning.  … Link: Woman’s body found at bus shelter

60-member team searching for missing man

Source: Nation Newspaper The search is on for missing 20-year-old Daquan St Hill. A 60-member search party assembled in the Valley, St George around 6:30 a.m. and then divided into smaller groups to comb nearby districts…. Link: 60-member team searching for missing man

Multimillion dollar sewage fix for south coast

Source: Nation Newspaper It will cost Government $12.9 million to address the south coast sewage issues. This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Water Resource Management, Dr David Estwick, during a press conference… Link: Multimillion dollar sewage fix for south coast

BWA says odour under control at Bridgetown Sewage Treatment Plant

Source: Nation Newspaper Efforts by the Wastewater Division (WWD) of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) to control a strong odour from the Bridgetown Sewage Treatment Plant on Monday has yielded results. This is according… Link: BWA says odour under control at Bridgetown Sewage Treatment Plant

Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu

Source: Nation Newspaper JERUSALEM – Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery in two criminal investigations but the Israeli leader, calling the allegations baseless, vowed… Link: Israeli police recommend bribery charges against Netanyahu

Edgar Cochrane pharmacy closed for another day

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that the pharmacy at the Edgar Cochrane Polyclinic, Wildey, St Michael, which was closed today to facilitate cleaning, will remain closed tomorrow as the process continues. The… Link: Edgar Cochrane pharmacy closed for another day

Phase one of new traffic control system in St Kitts officially complete

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – An air of excitement was present on Monday evening at the intersection where Wellington, Cayon and Pond Roads meet in Basseterre, St Kitts. Members of the Cabinet, senior law enforcement officials,… Link: Phase one of new traffic control system in St Kitts officially complete

Ruling party to use more gospel music during campaign

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S  – The ruling New National Party (NNP) says it will not use calypso music during the campaign leading up to the March 13 general elections because of the Christian Lenten season that begins… Link: Ruling party to use more gospel music during campaign

Public service to be reviewed

Source: Nation Newspaper Aspects of the Barbados public service will be reviewed this week when the Training Administration Division hosts a three-day workshop for approximately 30 senior public officers. The High Level Strategic… Link: Public service to be reviewed

Three killed, two injured as Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Carnival

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN  – At least three people, including a 17-year-old schoolboy, were killed as Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the annual Carnival celebrations with street parades on Monday. Police said… Link: Three killed, two injured as Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Carnival

Scholarship opportunity in China

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians now have another opportunity to apply for a scholarship for undergraduate and graduate programmes at universities in the People’s Republic of China. The Economic Affairs Division, in its… Link: Scholarship opportunity in China

$250m setback

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s failure to secure more than $250 million in revenue as planned over the past eight months has thrown its “very ambitious” fiscal target off track. But despite the setback and other challenges,… Link: 0m setback

Police seeking man’s family

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the family members of an elderly man, who appears to be in his sixties. He was found in the area of Bonnets, Britton Hill, St Michael, sometime… Link: Police seeking man’s family

Fire destroys car

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a car fire, which occurred around 2 p.m. today, in the area of JTC Ramsey Roundabout, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, travelling in the direction of Two… Link: Fire destroys car

Trump Jr's wife hospitalised after suspicious powder scare

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – United States President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump was taken to a New York hospital on Monday after she opened a piece of mail containing an unidentified white powder that… Link: Trump Jr’s wife hospitalised after suspicious powder scare

LIAT reiterates commitment to the region  

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, remains committed to serving the region and its needs. This statement comes from chief executive officer, Julie Reifer-Jones as she reiterated the airline’s position… Link: LIAT reiterates commitment to the region  

Ministry of Education moving swiftly to stamp out violence

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will move swiftly to employ “all necessary measures” to prevent the recent scourge of violence exhibited in some of the island’s schools from… Link: Ministry of Education moving swiftly to stamp out violence

Dog owner facing charges

Source: Nation Newspaper A Brighton Crescent resident faced the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Saturday in relation to last month’s mauling of an elderly woman. Contractor Christopher Maurice Straker, 45, of No 18, Brighton… Link: Dog owner facing charges

Show me the money!

Source: Nation Newspaper That’s the cry from 67-year-old O’Neal Slocombe, who says despite his father leaving $150 000 in a trust fund for him, his siblings and other relatives since 1976, the bank was now saying there was no… Link: Show me the money!

Help on the way

Source: Nation Newspaper Crime Stoppers Barbados will be going into Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School in an attempt to help students there manage their anger. This has been revealed by programme director Sherie Holder-Olutayo,… Link: Help on the way

Dems’ way

Source: Nation Newspaper The Dems intend to hold on to their heavily-touted, but controversial, programmes if the electorate returns them to office. Schoolchildren will continue to ride free on Transport Board buses, constituency… Link: Dems’ way

Arthur hits back

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has hit back at retired Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin over claims of wiretapping Barbadians during their time in office. Arthur told the DAILY NATION that despite… Link: Arthur hits back

MISSING: Daquan Anderson

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing man. Missing is 20-year-old Daquan Dashon Anderson St. Hill, of Dash Valley, St George. He was last seen by his father Anderson… Link: MISSING: Daquan Anderson

2018 Holetown Festival opens

Source: Nation Newspaper The 2018 Holetown Festival is officially open. Today the annual event kicked off with a bang at the Holetown Complex in St James. Both the reigning Miss Holetown Queen of the Festival Shaunice… Link: 2018 Holetown Festival opens

British PM May to set out 'Road to Brexit' in speech

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON − Prime Minister Theresa May will attempt to unite her feuding cabinet and convince a sceptical European Union that Britain knows what it wants from Brexit in a series of speeches over the next… Link: British PM May to set out ‘Road to Brexit’ in speech

Hundreds rally in show of support for Trinidadian immigrant rights activist

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Hundreds of supporters on Saturday rallied in lower Manhattan in demonstrating support for Trinidadian immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir, who faces deportation to his native land. Ragbir,… Link: Hundreds rally in show of support for Trinidadian immigrant rights activist

Prepare for Impact in Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper Come February 23, Impact World (IW) will launch an action-packed performance event series set to sweep through Barbados during the last week of February through to March 25. Three teams – Global Expression,… Link: Prepare for Impact in Barbados

BLP distances itself from sign vandalism

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has distanced itself from the defacing of the party’s sign bearing the face of Dr Maria Agard. Days after the Sunday Sun last week highlighted that the sign was still… Link: BLP distances itself from sign vandalism

Alibaba kicks off sponsor deal in Pyeongchang

Source: Nation Newspaper PYEONGCHANG, South Korea − Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a project that will create a “smarter” and more connected athletes’ village and stadia and make all Olympics stakeholders “more money”,… Link: Alibaba kicks off sponsor deal in Pyeongchang

Sewage relief soon

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick (left), chatting with General Manager of the BWA, Keithroy Halliday, and Director of Engineering at the BWA, Charles Leslie, during a press conference at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall headquarters to deal with the South Coast sewage issues. The…

Bankers: Act now to save our dollar

Source: Nation Newspaper Take decisive action now to preserve the BDS$2 to US$1 exchange rate and increase the foreign exchange reserves. That, essentially, is what The Barbados Bankers’ Association (TBBA) is urging the Freundel… Link: Bankers: Act now to save our dollar

Not on my watch!

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin has categorically denied being involved in any illegal wiretapping during his tenure as head of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF). Breaking his silence,… Link: Not on my watch!

Parents on bail

Source: Nation Newspaper The daughter is at the Psychiatric Hospital and the parents accused of confining her are on bail today after they appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday. Antonio Marcus Fitzpatrick,… Link: Parents on bail

Surveys on tourism sector

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, in collaboration with the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS), will be collecting information in order to construct a Tourism Satellite Account for Barbados…. Link: Surveys on tourism sector

UPDATE: Minister robbed at ATM

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports reaching NATION NEWS are that Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean was robbed earlier today. The incident was said to have occurred at the ATM at the bottom of University Hill… Link: UPDATE: Minister robbed at ATM

Italians march against racism after shooting spree against migrants

Source: Nation Newspaper MACERATA, Italy − Thousands of Italians marched against racism on Saturday in the city of Macerata where a man opened fire on African migrants a week ago, injuring six people in what police said was a… Link: Italians march against racism after shooting spree against migrants

Marzville satisfied with result

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian entertainer Omar Marzville McQuilkin has no hard feelings about being left out of the top four of the International Soca Monarch (ISM). Early Saturday morning from the Queens Park Savannah… Link: Marzville satisfied with result

Voice captures hat trick of International Soca Monarch titles

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Aaron St. Louis, the Voice, scored his third consecutive victory as Trinidad and Tobago artistes swept the International Soca Monarch competition here on Friday night. The competition,… Link: Voice captures hat trick of International Soca Monarch titles

Couple released on bail

Source: Nation Newspaper Antonio Marcus Fitzpatrick, a 49-year-old watchman and his 47-year-old wife Stacy, both of Brereton, No 1, St Philip, were released on bail for wrongfully confining their daughter when they appeared in… Link: Couple released on bail

Registration department to close early on Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the Registration Department, Whitepark Road, St Michael, will close at noon on Monday, February 12, to allow staff to attend the funeral service of a former… Link: Registration department to close early on Monday

Married couple charged

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged a husband and wife with the offence of wrongful confinement of their 19-year-old daughter, between July 1, 2017, and February 7, 2018. They are Antonio Marcus Fitzpatrick,… Link: Married couple charged

Black Panther gets superhero reception from critics

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Black Panther, the new black Marvel superhero movie, won rave reviews on Tuesday with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa. Directed by Ryan Coogler… Link: Black Panther gets superhero reception from critics

Anglican Church playing big role in protecting environment

Source: Barbados Advocate THE Anglican Church in Barbados is playing a major role in the preservation and protection of the environment, and a distinguished son of the soil is encouraging government to get in on the action. Link: Anglican Church playing big role in protecting environment

Boost for agriculture

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, making a point yesterday. The new Barbados Agricultural Marketing and Information System (BARMIS) will bridge the gap between the sellers and buyers of agricultural and fishery products, and hopefully also result in the red Link: Boost for agriculture

Five facing expulsion

Source: Nation Newspaper Five students who were involved in Tuesday’s stabbing incident at the Grantley Adams Memorial School are set to be expelled. While officials remained tightlipped on the outcome of the second day of… Link: Five facing expulsion

Pride's winning streak ends

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Pride’s winning streak in the Super50 Cup is over. After four successive victories, the Zone ‘A’ hosts lost to Windward Islands Volcanoes by 22 runs at Kensington Oval on Friday night. … Link: Pride’s winning streak ends

Caribbean countries rattled by powerful earthquake

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted several Caribbean islands on Friday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC)… Link: Caribbean countries rattled by powerful earthquake

High surf advisory in effect until Wednesday

Source: Nation Newspaper Brisk surface winds and large north-easterly to easterly sea swells associated with a strong high pressure system centred over the north-eastern Atlantic have been affecting Barbados and the other islands… Link: High surf advisory in effect until Wednesday

Six athletes suspended by NADC

Source: Nation Newspaper Along with three previous anti-doping rule violations, drug tests undertaken by the National Anti-Doping Commission in the last quarter of 2017 returned the following Adverse Analytical Findings. (PR)… Link: Six athletes suspended by NADC

Visitor dies at beach

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 66-year-old Canadian visitor, which occurred sometime around 12:20 p.m., today at Browne’s Beach, Bay Street, St Michael. … Link: Visitor dies at beach

Shoot me, don't jail me, Philippines' Duterte tells Hague court prosecutor

Source: Nation Newspaper MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday told the International Criminal Court (ICC) to go ahead and investigate him for crimes against humanity, and said he would prefer to face a firing… Link: Shoot me, don’t jail me, Philippines’ Duterte tells Hague court prosecutor

Fish And Dragon Festival sees growth

Source: Nation Newspaper The Fish And Dragon Festival now in its fourth year, continues to grow and attract a large number of patrons say its organisers.  This year, the Wildey Gymnasium, newly refurbished with assistance from… Link: Fish And Dragon Festival sees growth

DJ Maniack ‘up a level’

Source: Nation Newspaper When Brandon DJ Maniack Thompson was nine years old, he deejayed for the first time at a birthday party. Ten years later, he’s one of the hottest up and coming deejays on the island. Maniack won the… Link: DJ Maniack ‘up a level’

Teachers want more security

Source: Nation Newspaper Teachers at Grantley Adams Memorial want the Ministry of Education to hastily address their safety concerns and start by expelling the five students who were involved in a stabbing incident on Tuesday…. Link: Teachers want more security

Gold Cup precaution

Source: Nation Newspaper Just like Kensington, it looks like The Garrison also has some outfield issues. But not enough to set back the region’s biggest race day. The Sandy Lane Gold Cup will run off as scheduled next… Link: Gold Cup precaution

Man jailed after passing out 102 packages of cannabis

Source: Nation Newspaper A Jamaican man will be spending the next 12 months in HMP Dodds after he was unable to pay an $8 000 fine for trafficking cannabis into Barbados. Thirty-five-year-old Lionel Dujon Clarke appeared before… Link: Man jailed after passing out 102 packages of cannabis

Barbados ratifies WTO agreement on trade facilitation

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has ratified the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) on Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The instrument of ratification was formally handed over by Ambassador to the United Nations and Other… Link: Barbados ratifies WTO agreement on trade facilitation

Fines for siblings arrested at school sports

Source: Nation Newspaper The two siblings arrested at Christ Church Girls’ School’s sports day yesterday were fined today after pleading guilty to separate offences. Twenty-one-year-old Rommel Rishon Clarke and 27-year-old… Link: Fines for siblings arrested at school sports

Mixed outcomes for Grantley Adams stabbing accused

Source: Nation Newspaper Three boys appeared in court today charged in connection with Tuesday’s stabbing incident at Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. One was a 16-year-old resident of Bush Hall, St Michael who was… Link: Mixed outcomes for Grantley Adams stabbing accused

Venezuela opposition ponders whether to fight Maduro in vote

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Venezuela’s opposition was to huddle on Thursday and debate whether to participate in a controversial April presidential vote despite the barring of its best two candidates and an electoral board… Link: Venezuela opposition ponders whether to fight Maduro in vote

Rum Day The Rum Way next week

Source: Nation Newspaper As part of the Sugar and Rum Festival 2018, the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) will be promoting Barbadian rum and confectionery manufacturers on the lawns of Pelican Craft Centre,… Link: Rum Day The Rum Way next week

Grenada celebrates 44th anniversary of independence with eye on general election

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S – Grenada celebrated its 44th anniversary of political independence from Britain yesterday with the traditional military parade, a public holiday and Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell keeping… Link: Grenada celebrates 44th anniversary of independence with eye on general election

CDB reports gains despite catastrophic hurricane season

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN  – Despite major setbacks caused by a destructive 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is reporting a year of several developmental gains for the region. … Link: CDB reports gains despite catastrophic hurricane season

recipe for growth

Source: Barbados Advocate IF Barbados wants to grow its economy beyond one per cent, then there are certain policies that must be pursued in order to achieve this goal. Link: recipe for growth

Ram: Barbados may record worst growth in region

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is in danger of having the region’s worst performing economy this year. Predicting that the Barbados economy would grow by no more than 0.7 per cent in 2018, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)… Link: Ram: Barbados may record worst growth in region

Adults warned about behaviour at school sports

Source: Nation Newspaper Both the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Royal Barbados Police Force are cautioning adults about the behaviour they display in the presence of children after two siblings were taken into custody… Link: Adults warned about behaviour at school sports

Two stabbing victims in stable condition, one discharged

Source: Nation Newspaper Two boys, ages 16 and 14, are still assisting police in their investigations into the stabbing incident which occurred around 12:30 p.m., yesterday at Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. Three… Link: Two stabbing victims in stable condition, one discharged

Adult siblings arrested after incident at school sports

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have two suspects in custody following an incident which occurred around 2 p.m. today as Christ Church Girls’ School staged its sports day at the Christ Church Foundation School. They are 21-year… Link: Adult siblings arrested after incident at school sports

US vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

Source: Nation Newspaper SEOUL/TOKYO – US Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the world’s most tyrannical regime on Wednesday, two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics,… Link: US vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

Senate leaders reach $300 billion federal spending deal

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The US Senate, in a rare display of bipartisanship, on Wednesday reached a two-year budget deal to raise federal spending by almost $300 billion, in an attempt to end the kind of squabbling… Link: Senate leaders reach 0 billion federal spending deal

Grantley Adams Memorial closed tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Parents and guardians of students attending the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School are advised that the school at Blackmans, St Joseph, will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 8. The closure… Link: Grantley Adams Memorial closed tomorrow

National Library Service telephone number changes

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that the contact numbers for the National Library Service have changed. The PBX is 535-2900, while the new fax number is 535-2954. (BGIS) Link: National Library Service telephone number changes

Snap shares soar as user growth, revenue beat

Source: Nation Newspaper Snap Inc surprised Wall Street on Tuesday with a rebound in user growth for its Snapchat messaging app, showing resilience amid competition with Facebook Inc’s Instagram and sending shares up nearly 30… Link: Snap shares soar as user growth, revenue beat

$1.3 billion fiscal hurdle

Source: Nation Newspaper Whoever forms the next Government will have a Budget continuing Barbados’ heavy reliance on tax revenue and domestic financing. Direct foreign funding is predicted to decline as the administration… Link: .3 billion fiscal hurdle

Probe tapped phones!

Source: Nation Newspaper Amid claims of illegal wire-tapping of Barbadians during the administration of former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler has called for a full investigation to find… Link: Probe tapped phones!

Ghanaian student stranded

Source: Nation Newspaper A 31-year-old Ghanaian man has found himself stranded in Barbados after he arrived from St Vincent with the intention to connect to his homeland via London last Thursday. With no money and unable to… Link: Ghanaian student stranded

Holness presents report on Caricom relationship

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON − Prime Minister Andrew Holness today tabled a copy of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks in the House of Representatives. … Link: Holness presents report on Caricom relationship

UPDATE: One boy in serious condition, two stable after stabbing incident

Source: Nation Newspaper Two boys, ages 16 and 14, are assisting police with investigations into a stabbing incident which occurred sometime around 12:30 p.m. today at Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. Three 15-year-old… Link: UPDATE: One boy in serious condition, two stable after stabbing incident

Holness says JLP strengthening team for next election

Source: Nation Newspaper The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says its choice of political newcomer Dr Nigel Clarke for the North West St Andrew constituency will strengthen its team for the next general election. Party Leader and… Link: Holness says JLP strengthening team for next election

Stabbing incident at Grantley Adams

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have confirmed they are investigating a stabbing incident at Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. Uncomfirmed reports indicate the incident involved about four students. More details… Link: Stabbing incident at Grantley Adams

Guyana government to discuss UN decision on border dispute with Venezuela

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government will later this week discuss the decision of the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, to refer the Guyana/Venezuela territorial controversy to the International… Link: Guyana government to discuss UN decision on border dispute with Venezuela

US and North Korea trade warnings on nuclear strikes

Source: Nation Newspaper GENEVA – The United States said on Tuesday that North Korea may be only months away from being able to strike the US mainland with a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile, while Pyongyang said Washington was… Link: US and North Korea trade warnings on nuclear strikes

Cherry: My fix rejected

Source: Nation Newspaper Government missed the opportunity to avert the South Coast sewage crisis when it did not accept Anderson Cherry’s Project Recycle proposal nine years ago. That’s the contention of managing director… Link: Cherry: My fix rejected

Chandler: Grow more local foods and push agro-business development

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management’s efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow more local foods are picking up pace. This view was expressed by Chief Agricultural… Link: Chandler: Grow more local foods and push agro-business development

$1.4B burden

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has a $1.4 billion problem that is threatening to “erode” recently reported fiscal gains. International credit rating agency Moody’s warned that this large expenditure on transfers and subsidies… Link: .4B burden

OK for new plan

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s latest plan to revive the ailing economy has been endorsed by the trade unions and private sector – but with conditions. Toni Moore, general secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU);… Link: OK for new plan

New Mr and Miss Barbados Caribbean crowned

Source: Nation Newspaper Sage Belgrave and Beviny Payne are the new Mr and Miss Barbados Caribbean. The two were crowned just after 11 p.m. on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed in front scores of excited supporters including… Link: New Mr and Miss Barbados Caribbean crowned

Man remanded after cocaine is discovered in milk powder

Source: Nation Newspaper A Guyanese man has been remanded to prison after appearing in court charged in connection with the discoverey of $840 000 dollars in cocaine. Police say 29-year-old Andrew Wayne Mullin arrived in Barbados… Link: Man remanded after cocaine is discovered in milk powder

Drug trafficker sentenced to 12 months in Dodds

Source: Nation Newspaper A Jamaican national will spend a year at HMP Dodds after pleading guilty to a number of drug-related offences which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on January 30, 2018.   … Link: Drug trafficker sentenced to 12 months in Dodds

Man charged, fined for cannabis

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged 31-year-old Tomel Omar Bascombe, of Sugar Hill, St Joseph, for a number of drug related offences, which were allegedly committed at the Grantley Adams… Link: Man charged, fined for cannabis

Government worried at negative connotation associated with state of emergency

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Jamaica government, worried at the “negative connotation”: that the words state of emergency (SOE) may have on the island as a tourist destination, is now referring to the situation as “enhanced… Link: Government worried at negative connotation associated with state of emergency

South American bound flight makes emergency landing in Bermuda

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, Bermuda − A jetliner heading to South America and carrying more than 200 people, including a leading Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls, was forced to make an emergency landing here early… Link: South American bound flight makes emergency landing in Bermuda

Deacons Farm man on drug, traffic charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Major Crime Unit have arrested and formally charged a St Michael man for several drug and traffic-related offences allegedly committed on January 31, 2018 along Goodland Main Road, St Michael…. Link: Deacons Farm man on drug, traffic charges

Two more charged with Golden Sands, Emmerson Trotman robberies

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Major Crime Unit have arrested and charged two more men in connection with the armed robbery which occurred on January 6 at the Ixora Bar & Restaurant, Golden Sands Hotel, Maxwell Main Road,… Link: Two more charged with Golden Sands, Emmerson Trotman robberies

Scotiabank transfers back up

Source: Nation Newspaper Wire transfer transactions have resumed at Scotiabank following challenges with processing them for a few days last week. The bank made it clear that the issue it experienced had nothing to do with… Link: Scotiabank transfers back up

On the warpath

Source: Nation Newspaper Trouble appears to be brewing at the Customs Department once again. This time it’s over the interview process for the 100 vacant positions in the department as efforts to transition to the Barbados Revenue… Link: On the warpath

New petroleum prices from midnight

Source: Nation Newspaper Consumers will pay less for gasoline, and more for diesel, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), from midnight, Sunday, February 4. The retail price of gasoline will move from $3.35 per litre… Link: New petroleum prices from midnight

Amtrak train 'on wrong track' in fatal South Carolina collision

Source: Nation Newspaper CAYCE, South Carolina − An Amtrak passenger train apparently traveling on the wrong track collided with a parked freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing two crew members and injuring at least… Link: Amtrak train ‘on wrong track’ in fatal South Carolina collision

‘They want us to cave’, charges immigrant activist Ravi Ragbir

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Trinidadian-born immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir issued a message of resistance against the forces trying to deport him and others. In returning to the site of his January 11 arrest, … Link: ‘They want us to cave’, charges immigrant activist Ravi Ragbir

Sir Warwick’s highs and lows in politics

Source: Nation Newspaper Sir Warwick Franklin is an expert land surveyor and a former politician whose reputation as a surveyor is widely acknowledged even beyond Barbados, but as far as some Barbadians are concerned, the jury… Link: Sir Warwick’s highs and lows in politics

SOCIAL SCENE: Commonwealth tea party

Source: Nation Newspaper British High Commissioner Janet Douglas was the gracious hostess when the Royal Commonwealth Society Barbados Branch held a tea party at her official residence last week. The elegant affair staged… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: Commonwealth tea party

Acting Chief Labour Officer emphasises safety near power lines

Source: Nation Newspaper Electricity may be the single most beneficial discovery known to man, but this country’s Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, has challenged those with the knowledge about working safely around power… Link: Acting Chief Labour Officer emphasises safety near power lines

Cape Town's water crisis hitting tourism, say officials

Source: Nation Newspaper CAPE TOWN − A chronic drought that could leave South Africa’s Cape Town without water within weeks is hurting visitor numbers and knocking a rare economic bright spot, officials said on Friday. With… Link: Cape Town’s water crisis hitting tourism, say officials

Police jam

Source: Nation Newspaper Another court battle over promotions in the Royal Barbados Police Force may be brewing. At least, that is what some policemen whose names were submitted for promotion by Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith… Link: Police jam

Bid to salvage BNTCL sale

Source: Nation Newspaper With the foreign reserves continuing to slide, efforts are on to salvage the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) sale. But Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss yesterday stressed that any… Link: Bid to salvage BNTCL sale

‘Keep it clean’

Source: Nation Newspaper Don’t tarnish the upcoming election campaign by engaging in unsavoury attacks on individuals. And don’t descend to a level of personal vilification and character assassination. This caution has come… Link: ‘Keep it clean’

Soroptimist International hands over gazebo to St Judes Primary 

Source: Nation Newspaper The winner of the Soroptimist International of Jamestown’s Enhance and Embrace your Environment competition, St Judes Primary School, was officially presented with its prize – a spanking new gazebo. … Link: Soroptimist International hands over gazebo to St Judes Primary 

African migrants injured in Italian drive-by shootings, say police

Source: Nation Newspaper ROME − An Italian man opened fire on African migrants in the central city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring six people in the racially motivated attack before he was captured, police said. The shootings… Link: African migrants injured in Italian drive-by shootings, say police

Police seeking the family of senior citizen

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating the family members of a man identified as 90-year-old Gladstone Sobers, of Walkers Valley, St George.  His family members, or anyone who… Link: Police seeking the family of senior citizen

St Lucia launches ambitious agribusiness project

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES − St Lucia has launched a multi-million dollar project aimed at strengthening agribusiness operations within the context of climate change. The US$1.8 million Inter-American Development Bank… Link: St Lucia launches ambitious agribusiness project

Heather-Lynn's Habitat: Landis’ garden of Eden a delight

Source: Nation Newspaper THE PEACOCK DARTED into the undergrowth as a woman trailed it, camera at the ready. It emerged from the shadows as more people aimed their cameras at it, hoping for a spectacular showing. But the… Link: Heather-Lynn’s Habitat: Landis’ garden of Eden a delight

Ministry of Agriculture seeking to preserve local plants

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is working to conserve the island’s local plant species. Addressing the scores of persons who attended the Ministry’s field… Link: Ministry of Agriculture seeking to preserve local plants

Jamaica to host CTM next year

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Jamaica will host the next Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace (CTM), scheduled for the first quarter of 2019, Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett,… Link: Jamaica to host CTM next year

S&P 500, Dow on track for worst week in two years

Source: Nation Newspaper Wall Street extended losses on Friday after a round of weak earnings and on the back of robust payrolls data that sent bond yields higher, vexing all three major US stock indexes. The S&P 500 and the… Link: S&P 500, Dow on track for worst week in two years

Broomes: Focus on productivity levels, not elections

Source: Barbados Advocate Instead of studying when the Prime Minister will call elections, the people of Barbados should focus on improving their productivity levels. Link: Broomes: Focus on productivity levels, not elections

sinckler: It’s the correct thing to do

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, greets former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for St. Peter, Owen Arthur, on the way to Parliament yesterday. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, says Government’s 20-Year Programme which facilitates the transfer of units to the hundreds of eligible…

Brush with death

Source: Nation Newspaper His story may have had a happy ending, but residents of Fairholme Gardens in Maxwell, Christ Church, are still fuming after 12-year-old Keion Harding-Adams miraculously escaped death or serious injury… Link: Brush with death

Inniss: Bynoe trying to create panic

Source: Nation Newspaper “Andrew, you need to stop it!” Those stern words have come from Minister of International Business Donville Inniss in response to recent comments by managing director of A1 Supermarkets, Andrew Bynoe…. Link: Inniss: Bynoe trying to create panic

Barbados managing its coral reefs

Source: Nation Newspaper In the face of rising sea temperatures resulting from climate change, Barbados is continuing its efforts to monitor and manage the condition of its coral reefs. This assurance has come from Director… Link: Barbados managing its coral reefs

BREA elects new board of directors

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) has elected a new board of directors. The Association’s 6th Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday at the Bagnall’s Point Conference Room on… Link: BREA elects new board of directors

Mayers seeks funds for op to remove tumours

Source: Nation Newspaper Sherrie-Anne Mayers does not let anything get her down, not even the news that she has multiple brain tumours. The 56-year-old Fairview Heights, St George resident said she continued to live her life… Link: Mayers seeks funds for op to remove tumours

France sends police as migrant gangs clash in Calais

Source: Nation Newspaper PARIS –  The French government will send more police to Calais to crack down on migrant gangs, the interior minister said on Friday, after gang rivalries erupted into a brawl that left five migrants suffering… Link: France sends police as migrant gangs clash in Calais

OAS scholarships for graduate and undergraduate studies

Source: Nation Newspaper The Economic Affairs Division has advised that the public can now apply for the Organisation of American States (OAS) Academic Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Applications should… Link: OAS scholarships for graduate and undergraduate studies

Man fined for sending obscene photographs of ex-lover over WhatsApp

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – A court has imposed a JMD$500 000  (BDS$8 000) fine on a man who sent several obscene photographs and over 200 WhatsApp messages to the cell phone of the current boyfriend of his ex-lover. … Link: Man fined for sending obscene photographs of ex-lover over WhatsApp

Driver and conductress injured in Walkers accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding a serious accident which occurred sometime around 8:55 p.m. last night at Walkers, St George. Thirty-six-year-old minibus driver… Link: Driver and conductress injured in Walkers accident

Fidel Castro's eldest son 'Fidelito' commits suicide

Source: Nation Newspaper HAVANA – The eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, committed suicide on Thursday aged 68 after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media… Link: Fidel Castro’s eldest son ‘Fidelito’ commits suicide

Sweetness galore

Source: Nation Newspaper   The Frank Collymore Hall was cold, and some patrons draped themselves in scarves, while others bundled up in hoodies to try to warm up. But not even the frigid temperatures could prepare them… Link: Sweetness galore

Pine Hill cuts cash

Source: Nation Newspaper Although ten successive years of having Pine Hill as their main sponsor have come to an end and staging their meet at the Usain Bolt Complex has chopped gate revenue by almost 70 per cent, the National… Link: Pine Hill cuts cash

Man fined after pleading guilty to drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper A man with no fixed place of abode has six months to pay the courts $5 000 after pleading guilty to a number of drug offences. Thirty-eight-year-old Edwin Dane Victor was arrested and charged in connection… Link: Man fined after pleading guilty to drug charges

Cyclist injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding an accident with injuries which occurred around 11:40 a.m. today along Spring Garden, St Michael. It involved a car and a bicycle… Link: Cyclist injured in accident

MISSING: Kim Rollins

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. She is 15-year-old Kim Sherry Ann Rollins of Rendezvous Terrace, Christ Church. She was last seen by her mother Vanda Rollins… Link: MISSING: Kim Rollins

Police investigating car jacking in Morgan Lewis

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a car-jacking in Morgan Lewis, St Andrew on Wednesday night in which a man was robbed of his Mercedes Benz after stopping to help a passerby who appeared to be in distress. … Link: Police investigating car jacking in Morgan Lewis

June 15 deadline for completion of sexual harassment policies

Source: Nation Newspaper Employers are being reminded that they have until June 15 to have their sexual harassment policies in place, as required under the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act. Minister of Labour,… Link: June 15 deadline for completion of sexual harassment policies

‘Don’t rule out’ going to IMF for help

Source: Nation Newspaper   THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) should not be ruled out as an option to help Barbados. However, Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes said Government had to decide if that was the option… Link: ‘Don’t rule out’ going to IMF for help

King knocks out Green in Round 4

Source: Nation Newspaper LOCAL BOXER Keithland King has secured his second knockout victory in the ring since starting his professional career last year. King knocked out Guyanese Anson Green one minute and 35 seconds into… Link: King knocks out Green in Round 4

Sluggish economic growth continues

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS STRUGGLED for meaningful economic growth in 2017 and the slump is expected to continue this year. After the economy grew by about one per cent last year, Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes… Link: Sluggish economic growth continues

Juniors out to make Carifta mark

Source: Nation Newspaper SATURDAY’S 17th Young Olympians Classic at the National Stadium will provide athletes with yet another opportunity to reach the CARIFTA Games’ qualifying standards. The meet, which is being staged… Link: Juniors out to make Carifta mark

Government must do more to advance renewable energy sector

Source: Barbados Advocate While government has made some critical and important first steps towards the development of the renewable energy sector, much more needs to be done to advance the sector’s growth. Link: Government must do more to advance renewable energy sector

RESERVES CONCERN

Source: Barbados Advocate Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes making a point during his review of the island’s fiscal performance for 2017 yesterday. THE Barbados economy ended last year with reserves that could have financed just about 6.6 weeks of imports, and this is causing concern to the Central Bank of Barbados. Link: RESERVES

Four injured following brawl on school bus

Source: Nation Newspaper TRAFFIC ALONG THE WEST COAST ground to a halt yesterday morning after the bus ride for students of Daryll Jordan and Frederick Smith secondary schools was interrupted by a stabbing incident. While… Link: Four injured following brawl on school bus

Woman fined $8 000 after admitting to trafficking cannabis

Source: Nation Newspaper A Jamaican national today pleaded guilty to a number of drug-related offences which were committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on January 21. Thirty-five-year-old Alicia Tamara Beckford… Link: Woman fined 000 after admitting to trafficking cannabis

Ministry of Education addresses school bus incident

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has denounced the reported violence exhibited by students this morning on a Transport Board school bus. In a statement, the Ministry said… Link: Ministry of Education addresses school bus incident

Police seize cannabis plants in St Joseph

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Dug Squad seized 3 871 cannabis plants during drug eradication operations in a number of St Joseph districts yesterday. The plants ranged from seedlings to eight feet in height. … Link: Police seize cannabis plants in St Joseph

Three injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Three people were injured when a van and two cars collided around 5:38 p.m., yesterday along Weston Road, St James. One car was driven by 22-year-old Samaiya Osbourne of Greenwich Village, St James,… Link: Three injured in accident

ALTAR CALL: Call to live in holiness

Source: Nation Newspaper The sermon was titled Holiness God’s Way Of Life, and Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton, chief secretary of the Salvation Army Caribbean territory, did justice to his message at the Salvation Army Church… Link: ALTAR CALL: Call to live in holiness

Another avenue for students to receive financial assistance

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians studying in the United States of America (USA) are being reminded that there is another avenue by which they can receive financial assistance. The Division of Economic Affairs has advised… Link: Another avenue for students to receive financial assistance

Daryll Jordan students injured on school bus

Source: Nation Newspaper An unknown number of students were injured following an early morning altercation aboard a Daryll Jordan Secondary School bus in Payne’s Bay, St James. Principal Stephen Jackman, who is currently on… Link: Daryll Jordan students injured on school bus

Missing man traced

Source: Nation Newspaper Twenty-four-year-old Victor Ramkissoon of #21 Eastwind, Gemswick, St Philip, who was reported missing on Monday the 29th of January 2018, has been traced and is safe.  Police gave this update this… Link: Missing man traced

Worthing Post Office reopens

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the Worthing Post Office will reopen for business from today, Wednesday, January 31. The opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, and from 8:15… Link: Worthing Post Office reopens

Devaluation call

Source: Nation Newspaper An international economist is suggesting devaluation of the Barbados dollar as a viable option to hoist the island from the “fiscal cliff” on which it now stands. Economist and former minister of finance… Link: Devaluation call

Public transport in crisis, says BLP MP

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Labour Party Shadow Minister of Transport, Trevor Prescod  says its  clear that the state-run public transportation system is in crisis. He made the charge in a statement issued today, a day… Link: Public transport in crisis, says BLP MP

Deadline for refund of excess registration fees

Source: Nation Newspaper Those people seeking a refund or roll over of excess registration fees paid under the Professional, Trade and Business Registration Act are reminded that they must present the original receipt to the Registration… Link: Deadline for refund of excess registration fees

Court call for District “A” Magistrates’ Court

Source: Nation Newspaper All persons who were to appear at the District “A” Magistrates’ Courts, Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, on Monday, January 29, and today, Tuesday, January 30, are asked to return tomorrow, Wednesday, January… Link: Court call for District “A” Magistrates’ Court

Mexico may allow US air marshals to use stun guns on flights: official

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY –  Mexico is in talks with the United States on whether to allow US federal air marshals to travel with Taser stun guns on cross-border flights with US airlines, National Security Commissioner… Link: Mexico may allow US air marshals to use stun guns on flights: official

PM confident of defeating “no confidence” vote

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he is confident his ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration will defeat a motion of no confidence filed by the opposition when it comes up for… Link: PM confident of defeating “no confidence” vote

Lawyer seeks acquittal for President Bouterse

Source: Nation Newspaper PARAMARIBO, Suriname – The lawyer for President Desi Bouterse, who is accused of involvement in the 1982 murders of 15 political opponents of his then military government, Monday asked the Military Court… Link: Lawyer seeks acquittal for President Bouterse

Regional reparations a step closer

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations. This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and… Link: Regional reparations a step closer

‘Real’ hard

Source: Nation Newspaper The real estate market has nosedived by nearly 50 per cent across the board since 2010, with large residential as well as commercial properties being the most affected. Julie Dash, of Hannah Properties,… Link: ‘Real’ hard

$68m drop in reserves in 3 months

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has suffered its fastest decline in foreign reserves in a year – US$16 million a month – regional economist Marla Dukharan warned yesterday. This was also the lowest level of foreign reserves… Link: m drop in reserves in 3 months

Fuming over bus delays

Source: Nation Newspaper Tensions ran high yesterday at the Princess Alice Bus Terminal and that in Fairchild Street as scores of stranded commuters lambasted the Transport Board for unbearably long waits. But according to… Link: Fuming over bus delays

MISSING: Shamia Simpson

Source: Nation Newspaper The Police are still seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. Missing is 14-year-old Shamia Simpson, of 3rd Ave, Bush Hall, Yard Gap, St Michael, and formerly of Charnocks, Christ… Link: MISSING: Shamia Simpson

Trio wanted by police

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating three men who are wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. They are Rachan Jackson Thomas, 22, of last known address Vauxhall,… Link: Trio wanted by police

Court closed to facilitate work

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the District “A” Magistrates’ Courts at Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 30, due to cleaning being carried out by… Link: Court closed to facilitate work

AG: Barbados committed to eliminating corporal punishment

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados remains committed to eliminating corporal punishment in keeping with its agreement to protect the Rights of the Child. And, while Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite believes the time has come… Link: AG: Barbados committed to eliminating corporal punishment

MISSING: Victor Ramkinssoon

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing man. He is 24-year-old Victor Ramkinssoon of #21 Eastwind, Gemswick, St Philip.  He was last seen on Saturday January 27by his… Link: MISSING: Victor Ramkinssoon

More excitement added to Super50 Cricket Festival

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Super50 Fans have the chance to catch a six and win a round-trip travel certificate to any of JetBlue’s US destinations when they come to any of the 2018 Super50 Cup day/night games in Antigua… Link: More excitement added to Super50 Cricket Festival

Life in ole jooking board yet

Source: Nation Newspaper There was once a time when no self-respecting housewife would be without a jooking board. It was touted as the best way to get clothes clean. It was a technique, people claimed. But with the advent… Link: Life in ole jooking board yet

Historic contract offer for WINDIES players

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S –  Cricket West Indies has announced that it has enhanced its central retainer contract system for male players. The new arrangement brings the CWI central retainer contract system more in line… Link: Historic contract offer for WINDIES players

Teachers told: Commit or just quit

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Education Ronald Jones has presented an option to teachers: be committed to the children in your classroom, or leave the system. Speaking at the 2018 Erdiston Teachers’ Training College… Link: Teachers told: Commit or just quit

Misery in St Matthias

Source: Nation Newspaper Forty years and counting. That was how long residents of St Matthias Housing Area in Christ Church said they had been having problems with burst pipes and overflowing wells with broken covers, causing… Link: Misery in St Matthias

Grenada PM names March 13 as election date

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell Sunday night announced March 13 as the date for fresh general elections in Grenada. Addressing a rally of his ruling New National Party (NNP) at the National… Link: Grenada PM names March 13 as election date

Swedish IKEA founder Kamprad dies at 91

Source: Nation Newspaper STOCKHOLM − Billionaire IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who turned a business he launched as a teenager into one of the world’s best known furniture brands, has died at the age of 91, the Swedish company… Link: Swedish IKEA founder Kamprad dies at 91

New survey finds climate change concerns much higher in Caribbean than US, Canada

Source: Nation Newspaper NASHVILLE – A leading university here has found that climate change concerns are much higher in Latin America and the Caribbean that in the United States and Canada. According to a new “Insights” report… Link: New survey finds climate change concerns much higher in Caribbean than US, Canada

SOCIAL SCENE: Warm welcome for ambassador

Source: Nation Newspaper New Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Barbados, Gustavo Pandiani, along with his wife Sandra and their children, was warmly welcomed to Barbados during a reception at the official residence last… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: Warm welcome for ambassador

King of cakes

Source: Nation Newspaper Khiomal Nurse is as “artsy” as they come. He sings, dances, acts, and now these days he’s a cake decorator. Yes, that’s right, he’s one of the faces behind the top-class cakes coming out Yumz and Crumz… Link: King of cakes

Blooms to behold at Balls

Source: Nation Newspaper The brightest blooms on the island were on show as the Barbados Horticultural Society staged its annual Flower And Garden Show at its Balls Plantation headquarters in Christ Church yesterday. A steady… Link: Blooms to behold at Balls

Information on local medicinal plants next week

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians will have the opportunity to learn about ten local medicinal plants when the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management hosts its field day, next Wednesday, January… Link: Information on local medicinal plants next week

Dark Hole Road closed

Source: Nation Newspaper Dark Hole Road in St Sylvan’s, St Joseph, is going to be closed for a while. With the road collapsing into the nearby gully last week, Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley said the major… Link: Dark Hole Road closed

$28m condo complex

Source: Nation Newspaper The once popular entertainment venue Plantation Restaurant And Garden Theatre is no more. The building was demolished late last year to make way for a multimillion-dollar gated condominium complex which… Link: m condo complex

Missteps by BWU

Source: Nation Newspaper A “troubling lack of appreciation for the scope and intent” of the Employment Rights Act. That, said the Employment Rights Tribunal, was what representatives of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) displayed… Link: Missteps by BWU

South Sudan, facing humanitarian crisis, waives some fees for aid groups

Source: Nation Newspaper JUBA − South Sudan has temporarily abandoned some of the fees it charges foreign and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in a bid to encourage groups to help with a humanitarian crisis, a senior… Link: South Sudan, facing humanitarian crisis, waives some fees for aid groups

BHTA head happy with assurances on water quality

Source: Nation Newspaper Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Roseanne Myers, is encouraged by the relevant Government agencies’ assurances that Barbados’ drinking water supply remains safe. Responding… Link: BHTA head happy with assurances on water quality

Gunmen go on killing spree in Jamaica

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON − At least 10 people, including a 15-year-old student, were shot and killed during a 12-hour period as gunmen went on a rampage in several parishes in Jamaica. Police said that at least five… Link: Gunmen go on killing spree in Jamaica

Holder: Are we ready for a female leader?

Source: Nation Newspaper A political scientist is calling for a national debate on whether the country is ready for a female leader. With the general elections looming and Mia Mottley leading the opposition Barbados Labour… Link: Holder: Are we ready for a female leader?

King loses quarter-final in Newport Challenger

Source: Nation Newspaper Darian King definitely wasn’t at his best. The king of swing went crashing out of the Newport Beach Tennis Challenger yesterday, having blown a one-set lead in his quarter-final loss to Chilean Christian… Link: King loses quarter-final in Newport Challenger

Jurors asked to report for court later

Source: Nation Newspaper All waiting jurors assigned to Criminal Court No. 2 for the period Monday, January 8, to Friday, February 23, are asked to report for jury duty on Monday, January 29, at 1 p.m., instead of 9 a.m. as previously… Link: Jurors asked to report for court later

Baboons go on the run after jumping Paris zoo enclosure

Source: Nation Newspaper PARIS – Several baboons escaped from their enclosure at a zoo in Paris on Friday, prompting evacuation of the premises while police hunted for the missing monkeys.  The alarm was raised when an employee… Link: Baboons go on the run after jumping Paris zoo enclosure

‘DRINKING WATER SAFE’

Source: Barbados Advocate FROM LEFT: General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority, Keithroy Halliday, making a point during the press conference, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean and Minister of Health, John Boyce look on. Barbados’ potable water is safe! Link: ‘DRINKING WATER SAFE’

Magistrate calls for juvenile drug treatment court

Source: Barbados Advocate IN LIGHT OF the increasing number of children and teenagers running into problems with the use of drugs, the time has come for consideration to be given to the establishment of a juvenile drug trea Link: Magistrate calls for juvenile drug treatment court

Silent abuse

Source: Nation Newspaper Underreporting of child abuse could be hiding the true picture of the crime, especially among boys. Child Care Board-reported cases were 1 446 between 2015 and 2016 and for each year since 2011 there… Link: Silent abuse

Work soon on berth six

Source: Nation Newspaper Works is set to begin soon on the construction of berth six at the Bridgetown Port. This was revealed yesterday by Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, who was speaking during a press conference at Flagstaff… Link: Work soon on berth six

Local drinking water still safe, says authorities

Source: Nation Newspaper The Government has given its assurances that the Barbados potable water is safe for drinking. This was revealed today during a joint press conference held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry… Link: Local drinking water still safe, says authorities

Antigua opposition legislator files defamation lawsuit against PM

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – An opposition member has filed a defamation lawsuit against Prime Minister Gaston Browne for allegedly making “outrageous” statements against him in Parliament recently.  The lawsuit was… Link: Antigua opposition legislator files defamation lawsuit against PM

THESE FIELDS AND HILLS: Farmers replant after storms

Source: Nation Newspaper Two farmers who operate in St Lucy suffered thousands of dollars in damage last year when two major systems dumped inches of water in the fields. The farmers from the Spring Hall Land Lease Programme… Link: THESE FIELDS AND HILLS: Farmers replant after storms

Trump says Republicans will accept citizenship for 'Dreamers'

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON  – United States President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be willing to shift his stance on immigration to push through a deal that protects illegal immigrants brought to the country as… Link: Trump says Republicans will accept citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

Gunmen cause panic at Jamaican school

Source: Nation Newspaper Teachers and students at St Jago High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, were forced to seek refuge in the school’s auditorium after gunmen ran through the school compound in a bid to escape from the… Link: Gunmen cause panic at Jamaican school

Relief for needy and no new taxes in 2018 Budget

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Gaston Browne on Thursday unveiled several programmes geared towards helping public sector employees. Some of the programmes include a housing grant and vehicle concessions. “There… Link: Relief for needy and no new taxes in 2018 Budget

Burger King gives back

Source: Nation Newspaper For the first four years Burger King recorded steady customer growth, but general manager Ryan Walters said last year was flat. “We have had an increase in traffic over the last five years; 2017 was… Link: Burger King gives back

Lashley lauds U-17 tourney

Source: Nation Newspaper Exposing and developing footballers from an early age in junior competitions are critical components towards a successful career. And according to Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley, the National… Link: Lashley lauds U-17 tourney

Roberts: Pay back

Source: Nation Newspaper Enough is enough. One of the greats of the champion West Indies teams of yesteryear says he will never again pick four Caribbean cricketers who have made themselves unavailable for the forthcoming… Link: Roberts: Pay back

Thelma Berry Nursery closed tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that the Thelma Berry Nursery School, St David’s, Christ Church, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 26.   This closure is to facilitate the removal of cow itch from a nearby… Link: Thelma Berry Nursery closed tomorrow

Suspected case of measles in Antigua

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected case of measles that was imported into the country by a visitor from the United Kingdom. According to chief medical officer Dr Rhonda… Link: Suspected case of measles in Antigua

Fiscal deficit on the decline

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ fiscal deficit is on the decline. This news has come from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who said that preliminary estimates suggested that, compared to the previous fiscal year, the decline… Link: Fiscal deficit on the decline

US Embassy issues caution regarding bacteria in tap water

Source: Nation Newspaper The United States Embassy in Barbados says recent tests at several US Embassy residences here have revealed “elevated levels” of bacteria in the tap water.  In a notice posted on its website, the Embassy… Link: US Embassy issues caution regarding bacteria in tap water

Paul: Zero tolerance approach at Agrofest

Source: Nation Newspaper Unsavoury and illegal activities will not be tolerated at Agrofest when it is held from February 23 to 25 in Queen’s Park. Chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul… Link: Paul: Zero tolerance approach at Agrofest

Canadian politician steps down, denies misconduct allegations

Source: Nation Newspaper TORONTO – The leader of the main opposition party in Canada’s Ontario province said early on Thursday that he would step down from his post, a few hours after broadcaster CTV News reported allegations… Link: Canadian politician steps down, denies misconduct allegations

Jamaica on offensive overseas to deal with fallout from SOE

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is to travel to North America and Europe this weekend as Jamaica moves to quell any fallout from its decision to impose a state of emergency in St James, where… Link: Jamaica on offensive overseas to deal with fallout from SOE

Caribbean and Latin America committed to deeper relations with China

Source: Nation Newspaper There is a commitment from the Caribbean and Latin America to deepen the existing relationship with China.  This was the consensus adopted by those countries represented at the Second Meeting of the… Link: Caribbean and Latin America committed to deeper relations with China

Louvre shuts art display due to rising river Seine

Source: Nation Newspaper PARIS − The Louvre museum in Paris closed its basement display of Islamic art on Wednesday following a sharp rise in the level of the river Seine, which has been swollen by weeks of heavy rain. The… Link: Louvre shuts art display due to rising river Seine

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