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June 25, 2017

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BFPA reports major achievements for 2016

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) has hailed its provision of HIV treatment to clients as one of its major achievements for 2016. This was one of the highlights of the association’s report to the nation, presented by acting Executive Director Anderson Langdon at its awards ceremony at the Radisson…

Thumbs up for Crop Over Opening Gala

Source: Barbados Today The 2017 First Citizens Crop Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes has been given a thumbs up by its producer. The event, which was normally held in the island’s capital, was moved to the east of the island and held at King George V Memorial Park in…

Crop Over 2017 launched

Source: Barbados Today The best of Bajan culture was on show for this afternoon’s Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes. The event at the King George V Memorial Park commenced with much fanfare, including singing, dancing and acting. Entertainer Antoine Williams took to the stage to deliver Speechifying,…

Colourful gala gets Crop Over underway

Source: Nation Newspaper THE RHYTHMIC SOUND of the tuk band, the mauby sellers with their buckets, Mother Sallies, shaggy bears and stiltwalkers made up the scaled down parade of the First Citizens Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial… Link: Colourful gala gets Crop Over underway

CMO wants more done to promote sexual health

Source: Barbados Today Chief Medical Officer, Dr Joy St John today told health care providers that a lot more needs to be done in promoting sexual and reproductive health in Barbados, even though much progress has been made in that area over the years. Addressing the opening of the first Sexual and Reproductive…

Hamilton overtakes Senna with 66th pole

Source: Nation Newspaper BAKU – LewisHamilton surpassed Ayrton Senna’s career haul of 65 pole positions in Formula One as he edged Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas in a final lap shootout to secure top spot for Sunday’s Azerbaijan… Link: Hamilton overtakes Senna with 66th pole

More events likely to go route of We Ting

Source: Nation Newspaper DON’T EXPECT TO see a decline in the number of entertainment events that require people desirous of attending to link up with a committee member to get a ticket. In recent years Barbadians – on social… Link: More events likely to go route of We Ting

The versatile breadfruit

Source: Barbados Today Breadfruit is one of the staples that most of us like to have as a part of our meal or on the menu when it is in season. It is so popular in Barbados that we often par-boil and freeze it for use during those times when it can’t be…

New MSME development policy inches closer

Source: Barbados Today Operators in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector are one step closer to having a number of their concerns addressed. It was in February this year that Government approved a newly developed National Policy Framework that, among other things, aims to provide a new definition of the sector…

Living with HIV

Source: Barbados Today The campaign is on once again to get Caribbean nationals to know their HIV status. And with Regional Testing Day to be held next Friday, one individual who has been living with the virus for over two decades has been sharing his story. Addressing the recent media launch of Regional…

Martial artist fights for world status

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME PEOPLE THINK that kung fu is the name given to the fighting moves they see being executed by Bruce Lee or Jet Li in a movie. Martial artist and owner of Fighting Measure Martial Arts Club, Daniel… Link: Martial artist fights for world status

What effrontery, Ambassador!

Source: Barbados Today After reading the article by Ms Linda Taglialatela, the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, that was published in Barbados TODAY on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 under the headline Support The Venezuelan People, it occurred to me that only an ambassador representing the administration of the egotistical…

Teachers’ unions deserve more respect

Source: Barbados Today Within the last five years or so, there has been a growing impasse between the teacher trade union movement and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. This persistent battle between the two entities at times tend to overshadow the long period of collaboration and the subsequent benefits that have…

Lashley tells region to look to Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper REGIONAL CULTURAL DIRECTORS have been encouraged to examine Barbados’ legislation on the development of cultural industries. This suggestion came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, who spoke… Link: Lashley tells region to look to Barbados

Putting service before self

Source: Barbados Today There are, in the main, a few things which trade union leaders and politicians can boast they share in common. For starters, they are both elected by their constituents. This means that they are the representatives of a body of people at the organizational or national level, who have entrusted…

Kicking incident causes stir

Source: Barbados Today A kicking incident last weekend that was captured on film and made the rounds on social media, generated considerable debate among Barbados TODAY readers during this week, raising questions related to brutality and transparency within the Royal Barbados Police Force. In the video, an individual who appears to be a…

RON IN COMMON: Against America First Policy

Source: Nation Newspaper THE ACTIONS of president Donald Trump have become fairly predictable. This is particularly true if it has anything to do with the legacy of president Barack Obama. Trump will try to undo everything… Link: RON IN COMMON: Against America First Policy

Special season for BCA Sagicor T20

Source: Barbados Today This is a special time for the BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 Championship as the tenth season climaxes next week. And following three exciting quarterfinals under the lights at Kensington Oval, there is heightened interest for the semifinals on Monday and Tuesday with the Final slated for next Friday. It is…

St Gabriel’s students challenged to continue excelling

Source: Barbados Today Students graduating from the St Gabriel’s School have been urged to continue doing their best when they transition into secondary school in September. Belle Holder threw out the challenge to the 57 students in her feature address at their graduation today. “You are about to embark on a very exciting…

CHINA: Landslide leaves 120 missing

Source: Barbados Today More than 120 people are missing after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 6 a.m. local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped…

TRINIDAD: Billions pumped into Caribbean Airlines since 2011

Source: Barbados Today The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has received an estimated three billion dollars in subsidies since 2011, Finance Minister Colm Imbert has said. Responding to a question posed by Opposition Chief Whip Dr David Lee in the Parliament on Friday, Imbert said that the government gives a subsidy of TT$50 per…

Bank and unions renew partnership

Source: Barbados Today CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and its trade union partners across the region have renewed their FirstPartnership Principles Agreement, saying it can serve as a guide for other organizations across the region. The FirstPartnership Agreement, which was first signed in 2005, provides guidelines for addressing a number of issues relating to…

Rain chasing away drought in Caribbean

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) is reporting increased rainfall across parts of the region, reducing short term drought impacts, particularly… Link: Rain chasing away drought in Caribbean

Fleurette favoured for Midsummer Classic

Source: Barbados Today Unbeaten three-year-old filly for 2017 Fleurette will be looking to strengthen her record in the Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Classic Saturday. Unconquered in four starts this year the star daughter of sire Zwick has not lost since placing fifth to stablemate Discreet last Boxing Day. The Victor Cheeseman-trained filly has drawn number 13…

Geriatric hospital gets $20 000 to refurbish facilities

Source: Nation Newspaper THE LIVES OF elderly residents and staff at the Geriatric Hospital will be made more comfortable. CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank joined members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry… Link: Geriatric hospital gets 000 to refurbish facilities

Thousands evacuated over new fire fears

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Investigators said on Friday they would consider manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people, as thousands of apartment-dwellers a few miles away were… Link: Thousands evacuated over new fire fears

Ellerslie grab two titles

Source: Nation Newspaper SHAQUON HENRY smashed his way to the boys’ title and helped Ellerslie Secondary capture the team trophy at the inaugural Secondary Schools’ Road Tennis Championships at the National Sports Council’s courts… Link: Ellerslie grab two titles

Dem Sugar is the Girl to watch

Source: Nation Newspaper DE GIRLZ DEM Sugar can derail Fleurette’s road for Triple Crown supremacy today in the 5 p.m. featured Grade I Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic at allotted weights over 1 800 metres. After a… Link: Dem Sugar is the Girl to watch

Unions renew strike threat as Budget talks end in stalemate

Source: Barbados Today After over five hours of talks, no resolution has been reached between Government and this country’s trade unions on contentious matters arising out of last month’s Budget presentation by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. In fact, top officials of the union emerged tonight from a meeting at Government Headquarters, chaired…

Wins for Fanus, Wood in badminton

Source: Barbados Today The action heated up Thursday night as the Barbados Badminton Association Senior National Championships continued at the Shuttlers Badminton Club Hall, Ealing Grove, Christ Church. First on the court was men’s singles play where defending champion Cory Fanus came up against Andre Padmore. Fanus had a very slow start to…

DLP winning

Source: Barbados Today Despite mounting pressure for him to resign and for Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to ring the election bell, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler today expressed full confidence his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government will be returned to office. Delivering the weekly Astor B Watson lecture at the DLP headquarters in…

No Ryan Brathwaite for Nationals

Source: Nation Newspaper NEITHER WORLD 2009 champion in the 110-metre hurdles, Ryan Brathwaite, nor Greggmar Swift will be competing at the National Athletics Championships, which get into full swing at the National Stadium from… Link: No Ryan Brathwaite for Nationals

Teachers urged to choose words wisely

Source: Nation Newspaper THE 229 TEACHERS embarking on several courses of study at the Erdiston Teachers Training College have been told to choose their words carefully as they deal with their charges in the classroom. Minister… Link: Teachers urged to choose words wisely

Options limited

Source: Nation Newspaper A REGIONAL ECONOMIST says Government may have no choice but to cut the number of people working in the public sector and state-owned enterprises. Marla Dukharan, group economist with the Royal Bank… Link: Options limited

TURTLE PAIN

Source: Nation Newspaper ANECDOTES of the effects of plastics on turtles became a reality yesterday when the Barbados Sea Turtle Project lost one of its endangered green sea turtles. After weeks of not being able to feed after… Link: TURTLE PAIN

Green move

Source: Barbados Advocate (left) Roger Blackman, Managing Director of Barbados Light and Power and Sen. The Hon. Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Energy, Telecommunications, Immigration and Invest Barbados signing the partnership agreement, as Juan Carlos De La Hoz Vinas, Representative from the Inter-American Development Bank…

Sinckler: Taxes necessary

Source: Barbados Advocate Without taxes this country would not be able to meet the myriad costs needed to keep it running and provide for its people. Link: Sinckler: Taxes necessary

Lester Vaughan are U15 queens

Source: Barbados Today The Lester Vaughan School are the new champions of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under-15 Netball League after defeating Christ Church Foundation School (CCFS) 29-28 in a thriller at the Netball Stadium. Friday afternoon the girls from Christ Church were leading at the first ten minute halves, 6-8 and 15-16, but…

Watch your mouth!

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Education Ronald Jones has made an impassioned plea to this country’s educators to be guarded in their remarks to their students, cautioning that their words could easily crush the hopes and dreams of children. Delivering the featured address at Friday morning’s opening ceremony of the In-Service Certificate Programme…

Not so tight

Source: Barbados Today Two years after promising an ease to shopkeepers, vendors and event planners who buy and sell alcoholic beverages, Minister of Commerce and Industry Donville Inniss says a reprieve is close at hand. Inniss told small business stakeholders this week the recommended changes to the Administration and Liqour Licensing Act that…

TRINIDAD – Man thrown from boat feared dead

Source: Barbados Today PORT OF SPAIN –– Despite warnings to stay away from swollen watercourses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bret, one man is feared dead after a boat he was in overturned in the Godineau River yesterday. Up to late yesterday, the missing man, who was only identified as Fly from…

Three St James men granted bail on drug charges

Source: Barbados Today Three St James men were arrested as lawmen netted more than 1,000 marijuana plants today. They are 63-year-old Theodore Fitzherbert Hinds, 19-year-old John Andrew Hinds, and Joseph Adrian Hinds, 17. Members of the Drug Squad, the Tactical Response Unit, and members of the Barbados Defence Force seized a total of…

WASHINGTON – Photos released of close Russian jet encounter

Source: Barbados Today WASHINGTON –– US European Command released dramatic photos that show the moment a Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea –– an encounter US officials assessed to be “unsafe”. The intercept took place on Monday while the US…

Under whose watch if not yours, Mr AG?

Source: Barbados Today In a week in which there were serious allegations of brutality levelled against the Royal Barbados Police Force, two images on the back page of Wednesday’s epaper edition of Barbados TODAY rush to mind as we ponder aloud, under whose watch would such be allowed to take place. In a story headlined, Not…

ANTIGUA – Twin tragedy

Source: Barbados Today ST JOHN’S –– Spent shells, thousands of marijuana plants and several pounds of the cured substance, were among the items the police took away from the scene where Charlesworth Junie Richards was gunned down in the wee hours of yesterday. The police issued an official statement indicating that the investigators…

Traffic changes in Bridgetown on Sunday

Source: Nation Newspaper THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC is asked to note that on Sunday June 25, a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the Guard of Honour Parade for retiring Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave…. Link: Traffic changes in Bridgetown on Sunday

Wyndham reaches out to educational institutions

Source: Nation Newspaper ONE OF THIS island’s educational institutions could in the near future produce a general manager of the soon-to-be-constructed Wyndham Resort‘s Sam Lord’s Castle.   Eduardo Cruz del Rio, Wyndham’s… Link: Wyndham reaches out to educational institutions

Father and two sons arrested for drugs

Source: Barbados Today A father and his two sons were arrested Friday as police and army personnel carried out a major illegal drug operation that netted over 1,000 cannabis plants. The father –– 63-year-old Theodore Fitzherbert Hinds and his sons –– 19-year-old John Andrew Hinds and 17-year-old Joseph Adrian Hinds –– are all…

Three granted bail on drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper THREE MALES WERE granted bail of $1 000 each after pleading guilty to drug charges today. They are 63-year-old Theodore Fitzherbert Hinds, 19-year-old John Andrew Hinds and  17-year-old Joseph Adrian… Link: Three granted bail on drug charges

Youth Career Extravaganza to target unemployed youth

Source: Nation Newspaper UNEMPLOYED PERSONS BETWEEN the ages of 16 and 30, who are in need of career guidance are invited to attend a Youth Career Extravaganza next Tuesday, June 27. It will take place at the 3Ws Stand, Kensington… Link: Youth Career Extravaganza to target unemployed youth

Bashment Soca finalists announced

Source: Nation Newspaper SIX FINALISTS HAVE made it to the Yello Bashment Soca competition.  Five have already been on the bashment soca stage, with the one newcomer being Rhea, who is in the only duo with Coopa Dan. One… Link: Bashment Soca finalists announced

Trade unionists meeting with Sinckler

Source: Nation Newspaper SEVERAL TRADE UNIONISTS have gathered at Government headquarters on Bay Street, St Michael, for their meeting with Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler. President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’… Link: Trade unionists meeting with Sinckler

Increased rainfall in the Caribbean reducing drought impact

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN, – The Barbados-based Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) is reporting increased rainfall across parts of the region, reducing short term drought impacts, particularly… Link: Increased rainfall in the Caribbean reducing drought impact

Actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination 

Source: Nation Newspaper GLASTONBURY, England — Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain’s Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a United States president. … Link: Actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination 

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well' 

Source: Nation Newspaper SEOUL  — North Korea said on Friday the death of US university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during… Link: North Korea says US student’s death a ‘mystery to us as well’ 

Cricket Profiles: Shakera Selman

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS and West Indies Women’s cricketer Shakera Selman knows her bowling will play a key role at the ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Link: Cricket Profiles: Shakera Selman

Marchfield beehive removed

Source: Nation Newspaper A THREE-MAN TEAM from the Barbados Apiary Association has removed the colony of around 80 000 bees which was responsible for yesterday’s death of Nicholas “Ninja” Shepherd. The 35-year-old father of… Link: Marchfield beehive removed

Totally unsatisfactory!

Source: Barbados Today Cable & Wireless customers, have you yet seen your telephone bills which usually arrive between the fifth and seventh day of the month and are payable by the 21st? Have you seen any notice from the company explaining why the bills are late and how and when they are to…

Two for CCCAN synchronised swimming

Source: Nation Newspaper COMPETITIVE SOLOISTS Gracie Foster and Erika Loustric will be taking their routines to the Central American and Caribbean Championships, representing Barbados in synchronised swimming against nine nations. … Link: Two for CCCAN synchronised swimming

A plea for the oppressed American People

Source: Barbados Today “Last year I promised to be a voice against repression…and a voice for the freedom of the Cuban people.” Donald Trump (Little Havana, Miami, June 16, 2017) For full eleven score and ten years now, since 1787, a deep encrustation has built up in the heart of Washington, USA; this…

A need to restore balance

Source: Barbados Today Permit me to offer some reflections on three areas which I mused over during the weekend. Let me begin with wishing all the fathers across Barbados a blessed belated Fathers’ Day. Over the span of my lifetime, I am pleased to admit that I am seeing a change in the…

CDB identifies key priorities

Source: Nation Newspaper CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S (CDB) Governors recently identified environmental sustainability, gender equality and private sector growth as key priorities for the region. This took place at the bank’s… Link: CDB identifies key priorities

Travel creating most jobs

Source: Nation Newspaper   THE TOURISM INDUSTRY trumps financial sector in the provision of jobs. That’s the major finding of new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) research. The WTTC Benchmarking Report concluded that… Link: Travel creating most jobs

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

Source: Barbados Today The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding failed safety tests, police say. Insulation on the building also failed tests and the Metropolitan Police will consider manslaughter charges. Seventy-nine people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block.…

Temporary traffic arrangements for Opening Gala

Source: Nation Newspaper THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC is asked to note on Saturday, a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes, which will be… Link: Temporary traffic arrangements for Opening Gala

Nature ranch in need of help

Source: Nation Newspaper THE NATURE FUN RANCH, which educates mainly at-risk youth on farming and the environment, is seeking more funding to help rehabilitate “bad apples”. Founder Corey Lane issued the appeal yesterday after… Link: Nature ranch in need of help

AG: Warders free to go to court

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS Adriel Brathwaite has no problem with the prison officers taking their issues to the law courts to have them resolved. He said: “I sat with the prison officers, I said to them… Link: AG: Warders free to go to court

No one injured in drive-by shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper NO ONE WAS injured during a drive-by shooting in a St Michael district on Wednesday night, but police have launched an investigation. According to a media release, around 11:45 p.m, a white Toyota… Link: No one injured in drive-by shooting

‘Due process not followed’

Source: Barbados Today Embattled West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo has accused Cricket West Indies of not affording him due process, in the decision to axe him from the Tri-Series tour of Zimbabwe last November. Breaking his silence for the first time since the controversy erupted eight months ago, the 28-year-old said CWI’s only…

Suspended sentence for cocaine apparatus

Source: Barbados Today A Bridgetown magistrate recently imposed a six-month suspended sentence on a 46-year-old man who confessed to having cocaine paraphernalia. Last month, Darwin Delvin Neblett of 2nd Avenue, Thomas Gap, President Kennedy Drive, St Michael pleaded guilty to having apparatus intended for the use of cocaine on April 7. Lawmen were…

Shuttle service may come to Town

Source: Nation Newspaper A SHUTTLE SERVICE could be in the works for Bridgetown to help shoppers with their parcels and to cut down on parking headaches. Managing director of Woolworth, Martin Bryan, said the proposal comes… Link: Shuttle service may come to Town

Battle for millions

Source: Nation Newspaper DOZENS OF CREDITORS, including Government, are facing an uphill battle to recoup millions of dollars owed by the English developers of two abandoned tourism projects in Barbados. A high-powered team… Link: Battle for millions

Drugs cost St Michael men

Source: Barbados Today Two St Michael men who pleaded guilty to drug charges will have to dig deep into their pockets to pay the court a total of $4,000. The fines were imposed on Akeil Romain Abraham, 25, of Lewis Gap, Green Hill, and Rohan Ricardo Arthur, 55, of 2nd Avenue Pickwick Gap,…

Request granted

Source: Barbados Today He requested help for his drug habit and that’s just what Shawn Antonio Holder got when he appeared in a Bridgetown Magistrates’ Court Thursday. The 40-year-old King William Street, St Michael resident pleaded guilty to having apparatus for the purpose of using cocaine, and was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital.…

Unemployed man fined $5,000

Source: Barbados Today An unemployed man may have to go job hunting in order to pay a $5,000 fine imposed on him Thursday. If Jamar Rene Andre Thornhill of Jordan’s Land, Farnum Road, Deacons Road, St Michael fails to come up with the money, he will spend 12 months in prison. Thornhill pleaded…

NOW: Single mothers disadvantaged by Budget

Source: Barbados Today After two days of meetings with business community and a third scheduled on Friday with the trade unions, it seems Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler will now have to smooth over the harsh 2017-2018 budgetary measures with single mothers in this country. The National Organization for Women (NOW) has signalled…

It’s an “asinine” tax, says consumer rights advocate

Source: Barbados Today Consumer rights advocate Malcolm Gibbs-Taitt is not mincing words when it comes to the recently announced hike in the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) from two to ten per cent. While calling it an “asinine” tax measure, Gibbs-Taitt today joined with noted economists Jeremy Stephen and Ryan Straughn in pouring…

Three men caught engaging in illegal dumping  

Source: Barbados Today   Three St Michael men are due to face the law courts after they were caught by members of a police patrol engaging in illegal dumping at Platinum Heights, Christ Church around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. They are 47-year-old Sydney Walcott of 1st Ave, Grazettes, 27-year-old Andrew Francis of Pioneer…

Double recall

Source: Barbados Today Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is not the only one who seems to think that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler does not know what he is doing. Today, the Chairman of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) George Payne issued a statement on the party’s behalf in which he echoed…

Wounding accused gets bail and warning

Source: Barbados Today A 64-year-old wounding accused has been warned to stay away from his alleged victim, as a condition of his bail release. Deolall John of Gunsite Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael was given the warning after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court recently, on a charge of unlawfully and maliciously…

GERMANY – EU leaders mull over May’s Brexit offer

Source: Barbados Today BRUSSELS –– Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a “fair” deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded skeptical and demanded more detail from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks ago. Given the floor for ten minutes at the end of…

Netball tournament into quarterfinals

Source: Barbados Today The Pine Hill Dairy-sponsored National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Netball Competition is into the quarterfinal stage, after action continued at the Netball Stadium Thursday with four games played to complete matches in zones three and four. Friday’s quarterfinal matches will see Grantley Prescod Primary take on Lawrence T Gay Primary,…

SSA appeals to residents to clean up their act

Source: Barbados Today Improper garbage disposal and illegal dumping are still major concerns for the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA), and Public Relations Officer Carl Padmore has again called on Barbadians to properly dispose of their waste, particularly during the current Atlantic hurricane season. “We are concerned that a lot of Barbadians are not…

McDowall hopeful about Budget talks with Sinckler

Source: Barbados Today Despite the war of words between the trade unions and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler over the 2017-2018 Budget, President of the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) Akanni McDowall is hopeful that Friday’s sit down with the minister would yield some positive results. Sinckler met with private sector representatives…

Shots fired in Bush Hall

Source: Barbados Today Two homes at Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael were damaged during a shooting incident which occurred in the area around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a group of men drove into the district in a white Toyota Corolla motor car and proceeded to open fire before speeding away. The…

Fire robs elderly man of home

Source: Barbados Today When 66-year-old Henderson Maynard is released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) he could be among the island’s homeless. His uninsured Lot #31, Buccaneer Terrace, St James residence was extensively damaged in an early morning fire on Tuesday, as he lay in hospital where he has been warded for the…

Update: Man stung to death by bees

Source: Nation Newspaper NICHOLAS SHEPHERD died in a neighbour’s backyard after being stung by bees earlier today. The 35-year-old of Marchfield, St Philip, was picking mangoes when he was attacked by the swarm. Family… Link: Update: Man stung to death by bees

STIs a major concern for Ministry Of Health

Source: Nation Newspaper THE HIGH INCIDENCE of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Barbados continues to be of major concern to the Ministry of Health. Senior medical officer of health with responsibility for the STI… Link: STIs a major concern for Ministry Of Health

Windies Women lose final warm-up

Source: Nation Newspaper OAKHAM, England – Head coach Vasbert Drakes spoke to CWI Media after West Indies Women suffered a setback in their build-up to the ICC Women’s World Cup, when South Africa beat them by six wickets today… Link: Windies Women lose final warm-up

Student Revolving Loan Fund deadline reminder

Source: Nation Newspaper THE STUDENT REVOLVING Loan Fund (SRLF) is reminding the public that the application deadline for persons pursuing regional studies is Friday, June 30. Persons pursuing local studies have until Monday,… Link: Student Revolving Loan Fund deadline reminder

Man stung to death by bees

Source: Nation Newspaper A MAN WAS apparently stung to death by a swarm of bees earlier today while picking mangoes at Marchfield, St Philip. Police confirmed that the deceased was pronounced dead at the scene after an initial… Link: Man stung to death by bees

National call for sargassum cleanup

Source: Nation Newspaper RESIDENTS ACROSS BARBADOS are being encouraged to come out in their numbers on Saturday, June 24, to assist with a National Sargassum Cleanup from 6 a.m. Spearheaded by the National Conservation Commission… Link: National call for sargassum cleanup

Decrease in unemployment statistics for fourth quarter 2016

Source: Nation Newspaper THE RATE OF unemployment for October to December 2016 stood at 9.0 per cent. This was a decrease of 1.2 percentage points from the rate of 10.2 per cent recorded for the same period in 2015. Statistics… Link: Decrease in unemployment statistics for fourth quarter 2016

Catholic Church in Brooklyn to compensate sexual abuse victims

Source: Nation Newspaper Catholic Church in Brooklyn to compensate sexual abuse victims NEW YORK – The Roman Catholic Church in the New York City borough of Brooklyn has set up a compensation programme for victims of sexual… Link: Catholic Church in Brooklyn to compensate sexual abuse victims

Four Republic senators oppose new healthcare bill

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – Senator Rand Paul said on Thursday he and three of his fellow Republicans in the Senate oppose the draft healthcare bill put forward by party leaders as it is currently written, potentially… Link: Four Republic senators oppose new healthcare bill

Powerful quake shakes Guatemala and El Salvador, no casualties reported 

Source: Nation Newspaper GUATEMALA CITY  — A major earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala on Thursday, damaging buildings and downing trees as well as causing powerful tremors in neighbouring El Salvador. There were no reports… Link: Powerful quake shakes Guatemala and El Salvador, no casualties reported 

Webster rocks at the Dome

Source: Barbados Today If the Pic-O-De-Crop competition were a horse race and one had attended all the training gallops and done the homework on the mounts, one could not be faulted for picking a thoroughbred called Ian Webster to win the feature event by at least a half-length. The First Citizens Big Show…

Russian runners banned for four years after Beijing retests

Source: Nation Newspaper THREE RUSSIAN RUNNERS whose samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for a banned steroid have been handed four-year suspensions after retests, Russia’s athletics federation said on Wednesday…. Link: Russian runners banned for four years after Beijing retests

Valhalla — a big hit

Source: Barbados Today As Crop Over 2017 gains momentum, not even the rain over the weekend was enough to prevent party goers from having a grand time at the Valhalla: Kooler Experience fete. Held at the Bellevue Plantation in Waterford, St Michael, the event sponsored by party promoters, One Light, and Foreday Morning…

Ready for more

Source: Barbados Today They were cut, critically injured and even “killed”, but volunteers involved in the just concluded Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017, all agree – the experience was worth it. And after enduring the sun, rain, bouts of seasickness and lying on the ground waiting for help to arrive, the volunteers are calling on…

Telling region’s export story

Source: Nation Newspaper   BARBADOS-BASED CARIBBEAN Export Development Agency has showcased its export development work to thousands of people in Europe. This took place when a Caribean Export team led by its executive… Link: Telling region’s export story

More than 900 ganja plants seized

Source: Barbados Today Some 984 cannabis plants have been by seized members of the Marine Section and the Tactical Response Unit of the Royal Barbados Police Force. The plants, ranging from seedlings to 2ft in height, were seized during drug eradication operations on Monday, June 19. The authorities seized 452 plants at Cherry…

House damaged by fire

Source: Barbados Today Fire of unknown origin extensively damaged a three-bedroom wooden and wall constructed house at 1st Ave, Buccaneer Terrace, St James on Tuesday. Henderson Maynard, 66, who occupied the house, was not at home at the time of the fire, sometime around 2:50 a.m. Smoke was observed coming from the house…

Police investigating shooting at Rices

Source: Barbados Today Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting incident which occurred at Rices, St Philip, sometime around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. During this incident 41-year-old Mark Anthony Dear of Rices, St Philip, was shot in his right side. He was transported by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was…

Man shot during break-in

Source: Nation Newspaper A ST PHILIP MAN is nursing a gunshot injury after confronting two armed masked men who broke into his home.  Police say 41-year-old Mark Anthony Dear of Rices, St Philip was shot in his right… Link: Man shot during break-in

Payne joins the centenarian club

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ newest centenarian Doris Payne loved to dress up and was a “glamour girl” in her youth, so it was no surprise when she was the centre of attention at the Geriatric Hospital in Beckles Road, St Michael yesterday. Aunt Doris, as she is affectionately called, was happy to be…

Entrepreneurship needs help

Source: Nation Newspaper   ENTREPRENEURSHIP MIGHT NOT be as appealing to Barbadians as some people think. This is especially so for the mature members of the population whose apparent disinterest in starting their own business… Link: Entrepreneurship needs help

Cannabis plants seized during operation

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE SEIZED 984 cannabis plants on Monday in two rural parishes.  Members of the Marine Section and the Tactical Response Unit (TRU) conducted drug eradication operations in several areas and… Link: Cannabis plants seized during operation

St James house damaged by fire

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a fire of unknown origin which extensively damaged a house at 1st Avenue, Buccaneer Terrace, St James on Tuesday.  The blaze broke out around 2:50 a.m. in the three-bedroom,… Link: St James house damaged by fire

Six months for rum thief

Source: Barbados Today A 40-year-old rum thief who refused a recommendation that he undergo drug rehabilitation has begun a six-month prison sentence. Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the sentence on Tito Omar Arrindell, who was recorded as having no fixed place of abode, on Monday . Back in May, Arrindell pleaded guilty to entering…

Judge releases names of deadlocked jurors in Cosby sex assault case

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday released the names of the jurors who failed to reach a unanimous verdict in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial but set strict limits on what they can tell the… Link: Judge releases names of deadlocked jurors in Cosby sex assault case

Foster remanded in love triangle ‘bassa bassa’

Source: Barbados Today A “bassa bassa” involving two men and a woman, apparently in a love triangle, landed one of those men behind bars today. Shawn Anderson Foster of #6 Lawrence Avenue, Bayville, St Michael pleaded guilty to assaulting Cindi Foster on June 19, occasioning her actual bodily harm, and damaging her vest…

St Lucia Opposition defends walkout

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – The main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has defended its decision to walk out of the Parliament on Tuesday claiming that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has shown “utter contempt and… Link: St Lucia Opposition defends walkout

Lawyer’s plea

Source: Barbados Today Noel Scantlebury’s mother threw in the towel today, refusing to post bail for her 17-year-old son. But veteran defence lawyer Arthur Holder made an impassioned plea on behalf of the teenager – who was not even his client – when the young man appeared destined to spend some time at…

The Crane hoping to make deal with Hilton

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIANS MIGHT BE about to witness an historic multi-million-dollar deal involving The Crane and Hilton hospitality brands. DAILY NATION investigations confirmed that Hilton Grand Vacations, the… Link: The Crane hoping to make deal with Hilton

300 items escape NSRL

Source: Nation Newspaper THE CONTROVERSIAL National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) goes ahead as planned on July 1, but about 300 basic food and other items will be shielded from the 400 per cent NSRL increase. This is… Link: 300 items escape NSRL

Proposals to protect children on the table

Source: Barbados Advocate FROM LEFT: UNICEF Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Khin-Sandi Lwin; Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite; and Ombudsman, Valton Bend applaud the performance of the St. Paul’s Primary School Choir yesterday. It is being proposed that a Family Court be introduced to deal with all…

TAX EASE

Source: Barbados Advocate MORE than 300 items, some of them including food, will be exempt from the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), one of the contentious issues in the recent Budget. Link: TAX EASE

Educators must be creative – Jones

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Education Ronald Jones is advising regional tertiary institutions to invoke the spirit of Caribbean creativity in order to be effective in these times of economic hardship. Jones last night told the launch of a three-day training course by the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions (ACTI), the Caribbean had…

Population policy needed, says Griffith

Source: Barbados Today A leading family planning advocate is not convinced that the environment is right for Barbadian women to have more children. Former Executive Director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) George Griffith said Barbados needed a population policy if it were serious about replenishing a dwindling population. This must include…

History shows that the music always wins

Source: Barbados Today Bashment is taking a bashing. And if the tradition holds true, the music is about to get even more popular. That genre – and it can be called that – has made its way most forcefully into the Crop Over Festival and it seems both the young and the not…

AG’s vow

Source: Barbados Today The long awaited clarity on the National Shutdown Policy will be available by the middle of next month. This assurance came from Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite, who had promised eight months ago to clarify any grey areas in the policy after a number of local…

Food ease

Source: Barbados Today There is a bit of good news for Barbadians in relation to Government’s recently announced austerity package. Following three days of talks with the private sector, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler today revealed that the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), which is due to be increased from two per…

Arthur accuses Sinckler of making a mess

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is now totally out of his depth in terms of his leadership of the economy. This was the strong suggestion made today by one his predecessors – former Prime Minister Owen Arthur  – who accused Sinckler of “bungling” his own recent Budget announcements and of…

Cricket Profiles: Deandra Dottin

Source: Nation Newspaper THIS PROFILE Shines the spotlight on explosive Barbados and West Indies Women’s cricketer Deandra Dottin ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Link: Cricket Profiles: Deandra Dottin

Double draw

Source: Barbados Today Queen’s College and Graydon Sealy have both given themselves a shot to complete the Co-operators General Insurance Schools Under-16 Basketball double. On Monday Queen’s College gained entry into the knockout final against Harrison College A and this afternoon in the league semifinal playing against the same opponents, the Husbands, St…

MS Disney Fantasy to make inaugural visit to St Kitts

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – On June 24, the MS Disney Fantasy, will be making its inaugural visit to St Kitts, which signifies another momentous occasion for the country as more new ships are eager to come to St Kitts…. Link: MS Disney Fantasy to make inaugural visit to St Kitts

US pursuing more Webb assets

Source: Barbados Today Former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb is expected to sell the lavish Georgia mansion that US prosecutors have alleged is part of the proceeds of his fraudulent activity. The house located in a small community in eastern Atlanta is listed at 9,851 square feet, has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a…

Dottin up for the challenge

Source: Barbados Today LEICESTER, England – Seasoned campaigner Deandra Dottin is intent on using her third ICC Women’s World Cup to make a big statement, by helping West Indies back to the final of the competition. In her last outing four years ago in India, she managed over 200 runs and two half-centuries…

Bank's air conditioning unit destroyed by fire

Source: Nation Newspaper FIRE DESTROYED AN air conditioning unit outside the First Citizens Bank on Broad Street, The City today. The incident occurred around 11:19 a.m. and one fire tender and three officers arrived on the… Link: Bank’s air conditioning unit destroyed by fire

Thanksgiving service for GG

Source: Nation Newspaper A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING to mark the retirement of Governor General, Sir Elliot Belgrave, will be held at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels, on Sunday, June 25, beginning at 4 p.m. … Link: Thanksgiving service for GG

Excitement about Infinity

Source: Nation Newspaper ALWAYS AHEAD OF the pack, Sol Barbados held a special event last Thursday evening at Mahogany Ridge to announce the arrival of their newest and most thrilling improvement to the fuel industry – Sol Go… Link: Excitement about Infinity

Licensing system unavailable

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY has advised that the Licensing System is currently unavailable at all of its locations. The technical team is working with the service provider to fix the connectivity… Link: Licensing system unavailable

Officer stabbed in attack at Michigan airport

Source: Nation Newspaper BISHOP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT in Flint, Michigan, was evacuated on Wednesday after a police officer was stabbed in the neck in what a US government official familiar with the situation said was being investigated… Link: Officer stabbed in attack at Michigan airport

Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday made its final plea to the US Supreme Court to allow its proposed ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries to go into effect as the justices… Link: Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban

Praying for peace amid sorrow and joy 

Source: Barbados Today Very recent tragic occurrences across our world certainly create a sense of shock and bewilderment for those of us who follow closely such events. I chose to write on some of those in my last column. Within the last week, we witnessed even more tragedy. And while we get more…

Shantal answers call of opera

Source: Barbados Today Meet Shantal Martin, a 23-year-old opera singer with a dynamic voice. Her career in music began back in primary school, while she was a student of Hilltop Preparatory School. Her music teacher, who was a member of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, taught her and her classmates to play…

St Joseph resident frustrated

Source: Nation Newspaper FRUITLESS. This is how St Joseph resident Jeffrey Thompson has described his effort in getting a broken water main fixed in Fruitful Hill. He is not happy with the response of the Barbados Water Authority… Link: St Joseph resident frustrated

Sagicor family’s oldest father celebrated

Source: Barbados Today One of the island’s oldest and better known fathers was the centre of attention last weekend. Astor B. Watts, the 95-year-old well-known contributor to call-in radio programmes, was recognized as an outstanding father and longstanding Sagicor Life customer during activities that coincided with Father’s Day celebrations. He was visited at his St Michael…

QEH gets another major donation

Source: Barbados Today The Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust made yet another donation to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) yesterday. It came in the form of a state-of-the-art Nihon Kohden monitor, valued around $40,000, which will be used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Speaking at the presentation of the equipment, which…

Needham’s Point potential

Source: Nation Newspaper   THERE IS A SCOPE for Needham’s Point to be further developed as a “key tourism and natural heritage site”. However, an updated Bridgetown Community Plan for the area, which is home to Hilton Barbados… Link: Needham’s Point potential

Region must cut ‘vulnerabilities’

Source: Nation Newspaper   BARBADOS AND OTHER Caribbean countries longing for a major resumption of economic growth must fix their fiscal and debt sustainability problems. Caribbean Centre For Money And Finance (CCMF) officer-in-charge,… Link: Region must cut ‘vulnerabilities’

Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in Lincoln and Gangs of New York…. Link: Triple Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis retiring from acting

PM seeking to collect near quarter million dollars in damages

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – A pro-opposition radio station has begun efforts to raise an estimated EC$225 000 it owes Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves after he successfully sued for defamation. Gonsalves… Link: PM seeking to collect near quarter million dollars in damages

Mascoll held with cocaine apparatus

Source: Barbados Today A 39-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will call HMP Dodds his home for the next six months. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the half-year sentence on Marston Owen Mascoll after he pleaded guilty to possession of an apparatus for the use of cocaine. Prosecuting Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told…

Blatter labels Webb a ‘scoundrel’

Source: Barbados Today Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has described former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb as the “most breathtaking scoundrel of all”. Webb is currently under house arrest in the United States where he faces sentencing for corruption, money laundering and bribery having admitted to the charges under a plea deal. The Caymanian…

‘Steady decline’ in births

Source: Nation Newspaper GONE ARE THE DAYS when doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) saw a large number of births. According to head of paediatrics Dr Clyde Cave, over the past five to six years birth rates have declined… Link: ‘Steady decline’ in births

Rise up!

Source: Nation Newspaper THE HEAD of the largest private sector union is calling on Barbadians to rise up against impending tax measures, saying it is better to take a stand than to lie down and play dead. In fact, general… Link: Rise up!

‘Parasite’ backlash

Source: Nation Newspaper THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS NO BEEF with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), but it wants an apology and nothing less from the party or the administration. A row that started with Parliamentary Secretary… Link: ‘Parasite’ backlash

Not all regulations are good for us – Boyce

Source: Barbados Today Minister with responsibility for Energy Senator Darcy Boyce is advising against the wholesale acceptance of international regulations imposed on Barbados and the region. Boyce suggested to prospective accountants that not all standards were suitable for regional economies, stating some must be modified to ensure they are more appropriate. Addressing the…

Flow: Bill delay due to upgrades

Source: Nation Newspaper THE REASONS WHY FLOW CUSTOMERS are receiving their bills late this month is finally clear. The telecommunications company yesterday explained that the unintended delay was brought about by a major… Link: Flow: Bill delay due to upgrades

IMF in town

Source: Nation Newspaper A TEAM FROM the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in Barbados. And yesterday, before Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler met with top officials of the private sector about controversial… Link: IMF in town

Clarke to blame for Wang’s black eye

Source: Barbados Today A 35-year-old who assaulted an Asian woman after stealing items from a Bridgetown store will know her fate later this month. Keisha Rechelle Clarke of Silver Hill, Christ Church went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Monday where she admitted to assaulting Lele Wang on June 17, occasioning her actual bodily harm.…

Lucky escape

Source: Barbados Today One day after pit bull owner Peter Christopher Rock of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael was released on $65,000 bail in connection with the unlawful death of 74-year-old Verona Gibson who was mauled by his dogs on January 28, a victim of a different dog attack is sharing his…

Bajans embracing energy efficient solutions

Source: Barbados Today With oil prices continuing to rise and adversely impacting the cost of fuel-generated electricity, local alternative energy companies are reporting that more Barbadians are seeking energy efficient solutions to reduce their light bills. Some are switching to more modern and fuel-efficient lighting in and around their homes, while others are…

Teen goes on a burglary spree

Source: Barbados Today A teenager, who confessed to going on a burglary spree over the past two months, has been remanded to HMP Dodds. Seventeen-year-old Stephan Davidson Freeman, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to loitering on Judith Benskin’s premises on April 19 with a view to committing burglary. Appearing before Magistrate…

Full exposure for women’s cricket

Source: Barbados Today The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 will see unprecedented broadcast coverage as the International Cricket Council today announced the 31 match television and online schedule. The ICC’s commitment to accelerating the growth of the game will, for the first time see every match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017…

Inniss to look at permanent RER rates

Source: Barbados Today The prayers of businessman Ralph Bizzy Williams and other renewable energy industry players, for the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) to establish a set price for electricity produced from renewable energy sources, could soon be answered. Giving his support for a permanent tariff rate, Minister of Industry Donville Inniss said he…

Tribunal told of million dollar loss to Nassco

Source: Barbados Today The attorney for former Nassco Ltd car sales executive Martin King today told the Employment Rights Tribunal his client was acting on orders when he presented vehicle valuations to one of the company’s major customers without seeing the vehicles. King and another ex Nassco employee, St Clair Roach, are claiming…

Four more years

Source: Barbados Today A High Court judge Tuesday disagreed that a man who confessed to having an unlicensed firearm and ammunition should be set free on the basis of time served on remand. Instead Madam Justice Michelle Weekes sentenced Ian McDonald Birkett of Wotton, Christ Church to two, four-year prison terms, saying the…

Forde upset over constituents not receiving house spots

Source: Barbados Today Member of Parliament for St Thomas Cynthia Forde is vowing to fight for residents of her constituency who have seemingly been denied house spots on land Government acquired right in their neighbourhood. Accusing the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration of betraying the trust of Barbadians, Forde said that as far…

Backing Maduro

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves has warned Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments that regime change in Venezuela could have a negative impact on their countries. His warning came ahead of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) three-day General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico where member countries…

Young people must be disruptors, says UWI boss

Source: Barbados Today The new Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Robert Bermudez is encouraging Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean to embrace disruptors – a term that has come to be associated with new entities that do not conform to the traditional way of doing business, eventually disrupting…

Windies lose four in a row

Source: Barbados Today LEICESTER, England – Uncapped opener Felicia Walters struck a half-century but West Indies Women’s worries increased ahead of the start of the ICC World Cup with a five-wicket defeat to Pakistan Women in their first official warm-up match Tuesday. Sent in, the Caribbean side fought their way to a respectable…

Venezuelan vote collapses without resolution

Source: Barbados Today CANCUN  – A special meeting summoned by the Organization of American States (OAS) to discuss the more than two-month-old turmoil in Venezuela collapsed without a resolution yesterday. The discussion in Cancun, Mexico ended in deadlock after the hemispheric body failed to get the two-thirds majority of the 34 member states…

Barbados and US in culture talks

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE is seeking to establish a cultural agreement with the United States of America. Speaking to US Ambassador to Barbados, Linda S. Taglialatela, during a courtesy call at his Sky… Link: Barbados and US in culture talks

Sexual harassment in the workplace to be discussed

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MAURICE BYER Polyclinic’s Men’s Health and Educational Group is inviting the public to a panel discussion on the draft of the proposed Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Bill, on Monday, June 26, at… Link: Sexual harassment in the workplace to be discussed

Trinidad and Tobago mopping up after passage of Tropical Storm Bret

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago was mopping up Tuesday after being spared the full brunt of Tropical Storm Bret, the first named weather system of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season that made its way… Link: Trinidad and Tobago mopping up after passage of Tropical Storm Bret

Battery expert powers up

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIAN CARLTON CUMMINS’ pioneering mission to transform end-of-life batteries (EoL) into energy storage solutions has secured a major financial boost in England. On the heels of recognition by Forbes… Link: Battery expert powers up

BWA prepares sewer network for rainy season 

Source: Nation Newspaper AS THE RAINY season approaches the Waste Water Division (WWD) of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reporting that plans to reduce over-flooding of the sewer network are well underway.   Necessary… Link: BWA prepares sewer network for rainy season 

Kris a softie with Jordyn

Source: Nation Newspaper   KRIS CLARKE FINDS tea parties awesome. Also eating gummy candies. The father to five-year-old Jordyn admits to EASY magazine he has become a bit of a softie since she was born. “In my earlier… Link: Kris a softie with Jordyn

City needs $2.4b for Olympic costs

Source: Nation Newspaper CALGARY WOULD NEED C$2.4 billion ($1.81 billion) in funding to cover the shortfall between revenue and costs if the western Canadian city were to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, according to a group exploring… Link: City needs .4b for Olympic costs

Trump must be resisted!

Source: Barbados Today It has become clear beyond the shadow of a doubt that President Donald Trump represents the most ugly and destructive segment of the United States establishment and their international system of imperialistic domination. Where, for example, former President Barack Obama was able to recognize that the “Cold War” is over…

Journalists file suit against Mexico government

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY – Activists, human-rights lawyers and journalists in Mexico filed a criminal complaint on Monday following a report that their smartphones had been infected with spying software sold to the… Link: Journalists file suit against Mexico government

The price of the DLP’s dodge

Source: Barbados Today “The least we can expect from our leaders is to deal with the ‘issues of real life’, [and] provide at the very least … shelter, health-care, education, sanitation, and transport” – Senator Dr. Jerome X. Walcott, 2016). Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur and the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) performed sufficiently…

Support the Venezuelan people!  

Source: Barbados Today  As Ambassador, I occasionally promote U.S. policies that are unpopular with some government leaders in the Eastern Caribbean. That is the case now.   The situation in Venezuela has reached the point where it is impossible for me to remain silent. What is happening in Venezuela is wrong. We need to…

Budget pain for global business

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MINISTER OF FINANCE and Economic Affairs presented the Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals on May 30. There are several items that are of significant concern to the international business sector,… Link: Budget pain for global business

High surf advisory lifted, small craft warning still in effect

Source: Nation Newspaper THE HIGH SURF Advisory for Barbados has been discontinued as of 10 a.m. today.  However, a small craft warning remains in effect since swells of 2.5 to 3.0m (8 to 10ft) will persist for at least… Link: High surf advisory lifted, small craft warning still in effect

Informing workforce through HR

Source: Nation Newspaper WHILE ATTENDING POST primary educational institutions you are exposed to a number of subject areas all of which you must explore theoretically, rarely, ever practically, prior to making the choice of which… Link: Informing workforce through HR

Autopsy shows cocaine, heroine and ecstasy in Carrie Fisher’s system

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher had traces of cocaine, heroin and party drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy, in her system when she died suddenly in December, according to a full autopsy report… Link: Autopsy shows cocaine, heroine and ecstasy in Carrie Fisher’s system

Smelly for shore

Source: Nation Newspaper BEACHGOERS are hoping that the Sargassum Seaweed, now showing up along the shores of Barbados, will not reach the magnitude of past years. The seaweed left many of the island’s beaches on the East… Link: Smelly for shore

‘Perform for your pay’

Source: Barbados Today West Indies players have been put on notice that their performances and their pay are inextricably linked. Cricket West Indies boss Dave Cameron has stated that senior West Indies players need to come to grips with the harsh reality of their performance-based requirements. He stressed that experience alone would no…

TIA: Sealy, you’re wrong

Source: Barbados Today The region’s newest carrier has issued an emphatic retort to Minister of Tourism and International Transport, telling the Barbadian minister in no uncertain terms that his prognosis of its future is simply wrong. Trans Island Air (TIA) Monday issued a statement challenging Sealy’s assertion that new airlines attempting to break…

Trinidad bracing for Bret

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – With the threat of Tropical Storm Bret – the second named storm for the hurricane season – becoming more of a reality yesterday afternoon, several service providers and stakeholders took… Link: Trinidad bracing for Bret

Divide over Venezuela

Source: Nation Newspaper THE POLITICAL UNREST in Venezuela is creating some tension amongst Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members. St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has reiterated his earlier… Link: Divide over Venezuela

Two suing cops

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MAN SEEN being kicked in a video by a police officer while subdued on the ground is hitting back. Dario Stanton, 26, through his attorney, Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim (below), has already begun… Link: Two suing cops

Lawyer says cops must pay

Source: Nation Newspaper IT’S A BLATANT ABUSE of police powers, says prominent criminal lawyer, Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim. He was describing the contents of a ten-second video that has gone viral on social media in which… Link: Lawyer says cops must pay

Jones slams Kadooment costumes

Source: Barbados Today As far as Minister of Education Ronald Jones is concerned, too many people are much too naked and far too exposed while jumping on the road at Grand Kadooment. Addressing Youth Explosions’ annual church service Sunday morning at the St David’s Anglican Church in Christ Church, Jones did not say…

Cloud over abandoned match

Source: Barbados Today PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A scheduled practice match between West Indies and a Trinidad and Tobago XI set for Tuesday seems to have been ruined because the choice of venue was not given the thumbs-up by players union, WIPA. In a statement yesterday, the Trindad and Tobago Cricket Board…

Sir Charles responds to Jepter

Source: Barbados Today Construction magnate Sir Charles Williams has slammed Democratic Labour Party Senator Jepter Ince over his description of local business community as parasites, who are unwilling to carry their share of the economic burden. During last Friday’s DLP lunchtime lecture, Ince accused the private sector of abdicating its leadership role in…

Out of order

Source: Barbados Today Former Nassco Ltd employee Martin King Monday told the Employment Rights Tribunal that he was fired three years ago without being given a chance to defend himself against allegations that he gave fraudulent vehicle valuations to one of the company’s major customers. That evidence was given in the case in…

Kicked down

Source: Barbados Today The reputation of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) is taking a beating following the advent of a video which has gone viral on social media, showing what appears to be a police officer, brandishing a weapon and literally kicking a man while he is down. And Attorney General Adriel…

Above board

Source: Barbados Today An assurance Monday from developers of the Sam Lord’s Development Project that they intend to operate within the four corners of Barbados’ laws. Acting General Manager Michael Philips was responding to claims levelled by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley in her Budget reply at the start of the month. While accusing…

Met official stresses the importance of preparedness

Source: Barbados Today One hit is all that it takes to set Barbados back by a long way. That was the stern warning from Deputy Director of the Barbados Meteorological Office Clairmount Williams as the country was today spared the direct impact of the first tropical system to threaten the island this hurricane…

Boat owners in the north take no chances

Source: Barbados Today Boat owners in the north of the island erred on the side of caution today, choosing to be safe rather than sorry, as Barbados was spared the direct impact of the first tropical system to threaten the island this hurricane season. Although the Department of Emergency Management discontinued its tropical…

VIRGINIA – Muslim girl found dead near mosque

Source: Barbados Today VIRGINIA – Police in the US state of Virginia have found the remains believed to be of a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was assaulted near a mosque before disappearing. The teenager, identified as Nabra Hussein, was walking with friends when they got into a dispute with a driver in Herndon,…

29 swimmers for championships

Source: Barbados Today Thirteen female and 16 male swimmers will be representing Barbados at this year’s Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships in Trinidad and Tobago between June 22 and July 3. The swim team will be captained by Alex Sobers and Lani Cabrera in the pool, while the open water swim team…

Gems start with win

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BAJAN GEMS predictably made a winning start to the Summer Quad Netball Series today in the Republic of Northern Ireland by dismissing Ireland 55-21. Host country Northern Ireland had earlier crushed… Link: Gems start with win

Shoppers get relief

Source: Barbados Today One local supermarket has announced plans to absorb the price increases expected from the imposition of the taxes announced in this year’s budget. Fresh Market said it would not pass the increase onto shoppers in July, and possibly in August, to allow for some relief during the summer holidays. Group…

Sharon, Wilkie Cumberbatch for BICO final

Source: Barbados Today Sharon Primary is one game away from celebrating their maiden National Sports Council’s BICO-sponsored Primary Schools Football title. In order to do so they will first have to get past former three-time champions Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary when the final takes place next week Thursday, June 22, at the National Stadium.…

Mixed response to Met office advisories

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians have definitely not forgotten the island’s recent brushes with tropical cyclones. However, missing from today’s storm preparations was the traditional mad rush that is usually noticeable at gas stations and in supermarkets whenever a weather system is approaching the island at this time of year. After issuing overnight warnings…

Rock released

Source: Barbados Today The owner of the pit bulls that mauled 74-year-old Verona Gibson of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael to death on January 28 this year was granted $65,000 bail with one surety when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court this morning. Peter Christopher Rock also of Monroe Road,…

West Terrace, Vauxhall among today’s winners

Source: Barbados Today It was the turn of the netballers from Zones 3 and 4 to showcase their talent as the National Sports Council’s Pine Hill DaIry-sponsored Primary Schools Netball Tournament continued at the netball stadium Monday. The unavailability of some schools did not stop the show. West Terrace Primary defeated Blackman and…

US student in coma dies days after release from North Korea

Source: Nation Newspaper UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA student Otto Warmbier died on Monday in a Cincinnati hospital only days after being released in a coma from 17 months of detention in North Korea, his family said in a statement…. Link: US student in coma dies days after release from North Korea

Minister Sinckler to hear budgetary concerns

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF FINANCE, Christopher Sinckler, will meet with a number of organisations over the next two days to discuss concerns relating to the recently announced budgetary proposals. Sinckler will… Link: Minister Sinckler to hear budgetary concerns

Flood watch discontinued

Source: Nation Newspaper THE FLOOD WATCH for Barbados has been discontinued as of 6 p.m. However, the high surf advisory and small craft warning remain in effect until 6 p.m. tomorrow. Easterly swells of 3.5 to 4.5m (11… Link: Flood watch discontinued

Van rams Muslim worshippers in London, PM May condemns 'sickening' attack

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – A van ploughed into worshippers near a London mosque in the early hours of Monday, injuring 11 people, two of them seriously, in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a sickening, terrorist… Link: Van rams Muslim worshippers in London, PM May condemns ‘sickening’ attack

Police launch internal investigation

Source: Nation Newspaper The following statement was issued by the Royal Barbados Police Force in response to a video circulating on social media, alleged to have occurred at WAIKI Sundays at Pirates Cover yesterday. THE ADMINISTRATION… Link: Police launch internal investigation

Moore elected to ILO

Source: Nation Newspaper GENERAL SECRETARY of the Barbados Workers’ Union Toni Moore has been elected to the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Moore was elected during the 106th session of the… Link: Moore elected to ILO

Musical bond between dad, sons

Source: Nation Newspaper   THE BOND BETWEEN Roger Gittens and his two sons is as strong as a bass note. Although he is known in the local musical fraternity as an outstanding composer and arranger, he considers himself to be… Link: Musical bond between dad, sons

Barbados under flood watch

Source: Nation Newspaper A FLOOD WATCH is now in effect for Barbados. The flood watch was issued by the Barbados Meteorological Service today at 12:30 p.m., and is expected to remain in effect until 6 p.m. Acting Director… Link: Barbados under flood watch

BWU summons public workers to meeting

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION (BWU) is summoning all public workers to a meeting on Tuesday evening at 3 p.m. at Solidarity House. According to a media release, the meeting will provide them with the… Link: BWU summons public workers to meeting

Budget targets hard to achieve

Source: Nation Newspaper WHILE I AM satisfied with the depth of the fiscal adjustment ($542 million), and I agree fully with the minister that the fiscal deficit should be eliminated, I have reservations about the feasibility… Link: Budget targets hard to achieve

Tropical storm warning discontinued

Source: Nation Newspaper THE TROPICAL STORM warning for Barbados has been discontinued. A brief statement from the Barbados Meteorological Services said this decision was made as of 8 a.m. today. A warning is however in… Link: Tropical storm warning discontinued

Barbados a green magnet

Source: Nation Newspaper A LEADING CARIBBEAN manufacturer with Barbados connections is keen on doing more business here. And its interest has a lot to do with Barbados’ focus on energy efficiency and its quest to become a… Link: Barbados a green magnet

Tropical storm warning discontinued

Source: Barbados Today The tropical storm warning for Barbados has been discontinued as of 8 a.m today Monday, 19th June, 2017. This one line announcement was made in a statement released by the Barbados Met Office a short while ago. Link: Tropical storm warning discontinued

Fishermen preparing for weather system

Source: Nation Newspaper AS BARBADIANS PREPARE for an approaching weather system, some fishermen in the north of the island have started bringing their boats to higher ground.  Some were seen out in the sea where their… Link: Fishermen preparing for weather system

 Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Barbados 

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS METEOROLOGICAL Services continues to monitor the progress of Potential Tropical Cyclone #2.   Some modest strengthening was evident during the night as Potential Tropical Cyclone… Link:  Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Barbados 

Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential race, a statement that… Link: Trump lawyer says president not under investigation, despite tweets

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

Source: Nation Newspaper PEDROGAO GRANDE, Portugal – A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 62 people, most of them dying in their cars as they tried to flee, the government said on Sunday…. Link: At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

Police shut down Waiki jam

Source: Barbados Today Task Force officers were called in to restore order at Pirate’s Cove on Sunday night after the last in the series of Waiki events got out of control. Patrons reportedly broke down the fence in a mad scramble to get into the event, which attracted an unruly element. As result,…

Coral boost

Source: Nation Newspaper THE ISLAND’S FRINGING coral reefs are getting a new lease on life in a groundbreaking four-year pilot project. New coral is being grown in the lab at the Bellairs Research Institute at Holetown, and… Link: Coral boost

Another aim at low baby numbers

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones delivered another nugget about slow population growth yesterday before an organisation whose traditional focus has been on controlling the number of children in a family…. Link: Another aim at low baby numbers

Storm watch

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIANS LOOK SET to hunker down tonight after authorities raised the alarm for possible bad weather from a tropical storm which could form today. While it is expected to be largely business as usual… Link: Storm watch

UPDATE-Tropical storm warning remains in effect

Source: Barbados Today  A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Barbados as local meteorological officials continue to monitor the progress of a potential tropical cyclone. At 11 p.m, the center of the system was located near 7.9°N, 52.4°W or about 600 miles (960km) southeast of Barbados. The system is moving towards the…

Missing St Andrew woman found

Source: Barbados Today Shaleye Jalissa Benjamin, 25, of Walkers Bay, St Andrew, who was reported missing yesterday, has been traced and is safe. The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter and looks forward to their continued cooperation in the future.

Tropical storm warning issued for Barbados

Source: Barbados Today Barbados is now under a tropical storm warning. The Met Office says the strong tropical wave east-southeast of Barbados has been upgraded to Potential Tropical Cyclone #2. At 5 p.m., the center of the system was located near 7.5°N 50.4°W at or about 815 miles east south east of the…

Making memories

Source: Barbados Today Jawade Elibox is a 29-year-old senior graphic designer at G&A Communications and video blogger. More than that, though, he is a father. And despite his sometimes hectic schedule, he is making sure he takes time to capture the precious moments in the life of his daughter Paige daily, documenting almost…

Q&A with Kevin Pile

Source: Barbados Today NAME: Kevin Pile PROFESSION: Media & Communications Specialist Children: Jari, 5   WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE LIKE? My day typically begins around six-ish and it seems almost from the time your eyes open, it’s a mad scramble until the day ends. My wife calls it the…

Father to many

Source: Barbados Today Dwayne Howard has three biological children who call him “Daddy”. But he will tell you that he is a father to many more, whose lives he touches through his ministry. The pastor at New Dimensions Ministries feels most alive, he says, when he can offer a father’s touch to people’s…

UPDATE: Severe weather alert for Barbados

Source: Barbados Today Residents across Barbados are being urged to pay attention to their radios for regular updates as an approaching tropical wave shows signs of development. The Barbados Meteorological Service today issued a severe weather information statement at noon stating that: “The system is showing some slow development at this time and…

25-year-old St Andrew woman missing

Source: Barbados Today Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Shaleye Jalissa Benjamin of Walkers Bay, St Andrew. She was last seen by her mother around 11:30 a.m. yesterday when she departed their residence to go to Bridgetown. Benjamin is five 5ft 8” in height, thickly build, dark in complexion, has…

Portugal in mourning after fire kills dozens

Source: Barbados Today Portugal has declared three days of mourning for the 61 victims of one of the country’s deadliest forest fires. Four children are among the victims, many of whom were found dead inside their cars as they tried to flee the central forested region of Pedrógão Grande. Hundreds of firefighters are…

Severe weather alert for Barbados

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Met Office says an approaching tropical wave is expected to begin affecting Barbados late Monday into Tuesday. The system is showing some slow development at this time and it could become a tropical storm by the time it approaches Barbados and the southern Windwards early Monday night .…

Step-dad on track

Source: Barbados Today He may not be their biological father, but Justin Campbell is as much a parent to six-year-old Dominic and four-year-old Logan as their mother, Robyn, is. He may not be their biological father, but Justin Campbell is as much a parent to six-year-old Dominic and four-year-old Logan as their mother,…

A dad’s tough love for sons

Source: Nation Newspaper Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6. This IS A verse in the Bible in which Christopher Griffith strongly believes. “I told my sons… Link: A dad’s tough love for sons

Mottley calls on leaders to be respectful

Source: Barbados Today The Leader of the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Mia Mottley, has responded to remarks made by Senator Jepter Ince in which he described members of the local business community as parasites. During a media briefing in the Christ Church East Central Constituency yesterday, Mottley called for a change in…

Bravo sidelined unless tweet goes, says Cameron

Source: Nation Newspaper CRICKET WEST INDIES president, Dave Cameron, has made it clear that left-hander Darren Bravo will remained sidelined from selection until he removes the offensive tweet which resulted in his sending home… Link: Bravo sidelined unless tweet goes, says Cameron

Q&A with Emerson Bryan

Source: Barbados Today NAME: Emerson Bryan PROFESSION: Owner/ Principal Consultant & Information Management Specialist at Bryan Consultancies Inc CHILDREN: Ariya, 9, and Marcus, 5   WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE LIKE? Before, when the children lived with me, it was a circus. Rushing to get them ready, breakfast, last minute…

Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (Part 2)

Source: Nation Newspaper THERE ARE THREE issues which are essential to the establishment of an effective beneficial ownership regime; ownership, control and transparency. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines recommend… Link: Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (Part 2)

IMF reaches agreement with Haiti

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT AU PRINCE – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has reached agreement with Haiti on a staff-monitored programme (SMP). An IMF delegation, headed Chris Walker, its mission chief for the… Link: IMF reaches agreement with Haiti

Father’s Day every day

Source: Barbados Today “All I do, at the end of the day, is for the family.” “All I do, at the end of the day, is for the family. ” This is how Mark St Hill, Managing Director, Retail and Business Banking of CIBC FirstCaribbean, sums up his role as a dad. St…

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Source: Nation Newspaper AMAZON.COM INC said on Friday it would buy Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, in an embrace of brick-and-mortar stores that could turn the high-end grocer into a mass-market merchant and upend the… Link: Amazon to buy Whole Foods for .7 billion

Q&A with Matthew Murray

Source: Barbados Today NAME: Matthew Murray PROFESSION: Operations Manager CHILDREN: Masai, 4   WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE LIKE? My typical day consists of juggling operations management and marketing of Performance Zone Sports while being as available to my son as possible. I am also studying at this time. So…

Hard life outside, says ex-prisoner

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS NEEDS A rehabilitation system that ensures ex-convicts can be effectively reintegrated into society. Former death row inmate Patrick Greaves said this was important to help cut down on people… Link: Hard life outside, says ex-prisoner

Tough task to end hanging

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MAN LEADING the charge to have the mandatory death penalty removed from Barbados’ statute books isn’t expecting it to happen without plenty of resistance. In fact, he isn’t sure it could happen… Link: Tough task to end hanging

Crash for cash scams

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME VEHICLE OWNERS are staging crashes to claim insurance payouts, according to accident investigators. The owners are deliberately driving into poles, walls and trees, flipping over their vehicles… Link: Crash for cash scams

Banks closing ‘risky’ accounts

Source: Nation Newspaper COMMERCIAL BANKS have been quietly closing accounts they deem to be risky or suspicious. Two Caribbean researchers have found that banks in Barbados, responding to increased international scrutiny,… Link: Banks closing ‘risky’ accounts

Local high-rises ‘safe’

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS’ FOUR HIGH-RISE housing projects are extremely safe and built with the highest of security standards in place, says Minister of Housing and Lands Denis Kellman. And the country’s Chief Fire… Link: Local high-rises ‘safe’

Dog owner charged with manslaughter

Source: Barbados Today A 48-year-old dog owner has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 74-year-old Verona Lolita Gibson of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Gibson was attacked and killed by a number of dogs on Saturday, January 28, while walking along Monroe Road in Haggatt Hall.…

Dog owner charged in connection with death of senior citizen

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and charged Peter Christopher Rock, 48, of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael in connection with the death of 74-year-old Verona Lolita Gibson. Gibson, a former nurse of the… Link: Dog owner charged in connection with death of senior citizen

Barbadians urged to quench their appetite for foreign foods

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture Stephen Lashley believes Barbadians have become too dependent on foreign foods. Speaking at today’s launch of the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat’s Mini Parks and Gardens Competition, Lashley said: “We have a taste now for everything that is foreign and it bears a cost in…

Bravo sidelined unless tweet goes, says Cameron

Source: Barbados Today BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron has made it clear that left-hander Darren Bravo will remained sidelined from selection until he removes the offensive tweet which resulted in him being sent home ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November. Speaking in a candid…

Internet governance forum next week

Source: Nation Newspaper THE INTERNET WILL come into sharp focus next week when the first Barbados Internet Governance Forum is held here. Over 50 people are expected to attend the meeting, which will be held on June 22 and… Link: Internet governance forum next week

CPL finals to be held at Brian Lara Stadium

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – The newly opened Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad will host the finals of the 2017 Caribbean Premier League in September, organisers confirmed Saturday. Four games comprising three… Link: CPL finals to be held at Brian Lara Stadium

Guyana negotiating medical insurance policy for ministers

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Minister of State Joseph Harmon said all medical bills by government ministers were fully funded by the ministers themselves. Speaking during a post-cabinet media briefing on Friday morning,… Link: Guyana negotiating medical insurance policy for ministers

Mistrial in Cosby case

Source: Nation Newspaper NORRISTOWN – A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict, but prosecutors vowed to retry the case and the disgraced… Link: Mistrial in Cosby case

Ann Hill students moving on

Source: Barbados Today Sixteen students of the Ann Hill School were today the centre of attention as they were celebrated for their accomplishments and offered advice on how to approach the next stage of their lives. Delivering the feature address at a graduation ceremony that was themed Celebrate our Past, Embrace the Future, former student…

Apology to Bussa now in documentary form

Source: Barbados Today Bajan rhythm poet Adisa AJA Andwele has launched a musical documentary entitled Bussa I’m Sorry. The hour-and-a-half documentary which was screened on Wednesday at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Campus, takes the audience on a journey of the past and embraces African consciousness. The…

More blows for DLP

Source: Barbados Today The already battered image of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) took a further beating this week after the utterances and actions of some Government ministers only served to attract more criticism from members of the Barbadian public. Minster of Youth, Sports and Culture, Stephen Lashley, was the first to…

McDonald’s ends Olympics sponsorship deal early

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK/BERLIN – McDonald’s Corp ended its 41-year-old sponsorship of the Olympic Games three years early, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday, reflecting the US fast-food giant’s focus… Link: McDonald’s ends Olympics sponsorship deal early

The art of cooking Cou-Cou

Source: Barbados Today Last week, it was all about “dropping knowledge” when we shared important tips about how to perfect your culinary skills. This week, we focus on a dish that many Barbadians love, yet it is one that people shy away from cooking. Our national dish, Cornmeal Cou-Cou. Many people say that…

Tough for Windies to make World Cup

Source: Barbados Today Based on their struggle to tie the just concluded three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against minnows Afghanistan 1-1, in St. Lucia, it is no secret that West Indies will have a big sweat in their quest to gain automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England. Currently ranked at…

Dare to make a difference, graduating students told

Source: Barbados Today Students graduating from the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic School have been challenged to make a difference at the new schools they will enter in September. The challenge was thrown out by Sister Barbara Mclean in her featured address to the 16 students. “You know where you have come from and…

Nation Update: Donation for Geriatric Hospital

Source: Nation Newspaper Elderly patients will now be more comfortable following a donation from the Association of Friends of the Geriatric Hospital. Link: Nation Update: Donation for Geriatric Hospital

The exclusion of trade unions

Source: Barbados Today  It is a reasonable assumption and expectation that the trade union, as the representative body for workers, would have a role to play in decision-making of an enterprise or organization. Beyond the domestic level, the same would apply as they seek to influence decision-making at the national level, where Parliament…

When a leader doesn’t deliver

Source: Barbados Today Even though I had never seriously considered Freundel Stuart as a leader within Democratic Labour Party (DLP) circles because, in my estimation, he had never really demonstrated those necessary and defining characteristics, when he became acting prime minister after David Thompson fell gravely ill, I nevertheless wanted him to succeed.…

Wilkie, St Jude’s reach semis

Source: Nation Newspaper WILKIE CUMBERBATCH and St Jude’s claimed the last two semi-final places in the BICO Primary Schools’ Football Competition yesterday. Wilkie Cumberbatch defeated St Alban’s 2-0. Raquan Clarke opened… Link: Wilkie, St Jude’s reach semis

Special Festival of Speed returns

Source: Barbados Today The Twister Aerobatics Team, the only European outfit certified to fly after-dark shows, will light up the skies at the Barbados Festival of Speed on Saturday October 14, in its first-ever performance in the Americas. The British-based team is the first act confirmed to join former Formula 1 World Champion…

Reminder on Crop Over licences

Source: Nation Newspaper MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC are reminded that people hosting events during the Crop Over season must apply for police services and the relevant licenses in a timely manner to avoid disappointment. They are… Link: Reminder on Crop Over licences

C’bean economies will rebound

Source: Nation Newspaper TOURISM WILL HELP Caribbean economies grow this year. That’s the prediction of the World Bank in its new report Global Economic Prospects: A Fragile Recovery. “Strengthening tourism demand underlies… Link: C’bean economies will rebound

Anti-Gun Unit find gun and ammo during car search

Source: Nation Newspaper 28-YEAR-OLD ST MICHAEL man was remanded to HMP Dodds until July 14, facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. Almal Lamar Phillips of 1D Pavilion Terrace, Deacons Farm, appeared… Link: Anti-Gun Unit find gun and ammo during car search

St Michael man remanded to prison

Source: Barbados Today A St Michael man was remanded to prison to reappear in court on July 14 when he appeared before Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday.on Friday the 16 Almal Lamar Phillips, 28, of 1D Pavilion Terrace, Deacons Farm, St Michael,  was arrested on June 13 and charged…

GIS wards held in St James

Source: Nation Newspaper TWO WARDS of the Government Industrial School were held on Friday at Greenwich Village, St James. Trekida Worrell, 16, who comes from the area, was held along with a 14-year-old from Christ Church…. Link: GIS wards held in St James

Missing Christ Church man found

Source: Barbados Today Christopher Lavano Broomes of #8 Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, has been traced and is safe. The 40-year-old man was reported missing on Tuesday, June 13. The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for their assistance in this matter and looks forward…

Broomes traced

Source: Nation Newspaper A 40-YEAR-OLD MAN who was reported missing on Tuesday has been traced. Police say Christopher Lavano Broomes of #8 Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, has been traced and is safe. The… Link: Broomes traced

Two GIS girls recaptured

Source: Barbados Today The two wards of the Government Industrial School (GIS) who escaped on Wednesday have been captured. The girls had escaped while attending the Child Guidance Clinic at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St Michael. They were captured yesterday at Greenwich Village, St James. The administration of the Royal Barbados…

Cosby lawyers demand mistrial, judge says jury can keep working

Source: Nation Newspaper NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania – Lawyers for Bill Cosby demanded that a judge declare a mistrial in the entertainer’s sexual assault case on Friday, complaining that jurors were essentially rehearing the entire… Link: Cosby lawyers demand mistrial, judge says jury can keep working

Road tennis more than just sport

Source: Barbados Today Any money invested in road tennis by the Government of Barbados is well spent, says Philip Garner, who has been involved in the promotion and development of the game for several decades. “I visited Jamaica last year as part of a group that was introducing road tennis to the island.…

US revokes visas of two opposition legislators

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The United States has revoked the visitor visas of two opposition legislators after indicating that it was now in receipt of information that it did not have at the time the visas were granted,… Link: US revokes visas of two opposition legislators

Conundrum!

Source: Barbados Today Three weeks after the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary School (BAPPSS) withdrew Combermere and Foundation Schools from the final of the Everton Weekes Under 13 Final, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) is planning to hold talks shortly with BAPPSS to discuss the matter. On May 25, BAPPSS boycotted…

No ease for drug dealer

Source: Barbados Today A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to four drug charges in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Friday will know his fate in another 28 days. Leroy Andrew Deterville of Denton Road, Grazettes, St Michael confessed to possession, possession with intent to supply, possession of a trafficable quantity and cultivation of…

Sinckler to talk social levy

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF Finance Chris Sinckler will engage several of the island’s key stakeholders on Monday to discuss the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) and how it will impact them, according to Minister… Link: Sinckler to talk social levy

CDEMA Member States urged to pay up

Source: Barbados Advocate Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, making a point during yesterday’s press briefing. Looking on is Dr. Winston Garraway, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Grenada, responsible for Disaster Management and Information and Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of…

TOURISM INJECTION

Source: Barbados Advocate The audience in attendance at the recently held town hall meeting. BARBADOS is gearing up to inject millions into its vital tourism product to keep it pumping. Link: TOURISM INJECTION

Unfairly dismissed

Source: Barbados Today When the Employment Rights Tribunal meets again under the chairmanship of attorney-at-law Omari Drakes and fellow panellists Frederick Forde and Dr Hartley Richards, dismissed Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) employee Valerie Payne could be smiling all the way to the bank with a hefty compensation package. The tribunal Friday dismissed…

St Jude’s create history with win

Source: Barbados Today St Jude’s Primary scored an historic win in the National Sports Council’s BICO Primary Schools Football Competition at the National Stadium Friday. The plucky St George team showed great resilience to edge traditional powerhouses Wesley Hall Primary 3-2 in extra time of their quarterfinal clash. That victory ensured that St…

VAT them!

Source: Barbados Today With Government desperately seeking to raise revenue, President of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA) Aidan Rogers is suggesting that the hotel sector be made to pay a higher rate of Value Added Tax (VAT). Rogers mooted the idea today while contending that the sector was responsible for about out…

Court rules on LIAT case

Source: Barbados Today The near six year wait for justice has ended for former LIAT pilot Captain Michael Blackburn. However, Blackburn, the former head of LIAT’s pilots’ union, did not get the level of financial compensation he was hoping for. In its decision handed down this week, the Industrial Court of Antigua and…

Schools road tennis starts Monday

Source: Barbados Today For the first time ever, students from all secondary schools across Barbados will have the chance to serve it up. This is because starting from Monday the inaugural A1 Supermarkets/Berger Paints/Rubis National Secondary Schools Road Tennis Championship gets underway. Last year was the first attempt of a competition for Barbados’…

MINNESOTA – Officer acquitted of killing Philando Castile

Source: Barbados Today ST PAUL — A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook. Jeronimo Yanez was also cleared of two lesser charges in the July traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb. Jurors…

They’re parasites!

Source: Barbados Today A Government Senator has described the local business community as parasites who are only bellyaching about the recently announced budgetary measures because they are unwilling to carry their share of the economic burden. The Barbados Manufacturers’ Association (BMA), the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) and the Barbados Chamber of Commerce…

Heavy rains in Haiti trigger landslides

Source: Barbados Today PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti has been hit by more tragedy. Although the impact was nowhere near the scale of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last year, torrential rains on Wednesday left a trail of death and damage in the country. One person is reported dead and scores have been injured,…

Gill turns up big for Pinelands

Source: Barbados Today National point guard Jeremy ‘Bull’ Gill poured in a game-high 35 points as Orange Three Pinelands came from behind to crush Hawks by a whopping 23 points after extra time with the final score reading 90-77 Thursday night at Barbados Community College in the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Co-operators General…

Show us your sacrifice, Mr Sinckler!

Source: Barbados Today It is more than ironic that in the midst of all the talk of austerity and the need for urgent national belt-tightening that our Government continues to boldly engage in a seemingly unfettered spending spree. We have already placed on record our disgust over the timing of Prime Minister Freundel…

Hall of fame to honour Barbadian centenarians

Source: Nation Newspaper THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE on Ageing (NCOA) is seeking the public’s assistance in establishing a Hall of Fame to honour past and present Barbadian centenarians. The committee is inviting caregivers and… Link: Hall of fame to honour Barbadian centenarians

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