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December 13, 2017

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Democrat Jones wins US Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

Source: Nation Newspaper BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a United States Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race defined… Link: Democrat Jones wins US Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump

BYS home coming in phases

Source: Nation Newspaper After 12 years, the Barbados Youth Service (BYS) will soon have a permanent facility. Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, made this announcement over the weekend during the graduation ceremony of the… Link: BYS home coming in phases

FirstCaribbean confirms it is exploring NYSE listing

Source: Nation Newspaper CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has confirmed that it is exploring the listing of some of its shares on the stock market in the United States. The confirmation came today, a day after Reuters… Link: FirstCaribbean confirms it is exploring NYSE listing

Missing: Shayria Maynard

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl. She is 12-year-old Shayria Maricia Maynard, a pupil of the Grantley Adams Memorial School who resides at Frenches, St George. … Link: Missing: Shayria Maynard

Silver Muse makes inaugural call

Source: Nation Newspaper The Port of Bridgetown has been graced with many impressive ships over the past few months. Among the latest to dock was Silver Muse, one of eight cruise liners in Silversea Cruises’ fleet. The Italian-owned… Link: Silver Muse makes inaugural call

Jamaica police on sick out

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Jamaica police service has been hit by a high number of absentees and is relying on the support of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to help maintain law and order on the island. “We are… Link: Jamaica police on sick out

Preventative measures in place to mitigate health risks

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health has assured the public that several preventative measures have been put in place to manage and mitigate any potential risk to public health which may result from the sewage overflows… Link: Preventative measures in place to mitigate health risks

Windies suffer clean sweep after batting buckles

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – West Indies suffered a 2-0 clean sweep here Tuesday after New Zealand needed just two sessions to wreck the remainder of the Caribbean side’s innings and inflict a punishing 240-run defeat in… Link: Windies suffer clean sweep after batting buckles

South Africa's Zuma rejects reports his office is drafting emergency laws

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG – South African President Jacob Zuma has rejected local news reports that his office has started drafting regulations for a state of emergency, the president’s office said on Tuesday. … Link: South Africa’s Zuma rejects reports his office is drafting emergency laws

St Lucia to introduce new tax measures to deal with EU blacklisting

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – The St Lucia government says it will soon introduce new tax reform measures after the island was included among 17 countries worldwide on a new global list of tax havens by the European Union…. Link: St Lucia to introduce new tax measures to deal with EU blacklisting

Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS − President Nicolas Maduro has set his sights on Venezuela’s 2018 presidential election after the ruling Socialist Party dominated mayoral polls with the help of a partial boycott by a divided… Link: Buoyed by mayoral votes, Venezuela socialists eye presidency race

Jamaica surpasses 2016 murder toll

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – A total of 1 500 people have been murdered in Jamaica so far this year, including 51 children, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Periodic Serious and Violence… Link: Jamaica surpasses 2016 murder toll

Discontinuation of registered mail service to Canada

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that Canada has discontinued the use of the registered mail service offered by the Universal Postal Union. As a result, with immediate effect, the Barbados Postal… Link: Discontinuation of registered mail service to Canada

Sewage pain

Source: Nation Newspaper The stench of sewage is causing patrons of one south coast restaurant to stay only long enough to view the menu. However, two restaurateurs in the area yesterday told the DAILY NATION they had faith… Link: Sewage pain

USA – Military must accept transgender recruits by January 1

Source: Barbados Today Transgender recruits will be able to join the US military as of January 1, a federal judge ruled on Monday, denying a request by president Donald Trump’s administration to enforce his ban on transgender troops while the government appeals an order blocking it. US district judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington…

Digicel names new CEO

Source: Barbados Today Digicel customers can expect a significant change at the helm of its regional operations come next year. In a statement today, the Irish-based telecommunications giant announced the appointment of Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as group chief executive, effective February 2018. He will succeed Colm Delves who has cited for personal and…

TRINIDAD – Mom killed, daughter critical

Source: Barbados Today A 44-year-old mother of two was killed and her daughter and three other people were injured, after a gunman opened fire in a Manzanilla bar on Saturday night. The attack, which left Savatri Narine dead and her 18-year-old daughter Nirrmalaa in critical condition at hospital last night, has thrown the…

Fenty apologizes for calling policeman a ‘Johnny’

Source: Barbados Today A 39-year-old man today apologized to the Royal Barbados Police Force for insulting one of its officers in the execution of his duties. Renaldo Peter Fenty, of Apartment No.3, Harts Gap, Christ Church, told Police Constable Kendrick King “I does pay your f****** salary, ya Johnny. You is a Johnny,”…

Female cook admits to assaulting Chefette co-worker

Source: Barbados Today A 37-year-old cook, who pleaded guilty to assaulting her former co-worker while on the job, is out on $2,500 bail. Sharon Natasha Knight, of Greaves Land, Goodland, St Michael, owned up to assaulting Nicole Reid on June 25, 2016, occasioning her actual bodily harm. The two women, according to prosecutor…

A mother’s rage

Source: Barbados Today “I duh want to kill him!” This was the cry of a young mother in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today after pleading guilty to wounding a 54-year-old man, charged with indecently assaulting her 11-year-old daughter. The 35-year-old mother, who lives in a St Michael community, stabbed the accused man…

Lodge crowned champs

Source: Barbados Today The Lodge School created history when they celebrated their first National Sports Council Senior Schools Knockout title in 24 years, compliments a hard-fought 69-65 victory over the Combermere School this afternoon at Pinelands Court. Rachad Hall delivered a big performance as he produced a game high 26 points for Lodge…

Worthing post office closed

Source: Nation Newspaper The Postmaster General regrets to advise the public that the Worthing post office is closed with immediate effect until further notice due to an on-going environmental problem. Mail delivery will not… Link: Worthing post office closed

NIFCA still making an impact

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) is still making a significant impact on the island’s cultural landscape. Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, shared this view as he delivered… Link: NIFCA still making an impact

Police probing death of 69-year-old man

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the sudden death of a 69-year-old man. He was unresponsive when he was discovered around 3 p.m. by passers-by along Waterford, St Michael, today. He subsequently… Link: Police probing death of 69-year-old man

Sealy: Cultural strategy in the works

Source: Nation Newspaper A new strategy aimed at further building out the cultural industries is in the making. Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, made this disclosure as he addressed the National… Link: Sealy: Cultural strategy in the works

Ambassador Hart signs protocol to amend DTA with Mauritius

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados and Mauritius have signed a Protocol amending the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the two countries.  It was signed by Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart, and Ambassador… Link: Ambassador Hart signs protocol to amend DTA with Mauritius

Sven: That beach is mine

Source: Nation Newspaper A storm is brewing at the popular Browne’s Beach on Bay Street, St Michael. Sea bathers, boat owners and others who use the beach are upset about the dumping of stones, which has prevented them from… Link: Sven: That beach is mine

One person in custody, several injured in New York explosion

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – An explosion rocked New York’s Port Authority, one of the city’s busiest commuter hubs in midtown Manhattan, during Monday morning’s rush hour, injuring several people. Police confirmed… Link: One person in custody, several injured in New York explosion

Government halts same-sex marriages in Bermuda

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – The ruling Progressive Labour Party (PLP), in power for almost five months, has put the brakes on same-sex marriages in Bermuda which had been given the green light by a Supreme Court judge… Link: Government halts same-sex marriages in Bermuda

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Source: Nation Newspaper Los Angeles − The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to… Link: Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Student loan debtors warned

Source: Nation Newspaper The Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) has been making record disbursements in recent years, but it will not turn a blind eye to defaulters. That warning came from Minister of Education Ronald Jones… Link: Student loan debtors warned

Windies up against it after batting collapses

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, New Zealand – West Indies’ batting crumbled meekly on day two of the second Test against New Zealand here Sunday, leaving the Caribbean side needing a Herculean effort to stay alive in the contest… Link: Windies up against it after batting collapses

Fogging schedule for the week of December 11

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health will continue its efforts to rid the island of dengue and other mosquito borne diseases next week when a number of districts across the island will be fogged. On Monday, December… Link: Fogging schedule for the week of December 11

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

Source: Nation Newspaper JERUSALEM − A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US Embassy in Beirut over US President Donald Trump’s recognition… Link: Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

St Lucia records decline in unemployment

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has hailed a drop in the country’s unemployment figures, declaring that his administration is very excited about the development. However Chastanet told reporters… Link: St Lucia records decline in unemployment

See Ya best of the lot

Source: Nation Newspaper Everything happens for a reason, whether we know it or not. For Rictoria Forde, that’s definitely the case. At age 27, she never once imagined she would be receiving awards for her cooking, especially… Link: See Ya best of the lot

Party merger ‘no surprise’

Source: Nation Newspaper These people are obviously skylarking and to take them seriously is to skylark as well. That’s how political scientist, Dr George Belle, reacted to a statement from Citizens Action Partnership (CAP)… Link: Party merger ‘no surprise’

Economist Charles Skeete passes away

Source: Nation Newspaper Charles Skeete, a leading Caribbean economist, who was a prominent Barbados diplomat in the 1980s in Washington, has died in Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Skeete, 79, died peacefully at… Link: Economist Charles Skeete passes away

US House committee ‘may reconsider’ WHO cancer agency funds

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON − US congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations…. Link: US House committee ‘may reconsider’ WHO cancer agency funds

ACP condemns Europe over new tax haven list

Source: Nation Newspaper BRUSSELS – The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group has “strongly condemned” the “unilateral and discriminatory practices” of the European Union in the publication of a list of non-cooperative tax… Link: ACP condemns Europe over new tax haven list

Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, says Christie's

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON − New-York based Christie’s auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Christ, Salvator Mundi, a painting that sold… Link: Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, says Christie’s

Police seize over 1 300 cannabis plants

Source: Nation Newspaper Yesterday, members of the Drug Squad, conducted illegal drug eradication operations in several areas. A total of 1302 cannabis plants ranging from eight inches to five feet in height were seized. The… Link: Police seize over 1 300 cannabis plants

Jones: Don’t judge the youth

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Education Ronald Jones has labelled those chastising young people for recent violent behaviour as hypocrites. Jones was speaking to students, parents and teachers of the Graydon Sealy Secondary… Link: Jones: Don’t judge the youth

Israeli strikes kill two Gaza gunmen, anti-Trump protests less intense

Source: Nation Newspaper GAZA − Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed two Palestinian gunmen on Saturday after rockets were fired from the enclave, in violence that erupted over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as… Link: Israeli strikes kill two Gaza gunmen, anti-Trump protests less intense

Windies fight back to keep tabs on Black Caps

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, New Zealand – West Indies twice fought their back into the second Test against New Zealand, to steal a share of the honours on the opening day at Seddon Park here Saturday. Opting to bowl… Link: Windies fight back to keep tabs on Black Caps

Dominica lifts curfew on capital

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU − Dominica has lifted a curfew in the capital that had been imposed since Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean island on September 18 killing at least 28 people and leaving damage estimated… Link: Dominica lifts curfew on capital

Government secures multi-million dollar loan agreement

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – Premier David Burt announced Friday that his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) government has negotiated a US$135 million loan agreement with Butterfield Bank. Burt, who is also Minister of… Link: Government secures multi-million dollar loan agreement

Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON/NEW YORK – Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in ten hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 per cent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse…. Link: Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch

IDB funding new identification system for Jamaica

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Friday said it is assisting Jamaica establish a liable identification system that will make it easier and cheaper for citizens and legal residents… Link: IDB funding new identification system for Jamaica

Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honour from Britain’s Prince Charles

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran received an MBE – a British state honour – for services to music and charity from Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.  The 26-year-old… Link: Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honour from Britain’s Prince Charles

Don’t invest blindly

Source: Nation Newspaper Just stopping short of saying that CLICO did not satisfy its statutory requirements, Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said that it is the job of the Supervisor of Insurance to whisper to the management… Link: Don’t invest blindly

Technical expertise and equipment on the way

Source: Nation Newspaper Technical expertise and equipment are en route to Barbados to assist in alleviating the sewage problems being experienced along the south coast. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA), and the Ministries… Link: Technical expertise and equipment on the way

‘Santa Claus’ disrupts sitting of Guyana Parliament

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Parliament was on Friday dealing with a “serious security breach” after a woman dressed up as Santa Claus walked into the Chambers as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was delivering… Link: ‘Santa Claus’ disrupts sitting of Guyana Parliament

Two detained following multi-million dollar robbery at airport

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Police have detained two people for questioning in connection with the daring multi-million dollar daylight robbery at the heavily secured section of the Piarco International Airport, east… Link: Two detained following multi-million dollar robbery at airport

One dead, scores hurt in Palestinian 'Day of Rage' over Jerusalem

Source: Nation Newspaper JERUSALEM/GAZA – At least one person was killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s… Link: One dead, scores hurt in Palestinian ‘Day of Rage’ over Jerusalem

Barbados welcomes Celebrity Silhouette to its shores

Source: Nation Newspaper The luxury cruise ship, Celebrity Silhouette, from Celebrity Cruises is the sixth inaugural cruise ship to make a call on the Port of Bridgetown for the season.  Captain George Iatrou and the crew… Link: Barbados welcomes Celebrity Silhouette to its shores

Diamond in the rough

Source: Nation Newspaper The vibe and rhythm of music developed Joyann Skeete’s passion for disc jockeying. The energy of the crowd and the synergy between audience and DJ wowed her, and since then she has been scratching vinyl… Link: Diamond in the rough

Krystle Clear: Celebrating Anti-Corruption Day . . . or are we?

Source: Nation Newspaper December 9th, 2017 will be celebrated globally as Anti-Corruption Day, which is an initiative spearheaded by the United Nations Convention.  Corruption is defined as “dishonest or fraudulent conduct… Link: Krystle Clear: Celebrating Anti-Corruption Day . . . or are we?

Claims sewage making some sick

Source: Nation Newspaper South Coast resident and businessman Ray George said yesterday the defective South Coast sewerage system was severely affecting his health. He pointed out that he had spent thousands of dollars in… Link: Claims sewage making some sick

Future stars of dance

Source: Nation Newspaper Several pairs of happy feet tapped their way around The St Leonards Boys’ School auditorium recently when the Stars Of The Future Competition came off. Dancers, young and old competed in Latin and… Link: Future stars of dance

Christmas in The City

Source: Nation Newspaper The four-year-old Christmas In The Square was officially lit up last night in the heart of Bridgetown.  The project, now in its fourth year, was designed to engage the secondary and primary schools… Link: Christmas in The City

General Electric to cut 12 000 jobs in power business revamp

Source: Nation Newspaper ZURICH/LAS VEGAS – General Electric Co. said Thursday it is axing 12 000 jobs at its global power business, the struggling industrial conglomerate’s latest effort to shrink itself into a more focused company…. Link: General Electric to cut 12 000 jobs in power business revamp

Dominica government rolls out new initiatives to rekindle economic recovery

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU – The government of hurricane battered Dominica Wednesday rolled out new initiatives aimed at encouraging citizens to invest in the country even as it acknowledged that it had not been able to attract… Link: Dominica government rolls out new initiatives to rekindle economic recovery

Football finals this weekend

Source: Nation Newspaper Football enthusiasts will get the opportunity to see the best teams which participated in the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic when the finals are played this weekend. … Link: Football finals this weekend

Internet down for some Flow customers

Source: Nation Newspaper Customers across Barbados are experiencing internet outages. In an announcement on its Facebook page, Flow Barbados said an ongoing issue was affecting broadband services. “Please know our engineers… Link: Internet down for some Flow customers

North Korea says US threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

Source: Nation Newspaper SEOUL (Reuters) – Two American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and US threats have made the outbreak of… Link: North Korea says US threats make war unavoidable as China urges calm

Career counsellors undergo NVQ training

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development’s Human Resource Development Unit (HDU) is moving to ensure that those involved in helping the island’s youth make crucial choices… Link: Career counsellors undergo NVQ training

Govt moving to prevent Bahamas being blacklisted by European Union

Source: Nation Newspaper NASSAU – The Bahamas government Wednesday said it will table several pieces of legislation aimed at preventing the country from being placed on the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions… Link: Govt moving to prevent Bahamas being blacklisted by European Union

California fires force evacuation in exclusive LA area

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Southern California wildfires raged into an affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood on Wednesday, forcing evacuations, threatening multibillion-dollar homes and temporarily shutting a major highway…. Link: California fires force evacuation in exclusive LA area

Time magazine names #MeToo ‘silence breakers’ as person of the year

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential “person”… Link: Time magazine names #MeToo ‘silence breakers’ as person of the year

Boscobel Primary School renamed

Source: Barbados Advocate Former Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and Lady Belgrave after the sign was unveiled to officially rename the Boscobel Primary School as the Elliott Belgrave Primary School yesterday. YESTERDAY was a historic occasion for former Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave when Boscobel Primary School was renamed in his honour. Link:

shocking decision

Source: Barbados Advocate MINISTER of International Business Donville Inniss is contending that Barbados being named in a new list of global tax havens, released by the European Union (EU) on Tuesday, is extremely unfortuna Link: shocking decision

Bad idea!

Source: Nation Newspaper Don’t try that; it’s a no-go! That, essentially, is the Barbados Bar Association’s (BBA) polite but emphatic preliminary response to the Attorney General’s proposal to make it mandatory for those charged… Link: Bad idea!

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, defying allies and foes

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM – President Donald Trump reversed decades of United States policy on Wednesday and recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, effectively taking sides in one of the thorniest issues… Link: Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, defying allies and foes

Police probe multi-million dollar robbery at Piarco Airport

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Police were searching for at least four gunmen who reportedly stole five million dollars during a daring daylight robbery at the heavily secured section of the Piarco International Airport,… Link: Police probe multi-million dollar robbery at Piarco Airport

CARICOM, Cuba heads to meet in Antigua

Source: Nation Newspaper GREATER GEORGETOWN – Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba will hold the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December. The meeting… Link: CARICOM, Cuba heads to meet in Antigua

Farmers report challenging year for dairy industry

Source: Nation Newspaper Veteran dairy farmers, Annette Beckett and Keith Cyrus of Meka Co. Ltd., have found themselves in the winner’s circle again, after coming out on top of PINEHILL’s Best Quarterly Milk Quality Awards for… Link: Farmers report challenging year for dairy industry

High surf advisory and small craft warning in effect until Sunday

Source: Nation Newspaper A high surf advisory and small craft warning are in effect for Barbados. The Barbados Meteorological Services said a deep-layered low pressure system has been generating large swells over the central… Link: High surf advisory and small craft warning in effect until Sunday

Barbados Port Inc. welcomes MSC Fantasia

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Port Inc. welcomed the stylish MSC Fantasia to the Port of Bridgetown for its inaugural call last Friday morning. The 18-deck ship is the first Italian ship of the Fantasia-class. It has been… Link: Barbados Port Inc. welcomes MSC Fantasia

Grenada waiting reasons for EU blacklisting

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S – The Grenada government says it is awaiting official communication from the European Union after the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country was included in a new list of global tax havens…. Link: Grenada waiting reasons for EU blacklisting

Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Source: Nation Newspaper LAUSANNE – Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system that has led to a series… Link: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Disney’s bid for Fox assets gains momentum say sources

Source: Nation Newspaper Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. … Link: Disney’s bid for Fox assets gains momentum say sources

Man facing firearm, drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged Nikolas Ishmael Raheem Hall, 21, of #1 Halls Village, St James for a number of firearm and drug related offences, allegedly committed on Monday, December 4, at Husbands,… Link: Man facing firearm, drug charges

MISSING: Sade Straughn

Source: Nation Newspaper The Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman. She is Sade Akieba Antonio Straughn, 30, of Rock Hampton Road, Jackson, St Michael. She was last seen by a family… Link: MISSING: Sade Straughn

Holder out of second Test due to suspension 

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, New Zealand  – Still reeling from their heavy innings defeat to the Black Caps in the opening Test, West Indies were dealt another blow on Tuesday when captain Jason Holder was ruled out of the… Link: Holder out of second Test due to suspension 

School ends next week for Christmas break

Source: Nation Newspaper Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week. The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 14, and for teachers Friday, December 15. Three weeks… Link: School ends next week for Christmas break

Guyana awaits next move in border dispute with Venezuela

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government says the recent exercise to identify the markers demarcating the boundary between Guyana and Venezuela is important as Guyana gears up to litigate the validity of the… Link: Guyana awaits next move in border dispute with Venezuela

Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

Source: Nation Newspaper MADRID – Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said it had withdrawn an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s pro-independence former leader, in self-imposed exile in Belgium. The court said Carles… Link: Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

Saudi Arabia hopes US will not recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Source: Nation Newspaper RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has expressed hope the United States would not recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned such a decision would have serious implications, state news agency SPA reported… Link: Saudi Arabia hopes US will not recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel

'Poppy' frenzy

Source: Nation Newspaper Well worth the wait! After waiting some seven hours to see the main attraction of the FAS7STAR Hennessy Artistry on the Beach, Popcaan and his 25-man strong entourage made it worthwhile for the thousands… Link: ‘Poppy’ frenzy

Out again

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is seeking outside help to deal with the ongoing sewage issues along the South Coast. However, manager of the wastewater division Patricia Inniss said this help would… Link: Out again

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 is open

Source: Nation Newspaper Students across Barbados and the wider Commonwealth are invited to test their literary prowess by entering the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018.  It was launched by The Royal Commonwealth… Link: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2018 is open

Defeat no reason for panic, cautions Holder

Source: Nation Newspaper WELLINGTON, New Zealand – West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his team not to panic following their heavy innings defeat inside four days to New Zealand in the first Test on Monday. The Windies… Link: Defeat no reason for panic, cautions Holder

IDB administrative mission in Barbados this week

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s Skills for the Future Programme (SFTF) will come under scrutiny when officials from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) attend an Administrative Mission from Monday, December 4 to Friday,… Link: IDB administrative mission in Barbados this week

PM Harris to present St Kitts budget this week

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr Timothy Harris will this week seek Parliamentary approval for just over $700 million of expenditure against the Consolidated Fund in order to implement… Link: PM Harris to present St Kitts budget this week

Windies to face Sri Lanka in three tests next June

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies announced today the schedule for the International Home Series between Windies and Sri Lanka next year. Windies will face the Sri Lankans next June in three… Link: Windies to face Sri Lanka in three tests next June

Haiti to assume chairmanship of CARICOM early next year

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT AU PRINCE – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has held talks with President Jovenel Moise, who becomes the next chairman of the 15-member regional integration movement… Link: Haiti to assume chairmanship of CARICOM early next year

Jamaica condemns slave trading in Libya

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Andrew Holness led administration has condemned the acts of slave trading reportedly taking place in Libya. In a statement during the sitting of the Upper House on Friday, Foreign Affairs… Link: Jamaica condemns slave trading in Libya

Apple's Tim Cook says developers have earned $17 billion from China App Store

Source: Nation Newspaper WUZHEN − Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook said developers using its platform in China number 1.8 million and have earned a total 112 billion yuan ($16.93 billion), representing roughly a quarter of… Link: Apple’s Tim Cook says developers have earned billion from China App Store

Changes in petroleum prices effective midnight

Source: Nation Newspaper Effective midnight tonight, the retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will increase. The new price of gasoline will be $3.27 per litre, up from $3.19, an increase of eight cents. The price… Link: Changes in petroleum prices effective midnight

Steady push to limit greenhouse gas emissions despite Trump announcement

Source: Nation Newspaper Despite Washington’s decision to pull out of the global Paris climate change accord, the movement to limit greenhouse gas emissions remains strong and wouldn’t be slowed by US action. That assurance… Link: Steady push to limit greenhouse gas emissions despite Trump announcement

Fogging schedule December 4 to 8

Source: Nation Newspaper The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, December 4, areas to be sprayed in St Peter and St Lucy are Maynards… Link: Fogging schedule December 4 to 8

US allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

Source: Nation Newspaper BRUSSELS/BERLIN – On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an “ironclad” promise of US support to its oldest allies. The… Link: US allies fret as ‘guillotine’ hangs over Tillerson

Residents armed to attack pests

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the St Michael North West Constituency council launched an attack on rats and mosquitoes in two communities yesterday. The attack took the form of literature, mosquito pellets and rat bait… Link: Residents armed to attack pests

Jamaica government to table legislation to regulate sugar content in food

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON –The Jamaica government says it will pilot legislation aimed at regulating the sugar content in food products. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the legislation will be the next step in the… Link: Jamaica government to table legislation to regulate sugar content in food

EU could give the nod next week to trade talks with Britain

Source: Nation Newspaper BRUSSELS − The European Union expects to offer a first signal next week that enough progress has been made in Brexit talks to warrant opening new negotiations with London in December on future trade relations,… Link: EU could give the nod next week to trade talks with Britain

Chamber urges government to re-think position on CCJ ruling

Source: Nation Newspaper BELMOPAN – The President of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nikita Usher, is urging the government to re-think its position regarding a recent ruling by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court… Link: Chamber urges government to re-think position on CCJ ruling

Adidas expects big boost from soccer World Cup

Source: Nation Newspaper BERLIN − Adidas expects a big increase in sales of soccer jerseys from the 2018 World Cup in Russia helped by its sponsorship of three of the top teams, the German sportswear maker’s chief executive was… Link: Adidas expects big boost from soccer World Cup

CARDI to host open day next week

Source: Nation Newspaper Farmers and agriculturalists at heart will have the opportunity to observe various cultivation practices when the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosts its Open Day on… Link: CARDI to host open day next week

Barbadians urged to support plans for a coconut industry

Source: Nation Newspaper Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, has expressed optimism about the development of the local coconut industry, and he would like to see Barbadians do the same. According to him, many are… Link: Barbadians urged to support plans for a coconut industry

Sir Elliott’s name for Boscobel Primary

Source: Nation Newspaper Come Wednesday, Boscobel Primary School will bear the name of one of Barbados’ distinguished sons. The 125-year-old school at Gays, St Peter, will be renamed after retired governor general Sir Elliott… Link: Sir Elliott’s name for Boscobel Primary

T&T government and private sector at odds over VAT refunds

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government says the main private sector organisation may have misinterpreted a statement by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) when it described as “wholly unsatisfactory”… Link: T&T government and private sector at odds over VAT refunds

Trump, asked about Flynn plea, says 'absolutely no collusion'

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump, in his first comment on a guilty plea by his first national security adviser Michael Flynn to lying to the FBI, said on Saturday there was “absolutely no collusion”… Link: Trump, asked about Flynn plea, says ‘absolutely no collusion’

Govt set on performing arts company

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has not abandoned its goal of establishing a performing arts company in Barbados. While he admits that “funding challenges” have been a primary setback in attaining that objective, Minister… Link: Govt set on performing arts company

St Kitts government approves “bonus” payment for public workers

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – The St Kitts-Nevis government says it has agreed to pay a “double salary” as a bonus to public servants this year even as the twin island Federation continues to face many challenges as a… Link: St Kitts government approves “bonus” payment for public workers

Cuba battling medicine shortages in wake of cash crunch

Source: Nation Newspaper HAVANA – Cuba is working on fixing chronic medicine shortages that started appearing a year ago due to its cash crunch, health officials said in an article published late on Thursday in ruling Communist… Link: Cuba battling medicine shortages in wake of cash crunch

Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Music producer Russell Simmons said on Thursday he was stepping down from his fashion and production businesses after a screenwriter said in a column in the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons… Link: Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

Jones: Time for Barbados to make the final break

Source: Barbados Advocate Dr. Kerry Hall, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), accepting a token of appreciation from Ronald Jones, Minister of Education, for her contribution to the human chain link. Minister of Education Ronald Jones believes that moving forward, this country must look towards making the move to become a…

BIG SAVINGS

Source: Barbados Advocate Photovoltaic systems installed at four Government primary schools are expected to realise combined savings of as much as $30 000 annually. Link: BIG SAVINGS

Ministry of Health issues abatement notice to Project Recycle Ltd.

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health today issued an abatement notice instructing Project Recycle Limited at Lower Estate, St Michael, to cease its operations. The company has also been ordered to clear the site… Link: Ministry of Health issues abatement notice to Project Recycle Ltd.

Eagle Hall branch library to reopen Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the Barbados Library Service’s Eagle Hall Branch will reopen on Monday, December 4. The library, which was closed in March this year for renovations, will… Link: Eagle Hall branch library to reopen Monday

Inniss: Concerns about fake items more about respect for creativity

Source: Nation Newspaper One or two cases involving fake items being sold here do not signify an increase in fake items on the Barbadian market. Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development,… Link: Inniss: Concerns about fake items more about respect for creativity

One dead, scores hurt in protests over delayed Honduran vote count

Source: Nation Newspaper TEGUCIGALPA –  At least one protester died and more than 20 people were injured in Honduras after a delayed presidential vote count sparked unrest amid opposition accusations of electoral fraud. Honduras… Link: One dead, scores hurt in protests over delayed Honduran vote count

LaRocque: HIV still a concern

Source: Nation Newspaper The following is a message from CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2017. The Caribbean Community joins the rest of the world in observing World AIDS… Link: LaRocque: HIV still a concern

Crushing wins for top players

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Sports Council’s Inter-Parish road tennis action moved to Silver Hill on Wednesday night, with blazing competition ensuring that the fans did not miss the “A” class players on court. Among… Link: Crushing wins for top players

Sol: Competitor disadvantage non-issue in BNTCL sale

Source: Nation Newspaper The Sol Group, (Sol) has expressed that the company’s proposed purchase of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL) would not only be beneficial to the country, but that competitors would not… Link: Sol: Competitor disadvantage non-issue in BNTCL sale

Work on sectors in St Kitts-Nevis damaged by hurricanes progressing smoothly

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – The recovery efforts by the Government of St Kitts and Nevis to return the country back to normalcy after it was damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, have begun as reconstruction… Link: Work on sectors in St Kitts-Nevis damaged by hurricanes progressing smoothly

EU, UN and African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

Source: Nation Newspaper ABIDJAN – The European Union, United Nations and African Union have agreed to an emergency plan to dismantle people smuggling networks and repatriate stranded migrants in an effort to ease a human rights… Link: EU, UN and African leaders draw up emergency plan for migrants in Libya

The Long View: No fuss over 51st year of Independence

Source: Nation Newspaper Oh, what a difference 52 weeks can make. Just one year ago, Barbados was awash with patriotic feeling. The month of November 2016 was a very memorable period. It was the period of reflecting on… Link: The Long View: No fuss over 51st year of Independence

Flood warning in effect until 8 p.m.

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is under a flood warning until 8 p.m. today. The Barbados Meteorological Services said the combination of a trough system and the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone has been generating cloudy… Link: Flood warning in effect until 8 p.m.

Girl is first Independence baby

Source: Nation Newspaper Annetta Eversley is the mother of the first Independence Day baby for 2017. At 3:44 a.m. she delivered her six pound, three ounce bundle of joy Janaee Aniyah Edwards. Eversley told NATION NEWS… Link: Girl is first Independence baby

Rain stalling Rihanna Drive renaming ceremony

Source: Nation Newspaper Rain has delayed the start of the Rihanna Drive renaming ceremony at Westbury Road, St Michael. The ceremony was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. but the rain started this morning just as the 51st Anniversary… Link: Rain stalling Rihanna Drive renaming ceremony

Barbados moves closer to establishing its coconut industry

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has taken an all-inclusive approach to developing its coconut industry. Growers, vendors, processors, and agricultural officials met at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church… Link: Barbados moves closer to establishing its coconut industry

David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex two years and going strong

Source: Nation Newspaper The David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex is performing exceedingly well. Health Minister John Boyce made this declaration while giving the feature address at a ceremony held at the St… Link: David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex two years and going strong

Nelson protest

Source: Nation Newspaper ON THE EVE of Barbados’ Independence Day, the statue of polarising English soldier Horatio Lord Nelson, which sits on the western end of Heroes Square, was splashed with yellow and blue paint. The… Link: Nelson protest

3 Sirs

Source: Nation Newspaper A onetime fearsome fast bowler, a former Government minister and a publisher have been awarded the country’s highest honour in this year’s Independence Honours List. Charles Christopher Griffith, Warwick… Link: 3 Sirs

‘Spread burden’ of adjustment

Source: Nation Newspaper A REGIONAL ECONOMIST is questioning the fairness of Barbados’ austerity measures. Guyanese national Collin Constantine, who is pursuing a PhD at Kingston University, London, said Government risked… Link: ‘Spread burden’ of adjustment

Lashley speaks out against vandalism of Nelson statue

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has condemned the defacing of the statue of Lord Nelson. In verbal comment issued via the Barbados Government Information Service, he said he had not seen the damge… Link: Lashley speaks out against vandalism of Nelson statue

Long-time Mega 6 player hits jackpot

Source: Nation Newspaper David Stoute has become an instant millionaire by winning The Barbados Lottery’s Mega 6 jackpot of $1 000 000. The winning ticket was purchased at Montrose Supermarket in Christ Church and he was the sole… Link: Long-time Mega 6 player hits jackpot

NBC News fires Today co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK –  NBC News fired popular Today show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace, the network said… Link: NBC News fires Today co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

UWI Consulting now LUMIN Consulting

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – It was standing room only at an invitation-only gathering on November 23 to unveil the newly branded LUMIN Consulting, a development consulting firm and wholly-owned by The University of the… Link: UWI Consulting now LUMIN Consulting

Statue of Lord Nelson defaced

Source: Nation Newspaper The controversial Nelson Statue has been defaced. Early on the eve of the island’s Independence Day celebrations, people passing through National Heroes’ Square came across the surprising sight. … Link: Statue of Lord Nelson defaced

Marella Discovery 2 calls on Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is on track to have a record number of cruise arrivals again this year, and just four weeks into the cruise season, the Bridgetown Port has seen an almost record number of inaugurals, including… Link: Marella Discovery 2 calls on Barbados

Kendal Hill shopkeeper shot

Source: Nation Newspaper A Christ Church shopkeeper is this morning in stable condition after he was shot during an apparent burglary around 4 a.m. Sixty-two-year-old Coaston Payne, the proprietor of Payne’s Bar and Grocery… Link: Kendal Hill shopkeeper shot

Police now have better accommodations

Source: Nation Newspaper Plans to provide better accommodations for police officers are progressing smoothly, and Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has indicated that more improvements will be coming next year. Last Friday,… Link: Police now have better accommodations

Traffic changes for Independence Day Parade

Source: Nation Newspaper The travelling public is asked to note that on Thursday November 30, a number of temporary traffic changes will be in place to facilitate the hosting of the Independence Day Parade at the Garrison Savannah…. Link: Traffic changes for Independence Day Parade

BNTCL SNAG

Source: Barbados Advocate GOVERNMENT’S decision to divest its interests in the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) has hit another snag. Link: BNTCL SNAG

Rotary South reaches out to Arthur Smith Primary School

Source: Barbados Advocate Rotary District 7030 Governor Waddy Sowma interacting with Kalon Newton and DeJuwan Forde-Davis, reception students of Arthur Smith Primary School, during a visit to view work carried out by the Rotary Club of Barbados South. Reception classrooms at Arthur Smith Primary School are now freshly tiled thanks to The Rotary…

Courts closing early on Wednesday

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that the High and Magistrates’ Courts and the Registration Department will close at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, November 29, to allow staff to participate in an Independence… Link: Courts closing early on Wednesday

New National Stadium one step closer

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian athletes are one step closer to having a new National Stadium to call their own. This disclosure came today from Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley, who  revealed that the Cabinet of Barbados… Link: New National Stadium one step closer

Cancelled: Barbados Is Music

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Is Music is cancelled. The show, set for the eve of Independence Day at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex and which was going to feature Splash Band and 4D People has been called off due… Link: Cancelled: Barbados Is Music

BNTCL acquisition a no-go, says FTC

Source: Nation Newspaper The Fair Trading Commission says it cannot approve the proposed acquisition of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd.  by Sol given the present terms of the agreement. In a decision released today,… Link: BNTCL acquisition a no-go, says FTC

Traffic changes for Rihanna Drive renaming

Source: Nation Newspaper The travelling public is asked to note that from 11 p.m. on Wednesday November 29 to 9 p.m. on Thursday November 30, a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the hosting of the… Link: Traffic changes for Rihanna Drive renaming

Two wanted by police

Source: Nation Newspaper   Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men who are wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. One is 28-year-old Jermaine Ryan Gill, alias “Tall Man” whose last known… Link: Two wanted by police

Prime Minister Skerrit pledges support for Dominican students at UWI Cave Hill

Source: Nation Newspaper Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has given assurances to Dominicans at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies that his government will do all it can to assist them in completing… Link: Prime Minister Skerrit pledges support for Dominican students at UWI Cave Hill

Missing: Rotonia Mayers

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager. She is 16-year-old Rotonia Tamara Mayers of Round Rock, Silver Sands, Christ Church. She was last seen at home by her… Link: Missing: Rotonia Mayers

In upset, TV star leads US ally in Honduras presidential vote

Source: Nation Newspaper TEGUCIGALPA – A TV host took a surprise lead in the Honduran presidential election, initial results on Monday showed, upsetting forecasts of a win for the country’s US-friendly incumbent and raising concerns… Link: In upset, TV star leads US ally in Honduras presidential vote

Persad Bissessar easily retains leadership of opposition party

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar predictably won the leadership of the United National Congress (UNC) here on Sunday after Vasant Bharat, considered her main challenger had earlier… Link: Persad Bissessar easily retains leadership of opposition party

Labour department issues Christmas reminder to employers

Source: Nation Newspaper The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector, that there are specific guidelines to be followed for general operations and overtime periods this Christmas… Link: Labour department issues Christmas reminder to employers

South African self-defence trainer crowned Miss Universe

Source: Nation Newspaper LAS VEGAS –  A South African woman who helps train women in self-defence was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday at the pageant held in Las Vegas, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the… Link: South African self-defence trainer crowned Miss Universe

Drug accused granted bail

Source: Nation Newspaper Drug accused Tedroy Henderson Glenfield Gittens was granted $9 000 bail with one surety when he appeared in court today. The 46-year-old of Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael was charged with unlawful… Link: Drug accused granted bail

Jones issues warning on school violence

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones has sent a stern warning to students who commit violent acts and create havoc in schools. Speaking at a ceremony for the renaming of the former Ellerslie Secondary… Link: Jones issues warning on school violence

Police name man who was found hanging

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of Davonne Jamal Watts of Smith Road, Pine, St Michael. His mother found his body around 8:30 a.m. today… Link: Police name man who was found hanging

Britain's Prince Harry to marry US actress Meghan Markle

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle announced on Monday they were engaged and would get married in the spring of next year. Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and fifth-in-line… Link: Britain’s Prince Harry to marry US actress Meghan Markle

Man found hanging in The Pine

Source: Nation Newspaper There are reports of a hanging at Smith Road, The Pine, St Michael. The deceased is a 23-year-old man who was found hanging by his mother. More details as they come to hand.  (BN)   Link: Man found hanging in The Pine

UWItv to honour regional broadcaster Julian Rogers

Source: Nation Newspaper The multimedia public information and education service of the University of the West Indies – UWItv, will honour regional broadcaster Julian Rogers as it celebrates the milestone of its first anniversary… Link: UWItv to honour regional broadcaster Julian Rogers

South Africa to outline ‘decisive’ policy in 2018 after debt rating cut

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG – South Africa will use its annual budget next year to outline “decisive” policy to strengthen its fiscal framework, the finance ministry said on Saturday after S&P Global Ratings cut its… Link: South Africa to outline ‘decisive’ policy in 2018 after debt rating cut

Dominica PM thankful for aid from Trinidad

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Saturday night thanked Trinidad and Tobago for the aid sent to his hurricane battered island “saying nothing impacted me more than the image… Link: Dominica PM thankful for aid from Trinidad

Man facing eight drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Major Crime Unit have arrested and charged Tedroy Henderson Glenfield Gittens, 46, of Military road, Bush Hall, St Michael, for a number of drug related offences, which were allegedly committed… Link: Man facing eight drug charges

President of Dominican Republic to pay one-day state visit to Jamaica

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina Sanchez, is scheduled to arrive on Monday for a one-day State visit. Medina, who is scheduled to arrive at the Norman Manley International… Link: President of Dominican Republic to pay one-day state visit to Jamaica

Fogging schedule November 27 to December 1

Source: Nation Newspaper The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work next week to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. On Monday, November 27, areas to be sprayed in St Peter and St Lucy are Golden… Link: Fogging schedule November 27 to December 1

Late Sterling winner sends Man City eight points clear

Source: Nation Newspaper Raheem Sterling scored a fortuitous late winner as Manchester City opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against a spirited Huddersfield Town on… Link: Late Sterling winner sends Man City eight points clear

SOCIAL SCENE: Forum for women

Source: Nation Newspaper It was an evening designed for women, giving “sisters” the opportunity to relate to “sisters”, with mentorship and inspiration being the focus. US Ambassador Linda Taglialatela was the architect who… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: Forum for women

Primary schools going green

Source: Nation Newspaper Half Moon Fort Primary and Selah Primary in St Lucy are the two most recent primary schools that are trying to bring their energy consumption to zero. This information was disclosed today during official… Link: Primary schools going green

Interest growing in the local cassava industry

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ growing cassava industry has caught the attention of retailers in the United States and Israel. This was disclosed by the Divisional Head of Agricultural Services at the Barbados Agricultural… Link: Interest growing in the local cassava industry

Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

Source: Nation Newspaper CHICAGO/NEW YORK – US stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shoppers said they… Link: Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

Clico’s loss

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados-based CLICO has found itself on the losing end of a lawsuit in neighbouring St Lucia. Even before it winds up operations here and looks for a resolution elsewhere in the Eastern Caribbean,… Link: Clico’s loss

Cuba marks first anniversary of Castro’s death

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Cuba marked the first anniversary of the death of its leader Fidel Castro by praising the revolution that brought “other fundamental rights of human beings to an entire people”.  Prime… Link: Cuba marks first anniversary of Castro’s death

Bottas denies Hamilton the final pole of 2017

Source: Nation Newspaper ABU DHABI – Valtteri Bottas denied quadruple world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton the final pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday, leading a Mercedes one-two in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying…. Link: Bottas denies Hamilton the final pole of 2017

Delpeache granted bail

Source: Nation Newspaper Grenville Ricardo Delpeache, 44, of Passage Road, Passage Gardens, St Michael, who was arrested and charged for selling and exposing for sale counterfeit PUMA merchandise, appeared before Magistrate Graveney… Link: Delpeache granted bail

Schoolboys remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper The two schoolboys who were arrested and charged in connection with the disturbance which occurred at a secondary school in St Michael, on Wednesday, November 22, which resulted in 16-year-old schoolmate… Link: Schoolboys remanded

How To Cook Like A Bajan: Conkies

Source: Nation Newspaper Do you know how to cook like a Bajan? Watch as Chef Rhea Gilkes shows you how to make traditional Bajan conkies. Refresh your memory or share with friends and family overseas, just in time for… Link: How To Cook Like A Bajan: Conkies

Central Bank warns of further slippage in foreign exchange

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) Thursday warned of a “further slippage” of the foreign exchange situation here noting that the country will need to maintain its monetary… Link: Central Bank warns of further slippage in foreign exchange

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Source: Nation Newspaper CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela – On a recent morning in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby… Link: Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation

Police officers charged with murdering businessman

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Two police officers are due to re-appear in court on December 5, after they were charged with the murder of a businessman who was shot last month. Police corporal Derwin Eastman and Jemison… Link: Police officers charged with murdering businessman

Formula One cars to lose their 'shark fins' in 2018

Source: Nation Newspaper ABU DHABI – Formula One cars are set to lose their prominent engine cover ‘shark fins’ next season after McLaren failed to back other teams hoping to retain them. The removal of the aerodynamic features… Link: Formula One cars to lose their ‘shark fins’ in 2018

police not happy

Source: Barbados Advocate Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith (left) and Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite at yesterday’s BPA’s Annual General Meeting. Local police officers want a salary increase. Link: police not happy

Parkinson, St George outpace all

Source: Nation Newspaper St George Secondary Lions and Parkinson Memorial gave a new meaning to going green when an Invitational Cross Country athletics meet was held yesterday at the Deighton Griffith School in Kingsland, Christ… Link: Parkinson, St George outpace all

Inniss: Private sector must lead the way

Source: Barbados Advocate Kathleen Galy, Deputy Managing Director of Standard Distributors (Trinidad) Ltd; Katrina Newton, CEO of Standard Distributors (Barbados) Ltd; and the Hon. Donville Inniss, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development cutting the ribbon at Standard Distributors’ new store in the Millhouse & Home Complex. Minister of Industry,…

Teens charged in Ellerslie incident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged two schoolboys in connection with the disturbance which occurred on Wednesday at Ellerslie Secondary School. A 16-year-old boy receiving several cutlass slashes to… Link: Teens charged in Ellerslie incident

Boutique director charged with selling fake Rihanna PUMA goods

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged a second man in relation to the sale of counterfeit PUMA by Rihanna items. He is Grenville Ricardo Delpeache, 44, yrs of Passage Road, Passage Gardens, St Michael. … Link: Boutique director charged with selling fake Rihanna PUMA goods

South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his… Link: South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

Lights, camera, cook!

Source: Nation Newspaper An engaging new online culinary series is coming soon to a computer, laptop or mobile screen near you. It’s How To Cook Like A Bajan, a new video series on Nationews.com which will be presented by the… Link: Lights, camera, cook!

Panic on London's Oxford Street after reports of shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London’s Oxford Street on Friday evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area but police said later they… Link: Panic on London’s Oxford Street after reports of shooting

The games must go on – but with changes

Source: Nation Newspaper Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Janet Phillips, has pledged her Ministry’s commitment to ensuring that Barbados is represented at… Link: The games must go on – but with changes

New BADMC initiatives expected to transform the agricultural sector

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr David Estwick, is confident that the agriculture sector will be transformed, through initiatives under the Barbados Agricultural… Link: New BADMC initiatives expected to transform the agricultural sector

Beijing police probe nursery over abuse allegations

Source: Nation Newspaper SHANGHAI –  Police in Beijing are investigating claims of child abuse at a kindergarten operated by RYB Education Inc., a Chinese pre-school operator that listed in New York in September. The official… Link: Beijing police probe nursery over abuse allegations

Worrell: Lay off 4 500 and go to IMF

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Central Bank governor Dr DeLisle Worrell is proposing an immediate radical restructuring of the Barbados economy. It would see 4 500 public sector job cuts over the next three years, with retrenched… Link: Worrell: Lay off 4 500 and go to IMF

Lifeguard’s quick action saves visitor

Source: Nation Newspaper Had it not been for the brave efforts of Jamaal Hinds, a Canadian visitor’s third visit to Barbados most likely would have been his last. Gary Billiard is today counting his lucky stars that Hinds,… Link: Lifeguard’s quick action saves visitor

Public health laboratories closed to facilitate relocation

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health has advised that the three public health laboratories will be temporarily closed from tomorrow, Friday, November 24, to facilitate their relocation to the newly-built laboratory… Link: Public health laboratories closed to facilitate relocation

Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School closed tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School, at Wildey, St Michael, will be closed on Friday, November 24.  This is to allow… Link: Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School closed tomorrow

Schoolboys charged with beating Deighton Griffith student

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged four schoolboys in relation to a social media posting and voice note showing a Deighton Griffith Secondary School student being attacked and beaten by several boys from… Link: Schoolboys charged with beating Deighton Griffith student

Driver gets bail

Source: Nation Newspaper The man accused of causing the death of jogger June Knight on October 21 has been granted $10 000 bail with one surety. Twenty-seven-year-old Daniel Haynes of Jackmans, St Michael, appeared before… Link: Driver gets bail

Fond memories of former registrar

Source: Nation Newspaper FORMER REGISTRAR of the Supreme Court, Marva Clarke, had her final hearing yesterday afternoon. A virtual who’s who in the legal fraternity came out to celebrate Clarke’s life and work during a funeral… Link: Fond memories of former registrar

Late opening of courts on Friday

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that all courts will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 24. Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, has indicated that this is to facilitate a Special… Link: Late opening of courts on Friday

Dominica awaiting confirmation of Hanta Virus

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU – Health authorities Wednesday said they were awaiting confirmation of a preliminary test to determine whether hurricane-battered Dominica has registered its first case of the unusual virus, Hanta… Link: Dominica awaiting confirmation of Hanta Virus

US Olympic gold medallist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

Source: Nation Newspaper Three-times Olympic gold medallist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor… Link: US Olympic gold medallist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

Longer shopping hours a key element of 24/7 society

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has done its part to liberalise the opening hours of stores under the Shops Act, and now it is up to the store owners to determine how long they will keep their doors open to accommodate bargain… Link: Longer shopping hours a key element of 24/7 society

IMF: deficit declining

Source: Barbados Advocate THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Barbados a somewhat favourable assessment following its 2017 Article IV Consultation. Link: IMF: deficit declining

Improvements being made to agriculture

Source: Barbados Advocate Chairman of the Board of the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), Orlando Marville (second left) and Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, cut the ribbon to officially open the BADMC’s Farm Shop Annex. Barbados now has an agricultural commodities trading platform. Link:

Guard of honour

Source: Nation Newspaper   MERE WEEKS into his posting to the Magistrates’ Court, security officer David Livingstone Bynoe prevented what could have been a major security incident at the Coleridge Street compound. It was… Link: Guard of honour

Man charged in connection with death of June Knight

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged 27-year-old Daniel Haynes of Jackmans, St Michael in connection with the death of June Knight. The 56-year-old, formerly of Grazettes New Road, St Michael, died on… Link: Man charged in connection with death of June Knight

Wages Board soon to be established

Source: Nation Newspaper Government is in the process of establishing a Wages Board to look at regulating wages for categories of workers, especially those involved in security operations, and daycare and elderly care facilities…. Link: Wages Board soon to be established

Graydon Sealy Secondary School to re-open tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Parents and guardians are advised that classes at the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Paddock Road, St Michael, will resume tomorrow, Thursday, November 23. The school was closed earlier today because… Link: Graydon Sealy Secondary School to re-open tomorrow

St Andrew man charged in connection with road death

Source: Nation Newspaper Twenty-two-year-old Nayib Straker was granted bail when he appeared in court today in connection with the death of 78-year-old Bentley DeCoursey Belgrave. Belgrave died on November 4 along Pleasant… Link: St Andrew man charged in connection with road death

Tax amnesty drawing to a close

Source: Nation Newspaper Taxpayers have less than a week to participate in the Tax Amnesty programme which draws to a close on November 30, 2017. The amnesty was announced in May during Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler’s Budgetary… Link: Tax amnesty drawing to a close

BWA discovers breach in South Coast sewer network

Source: Nation Newspaper Ongoing investigation of the sewer network in the Hastings and Worthing, Christ Church area by the Wastewater Division (WWD) of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) discovered a breach in the network system… Link: BWA discovers breach in South Coast sewer network

No more Independence parade tickets available

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that no more tickets for seating at this year’s Independence Ceremonial Parade are available. The parade will take place on Thursday, November 30, at the Garrison Savannah,… Link: No more Independence parade tickets available

Five Caribbean countries to benefit from EU funding

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are to benefit from a European Union grant to the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Programme for the Eastern Caribbean. President of the Barbados-based… Link: Five Caribbean countries to benefit from EU funding

National Independence service to be held on Sunday

Source: Nation Newspaper This year’s National Independence Service, one of the highlights of the country’s 51st Anniversary of Independence celebrations, will take place this Sunday, November 26, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford… Link: National Independence service to be held on Sunday

German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

Source: Nation Newspaper BERLIN – German police presented on Tuesday diaries, pairs of glasses and other items belonging to late Beatle John Lennon that were stolen from his widow Yoko Ono in 2006 and eventually ended up in Berlin…. Link: German police present stolen John Lennon diaries

Great interest in BVTB’s programmes

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) receives about 2 313 programme applications each year for its most popular courses, but only 115 places are available to trainees. This disclosure came… Link: Great interest in BVTB’s programmes

INDEPENDENCE BABIES: Danielle is very special

Source: Nation Newspaper They are a special group – born on the same day that Barbados celebrates its nationhood. They are the Independence Babies and throughout November, the NATION will be taking a look back at Independence… Link: INDEPENDENCE BABIES: Danielle is very special

UPP launches manifesto

Source: Nation Newspaper The United Progressive Party (UPP) is proposing to reduce Value Added Tax (VAT) back to 15 per cent if they are elected. This was one of the proposals, party leader Lynette Eastmond disclosed today… Link: UPP launches manifesto

Aggrieved parent out on bail

Source: Nation Newspaper The parent who remanded in connection with a school bullying incident is out on $2 500 bail with one surety. Forty-three-year-old Trevor Callender had been remanded to prison when he appeared in the… Link: Aggrieved parent out on bail

Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper HELSINKI – Finnish police reprimanded a man for travelling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic… Link: Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

Early court closure on Wednesday

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that all High and Magistrates’ Courts will close at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, to allow staff to attend the funeral of former Registrar, the late Marva Clarke…. Link: Early court closure on Wednesday

Time change for parade rehearsal on Thursday

Source: Nation Newspaper Representatives of the armed and unarmed units participating in this year’s Independence Day Parade are asked to note that the full rehearsal scheduled for this Thursday, November 23, will now begin at… Link: Time change for parade rehearsal on Thursday

Over 900 on parade for Independence Day

Source: Nation Newspaper Celebrations to mark Barbados’ 51st anniversary of Independence will culminate with the annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, November 30, at the Garrison Savannah at 8 a.m. This year’s parade… Link: Over 900 on parade for Independence Day

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, a designation that allows the United States to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tensions… Link: Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terrorism, triggers sanctions

Energy drive

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians can look forward to paying less for electricity as Government is set to save big, thanks to a new energy policy. Members of the Division of Energy, including Minister of Energy, Senator… Link: Energy drive

Ninjaman found guilty

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Dancehall artiste Ninjaman was found guilty of murder a short while ago in the Supreme Court.  Ninjaman, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was charged along with his son Jahneil with… Link: Ninjaman found guilty

Common Entrance town hall meetings this week

Source: Nation Newspaper The town hall meetings on the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, familiarly known as the Common Entrance Examination, will continue tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21, at St Bartholomew’s Primary… Link: Common Entrance town hall meetings this week

Farm labour programme surviving despite challenges

Source: Nation Newspaper The future viability of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme in light of recent changes by the Canadian government will be high on the agenda, when local and regional government officials and Canadian… Link: Farm labour programme surviving despite challenges

BIM'S BEST: Familiar faces among Macaroni Pie finalists

Source: Nation Newspaper By now you should certainly remember both the name and the face as there are some familiar finalists in the Best Macaroni Pie category of Bim’s Best.  The Egans of Marco Polo Bar and Grill, Rictoria… Link: BIM’S BEST: Familiar faces among Macaroni Pie finalists

BIM'S BEST: Finalists a 'cut' above the rest

Source: Nation Newspaper They are a ‘cut’ above the rest! The two finalists in the Cutters category of the Bim’s Best contest were elated to discover just how much their customers appreciate their delicious creations. “I feel… Link: BIM’S BEST: Finalists a ‘cut’ above the rest

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Source: Nation Newspaper BERLIN – Efforts to form a three-way coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades, raising the prospect of new… Link: Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

German parties at impasse as deadline passes with no deal

Source: Nation Newspaper BERLIN – Germany’s would-be coalition partners appeared to have reached an impasse over immigration policy as a self-imposed Sunday evening deadline for agreeing the outlines of a government programme… Link: German parties at impasse as deadline passes with no deal

White vows to press on despite nomination mix-up

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, Bermuda – Barbadian Wendell White has vowed to press on with his challenge for the Bermuda Cricket Board’s (BCB) presidency at its annual meeting later this month, despite failing to secure a… Link: White vows to press on despite nomination mix-up

UN calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador should apply a moratorium on laws that punish women with harsh jail terms for having an abortion while it reviews cases of those already incarcerated in the socially conservative… Link: UN calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

Man assisting police with shooting death investigation

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have made a major breakthrough in their investigations into the shooting death of 34-year-old Andrew Prescod of Welches, Oistins, Christ Church. Prescod received a gunshot injury to the head… Link: Man assisting police with shooting death investigation

Three charged with robbery

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged three men in connection with the robbery of Charles Bynoe, 64, supervisor/ manager of the Buckley Plantation. He was attacked and robbed by two men on Thursday, November… Link: Three charged with robbery

Sixth man charged in connection with Kadooment Day shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged a sixth man in relation to the Kadooment Day, August, 7 shooting incident which resulted in 23 people receiving gunshot injuries, at Spring Garden, St Michael. He is… Link: Sixth man charged in connection with Kadooment Day shooting

Prince Charles tours hurricane ravaged BVI

Source: Nation Newspaper TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles made his first visit to the British Virgin Islands on Saturday for a first hand look at the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and… Link: Prince Charles tours hurricane ravaged BVI

Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe’s leader after party fires him

Source: Nation Newspaper HARARE – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over… Link: Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe’s leader after party fires him

UK gives assurances to CARIFORUM countries

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The United Kingdom is assuring Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries that while it remains a member of the European Union (EU), trade will continue under the terms of the Economic Partnership… Link: UK gives assurances to CARIFORUM countries

Volkswagen to invest $27 billion in core brand until 2022

Source: Nation Newspaper FRANKFURT – Volkswagen will invest 22.8 billion euros ($26.9 billion) in its main car brand over the next five years, it said on Saturday, a day after it announced a spending programme aimed at bolstering… Link: Volkswagen to invest billion in core brand until 2022

BVI National Emergency Operations to be deactivated

Source: Nation Newspaper TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Augustus Jaspert says that the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is being deactivated. He said the NEOC will… Link: BVI National Emergency Operations to be deactivated

Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries

Source: Nation Newspaper VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis condemned on Thursday inequality in healthcare, particularly in rich countries, saying governments had a duty to ensure the common good for all its citizens. “Increasingly… Link: Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries

Parts racket

Source: Nation Newspaper It isn’t just about grand theft auto anymore. Criminals in Barbados have gone deep into the second-hand car parts business as well. A Sunday Sun investigation discovered that many of the island’s insurance… Link: Parts racket

BLP releases Integrity Bill

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Labour Party has released an Integrity Bill during a press conference held by Dale Marshall at the office of the Leader of the Opposition, today. (BARBADOS NATION) Click here to download… Link: BLP releases Integrity Bill

BIM'S BEST – Vote now!

Source: Nation Newspaper We asked and you answered! As Barbados celebrates the anniversary of our nationhood this month, we asked our NATION readers to help us find Bim’s Best. They are those people who live the words of our… Link: BIM’S BEST – Vote now!

BIM's BEST: Style and satisfaction hairdressers' goal

Source: Nation Newspaper Click here to vote for your favourites in Bim’s Best!   Style and satisfaction. That is what motivates the finalists in the Best Hairdresser category in Bim’s Best. Every one of the hair stylists… Link: BIM’s BEST: Style and satisfaction hairdressers’ goal

BIM'S BEST: Fish Finalists flattered

Source: Nation Newspaper Click here to vote! A love for local food and a love for people – these are the traits that link the finalists in the ‘Best Fish’ category in Bim’s Best. “I just like that I can put a smile on… Link: BIM’S BEST: Fish Finalists flattered

Police looking for owners of two cars

Source: Nation Newspaper As police continue their investigations into previous reported cases of car thefts, they are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the owners of two motors cars, which are currently in the… Link: Police looking for owners of two cars

Closure of sugar estates put on hold

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government says plans to close two sugar estates will most likely take place next year since a system has not yet been put in place to deal with the affected workers. The government… Link: Closure of sugar estates put on hold

Final town hall meeting on crime and violence

Source: Nation Newspaper The final town hall meeting to mark activities for Crime Awareness Month will be held on Wednesday, November 22, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, beginning at 7 p.m. The topic for discussion will be… Link: Final town hall meeting on crime and violence

Prominent Caribbean academic wants a post IMF Caribbean economy

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Pro Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles says there is need for both a new style International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a 21st century post-IMF Caribbean… Link: Prominent Caribbean academic wants a post IMF Caribbean economy

German energy exhibition to open November 27

Source: Nation Newspaper As part of the activities for CARICOM Energy Month, a travelling German energy exhibition will be mounted at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, from November 27 to December 2. The… Link: German energy exhibition to open November 27

‘Progress’ in Customs move-over

Source: Nation Newspaper The BRA will soon be a custom fit. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler believes the troublesome transition of officers from the Customs and Excise Department over to the controversial Barbados Revenue… Link: ‘Progress’ in Customs move-over

Ten injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating an accident with injuries which occurred around 4:45 p.m. today along Rockley Road, Christ Church (opposite Blue Orchid Hotel).  It involved a minibus, a route taxi, and two… Link: Ten injured in accident

Sir Hilary expresses condolences to the family of Professor Sir Kenneth Stuart

Source: Nation Newspaper “A UWI stalwart” is how Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles describes the late Professor Sir Kenneth Stuart who died on Sunday November 12, 2017. … Link: Sir Hilary expresses condolences to the family of Professor Sir Kenneth Stuart

UPDATE: Police name man found hanging

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of Winston Tyrone Forde, 44, of Wanstead Gardens, St James, which occurred sometime before 7:45 a.m. today. Preliminary investigations… Link: UPDATE: Police name man found hanging

Loitering with intent accused remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper A St Joseph man who was allegedly caught on cellphone video trying to enter a house was remanded when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday. Jason McDonald Phillips, 36, of Surinam… Link: Loitering with intent accused remanded

Regional coaches complete Level 1 and Level 3 coaching programmes

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Cricket West Indies (CWI) just concluded two important sessions as part of its continued efforts to improve its role in coaching education. The Level 3 course was the second one in the… Link: Regional coaches complete Level 1 and Level 3 coaching programmes

Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

Source: Nation Newspaper HARARE –  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than… Link: Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

$4 800 in 48 hours

Source: Nation Newspaper If you have a dream you can achieve. That must be the mantra for Team B&D, led by Stockton Miller, who emerged victorious with their film entitled In Dreams at the recently concluded annual 48-hour film… Link: 800 in 48 hours

Mahalia to sing US National Anthem in Brooklyn tonight

Source: Nation Newspaper Local singer/songwriter Mahalia Cummins is set to become the next Barbadian entertainer to wow an international audience with her take of the Star Spangled Banner. Tonight at the Barclays Center in… Link: Mahalia to sing US National Anthem in Brooklyn tonight

Parkinson hosts workshop to remind students of heritage

Source: Barbados Advocate Mylon Clarke, part-time music teacher at the Parkinson Memorial School. Concerned by the lack of knowledge students have about their culture, music teachers at the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School banded together to plan a few workshops in hopes of reminding the you Link: Parkinson hosts workshop to remind students of

CHURCH LOSING MEN

Source: Barbados Advocate Historian Trevor Marshall. THE Anglican Church in Barbados is facing a problem where it has lost its men. Link: CHURCH LOSING MEN

Beyond CAC

Source: Nation Newspaper A STRATEGIC scheme is coming for this country’s bodybuilding, bikini fitness and physique competitors through which they can reap rich rewards on the international stage. This was revealed by acting… Link: Beyond CAC

Would-be intruder returns ‘to pay’

Source: Nation Newspaper If Veronica Wiggins did not experience the following scenario herself, she would scarcely believe it. The Newcastle, St John resident told the WEEKEND NATION a bizarre tale of a man attempting to break… Link: Would-be intruder returns ‘to pay’

INDEPENDENCE BABIES: Shellyann's joy is first Independence baby

Source: Nation Newspaper They are a special group – born on the same day that Barbados celebrates its nationhood. They are the Independence Babies and throughout November, the NATION will be taking a look back at Independence… Link: INDEPENDENCE BABIES: Shellyann’s joy is first Independence baby

Fire strikes in Belmont Road

Source: Nation Newspaper A fire that started at about 5:30 this evening destroyed one house and threatened two others and a shop at Belmont Road, St Michael. The house belonged to Pamela Layne who shared it with her daughter…. Link: Fire strikes in Belmont Road

Stansfeld Scott and supplier partners help hurricane-hit islands

Source: Nation Newspaper TAMPA, Florida – September was a month of unrelenting storms with Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripping through the Caribbean, leaving an unprecedented amount of damage in Barbuda, St Martin/Maarten, St Barthelemy,… Link: Stansfeld Scott and supplier partners help hurricane-hit islands

BWA acquires US$3.5 million from UAE

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has successfully acquired US$3.5 million in grant funding from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  It was sourced from that nation’s US$50 million Caribbean Renewable Energy… Link: BWA acquires US.5 million from UAE

Venezuela's ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at Hague

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Venezuela’s sacked former chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to capture and try President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials for crimes against humanity over… Link: Venezuela’s ex-prosecutor wants Maduro tried at Hague

Prince of Wales to visit Antigua and Barbuda, BVI and Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON  – Britain’s Prince Charles is scheduled to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands for a first-hand view of the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and… Link: Prince of Wales to visit Antigua and Barbuda, BVI and Dominica

Independence parade tickets available from Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper Tickets for seating at this year’s Independence Ceremonial Parade will be available from Monday, November 20. They may be collected from the Registry of the Prime Minister’s Office, Old Town Planning… Link: Independence parade tickets available from Monday

Zimbabwe's Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit

Source: Nation Newspaper HARARE –  President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old… Link: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit

Changes ‘long overdue’

Source: Nation Newspaper A STEP IN THE right direction. That is how Magistrate Graveney Bannister is seeing the Road Traffic Amendment Bill that was introduced and debated in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. Minister… Link: Changes ‘long overdue’

Premiums going up

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIANS WILL SOON be paying more for motor insurance. This is due to the effects of Government’s latest tax increases and not amendments to the Road Traffic Act, says president of the General Insurance… Link: Premiums going up

Schoolchildren cause disturbance in terminal

Source: Nation Newspaper Two schoolgirls from separate St Michael schools are assisting police in establishing the circumstances surrounding a disturbance in the Nursery Drive terminal. Police say they responded to an incident… Link: Schoolchildren cause disturbance in terminal

Badree adds Masters degree to his portfolio

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree graduated last week with an Executive Master’s in Sport Management from the University of Trinidad and Tobago. Badree now joins another active… Link: Badree adds Masters degree to his portfolio

Independence of the Seas makes inaugural visit to Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper It is evident that Barbados is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, welcoming yet another vessel to these shores. On Wednesday, November 8, Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas… Link: Independence of the Seas makes inaugural visit to Barbados

Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

Source: Nation Newspaper SYDNEY – Australians voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colourful… Link: Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

Cruise tourism to inject nearly EC$200 million into St Kitts-Nevis in 3 months

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – Nearly EC$200 million will be pumped into the St Kitts and Nevis economy between November 2017 and January 2018, thanks to a booming cruise tourism industry. Minister of Tourism, Honourable… Link: Cruise tourism to inject nearly EC0 million into St Kitts-Nevis in 3 months

CCJ President urges Guyana to appoint Chancellor and Chief Justice

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sir Dennis Byron has expressed concern about the inability of present and previous administrations to appoint a Chancellor and Chief Justice…. Link: CCJ President urges Guyana to appoint Chancellor and Chief Justice

Soldiers seize Zimbabwe state broadcaster, anti-Mugabe coup talk intensifies

Source: Nation Newspaper HARARE – Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military… Link: Soldiers seize Zimbabwe state broadcaster, anti-Mugabe coup talk intensifies

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