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August 16, 2018

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The Queen of Soul passes away

Source: Barbados Today SOURCE:AP: Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think, I Say a Little Prayer and her signature song, Respect, and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated…

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Source: Nation Newspaper Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as Respect and Chain of Fools, died on Thursday at the age of 76, the Associated… Link: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Submission of CXC results to BCC

Source: Nation Newspaper The Registrar of the Barbados Community College has informed applicants who have applied to the College and have not yet been interviewed, that they need to submit their CXC results soon. The submissions… Link: Submission of CXC results to BCC

Port staff off the job

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports reaching NATIONNEWS are that workers at the Port are off the job this morning. They have gathered outside of the University Row, St Michael facility. More details as they come to hand…. Link: Port staff off the job

Patriots topple as Tallawahs stay perfect

Source: Nation Newspaper Early pacesetters Jamaica Tallawahs made it three wins from three in the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a 47-run victory over St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on a night when run-scoring appeared… Link: Patriots topple as Tallawahs stay perfect

Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS − At one of Caracas’ biggest public hospitals, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed… Link: Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

Childhood obesity still great threat

Source: Barbados Advocate Sir Trevor Hassell, President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), engaging in conversation with Dame Billie Miller, Patron of the Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation (BCNF). Obesity in children represents the greatest threat to the health of future generations, and it is against this backdrop that a number of national…

PAY HIKE Unfair

Source: Barbados Advocate Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has taken issue with the pay increase being given to public servants, contending that it should have been structured in a way that those at the lower end would h Link: PAY HIKE Unfair

Not so, Symmonds!

Source: Barbados Today Former Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is adamant that he left behind a vibrant cruise sector, contradicting charges by his successor, Kerrie Symmonds, that the sector had been in decline for the last ten years. In a staunch defence of his management of the cruise industry, which he led from…

Smokey Burke ‘out of ICU’

Source: Barbados Today William “Smokey” Burke is out of hospital intensive care after two-and-a-half weeks, sources close to the ailing entertainer have confirmed. “Yes, there has been an improvement and he is out of the ICU,” a family member told Barbados TODAY on condition of anonymity. This was later confirmed by a fellow…

Grant: Do we really need two tourism agencies?

Source: Barbados Today A tourism government official-turned-private sector executive who now sits in the Senate has queried whether there need be two separate government agencies manage the island’s tourism product. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, Senator Rudy Grant, referred to the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) and Barbados…

Gripped by fear

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s announcement yesterday of impending job cuts in the public service as part of the conditions for an International Monetary Fund bailout has left a sense of fear and panic among civil servants, according to the island’s largest public sector trade union. In addition, the National Union…

#BTEditorial – Are we truly in this thing together?  

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s recent indication that layoffs in the public service are imminent should come as no surprise to the Barbadian populace. Trimming recognised fat in the public service was a decision on which the former Democratic Labour Party administration dawdled though knowing that such a strategy was inevitable.…

WORLD – Suicide bomber targets Shiite students, killing 48

Source: Barbados Today KABUL — A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on the Islamic State…

King: It’s a mind game

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s not the physical aspect Darian King is concerned about. Barbados’ top tennis player said he’s concentrating on his mental focus for the upcoming US Open following an up and down season that has… Link: King: It’s a mind game

Telephone system at prison out of service this weekend

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the telephones at the Barbados Prison Service (BPS) will be out of service on Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19. This is to facilitate the transition… Link: Telephone system at prison out of service this weekend

Forms for sixth form available from ministry

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training advises parents and guardians who are desirous of having their children/wards enter sixth form, that application forms are available from… Link: Forms for sixth form available from ministry

PM Mottley and former US AG tour municipal complex  

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Attorney General Dale Marshall today accompanied former Attorney General of the United States of America, Eric Holder Jr., on tour of the municipal complex in St Joseph,… Link: PM Mottley and former US AG tour municipal complex  

Sandals Foundation, Jabez House announce round two of Go Getter Initiative

Source: Nation Newspaper The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has once again thrown support behind local non-profit organisation Jabez House, to fund another round of their Go Getter Initiative…. Link: Sandals Foundation, Jabez House announce round two of Go Getter Initiative

National Cruise Development Commission selected

Source: Nation Newspaper The new National Cruise Development Commission is expected to be in full swing by the first week in September. This was revealed by Minister of Tourism and International Business, Kerrie Symmonds,… Link: National Cruise Development Commission selected

PANAMA DAY MESSAGE: A time to remember the workers

Source: Nation Newspaper The following is the Panama Day message by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr Jerome Walcott. August 15 is the day that Barbados commemorates the inauguration of the Panama Canal…. Link: PANAMA DAY MESSAGE: A time to remember the workers

NIS payments coming

Source: Nation Newspaper In the coming months, Barbadians owed some $465 million by Government through contributions to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) will be paid. The assurance was given by Minister in the Ministry… Link: NIS payments coming

Antigua announces ‘non-stop’ campaign ahead of CCJ referendum

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has announced the start of a “non-stop campaign” ahead of a referendum vote in November on whether or not Antigua and Barbuda should make the Trinidad-based… Link: Antigua announces ‘non-stop’ campaign ahead of CCJ referendum

#BTEditorial – Remembering VS Naipaul

Source: Barbados Today “Mr Naipaul? Are you coloured?” the prospective London landlady is reputed to have queried down the telephone line. “Hopelessly, I’m afraid,” came the world-weary voice, in a tone one imagines dripping with all the complexity and ambiguity that only VS Naipaul could meld into three words. This was 1950s London,…

Arms accused back in court next month

Source: Barbados Today Accused of bringing illegal firearms and ammunition into Barbados, two men have been remanded to prison until September 7. Dario Davone Daone Oliver, 26, a painter, of 6D Wotton, Christ Church, and Jason Antonio, a 34-year-old car washer of Ashby Land, Lodge Road, Christ Church, are accused of five counts…

Herb grower’s hot Valentine’s date

Source: Barbados Today A 30-year-old steward has an early date set for next Valentine’s Day and it will cost him dearly. Michael Tito Cheltenham of 2nd Avenue Bank Hall, St Michael, has until February 14 next year to pay the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court a $15,000 fine amounting to the street value of…

‘Mix-up’ costs man his freedom

Source: Barbados Today Accused of having bogus currency in his possession John Nathaniel Bancroft lost his freedom today after failing to appear in court. The Odessa McClean Drive, St Michael, resident, who is in his 40s, is accused of having five bad $100 notes in his possession on Oct 21, 2016 and two…

Duo jailed

Source: Barbados Today A man and a teenager accused of murder have been remanded to HMP Dodds until September 11. The duo, Romel Hose Marville, 23, of Hawkins Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael, and Daron Devon Thompson, 17, of Odessa McClean Drive, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael, are accused of the July 13…

Stars fall again as Tallawahs make it two wins from two

Source: Nation Newspaper After Andre Russell’s miraculous one-man show to see off the Trinbago Knight Riders it was far more of a team effort as Jamaica Tallawahs secured a second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory of… Link: Stars fall again as Tallawahs make it two wins from two

Cuts ‘with care’

Source: Barbados Today It will not be business as usual at statutory corporations, Prime Minister Mia Mottley today signalled, warning that “serious decisions” have to be made about the structure of Government to save the ailing economy – from accounting practices to job cuts. The full details are expected to be rolled out…

Mia: Job cuts coming

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians will be given details of Phases Two and Three of Government’s Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan in the next two weeks. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said so on Tuesday… Link: Mia: Job cuts coming

Mayers’ future in doubt

Source: Nation Newspaper Questions are being raised about attorney at law Guyson Mayers’ future as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC). This comes less than 24 hours after the former police officer secured 186… Link: Mayers’ future in doubt

Lowe warns against big job cuts

Source: Nation Newspaper President of the Barbados Economic Society (BES) Shane Lowe has warned that sparing thousands of jobs could come at an increased cost to taxpayers as Government looks to announce the next phase of restructuring… Link: Lowe warns against big job cuts

Lakers win sixth league title

Source: Nation Newspaper Apparently Warriors only delayed the inevitable. The title is staying in Husbands. Lumber Company Lakers are still the kings, as co-MVPs John Jones and Chiamaka Browne both had double-doubles as part… Link: Lakers win sixth league title

Local team ready for big splash

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados stands a good chance in the pool at the Goodwill Swim Championships set for this weekend at the Aquatic Centre. This was communicated by president of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association,… Link: Local team ready for big splash

BAHAMAS – ATM scam

Source: Barbados Today NASSAU – ROYAL Bank of Canada (RBC) yesterday confirmed some of its Bahamian Visa debit and Visa credit card holders had fallen victim to “skimming”, with some irate customers reporting “thousands of dollars” having been wiped off their accounts. Jacqueline Taggart, RBC’s director of strategic and corporate communications for the Caribbean,…

Nothing but real educational change Minister Bradshaw

Source: Barbados Today The new Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Ms Santia Bradshaw’s first comments on education came at a time when the Common Entrance Examination results were being assessed by her officials. The significance of the timing, however, gives me the opportunity to raise one of the most, if not…

To Violet with love

Source: Barbados Today Family and friends as well as the Governor General Dame Sandra Mason showered Violet Gilkes with gifts and held a small luncheon in her honour as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Maynard’s House, St George this morning. Members of the Gilkes family bestowing Centenarian with… Link: To Violet with

Worrell joins Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – Barbadian economist Dr DeLisle Worrell, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, has joined Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council (FPC). Announcing Worrell’s appointment… Link: Worrell joins Bermuda’s Financial Policy Council

Ministry concerned about low uptake of MMR vaccine

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health is concerned about the decline in the number of children who received the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine in the public health care system during the first six months of… Link: Ministry concerned about low uptake of MMR vaccine

Italy motorway bridge collapses, 'dozens' feared dead

Source: Nation Newspaper ROME − A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service, in what the transport minister said was likely… Link: Italy motorway bridge collapses, ‘dozens’ feared dead

FAO ready to lend support to Barbados fisheries

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has been urged to outline its requests for assistance in dealing with matters within its fisheries sector, including the handling of Sargassum seaweed, and make a formal request to the Food… Link: FAO ready to lend support to Barbados fisheries

Opinions mixed on new DLP leader

Source: Barbados Today Verdicts ranged from ‘reasonable choice’ to ‘mere stopgap’ as a raft of top political observers offered Barbados TODAY their reactions to the election of Verla De Peiza to the helm of Democratic Labour Party (DLP). De Peiza possesses the qualities to weather the storms of taking the 63-year-old party forward…

Airbnb high

Source: Nation Newspaper At least 7 000 visitors came to Barbados during the just ended Crop Over festival using the growing Airbnb option. The figures made available to THE NATION on Monday by an Airbnb official showed that an… Link: Airbnb high

De Peiza’s big task

Source: Barbados Today The new leader of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla De Peiza has declared her mission is to rebuild the fractured 63-year-old party and ready it for the next general election. De Peiza, a former Government senator and the twice defeated candidate for Christ Church West, declared she was up…

Thieves hit Dover

Source: Nation Newspaper Thieves are making life a living hell for a number of small business people operating at Dover, Christ Church. The business people operating under the One Dover Association said they were fed up. Well… Link: Thieves hit Dover

Verla ‘must be given time’

Source: Nation Newspaper She will need time. That’s the reaction coming from various political figures as they have declared the newly elected Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president Verla DePeiza must be given time to stabilise… Link: Verla ‘must be given time’

Warriors force Game 5

Source: Nation Newspaper The finals have gone the distance again. Hilton Barbados Warriors forced that Game 5 after all, even without scoring, having held off Lumber Company Lakers for the final two minutes of Sunday’s 75-72… Link: Warriors force Game 5

Poor excuse!

Source: Barbados Today The man responsible for the decision to dig injection wells as a short-term fix for the south coast sewage problem has come out swinging in defence of his decision. In the wake of charges by Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams that the $3.7 million project had failed,…

Burglars target Bethel Methodist

Source: Barbados Today Who is targetting the safes at Bethel Methodist Church on Bay Street, The City? It’s a question left on the lips of office workers at the city church. The workers told Barbados TODAY the place of worship on Lower Bay Street was now fair game for robbers, who held up…

Default hurting local businesses, says BCCI

Source: Barbados Today The organization which describes itself as the voice of the local business community has said the decision by the Mia Mottley administration to default of its foreign debt payment, and the subsequent downgrade by rating agency Standard & Poor’s, had taken a toll on businesses here. In a statement issued…

Passport Section of Immigration Department moving

Source: Nation Newspaper Come Monday, August 20, the Passport Section of the Barbados Immigration Department will relocate to the new offices at the Princess Alice Corporate Centre on the Princess Alice Highway. Citizens of… Link: Passport Section of Immigration Department moving

Visitor spending in Bermuda rises for 10th quarter in a row

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON – The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) says visitor spending has risen for the tenth consecutive quarter. The BTA’s chief executive officer, Kevin Dallas says while visitors spent less per… Link: Visitor spending in Bermuda rises for 10th quarter in a row

Ex-Trump aide Omarosa releases recording of White House firing

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – Former White House aide and reality television participant Omarosa Manigault Newman played a recording in a TV interview on Sunday of her dismissal and indicated she had other recordings from… Link: Ex-Trump aide Omarosa releases recording of White House firing

Verla’s call

Source: Nation Newspaper Step up and step forward. That was the message which new president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Verla DePeiza, sent to the faithful in her maiden address. DePeiza, who was unopposed, won… Link: Verla’s call

Stuart leaving it to the law

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has once again distanced himself from any talk of corruption among politicians saying the issue should be dealt with solely by the law courts. But he has wished… Link: Stuart leaving it to the law

Activists against LGBT agenda

Source: Nation Newspaper Keep the buggery laws in place! That’s the view of a five-member panel of Christian activists in defence of maintaining the traditional Barbadian family based on biblical principles and values. … Link: Activists against LGBT agenda

Barbados Tridents beat Guyana Amazon Warriors

Source: Barbados Today SOURCE: CPL: Barbados Tridents made a winning start to their 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign as Shai Hope’s maiden T20 half-century and a five-wicket haul for Raymon Reifer secured a 30-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors. After seeing both openers dismissed early, Hope plundered 88 from just 45…

Hope and Reifer seal a winning start for the Tridents

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Tridents made a winning start to their 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign as Shai Hope’s maiden T20 half-century and a five-wicket haul for Raymon Reifer secured a 30-run win over… Link: Hope and Reifer seal a winning start for the Tridents

The DLP has no place for political predators, says Stuart

Source: Barbados Today Outgoing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president Freundel Stuart today warned political opportunists to stay away from the party. Addressing the DLP’s 63rd annual conference this afternoon he cautioned members to be wary of those who sought to enter the DLP fold to climb “the career ladder” following the party’s crushing…

De Peiza is new DLP President

Source: Barbados Today   Attorney-at-law Verla De Peiza is the new president of the Democratic Labour Party. De Peiza was elected during internal elections at the party’s 63rd annual general conference which opened yesterday. She replaces former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.   The post De Peiza is new DLP President appeared first on…

No clear timeline for tax refunds

Source: Barbados Today There’s still no clear timeline on when Barbadians can expect long awaited tax refunds. Today Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan Straughn was asked to address the issue on the Sunday edition of Down to Brasstacks aired on Voice of Barbados 92.9 FM. He however stayed clear of giving…

Don’t gloat, Stuart says

Source: Barbados Today One of the most outspoken members of Freundel Stuart’s 2008-2018 cabinet stands accused of laundering bribes but his old boss declared today there is “no silver lining” to the news and warned against gloating over his fate. The outgoing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) president and former Prime Minister warned the…

De Peiza is new DLP president

Source: Nation Newspaper Attorney-at-law and defeated Christ Church West candidate Verla De Peiza is the new president of the Democratic Labour Party. She took up the reins, yesterday, almost three months after a defeated… Link: De Peiza is new DLP president

NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Source: Nation Newspaper NASA launched a space probe early Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced. The craft will endure extreme heat while zooming through the solar corona to… Link: NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun’s scorching atmosphere

Fogging schedule August 13 to 17

Source: Nation Newspaper The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, August 13, the team will be… Link: Fogging schedule August 13 to 17

SOCIAL SCENE: Another year for Revive

Source: Nation Newspaper It was revival time for Crop Over revellers who flocked to the upscale Cin Cin restaurant on the West Coast last Tuesday for one of the new parties on the post-Crop Over Calendar, aptly named Revive. … Link: SOCIAL SCENE: Another year for Revive

Jamaica government suspends 'no sleeveless' policy

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says it has suspended the no sleeveless policy after reviewing the longstanding practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry into government buildings…. Link: Jamaica government suspends ‘no sleeveless’ policy

New Board appointed at Barbados Port Inc.

Source: Barbados Today   Senator Lisa Cummins will lead the new board at the Barbados Port Inc. Cummins, an international Trade Specialist and Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Company will be assisted by her deputy Dennis Cadogan, the deputy chairman of Equity Insurance. The other directors appointed to serve on the Board…

Brathwaite powers Patriots to big win

Source: Nation Newspaper Carlos Brathwaite brought back memories of his 2016 ICC World Twenty20 final heroics with a six-laden cameo that helped fire St Kitts & Nevis Patriots to a commanding 42-run victory over defending Hero… Link: Brathwaite powers Patriots to big win

New Board appointed at Barbados Port Inc.

Source: Nation Newspaper The new Board of Directors of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has been announced. Senator Lisa Cummins, international trade specialist and executive director of te UWI Consulting Company is the chairman and… Link: New Board appointed at Barbados Port Inc.

Still no land

Source: Nation Newspaper Nine years after World champion 110-metre hurdler Ryan Brathwaite was rewarded with a 12 000 square-foot plot of land for his 2009 gold medal performance in Berlin, Germany, he still has not received the… Link: Still no land

Cruise crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper The ship that is Barbados’ cruise sector has all but run out of steam. The problems affecting the sector are such that Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds is warning that if immediate action is not… Link: Cruise crisis

Crime much ‘deeper than boys on the block’

Source: Nation Newspaper Crime in Barbados is deeper than the “boys on the block” who sell weed to make a living. So instead of targeting this group, law enforcement officers are being challenged to look for the main sources… Link: Crime much ‘deeper than boys on the block’

Shane cops NACAC bronze

Source: Nation Newspaper The big day horse is in the money once again. Shane Brathwaite just continues to deliver for Barbados, having won yet another major medal by finishing third in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the North… Link: Shane cops NACAC bronze

CRICKET – T&T, Barbados eye lead; Leewards edge ahead

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTOWN, St Vincent,  CMC – Opener Navin Bidaisee struck his second half-century of the tournament as leaders Trinidad and Tobago took firm aim at first innings lead, dominating Jamaica on the opening day of their third round contest in the Regional Under-19 Championship here Saturday. In reply to Jamaica’s 190…

Dominica’s PM wants attacks against Barbados stopped

Source: Barbados Today The Dominica government Saturday called for an end to the “unwarranted verbal attacks” against the Barbados Government in the latest twist to the ongoing controversy that followed the decision of the US-owned Ross University to relocate to Barbados. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in a radio and television broadcast said he…

Stars come up just short in Providence thriller

Source: Nation Newspaper St Lucia Stars’ long wait for a Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory goes on after an agonising three-run defeat to the Guyana Amazon Warriors in a slow-burning thriller at Providence Stadium early… Link: Stars come up just short in Providence thriller

Argentina and Barbados continue to celebrate friendship

Source: Barbados Today Argentina continues celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Barbados. Last Friday, the local community enjoyed an evening of Argentine theatre, with the play La Négrophilie, at the Frank Collymore Hall. The play is on the life and works of Josephine Baker which written and starred by Zakiya Iman Markland in…

Caribbean-born writer Sir VS Naipaul has died

Source: Barbados Today BBC – Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at his home in London aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, was known for works including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A…

National Cruise Development Commission established

Source: Barbados Today A National Cruise Development Commission has been established to probe issues affecting the island’s cruise sector which is said to be in “a state of deep crisis”. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds announced the 15-member commission this morning, during a press conference, at its offices located at…

U.S. airline worker steals plane before crashing

Source: Barbados Today (Reuters) – Federal authorities were searching on Saturday for what drove an airline worker to steal an empty airplane from Seattle’s airport and crashing it into a nearby sparsely populated island, sparking a security scare that saw U.S. fighter jets scrambled. An Horizon Air ground service agent took the controls…

Debating the wrong issue

Source: Barbados Today The debate, particularly on social media, following the decision by the Ross University School of Medicine to relocate from Dominica to Barbados, is about the wrong issue. Instead of focusing, incorrectly as it turns out, on the belief that the Mia Mottley administration poached Ross from Dominica, the debate should…

Barbados moving towards e-filing system

Source: Nation Newspaper Come September, Barbados will be embarking on an e-filing project in an effort to reduce the amount of paper files presently in the judicial system. This was announced by Attorney General and Minister… Link: Barbados moving towards e-filing system

Russell stuns Knight Riders with one-man demolition job

Source: Nation Newspaper A virtuoso all-round performance from skipper Andre Russell propelled Jamaica Tallawahs to the unlikeliest of victories over reigning Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) champions Trinbago Knight Riders… Link: Russell stuns Knight Riders with one-man demolition job

Tanvir fined after making obscene gesture

Source: Nation Newspaper Sohail Tanvir of the Guyana Amazon Warriors has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after making an obscene gesture during the match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on August 9, at Providence Stadium,… Link: Tanvir fined after making obscene gesture

Scholarship and Exhibition winners announced

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw (centre), Chief Education Officer, Karen Best (right), and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Senator Dr Romel Springer, with the Barbados Scholarship winners. History has been made for The St. Michael School as this educational institution…

Temporary solution

Source: Barbados Advocate Government is set to construct an eight-inch temporary outfall off of Graeme Hall where the effluent from the South Coast Sewage Plant will be pumped. Link: Temporary solution

#BTEditorial – In support of Barbados on the Ross University issue

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley is not the most popular person among the Dominican population at present, neither is Barbados high on the love scale. Since Ms Mottley announced last Friday that Barbados would be home to the American offshore medical school, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), Dominicans – and…

Vibrant St Gabriel’s

Source: Barbados Today Let’s build a modern village on two pillars – a renewed church and a transformed school. In the welcome greeting posted on the website of St Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Rev Eddie Alleyne, Rector & Dean of St. Luke’s Deanery, in part, describes the church as a vibrant parish with a…

On the trail

Source: Barbados Today The Governor General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason was treated to an informative two-hour tour of the Nature Fun Ranch, St Andrew this morning. She was treated to all its sights and sounds and met some of the animals. She also met some of the youth who are actively involved…

Top class students

Source: Nation Newspaper Academic history was created when Government awarded a total of 55 Barbados Scholarships and Exhibitions to several students on Friday. But even in the midst of increasingly tough economic times, Minister… Link: Top class students

$3.7m failure

Source: Nation Newspaper All is not well with the South Coast sewage crisis. Despite effluent being off the street for the last two months, Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams has revealed that the long-touted solution… Link: .7m failure

School gear

Source: Nation Newspaper Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and the many school supply stores reflected that as shoppers traversed the stores on Swan Street and Broad Street. Suppliers noted that while the stores were… Link: School gear

Blackout stalls Warriors’ fight

Source: Nation Newspaper They literally killed the lights on Warriors’ title challenge. Hilton Barbados Warriors were oh so close to forcing a decisive Game 5 until the most untimely of power outages brought an abrupt end… Link: Blackout stalls Warriors’ fight

No worries

Source: Barbados Today Questions continue to swirl around a contentious land deal involving Attorney General Dale Marshall and Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development George Payne, despite a clarification yesterday by Marshall. At issue is a strip of land at Weston, St James, which a woman with the Facebook moniker, Jackie Stewart,…

BWA talks tough

Source: Barbados Today The island’s sole water company has announced plans to go after businesses and homeowners who dispose of grease and other inappropriate materials into the south coast sewerage system. The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) today suggested its appeals through public awareness campaigns appeared to be falling on death ears, as BWA…

DLP holds conference on Sunday

Source: Barbados Today The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will this weekend look to begin the move forward following its devastating loss at the polls. The DLP will hold its 63rd annual conference on Sunday, August 12, under the theme, Forward Dems. In addition to the presentation of a number of reports, the DLP…

FTC to the rescue

Source: Barbados Today The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has come to the rescue of disgruntled Grand Kadooment revellers who claimed they were shortchanged by some bands. The consumer rights agency today revealed it was investigating claims by seven people that at least two bands, whose names have not been disclosed, may have breached…

BYDC mark International Youth Day

Source: Nation Newspaper The board of the Barbados Youth Development Council (BYDC) is on a mission to mainstream the concerns of the youth. News of this agenda came on Friday during the launch of the BYDC’s day of activities… Link: BYDC mark International Youth Day

BEC expresses concerns with the Employment Rights Act

Source: Nation Newspaper The Employment Rights Act (ERA) was a major talking point recently when the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin… Link: BEC expresses concerns with the Employment Rights Act

Blackman tipped to head ERT

Source: Nation Newspaper Former High Court judge Justice Christopher Blackman QC is pegged to be the new head of the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT). Though there was no official word of this from Minister of Labour Colin… Link: Blackman tipped to head ERT

Government committed to providing equipment for police

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, has reaffirmed Government’s commitment to providing the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) with the necessary equipment to effectively carry out its duties. … Link: Government committed to providing equipment for police

AG wants Griffith to Probe Inniss

Source: Barbados Today Attorney General Dale Marshall has urged Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith to launch an investigation into allegations of bribery involving former Cabinet minister Donville Inniss and the Bermuda-owned, Barbados-based Insurance Corporation of Barbados (ICBL). Griffith said yesterday someone would first have to report a crime to the police to trigger…

Bim tarnished

Source: Barbados Today A day after rating agency Standard & Poor’s sunk this country’s creditworthiness into default territory, Government today declared that the Donville Inniss money laundering scandal has tarnished Barbados’ investment and international business reputation. Some investors were already pondering whether to remain here in the wake of the former business minister’s…

PSV route

Source: Barbados Today Government now has a “clean sheet” of proposals from route taxis and minibuses, including a renewed bid for an “immediate” hike in bus fares. Fresh recommendations were requested three weeks ago by Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Minister of Transport and Works Dr William Duguid during the new administration’s first…

Herbert quits as Goddard chairman

Source: Barbados Today The embattled chairman of Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) Charles Herbert has quit his position, less than a week after stepping down as head of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA). In a brief statement today, the company said Herbert “voluntary stepped down as chairman of the Board of GEL with…

First Citizens Bank strike ends

Source: Barbados Today   A strike by employees of First Citizens Bank that threatened to cripple the financial institution has been called off after the bank and the union representing the workers reached agreement late tonight on profit sharing. Following six hours of talks today between senior officials of the bank and the…

Marshall: Tendering process could go regional

Source: Nation Newspaper Some of Government’s procurement of goods and services could be tendered regionally. So said Attorney General Dale Marshall on Thursday as he indicated that Government was currently examining both… Link: Marshall: Tendering process could go regional

Cops to get dashcams

Source: Barbados Today Law enforcement officers on the beat here are to be given dashcams as part of an overall re-equipping of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) to help it function more effectively, Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson has said. “We are committed as a Government to equipping the Force with…

Fire hire ‘to change’

Source: Barbados Today The selection process for senior firefighters is expected to change soon, Chief Fire Officer Errol Maynard has disclosed. The fire chief said Thursday he was also relying on supervisory ranks to introduce creative “new models” for the nation’s fire and rescue service. The Barbados Fire Service will begin talks with…

Fingall heads NSC

Source: Nation Newspaper It just won’t be business as usual at the National Sports Council (NSC). That’s because extrovert track and field and basketball coach Mac Fingall will be in charge of the Government-run institution for… Link: Fingall heads NSC

The Hetmyer show

Source: Barbados Today Chris Gayle smashed 86 in 65 balls but with little support, his St Kitts and Nevis Patriots could only muster 146 for 5. Then budding West Indies talent Shimron Hetmyer took the home fans’ breath away with an unbeaten 79 as the Guyana Amazon Warriors coasted to 148 for 4…

Hewitt in line for top DLP post

Source: Nation Newspaper Former High Commissioner to Britain Reverend Guy Hewitt is in the running for one the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) top posts. The Anglican priest confirmed that he was returning home “ready and… Link: Hewitt in line for top DLP post

Bajan U-19s whip Leewards

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN – Barbados notched their first win in the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-19 Championship by completing an expected victory by 91 runs over the Leeward Islands on Thursday. Entering the… Link: Bajan U-19s whip Leewards

Minimum critical mass

Source: Barbados Today The term “critical mass” is borrowed from nuclear physics, where it refers to the smallest mass that can sustain a nuclear reaction at a constant level.  In both physics and finance, it refers to a point at which a self-sustaining state is reached and in business especially, it is linked…

We Barbadians need to clean up our act

Source: Barbados Today Recent events have caused Barbadians to focus much attention on corruption in our country. Unfortunately, discussion has been limited to politicians and other holders of high office. A closer examination, however, will reveal that across all occupations and socio-economic classes, dishonesty is prevalent. From the treasurer in a small organization…

UPDATE: Resolution reached for staff of First Citizens

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) and officials from First Citizens Bank’s parent company in Trinidad have reached a solution, and staff will be back on the job on Friday. This was confirmed by BWU… Link: UPDATE: Resolution reached for staff of First Citizens

Barbados praised for drone ban

Source: Nation Newspaper An alleged attempt on the life of Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro has spurred that country’s Chargé d’Affaires here, Álvaro Sanchez Cordero, to praise Barbados for its temporary ban on the importation… Link: Barbados praised for drone ban

Sterling plunges to 2018 lows as Brexit unease builds

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON − The pound was engulfed in a heavy selloff on Wednesday, skidding to its lowest levels against the dollar and euro in almost a year as markets ramped up bets on Britain leaving the EU without an… Link: Sterling plunges to 2018 lows as Brexit unease builds

Economists worried

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s decision to suspend payments on its debts has once again come back to bite Barbados. That’s because for the second time since the May 24 General Election, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has hit… Link: Economists worried

Jabnival ‘paints the town’ red

Source: Barbados Today In 2016, revellers were covered in black. Last year, they were blue from head to toe. On the morning of Friday, August 3, the Jabnival massive was red all over in keeping with the theme Jabnival Rojo. The feters brought the hyped party to Pirates Cove in The City from…

Mr Blood a deserving monarch

Source: Barbados Today Judges often cop much flak for decisions made during the annual Pic-O-De-Crop competition and praise is often grudgingly given. Last Saturday morning Mr Blood won the crown at the Pic-O-De Crop Final at Kensington Oval and the judges got it absolutely right. In a competition judged on lyrics (35 points),…

‘Brek Fus’ bellyfull

Source: Barbados Today Nothing screams Bajan quite like our music, cuisine and language; Brek Fus: The Bajan Experience catered to all three. Held in the picturesque and breezy Farley Hill National Park, St Peter, on August 5, 2018, hundreds came out in their finest attire to party and be submerged in the epitome…

An ‘enchanted’ night

Source: Barbados Today If you were looking for an enchanted wonderland to visit this Crop Over, Lost In Paradise was it. Kudos must be given to the organizers for the execution of this first time all-inclusive event. The Bellevue Plantation was transformed into a mystical forest that enticed and bewitched socaholics last Saturday…

Off the job

Source: Nation Newspaper Staff of First Citizens Bank may be off the job for a second day on Thursday, after more than three quarters of the staff took industrial action on Wednesday, affecting its six branches. And despite… Link: Off the job

Carlton making phased return

Source: Nation Newspaper By weekend, Carlton supermarket should be fully operational, with all of its systems back online. In the meantime, shoppers can expect delays, as the store reopened on Wednesday morning with only two… Link: Carlton making phased return

CIBC helping fund YMCA

Source: Nation Newspaper CIBC FirstCaribbean has agreed to give the Young Men’s Christians Association (YMCA) thousands of dollars over the next three years, which will benefit many underprivileged children.  This was announced… Link: CIBC helping fund YMCA

Lakers one game away

Source: Nation Newspaper The champs now need one in their quest for six. Lumber Company Lakers are just a game away from another Co-operators General Insurance Premier League title, having survived one furious fourth-quarter… Link: Lakers one game away

UWI clarifies Rihanna’s honorary degree

Source: Nation Newspaper The University of the West Indies released a statement earlier today, following reports that Barbadian singer Rihanna was to receive an honorary doctorate. The following is the release in its entirety…. Link: UWI clarifies Rihanna’s honorary degree

Workers at First Citizens Bank off the job

Source: Barbados Today It’s not business usual at First Citizens’ banks across the island today. Approximately 75 per cent of the bank’s workers are presently off the job. They have been meeting with their bargaining agent the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) this morning. Assistant BWU General Secretary Dwaine Paul told Barbados TODAY the workers are…

First Citizens’ workers off the job

Source: Nation Newspaper Workers of First Citizens Bank have downed tools. They are currently gathered at the Sir Hugh Springer Auditorium at Solidarity House, and are in a closed door meeting with union officials. More… Link: First Citizens’ workers off the job

Crime Stoppers get positive feedback

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians are embracing Crime Stoppers Barbados – based on the number of tips they have been sending to that agency. But this positive response is not stopping programme director Sherie Holder-Olutayo… Link: Crime Stoppers get positive feedback

Former city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

Source: Nation Newspaper BOGOTA/CARACAS − A former Venezuelan municipal police chief and anti-government activist says he helped organise an operation to launch armed drones over a military rally on Saturday that President Nicolas… Link: Former city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

GERMANY – Couple convicted of rape, online sale of son

Source: Barbados Today BERLIN — A German mother and her partner were convicted and jailed Tuesday for repeatedly raping the woman’s young son and selling him to pedophiles on the internet, abusing him for more than two years in a case that has horrified the country. The Freiburg state court in southwestern Germany…

Inniss has to stay in New York

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Minister of Industry and International Business Donville Inniss has to wear a GPS monitoring device (eletronic ankle bracelet) so authorities know his whereabouts at all times. Furthermore,… Link: Inniss has to stay in New York

REGIONAL – Another Cabinet reshuffle in T&T

Source: Barbados Today PORT OF SPAIN – “I’m always up for challenges.” That’s the position of an unperturbed former national security minister Edmund Dillon who moves into his new job at the housing ministry today. Dillon and others affected by prime minister Dr Keith Rowley’s latest set of cabinet changes commented yesterday on the…

Carlton crippled

Source: Nation Newspaper A computer virus crippled operations at Carlton Supermarket on Tuesday, forcing the closure of the Black Rock, St Michael business at a time when regulars were heading for breakfast. Managing director… Link: Carlton crippled

#BTEditorial – Making Crop Over sweeter still

Source: Barbados Today Whatever our differing views on Crop Over, one thing we can agree on is the widespread impact of the festival at all levels of society. The music, the fetes, the shows, the tents, the competitions, indeed the very spirit of the season, all entice us to listen, sing, dance, mingle and lighten…

Rihanna to receive honorary doctorate

Source: Nation Newspaper Rihanna will receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill (UW). According to UWI Open Campus’ website the Barbadian international chart-topper, fashion icon and businesswoman… Link: Rihanna to receive honorary doctorate

‘Inniss tainted’

Source: Barbados Today He was seen as the likely successor to outgoing President of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Freundel Stuart, the man to rebuild the fractured party in the wake of a devastating general election and potentially the next Prime Minister of Barbados. But with former Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and…

ICBL took action on wrongdoers

Source: Nation Newspaper BF&M Insurance, the Bermudan-run parent company of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL), has admitted the company took punitive action against high-level staff in 2016 after learning of… Link: ICBL took action on wrongdoers

Two more medals

Source: Nation Newspaper Put Barbados down for two more. So says Athletics Association of Barbados vice president Noel Lynch, who expects Shane Brathwaite and the men’s relay team to deliver more medal-winning performances at… Link: Two more medals

Men spend time in prayer

Source: Nation Newspaper God’s love was all that was needed at The People’s Cathedral yesterday. Removed from all the partying, music and drinking found at Republic Bank Grand Kadooment, hundreds of men gathered at the Bishop’s… Link: Men spend time in prayer

Applications for Chevening Scholarships now open

Source: Nation Newspaper Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are opened yesterday, August 6, and will close on November 6, with applications to be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply. Also offered is a… Link: Applications for Chevening Scholarships now open

Mia: Bring back the ’Pot

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has indicated the Crop Over Festival needs to be re-examined for ways in which it can be improved. Sharing her thoughts on the festival when she made a stop at the Barbados… Link: Mia: Bring back the ’Pot

Security, sanitation on their toes

Source: Nation Newspaper Security and sanitation crews were on the ball as usual yesterday during the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment. Police and soldiers were spotted all along the routes, ably supported by the men and women… Link: Security, sanitation on their toes

PM rapped for accepting university

Source: Nation Newspaper Some irate Dominicans have harshly criticised Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley for accepting the relocation of Ross University School of Medicine. One even called for the Caribbean Community… Link: PM rapped for accepting university

Kevin Small wins big at Grand Kadooment 2018

Source: Barbados Today   Band leader and designer of Fifth Element Kevin Small is in winner’s row for the second straight year at Grand Kadooment. He copped the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer and will drive away with a new vehicle from MQI and $7, 500. Small also captured awards for…

Skipper sees poor strike rotation as problem for Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper LAUDERHILL – Captain Carlos Brathwaite has lamented West Indies’ batting failure which led to their series 2-1 loss to Bangladesh on Sunday night, stressing the Caribbean side needed to find solutions… Link: Skipper sees poor strike rotation as problem for Windies

A Grand Kadooment

Source: Barbados Today Scores of Barbadians and visitors braved the scorching heat and turned up at the National Stadium in Waterford, St Michael this morning to witness the parade of costume bands at Grand Kadooment, signalling the climax of the 2018 Crop Over Festival. While five registered bands failed to turn up, this…

Lil Rick is 2018 Road March King

Source: Barbados Today   Lil Rick has copped his fourth title for Crop Over 2018. He won this year’s Road March title with his song Mudda Sally. Lil Rick who also won the International Bashment Soca competition, the Sweet Soca Title and Jam Tune competition for the most frequently played song during the…

Small takes top award

Source: Nation Newspaper Twice is nice. Designer Kevin Small has once again taken the Robert Weekes Award for Best Festival Designer in the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment. The young bandleader for Fifth Element brought Street… Link: Small takes top award

Lil Rick's Mudda Sally takes Tune Of The Crop

Source: Nation Newspaper Tune Of The Crop belongs to Lil Rick. The hitmaker can claim supremacy this year in the National Cultural Foundation’s Crop Over festival. Musically that is. Apart from the Pic-O-De-Crop competition… Link: Lil Rick’s Mudda Sally takes Tune Of The Crop

Inniss arrested and charged in the US

Source: Barbados Today Former Government minister Donville Inniss has been arrested and charged in the United States. Barbados TODAY spoke to officials at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida this evening who confirmed the development. However, they were unable to detail the charges against the in transit detainee, who according to several…

Grand proposal for Alex and Ingrid

Source: Nation Newspaper Visitor Alex Petalas today made a grand gesture to his girlfriend Ingrid Robinson when he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him during the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment. On top of the Aura… Link: Grand proposal for Alex and Ingrid

Inniss arrested, charged in US

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Minister of Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss is in hot water in the United States. The outspoken 52-year-old politician was arraigned on money laundering charges in a US court today and… Link: Inniss arrested, charged in US

A sight to behold

Source: Barbados Today   Hundreds of spectators lined the Black Rock, St Michael stretch eager for a glimpse of the revelry and masquerade of Grand Kadooment. As the soca blared from the passing bands, the young and the old joined the revellers as they chipped, whined and belted some of this year’s top…

Grand time at Bank Hall

Source: Barbados Today   Having partied for more than a mile, the verve and enthusiasm of revellers participating in this year’s Grand Kadooment, had not waned in the least when they approached Bank Hall. Hundreds of Barbadians and visitors flocked to the sidelines to see the bands parading in their colorful splendor. Spectators…

Barbados committed to the OAS

Source: Nation Newspaper The Government of Barbados is committed to the Organisation of American States (OAS) and is thankful for its invaluable work on the island. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr… Link: Barbados committed to the OAS

Grand Kadooment underway

Source: Barbados Today   Thousands of revellers have hit the streets for Grand Kadooment, the climax of the Crop Over Festival.   Colourful costume bands have been making their way across the National Stadium, where they are parading in front of the judges. Thousands are also beginning to line the route to Spring…

Island Mas heats up Crop Over

Source: Nation Newspaper It warm outside, and inside too. Island Mas the Breakfast Party started slowly earlier yesterday morning, but then picked up steam heading onto Noon, as revellers thronged to Balls Plantation, Christ… Link: Island Mas heats up Crop Over

Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia's Lombok island, thousands flee homes

Source: Nation Newspaper DENPASAR, Indonesia – At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their… Link: Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia’s Lombok island, thousands flee homes

Tint danger

Source: Nation Newspaper The police’s hands are tied decisively with vehicles with heavily tinted windows, a senior officer conceded yesterday. But motorists cannot get away with tinting their vehicles as dark as they want…. Link: Tint danger

Force aiming for safe Kadoo

Source: Nation Newspaper The Crop Over season hasn’t only been sweet for revellers; but for the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) as well. That’s because the force has not had to deal with any major incidents at any of the… Link: Force aiming for safe Kadoo

Bailey, Edwards rule NCF tennis

Source: Nation Newspaper Veteran Sandra Bailey and young Emar Edwards are the respective new female and male champions of the National Cultural Foundation Crop Over Road Tennis Championship which climaxed on Saturday on the Spring… Link: Bailey, Edwards rule NCF tennis

Ready for the road

Source: Nation Newspaper Today is the day revellers have been waiting for all year – the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment! Yesterday, many of the band houses were abuzz with activity, getting things in place for the big jump-up…. Link: Ready for the road

Windies bats flop

Source: Nation Newspaper LAUDERHILL – Half-centuries from veterans Tamim Iqbal and Shakib-al-Hasan condemned West Indies to a 12-run defeat in the second Twenty20 International Saturday night, helping Bangladesh level the three-match… Link: Windies bats flop

Vendors and patrons concerned about Bridgetown Market changes

Source: Barbados Today Patrons and vendors have expressed concerns about the revamped annual three-day Jet Blue Bridgetown Market underway along the Spring Garden Highway. The cultural showcase has been divided into the Jet Blue Food and Crafts Village and the Traders Way, to lure locals and tourists to experience Barbadian culture. On day…

Barbadians to pay less for gasoline, diesel and LPG

Source: Barbados Today Consumers will be paying less for gasoline, diesel, and Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG) , but slightly more for kerosene effective midnight Sunday. The new price of gasoline is $3.88 per litre, down from $3.96, a decrease of eight cents. The price of diesel will decrease by six cents per…

Public Notice: Telephone services at Oistins Police Station resumes

Source: Barbados Today The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) notifies the public that telephone lines at the Oistins Police Station are back in operation. The RBPF thanks citizens for their patience and understanding during the disruption.(PR) The post Public Notice: Telephone services at Oistins Police Station resumes appeared first on Barbados Today. Link:

Deadly quake rocks Indonesia island

Source: Barbados Today   Source: BBC NEWS: At least 22 people have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. The 7.0 magnitude quake damaged buildings, triggered power cuts and was felt in neighbouring Bali. A tsunami warning was issued in its aftermath but it was lifted several…

Denny condemns attack against Venezuelan leader

Source: Barbados Today   General Secretary of the Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee (Barbados) David Denny has strongly condemned Saturday’s apparent assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro. Authorities in Caracas revealed that two drones packed with… Link: Denny condemns attack against Venezuelan leader

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

Source: Nation Newspaper Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a dangerous force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii’s Big Island… Link: Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

Walcott wins four to open up clear lead

Source: Nation Newspaper EDMONTON, Canada – Seven-time reigning Northlands Park champion Rico Walcott has not been at his most dominant best this season but sent a timely reminder of his quality on Friday, when he won four races… Link: Walcott wins four to open up clear lead

Telephone lines at Oistins Police Station out of order

Source: Nation Newspaper The main telephone lines at the Oistins Police Station are currently out of order. The telephone company repair personnel have been notified and are working to rectify this situation. In the meantime,… Link: Telephone lines at Oistins Police Station out of order

Worthing Fire Station closed for renovations

Source: Nation Newspaper The Worthing Fire Station will be closed for renovations from Tuesday, August 7, until Friday, September 7. During this period, the Bridgetown Fire Station will service those areas which may be affected… Link: Worthing Fire Station closed for renovations

Credit union rush

Source: Nation Newspaper Fed up with the inability to earn significant interest on savings at commercial banks, angry Bajans are turning to credit unions. Over the past six months, with most commercial banks lowering the rate… Link: Credit union rush

Sex caution

Source: Nation Newspaper Avoid casual, unprotected sex this Crop Over – your health depends on it. That’s what some medical practitioners are urging Barbadians to do amid concern over the increasing numbers of sexually transmitted… Link: Sex caution

Only two on cell charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Only two motorists have been taken before the courts to date, charged with using their cell phones while operating a vehicle. In February, then police public relations officer, acting inspector Roland… Link: Only two on cell charges

Meakins takes World Masters bronze

Source: Nation Newspaper Chalk up another international accolade for Karen Meakins, who copped bronze at the World Masters Squash Tournament in Virginia on Saturday. Playing in the women’s over-45 draw, the Bajan squash queen… Link: Meakins takes World Masters bronze

Gandalf shows who’s better

Source: Nation Newspaper Bills Inc’s Gandalf and Brave Star’s bruising battles have captivated racing enthusiasts leading to the duo dominating all three jewels of the Triple Crown where they were just fabulous. However, with… Link: Gandalf shows who’s better

Venezuela President Maduro target of drone ‘attack’

Source: Barbados Today CARACAS (Reuters) – Drones loaded with explosives detonated close to a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday, but he and top government officials alongside him escaped unharmed from what Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez called an “attack” targeting the leftist leader. Seven National Guard…

Rick rules at Foreday Morning

Source: Barbados Today After claiming the International Bashment Soca and Sweet Soca crowns, popular entertainer Rickey Lil Rick Reed has captured a third  title for the 2018 Crop Over season. Earlier today, he emerged as the clear winner of  the Jam Tune competition, for the most frequently played song during Foreday Morning. In fact,…

Argentina and Barbados celebrate friendship with football and tango

Source: Barbados Today As part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Argentina and Barbados, the local community enjoyed an evening of football and tango on Emancipation Day. Co-organized by the Embassy of Argentina and the Barbados Football Association as an introduction to the Stag Beer Champions Cup Final,…

Govt too dependent on Central Bank for financing, warns BES

Source: Barbados Today  The Barbados Economic Society (BES) is warning the Mia Mottley-led Government that its current dependency on the Central Bank of Barbados for financing is unsustainable. The warning came in a statement issued in response to this week’s Central Bank review of the island’s economic performance for the first half of…

Police report incident free Foreday Morning jump-up

Source: Barbados Today The Royal Barbados Police Force says today’s Foreday Morning jump-up was “incident free”. “Base on what I was told, we were incident free, everything went okay, no major complaints, no disruptions so far, that was what was reported to me,” Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados…

Smaller crowds for Foreday Morrning

Source: Nation Newspaper A noticeably low-key BL&P Foreday Morning Jam took to the streets early this morning. Apart from the Blue Box Cart band which moved off from Pelican Village just after 1 a.m., other bands moving off… Link: Smaller crowds for Foreday Morrning

Icilma a fit and healthy 100

Source: Nation Newspaper Icilma Marsh maybe the fittest centenarian in Barbados. The active and high-spirited woman said she liked to be on the go, adding that when she retired as a seamstress, she did not “want to sit around… Link: Icilma a fit and healthy 100

Cave Shepherd’s prices to go down

Source: Nation Newspaper Shoppers can expect a dip in prices at popular merchandiser Cave Shepherd as a result of the removal of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), effective July 1. While he did not have figures,… Link: Cave Shepherd’s prices to go down

Mr Blood takes calypso crown

Source: Nation Newspaper Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop monarch. That is the title Mr Blood is now holding. He placed first minutes ago in the premier competition finals, beating tentmate and defending monarch iWeb who didn’t… Link: Mr Blood takes calypso crown

Mr Blood is the 2018 Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Monarch

Source: Barbados Today Mr Blood is the 2018 Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Monarch. He scored 104 points, with his performances Stars and Stripes and Sexual Harassment, to walk away with the coveted title and a 2018/2019 Nissan Xtrail compliments Courtesy Garage. In second place was Donella with 87 points and Adrian Clarke (AC) placed third…

Pic-O-De-Crop finals 2018 second half

Source: Barbados Today The second half of the Pic-O-De-Crop finals is over. Ten competitors are vying for the coveted title as well as a 2018/2019 Nissan Xtrail compliments Courtesy Garage. In the second half of the competition being held at Kensington Oval:- Adrian Clarke, (AC) was up first with Soca You. Coming in…

Barbados Community Foundation makes donation to Dominica

Source: Barbados Advocate Sarah Clarke (centre), Project and Donations Coordinator with the Barbados Community Foundation (BCF) and Claire Jordan (left) also of the BCF, present a cheque for BDS $102 000 to Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), to assist with repairs on four medical centres in…

injection of funds

Source: Barbados Advocate THE relocation of a medical university to Barbados will result in an annual 100 million dollar economic impact for the island. Link: injection of funds

Stick to good building standards

Source: Nation Newspaper A call has again been made for good building standards and practices to be employed during the construction of properties. This appeal was made by executive director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency… Link: Stick to good building standards

Extra police to patrol Spring Garden

Source: Nation Newspaper Police will be deploying more resources in the areas surrounding Spring Garden in an attempt to head off any incidents which could happen there. This was revealed by Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith… Link: Extra police to patrol Spring Garden

Stadium goal

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians buoyant on Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games gold in Colombia in the 4 x 100 metres relay can look forward to a finished National Stadium “before the second half of next year”. … Link: Stadium goal

Pic-O-De-Crop finals 2018 underway

Source: Barbados Today The Pic-O-De-Crop finals is currently underway at Kensington Oval. Ten competitors are vying for the coveted title as well as a 2018/2019 Nissan Xtrail compliments Courtesy Garage. In the first half of the competition:- Calypsonian Adrian Clarke, (AC) led the pack with his song Post Mortem. Billboard was in position…

Barbadians do have short memories

Source: Barbados Today A former leader of Barbados is reported to have said that Barbadians have short memories. If I had any doubts about the accuracy of his observation, they were dispelled in the run up to the last election and subsequently. For 14 years, Owen Arthur was showered with praise for his…

EU, OECD have Caribbean on the ropes again

Source: Barbados Today The financial services sectors of Caribbean jurisdictions, and other parts of the developing world, have been under continuous assault by the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since the mid-1990s.  This assault will peak again in a month’s time when financial institutions are expected…

Perseverance seldom fails

Source: Barbados Today I remember a few years ago waking up in the middle of the night and hearing a lot of barking and a big ruckus from my dogs. I got up, looked out of the kitchen window and rather than seeing only five dogs in the yard, I was horrified to…

Personnel Administration Division remains closed

Source: Nation Newspaper The Personnel Administration Division, located at the E. Humphrey Walcott Building, Collymore Rock, St Michael, continues to experience some environmental concerns, which are being investigated by the… Link: Personnel Administration Division remains closed

Worthing Beach still closed

Source: Nation Newspaper Worthing Beach will remain closed to ensure that the ecological conditions of the swamp and its environs are restored.  This is according to Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams,… Link: Worthing Beach still closed

Third People’s Monarch win for Mikey

Source: Nation Newspaper One. Twice. Three times. Mikey has done it again, winning the People’s Monarch three times. The 2018 Party Monarch king can now add that title to his 2018 haul. Feting Family fans came out for… Link: Third People’s Monarch win for Mikey

Oil spill cleared, road reopened

Source: Nation Newspaper The police wish to inform the public that they have concluded their investigations at the scene of an accident at Dodds, St Philip, and the oil spill in the area has been cleaned. The roadway has now… Link: Oil spill cleared, road reopened

Public Notice – Traffic changes for Crop Over weekend

Source: Barbados Today The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has advised the public that the following traffic management changes have been implemented for this weekend’s  Crop Over events. Below are the full changes. PIC O DE CROP FINALS There are no traffic diversions for persons attending the Pic O De Crop Finals at Kensington…

Oil spill causes traffic diversion

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are advising the public that there is an oil spill along Dodds Road, Dodds, St Philip (between Church Village and Her Majesty’s Prisons.) As a result the road had to be closed to vehicular traffic… Link: Oil spill causes traffic diversion

Ten injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Ten people were injured when two vehicles collided head on at Dodds, St Phillip early this morning. Reports indicate the van was transporting people home from work while the occupants of the car were… Link: Ten injured in accident

Soca Kings descend

Source: Barbados Today It was a captivating production; it was an entertaining hour and a half; it was the stuff that Broadway hit shows and Hollywood Oscar award-winning movies are made of. All eyes were fixed on the stage as Machel Montano, his Monk Band and dancers put on one heck of a…

Making it ‘look good’

Source: Barbados Today In 1984, Winston Hall entered the house of Cyril Sisnett intending to burglarize the property. Sisnett, however, ended up dead after the home invasion and Winston Hall was one of a quartet subsequently charged for murder.    Hall never denied his part in the burglary but found the murder charge…

‘Slavery’ persists

Source: Barbados Today Barbados celebrated another Emancipation Day yesterday, 184 years after the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect on August 1, 1834. Emancipation meant freedom from slavery, at least the physical shackles that enchained human beings because of their skin colour. Despite slavery having being abolished, these newly ‘freed’ men and women…

Not you, Donville!

Source: Barbados Today General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Toni Moore today fired back at former Government minister Donville Inniss, telling the rejected Democratic Labour Party (DLP) St James South candidate he was in no position to demand her resignation. During a press conference this morning at Solidarity House to outline…

Men strike gold in relay

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados men’s 4×100 metres relay team has struck gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Jaquone Hoyte, the youngest in the group, crossed the line in a new… Link: Men strike gold in relay

Griffith to chair board at BCIC

Source: Nation Newspaper A new board has been named for the Barbados Cane Industry Corporation.  It will be chaired by Erskine Griffith, and his deputy will be Patrick Phillips. The other members will be Charles Briggs,… Link: Griffith to chair board at BCIC

Young Dems in rebuilding

Source: Nation Newspaper AS the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) starts its rebuilding effort after its massive defeat at the May 24 poll, a number of the party’s Young Democrats will be part of the process. President Curtis… Link: Young Dems in rebuilding

Samuel and Gandalf deliver Derby

Source: Nation Newspaper GANDALF, superbly ridden by Jalon Samuel, became the 79th winner of the Massy United Insurance Barbados Derby yesterday at the Garrison Savannah. In contrast to his disqualification following the Midsummer… Link: Samuel and Gandalf deliver Derby

Barbados economy contracts again

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados economy continues to under-perform, contracting by 0.6 per cent in the first six months of this year. But Central Bank Governor Cleviston Haynes said the actions being taken by Government,… Link: Barbados economy contracts again

break the cycle

Source: Barbados Advocate Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration (Barbados) marked Emancipation Day with a tribute at the Emancipation Statue yesterday under the likeness of National Hero, the Right Excellent Bussa. IN 2018 the conversation among black Barbadians must shift from slavery to what they are doing to themselves to remain enslaved in…

Barbados in need of a workplace breastfeeding policy

Source: Barbados Advocate Barbados stands in need of a breastfeeding policy that would set out the guidelines for employers and employees on how breastfeeding can be supported in the workplace. Link: Barbados in need of a workplace breastfeeding policy

Minister Prescod says Barbadians not embracing African roots

Source: Barbados Today Minister of the Environment Trevor Prescod says he is concerned that 180 years after emancipation Barbadians are still not fully embracing their African ancestry.  Using the small turnout at this today’s Emancipation Day march, the pan-Africanist argued that it was still apparent that persons still viewed an association with Africa…

Harris retires from Bico

Source: Barbados Today After 42 years of hardwork, commitment and dedication, Randolph Harris signed off from his last shift as senior sales manager of BICO. During the company’s annual awards and dinner held last night at Savannah Beach Hotel, staff members who were recognized for ten, 15 and over 20 years of service…

Sagicor launces internship programme

Source: Nation Newspaper Future members of this country’s workforce are receiving first-hand experience in business through a summer internship programme at Sagicor Life Inc. The leading insurance company launched its Green… Link: Sagicor launces internship programme

Life-saving surgery for 23 children in Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF) has performed another 23 surgeries on infants and adults as part of its latest visit to Guyana. The ICHF, locally referred to as the… Link: Life-saving surgery for 23 children in Guyana

Machel still doing it like a boss

Source: Nation Newspaper Machel Montano showed why he is The Boss. When he stepped on stage at 1:55 a.m. and left at 3:25 a.m., no one could say it wasn’t money well spent. From the local acts of Lil Rick, Mikey, Hypasounds,… Link: Machel still doing it like a boss

Emancipation Day Message from the UPP

Source: Nation Newspaper The following is the full Emancipation Day Message from the United Progressive Party A happy and reflective Emancipation Day to all Barbadians! Barbados is ready for the creation of a revolutionary… Link: Emancipation Day Message from the UPP

Emancipation Day: UPP calls for a new mindset in Barbados

Source: Barbados Today The United Progressive Party appeals to Barbadians to develop a new mindset this Emancipation. It has also called for Europe to pay reparations to the Caribbean and it has urged the island to rethink its foreign policy. Here is the full text of the UPP’s Emancipation Message issued by Party…

Minister King saddened by Smokey’s illness

Source: Barbados Today   Minister of Culture, Creative Economy and Sports John King has extended best wishes to ailing veteran calypsonian, William ‘Smokey’ Burke, who is currently warded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. King, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on… Link: Minister King saddened by Smokey’s illness

Windies take first T20

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE, St Kitts – WINDIES followed up a career-best spell from Kesrick Williams with dynamic batting to seal a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the rain-affected first iPay One-day International… Link: Windies take first T20

Stop playing catch-up

Source: Barbados Today From the time I was conscious of what was happening in the world I was aware of a ‘war’ against illegal drugs.  Let me clarify that there are several illegal drugs, but I speak specifically about opium, marijuana, coca and psychedelics which have been used for centuries for both spiritual…

Responding to fake news

Source: Barbados Today After three years of being in the political trenches, I am now accustomed to an apparent politically partisan news media.  During the brief election period, many voters claim to have never heard of Solutions Barbados, and were shocked to learn that we had been active for the past three years…

Leaders build teams

Source: Barbados Today In my opinion, one of the worst ways in which a leader can be viewed is as the bossman or woman ‘in-charge’, who makes all of the decisions and tells others what to do. I agree there are elements of this that align with some aspects of what leadership is…

White privilege

Source: Barbados Today The term “white privilege”, which was coined by Peggy Mcintosh in her 1988 piece ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack’ has been used in so many conversations within the last week, I decided to write on the topic for this week’s column. The term “white privilege” has been a bone…

Miss Crop Over pageant cancelled

Source: Nation Newspaper The Miss Crop Over Pageant 2018 that was slated for Sunday, August 5, has been cancelled. Organisers, Presgen Productions International, issued apologies for any inconvenience caused and said the show… Link: Miss Crop Over pageant cancelled

EMANCIPATION DAY MESSAGE: A time for reflection

Source: Nation Newspaper The following an Emancipation Day message from the Chairman, CARICOM Reparations Commission, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. “We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment… Link: EMANCIPATION DAY MESSAGE: A time for reflection

Central Bank review Thursday

Source: Nation Newspaper Having contracted by 0.7 per cent during the traditionally buoyant first quarter, the economy may now be headed into recession. Another issue of concern to Barbadians is whether given the changing… Link: Central Bank review Thursday

Source of drugs key to valuation

Source: Nation Newspaper Police do not use race or class to determine the value of drugs. Public relations officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, explained that the street value of drugs… Link: Source of drugs key to valuation

Lengthy bus wait continues

Source: Nation Newspaper Commuters in the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal and the Princess Alice Bus Terminal continue to cry out as Government searches for new Transport Board buses. Ahead of Wednesday’s Emancipation Day bank… Link: Lengthy bus wait continues

Lakers take 1-0 finals lead

Source: Nation Newspaper Lumber Company Lakers couldn’t ask for a better start, having dominated both ends of the floor of Monday’s 72-51 Game 1 victory over Hilton Barbados Warriors in the Co-operators General Insurance Premier… Link: Lakers take 1-0 finals lead

Hero’s welcome for BABFF crew

Source: Nation Newspaper Like conquering heroes, the Barbados bodybuilding team returned from the Central America and Caribbean Games to loud cheers and applause on Monday night at the Grantley Adams International Airport. … Link: Hero’s welcome for BABFF crew

Gold Shane

Source: Barbados Today Shane Brathwaite delivered the first gold medal for Barbados at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games tonight. But this was no shocking result as the talented hurdler came into his pet event with the second-best time of 13.53 seconds. The Bajan star took the 110-meter hurdles in Barranquilla,…

‘Twin Man’ was a good dad and son, mum says

Source: Barbados Today Twenty-five-year-old Shane Dwight Knight, also known as Twin Man, will never get to see the face of his unborn baby, and his seven-year-old son Shadane Fenty will no longer run into his ‘daddy’s’ arms again. Shane on Monday became the island’s 21st… Link: ‘Twin Man’ was a good dad and

Hostage situation

Source: Barbados Today Yet another businessman has found himself before the court for a ‘serious” offence. Less than a week after two directors of Goddard Enterprises Limited were released on bail after being charged in connection with a drug bust, a Bridgetown businessman and two of his employees appeared in the District ‘A’…

No hanky panky!

Source: Barbados Today Former Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley today sought to set the public record straight in terms of his recent renewal of Cranston Browne’s contract as chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). In a statement to Barbados TODAY, Lashley… Link: No hanky panky!

Brathwaite uses cheese money to buy cocaine

Source: Barbados Today A 28-year-old general worker, who stole $80 to purchase cocaine, has been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital for assessment. Leroy Cecil Bartlett gave the accused Dario Renaldo Brathwaite, of no fixed of abode, the money on July 9 to buy him two blocks of cheese. However, Brathwaite did not return…

Brathwaite brings home gold

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has finally won gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Shane Brathwaite won the men’s 110 metres hurdles in a season’s best 13.38 seconds. He had qualified… Link: Brathwaite brings home gold

Bail for kidnapping and theft accused

Source: Nation Newspaper Three men accused of kidnapping and theft were just granted bail in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.  They are Renalto Cameron Barnard, a 36-year-old security guard, of 4th Avenue Pickwick Gap,… Link: Bail for kidnapping and theft accused

Mikey in People’s Monarch finals

Source: Nation Newspaper Mikey is into another finals. His Feting Family was just a little Too Sweet for Holla Bak. The newly crowned Party Monarch defeated his opponent 55 per cent to 45 per cent after the first semi-final… Link: Mikey in People’s Monarch finals

Discrimination or prejudice?

Source: Barbados Today “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” – (Charles Dickens – ‘Great Expectations’) Recent events in Barbados have challenged social and political commentators to keep a balanced keel. There are perilous appearances, uncertain circumstances, and grotesque infiltrations penetrating Barbados’ social spaces. The famous writer…

All unexplained wealth must be dealt with

Source: Barbados Today We need to criminalize illicit enrichment so that persons who live well beyond their legitimate means must be able to justify the legitimacy of their financial circumstances. There are many signs of unexplained wealth including exotic and prolonged vacations, luxurious cars, and extravagant homes, to name a few. Though the…

Stamping out modern slavery

Source: Barbados Today World Day against Trafficking in Persons is an opportunity to open our eyes to the scale of an abominable crime taking place in our midst and to shine the brightest spotlight on what takes place in the shadows: slavery. Human trafficking is just another name for modern-day slavery, wherein the…

A ‘gem and regionalist’

Source: Barbados Today She has been hailed as one of the very few leaders of a regional organization to bring about meaningful change in the area of business development and trade in the last decade. Described as a gem of the Caribbean, regionalist and dedicated worker, outgoing Executive Director of the Caribbean Export…

Sweet Soca and Party Monarchs crowned

Source: Barbados Today Ricky Lil Rick Reid showed that he is a force to be reckoned with Sunday night at the MQI/98.1 Soca Royale after his winning Sweet Soca performance. In 2012, he narrowly missed the Sweet Soca title with I like Muh Myself. However, he came back to Bushy Park, St Philip…

Barbadian to receive UN designation

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian Chereda Grannum has been announced as one of the Global 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under 40. Grannum, who is employed as a Project Officer at the Commission for Pan-African… Link: Barbadian to receive UN designation

TVET council closed today

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council (TVETC) located at Hastings House West, Balmoral Gap, Hastings, Christ Church will be closed today, Tuesday,… Link: TVET council closed today

Stalemate

Source: Nation Newspaper The Anglican Church in Barbados has failed to elect a Barbadian to lead its diocese. The outcome was evident in the many disappointed faces of those who emerged just after 10 o’clock on Monday night… Link: Stalemate

King: Home, village input vital

Source: Nation Newspaper There will be adequate security in place for the remaining events of this year’s Crop Over Festival. This assurance from Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King following pleas from… Link: King: Home, village input vital

Church leaders rebuke priest for ‘silly words’ view of Bible

Source: Nation Newspaper At least three church leaders are calling for action in light of Anglican cleric Clifford Hall’s description of the Bible as “some silly words written in a book thousands of years ago” during a recent… Link: Church leaders rebuke priest for ‘silly words’ view of Bible

Farley jailed for stealing a wheelbarrow and generator

Source: Barbados Today He derailed a man’s dream of completing his home. And for that, Shaquille Akeem Farley will spend nine months behind bars. The 23-year-old was handed the sentence by Magistrate Douglas Frederick after pleading guilty to stealing a wheelbarrow and a generator belonging to Amos Springer on July 2, 2018. The…

Rock convicted for having an offensive weapon

Source: Barbados Today His would have preferred to be at the Psychiatric Hospital. But unfortunately for Aliston O’Brien Rock, Magistrate Douglas Frederick felt he would be better served spending out his time at HMP Dodds. Rock, 41, of no fixed place of abode, was handed a six-month sentence after admitting to having an…

Entangled

Source: Barbados Today A teenaged boy, accused of breaking into a house and stealing over $5, 000 worth of jewellery, has been granted bail. When he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court today, 16-year-old Jadario Joeline Murray, of Cherry Tree Lane, St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael, pleaded not…

Roberts tipped for NCF top post

Source: Barbados Today Veteran broadcaster Carol Roberts is tipped to succeed Cranston Browne as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). Barbados TODAY understands that Browne will part ways with the NCF at the end of this year’s Crop Over Festival, which climaxes here in Grand Kadooment on August 6.…

Close call

Source: Barbados Today A Howell’s Cross Road, St Michael mother is thanking the heavens that her young daughter had left her home moments before a car ploughed through the house this afternoon before overturning onto the streets. Eight-year-old Serena Cox had left for her uncle’s home next door a few minutes before the…

Burke settles for fourth in 100 metres

Source: Nation Newspaper Mario Burke finished fourth in the men’s 100 metres at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Burke clocked 10.17 to just miss a podium finish in the marquee event. … Link: Burke settles for fourth in 100 metres

Police looking into sudden death

Source: Nation Newspaper Around 8:50 this morning, police responded to a report of a sudden death. Sixty-two-year-old Michael Sylvester Dunnah, of Watts Village, St George died suddenly while on the compound of the National… Link: Police looking into sudden death

Gittens boxes her way to bronze

Source: Nation Newspaper The women continue to bring home the hardware for Barbados at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Kimberley Gittens won the country’s fourth bronze medal, this time… Link: Gittens boxes her way to bronze

Still no decision on bishop

Source: Nation Newspaper Priests and laity of the Anglican Church are currently engaged in heated discussion at the Christ Church Parish Centre. The first ballot of this, the fifth meeting, of the Elective Synod failed to… Link: Still no decision on bishop

Gaskin takes CAC bronze

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has won yet another bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games. Earlier tonight in Barranquilla, Colombia, Sonia Gaskin produced a personal best 2 minutes 03.13 seconds to finish… Link: Gaskin takes CAC bronze

Former PM calls for referendum on CCJ

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell says if the Ralph Gonsalves led government wants to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), it… Link: Former PM calls for referendum on CCJ

Police looking into church fire

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a reported case of arson which occurred between 11:30 a.m. and midday yesterday, at the St Martin’s Anglican Church, St Martin’s, St Philip. Some unknown person set fire to… Link: Police looking into church fire

Police identify victim of Hope Road shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have identified the man who was killed in a shooting which occurred about 7:10 p.m. on Saturday at Hope Road, St. Lucy. He is 25-year-old as Zico Bowen of Salmond, St Lucy. Two other men… Link: Police identify victim of Hope Road shooting

Stunned by deadly shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper HERE TODAY, gone tomorrow. These words have hit home for a group of family and friends liming at Archer’s Bay, St Lucy. The men were remembering the life of 25-year-old Zico Bowen and how a bullet… Link: Stunned by deadly shooting

No fresh blood

Source: Nation Newspaper THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) is preparing to rise from the ashes. However, no new faces are among the at least four contenders who have put forward themselves for the presidency of the party which… Link: No fresh blood

Lil Rick is 2018 Sweet Soca Monarch

Source: Barbados Today   Lil Rick is the king of sweet soca. Singing his popular tune, Breakfast in Bed, he scored 100 points to finish ahead of Mikey who captured 78 points. Biggie Irie placed third with 62 points and Bobo finished fourth with 48 points. Here he celebrates with Mikey at Bushy…

Mikey is the 2018 Party monarch

Source: Barbados Today Mikey is the 2018 Party Monarch. He captured 82 points with his song My Kinda Ah Party. Stiffy placed second with 76 points,  Lil Rick, third with 74 points and  Mistah Dale finished fourth with 66 points. The post Mikey is the 2018 Party monarch appeared… Link: Mikey is the

Police identify St Lucy murder victim

Source: Barbados Today Police have identified the man who was fatally shot at Hope Town, St Lucy on Saturday night. He is 25-year-old Zico Bowen of Salmonds in the same parish. Two other St Lucy men were injured during the incident, which occurred around 7:10 p.m. They are 20-year-old Darlo Dacosta Clement of…

Top performances in the finals of the Sweet Soca competition

Source: Barbados Today Judges will have a hard time selecting the winner of the 2018 Sweet Soca competition after a night of spectacular performances. Bobo invoked showers of blessing as he graced the stage, delivering a sound rendition of Rain to kickstart the competition at the packed Bushy Park. … Link: Top performances

Rick and Mikey rule performances in the Party Monarch competition

Source: Barbados Today   Lil Rick showed why he is the lone artiste with six Party Monarch titles to his name. Performing at position number six in the MQI 98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park tonight, the reigning monarch pulled out all the stops to retain his crown. [caption id=”attachment_274816″ align=”aligncenter”…

Lil Rick, Mikey ahead of competition

Source: Nation Newspaper Defending champion Lil Rick and former king Mikey have the edge in the Party Monarch competition part of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale. It took some time to build here at Bushy Park, and Lil Rick… Link: Lil Rick, Mikey ahead of competition

Soca Royale pre-show wows crowd

Source: Barbados Today Patrons who gathered at the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale rocked Busby Park as they enjoyed the top performances of the Williams Industries Pre-Show.  Party-goers were jiggling all over the place as they enjoyed King Bubba and the FM Band that performed hits, old and new. Bubba also had some familiar company on stage in the…

Party Monarch kicks off

Source: Nation Newspaper Bashment Soca finalist Rhea warmed the mike for the nine competitors in the Party Monarch segment of the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park tonight. Rhea did not perform her popular song Jiggle… Link: Party Monarch kicks off

Fire at St Martin’s Church

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are currently on the scene of the St Martin’s Anglican Church, St Philip following a fire at the church which left a timber altar at the front of the church completely destroyed. Eight fire… Link: Fire at St Martin’s Church

Pre-show gets things going

Source: Nation Newspaper If the pre-show is anything to go by, this year’s MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale was going to be something special. Some of the sweetest tunes of the Crop Over season set the stage for what is expected… Link: Pre-show gets things going

Grenada’s Prime Minister takes over as ECCU chairman

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S − Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell took over the chairmanship of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union promising that his tenure will be one of “implementation for transformation” as efforts… Link: Grenada’s Prime Minister takes over as ECCU chairman

Soca Royale 2018 off to a grand start

Source: Barbados Today One of the biggest Crop Over shows, the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale battle is already underway. Thousands of patrons, locals and visitors alike have been making their way to the Bushy Park racing circuit, which has been transformed, into an entertainment area, to enjoy some of the best songs from the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competitions.…

Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Source: Barbados Today   SOURCE: CNN SPORTS: Lewis Hamilton will go into Formula One’s summer break with a season-high 24-point advantage in the title race over his arch-rival Sebastian Vettel after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday. Hamilton took full advantage of pole position to claim his sixth career victory at the Hungaroring…

Designer Kevin Small does the hat trick

Source: Barbados Today   Having won the prize for Best Junior Kadooment Band in 2016 and 2017 designer and bandleader Kevin Small sealed the deal by winning this year’s title yet again. He won ahead of veteran Gwyneth Squires’ Los Barbados – The People Who Came which placed second and Trevor Nicholls’ Young…

Guyana receives multi-million dollar loan from World Bank

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Guyana is now the beneficiary of Development Policy Credit amounting to US$35 million, following the signing of an agreement between Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan and World Bank Senior… Link: Guyana receives multi-million dollar loan from World Bank

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