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March 29, 2017

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Dangerous visit

Source: Barbados Today | Dangerous visit He admitted to loitering on Forde’s Road, St Michael, but said he only went to do a good deed. Instead, said 55-year-old Kensley Donald Jacob, he ended up being beaten by residents. The Rendezvous Main Road, Worthing View, Christ Church resident Monday pleaded guilty in the No. 2 District ‘A’

Wanted man turn himself in

Source: Barbados Today | Wanted man turn himself in Wanted man Akem Jabary Leon has turned himself in. Twenty-four-year-old Leon who is also known as “Pet”, “Peck Head”, or “Bobby” surrendered to police today accompanied by an attorney-at-law. Leon, who lived at Eden Lodge and 3rd Avenue, Manning Land, Bank Hall, St Michael is currently

Come together

Source: Barbados Today | Come together Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop is calling for a better relationship to come to the fore between the West Indies Cricket Board and the players. Bishop, who played 43 Tests in an outstanding but injury-plagued career, said some degree of harmony between players and administrators was a

We are both Bees and Dees – McDowall

Source: Barbados Today | We are both Bees and Dees – McDowall It’s a free country! That’s how President of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Akanni McDowall has responded to concerns raised by Minister of Education Ronald Jones about his participation in a recent Opposition-sponsored national march against the Freundel Stuart Government’s handling

Measles outbreak across Europe

Source: Barbados Today | Measles outbreak across Europe ROME – Measles is spreading across Europe wherever immunisation coverage has dropped, the World Health Organization is warning. The largest outbreaks are being seen in Italy and Romania. In the first month of this year, Italy reported more than 200 cases. Romania has reported more than 3,400

School boy escapes serious injury after being struck by a car

Source: Barbados Today | School boy escapes serious injury after being struck by a car Six-year-old Arimani Greaves escaped serious injury after being struck by a motor car along White Park Road, St Michael today around 3:30 p.m. According to police, Greaves was attempting to cross the road at the pedestrian crossing when he was

Nowhere to go

Source: Barbados Today | Nowhere to go An 88-year-old woman and her mentally challenged son were left with nowhere to lay their heads tonight, after the house in which they have lived for virtually their entire lives was today ripped apart as a result of a court order. Edmunda Gittens of Kendal Hill, Christ Church

St Lucia PM sued

Source: Barbados Today | St Lucia PM sued CASTRIES – In the latest in what seems to be a current spate of defamation actions launched by politicians against colleagues on the other side of the aisle in the Eastern Caribbean, Dr Ernest Hilaire, the opposition St Lucia Labour Party member of parliament for Castries South,

Magistrates’ Court pays tribute to deceased officer

Source: Barbados Today | Magistrates’ Court pays tribute to deceased officer Magistrates Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, Douglas Frederick and Graveney Bannister today joined with police officers, staff and 32 recruits in paying tribute to late Station Sergeant Clifford Bridgeman. A minute’s silence was observed in the District ‘A’ Court in memory of the deceased officer who was

Boy, 6, struck by car along Whitepark Road

Source: Nation Newspaper | Boy, 6, struck by car along Whitepark Road POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the circumstances surrounding an accident in which a six-year-old boy was hit by a car. It occurred around 3:30 p.m. today along White Park Road, St Michael. Police say…

Missing St Peter man located

Source: Nation Newspaper | Missing St Peter man located FIFTY-YEAR-OLD Kenmore Decoursey Hinds who was reported missing earlier today has been traced. The Skeetes Road, Mile & Quarter, St Peter resident was reported by his sister who last saw him on Wednesday…

WASHINGTON – Trump embraces coal

Source: Barbados Today | WASHINGTON – Trump embraces coal WASHINGTON – Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan

Jordan retains presidency of Athletics Association

Source: Nation Newspaper | Jordan retains presidency of Athletics Association CATHERINE JORDAN is still president of the Athletics Association of Barbados. Earlier tonight during the annual general meeting at The Lester Vaughan School, Jordan shrugged off the challenge from…

Term II ends April 6 for students

Source: Nation Newspaper | Term II ends April 6 for students THE HILARY SCHOOL Term will end next week. Public schools will close for students on Thursday, April 6, and for teachers on Friday, April 7.  Schools will break for a little over two weeks for…

SJPP extends deadline for applications to April 7

Source: Nation Newspaper | SJPP extends deadline for applications to April 7 THE SAMUEL JACKMAN Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) has extended its late applications deadline for several of its programmes and courses until Friday, April 7. The programmes and courses are: Animal Husbandry;…

Taitt Hill robbers suspected of other crimes

Source: Nation Newspaper | Taitt Hill robbers suspected of other crimes POLICE ARE APPEALING for information surrounding the aggravated burglary at Taitt Hill Minimart and Bar on March 25. Five men armed with gun entered the Taitt Hill, St George business and robbed the…

Jamaica starts talks on affirmative action in education

Source: Nation Newspaper | Jamaica starts talks on affirmative action in education KINGSTON — Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has engaged tertiary institutions in a discussion about the implementation of an affirmative action policy for poor and vulnerable youth…

Missing: Kenmore Hinds and Kenville Clarke

Source: Nation Newspaper | Missing: Kenmore Hinds and Kenville Clarke POLICE ARE SEEKING the assistance of the public in locating a missing man. He is 50-year-old  Kenmore Decoursey Hinds of Skeete’s Road, Mile & A Quarter, St Peter. He was last seen by his sister…

Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

Source: Nation Newspaper | Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum EDINBURGH/LONDON – The Scottish parliament on Tuesday backed a bid to hold a new independence referendum in 2018 or 2019, but the British government immediately rejected the proposal. The stand-off…

The reality of SBAs for teachers

Source: Barbados Today | The reality of SBAs for teachers I note with great concern that the Ministry of Education has written to secondary schools warning teachers that should they fail to mark and submit SBAs, they would be exposing themselves to “misconduct of a serious nature”.  It pains me to think that the new

Considering ‘democratic’ reforms

Source: Barbados Today | Considering ‘democratic’ reforms “There must be the appropriate checks and balances between the Parliament and the Executive. We must reform our Parliament to better serve the needs of our people. … There is a cost to democracy and the State must accept this reality if we are to protect the will

An agenda for the disabled

Source: Barbados Today | An agenda for the disabled We are days away from the end of the month for persons with disabilities. We are also approaching the next general election and it is about time that persons with disabilities benefit from having both political parties outline comprehensive plans for addressing their needs. Both political

Teaching abled and disabled children how to work together

Source: Nation Newspaper | Teaching abled and disabled children how to work together THE SEEDS FOR a more inclusive Barbados are being planted. On Sunday, the Barbados Physical Therapy Association and the Barbados National Organisation for the Disabled brought together abled and disabled…

Endo support

Source: Barbados Today | Endo support There was a sea of yellow on Brandon’s Beach on Saturday as hundreds of Barbadians converged for a walk to sensitize the public about a painful condition that affects millions of women worldwide. Endometriosis was the focus of the Endomarch organized by the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Wearing

Labourer admits to handling stolen property

Source: Barbados Today | Labourer admits to handling stolen property A 45-year-old labourer could see his criminal record remain clean even though he admitted to handling stolen property today. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant ordered Stephen Davidson Freeman, of Grooves Land, St George, to pay the court costs in the sum of $500 in two weeks’ time.

Barbados find going tough in hockey

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados find going tough in hockey BARBADOS went down twice in the second round of the FIH Men’s Hockey World League in Trinidad. The Tridents narrowly lost to Chile 2-1 in Saturday’s opening match at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua…

Bovell walks free of kidnapping and robbery charges

Source: Barbados Today | Bovell walks free of kidnapping and robbery charges A steel bender who had been on remand at HMP Dodds since January 30 on robbery and kidnapping charges, was given his freedom today. Jerome Oneal Bovell, of 2nd Avenue, Spring Garden, St Michael, had been accused of the indictable offence of unlawfully

Road Safety Association calls for speed cameras

Source: Nation Newspaper | Road Safety Association calls for speed cameras GOVERNMENT is being urged to introduce speed cameras across the island and red-light cameras since the police cannot be everywhere all at once. The call is coming from president of the Barbados Road…

Gittens jailed for St Winifred’s School break-in

Source: Barbados Today | Gittens jailed for St Winifred’s School break-in Her Majesty’s Prisons at Dodds will be home for the next six months to a 23-year-old man who, up until today, had no fixed place of abode. Jakeel Stephenson Gittens admitted to breaking and entering the St Winifred’s School as a trespasser sometime between

Trump's son-in-law met with Russian banker

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trump’s son-in-law met with Russian banker MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia’s incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law…

Mother Gilkes reaches 100 years

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mother Gilkes reaches 100 years FAMILY AND FRIENDS gathered at St Philip The Less Anglican Church in St Peter on Sunday morning to celebrate with one of their own, Viteline Gilkes, who turned 100 years old. The stalwart of the church,…

Cruel act

Source: Barbados Today | Cruel act A 61-year-old retiree admitted to animal cruelty and was fined for it when he appeared before a Bridgetown Magistrate today. Vincent Tyrone Clarke of Stadium Road, Bush Hall, St Michael pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a horse on March 25 by beheading the animal to use as

HC seeking chess title

Source: Barbados Today | HC seeking chess title Defending divisional champions, Harrison College will be playing with a special incentive when the Massy United Insurance Secondary Schools Chess Championship climaxes next month. Kolij, the Under-15 and Under-20 champions will be saying goodbye to FIDE Master Yu Tien Poon from the ranks of secondary schools chess and are

McCartney, Walcott win at Bushy Park

Source: Barbados Today | McCartney, Walcott win at Bushy Park Devan McCartney and Andre Walcott each claimed a hat-trick of class wins as Bushy Park Motor Sport Inc (BPMSI) opened its 2017 Championship at the Bushy Park, St Philip raceway Sunday. Meanwhile, Kyle King overcame a 10-second jump-start penalty to win the Hilti Handicap on

COPS IN MOURNING

Source: Nation Newspaper | COPS IN MOURNING THERE WAS A SOMBRE MOOD prevailing at a number of police stations yesterday as many officers mourned the untimely passing of “an ace detective”. The tragic death in a road accident on Sunday evening…

Beef Okay

Source: Nation Newspaper | Beef Okay CORNED BEEF LOVERS can again dig in without fear, as the all-clear has been given. At a media briefing yesterday, Chief Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Mark Trotman, said the…

Upbeat over Carifesta

Source: Nation Newspaper | Upbeat over Carifesta BARBADOS IS SET to benefit significantly from the hosting of CARIFESTA XIII in August. With the festival budget set at $6 million, Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has predicted a favourable outcome…

Detective’s family struggling to cope

Source: Nation Newspaper | Detective’s family struggling to cope THE TOUGHEST JOB relatives of little Azanii Bridgeman have ever had is upon them. They have to help the eight-year-old to come to grips with his father’s untimely death. “Azanii is eight and is struggling…

Pride feel pressure

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pride feel pressure A BARBADIAN stole the spotlight at Kensington Oval yesterday but his effort was the main source of frustration and not joy for the Barbados Pride, as they had to settle for a draw with table leaders Guyana…

Body found in suitcase in Italian port

Source: Barbados Today | Body found in suitcase in Italian port ROME – Police are investigating the discovery of an Asian woman’s body in a suitcase at the Italian port town of Rimini. The woman likely died of malnutrition and showed signs of extended physical suffering, police told Italian media. Previous reports had linked the

In bed together

Source: Barbados Today | In bed together Two Government officials have gone on the offensive against the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), suggesting that top officials of the island’s largest public sector union are in bed with the Mia Mottley-led Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP). Addressing a branch meeting of his ruling Democratic Labour

Closer links

Source: Barbados Today | Closer links The University of the West Indies (UWI) Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Johannesburg, establishing a joint Institute for Global African Studies. UWI Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles inked the agreement at the Cave Hill campus Monday afternoon with the visiting Vice Chancellor and Principal of the

Of lies, damned lies and our employment statistics

Source: Barbados Today | Of lies, damned lies and our employment statistics The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), currently involved in drawn-out and contentious pay talks with the Freundel Stuart administration, late last week levelled a serious charge against Government which merits official clarification. The allegation has the potential to further undermine support and

Bed crisis at Bermuda’s main hospital

Source: Barbados Today | Bed crisis at Bermuda’s main hospital HAMILTON – Bermudian authorities are feverishly searching for answers to remedy an unfolding crisis at the main King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. All beds in the emergency department are occupied, the new acute care wing is full and only absolute emergencies are being handled, Chief

IRAQ – Deadly airstrikes

Source: Barbados Today | IRAQ – Deadly airstrikes MOSUL – At least 112 bodies have been pulled from the site of a US-led coalition airstrike in Mosul, senior Iraqi health official Ahmed Dubardani said Monday. The deaths have sparked renewed concerns about civilian casualties from coalition airstrikes targeting ISIS fighters in the city. A senior

Leaders play to exciting draw

Source: Barbados Today | Leaders play to exciting draw Guyana Jaguars batted stubbornly to earn a draw on the final day their eighth round match in the Digicel Regional Four Day competition at Kensington Oval Monday. Left-handed all-rounder Raymon Reifer played a vital innings of 35, defying the Barbados Pride bowlers for 223 minutes and

JAMAICA – Experts to inspect Brazil’s meat processing

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA – Experts to inspect Brazil’s meat processing KINGSTON – A Jamaican technical team, which leaves this week for Brazil, will undertake a fact-finding mission to determine the validity of reports of tainted meat being processed into corned beef. During the visit, the team will inspect facilities that manufacture the product

Source: Barbados Today | Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force, family and friends of Station Sargeant Clifford Sherlock Bridgeman have been receiving counselling on the heels of the tragic death of their loved one. Bridgeman, an officer with 27 years of experience, perished following a five-vehicle collision at the junction of Edgecumbe Hill…

Holder spreads his blessings

Source: Nation Newspaper | Holder spreads his blessings March has been designated Month Of The Disabled, and on Mondays this month, the DAILY NATION has been focusing on men who are disabled or work with people with disabilities. Today we feature Michael Holder,…

Chekita loses battle with cancer

Source: Nation Newspaper | Chekita loses battle with cancer CHEKITA BELGRAVE, the 20-year-old student who was bravely fighting an aggressive form of cancer, has died. She died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday where she was scheduled to undergo a second…

EASY MAGAZINE: Liberation of agriculture

Source: Nation Newspaper | EASY MAGAZINE: Liberation of agriculture DESMOND CUMBERBATCH IS on a mission to change the concept of agriculture in Barbados. He explained that in the mid 1990s agriculture was a means of emancipating poor black families from the system of poverty….

MONDAY MAN: Singing drummer on gospel mission

Source: Nation Newspaper | MONDAY MAN: Singing drummer on gospel mission IF THERE WAS ONE THING Stephen Browne dreamt of doing his entire life, it was becoming a drummer. This passion, he recalled, started as a child. At that time, there was nothing off limits for him…

Final farewell to Walcott

Source: Nation Newspaper | Final farewell to Walcott CASTRIES, St Lucia – Derek Alton Walcott, born in humble surroundings on Chaussee Road and who mesmerised the world with his poetry, plays and paintings, was buried here on Saturday, one week after he…

ICBL offering packages as cuts loom

Source: Nation Newspaper | ICBL offering packages as cuts loom CHANGES IN THE STAFF composition of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) will soon be seen, as the company looks to streamline its operations and improve its overall efficiency.  According…

Special athletes get their day

Source: Nation Newspaper | Special athletes get their day IT WAS the perfect day for a sports meet. The sun was out and a light breeze was blowing across the Desmond Haynes Oval in Black Rock on Friday. Scores of special children from 18 units had a day of…

United bars two teenagers in leggings

Source: Nation Newspaper | United bars two teenagers in leggings TWO TEENAGE GIRLS wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travellers, a company spokesman said amid a furore…

ALTAR CALL: Beware of devil’s ‘honey traps’

Source: Nation Newspaper | ALTAR CALL: Beware of devil’s ‘honey traps’ DON’T WAIT UNTIL you are too old to decide to serve Jesus. It pays to faithfully serve Him now. Brother Chiwale Wilkinson stressed this when he addressed Pastor David Walkes and the congregation at…

LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Provision for pension terms

Source: Nation Newspaper | LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Provision for pension terms THE OCCUPATIONAL PENSION BENEFIT ACT, OPBA, has made provision for pension plan members to be regularly informed of the status of their accumulating pension benefit. In addition, it has made provision…

Update: Policeman dies in five-vehicle smash up in St Philip

Source: Barbados Today | Update: Policeman dies in five-vehicle smash up in St Philip The Royal Barbados Police Force is mourning the tragic death of 49-year-old Station Sergeant Clifford Sherlock Bridgeman of #4B, Church Village, St Philip. Bridgeman — whose death brings to 14 the number of road fatalities for the year, compared to ten

Man assisting police in fatal accident probe

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man assisting police in fatal accident probe A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN is assisting police with investigations into a five-vehicle accident which resulted in the island’s 14th road fatality. Tre Murray of Spring Hall, St Lucy, was the driver of a car…

Tongue-lashing for ‘Team BLP’

Source: Nation Newspaper | Tongue-lashing for ‘Team BLP’ MINSTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones has slammed Barbados Labour Party supporters seeking to be elected on the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) executive, less than two weeks ahead of the vote. …

Selfish Lot!

Source: Nation Newspaper | Selfish Lot! WITH 29 CASES OF elderly neglect logged so far for the year, and with more than 40 waiting to be investigated, the chairman of the National Assistance Board (NAB) has accused Barbadians of abandoning those who…

Nevis elects new political leader

Source: Barbados Today | Nevis elects new political leader For the first time in 31 years the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) will have a leader who is not Vance Amory. St Kitts-Nevis Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism, Health, Gender, Social Affairs, Social Development, Youth, Sports, Community Development and Culture in

One dead in five-vehicle accident

Source: Nation Newspaper | One dead in five-vehicle accident ONE PERSON HAS DIED following a five-vehicle smash-up that included a police van. Police confirmed that a man died on the scene at the junction of Carrington and Edgecumbe Hill, St Phillip. The…

JAMAICA: Phillips is now PNP president

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA: Phillips is now PNP president With two losses for leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) under his belt, Dr Peter David Phillips today fulfilled his lifelong political dream of getting to the top of the 78-year-old party. Phillips was elected as the fifth president of the party during a

Non-nationals ‘taking over’ squatters village

Source: Nation Newspaper | Non-nationals ‘taking over’ squatters village ONE OF the first squatters at Rock Hall Village, St Philip, is unhappy about the behaviour of non-nationals he said had taken over one section to build houses and were refusing to let locals in. An…

Pakistan roll over West Indies

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pakistan roll over West Indies WEST INDIES are ICC World Twenty20 champions but they hardly looked like it and crashed to a soft six-wicket defeat against Pakistan at Kensington Oval today in the first match of the Brighto Paints presents…

St Lucy man dies following house fire

Source: Barbados Today | St Lucy man dies following house fire A 59-year-old man has died following a fire which gutted his #2 Broomfield, St Lucy house yesterday. Around 10:30 a.m. Nigel Anderson Corbin and four other persons, ages 48, 30, 27, and nine years, were the occupants of the four bedroom wooden and wall

John ‘the Baptist’ a drug dealer no more

Source: Nation Newspaper | John ‘the Baptist’ a drug dealer no more WHEN JOHN GILBERT stands before an audience of prisoners preaching about the evils of drugs, none is as well qualified to deliver the message as he. Gilbert has been there, done that. The Baptist…

Missing girl traced

Source: Nation Newspaper | Missing girl traced THE 14-YEAR-OLD St Michael schoolgirl who was reported missing has been traced. Police say Ayesha Medford of Roxy Gap, Eagle Hall, has been found and is safe. The administration of the Royal Barbados…

UPDATE: Man succumbs to injuries sustained in house fire

Source: Nation Newspaper | UPDATE: Man succumbs to injuries sustained in house fire THE MAN WHO was pulled from his burning home yesterday has succumbed to the injuries. Nigel Anderson Corbin, 59, who reportedly sustained burns over 70 per cent of his body, passed away at the Queen…

Pakistan run through West Indies, limit champs to 111

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pakistan run through West Indies, limit champs to 111 CAPTAIN Carlos Brathwaite smashed a cameo at the death but West Indies struggled to a disappointing total against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 International at Kensington Oval today. The hosts were…

Security at British Parliament to be reviewed

Source: Nation Newspaper | Security at British Parliament to be reviewed LONDON – Britain will review security at parliament, ministers said on Sunday, responding to criticism that a gate for vehicles was left open for a time during a deadly attack on Wednesday. British-born…

Oil rig just passing through

Source: Nation Newspaper | Oil rig just passing through THE OIL RIG spotted off Trevor’s Way today is not staying in Barbados. Instead, the Atwood Summit, is on its way home to Brazil, being towed under the power of tug Fairmont Condor. While in Barbados,…

Vettel and Ferrari take F1 opener in Australia

Source: Nation Newspaper | Vettel and Ferrari take F1 opener in Australia MELBOURNE – Mercedes’ three-year domination of Formula One looked on shaky ground on Sunday as the Silver Arrows’ confidence was rocked by Ferrari pace and a Sebastian Vettel victory in the season-opening…

Rum gets the spotlight

Source: Barbados Today | Rum gets the spotlight Rum enthusiasts and connoisseurs gathered at the Hilton Barbados on Saturday for Rum Revelry as the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) continued activities in its inaugural Sugar and Rum Season. Organizer of the event Jeffery Roach told Barbados TODAY that the aim was to clear any misconceptions

Mexico commits US$5 million to construct Marigot Hospital

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mexico commits US million to construct Marigot Hospital ROSEAU – The Government of Mexico has informed the Government of Dominica it is committing US$5 million (EC$13.5 million) for the construction of the Marigot Hospital.  Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt…

BLP reps say Government has let down the people

Source: Barbados Today | BLP reps say Government has let down the people Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Member of Parliament (MP) for St. James Central Kerrie Symmonds has pointed to “a tale of woe and destruction” in the constituency. Symmonds, who walked through the constituency with other BLP representatives on Saturday, told journalists that the

BEC: Low productivity is everyone’s problem

Source: Nation Newspaper | BEC: Low productivity is everyone’s problem In the 21st century, if there is one thing that determines how affluent and successful our economy is, it is productivity. The definition of productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of production….

Campus Trendz building being demolished

Source: Nation Newspaper | Campus Trendz building being demolished THE BUILDING which housed the ill-fated Campus Trendz store has now been reduced to mainly rubble.  From around 6 a.m. on Sunday workmen have been using a backhoe to bring the structure down at Tudor…

TOURISM MATTERS: Tourism is the answer to problems

Source: Nation Newspaper | TOURISM MATTERS: Tourism is the answer to problems I hear various vested interests lobbying for the greater use of our tourism sector using more locally made and available products. While I am a hundred per cent behind this concept after almost three decades…

Make youth service mandatory – Hinkson

Source: Barbados Today | Make youth service mandatory – Hinkson Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Edmund Hinkson wants teaching of soft skills introduced into the school curriculum and is suggesting the establishment of a mandatory youth service across Barbados. The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) shadow minister for education made the calls on Saturday at the

FAZEER MOHAMMED: Unnecessary sacrifice

Source: Nation Newspaper | FAZEER MOHAMMED: Unnecessary sacrifice RUMOURS OF A senior men’s West Indies squad embarking on a tour somewhere apparently had media personnel preparing to scamper to Grantley Adams International Airport a couple days ago in pursuit of a potentially…

St Michael teen missing

Source: Barbados Today | St Michael teen missing Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Ayesha Medford of Roxy Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael. Medford left the residence of her grandmother, Korah Thomas, sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, March 24 and has not been seen since. It’s not known

SOCIAL SCENE: Love for Cartier

Source: Nation Newspaper | SOCIAL SCENE: Love for Cartier MANAGER OF DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL, Jacob Hassid, said it was just an occasion to relax and enjoy hospitality and, from all appearances, his guests at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre certainly did. Hassid…

Move to stop kerosene fill-ups

Source: Nation Newspaper | Move to stop kerosene fill-ups MANAGEMENT AT SOME gas stations have put the brakes on drivers topping up their diesel vehicles with kerosene at the pump to save on fuel costs. SUNDAY SUN investigations revealed that drivers of some…

St Leonard’s board quits

Source: Nation Newspaper | St Leonard’s board quits THE ENTIRE BOARD of the St Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School, inclusive of a senator and a pastor, has resigned, screaming political interference. Chairman Ricardo Harrison and the other six members…

Cheaper roads

Source: Nation Newspaper | Cheaper roads THE ARAWAK CEMENT COMPANY LIMITED is ready and waiting to solve the country’s pothole issues. The island’s largest cement maker plans to pump US$50 million into the Barbadian economy this year, but…

Mart owner recalls scary ordeal

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mart owner recalls scary ordeal PATRICIA BURROWES was at work yesterday like it was just another day, smiling with customers and punching in sales on her cash register. But it was far from just another day for this 54-year old. …

Kanye West settles lawsuit over New Slaves song

Source: Nation Newspaper | Kanye West settles lawsuit over New Slaves song NEW YORK – Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song New Slaves. The accord…

Two men wanted by the police

Source: Barbados Today | Two men wanted by the police Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men wanted in connection with separate serious criminal matters. Wanted are Akem Jabary Leon, 24, alias Pet, Peck Head and Bobby whose last known addresses are Eden Lodge, St Michael or 3rd Ave, Manning Land, Bank

WANTED: Akem Jabary Leon

Source: Nation Newspaper | WANTED: Akem Jabary Leon POLICE ARE CAUTIONING the public against approaching a wanted man as he is considered armed and dangerous. He is Akem Jabary Leon , alias “Pet”, “Peck Head”, or “Bobby”, 24 years, last known addresses,…

WANTED: Shamar Renaldo Welch

Source: Nation Newspaper | WANTED: Shamar Renaldo Welch THE ROYAL Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a St Michael man wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. Shamar Renaldo Welch, alias “Sammy”, 28 years,…

Raising awareness on endometriosis and PCOS

Source: Nation Newspaper | Raising awareness on endometriosis and PCOS BARBADIANS ARE NOW MORE aware and are seeking information about endometriosis and PCOS. Treasurer and co-founder of the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and PCOS Dawn Williams told NATION Online…

Masked men rob bar patrons

Source: Barbados Today | Masked men rob bar patrons Police are conducting investigations into a case of aggravated burglary which occurred sometime around 12:30 this morning at Taitt Hill Bar and Pool Room in St George. Preliminary investigations revealed that the proprietor, 51-year-old Ivan Lowe of Taitt Hill, St George, and four other patrons were

Windies name squad for first two T20s against Pakistan

Source: Nation Newspaper | Windies name squad for first two T20s against Pakistan BRIDGETOWN – The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Selection Panel announced the 13-man squad for first and second Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan. The World T20 champions will play the series-opener…

Thousands in London protest Brexit

Source: Nation Newspaper | Thousands in London protest Brexit LONDON – Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to protest against Britain leaving the European Union (EU), just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal…

Darian falls to Goffin in Miami

Source: Nation Newspaper | Darian falls to Goffin in Miami DARIAN KING’s run at the Miami Open is done. Barbados’ top-ranked tennis pro went up two early breaks in the first but eventually lost a hard fought 7-5, 6-1 result to eighth seed David Goffin just…

Robberies in St George, Christ Church

Source: Nation Newspaper | Robberies in St George, Christ Church POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING two robberies which occurred in the last 24 hours. Unconfirmed reports indicate that five men, all brandishing guns, entered a shop at Taitt Hill, St George, just after midnight,…

Man rescued from burning house, nothing saved

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man rescued from burning house, nothing saved A MAN has been hospitalised after he was trapped and had to be rescued from a blazing house in Bromefield, St Lucy this morning. Nigel Corbin, 59, of Bromefield No 2, is now a patient at the Queen…

Scores join march for the disabled

Source: Barbados Today | Scores join march for the disabled The Barbados National Organization for the Disabled held their inaugural awareness walk this morning in commemoration of National Disabled Month. The walk, held under the theme Walk a Mile in my Shoes, began around 7 a.m. at the clock tower at the Garrison Savannah. As they

Lights to go off for Earth Hour

Source: Nation Newspaper | Lights to go off for Earth Hour THE LIGHTS ARE BEING switched off around the world at 8:30 on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. The initiative began in Australia in 2007…

Focusing on the positive

Source: Barbados Today | Focusing on the positive At my church, we’ve been challenged not to join the negative conversation in the nation and to speak about the positive things and bless the nation instead. After all, there is death and life in the power of the tongue. A friend and I were joking and

Not just the health sector’s problem

Source: Barbados Today | Not just the health sector’s problem As Barbados faces up to the reality of the social and economic impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the country, Minister of Health John Boyce today issued a call for all sectors to get on board with efforts to address the problem. Addressing a consultation

Barbadians walk to raise awareness on endometriosis

Source: Barbados Today | Barbadians walk to raise awareness on endometriosis Scores of advocates for endometriosis awareness converged on Brandon’s Beach this morning for a march to raise awareness about the condition. The first-ever EndoMarch was organized by the Barbados Association of Endometriosis and PCOS. President of the association Julia Mandeville was overwhelmed by the

Marching on!

Source: Barbados Today | Marching on! Left, right, left, right, citizens are marching. Yes, the protest marches will be continuing. Two weeks ago, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) led a March of Disgust that was attended by just around 10,000 people. This week, the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) announced its intentions to have a

Choosing pots, pans and knives

Source: Barbados Today | Choosing pots, pans and knives So far in our grouping system for small kitchen equipment, we’ve covered three areas: measuring equipment which includes cups primarily used to measure liquid, but which can also be used fairly accurately to measure some solid and powdered ingredients; also, measuring spoons which are predominantly used

Serious threat from de-risking

Source: Barbados Today | Serious threat from de-risking For over a year in the Councils of the Organization of American States (OAS), Caribbean countries have been warning of the threat to the region’s economic and political stability arising from the withdrawal by US banks of correspondent banking relations to Caribbean banks. Those relations have been

Mother coping after loss of son

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mother coping after loss of son ONE OF THE GREATEST TRAUMAS a parent may have is dealing with the loss of a child. But for Felisha Holder, the mother of Abijah Holder-Phillips who died in a car accident at the age of 11, the emotional…

Paul welcomes Small Rooms Initiative

Source: Barbados Today | Paul welcomes Small Rooms Initiative St Michael West Central Member of Parliament (MP), James Paul, has welcomed the Small Rooms Initiative being introduced by the Barbados Conference Services Ltd to assist small businessmen. Paul was speaking in the House of Assembly Friday on a Resolution for $17.6 million from First Citizens

Worrying trade union trends

Source: Barbados Today | Worrying trade union trends It is common knowledge that organizations and institutions within the western world, inclusive of trade unions, are known to follow the democratic practices within their respective governance system. It is quite unfortunate that the integrity of the elections process is sometimes called into question by allegations made

A case of catching straws

Source: Barbados Today | A case of catching straws They say that a drowning man will catch at a straw. Of course, the straw will not save him but, in an emotionally chaotic state of deep desperation, the man finds himself unable to think clearly enough to figure that out for himself. Instead, he sees

We will not be bullied – McDowall

Source: Barbados Today | We will not be bullied – McDowall National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) President Akanni McDowall is sticking to his guns on issues relating to Customs Officers and says that the union will not be bullied into anything but the best for those workers. As he emphasized the union’s stance against

222 more rooms for Sandals

Source: Nation Newspaper | 222 more rooms for Sandals CHRIST CHURCH is getting a pair of Sandals. What started out as major expansion of its existing hotel at Dover has become the construction of brand new luxury property to be called Sandals Royal Barbados,…

Early Easter fun for toddlers

Source: Barbados Today | Early Easter fun for toddlers Easter started early for the pre-school students of the Maria Holder Sharon Nursery as the three-and four-year-olds took part in kite flying today. The Come Fly A Kite Day saw the children and their parents and relatives enjoying the traditional Barbadian Easter pastime. The event, in its third year, is

Busy Kensington Oval

Source: Barbados Today | Busy Kensington Oval Kensington Oval was a hive of activity Thursday and Friday as will be the case over the next three days. There was somewhat of a unique spectacle in that with Barbados Pride opposing title holders and front-runners Guyana Jaguars in the key eighth round match in the Digicel Regional four-day

Two on assault charges

Source: Barbados Today | Two on assault charges A labourer and a mason who appeared in a Bridgetown court on separate assault charges have each been released on $4,000 bail. Shamar Peterson Akeem Devonish, 20, of Bristol Road, Cave Hill, St Michael, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to assaulting Charlene Bovell on March 23,

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Trouble brewing for offshore sector

Source: Nation Newspaper | BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Trouble brewing for offshore sector “A triple whammy that has hit Barbados.” Owen Arthur, a former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was lamenting almost six months ago that the declining fortunes of Barbados’ international business…

Commerce Department recalls products

Source: Barbados Today | Commerce Department recalls products The public is asked to note that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is aware of the recall of a number of products.The Department stated today that Performance Design Products has recalled the Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers due to the battery chargers overheating and

Straker found not guilty of wounding

Source: Barbados Today | Straker found not guilty of wounding A man in his 20s was all smiles today after he was found not guilty of assault. Dario Ricardo Straker, of #130 Ealing Park, Christ Church, had been accused – along with another man who is now deceased – of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Kemar

Mining may expand in Rupununi

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mining may expand in Rupununi GEORGETOWN – As part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that miners are afforded opportunities to improve their livelihoods, Minister of Natural Resources Honourable Raphael G.C. Trotman M.P.,…

Bajans ready to tackle Martinique

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bajans ready to tackle Martinique THE SENIOR Barbados football teams are preparing for international friendly matches against Martinique tomorrow. Both the men’s and women’s teams, which were in training since last year, started camp…

17-year wait

Source: Nation Newspaper | 17-year wait KATIE MAYNARD thought she was doing her civic duty when she willingly gave up a significant portion of her land at Greenwich Village, St James, so that Government could widen the road. Four structures…

CEO’s school call

Source: Nation Newspaper | CEO’s school call CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF), Celeste Foster, has made a call for more public secondary schools to expose their students to entrepreneurial programmes. …

Too much sugar

Source: Nation Newspaper | Too much sugar THE SELLING OF sweet drinks on school compounds may soon be a thing of the past if the Ministry of Health gets its way. Minister of Health John Boyce yesterday said that his ministry was looking at…

Disc jockeys ‘at fault’ too

Source: Nation Newspaper | Disc jockeys ‘at fault’ too THE OWNER OF a public service vehicle (PSV) is calling for disc jockeys to be held partly responsible for the vulgar music played on CDs in those vehicles. Roger Hercules believes that while route-taxi…

NAB to have name change

Source: Nation Newspaper | NAB to have name change A NAME CHANGE is coming for the National Assistance Board (NAB). So says chairman of the NAB, Senator Reverend Dr David Durant, who explained the name change would take into consideration the new emphasis…

Foundation, HC show their class

Source: Barbados Today | Foundation, HC show their class Christ Church Foundation and Harrison College emerged Friday as zonal champions of the 2017 Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship. Resuming the second and final day of the Esther Maynard Zone at the National Stadium, the Foundation girls came from behind in the standings to capture the

Missing mum found strangled

Source: Barbados Today | Missing mum found strangled PORT OF SPAIN –– Just over 36 hours after she was reported missing, the semi-nude body of Sharlene Somai was found in an overgrown Estate Management Business Development (EMBD) housing development at Petersfield, Chaguanas, just about three minutes away from her home. It is believed the 23-year-old

‘Trumpcare’ collapses

Source: Barbados Today | ‘Trumpcare’ collapses WASHINGTON – A vote on US President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill has been withdrawn at the last minute after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not

Special stars shine at National Games

Source: Barbados Today | Special stars shine at National Games There were all winners today at the Carlton Sports Club with the staging of the 39th annual Special Olympics Barbados National Games. More than 600 athletes drawn from various special units, schools and independent institutions took part in the games that involved both track and

Police investigate unnatural death

Source: Barbados Today | Police investigate unnatural death Police are investigating the unnatural death of Richard Shepherd, 66, of Bamboo Avenue, Mapps, St Philip. According to police around 2 p.m., today, they received a report that was man was found dead at his home. On arriving at the scene, police discovered Shepherd lying face down

BCC energized

Source: Barbados Today | BCC energized Barbados Community College (BCC) students and staff were energized and educated yesterday during the Flip The Switch Challenge, one of a series of game shows aimed at increasing public awareness of renewable energy and energy security issues in Barbados. The show was part of a wider event which forms part

JAMAICA – Beef ban battle

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA – Beef ban battle KINGSTON –– Jamaica and Brazil appear to be heading towards a trade row over the island’s ban on corned beef imported from that South American country as both sides yesterday took hard positions on the measure. The Brazilian Embassy in Kingston asked the Jamaican Government to

Man found dead in his home

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man found dead in his home POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING the death of a St Philip man. The body of the 66-year-old Richard Shepherd was discovered in a pool of blood in his home at Bamboo Avenue, Mapps earlier this evening. Police…

XBOX chargers among products recalled

Source: Nation Newspaper | XBOX chargers among products recalled THE PUBLIC IS ASKED to note that the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is aware of the recall of a number of products. The Department stated today that Performance Design Products has recalled…

Republicans pull healthcare bill after failing to get votes

Source: Nation Newspaper | Republicans pull healthcare bill after failing to get votes WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare…

Jamaica, Brazil in row over corned beef

Source: Nation Newspaper | Jamaica, Brazil in row over corned beef KINGSTON – Jamaica and Brazil appear to be heading towards a trade row over the island’s ban on corned beef imported from that South American country as both sides yesterday took hard positions on the…

Mubarak, Egypt's toppled Pharaoh, is free after final charges dropped

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mubarak, Egypt’s toppled Pharaoh, is free after final charges dropped CAIRO – Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention,…

Flow launches 4G LTE

Source: Nation Newspaper | Flow launches 4G LTE BRIDGETOWN – Barbados is now flowing with 4G LTE technology. In yet another first, leading telecommunications provider Flow has officially switched on its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, a move…

Middle-aged London attacker was criminal who wasn't seen as threat

Source: Nation Newspaper | Middle-aged London attacker was criminal who wasn’t seen as threat BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Before he killed at least four people in Britain’s deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed…

Belle to deliver lecture at Combermere tonight

Source: Nation Newspaper | Belle to deliver lecture at Combermere tonight POLITICAL SCIENTIST Dr George Belle will be presenting a lecture this evening at the Combermere School to which the public is invited. His topic will be: Barbados after 50 years of Independence, our…

$20 challengers donate thousands to charity

Source: Barbados Today | challengers donate thousands to charity Participants of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF)/FLOW $20 Challenge demonstrated corporate social responsibility this morning by donating proceeds from their businesses to 17 charities. The students from seven schools across the island created a total of 22 businesses and donated nearly $4,000 of their earnings for

Barriers still up for women

Source: Barbados Today | Barriers still up for women The dearth of women in politics continues to be a major talking point among political observers. The matter has gained even greater significance with Barbados gearing up for general elections, which are constitutionally due next year. Earlier this month, Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo told

THE HOYOS FILE: ‘Big Six’ tax still ruling Govt’s revenue

Source: Nation Newspaper | THE HOYOS FILE: ‘Big Six’ tax still ruling Govt’s revenue The Barbados Government still relies heavily on six major taxes for about 80 per cent of all the revenue it receives in taxes and fees and grants, just as it has done since the days of the Owen Arthur…

Whose noise is it anyway?

Source: Barbados Today | Whose noise is it anyway? At what stage does loudness become noise, and who is to say when the clamour becomes a nuisance? A little known fact is that the Environmental Protection Department has the final say on whether the consistent, bothersome sound next door is truly an irritant, or if

The root of our political problem

Source: Barbados Today | The root of our political problem So it begins. The discussion about whether the unions are right to press for a salary increase now is underway. Already we have a senior Government minister labeling the ‘young’ union leaders as aggressive and seeking to dismiss them. Permit me a counterpoint on the current

Strictly dancing over two days

Source: Nation Newspaper | Strictly dancing over two days EVEN THOUGH they are facing serious challenges this year, the show must go on. For its 20th anniversary, Jahbulani Ballroom Dance Club will put on two days of dancing – tomorrow and Sunday at the St…

10-MINUTE MANAGER: Jennifer St Hill

Source: Nation Newspaper | 10-MINUTE MANAGER: Jennifer St Hill Jennifer St Hill is media director, Virgo Communications.   Are you where you always wanted to be? Yes, I am satisfied with where I am at Virgo Communications. There is always room for growth…

Trump ultimatum on new healthcare act

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trump ultimatum on new healthcare act WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump warned House Republican lawmakers that he will leave Obamacare in place and move on to tax reform if they do not get behind new healthcare legislation and support…

Health officials promote rat control

Source: Nation Newspaper | Health officials promote rat control BARBADOS HAS RECORDED 380 leptospirosis cases since 1999, with only 19 resultant deaths, the most recent being an elderly woman in February. Principal environmental health officer of St Philip Polyclinic,…

Windies looking to home advantage

Source: Barbados Today | Windies looking to home advantage West Indies batting coach Toby Radford said Thursday the regional side would try to make home advantage count in the upcoming Twenty20 series against Pakistan, as they attempted to make amends for their dismal showing last September. Just seven months ago, the reigning Twenty20 World champions found themselves

April 9 big day for sports

Source: Barbados Today | April 9 big day for sports The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA) Thursday officially announced its plans for the annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) next month, at a press conference at the BOA headquarters in Wildey, St Michael. The BOA and UNICEF have come together for another

Change road tax laws – Edghill

Source: Barbados Today | Change road tax laws – Edghill The island’s lone dealer in electric vehicles is calling for a change to the criterion used by Government to determine the amount of the road tax vehicle owners must pay. MegaPower Barbados says the old method of taxing vehicles based on weight should be replaced

Public still in the dark on BNTCL sale, says Rubis

Source: Barbados Today | Public still in the dark on BNTCL sale, says Rubis With the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) looking into the proposed sale of the state-owned Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) to regional petroleum products giant Sol to determine whether or not it should be approved, Sol’s main competitor is calling for

Chefette Fun Run launched

Source: Barbados Today | Chefette Fun Run launched In the four years since it took over the annual Fun Run for children’s charities initiated by the late Dame Olga Lopes-Seale, Chefette Restaurants has raised over $310,000 and has helped thousands of needy children throughout Barbados, according to an official of the fast food restaurant. “We

Tons of Pride

Source: Nation Newspaper | Tons of Pride KRAIGG BRATHWAITE and Shai Hope both hit attractive centuries yesterday to put Barbados in a strong position on the opening day of their Digicel Regional 4-Day eighth-round match between Barbados Pride…

Benedict loses surety

Source: Barbados Today | Benedict loses surety A 26-year-old man will spend the next three weeks at the Psychiatric Hospital undergoing drug counselling. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant remanded Thomas Benedict, of Apartment 3 Roumaika, Dayrells Road, Christ Church, to the Black Rock institution today, after his surety withdrew. Benedict is accused of stealing a handbag worth

Pride in charge

Source: Barbados Today | Pride in charge Barbados Pride held the distinct advantage against Guyana Jaguars at the end of the first day in their top of the table clash in the Digicel Regional Four Day Competition at Kensington Oval Thursday. The home team finished the day on 293 for the loss of two wickets. They were guided

Get ready to Up It

Source: Nation Newspaper | Get ready to Up It THERE IS A NEW DANCE IN TOWN. And if creators Tyson Dirty Versee Wilson and Jomario Joe Cloudy Goddard have their way, Up It will soar to new heights. Up It is not only slang which means to have…

Greenidge: Image of union needs to change

Source: Nation Newspaper | Greenidge: Image of union needs to change THE MAN CHALLENGING the president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni McDowall, in the upcoming election believes the time has come for the union to change its image. And Roy Greenidge…

Funding for prison project drops by half

Source: Nation Newspaper | Funding for prison project drops by half YET ANOTHER SOCIAL programme has been hit by a significant drop in funding, but the administrators have vowed to keep fighting to maintain the level of assistance. The Barbados chapter of the Prison…

Tenant ‘forces’ landlord out of house

Source: Nation Newspaper | Tenant ‘forces’ landlord out of house SANDRA WALKES IS living every landlord’s worst nightmare. After bending over backwards to accommodate a needy tenant, Walkes has now found herself out in the cold. Unable to pay her bills because…

Concrete hope

Source: Barbados Today | Concrete hope With the Freundel Stuart administration thirsty for some foreign currency to boost foreign exchange reserves, Arawak Cement Company, whose parent firm Trinidad Cement Limited was recently taken over by Mexican manufacturer CEMEX, today disclosed it would make a concrete contribution to the economy. The St Lucy-based firm said it

Home remedy

Source: Barbados Today | Home remedy In what could be music to the ears of Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler, a visiting senior economist is strongly recommending a do-it-yourself formula to resolve the island’s economic crisis. Former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Dr Patrick Honohan Thursday said Barbados could solve its problems without outside

Concern over vendors’ use of mall toilet

Source: Barbados Today | Concern over vendors’ use of mall toilet Some roadside vendors risk sparking a major disease outbreak by preparing sugar cane for sale in the lavatory at Sky Mall in Haggatt Hall, St Michael, health and agricultural officials have revealed. Adding to the concerns of the authorities is the fact that the

Avoiding crossed lines on cell phone issue

Source: Barbados Today | Avoiding crossed lines on cell phone issue You could almost hear the collective cheer of students across the country as Minister of Education Ronald Jones announced last weekend that cell phones would be allowed at secondary schools when the new term opens in September. This reversal of the 2009 ban on

UNITED KINGDOM – Attacker named

Source: Barbados Today | UNITED KINGDOM – Attacker named LONDON –– The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as a 52-year-old British-born man, Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in

Springer’s ladies mount serious challenge

Source: Barbados Today | Springer’s ladies mount serious challenge Former champions Scotiabank Springer Memorial ended day one of the Esther Maynard Zone with a ten-point lead over Christ Church Foundation School (CCFS), the reigning Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC) queens. After leading for the majority of Thursday’s proceedings in both the girls and boys at

TRINIDAD – Missing teen’s head bashed in behind school

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – Missing teen’s head bashed in behind school PORT OF SPAIN – Missing Waterloo Secondary School student Jesse Beephan, 16, was found dead yesterday in a storm drain located behind the school. Beephan, who was reported missing by his mother Sharon Bickaroo on Monday night, was said to be fully

Parts of St Philip in darkness

Source: Nation Newspaper | Parts of St Philip in darkness FOR THE SECOND time today, residents in certain parts of St Philip have been hit by power outages. The first took place around 3:15 p.m. and lasted about 45 minutes while the second blackout is currently…

Foul smell forces mall evacuation

Source: Nation Newspaper | Foul smell forces mall evacuation THE COLONNADE MALL on Broad Street was evacuated for about two hours today due to a foul odour. What was initially suspected to be a gas leak turned out to be a faulty electrical ballast. Police…

King moves on to second round

Source: Nation Newspaper | King moves on to second round IT’S ON TO the next one for Darian King. Barbados’ top-ranked tennis pro has advanced to the second round of his latest ATP Masters 1000 event, having beaten Lukas Lacko in straights sets at the Miami…

Minibus driver shot and robbed

Source: Nation Newspaper | Minibus driver shot and robbed POLICE ARE APPEALING for information on the robbery and shooting of a minibus driver. The incident occurred around 12:50 a.m. today at Crane Lodge, Crane, St Philip. Police say 46-year-old Crane…

St Philip man shot during attempted robbery

Source: Barbados Today | St Philip man shot during attempted robbery Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred sometime around 12:50 this morning at  Crane Lodge, St Philip. Joel Griffith, 46, of Crane, St Philip was shot in his lower back during the incident. Griffith, a public service vehicle driver, was parking a minibus

Teen accused of striking schoolmate in head gets bail

Source: Nation Newspaper | Teen accused of striking schoolmate in head gets bail A 14-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has been granted bail after appearing in court charged with serious bodily harm. This stemmed from an altercation at a rural school on Tuesday in which another 14-year-old boy…

Schoolboy charged

Source: Barbados Today | Schoolboy charged A 14-year-old schoolboy appeared in the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court today charged with the offence of serious bodily harm. He was granted bail by Magistrate Laurie-ann Smith-Bovell in the amount of $1,000 with one surety and is due to re-appear in court on June 28. This follows an altercation

Fewer motorcyclists dying in crashes in Jamaica

Source: Nation Newspaper | Fewer motorcyclists dying in crashes in Jamaica KINGSTON  — Seventeen fewer motorcyclists have died on the nation’s roads since the beginning of the year when compared to the corresponding period in 2016, representing a decrease of almost 50 per cent….

BWA programme to control fats, oils and grease in sewer lines

Source: Nation Newspaper | BWA programme to control fats, oils and grease in sewer lines AS PART OF efforts to maintain efficiency in the island’s sewage system the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is starting a Fats, Oil and Grease or FOG Control Programme in troubled areas on the South Coast….

Man held after car speeds into Antwerp shopping street

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man held after car speeds into Antwerp shopping street ANTWERP, Belgium – A man drove a car at speed into a pedestrianised street in Antwerp on Thursday, forcing people to jump out of its path, a day after an assailant rammed a vehicle into crowds in central…

Temporary evacuation of City mall

Source: Barbados Today | Temporary evacuation of City mall Emergency officials this morning ordered a temporary evacuation of the Colonnade Mall in The City, after they were alerted by workers to “an unusual gas scent”. The report was made by staff at Little Switzerland to the Fire Department around 9:12 a.m. A team of 13

Living with endometriosis

Source: Nation Newspaper | Living with endometriosis Most women who suffer from endometriosis pen life experiences of this “mysterious” disorder every night in their diaries. They share their fear of existing in a world where the symptoms of their condition…

HEATHER LYNN’S HABITAT: National effort ‘key’ to saving Edwards’ house

Source: Nation Newspaper | HEATHER LYNN’S HABITAT: National effort ‘key’ to saving Edwards’ house THERE’S BEEN A CALL to arms for the National Trust to step up and provide whatever expertise is necessary to save Roland Edwards’ house in Speightstown, St Peter. It comes from the trust’s president,…

Awesome school’s talent

Source: Barbados Today | Awesome school’s talent Sunday night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre provided a strong reminder of the astounding vocal talent present in the island’s primary and secondary schools. The annual Schools’ Music Festival hosted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, provided a jam-packed evening featuring 42 vocal and

ON THE RIGHT: Barbados financial system still stable

Source: Nation Newspaper | ON THE RIGHT: Barbados financial system still stable Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability?   Key financial sector indicators point to the continued stability of the Barbadian financial system during 2016. The banking system remained…

Musical excellence

Source: Barbados Today | Musical excellence Harrison College students, past and present, treated the public to a weekend of musical excellence at the fourth edition of Mosaic, the school’s annual fund-raising concert. Saturday night’s performances included the Harrison College School Orchestra, Jessica Kodilinye, Raanan Hackett, Harrison College School Choir, Harmoni Haynes, Harrison College Pop Band,

Diggz’s passion for music

Source: Barbados Today | Diggz’s passion for music Better known in local entertainment circles as Diggz da producer, Denzil Bovell is focused on making a substantial contribution to the development of the Barbadian music industry, especially by making sure that young artistes have the support to produce a top quality product. Bovell sat down with

ON THE LEFT: Finance sector needs policy changes

Source: Nation Newspaper | ON THE LEFT: Finance sector needs policy changes Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability?   Short-term risks to global financial stability have abated since the April 2016 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Commodity prices…

Having fun for charity

Source: Barbados Today | Having fun for charity Xhosa Barbados is proving that it is more than just a Kadooment band. Last weekend, Xhosa Care extended its outreach to engage the community in a fun team challenge as they gear up for the summer and, more importantly, Crop Over. They capitalized on the carnival excitement,

Drug traffickers fined and handed over to immigration

Source: Nation Newspaper | Drug traffickers fined and handed over to immigration FOUR JAMAICANS WHO pleaded guilty to bringing cannabis into Barbados were fined and handed over to immigration officers for deportation on Wednesday.  The quartet arrived in the island on Sunday…

THE ISSUE: Dangers of financial instability

Source: Nation Newspaper | THE ISSUE: Dangers of financial instability Should Barbados be concerned about financial instability?   At a time when there are major concerns about Barbados’ stagnant economy and Government’s severely challenged finances, the news that…

Convicted Jamaican drug mules ordered to leave

Source: Barbados Today | Convicted Jamaican drug mules ordered to leave Four Jamaican nationals have been ordered to leave the country, after they were convicted here on Wednesday of several drug offences. They are 31-year-old Tamaro Denton, 25-year-old Rushane Smith, 44-year-old Rohan Campbell, and 36-year-old John Planter who were all nabbed on arrival at the Grantley Adams

Scotland suspends independence vote after terror attack

Source: Nation Newspaper | Scotland suspends independence vote after terror attack EDINBURGH – Scotland’s devolved parliament suspended a planned vote on Wednesday to give its government a mandate to seek a new independence referendum after an attack on Britain’s Houses of Parliament…

Study: Sex work a means of support

Source: Nation Newspaper | Study: Sex work a means of support THE DRIVE TO provide for their family is being identified as a main reason for women getting into sex work. Two members from local organisation Jabez House spoke yesterday based on research done on…

Successful duathlon at Bushy Park

Source: Barbados Today | Successful duathlon at Bushy Park The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) concluded the first ever BFIT Bushy Park Duathlon on Sunday that consisted of two race categories: road bike (adult and youth, male and female) and mountain bike (adult and youth, male and female). The first time mini duathlon took

Economic reports in

Source: Barbados Today | Economic reports in Prime Minister Freundel Stuart now has in hand the reports of the recently established fiscal deficit and foreign reserves working groups, set up to advise him on the way forward for the ailing economy. However, so far officials have been tightlipped on the contents of the two documents,

Too many blocks in Govt’s way – Worrell

Source: Barbados Today | Too many blocks in Govt’s way – Worrell Government Senator Andre Worrell has charged that development projects conceived under the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) are consistently being “blocked” by people trying to derail the efforts of Government, well-intentioned groups and investors. “It is no secret that there are persons in

Government launches probe into Kensington management company

Source: Barbados Today | Government launches probe into Kensington management company Government has ordered an urgent investigation into the operations of the state-owned Kensington Oval Management Incorporated (KOMI), following startling allegations of mismanagement and abuse at the agency that manages the home of cricket. In an unsigned six-page letter on KOMI’s letterhead, purportedly written by

Pay talks to resume, amid talk of an NUPW compromise

Source: Barbados Today | Pay talks to resume, amid talk of an NUPW compromise It’s back to the negotiating table for Government and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) on April 4 for a resumption of pay talks, with the union appearing quite willing to compromise on its demand for a 23 per cent

Pay Talks Soon

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pay Talks Soon AFTER MONTHS OF AGITATION and a war of words in recent weeks, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and Government head back to the bargaining table for talks over an increase in salaries and wages…

BAN TOO HASTY!

Source: Nation Newspaper | BAN TOO HASTY! ONE OF BARBADOS’ largest importers of corned beef from Brazil is up in arms with Government’s decision on Tuesday to place a temporary ban on all imported meat and meat products from the South American…

Hyatt suit filed

Source: Nation Newspaper | Hyatt suit filed CONSTRUCTION OF THE controversial Hyatt Centric Hotel on Lower Bay Street may have hit another snag. Attorney David Comissiong has lodged a court case challenging the permission given to Mark Maloney’s…

‘Don’t rush to judge’ meat

Source: Nation Newspaper | ‘Don’t rush to judge’ meat UNDER SIEGE AFTER three Caribbean countries placed a ban on Brazilian corned beef, that South American country has decided to clear the air on last week’s investigation of numerous meat manufacturing plants…

Doctor’s warning

Source: Barbados Today | Doctor’s warning A Government minister is warning that the bitter medicine needed to heal Barbados’ ailing economy could erode its leading position in the Caribbean in terms of the United Nations (UN) Human Development Index. The Human Development Report 2016, which was released at UN House yesterday, placed Barbados first in

ILLINOIS – ‘Sex assault’ streamed on Facebook Live

Source: Barbados Today | ILLINOIS – ‘Sex assault’ streamed on Facebook Live CHICAGO – The alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by five or six males was streamed on Facebook Live, according to Chicago Police. Around 40 people were said to have been watching the stream at one point but nobody reported the incident

It’s all St Michael School

Source: Barbados Today | It’s all St Michael School The St Michael School dominated in both boys and girls’ categories on Wednesday’s second day of action in the Frank Blackman Zone of the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. The girls of the Martindale’s Road, St Michael institution tallied 383 points, which was

JAMAICA – Farmers appeal for help after flooding

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA – Farmers appeal for help after flooding KINGSTON – Ravaged by three days of heavy rainfall, farmers in the Rio Grande valley of Portland are appealing for assistance to resume their livelihood after losing hundreds of fully grown plants. The affected farmers, who hail from the adjoining communities of Seaman’s

NAPSAC glory

Source: Barbados Today | NAPSAC glory The Usain Bolt Sports Complex’s motto speaks to the making of champions and victor ludorum Daniel Duncan of Bayley’s Primary with a sensational performance attested to that fact Wednesday. Duncan in his final year at the 2017 Pine Hill National Primary Schools Athletics Championship, was unstoppable on the Ryan

Italian train derails in Switzerland

Source: Barbados Today | Italian train derails in Switzerland GENEVA – An Italian train derailed in the central Swiss city of Lucerne on Wednesday and one carriage tipped over, injuring seven people on board. The train from Milan in northern Italy to the northwestern Swiss city of Basel derailed shortly before 2 p.m. as it

Officials worried about road fatalities

Source: Barbados Today | Officials worried about road fatalities On the heels of the island’s 13th road fatality, the Ministry of Transport and Works today issued a statemen expressing alarm at the high number of road deaths. It has appealed to Barbadians to exercise greater caution on the road. Here is the full statement: MTW

JAMAICA – New crime strategy

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA – New crime strategy KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday tabled three Bills expected to play a dominant role in the Government’s continuing efforts to bring crime and violence under control. The most comprehensive of the Bills — The Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community

NAPSAC 2017 Finals results

Source: Nation Newspaper | NAPSAC 2017 Finals results RESULTS OF FINALS in the 2017 Pine Hill National Primary Schools’ Athletic Championships at the Usain Bolt Complex. Under-7 Girls’ Standing Broad Jump Jasmine Hurdle (Arthur Smith) 1.52 metres,…

Lashley: We’re working on funding

Source: Nation Newspaper | Lashley: We’re working on funding THE MINISTRY OF Culture, Sports and Youth has assured Barbadians that it is working diligently to source funding for the redevelopment of the National Stadium. This declaration came from Sports’ Minister…

Three titles for NAPSAC champions

Source: Nation Newspaper | Three titles for NAPSAC champions BAYLEY’S PRIMARY and Charles F. Broome each won their third titles as the curtain came down on the 2017 Pine Hill National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships. Today at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex,…

Statement from Ministry of Transport and Works on road fatalities

Source: Nation Newspaper | Statement from Ministry of Transport and Works on road fatalities The following is a statement from the Ministry of Transport and Works on road fatalities. The Ministry of Transport and Works is deeply concerned that Barbados has recorded 13 road fatalities in just…

Murder accused remanded to prison

Source: Barbados Today | Murder accused remanded to prison Murder accused Fabian Alyson Alcindor Bryan, who was formally charged with the murder of 33-year-old James Alleyne of Trents, St James, made his first court appearance today. Bryan, 38, of Webster Road, Seaview, St James, appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court. He

Fabian Bryan remanded to prison on murder charge

Source: Nation Newspaper | Fabian Bryan remanded to prison on murder charge MURDER-ACCUSED Fabian Alyson Alcindor Bryan was remanded to prison when he appeared in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court today. The 38-year-old of Webster Road, Seaview, St James is accused of murdering…

Arson-accused remanded to prison

Source: Nation Newspaper | Arson-accused remanded to prison TWENTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD Kimone Tasheeka Carty has been remanded to prison on charges of arson and serious bodily harm. The Jamaican appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today before Magistrate…

14-year-old hospitalised after receiving blow to head

Source: Nation Newspaper | 14-year-old hospitalised after receiving blow to head A SCHOOLBOY IS in critical condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being struck in the head. Police say another male student is assisting them with their investigations. The 14-year-old…

Lawmaker suggests US surveillance of foreigners picked up Trump calls

Source: Nation Newspaper | Lawmaker suggests US surveillance of foreigners picked up Trump calls WASHINGTON – The Republican chairman of the US House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Wednesday some of President Donald Trump’s personal communications may have been caught up in “incidental”…

Telecoms regulation 'unfair' says C&W Caribbean president

Source: Nation Newspaper | Telecoms regulation ‘unfair’ says C&W Caribbean president CABLE & WIRELESS (C&W) is unhappy with how Barbados’ telecommunications sector is being regulated. C&W Caribbean president Garry Sinclair today complained that it was “unfair” for his company to have…

Two dead, others injured in UK parliament 'terrorist incident'

Source: Nation Newspaper | Two dead, others injured in UK parliament ‘terrorist incident’ LONDON – An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain’s parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police described as a “terrorist incident”. Amid confusing…

Business success in the bag

Source: Nation Newspaper | Business success in the bag   In 2009, before Evoyne Harewood started Essade Designs, she was making clothes and other things that needleworkers do. But she wanted more than that, so she tried making a bag for a woman attending…

ON THE BALL: Time for players’ union

Source: Nation Newspaper | ON THE BALL: Time for players’ union A LOT of things didn’t make sense to me as a 16-year-old in 1997, like Biggie Small’s Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems. I mean, shouldn’t money solve problems and not create them? Well, road tennis has shown…

AS I SEE THINGS: Women and development

Source: Nation Newspaper | AS I SEE THINGS: Women and development Last Monday, March 13, marked the 38th anniversary of the Grenada Revolution, which, sorry to say, lasted merely four and a half years. What is interesting about that period is the undeniable fact…

Hunte: Trump cuts a worry

Source: Nation Newspaper | Hunte: Trump cuts a worry BE PREPARED for more challenges. A Government senator issued the warning yesterday in light of proposed major cuts in foreign aid and other areas by the Donald Trump-led United States government. …

Bad agreement for the Caribbean

Source: Barbados Today | Bad agreement for the Caribbean Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, head of the European Union delegation to the region, has recently publicly challenged my assessment of the region’s trade agreement with the EU. The trade agreement is called the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and I determined that it was not in the Caribbean’s

A THORNY ISSUE: Community teams failing

Source: Nation Newspaper | A THORNY ISSUE: Community teams failing MAINSTREAM FOOTBALL might be on the verge of losing another of the traditionally strong community-based teams. I may have to ask supreme community practitioner Hamilton “Hammie La” Lashley why this…

Embrace our youth!

Source: Barbados Today | Embrace our youth! Barbadian culture actively promotes the participation of children in Kiddies Kadooment. From a tender age, young children can don costumes and parade at the stadium, as part of the annual Crop Over season, in front of patrons, dancing and wukking up if they so choose. In addition, this

Suggestions for improving education

Source: Barbados Today | Suggestions for improving education In the recent Estimates debate, much attention was justifiably paid to education and, for the most part, Minister Ronald Jones was given a passing grade for his efforts to ensure that Barbadians were provided with an acceptable level of education and training. I support many of the

Lehtinen, Dickson win at golf

Source: Barbados Today | Lehtinen, Dickson win at golf Some new winners were crowned last weekend when the Courtesy Garage Monthly Medal tournament for March was contested at the Barbados Golf Club. A competitive field of 60 golfers teed-off in an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, and some outstanding play was witnessed in sunny conditions on the challenging

Niall Sheehy exits Flow

Source: Barbados Today | Niall Sheehy exits Flow Nearly two years after he was appointed managing director of Flow’s Barbados operations, experienced telecommunications executive Niall Sheehy has parted ways with the company. So far Flow officials have been tightlipped on the development. However, it follows the January 1, 2017 appointment of Jamaican Garfield Sinclair, the

Franklyn goes free

Source: Barbados Today | Franklyn goes free A man who was listed on the police charge sheet as having no fixed place of abode was granted his freedom Tuesday after spending 28 days on remand at HMP Dodds. Antonio Ricardo Franklyn was accused of unlawfully assaulting Andrea Edey on February 19. He denied the charge when

John bringing security

Source: Barbados Today | John bringing security For the past five years, he has been providing security options for thousands of individuals and businesses across the island. And with the perception that break-ins and other petty crimes are on the increase, owner of Intelligent Defense Systems (IDS) Jason John says more Barbadians are taking their

Mother, daughter, boyfriend on drug charges

Source: Barbados Today | Mother, daughter, boyfriend on drug charges Three people, including a mother and daughter, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant Tuesday on several drug charges. Tracey Nicole Lashley, 47, of Niles Road, Water Hall, St Michael; her 20-year-old daughter Tanileah Shamika Lashley of the same address; and Tanileah’s boyfriend Chad Jamar Giddings, 23, of

Child smokers

Source: Barbados Today | Child smokers There’s concern that children in Barbados are smoking marijuana from as early as six-years old. Tuesday morning, Director of the Criminal Justice and Research Unit Cheryl Willoughby did not say how widespread the problem was, but she told a stakeholders’ meeting for the charity My Child and I that minors

Sir Trevor: Modernize public sector

Source: Barbados Today | Sir Trevor: Modernize public sector Veteran attorney-at-law and Independent Senator Sir Trevor Carmichael Tuesday made a plea for the modernization of the public service, with the help of retired persons. Speaking in the Senate during debate on the 2017-2018 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, Sir Trevor said it was high time that

TOP OF THE GRADE

Source: Nation Newspaper | TOP OF THE GRADE DESPITE NUMEROUS credit rating downgrades in the last five years, Barbados ranks above its Caribbean neighbours on the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The island is…

Brazilian beef banned

Source: Nation Newspaper | Brazilian beef banned BARBADOS HAS PLACED a temporary ban on the importation of all meat and meat products from Brazil. And a special investigation has been launched that will see three Government ministries determine if…

Public servants ‘deserve their raise’

Source: Nation Newspaper | Public servants ‘deserve their raise’ THE NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC WORKERS (NUPW) is urging Government to come back to the bargaining table so public servants can finally get their due. In a strongly worded press statement yesterday, treasurer…

St Michael out front

Source: Nation Newspaper | St Michael out front The St Michael School are leading the pack in the boys and girls divisions after the opening day of the Frank Blackman Zone in the Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC). …

The good athletes do

Source: Nation Newspaper | The good athletes do ATHLETES ARE the ones who promote the country, says Ephraim Serrette. The president of the Athletics Association of Trinidad and Tobago made the comment while responding to the view that athletics…

No pay rise

Source: Barbados Today | No pay rise If public officers were to be given even “a nice, comfortable” ten per cent pay rise it would deal a blow so devastating to the economy that it would be difficult to recover, one Government senator has suggested. In making a case today against an increase in wages,

Not all gloom

Source: Barbados Today | Not all gloom The West Indies might not be winning Tests and One-Day International matches regularly, but several measures have been implemented by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over the past three years that should halt the team’s decline in international cricket, says WICB director Conde Riley. In an interview with Barbados

Records aplenty

Source: Barbados Today | Records aplenty The St Michael School has so far set the pace by leading both the females and males standings on day one of the Frank Blackman Zone at the 2017 Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC). In what could be described as a humdrum atmosphere with very few spectators

‘Restore public servants’ salaries too’

Source: Barbados Today | ‘Restore public servants’ salaries too’ It’s not a salary increase, it’s a pay restoration! That’s the latest argument being put forward by the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in response to recent suggestions by outspoken Government minister Donville Inniss that the union’s demands for a 23 per cent pay hike

Legal abuse!

Source: Barbados Today | Legal abuse! Government is being accused of practicing “legalized victimization” with the introduction of revised qualifications for public servants. Under the Public Service (Qualifications) Order 2016 published last December, the educational requirements for civil servants have been upgraded, with some senior posts now demanding a postgraduate degree, a change from the

Luther Thorne geared for NAPSAC

Source: Barbados Today | Luther Thorne geared for NAPSAC Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School is ready for Wednesday’s National Primary Schools Athletics Championship (NAPSAC) at the Usain Bolt Stadium starting at 10 a.m. And coach Nathaniel Boyce is quietly confident of good results as the school tackles the opposition.  He made the comment as he received uniforms

Dominica keeping an eye on beef from Brazil

Source: Barbados Today | Dominica keeping an eye on beef from Brazil ROSEAU – Dominica is taking a coordinated, prudent and scientific approach to corned beef from Brazil after the government of Jamaica placed an immediate ban on the product due to allegations of meat processors in the South American country selling rotten beef. “From

St James man charged with murder

Source: Barbados Today | St James man charged with murder A St James man will appear in the Holetown Magistrate Court tomorrow on a murder charge. Fabian Alyson Bryan, 38, of Webster Road, Seaview, is accused of causing the death of James Alleyne, 33, of Trents, St James. Last Thursday, police received a report of

Woman charged with arson, serious bodily harm

Source: Nation Newspaper | Woman charged with arson, serious bodily harm A JAMAICAN WOMAN is expected to appear in court tomorrow charged with arson and serious bodily harm. She is 24-year-old Kimone Taskeeka Carty of Brighton, St Michael. She turned herself into police…

Three killed, several injured in explosion in St Lucia

Source: Nation Newspaper | Three killed, several injured in explosion in St Lucia CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday night expressed condolences to the families of those killed in an explosion at a construction site in Cul de Sac, four miles east of here. “It is a…

Man charged with murder of James Alleyne

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man charged with murder of James Alleyne POLICE HAVE ARRESTED and formally charged Fabian Alyson Bryan in connection with the March 16 murder of 33-year-old James Alleyne. Bryan, 38,  of Webster Road, Seaview, St James, is expected to appear…

Holness links corporal punishment and violence

Source: Nation Newspaper | Holness links corporal punishment and violence KINGSTON — Corporal punishment was in the spotlight this afternoon when Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed disapproval of parents and public institutions using violence to discipline children. …

Ministry of Health warns of false ‘cures’

Source: Nation Newspaper | Ministry of Health warns of false ‘cures’ THE MINISTRY OF Health has expressed concern about a number of advertisements appearing in the media which promote “unproven and unscientific” cures for cancer, diabetes and other chronic non-communicable…

Temporary ban on meat and meat products from Brazil

Source: Nation Newspaper | Temporary ban on meat and meat products from Brazil BARBADOS HAS IMPLEMENTED a temporary ban on the importation of all meat and meat products from Brazil. This disclosure has come from senior veterinary officer Dr Mark Trotman, who said that due to…

Call for short stories on children’s rights

Source: Nation Newspaper | Call for short stories on children’s rights YOUNG BARBADIANS HAVE another opportunity to showcase their creativity by writing short stories outlining their vision for the promotion and protection of their rights. The Inter-American Children’s…

Crisis-hit Venezuela halts publication of another major indicator

Source: Nation Newspaper | Crisis-hit Venezuela halts publication of another major indicator CARACAS – Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, depriving the public of the best available tool to ascertain soaring inflation in one of the world’s worst-performing economies. The country…

CDB announces US$40 in funding for poverty reduction

Source: Nation Newspaper | CDB announces US in funding for poverty reduction BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced USD$40 million in funding for poverty reduction in eight countries in the Caribbean Region, through the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF). …

Pink Star back on sale next month

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pink Star back on sale next month LONDON – A 59.60-carat diamond known as The Pink Star is returning to auction next month and could fetch a record $60 million, three years since it was sold for even more – only for the buyer to pull out…

Final stop

Source: Barbados Today | Final stop It was an emotional farewell but also a celebration as Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave officially ended his primary schools tour. And it was only fitting that he finished it off where it all began for him – at the Boscobel Primary School, formerly Boscobel Boys School. Sir Elliott,

A love for Bajan delights

Source: Nation Newspaper | A love for Bajan delights The need to increase her income might have been the reason Sherry Clarke started making her Bajan confectionary, but her love for doing things is what keeps her going. “Dorcas Delights came from the…

UPDATE: Police releases name of latest road fatality

Source: Barbados Today | UPDATE: Police releases name of latest road fatality Police have released the name of the island’s latest road fatality. He is 20-year-old Chad Calvin Butcher of Waverley Cot, St George. Police say Butcher was the lone occupant in a motor car travelling along My Lords Hill, St Michael around 3:24 this

Walcott: Caribbean colossus

Source: Barbados Today | Walcott: Caribbean colossus Derek Walcott, by his work, achieved three colossal feats. First, he wrote about the Caribbean landscape in such as way as to magnify it. Not only did give our landscape a certain epic status; he conferred on it deific significance. As perhaps, only the fallen Taino, Arahuacan ancestors,

Carry on, young Khaleel!

Source: Barbados Today | Carry on, young Khaleel! The words of a 13-year-old have never so rattled a government as much of those of Khaleel Kothdiwala, who spoke during the recently held Barbados Labour Party (BLP) rally following their March of Disgust. As true as those words were, or undoubtedly as a result of the

Car owners responding to policy

Source: Nation Newspaper | Car owners responding to policy LESS THAN A YEAR after launching a classic retro car insurance policy, Sagicor General Insurance is reporting an overwhelming response from vehicle owners. Assistant vice-president for marketing, Roger…

Holder remanded on gun and wounding charges

Source: Barbados Today | Holder remanded on gun and wounding charges A 22-year-old man has been remanded to HMP Dodds after appearing in court on gun and wounding charges today. Kadeem Pierre Holder of #18 York Terrace, Pinelands, St Michael is facing charges of using a firearm on February 20 without a valid licence, and

FBI: No proof Trump was wiretapped

Source: Nation Newspaper | FBI: No proof Trump was wiretapped WASHINGTON – FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow…

20-year-old dies in car crash

Source: Nation Newspaper | 20-year-old dies in car crash POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a fatal accident which occurred around 3:24 a.m. today at My Lord’s Hill, St Michael. It resulted in the death of a 20-year-old male driver. The deceased is believed to…

Jamaica bans corned beef imports from Brazil

Source: Barbados Today | Jamaica bans corned beef imports from Brazil Amid fears of rotten processed meat being used in its products, the Government of Jamaica has banned the importation of corned beef from Brazil – where 99.5 per cent of the local product comes from. The public is also being urged not to eat

Chef charged with stealing Chicken Barn money

Source: Barbados Today | Chef charged with stealing Chicken Barn money A 37-year-old chef is out on $24,000 bail after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today on a theft charge. Malcolm Azyrel Naliome, of Lot 22 Hope Road, St Lucy, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of stealing $23,563.46 belonging

King moves up to 121 in ATP rankings

Source: Nation Newspaper | King moves up to 121 in ATP rankings DARIAN KING is on a high. Barbados’ top ranked tennis pro has himself a new career-best ranking, having vaulted all the way up to 121 in the world when the new Emirates ATP rankings were released yesterday….

Another road death – 13th for 2017

Source: Barbados Today | Another road death – 13th for 2017 A 20-year-old man is this island’s latest road fatality. Police say the victim, whose name has not yet been released, was the lone occupant in a motor car travelling along My Lords Hill, St Michael around 3:24 this morning when the vehicle struck an

Bullen in jail for next 15 months

Source: Barbados Today | Bullen in jail for next 15 months He first failed to convince the police of his reason for being at an unoccupied house when he was arrested over the weekend. And Michael Fernando Bullen of Bank Hall Main Road, St Michael was again unsuccessful when he gave his explanation to Magistrate

Call to step up water message

Source: Nation Newspaper | Call to step up water message THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) needs to undertake more sensitisation programmes as it relates to water conservation. Several business people who depend on water for their daily operations said…

Private sector accused of not doing enough

Source: Nation Newspaper | Private sector accused of not doing enough AS GOVERNMENT CONTINUES efforts to stabilise the economy, one lawmaker is pointing fingers at the private sector for not doing enough. Opening debate in the Senate on the Appropriation Bill 2017 yesterday,…

Lesson learnt

Source: Barbados Today | Lesson learnt Three St Michael young men who appeared in a Bridgetown court charged with breaking into a school for children with disabilities two years ago, today told a magistrate that they had turned their lives around. Kemar Ricardo Murphy, 19, of Upper Collymore Rock; Savio Jaeel Anthony Eastmond, 17, of

Double shooting scare

Source: Nation Newspaper | Double shooting scare POLICE say they remain concerned about the growing gun violence in Barbados, as two separate but closely timed and located shooting incidents on Sunday night left some residents shaken. The first occurred…

‘VICIOUS’ CIRCLE

Source: Nation Newspaper | ‘VICIOUS’ CIRCLE THE HIGH NUMBER of vehicular accidents on the road is creating a massive headache for the Royal Barbados Police Force. Yesterday alone, there were several crashes in various parts of the island, including…

SBAs OUT

Source: Nation Newspaper | SBAs OUT MEMBERS OF THE Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) are adamant they will not be correcting any School-Based Assessments (SBA) unless they are paid. That was the decision coming out of a “meeting…

Angry gunplay

Source: Barbados Today | Angry gunplay “Where are the young people getting all of these guns from?” That’s the question one angry Goodland, St Michael resident is asking following two separate shooting incidents which occurred within hours of each other between last night and early this morning. The first round of bullets landed directly on

20 hurt in three morning accidents

Source: Barbados Today | 20 hurt in three morning accidents Emergency personnel were kept busy this morning by a series of road accidents – the first of which left 18 people injured, including one driver who was critically hurt. That accident occurred around 6:10 a.m. between a minibus and a lorry along Black Rock Main

DLP disquiet

Source: Barbados Today | DLP disquiet Government minister Donville Inniss has suggested that those within the governing Democratic Labour Party (DLP) who believe the next general election will be easy must be “smoking something”. The openly critical Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development last night told a meeting of the DLP

Police win inaugural T20 competition

Source: Barbados Today | Police win inaugural T20 competition Police are the victorious champions of the very first Kerrie Symmonds T20 Terry Worrell Memorial Cricket Competition after they crushed the home team Hoytes XI by 76 runs in Saturday night’s final at the Hoytes Village, St James playing field. Man of the Match was Larry

Jamaica pulling all corned beef from shelves

Source: Nation Newspaper | Jamaica pulling all corned beef from shelves KINGSTON  — The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has imposed an immediate import ban on corned beef originating from Brazil. The move follows reports from Brazilian authorities…

CARIFTA hopefuls make their mark

Source: Barbados Today | CARIFTA hopefuls make their mark A number of Barbados’ junior athletes showed improvement running personal best times at the 2017 dual track and field meet against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. Barbados scored 540 points to run away with the winners’ trophy this past weekend at the National Stadium. They outpaced

US to ban some airline passengers from carrying electronics

Source: Nation Newspaper | US to ban some airline passengers from carrying electronics WASHINGTON – US authorities are planning to ban passengers travelling on certain US-bound foreign airline flights from carrying into the cabin larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism…

No mercy!

Source: Barbados Today | No mercy! Last night could have been described as a case of straight ‘outta’ Compton and smack into plenty blows. Pharmacy Care Weymouth Wales trounced hapless Home Investment Waterford Compton 8-0 to end round one of the Digicel-sponsored Barbados Football Association Premier League on a major high. The drubbing they inflicted

BAHAMAS – Boys, 13 and 15, executed

Source: Barbados Today | BAHAMAS – Boys, 13 and 15, executed NASSAU – Two boys in their early teens were discovered shot to death early yesterday morning on a dirt road off Graham Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens. Police did not identify the victims last night; however, The Tribune understands they are 13-year-old Keishon Williams and

Caribbean tourism officials seek to strengthen relations with European partners

Source: Nation Newspaper | Caribbean tourism officials seek to strengthen relations with European partners BRIDGETOWN – With the United Kingdom scheduled to officially advise the European Union next Wednesday of its intention to leave the EU, triggering two years of Brexit negotiations, Caribbean tourism officials…

Britain's May to launch EU divorce proceedings on March 29

Source: Nation Newspaper | Britain’s May to launch EU divorce proceedings on March 29 LONDON/BRUSSELS – Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain’s divorce proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country…

Never too challenging for Mathurin

Source: Nation Newspaper | Never too challenging for Mathurin March has been designated Month Of The Disabled, and on Mondays this month, the DAILY NATION will focus on men who are disabled or work with people with disabilities. Today we feature Randy Mathurin of…

Police officer dies suddenly

Source: Barbados Today | Police officer dies suddenly The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has been plunged into mourning following the sudden death yesterday of 62-year-old Acting Inspector Richard Alphonso Crichlow, formerly of Newbury, St George. Crichlow died at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness. He served

Police officer dies

Source: Nation Newspaper | Police officer dies THE ROYAL BARBADOS Police Force today announced the death of an officer. Acting Inspector Richard Alphonso Crichlow, 62, formerly of Newbury, St George, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital…

Survivor

Source: Nation Newspaper | Survivor IMAGINE BEING CALLED insulting names all your childhood. All Gabrielle Bushell wanted was a normal life, but if that had been her lot, she would not be the inspiration she is today. Gabrielle was bullied…

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