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June 22, 2018

Barbados

Government is committed to West Indies cricket

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has expressed its commitment to West Indies cricket, with Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, saying the sport is one of the ways countries in the region… Link: Government is committed to West Indies cricket

Unique opportunity for Mottley to shine

Source: Nation Newspaper Probably most of us who were born on a Caribbean island (Caribbean people) regard home as our island birthplace wherever we may end up living. Most of us, given the right conditions and opportunities,… Link: Unique opportunity for Mottley to shine

Port: Off-limits

Source: Nation Newspaper A long-time haunt for lovers of the outdoors at Spring Garden is now out of bounds. Additionally, trespassers at the popular flour mill site are being warned that they may be prosecuted. In the… Link: Port: Off-limits

Blood Centre needs more

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Blood Collection Centre needs more blood. While senior blood collecting technician Anderlene Sealy would not say they were in a crisis, she stressed how important it was to give. “There’s… Link: Blood Centre needs more

Smaller team for games

Source: Nation Newspaper Plans to take the usual 40-member Barbados contingent of junior athletes to next month’s 17th biennial Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) Games in Bermuda have run off track because of funding and visa… Link: Smaller team for games

Strong support for sugar

Source: Nation Newspaper Sugar cane is no longer the king of the Barbados economy, but based on the yield from this year’s harvest, its presence should not be dismissed. Despite the long delay in starting the harvest, the… Link: Strong support for sugar

No cuts, says Cameron

Source: Nation Newspaper Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron has given the assurance that in spite of the prevailing financial challenges, there will be no cutting back on its development programmes. He was speaking… Link: No cuts, says Cameron

Hope scores big on awards night

Source: Nation Newspaper Shai Hope had three reasons to smile more broadly than everyone else at the Cricket West Indies(CWI)/West Indies Player Association (WIPA) awards ceremony at Hilton Barbados on Wednesday night. That’s… Link: Hope scores big on awards night

Mottley to meet with developers

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley has set aside Monday to Thursday next week to meet with the island’s major developers including those behind the controversial Hyatt Hotel. She made this revelation during… Link: Mottley to meet with developers

FIFA fines Mexico as Hernandez asks fans to stop homophobic chant

Source: Nation Newspaper SOCHI, Russia – Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has appealed to his country’s football fans to stop their homophobic chanting at World Cup matches, on a day when FIFA once again fined the Mexican football… Link: FIFA fines Mexico as Hernandez asks fans to stop homophobic chant

Haynes: Regional credit unions doing well

Source: Barbados Advocate The credit union movement is alive and well in the Caribbean, recording significant growth in 2017. Link: Haynes: Regional credit unions doing well

major step

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams (second from right), Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod (second from left), Head of the Barbados Water Authority Waste Water Division, Patricia Inniss (left), and BWA employee Philip Allsopp who is attached to the Waste Water Division (right), viewing the…

Where’s the morality, bishop?

Source: Nation Newspaper These are a few questions for Bishop Joseph Atherley and his spiritual advisor, Rev. Trevor Daniel. Where is the morality and spiritual integrity in Atherley – having convinced the constituents of… Link: Where’s the morality, bishop?

White Hill road ‘a must’

Source: Nation Newspaper It will cost $20 to $25 million to relocate the estimated 50 houses at White Hill, St Andrew, far more than simply fixing the collapsed road in the beleagured district. So says Minister of Housing,… Link: White Hill road ‘a must’

Son rescues mum from fire

Source: Nation Newspaper Eighty-year-old Beata Holder-Alleyne is both a sad and happy woman. She is sad because she lost her wood and wall house in Bullen’s Avenue, Dalkeith, St Michael, and all its contents to a fire yesterday…. Link: Son rescues mum from fire

US$135m in IDB loans untouched

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has not drawn down more than US$135 million in available funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) over the past three to five years. This includes almost BDS$50 million that… Link: US5m in IDB loans untouched

West Terrace takes the crown

Source: Nation Newspaper West Terrace Tigers roared the loudest when the inaugural National Primary Schools Invitational Volleyball Competition was held yesterday at the Wildey Gymnasium. After playing unbeaten among the four… Link: West Terrace takes the crown

June 22 to be known as Windrush Day

Source: Nation Newspaper The 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in the UK gives us a fitting opportunity to celebrate UK-Caribbean relations and the invaluable contribution the Windrush Generation… Link: June 22 to be known as Windrush Day

PM Mottley meets with IDB President Moreno

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has expressed concern at Barbados’ disbursement rate of loans from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Mottley made the comments today after a meeting with president… Link: PM Mottley meets with IDB President Moreno

Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco's hopes end  

Source: Nation Newspaper   MOSCOW – A below-par Portugal were again rescued by Cristiano Ronaldo’s eye for goal as they stumbled to 1-0 victory over Morocco on Wednesday that meant the unlucky North African side become the… Link: Ronaldo earns edgy Portugal 1-0 win as Morocco’s hopes end  

BRA extends tax payment, filing deadlines

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is granting both a filing and payment extension to corporate and business taxpayers regarding their June 2018 tax obligations in the BRA’s recently launched, Tax Administration… Link: BRA extends tax payment, filing deadlines

Maurice Byer Men’s Health Group to meet next week

Source: Nation Newspaper The Men’s Health and Educational Group at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic will meet next Monday, June 25, to discuss the topic: The Importance of Detoxification and of Rebuilding a Healthy Immune System. … Link: Maurice Byer Men’s Health Group to meet next week

Best earns junior Pan Am silver medal

Source: Nation Newspaper Caribbean squash queen Meagan Best earned Barbados’ first ever silver medal in the singles’ competition of the Pan Am Junior Squash Championships in Brazil. Best was stretched to the fullest on the… Link: Best earns junior Pan Am silver medal

Consultation for international business stakeholders

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of International Business and Industry will host a stakeholder consultation on Friday, July 6, at the Savannah Beach Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Participants… Link: Consultation for international business stakeholders

Sir Fred passes

Source: Nation Newspaper The retired founding chairman of the Nation Corporation and One Caribbean Media Group, Sir Fred Winlyn Gollop, died early this morning. Sir Fred was the chairman of the Nation Group of Companies for… Link: Sir Fred passes

Initiatives to help us stay afloat

Source: Nation Newspaper Prior and subsequent to the last General Election, economic gurus and political scientists of varying opinions have offered for consideration what they think are the best solutions for the resurgence of… Link: Initiatives to help us stay afloat

Cop faces court

Source: Nation Newspaper A police constable charged in connection with the road death of a 52-year-old man, faced an additional six traffic offences yesterday. Renaldo Jerome Goodman, 29, of Glebe Land, St George, is accused… Link: Cop faces court

Holder eyes series win

Source: Nation Newspaper Captain Jason Holder is urging Barbadians to support the West Indies as the regional cricket team hunt a historic series win over Sri Lanka. After battling to a tense draw in the second Test in St… Link: Holder eyes series win

Skye shines at CUT Trials

Source: Nation Newspaper When you are blessed with a name like Skye Spencer-Layne, it is natural to reach for the stars. Spencer-Layne soared to new heights with a personal best of 5:34 metres in the Under-13 Girls’ long jump… Link: Skye shines at CUT Trials

Coach happy with CAC prep

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados men’s hockey head coach Dominic Hill is satisfied with preparations for the 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Hill said he was pleased with the progress of… Link: Coach happy with CAC prep

Relocation of court delayed

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that selected services will continue to be provided at the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St Michael, until further notice. This is as a result of delays in the completion… Link: Relocation of court delayed

Constituency registration centres to re-open

Source: Nation Newspaper The Electoral Department has advised that registration services will resume at six Constituency Registration Centres on Wednesdays only, with effect from July 4. The centres are: Alexandra School,… Link: Constituency registration centres to re-open

Open house for sixth formers

Source: Nation Newspaper Harrison College (HC) will host an Open House for prospective sixth form students on Tuesday, June 26. Open House targets all students across the island, not just those from HC, who are desirous of… Link: Open house for sixth formers

Inquire before cutting service

Source: Nation Newspaper There are numerous ways in which ordinary citizens can help to improve service standards. Recently, I experienced the consequences of what may be best described as thoughtless and lazy actions on the part… Link: Inquire before cutting service

Market ills

Source: Nation Newspaper The Bridgetown Fisheries Complex is bursting at the seams, and vendors are crying out for relief. Led by president of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (BARNUFO), Vernel Nicholls,… Link: Market ills

Mia: Closer OECS ties

Source: Nation Newspaper   Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has served notice that Barbados wants to deepen political and economic cooperation with other islands in the Eastern Caribbean. In her first regional speech since… Link: Mia: Closer OECS ties

Confessions must be videotaped

Source: Nation Newspaper Electronic recording of confession statements by police is now mandatory. This was disclosed by attorney Andrew Pilgrim yesterday during an Evidence Act Seminar organised by the Supreme Court at the… Link: Confessions must be videotaped

Foundation and QC in netball final

Source: Nation Newspaper Christ Church Foundation and Queen’s College will clash in the final of the Barbados Secondary Schools Under-16 Netball League at the Netball Stadium today. Foundation advanced to the final when they… Link: Foundation and QC in netball final

BDFSP boots strike 6 times

Source: Nation Newspaper Hat-tricks by Omani Leacock and Kyle Gibson delivered a devastating 6-0 victory for Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) over Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame in their out-of-zone clash on an… Link: BDFSP boots strike 6 times

WINDIES play to draw

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET – Shannon Gabriel’s record eight-wicket haul set the stage for a sensational West Indies run chase but sloppy batting, coupled with inclement weather, ensured an anti-climatic end as the second… Link: WINDIES play to draw

Culinary team for Taste of the Caribbean named

Source: Nation Newspaper The 2018 Barbados Culinary team has been announced. Nine competitors and their managers and supports will leave for the Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami on Thursday and will return on June… Link: Culinary team for Taste of the Caribbean named

State of emergency paying off in St Catherine

Source: Nation Newspaper Just a few weeks before the scheduled end to the state of emergency (SOE) in St Catherine North, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Gary Griffiths, ground commander, said since the operation began on… Link: State of emergency paying off in St Catherine

Fourteen CARICOM countries prepare projects to mobilise Green Funds

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTIAGO –   Fourteen Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states will design multiple projects to mobilise resources from international sources, which will allow them to improve the resilience and adaptation… Link: Fourteen CARICOM countries prepare projects to mobilise Green Funds

Elderly man, nine-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

Source: Nation Newspaper TOKYO − An elderly man and a young girl were killed, with several other people also in “cardiopulmonary arrest”, after walls collapsed in a magnitude-6.1 earthquake that hit Osaka in western Japan on Monday,… Link: Elderly man, nine-year-old girl killed as strong quake hits Japan

Confused by airline tax

Source: Nation Newspaper The present Government must be most heartily congratulated for its stunning performance in the recent General Election which saw the emergence of a very energetic lady, Miss Mia Amor Mottley, as Prime… Link: Confused by airline tax

One dead in Westbury accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating an accident which resulted in the death of one man.  The accident occurred about 3:10 p.m. today along Westbury Main Road, St Michael. Involved was a motorcycle owned and driven… Link: One dead in Westbury accident

Haulers staying on

Source: Nation Newspaper Private garbage haulers will continue to work alongside the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) as the SSA struggles to put trucks on the road to clear piles of household garbage across the island. … Link: Haulers staying on

‘Tough’ water tax

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians are being warned to brace for a possible increase in the price of milk as a result of the new tax on water bills. And maybe even chicken as well. Word of this has come from dairy farmer… Link: ‘Tough’ water tax

Joe’s not budging

Source: Nation Newspaper Opposition leader Bishop Joseph Atherley says he won’t be sidetracked from his mission by calls from various quarters for him to state whether or not he is still a member of the ruling Barbados Labour… Link: Joe’s not budging

A day for dads

Source: Nation Newspaper Sean and Kirk Phillips are blessed twice over in that they have two men in their lives they call “Dad”. Yesterday, they were with family members at Radisson Aquatica celebrating their step-father 67-year-old… Link: A day for dads

Water outages taking toll

Source: Nation Newspaper People living in St Joseph are calling for better water service, especially in light of next month’s increase in water bills. Sunday the Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA) rapid response and communications… Link: Water outages taking toll

Graydon Sealy to display School-To-Work programme model

Source: Nation Newspaper The Graydon Sealy Secondary School will be showcasing the success of its School-To-Work internship programme during a meeting with partnering businesses on Thursday, June 21, at the school’s auditorium,… Link: Graydon Sealy to display School-To-Work programme model

Cuba looks to strengthen ties

Source: Nation Newspaper Cuba is seeking to strengthen its relationship with Barbados. Addressing the media during a wreath laying at the Emancipation Monument, more popularly known as the Bussa Statue recently, Deputy Minister… Link: Cuba looks to strengthen ties

Women and the Constitution

Source: Nation Newspaper I knew I wouldn’t have had to wait too long for some of our legal voluptuaries to put a case explaining away the awkwardness of the language in our Constitution and other statutes. What they ignore… Link: Women and the Constitution

BWA injection

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will earn just over $700 000 more per month more from the new Garbage and Sewage Contribution (GSC) to be levied from August 1. BWA general manager Keithroy Halliday… Link: BWA injection

Seaweed stink at River Bay

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s bad. That was the reaction from lifelong resident of River Bay, St Lucy, Evrol Foster, as the stench of rotting Sargassum seaweed hung thick in the air yesterday. It was less than a month ago… Link: Seaweed stink at River Bay

‘Let children speak freely’

Source: Nation Newspaper Children must be able to express themselves freely. Consultant psychiatrist at the Child Guidance Clinic, Dr June Price-Humphrey, said quite often, parents stifled their children and silenced them. … Link: ‘Let children speak freely’

Ready to tackle elder abuse

Source: Nation Newspaper Government is keeping a close eye on the elderly, especially in regard to neglect and abuse. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde gave that assurance Saturday during a church… Link: Ready to tackle elder abuse

Mosaic craft with Bajan touch

Source: Nation Newspaper It is 100 per cent Barbadian and 100 per cent handmade. This striking mosaic piece by multi-talented craftswoman Candi Nicholls captured the eye during yesterday’s Limegrove Home & Garden Show at Limegrove,… Link: Mosaic craft with Bajan touch

Sri Lankan officials behind team

Source: Nation Newspaper Sri Lanka cricket authorities have thrown their support behind their team in the ball-change controversy that marred the third day of the second Test against West Indies, and have vowed to “take all necessary… Link: Sri Lankan officials behind team

Court closure for evidence of law training workshop

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the Supreme Court and Magistrates’ Courts will be closed on Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19, to allow the judiciary, prosecutors and attorneys to attend… Link: Court closure for evidence of law training workshop

Suggestions on how to improve Barbados welcomed

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians are being reminded that they have an opportunity to participate in the rescue, recovery and rebuilding exercise of their beloved country. Those persons with suggestions on how to improve… Link: Suggestions on how to improve Barbados welcomed

BWA embarking on programme to remove grease from sewer lines

Source: Barbados Advocate The Barbados Water Authority is at present undertaking a project which will see that entity working with householders and commercial businesses on the South Coast to eliminate fats, oils and grease Link: BWA embarking on programme to remove grease from sewer lines

A&E expansion plans

Source: Barbados Advocate Consultant for the Accident and Emergency Department, Dr. Rawle Springer (at left), speaking about the features of this X-ray machine to Health Minister Lt. Col Jeffrey Bostic, while QEH CEO Dr. Dexter James listens. Expansion plans are on the way for the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of the Queen…

Repairs under way to get Sewage Treatment Plant fully operational

Source: Nation Newspaper After years of technical difficulties, the Bridgetown Sewage Treatment Plant will soon be ready to run at optimum level. Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams yesterday gave an update on the… Link: Repairs under way to get Sewage Treatment Plant fully operational

Creditors’ concern

Source: Nation Newspaper Some “major” foreign creditors have joined forces in an effort to make sure they are not disadvantaged as Government fixes Barbados’ debt problems. On Friday, Newstate Partners LLP, an independent… Link: Creditors’ concern

Push for compensation

Source: Nation Newspaper Tourism businesses on the South Coast will continue to lobby the Barbados Water Authority for compensation to recoup losses suffered as a result of the South Coast sewage problem. It is an issue new… Link: Push for compensation

Durant: Forgive the DLP

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Senator Reverend Dr David Durant has apologised to Barbadians who were hurt by derogatory remarks made on any Democratic Labour Party (DLP) platform during last month’s general election. His… Link: Durant: Forgive the DLP

Lockout angers fish vendors

Source: Nation Newspaper Some vendors at the Bridgetown Fish Market were left out to sea after an inspector closed the stalls on Friday. While this was not the first time that stalls have been closed at the complex, several… Link: Lockout angers fish vendors

King wants feeder programmes

Source: Nation Newspaper John King isn’t leaving the future to chance. The Minister of Sports is on a definite youth movement, having called for federations to attach feeder systems to all their top flight clubs, particularly… Link: King wants feeder programmes

Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Source: Nation Newspaper Of all the destinations in the Caribbean, Barbados stands tall as the most luxurious. That was the finding of the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards. Alexander Britell, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of the… Link: Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Freedom Of The Seas coming to Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper Recently, Freedom of the Seas dropped its anchor for the first time at the Port of Bridgetown. This class fleet is under the brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises and will be the second ship to dock in… Link: Freedom Of The Seas coming to Barbados

Come on, men, step up!

Source: Nation Newspaper First, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister Mia Mottley and her newly elected Barbados Labour Party Government. I wish them the very best as Barbados navigates the very… Link: Come on, men, step up!

Banks facing billion-dollar hit

Source: Nation Newspaper The balance sheets of three of Canada’s leading commercial banks in Barbados may take a billion-dollar hit as a result of the suspension of loan payments to foreign lenders. The Canadian Imperial Bank… Link: Banks facing billion-dollar hit

Queen’s College school of choice

Source: Nation Newspaper Queen’s College is the school of choice among this year’s top students who wrote the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination. Of those 23 top students, inclusive of 12 early sitters, 14 opted… Link: Queen’s College school of choice

Whole lot of holes

Source: Nation Newspaper Like many roads in Barbados, the track at the National Stadium has deteriorated so significantly that there are now potholes in some of the lanes, according to a local coach. This situation has now… Link: Whole lot of holes

Gabriel, Roach give Windies control

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET – Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel upstaged captain Dinesh Chandimal’s 11th Test hundred to hurt Sri Lanka with his third five-wicket haul in Tests, as West Indies dominated the opening day of the… Link: Gabriel, Roach give Windies control

BVA pleading for clearance

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Volleyball Association is pleading with authorities to assist with the clearance of sporting equipment that is held up in the Bridgetown Port. This plea came from organisers during a media… Link: BVA pleading for clearance

Defiant Russia welcomes boycott-free World Cup

Source: Nation Newspaper MOSCOW − Russia welcomed the world to the World Cup on Thursday as cheerful fans streamed into Moscow and 10 other cities and President Vladimir Putin’s government derided Western efforts to isolate him…. Link: Defiant Russia welcomes boycott-free World Cup

South Coast property inspections tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will be conducting inspections of residences and businesses along the south coast this Friday, June 15, to determine whether properties have the correct sewer connections… Link: South Coast property inspections tomorrow

St Cyprian’s, Christ Church Girls home to 11 Plus top students

Source: Nation Newspaper The results are in and a student from St Cyprian’s Primary is the top performer for this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, commonly known as the Common Entrance or 11 Plus exam…. Link: St Cyprian’s, Christ Church Girls home to 11 Plus top students

Anglican Church has got to heal

Source: Nation Newspaper Many are called but few are chosen – Matthew 14:22 The Anglican Church in Barbados faces a major challenge. The Synod, the parliament of the Diocese, which comprises two co-equal houses – the House… Link: Anglican Church has got to heal

Payne wants to know

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Labour Party (BLP) chairman George Payne has lambasted Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley for crossing the floor after running on a BLP ticket in the recent General Election. Payne,… Link: Payne wants to know

Tourism mission

Source: Nation Newspaper Tourism revenue in 2017 was $1.2 billion, despite record numbers in long-stay and cruise ship arrivals, and Prime Minister Mia Mottley has questioned that level. Addressing industry stakeholders Wednesday,… Link: Tourism mission

Payne wants to make Dems pay

Source: Nation Newspaper Make them pay! That is what Member of Parliament for St Andrew George Payne is calling on Government to do after what he called the “atrocities, rape and robbery” committed by the last Democratic Labour… Link: Payne wants to make Dems pay

Grenadian newest Kregg Nurse scholar

Source: Nation Newspaper Recipient of the Kregg Nurse Memorial Scholarship Award, Dwaine Clarke, is using the opportunity to inspire other people with a disability. The 30-year-old Grenadian yesterday became the first non-Barbadian… Link: Grenadian newest Kregg Nurse scholar

Mum warned over bail

Source: Nation Newspaper He misses court and you will pay. That was the warning given to the mother of Tremaine Dario “Pepper” Yarde when she and Yarde appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Yarde, 24,… Link: Mum warned over bail

Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat; North highlights concessions

Source: Nation Newspaper SEOUL –  North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, nor is it the “biggest and most dangerous problem” for the United States, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday on his return from a summit in… Link: Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat; North highlights concessions

Big bucks in Bajan bananas

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BANANA INDUSTRY could make big bucks for Barbados. So says St John farmer Peter Watson who told These Fields And Hills bananas could be a more profitable investment than sugar cane. “The amount… Link: Big bucks in Bajan bananas

Duguid’s surprise visit to bus depot

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW MINISTER of Transport, Works and Maintenance Dr William Duguid has selected boards for both the Transport Board and the Transport Authority and plans to hit the ground running. Speaking in the… Link: Duguid’s surprise visit to bus depot

Herbert calls for Budget buy-in

Source: Nation Newspaper   CHAIRMAN OF THE Barbados Private Sector Association, Charles Herbert, has called on the business sector to respond with urgency to the measures outlined in Monday’s Mini-Budget. Describing it… Link: Herbert calls for Budget buy-in

Bishop: Bitter; hopefully better

Source: Nation Newspaper OPPOSITION LEADER Bishop Joseph Atherley has described the Barbados Economic Transformation Plan as bitter medicine for the people of Barbados. But he is hoping that same bitter medicine will make… Link: Bishop: Bitter; hopefully better

blow to tourism

Source: Barbados Advocate Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley (left) and Opposition Senator Crystal Haynes making their way into Parliament yesterday. Barbados’ brand as a luxury destination may be diminishing its attractiveness to a large section of the tourist market. Link: blow to tourism

BPSA head: Don’t expect tax concessions

Source: Barbados Advocate Head of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) says he does not anticipate Government giving any tax concessions to encourage private sector investment. Link: BPSA head: Don’t expect tax concessions

Ahmed sees bright future

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION technical director Ahmed Mohamed is confident the future of the women’s football team is bright. He was speaking to MIDWEEK SPORT after the senior women’s performance… Link: Ahmed sees bright future

Bunga-Bunga regatta winner

Source: Nation Newspaper IT WAS a hollow victory for Bunga-Bunga as the overall winner of the 35th annual Harris Paints Regatta, as last year’s title holder Esperanza was not available to defend its crown. Charlie Gloumeau… Link: Bunga-Bunga regatta winner

Another surgery for Clarke

Source: Nation Newspaper RALLY driver Daryl Clarke, who was badly hurt after a horrific accident in the Sol Rally Barbados on June 2, is to have another surgery. This second surgery, likely to be later this month, follows… Link: Another surgery for Clarke

Programme a ‘boost For Life’

Source: Nation Newspaper THE KNOWLEDGE gained by children during the Sport For Life Programme can later benefit the nation. That was the view of trustee of the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust, Phillipa Challis, during the ninth… Link: Programme a ‘boost For Life’

St Giles top zone

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GILES finished top of the Agnes Crichlow and Kathy Harper-Hall Zone in the National Sports Council’s Pine Hill Primary Schools Netball Competition after completing a 5-1 victory over Lawrence T. Gay… Link: St Giles top zone

Stabbing incident onboard PSV

Source: Nation Newspaper An individual has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital following a stabbing onboard a public service vehicle. The incident occurred at Green Hill, St Michael this morning. Police are investigating… Link: Stabbing incident onboard PSV

New Jersey governor's signature paves way for sports betting

Source: Nation Newspaper New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed a bill to legalise sports betting, opening the door for the state to begin regulating and taxing the activity at casinos and racetracks. “Our casinos… Link: New Jersey governor’s signature paves way for sports betting

Out-of-favour Pooran in Windies B for Canada League

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Forgotten Twenty20 International batsman, Nicholas Pooran, has been included in a youthful 14-man West Indies B squad which will participate in the inaugural Global T20 Canada League starting… Link: Out-of-favour Pooran in Windies B for Canada League

Plan to cut $215m off Govt spending

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday presented the first phase of the three-part Barbados Economic and Transformation Recovery Plan, produced in conjunction with the Social Partnership and aimed at significantly… Link: Plan to cut 5m off Govt spending

Agriculture can save Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper If Barbados is to emerge as a stronger nation from under its heavy debt burden and foreign exchange shortage, it needs to turn to agriculture in a serious way. It needs to develop an agriculture-based… Link: Agriculture can save Barbados

FULL TEXT: Mini Budget Presentation

Source: Nation Newspaper The full text of the Mini Budget Presentation delivered by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley is available for download. Access the document here. Link: FULL TEXT: Mini Budget Presentation

Caribbean jockeys shine in Canada

Source: Nation Newspaper WINNIPEG – Barbadian jockey Antonio Whitehall and Jamaican Tyrone Nelson won the added-money races at Assiniboia Downs on Saturday as Caribbean jockeys once against dominated the seven-race card. Whitehall… Link: Caribbean jockeys shine in Canada

Second Opposition senator sworn in

Source: Nation Newspaper Transitioning Barbados to a green economy will be high on the agenda for newly sworn-in Opposition Senator Crystal Drakes. Drakes, an economist with a background in environmental studies, took the… Link: Second Opposition senator sworn in

Police name deceased motorcyclist

Source: Nation Newspaper The body discovered this morning at Wakefield Road, St John has been identified as that of 38-year-old Antonio Mapp of Sherbourne #3, St John. Police are appealing for anyone with knowledge of the… Link: Police name deceased motorcyclist

Live Stream: PM Mottley delivers Mini Budget

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mia Mottley delivers a Mini Budget in the House of Assembly.   Link: Live Stream: PM Mottley delivers Mini Budget

Teen on break-in charges gets bail

Source: Nation Newspaper A TEENAGER had fortune shine on him when Magistrate Douglas Frederick held to his promise in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court last week. Shad Gabriel Orlando Slocombe, 18, got to taste freedom after… Link: Teen on break-in charges gets bail

The old to new Licorish Village

Source: Nation Newspaper IF KEITH THOMPSON HAD HIS WAY, he would have his own Time Tunnel, with one foot planted in today’s Licorish Village and the other in that of yesteryear. For while he appreciates the modern conveniences… Link: The old to new Licorish Village

Mottley in a ‘tough spot’

Source: Nation Newspaper PRIME MINISTER MIA MOTTLEY faces a “difficult juggling act” as she presents her first budgetary proposal in the House of Assembly this morning. So says Dr Justin Robinson, who served as National Insurance… Link: Mottley in a ‘tough spot’

Bus tour a delight for taste buds

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF CULTURE John King is encouraging the public to go out and experience the Crop Over Heritage Bus Tours so they can be better prepared to “take on the rest of the world”. He was speaking… Link: Bus tour a delight for taste buds

Debonair David delivers

Source: Nation Newspaper DEBONAIR DAVID justified favouritism when he impressively slammed four other opponents to win the feature St Ann’s Garrison Handicap over 1570 metres at the  Garrison Savannah on Saturday. The Hopefield… Link: Debonair David delivers

Harris facing CFU challenge

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (BFA) president Randy Harris is facing a challenge for the top post of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). United States Virgin Islands Soccer Association president Hillaren… Link: Harris facing CFU challenge

Smaller Bajan team give in to Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS are already missing their star big men. “Small and fast” haven’t quite worked out for the men’s basketball national programme just yet, as Saturday’s select trial squad got hammered in the… Link: Smaller Bajan team give in to Guyana

‘Identify root problems’ to save WI brand

Source: Nation Newspaper FOR the West Indies brand to be reclaimed, the problem must first be recognised. That was the view of Barbadian lawyer and sports commentator Donna Symmonds during a lecture entitled Reclaiming The… Link: ‘Identify root problems’ to save WI brand

Hoyte steals spotlight

Source: Nation Newspaper SPEED, style and skill usually stimulate spectators in sports. United States-based Jaquone Hoyte showcased such assets as he sped to 10.35 seconds in a scintillating sprinting spectacle to win Saturday’s… Link: Hoyte steals spotlight

Traffic disruption due to manhole inspection along Highway 7

Source: Nation Newspaper As part of ongoing investigations into sewage challenges on the south coast of the island the Wastewater Division (WWD) of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will be inspecting manholes along Highway 7… Link: Traffic disruption due to manhole inspection along Highway 7

BFPA: More men getting health checks

Source: Nation Newspaper Males are heading to the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) to safeguard their sexual health. It is against this background that BFPA president Reverend Ruth Phillips is encouraging people,… Link: BFPA: More men getting health checks

Time to do away with monarchy as Head of State

Source: Nation Newspaper An article in The Nation of May 29 entitled Time To Change Ministers’ Oath piqued my interest. The writer, Beverley J. Walrond, was annoyed that our ministers and others were still “taking the oath to… Link: Time to do away with monarchy as Head of State

Going to IMF ‘a bad move’

Source: Nation Newspaper Leader of Kingdom Government of Barbados (KGB) political party, Steve “The Sheriff” Hunte, believes that Prime Minister Mia Mottley made a mistake in approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…. Link: Going to IMF ‘a bad move’

Senator: sacrifices must be made

Source: Nation Newspaper With Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley calling her the “voice of the future”, 30-year-old economist Crystal Drakes was yesterday announced as his second senator. On the eve of Prime Minister… Link: Senator: sacrifices must be made

Help for paediatric unit at QEH

Source: Nation Newspaper The Paediatric Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is in dire need of equipment to ensure its efficient operation. Nursing officer of the Paediatric Department, Cherry Jackman-Collymore recently said… Link: Help for paediatric unit at QEH

Burke misses out in sprint

Source: Nation Newspaper Top Barbadian sprinter Mario Burke endured mixed fortunes in the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Outdoor Championships at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, on… Link: Burke misses out in sprint

Smith smashes past Holder

Source: Nation Newspaper   Rachel Smith pulled off a big upset by eliminating the No. 1 seed Kim Holder when the St James Road Tennis Championship reached the semi-finals on Friday night at the Haynesville Community Centre,… Link: Smith smashes past Holder

Gill leads hosts over Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper Veteran national captain Jeremy Gill had 22 points, including five during a pivotal third-quarter stretch, to lead a Barbados men’s basketball trial squad to a 93-76 victory over Guyana in Friday’s opener… Link: Gill leads hosts over Guyana

Windies strike late to enhance victory odds

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN –  West Indies struck a crucial blow in the penultimate over of the fourth day when they prised out Roshen Silva cheaply, further enhancing their chances of winning the opening Test against… Link: Windies strike late to enhance victory odds

Safety first: Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassment

Source: Nation Newspaper KABUL – Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk trade where there were… Link: Safety first: Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassment

Workshops coming to prepare young people for work

Source: Nation Newspaper This summer, young Barbadians will again be exposed to valuable information which should greatly assist them as they prepare for the workforce. The Productivity Council will host four workshops on… Link: Workshops coming to prepare young people for work

Seaweed push

Source: Nation Newspaper The Government is using a holistic approach to address the algae invasion along the island’s coasts. Four ministries – Agriculture and Food Security; Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy; Transport,… Link: Seaweed push

Franklyn: A rush job for friends

Source: Nation Newspaper Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn, in his first contribution in the Senate yesterday, lambasted the new Mia Mottley Government for making its first order of business an amendment to the country’s Constitution…. Link: Franklyn: A rush job for friends

Police issue caution for Crop Over

Source: Nation Newspaper Promoters have been told to ensure all their bases are covered before staging Crop Over events. The advice came from Assistant Commissioner of Police Oral Williams as he addressed hundreds who turned… Link: Police issue caution for Crop Over

RBC Race benefits seven students

Source: Nation Newspaper Seven students will be receiving scholarships, through an increasingly successful 5K-run led by RBC Royal Bank (Barbados) Limited entitled Race For The Kids. RBC’s managing director Robert de Silva… Link: RBC Race benefits seven students

US-based athletes to lift Olympians Classic

Source: Nation Newspaper The presence of overseas-based athletes such as Jaquone Hoyte, Shakera Hall and Tristan Whitehall should enhance the Barbados Olympians Classic when they take to the track at the National Stadium from… Link: US-based athletes to lift Olympians Classic

Stolen looks set to steal the show

Source: Nation Newspaper   Stolen and her connections must believe today has to be their day to meet with the photographers in the winner’s enclosure following action at 4:50 p.m. in the featured St Ann’s Garrison Handicap… Link: Stolen looks set to steal the show

Sport business ‘untapped’

Source: Nation Newspaper Sun, sea, sand and sportsmen? Seems Barbados has another resource it can exploit. New Sports Minister John King says the country’s struggling economy stands to benefit from an untapped sporting industry… Link: Sport business ‘untapped’

Windies eyeing victory against Sri Lanka

Source: Nation Newspaper Ninth ranked West Indies are on course to win the opening Test after their fast bowlers knocked off Sri Lanka for a paltry 185 on a day of command for the home team at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and… Link: Windies eyeing victory against Sri Lanka

NIS warns of cheque fraud

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Insurance Department has uncovered multiple cases of cheque fraud and is urging retailers to be vigilant. Deputy director of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Jennifer Hunte, told the… Link: NIS warns of cheque fraud

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead

Source: Nation Newspaper United States celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s food-and-travel-focused Parts Unknown television series, hanged himself in a French hotel room, CNN said on Friday, in the second high-profile… Link: Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead

Hope for win in Belize

Source: Nation Newspaper Technical director of the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Ahmed Mohamed is standing by the performance of his team after their latest international assignment. Taking on Belize at home this past… Link: Hope for win in Belize

Jalon set for Woodbine debut

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian jockey Jalon Samuel will be making his Woodbine debut in the Plate Trial stakes this coming Saturday. Samuel, who moved his tack from Barbados to Canada earlier this year will be aboard Boyhood… Link: Jalon set for Woodbine debut

Game plan 2022

Source: Nation Newspaper How many more? Apparently four years if John King has his way. The new Minister of Sports believes Barbados will finally have a brand new National Stadium by 2022 considering that Government has… Link: Game plan 2022

Calypso takes over Independence Square

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force band is helping to kick-start the 2018 Crop Over Festival with their sixth annual Crop Over in the City concert.  Minister of Culture John King, who addressed the gathering… Link: Calypso takes over Independence Square

No new bishop yet

Source: Nation Newspaper The Elective Synod of the local Anglican Church seems headed for another stalemate as it seeks for the third time to elect a new bishop. The first round of voting just ended at the Christ Church Parish… Link: No new bishop yet

Government to address sargassum seaweed problem

Source: Nation Newspaper Government is committed to commencing a programme to address the problem of the Sargassum seaweed. This disclosure has come from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said the programme’s intention… Link: Government to address sargassum seaweed problem

Immediate recall issued for Regal Glucose 225 grammes  

Source: Nation Newspaper   Massy Distribution (Barbados) Ltd., on behalf of Regal Products Limited, the manufacturer for Regal products out of Trinidad and Tobago, has issued a voluntary recall for Regal Glucose – 225 grammes…. Link: Immediate recall issued for Regal Glucose 225 grammes  

New date set for Xplosion

Source: Nation Newspaper It is now June 23. That is the new date for the official launch of Crop Over given by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), producers of the festival for the First Citizen Crop Over Xplosion under the… Link: New date set for Xplosion

Some US states taking electoral maps out of politicians' hands

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court is due to rule by the end of June on the contentious practice called partisan gerrymandering in which state legislators draw electoral maps designed to entrench their… Link: Some US states taking electoral maps out of politicians’ hands

Afghanistan's Ghani announces his first ceasefire with Taliban

Source: Nation Newspaper KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant… Link: Afghanistan’s Ghani announces his first ceasefire with Taliban

US says diplomats in China hit by mystery illness

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON/GUANGZHOU – The US State Department has brought a group of diplomats home from Guangzhou, China, over concern they were suffering from a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has… Link: US says diplomats in China hit by mystery illness

Farmer: No foul play on farm

Source: Nation Newspaper   MANAGEMENT OF DL Prestige Farm and Meats Ltd is dismissing claims that it is operating an illegal business in Applewhaites, St George. A DAILY NATION team on Tuesday investigated a complaint… Link: Farmer: No foul play on farm

Bajan calypso ‘gem gone’

Source: Nation Newspaper   THE TERM “Gem Gone” held a different meaning yesterday when Barbadians learnt of the death of beloved calypsonian Charles “Romeo” Smith. Affectionately known as the Love Man, Romeo died of a… Link: Bajan calypso ‘gem gone’

Three lodge petition against buggery law

Source: Nation Newspaper Three members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, have officially lodged a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Twenty-four-year-old Alexa Hoffman,… Link: Three lodge petition against buggery law

Viral video nurse released on bail

Source: Nation Newspaper The male nurse charged for wounding a Psychiatric Hospital patient was released on bail when he appeared in the District A Magistrates Court. Jason Jamal Phillips, 32, of Madison Terrace, Deacons,… Link: Viral video nurse released on bail

Senate to meet on Friday

Source: Nation Newspaper The newly appointed Senate of Barbados will meet for the first time on Friday. The main item for discussion will be the Constitution (Amendment) (No.1) Bill 2018 which was passed yesterday in the House… Link: Senate to meet on Friday

Accident blocks entrance to sugar factory

Source: Nation Newspaper A police officer was involved in a collision with a recycling truck at the entrance to Portvale Factory, Blowers, St James, this morning. According to an eyewitness, the recycling truck was travelling… Link: Accident blocks entrance to sugar factory

Fire guts derelict building

Source: Nation Newspaper Fire gutted a derelict building before midnight. Fire officials responded to a call at 11:38 p.m. with two water tenders and seven officers from the Bridgetown Fire Station under the command of Station… Link: Fire guts derelict building

Barbados loses veteran calypsonian

Source: Nation Newspaper Veteran Barbadian calypsonian Charles “Romeo” Smith has passed away suddenly of a suspected heart attack. (SAB)   Link: Barbados loses veteran calypsonian

Drug Treatment Court needs help

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS’ Drug Treatment Court (DTC) needs  help. Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson made the appeal during the opening ceremony of a training workshop organised by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American… Link: Drug Treatment Court needs help

Back to school for House Of Soca

Source: Nation Newspaper THE HOUSE OF SOCA is ready for Crop Over. From earlier in the year, one of the island’s oldest calypso tents has been busy gearing up for the Sweetest Summer Festival. However, its preparation… Link: Back to school for House Of Soca

Bracing for downgrade

Source: Nation Newspaper GOVERNMENT IS BRACING for a major credit rating downgrade as it starts discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and prepares to restructure Barbados’ debt. Yesterday, Prime Minister Mia… Link: Bracing for downgrade

GOVT’S PLAN OUTLINED

Source: Barbados Advocate Governor General Dame Sandra Mason delivering the Throne Speech yesterday in the Senate Chamber. Government is intent on achieving a balanced budget by 2019, and to do so without any new financing requirements. Link: GOVT’S PLAN OUTLINED

IMF team in Barbados

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister Mia Mottley (right) in discussion with the IMF’s Bert van Selm (left) during their meeting at Government Headquarters today. To Prime Minister Mottley’s right are Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn; and Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Marsha Caddle. (C.Pitt/BGIS) GOVERNMENT and a team…

Empire take lead

Source: Nation Newspaper MASSY United Insurance Empire moved to the top of the Division 1 standings after winning the latest clash in their long-standing battle for women’s hockey supremacy with arch-rivals Maple on Saturday…. Link: Empire take lead

Windies pushing to keep out Sri Lanka

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – West Indies begin their quest to keep their strong home record against Sri Lanka intact, when they face the unpredictable Asian side in the opening Test of the three-match series here today…. Link: Windies pushing to keep out Sri Lanka

Move afoot to fast-track Archer

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – English cricket authorities are considering fast-tracking Barbadian Jofra Archer’s England qualification, in order to have the high-rated all-rounder available for next year’s World Cup. Under… Link: Move afoot to fast-track Archer

Villa wash away Rangers

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS’ most capped netballer Latonia Blackman showed her tremendous versatility in leading Guardian Group Pride of Villa to the Division 1 playoffs by destroying former queens CO Williams Rangers 53-17… Link: Villa wash away Rangers

St Catherine beat rain, YMPC

Source: Nation Newspaper THE frequent showers may have dampened the ground and marred the match but didn’t rain completely on Crane Resort St Catherine parade and their march into the Sagicor General Twenty20 cricket semi-finals…. Link: St Catherine beat rain, YMPC

AG: Government committed to Drug Treatment Court 

Source: Nation Newspaper Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, has pledged Government’s support and commitment to the Drug Treatment Court. He made this pledge today during a Drug Treatment Court training… Link: AG: Government committed to Drug Treatment Court 

LGBT taking aim at buggery laws

Source: Nation Newspaper Three Barbadians from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be challenging two of Barbados’ “onerous” laws which they say criminalise intimacy between consenting partners. … Link: LGBT taking aim at buggery laws

Sargassum overload

Source: Nation Newspaper Miles of sargassum seaweed stretching from Tent Bay,St Joseph, to the Atlantic Ocean, caught the attention of scores of onlookers yesterday. Residents, people visiting the area and tourists gathered… Link: Sargassum overload

Moore: A voice for the vulnerable

Source: Nation Newspaper Less than ten minutes into her role as a senator, trade unionist Toni Moore said every breath would be spent protecting Barbados’ most vulnerable. And she will be fighting any attempt to make workers… Link: Moore: A voice for the vulnerable

Sagicor hauls in US$115m profit

Source: Nation Newspaper   Sagicor Financial Corporation is flourishing while Barbados and other Caribbean economies battle fiscal and debt problems. Group chief operating officer Ravi Rambarran yesterday reported that… Link: Sagicor hauls in US5m profit

Traffic changes for opening of Parliament

Source: Nation Newspaper A number of traffic changes will be in effect on Tuesday, June 5, to facilitate the opening of Parliament at 10:00 a.m. From 8:00 a.m. until the end of the event, the following streets in Bridgetown… Link: Traffic changes for opening of Parliament

Psychiatric nurse suspended

Source: Nation Newspaper A nurse at the Psychiatric Hospital who Is the subject of a video being circulated on social media depicting the abuse of a patient has been suspended pending investigations into the incident. The… Link: Psychiatric nurse suspended

Sixty-two dead in Guatemala volcano eruption

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY – The number of fatalities from a massive volcano eruption in Guatemala rose to 62 on Monday, an official in the Central American country said. Only 13 of the dead have been identified… Link: Sixty-two dead in Guatemala volcano eruption

Sagicor welcomes IMF move

Source: Nation Newspaper Sagicor Financial Corporation has welcomed Government’s decision to get help from the International Monetary Fund. The company’s chief operating officer Ravi Rambarran said: “We view that as a welcome… Link: Sagicor welcomes IMF move

Fur-ever in love

Source: Nation Newspaper Every time Hatuey Corrie returns home, he is greeted at the gate with a burst of affection from his animals. Looking all smiley with their mouths open, his dogs express their love by insane licking… Link: Fur-ever in love

QEH temporarily relocates the Respiratory Unit

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is kindly asked to note that the Respiratory Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital which specialises in the acute care of patients with all types of respiratory diseases will be temporarily relocated… Link: QEH temporarily relocates the Respiratory Unit

‘Lack of financing’ plaguing patent push

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS HAS THE OPPORTUNITY to benefit from patent development, but this potential is being stalled by lack of financial backing. The point was emphassied by registrar and director of the Corporate… Link: ‘Lack of financing’ plaguing patent push

Ruth soon sailing to Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper MY MID-JUNE, the schooner Ruth should be making its maiden voyage to Guyana to purchase the first set of produce and possibly seafood for sale on the local market. For almost a decade, the massive… Link: Ruth soon sailing to Guyana

Worrell not budging

Source: Nation Newspaper FORMER GOVERNOR of the Central Bank, Dr DeLisle Worrell, is sticking to his guns that Government should send home 1 500 workers if it wants to fix the country’s economic problems. He also suggested… Link: Worrell not budging

Sea of red at Bath

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY (BLP) and its supporters are still on a high from their resounding victory at the May 24 General Election. From around 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., hundreds of supporters, most of them… Link: Sea of red at Bath

Panton does the trick

Source: Nation Newspaper FOUR PEAT. Jamaican master driver Jeff Panton became the first man to achieve a beaver-trick at the coveted Sol Rally Barbados, but the 29th running of the event was marred by an accident which has… Link: Panton does the trick

Walcott holds on for victory

Source: Nation Newspaper EDMONTON – Champion jockey Rico Walcott staved off a late challenge from outsider Star Czar to win the feature CAN$56 000 Western Canada Handicap aboard hot favourite Shimshine at Northlands Park on Saturday…. Link: Walcott holds on for victory

Milton Lynch ‘A’ keep title

Source: Nation Newspaper MILTON LYNCH “A” withstood the challenge of People’s Cathedral “A” to retain the Barbados Chess Federation’s Primary Inter-School Championship by the narrowest of margins. In an enthralling battle… Link: Milton Lynch ‘A’ keep title

All Stars tent starts on high note

Source: Nation Newspaper The official start of the Crop Over Festival has gotten off to a rocky start but so far it has been smooth sailing at the Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent. The show began around 6 p.m. with hundreds… Link: All Stars tent starts on high note

Arthur ‘31st casualty’ of election

Source: Nation Newspaper   Owen Arthur has been advised to “see politics and leave it” after repeatedly failing to minimise the appeal of Mia Mottley. Regional political strategist Hartley Henry deemed Arthur the 31st… Link: Arthur ‘31st casualty’ of election

Men to discuss healthy eating

Source: Nation Newspaper Community nutrition officer Leanda Hurdle will address the monthly meeting of the Men’s Health Group at the Randal Phillips Polyclinic, Oistins, Christ Church, on Tuesday, June 5. Hurdle’s topic will… Link: Men to discuss healthy eating

Building collapse kills at least three in Kenyan capital

Source: Nation Newspaper NAIROBI – At least three people were killed after a five-story building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in the early hours of Sunday, officials said. It was not immediately clear what caused… Link: Building collapse kills at least three in Kenyan capital

Fogging schedule June 4 – 8

Source: Nation Newspaper The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, June 4, a team will be in St Philip fogging… Link: Fogging schedule June 4 – 8

Bajan pride at stake

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ senior team have another opportunity to restore national football pride tonight as they step up preparations for the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League. The Bajan Tridents, with a mere two… Link: Bajan pride at stake

Atherley: Keep people informed

Source: Nation Newspaper Let the people know the pain they will have to bear as a result of any measures taken to revive the island’s flagging economy. And, said the island’s new Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, don’t… Link: Atherley: Keep people informed

Caswell Franklyn named as Senator

Source: Nation Newspaper Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley has named one of his two appointments to the Senate as well as a spiritual advisor. During a press conference today, Atherley introduced trade unionist… Link: Caswell Franklyn named as Senator

Government plans clean-up campaigns

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley and members of the Cabinet assembled earlier today at a thanksgiving service at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Mile-and-a-Quarter, St Peter. Members of the Department… Link: Government plans clean-up campaigns

WINDIES A to take on England Lions and India in one-day series

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – When WINDIES A go to England this summer, it will be the third series in less than a year. Cricket West Indies is placing great emphasis on the A team programme to give players international… Link: WINDIES A to take on England Lions and India in one-day series

Sweet success of sugar cane worker Ernesta

Source: Nation Newspaper Ernesta Williams grew up on Applewhaites Plantation. Not literally, but many of her childhood memories were made there; and her very first job as a sugar worker, the one she still has today, was at… Link: Sweet success of sugar cane worker Ernesta

Barbados to host CARICOM conference on security and crime

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN  – Barbados will host a Drug Treatment Court (DTC) awareness and training workshop as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) responds to the crime and security situation in the region. A statement… Link: Barbados to host CARICOM conference on security and crime

Trump makes an about-face, revives summit with North Korean leader

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON –  US President Donald Trump, in a complete reversal, said on Friday he would hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore in the latest twist in the high-stakes… Link: Trump makes an about-face, revives summit with North Korean leader

Jamaica signs MOU with United States to combat child trafficking

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON  – The United States is providing US$4.5 million in funding for projects and other activities over the next four years under an agreement with signed with Jamaica  for a Child Protection Compact… Link: Jamaica signs MOU with United States to combat child trafficking

Bishop Atherley now Leader of the Opposition

Source: Barbados Advocate Leader of the Opposition, Bishop Joseph Atherley, leaves Government House with his wife Esther (right) and sister Eudaline after being sworn in yesterday. His son Joseph Atherley III stands to the left. In a surprising twist, Barbados has an unexpected and new Leader of the Opposition. Link: Bishop Atherley now

IMF TEAM COMING

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment, The Hon. Mia Mottley, as she made her address. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team will be visiting Barbados soon to start discussions on how the Fund can support the government’s economic reform programme, which is currently being finali Link:

Atherley to name Opposition senators

Source: Nation Newspaper On Saturday independent Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley will announce the two Opposition senators he has selected to serve in the Upper House. After being sworn in yesterday at Government… Link: Atherley to name Opposition senators

Normal hurricane season, says Met official

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians are being urged to make necessary provisions for this year’s hurricane season, even though weather projections have not sparked any alarm. At a 2018 hurricane awareness month press conference,… Link: Normal hurricane season, says Met official

Footballer scolded over ganja ‘find’

Source: Nation Newspaper   Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch yesterday read the riot act to an aspiring national footballer who was caught with 28 packets of marijuana stashed in his crotch area. Empire Football Club… Link: Footballer scolded over ganja ‘find’

Payment solutions a priority for CDEMA

Source: Nation Newspaper With this hurricane season beginning yesterday, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) still has several outstanding concerns. During the regional agency’s annual press conference… Link: Payment solutions a priority for CDEMA

Tuach aims for Olympics

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ top surfer Chelsea Tuach is aiming to meet the qualifying standards for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Surfing will make its debut at the Summer Olympic Games and the female surfer,… Link: Tuach aims for Olympics

Regional football goal

Source: Nation Newspaper For the first time in the history of football, there is an alignment of the leadership in the region between FIFA, CONCACAF the CFU, and even The Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF) in Central America…. Link: Regional football goal

Pressure on the Sheriff

Source: Nation Newspaper The pressure will be on “The Sheriff” if the Sol Rally Barbados title is to stay in Barbados this year. Christened Roger Skeete, he will have Lewis Venezia as his co-driver in the Sol/Automotive Art/Simpson… Link: Pressure on the Sheriff

Two attacked and robbed at Brighton

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into a case of assault and robbery which occurred sometime around 2 a.m. today at Brighton, St Michael in an area known as the Hot Pot.   Four masked men armed… Link: Two attacked and robbed at Brighton

Man robbed by five armed masked men

Source: Nation Newspaper A Brittons Hill, St Michael man is now nursing a gunshot injury after five masked men armed with weapons entered his home and robbed him of several items. Police say 24-year-old Roscae Chandler reported… Link: Man robbed by five armed masked men

Gospelfest ‘here to stay’

Source: Nation Newspaper After 26 years of bringing the best in gospel music to stage in Barbados, executive producer Adrian Agard says Gospelfest is here to stay. While reflecting on the event over the years, Agard told the… Link: Gospelfest ‘here to stay’

‘Signing frenzy’ days before poll

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday asked numerous questions of the previous Democratic Labour Party (DLP) after claiming it had gone on a frenzied signing of contracts and concession offers before being… Link: ‘Signing frenzy’ days before poll

BLP must ‘make it right’ for senators

Source: Nation Newspaper It will take an amendment of the Constitution to get two of the 12 Government nominees into the Senate. It was announced yesterday that Rawdon Adams, son of late Prime Minister Tom Adams, and Kay McConney,… Link: BLP must ‘make it right’ for senators

Firemen keeping watchful eye on burning cow itch

Source: Nation Newspaper Fire officers are on the scene of a grass fire at Kew Land, Redman Village, St Thomas.  Residents along the street confirmed to Nationnews that the blaze started around 8:30 p.m.  One female resident… Link: Firemen keeping watchful eye on burning cow itch

Alexandra win Under-13 cricket final

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – Alexandra won their second Barbados Cricket Association’s Everton Weekes Under-13 Secondary Schools’ cricket title when they defeated St Peter neighbours, Coleridge & Parry by 12 runs in a… Link: Alexandra win Under-13 cricket final

Mottley highlights debt situation in post-Cabinet briefing

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley has painted a sobering picture of the Barbados economy. In a 40-minute press briefing this afternoon, she sought to update the media and the public following the first full… Link: Mottley highlights debt situation in post-Cabinet briefing

Antigua PM urges financial support for cash-strapped LIAT

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S –The Antigua and Barbuda government Wednesday urged regional governments to provide a subvention to the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, so as to ensure its future viability. Prime… Link: Antigua PM urges financial support for cash-strapped LIAT

Persaud leaves RBC to join Mottley’s team

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN — RBC’s managing director for Barbados and regional operating officer for the Southern Caribbean  Robert de Silva has announced that Professor Avinash Persaud has resigned from his directorships… Link: Persaud leaves RBC to join Mottley’s team

Heritage Bus Tour on again

Source: Nation Newspaper This year’s Crop Over Heritage Bus Tour is an event not to be missed. Sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) in association with Carmeta’s, it will take on a new look under the… Link: Heritage Bus Tour on again

Alexandra, CP in Under-13 final

Source: Nation Newspaper It will be a battle of the North today at Empire Club, Bank Hall. But the spotlight will be on new batting sensation Joshua Morris when his team Coleridge & Parry clash with neighbours Alexandra in… Link: Alexandra, CP in Under-13 final

BWA to charge water scammers

Source: Nation Newspaper The days of residents cheating the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) via illegal connections are coming to an end. General manager Keithroy Halliday told the DAILY NATION the BWA would soon be sending… Link: BWA to charge water scammers

Unease over crashes

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are so concerned about the number of accidents occurring, they are considering a road safety audit. Following two accidents which took place yesterday, head of the Operations Services Division… Link: Unease over crashes

Banker cautions against creative crooks

Source: Barbados Advocate Branch Manager at Scotiabank Warrens, Sterl Lyons, says just as local banks are constantly doing their best to keep the funds of their customers safe, the criminal element is also persistently look Link: Banker cautions against creative crooks

Dah beach not really mine

Source: Nation Newspaper Property owners in Barbados have the right to secure their property by way of a fence, guard wall or a simple “No Trespassing” sign. But does this apply to people who own beachfront properties? To… Link: Dah beach not really mine

‘National crisis’

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister Mia Mottley (left) speaking to government officials and (right) Grenville Phillips of BAPE during the tour yesterday. Describing the situation with the South Coast Sewage Plant as a “national crisis”, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said she does not know how it was not treated to as a “national…

Two collisions, one person injured

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating two accidents which occurred today. The first happened about 9:15 a.m. along the Barrow Section of the ABC Highway, about 100 yards south of the JTC Ramsay Roundabout. … Link: Two collisions, one person injured

South Coast sewage issue deemed a national crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley today deemed the continuing sewage problems on the south coast a national crisis and has ordered that a Cabinet Paper be prepared in time for tomorrow’s meeting of Cabinet outlining… Link: South Coast sewage issue deemed a national crisis

Doc: No monkey business

Source: Nation Newspaper “Porkey” has been dismissed as hogwash. Dr Mark Trotman, senior veterinary officer in the Ministry of Health, told the MIDWEEK NATION yesterday that it was “literally impossible” for mating to take… Link: Doc: No monkey business

Sandals to sponsor the WINDIES for the hurricane relief game at Lord’s

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Cricket West Indies today announced Sandals Resorts as the WINDIES team sponsor for tomorrow’s charity match against the ICC World XI. The high-profile match will be played at Lord’s at 6 p.m…. Link: Sandals to sponsor the WINDIES for the hurricane relief game at Lord’s

One injured in two-car collision

Source: Nation Newspaper At least one person is injured following a two-car accident at the Clyde Walcott Roundabout in Hothersal Turning, St Michael. Emergency personnel are on the scene and one woman is currently receiving… Link: One injured in two-car collision

Roseanne Barr blames sleep aid Ambien for racist tweet

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – United States comedian Roseanne Barr said she was tired of “being attacked and belittled” and blamed sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official… Link: Roseanne Barr blames sleep aid Ambien for racist tweet

Mottley and team visiting south coast

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Cabinet are gearing up for a tour of the sewage-affected south coast. With Prime Minister Mia Mottley leading the charge, a host of ministers and Barbados Water Authority and tourism… Link: Mottley and team visiting south coast

Trump and Mexican president spar over border wall again

Source: Nation Newspaper NASHVILLE –  United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Mexico of doing “nothing” to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that… Link: Trump and Mexican president spar over border wall again

Cyclist injured in crash

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating an accident with injuries which occurred about 2:50 p.m. on yesterday along Lower Collymore Rock, St Michael. It involved a vehicle owned and driven by 47-year-old Shawn Foster… Link: Cyclist injured in crash

Christ Church home goes up in flames

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a house fire which occurred about 5:35 p.m. yesterday at Lower Carter’s Gap, Christ Church. It destroyed the two-bedroom home of 63-year-old Dorian Burke. Police say Burke… Link: Christ Church home goes up in flames

Best: Time for selectors to go

Source: Nation Newspaper TINO BEST is calling for the heads of the Barbados cricket selectors. Angered by some of the choices, or more specifically, the non-selection of others during last week’s draft for the 2018-19 Professional… Link: Best: Time for selectors to go

Firebirds burn Rangers

Source: Nation Newspaper SPOONERS HILL FIREBIRDS roasted former champions C.O. Williams Rangers 50-30 at the Netball Stadium on Monday night to assume pole position in the race for the 2018 Division 1 netball crown. With veteran… Link: Firebirds burn Rangers

Wanderers stop Pickwick

Source: Nation Newspaper COUNTERPOINT WANDERERS outpaced ESA Field Pickwick at every stage to capture a semi-final place in the Barbados Cricket Association’s 2018 Twenty20 competition. The first quarter-final, featuring the… Link: Wanderers stop Pickwick

Two granted bail after police brawl

Source: Nation Newspaper The two men who found themselves at the centre of a brawl with police earlier this month were granted bail earlier when they appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court. Travis Tremaine Brathwaite,… Link: Two granted bail after police brawl

Social Justice Committee coming soon

Source: Nation Newspaper With the Social Partnership meeting yesterday and set to meet again this Friday, Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Colin Jordan says the Social Justice Committee could soon be established…. Link: Social Justice Committee coming soon

Open day at Deighton Griffith Secondary School

Source: Nation Newspaper The Deighton Griffith Secondary School is inviting members of the public to its Best Practices in Sustainable Organic Agriculture Open Day, which takes place at the school this Friday, June 1, at 10 a.m…. Link: Open day at Deighton Griffith Secondary School

Camp Transition 2018 to feature junior and senior camps

Source: Nation Newspaper   Students making the transition from primary to secondary school are invited to register for Camp Transition, which will be held at The St Michael School, Martindales Road, St Michael, from Monday,… Link: Camp Transition 2018 to feature junior and senior camps

Time to change ministers’ oath

Source: Nation Newspaper I offer congratulations to our new Government and wish it every success as it works on behalf of the people of Barbados. At the swearing in of the ministers and parliamentary secretaries, our Prime… Link: Time to change ministers’ oath

No word from DLP in response to Senate offer

Source: Nation Newspaper There was no clear indication yesterday as to whether the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will be taking up the offer of two seats in the Senate. Some of the party’s defeated candidates met yesterday… Link: No word from DLP in response to Senate offer

Social joy

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Social Partnership are happy after their first meeting yesterday with Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said all parties are committed to preserving the value of Barbados’ dollar. President… Link: Social joy

Coach put on bond

Source: Nation Newspaper The action was hot on and off the field when a football coach and a goalkeeper came to blows on Sunday. The aggressor, football coach Corey Kemar Barrow, will have to keep the peace for at least six… Link: Coach put on bond

Lashley back in court

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s back to the Bar for new Queen’s Counsel Michael Lashley after his defeat at the polls last Thursday. Yesterday, the attorney visited the District “A” Magistrates’ Court where he was warmly greeted… Link: Lashley back in court

Grassy pitch in works

Source: Nation Newspaper Like days of old, fast bowlers will have the historic Kensington Oval ground to their liking for next month’s historic day/night showdown between the West Indies and Sri Lanka on June 23. That’s according… Link: Grassy pitch in works

Swimmer starts with three golds

Source: Nation Newspaper Danielle Treasure captured three gold medals when the 27th annual Aquatic Centre International Invitational started at the Barbados Aquatic Centre on Friday night. The Pirates Swim Club competitor… Link: Swimmer starts with three golds

Welch, Williams Northlands winners

Source: Nation Newspaper Rookie Rey Williams and veteran Quincy Welch tasted victory, but fellow Barbadian Rico Walcott was winless as Jamaican Shamaree Muir stole the headlines at Northlands Park with a superb triple on the seven-race… Link: Welch, Williams Northlands winners

Governor satisfied with progress following hurricanes

Source: Nation Newspaper CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix – Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI),  Kenneth Mapp, says he is satisfied with the progress made in rehabilitating the country, eight months after it was battered… Link: Governor satisfied with progress following hurricanes

Hearse driver, boy die as gunmen fire at mourners

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Jamaica police were continuing their search Monday for the gunmen who shot at mourners at a funeral on Sunday leaving two people, including a 17-year-old boy dead. Police confirmed that… Link: Hearse driver, boy die as gunmen fire at mourners

Body beauties light up stage

Source: Nation Newspaper TECHNICAL PROBLEMS with the lighting couldn’t dim Keisha Squires’ shine on stage. Her second appearance during the Sparkling Ice Inter-Gym Fitness Competition, hosted by ABC Fitness Studios at the Lloyd… Link: Body beauties light up stage

Williams pushing Blackbelly products

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS’ BLACKBELLY SHEEP SECTOR is set to get a major boost from one of the country’s largest companies. C.O. Williams Farms is diversifying its range of products and offering leather goods which… Link: Williams pushing Blackbelly products

Quality missing from May Classic

Source: Nation Newspaper IT was a May Classic in name only and not by entries or excitement from excellent performances. Saturday’s low-key event at the National Stadium was devalued by the absence of several local athletes,… Link: Quality missing from May Classic

New Cabinet Sworn In

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister the Hon. Mia Mottley, Q.C.; Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall; Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and Leader of Government Business, Santia Bradshaw; Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, George Payne; Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde; and Minister…

Jamaicans take the Hill again

Source: Nation Newspaper IT WAS a day of thrills and spills as drivers settled the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) Flow King of the Hill from Hangman’s Hill to Lion Castle, St Thomas, yesterday. The flamboyant Shon Cummins and… Link: Jamaicans take the Hill again

Scores support Pompasette

Source: Nation Newspaper Scores of Barbadians came dressed in their Sunday’s best in support of the annual Pompasette Brunch Party.  The annual fundraiser was held at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society in support of… Link: Scores support Pompasette

New cabinet sworn in

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados officially has its cabinet. In a two hour long ceremony this evening, the Governor General Sandra Mason swore in 24 members of Prime Minister’s Mia Mottley’s new cabinet at the Bay Street… Link: New cabinet sworn in

Gospelfest family affair

Source: Nation Newspaper Hundreds have gathered at the picturesque Farley Hill National Park for the culmination of the 2018 staging of Gospelfest. It is expected to be a full evening of entertain by top local, regional and… Link: Gospelfest family affair

Pedestrian succumbs to injuries

Source: Nation Newspaper RICARDO Stuart, 52, a pedestrian of Lower Burney, St Michael succumbed to his injuries following an accident with a motorcyclist at St Barnabas, St Michael Saturday night. Family members confirmed… Link: Pedestrian succumbs to injuries

Musical treat

Source: Nation Newspaper Not even a General Election could stop the Barbados Celtic Festival. Organisers made some changes to the programme, and the second annual Pipers Parade went off without a hitch at Hastings Rocks, Christ… Link: Musical treat

Temporary shifts at Supreme Court Complex

Source: Nation Newspaper Offices located at the Supreme Court Complex will be temporarily relocated to Manor Lodge, Green Hill, St Michael, from Monday, June 18, for approximately four months. As a result, the Court of Appeal… Link: Temporary shifts at Supreme Court Complex

Motorcyclist, pedestrian injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police and ambulance personnel are on the scene of a serious accident at St Barnabas, St Michael. It involves a motorcyclist and a pedestrian. Both of them received injuries. (RL) Link: Motorcyclist, pedestrian injured in accident

Economy in dire straits

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ economic situation is even more dire than initially thought – so serious that our BD$2 to US$1 exchange rate could be in jeopardy. An analysis of the just released International Monetary… Link: Economy in dire straits

Jones calls it a day

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Minister of Education Ronald Jones has called it quits as a politician. He made the announcement on his Facebook page yesterday. “I wish to express my sincerest thanks to the people of Christ… Link: Jones calls it a day

Caution urged as a result of fire

Source: Nation Newspaper As a fire which broke out at the old Ministry of Health compound, Jemmotts Lane, St Michael, on Friday night continues to smoulder, the Ministry of Health is advising residents and persons who traverse… Link: Caution urged as a result of fire

Traffic arrangements for swearing-in ceremony

Source: Nation Newspaper As a result of the swearing-in ceremony of members of Cabinet tomorrow, Sunday, May 27, Highway 7, from its junction with Garrison Road to its junction with Beckles Road, St Michael, will be closed to… Link: Traffic arrangements for swearing-in ceremony

Cabinet to be sworn in tomorrow in public ceremony

Source: Nation Newspaper A public swearing-in ceremony for the new Cabinet of Barbados will be held tomorrow, Sunday, May 27, at the Bay Street Esplanade, Bay Street, St Michael, beginning at 4 p.m. Following the arrival of… Link: Cabinet to be sworn in tomorrow in public ceremony

BRSA urges new government to prioritise road safety

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) has extended congratulations to the new Barbados Labour Party administration on its victory. In a statement, president Sharmane Roland-Bowen said the organisations… Link: BRSA urges new government to prioritise road safety

PM names new Cabinet

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley named her Cabinet moments ago during a Press briefing at Government Headquarters.   Here are some of the key appointments: Prime Minister Minister of Finance,… Link: PM names new Cabinet

Ireland ends abortion ban as 'quiet revolution' transforms country

Source: Nation Newspaper DUBLIN – Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws in what its prime minister described as the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one… Link: Ireland ends abortion ban as ‘quiet revolution’ transforms country

NOW congratulates Mottley and new female representatives

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Organization of Women has congratulated the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley. President Avelyn Christie also congratulated newcomers Dr Sonia Browne, Sandra Husbands… Link: NOW congratulates Mottley and new female representatives

Accident victims named

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have released the names of the three people who died in two separate vehicular accidents last night. The first incident which occurred between Hothersal Turning and the Norman Niles Roundabout… Link: Accident victims named

Barbados has a new PM

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister Mia Mottley (right) takes the oath of office to become this country’s eighth leader before Governor General Dame Sandra Mason yesterday afternoon. Mia Amor Mottley is now the Prime Minister of Barbados – the eighth person and first female to hold that office in this land, and she…

DLP told to get back to foundation

Source: Barbados Advocate The crushing defeat in Thursday’s General Election indicates clearly that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) needs to retool itself and get back to its foundations. Link: DLP told to get back to foundation

Old Ministry of Health buildings ablaze

Source: Nation Newspaper Fire has once again engulfed the old Ministry of Health buildings at Jemmotts Lane, St Michael. It is understood that the blaze broke out after 10 p.m. Fire officers are on the scene. Last… Link: Old Ministry of Health buildings ablaze

Mottley starts work

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley hit the ground running yesterday. The new Prime Minister, with Attorney General Dale Marshall by her side, quickly put the celebration of the Barbados Labour Party’s landslide… Link: Mottley starts work

Griffith: Case of home drums

Source: Nation Newspaper New Member of Parliament for St John, Charles Griffith, is not known for his musical ability. But for the history-making Barbados Labour Party representative, his triumph in Thursday’s General Election… Link: Griffith: Case of home drums

Santia beats dad’s record

Source: Nation Newspaper Santia Bradshaw was elated, but still humbled, as she spoke to the media after her win on Thursday night, ushering her return to the constituency of St Michael South East. Bradshaw recorded double… Link: Santia beats dad’s record

Solutions to lend new Govt a hand

Source: Nation Newspaper One of the rejected political parties is offering to give the Mia Mottley Administration a helping hand. Following the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) landslide victory in Thursday’s General Election,… Link: Solutions to lend new Govt a hand

90 to face King Of The Hill starter

Source: Nation Newspaper   Ninety crews – one shy of the record entry in 2012 – will contest Sunday’s Flow King Of The Hill, the final shakedown ahead of Sol Rally Barbados 2018. Last year’s winner, Jamaica’s Jeff Panton,… Link: 90 to face King Of The Hill starter

Northern Star can shine

Source: Nation Newspaper Heavyweights Northern Star and Infrared are in action on Saturday at the Garrison Savannah. While the protagonists will be on show, the real showstopper on the card surrounds another stablemate clash… Link: Northern Star can shine

Eastmond: UPP will be back

Source: Nation Newspaper The United Progressive Party (UPP) will not disappear after failing to win a single seat in yesterday’s General Election. To loud applause during a televised speech from party headquarters in Strathclyde,… Link: Eastmond: UPP will be back

Public offices closing at 1 p.m. today

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that Government offices will close at 1 p.m. today, Friday, May 25. Members of the public are encouraged to arrange their business accordingly. (BGIS) Link: Public offices closing at 1 p.m. today

Mia, Bees create history  

Source: Nation Newspaper Mia Amor Mottley is now the Prime Minister-elect of Barbados. The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader and her team romped home to an unprecedented 30-nil victory at the polls last night, with a punishing… Link: Mia, Bees create history  

All o' Dem gone

Source: Nation Newspaper “I take full responsibility for the defeat.” These were the words of a clearly deflated Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he pondered the overwhelming defeat of his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at… Link: All o’ Dem gone

Sinckler ousted by Rowe

Source: Nation Newspaper First-timer Neil Rowe has wrested the seat of St Michael North West from two-time incumbent Chris Sinckler. He beat the ex-Minister of Finance 2 489 to 1 991 votes in Thursday’s poll. The victory… Link: Sinckler ousted by Rowe

Smith gets WI recall

Source: Nation Newspaper Devon Smith’s prolific scoring in the 2017-2018 regional season has won him a recall to the West Indies Test team for the first time in three years. The 36-year-old Grenadian opening batsman was named… Link: Smith gets WI recall

Counting starts in some constituencies

Source: Nation Newspaper The special polling day boxes have arrived at some counting stations. They include Ellerton Primary School and the Valley Resource Centre, in St George South and North, respectively, and the Wildey… Link: Counting starts in some constituencies

One box holding up counting at Deighton Griffith

Source: Nation Newspaper Returning officer Walter Jones is waiting on the special polling day box which is holding up the count at Deighton Griffith for Christ Church West Central. He currently has 20 boxes. Jones said… Link: One box holding up counting at Deighton Griffith

Delay in St Michael North East

Source: Nation Newspaper Counting of votes in the constituency of St Michael North East has been delayed. Election clerk at the St Matthews Primary School, Adrian Walcott just informed reporters that Electoral and Boundaries… Link: Delay in St Michael North East

Counting stations prepare for vote tally

Source: Nation Newspaper Ballot boxes are being delivered to counting stations across the island as electoral officials prepare to begin counting votes following today’s General Elections. A two-hour voting extension was put… Link: Counting stations prepare for vote tally

Long lines at Lawrence T Gay

Source: Nation Newspaper There were long lines of voters for the four boxes – WC1 A-H and I-Z and WC2 A-H and I-Z – for the St Michael West Central constituency at the Lawrence T Gay Primary School in Spooners Hill, St Michael…. Link: Long lines at Lawrence T Gay

Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hundreds of people are expected to have criminal records expunged from the system due to the establishment of a Rehabilitation Board in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders… Link: Hundreds expected to have criminal records expunged

Long lines form as voters come out

Source: Nation Newspaper The line is growing at the Rices Methodist Church as constituents of St Philip South get ready to cast their vote at polling district PF2. Before the 6 a.m. official start, members of the public ever… Link: Long lines form as voters come out

Thief: Hard times made me do it

Source: Nation Newspaper   He blamed the harsh economic times for his theft, and asked the magistrate for a break. However, Lindwall Ryan Walkes will have to spend the next six months at HMP Dodds after admitting to stealing… Link: Thief: Hard times made me do it

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