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May 23, 2017

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The DLP’s wrong medicine

Source: Barbados Today | The DLP’s wrong medicine Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Christopher Sinckler will soon give what many Barbadians hope will be his very last budget presentation. The jury is out on whether Sinckler, with his broad shoulders and knack for political drama, ought to carry the blame for the numerous shortcomings

Crafter uses paper to unleash creativity

Source: Nation Newspaper | Crafter uses paper to unleash creativity AT A TIME when e-cards are becoming increasingly popular, there is a “paper crafter” who delights in making something that you can hold. Elizabeth Blackman has turned her hobby into a business and…

Licensing Authority system unavailable

Source: Barbados Today | Licensing Authority system unavailable The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is advising the public that the Licensing Authority system will be unavailable from 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, to facilitate maintenance of the servers. The BRA said residents should arrange their business accordingly. Normal operations are expected to resume from Friday,

The dysfunction in our schools

Source: Barbados Today | The dysfunction in our schools While typing this, tears are building. I didn’t want to comment but this is too heavy on my heart to stay silent. As a husband, father, Barbadian and educator, my heart grieves for my country. What Barbados and the world saw of the recent beating of

Burning the candle at both ends

Source: Barbados Today | Burning the candle at both ends We all do it from time to time. Whether it’s a night of partying and then a mad rush to work the next morning; or helping the children with homework and then trying to catch up with some leftover work from the office. Next thing

Flow nets 16 000 subscribers

Source: Nation Newspaper | Flow nets 16 000 subscribers MORE THAN 16 000 mobile subscribers are currently enjoying Flow’s superfast 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. And that number is expected to double by year end. “In less than two months, just…

Seoul Searching

Source: Barbados Today | Seoul Searching Barbados TODAY’s Kaymar Jordan is in Seoul, Korea this week at the invitation of the Korean Foundation, as one of its Distinguished Guests in Media. The visit comes amid heightened tensions along the Korean Peninsula and Barbados TODAY will bring a first-hand view of what it is like in Korea. Amid rising

Bajan Gems beat Sunshine Girls to draw series

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bajan Gems beat Sunshine Girls to draw series BARBADOS BEAT JAMAICA in netball for the first time since 1984 last night as they rallied to a 43-41 win at the National Arena in Kingston.  The result meant the three-match Test series ended…

Fiscal discipline a must

Source: Nation Newspaper | Fiscal discipline a must ON TUESDAY, MAY 9th the Central Bank of Barbados held its first economic press conference since 2014. It was hosted by Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes, who succeeded Dr DeLisle Worrell who was fired in…

Norde gets bail after weekend in jail

Source: Barbados Today | Norde gets bail after weekend in jail A 53-year-old man who spent the weekend on remand at HMP Dodds was granted his freedom today. Roger Peter Aldon Norde, of Brandons, St Michael is accused of using the threatening words, “Police said to you, ‘do not . . . come around here’

Man set on fire during Venezuela protests

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man set on fire during Venezuela protests CARACAS – Photographer Marco Bello has covered many violent scenes during seven weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela, but he witnessed a particularly shocking incident at the weekend when a crowd…

Security guard admits to stealing on the job

Source: Barbados Today | Security guard admits to stealing on the job A presentencing report has been ordered into the life of a female security guard who admitted to stealing from her employer over the weekend. Chantel Sharika Alicia Drakes of Forde’s Road, Clapham Drive, St Michael told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’

Pilots’ union not happy with LIAT, management responds

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pilots’ union not happy with LIAT, management responds ST JOHN’S – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) says the management of the regional carrier, LIAT has failed to honour an agreement concerning a new salary structure and a result the…

No progress

Source: Barbados Today | No progress There has been yet another delay in the hearing of the lawsuit brought against the State by former murder accused Frank Errol Gibson. This time, Gibson’s lead attorney, Larry Smith, has objected to the legal representative for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) making oral submissions that madame Justice

‘Tourist arrivals a new record pace’

Source: Barbados Today | ‘Tourist arrivals a new record pace’ Barbados is on pace for a second straight record year in long-stay visitor arrivals, according to Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy. Sealy today announced that the island recorded an 8.2 per cent rise in arrivals as at the end of April, when compared to the

Cash block

Source: Barbados Today | Cash block Slot machine operators here are having a cash problem – too much of it and nowhere to deposit it. Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite today disclosed that commercial banks are refusing to accept large amounts of cash from these businesses because of the labelling of Barbados as a money laundering

Trenelle Byer located

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trenelle Byer located TRENELLE AILANI BYER has been traced. Police say the 13-year-old of Gilkes Road, Hindsbury, St Michael is safe. They had asked for help in locating her on Monday morning.  The administration…

Schoolgirl charged

Source: Nation Newspaper | Schoolgirl charged A 15-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL has been charged in connection with last week’s savage beating of a schoolmate, and other students are expected to face similar charges. Police last night revealed that the…

Bank blues for businesses

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bank blues for businesses IT’S A CASE OF MORE MONEY, more problems for slot machine operators as they now face the prospects of not knowing where to put their earnings. That’s because commercial banks are apprehensive about…

Festival plan

Source: Nation Newspaper | Festival plan THERE WILL BE no King or Queen of the Crop for Crop Over 2017. And once again there will be no Cohobblopot. However, after “intense discussion” on threatened action, there will be an $80 000 increase in…

AG: Lobby at the highest level

Source: Barbados Advocate | AG: Lobby at the highest level (From left) High Commissioner of the Canadian Embassy in Barbados, Marie Legault, shares a light moment with Director of Public Prosecutions Charles Clifton Leacock, Chief Justice (Ag) Sandra Mason, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and OAS Representative, Francis McBarnette, at the end of the opening ceremony

Parents must pay!

Source: Barbados Today | Parents must pay! Government’s top legal advisor today said he intended to hold responsible, the parents of children who perpetrate acts of violence against fellow students or teachers. Responding to a recent viral video which showed a female student being beaten merciless by a group of fellow students, an impassioned Attorney

40 years of Sino-Barbados relations

Source: Barbados Today | 40 years of Sino-Barbados relations In his first address to the United Nations on the occasion of Barbados’ admission to the world body after gaining Independence from Britain on November 30, 1966, the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, our first prime minister, enunciated a policy position that subsequently became a guiding

Don’t fear video recordings, police told

Source: Barbados Today | Don’t fear video recordings, police told Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) are being urged not to fear the prospect of being recorded by the public while carrying out their duties. In the wake of a video which went viral on social media, appearing to show a police officer

Remembering Arch Cot – ten years later

Source: Barbados Today | Remembering Arch Cot – ten years later It’s hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago when the collapse of an apartment complex in Arch Cot, Brittons Hill, St Michael sent chills down the spines of Barbadians. The island had waited with bated breath as efforts were made to find

‘Bravo’s fate in his hands’

Source: Barbados Today | ‘Bravo’s fate in his hands’ With the tour of England looming, chief selector Courtney Browne has said there is still no timetable for Darren Bravo’s return to the West Indies side. In fact, Browne told the Massy United Insurance Line and Length TV show that the responsibility was now on the

VENEZUELA – Burned alive

Source: Barbados Today | VENEZUELA – Burned alive CARACAS – Doctors rallied in Venezuela on Monday in the latest street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd. The death toll climbed to 48 over the weekend, with hundreds

Wales’ Cup

Source: Barbados Today | Wales’ Cup The Barbados Football Association 2017 Digicel Premier League cheque has been signed with Neighbourhood Care Pharmaceutical Weymouth Wales’ name written on it. Wales, the new titleholders and one of the island’s most popular clubs, were destined to lift the cup and needed just three match-winning points which they secured

Deaths reported at Ariana Grande concert

Source: Nation Newspaper | Deaths reported at Ariana Grande concert MANCHESTER – A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing left an unknown number of people dead and injured, police…

Sealy highlights tourism achievements

Source: Nation Newspaper | Sealy highlights tourism achievements BARBADOS IS ON stream for a hat trick of record tourist arrivals. Word of this from Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy who was speaking to the media during a break of the opening session of the 31st annual…

‘A curvy road’

Source: Barbados Today | ‘A curvy road’ TEHRAN — Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called relations with the United States “a curvy road”, saying he hoped the Trump administration will “settle down” enough for his nation to better understand it. Rouhani also criticized Saudi Arabia after it just hosted President Donald Trump’s

Barbados beaten

Source: Barbados Today | Barbados beaten KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls made amends for their disappointing netball result in Friday’s series opener with a 40-34 defeat of Barbados in last night’s second contest, to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. Playing at the National Arena, World number four Jamaica controlled the game

Rocco Bowen tall in the saddle

Source: Barbados Today | Rocco Bowen tall in the saddle AUBURN, Washington – Barbadian jockey Rocco Bowen kept up his frenetic pace in the new Emerald Downs season when he reeled off a double in yesterday’s nine-race card. The reigning champion, who celebrates his 28th birthday tomorrow, won the day’s opener with 3-1 chance Kadesha before

Fogging schedule May 23 to 26

Source: Nation Newspaper | Fogging schedule May 23 to 26 THE VECOTR CONTROL UNIT of the Ministry of Health continues its efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito this week. On Tuesday, May 23, the team will be in St Michael to spray Hinds Hill, Husbands…

No Cohobblopot or King and Queen of the Crop

Source: Nation Newspaper | No Cohobblopot or King and Queen of the Crop COHOBBLOPOT is off the cards once again. Just short of one month after Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley said the event would make a return, he was forced to change his tune. Speaking during…

BRA Oistins to reopen tomorrow 

Source: Nation Newspaper | BRA Oistins to reopen tomorrow  THE BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY wishes to advise the public that its Oistins location will reopen for business tomorrow, May 23, after closing early today due to an environmental challenge.  The issue…

Apply for National Development Scholarships 2017 

Source: Nation Newspaper | Apply for National Development Scholarships 2017  A WIDE RANGE of options are available once again under the National Development Scholarships, and Barbadians are encouraged to apply now. Interested persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have…

Shutdown of Molyneux pumping station tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper | Shutdown of Molyneux pumping station tomorrow THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY wishes to advise residents and businesses in parts of St Thomas that tomorrow Tuesday, 23 May, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., there will be a shutdown of the Molyneux…

Sunshine Girls take lead against Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper | Sunshine Girls take lead against Barbados JAMAICA’S SUNSHINE GIRLS defeated Caribbean neighbours Barbados 40-34 in yesterday’s game two at National Arena to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test international series. It wasn’t the best of performances…

Unrest in Salisbury

Source: Nation Newspaper | Unrest in Salisbury REPORTS OUT OF Dominica say police were despatched to Salisbury this morning after the main road was blocked by debris which was set on fire. There were also reports of bottles and stones being thrown….

Lisa & Gabrielle – two peas in a pod

Source: Nation Newspaper | Lisa & Gabrielle – two peas in a pod LISA BAYLEY, because of the several hats she wears, interacted with children almost every day. But she wanted one of her own. When she gave birth to Gabrielle Bayley five years ago however, she never expected…

UWI professor honoured

Source: Nation Newspaper | UWI professor honoured PROFESSOR E. NIGEL HARRIS, retired Vice Chancellor of UWI Mona campus, now resident in Saint Lucia, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to rheumatology, when the he Caribbean Association for…

Finance needs leaders

Source: Nation Newspaper | Finance needs leaders EASTERN CARIBBEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECCB) Governor, Timothy Antoine, says the region must make urgent changes if its financial sector is to thrive in the modern, global economy. Antoine was delivering…

Missing: Trenelle Byer

Source: Nation Newspaper | Missing: Trenelle Byer POLICE ARE seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl.  She is 13-year-old Trenelle Ailani Byer of Gilkes Road, Hindsbury, St Michael. She was last seen at home around 7 p.m. on…

Djokovic names Agassi as coach after Rome defeat

Source: Nation Newspaper | Djokovic names Agassi as coach after Rome defeat ROME – Novak Djokovic confirmed that he will be coached by Andre Agassi at the French Open after being humbled by German youngster Alexander Zverev in the final of the Italian Open on Sunday. The Serb,…

Opposition Leader to call for vote of no confidence

Source: Nation Newspaper | Opposition Leader to call for vote of no confidence HAMILTON, Bermuda – Leader of the main opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP), David Burt has announced plans to call a motion of no confidence in the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) at the next sitting…

PM: A job well done

Source: Nation Newspaper | PM: A job well done PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART has lavished praise on past governors of the Central Bank of Barbados, including Dr DeLisle Worrell, who was fired in February, as well as the Acting Governor Cleviston Haynes….

Light life

Source: Nation Newspaper | Light life THE RED BEAM of Ragged Point lighthouse will once again play out over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. And the man behind the full restoration of the 1875 sentinel of the East would like it fully…

Hard line

Source: Nation Newspaper | Hard line OFFICIALS MUST BE WILLING to take a hard line against schoolchildren who act violently, even if it means holding the parents responsible as well. This is the opinion of president of the National Council…

‘Time to stop’ school violence

Source: Nation Newspaper | ‘Time to stop’ school violence CUT THE TALK, it’s time for solutions. Those are the views of parents from The Lester Vaughan School as it relates to violence in schools. Speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday, days after a fourth…

BCA school shot

Source: Nation Newspaper | BCA school shot HAVING LOST A long-standing sponsor this season and concerned about poor results in recent seasons, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has moved to bolster the beleaguered Barbados Youth teams. …

Business Monday: World order changing

Source: Barbados Advocate | Business Monday: World order changing A section of CARICOM Foreign Ministers gathered for the 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations. INSET: Secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin Larocque. Ambassador Irwin Larocque believes that the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) is meeting at a

Minister: Continue to upgrade skills

Source: Nation Newspaper | Minister: Continue to upgrade skills MINISTER OF LABOUR, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, is urging Barbadians to constantly find ways to upgrade and improve their skills. She recently made…

Gatlin takes 100m win at Japan Golden Prix

Source: Nation Newspaper | Gatlin takes 100m win at Japan Golden Prix KAWASAKI – Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin fended off the challenge of a host of Japanese hopes when he won the men’s 100 meters at the Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki on Sunday, crossing the line…

North Korea tests another missile

Source: Nation Newspaper | North Korea tests another missile SEOUL – North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South’s new liberal government…

Regulations killing non-profits – Hinkson

Source: Barbados Today | Regulations killing non-profits – Hinkson Member of Parliament (MP) for St James North Edmund Hinkson has expressed unhappiness with the number of financial obligations placed on non-profit organizations and has complained that it is stumping growth of charitable foundations. The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) MP last night made known his concern

Investigation to be launched into fire at Isla oil refinery

Source: Nation Newspaper | Investigation to be launched into fire at Isla oil refinery WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – An investigation will be launched following a massive fire that occurred earlier today at the Isla oil refinery here.  The fire at the facility, run by Venezuelan state oil company…

No room for complacency – Myers

Source: Barbados Today | No room for complacency – Myers Chairman of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Roseanne Myers has told employees of Sandals Barbados to look at the “bigger picture” as they continue to promote the island as the ideal tourist destination. “While you are in . . .  that Sandals cocoon,

SOCIAL SCENE: Tourism chit chat

Source: Nation Newspaper | SOCIAL SCENE: Tourism chit chat THE WHO’S WHO in tourism were at Gun Hill Signal Station last week to welcome tour operators and travel agents from around the globe. It was the first night of Connect Barbados, the annual event during…

Jaye Applewaite: Made In Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper | Jaye Applewaite: Made In Barbados THROWN IN AT the deep end, it was either sink or swim. Could she do this? She had, after all, promised she could. She gave her word it would be perfect. “Did I bite off more than I could chew?” thought…

Disabled glad for new laws

Source: Nation Newspaper | Disabled glad for new laws THE LOOMING punishment for unkind drivers who park in spots reserved for the disabled is being hailed by the Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD). The umbrella body for about 17 organisations representing…

Beckles misses Worlds standard

Source: Nation Newspaper | Beckles misses Worlds standard OLYMPIAN Kierre Beckles won her women’s 100-metres hurdles race easily but still missed out on qualification for the IAAF World Championships in London on the first day of the Athletic Association of Barbados’ May…

Walcott ups ante with triple at Northlands

Source: Nation Newspaper | Walcott ups ante with triple at Northlands EDMONTON, Canada – Reigning six-time champion Rico Walcott picked up the pace at Northlands Park as he rode a triple on Friday’s seven-race card at the western Canada racetrack. The 27-year-old scored…

Indian woman cuts off genitals of her alleged rapist

Source: Barbados Today | Indian woman cuts off genitals of her alleged rapist A 24-year-old woman in southern India cut off the genitals of a Hindu holy man who tried to rape her and who she alleged has been sexually assaulting her for the past eight years, police said Saturday. G. Sparjan Kumar, a police

Health focus for parish project

Source: Barbados Today | Health focus for parish project The St Michael Parish Independence Committee officially launched its 2017 parish project yesterday at the Ellerslie Secondary School under the theme Changing Mindsets, Building Our Communities. Committee Chairman Gregory Blenman said this year’s focus will be on healthy living, noting that juvenile obesity in Barbados has

Cave Hill welcomes Confucius Institute

Source: Nation Newspaper | Cave Hill welcomes Confucius Institute PRINCIPAL AND PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudene Barriteau, has welcomed the Confucius Institute to its official home at Cave Hill. Pointing…

A passion for colour

Source: Nation Newspaper | A passion for colour BEFORE SHANIQUA THOMAS was creating beautiful faces with her brushes and colour palettes, she was trying to find her passion, that one thing she truly loved and motivated her to keep going. In an interview…

Younger entrants for Junior Monarch competitions

Source: Nation Newspaper | Younger entrants for Junior Monarch competitions THE WORKSHOPS HAVE ENDED, the preliminaries recently concluded and semi-finalists chosen – all this is certainly an indication that the 2017 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch programme in association with…

French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

Source: Nation Newspaper | French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom FRANKFURT – French researchers said on Friday they had found a last-chance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start…

Up to $5 000 to play mas

Source: Nation Newspaper | Up to 000 to play mas IF YOU ARE “kraving” a quality Crop Over experience, look to spend thousands of dollars. But the reason for that, says Avery Hackett, bandleader of Krave The Band, all boils down to quality, craftsmanship…

‘Get drunk drivers’ too

Source: Nation Newspaper | ‘Get drunk drivers’ too INSURERS AND A road safety advocate have called for breathalysers for the umpteenth time following the disclosure that the laws are to be changed to penalise mobile phone use while driving. Last week,…

Hard times hit kaiso tents

Source: Nation Newspaper | Hard times hit kaiso tents CALYPSO TENTS finding it harder to attract sponsorship have been told that they need to reinvent themselves in order to remain relevant. Tent officials noted that the funding challenges continued even…

Bajans more tolerant of gays

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bajans more tolerant of gays MORE THAN 15 PER CENT of Barbadians still express hatred towards homosexuals. But a majority of the country is still either tolerant or accepting of homosexuals, with the numbers that could genuinely…

School rocked by death of teen

Source: Nation Newspaper | School rocked by death of teen DESPITE LIVING WITH a life-threatening respiratory condition, Jaquan Turney was bright-eyed and full of life. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to realise his potential. He was just 13-years-old…

No bed of roses for St Michael South residents

Source: Barbados Today | No bed of roses for St Michael South residents Residents of St Michael South say life in the constituency has not been a bed of roses. Today they joined the man who wants to replace Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as the Member of Parliament for the area in highlighting the issues

All Stars ready for festival season

Source: Nation Newspaper | All Stars ready for festival season CAVE SHEPHERD ALL STARS is moving ahead with confidence this year as they try to keep the calypso crown on their heads. Last year they copped the monarchy with Aziza who will be leading the other 14…

St Hill laid to rest

Source: Nation Newspaper | St Hill laid to rest THE LIFE OF the groom, who loved the gelding Sirius Black so much that he got a t-shirt with the horse on it, was celebrated at the New Dimensions Ministries this morning. Trae Ki-Anderson St Hill,…

Teenager shot in Eden Lodge

Source: Barbados Today | Teenager shot in Eden Lodge Police are conducting investigations into a shooting incident which occurred around 7:35 p.m. yesterday at Eden Lodge, St Michael. Demarco Cumberbatch, 18, of Eden Lodge was shot in his abdomen during the incident. Police said Cumberbatch was walking through a track in the area when he

Foundation girls dominate HC

Source: Nation Newspaper | Foundation girls dominate HC CHRIST CHURCH FOUNDATION School got the better of Harrison College in the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Netball League Under-13 and Under-15 Competition on Thursday.  The older girls from Christ…

Car collides with pole in St James

Source: Nation Newspaper | Car collides with pole in St James   POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING an accident in which one person was injured. The accident occurred around 4:45 this morning along Weston Main Road, St James, when a car collided with a utility pole….

Christ Church man injured in accident

Source: Barbados Today | Christ Church man injured in accident A Christ Church man had a lucky escape when he crashed his motor car into a utility pole along Weston Main Road, St James, this morning. He has been identified as 37-year-old Alistair Leppo of Goodland Gardens, Christ Church. Police said the accident happened around

Police seeking information on Eden Lodge shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper | Police seeking information on Eden Lodge shooting POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING a shooting incident, which occurred around 7:35 last night at Eden Lodge, St Michael. During this incident, Demarco Cumberbatch, 18, of Eden Lodge, was reported to have been…

Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trump reaps Saudi arms deal, stronger ties RIYADH – Under political fire at home, US President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath…

US Coast Guard offloads US$1.2 million worth of marijuana seized in Caribbean

Source: Nation Newspaper | US Coast Guard offloads US.2 million worth of marijuana seized in Caribbean ST CROIX, US Virgin Islands – The United States Coast Guard says it has offloaded 573 pounds of marijuana, worth US$1.2 million, that was seized in the Caribbean Sea. On Friday, the Coast Guard said…

RON IN COMMON: Don’t overindulge on those mangoes

Source: Nation Newspaper | RON IN COMMON: Don’t overindulge on those mangoes YOU CAN’T HELP BUT hear the talk, whether it is a warning or friendly nudge about watching what we eat and drink. Thankfully, it is all for our good; cutting back on the salt, exercising more, eating …

Gospelfest 2017 to launch tomorrow

Source: Barbados Today | Gospelfest 2017 to launch tomorrow The 2017 Barbados Gospelfest gets underway tomorrow, Sunday, May 21 with a thanksgiving church service at the Western Light Nazarene Church, Oxnards, St James beginning at 8 a.m. The annual Joseph Niles Legacy Lecture will place on Monday, May 22 at the L.V. Harcourt Lewis Room

Barbados hold Jamaica to 44-44 tie in netball

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados hold Jamaica to 44-44 tie in netball KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls played to a dramatic 44-44 tie with Barbados in the opening match of their three-Test netball series at the National Arena last night. This was the first international…

Rihanna loves Chopard with new jewellery collection

Source: Nation Newspaper | Rihanna loves Chopard with new jewellery collection RIHANNA MADE HER first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night and also debuted some pieces from her jewellery collaboration with Chopard. Rihanna has teamed with Caroline Scheufele,…

Artistic expressions

Source: Barbados Today | Artistic expressions “Love you for who you are, and don’t let society tell you how you should express yourself.” That is the message 19-year-old Theona Hinds aims to communicate through her art. For as long as she can remember, art has been a big part of her life, with her parents

The legacy of trade unions

Source: Barbados Today | The legacy of trade unions The term legacy is one that is familiarly used to describe the contribution, impact or lasting memory of an individual, group, organization or event. The standard dictionary definition describes it as ‘something that is passed on or handed down from one generation to the next’. In

Suspected foodborne illness at St Philip District Hospital

Source: Barbados Today | Suspected foodborne illness at St Philip District Hospital The Ministry of Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and resulted in the admission of one patient, who experienced severe symptoms, to the Queen

Higher probability of DLP defeat

Source: Barbados Today | Higher probability of DLP defeat Is there now a higher probability that the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will lose the next general election following last week’s cataclysmic general election in the Bahamas that saw Perry Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) humiliatingly suffering the worst-ever defeat for a ruling party in the

ANTIGUA: Gov’t senator threatens to drown opposition colleague

Source: Barbados Today | ANTIGUA: Gov’t senator threatens to drown opposition colleague Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Senator Damani Tabor says he has reported to the police, a threat made against his life by government Senator Lennox Weston. Tabor, the spokesman for the UPP, has also called on Weston to resign. “We demand that Senator

Towards a solution to Venezuela’s crisis

Source: Barbados Today | Towards a solution to Venezuela’s crisis The horrific situation in Venezuela must be seen in the context of two fundamental but conflicting principles governing international relations: on the one hand, non-interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state, and  on the other hand, the rights of people universally to have

An OAS loss of credibility

Source: Barbados Today | An OAS loss of credibility The Organization of American States (OAS) has lost credibility as a multilateral institution capable of contributing to a resolution of the growing conflict in Venezuela. There are two reasons for this. The primary one is the hostile behaviour toward the Venezuelan government by the Secretary-General Luis

Haitian migrants apprehended by security

Source: Nation Newspaper | Haitian migrants apprehended by security NASSAU – Over four dozen Haitian migrants were apprehended in the eastern Bahamas early Wednesday during a joint exercise by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration…

An A to Z on salads

Source: Barbados Today | An A to Z on salads Is there more to a salad than leafy greens? Since we’ve touch on the wonderful world of herbs and spices and are now aware of the magic that they can perform in the preparation of food, it is time to practice the application of these

SuperDeri aiming high

Source: Barbados Today | SuperDeri aiming high Derion Hurley is a simple guy that is in love with sports. The 20-year-old Barbados Community College student just returned from New York where he participated in the Big Apple Sports Tippy Showcase. Hurley may be small in stature but no one should be fooled by that. He

Sweet soca at Mega Cavalcade

Source: Barbados Today | Sweet soca at Mega Cavalcade The numbers might have been subpar but the soca was sweet for days at the Hott 95.3 Mega Cavalcade at Checker Hall, St Lucy. Those who gathered on the playing field enjoyed every last drop of soca from seasoned artists as well as some newcomers. The

A feeling of being bullied

Source: Barbados Today | A feeling of being bullied I’ve been with the same cell phone provider for a long time, probably 12 years or more. For the past few years, I’ve had a talk, text and surf plan with a 2G (gigabyte) data package for about $99. However, I noticed my bill creeping up

Six siblings designated heirs to Prince’s estate

Source: Nation Newspaper | Six siblings designated heirs to Prince’s estate A MINNESOTA JUDGE has ruled that six siblings of pop music superstar Prince are the heirs to his vast estate, more than a year after his death from an accidental drug overdose, according to court documents…

Breakfast boost  

Source: Barbados Today | Breakfast boost   A Fun Fest to be held by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) later this month will serve the dual purpose of raising funds for its School Breakfast Programme and encouraging Barbadians to be more sensitive to those who are less fortunate. YWCA president Tamita Griffith said the breakfast programme, which

Juniors for badminton tourney

Source: Barbados Today | Juniors for badminton tourney Nine of Barbados’ best junior badminton players are ready to compete against some of the world’s top badminton players at the upcoming Pan Am Junior Championship. The rackets of the Bajan juniors will be tested when competition hits off July 21-28 in Markham, Toronto, Canada, as they

Trump abroad as troubles mount at home

Source: Barbados Today | Trump abroad as troubles mount at home Multi-billion dollar deals between the US and Saudi Arabia will be signed on Saturday as US President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip begins in Riyadh. Trump and his wife Melania were greeted in the Saudi capital by King Salman on Saturday morning local time.

Elegant in expansion mode

Source: Nation Newspaper | Elegant in expansion mode ELEGANT HOTELS GROUP PLC is pressing on with its expansion strategy. Elegant chief executive officer Sunil Chatrani said he company would continue to “focus on under-performing hotels that can be refurbished,…

Moving on after Gabriel’s goof

Source: Barbados Today | Moving on after Gabriel’s goof Two words which describe insanity are “foolishness” and “madness”. And what about the timing of the act? Ask Shannon Gabriel, the big West Indies fast bowler and rank No. 11 batsman. With seven balls remaining in the third and final Test against Pakistan at Windsor Park

Drug accused granted bail

Source: Barbados Today | Drug accused granted bail A 34-year-old man was released on $200,000 bail after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on several drug charges. Davion Levere Ricardo Miller of Browne’s Gap, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church is charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and cultivation of cannabis on April

Electoral Department closing early

Source: Nation Newspaper | Electoral Department closing early THE ELECTORAL DEPARTMENT, located at Warrens Tower ll, Warrens, St Michael, will close at noon on Wednesday, May 24. It will resume registration services on Thursday, May 25. The Department regrets…

Brazil’s top court releases testimony linking president to bribes

Source: Nation Newspaper | Brazil’s top court releases testimony linking president to bribes SAO PAULO/BRASILIA – Brazil’s Supreme Court released explosive plea-bargain testimony on Friday accusing President Michel Temer, along with former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff,…

BSTU calls for united stand

Source: Nation Newspaper | BSTU calls for united stand SHOCKED, UPSET, SCARED at the possibilities but not surprised. That was the reaction of president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary-Ann Redman, to the two videos showing several…

Thugs robbing students

Source: Nation Newspaper | Thugs robbing students A NUMBER OF schoolchildren are being targeted by a gang of teenaged thugs from the Gall Hill area who are robbing and in some instances beating them after school. To make matters even worse, it seems…

Crisis meeting

Source: Nation Newspaper | Crisis meeting THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS in education and those who work with children will be going into a huddle to come up with a plan to deal with the escalating violence among schoolchildren. The move comes after…

Glue key in hockey fix

Source: Nation Newspaper | Glue key in hockey fix WHEN IT’S NOT one thing it’s another. The laying of the new hockey turf has experienced yet another hiccup, albeit minor, as the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) is acquiring new adhesive to get…

Help pours in for beaten girl

Source: Nation Newspaper | Help pours in for beaten girl IN AN OUTPOURING of compassion, several Barbadians yesterday rushed to help the Lester Vaughn teenager who was the victim of a savage beating by her schoolmates. Some who had witnessed the stomach-churning…

NOT AT RISK!

Source: Barbados Advocate | NOT AT RISK! FROM LEFT: Retired Chief Fire Officers, Clifford Clarke, Wilfred Marshall, Velmo Cadogan and Chesterfield Mayers, along with (second row) Chief Fire Officer, Errol Maynard and Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite listen to Leading Fire Officer, Roger Bourne during the tour of the new Barbados

Confucius Institute officially opened

Source: Barbados Advocate | Confucius Institute officially opened FROM LEFT: Deputy Principal of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Professor Clive Landis, Chairman of the China University of Political Science and Law, Professor Hu Ming; Principal of the Cave Hill Campus, Eudine Barriteau; Deputy-General of the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Hanban, JING

Tradewinds volunteers to get inside look at emergencies

Source: Barbados Advocate | Tradewinds volunteers to get inside look at emergencies PERSONS volunteering for Exercise TRADEWINDS 2017 will get an inside look at what happens and how victims are treated during a real emergency.

Company aiming to put idle money to use

Source: Barbados Advocate | Company aiming to put idle money to use Mark Young, CEO of Carilend. SOME of the $3 billion sitting idle at commercial banks in Barbados will soon be better utilised so as to earn higher returns for depositors and to help grow this country’s economy.

Violence in schools still a major concern

Source: Barbados Advocate | Violence in schools still a major concern Violence in this nation’s schools is continuing to grab the concern of teachers’ unions.

Beaton’s break

Source: Barbados Today | Beaton’s break ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Montserrat-born Guyana fast bowler Ronsford Beaton is the only newcomer in a 13-man squad named today by selectors for the imminent Twenty20 international series against Afghanistan in St Kitts next month. West Indies Test and One-Day International captain Jason Holder has been rested while Jerome

Greece battles locust plague

Source: Barbados Today | Greece battles locust plague ATHENS – Villagers on a tiny Greek Aegean island, Agios Efstratios, are battling a plague of locusts and a state of emergency has been declared there. The island has about 200 residents who rely on agriculture and fishing. Locust infestation is a recurring problem. A member of

ISRAEL – Israelis on edge

Source: Barbados Today | ISRAEL – Israelis on edge JERUSALEM – Only days before President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem, Israeli politicians describe an atmosphere of “nervousness” and “confusion.” One politician put it more bluntly. “No one has any idea what the plan is.” A changing schedule and shifting locations have made planning for the visit

GUYANA – Region Eight endures severe flood

Source: Barbados Today | GUYANA – Region Eight endures severe flood GEORGETOWN – The people of Region Eight are in distress. Over 1000 residents are affected by flood. Waters have accumulated to as high as 15 feet in several communities. Houses have been washed away, some have submerged and others are half under water. Food

Mega Cavalcade on in Checker Hall

Source: Nation Newspaper | Mega Cavalcade on in Checker Hall IF YOU ARE still home, you have time to head down to Checker Hall, St Lucy.   On right now is the Mega Cavalcade put on by the National Cultural Foundation and HOTT 95.3 FM. So far it isn’t mega…

Pedestrian struck by car

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pedestrian struck by car A MAN WAS was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the street at Deighton Main Road, St Michael tonight. Pedestrian Richard Jones, said to be in his late 50s, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital…

Local security forces complete explosive training with US Embassy

Source: Nation Newspaper | Local security forces complete explosive training with US Embassy THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS, through its Military Liaison Office, conducted a professional exchange to share best practices for disposing of explosive ordnance…

Packed Grand Prix calendar for Mallalieu

Source: Nation Newspaper | Packed Grand Prix calendar for Mallalieu BARBADOS MOTORING FEDERATION (BMF) president Andrew Mallalieu is facing a busy few weeks as he attends three of the next six races on the Grand Prix calendar as an FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile)…

Statement from CORFOR on Venezuela situation

Source: Nation Newspaper | Statement from CORFOR on Venezuela situation The following is a statement from the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) on the situation in Venezuela. FOREIGN MINISTERS of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown,…

Health Ministry investigating suspected foodborne illness

Source: Nation Newspaper | Health Ministry investigating suspected foodborne illness THE MINISTRY OF Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and resulted in the admission…

Five killed, several missing in Haiti after flood rains

Source: Nation Newspaper | Five killed, several missing in Haiti after flood rains PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five people were killed and at least 19 are missing following heavy rains that battered sections of the country earlier this week. Officials in the Department of Civil Protection on…

West Indies improve by five points in Test Team Rankings

Source: Nation Newspaper | West Indies improve by five points in Test Team Rankings ST JOHN’S – Following news from the most recent International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Team Rankings, West Indies have added five points to move to 75.  Although still in eighth place, director of…

Reggae singer Frankie Paul is dead

Source: Nation Newspaper | Reggae singer Frankie Paul is dead KINGSTON  – Jamaican Reggae artiste Frankie Paul died at the University Hospital of West Indies (UHWI) last night. Paul was born in 1965. He was 52 years old. According to his sister, Trish Clarke,…

Local, regional products for Carifesta

Source: Nation Newspaper | Local, regional products for Carifesta OVER 3 000 participants are expected in Barbados for CARIFESTA 13 being hosted from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 27. And the National Cultural Foundation has reported widespread interest in…

Class 4 students prepare for transition

Source: Barbados Today | Class 4 students prepare for transition As Class 4 students await the results of the Common Entrance Examination, some of them have been getting some tips on what to expect when they head into secondary school in September. The Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit has been holding sessions this week,

Cyber abuse workshops for students begin

Source: Barbados Today | Cyber abuse workshops for students begin The first in a series of workshops on Adolescents and Cyber Abuse, targeting approximately 900 students from primary and secondary schools across the island, was launched on Wednesday at the Almond Beach Resort. Minister of Social Care Steven Blackett, who addressed the first group of participants from

Betty welcomes the world

Source: Nation Newspaper | Betty welcomes the world GRAND KADOOMENT bandleader, designer and masquerader Betty West is inviting visitors to Barbados for Crop Over. And everyone is invited to be part of her 400-strong Grand Kadooment band called Welcome…

Flexible business

Source: Barbados Today | Flexible business Two years ago, Danielle Moore just wanted to learn to split and headstand. Now she is the owner of DemiYoga Fitness, a small business that teaches the spiritual and ascetic discipline of yoga. She sat down with Barbados TODAY after an early morning class on the beautiful Enterprise Cliff to share

More in the mortar

Source: Barbados Today | More in the mortar The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), for at least two years now, has been trying to encourage Barbadians to have a national discussion about the School-Based Assessment (SBA) component of the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) examinations. The usual partisan political context of our national discourses, along with

Sharapova gets wildcard for Wimbledon warm-up event

Source: Nation Newspaper | Sharapova gets wildcard for Wimbledon warm-up event FORMER WORLD No.1 Maria Sharapova has been handed a wildcard to the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Birmingham in June, Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association said on Thursday. The five-times grand slam…

Wanted man gets $20,000 bail

Source: Barbados Today | Wanted man gets ,000 bail A 32-year-old unemployed man who was the subject of a police wanted bulletin was released on $10,000 bail today, a day after turning himself in. Jamar Adday Hall of Block 11D, Walkabout Patch, Eden Lodge, St Michael is accused of robbing Junior Hart of $4,000 on

Grace still keen on Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper | Grace still keen on Barbados GRACEKENNEDY (GK) LIMITED, one of the Caribbean’s largest conglomerates, is looking for new investment opportunities in Barbados. Last week, the Jamaica-based company, which has 60 subsidiaries and…

Teens charged with sexual offences get bail

Source: Barbados Today | Teens charged with sexual offences get bail Two teenagers were granted bail after appearing in a Bridgetown court on separate sexual offence charges. Justin Tremaine Bourne of Cummins Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael is accused of indecently assaulting a female on April 10. The 18-year-old porter was not required to plea

Barbados Accreditation Council relocating

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados Accreditation Council relocating THE BARBADOS ACCREDITATION COUNCIL (BAC) will soon be relocating to its new offices at Suite 1, Building 1, Manor Lodge Business Complex, Warrens, St Michael.  In order to facilitate the relocation,…

Holder on wounding charge

Source: Barbados Today | Holder on wounding charge A St Peter wounding accused has been warned to stay away from his alleged victim. Mervin Sylvester Holder, a Mile and A Quarter resident, is charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Damien Howard on May 17. He denied the charge leveled against him when he appeared before

Suicide suspected in death of Soundgarden singer

Source: Nation Newspaper | Suicide suspected in death of Soundgarden singer SOUNDGARDEN FRONTMAN Chris Cornell has died unexpectedly at 52, his publicist said on Thursday, and police in Detroit said they are treating the death as a possible suicide. Seattle-born Cornell was…

Victim’s turn

Source: Barbados Today | Victim’s turn An assault victim is expected to appear in a Bridgetown court on July 13 to give her version of what occurred on the day she was attacked. This after Fernando Orlando Holder, of #13 Applegrove, Black Rock, St Michael admitted in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that he unlawfully

Mallalieu on the move

Source: Barbados Today | Mallalieu on the move Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) president Andrew Mallalieu is facing a busy few weeks of travelling as he attends three of the next six races on the Grand Prix calendar as an FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) steward. And his continuing commitment to the work of the world

Weekes’ nursery

Source: Barbados Today | Weekes’ nursery Bearing the name of one of the greatest to ever walk on to a cricket field, the Everton Weekes Centre of Excellence has been quietly playing a vital role in developing young cricketers in Barbados. And the man at the helm of the programme, Henderson Springer, says the focus

Judgment reserved in police promotions case

Source: Barbados Today | Judgment reserved in police promotions case The Court of Appeal Thursday reserved judgment in the case of 14 police officers who are claiming that were bypassed for promotions within the Royal Barbados Police Force five years ago. However, even as the panel of judges led by Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson weigh

Sent up, then released

Source: Nation Newspaper | Sent up, then released A YOUNG MAN, who was seen being searched and arrested by police on a cellphone video on Wednesday, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds yesterday after pleading guilty to using indecent language….

Brutal attack

Source: Nation Newspaper | Brutal attack THE MOTHER OF a child who suffered a brutal beating that left her unconscious at the side of the road dreads returning the teenager to the school where her attackers remain. And Marcia Carrington,…

Man tied to pole in Shorey Village

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man tied to pole in Shorey Village RUMOURS ON SOCIAL media had it that 25-year-old Jamar Green was beaten and tied to a bus stop post in Shorey Village, St Andrew, on Wednesday after breaking into homes. That was not the case, however….

Ex-manager fumes at Sandals

Source: Nation Newspaper | Ex-manager fumes at Sandals A FORMER SANDALS BARBADOS employee is accusing her old workplace of giving her the runaround. Renée Ally, the hotel’s former landscape manager, said she was dismissed in June 2016 and almost a year…

St Thomas danger zone

Source: Nation Newspaper | St Thomas danger zone THE PEOPLE LIVING and driving through the Shop Hill to Duke’s area and beyond are crying out for relief. There are blind corners, narrow roads, a sunken bridge, bush hindering eyesight and a lack of…

Young netballers show promise

Source: Barbados Today | Young netballers show promise Grantley Prescod registered the biggest scoring margin on court today when the National Sports Council’s Pine Hill Dairy-sponsored Primary Schools Netball Competition continued at the Police Boys and Girls Sports Club. Playing in the Marion Johnson-Hurley and Carolyn Sinckler zone, Grantley Prescod trounced St Gabriel’s 12-1 with

Police accused of bullying taxi driver and passenger

Source: Barbados Today | Police accused of bullying taxi driver and passenger There will be no investigation into an allegation of police mistreatment of a taxi operator and his passenger if the aggrieved operator fails to file a written complaint against the law enforcement officers concerned. Assistant Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce told Barbados TODAY

Dutch king was secretly piloting passenger flights

Source: Barbados Today | Dutch king was secretly piloting passenger flights AMSTERDAMN –– They don’t call KLM “Royal Dutch Airlines” for nothing. King Willem-Alexander, reigning monarch of the Netherlands, revealed in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that he’d regularly flown flights for a subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier for over two decades.

TRINIDAD – Gruesome find

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – Gruesome find PORT OF SPAIN –– The gruesome murder of Gasparillo housewife Savitri Mohammed yesterday traumatised her community. As family and friends gathered around Mohammed’s Bonne Aventure Road home hoping to get answers yesterday, a male relative was being questioned by homicide detectives. Many of them gasped in shock after

WASHINGTON – ‘Greatest witch hunt’

Source: Barbados Today | WASHINGTON – ‘Greatest witch hunt’ WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to probe possible ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, calling it “the single greatest witch hunt” in US history and a move that “hurts our country terribly”. Trump also

Morning quake off Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper | Morning quake off Barbados A 4.2 MAGNITUDE earthquake was recorded off Barbados at 8:14 a.m. today. occurred 98 kilometres to the northeast of the island at a depth of ten kilometres. According to preliminary data recorded by…

JAMAICA – PM Holness to revisit budget following floods

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA – PM Holness to revisit budget following floods KINGSTON –– Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that government will revisit the budget to identify funds for infrastructural repairs following extensive rainfall on Tuesday which caused significant damage in several communities across the island. Holness, who who toured sections of damaged

Indecent and insulting language

Source: Barbados Today | Indecent and insulting language A St Phillip man appeared in court today charged with using indecent and insulting language. Darius Kenrick Bowen, 25, of #47 A, Sanddunes Drive, Sandy Hill, was remanded to prison to reappear in court on May 22. The offences were committed yesterday along Grove Road, St Philip,

Hall on $10,000 bail

Source: Barbados Today | Hall on ,000 bail Jamar Adday Hall, 31, of Lot 11 D, Walkabout Path, Eden Lodge, St, Michael, pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding with intent when he appeared before Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. He was charged in connection with the wounding of 35-year-old

Man facing wounding charge

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man facing wounding charge POLICE HAVE CHARGED a 31-year-old man with wounding with intent. Jamar Adday Hall of Lot 11D Walkabout Path, Eden Lodge, St Michael, allegedly wounded 35-year-old Kidwe McCollin, at Block 4C, Church…

Brothers charged

Source: Barbados Today | Brothers charged Police have arrested and jointly charged two brothers in connection with an incident in St Andrew today where a man was tied to a pole and beaten. A video of the incident is being circulated on social media. Those charged have been identified as 30-year-old Shamar Andre Rock and

Man arrested during stop-and-search remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man arrested during stop-and-search remanded A MAN ACCUSED of using indecent and insulting language to police officers was remanded to HMP Dodds today. Twenty-five-year-old Darius Kenrick Bowen of #47A, Sanddunes Drive, Sandy Hill, St Philip…

Siblings charged with attacking man get bail

Source: Nation Newspaper | Siblings charged with attacking man get bail TWO BROTHERS WERE granted bail today when they appeared in court charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Shamar Andre Rock, 30, and Brandon Ricardo Rock, 16, of Shorey Village, St Andrew…

McClean stresses need for CARICOM unity

Source: Nation Newspaper | McClean stresses need for CARICOM unity THE PRESENT AND future global environment demands that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engage in a process of “evaluation, revision and consolidation”. This advice was given by Minister of Foreign…

Barbados and Cyprus sign double taxation agreement 

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados and Cyprus sign double taxation agreement  BARBADOS’ HIGH COMMISSIONER to Britain, Guy Hewitt; and High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Barbados, Euripides Evriviades, recently signed a Convention for the Avoidance Of Double Taxation…

Car slams into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring 22

Source: Nation Newspaper | Car slams into Times Square pedestrians, killing one, injuring 22 NEW YORK – A former US Navy sailor slammed his car into pedestrians in New York City’s packed Times Square today, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding 22 people, and authorities said there was no…

St Kitts working to eradicate gang-related activities in schools

Source: Nation Newspaper | St Kitts working to eradicate gang-related activities in schools BASSETERRE – The Ministry of Education is working to eradicate the infiltration of gang-related activities in schools in its efforts to safeguard the learning and teaching environment, says Permanent Secretary…

Cannabis Commission to visit St Lucia

Source: Nation Newspaper | Cannabis Commission to visit St Lucia CASTRIES – The CARICOM Cannabis Commission is scheduled to hold meetings here shortly, to hear the views of St Lucians on the subject of marijuana. The commission is preparing to hold a consultation…

EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal 

Source: Nation Newspaper | EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal  European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. …

Class act from Vanessa Williams

Source: Barbados Today | Class act from Vanessa Williams The first edition of the rebranded Soleil St Lucia Jazz Festival climaxed in grand style on Sunday at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark, longstanding venue of the much acclaimed music event. The organizers definitely got it right and “saved the best for last” by choosing

Impressions of St Lucia

Source: Barbados Today | Impressions of St Lucia “Approach with an open mind. You are no longer in Barbados and everywhere is different and unique in its own way and should be given a fair chance to showcase its beauty.” This is what I repeated to myself over and over as I entered the George

'Significant fallout' from flooding

Source: Nation Newspaper | ‘Significant fallout’ from flooding KINGSTON – Prime Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that Government will revisit the budget to identify funds for infrastructural repairs following extensive rainfall on Tuesday which caused significant…

Former DLP candidate running as independent

Source: Nation Newspaper | Former DLP candidate running as independent THREE-TIME DEMOCRATIC Labour Party candidate for St Joseph Randall Rouse has announced he will be contesting the next General Election as an independent candidate.  Rouse made this disclosure…

Jazzing it up in St Lucia

Source: Barbados Today | Jazzing it up in St Lucia On Saturday afternoon, the following day, Pigeon Island came alive with a potpourri of French, Latin, Afro-Cuban and hip hop-flavored jazz on day three of the festival. It was the closest thing to a musical trip around the world in four hours. Bluemangò, a group

Role for communities in CARIFESTA

Source: Barbados Today | Role for communities in CARIFESTA CARIFESTA XIII is expected to have major investment at the community level. That’s the view of Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley who said Barbadian communities are expected to play a significant role in the coming arts festival. Addressing the official launch of the Community Independence Celebrations at

Barbados trip thrills New Zealand GG

Source: Barbados Today | Barbados trip thrills New Zealand GG She is New Zealand’s patron of cricket, so it was no surprise when Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy identified meeting Barbados National Hero Sir Garfield Sobers and visiting Kensington Oval as among the high points of her brief stay in Barbados. “Both our countries have

Four nights of exciting jazz

Source: Barbados Today | Four nights of exciting jazz The organizers of the Soleil St Lucia Summer Festival should take a bow for the successful staging of the first festival, St Lucia Jazz, under the new brand. The festival, which has been around for 25 years, went back to its roots this year with a

Big plans in store for Bathsheba

Source: Nation Newspaper | Big plans in store for Bathsheba TRANSFORMING THE CLOSED New Edgewater Hotel into a “new tourism development” is among suggestions to improve Bathsheba, St Joseph. Other proposals in the new Bathsheba Community Plan include developing…

QEH gets HACCP accreditation

Source: Barbados Today | QEH gets HACCP accreditation The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system. The internationally recognized management system focuses on ensuring food products are safe to eat by reducing the risk of safety

Income gap grows

Source: Nation Newspaper | Income gap grows INCOME INEQUALITY IN Barbados is heading in the wrong direction. That’s the conclusion of new research by a Guyanese economist, who linked the trend to increasing wealth generated through the international…

Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties 

Source: Nation Newspaper | Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties  WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named former FBI chief Robert Mueller on Wednesday as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference…

Kellman: NHC understands value of productivity

Source: Barbados Today | Kellman: NHC understands value of productivity The first in a series of seminars on productivity for staff at the National Housing Corporation (NHC) got under way Wednesday, with Housing Minister Denis Kellman acknowledging that the NHC understood the importance of embracing concepts and attitudes of productivity and would continue to do

4-H movement makes a difference

Source: Barbados Today | 4-H movement makes a difference 4-H Clubs in Barbados are well positioned to create greater awareness of food security issues among the youth. That was the view expressed by Human Resources Development Specialist with the Ministry of Labour, Orville Lynch, as he addressed 4-H leaders last Saturday at their Crumpton Street,

Mixed report on crime in Barbados

Source: Barbados Today | Mixed report on crime in Barbados A recent study has found that although Barbados has one of the lowest rate of reported homicides in the region, its figures are still troubling since the percentage of its population indirectly affected by violence remains high. “Barbados is at a point where anti-crime efforts

No work, no pay for truck driver

Source: Barbados Today | No work, no pay for truck driver Oistins Magistrate Elwood Watts has ordered a 32-year-old truck driver to repay money he received for work that was never done. However, the complainant has to say whether she will take her money back in installments or wants a lump sum. Steven McAllister Payne,

Pipe dream

Source: Nation Newspaper | Pipe dream THE LONG-MOOTED NATURAL GAS PIPELINE from Trinidad and Tobago to Barbados seems to be dead in the Caribbean Sea. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, told the Senate yesterday…

Last word

Source: Nation Newspaper | Last word THE COURT OF APPEAL made it clear yesterday that the Parliament of Barbados should be the arm of state which finally determines if the mandatory death penalty remains on this country’s law books. Acting…

‘Follow Canada’

Source: Nation Newspaper | ‘Follow Canada’ CANADA IS ENCOURAGING BARBADOS to change its stance on the criminalisation of same-sex relations and to engender greater tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. …

Expert: Bosses should lead risk management

Source: Nation Newspaper | Expert: Bosses should lead risk management COMPANY BOSSES are being warned not to twiddle their thumbs and leave risk management to their subordinates. Risk assurance experts from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on Tuesday…

Abrahams: Be careful with rates

Source: Nation Newspaper | Abrahams: Be careful with rates INCREASED NATURAL GAS RATES could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for many struggling Barbadians. That’s the warning from Opposition Senator Wilfred Abrahams, who said this could be the consequence…

CARIFESTA interest high

Source: Barbados Advocate | CARIFESTA interest high CARIFESTA Secretariat’s Programme Co-ordinator, Kim Butcher (left); Administrative Officer in the Ministry of Culture, Rhonda Greenidge (centre); and National Cultural Foundation Senior Officer, Andrea Wells, engaging in a discussion at the CARIFESTA town hall meeting, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on Tuesday night. THE 2017 CARIFESTA Secretariat

Athletes rewarded

Source: Barbados Today | Athletes rewarded CARIFTA gold medallist Aaron Worrell was among several athletes recognized for their outstanding performances at the 2017 Powerade Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC). More than 100 records were broken this year and that is perhaps a new record in itself with 33 in the field and 69 on

WISCONSIN/OKLAHOMA – Tornadoes pummel central US

Source: Barbados Today | WISCONSIN/OKLAHOMA – Tornadoes pummel central US ELK CITY — Storms whipped through a wide swath of the central US, forming tornadoes that flattened a Wisconsin mobile home park and an Oklahoma subdivision and killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others. The storms hit Wisconsin late Tuesday afternoon and

TRINIDAD – Morvant residents protest lack of water supply

Source: Barbados Today | TRINIDAD – Morvant residents protest lack of water supply PORT OF SPAIN –– A fiery protest by Morvant residents yesterday created dangerous obstructions across the Lady Young Road, Lady Young Avenue, Coconut Drive, Seventh Avenue Malick and Second Caledonia. Eight residents were subsequently detained as police officers attempted to quell the protest

RUSSIA – Putin speaks up

Source: Barbados Today | RUSSIA – Putin speaks up SOCHI/MOSCOW –– Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading US Republican politician said he would have little

JAMAICA – Battered!

Source: Barbados Today | JAMAICA – Battered! KINGSTON –– The government says it is too early to give an estimate, but the cost to the country from relentless rains over the past three days could be staggering, considering that the damage from showers just a few weeks ago was preliminarily put at close to $500

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

Source: Nation Newspaper | Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets SOCHI/MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress…

Governor gets October court date

Source: Nation Newspaper | Governor gets October court date THE SUBSTANTIVE CASE in which the former Governor of the Central Bank is challenging the Minister of Finance’s “powers” in firing him is set for later this year. The October 18 date was set down today…

Child Care Board launches cyber abuse workshop series

Source: Nation Newspaper | Child Care Board launches cyber abuse workshop series THE FIRST IN a series of workshops on Adolescents and Cyber Abuse, targeting approximately 900 students from primary and secondary schools across the island, was launched today at the Almond Beach Resort….

Boyce: Health education not enough to curb NCD crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper | Boyce: Health education not enough to curb NCD crisis WHILE HEALTH EDUCATION remains an important strategy to address the challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), it is not enough to bring about the change in behaviour which is required to save lives….

Insta dinner with Akilah

Source: Nation Newspaper | Insta dinner with Akilah YOU SEE THE Instagram posts. Culinary concoctions that create a yearning to taste them but also a yearning to create them. Akilah Bryan has used her passion for the kitchen to become not only an entrepreneur…

THESE FIELDS AND HILLS: Farmer battling his ‘pests’

Source: Nation Newspaper | THESE FIELDS AND HILLS: Farmer battling his ‘pests’ THERE ARE THREE major challenges facing Green Leaf Farms in Coral Ridge, Christ Church. They are garden bed rotivation, green monkeys and diamondback moths. Despite this, owner Brian Clarke and his…

A case for political reform

Source: Barbados Today | A case for political reform Recently, the Opposition Leader, Mia Mottley, floated the idea of increasing the number of members of the House of Assembly, and was widely denounced. However, few seem to recognize that she was trying to find a solution to the paradoxical situation in Barbados where a numerically

Junior Ambassador programme growing

Source: Barbados Today | Junior Ambassador programme growing In a few years’ time, students and teachers at St James Primary School could literally be eating the fruit of their labour. In a short exercise yesterday, students joined with the St James Parish Independence Committee (PIC) and representatives from the Soil Conservation Unit in planting a cherry

Mind on the military

Source: Barbados Today | Mind on the military While many teenagers are still contemplating a career path by the time they leave high school, Carlos Lovell by then had a clear idea what course he wanted his life to take. He had already followed the footsteps of his older brother and sister in joining the

Man City on brink of Champions League spot after beating West Brom

Source: Nation Newspaper | Man City on brink of Champions League spot after beating West Brom MANCHESTER – Manchester City moved back into third place and almost guaranteed Champions League qualification thanks to a 3-1 home victory against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium….

Christ Church East honours women

Source: Barbados Today | Christ Church East honours women In a simple Mother’s Day ceremony, the Democratic Labour Party Christ Church East branch awarded some of its female community workers for being of service to their district. “These women are being recognized for not just being mothers but also for being some of the stalwarts of our

Politicians cannot grade themselves

Source: Barbados Today | Politicians cannot grade themselves Every five years, Barbadians get an opportunity to look at their politicians’ report card and decide whether to allow them to continue to manage the national economy, or turn over management to a more competent group.  Over the past 50 years, we chose not to look at

IMF welcomes St Kitts’ plan to establish growth resilience fund

Source: Nation Newspaper | IMF welcomes St Kitts’ plan to establish growth resilience fund BASSETERRE – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the government’s commitment to establishing a Growth and Resilience Fund (GRF). The international lending agency in its concluding statement…

Improving work ethic

Source: Nation Newspaper | Improving work ethic IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY REQUIRES coordination between government and the private sector. On April 19, I attended the annual meeting of the Bretton Woods Committee, where the speakers included Tharman Shanmugaratnam,…

Police seeking owner of destroyed house

Source: Nation Newspaper | Police seeking owner of destroyed house THE POLICE ARE seeking the assistance of the public in locating the owner of a house destroyed by fire in 2015 at Jordan Land or Farnum Land, Deacons,  St Michael. She is Patricia Blackman whose last…

Fire destroys Checker Hall home

Source: Nation Newspaper | Fire destroys Checker Hall home A COUPLE IS homeless after fire claimed their Ellis Road, Checker Hall, St Lucy home yesterday. Police say the blaze broke out around 5:30 p.m. and destroyed a two-bedroom wooden house owned by Dianna…

$175m for flood repairs

Source: Nation Newspaper | 5m for flood repairs KINGSTON – The Government says it has allocated $175 million in emergency funding to address critical infrastructure repairs in six of the parishes worst affected by adverse weather in recent weeks. According…

Cosby says he will not testify at his sexual assault trial

Source: Nation Newspaper | Cosby says he will not testify at his sexual assault trial NEW YORK – Comedian Bill Cosby does not plan to testify in his defence at his sexual assault trial in June, he said yesterday in his first extended public comments in two years.  The 79-year-old told…

Twelve more months for Ashton

Source: Barbados Today | Twelve more months for Ashton Jason Renaldo Ashton, who is currently serving time at HMP Dodds, has an additional 12 months to spend in jail as punishment for several thefts he committed last year. Ashton, who is from Lower Fairview, Christ Church recently pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the

Sagicor VP falls victim to internal restructuring

Source: Barbados Today | Sagicor VP falls victim to internal restructuring The post of Vice President for Corporate Communications and Marketing at Sagicor Financial Corporation has been made redundant. However, top officials have given an assurance that no major layoffs were planned by the insurance giant in the short term. “We continue to revise the

Small awaits sentence for having rusty gun

Source: Barbados Today | Small awaits sentence for having rusty gun A St John man Tuesday pleaded guilty in the High Court to gun and ammunition charges. Jerome Marlon Ian Andrew Renaldo Small, of Venture #3, admitted to possession of a .45 semi-automatic pistol and two rounds of ammunition without a valid licence on May 6,

St Lucy couple loses home to fire

Source: Barbados Today | St Lucy couple loses home to fire Fire of unknown origin on Tuesday destroyed the Ellis Road, Checker Hall, St Lucy home of Earl Boyce and his wife Diana. Police say the woman suffered minor burns to her face during the 5:30 p.m., blaze, which destroyed the couple’s two bedroom wooden

Two shot at Eden Lodge

Source: Nation Newspaper | Two shot at Eden Lodge TWO ST MICHAEL men were shot around 7 p.m. Tuesday night while at Middle Lane, Eden Lodge, St Michael. Shawn Payne, 43, of Nursery Lane, Eden Lodge was shot in his thigh and buttocks while Claude Allsopp,…

Two injured in shooting at Eden Lodge

Source: Barbados Today | Two injured in shooting at Eden Lodge Two men have been left nursing gunshot wounds, following a shooting incident which occurred at Middle Lane, Eden Lodge, St Michael sometime after 7 p.m. Tuesday. The victims are 43-year-old Shawn Payne of Nursery Lane, Eden Lodge, St Michael, who was shot in his

Diseases can be traced back to sugar and rum, says Boyce

Source: Barbados Today | Diseases can be traced back to sugar and rum, says Boyce Minister of Health John Boyce believes the high rate of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean has its origin in the region’s rich sugar and rum heritage. Addressing a sub-regional workshop Tuesday on the taxation of

Elderly man in critical condition after accident at Enterprise

Source: Nation Newspaper | Elderly man in critical condition after accident at Enterprise POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING an accident with serious injuries which occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday along Enterprise Main Road, Christ Church. It involved a route taxi driven by 60-year-old Ertha…

‘Stalker’ remanded to prison

Source: Barbados Today | ‘Stalker’ remanded to prison A 32-year-old deliveryman was remanded to HMP Dodds pending sentencing Tuesday, hours after he trespassed on his ex-lover’s home. Alberto Montebreen Hinds, of Phillip Road, St Stephen’s Hill, St Michael pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to entering the home of Donna Husbands as a trespasser earlier

Send names

Source: Nation Newspaper | Send names THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION has fired another salvo in the ongoing row with the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU). Once again, it has ordered principals of secondary schools to record the names…

Ministry considering ban on sugary drinks in schools

Source: Barbados Advocate | Ministry considering ban on sugary drinks in schools Minister of Health John Boyce shares a word with Sub-regional Programme Coordinator PAHO/WHO Jessie Schutt-Aine during the opening ceremony of the Subregional Workshop on Alcohol, Tobacco and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Taxation. IN an attempt to put a dent in childhood obesity statistics in Barbados,

bstu on the watch

Source: Barbados Advocate | bstu on the watch Following reports coming from teachers of the Combermere School, the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) plans to pay closer attention to that institution.

DLP’s fate sealed

Source: Barbados Today | DLP’s fate sealed The writing is definitely on the wall for the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP). So said two local pundits, on the heels of last week’s humiliating general election defeat suffered by incumbent Prime Minister Perry Christie and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) at the hands of the Hubert

Chechnya accused of ‘gay genocide’

Source: Barbados Today | Chechnya accused of ‘gay genocide’ GROZNY – Three French gay rights groups have accused the Russian republic of Chechnya of a policy of genocide towards gay people in a complaint filed at the International Criminal Court. They have blamed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov and state officials for a “wave of persecution”.

Cawmere ‘gun’ saga

Source: Barbados Today | Cawmere ‘gun’ saga An explosive charge was made today about Combermere School involving a gun, illegal marijuana and a cover up far greater than President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd had suggested last week. It surrounds the case of a 14-year-old student who was found at school

Ladies ready

Source: Barbados Today | Ladies ready KINGSTON, Jamaica – Some of Jamaica’s most exciting talent will be on show when the Sunshine Girls take on Barbados in the tri-Test netball series which takes place this weekend at the National Arena from Friday to Monday, May 22. The 15-member Jamaica squad includes not only seasoned campaigners,

Webster’s way

Source: Barbados Today | Webster’s way Noted sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster says the West Indies cricket team will begin winning again when they start believing they can win. He said the team was currently trapped in a failure spiral. Dr Webster told Barbados TODAY that West Indies’ present problems were not related to fitness

Barbados’ rate of violent crime ‘the exception’ in Caribbean

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados’ rate of violent crime ‘the exception’ in Caribbean AN INTER-AMERICAN Development Bank (IDB) study on crime says Barbados was an exception when it came to rising violent crime in the Caribbean. In a report issued today the IDB said “Barbados seems to…

$175m for Jamaica flood repairs

Source: Barbados Today | 5m for Jamaica flood repairs KINGSTON –– The Government says it has allocated $175 million in emergency funding to address critical infrastructure repairs in six of the parishes worst affected by adverse weather in recent weeks.According to Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, the allocation is primarily to facilitate the restoration of access

WASHINGTON – Trump shrugs off crisis

Source: Barbados Today | WASHINGTON – Trump shrugs off crisis WASHINGTON – The crisis-battered White House battled to avert what one top GOP senator warns is a “downward spiral” on Tuesday, following reports that President Donald Trump divulged highly classified information to two top Russian visitors to the Oval Office. Rising concern and mystification among

CARICOM fragmentation through divide and rule

Source: Barbados Today | CARICOM fragmentation through divide and rule The coordination of foreign policy among member states was one of three principal reasons for the establishment of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) under the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. The founding fathers obviously recognized that in a global community dominated by the rich and powerful

Husbands gallops to four wins at Woodbine

Source: Barbados Today | Husbands gallops to four wins at Woodbine TORONTO, Canada – Veteran jockey Patrick Husbands dominated Woodbine’s 10-race card on Sunday by reeling off four wins to close the gap on the early leaders in the newly minted campaign. The Barbadian, who turns 44 later this month, won with favourite Ring For

BAHAMAS – PM: Unethical behaviour a firing offence

Source: Barbados Today | BAHAMAS – PM: Unethical behaviour a firing offence NASSAU – Warning of “immediate termination” as a consequence of “unethical” behaviour from Cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis vowed to run his administration by the highest standards of conduct as 15 ministers took the oath of office at

US: Expansion of ban on larger electronics on airlines likely

Source: Nation Newspaper | US: Expansion of ban on larger electronics on airlines likely WASHINGTON – United States Homeland Security chief John Kelly has not made a final decision on extending a ban on larger electronic devices on airplanes, but the department still believes an expansion…

Venezuela death toll rises to at least 42

Source: Nation Newspaper | Venezuela death toll rises to at least 42 CARACAS – The death toll in Venezuela’s six-week wave of anti-government unrest has risen to at least 42, according to the state prosecutor’s office, which announced three deaths today. A policeman…

West Indies to host India in June

Source: Nation Newspaper | West Indies to host India in June ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have now finalised the schedule for India’s four-week tour of the Caribbean that include five…

Confucius Institute to officially open this week

Source: Nation Newspaper | Confucius Institute to officially open this week THE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus is set to open its new offices this week in an official ceremony on Thursday, May 18, at the university. Minister…

Christie resigns as party leader after defeat at polls

Source: Nation Newspaper | Christie resigns as party leader after defeat at polls NASSAU – Former Prime Minister Perry Christie has resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) with immediate effect. Christie made the announcement late Monday in an address at a meeting…

Maybe he’ll meet the Queen

Source: Nation Newspaper | Maybe he’ll meet the Queen JONATHAN ALLEYNE is off to Buckingham Palace and maybe even visit the Queen. The recipient of the Royal Household Hospitality Scholarship 2017 is set to begin his six-week stint as part of the Front-of-House…

BSTU members gather for talks

Source: Nation Newspaper | BSTU members gather for talks TEACHERS WERE THIS AFTERNOON trickling in to Solidarity House as they in preparation to meet with their union leaders. The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union called the meeting of its members to address…

Nadia embracing motherhood

Source: Nation Newspaper | Nadia embracing motherhood NADIA REIFER-LAFLOUF is a typical mum – juggling work and home and making sure her toddler son is developing well. Nadia wasn’t leaving anything to chance when she found out she was pregnant. She and…

‘Born’ with a love for animals

Source: Nation Newspaper | ‘Born’ with a love for animals THE MAN WHO has spent decades on call to rescue that injured sheep or trapped dog still sleeps with one eye open . . . just in case. But the RSPCA’s chief inspector Wayne Norville accepts the lack…

Mothers celebrated

Source: Barbados Today | Mothers celebrated Minister of Social Care Central Steve Blackett treated 140 of the people whom he described as society’s “backbone” to a luncheon at the Tropical Winds Hotel in Long Bay, St Philip yesterday. The Mother’s Day event saw mothers – young and old – being provided with a delicious meal and gifts,

Federer to skip French Open and focus on Wimbledon

Source: Nation Newspaper | Federer to skip French Open and focus on Wimbledon ROGER FEDERER HAS pulled out of this month’s French Open as he feels he needs to avoid playing on clay this season in order to prolong his career, the 18-times grand slam champion said yesterday.  …

Why not devalue?

Source: Barbados Today | Why not devalue? The US dollar is wildly overvalued, and our Central Bank’s stubborn adherence to a 2:1 US dollar parity is going to stall all our attempts at economic recovery in Barbados. It is nothing short of folly to have our dollar fixed to the world reserve currency. The uncontrollable

DLP FACTS and failed leadership

Source: Barbados Today | DLP FACTS and failed leadership Given the manifested ineptitude of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) over the past decade, Barbadians are hoping for change with the next general election in sight. Barbadians are ready to overcome the DLP’s wreckage of the economy and society. They have become excited about the prospects

Barbados still in the woods

Source: Nation Newspaper | Barbados still in the woods The JMMB Group, a Jamaica-based financial firm with 220 000 clients in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic, is still advising its clients to sell their Barbados holdings. In its most…

Soleil St Lucia Jazz sizzles

Source: Barbados Today | Soleil St Lucia Jazz sizzles Pigeon Island came alive last Saturday with a potpourri of French, Latin, Afro-Cuban and hip hop-flavoured jazz on day three of the Soleil St Lucia Jazz Festival. It was the closest thing to a musical trip around the world in four hours. Bluemangò, a group of musicians

Magistrate concerned about young thief

Source: Barbados Today | Magistrate concerned about young thief A 19-year-old thief who had been on remand at HMP Dodds since January, was granted his freedom by a Bridgetown magistrate who expressed concern about the direction his life was headed. When Shaquille Stephan Gibbons of Douglin Road, Carlton, Weston, St James made his first appearance

Sprucing up Belleplaine

Source: Nation Newspaper | Sprucing up Belleplaine BELLPLAINE, THE LARGEST community within the area designated as Barbados’ National Park, is to be the focus of major renewal. That’s based on a Belleplaine Community Plan proposed as part of the revamped…

Call to fix implementation woes

Source: Nation Newspaper | Call to fix implementation woes BARBADOS NEEDS TO drive into the project implementation fast lane. Such acceleration would be helped by a commercial court that deals with contractual and other disputes. Institute of Chartered…

Teen faces gun and ammo charges

Source: Barbados Today | Teen faces gun and ammo charges A 17-year-old St George resident got an automatic 28-day stay at HMP Dodds today after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on gun and ammunition charges. Kadeem Obrian Clarke, of Johnson Road, Workman’s, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy- Sargeant accused of having three rounds

North Korea vows missile tests ‘any time, any place’

Source: Nation Newspaper | North Korea vows missile tests ‘any time, any place’ SEOUL – North Korea said yesterday it had successfully conducted a mid- to-long-range missile test and would continue such launches “any time, any place”, defying United Nations Security Council resolutions…

17-year-old remanded on gun, ammunition charges

Source: Nation Newspaper | 17-year-old remanded on gun, ammunition charges A ST GEORGE teenager has been remanded to prison on firearm and ammunition charges. Kadeem Obrien Clarke of Johnson Road, Workmans was arrested in the wee hours of Sunday morning during a party at…

Conductor remanded

Source: Barbados Today | Conductor remanded Life outside prison walls has come to a screeching halt for a 44-year-old conductor. Adrian Peter Foster, of Kings Village, Kings Street, St Michael was remanded for the next 28 days after he appeared in court on several charges, including assaulting a police officer. He is accused of stealing

Govt to implement measures to recover missing children

Source: Nation Newspaper | Govt to implement measures to recover missing children KINGSTON – State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government will continue to explore additional measures to alert members of the public when a child goes missing…

Reform needed

Source: Barbados Today | Reform needed Prominent attorney Arthur Holder today charged that the country’s criminal justice system is in need of revamping and it has “to start with the police.” An incensed Holder made the comment as he defended a Guyanese woman in the country illegally, who appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court

Husband and wife face court

Source: Barbados Today | Husband and wife face court A husband and wife and several other people were granted bail today when they appeared in a Bridgetown court on separate offences. Ayissa Burnett, 49, and Ras Isage Burnett, 51, both of Lot 66 Neem Close #1, Lower Burney, St Michael denied the charges put to

Drug addict has change of heart

Source: Barbados Today | Drug addict has change of heart Last month, she opted to go to rehab over getting her freedom after spending 28 days on remand. However, Roseann Elizabeth Burgess, of no fixed place of abode, failed to follow through on the effort to kick the drug habit and she is back at

Bail plea

Source: Nation Newspaper | Bail plea DON’T AUTOMATICALLY REMAND illegal CARICOM nationals to Dodds Prison when they appear in court on minor criminal matters. This is the plea of defence attorney and political aspirant Arthur Holder,…

Parents ‘need help’

Source: Nation Newspaper | Parents ‘need help’ SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATE George Griffith is calling for a parenting academy in response to the deviant behaviour of some children and the seeming inability of some parents to cope. His appeal comes…

Contract row

Source: Nation Newspaper | Contract row THE BARBADOS WORKERS’ UNION (BWU) has stepped into a contractual dispute involving Rotherley Construction and its workers. The issue, which the DAILY NATION understands has been long-standing, came…

Governor-general of New Zealand pays a visit to Government House

Source: Barbados Advocate | Governor-general of New Zealand pays a visit to Government House Governor General of New Zealand, Her Excellency The Rt. Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy (left), accepts a gift of a book entitled “Barbados In Bloom”, from Governor General of Barbados, His Excellency Sir Elliott Belgrave, after she paid him an official visit

Take asthma seriously

Source: Barbados Advocate | Take asthma seriously President of the Asthma Association of Barbados, Rosita Pollard; Dr. Angela Jennings, Paediatrician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH); Dr. Vincent Hutchinson and entertainer, Kirk Brown. Whether asthma symptoms are mild, moderate or severe, they need to be taken seriously.

Bad call!

Source: Barbados Today | Bad call! The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has reacted swiftly to a suggestion by the business community that Government should consider raising income tax instead of imposing new taxes to combat its fiscal challenges. BLP leader Mia Mottley issued a brief statement late this evening saying it was unfair to

Lowe takes nasty jab at Mottley; same sex marriage

Source: Barbados Today | Lowe takes nasty jab at Mottley; same sex marriage Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe has condemned same sex marriage, and ridiculed childless women in a manner that evokes memories of remarks used by parliamentary colleague Mara Thompson. Addressing a ceremony in honour of mothers within his Christ

UK school may let boys wear skirts

Source: Barbados Today | UK school may let boys wear skirts LONDON – Boys could be allowed to wear skirts at a north London private school if a plan for gender neutral uniforms comes in. Highgate School is considering mix-and-match outfits for pupils after head teachers said that growing numbers of children were questioning their

Teen remanded on firearms charges

Source: Barbados Today | Teen remanded on firearms charges A St George teenager has been remanded to prison after appearing in court today on firearms charges. Seventeen-year-old Kadeem Obrien Clarke, of Johnson Road, Workman, St George, appeared before Magistrate Kirstie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District A Magistrate Court today, accused of unlawful possession of a firearm

Double delight

Source: Barbados Today | Double delight A brace by Raequan Jones led defending champions St Leonard’s Boys to their fourth consecutive Under-16 Coca Cola Barbados Secondary Schools Football League title Monday evening at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. The undisputed titans of schools football defeated Combermere 2-1 to complete the double after lifting the Knockout trophy

Rendezvous slip up

Source: Barbados Today | Rendezvous slip up Rendezvous spoiled any chance of taking the Barbados Football Association Digicel Premier League title to their home base. Sunday night at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf, Rendezvous were held to a 1-1 draw against relegated-threatened Brittons Hill and that resulted in both teams earning one point each. Scoring first

Wrong road

Source: Barbados Today | Wrong road Close to 100 workers at Rotherley Construction downed tools Monday morning, in protest against changes to their terms of work. The unionized workers, who are represented by the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), gathered outside the company’s Warrens, St Michael headquarters around 9 a.m. demanding immediate clarification of the terms set

New Bahamas PM creates first

Source: Barbados Today | New Bahamas PM creates first NASSAU – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has named two members of a 16-member Cabinet that he says will “blend experience with new talent”, revealing a first for any Bahamian leader: He will not be taking responsibility for the Ministry of Finance. Dr Minnis has chosen

A make or break Budget for Barbados

Source: Barbados Today | A make or break Budget for Barbados On May 30, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler will present what will be the final Budgetary Statement and Financial Proposals of the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration before its stewardship comes up for review at the next general election, constitutionally

Barbados go down to Guyana

Source: Barbados Today | Barbados go down to Guyana It was a bruising thrill-fest but in the end Guyana emerged 34-26 winners over Barbados in the first round of the annual Rugby Americas North Men’s XVs Tournament at the Garrison Savannah on Saturday. Guyana had the opportunity to score first when a Barbados infraction gave

Draft Human Resource Development Policy to go before Cabinet 

Source: Nation Newspaper | Draft Human Resource Development Policy to go before Cabinet  THE DRAFT OF a comprehensive Barbados Human Resource Development Policy will soon be considered by Cabinet’s Governance Committee. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, in an address at the milestone ceremony…

Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians: say officials

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians: say officials WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister about a planned Islamic State operation during their meeting last week, two US…

BSTU holding meeting on Tuesday

Source: Nation Newspaper | BSTU holding meeting on Tuesday THE BARBADOS SECONDARY Teachers’ Union has summoned all its members to a meeting at Solidarity House at 1 p.m. tomorrow. The gathering is expected to address the “unfair dismissals” of BSTU members…

QEH receives HACCP designation

Source: Nation Newspaper | QEH receives HACCP designation THE QUEEN ELIZABETH Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system at that institution….

US Embassy trains first responders

Source: Nation Newspaper | US Embassy trains first responders FIRST RESPONDERS IN Barbados have concluded a week-long training programme to improve their search-and-rescue capabilities in preparation for the annual Tradewinds exercises being held next month. …

Dame Patsy tours Kensington

Source: Nation Newspaper | Dame Patsy tours Kensington THE GOVERNOR GENERAL of New Zealand Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy paid a courtesy call to Barbados Cricket Association’s officials at Kensington Oval today. Much to her delight, she was able to finally…

Rotherley Construction workers meet with union

Source: Nation Newspaper | Rotherley Construction workers meet with union SOME ROTHERLEY CONSTRUCTION employees met with the Barbados Workers’ Union for more than two hours today in an effort to resolve the issues with caused several of them to down tools. NATION ONLINE…

Celia – a juggling mum

Source: Nation Newspaper | Celia – a juggling mum CELIA CALLENDER, 38, calls herself a good juggler. She is mum to son Kyle Luke, age 11, who is a bundle of energy – likes bike riding, road and lawn tennis, chess and gaming. Celia has to balance that…

Rare Harry Potter piece stolen

Source: Nation Newspaper | Rare Harry Potter piece stolen BIRMINGHAM – A rare Harry Potter prequel handwritten by author J.K. Rowling on a postcard has been stolen during a burglary in central England, police said on Friday as they appealed for help from fans…

Prime Minister had report on Chinese citizen, says Opposition leader

Source: Nation Newspaper | Prime Minister had report on Chinese citizen, says Opposition leader BASSETERRE – Leader of  the main opposition St Kitts Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP),  Dr Denzil Douglas has disclosed that he has in his possession, irrefutable evidence that Prime Minister Timothy Harris…

Rotherley Construction workers off the job

Source: Nation Newspaper | Rotherley Construction workers off the job A NUMBER of workers at Rotherley Construction are off their jobs because they are unhappy with contractual demands by the company related to the purchasing of work tools. The protesting workers are…

Don’t fear Cuba tourism

Source: Nation Newspaper | Don’t fear Cuba tourism   BARBADOS TOURISM OFFICIALS should not be losing sleep over the expected opening of United States (US)-Cuba tourism. That’s the implication of new research released by the International Monetary…

THE HOYOS FILE: Sir Richard’s business adventure

Source: Nation Newspaper | THE HOYOS FILE: Sir Richard’s business adventure   SIR RICHARD BRANSON, who is among the most storied and passionate entrepreneurs of our time, gave at least two publicly-staged interviews over about a week. The ones I am referring to are his…

Trump asked to turn over Comey tapes

Source: Nation Newspaper | Trump asked to turn over Comey tapes WASHINGTON – United States lawmakers on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to turn over any tapes of conversations with fired FBI chief James Comey, potentially setting up a showdown with the White…

Missing girl found

Source: Barbados Today | Missing girl found Police say 13-year-old Terry-ann Kayla Nero of Gollop Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, who was reported missing on Saturday, has been traced and is safe.“The administration of the Royal Barbados Police Force thanks the public and the media for its assistance in this matter and looks forward to

IT MATTERS TO MARIA: No place to call home

Source: Nation Newspaper | IT MATTERS TO MARIA: No place to call home THEY SAY A MAN’S HOME is his castle, and Grantley Alleyne certainly felt that way about the house he grew up in.  However, in 2009, that house was demolished by the Ministry of Health and now Alleyne…

Terry-ann Nero traced

Source: Nation Newspaper | Terry-ann Nero traced THE 13-YEAR-OLD Brittons Hill, St Michael girl who was reported missing has been traced. After asking for help in locating her yesterday, police now say Terry-ann Kayla Nero is safe. The administration…

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