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April 21, 2018

Barbados

Keys back with BARVEN

Source: Nation Newspaper The keys to the bathrooms are back in the hands of the president of BARVEN, heading off a clash between vendors and the Ministry of Agriculture over washroom facilities. Friday the run-in was blamed… Link: Keys back with BARVEN

Fire ravages mechanic shop and cars

Source: Nation Newspaper A mechanic workshop and three cars went up in smoke at Pegwell Boggs, Christ Church, Friday afternoon. The Barbados Fire Service responded with two tenders to a call they got around 2:40 p.m., but… Link: Fire ravages mechanic shop and cars

Legal fraternity toasts Dame Sandra

Source: Nation Newspaper Governor General Dame Sandra Mason was the toast of the legal fraternity yesterday as her former colleagues feted her recent elevation from judge to the post. And she has missed them, she acknowledged… Link: Legal fraternity toasts Dame Sandra

White Helmets to help region

Source: Nation Newspaper Amid forecasts of more and stronger hurricanes affecting the region, an agreement was signed on Thursday between the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the White Helmets organisation… Link: White Helmets to help region

Lakers lose 3rd straight

Source: Nation Newspaper Now everyone is treating the champs like chumps. Lumber Company Lakers are really struggling, having dropped their latest contest via Thursday’s 75-57 blowout loss to rivals Station Hill Cavaliers in the… Link: Lakers lose 3rd straight

Bank backs off US share offer

Source: Nation Newspaper FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited (FCIB) has got cold feet. The Barbadian-based bank announced late yesterday that in light of “market conditions at this juncture” it was withdrawing “the [United… Link: Bank backs off US share offer

RPB looking to push culture in schools

Source: Nation Newspaper One of Barbados’ cultural ambassadors is on a mission to get more children involved in the arts. Speaking to WEEKEND BUZZ, Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire said that the recently held inaugural calypso… Link: RPB looking to push culture in schools

Trinidadian woman sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Security officials are in the process of investigating reports that a Trinidadian woman has been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court. The report first surfaced on the news agency Arab… Link: Trinidadian woman sentenced to death by Iraqi court

Town hall meetings to discuss Criterion Referenced Test

Source: Nation Newspaper Parents and Guardians of all children in Infants B, Class 2 and Class 3 are invited to attend a series of town hall meetings to discuss the processes involved in the administration of the Criterion Referenced… Link: Town hall meetings to discuss Criterion Referenced Test

Keep buggery law

Source: Nation Newspaper Repealing buggery laws does not make anal penetration right, justifiable or affordable for a small island developing state like ours. I believe the buggery laws should remain as a deterrent. Whatever… Link: Keep buggery law

Family Planning needs millions

Source: Nation Newspaper After being badly affected by a fire over the weekend, the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA) will have to seek millions of dollars to restore its offices. Chief financial officer Sonya Alleyne… Link: Family Planning needs millions

Two fishermen in Venezuela

Source: Nation Newspaper Two Barbadian fishermen who were missing at sea have been found. The Barbados Coast Guard confirmed that the vessel Pearlita was found in Venezuelan waters and two men believed to be Kurt Watson and… Link: Two fishermen in Venezuela

Pupils forced outside

Source: Nation Newspaper An environmental issue forced children from two classes at the Catherine’s Primary School outside yesterday. The children of Infants A and Reception took classes under a tent next to the school hall,… Link: Pupils forced outside

Lawyer ‘a fighter’ to the end

Source: Nation Newspaper A true warrior and fighter. That was how attorney Kathy-Anne Trotman was described by Rev. Arlette Waterman during her funeral service at the Ebenezer Methodist Church, Ebenezer, St Philip, on Thursday…. Link: Lawyer ‘a fighter’ to the end

Hot action over weekend

Source: Nation Newspaper The fireworks are expected to fly this weekend at the Wildey AstroTurf as teams cross the board in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League for the out-of-zone fixtures. With the first leg… Link: Hot action over weekend

Missing fishing boat found in Venezuela

Source: Nation Newspaper June Haynes, who was yesterday tearful, is feeling relieved this morning. The iceboat Pearlita, captained by Kurt Watson, and carrying her adoptive brother Michael Hawkesworth has been found in Venezuela. … Link: Missing fishing boat found in Venezuela

A revitalised agriculture sector key to recovery

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo, has proffered the view that the island’s future economic recovery is hinged on revitalised and strategically… Link: A revitalised agriculture sector key to recovery

BYS parenting workshop coming

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Youth Service (BYS) will assist in the facilitation of an upcoming parenting seminar and workshop. The seminar and workshop, will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m…. Link: BYS parenting workshop coming

Fire destroys Transport Board bus

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding a fire onboard a Transport Board bus. It occurred around 5:50 a.m. today along Porters Road, St James as the bus made its way… Link: Fire destroys Transport Board bus

System too soft on violent crime

Source: Nation Newspaper The horrendous killing of a young mother – and in front of her young child – continues to drape my spirit in black. My mind keeps asking the question: how could any human be minded to treat another… Link: System too soft on violent crime

Concern about possible increase in homelessness

Source: Barbados Advocate Kemar Saffrey, President of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (centre) accepting a donation from The Springer Memorial School at the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation’s Scotiabank $20 Challenge presentation to charities. Kemar Saffrey, President of the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS) is concerned about the rising number of homeless people…

DRUG TALKS

Source: Barbados Advocate Today, Barbadians should have greater clarity as it relates to the new Barbados National Drug Formulary. Link: DRUG TALKS

Omission spurred Forde

Source: Nation Newspaper Four decades ago, Elvis Forde was controversially not selected on the Barbados team for the CARIFTA Games in the Bahamas despite being one of the leading quarter-milers in the country. Forty years… Link: Omission spurred Forde

Empire hit Deacons for six

Source: Nation Newspaper A fantastic beaver-trick from Peter Alleyne led a weakened Massy United Insurance Empire side to a convincing 6-0 thrashing of Deacons, who were also missing some key players in the third round of the… Link: Empire hit Deacons for six

Cougars roar in South Carolina

Source: Nation Newspaper Nine athletes from secondary school boys champions The St Michael School, including CARIFTA gold medallist Jonathan Miller, have been offered full track scholarships to American universities. The scholarship… Link: Cougars roar in South Carolina

Tuach through to quarters

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ highest rated international surfer Chelsea Tuach continued her impressive form in her Round of 16 heat at the Krui Pro in Indonesia on Tuesday. Tuach, the event’s No. 1 seed, only caught… Link: Tuach through to quarters

Pine end Warriors winning streak

Source: Nation Newspaper Hilton Barbados Warriors are rolling no more. National forwards Charles Vanderpool and Junior Moore combined for 44 points and 43 rebounds, as KFC Orange 3 Pinelands ended Warriors’ recent run via Tuesday’s… Link: Pine end Warriors winning streak

Vaccination week April 21 to 28

Source: Nation Newspaper Public health nurses will be out in the field from April 21 to 28 as they mount outreach programmes aimed at encouraging Barbadians to ensure that they are immunised against vaccine-preventable diseases…. Link: Vaccination week April 21 to 28

Companies reminded of deadline for waiver for penalties

Source: Nation Newspaper The Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) is reminding companies that they have until Monday, April 30, to benefit from a waiver of penalties for the late filing of annual returns… Link: Companies reminded of deadline for waiver for penalties

Just one arrest would do

Source: Nation Newspaper I read the articles in last Friday’s WEEKEND NATION by Carlos Atwell with mixed feelings. Firstly, delight that once more the awful situation with loud kite-flying has been highlighted, but utter despair… Link: Just one arrest would do

Wanted man takes to social media

Source: Nation Newspaper A wanted man has taken to social media to plead his innocence in the court of public opinion. Twenty-nine-year-old LeRoss Leandre Burnett, aliases “Bin”, “Ross” and “CJ”, did so yesterday after police… Link: Wanted man takes to social media

Lawyer: EBC got it wrong

Source: Nation Newspaper The way is now open to all Commonwealth citizens who qualify under the Representation of the People Act and have been living in Barbados for three years or more to register to vote in the upcoming General… Link: Lawyer: EBC got it wrong

Tourism numbers holding steady

Source: Nation Newspaper Returns from the winter tourist season are looking similar to last year’s, according to preliminary assessments. Chief executive officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, Rudy Grant, said… Link: Tourism numbers holding steady

Six bodies benefit from Rihanna cause

Source: Nation Newspaper On Tuesday the Clara Lionel Foundation donated $120 000 to six learning institutions. Justine Lucas, executive director of the charity founded by superstar Rihanna, said the initiative was part of… Link: Six bodies benefit from Rihanna cause

Pope can’t take any more jail

Source: Nation Newspaper His record with its 21 previous convictions was bad, Leandro Renaldo Pope admitted yesterday. But he was tired of spending his life in jail and wanted to make something for himself outside. Pope… Link: Pope can’t take any more jail

Cheers to youth champs

Source: Nation Newspaper Cosmos and Pinelands are the new Under-15 champions, while it was double delight for Fitts Village West Coast when the Barbados Football Association’s Scotiabank National Youth Cup climaxed at the Wildey… Link: Cheers to youth champs

St Lawrence Primary reopens

Source: Nation Newspaper The St Lawrence Primary school has reopened this morning. Scores of parents and guardians dropped off their children from as early as 8:30 a.m. Principal of the school Andrea Cheltenham said she was… Link: St Lawrence Primary reopens

Man facing firearm, ammunition charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Officers from the Anti-gun & Anti-gang Unit yesterday charged 28-year-old Katani Jalani Emmanuel Callender of Risk Road, Fitts Village, St James in connection with two offences. He was charged with… Link: Man facing firearm, ammunition charges

Second field day on romaine lettuce

Source: Nation Newspaper Farmers, as well as members of the general public, will have another opportunity to learn about the cultivation of Romaine lettuce on Thursday, April 19, at the CARDI Facility, located on the compound… Link: Second field day on romaine lettuce

Lords up against Combermere

Source: Nation Newspaper Newly-Promoted Division 1 side Lords will oppose Nicholls Baking Combermere at Waterford in one of four Phase 1 Sagicor General Twenty20 Zone “A”  matches to start the Barbados Cricket Association’s 2018… Link: Lords up against Combermere

Help students realise potential

Source: Nation Newspaper I am always disturbed when I hear someone say “our children have great potential”. Why does this bother me? Because it makes me nervous waiting for the “but” that is sure to follow. “Our children have… Link: Help students realise potential

Rendezvous and Compton share 8

Source: Nation Newspaper Rendezvous and Home Improvement Hardware Waterford Compton staged an eight-goal thriller during a 4-4 draw in a bottom of Zone 2 meeting in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League on Sunday… Link: Rendezvous and Compton share 8

Elcock rules the road

Source: Nation Newspaper Russell Elcock was the unquestioned king of the road when the 2018 Barbados Cycling Union’s 2018 season continued over the weekend with the Larry Williams Memorial Classic. Elcock captured Saturday’s… Link: Elcock rules the road

Birkett ‘AWOL’ in blowout

Source: Nation Newspaper The champs are reeling now. Not unlike their star shooting guard. Keefe Birkett continues to struggle, having shot just two for 18 as Lumber Company Lakers suffered a 86-68 blowout loss to KFC Orange… Link: Birkett ‘AWOL’ in blowout

Students’ science expo coming

Source: Nation Newspaper Students from 22 primary and secondary schools will compete in the annual Electricity and Renewable Energy Science Exposition on Thursday, April 26, at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology… Link: Students’ science expo coming

Training workshop for coconut vendors

Source: Nation Newspaper Efforts are underway to develop the coconut industry in Barbados, and to this end the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health… Link: Training workshop for coconut vendors

New royals at Daryll Jordan

Source: Nation Newspaper Javan Henry and Rojanna Ramsey are the new king and queen of Daryll Jordan Secondary. In the St Lucy school’s first pageant since its renaming in 2012, Henry and Ramsey outshone their rivals to take… Link: New royals at Daryll Jordan

CARICOM leaders hold wide-ranging discussions with US Vice President

Source: Nation Newspaper LIMA, Peru – Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, says his country remains interested in the Caribbean and Latin America. Pence made the disclosure as he met with leaders from the Caribbean… Link: CARICOM leaders hold wide-ranging discussions with US Vice President

Starbucks chief executive apologises for arrests of two black men

Source: Nation Newspaper Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson apologised late on Saturday for the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop last week, which sparked accusations of racial profiling. Promising… Link: Starbucks chief executive apologises for arrests of two black men

PM’s ‘brilliant’ ploy

Source: Nation Newspaper IN MY OPINION, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart should be credited for his ingenuity, particularly as it relates to political strategy. As a student of philosophy, Mr Stuart is aware of the spin-offs that… Link: PM’s ‘brilliant’ ploy

Hunt for killer

Source: Nation Newspaper TWENTY-FOUR HOURS after Onica King was stabbed to death in front of her two children, and as rumours surrounding the capture of her husband swirled, her family is remaining tight-lipped on the incident…. Link: Hunt for killer

Powers clears up Miss World speculation

Source: Nation Newspaper Ashley Lashley is Miss World Barbados 2018, a decision made by the judges, says national director of the Miss World Barbados franchise, Rodney Powers. Responding to comments on a social media website… Link: Powers clears up Miss World speculation

Crop crooks get jail warning

Source: Nation Newspaper   A BRIDGETOWN MAGISTRATE on Friday sent a warning to those who engage in praedial larceny. If you plead guilty or are found guilty, you will be jailed. “Every day on the agricultural programmes… Link: Crop crooks get jail warning

Thief limps off with stolen papers

Source: Nation Newspaper ANDERSON IFILL desperately wanted to read a newspaper but was short of cash. Coincidentally, officials at the Barbados Stock Exchange realised their newspapers were missing and called two media houses… Link: Thief limps off with stolen papers

‘. . . As long as He lends me breath’

Source: Nation Newspaper ONE HUNDRED has rarely looked so good. Last Wednesday, Marion Elise Burnham joined the centenarian club, surrounded by Acting Governor General Retired Justice Sherman Moore, family, friends and members… Link: ‘. . . As long as He lends me breath’

Lords of cricket

Source: Nation Newspaper THERE was little fanfare as Lords won their first Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) Intermediate title on Sunday. The Lowlands, St Lucy side easily defeated school team Alexandra by nine wickets… Link: Lords of cricket

Reifer hunting a century in Under-19 Trial

Source: Nation Newspaper Opener Nico Reifer will be looking to make a century after starring with the bat on a low-scoring opening day, dominated by bowlers in the first Barbados Under-19 three-day cricket trial match at Queen’s… Link: Reifer hunting a century in Under-19 Trial

Question raised over US Syria strategy

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – Just over a year ago US President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack against its own people. Trump did the same on Friday,… Link: Question raised over US Syria strategy

World Bank approves funds for Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The World Bank has approved two emergency support operations totalling US$65 million for restoring agriculture livelihoods, strengthening resilience, and rebuilding houses destroyed by Hurricane… Link: World Bank approves funds for Dominica

Transparency a must when dealing with public funds

Source: Nation Newspaper There seems to be a growing number of Barbadian voters who are uncomfortable, or may be incensed, over the continuation of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Government beyond the dissolution of Parliament…. Link: Transparency a must when dealing with public funds

Insurance companies taking a hit from road accident claims

Source: Barbados Advocate President of the General Insurance Association of Barbados (GIAB), Michael Holder, making a point during the town hall meeting. INSURANCE companies are paying out a massive Bds$21 million dollars in claims annually as a result of road accidents, the majority of which are caused by distracted driving. Link: Insurance companies

Alarm over weight of girls, women

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is eighth in the world in relation to the number of females – 15 years and over – who are overweight or obese. According to a report produced by the World Health Organisation in 2011, Barbados… Link: Alarm over weight of girls, women

Sir John a man of principle

Source: Nation Newspaper He was their cheerleader, their life coach and their teacher. And he was not afraid to take a stand if he believed in a principle. These were the memories of the children of Sir John Connell, Lachmi… Link: Sir John a man of principle

Society losing fight against noise

Source: Nation Newspaper The Society for a Quieter Barbados (SQB) has not been muzzled. But a lot of its members who agitated over the years for a noiseless Barbados have either passed away or are no longer active in the organisation…. Link: Society losing fight against noise

‘Stan’ man for Lords

Source: Nation Newspaper   Left-arm spinner Kemar Stanford showcased his batting skills with a maiden century for Lords in the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) 2017 Intermediate final against Alexandra at Bayfield yesterday…. Link: ‘Stan’ man for Lords

Track team ‘undercooked’

Source: Nation Newspaper Two-time Olympian Seibert Straughn says the track and field performance at the 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia, was a let-down. Straughn, 50, one of this country’s finest quarter-milers… Link: Track team ‘undercooked’

Changes for Miss Universe pageant

Source: Nation Newspaper Miss Universe Barbados is coming bigger and better this year, and with some major and exciting changes. Speaking to Weekend Buzz at the launch earlier this week at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre… Link: Changes for Miss Universe pageant

HEATHER-LYNN'S HABITAT: Pond a plus for Nature Care

Source: Nation Newspaper As the curtain has come down on this year’s Open Garden Programme, officials at the Barbados Horticultural Society are keeping their fingers crossed they will get good rain in time for next year’s. … Link: HEATHER-LYNN’S HABITAT: Pond a plus for Nature Care

Salvation Army marching on in Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper The Salvation Army will be embarking on a number of projects as part of its local and regional social outreach. Chairman of the army’s advisory board, Paul Bernstein, said the charity made over $635… Link: Salvation Army marching on in Dominica

UPDATED: Old Ministry of Health building on fire, residents urged to evacuate

Source: Nation Newspaper 8:40 a.m. update: The flames have been brought under control but there is still some smouldering. There appears to be no damage to nearby structures. Fire officers remain on the scene. **** The… Link: UPDATED: Old Ministry of Health building on fire, residents urged to evacuate

Broomes: Enforce school rules

Source: Barbados Advocate Retired Principal, Jeffrey Broomes. School officials are being urged to enforce school rules and codes of conduct. Link: Broomes: Enforce school rules

No dirty tricks!

Source: Barbados Advocate The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is condemning apparent efforts to sabotage the campaign of at least one of their candidates, not only through social media platforms, but prank calls to law Link: No dirty tricks!

Religious education a ‘must’

Source: Nation Newspaper Parents should not have any choice as to whether their children or wards received some form of religious exposure, says retired principal Jeff Broomes. He was adamant that that decision should be left… Link: Religious education a ‘must’

A warning for ‘good parents’

Source: Nation Newspaper They smoke, they drink and they have had fights with each other. The mother even accused the father of dropping their baby on her head because he was too drunk to hold the child properly. Yet both… Link: A warning for ‘good parents’

Crane sargassum clean-up

Source: Nation Newspaper The iksome sargassum seaweed has been washing in on beaches in the south and spoiling some beach lovers’ outings. However, the Crane Hotel has moved to ensure the seaweed did not become too much of… Link: Crane sargassum clean-up

Warriors win three straight

Source: Nation Newspaper Jamar “Spanner” Headley is definitely back. So too are his Hilton Barbados Warriors. Headley scored ten points in a crucial fourth-quarter stretch to help Warriors extend their winning streak via Thursday’s… Link: Warriors win three straight

Hope ‘humbled’ by honour

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – West Indies stroke-maker Shai Hope has described the honour of being named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers-of-the-Year as “humbling”, and has praised the “phenomenal” effort that saw the Caribbean… Link: Hope ‘humbled’ by honour

Defence Force on a roll

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) continued their perfect start to the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Home Improvement Hardware Waterford… Link: Defence Force on a roll

Russia lawmakers draft list of US imports that could be banned

Source: Nation Newspaper MOSCOW – Russia’s lower house of parliament is to consider draft legislation that would give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of US imports, reacting to new US sanctions on a group of Russian… Link: Russia lawmakers draft list of US imports that could be banned

Vic Brewster passes

Source: Nation Newspaper Vic “Buddy Boy” Brewster who shot to fame in the late 60s and 70s as a leading radio personality passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night. Brewster, who popularized the radio programme… Link: Vic Brewster passes

St Lucia starts process of returning prisoners to BVI and TCI

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – St Lucia has begun the process of returning prisoners to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) and the British Virgin Islands. The prisoners who were transferred to St Lucia last year following… Link: St Lucia starts process of returning prisoners to BVI and TCI

Barbados establishes an apiary lab

Source: Nation Newspaper Efforts are under way to boost Barbados’ bee and honey production levels and to destigmatise the fear residents have of the natural pollinators. General Manager at the National Conservation Commission… Link: Barbados establishes an apiary lab

Trump lawyer to seek halt to Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, will seek on Friday to halt porn star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit, and Daniels’ attorney said he expected Cohen to refuse to… Link: Trump lawyer to seek halt to Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit

NUPW: Close Court Complex

Source: Nation Newspaper General secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, Roslyn Smith, is calling for the Supreme Court Complex to be closed for the next three months while extensive cleaning is done to the building…. Link: NUPW: Close Court Complex

Brexit worry for Caribbean

Source: Nation Newspaper Trade and access to the European Union Development Fund after Britain exits the European Union are top concerns for the Caribbean. They are the two issues that British High Commissioner Janet Douglas… Link: Brexit worry for Caribbean

Toppin shifted

Source: Nation Newspaper There has been a shake-up of the coaching assignments for two of Barbados’ youth cricket teams. Long-standing Under-19 coach Dexter Toppin has been switched from that position after 12 consecutive… Link: Toppin shifted

Rashida’s top recruit

Source: Nation Newspaper History was made at the Regional Police Training Centre (RPTC) Seawell, Christ Church, yesterday when Police Constable 2234 Rashida Gill became the second female to become the Best Recruit in the same… Link: Rashida’s top recruit

Under-15 victories ‘no fluke’

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ back-to-back title triumphs in the West Indies’ Under-15 Cricket Tournament weren’t a stroke of luck. In fact, team manager Jason Haynes says their victory in Jamaica following last year’s… Link: Under-15 victories ‘no fluke’

Gittens, Brathwaite hopeful ahead of 4×1 relay

Source: Nation Newspaper Unable to find their best form this early in the year, neither Ramon Gittens nor Shane Brathwaite could challenge for medals in Commonwealth Games individual events here in Gold Coast, Australia. But there… Link: Gittens, Brathwaite hopeful ahead of 4×1 relay

South teams suffer losses

Source: Nation Newspaper IT WAS a cold and miserable Tuesday night for the southern sides in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League as Abrahams United Silver Sands succumbed to a 3-1 defeat by Brittons Hill United… Link: South teams suffer losses

Acting Foreign Minister wants regional countries to work together

Source: Nation Newspaper The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett has called for an end to fragmented approaches to dealing with regional affairs. He made this appeal today, while addressing… Link: Acting Foreign Minister wants regional countries to work together

RDC hosting open farm workshop on growing lettuce

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians interested in learning how to grow their own lettuce now have the opportunity to do so. This is because the Rural Development Commission (RDC) will be conducting a workshop on Lettuce Production… Link: RDC hosting open farm workshop on growing lettuce

Barbados not new to Sputnik news

Source: Nation Newspaper AS A PROUD BARBADIAN, my first reaction to the Sputnik news story about the Political Prostitutes Party (PPP) was embarrassment and curiosity. I wanted to know why a Russian government-backed newspaper… Link: Barbados not new to Sputnik news

NUPW concerned with high number of sick buildings

Source: Nation Newspaper THE NATIONAL UNION of Public Workers (NUPW) has again raised concern over the high number of Government buildings affected by environmental issues. “For years we have been saying to Government they… Link: NUPW concerned with high number of sick buildings

Slain officer had great love for career

Source: Nation Newspaper HUNDREDS WATCHED as a team of police officers lifted the body of late Constable Shayne Welch out of the People’s Cathedral, Bishop’s Court Hill, St Michael, and into a waiting hearse. As they exited… Link: Slain officer had great love for career

Mara Thompson officially bows out, Pilgrim gets nod

Source: Nation Newspaper Member of Parliament for St John Mara Thompson tonight announced her decision to retire from public life. In a written statement, she also formally threw her support behind Democratic Labour Party… Link: Mara Thompson officially bows out, Pilgrim gets nod

Electoral and Boundaries appeal case today

Source: Nation Newspaper LAWYERS FROM BOTH SIDES are expected to present arguments to the Court of Appeal on Thursday for determining whether a number of Commonwealth citizens should be granted the right to be registered to vote… Link: Electoral and Boundaries appeal case today

More young entrepreneurs interested in BMEX

Source: Nation Newspaper MORE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS are showing interest in the Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition (BMEX) 2018. During Wednesday’s media launch, coordinator of the exhibition, Ann Johnson, said there was an overwhelming… Link: More young entrepreneurs interested in BMEX

House Speaker Ryan announces retirement

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, told Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday he will not seek re-election in November, his office said. The… Link: House Speaker Ryan announces retirement

Supreme Court building vacated

Source: Nation Newspaper Business is at a standstill at the Supreme Court building at Whitepark Road, St Michael. Lawyers, police officers and other workers have all vacated the building and gathered outside. Mould and… Link: Supreme Court building vacated

Guyana predicting increased paddy rice production for first quarter

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN  – Guyana says it is anticipating more half a million tonnes of paddy rice from the first crop of farmer’s paddy rice cultivation. General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRB),… Link: Guyana predicting increased paddy rice production for first quarter

BDF boot camp sessions to start April 16

Source: Nation Newspaper Those people who wish to participate in the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) boot camp may now sign up for the exercise sessions, which will begin next Monday, April 16. Registration takes place daily… Link: BDF boot camp sessions to start April 16

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by strikes

Source: Nation Newspaper FRANKFURT – Thousands of passengers were left stranded at German airports on Tuesday as more than 60 000 ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country to increase the… Link: Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by strikes

Lettuce potential

Source: Barbados Advocate Mark Byer, Officer in Charge of Food Crop Research Centre (second from left), telling farmers about the romaine lettuce research being conducted. There is potential for Barbados to grow more lettuce for local consumption and significantly cut down on the food import bill. Link: Lettuce potential

Mum’s tears flow for sons

Source: Nation Newspaper Seventy-two-year-old Lucene Bishop’s world has been turned upside down once again. In 2007, she lost one of her sons, Kenrick Harewood, in the tragic Joe’s River bus accident in St Joseph during Crop… Link: Mum’s tears flow for sons

Dumper forced to clean up his mess

Source: Nation Newspaper A man who was caught red-handed dumping old appliances and furniture at Lower Burney, St Michael, on Sunday, was forced yesterday to clean up his mess, as well as other garbage dumped on the same spot…. Link: Dumper forced to clean up his mess

Magistrate ruffled by missing files

Source: Nation Newspaper How are we going to get the court system to work? That was the question posed by Magistrate Douglas Frederick yesterday, as he dealt with the bane of the Magistrates’ Court system – the absence or unavailability… Link: Magistrate ruffled by missing files

Cook and sailor sent to jail

Source: Nation Newspaper Two Guyanese who tried unsuccessfully to smuggle cocaine and cannabis into the island more than two years ago were jailed when they appeared in the No. 1 Supreme Court last Friday. However, the cook,… Link: Cook and sailor sent to jail

No medal for Shane

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados contingent could be leaving the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia empty-handed after Shane Brathwaite finished sixth in the sprint hurdles yesterday. Running in lane 2 of the final,… Link: No medal for Shane

Mother jailed for life in Guyana after poisoning her two children

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – A High Court judge Monday sentenced a 25-year-old mother to 98 years in jail after she was found guilty of killing her two children by giving them rat poison in 2014. Awena Rutherford,… Link: Mother jailed for life in Guyana after poisoning her two children

FBI raids offices, home of Trump's personal lawyer

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday raided the offices and home of US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, law enforcement sources said, in a dramatic new development… Link: FBI raids offices, home of Trump’s personal lawyer

St Thomas DEO elections

Source: Nation Newspaper Residents of St Thomas are encouraged to participate in the elections for the St Thomas District Emergency Organisation on Saturday, April 21. The elections will take place in the School Hall of the… Link: St Thomas DEO elections

Grow what you eat seminar on best crops for environment

Source: Nation Newspaper As part of its efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow and eat what is produced on their own land, the Rural Development Commission (RDC) will be conducting its first ever Grow What You Eat Seminar on… Link: Grow what you eat seminar on best crops for environment

Charred remains of two people found at scene of fire

Source: Nation Newspaper The charred remains of two people were found at the scene of a Fairview, Christ Church house fire around 12:45 a.m. today. Firefighters made the discovery as they extinguished the blaze and police… Link: Charred remains of two people found at scene of fire

BLP: Bring new Hilton valuation

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) wants Government to produce an official and up-to-date valuation of the Barbados Hilton property at Needhams Point, Greavesend, St Michael. Kerrie Symmonds of the Barbados… Link: BLP: Bring new Hilton valuation

Shepherd: Nothing to keep out principals

Source: Nation Newspaper President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd, is undaunted by St Bernard’s Primary principal Everton Briggs contesting the union’s top position when the election is held on Friday…. Link: Shepherd: Nothing to keep out principals

Passion vital to beauty career

Source: Nation Newspaper Cosmetology is not a career for dropouts. Rather, it’s one that many intelligent and passionate young people get into because of a sheer desire to make others smile and look good. These were the sentiments… Link: Passion vital to beauty career

Off, but not running

Source: Nation Newspaper Truckloads of sugar cane were being delivered to Portvale Sugar Factory from as early as 9 a.m. yesterday, as the 2018 crop made a belated start. Manager at the Blowers, St James factory, Raphael O’Neal,… Link: Off, but not running

Shane in hurdles final

Source: Nation Newspaper Shane Brathwaite kept this country’s slim Commonwealth Games medal hopes alive by reaching the final of today’s 110 metres hurdles in Queensland, Australia. It was not an inspiring performance, however,… Link: Shane in hurdles final

'Smile and nod': Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON/LIMA –  US President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely… Link: ‘Smile and nod’: Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

Parliament to meet for first time since general election

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S  – Governor General, Rodney Williams, will deliver the traditional Thorne Speech, when the Antigua and Barbuda parliament meets for the first time since the March 21 general election. The… Link: Parliament to meet for first time since general election

Jamaica Government says anti-harassment measures bearing fruit

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says the anti-visitor harassment measures being implemented in resort areas are bearing fruit and that positive outcomes are evidenced in Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) visitor… Link: Jamaica Government says anti-harassment measures bearing fruit

Adidas to close stores in online push: CEO in Financial Times

Source: Nation Newspaper FRANKFURT − Adidas expects to close down stores in the coming years as part of a shift towards selling more goods online, its chief executive told a newspaper. In an interview with the Financial Times,… Link: Adidas to close stores in online push: CEO in Financial Times

What crisis?

Source: Nation Newspaper Laws are made to achieve particular objectives. For example, the laws regulating the use of cellphones on our roads. Those laws were presumably enacted to promote road safety. Two senior police officials… Link: What crisis?

Block chain rules coming

Source: Nation Newspaper The block chain and cryptocurrency sectors that have been developing and gaining ground in Barbados with little Government involvement, could soon see regulations coming. Minister of Industry and International… Link: Block chain rules coming

Visionary leadership ‘way to go’

Source: Nation Newspaper The Anglican Church and the state have dropped the ball in Barbados, and both need visionary leaders if they are to take the country forward. So said Dean Dr Jeffrey Gibson while delivering the sermon… Link: Visionary leadership ‘way to go’

26 years for bales and bales of drugs

Source: Nation Newspaper Every three years or so, fisherman Patrick Andrew Brathwaite would pilot a boatload of drugs into Barbados’ waters. In fact, he attempted to land more than 535 kilos, or 1 166 pounds of marijuana,… Link: 26 years for bales and bales of drugs

Couple’s new beginning

Source: Nation Newspaper David Griffith stood tall at Brandon’s Beach last Saturday as he joined his wife of two years, Lisa Griffith, and 27 other converts in being baptised in the Wesleyan faith. Griffith, who married Lisa… Link: Couple’s new beginning

Good News tots enjoy Easter parade

Source: Nation Newspaper Several children from the Good News Community Club got a chance to parade colourful and creative Easter bonnets on Saturday. Organiser and club director Hazel King said it was a fun exercise which… Link: Good News tots enjoy Easter parade

Ashley Lashley is Miss Barbados World 2018

Source: Nation Newspaper 18 year old student Ashley Lashley is the new Miss Barbados World 2018. She was crowned last night at the coronation ceremony at the Barbados Concorde Experience. Lashley will represent Barbados… Link: Ashley Lashley is Miss Barbados World 2018

Lula turns himself in to Brazil police, ending standoff

Source: Nation Newspaper SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil − Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in to police on Saturday, ending a day-long standoff to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption… Link: Lula turns himself in to Brazil police, ending standoff

Drunken British passenger fined after airline forced to divert to Bermuda

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, Bermuda − A 39-year-old drunken British passenger, whose actions forced a flight to Mexico to be diverted to Bermuda, was fined US$1 500 in court here. James Rogers, from the English county… Link: Drunken British passenger fined after airline forced to divert to Bermuda

Waiting five years for a response

Source: Nation Newspaper I wanted to know if there are others who are as equally upset with the Inland Revenue/Revenue Authority as I am? Since June 2014 I have unsuccessfully tried to access my income tax refund; 2014 was… Link: Waiting five years for a response

Lynch quits as BCA CEO

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) just can’t catch a break with their heads of operations. It looks like the association will be on the hunt for its fifth CEO in eight years after Noel Lynch tendered… Link: Lynch quits as BCA CEO

‘Nothing underhand’ in plantation yard sales

Source: Nation Newspaper There is nothing underhand in the sale of abandoned plantation yards by the Barbados Agricultural Management Co. Ltd (BAMC), says one of its directors, Dr Leroy McClean. He said the BAMC was following… Link: ‘Nothing underhand’ in plantation yard sales

Cox: Better management ‘key for economy’

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ current economic condition, as seen in anaemic growth and falling foreign reserves, can be traced to inadequate economic management. Former Governor of the Barbados Central Bank, Winston… Link: Cox: Better management ‘key for economy’

Lions targeting childhood cancers

Source: Nation Newspaper The Lions of Barbados are turning their attention to childhood cancers. Word of this has come from the Lions’ Zone chairperson Alison Bishop who was speaking as the service club hosted a health expo… Link: Lions targeting childhood cancers

Devices putting a strain on night rest, says Massy

Source: Nation Newspaper Move the computer out of the bedroom and turn off the cell phone at night. Those devices, said noted cardiologist Dr Raymond Massy, prevent people from getting a good night’s sleep and relieving the… Link: Devices putting a strain on night rest, says Massy

Concern over principal in BUT race

Source: Nation Newspaper Some members of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) are unhappy with the decision by a primary school principal to contest the presidency of the teachers’ body. Principal of the St Bernard’s Primary… Link: Concern over principal in BUT race

Glebe men’s health group to meet April 12

Source: Nation Newspaper Road safety specialist Junior Jordan will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Glebe Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group on Thursday, April 12. Jordan’s topic will be Benefits of Road Wisdom…. Link: Glebe men’s health group to meet April 12

Animal care and control week April 9 to 14

Source: Nation Newspaper The Animal Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will mount a public outreach programme next week, under the theme Securing Your Pet, Preventing Injury, as it observes Animal Care and Control Week 2018…. Link: Animal care and control week April 9 to 14

Prosecutor clears the air after murder case dropped

Source: Nation Newspaper As Andre “Lord Evil” Jackman and three of his former co-accused walked away from a murder charge Friday, a senior member of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions made it clear that neither… Link: Prosecutor clears the air after murder case dropped

Shave with death

Source: Nation Newspaper Terry Moore was in such a deep sleep that his neighbours believed he was not in when fire broke out at his My Lord’s Hill, St Michael house in the wee hours of yesterday morning. But soon after, he… Link: Shave with death

Irked by BARP move

Source: Nation Newspaper A change by the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) committee has upset some of its members. Yesterday many of them found out through a Facebook post that (BARP) is changing the membership… Link: Irked by BARP move

Babb not happy with process

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ head coach Alwyn Babb believes something went off track with the disqualification of Kyle Gale at the 47th Flow CARIFTA Games in The Bahamas last weekend. Babb acknowledged that while Jamaica… Link: Babb not happy with process

Better day for Bajans at Games

Source: Nation Newspaper The going continues to get tough on the Gold Coast. Barbados fared a bit better at the 21st Commonwealth Games yesterday after squash player Meagan Best advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s singles… Link: Better day for Bajans at Games

Bulls beat Pine at buzzer

Source: Nation Newspaper KFC Orange 3 Pinelands may not be “so good” after all. Andrew Ifill scored a game-winning layup at the buzzer, as Burger King Clapham Bulls sent the Pine reeling to another loss via Thursday’s 71-69… Link: Bulls beat Pine at buzzer

US Ninjas coming for Throwdown

Source: Nation Newspaper Five athletes from the famous American Ninja Warrior television series will be among those taking on the gruelling obstacle course at this year’s Barbados Ninja Throwdown. This was revealed by founder… Link: US Ninjas coming for Throwdown

Foster earns encore

Source: Nation Newspaper It was a repeat performance for veteran equestrian Roberta Foster and her mount Chichic at the RC/Southern Palms Beach Club & Resort Hotel/Rubis Barbarees Federal Equestrian International (FEI) World Dressage… Link: Foster earns encore

Visitor dies after snorkelling

Source: Nation Newspaper A 70-year-old British citizen, visiting the island on the cruise ship Aurora, died around 2 p.m. yesterday. While snorkelling during a dive boat outing in Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, St Michael, she… Link: Visitor dies after snorkelling

Barbados raises political mandate for action on NCDs

Source: Nation Newspaper The Permanent Mission of Barbados to the Organization of American States (OAS) is leading the process to secure an ambitious political mandate for the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the… Link: Barbados raises political mandate for action on NCDs

Young performers to benefit from scholarships to Operation Triple Threat

Source: Nation Newspaper Operation Triple Threat: Sing. Dance. Act (OTT), is seeing significant progress in its mission to train young people in the performing arts. The registered charity recently acquired a Disney licence… Link: Young performers to benefit from scholarships to Operation Triple Threat

Barbados Port Inc. donates pallets to the Rural Development Commission

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) continued its programme of environmental sustainability and stakeholder support with the donation of freighting pallets to the Rural Development Commission on Friday…. Link: Barbados Port Inc. donates pallets to the Rural Development Commission

positive signs

Source: Barbados Advocate Recent figures show that the average age of local farmers – which once stood above 50 years – is on the decline, a fact that Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Link: positive signs

Canadian Women’s Club continues to assist

Source: Barbados Advocate Hilary Bethell of the Barbados Burns & Orthotics Charitable Trust accepting the donation from Her Excellency, Marie Legault, Canadian High Commissioner to Barbados & Eastern Caribbean (right). Several charities and institutions working with the elderly, women and children have received funding from the Canadian Women’s Club of Barbados to assist…

Gale storm

Source: Nation Newspaper Kyle Gale has created quite the storm. Former Olympian Victor Houston appears to be at odds with local track and field officials over Gale being stripped of his CARIFTA gold medal after questioning… Link: Gale storm

Security gets thumbs-up

Source: Nation Newspaper KARACHI, Pakistan – West Indies head coach Stuart Law has praised security arrangements for the series against Pakistan, labelling them as “outstanding”, following the safe conclusion of the three-match… Link: Security gets thumbs-up

Braves are kings of Under-9 Youth Cup

Source: Nation Newspaper Whitehall Braves defeated United Stars Alliance 3-2 from the penalty spot to become champions of the Scotiabank National Youth Cup’s Under-9 Tier 2 Football competition at Banks Breweries, last Saturday…. Link: Braves are kings of Under-9 Youth Cup

Martinique’s Boisfer main man at Bridgetown Burning

Source: Nation Newspaper Martinique’s Bryan Boisfer won the main event at the 19th Bridgetown Burning Open Martial Arts Festival at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Saturday. He defeated Kobe Bowen of Barbados in the… Link: Martinique’s Boisfer main man at Bridgetown Burning

Zulu goes star gazing

Source: Nation Newspaper   Band launch season is here. Before scores of spectators recently at the Daphne Joseph-Hackett Theatre, Queen’s Park, Zulu International Inc. made its intentions known that it is one of the bands… Link: Zulu goes star gazing

Powerful messages in songs

Source: Nation Newspaper   The Party Stand could not contain the powerhouse of talent at the 2018 Sonfest gospel concert held on Easter Monday. The combination of uplifting Christian lyrics fused with infectious Caribbean… Link: Powerful messages in songs

Temporary change of telephone numbers at District "A"

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force has informed the public that industrial cleaning and maintenance is being done to the general office of District ‘A’ Police Station today. It is anticipated that this… Link: Temporary change of telephone numbers at District “A”

Coalition partners to contest local government polls as a single unit

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The two main partners of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Wednesday said they would contest the Local Government election in November as a single entity. “We made… Link: Coalition partners to contest local government polls as a single unit

Redman still BSTU president

Source: Nation Newspaper MARY REDMAN has been re-elected president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU). During the union’s annual general meeting held yesterday at the National Union of Public Workers’ Dalkeith,… Link: Redman still BSTU president

Soca straight up at Daiquiri Beach

Source: Nation Newspaper PURE VIBES! That pretty much summed up the highly anticipated show Gimme Soca which came off last weekend. From as early as 8 p.m., soca lovers started to assemble at Daiquiri Beach, Bay Street, St… Link: Soca straight up at Daiquiri Beach

Love yourself, love others

Source: Nation Newspaper THE OTHER DAY I had this conversation with the (Heavenly) Father who gave me a message which I think is appropriate for many. Michael: Father, I do need your help, love and support in every aspect… Link: Love yourself, love others

Drug offender refuses rehab

Source: Nation Newspaper DESPITE PLEADING GUILTY to three drug charges, Timothy Nicholas Joseph denied he has a drug problem. He also refused the opportunity offered by Magistrate Douglas Frederick to get help for himself,… Link: Drug offender refuses rehab

Bajan to coach Russian surfers

Source: Nation Newspaper A BARBADIAN is making waves on the Russian surf scene. Nick Donawa, who has coached Barbadian teams and taken them to many World Junior Surfing Championships, was recently selected as the head coach… Link: Bajan to coach Russian surfers

Preparation ‘was worth it’

Source: Nation Newspaper   PREPARATION was the key to the success of Barbados’ medallists at the 7th Carifta Chess Championships in Suriname. Both Vanessa Greenidge and Kyle Sandiford reflected on the long hours they spent… Link: Preparation ‘was worth it’

Dames blank Silver Sands

Source: Nation Newspaper CLAYTONS KOLA TONIC Notre Dame took flight with clinical 4-0 rout of Abrahams United Silver Sands while Empire Club had to fight off a stern challenge from a spirited Brittons Hill United to win 2-1 for… Link: Dames blank Silver Sands

Golden moment for CARIFTA athletes

Source: Nation Newspaper It was a real golden moment for Barbados’ best. The toast of the CARIFTA Games were given a true royal welcome, as gold medallists Jonathan Jones, Shanice Hutson and Jonathan Miller were feted like… Link: Golden moment for CARIFTA athletes

Egypt to hold long-awaited local elections next year

Source: Nation Newspaper CAIRO –  Egypt plans to hold its first local elections in a decade in the first half of next year, the state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. Egypt has been without local councils since June… Link: Egypt to hold long-awaited local elections next year

YouTube shooter was vegan blogger who accused site of discrimination

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN BRUNO – An Iranian-born woman who blogged about veganism had railed online about dictatorship and accused YouTube of limiting viewers of her videos before opening fire at its California corporate headquarters,… Link: YouTube shooter was vegan blogger who accused site of discrimination

Late opening of NHC’s office

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Housing Corporation’s office at The Garden, Country Road, St Michael, will open for business at 12:30 p.m. this Thursday, April 5. This late opening is to allow staff to attend the funeral… Link: Late opening of NHC’s office

Exploration of offshore petroleum resources to start soon

Source: Nation Newspaper Exploration of Barbados’ potential offshore petroleum resources is expected to begin within the next year. Speaking in Trinidad last week at a regional symposium on Strengthening CARICOM Energy Collaboration,… Link: Exploration of offshore petroleum resources to start soon

DEBT HELP

Source: Barbados Advocate HELP is on the way for Barbadians who continue to run up high credit card and other debts. Link: DEBT HELP

Natalie, Mia and Jesus’ say

Source: Nation Newspaper Ms Natalie Harewood is a self-confessed prostitute, seeking to unseat Colonel Jeffrey Bostic as the parliamentarian for the City of Bridgetown in the General Elections. If it is as she says, that she… Link: Natalie, Mia and Jesus’ say

Drunk driver has to pull pockets

Source: Nation Newspaper His eyes were red and bloodshot, his speech was slurred and his breath reeked of alcohol. In addition, the fact that the vehicle he was driving was swerving from side to side left no doubt in a lawman’s… Link: Drunk driver has to pull pockets

Accused ordered to stay away

Source: Nation Newspaper The law is skewed towards women, Brian McDonald Worrell declared yesterday. “Right now the law is for the women and the first thing the women is do is call the police and the police is come. But when… Link: Accused ordered to stay away

Miller’s gold takes him to World Juniors

Source: Nation Newspaper There is a new gem on the Barbados CARIFTA Games’ team as triple jumper Jonathon Miller not only gained gold but qualified for the World Junior Championships in Finland, July 10-15.  “I am extremely… Link: Miller’s gold takes him to World Juniors

Hope for the future

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ athletics future is bright despite the youthful team returning home last night from the 47th Flow CARIFTA Games in Nassau with 13 medals. With 20 of the 26 athletes eligible to compete again,… Link: Hope for the future

A Brave Star dazzles classy field

Source: Nation Newspaper The stranglehold Jericho had on this year’s leading three-year-olds was loosened on Monday when Brave Star, under a super confident ride by jockey Jalon Samuel, stunned a classy field in the feature Grandstand… Link: A Brave Star dazzles classy field

Haiti rattled by 4.6 magnitude earthquake

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT AU PRINCE – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rocked Haiti on Monday but there were no immediate reports of injuries and damages on the French-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country recovering… Link: Haiti rattled by 4.6 magnitude earthquake

Oklahoma teachers vow to stage second day of walkouts

Source: Nation Newspaper OKLAHOMA CITY –  Thousands of Oklahoma school teachers, including those in the state’s two biggest cities, were expected to return to picket lines on Tuesday for the second day of strikes demanding state… Link: Oklahoma teachers vow to stage second day of walkouts

Israel's Netanyahu scraps African migrant relocation deal with UN

Source: Nation Newspaper JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure… Link: Israel’s Netanyahu scraps African migrant relocation deal with UN

St Lucia budget statement today

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will on Tuesday outline the fiscal policies of his administration for the 2018-19 period in an address his office says is aimed at building a resilient St Lucia… Link: St Lucia budget statement today

Youth will lead drive for change

Source: Nation Newspaper While reading Editor’s Notebook by Editor-In-Chief of the Nation newspaper, Mr Eric Smith, on March 28, 2018, it made me recall the turbulent years in South African student politics in the 1980s and the… Link: Youth will lead drive for change

Crane dispute upsets vendors

Source: Nation Newspaper Some vendors operating at popular South Coast beaches are standing in solidarity with colleagues Neville Best and Nicole Blades, who recently were at the centre of a dispute with the Crane Beach Hotel…. Link: Crane dispute upsets vendors

Leigh and band off to Canada

Source: Nation Newspaper Entertainer Leigh and a band of talented musicians are off to Newfoundland to represent Barbados as a part of the Club One New Releases Canadian TV series. Yesterday, at the Grantley Adams International… Link: Leigh and band off to Canada

Fun in the sun

Source: Nation Newspaper Salvation Army church members and the public enjoyed a day of activities and supported its band at the same time yesterday. Captain Dwayne Broome, one of the organisers of the family fun day, said… Link: Fun in the sun

11-Plus ‘dry run’

Source: Nation Newspaper Forty students who will be writing the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (Common Entrance) on May 8 got a chance to test their skills yesterday in a mock examination. Organised by the… Link: 11-Plus ‘dry run’

Golden finish

Source: Nation Newspaper There was jubilation for the two Jonathans – Jones and Miller – as they ended the 47th Flow CARIFTA Games by grabbing gold medals for Barbados at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium last night. Jones said… Link: Golden finish

Malaysia outlaws 'fake news'; sets jail of up to six years

Source: Nation Newspaper KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia on Monday approved a law against “fake news” that would allow for prison of up to six years for offenders, shrugging off critics who say it was aimed at curbing dissent and free… Link: Malaysia outlaws ‘fake news’; sets jail of up to six years

China hammers US goods with tariffs as 'sparks' of trade war fly

Source: Nation Newspaper BEIJING – China has increased tariffs by up to 25 per cent on 128 US products, from frozen pork and wine to certain fruits and nuts, escalating a dispute between the world’s biggest economies in response… Link: China hammers US goods with tariffs as ‘sparks’ of trade war fly

Man charged with murder of Jakeil Small

Source: Nation Newspaper The Criminal Investigations Department of the Bridgetown Division of the Royal Barbados Police Force has made a breakthrough in investigations into the death of Jakeil Small. Forty-two-year-old Adrian… Link: Man charged with murder of Jakeil Small

Immigration attorney charged with asylum fraud

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – The police have charged a New York based immigration attorney with asylum fraud after she allegedly submitted fraudulent forms for over 180 clients. According to US Attorney for the Southern… Link: Immigration attorney charged with asylum fraud

Land being made available to graduates of agricultural programme

Source: Barbados Advocate Persons who have graduated from the Youth Agri-preneurship Incubator Programme (YAIP) are getting access to land to facilitate them in their chosen careers. Link: Land being made available to graduates of agricultural programme

learn to forgive

Source: Barbados Advocate Reverend John Rogers has called on Barbadians to be more tolerant. A local cleric is urging Barbadians to practise tolerance and forgiveness. Link: learn to forgive

Criminals gaining confidence

Source: Nation Newspaper At one time not so long ago, our open coastline was thought to be the weak link in our security defences, against illegal activities involving people smuggling drugs and guns. Beaches have been side-stepped… Link: Criminals gaining confidence

Fatal crash after cruise

Source: Nation Newspaper Marva Atkins gave her son the stamp of approval he needed on his outfit before he set out for a night of partying on the high seas on Saturday. It was the last time she would see Carson, the second… Link: Fatal crash after cruise

Tenants lose home to blaze

Source: Nation Newspaper Four people are pondering their next move today after fire engulfed their apartments, leaving them homeless yesterday morning. It occurred just after 7:30 a.m. at a wood and wall building in Cane Vale,… Link: Tenants lose home to blaze

Lighthouse shines in south again

Source: Nation Newspaper Gordon’s lighthouse is once again shining brightly. The 166-year-old structure in Atlantic Shores, Christ Church, was officially reopened last Thursday to much fanfare after months of extensive work. … Link: Lighthouse shines in south again

Flower garden

Source: Nation Newspaper The Brownies from St Stephen’s Primary School shone brightly during their inaugural Easter bonnet parade on Saturday. Showcasing their own designs, the 13 girls paraded at the Ann Gill Memorial Church… Link: Flower garden

Spectators take in Fish Festival

Source: Nation Newspaper Overcast skies and drizzles were not enough to dampen the 2018 FLOW Oistins Fish Festival on Saturday. And despite the late start of some events, including the always exciting Chefette Greasy Pole… Link: Spectators take in Fish Festival

Traffic changes for Oistins Fish Festival

Source: Nation Newspaper   The Public is advised that as a result of the annual Oistins Fish Festival the following traffic management changes have been implemented effective Saturday, March 31 from 3 p.m. until 12 midnight… Link: Traffic changes for Oistins Fish Festival

Oistins Festival looking up

Source: Nation Newspaper Oistins is expected to teem with people this weekend as thousands flock to the annual Easter weekend Oistins Fish Festival. Amidst their anxiety in ensuring the event runs smoothly, Dr Dan Carter and… Link: Oistins Festival looking up

Early morning crash leaves man dead

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a road fatality which occurred around 2:53 this morning, along Four Roads, St John. It resulted in the death of a 41-year-old St John man.  Preliminary… Link: Early morning crash leaves man dead

Struggling Djokovic splits with coach Agassi

Source: Nation Newspaper BELGRADE − Former world number one Novak Djokovic has parted company with head coach Andre Agassi after struggling to rediscover his form following a long elbow injury layoff. “With only the best intentions… Link: Struggling Djokovic splits with coach Agassi

Barbados our paradise

Source: Nation Newspaper We all see beautiful places on cable television and we dream of going to these places. But as beautiful as these places are, none of them can touch the beauty of our island Barbados. I enjoy being… Link: Barbados our paradise

Doyle warned

Source: Nation Newspaper The mighty Gabby has thown the gauntlet to hotelier Paul Doyle and the Crane Beach Hotel. And at least two attorneys, who joined him in protesting at the south eastern beach Saturday, say there could… Link: Doyle warned

Sewage wells ‘soon’

Source: Nation Newspaper The promised injection wells should soon be operational at the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant. Minister of Health John Boyce gave this assurance yesterday when he addressed the official opening… Link: Sewage wells ‘soon’

Crane protest ‘a little late’

Source: Nation Newspaper A little too late and an exercise in futility. That was how one man described the protest action against Paul Doyle and his hotel at Crane Beach yesterday. “I come out just to show my support, but… Link: Crane protest ‘a little late’

Lady St John, Mia point to benefits of fishing academy

Source: Nation Newspaper Both Stella Lady St John and Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley believe the local fishing market can net a lot more economically than it does. Speaking at the official opening ceremony… Link: Lady St John, Mia point to benefits of fishing academy

Clerics told to speak on issues

Source: Nation Newspaper Hold them accountable. That’s what one of Canada’s leading clerics, Bishop Peter Fenty, a Barbadian, the first and only black bishop in the history of Canada’s Anglican community wants the church in Barbados… Link: Clerics told to speak on issues

New cadets encouraged to rise above negative influences

Source: Barbados Today Some 130 recruits from various secondary schools across the island graduated to the rank of cadet on Saturday. During their passing out parade at St Ann’s Fort, Battalion One Commander, Major Randolph Charles, urged the new cadets to stay the course despite the challenges they will encounter. “I encourage you to make this…

Barbados wins CARIFTA gold

Source: Barbados Today Kyle Gale has won CARIFTA glory for Barbados. Earlier tonight, the St Michael School student not only won the island’s first gold medal in the regional three-day tournament at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas, but he also smashed retired Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt’s Under 17 400 metre record…

The Mighty Gabby leads scores in protest against the Crane

Source: Barbados Today  Scores of people came out Saturday afternoon in protest against the privatization of beaches. Leading the protesters with his famous song Jack was cultural ambassador and seasoned calypsonian Anthony The Mighty Gabby Carter, who has publicly aired his views on the row between the Crane Beach vendors and the management of the…

ST LUCIA – Three foreign nationals drown

Source: Barbados Today Three foreign nationals, including two students of an offshore university, drowned while bathing on a beach in the southern town of Vieux Fort on Saturday, police have confirmed. They said all three were nationals from India, two of whom were attending the Spartan Health Sciences University. The third victim was…

CICS partners with Duke of Edinburgh Award

Source: Barbados Today The Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat (CICS) has partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The partnership was officially launched by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, during a ceremony held at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue in The City on Thursday. Through the partnership of the CICS and…

Late welfare cheques

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that welfare cheques dated 2018-03-30 and 2018-04-13 will be delayed. The cheques would be available during the week of Tuesday, April 3, the authorities said. … Link: Late welfare cheques

Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says

Source: Nation Newspaper Starbucks Corp and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines. A little-known… Link: Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says

More rain coming

Source: Nation Newspaper Get ready for more of the same rains that led to Thursday’s flooding in some areas. Weather officials are forecasting similar rainy conditions that led to the flash flooding in some areas for the entire… Link: More rain coming

Work break upsets residents

Source: Nation Newspaper What was supposed to be a ten-week roadworks project has become a nightmare for some of the residents of Flagstaff, St Michael. The Ministry of Transport and Works, under their road rehabilitation… Link: Work break upsets residents

Teen gets last chance

Source: Nation Newspaper Not one cent! In the five months since 16-year-old Zimmany David Cumberbatch last appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court, he has not paid a cent in court-ordered compensation. And while he… Link: Teen gets last chance

Accused changes plea

Source: Nation Newspaper A man who pleaded not guilty to three drug charges in 2015 had a change of heart when he appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. Adrian Ricardo Redman, 41, of Medford Land, Dayrells… Link: Accused changes plea

Church ‘may be needed’ in schools

Source: Nation Newspaper It might take the church entering the schools and spreading the Gospel to help curb the increasing youth violence. This was view of Monsignor Vincent Blackett as he delivered a message to the congregation… Link: Church ‘may be needed’ in schools

More people engaged in tsunami awareness

Source: Nation Newspaper More people are seeking to find out about the earthquake and tsunami hazards and how they should get prepared. That is the assessment of Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds,… Link: More people engaged in tsunami awareness

Closure of washroom facilities for Easter

Source: Nation Newspaper A number of washroom facilities run by the National Conservation Commission will be closed over the Easter holidays. Facilities at Half Moon Fort and River Bay, St Lucy; Paynes Bay, St James; Speightstown,… Link: Closure of washroom facilities for Easter

Woodbine raises the stakes

Source: Nation Newspaper TORONTO – Caribbean jockeys will be vying for purses worth nearly CAN$68 million when the new season gets underway at Woodbine racetrack in Canada next month. The campaign, which will run from April… Link: Woodbine raises the stakes

Choose whom we will serve

Source: Nation Newspaper NO MAN CAN SERVE two masters. As a nation, Barbados is being called to chart its course according to one of two masters, both of whom require unflinching allegiance. One warns of hell after death; the… Link: Choose whom we will serve

‘Hidden’ cops  

Source: Nation Newspaper   It took eight months, but two lawmen caught on video kicking two patrons at a 2017 fete faced the court on Thursday. But they did not face the cameras. Constable 1890 Justin Phillips, and… Link: ‘Hidden’ cops  

Carifta trip costing $80 000

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s costing almost $80 000 to take the Barbados team to the CARIFTA Games. This was revealed by vice-president of the Athletics Association of Barbados, Noel Lynch, on Tuesday, during a presentation… Link: Carifta trip costing 000

Burst pipe headache

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS WATER AUTHORITY (BWA) has to fix more than 20 burst pipes a day on average as it grapples with the island’s ageing network. General manager Keithroy Halliday revealed the extent of the… Link: Burst pipe headache

All Destiny

Source: Nation Newspaper Destiny Dezi Lynch is the calypso queen of Hindsbury Primary. The Class 4 Nicholls pupil won the inaugural competition held at the St Michael school on Tuesday before students, parents and guardians,… Link: All Destiny

Shane – best medal hope

Source: Nation Newspaper UNITED STATES-based sprint hurdler Shane Brathwaite will carry this country’s best hopes of a medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games slated for the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, from April 4-15. … Link: Shane – best medal hope

Lashley wants more help for groups

Source: Nation Newspaper Hamilton Lashley wants more corporate businesses to contribute to the community groups. The former parliamentarian, and founder of the Hamilton Lashley Foundation made this comment during a media briefing… Link: Lashley wants more help for groups

Trump's travel ban imperils US citizen with cancer

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Maziar Hashemi, a naturalised US citizen who lives in Massachusetts, has been told by doctors that his best hope for surviving a rare form of blood cancer is a bone marrow transplant. President… Link: Trump’s travel ban imperils US citizen with cancer

Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle victim

Source: Nation Newspaper TEMPE, Ariz.  – The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the… Link: Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle victim

Wanted men surrender, one charged

Source: Nation Newspaper Police at the Bridgetown Division of the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested and charged 41-year-old Ryan Pearson Griffith of Josey Hill, St Lucy for the offences of assault occasioning actual… Link: Wanted men surrender, one charged

Warrens hold off schoolboys

Source: Nation Newspaper Close, but no cigar. The schoolboys almost chalked up another one until Andre Pierre hit two go-ahead treys in the dying moments of Pan American International Insurance Warrens’ 79-74 victory in Tuesday’s… Link: Warrens hold off schoolboys

GET ON BOARD

Source: Barbados Advocate Professor Andrew Rose (right) and Barbadian journalist, Julian Rogers, in conversation on Tuesday night. This country needs to get on with its economic recovery programme. Link: GET ON BOARD

Business owners seek clarity on South Coast fix

Source: Barbados Advocate Affected residents, business and property owners as they assembled at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel to air their concerns. Joining them was Manager of the BWA’s Wastewater Division, Patricia Inniss (front row, second from left). Business and property owners on the South Coast of the island have requested that the…

What about competence?

Source: Nation Newspaper The entry of Natalie, a self-confessed former prostitute, into the political arena has created a lot of discussion. I say the lady has guts. Certainly more than I have. To make that confession and… Link: What about competence?

Not biting

Source: Barbados Today Oistins vendors complain of slow fish sales this Easter With the Easter weekend approaching, fish vendors at the Berinda Cox market in Oistins, Christ Church are reporting “up and down” sales and rising prices because the fish do not seem to be biting. Vendors told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that…

  Eden Lodge cheers

Source: Nation Newspaper   Eden Lodge Primary celebrated their champions in this year’s National Primary Schools’ Athletic Championships (NAPSAC) during a motorcade yesterday. The girls narrowly missed out on second place… Link:   Eden Lodge cheers

‘Careless’ man to know his fate next month

Source: Barbados Today A St Michael man, who was caught with one round of ammunition while walking through Queen’s Park nearly six years ago, will know his fate on April 4. Nickosie Eldon Kyte, of Lower Mapp Hill, pleaded guilty before Madam Justice Pamela Beckles today to having the round, which can fit…

CA bans Smith, Warner for year

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG – Sacked Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have both been banned for 12 months for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, Cricket Australia (CA)… Link: CA bans Smith, Warner for year

Nine months for food thief

Source: Nation Newspaper A 63-year-old man who stole breakfast items will have several months of free meals at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds. Rodney Markley Murrell, of Evelyn Avenue, Bayville, St Michael, pleaded guilty when… Link: Nine months for food thief

$16 000 boost for Fun Ranch

Source: Nation Newspaper Many Barbadians living overseas are still investing in the country’s development. This was clear on Wednesday when the Barbados Cultural Organisation in London donated over $16 000 to the Nature Fun… Link: 000 boost for Fun Ranch

Cumberbatch denies stealing corn beef and luncheon meat

Source: Barbados Today A 60-year-old man will spend the night at HMP Dodds after he was unable to present a surety to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Adwin Alonza Cumberbatch, nee Bowen, of My Lords Hill, St Michael, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on three charges of theft. However, Cumberbatch, who is…

Businesses want new Social Partnership protocol

Source: Barbados Today The private sector trade union that advocates on behalf of Barbadian businesses is calling for a new protocol among the Social Partners that will include policy guidelines and commitments on sewage and waste management, as well as water supply and the environment. The Barbados Employers Confederation suggested that with the…

#BTEditorial – And here’s to you, Miss Robinson

Source: Barbados Today A great injustice was recently done to Barbados. And while the country has been defended in some quarters, the tone of responses from others has been most instructive. Barbadians who can put aside their political allegiances, ought to examine impartially what was written in a British newspaper earlier this month,…

Best braced for tough test

Source: Nation Newspaper Squash wonder-girl Meagan Best says she has left no stone unturned as she prepares for the toughest test of her career at next week’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia from April 4 to 15…. Link: Best braced for tough test

China says North Korea's Kim pledged commitment to denuclearisation

Source: Nation Newspaper BEIJING/SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged his commitment to denuclearisation and to meet US officials, China said on Wednesday after his meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China… Link: China says North Korea’s Kim pledged commitment to denuclearisation

Major traffic jam on section of ABC Highway

Source: Nation Newspaper Update: An accident on the road leading to Rendezvous appears to have been the cause of the delays. Motorists using the ABC Highway between the Graeme Hall, Christ Church and Garfield Sobers roundabouts… Link: Major traffic jam on section of ABC Highway

Jamaica Parliament approves extension of state of public emergency

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON  – The Jamaica parliament has approved an extension of the State of Public Emergency in the St Catherine North area after it had been imposed on March 18 in a bid to curb criminal activities there…. Link: Jamaica Parliament approves extension of state of public emergency

Youth Cup finals on Saturday

Source: Nation Newspaper The stage is set for the finals in both tiers of the Under-9 and Under-11 divisions of the Barbados Football Association’s Scotiabank National Youth Cup on Saturday at the old Banks Brewery Ground in Wildey…. Link: Youth Cup finals on Saturday

Get cow itch before it flowers

Source: Nation Newspaper In the 1940S and 1950s when as youngsters we roamed the various cane fields in groups prior to the beginning of the crop season, to quench our thirsts, we never encountered the dastardly cow itch. … Link: Get cow itch before it flowers

Man gets 15 years

Source: Nation Newspaper The court will not treat lightly the prevalence of firearm offences in this country. So said Justice Jaqueline Cornelius as she sentenced manslayer Damien LeCoursey Reveira to 15 years in jail yesterday…. Link: Man gets 15 years

AAB angers Straughn

Source: Nation Newspaper Christ Church Foundation School long-time physical education teacher Seibert Straughn is not a happy man. And the disappointment of the two-time Olympian has nothing to do with his three-peat girls’… Link: AAB angers Straughn

Double crown for BCC

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Community College (BCC) are the double crown kings in Massy Stores Inter-Schools volleyball. In what was undoubtedly the most dramatic schools’ finals ever, BCC clinched the knockout title… Link: Double crown for BCC

Skeete wins Flow Skills Challenge

Source: Nation Newspaper The dream is very much alive for young Barbadian footballer Nathan Skeete. The standout national youth footballer and Combermere student was announced as one of two winners of the 2018 Flow Skills… Link: Skeete wins Flow Skills Challenge

Multisports rally comes off April 8

Source: Nation Newspaper More than a dozen communities drawn from six parishes will take part in a day of sport next month celebrating International Day Of Sport For Development And Peace. The global event, which will be staged… Link: Multisports rally comes off April 8

Stabbing in River terminal, one dead

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are currently on the scene at the River bus terminal investigating an incident this morning which has left one man dead. Reports reaching the NATION newsroom indicate that a public service vehicle… Link: Stabbing in River terminal, one dead

Approval and mixed reactions to Cabinet changes in Jamaica

Source: Nation Newspaper Cabinet changes announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday were greeted with acceptance by political commentator Shalman Scott and scepticism by the People’s National Party (PNP), whose chairman,… Link: Approval and mixed reactions to Cabinet changes in Jamaica

Two wanted by police

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating two men who are wanted for questioning in connection with a number of serious criminal matters.  They are Adrian… Link: Two wanted by police

Man charged with murder of Laura Springer

Source: Nation Newspaper Police in the Southern Division have made a breakthrough in their investigations into the unnatural death of 56-year-old Laura Springer. They have arrested and charged 58-year-old Lawrence Anderson… Link: Man charged with murder of Laura Springer

Police officer stabbed to death

Source: Nation Newspaper Police responded to an apparent murder early Monday morning, only to find the body was that of one of their own. Bowed heads and solemn faces told the tale at Kingsland Drive, Christ Church, as lawmen… Link: Police officer stabbed to death

More appeal time

Source: Nation Newspaper A Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) decision Monday has allowed more time to file appeals from decisions of magistrates’ courts. It ruled in favour of local hotel Sandy Lane, giving it leave to file… Link: More appeal time

Transfers, security on nurses’ agenda

Source: Nation Newspaper Senior public health nurses and officials from the Ministry of Health are to meet today to iron out issues arising from transferrals and security problems at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic. General… Link: Transfers, security on nurses’ agenda

Paula ‘a real gem’

Source: Nation Newspaper Family, friends, colleagues and students are trying their best to come to grips with the tragic passing of primary school teacher Paula Corbin. The 44-year-old was involved in a two-vehicle crash Sunday… Link: Paula ‘a real gem’

Friends numbed by the news

Source: Nation Newspaper Reeling from the news, the parents of close friends of slain police officer Shayne Welch gathered at the scene of his death Monday to recall his quiet demeanour. Constable Welch, 31, was killed at… Link: Friends numbed by the news

At least 64 people, some children, killed in Russian mall fire

Source: Nation Newspaper MOSCOW –  At least 64 people were killed by a fire which engulfed a busy shopping mall in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, Russian investigators said on Monday, and some of the dead were children. The… Link: At least 64 people, some children, killed in Russian mall fire

BIDC hosting Export Readiness Programme

Source: Nation Newspaper Anyone interested in participating in the Export Readiness Programme (ERP) 2018, can now apply. The programme, which falls under the aegis of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC),… Link: BIDC hosting Export Readiness Programme

S&P Global cuts top sovereign analysts as part of broader cull

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – The world’s biggest credit ratings agency S&P Global has cut more than five of its most senior sovereign analysts as part of a broader reduction of in excess of 100 staff, a source told Reuters…. Link: S&P Global cuts top sovereign analysts as part of broader cull

Police officer dies in stabbing incident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are on the scene of a stabbing death at Kingsland, Christ Church. Public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss confirmed to Starcom Network that the deceased was a member of the Royal… Link: Police officer dies in stabbing incident

North rings in Holy Week

Source: Nation Newspaper The cleric and congregation of St Peter’s Parish Church kicked off the start of Holy Week yesterday with a Palm Sunday procession through the Speightstown community. Led by priest in-charge Canon Peter… Link: North rings in Holy Week

‘Big life’ must stop!

Source: Nation Newspaper The days of wasting money on unnecessary foreign goods, and Barbadians living above their means, must come to an end if the country is to prosper again. Those were among the warnings sent out yesterday… Link: ‘Big life’ must stop!

Manhole challenges

Source: Nation Newspaper The sewage problem on the South Coast reared its ugly head again yesterday, resulting in discomfort to pedestrians and motorists. This time it was bubbling sewage water that drifted across the street… Link: Manhole challenges

Parents told: Let children speak up

Source: Nation Newspaper Parents are being urged to teach their children to speak up. This was the advice from senior teacher at Ellersie School, Lisa Dottin, who said she feared some of the island’s socialisation agents were… Link: Parents told: Let children speak up

Woman dies after Coverley crash

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding what was initially reported as an accident with serious injuries which occurred about 3 p.m. today, along the ABC Highway. Two motor vehicles… Link: Woman dies after Coverley crash

Trucks ‘mashing up’ the roads

Source: Nation Newspaper The big trucks have been fingered as the real culprits accelerating deterioration of the nation’s roads. So says Ministry of Transport and Works (MTW) project manager Dave Scantlebury, despite there… Link: Trucks ‘mashing up’ the roads

UPP lone successful candidate appointed Opposition Leader

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Veteran politician Trevor Walker said he was not approached for the position of Opposition Leader in the new Parliament after the lone successful candidate of the main opposition United Progressive… Link: UPP lone successful candidate appointed Opposition Leader

Netflix and Formula One team up for documentary series

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON − Netflix are to make a documentary series chronicling the 2018 Formula One season and which will be screened next year, the sport’s rights holders announced on Saturday ahead of the opening race… Link: Netflix and Formula One team up for documentary series

A question of competence, not gender

Source: Nation Newspaper It has bothered me to respond to Maureen Holder’s question – “Is the nation seriously ready for a female Prime Minister?” – because the fact it was uttered, and uttered by a female, could provoke a “public… Link: A question of competence, not gender

Long-time concerns about Coverley junction design

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Transport and Works’ top two technical officers had both made it known to Government officials that they had nothing to do with the construction of the junction at the entrance of The Villages… Link: Long-time concerns about Coverley junction design

Doyle’s solution: Develop Crane Beach

Source: Nation Newspaper Hotel owner Paul Doyle has two suggestions for Government which he believes will solve the problem with vendors who were conducting business on the Crane Resort’s property. Doyle evicted two beach… Link: Doyle’s solution: Develop Crane Beach

Nurses against polyclinic shifts

Source: Nation Newspaper Senior nurses in the Ministry of Health are resisting attempts by management to rotate them at different polyclinics to deal with a situation at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic at Black Rock, St Michael…. Link: Nurses against polyclinic shifts

Solar farm ‘saving millions’

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) solar farm in Trents, St Lucy, is saving the country an estimated $10 million a year. Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) managing director Roger Blackman gave this latest… Link: Solar farm ‘saving millions’

Challenge coming for Redman

Source: Nation Newspaper Mary Redman’s 11-year run as presidentof the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) will soon be challenged. A number of members who resigned from the BSTU in protest last year are intent on changing… Link: Challenge coming for Redman

Duo facing drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper On Monday, March 19, the Drug Squad arrested and charged Antonio Raymond Browne, 35, of Glendalough Road, Josey Hill, St Lucy and Damien Omar Gooding, 32, of Salters Tenantry Road, St Michael with four… Link: Duo facing drug charges

Curtain comes down on Impact World this weekend

Source: Nation Newspaper Impact World performances continue to mesmerize audiences across Barbados. The three teams: Global Expression, Team Extreme and Island Breeze deliver a smorgasbord of family entertainment featuring hip-hop… Link: Curtain comes down on Impact World this weekend

TSX higher as gold prices rise

Source: Nation Newspaper Canada’s main stock index rose on Friday, led by the materials sector as gold prices surged to a one-month high, a day after the index posted its worst day since September 2016 on fears of a global trade… Link: TSX higher as gold prices rise

Government to spend half billion dollars on new airport building in Tobago

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will spend an estimated half a billion dollars for the construction of a new terminal building at the ANR Robinson airport in Tobago. Minister… Link: Government to spend half billion dollars on new airport building in Tobago

POWER PLANS

Source: Barbados Advocate Managing Director of the Barbados Light & Power Roger Blackman (centre), Engineering Manager Nneka Archer (left) and Director of Asset Management Rohan Seale (right), during yesterday’s press conference. THE Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd (BL&P) is putting measures in place to decrease the chances of an islandwide power outage…

TVET policy to be revised

Source: Barbados Advocate Car painting finalists of the WorldSkills Barbados competition were present during yesterday’s launch ceremony, held at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology. The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council soon intends to revisit the National TVET Policy which is now 15 years old. Link: TVET policy to

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