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March 13, 2019

Barbados

South coast hotels eyed for investment conference

Source: Barbados Today A major investment conference is to be held in early April to examine how to pump millions of new cash into aging hotels and other… Link: South coast hotels eyed for investment conference

Fish market upgrades, new berths on the cards

Source: Barbados Today Upgrades to all the island’s fish markets, the creation of new berthing areas for vessels along the western and northern coasts, and a comprehensive plan… Link: Fish market upgrades, new berths on the cards

‘No loophole’

Source: Barbados Today A well-known attorney is suggesting that Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers and conductors planning a $15 million class-action lawsuit against Government over fines for wearing… Link: ‘No loophole’

#BTEditorial – Age is just a number

Source: Barbados Today It is said that age is just a number. And yet how often is it suggested that a person’s ability to do a job be… Link: #BTEditorial – Age is just a number

Stadium safe for BSSAC

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King is assuring Barbadians the National Stadium is safe for spectators to attend the Barbados Secondary Schools… Link: Stadium safe for BSSAC

Pulverised!

Source: Barbados Today Man of the Match Jason Roy belted 123 to steer England to a remarkable victory over the West Indies in the first One Day International… Link: Pulverised!

Roach out of ODIs

Source: Barbados Today West Indies remain hopeful Kemar Roach will be available for their World Cup campaign despite him being forced out of the ODI series against England.… Link: Roach out of ODIs

Gayle not enough to save WI

Source: Nation Newspaper Chris Gayle’s six-hitting spree was in vain as the West Indies spilled a golden chance to beat world No.1 ranked England in a high-scoring day-night… Link: Gayle not enough to save WI

Windies set tough target for England

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – West Indies, powered by a 24th century from veteran opener Chris Gayle made an imposing 360 for eight in their 50 overs against… Link: Windies set tough target for England

Police investigating City stabbing

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are currently on the scene of a stabbing incident in The City. A young man was stabbed and collapsed in the area of KFC… Link: Police investigating City stabbing

Parents, guardians urged to collect students

Source: Nation Newspaper There is serious fire in the area of Welches, St Thomas and the smoke is causing an issue for students and staff at the Welches… Link: Parents, guardians urged to collect students

WI opt to bat first in opening ODI against England

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – The West Indies won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day International at Kensington Oval… Link: WI opt to bat first in opening ODI against England

The case for a National Heritage Month

Source: Barbados Today The observation and celebration of various dates, occasions, events and anniversaries have become a norm on our calendar of activities. Out of 365 days of… Link: The case for a National Heritage Month

TRACED: Wilma Jones

Source: Nation Newspaper Wilma Lenora Jones, 75, of Syndicate Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, who was reported missing yesterday, has been traced. The Royal Barbados Police Force would… Link: TRACED: Wilma Jones

Be better prepared

Source: Barbados Today Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has called for a “shift in paradigm” in the Caribbean, aimed at placing greater emphasis… Link: Be better prepared

Progress depends on it

Source: Barbados Today If Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland had his way, entrepreneurship would be added as a programme to the secondary school curricula.… Link: Progress depends on it

Man injured in accident at Oistins

Source: Barbados Today Police are continuing investigations into an accident, which left a pedestrian nursing multiple injuries resulting from a collision involving a route taxi around 9:30 last… Link: Man injured in accident at Oistins

Police probing accident in Oistins

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances into a road traffic accident which resulted in serious injuries to a pedestrian. This incident reportedly occurred about 9:30 pm… Link: Police probing accident in Oistins

Government lose millions in chip-based ID cards – Senator

Source: Barbados Today Government has lost approximately $4 million as a result of having to dump about 500,000 chip-based identification cards, Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology… Link: Government lose millions in chip-based ID cards – Senator

Tragic end

Source: Barbados Today Residents of Kew Road, Bank Hall, St Michael are reliving the nightmarish screams of an elderly man who was trapped in his house as fire… Link: Tragic end

Phone stolen from bathroom

Source: Barbados Today A 39-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a theft charge will spend the next three weeks at the Psychiatric Hospital being evaluated before he is… Link: Phone stolen from bathroom

Yarde gets 12 months for theft of car money

Source: Barbados Today It took a Christ Church man almost 14 months to admit to a theft charge and for that crime he has been sentenced to 12… Link: Yarde gets 12 months for theft of car money

Businessman remanded

Source: Barbados Today Despite arguments by two Queen’s Counsel of his strong ties to the community, his status as a family man and an employer of over a… Link: Businessman remanded

Big win for Yellow House

Source: Nation Newspaper YELLOW HOUSE (Brathwaite) meant business when they seized the title with 694.50 points during the Ellerslie Inter-house Athletics Championships yesterday at the Usain Bolt Sports… Link: Big win for Yellow House

Confident Nurse expects WI victory

Source: Nation Newspaper OFF-SPINNER Ashley Nurse is back in the West Indies team and is banking on a recent run in first-class cricket to boost his confidence in… Link: Confident Nurse expects WI victory

Toddler in cuffs was ‘just play’

Source: Nation Newspaper PARENTS OF THE TODDLER who was videoed handcuffed to a pillar, turned themselves into the police and the Child Care Board (CCB) yesterday. The mother,… Link: Toddler in cuffs was ‘just play’

Monkey play cuts City power

Source: Nation Newspaper THREE GREEN MONKEYS caused a power outage in The City yesterday morning. The wandering creatures were playing on a powerline near JG’s Wholesale Discount Centre… Link: Monkey play cuts City power

Ready for court

Source: Nation Newspaper PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE (PSV) operators are planning to sue Government for $15 million. This after one of their own was given an absolute discharge by… Link: Ready for court

PSV workers to seek $15m payday

Source: Barbados Today Government could be facing a more than $15 million class action lawsuit from drivers and conductors fined within the last five years for not wearing… Link: PSV workers to seek m payday

Matthew Henson: Arctic Explorer

Source: Barbados Today Matthew Henson was only twelve when he walked from his home in Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland to get a job as a cabin boy… Link: Matthew Henson: Arctic Explorer

MISSING: Wilma Lenora Jones

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman. She is 75-year-old Wilma Lenora Jones of Syndicate… Link: MISSING: Wilma Lenora Jones

Power outage in The City

Source: Nation Newspaper The electricity is currently off in Bridgetown following reports of an explosion heard near Jubilee Gardens. More details as they come to hand. Link: Power outage in The City

UPP: Bus fares increase burden

Source: Nation Newspaper Earlier today, the United Progressive Party released a statement in response to the proposal by Government in yesterday’s Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, to increase… Link: UPP: Bus fares increase burden

Nursing professionals must register by month-end

Source: Nation Newspaper Nursing personnel, comprising nurses, nursing assistants and nursing auxiliaries, are being advised to pay their registration and enrolment fees by the end of February to… Link: Nursing professionals must register by month-end

Giving poetry its due

Source: Barbados Today by Carol Williams Poet laureate Esther Phillips is unapologetic about her love and passion for Barbados. Those feelings were evident on Friday evening as she… Link: Giving poetry its due

“Saving the Sea Turtles”

Source: Barbados Today More than a hundred art lovers and marine life protectors gathered at the Embassy of Argentina in Bridgetown to support the Barbados Sea Turtle Project… Link: “Saving the Sea Turtles”

Operators beware

Source: Barbados Today The days of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers running from bus to bus after racking up offences are numbered, as the PSV operators take on… Link: Operators beware

Three people injured in St Philip accident yesterday

Source: Barbados Today Three people suffered injuries in an accident involving two cars along Carrington Road, St Philip around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. One vehicle was driven by… Link: Three people injured in St Philip accident yesterday

Businessman to appear in court on drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper In one of the biggest drug busts, a man will appear in court this morning in connection with a container load of cocaine and cannabis.… Link: Businessman to appear in court on drug charges

He lied

Source: Barbados Today The three tourists at the centre of an ugly verbal exchange involving a west coast jet ski operator are vehemently refuting his version of the… Link: He lied

REGIONAL – Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen

Source: Barbados Today PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands… Link: REGIONAL – Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen

GUYANA – Disabled woman perishes in fire

Source: Barbados Today GEORGETOWN – A fire of unknown origin has completely gutted a two-storey wooden structure at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Sunday morning leaving one… Link: GUYANA – Disabled woman perishes in fire

Victor White second in Europa Cup

Source: Barbados Today Barbadian free skier Victor White has clinched second place in the Europa Cup in Poland over the weekend. An elated White shared on his Instagram… Link: Victor White second in Europa Cup

Tourism officials looking beyond traditional markets

Source: Nation Newspaper Arrivals from the United States, United Kingdom (UK) and Canada have increased, but Barbados is looking beyond these markets to grow its tourism arrivals. Permanent… Link: Tourism officials looking beyond traditional markets

Large grass fire near Lancaster

Source: Nation Newspaper Motorists traveling north along the ABC highway in the area of the Orange Hill roundabout have been asked to exercise caution due to a large… Link: Large grass fire near Lancaster

Fallen pole blocks Waterford road

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are asking the travelling public to avoid using the roadway along Waterford, St Michael. There is a fallen utility pole and electrical wires across… Link: Fallen pole blocks Waterford road

Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech companies, be subject to a new regulator to… Link: Facebook broke rules, should be regulated: UK lawmakers

Road marking begins tonight

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance (MTWM) is asking motorists to note that its road marking team will be carrying out work from Monday,… Link: Road marking begins tonight

Slow pace at Classic

Source: Nation Newspaper   NO RUNNER was on CARIFTA Games pace but Elite Distance Programme’s field competitor Shanice Hutson was certainly in the toss-up at a low-keyed February… Link: Slow pace at Classic

Gayle quitting One-Dayers after WC

Source: Nation Newspaper PROLIFIC opener Chris Gayle is hoping for a fairytale ending to his One-Day International (ODI) career with the West Indies defying the odds to win… Link: Gayle quitting One-Dayers after WC

Big cuts for SOEs

Source: Nation Newspaper STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES (SOEs) will be feeling the pinch as Government seeks to haul in its spending this year. The effort to slash expenditure is also… Link: Big cuts for SOEs

It’s a nuisance, say residents

Source: Nation Newspaper THE LATEST FIRE at the Mangrove Landfill reminded some St Thomas residents as to why they have been trying to have the nearby waste site… Link: It’s a nuisance, say residents

Saffrey: Expect more homeless

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS VAGRANTS and Homeless Society is bracing itself for an influx of new homeless people on the streets this year, as retrenchments in the… Link: Saffrey: Expect more homeless

Changes in petroleum prices tonight

Source: Barbados Today Effective midnight tonight, the retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will decrease, while the price of liquefied petroleum gas remains unchanged. The retail price… Link: Changes in petroleum prices tonight

Man, 24, shot by police in Green Hill

Source: Barbados Today A 24-year-old man was shot by police in the Green Hill, St Michael area this afternoon. Police said shortly after 1 p.m., members of the Anti… Link: Man, 24, shot by police in Green Hill

Blackman and Gollop Primary School closed Monday

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, at Staple Grove, Christ Church, will be closed… Link: Blackman and Gollop Primary School closed Monday

Update – Fire at Mangrove Landfill

Source: Barbados Today Fire officials say the blaze which started at the Mangrove Pond Landfill , St Thomas, around 6 a.m. Sunday, February 17, has been contained but… Link: Update – Fire at Mangrove Landfill

Fire at landfill

Source: Barbados Today Barbados TODAY has received several reports of a fire at the landfill. Eyewitnesses have observed plumes of thick, black smoke billowing from the site. More… Link: Fire at landfill

Landfill on fire

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports reaching NATION NEWS have indicated that the landfill is on fire. It is not immediately clear what started the blaze. (more details as they… Link: Landfill on fire

One dead, one injured in New Orleans shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper The stillness of a lazy Saturday afternoon was abruptly interrupted yesterday when the sound of gunshots rang out in New Orleans, St. Michael. The incident… Link: One dead, one injured in New Orleans shooting

CRICKET-WI/ENG-West Indies bracing for strong challenge, says Hope

Source: Barbados Today BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – With the odds yet again firmly stacked against West Indies in the upcoming One-Day International series, marquee batsman Shai Hope says… Link: CRICKET-WI/ENG-West Indies bracing for strong challenge, says Hope

Local cast mourns for murdered actor

Source: Barbados Today The quiet of the Rock Hall, St George community was shattered just before noon today when gunshots rang out. When the dust had settled, 22-year-old… Link: Local cast mourns for murdered actor

Update – New Orleans victim identified; second man injured

Source: Barbados Today Lorenzo Joseph, of 3rd Avenue, Chapman Lane, St Michael and No.35 Goodland Park, Christ Church is this island’s 12th murder victim for the year. The… Link: Update – New Orleans victim identified; second man injured

St George shooting victim identified

Source: Nation Newspaper The victim of a shooting just before midday on Saturday has been identified as 22-year-old Graham Norville of Lemgreene Development, Lemon Arbour, St John. When… Link: St George shooting victim identified

Shooting In New Orleans

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are on the scene of a shooting at 6th Avenue New Orleans St Michael. Nationnews understands the incident took place sometime this evening. (More… Link: Shooting In New Orleans

Lawmen investigate St George stabbing incident

Source: Barbados Today Police are investigating a stabbing incident which occurred in Newbury, St George earlier today, February 16. Barbados TODAY understands that the male victim was taken… Link: Lawmen investigate St George stabbing incident

One dead in New Orleans shooting

Source: Barbados Today Police are on the scene of another shooting incident this time in New Orleans, St Michael. Barbados TODAY understands that the victim was pronounced dead… Link: One dead in New Orleans shooting

British children walk out of lessons on climate strike

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Thousands of British children marched out of lessons on Friday to demand action on climate change, earning a mild rebuke from the prime… Link: British children walk out of lessons on climate strike

WI make changes to squad for first two ODIs

Source: Nation Newspaper Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell and John Campbell have been called up to the West Indies squad for the first two ODIs against England. The changes… Link: WI make changes to squad for first two ODIs

Visitors used ‘insulting words’

Source: Nation Newspaper He was a victim of a racial slur said the man at the centre of a viral tirade directed at a white visitor and which… Link: Visitors used ‘insulting words’

Healthcare in Colombia

Source: Barbados Today It is a well-known fact that Barbados has a high incidence of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension, and these are especially prevalent… Link: Healthcare in Colombia

TAMIS will be offline for maintenance on Sunday

Source: Barbados Today The public is asked to note that the Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS) will be offline on Sunday February 17, 2019 from 1 p.m.… Link: TAMIS will be offline for maintenance on Sunday

Royals to visit Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will pay an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part… Link: Royals to visit Barbados

Race and gender

Source: Barbados Today Following what could be regarded as a slow movement of the Anglican Church in Barbados towards a leadership that represents the racial majority of devotees… Link: Race and gender

Front and centre

Source: Barbados Today As the Caribbean region continues to battle with non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, CARICOM will be introducing new food labelling standards to help… Link: Front and centre

Give it a higher place

Source: Barbados Today While praising music teachers for the tremendous job they have been doing in schools with limited resources available to them, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw… Link: Give it a higher place

All Saints, Hillaby rule Norris Zone

Source: Nation Newspaper The Anton Norris zone heavyweights, All Saints Primary, marched to their fifth straight boys title, but the girls toppled over when Hillaby Turners Hall ended… Link: All Saints, Hillaby rule Norris Zone

United by football

Source: Nation Newspaper The face of football in Barbados and the Caribbean has forever been changed, as history has once again been created. The Argentina Football Association (AFA)… Link: United by football

Draughtsmen happy with planning change

Source: Nation Newspaper Architectural technicians are breathing a sigh of relief that they now have a wider scope of operation than was originally proposed in the new town… Link: Draughtsmen happy with planning change

Windfall

Source: Barbados Today England’s Test tour of the region might have ended in on-field controversy. But just ahead of the start of the One-Day Internationals, regional cricket administrators… Link: Windfall

Argentina to help Barbados’ football

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Football Association (BFA) and by extension Caribbean Football Union (CFU) scored a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) bilateral deal with the Argentina Football Association… Link: Argentina to help Barbados’ football

Memorable victory for Barbados

Source: Barbados Today With much focus on the third and final Test between West Indies and England in St. Lucia, a fighting four-wicket win by Barbados Pride over… Link: Memorable victory for Barbados

A royal visit

Source: Barbados Today Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will pay an official visit to Barbados on Tuesday, March 19, as part… Link: A royal visit

Symmonds: Very unsettling video

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds has described a video circulating on social media involving tourists and an apparent jet ski operator as “very unsettling”. In… Link: Symmonds: Very unsettling video

Lawmen warn soca lovers not to “Run with it”

Source: Nation Newspaper   PORT OF SPAIN– Police are warning party goers that they could face criminal charges if they continue to follow, very much the lyrics of… Link: Lawmen warn soca lovers not to “Run with it”

Trump declares National Emergency to build border wall

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON — President Trump formally declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border wall that Congress… Link: Trump declares National Emergency to build border wall

Bessie Coleman (1892-1926)

Source: Barbados Today Bessie Coleman soared across the sky as the first African American, and the first Native American woman pilot. Known for performing flying tricks, Coleman’s nicknames… Link: Bessie Coleman (1892-1926)

Venezuela, Africa and Bridgetown

Source: Barbados Today This week my reflections are somewhat of a pot-pourri of this and that. I start at Bridgetown, go all the way to Africa and come… Link: Venezuela, Africa and Bridgetown

More than sewerage

Source: Barbados Today If ever there is a sewerage spill in two years from now and onwards, the main concern of Barbadians will be that a valuable resource… Link: More than sewerage

New look, new services

Source: Barbados Today New operators of the once struggling Rubis Service station on Fontabelle, St Michael are giving the assurance that they are here to stay with new… Link: New look, new services

Call for more guidance counsellors in schools

Source: Barbados Advocate RETIRED Deputy Commissioner of Police Bertie Hinds does not believe that one guidance counsellor in the nation’s schools is enough to tackle the emerging deviant… Link: Call for more guidance counsellors in schools

SANDY LANE GOLD CUP IS HERE!

Source: Barbados Advocate Captain Kirit Chouhan (left) presenting the Sandy Lane Gold Cup to Randall Wilkie, General Manager of Sandy Lane, as Angela Simpson, Director of the Barbados… Link: SANDY LANE GOLD CUP IS HERE!

Good Shepherd, St Albans take Blackett titles

Source: Nation Newspaper The final 4×100 metre relay for the day signalled the boys’ title would stay safe in the hands of theSt Albans Primary School following in… Link: Good Shepherd, St Albans take Blackett titles

Thief snatches jail sentence

Source: Barbados Today A St Michael man began a nine-month sentence at HMP Dodds this week after pleading guilty to two criminal offences. Mzee Osei Kazi Natambubu Moore,… Link: Thief snatches jail sentence

Trafficker passes $4,000 in drugs

Source: Barbados Today He complained that things were rough in Jamaica. However life did not get any easier for 21-year-old Davoy Lamar McKenzie when he arrived in Barbados… Link: Trafficker passes ,000 in drugs

Wheelchair Muscle

Source: Nation Newspaper Wheelchair bodybuilding is coming to Barbados next month.   For the first time in the English-speaking Caribbean, sports fans will get the chance to see… Link: Wheelchair Muscle

Concern over Ellerton security

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has written the Ministry of Education outlining its concerns related to security issues at the Ellerton Primary School. The… Link: Concern over Ellerton security

‘Little wiggle room’ in economic plan

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s new budget “appears feasible” but the Barbados Economics Society (BES) sees “little wiggle room” in the plan. With debate on the 2019-2020 Estimates of… Link: ‘Little wiggle room’ in economic plan

Pressure is on

Source: Nation Newspaper Workers will be on edge and unions will feel the pressure over the next few weeks as more job cuts loom. The fresh bout of… Link: Pressure is on

Retraction & Apology

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Today Inc. issues this formal retraction and apology to Innotech Services Ltd. and the companies of the Innotech Group related to a series… Link: Retraction & Apology

Health budget shifts to drugs, polyclinics

Source: Barbados Today Government is shifting some of its healthcare funding away from the lone general hospital towards a number of polyclinics, prescription drugs and the psychiatric hospital,… Link: Health budget shifts to drugs, polyclinics

Leave of absenteeism

Source: Barbados Today There were over 8000 applications for sick leave from public servants, permanent and temporary, during 2017. And in total, the service recorded a whopping 61288… Link: Leave of absenteeism

Mental alert

Source: Barbados Today Mental health authorities are reporting a 15 per cent increase in Barbadians being admitted to the Psychiatric Hospital as first-timers. Director of the hospital David… Link: Mental alert

New direction for CWI needed

Source: Barbados Today The West Indies team has just won an exciting Test series against England. Resounding victories in Barbados and Antigua lifted the spirit of the Caribbean… Link: New direction for CWI needed

Amazon pulls the plug on New York headquarters

Source: Nation Newspaper Amazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans for a new headquarters in New York that could have created 25 000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset… Link: Amazon pulls the plug on New York headquarters

UPDATE: Burst main repaired

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is advising residents and businesses in the St Michael and Christ Church areas affected by water outages or low pressure,… Link: UPDATE: Burst main repaired

Police seeking help identifying recovered items

Source: Nation Newspaper Police in the Northern Division have recovered a number of items which are suspected to be stolen. Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying… Link: Police seeking help identifying recovered items

Apes Hill reservoir levels low

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reporting low levels at its Apes Hill facility that have resulted in water outages or low pressure to some… Link: Apes Hill reservoir levels low

Parents asked to collect Reynold Weekes students

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is informing parents and guardians of pupils attending the Reynold Weekes Primary School in Four Roads, St… Link: Parents asked to collect Reynold Weekes students

Reminiscing good times

Source: Barbados Today Barbadian songstress Faith Callender relived some of the best moments in her career at the listening party of her first album Memories, last week Wednesday… Link: Reminiscing good times

Shannon Gabriel sorry for comments made to Joe Root

Source: Nation Newspaper West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel claims he asked England’s Joe Root if he “liked boys” during the third Test but has apologised for his words.… Link: Shannon Gabriel sorry for comments made to Joe Root

No confirmed Zika cases since 2017

Source: Barbados Today While sporadic cases of Zika continue to be reported in the Caribbean, there have been no confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Barbados since… Link: No confirmed Zika cases since 2017

Pig farmer escapes injury in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper WELL KNOWN PIG FARMER Gay Reed is counting his lucky stars after he narrowly escaped after an accident on Wednesday. His single cab white truck… Link: Pig farmer escapes injury in accident

Update: Missing man Peter Phillips traced

Source: Nation Newspaper Peter Phillips, alias ‘Pete’ 46 years of 7F Factory Avenue, Wildey, St. Michael, who was reported missing on Monday, February 11 has been traced. (PR) Link: Update: Missing man Peter Phillips traced

Government pharmacies to close for stocktaking

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that pharmacies located in polyclinics and outpatient clinics, operating under the aegis of the Barbados Drug Service, will be… Link: Government pharmacies to close for stocktaking

‘Open Ya Eyes’ to positivity

Source: Barbados Today by Kareem Smith Three local entertainers are taking their anti-violence campaign to the next level by launching a competition which they believe will uncover a… Link: ‘Open Ya Eyes’ to positivity

Pigs stymied

Source: Barbados Today The villagers of Applewhaites, St George, may soon breathe fresh air again as an illicit pig farm has been ordered to close down by the… Link: Pigs stymied

‘Missing’ accused remanded

Source: Barbados Today Court officials will have no difficulty finding Chad Jamar Roberts for his next appearance in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ court. That’s because Roberts… Link: ‘Missing’ accused remanded

Gabriel hit with ODI ban

Source: Nation Newspaper A SECOND West Indies cricketer has been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Following captain Jason Holder’s one-match Test ban for his team’s second… Link: Gabriel hit with ODI ban

Yellow win at Queen’s

Source: Nation Newspaper AJANI INCE and Kamile Gaskin-Griffith powered the Yellow Panthers to their third successive victory with 945.50 points during Queen’s College’s Inter-House Athletics Championships at the… Link: Yellow win at Queen’s

Better deal on way for port taxis

Source: Nation Newspaper A BETTER DEAL IS COMING for taxis operating inside the Bridgetown Port that should see them getting a larger slice of the cruise tourism pie.… Link: Better deal on way for port taxis

GAIA partner search

Source: Nation Newspaper GOVERNMENT’S PLANS to partially privatise operations at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) are about to move a step further. Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds said… Link: GAIA partner search

Bloody horror

Source: Nation Newspaper THE CLOSE-KNIT RURAL COMMUNITY of Walkes Spring, St Thomas, has been thrown into a state of shock following the gruesome killing of one of its… Link: Bloody horror

Banned!

Source: Barbados Today West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been given a four-match suspension by the ICC for his use of an apparently homophobic remark directed towards… Link: Banned!

Gayle wants more money

Source: Barbados Today Windies star batsman Chris Gayle has appealed against what has been deemed inadequate compensation, in a case against Australia Media entity Fairfax Media that was… Link: Gayle wants more money

Linton granted $20, 000 bail

Source: Barbados Today Twenty-year-old Teriq Kaareem Linton was granted $20, 000 bail today when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrate Court on multiple… Link: Linton granted , 000 bail

Shannon Gabriel banned for four ODIs

Source: Barbados Today SOURCE: BBC: West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals against England. Gabriel, 30, accepted an International Cricket… Link: Shannon Gabriel banned for four ODIs

Kudos to the youth!

Source: Barbados Today Last Friday night I stood on the track of the Usain Bolt Sports Complex and was awed by the spectacle that unfolded before the reported… Link: Kudos to the youth!

Never too young to start

Source: Barbados Today At a time when gadgets seem to be taking over the lives of young people, eight-year-old Aidan Forde has created balance through reading. At the… Link: Never too young to start

Building foundations

Source: Barbados Today Wendal Mapp is a 26-year-old architectural technician who has worked on a myriad of designs in Barbados such as the Constitution River Terminal and the… Link: Building foundations

CARICOM head condemns violence in Haiti

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned about the continuing violent protests in Haiti, which have resulted in the loss of life, property, destruction of… Link: CARICOM head condemns violence in Haiti

UPDATE: Man dies after cutlass attack

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have identified the elderly man who was the victim of a fatal cutlass attack late last night as 74-year-old Douglas Barker of Walkspring St Thomas Lawmen say that… Link: UPDATE: Man dies after cutlass attack

Police probe unnatural death

Source: Barbados Today   Police are investigating the unnatural death of an elderly male at Walkspring, St Thomas. The man, whose name has not been disclosed, was the… Link: Police probe unnatural death

Blue back on top at St George

Source: Nation Newspaper THE power of Shanice Defreitas and Abbygaile Mayers, along with all-round depth, reestablished Blue House’s grip on the St George Secondary School’s inter-house championships yesterday… Link: Blue back on top at St George

Man dies after cutlass attack

Source: Nation Newspaper An elderly man who was the victim of a cutlass attack late last night has passed away. Police say the man, whose name has not… Link: Man dies after cutlass attack

Spending slashed

Source: Barbados Today The Mia Mottley adminstration tonight tabled its first appropriations bill – known as the Estimates – since coming to power eight months ago, with projections… Link: Spending slashed

Estimates on Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper The Estimates Debate will start on Monday at 10 a.m. Before the House of Assembly adjourned earlier tonight, Minister in the Ministry of Finance Ryan… Link: Estimates on Monday

$136,000 in drugs found in false bottom

Source: Barbados Today A Canadian woman who trafficked in 17 kilogrammes of cannabis in her suitcase after being lured with the promise of monetary gain will know her… Link: 6,000 in drugs found in false bottom

Smuggler jailed

Source: Barbados Today A drug mule who swallowed 25 packages of marijuana to smuggle into Barbados in order to clear a debt back home has been handed a… Link: Smuggler jailed

Remanded on burglary charges

Source: Barbados Today An alleged burglar will spend another 28 days on remand at HMP Dodds and return to the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on March… Link: Remanded on burglary charges

Twelve-month sentence for Lawrence

Source: Barbados Today He was sentenced to 12 months in prison but having spent seven months on remand Tremaine Kadeem Lawrence only has five months left to serve… Link: Twelve-month sentence for Lawrence

No suitable surety for Gibson

Source: Barbados Today Bridgetown Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded a drug accused to Dodds until February 20 after he had no suitable surety to sign bail on his behalf.… Link: No suitable surety for Gibson

Ministry of Health and Wellness tackling rat problem

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health and Wellness has allocated BDS$155 000 and established a multi-sectoral team to implement a scaled-up vector control programme in response to… Link: Ministry of Health and Wellness tackling rat problem

ID cards don’t have to be replaced after ten years

Source: Nation Newspaper Chief Electoral Officer, Angela Taylor, is reminding the public, particularly the business community, that there is no law requiring a person to replace a Barbados… Link: ID cards don’t have to be replaced after ten years

Chase hundred not enough as England seal massive win

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET – Roston Chase struck his fifth Test hundred but West Indies crashed to a heavy 232-run defeat to England, on the penultimate day… Link: Chase hundred not enough as England seal massive win

Main gate at Central Police Station closed tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that tomorrow the main gate at Central Police Station, in Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, St Michael, will be closed to… Link: Main gate at Central Police Station closed tomorrow

“You are our future.”

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams believes that it is an exciting time for youth because they will be the inventors who will… Link: “You are our future.”

Renewed and rejuvenated

Source: Barbados Today The annual Holetown Festival is back with a bang for its 42nd year and major stakeholders are promising that what many believed to be a… Link: Renewed and rejuvenated

Bravo cleared of injury, Paul suffers torn quad

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET – Batsman Darren Bravo has been cleared of serious injury but fast bowler Keemo Paul is expected to take no further part in… Link: Bravo cleared of injury, Paul suffers torn quad

THE BAHAMAS – Together in grief

Source: Barbados Today NASSAU – Their coffins draped in the Haitian flag and a bouquet of flowers, 22 Haitian migrants who were killed when their sloop shipwrecked in Abaco… Link: THE BAHAMAS – Together in grief

Her brother’s keeper

Source: Barbados Today The snack vendor who played a role in returning a lost wallet to its owner last Monday is feeling proud and satisfied. As she plied… Link: Her brother’s keeper

Peaceful Caribbean, a priority

Source: Barbados Today As the world seeks a solution to the political instability in Venezuela, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley says the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)… Link: Peaceful Caribbean, a priority

‘Hail Caesar!’

Source: Barbados Today A Canadian R&B recording sensation of Barbadian and Jamaican parentage is the toast of three nations – and his mother’s St James family – for… Link: ‘Hail Caesar!’

Rats on the rise

Source: Nation Newspaper There is an upsurge in the rodent population in Barbados and it is costing Government almost $200 000 annually in its baiting programme. The problem… Link: Rats on the rise

Govt boots ‘paying off’

Source: Nation Newspaper Asking the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) to join forces with the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) was a necessary step to show criminals Barbados was… Link: Govt boots ‘paying off’

Market plans please fisherfolk

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s plans to upscale fish markets across Barbados have received the approval of the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations (BARNUFO). On Sunday, Minister of… Link: Market plans please fisherfolk

England in charge

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET – Captain Joe Root’s 16th Test hundred helped starve West Indies of meaningful success as England extended their lead to well over 400,… Link: England in charge

West Terrace, Bayley’s take titles

Source: Nation Newspaper The female Tigers of Williams Industries West Terrace dismissed the field to keep their crown while former boys champions Bayley’s Primary took another championship under… Link: West Terrace, Bayley’s take titles

Youth not interested in joining RBPF

Source: Barbados Today Limitations on joining the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) such as tattoos and age may soon be a thing of the past. That is according… Link: Youth not interested in joining RBPF

Guns in shipments

Source: Barbados Today Attorney General Dale Marshall strongly believes some business owners are using their establishments to bring guns into the country. And he has warned, that any… Link: Guns in shipments

Man admits to vandalizing

Source: Barbados Today Unhesitatingly 51-year-old Casper Errol Harding pleaded guilty to damaging a vehicle belonging to Elaine Rowen of #39 Dover Terrace, Christ Church, on November 26, 2018.… Link: Man admits to vandalizing

‘Stressed’ mother wants son to get help

Source: Barbados Today A 38-year-old man had a change of heart today after his mother made it clear that she was not signing bail on his behalf unless… Link: ‘Stressed’ mother wants son to get help

Business Monday: Playing our part

Source: Barbados Advocate Adrian Meier addressing the function. A Canadian offshore company based in Barbados said that it will continue to play its part in contributing to the… Link: Business Monday: Playing our part

Business Monday: We must improve

Source: Barbados Advocate Caribbean Development Bank’s Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram. IF Caribbean states are serious about utilising the private sector to pull their economies out of… Link: Business Monday: We must improve

Trini Cougars champs again

Source: Nation Newspaper THE Trinidad & Tobago Cougars came and conquered for the fourth straight year with their speed, stamina and brilliant baton exchanges at Saturday’s 16th Barbados… Link: Trini Cougars champs again

Wood knocks Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET, St Lucia – England took complete control of the third Test against the West Indies on day two yesterday, thanks mainly to the… Link: Wood knocks Windies

Landfill ‘off limits’

Source: Nation Newspaper THERE IS TO BE no recurrence of people trespassing on the premises of the Mangrove Landfill and removing items dumped there. This warning has come… Link: Landfill ‘off limits’

Fake tenant evicted

Source: Nation Newspaper   TEN MONTHS OF FREE LIVING came to an abrupt end for a St Peter “tenant” yesterday. Mark Daisley had been shacking up in an… Link: Fake tenant evicted

Sir David’s call

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS NEEDS an anti-corruption unit to monitor the activities of key officials in Government departments in order to help root out public corruption. And its… Link: Sir David’s call

Protest near US Embassy in support of President Nicolas Maduro

Source: Barbados Today Members of the Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee stood along the roadside in Wildey, holding placards protesting against Juan Guaido’s declaring himself president. The were… Link: Protest near US Embassy in support of President Nicolas Maduro

PM promises to update country soon on external debt situation

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley today promised that she will update the country soon about the Government’s external debt restructuring plan. “Those discussions are continuing, and… Link: PM promises to update country soon on external debt situation

More layoffs to come, PM Mottley says

Source: Barbados Today Workers at State-owned enterprises are being put on notice that there are still more layoffs to come as Government seeks to manage a huge wage… Link: More layoffs to come, PM Mottley says

The perils of perfectionism

Source: Barbados Today The world is an interesting place, full of interesting people. It is a cornucopia of personalities, events and happenings, moods and melodies and so much… Link: The perils of perfectionism

Beekeeping forum on February 13

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in association with the Barbados Apiculture Association, will host a beekeeping forum on Wednesday, February 13, from 9:00 a.m.… Link: Beekeeping forum on February 13

Call for gun crime centre

Source: Nation Newspaper A law enforcement advisor from United States has recommended that the Caribbean establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Centre to deal with gun smuggling and gun… Link: Call for gun crime centre

Hard start

Source: Nation Newspaper The 2019 sugar harvest might have a bitter start if private farmers are not paid the $7 million owed to them from last year’s harvest.… Link: Hard start

‘Return killer’ for resentencing

Source: Nation Newspaper The Court of Appeal of Barbados has ordered that a convicted murderer, Carlton Junior Hall, be taken back to the Supreme Court for resentencing at… Link: ‘Return killer’ for resentencing

England douse early Windies fire

Source: Nation Newspaper West Indies lost the plot in the final session, allowing Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes to cash in with unbeaten half-centuries, as England made a… Link: England douse early Windies fire

Barbados Pride facing a mountain

Source: Nation Newspaper Another lacklustre performance by Barbados Pride allowed the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to dictate terms yesterday on the third day of the West Indies… Link: Barbados Pride facing a mountain

Police: Be vigilant when using ATMs

Source: Barbados Today The Royal Barbados Police Force is asking members of the public to be vigilant when using ATMs. Not only should you consider your physical safety… Link: Police: Be vigilant when using ATMs

Romanian visitors charged with money laundering

Source: Barbados Today Police on Friday arrested and charged two Romanian visitors with money laundering. They have been identified as Sorin Ghiriti, 30, who was also charged with… Link: Romanian visitors charged with money laundering

Drug Education and Counselling Service gets $75,000 boost

Source: Barbados Today The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust made a donation of $75 000 and 10 Lenovo laptops to the Drug Education and Counselling Service this morning at… Link: Drug Education and Counselling Service gets ,000 boost

VENEZUELA – Guaidó vows to open aid routes with volunteers

Source: Barbados Today Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has vowed to open humanitarian aid routes into the country in defiance of the government. Guaidó, who has declared himself… Link: VENEZUELA – Guaidó vows to open aid routes with volunteers

Drums coming to St Michael Cathedral

Source: Barbados Today by George Alleyne “The Church in Barbados is more English than English themselves.” This is not the view of a disenchanted religious person demanding change,… Link: Drums coming to St Michael Cathedral

Trash has value

Source: Barbados Today by Austin Stankus, Iris Monnereau and Daphne Ewing-Chow The following is intended to provide clarity and correction to the article that appeared in Barbados TODAY… Link: Trash has value

IMF, World Bank ‘reviewing VAT, other taxes’

Source: Barbados Today Government has asked the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to helps reforming its indirect tax system, Drector of Finance and Planning Ian Carrington… Link: IMF, World Bank ‘reviewing VAT, other taxes’

Students rewarded for their honesty

Source: Barbados Advocate Pupils Jaquon Blackman-Gittens, Natalia Leon-Blackman, Jahrone Forde, and Nathan Leon-Blackman standing with their parents; Principal of the Reynold Weekes Primary School, Anderson Bishop (back row,… Link: Students rewarded for their honesty

easier access

Source: Barbados Advocate The new ambulift in operation at the airport. There is a new piece of equipment in operation at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), which… Link: easier access

No interest

Source: Barbados Today Criminals, liars and frauds is how Barbadian university students view politicians, according to a recent University of the West Indies study which also found that… Link: No interest

Good turn rewarded

Source: Barbados Today The four Reynold Weekes Primary School students who captured national attention for their good deed have been rewarded. Nathan Leon Blackman, his twin sister Natalia… Link: Good turn rewarded

Elizabeth house dominates SMS sports

Source: Nation Newspaper ELIZABETH HOUSE (Purple), with CARIFTA Games athletes Darian Clarke and Rhea Hoyte at the forefront won a fourth straight title with 857 points at the… Link: Elizabeth house dominates SMS sports

Doc: Mum-to-child HIV eliminated

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean has moved from having the second highest rate of HIV transmission from mother to child to being certified transmission-free. Pan-American Health Organisation/World Health… Link: Doc: Mum-to-child HIV eliminated

Transport drivers to go

Source: Nation Newspaper More layoffs are in store for Barbados’ cash-strapped Transport Board, and drivers will be hit. As the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported Barbados Economic Recovery and… Link: Transport drivers to go

BARL back at Bushy Park

Source: Nation Newspaper The wait is over! The Barbados Auto Racing League (BARL) hasthe green light.Grassroots racing is finally getting back on track at Bushy Park as BARL… Link: BARL back at Bushy Park

St Giles ready to repeat

Source: Nation Newspaper A whopping 82 schools will be contending for the NAPSAC crown this 17th edition which fires off on Monday, but defending girls’ champions St Giles… Link: St Giles ready to repeat

‘Sick’ teachers

Source: Nation Newspaper Scores of teachers stayed off the job yesterday at the Coleridge & Parry School and the Eagle Hall Primary School – in both instances there… Link: ‘Sick’ teachers

New ball

Source: Barbados Today West Indies captain Jason Holder says it is somewhat disappointing that West Indians such as Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan have thrown in their lot… Link: New ball

White taking Barbados onto the slopes

Source: Barbados Today Victor White is a twenty-two-year-old professional skier who represented Barbados in the World Ski Championships in Utah in the United States four days ago where… Link: White taking Barbados onto the slopes

Off to Disney

Source: Barbados Today A group of terminally ill children will have the opportunity to experience their greatest wish – a trip to Disney World, thanks to a donation… Link: Off to Disney

Enterprising Madam Walker

Source: Barbados Today Sarah Breedlove – who later would come to be known as Madam C. J. Walker – was born on December 23, 1867 on the same… Link: Enterprising Madam Walker

Northern cruise plan

Source: Barbados Today Government is heading north with a cruise ship berth expansion plan and ditching, for now, a sprawling Sugar Point Cruise Pier project which was proposed… Link: Northern cruise plan

‘Early days yet’ on BERT’s impact – CDB official

Source: Barbados Today The jury is still out on whether the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme will be enough to stem the tide of economic turmoil,… Link: ‘Early days yet’ on BERT’s impact – CDB official

Back to the drawing board with merger

Source: Barbados Today With the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) calling foul on the play, precipitating a halt to a Government mandated merger of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority… Link: Back to the drawing board with merger

Cruise lines, tourism officials meet to boost flagging industry

Source: Barbados Today Tourism bosses are ramping up their efforts to save the cruise tourism product from sinking further, as cruise passengers find less to do and spend less… Link: Cruise lines, tourism officials meet to boost flagging industry

Jobs safe, nurses assured

Source: Barbados Today Local nurses have been assured that they will not be impacted by the Barbados Economic Recovery Transformation (BERT) Programme. However, they have also been warned… Link: Jobs safe, nurses assured

Bank pushes citizen security

Source: Barbados Today One regional financial institution is calling on Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to come up with a targeted approach to effectively tackle the crime situation… Link: Bank pushes citizen security

Health ‘risk’

Source: Nation Newspaper The authorities and some of the Coleridge & Parry School staff are shaping up for a collision, with some teachers threatening to stay away from… Link: Health ‘risk’

Up in smoke

Source: Barbados Today A father, mother and two children are now homeless after their three-bedroom home, the new one that was being built next to it and the… Link: Up in smoke

White Hill split over relocating

Source: Nation Newspaper In an ad this week Government has advertised for the construction of five houses in Farmer’s, St Thomas, for the people of White Hill, St… Link: White Hill split over relocating

Family loses home in fire

Source: Nation Newspaper An early morning blaze on Thursday gutted two properties in Diamond Valley, St Philip, belonging to Heather Browne and her husband Curvill. Heather, who struggled… Link: Family loses home in fire

No word on stands for Relay Fair

Source: Nation Newspaper Track and field fans could be returning to the National Stadium for the first time in four years, as the National Sports Council (NSC) may… Link: No word on stands for Relay Fair

Inniss tops at Foundation

Source: Nation Newspaper Inniss, powered by their star-studded girls’ squad, captured the overall title when Christ Church Foundation held their inter-house athletics meet at the National Stadium yesterday.… Link: Inniss tops at Foundation

Accused asked for his mother, Coroner told

Source: Barbados Today The inquest into the unnatural death of 33-year-old Corey Antonio Best continued today with a site visit to a holding cell at Oistins Police Station… Link: Accused asked for his mother, Coroner told

Accused want cases heard

Source: Barbados Today Some accused who are on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodd’s St Philip, are questioning the repeated adjournments in their cases. When they turned up… Link: Accused want cases heard

Major milestone

Source: Barbados Today Little League Gym is celebrating 25 years as a physical fitness centre located in Bush Hall, St Michael. The gym credits itself as being one… Link: Major milestone

#BTEditorial – Judgement Time

Source: Barbados Today “A Daniel come to judgment, yea, a Daniel! — ‘Tis very true. O wise and upright judge!” – Shylock in William Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”, Act… Link: #BTEditorial – Judgement Time

Senators greet airport kiosks with hope, scepticism

Source: Barbados Today Senators today debated the introduction of self-service passport control and kiosks at the airport as a move either to boost tourism or earn the ire of… Link: Senators greet airport kiosks with hope, scepticism

GAIA immigration officers ‘get bad rap’ – Senator

Source: Barbados Today Government Senator Rudolph Greenidge has thrown his support behind immigration officers even as legislation moved through the Senate to introduce technology that will limit their… Link: GAIA immigration officers ‘get bad rap’ – Senator

Commercial Court ‘could boost economy’

Source: Barbados Today The minister responsible for business is counting on the planned commercial law court to transform the way business is done and boost the flagging economy.… Link: Commercial Court ‘could boost economy’

More judges not the only answer

Source: Barbados Today At least three Senators with ties to the legal profession have welcomed Government’s decision to increase the number of judges from eight to 13, but… Link: More judges not the only answer

Thumbs up!

Source: Barbados Today A prominent lawyer in the Barbados judicial landscape said Government’s decision to increase judges from eight to 13 would assist with the backlog of cases… Link: Thumbs up!

Estimate change only public relations

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s decision to take a major departure from the usual presentation format of the annual Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure, is being… Link: Estimate change only public relations

England slip-up

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Cricket legend Sir Viv Richards believes England paid the price for taking the West Indies too lightly, resulting in their shock hammering… Link: England slip-up

Title No. 3 for Red House

Source: Nation Newspaper BEHIND the class and charisma of two-times victrix ludorum Avielle Small and victor ludorum Jazion Adams, Wilson House (Red) crushed opponents Barrow (Yellow) and Dottin… Link: Title No. 3 for Red House

Bulldozer blow

Source: Nation Newspaper A NINETY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD WOMAN got the shock of her life yesterday morning when a bulldozer ripped away part of her living room. Clarine Edwards, who has… Link: Bulldozer blow

Cops vow to quell crime

Source: Nation Newspaper COMMISSIONER OF POLICE Tyrone Griffith is assuring Barbadians that the Royal Barbados Police Force will do all within its power to quell the recent upsurge… Link: Cops vow to quell crime

Chicken feed!

Source: Nation Newspaper OPPOSITION SENATOR Caswell Franklyn has poured scorn on the salaries paid to judges in Barbados, describing them as ridiculous. During debate on the Supreme Court… Link: Chicken feed!

40 years and $400 million strong

Source: Barbados Today Introducing changes to the way of doing business doesn’t always translate to new products, nor does it mean disturbing current practices, but such innovations could… Link: 40 years and 0 million strong

Protect yourself

Source: Barbados Today People over the age of 65 make up one of the fastest growing groups using the internet and according to Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider potential… Link: Protect yourself

Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure going digital

Source: Barbados Advocate The 2019-2020 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure are to be laid in Parliament next week, and for the first time that document is expected to… Link: Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure going digital

PM Pushing growth

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley being flanked by Adrian Meyer (left), Deputy Chairman of Cidel Bank and Trust Inc, and Ben Arrindell, Deputy Chairman of… Link: PM Pushing growth

Red still rule at Roland Edwards

Source: Nation Newspaper RED HOUSE counted their ninth straight title at Roland Edwards Primary’s Inter-house Athletic Championships at the school grounds last Friday. They amassed 339 points, 70… Link: Red still rule at Roland Edwards

Atherley ‘draws blanks’ in House question time

Source: Barbados Today Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley has expressed concern that his parliamentary questions posed to several ministers have gone unanswered. He told the House of Assembly… Link: Atherley ‘draws blanks’ in House question time

Holder, Roach race up the rankings

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – West Indies captain Jason Holder and fellow fast bowler Kemar Roach have made significant strides in the latest ICC Test rankings. Holder, who… Link: Holder, Roach race up the rankings

Sargassum takeover

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME BEACH OPERATORS on the South Coast are in a financial bind as an invasion of Sargassum seaweed chokes their business. Large piles of thick… Link: Sargassum takeover

Judges’ search Commonwealth-wide

Source: Nation Newspaper THE SEARCH FOR JUDGES to dispense justice to Barbadians will soon go beyond these shores, even as far as Down Under. So said Attorney General… Link: Judges’ search Commonwealth-wide

Lawmakers overhaul ‘Estimates’ process

Source: Barbados Today Ministers and senior civil servants will for the first time be subject to parliamentary scrutiny during the Government’s annual budget process, commonly known as the… Link: Lawmakers overhaul ‘Estimates’ process

Ministers to answer

Source: Nation Newspaper A “MONUMENTAL” CHANGE is coming to the way the annual Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure are presented in the House of Assembly.  In a departure… Link: Ministers to answer

Wealth manager warns against ‘crony capitalism’

Source: Barbados Today A wealth management firm’s leader is urging the Government to continuously weed out corrupt practices and make it easier to do business in Barbados. While praising… Link: Wealth manager warns against ‘crony capitalism’

#BTEditorial – Let’s get the youth’s views first

Source: Barbados Today A young dancehall artist named Lil Rick made his debut in 1989 with a song in which he wondered: “Me ain’t know how de youth… Link: #BTEditorial – Let’s get the youth’s views first

Judge not

Source: Barbados Today Government’s decision to appoint five new judges to assist with the backlog of cases has come under immense scrutiny from Opposition Leader, Bishop Joseph Atherley… Link: Judge not

Sexualized violence as a weapon of war

Source: Barbados Today Rape of females has been an aspect of war as long as war has existed, but only in recent years has rape in war been… Link: Sexualized violence as a weapon of war

Tourism push

Source: Barbados Today Often described as the land of “wood and water” and one of “sun, sea and sand”, the Caribbean island of Jamaica is quickly becoming a… Link: Tourism push

Greater attention needed  for mental health issues

Source: Barbados Today Traditionally, when people spoke about occupational health and safety, they concentrated mainly on hazards to workers’ physical wellbeing, but in recent decades, their mental wellbeing… Link: Greater attention needed  for mental health issues

Soap opera star Kristoff St. John, dies at 52

Source: Nation Newspaper Actor Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young & the Restless, has died, according to his attorney… Link: Soap opera star Kristoff St. John, dies at 52

Jurors to report to court this Wednesday

Source: Nation Newspaper All waiting jurors scheduled to report to the Criminal Court No. 2 presided over by Justice Randall Worrell on Monday, February 11, are now asked… Link: Jurors to report to court this Wednesday

ICC ridiculed over Holder ban

Source: Barbados Today Test legend Shane Warne has led a chorus of international criticism over the International Cricket Council’s decision to impose a one-match ban on West Indies… Link: ICC ridiculed over Holder ban

#BTEditorial – Wanted: A Marshall Plan for Barbados

Source: Barbados Today Recent queries on the whereabouts of a growth plan for the Barbados economy have been met with characteristic prime ministerial scorn – how dare we… Link: #BTEditorial – Wanted: A Marshall Plan for Barbados

BDFSP in 12-0 romp

Source: Nation Newspaper   IT WAS a football match with a cricket score. Omani Leacock scored a hat-trick as the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) inflicted the… Link: BDFSP in 12-0 romp

Appeal it!

Source: Nation Newspaper A FORMER England captain and Test cricket’s second highest wicket-taker have joined a chorus of criticism over a one-match suspension imposed on West Indies captain… Link: Appeal it!

Fishing for deal

Source: Nation Newspaper THE CONTENTIOUS ISSUE of Barbadian fishermen being arrested for fishing illegally in Trinidad and Tobago’s waters is being thrashed out at the prime ministerial level.… Link: Fishing for deal

Landfill shame

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL rummaging for food and ancillary items at the Mangrove Landfill. A NATION team witnessed several people fervently digging through the garbage… Link: Landfill shame

Shell shock

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE HAVE RECOVERED more than 120 shells from the scene of one shooting incident. This was revealed by Attorney General Dale Marshall, as he reiterated… Link: Shell shock

Chinese donate IT equipment

Source: Barbados Today The Chinese Government has made a donation of technology equipment to Barbados. This morning, the Government of the People’s Republic of China handed over 45… Link: Chinese donate IT equipment

A ‘sugarcoating’ society – Titus

Source: Barbados Today A former Principal of Codrington College is charging that Barbadians have a tendency to avoid the truth about the issues plaguing the society. “We need… Link: A ‘sugarcoating’ society – Titus

Talma calls for cohesiveness in tourism

Source: Barbados Today Prominent Barbadian windsurfer, Brian Talma, is demanding tourism stakeholders and investors think outside the box as it relates to beach tourism. Speaking to Barbados TODAY shortly after… Link: Talma calls for cohesiveness in tourism

Law journal launched

Source: Barbados Advocate Her Excellency Marie Legault, High Commissioner of Canada to Barbados, speaking at the launch of the Barbados Bench Bar Journal 2018 at the UWI’s 3Ws… Link: Law journal launched

BFIT focused on youth development

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT) today announced its continued commitment to the future of triathlon on the island, highlighting the recent implementation of… Link: BFIT focused on youth development

Oh dam! Aussie town flooded

Source: Nation Newspaper SYDNEY – Officials in the Australian city of Townsville are deliberately flooding several neighbourhoods after record rainfall that has swollen a dam beyond capacity. Residents… Link: Oh dam! Aussie town flooded

Venezuela crisis: US sending aid 'at Guaidó's request'

Source: Nation Newspaper The US says it is sending aid to crisis-hit Venezuela following a request from Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader who has declared himself interim president.… Link: Venezuela crisis: US sending aid 'at Guaidó's request'

A time to pray

Source: Nation Newspaper TWO MEN OF THE CLOTH yesterday took different views about the recent upsurge in crime and violence as the island concluded its Weekend of Prayer.… Link: A time to pray

Simmons serves notice

Source: Nation Newspaper Competing for her club Jump Start, Simmons was in a no-nonsense mood after dismissing the field to win both the Under-13 Girls’ 600 and 400… Link: Simmons serves notice

Masters player collapses and dies

Source: Nation Newspaper THE CARIBBEAN UNITED masters football team has been thrown into mourning following the sudden death of player Miguel Nurse. The 38-year-old Guyanese national complained of… Link: Masters player collapses and dies

Coleridge and Parry school re-opens Monday

Source: Barbados Today Classes will resume at the Coleridge and Parry School from tomorrow, Monday, February 4. ​ The Ashton Hall, St Peter school was closed from Tuesday last week… Link: Coleridge and Parry school re-opens Monday

Classes resume for students at Coleridge and Parry School

Source: Nation Newspaper Classes will resume at the Coleridge and Parry School from tomorrow, Monday, February 4. The Ashton Hall, St. Peter school was closed from Tuesday last… Link: Classes resume for students at Coleridge and Parry School

Jason Holder banned for third Test

Source: Nation Newspaper West Indies captain Jason Holder will miss the final Test against England after being banned by the International Cricket Council. The all-rounder, 27, will serve… Link: Jason Holder banned for third Test

New Anglican Bishop presides over first confirmation service

Source: Barbados Today Bishop of Barbadian Anglican Diocese, Reverend Michael Bruce St John Maxwell held his first confirmation service this morning urging the confirmation candidates to continue to walk… Link: New Anglican Bishop presides over first confirmation service

Another show of support for Guaido

Source: Nation Newspaper For the second time in a week, scores of Venezuelans living in Barbados turned out at Rockley, Christ Church, in support of the head of… Link: Another show of support for Guaido

SOCIAL SCENE: BCQS marks 50 years

Source: Nation Newspaper The chatter around Fusion restaurant one night last week was about property development, construction and straight business as people engaged in those areas celebrated a… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: BCQS marks 50 years

Girlfriend Expo and Arts Festival continues to grow

Source: Barbados Today The annual Girlfriend Expo and Arts Festival, now in its In its 10th year, has achieved a regional reach with exhibitors from St Lucia, Martinique, St Vincent… Link: Girlfriend Expo and Arts Festival continues to grow

Under-13s in action today

Source: Barbados Today The fourth season of the Barbados Cricket Supplies U13 Competition bowls off today at various grounds with play in all matches set to commence at… Link: Under-13s in action today

Editorial: A question answered

Source: Barbados Advocate “The word “majority” in this context means, simply, more than half. – Robert’s Rules of Order Link: Editorial: A question answered

Dottin payday?

Source: Nation Newspaper Government will likely have to pay damages to former Commissioner of Police Darwin Dottin for being removed from office in June 2013. Attorney General Dale… Link: Dottin payday?

Disbarred

Source: Nation Newspaper Attorney-at-law Joyce Griffith has been disbarred. The decision of the Court of Appeal was handed down on January 30, ruling that Griffith was guilty of… Link: Disbarred

Abrahams: Plant back to normal

Source: Nation Newspaper The South Coast Sewerage Treatment Plant at “better than pre-crisis” levels. But eventually, said Minister of Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, the entire sewerage system would… Link: Abrahams: Plant back to normal

Pride facing innings defeat

Source: Nation Newspaper It was a case of opposites on Saturday as West Indies were winning but Barbados’ reserve cricketers were losing. If West Indies cricket, boosted by… Link: Pride facing innings defeat

South coast sewage mend

Source: Barbados Today The south coast sewage crisis is on the mend, according to Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams. Abrahams gave an update on the… Link: South coast sewage mend

Naomi nails Breeders Stakes

Source: Nation Newspaper Naomi ran away with Saturday’s feature race, the Michael Parravicino Memorial Hopeful Breeders Stakes & Trophy (Gr-II) over 1 570 metres for Barbados three-year-olds, at… Link: Naomi nails Breeders Stakes

Abrahams issues warning

Source: Barbados Today Commercial businesses or residents found guilty of improper disposal of fats, oils and greases  (FOGs) along the south coast could soon face the full weight of… Link: Abrahams issues warning

RBPF going digital

Source: Barbados Today Drivers in Barbados are set to benefit from quicker motor vehicle accident reports that the Royal Barbados Police Force will soon produce electronically to support… Link: RBPF going digital

CRICKET- Joseph, Holder leave England wobbling

Source: Barbados Today NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Grieving fast bowler Alzarri Joseph and captain Jason Holder shared four wickets as West Indies battered England in the second… Link: CRICKET- Joseph, Holder leave England wobbling

Senior citizens get assistance

Source: Barbados Today Residents at the Soroptimists Village at Eden Lodge, St Michael can now enjoy their new laundry facility which was built at a cost of just… Link: Senior citizens get assistance

BHTA funds for RBPF’s CCTV project in the north

Source: Barbados Today In its continuing support of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) and with the increasing concerns about safety, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA)… Link: BHTA funds for RBPF’s CCTV project in the north

Bright smiles

Source: Barbados Today Buoyed by the initial response from secondary schools and students to its pilot project in Oral Health Education, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is… Link: Bright smiles

UK stockpiles drugs as no-deal Brexit feared

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON − With just 56 days until Britain leaves the EU, Jo Elgarf has begun stockpiling food in case politicians fail to strike an exit… Link: UK stockpiles drugs as no-deal Brexit feared

Windies in mourning as Alzarri Joseph’s mother dies

Source: Nation Newspaper West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, announced that his mother, Sharon, died ahead of play today, the third day of the Test against England in Antigua. While… Link: Windies in mourning as Alzarri Joseph’s mother dies

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