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January 10, 2019

Barbados

China hacked HPE, IBM and then attacked clients, say sources

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON − Hackers working on behalf of China’s Ministry of State Security breached the networks of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and IBM, then used their… Link: China hacked HPE, IBM and then attacked clients, say sources

Review ‘bail for gunmen’

Source: Nation Newspaper Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith wants the law granting bail to those accused of crimes involving guns to be reviewed. For the first 18 days… Link: Review ‘bail for gunmen’

Decades living in a shambles

Source: Nation Newspaper For more than 30 years, Jeffrey Nightengale has been living in a house which was crumbling around him. Nightengale lives in 3rd Avenue Licorish Village,… Link: Decades living in a shambles

Violent crime leaves visitors shaken

Source: Nation Newspaper A violent robbery has left long time American visitors John and Janice Garrod contemplating whether they should ever return to the island. The two who… Link: Violent crime leaves visitors shaken

Division One minus 2

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Football Association (BFA) has given the boot to two Division One clubs, barring them from taking part in the league competition when the… Link: Division One minus 2

Record total wrecks Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper DHAKA – Rovman Powell’s maiden Twenty20 International half-century went in vain as West Indies caved under the pressure of a difficult run chase, to go… Link: Record total wrecks Windies

January return court date for accused

Source: Barbados Today A budding tattoo artist facing several theft charges in two different jurisdictions was today remanded. Despite pleading not guilty to the four charges, Leon Seymour… Link: January return court date for accused

No Christmas bail

Source: Barbados Today A man facing several charges, including possession of a firearm was remanded to HMP Dodds until the New Year. When he appeared in the District… Link: No Christmas bail

Parliament sleep over

Source: Barbados Today In search of shelter from the rain Galveston Athelston Burke climbed the gates of Parliament and went into a nearby room. When police officers turned… Link: Parliament sleep over

Keep the peace

Source: Barbados Today If Vallam Orlando Lewis wishes to avoid going to jail he will have to keep out of trouble for the next nine months. Magistrate Douglas… Link: Keep the peace

Christmas release for Mason

Source: Barbados Today Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today gave Kerry Wendell Mason’s son the “perfect Christmas gift”. After being on remand for the past 15 days, he was released… Link: Christmas release for Mason

Ruk-a-Tuk, Poonka and Pan

Source: Barbados Today While scores of Barbadians were going about their shopping last weekend, they were treated to several pop up performances with seasonal music spreading Christmas cheer… Link: Ruk-a-Tuk, Poonka and Pan

Maurice Byer Polyclinic to close early on Friday

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that the Maurice Byer Polyclinic, Station Hill, St Peter, will close at 1 p.m. this Friday, December 21, to allow staff… Link: Maurice Byer Polyclinic to close early on Friday

Police find gun, ammunition and marijuana at a fete

Source: Barbados Today Police confiscated guns and other weapons as well as illegal drugs at a fete at Cheapside Road, St Michael last Sunday. Two people were also… Link: Police find gun, ammunition and marijuana at a fete

Police probe death of young St James male

Source: Barbados Today   Police are investigating the death of Frederick Mulligan, 22 , of Buttsbury Court, Polo Ridge, Holders Hill, St James. Around 7:25 last evening police… Link: Police probe death of young St James male

Closure of Trust Loan Unit

Source: Nation Newspaper Government’s new Trust Loan Unit at Building No.4, Harbour Road, St Michael, will be closed from this Friday, December 21 to Tuesday, January 2, 2019.… Link: Closure of Trust Loan Unit

Police probing an unnatural death

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are carrying out investigations into the circumstances, which resulted in the death of 22-year-old Frederick Mulligan of Buttsbury Court Polo Ridge Holders Hill St.… Link: Police probing an unnatural death

Goodbye Pinky

Source: Barbados Today The outpouring of love for nine-year-old Azaria Pinky Worrell was evident at the Garden Church of God, Reid’s Gap, St James, which was bursting at… Link: Goodbye Pinky

Sibling shock

Source: Barbados Today While 68-year-old Tyrone Austin of Free Hill, St Michael was widely known for his drinking, no one imagined that he would’ve been found dead near… Link: Sibling shock

Economic outlook ‘brighter’ – Sagicor

Source: Barbados Today Financial services giant Sagicor says it sees brighter days ahead for the economy. As Sagicor Financial Corporation gears up to make a significant investment in… Link: Economic outlook ‘brighter’ – Sagicor

BWA water fix

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has come up with a solution to eliminate water outages in critical areas. General manager Keithroy Halliday on Wednesday announced… Link: BWA water fix

Government to start veggie project ‘early next year’

Source: Barbados Today A high-tech farming project is set to kick-off early next year that could slash demand for imported vegetables by over 80 per cent. The Government… Link: Government to start veggie project ‘early next year’

Wasted food

Source: Barbados Today Millions of dollars in food that is possibly still edible is being dumped in Barbados every year once the ‘Best By’, ‘Best Before’ or ‘Use… Link: Wasted food

Barrel blues

Source: Nation Newspaper Just days before Christmas, tensions are running high and some people are frustrated as they try to clear commercial cargo and personal effects for the… Link: Barrel blues

Family in shock over death

Source: Nation Newspaper Patricia Austin has fond memories of walking around with her brother Tyrone Austin on Christmas Day, and looking at curtains in their younger days. Sadly,… Link: Family in shock over death

Kaipo win starts off Top 8

Source: Nation Newspaper Kaipo Marshall is proving his point. Tennis’ talented teen just continues to justify his spot on the Davis Cup side after opening the Top 8… Link: Kaipo win starts off Top 8

Members told to use FIFA funds

Source: Nation Newspaper Football federations in the Caribbean region are being encouraged to take the monies FIFA is offering and upgrade their game. The call was made to… Link: Members told to use FIFA funds

Rogers welcomed to the Upper Chamber

Source: Barbados Today The country’s newest senator officially took up his seat in the Upper Chamber this morning and was fully embraced by all sides. The Reverend John… Link: Rogers welcomed to the Upper Chamber

Embracing digital technology in banking

Source: Barbados Today Over the last two decades, digital technologies have been transforming the global financial services market. Even here in the Caribbean… Link: Embracing digital technology in banking

Juliet’s “Great Escape”

Source: Barbados Today Will it be Greece or Iceland? These are the two destinations the 2018 RUBIS Great Escape competition winner is pondering. Juliet Holder, a teacher, was… Link: Juliet’s “Great Escape”

Show me a motion!

Source: Barbados Today The beach at Pirate’s Cove came alive on Saturday with the sound of Tuk Band music as well as the sights of the Mother Sally.… Link: Show me a motion!

Energy savings

Source: Barbados Today Montrose Holdings, one of Barbados’ main poultry producers, is about to chop a huge chunk off its energy costs by becoming independent of the Barbados… Link: Energy savings

NCC’s temporary closure of washroom facilities

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Conservation Commission (NCC) will close a number of its washroom facilities on Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day. They are: Half Moon Fort, Paynes… Link: NCC’s temporary closure of washroom facilities

BWA swabbing exercise in St Lucy

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority has advised that it will be carrying out a swabbing exercise in St Lucy, on Wednesday, December 19, between 9:30 a.m.… Link: BWA swabbing exercise in St Lucy

JAMAICA – Sandals says allegations of cover-up false

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTON – Sandals Resorts has strongly denied allegations that it was covering up allegations of sexual assault on two American female guests and said it stands… Link: JAMAICA – Sandals says allegations of cover-up false

Brath hits it big in IPL

Source: Nation Newspaper JAIPUR – West Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite attracted the highest price for a West Indies player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction yesterday,… Link: Brath hits it big in IPL

 Invest more!

Source: Nation Newspaper THE SLASH in corporation tax from 30 per cent to between one per cent and 5.5 per cent should be used to invest in projects… Link:  Invest more!

Gilkes: Aim for Premier League

Source: Nation Newspaper HEAD COACH of the national Under-17 national team Renaldo Gilkes is calling on Barbados Football Association (BFA) heads to give them the opportunity to take… Link: Gilkes: Aim for Premier League

Police investigate shooting at Rendevous, Christ Church

Source: Barbados Today Police  are currently on the scene of a shooting incident at Evelyn Road, Rendevous, Christ Church. A man was shot in the abdomen and was… Link: Police investigate shooting at Rendevous, Christ Church

Man shot at Rendezvous Christ Church

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are currently on the scene of a shooting at Evelyn Road Rendezvous Christ Church. A male was shot in the abdomen and is on route to… Link: Man shot at Rendezvous Christ Church

Million-dollar man

Source: Barbados Today Call it a million-dollar Christmas gift. Barbados star and West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite landed another lucrative deal in the glitzy, high profile Indian… Link: Million-dollar man

Smith peeved by Tridents non-payment

Source: Barbados Today Marquee Barbados Tridents batsman, Dwayne Smith, is upset over the non-payment of the final part of his Caribbean Premier League contract, and says a lack… Link: Smith peeved by Tridents non-payment

Husband bailed

Source: Barbados Today A man who denied assaulting his wife was released on $2000 bail when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. Frederick Kaylon Grant,… Link: Husband bailed

Bailed, then arrested again

Source: Barbados Today Moments after being granted bail by Magistrate Douglas Frederick, an accused car thief was whisked away by waiting police officers as he descended the court… Link: Bailed, then arrested again

Body found at Cave Hill

Source: Nation Newspaper The body of a man was discovered in a track near the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, Cave Hill, St Michael. Police are at… Link: Body found at Cave Hill

Stabbing at Briar Hall, Christ Church

Source: Nation Newspaper Police responding to a “shooting incident” instead found a man bound with rope and stabbed in Briar Hall, Christ Church this afternoon. Lawmen said that… Link: Stabbing at Briar Hall, Christ Church

Michael Flynn sentencing postponed after judge issues blistering rebuke

Source: Nation Newspaper The sentencing for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was postponed until 2019 after a dramatic federal court hearing Tuesday.  Flynn, who… Link: Michael Flynn sentencing postponed after judge issues blistering rebuke

PM to report on Gov’t performance

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley is set to deliver a ministerial statement to report on Government’s performance during its first six months in office. Mottley will… Link: PM to report on Gov’t performance

Christmas, gift-giving and the present of presence

Source: Barbados Today “Christmas is (ought to be) a reminder of hospitality denied by people but reversed by the merciful hospitality offered by God.”- (Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal… Link: Christmas, gift-giving and the present of presence

Healthy living

Source: Barbados Today Augustina Hinds is the author of the book Vegan Conscious. The 57-year-old mother told Barbados TODAY that she decided to publish her book this year… Link: Healthy living

Surprise Santa visit

Source: Barbados Today The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, has kicked off the holiday season in its usual fashion, bringing holiday joy and… Link: Surprise Santa visit

US isolated at UN over concerns about abortion, refugees

Source: Nation Newspaper UNITED NATIONS – The United States found itself isolated in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly on Monday over Washington’s concerns about the promotion of… Link: US isolated at UN over concerns about abortion, refugees

Police probe incident at Royal Westmoreland, St James

Source: Barbados Today   Three people were injured at the Royal Westmoreland Hotel in St James around 7:15 last evening. According to police, the victims were injured as… Link: Police probe incident at Royal Westmoreland, St James

Barbados not affected by recall of drug for hypertension

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured the public that Barbados has not been affected by the current recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan.… Link: Barbados not affected by recall of drug for hypertension

Rum sales booming

Source: Barbados Today The economic conditions have not dulled the taste for rum in Barbados. Local rum producer R.L. Seale & Company is reporting a boom in business.… Link: Rum sales booming

Water twist

Source: Barbados Today The state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is sticking to its guns that local construction firm, Innotech Services Limited uprooted the community tanks from around the… Link: Water twist

60 per cent tariff stays

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean Court Of Justice (CCJ) has ruled in favour of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and Arawak Cement Ltd in their battle with local importer… Link: 60 per cent tariff stays

Port taxi split

Source: Barbados Today There are conflicting reports emerging about whether the ongoing impasse at the Bridgetown Port involving registered taxi operators and management of the facility is in… Link: Port taxi split

Baffled

Source: Barbados Today The shooting death of 36-year-old Tyrone Selman Barrow has left a cloud of mystery over the community at Bamboo Road, St Lawrence, Christ Church where… Link: Baffled

$1m egg bill

Source: Nation Newspaper   It is costing the island’s largest egg producer about $1 million to ensure Barbados does not experience an egg shortage this Christmas season. Chickmont… Link: m egg bill

Prescott pleads not guilty to damaging door

Source: Barbados Today A 43-year-old carpenter was released on $2,000 bail this morning after he pleaded not guilty to damaging his sister-in-law’s car door. Claiming that he was… Link: Prescott pleads not guilty to damaging door

Hard lesson for Morris

Source: Barbados Today A man with a long history of drug-related matters, found himself before the court this morning once again on similar charges. Dario Rico Morris of… Link: Hard lesson for Morris

NUPW wants meeting with PM

Source: Nation Newspaper Dissatisfied with the way the retrenchment process is being conducted, general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Roslyn Smith, wants to have… Link: NUPW wants meeting with PM

Lions find Wales’ nets

Source: Nation Newspaper It took six rounds of games but Scotty’s Car Rentals St Andrew Lions finally picked up their first win of the season in astonishing fashion,… Link: Lions find Wales’ nets

Talma’s book making waves in Hawaii

Source: Nation Newspaper   Brian “De Action” Talma’s autobiography, The Last Of The Bronze Class, has taken off in Hawaii. He recently completed what he refers to as… Link: Talma’s book making waves in Hawaii

UK signs air service deal with Switzerland for post-Brexit flights

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – British transport minister Chris Grayling will sign an agreement with Switzerland on Monday to ensure air services continue to operate between the two… Link: UK signs air service deal with Switzerland for post-Brexit flights

St Vincent’s marijuana bill not for St Lucia

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – Chairman of the Cannabis Movement, Andre ‘Pancho’ de Caires has rejected a historic bill decriminalising marijuana for medical and scientific purposes in St… Link: St Vincent’s marijuana bill not for St Lucia

Business Monday: Positive outlook

Source: Barbados Advocate Some of the Mount Gay Distilleries employees who received prizes for special projects. LOCAL RUM producer, Mount Gay Distilleries, says it is exporting approximately 85… Link: Business Monday: Positive outlook

Fire officials battle blaze in King William Street, The City

Source: Barbados Today Police and fire officials are at the scene of a fire at King William Street in The City. Barbados TODAY understands that one house has… Link: Fire officials battle blaze in King William Street, The City

Unfit stalls a health risk

Source: Nation Newspaper Stall owners doing business around the Constitution River Terminal do not pay rent for the space they occupy, yet a few of them have leased… Link: Unfit stalls a health risk

Fire leaves six homeless

Source: Nation Newspaper A late night fire at King William Street, just off Nelson Street in Bridgetown has left at least six people homeless. Fire officials said that… Link: Fire leaves six homeless

Convicted Canadian’s Barbados plans denied

Source: Nation Newspaper A Canadian convicted of selling millions of dollars in fake prescription drugs to Americans, a case that involved Barbados, is waging a legal battle to… Link: Convicted Canadian’s Barbados plans denied

Bonnetts lights up for Christmas

Source: Barbados Today by Anesta Henry Christmas lights have returned to the park in the Bonnetts community. This evening, scores including Member of Parliament for Christ Church West… Link: Bonnetts lights up for Christmas

Haiti closes only Embassy in Africa

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti no longer has an Embassy in Africa, following the closure of its Embassy in Benin last week. According to Government… Link: Haiti closes only Embassy in Africa

Out The Box in taste and looks

Source: Nation Newspaper Kim and Keisha Hamblin are sisters on a mission – to provide an unforgettable experience and memorable event for each client from inception to completion.… Link: Out The Box in taste and looks

NCF: Reverence for Andrea Gollop-Greenidge

Source: Barbados Today The management and staff of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) paid reverence for Mrs Andrea Gollop-Greenidge with a moment of silence at a staff meeting… Link: NCF: Reverence for Andrea Gollop-Greenidge

Importance of community organizations highlighted

Source: Barbados Today Youth advocate Peter Skeete is encouraging parents to instill their children the importance of community-based organizations and activities. Skeete was one of the featured speakers… Link: Importance of community organizations highlighted

Christmas hours at National Library Service

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note the holiday hours at the National Library Service on Monday, December 24 and 31. On those days,… Link: Christmas hours at National Library Service

Financial system too dependent on commercial banks – Persuad

Source: Barbados Today By Anesta Henry Barbados’ financial system is too dependent on commercial banks, unbalanced, narrow, and not good at mobilizing domestic savings for domestic investment, Professor Avinash… Link: Financial system too dependent on commercial banks – Persuad

Love for Smokey

Source: Nation Newspaper Entertainer Smokey Burke was not left out yesterday as volunteers of the Love Day Project travelled across Barbados to spread Christmas cheer and deliver gifts.… Link: Love for Smokey

Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN ANTONIO DE CORTEZ, Guatemala − The 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who died after being detained by United States border agents this month was inseparable… Link: Dead Guatemalan girl dreamed of sending money home to poor family

Distribution chief in call for corporate investors

Source: Barbados Today The head of a leading distribution firm has called for more investment from corporations for the island to climb out of the economic trenches. Stansfeld… Link: Distribution chief in call for corporate investors

Church in a bind

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the congregation at St Mary’s Anglican Church are praying for divine intervention in a situation which has left the church in a financial… Link: Church in a bind

Fake homeless

Source: Nation Newspaper Some people are deliberately claiming to be homeless because of the benefits that status can get – like three free meals a day and welfare… Link: Fake homeless

No shortage, but eggs on the way

Source: Nation Newspaper There is no shortage of eggs this Christmas season, but the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) has applied to import a container to ensure the tourist… Link: No shortage, but eggs on the way

Uncertainty remains over NSC awards ceremony

Source: Nation Newspaper The show should go on! The possibility of the abandonment of this season’s National Sports Council awards isn’t sitting well with some of the national… Link: Uncertainty remains over NSC awards ceremony

Miracle win for Pride

Source: Nation Newspaper Miracles do happen in first-class cricket during the Christmas season which is a time for giving and sharing. The Jamaica Scorpions’ batsmen generously gifted their… Link: Miracle win for Pride

Centenarian Ethel Jeannette Small gets a visit from the GG

Source: Barbados Today Ethel Jeannette Small’s jovial spirit was infectious as she celebrated her 100th birthday in the presence of Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, family and friends. The… Link: Centenarian Ethel Jeannette Small gets a visit from the GG

UPDATE: Police investigating shooting death in Christ Church

Source: Barbados Today Police have identified the body found at Bamboo Road, St Lawrence, Christ Church as that of Tyrone Barrow, 36, of Ebenezer, St Philip. Shortly after… Link: UPDATE: Police investigating shooting death in Christ Church

Police investigating serious accident on Two Mile Hill

Source: Barbados Today Police are investigating a serious accident on Two Mile Hill in the area of McCarthy’s Garage. The accident has left the road impassable, police said.… Link: Police investigating serious accident on Two Mile Hill

A surprise for Smokey

Source: Barbados Today By Anesta Henry Veteran Calypsonian Smokey Burke got an early Christmas present today. Burke, who fell ill ahead of this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop finals and had… Link: A surprise for Smokey

Love Day Project brings joy to communities

Source: Barbados Today Volunteers with the Love Day Project went into communities today to spread Christmas cheer to Barbadians. In addition to the sounds of the Tuk Band,… Link: Love Day Project brings joy to communities

Block businesses to cut crime

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment Adrian Forde said the newly implemented Building Blocks Programme will be the driving force to get youth in Barbados… Link: Block businesses to cut crime

Trump picks Mulvaney as chief of staff − for now

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Friday moved to end speculation that he was having a hard time finding a new chief of… Link: Trump picks Mulvaney as chief of staff − for now

Police investigating shooting death in Christ Church

Source: Barbados Today Police continue to investigate the shooting death of a man at Bamboo Road, St Lawrence, Christ Church. Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, police responded… Link: Police investigating shooting death in Christ Church

Hotel zone

Source: Barbados Today A dozen new hotels are to pop up along the entire southwest coast over the next decade – from Hastings, Christ Church, north through Bridgetown… Link: Hotel zone

Mighty Gabby hospitalised

Source: Barbados Today Cultural Ambassador and Calypso Maestro Mighty Gabby has been hospitalised. Gabby, whose real name is Anthony Carter,  confirmed in a message on social media that… Link: Mighty Gabby hospitalised

Innovative and evolutionary

Source: Barbados Today Barbadian graphic designer and owner of Cosmos Creations Dwayne Scott defeated over 400 entrants to receive a $10, 000 cheque for his compelling design in… Link: Innovative and evolutionary

One-Day hope dashed

Source: Nation Newspaper SYLHET – Shai Hope struck his second successive hundred and fourth of his career but West Indies’ four-year wait for a one-day series win continued… Link: One-Day hope dashed

Drugs up in smoke

Source: Nation Newspaper The police destroyed more than 1 000 pounds of illegal narcotics worth almost $5 million yesterday at the Bridgetown Port. Senior officers were at the… Link: Drugs up in smoke

Call to fix HR issues

Source: Nation Newspaper Having sent home hundreds of civil servants to reduce its expenditure, Government is being urged to fix several human resource management issues in the Public… Link: Call to fix HR issues

Shooting leaves man dead

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are on the scene of a death in Bamboo Road, St Lawrence Main Road. The body is still lying in the road. Police public… Link: Shooting leaves man dead

Hope dashed

Source: Barbados Today SYLHET – Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar slammed half-centuries to defy another Shai Hope hundred as Bangladesh cruised to an eight-wicket win over the West… Link: Hope dashed

Nancy Wilson dies at 81

Source: Nation Newspaper Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy-winning artist who called herself a “song stylist,” has died, her manager said. She was 81. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday… Link: Nancy Wilson dies at 81

Jamaica inch ahead of Barbados Pride

Source: Nation Newspaper Jamaica Scorpions, replying to Barbados Pride’s first innings total of 167 were 170 for five at lunch on the second day of their second round… Link: Jamaica inch ahead of Barbados Pride

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Medical marijuana forcing a rethink

Source: Nation Newspaper Those senior officers in the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and the criminal justice system are going to have to rethink how we… Link: EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: Medical marijuana forcing a rethink

Rogers sworn in as Independent Senator

Source: Nation Newspaper Rector of St George Parish John Rogers is Barbados’ newest Independent Senator. During a short ceremony at Government House this morning, Reverend Rogers was sworn… Link: Rogers sworn in as Independent Senator

Fruitful engagement

Source: Barbados Today The relationship between Barbados and Japan came under the microscope on Wednesday night as officials from both countries gathered in Bridgetown for the annual birthday… Link: Fruitful engagement

Service or lack thereof

Source: Barbados Today I want to focus on service experiences I had this week and thoughts coming out of those experiences. I think that in many areas we… Link: Service or lack thereof

HIV is not a death sentence

Source: Barbados Today A decade ago people believed being diagnosed with HIV was a death sentence and while this is no longer so due to medical advancements in… Link: HIV is not a death sentence

Look out for elderly, disabled

Source: Barbados Today As economic restructuring efforts move ahead, a former senator, Pastor David Durant, is calling on policymakers not to cut the special services provided for the… Link: Look out for elderly, disabled

BRA issues notice for third-party providers

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority is urging all third-party tax information providers to acquire the new Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) of their clients and employees in… Link: BRA issues notice for third-party providers

#BTEditorial – Help not hurt in BWA, Innotech row

Source: Barbados Today Over the past few days, the country has found itself sitting on the sidelines but engrossed in the ugly public spat between the Barbados Water… Link: #BTEditorial – Help not hurt in BWA, Innotech row

Corporate Barbados to BWA’s rescue

Source: Barbados Today Two days after contracting company Innotech Services Limited uprooted the community water tanks it had leased to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) over millions owed… Link: Corporate Barbados to BWA’s rescue

Compromise sought!

Source: Barbados Today Innotech Equipment Inc. offered to give up two years’ billings for the Rapid Response Units community tanks stationed in water-scarce areas of Barbados if the… Link: Compromise sought!

BWA contract talks in progress

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has started renegotiating its contract with Innotech Aquaserve Ltd for the $44 million headquarters complex. The BWA management revealed it… Link: BWA contract talks in progress

Conman preying on seniors

Source: Nation Newspaper The elderly are being warned to be on their guard against a well-dressed swindler prowling a St Michael district. Flagstaff, St Michael residents are on… Link: Conman preying on seniors

GAIA to offer workers shares

Source: Nation Newspaper Workers at the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. (GAIA) are being offered the opportunity to become shareholders in an arrangement which will also see the… Link: GAIA to offer workers shares

NSC abandons sports awards

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ best athletes could see their efforts go for naught this year after reports surfaced that the National Sports Council may not be staging the… Link: NSC abandons sports awards

Tridents U-17s lose 0-2 to Boca

Source: Nation Newspaper The flashes of thunder, sharp wind and temperature below 20 degrees did little to dampen the spirits of the Barbados Under-17 team, despite losing 0-2… Link: Tridents U-17s lose 0-2 to Boca

Husbands set for second surgery

Source: Barbados Today Marquee Barbadian jockey Patrick Husbands needs another surgery in order to make a fully recovery from a broken pelvis suffered during a fall in Toronto… Link: Husbands set for second surgery

Yarde on drug charges

Source: Barbados Today Roderic Al Yarde was granted bail on a drug charge yesterday, but he still has to face even more serious drug matters in the District… Link: Yarde on drug charges

$10,000 bail for Vincentian

Source: Barbados Today After spending three months on remand, a Vincentian walked down the steps of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today with his adoptive mother after being… Link: ,000 bail for Vincentian

Chrissy D wants “You for Christmas”

Source: Barbados Today Christina Chrissy D Dottin was a finalist in this year’s Party Monarch Competition with her song Rum and Bass. Bajan Vibes sat down with Chrissy… Link: Chrissy D wants “You for Christmas”

Strutting to stardom

Source: Barbados Today Brandon Louis and Tarika Branch walked away with a slew of prizes as Mr & Miss Star Strut 2018 at Queen’s College last Saturday night.… Link: Strutting to stardom

A giant retires

Source: Barbados Today It was an evening of love and appreciation as the Royal Barbados Police Force musical fraternity celebrated the distinguished life of one of its most… Link: A giant retires

A ‘holly jolly’ Mahalia’s Corner

Source: Barbados Today There is no denying that Barbadian soca artiste Damian Marvay knows how to keep a crowd’s interest. Last Sunday night at Mahalia Corner’s Christmas Edition,… Link: A ‘holly jolly’ Mahalia’s Corner

Sir Don Marshall passes away

Source: Barbados Today Veteran entertainer Don Marshall has passed away. Sir Don, as he was fondly known, died at home this morning. During his legendary career, he excelled… Link: Sir Don Marshall passes away

South Coast fix appears closer at hand

Source: Nation Newspaper A BREATH OF fresh air should soon be coming to Worthing, Christ Church. Likewise, the days of treated effluent flowing into the sea near the… Link: South Coast fix appears closer at hand

Sir Don signs out

Source: Nation Newspaper A pillar of the musical landscape has passed and it has left the fraternity shaken. It is understood that highly acclaimed writer, composer, calypso analyst… Link: Sir Don signs out

Certificate of Character office relocation

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force wishes to inform the public that the Office of ‘The Certificate of Character has been relocated to Central Police Station.… Link: Certificate of Character office relocation

Trotman wants bats to step up

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BATTING department of the Barbados Pride is the biggest concern ahead of today’s start of the Regional 4-Day cricket match against the Jamaica Scorpions… Link: Trotman wants bats to step up

BFA scores big

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Football Association (BFA) yesterday scored its biggest goal for the year after a meeting with the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA),… Link: BFA scores big

BHTA’s cautious optimism on tourism fortunes

Source: Barbados Today The hoteliers body has expressed confidence that the tourism industry’s prospects will remain bright, even as it acknowledges “dark clouds” are on the horizon. In… Link: BHTA’s cautious optimism on tourism fortunes

Tourism threatened

Source: Barbados Today A shooting incident in the vicinity of the popular tourist spot of St Lawerence Gap late last month has prompted tourism officials to call for… Link: Tourism threatened

Innotech’s tank grab rapped

Source: Nation Newspaper A BUSINESSMAN is throwing cold water on the actions of Innotech Aquaserve Ltd for seizing community water tanks. James Edghill, manager of Caribbean Consultants Ltd,… Link: Innotech’s tank grab rapped

BHTA wants ease on GSC levy

Source: Barbados Today Members of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) are eager to get the millions of dollars in Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds owed to… Link: BHTA wants ease on GSC levy

No bullying Gov’t!

Source: Barbados Today The seven-month-old Mia Mottley administration has flexed its muscle with a local property management company warning that the business will not hold the Government of… Link: No bullying Gov’t!

Reputed thief jailed until January

Source: Barbados Today He initially pleaded not guilty, but after failing to find a surety reputed thief Arleigh Patrick Todd wanted to change his plea. “You want to… Link: Reputed thief jailed until January

We will not be bullied!

Source: Nation Newspaper GOVERNMENT WILL NOT be bullied or held to ransom by Innotech. This was made clear by Minister of Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams, who told THE… Link: We will not be bullied!

May survives party confidence vote

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote from her Conservative party on Wednesday, but more than a third of her lawmakers… Link: May survives party confidence vote

Treat for Under-17 footballers

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Barbados Football Association Under-17 national team were treated to a recovery session usually reserved for international players earlier today. Their scheduled trip… Link: Treat for Under-17 footballers

Getting out of debt

Source: Barbados Today ‘The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is the servant to the lender’ Proverbs 22:7 For years, financial… Link: Getting out of debt

Building resilience in tough times

Source: Barbados Today If you had to talk about the worst day of your life, it would probably be the day you got fired or when something really… Link: Building resilience in tough times

Good business, good prospects

Source: Barbados Today Despite the economic challenges facing the rest of the region, one insurance company is reporting “very good” business. What is more, Branch Manager at Guardian… Link: Good business, good prospects

A very special visit

Source: Barbados Today The patients and staff at the St Philip District Hospital extended a warm welcome to Governor General Dame Sandra Mason when she visited the institution… Link: A very special visit

Bomb threat spurs evacuation at Facebook's Silicon Valley campus

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN FRANCISCO − A bomb threat prompted authorities on Tuesday to evacuate a building at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Facebook Inc near San Francisco,… Link: Bomb threat spurs evacuation at Facebook's Silicon Valley campus

Tridents owner up for extradition, court rules

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Exiled Indian business magnate, Dr Vijay Mallya could face fraud charges in his homeland after a court here Monday ruled that he could… Link: Tridents owner up for extradition, court rules

Innotech tightens the screws

Source: Nation Newspaper Innotech Aquaserve Ltd is tightening the screws on the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). On Tuesday, the company started to remove the community tanks from critical… Link: Innotech tightens the screws

Call to help jobless

Source: Nation Newspaper Deputy General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Dwaine Paul has reminded the public to remember the sacrificial role played by those civil servants… Link: Call to help jobless

MPs sing ‘lock Dem up’ chorus

Source: Nation Newspaper Place them before the law courts and lock up anyone found guilty. This was the chorus on the floor of the House Assembly on Tuesday… Link: MPs sing ‘lock Dem up’ chorus

Run Barbados 20 per cent bigger

Source: Nation Newspaper Organisers of Run Barbados are reporting growth in the series. Co-ordinator Zary Evelyn said he was pleased with this year’s turnout since they recorded growth… Link: Run Barbados 20 per cent bigger

Rugby success

Source: Nation Newspaper The local rugby scene is seemingly heating up and overseas teams are jostling to be a part of it. This was a point expressed by… Link: Rugby success

Report on money launderer pending

Source: Barbados Today Stephanie Marie Andrea Benn will get to spend Christmas with her two young children and ailing grandmother after all. When she returned to the District… Link: Report on money launderer pending

Three bailed, one remanded on drugs charges

Source: Barbados Today Three of four men who were on remand at HMP Dodds on related drug charges were released just in time for Christmas. Himfari Daniel Hurdle,… Link: Three bailed, one remanded on drugs charges

One more chance for drug accused

Source: Barbados Today After being caught with drugs for a third time, a St Michael man was today counting his lucky stars after he was ordered to complete… Link: One more chance for drug accused

Teenager apologizes for slapping granddad

Source: Barbados Today An angry teenager who slapped his grandfather in the face, offered a heartfelt apology in court today and as a result escaped having a conviction… Link: Teenager apologizes for slapping granddad

Glorious Hope

Source: Barbados Today DHAKA, Bangladesh — Shai Hope smashed a brilliant century as West Indies edged Bangladesh by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the… Link: Glorious Hope

Grenada PM calls for easier intra-Caribbean travel

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has called on Caribbean countries to make sincere efforts to encourage easier intra-regional travel and do away… Link: Grenada PM calls for easier intra-Caribbean travel

Sand-filtered water and Sargassum-fed chickens

Source: Barbados Today Renewable and alternative energy, solutions to the Sargassum seaweed dilemma, cosmetics using all-natural ingredients, water filtration systems and how to use rainwater to fight fires… Link: Sand-filtered water and Sargassum-fed chickens

Fun and festivities

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Cancer Society (BCS) held its annual Christmas Party at the Barbados Yacht Club on Sunday. Approximately 125 guests attended the party, which has… Link: Fun and festivities

A time of good cheer

Source: Barbados Today The Governor General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason was treated to a Christmas programme held at the Psychiatric Hospital this morning. Patients were eager to… Link: A time of good cheer

Constituency registration centres to close from December 19

Source: Nation Newspaper The Electoral and Boundaries Commission-Electoral Department has advised that constituency registration centres around the island will close from Wednesday, December 19, for three weeks. The… Link: Constituency registration centres to close from December 19

A bright light passes on

Source: Barbados Today St Alban’s Primary School has been honouring the memory of nine-year-old Azaria Worrell, who died from cancer last Thursday. The St James based institution has… Link: A bright light passes on

Police investigate shooting in New Orleans, St Michael

Source: Barbados Today   Two St Michael men are nursing gunshot injuries following a shooting incident at Hinkson Gap, New Orleans, St Michael around 12:40 p.m. According to… Link: Police investigate shooting in New Orleans, St Michael

Warning shot

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron has questioned the commitment of West Indies players and has warned that “serious decisions” will be… Link: Warning shot

PSV uniform storm

Source: Nation Newspaper TWO WORDS on the new uniform shirts for public service vehicle (PSV) operators have owners up in arms. The words are ‘Transport Authority’ and will… Link: PSV uniform storm

Promise to handle job cuts better

Source: Nation Newspaper CONCERNS ABOUT THE WAY in which Government’s retrenchment process is being handled were among the items discussed at yesterday’s meeting of the Social Partnership. National… Link: Promise to handle job cuts better

Empire strike!

Source: Barbados Today A late goal from national forward Jabarry ‘Papi’ Chandler earned Zone Two leaders Empire a seat at the top of the Barbados Football Association Premiership… Link: Empire strike!

#BTEditorial – An idea whose time has come

Source: Barbados Today There is nothing quite so irresistible as an idea whose time has come. France’s Grand Old Man of Letters, Victor Hugo, put it with characteristic… Link: #BTEditorial – An idea whose time has come

WEED ‘N REAP

Source: Barbados Today With Barbados on the verge of launching a legitimate marijuana industry, prominent former politician and community activist Hamilton Lashley is calling for the policy to… Link: WEED ‘N REAP

More education about 16 days of activism needed

Source: Barbados Today More needs to be done to educate Barbadians during the ‘16 Days of Activism’ to change the culture of gender-based violence, a top official of… Link: More education about 16 days of activism needed

Call for extra safe-house

Source: Barbados Today Another home for survivors of domestic violence is needed, Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde has said. “What we have now is… Link: Call for extra safe-house

Under 17 team in Argentina

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Barbados Football Association’s Under-17 national team are currently engaged in a watch party of the final match of the Libertadores Cup between… Link: Under 17 team in Argentina

Sunset Point – one of Barbados' best kept secrets

Source: Nation Newspaper Sunset Point, St Lucy has to be one of Barbados’ best kept secrets. The views are breathtaking, the staff is friendly and the food, ambiance… Link: Sunset Point – one of Barbados' best kept secrets

Pory Spring end BSA win streak

Source: Nation Newspaper POREY SPRING UNITED continued their improved performances this season with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over RBC Capital Markets Barbados Soccer Academy (BSA) in Zone 1… Link: Pory Spring end BSA win streak

Windies drop first One-Dayer

Source: Nation Newspaper DHAKA – A change of format made little difference to West Indies’ fortunes as another timid batting display sent them tumbling to a five-wicket defeat… Link: Windies drop first One-Dayer

Fugitive link

Source: Nation Newspaper   BARBADOS HAS BEEN MENTIONED in criminal proceedings involving Malaysian tycoon fugitive Low Taek Jho (aka Jho Low), who has been implicated by the United… Link: Fugitive link

Over 1000 gone so far

Source: Nation Newspaper JUST OVER 1 000 civil servants have been severed so far during Government’s retrenchment programme. So said Minister of Labour Colin Jordan, as he spoke… Link: Over 1000 gone so far

State of fear

Source: Nation Newspaper AS THE HEAD OF the largest public sector union raises concerns about the psychological state of civil servants, the island’s Minister of Labour has a… Link: State of fear

Update:Barbados Pride beaten by Hurricanes

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Pride were beaten by 34 runs by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the final day of their first round day-night pink ball match in… Link: Update:Barbados Pride beaten by Hurricanes

Clarkson fundraiser a success

Source: Barbados Today More than 200 households in St James North and St Peter will receive special Christmas food hampers thanks to the generosity of dozens of Barbadians… Link: Clarkson fundraiser a success

PM Mottley pays tribute to Andrea Gollop-Greenidge

Source: Barbados Today Cultural icon Andrea Gollop-Greenidge has passed away. Prime Minister Mia Mottley pays tribute to the veteran actor in a  statement.  Here is the full text… Link: PM Mottley pays tribute to Andrea Gollop-Greenidge

Girl Guides Association marks 100 years with church service

Source: Barbados Today By Anesta Henry The Girl Guides Association of Barbados held its annual thanksgiving service today. This year, the special service, held at the Cathedral of… Link: Girl Guides Association marks 100 years with church service

Barbados Pride are chasing victory

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Pride, chasing a victory target of 170 runs, were 82 for four in 31 overs at lunch on the final day of their first… Link: Barbados Pride are chasing victory

Vending policy approved

Source: Nation Newspaper Cabinet has approved the policy on decriminalizing illegal vending.This was revealed by Minister of Small Business Entrepreneurship and Commerce Dwight Sutherland, as he spoke to… Link: Vending policy approved

Social Scene

Source: Nation Newspaper Guests such as 91-year-old Dame Maizie Barker-Welch were seen kicking up their heels at the recent launch of the Barbados Argentine Tango Club. Argentine Ambassador… Link: Social Scene

Police destroy scores of firearms and ammunition

Source: Barbados Today Scores of firearms were destroyed at Central Police Station today. This morning, members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) started the process of destroying… Link: Police destroy scores of firearms and ammunition

Prison Officers Association terminates membership in CTUSAB

Source: Barbados Today The Prison Officers Association announced today that it has terminated its membership in CTUSAB, until such time as the 1982 amendments to the Prisons Act… Link: Prison Officers Association terminates membership in CTUSAB

PM Mottley pays tribute to Andrea Gollop

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley pays tribute to Andrea Gollop. Below is the full text of her statement. Today I learnt with sadness of the passing… Link: PM Mottley pays tribute to Andrea Gollop

Bayview Hospital spreads Christmas cheer

Source: Barbados Today The Bayview Hospital brought joy and gifts to more than 50 children from the St Paul’s Primary and Bay Primary School at its annual Christmas… Link: Bayview Hospital spreads Christmas cheer

Senegal opens new art museum honouring black civilisation

Source: Nation Newspaper DAKAR − Senegal has opened one of Africa’s largest art collections, one of a series of new museums on the continent that could eventually receive… Link: Senegal opens new art museum honouring black civilisation

FRANCE – PM Édouard Philippe seeks ‘unity’ after unrest

Source: Barbados Today BBC – French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has vowed to “restore national unity” after violence broke out during a fourth consecutive weekend of protests. Police… Link: FRANCE – PM Édouard Philippe seeks ‘unity’ after unrest

BWA staff face lockout

Source: Nation Newspaper Staff of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) could be locked out of their Pine, St Michael headquarters. So fearful is management of this occurring that… Link: BWA staff face lockout

Drug nod

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is on the verge of having medicinal marijuana added to the formulary of the Barbados Drug Service. In a historic move, the Ministry of… Link: Drug nod

Children’s mental health facility a reality

Source: Nation Newspaper Children suffering with mental illnesses now have their own specialised facility. The Thrive Family Centre was officially launched on Saturday on the Psychiatric Hospital grounds.… Link: Children’s mental health facility a reality

Canadian wins on first try

Source: Nation Newspaper A new 10k champion is in town. First-timer Yves Sikubwabo not only made his debut run but won the Colombian Emeralds International 10K during Saturday’s… Link: Canadian wins on first try

Pride snatch upper hand

Source: Nation Newspaper The glorious uncertainties of cricket were manifested at the 3Ws Oval on Saturday night with Barbados Pride gaining the ascendancy over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.… Link: Pride snatch upper hand

TRINIDAD – Burst of earthquakes felt in Leeward Islands

Source: Barbados Today CMC – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies, Saturday said that a burst… Link: TRINIDAD – Burst of earthquakes felt in Leeward Islands

Zotbelle spared from mysterious fire at Ice Complex

Source: Barbados Today By Lashawna Griffith Two days after a mysterious fire destroyed four businesses in the Ice Complex located at Hastings, Christ Church, one store owner is… Link: Zotbelle spared from mysterious fire at Ice Complex

Excellence in the Arts

Source: Barbados Today By Anesta Henry The 45th staging of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) was a showcase and celebration of the pursuit of excellence… Link: Excellence in the Arts

Promoting healthy lifestyles

Source: Barbados Today Companies across Barbados are being urged to provide an avenue for their workers to get necessary health checks and critical information on how to improve… Link: Promoting healthy lifestyles

Missing Girl: Sade Archibald

Source: Barbados Today Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 14-year-old Safe Archibald. Archibald, of Thompson Gap, Spooners Hill, St Michael, left the home of her parents,… Link: Missing Girl: Sade Archibald

It‘s completely preventable

Source: Barbados Today In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions.… Link: It‘s completely preventable

The Caribbean: confronting its demons

Source: Barbados Today Had the meeting of CARICOM governments on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week… Link: The Caribbean: confronting its demons

Get back to basics

Source: Barbados Today At the Service of Thanksgiving celebrating Barbados’ 52nd Independence Anniversary held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Flatbush Village, Brooklyn, New York, The Rev Cannon… Link: Get back to basics

Bajan wins Howard scholarship

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian Sabrina Newton has been awarded the prestigious Howard University 2019 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. The Rangel Fellowship will support Newton through a… Link: Bajan wins Howard scholarship

Gov’t committed to helping small businesses – Sutherland

Source: Barbados Today Government will be giving “front-burner status” to small businesses as it encourages the build out of entrepreneurship across the island. Word of this from Minister… Link: Gov’t committed to helping small businesses – Sutherland

Mural excellence

Source: Barbados Today Students of the Reynold Weekes Primary have accomplished a “first”, by creating mosaic tile murals throughout their school. The murals encapsulate 21st century skills. The… Link: Mural excellence

Too tedious

Source: Barbados Today Trade union leaders are calling on the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to ease the process of claiming unemployment benefits for recently retrenched workers. Barbados TODAY… Link: Too tedious

Stepson granted bail

Source: Barbados Today After admitting to wounding his stepfather, a man was granted bail in the sum of $2000 when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court… Link: Stepson granted bail

IMF thumbs up

Source: Nation Newspaper The International Monetary Fund (IMF) likes the way the Barbados economy is being fixed, calling it an “excellent start”. But as IMF mission leader Dr… Link: IMF thumbs up

Bayley’s celebrate third win

Source: Nation Newspaper Winning the Herman Griffith Primary schools cricket crown has become commonplace to Bayley’s Primary, which the other schools desperately want to end.   Holding a victory… Link: Bayley’s celebrate third win

CTUSAB in wait and see mode over member’s arrest

Source: Nation Newspaper The charging of the president of the Barbados Prison Officers Association Trevor Browne has been called unprecedented. While saying they would be waiting for the… Link: CTUSAB in wait and see mode over member’s arrest

Hungry thief to be sentenced on Monday

Source: Barbados Today On his last theft charge he was sentenced to four months by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant. This time around though, Ryan Ricardo Belle could be looking… Link: Hungry thief to be sentenced on Monday

Multipurpose facility coming

Source: Nation Newspaper The days of sharing the Wildey Gymnasium seem to be coming to an end as Barbados could see the construction of a new multipurpose sports… Link: Multipurpose facility coming

Thorne to turn up heat on BWA

Source: Nation Newspaper Member of Parliament for Christ Church South Ralph Thorne will be putting pressure on the Barbados Water Authority to quickly rectify the sewage issues affecting… Link: Thorne to turn up heat on BWA

Alleged molester remanded

Source: Barbados Today A St Michael man accused of having sex with his young niece and indecently assaulting another minor was remanded to HMP Dodds today. The 33-year-old… Link: Alleged molester remanded

Welcomed donation

Source: Barbados Today The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Drive is now $250 closer to its target. That’s because the charitable organization received the donation from Dale Adrian Harewood… Link: Welcomed donation

Christmas cheer for cancer patients

Source: Barbados Today The 17 patients of Ward C12 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) received Christmas cheer thanks to the Cancer Support Services (CSS) Unit. Members of… Link: Christmas cheer for cancer patients

Oh Christmas tree

Source: Barbados Today The Hilton Barbados Resort was transformed into a stunning display of lights and music as it held its tree lighting ceremony at the Needhams Point,… Link: Oh Christmas tree

School term ends next week

Source: Nation Newspaper Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week. The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 13, and… Link: School term ends next week

The gift of caring

Source: Barbados Today Santa Claus came in the form of Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Thursday evening at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). The island’s second female Governor… Link: The gift of caring

Waiver of penalties for late filing of annual returns

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment has granted an extension of a waiver of the penalties imposed for the late filing of Annual… Link: Waiver of penalties for late filing of annual returns

‘My baby is gone’

Source: Barbados Today Little Azaria Worrell lost her battle with cancer today surrounded by her family at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). Grieving relatives told Barbados TODAY that… Link: ‘My baby is gone’

Layoffs must go the distance

Source: Barbados Today Amid concerns about the public sector retrenchment process, which forms part of the wider public sector reform, one of Government’s economic advisors is warning that… Link: Layoffs must go the distance

March target

Source: Barbados Today Government is hoping to wind up negotiations and have a mutually-beneficial arrangement with external creditors before the end of March next year. This is the… Link: March target

Former minister cries foul on PAC report

Source: Barbados Today A fabrication! That is how Denis Kellman, the last Minister of Housing and Lands under the former Freundel Stuart Administration, described the findings of the… Link: Former minister cries foul on PAC report

Prison officer charged!

Source: Barbados Today The president of the Prison Officers Association of Barbados has been slapped with four charges related to inciting mutiny or sedition at Her Majesty’s Prison… Link: Prison officer charged!

Love thy neighbour

Source: Nation Newspaper As hundreds lose their jobs with Christmas around the corner a priest is telling Barbadians now more than ever is the time to look out… Link: Love thy neighbour

Penalized!

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ Nations League qualifying hopes have been handed a severe blow, after the Barbados Football Association was hit with a sanction from continental governing body,… Link: Penalized!

Elderly woman living in squalor

Source: Nation Newspaper The community of Warner’s Gap, Britton’s Hill, St Michael is gravely concerned about one of its elderly residents. The woman, 78-year-old Margaret Carter, is living… Link: Elderly woman living in squalor

Bajans plead not guilty in drug case

Source: Nation Newspaper Almost three months after being arrested on marijuana trafficking charges in the United States, Barbadians Calvin Brathwaite, 34, and Dyson Benskin, 33, have entered pleas… Link: Bajans plead not guilty in drug case

No merger fallout

Source: Nation Newspaper Job losses may be on the way for the National Sports Council (NSC), but not due to the impending merger. Minister of Sports John King… Link: No merger fallout

Hat-trick of titles for Bayley’s

Source: Nation Newspaper Bayley’s took their brilliance in batting and bowling beyond the boundary and into the record books on Thursday. The St Philip school created history in… Link: Hat-trick of titles for Bayley’s

Accused back home

Source: Barbados Today A teenager who had previously been remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital was released on bail with strict conditions. Davio Nate Harding, 16, of 5 Blackman… Link: Accused back home

Prison officers' president charged

Source: Nation Newspaper President of the Barbados Prison Officers Association Trevor Browne has been slapped with charges of “maliciously endeavour to seduce” four prison officers from their duties. … Link: Prison officers' president charged

‘Spice’ and more on the sand

Source: Barbados Today Pirate’s Cove was a melting pot last Sunday as the third edition of Hennessy Artistry on the Beach took place at the popular party spot… Link: ‘Spice’ and more on the sand

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Geriatric Hospital officially started its Christmas celebrations for 2018, and brought in some special guests to share in the festivities. Governor General Dame… Link: Spreading the Christmas cheer

Geriatric folk spread Christmas cheer

Source: Nation Newspaper Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic got a Christmas treat from residents and staff of the Geriatric Hospital yesterday. The… Link: Geriatric folk spread Christmas cheer

President of Prison Officers Association in police custody

Source: Barbados Today President of the Prison Officers Association Trevor Browne has been arrested by police for reportedly encouraging a sick out at HMP Dodds. Consultant to the… Link: President of Prison Officers Association in police custody

Trust Fund Unit closed today and tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce has advised that the Trust Loan Fund Unit, located at Building #4 Suite 102, Harbour Road, St… Link: Trust Fund Unit closed today and tomorrow

SJPI closing early

Source: Nation Newspaper The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) will close at 1 p.m. today. This is to facilitate preparations for the 14th Samuel Jackman Prescod… Link: SJPI closing early

Guilty cop fined

Source: Barbados Today A police officer was yesterday made to pay $3500 in compensation after he was found guilty of criminal assault by private prosecution. Police constable Ian… Link: Guilty cop fined

Christmas in prison

Source: Barbados Today A pervert who used his phone to record a tourist as she used the toilet will spend Christmas and the New Year at HMP Dodds.… Link: Christmas in prison

Killer to know fate

Source: Nation Newspaper Convicted killer Renaldo Anderson Alleyne will have to wait until next year to know just how much more time he has left behind bars at… Link: Killer to know fate

All fuelled up

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has enough petroleum supplies on island to last for the next two months – as per usual. Also, every effort is being made to… Link: All fuelled up

Big plans for coconut vendors

Source: Nation Newspaper Registration of coconut vendors as well as dedicated areas for them to ply their trade, could be on the cards if recommendations of the National… Link: Big plans for coconut vendors

Brooks’ mission

Source: Nation Newspaper Captain Shamarh Brooks will be on a dual mission on Thursday when Barbados Pride oppose the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the 3Ws Oval in their… Link: Brooks’ mission

Hope believes Windies can redeem themselves

Source: Barbados Today DHAKA – West Indies crumbled under pressure and suffered a demoralising 2-0 Test series defeat against Bangladesh last weekend but Shai Hope believes they can… Link: Hope believes Windies can redeem themselves

History in the making

Source: Nation Newspaper Traditionally strong five-time champions Bayley’s will be out to create history when they oppose Good Shepherd in the final of the Guardian Group Herman Griffith… Link: History in the making

Meddling Ministers

Source: Barbados Today The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has reported that former Ministers of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley and Dennis Kellman over-reached their authority by… Link: Meddling Ministers

Pride ready

Source: Barbados Today Barbados Pride will start their quest for the 2018-19 West Indies Four-Day Championship title when they face Leeward Islands Hurricanes in a day/night match in… Link: Pride ready

One injured in Nelson Street shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have responded to reports of a shooting and are on the scene at Nelson Street in the city. The incident occurred just after 8… Link: One injured in Nelson Street shooting

Children need their fathers too

Source: Barbados Today In this period of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, I join with those who continue to work for peace and harmony between men… Link: Children need their fathers too

The financial burden of Sargassum to Caribbean fisher folk

Source: Barbados Today The massive influx of sargassum seaweed to Caribbean waters since 2011 has had a number of negative touch points on the fisheries value chain, resulting… Link: The financial burden of Sargassum to Caribbean fisher folk

Aquaponics in agriculture

Source: Barbados Today Students and teachers of the Darryl Jordan Secondary school are using new technology to supply their homes, communities and even their school canteen with pure,… Link: Aquaponics in agriculture

A rich legacy and a bright future

Source: Barbados Today Thirty-five years ago, on December 1, 1983, Dame Billie Miller opened the Luther Thorne Memorial Primary School at Wildey, St Michael. This morning, as the… Link: A rich legacy and a bright future

Ministry of Labour to close for industrial cleaning

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, located on the Third Floor of the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael, will be undergoing industrial… Link: Ministry of Labour to close for industrial cleaning

Temporary closure of southern pedestrian access to Crane Beach

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Conservation Commission (NCC) has advised that the southern pedestrian access to Crane Beach, St Philip, is closed. According to NCC’s Special Projects Officer,… Link: Temporary closure of southern pedestrian access to Crane Beach

‘Get ready for investment windfall’, business told

Source: Barbados Today With more opportunities set to open up across CARICOM in the near future, Barbadian businesses are being urged to immediately raise the standard of goods… Link: ‘Get ready for investment windfall’, business told

BERT boost

Source: Barbados Today It has only been six months, but already one of the three finance ministers is touting the beneficial effects of the Barbados Economic Recovery and… Link: BERT boost

Pay PSV folk ‘flat salary’

Source: Nation Newspaper An eight-hour workday, a flat salary and National Insurance contributions paid by the owners of public service vehicles (PSVs) are some of the proposals put… Link: Pay PSV folk ‘flat salary’

Long wait ‘likely’

Source: Nation Newspaper Former workers of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) may be in for a long wait before getting their severance pay. And according to outspoken president… Link: Long wait ‘likely’

Who will pay?

Source: Barbados Today The die has been cast and it is for the current Barbados Labour Party (BLP) government to ensure that the recommendations contained in the report… Link: Who will pay?

New rules a ‘must for state spending’

Source: Nation Newspaper Government officials say they are prepared to introduce and abide by new rules governing how state funds are spent. But they are also calling for… Link: New rules a ‘must for state spending’

Union and BWA to discuss benefits for severed workers

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and management of the state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) are to meet in an emergency session this week to try… Link: Union and BWA to discuss benefits for severed workers

Powell surprise choice to lead Windies

Source: Nation Newspaper Rovman Powell has been named as the surprise choice to lead West Indies in their three-match One-Day International series against Bangladesh, with Twenty20 skipper Carlos… Link: Powell surprise choice to lead Windies

Warrens fighting against the odds

Source: Nation Newspaper It will take a major miracle, and then perhaps even more for Pan American International Insurance Warrens to win the Goddard Enterprises Limited women’s division… Link: Warrens fighting against the odds

Nod for Rovman

Source: Barbados Today West Indies selectors have named Rovman Powell as captain for the upcoming One-Day International series against Bangladesh, ignoring T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite who has also… Link: Nod for Rovman

Brilliant Tuach books Pan Am Games berth

Source: Barbados Today Barbadian Chelsea Tuach carved out another piece of history for herself when she qualified for the historic surfing competition at next year’s Pan American Games,… Link: Brilliant Tuach books Pan Am Games berth

New culinary combinations

Source: Barbados Today The Harambee House headquarters of the Barbados Council for the Disabled this weekend took on an atmosphere of a fun eatery portraying a wide array… Link: New culinary combinations

Requirements of electoral integrity

Source: Barbados Today As we spread the ambit of what factors impact the electoral environment and thus impinge on the credibility of elections, more and more attention has… Link: Requirements of electoral integrity

Queen’s College Association awards first QCA-UWI scholarships

Source: Nation Newspaper Two recent graduates of Queen’s College have received some financial assistance from the Queen’s College Association (QCA) in pursuing their studies at the Cave Hill… Link: Queen’s College Association awards first QCA-UWI scholarships

Barbados Argentina Tango Club launched

Source: Nation Newspaper Last Saturday Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Pandiani opened the doors of the Embassy for the launching of the Barbados Argentina Tango Club (BATC), an innovative cultural… Link: Barbados Argentina Tango Club launched

Time for inclusion

Source: Barbados Today As Barbados observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the winners of the Barbados Council for the Disabled 3rd Annual Dorien Pile National Literary… Link: Time for inclusion

#BTEditorial – A ticket to ride

Source: Barbados Today You don’t need to be an articled clerk or lettered economist to prove the adage that if your lower the price of an admission ticket… Link: #BTEditorial – A ticket to ride

High-cost internet

Source: Barbados Today Barbados has been ranked the 30th most expensive country for broadband per month out of 195 countries, making this country one of the most expensive… Link: High-cost internet

Make education embrace the disabled – UWI dean

Source: Barbados Today A dean at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, is calling on Government to move towards fully inclusive education for people… Link: Make education embrace the disabled – UWI dean

Sewage fix on

Source: Nation Newspaper Over the next few weeks, Worthing Beach in Christ Church will be ground zero, as the fight to turn the tide on the South Coast… Link: Sewage fix on

Compensate for damaged vehicles

Source: Barbados Today Some of the money collected from the new fuel tax should be used to repair vehicles damaged as a result of the bad roads.  This… Link: Compensate for damaged vehicles

Ex-workers in NIS bind

Source: Nation Newspaper Some retrenched workers from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) are finding themselves in another pickle. They have been left unable to claim any National Insurance… Link: Ex-workers in NIS bind

At war

Source: Barbados Today A war of words between two trade unions, the oldest and the newest, over the handling of the retrenchment process for workers at the state-owned… Link: At war

No private sector increases just yet

Source: Barbados Today Private sector workers who might be expecting a wage increase because of the proposed reduction in corporation tax could forget about it, at least for… Link: No private sector increases just yet

Mia: Private sector critical

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Mottley is urging CARICOM to find a common vision for the private sectors in member states, with a view to maximising the… Link: Mia: Private sector critical

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