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January 17, 2018

Barbados

NCSA to host Blue Week

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are encouraged to wear blue from Tuesday, January 23, until Saturday, January 27, to mark Blue Week, being hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). This forms… Link: NCSA to host Blue Week

President raises possibility of T&T doctors working in Holland

Source: Nation Newspaper THE HAGUE – President Anthony Carmona has discussed the possibility of having doctors from Trinidad and Tobago being employed in Holland. Carmona, who is here to speak at the International Criminal… Link: President raises possibility of T&T doctors working in Holland

Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON − US President Donald Trump, asked whether he wanted more immigrants from Norway, said on Tuesday that he wanted the United States to draw immigrants from nations around the world. “I want… Link: Trump says he wants more immigrants from ‘everywhere’

Call to invest in small business

Source: Nation Newspaper Tax incentives should be offered to people to encourage them to invest in small and micro businesses. That suggestion has come from Minister of Small Business Donville Inniss, who says a substantial… Link: Call to invest in small business

‘Poor’ quality

Source: Nation Newspaper The quality was poor, the slippers were too light and there was a spelling mistake in every word, except for the word Puma, on the labels in the backpacks. That was the evidence of trademark specialist… Link: ‘Poor’ quality

Cleaning of District “A” Magistrates’ Court

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are asked to note that the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, will be closed for cleaning, tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. As a result, all persons… Link: Cleaning of District “A” Magistrates’ Court

Vector Control fights mosquito infestation on south coast

Source: Nation Newspaper The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health has stepped up fogging exercises on the south coast as it responds to an increase in the mosquito population in the area. Deputy Chief Environmental… Link: Vector Control fights mosquito infestation on south coast

Opposition calls Finance Minister to explain himself or resign  

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN – The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) on Monday restated its call for Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves to explain himself amidst the ongoing saga in which former model Yugge Farrell… Link: Opposition calls Finance Minister to explain himself or resign  

Grenada to host CDB's 48th Annual Meeting

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – Grenada will host the 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), which is scheduled to take place on May 30 and 31, 2018.  The programme for… Link: Grenada to host CDB’s 48th Annual Meeting

Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey

Source: Nation Newspaper New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law on Monday making it illegal to fly an unmanned drone aircraft after too many drinks, a spokesman said on the Republican’s last day in office. The law… Link: Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey

Over 100 Barbudans prepared to purchase lands

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Gaston Browne led administration over 100 Barbudans have indicated their willingness to purchase lands on Barbuda. The government said his comes on the heels of the recently-passed… Link: Over 100 Barbudans prepared to purchase lands

Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

Source: Nation Newspaper JAKARTA − A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs of concrete and other… Link: Scores injured as Indonesia stock exchange building lobby floor collapses

Off tax list soon

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has lots of reasons to be rejoicing today. The country is set to be removed from the European Union’s (EU) damaging tax list. Reuters news agency reported yesterday that EU officials had proposed… Link: Off tax list soon

Time’s up!

Source: Nation Newspaper The clock is no longer ticking on the National Union of Public Workers’ (NUPW) threat of industrial action. Time’s up. The top brass of the union revealed they were ready to make good on a promise… Link: Time’s up!

Police seize drugs

Source: Nation Newspaper On Sunday, January 14, members of the Drug Squad, assisted by members of the Police Marine Unit, and personnel from The Barbados Coast Guard, conducted an operation at sea, approximately11.8 nautical miles… Link: Police seize drugs

Probate section of Registration Department closing early

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the public are advised that the Probate Section of the Registration Department will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19, to facilitate training of staff. Any inconvenience this closure… Link: Probate section of Registration Department closing early

Industrial action on cards, says NUPW

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians need to brace for industrial action from the public sector. President of the National Union of Public Workers Akanni McDowall made the announcement this evening after meeting with shop stewards… Link: Industrial action on cards, says NUPW

Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Source: Nation Newspaper TRIPOLI/TUNIS –  Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people and shutting the airport during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants… Link: Twenty dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

Comprehensive health care services still on the cards

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health is still working on a full range of proposals to put together a package of comprehensive health care services and financing mechanisms to benefit Barbadians. This reminder came… Link: Comprehensive health care services still on the cards

Matthews best fails to end Hobart slump

Source: Nation Newspaper HOBART, Tasmania – Barbados and West Indies teenaged batting star, Hayley Matthews, gathered her highest score this season but Hobart Hurricanes’ wretched, winless run continued with a 10-wicket defeat… Link: Matthews best fails to end Hobart slump

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

Source: Nation Newspaper LIMA − A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse. The quake hit offshore at… Link: Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

Source: Nation Newspaper MELBOURNE − Sloane Stephens became the first big casualty at this year’s Australian Open as the US Open champion tumbled out in the first round against China’s Zhang Shuai. The American 13th seed,… Link: Stephens tumbles out in first round, Ostapenko impresses

Break-in blues

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Water Authority (BWA) officials are looking into an act of burglary and vandalism which occurred at its Bay Street lift station last Thursday. Calling it “an act of terrorism”, the BWA’s rapid… Link: Break-in blues

Bees attack

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Labour Party members launched a blistering attack on the Freundel Stuart-led administration last night as the party held its first mass political meeting for the year in Worthing, one of the areas… Link: Bees attack

CCRIF disbursed over US$100 million during ten year period

Source: Nation Newspaper The Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Daniel Best says between 2007 and September 2017, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) disbursed approximately US$119… Link: CCRIF disbursed over US0 million during ten year period

South Africa's ANC leader: Zuma to be dealt with over time

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG − The new leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said the question of whether President Jacob Zuma should step down would be addressed… Link: South Africa’s ANC leader: Zuma to be dealt with over time

SOCIAL SCENE: Ambassadors receive honours

Source: Nation Newspaper It was a grand affair when Barbados’ newly named cultural ambassadors received their instruments of office and official designations as cultural ambassadors last week. Alison Hinds-Walcott, Stedson… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: Ambassadors receive honours

MUSICAL ICONS: Anthony ‘The Mighty Gabby’ Carter

Source: Nation Newspaper Among Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter, Stedson ‘Red Plastic Bag’ Wiltshire and Alison Hinds-Walcott, there is well over 50 years’ worth of musical experience, gained both at home and abroad. For decades… Link: MUSICAL ICONS: Anthony ‘The Mighty Gabby’ Carter

Air rage passenger fined

Source: Nation Newspaper HAMILTON, Bermuda – A 53-year-old Bermuda resident has been fined US$700 after admitting hurling abuse at crew and families on a British Airways (BA) flight to the island. On Friday, a Magistrates’… Link: Air rage passenger fined

Sandals issues clarification on social welfare story

Source: Nation Newspaper Sandals Resorts International wishes to clarify a story carried in the Barbados Today online publication headlined “Too Many Entitlements” referencing comments made by Sandals Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart… Link: Sandals issues clarification on social welfare story

Support for SOE reform call

Source: Nation Newspaper The call for reform of statutory corporations in Barbados has garnered some support. Chairman of the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) oversight committee, Dr Justin Robinson, suggested the need for reform… Link: Support for SOE reform call

Laboratory services resume Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper Laboratory services will resume at the newly-opened Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory at Enmore, St Michael on Monday, January 15.  Routine operations at the Public Health, Leptospira and Ladymeade… Link: Laboratory services resume Monday

FCC launching full inquiry into false Hawaii missile alert

Source: Nation Newspaper The US Federal Communications Commission said on Saturday it was launching a full investigation into a false emergency alert that said a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii, the chairman of the commission… Link: FCC launching full inquiry into false Hawaii missile alert

UPDATE: Security officer injured in supermarket stabbing

Source: Nation Newspaper A 52 year old security officer was in hospital last night after being stabbed in the chest by an assailant at Jordan’s Supermarket on Fairchild Street, where he worked. Police are conducting investigations… Link: UPDATE: Security officer injured in supermarket stabbing

Jobs hope

Source: Barbados Advocate Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon Butch Stewart, speaking to the media at Sandals Royal Resort last Friday. WHEN the US$400 million Beaches Resort is completed in the north of the island, an estimated 1 800 new permanent jobs will be created. Link: Jobs hope

Minister addresses South Coast health concerns

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Christ Church South, John Boyce, during his press briefing yesterday. There has not been an increase in the number of suspected cases of gastroenteritis on the south coast of the island. Link: Minister addresses South Coast health concerns

Stabbing in Fairchild Street

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are at this time investigating a stabbing which took place shortly after 8 pm tonight in the area of the Fairchild Street bus terminal. More details will be published as they come to hand. Link: Stabbing in Fairchild Street

King misses out on main draw

Source: Nation Newspaper Close, but no cigar. Darian King will have to wait for Roland Garros now, having missed out on making a second successive Grand Slam main draw when he went down under in tonight’s final-round qualifying… Link: King misses out on main draw

Man injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper One man was injured in a collision between a motorcycle and ZM van earlier this evening. Police cordoned off the area between the roundabout at Top Rock, Christ Church and the Ministry of Agriculture…. Link: Man injured in accident

Haiti: Caribbean dignity unbowed

Source: Nation Newspaper Regional Headquarters, Kingston, Jamaica – The following statement was issued by the Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building… Link: Haiti: Caribbean dignity unbowed

Activists, ICE face off over detained Trinidadian community leader

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – An escalating legal battle played out on Friday in the case of Trinidadian Ravi Ragbir, an immigrant rights activist whose detention on Thursday by US federal immigration authorities sparked… Link: Activists, ICE face off over detained Trinidadian community leader

Woman dies while waiting for bus

Source: Nation Newspaper A middle-aged woman passed away on this morning as she waited for a bus along Passage Road, St Michael.  According to a resident in the area, this was the usual commute for deceased who was described… Link: Woman dies while waiting for bus

Road closure at Andromeda Botanical Gardens

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Transport and Works is advising the public that the road at Andromeda Botanical Gardens, Bathsheba, St Joseph, will be closed on Sunday, January 14, between 6 and 10 a.m., to facilitate… Link: Road closure at Andromeda Botanical Gardens

‘Window closing’ for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises

Source: Nation Newspaper MONTECITO, California − Rescue crews expanded their search on Friday for five missing people as the death toll rose to 18 from mudslides in Southern California that damaged hundreds of buildings and caked… Link: ‘Window closing’ for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises

Report in Govt’s hands

Source: Barbados Advocate Dr. Justin Robinson, as he delivered the first Astor B. Watts Lunchtime Lecture for the year yesterday at the DLP Headquarters. Government is in possession of a report from the oversight committee set up to monitor state-owned enterprises and statutory bodies, outlining some recommendations on how best to manage those…

Students urged to enter Royal Commonwealth Society's essay competition

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones presents 2017 Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Essay Competition prize winner Kya Knight of the Deighton Griffith Secondary School with her certificate. Kya was not only a winner in the Junior Category, but she was declared the overall winner, having been determined…

Man facing 12 firearm, ammunition charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Police Anti-Gun & Gang Unit have arrested and charged a 33-year-old St Michael man with a number of firearm and drug related offences. The offences were allegedly committed on January… Link: Man facing 12 firearm, ammunition charges

Training sessions for food handlers on the south coast

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health is hosting training sessions for owners, managers and employees of food businesses on the south coast aimed at ensuring that proper hygiene practices are maintained in light of the… Link: Training sessions for food handlers on the south coast

LIAT appoints new chief financial officer

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline has announced the appointment of Rojer Inglis as chief financial officer. He replaces Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of chief executive officer in… Link: LIAT appoints new chief financial officer

Dedicated Mega 6 player hits jackpot

Source: Nation Newspaper Collin Burke, a dedicated lottery player, is the winner of The Barbados Lottery’s Mega 6 jackpot of $427 500. He purchased the winning ticket at the Roadview Variety Store in Jackmans, St Michael and as… Link: Dedicated Mega 6 player hits jackpot

Two new ambassadors to CARICOM accredited

Source: Nation Newspaper Developing the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth”, CARICOM Secretary General,… Link: Two new ambassadors to CARICOM accredited

Smith: Let staff stay off the job

Source: Nation Newspaper General secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Roslyn Smith, wants staff at the Treasury Building in Bridgetown to be allowed to stay off the job while thorough investigations are undertaken… Link: Smith: Let staff stay off the job

TTCB to investigate mix-up in Bravo exclusion

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN  –  Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president Azim Bassarath has promised to probe the communication breakdown that led to Darren Bravo’s exclusion from the four-day and Super50 setup…. Link: TTCB to investigate mix-up in Bravo exclusion

Opposition leader writes PM requesting meeting to address crime

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN  – Leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad Bissessar has written to the Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, requesting a meeting to address a legislative approach… Link: Opposition leader writes PM requesting meeting to address crime

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

Source: Nation Newspaper QUITO/LONDON – Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five… Link: Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay

Unions: Not a word

Source: Nation Newspaper   This island’s two largest trade unions and Government could be on a collision course related to public sector wages. The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Workers’ Union… Link: Unions: Not a word

Barbadians urged to better manage stress

Source: Nation Newspaper An occupational therapist is encouraging Barbadians to educate themselves about the signs of stress and practise healthy ways of coping. Lennox Rochester gave the advice as he delivered yesterday’s… Link: Barbadians urged to better manage stress

Nigeria holds mass burial for 73 people killed in communal violence

Source: Nation Newspaper MAKURDI, Nigeria – Seventy-three people killed since the start of the year in communal violence between semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict… Link: Nigeria holds mass burial for 73 people killed in communal violence

Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has issued a pre-emptive denial of a sexual misconduct accusation, saying he wanted to get ahead of a potential story being investigated by Hollywood publications…. Link: Actor Michael Douglas makes pre-emptive move to deny sexual misconduct

Archdeacon:Church should stay away from partisan politics

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES –The new Archdeacon of the Anglican Church of St Lucia, Christian Ezekiel Glasgow, says that the church ought not to become involved in partisan party politics. But at the same time, the clergyman… Link: Archdeacon:Church should stay away from partisan politics

The Long View: Public officers must enforce rules

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has a serious problem. It has nothing to do with politicians, but rather our public officers. It is about their failure to implement the laws and regulations and to ensure the public does… Link: The Long View: Public officers must enforce rules

Jamaican government to spend billions to improve border security

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Andrew Holness led administration is taking steps to improve the country’s border security. On Wednesday, National Security Minister Robert Montague announced that the government is… Link: Jamaican government to spend billions to improve border security

King moves one win away from Australian Open main draw

Source: Nation Newspaper DARIAN KING is just one win away from another historic main draw appearance. Barbados’ top ranked tennis pro has advanced to the final round of qualifying at the Australian Open after rattling off… Link: King moves one win away from Australian Open main draw

Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON, Ontario – Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian… Link: Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

Youth particpation in Agrofest on the rise

Source: Nation Newspaper Organisers of Agrofest are happy with the increasing interest shown by young people which was demonstrated  as recently as last Saturday during a workshop, hosted by the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS),… Link: Youth particpation in Agrofest on the rise

Three knighted!

Source: Barbados Advocate Sir Charles Griffith (left) being officially conferred the honour of Knight of St. Andrew by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason. Sir Warwick Franklin (left) being officially conferred the honour of Knight of St. Andrew by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason. Publisher Sir Anthony Bryan (left) being officially conferred the honour…

Statement from Opposition Leader on sewage crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper The following is a statement on the South Coast sewage crisis by Leader of the opposition Mia Mottley. On behalf of the people of Barbados I am calling on the Prime Minister to speak to his citizens… Link: Statement from Opposition Leader on sewage crisis

US issues health alert

Source: Nation Newspaper The United States Embassy in Barbados has issued a health alert regarding the island’s South Coast between Hastings and St Lawrence Gap.  “There is an overflow of raw sewage due to mechanical failure… Link: US issues health alert

Minor rule changes for Agrofest livestock shows

Source: Nation Newspaper Two adjustments have been made to the Rules and Regulations for Livestock Exhibits for Agrofest 2018, relating to the dress code for participants and the feeding of the animals. In an effort to create… Link: Minor rule changes for Agrofest livestock shows

Canada takes United States to WTO in complaint over trade remedies

Source: Nation Newspaper GENEVA – Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington’s use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, Canada said in WTO filing dated December 20 and… Link: Canada takes United States to WTO in complaint over trade remedies

ALTAR CALL: God’s been good to us

Source: Nation Newspaper Give God thanks for His goodness, faithfulness and for bringing you through to another year. This was the message conveyed at the Church Of The Nazarene in Westmoreland, St James, when Minister Sandra… Link: ALTAR CALL: God’s been good to us

Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

Source: Nation Newspaper TEGUCIGALPA  –  A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean region between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands late Tuesday – one of the strongest quakes to hit the region in recent times…. Link: Massive earthquake jolts Caribbean

PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Sandi warns about bribery

Source: Nation Newspaper The early months of the year have frequently been politically active ones in Barbados with three previous elections being held in January (1991, 1999 and 2008) and one in February(2013). Over the next… Link: PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Sandi warns about bribery

Media barred from funeral 

Source: Nation Newspaper Anglican priest John Rogers is worried about the high number of guns invading Barbados, much to the detriment of the island’s youth. “How are the guns getting into Barbados? How are they getting to… Link: Media barred from funeral 

Double blow

Source: Nation Newspaper Kathy Brathwaite has felt the pain no parent ever wants to endure once, let alone twice. The Gall Hill, Christ Church mother of five learnt yesterday morning the body of her 25-year-old son Terrence… Link: Double blow

Treasury workers fall ill

Source: Nation Newspaper Staff at the Treasury Building in Bridgetown walked off the job yesterday complaining of respiratory problems. They said it was as a result of mould and a pungent scent emanating from the area occupied… Link: Treasury workers fall ill

King advances at Australian Open qualifiers

Source: Nation Newspaper Darian King is onto the next round of qualifying at the Australian Open. Barbados’ top ranked tennis player is just two more wins away from reaching the main draw of another Grand Slam after winning… Link: King advances at Australian Open qualifiers

Police find firearm, ammunition

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the discovery of a firearm and ammunition which were found after 9 p.m., on Friday, January 5, at Reed Street, St Michael. On Friday, sometime after 9 p.m. police were on patrol… Link: Police find firearm, ammunition

Canada issues travel advisory

Source: Nation Newspaper The government of Canada today issued a travel advisory for Barbados. According to their website it is a safety and security advisory based on the overflow of raw sewage on the South Coast. The… Link: Canada issues travel advisory

PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Fatal lesson in co-leadership says Sealy

Source: Nation Newspaper The early months of the year have frequently been politically active ones in Barbados with three previous elections being held in January (1991, 1999 and 2008) and one in February(2013). Over the next… Link: PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Fatal lesson in co-leadership says Sealy

Ministry of Health steps up surveillance on south coast

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health disclosed today that it is investigating 35 suspected cases of gastroenteritis on the south coast. Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr Kenneth George said that the majority… Link: Ministry of Health steps up surveillance on south coast

Former President George Maxwell Richards is dead

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN  – The fourth president of the Trinidad and Tobago –  Professor George Maxwell Richards is dead. Richards, who was 86, died on Monday, following a heart attack. Prime Minister Dr… Link: Former President George Maxwell Richards is dead

St Philip man robbed and shot

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating an incident in which a man was robbed and shot at St Martin’s, St Philip around 9:10 p.m. on Monday Twenty-two-year-old Chad Wright of Manderley Gardens in the same parish… Link: St Philip man robbed and shot

Guyana Private Sector Commission concerned about Exxon contract

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Private Sector Commission (PSC), has expressed concern about the recently released contract between the Government and US oil giant Exxon Mobil. On the weekend, the PSC said while… Link: Guyana Private Sector Commission concerned about Exxon contract

Water mains to be shut off along Highway 7 tonight

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) advises its valued customers that as part of its efforts to address the challenges on the south coast sewage network, there will be a shutdown of the potable water mains… Link: Water mains to be shut off along Highway 7 tonight

US moves toward expelling 200 000 Salvadorans

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON − Some 200 000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump… Link: US moves toward expelling 200 000 Salvadorans

Man collapses, dies on Bridge Street

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the sudden death of a 68-year-old Christ Church man, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. today, at Bridge Street, St Michael. Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased… Link: Man collapses, dies on Bridge Street

Windies brush aside PNG in opening warm-up

Source: Nation Newspaper LINCOLN, New Zealand – West Indies warmed up for the defence of their ICC Under-19 World Cup title by brushing aside minnows Papua New Guinea by eight wickets, in their first official warm-up match here… Link: Windies brush aside PNG in opening warm-up

New Governor General Dame Sandra Mason installed

Source: Nation Newspaper The installation parade for the new Governor General, Justice Sandra Mason, is currently underway in the Senate Chambers of the House of Parliament. The ceremony was delayed slightly due to an islandwide… Link: New Governor General Dame Sandra Mason installed

Victor spreading his wings

Source: Nation Newspaper One Barbadian youth is looking to go where no other fellow countryman has gone before. Victor White, 20, is looking to make it to the Winter Olympics next month. In fact, in a few days’ time he… Link: Victor spreading his wings

Caribbean passengers delayed at JFK after flood, storm backlog

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Caribbean nationals are among scores of passengers that are expecting long delays after John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York tries to “dig out” from last Thursday’s winter… Link: Caribbean passengers delayed at JFK after flood, storm backlog

New leader of South Africa's ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

Source: Nation Newspaper JOHANNESBURG – The new leader of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President… Link: New leader of South Africa’s ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

Fire reported at NY's Trump Tower, no injuries – officials

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Firefighters responded to an early morning fire at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, but no injuries were reported, the New York Fire Department said on Monday. US President Donald Trump… Link: Fire reported at NY’s Trump Tower, no injuries – officials

PM says Trinidad and Tobago still facing difficult road ahead

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Sunday acknowledged that Trinidad and Tobago will have to undergo “more adjustment” before it is able to “clear these dangerous rapids towards clam water”…. Link: PM says Trinidad and Tobago still facing difficult road ahead

Golden Globes a sea of black as Hollywood marks sex scandal

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES − The Golden Globes kicked off Hollywood’s countdown to the Oscars on Sunday with the normally colourful red carpet transformed into a sea of black gowns as stars showed solidarity with victims… Link: Golden Globes a sea of black as Hollywood marks sex scandal

Police identify drowned man

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have identified the elderly man who was pulled from the water unresponsive, and subsequently died, at Enterprise Beach, Christ Church, on Friday, January 5. He has been identified as 60-year-old… Link: Police identify drowned man

Student killed, opposition leader detained as bread protests grip Sudan

Source: Nation Newspaper KHARTOUM − Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and… Link: Student killed, opposition leader detained as bread protests grip Sudan

Venezuela orders cut off of air, sea traffic with three Caribbean neighbours

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has ordered a temporary shutdown of air and maritime traffic with three Caribbean neighbours, accusing smugglers there of seeking to plunder his South American… Link: Venezuela orders cut off of air, sea traffic with three Caribbean neighbours

PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Young Dems say Comissiong must go

Source: Nation Newspaper The early months of the year have frequently been politically active ones in Barbados with three previous elections being held in January (1991, 1999 and 2008) and one in February(2013). Over the next… Link: PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Young Dems say Comissiong must go

Roland Edwards house saved

Source: Nation Newspaper Roland Edwards’ house has been saved. And the attorney who fought for it hopes the court case would serve as a guideline to help save other historic buildings which might be in danger of being demolished…. Link: Roland Edwards house saved

Dressed to thrill in Park

Source: Nation Newspaper Ronald “Beardie” Prescod and Irvine “Big Reds” Street never fail to create excitment in Queen’s Park on Christmas morning from the moment they arrive with other members of “The Queen’s Park Posse”. … Link: Dressed to thrill in Park

Redman back at Lodge

Source: Nation Newspaper Mary Redman should be driving through the gates of The Lodge School tomorrow. Reliable sources have informed the Sunday Sun that the embattled president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU)… Link: Redman back at Lodge

Paper trail

Source: Nation Newspaper A prominent Barbadian has been named in the leaked papers relating to the investigation of offshore companies. Attorney Sir Trevor Carmichael is said to be connected to more than 1 000 companies, allegedly… Link: Paper trail

Visitors turning up their noses

Source: Nation Newspaper The impact of an extended period of sewage spilling on to Highway 7 between Hastings and Worthing, Christ Church, seems to be catching the attention of people interested in visiting Barbados. Some… Link: Visitors turning up their noses

Police investigating armed robbery

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into an armed robbery which occurred around 6:50 p.m., today at the Ixora Bar & Restaurant, Golden Sands Hotel, Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church. The owner and… Link: Police investigating armed robbery

UPDATE: Robbery at Golden Sands Hotel

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports reaching the NATION newsroom indicate that there was a robbery at Golden Sands Hotel a short time ago. Sources told the NATION that at least two masked men entered the Ixora restaurant of the… Link: UPDATE: Robbery at Golden Sands Hotel

Former Zimbabwe ministers loyal to Mugabe charged with corruption

Source: Nation Newspaper HARARE − Two former Zimbabwean cabinet ministers who served under ex-president Robert Mugabe have been charged with corruption, their lawyers said on Saturday, the latest sign of a crackdown on officials… Link: Former Zimbabwe ministers loyal to Mugabe charged with corruption

Opposition party denies conducting opinion poll as election date draws near

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Friday denied it is conducting an opinion poll and urged voters in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country not to participate… Link: Opposition party denies conducting opinion poll as election date draws near

Fatal accident in Four Square

Source: Nation Newspaper   The island has recorded its first road fatality, less than a week into 2018, following an accident in Four Square St Philip late last night. Police are conducting investigation into the circumstances… Link: Fatal accident in Four Square

Music and memories as entertainment fraternity remembers Damien

Source: Nation Newspaper No rain  could stop the entertainment fraternity from showing up this morning to celebrate the life of their musical comrade, Damien ‘Dappa’ Taylor. Veteran entertainer and MC Mac Fingall, dancers… Link: Music and memories as entertainment fraternity remembers Damien

North Korea agrees to talks after US, South Korea postpone military drills

Source: Nation Newspaper SEOUL – North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with South Korea next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over… Link: North Korea agrees to talks after US, South Korea postpone military drills

BRA Treasury Building early closure for installation ceremony

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) wishes to advise the public that due to the ceremony for the installation of the Governor-General designate, its Treasury Building location will be closing early on Monday,… Link: BRA Treasury Building early closure for installation ceremony

Ministry denies dolphin claim

Source: Nation Newspaper The Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture is contradicting the claims of fishermen who say that juvenile dolphins are a different species of the fish. For the past few years, fisheries… Link: Ministry denies dolphin claim

Region embracing global wellness sector

Source: Barbados Advocate This year the Caribbean will be marketed as the leading choice for wellness and rejuvenation. Link: Region embracing global wellness sector

help the police

Source: Barbados Advocate Barbadians are again being encouraged to do their part to aid the police in their investigations regarding criminal activities. Link: help the police

PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Don to hand in papers Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper The early months of the year have frequently been politically active ones in Barbados with three previous elections being held in January (1991, 1999 and 2008) and one in February(2013). Over the next… Link: PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Don to hand in papers Monday

Barbados' eighth Governor General to be installed Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper This country’s eighth Governor-General will be sworn into office on Monday, January 8, during an installation ceremony at the Senate Chamber of Parliament, which will get under way at 4 p.m. Madame… Link: Barbados’ eighth Governor General to be installed Monday

Off-shore medical school sends home workers

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU – The Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Friday described as ‘unfortunate” the decision by the US-owned Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) to send home more than 100 employees following… Link: Off-shore medical school sends home workers

Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

Source: Nation Newspaper Veteran former US talk show host David Letterman will return to television on January 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former US President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc.  said on Friday…. Link: Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

$10 000 drug possession fine for St Philip man

Source: Nation Newspaper A St Philip man has six months to pay a $10 000 fine for unlawful possession of cannabis or he will spend one year in prison. Twenty-eight-year-old  Rashad Rommel Belgrave of Moncrieffe appeared before… Link: 000 drug possession fine for St Philip man

St Vincent government wants Trinidad to pay remaining BAICO funds

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government says it will seek the assistance of other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to get Trinidad and Tobago to pay the US$100 million it had pledged… Link: St Vincent government wants Trinidad to pay remaining BAICO funds

Traffic changes for Guard of Honour Parade

Source: Nation Newspaper The travelling public is being asked to note that on Monday January 8 a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the Guard of Honour Parade for the installation of Governor General-designate,… Link: Traffic changes for Guard of Honour Parade

Missing: Alfred Kellman

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing man. He is 63-year-old Alfred Sinclair Kellman, of Skeetes Road, Ivy, St Michael He was last seen by his sister Dawn Kellman of… Link: Missing: Alfred Kellman

Play explores despair and hope

Source: Nation Newspaper The Combermere School Hall was transformed into an atmosphere of hope for those who attended the production De Last Straw last weekend. In a touching performance by the cast, the play’s several scenes… Link: Play explores despair and hope

Bus crawl query on vehicles

Source: Nation Newspaper Should the owners of vehicles participating in bus crawls be held to the same standard as public service vehicles (PSVs)? The Road Traffic Act stipulates against the playing of recorded “promotional”… Link: Bus crawl query on vehicles

PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Mascoll slips into DLP mode

Source: Nation Newspaper The early months of the year have frequently been politically active ones in Barbados with three previous elections being held in January (1991, 1999 and 2008) and one in February (2013). Over the next… Link: PREVIOUSLY IN POLITICS: Mascoll slips into DLP mode

Louise Thorne is Barbados’ newest super centenarian

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has a new super centenarian.  She is Louise Thorne, who turned 110 years on Monday, January 1. Thorne, who resides at 1st Avenue, Thorne Road, Greens, St George, celebrated her special milestone… Link: Louise Thorne is Barbados’ newest super centenarian

Regional Super50 festival begins January 30

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – Cricket West Indies revealed on Thursday the schedule of matches for the Regional Super50 Festival which opens on January 30 and will be contested in Barbados and Antigua. The six CWI franchises… Link: Regional Super50 festival begins January 30

CWI invites fans to share their views in new research programme

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S –  As part of Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) new strategic plan, CWI has launched the first part of a major piece of cricket fan research. WINDIES fans and cricket fans throughout the region have… Link: CWI invites fans to share their views in new research programme

Cable & Wireless Jamaica plans to fight shareholder lawsuit

Source: Nation Newspaper Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited (CWJ), says it intends to vigorously oppose an application made by one of its shareholders seeking permission from the Supreme Court here to file a derivative action in… Link: Cable & Wireless Jamaica plans to fight shareholder lawsuit

NBC says Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer as 'Today' co-anchor

Source: Nation Newspaper Television host Hoda Kotb was named the new co-anchor of the NBC News “Today” show on Tuesday, replacing former co-host Matt Lauer several weeks after the longtime anchor was fired for inappropriate sexual… Link: NBC says Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer as ‘Today’ co-anchor

Canada assisting Barbados with food growing efforts

Source: Nation Newspaper The Canadian Government is assisting the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management with efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow more food, through the Promotion of Regional… Link: Canada assisting Barbados with food growing efforts

Parry steps down as NRP leader

Source: Nation Newspaper CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Joseph Parry, the former premier and leader of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) Wednesday announced his intention to step down “over the next few weeks” after the party failed to… Link: Parry steps down as NRP leader

GAIA Inc. new phone numbers

Source: Nation Newspaper The telephone numbers for Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Inc. and the Airport Duty Manager have been changed. The new PBX number is 536-1300, while the Airport Duty Manager may be contacted… Link: GAIA Inc. new phone numbers

Tortilla, gasoline prices unnerve Mexicans as election year begins

Source: Nation Newspaper MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s government on Wednesday denounced forecast price hikes by fuel retailers and tortilla makers, saying increases were unjustified as it sought to allay public concern about high inflation… Link: Tortilla, gasoline prices unnerve Mexicans as election year begins

Men urged to make PSA testing a priority

Source: Barbados Advocate Men are being encouraged to make getting a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test a priority during 2018. Link: Men urged to make PSA testing a priority

Investments needed

Source: Barbados Advocate BARBADOS needs to pursue more outward investments so as to earn more foreign exchange. This is the view of economist and President of the Barbados Economics Society (BES), Shane Lowe. Link: Investments needed

Traffic changes for installation ceremony rehearsal

Source: Nation Newspaper A full dress rehearsal for the installation of Governor General designate, Justice Sandra Mason, will take place this Thursday, January 4, from 2 to 7 p.m. in Trafalgar Square, and at Parliament Buildings. … Link: Traffic changes for installation ceremony rehearsal

Hapless Windies end tour with crushing loss

Source: Nation Newspaper MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand – Woeful West Indies ended their ill-fated tour of New Zealand in the same wretched manner in which it started, plummeting to a heavy 119-run defeat in the final Twenty20 International… Link: Hapless Windies end tour with crushing loss

Macron wants anti-'fake news' law in 2018

Source: Nation Newspaper PARIS − President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would overhaul French media legislation this year to fight the “fake news” spread on social media which he said threatened liberal democracies. … Link: Macron wants anti-‘fake news’ law in 2018

Nutramix signs major cattle semen deal

Source: Nation Newspaper Nutramix has inked a deal with American firm Select Sires under which the Jamaican company will distribute highly fertile, superior genetics for cattle across the island and the throughout the Caribbean…. Link: Nutramix signs major cattle semen deal

Emera Caribbean acquires Bahamas electricity company

Source: Nation Newspaper NASSAU – The Bahamas government says it has approved a 100 per cent ownership of the Grand Bahama Power & Light Company Limited (GBPL), by Emera Caribbean Holdings Limited (ECHL). ECHL, the wholly… Link: Emera Caribbean acquires Bahamas electricity company

Heavy fine for Canadian drug trafficker

Source: Nation Newspaper A Canadian visitor who brought cannabis into Barbados avoided two years in prison when his lawyer paid an $80 000 fine. Twenty-four-year-old Michael Dwight Sylvester arrived in Barbados on December… Link: Heavy fine for Canadian drug trafficker

Christ Church man attacked and robbed

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are conducting investigations into a robbery which occurred sometime around 3 a.m., today at Maxwell, Christ Church. Sixty-three-year-old Emmerson Trotman, of the same address, was returning… Link: Christ Church man attacked and robbed

Registration deadline for private day care operators

Source: Nation Newspaper The Child Care Board is urging all operators of private day care centres to register, or renew their licences by January 31. This notice also applies to owners of family day care centres, who are classified… Link: Registration deadline for private day care operators

Radford backs Gayle to overcome conditions

Source: Nation Newspaper MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand – West Indies batting coach Toby Radford believes conditions in New Zealand have been behind Chris Gayle’s muted performances on tour but has backed the superstar opener to… Link: Radford backs Gayle to overcome conditions

Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs, but doubts over further rises loom

Source: Nation Newspaper SINGAPORE − Oil prices were stable on Wednesday, not far off mid-2015 highs reached the previous session, as strong demand and on-going efforts led by OPEC and Russia to curb production tightened the market…. Link: Oil prices close to mid-2015 highs, but doubts over further rises loom

Christ Church duo receive bail

Source: Nation Newspaper Antoinette Cyrillene Thomas, 36, of McClean Road, Silver Sands, Christ Church, and Roger Orlando Holder, 50, of Apt 3, #852 Kingsland Crescent, Christ Church, who were arrested and separately charged with… Link: Christ Church duo receive bail

Call for volunteers in communities

Source: Nation Newspaper Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, has issued a call for more persons to get involved and volunteer within their communities. She made this call during the Department’s… Link: Call for volunteers in communities

Fire leaves five homeless

Source: Nation Newspaper Five people including three children are now homeless after an afternoon fire at Perfection Road, Bush Hall, St Michael. The blaze occurred just after 2 p.m. today and destroyed the wooden house occupied… Link: Fire leaves five homeless

Property reinsurance rates rise less than expected

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON − Global property reinsurance prices have risen less than expected in the key Jan. 1 renewal season, with strong competition limiting increases to single digit percentages following a record year… Link: Property reinsurance rates rise less than expected

PM predicts “unprecedented” economic growth for Antigua and Barbuda

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The Antigua and Barbuda government says the multi-million dollar St John’s port modernisation project will begin later this month as it moves to increase employment opportunities on the island…. Link: PM predicts “unprecedented” economic growth for Antigua and Barbuda

Good turnout in Hastings

Source: Nation Newspaper Some south coast businesses and restaurants affected by persistent sewage problems had a decent turnout for New Year’s activities. Two of the livelier spots were at Blakey’s Bar & Restaurant, which… Link: Good turnout in Hastings

Atlanta honours Bajans

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians and friends in Atlanta celebrated the 51st anniversary of Independence of their homeland with a gala at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Decatur, Georgia, recently. They also marked the 32nd… Link: Atlanta honours Bajans

Don’t extinguish migrants’ hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace

Source: Nation Newspaper VATICAN CITY − Pope Francis described migrants and refugees as the world’s “weakest and most needy” on Monday, using his traditional New Year’s address to “give voice” to people he has urged leaders to… Link: Don’t extinguish migrants’ hopes, Pope says on World Day of Peace

Kudos to Emera

Source: Nation Newspaper Canadian company Emera’s multimillion-dollar investment, which is expected to be a catalyst in the use of renewable energy in Barbados, has been welcomed by at least one official in the industry here…. Link: Kudos to Emera

Lux hit hard

Source: Nation Newspaper While some Barbadians started the New Year on a high, a premium event organiser is counting about $30 000 in losses due to suspected acts of sabotage of her all-inclusive event. Sharon Niles, the owner… Link: Lux hit hard

Rain wrecks Windies hopes as Munro shines

Source: Nation Newspaper MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand – Any hopes West Indies entertained of rebounding to win their three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand were dashed when rain wiped out the second match here New Year’s… Link: Rain wrecks Windies hopes as Munro shines

Duo facing four drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and separately charged Antoinette Cyrillene Thomas, 36, of McClean Road, Silver Sands, Christ Church, and Roger Orlando Holder, 50, of Apt 3, # 852 Kingsland Crescent,… Link: Duo facing four drug charges

Police high command requests names of cops in sickout

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON — Rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who staged a sickout in response to the Government’s six per cent wage offer could face sanctions from the Police High Command…. Link: Police high command requests names of cops in sickout

Man's body found in Tudor Bridge

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of a man whose body was found on the compound of The People’s Market, Tudor Bridge, St Michael this morning. The discovery… Link: Man’s body found in Tudor Bridge

Ten killed in Iran protests and security forces repulse attacks: state TV

Source: Nation Newspaper DUBAI – Ten people were killed during protests in Iran on Sunday and armed demonstrators tried to seize police stations and military bases but were repulsed by security forces, state television said on… Link: Ten killed in Iran protests and security forces repulse attacks: state TV

CARICOM congratulates Haiti on 214th anniversary of Independence

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and people of Haiti on the nation’s 214th anniversary of political independence from France. In a message to mark the… Link: CARICOM congratulates Haiti on 214th anniversary of Independence

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE: Help us safeguard lives, fight crime

Source: Nation Newspaper Let me begin by thanking the public of Barbados for its continued support during the year. An area in which this support was most evident was in the removal of several firearms from the hands of criminals,… Link: NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE: Help us safeguard lives, fight crime

Venezuela raises minimum wage 40 per cent, stoking world’s fastest inflation

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 40 per cent increase to the minimum wage as of January, a move that will foment what many economists already consider hyperinflation in the oil-rich… Link: Venezuela raises minimum wage 40 per cent, stoking world’s fastest inflation

Big issues for BHTA

Source: Nation Newspaper The problematic South Coast sewage issue as well as efforts to enhance the “welcome” at the airport are two front-burner issues for the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) this year. Roseanne… Link: Big issues for BHTA

Cash bind

Source: Nation Newspaper One of Barbados’ leading property companies has entered 2018 with a multimillion-dollar dilemma. Fortress Caribbean Property Fund Limited has more than $13.5 million in “excess cash” on the bank earning… Link: Cash bind

Preparations under way for Old Year’s Night

Source: Nation Newspaper With 2018 hours away, various Barbadians were spotted getting ready for the first big celebration of the year. Some were getting their hair on point, while others were ensuring they had enough food… Link: Preparations under way for Old Year’s Night

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Source: Nation Newspaper VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis in his year-end message said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions.  At his last public event… Link: Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Fireworks ready for midnight show

Source: Nation Newspaper There is at least one thing everyone expects when the New Year breaks and that is fireworks. Fireworks company Caribe Fire FX was in the Bridgetown Market yesterday, loading boxes of the sparklers… Link: Fireworks ready for midnight show

CARICOM moving to create the world’s first climate resilient region

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT AU PRINCE – Incoming chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse says the regional grouping is moving towards creating the world’s first climate resilient region… Link: CARICOM moving to create the world’s first climate resilient region

SOCIAL SCENE: Queen’s Park a Christmas tradition

Source: Nation Newspaper It was the 110th year of Christmas Morning in the Park 2017 and in bright sunshine, park-goers promenaded parading colour and style. The usual personalities were spotted in their familiar positions… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: Queen’s Park a Christmas tradition

Christmas ‘the best’ for family

Source: Nation Newspaper This Christmas was a splendid one for Althea Hinds and her five grandchildren. Two years ago on Christmas Eve, Hinds’ son Alliston Greaves was accused of killing his girlfriend Callie-Ann Gill and… Link: Christmas ‘the best’ for family

Claim comes in for harsh criticism

Source: Nation Newspaper The High Court case filed by Dr Maria Agard came in for some harsh criticism from Justice Olson Alleyne when he delivered judgment on Friday last dismissing the suit brought by her as claimant. Agard,… Link: Claim comes in for harsh criticism

New year could bring record low temperatures to US Midwest, East Coast

Source: Nation Newspaper Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting… Link: New year could bring record low temperatures to US Midwest, East Coast

ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Bus stop slogan goes viral

Source: Nation Newspaper As 2017 draws to a close, we look back at some of the stories that caught the public’s attention over the year.  This story was originally published on October 7, 2017. A bright yellow bus shelter… Link: ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Bus stop slogan goes viral

Gov’t working on new industrial policy

Source: Barbados Advocate Government is closer to having a new industrial policy in place to help guide and better facilitate manufacturing in this country. Link: Gov’t working on new industrial policy

CRITICISM NOT FAIR!

Source: Barbados Advocate Owner of Blakey’s Bar and Restaurant, Ronald Gittens, says he is confident that the Barbados Water Authority is equipped to fix the South Coast sewage problem. BUSINESSMAN Ronald Gittens is feeling sorry for all those who have been affected by the ongoing South Coast sewage problem. Link: CRITICISM NOT FAIR!

Hotels on a high

Source: Nation Newspaper Christmas was a bumper period in the country’s hotel sector. But Old Year’s and the first part of 2018 are also set to draw blushes. From the rugged South Coast to the more popular platinum West Coast,… Link: Hotels on a high

Welcome 2018 with the Nation

Source: Nation Newspaper Welcome 2018 with the Nation! Follow everything that’s happening this Old Year’s Night and New Year’s day as Barbadians welcome the new year with festivities, fireworks and fellowship. Follow the hash… Link: Welcome 2018 with the Nation

Serena says good to be back, despite loss to Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi

Source: Nation Newspaper Serena Williams was pleased to get back on court despite losing what was her first match in almost a year, against Jelena Ostapenko, at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Saturday…. Link: Serena says good to be back, despite loss to Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi

Two facing drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the Drug Squad have arrested and charged two Barbadian men with a number of drug related offences which were allegedly committed on Friday, December 22, at the Bridgetown Port.  They are… Link: Two facing drug charges

UWI honours former Chancellor

Source: Nation Newspaper The University of the West Indies (UWI) has conferred the title of Chancellor Emeritus on its former Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne. UWI said Emeritus is a designation given to the former holder of… Link: UWI honours former Chancellor

Marshall: Govt not dealing with violence

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Attorney General Dale Marshall has added his voice to the outcry over gun violence in Barbados. Marshall’s comments were made while speaking at a Barbados Labour Party northern St Michael zone… Link: Marshall: Govt not dealing with violence

Late Premier League start

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) Premier League will have a later than usual start when the domestic season kicks off next year. While 74 teams are expected to parade at the Usain Bolt Sports… Link: Late Premier League start

Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on January 17

Source: Nation Newspaper MADRID − Spain’s prime minister said on Friday that the new Catalan parliament should hold its maiden session on January 17, the first step in reinstating local government after Madrid fired the old regional… Link: Spanish PM calls for Catalan parliament to be formed on January 17

ISSUE OF THE YEAR: King impresses at US open

Source: Nation Newspaper As 2017 draws to a close, we look back at some of the stories that caught the public’s attention over the year.  This story was originally published on August 30, 2017.   THE WORLD now knows… Link: ISSUE OF THE YEAR: King impresses at US open

Always Be prepared

Source: Barbados Advocate Colonel Glyne Grannum, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, welcoming the troops home yesterday from the mission to assist the Commonwealth of Dominica. Colonel Glyne Grannum, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, is warning Barbadians that they need to be ready for any eventuality, especially as…

Historic day at Bridgetown Port

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy (centre) speaking with Laura and Tom Thiaman alongside CEO of Barbados Port Inc. David Jean Marie and senior Tourism Consultant in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Hugh Foster. Yesterday was a very significant day in the history of Barbados’ cruise sector, as it…

Agard sued wrong parties

Source: Nation Newspaper If she wants any redress for being dismissed from the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Dr Maria Agard will have to refile her case. Justice Olson Alleyne yesterday threw out a case brought by the Member… Link: Agard sued wrong parties

Motorcycle, van crash leaves man dead

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a road fatality, which occurred around 4:05 p.m. today, along the Barrow Section of the ABC Highway, between the Norman Niles and Clyde Walcott roundabouts. It involved a van… Link: Motorcycle, van crash leaves man dead

ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Marred mas

Source: Nation Newspaper As 2017 draws to a close, we look back at some of the stories that caught the public’s attention over the year.  This story was originally published on August 8, 2017. Yesterday proved to be one… Link: ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Marred mas

Congo Republic releases US citizen detained for nearly two years

Source: Nation Newspaper BRAZZAVILLE – Congo Republic on Friday released Marcel Pika, a naturalised US citizen detained for nearly two years, according to the US embassy in the capital, Brazzaville. “We are happy about the… Link: Congo Republic releases US citizen detained for nearly two years

Barbados welcomes cruise passenger No. 812 864

Source: Nation Newspaper Friday, December 29, 2017, will go down as a significant day in the history of Barbados’ cruise sector, as it saw the island welcoming its record 812 864th cruise passenger. Tom and Laura Thieman from… Link: Barbados welcomes cruise passenger No. 812 864

Reports of fatal accident on ABC H'way

Source: Nation Newspaper POLICE are reported to be on the scene of fatal accident along the stretch of the ABC highway which runs parallel with The Belle, St Michael. Reports are that a motorcyclist is involved. More details… Link: Reports of fatal accident on ABC H’way

St Kitts Hospital Information System officially handed over

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – The safe storage of patients’ records has been touted as a major feature in the implementation of the Hospital Information System (HIS), which was officially handed over by the Resident Ambassador… Link: St Kitts Hospital Information System officially handed over

Mitchell: 2017 the most eventful year for CARICOM

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S  – The chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, says there is no doubt that 2017 has been “a most eventful year for CARICOM.” “We experienced… Link: Mitchell: 2017 the most eventful year for CARICOM

Trump says China 'Caught RED HANDED' allowing oil into North Korea

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON  – United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was “very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea” and that such moves would prevent “a friendly solution”… Link: Trump says China ‘Caught RED HANDED’ allowing oil into North Korea

Kite flying at night a nuisance

Source: Nation Newspaper President of the Society for a Quieter Barbados, Carl Moore, is again appealing to citizens to have consideration for their neighbours and lessen the noise. This call comes after a resident of Strathclyde,… Link: Kite flying at night a nuisance

Massy stand

Source: Nation Newspaper Massy Stores is spending thousands of dollars every week to ensure the health and safety of customers and won’t be closing the supermarket at Worthing, Christ Church. Managing director Randall Banfield… Link: Massy stand

Employ licensed security guards at events this weekend

Source: Nation Newspaper As some Barbadians prepare to stage their Old Year’s night fetes, they are being reminded that the security guards they employ should be licensed. This reminder has come from Security Officer in the… Link: Employ licensed security guards at events this weekend

Costa Pacifica makes inaugural call

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – The arrival of Costa Pacifica, one cruise liner in Costa’s fleet of 12, was marked on December 19 by an inaugural ceremony and plaque exchange between the ship’s captain Roberto Bosio and… Link: Costa Pacifica makes inaugural call

Police still hunting Shaquille Cumberbatch

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have issued yet another public appeal for assistance in locating a man, who is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. Wanted is Shaquille O’Neal Orlando Cumberbatch, alias ‘Shaq’… Link: Police still hunting Shaquille Cumberbatch

New Central Bank Governor appointed

Source: Nation Newspaper Cleviston Haynes has been appointed as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, pursuant to the powers vested in him under Section 11… Link: New Central Bank Governor appointed

Venezuelans protest over pork shortage, Maduro blames Portugal

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Hundreds of Venezuelans took to the streets in poor parts of Caracas overnight to protest a shortage of pork for traditional Christmas meals in the latest symptom of social discontent during… Link: Venezuelans protest over pork shortage, Maduro blames Portugal

All happy for GG

Source: Nation Newspaper CHILDHOOD SCHOOLMATES and neighbours of Governor General-designate Sandra Mason yesterday sang her praises as they rejoiced at the news of her appointment. Former St Catherine’s cricket captain Trevor… Link: All happy for GG

Reuters journalists in Myanmar appear in court, remanded for another 14 days

Source: Nation Newspaper YANGON – Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as a probe continues into allegations they breached… Link: Reuters journalists in Myanmar appear in court, remanded for another 14 days

Registration of political parties starts January 2 in Jamaica

Source: Nation Newspaper The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ)  has confirmed that it will, on January 2, 2018, start accepting applications for political parties to register, just over three years after amendments to the… Link: Registration of political parties starts January 2 in Jamaica

US holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

Source: Nation Newspaper SEATTLE/CHICAGO – The US holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of surging consumer confidence and increased use of mobile devices, presenting an unexpected boon for retailers… Link: US holiday sales set to break records in surprise boon to retail

New G-G named

Source: Barbados Advocate Madam Justice Sandra Prunella Mason will be this island’s next Governor General. In less than two weeks Barbados will have a new Governor General. She is Madam Justice Sandra Prunella Mason. Link: New G-G named

Blocked sewers

Source: Barbados Advocate General Manager of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) Keithroy Halliday (centre) makes a point while Head of the Wastewater Division Patricia Inniss (left) and Ronald Chapman, Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer, listen on during a press briefing yesterday morning. A view of the rags which block the pumps. This is…

Shot dead

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIAN SUPERSTAR RIHANNA and her uncle Leroy (Daddy I-Roy/De Warrior) Brathwaite are making a plea for an end to gun violence on the island. This follows the tragic killing of Tavon Alleyne, 21,… Link: Shot dead

Missing: Destiny Haynes-Harris

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl.  She is 14-year-old Destiny Meisha Haynes-Harris, of #67 Lodge Crescent, Eden Lodge, St Michael. She was last seen by… Link: Missing: Destiny Haynes-Harris

Opposition Leader congratulates Justice Sandra Mason

Source: Nation Newspaper Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has congratulated Justice Sandra Mason on her pending appointment as Governor General. In a statement issued today, she said she was confident she was carry her impartiality… Link: Opposition Leader congratulates Justice Sandra Mason

Refund of excess registration fees

Source: Nation Newspaper Those persons seeking a refund or roll over of excess registration fees paid under the Professional, Trade and Business Registration Act have been advised to present their original receipt to the Registration… Link: Refund of excess registration fees

Blast rips through supermarket in Russia's St Petersburg, 10 hurt

Source: Nation Newspaper MOSCOW – A blast ripped through a supermarket in Russia’s St Petersburg on Wednesday evening, injuring at least ten shoppers, investigators said. The explosion was caused by a homemade bomb packed… Link: Blast rips through supermarket in Russia’s St Petersburg, 10 hurt

Teen on burglary charges remanded to Psychiatric Hospital

Source: Nation Newspaper Detectives from District “E” Police Station have made a breakthrough in a recent spate of burglaries committed in Maynard’s, St Peter. Nineteen-year-old Denni Pierre Collymore  of #19 Circular Drive,… Link: Teen on burglary charges remanded to Psychiatric Hospital

Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones

Source: Nation Newspaper SAN FRANCISCO  –  Apple Inc. defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week… Link: Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones

Caribbean American publication names hurricanes ‘Person of the Year’

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – A prominent Caribbean American publication here has named Hurricanes Irma and Maria, described as “the two mega, Category 5 hurricanes of 2017,” as its “Person of the Year.” The Brooklyn-based… Link: Caribbean American publication names hurricanes ‘Person of the Year’

Rihanna mourns cousin's death

Source: Nation Newspaper Superstar Rihanna is today mourning the death of her cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne who was murdered on Boxing Day. In a sorrowful tribute which she posted to Instagram, the singer mourned that the… Link: Rihanna mourns cousin’s death

A tale of pigs and razors

Source: Nation Newspaper Whatever happened to engaging the pig for Christmas?   In the countryside of old-time Barbados, many families kept pigs which were slaughtered to feed the family. Some were also sold to friends,… Link: A tale of pigs and razors

Police name shooting victim

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting the death of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael, which occurred around 7 p.m., tonight in the… Link: Police name shooting victim

Shooting leaves man dead

Source: Nation Newspaper A 21-year-old St Michael man is the latest victim of gun violence. Police spokesman acting inspector Roland Cobbler confirmed they were investigating the incident which occurred after 7 p.m. at Eden… Link: Shooting leaves man dead

Reported shooting in Eden Lodge

Source: Nation Newspaper There are reports of a shooting in Eden Lodge, St Michael. Early information indicates the male victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for medical treatment. More details as they come… Link: Reported shooting in Eden Lodge

Venezuelans scramble to survive as merchants demand dollars

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS/CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela − There was no way Jose Ramon Garcia, a food transporter in Venezuela, could afford new tires for his van at $350 each. Whether he opted to pay in US currency or in… Link: Venezuelans scramble to survive as merchants demand dollars

Former diplomat rules himself out of being next head of state

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN − Reginald Dumas, the former special adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on Haiti, has ruled himself out of contention to succeed Anthony Carmona as the next President of Trinidad… Link: Former diplomat rules himself out of being next head of state

Police seize over 500 pounds of cannabis

Source: Nation Newspaper On Friday, December 22, a joint operation by members of the Drug Squad, personnel from Customs Enforcement, and members from the Barbados Coast Guard was conducted at the Bridgetown Port. A number… Link: Police seize over 500 pounds of cannabis

Fire destroys home, damages two others

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a house fire, which occurred sometime after midnight yesterday, at Haynesville, St James. The fire destroyed a housing unit occupied by 48-year-old… Link: Fire destroys home, damages two others

CARICOM dropped Jerusalem ball

Source: Nation Newspaper THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) has for a long time feigned at having a common foreign policy. While this may be true with respect to some issues on the international agenda, particularly in the area… Link: CARICOM dropped Jerusalem ball

Pioneer Motors Unveils New Hindsbury Road Location

Source: Nation Newspaper Notwithstanding Barbados’ challenging economic environment, there are still success stories among local businesses.  Pioneer Motors Inc., a growing family-owned Japanese used car dealership, is one such… Link: Pioneer Motors Unveils New Hindsbury Road Location

PwC, Corbin's Catering make Christmas donation to Salvation Army

Source: Nation Newspaper PwC partnership together with Corbin’s Catering donated a cheque in the amount of $1,000 to the Salvation Army on December 22, 2017, during the professional firm’s annual Christmas party. Michael Bynoe,… Link: PwC, Corbin’s Catering make Christmas donation to Salvation Army

The king of cutters

Source: Nation Newspaper B.A.R. Cutters has gone from a rum shop in Dunlow Lane, to a household name. And if you haven’t had a cutter of any kind from it, you definitely are missing out. The now very popular B.A.R. Cutters… Link: The king of cutters

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: No greater gift than gift of love

Source: Nation Newspaper The following is the Christmas message from Opposition Leader Mia Mottley. Season’s greetings, my friends, and my very, very best wishes for a brighter and more prosperous 2018. Today is the day… Link: CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: No greater gift than gift of love

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Good citizens the foundation

Source: Nation Newspaper The following is the Christmas message from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. Fellow Barbadians, it is that time of the year when again across the world we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ just upwards… Link: CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Good citizens the foundation

Cheerful Givers on job

Source: Nation Newspaper About 100 homeless and underprivileged people got a hearty Christmas Eve breakfast in Queen’s Park yesterday morning, thanks to the Cheerful Givers organisation. President Marcia Walthrus said this… Link: Cheerful Givers on job

Services, snoring and surprises

Source: Nation Newspaper I remember looking forward to Christmas morning at 5:00 AM service. The house was always full of the smell of the ham and coconut bread baking, Mummy and Daddy rushing us off to bed by 10 o’clock, and… Link: Services, snoring and surprises

No money yet

Source: Nation Newspaper Some barbadians who were left stranded in Miami earlier this month after a failed cruise for which they paid upward of $3 000 each, are yet to get their money back. They are now hoping they will be… Link: No money yet

Pope, on Christmas Eve, says faith demands respect of immigrants

Source: Nation Newspaper VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners… Link: Pope, on Christmas Eve, says faith demands respect of immigrants

North Korea says new UN sanctions an act of war

Source: Nation Newspaper BEIJING/SEOUL − The latest UN sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish… Link: North Korea says new UN sanctions an act of war

Guyana’s President pardons five female prisoners

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – President David Granger, has pardoned five women who have completed part of their prison sentence for non-violent offenses.  According to the Ministry of Public Security, Granger has signed… Link: Guyana’s President pardons five female prisoners

Venezuela frees 36 jailed opponents in Christmas gesture

Source: Nation Newspaper CARACAS – Three dozen opponents of Venezuela’s socialist government were released from prison and reunited with their families on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said…. Link: Venezuela frees 36 jailed opponents in Christmas gesture

SOCIAL SCENE: A taste of Christmas Jazz

Source: Nation Newspaper Jazz aficionados were at Ilaro Court Sunday night for the 2017 Yello Christmas Jazz, a major event on the Yuletide calendar. On the 15th anniversary of the event by Deryck Walcott Productions, scores… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: A taste of Christmas Jazz

Warders: What about our letters?

Source: Nation Newspaper The Prison Officers Association wants to know when more than 200 warders who sought appointments to their posts six months ago will get their gift. Most were hoping it would be before Christmas, but… Link: Warders: What about our letters?

Shoppers not buying gifts like before

Source: Nation Newspaper Hundreds of shoppers are flooding the streets of Bridgetown, making last-minute rounds to prepare for Christmas. Barbadians were shopping down to the wire to get gifts and other items to make the festive… Link: Shoppers not buying gifts like before

Swedish roofs can handle Santa's sleigh − if he's careful

Source: Nation Newspaper STOCKHOLM − Sweden’s houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas − as long as he doesn’t try to deliver too many presents in one go. The portly… Link: Swedish roofs can handle Santa’s sleigh − if he’s careful

Whatever happened to Christmas scrubbers?

Source: Nation Newspaper Nation reader and letter writer Luther G. Francis asked the question obliquely a few days ago – whatever happened to the Christmas time scrubbers? Even the term may seem alien to a younger generation… Link: Whatever happened to Christmas scrubbers?

Security beef-up

Source: Nation Newspaper Security systems involving the police and the Barbados Defence Force have been put in place at the Brandford Taitt Polyclinic, in the wake of two incidents which left staff feeling threatened and unsafe…. Link: Security beef-up

St Lucia outlines reasons for non-appearance at UN

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – The St Lucia government says the location of a foreign mission is solely a decision for a sovereign country to make as Caribbean countries continue to explain their differing positions on Thursday’s… Link: St Lucia outlines reasons for non-appearance at UN

More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding say officials

Source: Nation Newspaper MANILA − A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday. … Link: More than 100 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding say officials

Boult’s best sinks West Indies

Source: Nation Newspaper CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – West Indies’ bid for a series-levelling win over New Zealand was jettisoned by a career-best spell from left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult that handed his side a 204-run victory… Link: Boult’s best sinks West Indies

Boyce: Govt on top of issue

Source: Nation Newspaper Parliamentary representative for Christ Church South and Minister of Health John Boyce has defended Government’s handling of the South Coast Sewerage Project. “I want to assure the public that the… Link: Boyce: Govt on top of issue

Cops ‘not likely’ to tap psychics

Source: Nation Newspaper Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith is not completely dismissing the possibility of Tyrone Griffith being useful in solving crime, but said it was highly unlikely. On the Back Page of the December… Link: Cops ‘not likely’ to tap psychics

Jamaica pleased with first shipment of bananas to Trinidad and Tobago

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says the shipment of bananas to Trinidad and Tobago on Christmas Day is in keeping with the thrust to enter new markets, beginning with those in the 15-member Caribbean… Link: Jamaica pleased with first shipment of bananas to Trinidad and Tobago

Venus Williams will not be charged in Florida fatal accident, says report

Source: Nation Newspaper FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Tennis star Venus Williams will not face any criminal charges in relation to a June fatal traffic accident she was involved in near her Florida residence, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper… Link: Venus Williams will not be charged in Florida fatal accident, says report

ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Controversy as Nikita releases song already sung by DeeVine

Source: Nation Newspaper As 2017 draws to a close, we look back at some of the stories that caught the public’s attention over the year. This story was originally published on May 23, 2017. Controversy has hit Crop Over… Link: ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Controversy as Nikita releases song already sung by DeeVine

WORKING ON A SOLUTION

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Health, John Boyce. The Ministry of Health is aware of the sewage problem in the Worthing and Hastings area and assures that they, along with other entities, are working hard but efficiently to solve the problem. Link: WORKING ON A SOLUTION

Potential in film industry

Source: Barbados Advocate Senator Dr. Sir Trevor Carmichael says there is tremendous value in hosting independent film festivals in this country. Link: Potential in film industry

L&N ready to deliver buses

Source: Nation Newspaper L&N Workshop Inc. is ready to build buses for the Transport Board that it said would save the country foreign exchange and create jobs. Managing director of the St Thomas business, Norman Edwards,… Link: L&N ready to deliver buses

At the Registry, Jason is IT!

Source: Nation Newspaper He readily admits to spending very little time at his desk on a regular basis. That trait might work against most people but it was a winner for Jason Waterman, who was recently named Employee of the… Link: At the Registry, Jason is IT!

Black, gay Santa causes uproar

Source: Nation Newspaper If a picture tells a thousand words, then what does a picture of a black Santa Claus planting a kiss on his white husband say? Does it speak to equality, acceptance and a changing world dynamic or… Link: Black, gay Santa causes uproar

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Source: Nation Newspaper UNITED NATONS/SEOUL − The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea following its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, a move that analysts said could have… Link: UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Caribbean divided on recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were divided Thursday on whether or not  to support the decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. More than… Link: Caribbean divided on recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Catalan separatists win vote, thwarting Rajoy's bid to solve crisis

Source: Nation Newspaper BARCELONA/MADRID – Separatists looked set on Friday to regain power in Catalonia after voters rejected Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s attempt to defuse the independence movement, instead re-igniting… Link: Catalan separatists win vote, thwarting Rajoy’s bid to solve crisis

Barbados setting for spy thriller

Source: Nation Newspaper Irish and UK film companies have completed filming of a spy thriller using Barbados as the major setting. Internationally renowned Irish dancer Michael Flatley directed and starred in the movie. The… Link: Barbados setting for spy thriller

Sand, scrubbing and sweeties

Source: Nation Newspaper I remember very well, the weeks leading up to, and just before Christmas. I can recall the preparations of going to the beach to get the sand for the yard, weeding around the house, washing down the… Link: Sand, scrubbing and sweeties

Shoppers urged to be cautious

Source: Nation Newspaper The increased police patrols have made a positive impact on crime in The City, with Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith saying crime there was now very low. Following a walk through yesterday,… Link: Shoppers urged to be cautious

Courts caution

Source: Nation Newspaper Amidst the Christmas hustle and bustle, well-meaning customers have been warned against being taken for a ride. In a paid advertisement last week, Unicomer, parent company of Courts, advised customers… Link: Courts caution

Robbery accused remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper The two males charged with robbing 50-year-old David Benn and six of his customers on December 16 have been remanded to prison. Adrian Romario Mottley, 21, of #13 Watermill Place, Bayville, St Michael,… Link: Robbery accused remanded

14 injured in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a four-vehicle accident which occurred around 2:40 p.m. today along John Beckles Drive, St Michael. It involved two cars, a route taxi and a fire truck and left 14 people injured…. Link: 14 injured in accident

Government offices closing early Friday

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that Government offices will be allowed to close at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, December 22, and Friday, December 29. Therefore, persons are asked to arrange their business accordingly…. Link: Government offices closing early Friday

Cable & Wireless announces appointment of new CEO

Source: Nation Newspaper MIAMI – Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced the appointment of Inge Smidts as chief executive officer. She is replacing John Reid who announced earlier this month that he will step down… Link: Cable & Wireless announces appointment of new CEO

Critics accuse UK government of not taking Brexit preparations seriously enough

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Pro-European campaigners accused ministers of failing to take preparations for Brexit seriously enough on Thursday, after a committee of lawmakers published the government’s sector-by-sector analysis… Link: Critics accuse UK government of not taking Brexit preparations seriously enough

St Lucia’s Governor General to demit office

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES  – Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy has announced that she will be leaving office at the end of the year. The Governor General made the announcement in a nationally televised address… Link: St Lucia’s Governor General to demit office

Two charged in relation to Brittons Hill robbery

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and jointly charged two males in connection with the robbery of David Benn and six of his customers on December 16, 2017. The incident occurred at Benn’s Brittons Cross Road, Brittons… Link: Two charged in relation to Brittons Hill robbery

PAHO rep: Get on board with breastfeeding

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADIAN MOTHERS have been reminded of the importance of breastfeeding their children within half-hour of birth, and for the first six months of their life. It has come from representative of the… Link: PAHO rep: Get on board with breastfeeding

ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Central Bank Governor fired

Source: Nation Newspaper As 2017 draws to a close, we look back at some of the stories that caught the public’s attention over the year.  This story was originally published on February 24, 2017.   Central Bank Governor… Link: ISSUE OF THE YEAR: Central Bank Governor fired

Industrial development strategy needed

Source: Barbados Advocate BARBADOS urgently needs to pursue an industrial development strategy, and this is so whether or not it has addressed the fiscal problems currently confronting the economy. Link: Industrial development strategy needed

HYATT TWIST

Source: Barbados Advocate Social activist and attorney-at-law David Comissiong speaking to the media yesterday after the Hyatt case hearing. JUST A MINUTE, Mr Prime Minister! Link: HYATT TWIST

A-Paul-ing!

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (BAS) is appealing to Government not to be swayed by any plea from restaurateurs for a waiver of duties on imported ham and chicken. Chief executive officer James… Link: A-Paul-ing!

Court rules in favour of BIDC 7

Source: Nation Newspaper Seven former employees of the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation, whose forced early retirement in 2015 prompted national industrial action, have been vindicated by the courts. High Court… Link: Court rules in favour of BIDC 7

Windies chasing series after opening defeat

Source: Nation Newspaper WHANGAREI  – West Indies were left to chase their three-match series against New Zealand after unconvincing batting, coupled with a subdued bowling effort, left them with a five-wicket defeat in the opening… Link: Windies chasing series after opening defeat

Massy United Insurance to pay out more than US$250 million

Source: Nation Newspaper Massy United Insurance will pay out in excess of US$250 million to hundreds of customers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean earlier this year. To date, the company has… Link: Massy United Insurance to pay out more than US0 million

Stillborn two-headed baby delivered at Guyana hospital

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN  – A stillborn girl with two heads was delivered at the New Amsterdam Hospital over the last weekend, according to a government statement issued here late Tuesday night. It said that the… Link: Stillborn two-headed baby delivered at Guyana hospital

Prison officer gets bail

Source: Nation Newspaper The prison officer charged with unlawfully conveying prohibited articles into Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds was granted $500 bail with one surety when he appeared in court this morning. Forty-seven-year-old… Link: Prison officer gets bail

Fierce California winds expected as crews fight to tame wildfire

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Crews battling a devastating California wildfire that now ranks as the state’s second-largest on record may face another round of fierce winds on Wednesday after they made progress corralling… Link: Fierce California winds expected as crews fight to tame wildfire

Rowley blanks Opposition calls for his removal and apology

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has dismissed calls for him to step down and apologise to the nation after the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) Tuesday called on the Director… Link: Rowley blanks Opposition calls for his removal and apology

Prison officer charged

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have arrested and charged a 47-year-old prison officer with the offence of unlawfully conveying prohibited articles into Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds. He is Melvin MacDonald Goodman of Bathsheba,… Link: Prison officer charged

Security personnel reminded to renew licences

Source: Nation Newspaper Security guards, private investigators and security guard agencies are reminded that they must renew their licences by Wednesday, January 31, 2018, since the current ones will expire on Sunday, December… Link: Security personnel reminded to renew licences

Bajan Christmas smells

Source: Nation Newspaper Those were the days. We always killed a pig and took orders where we sold almost the whole thing! Remember the wine and falernum that you took your gallon bottles to buy from a store in High Street?… Link: Bajan Christmas smells

Land registry to close at noon on Friday

Source: Nation Newspaper The Land Registry Department, located in the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St Michael, will be closed at noon on Friday, December 22, to facilitate a staff function. Persons are therefore advised… Link: Land registry to close at noon on Friday

WANTED: Damien Debarge Wilkinson

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are still seeking the assistance of the public in locating a man, who is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters. Wanted is 32-year-old Damien Debarge Wilkinson, whose last known… Link: WANTED: Damien Debarge Wilkinson

Ministry expresses condolences on passing of economist

Source: Nation Newspaper Permanent Secretary in the Economic Affairs Division Seibert Frederick has described the late economist Charlie Skeete as always being “quite willing to offer advice and to propose recommendations to policymakers”…. Link: Ministry expresses condolences on passing of economist

Windies looking to make statement in ODIs: Law

Source: Nation Newspaper WHANGAREI, New Zealand  – Head coach Stuart Law admitted Monday the preceding Test series against New Zealand had been a chastening experience but said West Indies would be looking to make up for that… Link: Windies looking to make statement in ODIs: Law

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