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January 9, 2019

Barbados

Get centers licensed!

Source: Barbados Today A Government minister is sounding a stern warning to people operating unlicensed day care centers and homes for the elderly – “We’ll be coming after… Link: Get centers licensed!

BAMC to cut 46

Source: Nation Newspaper About 46 sugar workers are being cut from the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC). They are the latest casualties under the Barbados Economic Recovery and… Link: BAMC to cut 46

Wrong strategy

Source: Barbados Today Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has lamented the snubbing of fellow West Indies icon, Desmond Haynes, for the post of men’s head coach, and… Link: Wrong strategy

Darian King upsets Baghdatis

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ Darian King claimed one of his biggest scalps in tennis today on his way to the second qualifying round of the Australian Open.  He… Link: Darian King upsets Baghdatis

Funeral shocker

Source: Nation Newspaper Several mourners turned up at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on Wednesday afternoon for a funeral service, but the corpse never made an appearance. The service… Link: Funeral shocker

A father’s legacy

Source: Barbados Today The son of prominent fish vendor Stephen Molly Small who was senselessly killed last September has stepped up to the plate to continue his father’s… Link: A father’s legacy

$300 fine for $50 ‘wrapping’

Source: Barbados Today The officers who apprehended Ackeem Edmund Hepburn did not give him the ‘chance’ he asked for, so he turned to the court for leniency instead.… Link: 0 fine for ‘wrapping’

Tattoo artist gunned down

Source: Nation Newspaper Tuesday night’s killing of a tattoo artist, who was shot 16 times, has left his family in a state of shock. Shaquille Toppin, 24, was… Link: Tattoo artist gunned down

Brooks invited to training

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Pride captain Shamarh Brooks has been invited to a training camp to prepare for the forthcoming opening Test against England at Kensington Oval. Cricket… Link: Brooks invited to training

Aussie Open chance for Darian

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ top tennis player Darian King is two wins away from once again breaking into the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament. In the… Link: Aussie Open chance for Darian

Teen Missing 

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing girl:Alana Gittens 17 years, Lemon Arbour St. John.  She… Link: Teen Missing 

Making the best use of time

Source: Barbados Today A blessed, peaceful and bountiful 2019 to all. Apologies for the absence of my column over the last few weeks. Busy circumstances engulfed my time.… Link: Making the best use of time

St John teenager missing

Source: Barbados Today Police are seeking the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Alana Gittens, of Lemon Arbour, St John. Gittens left home around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January… Link: St John teenager missing

Barbados records first murder for 2019

Source: Barbados Today Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019. Investigations are under way into the shooting death of 24-year-old Shaquille Toppin, of Danesbury, St Michael. Police… Link: Barbados records first murder for 2019

Barbados records first murder of 2019

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019. Police say investigations are continuing into the unnatural death of a Shaqullie Toppin 24-year-old St Michael resident,… Link: Barbados records first murder of 2019

Road chaos reigns

Source: Barbados Today It was chaos on the streets for the first day of the new school term as hundreds of Public Service Vehicles’ (PSV) operators staged the… Link: Road chaos reigns

BNTCL embarking on major repair programme

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), in association with its project consultants, will be holding a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss proposed… Link: BNTCL embarking on major repair programme

Game taking off in St Vincent

Source: Nation Newspaper ROAD TENNIS is becoming popular in St Vincent and the Grenadines. And according to chief executive officer of the Professional Road Tennis Association, Dale Clarke,… Link: Game taking off in St Vincent

BWA tanks collapsing

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME OF THE Barbados Water Authority (BWA) community tanks are mysteriously collapsing, putting people in water-scarce areas at risk of shortages. So far, tanks have… Link: BWA tanks collapsing

Return to service

Source: Nation Newspaper ALL PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES (PSVs) are expected back on the road today after a day of protest action which left hundreds of adults and schoolchildren… Link: Return to service

Mixed signals

Source: Barbados Today On the heels of news that Jamaica could lose its Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise to another Caribbean island, information released by CPL suggests that… Link: Mixed signals

JAMAICA – Twenty murders in first week of 2019

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTON — Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon disclosed that the island has recorded 20 murders as of yesterday, noting that 11 of them were… Link: JAMAICA – Twenty murders in first week of 2019

Busted tanks

Source: Barbados Today Some of the newly installed community water tanks donated by corporate Barbados to the state-owned Barbados Water Authority (BWA) seem to be falling apart. At… Link: Busted tanks

Slow Service in Constitution River Terminal

Source: Nation Newspaper Service was slow tonight in the Constitution River Terminal following another work stoppage earlier today by private service vehicle operators. Around 7:30 pm there were… Link: Slow Service in Constitution River Terminal

Three New Orleans residents get bail

Source: Barbados Today Three young persons accused of assaulting and using indecent language towards two police officers were granted bail today. Hairdressers Shanika Kamesha Maycock, 28, and 35-year-old… Link: Three New Orleans residents get bail

PSV Operators to go back on the job tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Public Service Operators (PSV) are expected to be back on the road tomorrow. Further strike action was averted after an entire day of talks among… Link: PSV Operators to go back on the job tomorrow

BNTCL holding town hall meetings

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), in association with its project consultants, will be holding a series of Town Hall Meetings to discuss proposed… Link: BNTCL holding town hall meetings

Transport Authority issue statement on PSV strike

Source: Nation Newspaper The Following statement was issued by the transport authority. In a statement issued this morning on the strike action by some PSV owners and drivers.Chairman… Link: Transport Authority issue statement on PSV strike

That No-Confidence motion

Source: Barbados Today From time to time, the no-confidence motion crops up, providing an opportunity for the parliamentary opposition to criticize governmental action without the slightest opportunity to… Link: That No-Confidence motion

Burke’s case for NIS, health insurance

Source: Barbados Today Veteran calypsonian Smokey Burke is urging local entertainers to contribute to National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and apply for health insurance. The ailing entertainer is recovering… Link: Burke’s case for NIS, health insurance

PSV operators stage protest in Eagle Hall

Source: Nation Newspaper Several frustrated drivers and conductors have parked their minivans at Eagle Hall, St Michael and are standing on the sidewalks. This is where they are… Link: PSV operators stage protest in Eagle Hall

Christ Church woman missing

Source: Barbados Today Police are seeking the public’s help in finding 34-year-old Mary Oxley, of No. 13 Church Hill, Christ Church. She was last seen by her parents… Link: Christ Church woman missing

Document trying times, writers told

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians now stand a good chance of having the trials and tribulations experienced during this period of economic adjustment documented because the island’s writers were… Link: Document trying times, writers told

Commuters experiencing delays amid psv strike

Source: Barbados Today Commuters were this morning experiencing difficulties in Speightstown as some public service vehicle (PSV) operators go on strike on the first day of the new… Link: Commuters experiencing delays amid psv strike

PSV operations come to a screeching haul

Source: Nation Newspaper Some Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators are on strike. Preliminary reports indicate it stems from issues affecting the sector. An emergency meeting was called last… Link: PSV operations come to a screeching haul

Missing:Mary Oxley

Source: Nation Newspaper The police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Mary Oxley of #13 Church Hill, Church Hill Christ Church. Police say Oxley left the… Link: Missing:Mary Oxley

Talks end in stalemate

Source: Nation Newspaper EVEN AFTER nearly two hours of negotiations yesterday, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) still have not decided how… Link: Talks end in stalemate

Dented Pride

Source: Barbados Today Guyana Jaguars defeated Barbados Pride by six wickets to win their third-round encounter in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Championships at Kensington Oval today.… Link: Dented Pride

BARP in a bind

Source: Nation Newspaper MEMBERS OF THE Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) enrolled in the health insurance plan are wondering whether they may have to dig deeper in… Link: BARP in a bind

Canadian company courts Govt

Source: Barbados Today As Government continues to seek out ways to improve efficiencies in the public service through greater use of technology, a Toronto-based firm is making a… Link: Canadian company courts Govt

Ministry makes decision on drugs

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Health and Wellness today said that recent analytical results from the Medicines Quality Control and Surveillance Department (formerly CARPHA laboratory) has indicated… Link: Ministry makes decision on drugs

PSVs may strike today

Source: Nation Newspaper WITH THE NEW SCHOOL TERM in full swing today, there was uncertainty last night over whether thousands of students and workers would be left stranded… Link: PSVs may strike today

Lewis upbeat about gay club

Source: Barbados Today The man behind a new venture being advertised on social media over the last few days as a club catering to members of the LGBT… Link: Lewis upbeat about gay club

Second Straight for St Andrew Lions

Source: Nation Newspaper ZONE 2 bottom club Scotty’s Car Rentals St Andrew Lions claimed their second win on the spin with a 3-1 defeat of Claytons Kola Tonic… Link: Second Straight for St Andrew Lions

Exploited

Source: Barbados Today A group of stranded Haitians has not only run out of money, and is appealing for assistance with funds to purchase tickets to return to… Link: Exploited

Pride takes a fall

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS PRIDE’S first-class cricketers were hurt and humbled by one of their sons of the soil at Kensington Oval yesterday.   All-rounder Raymon Reifer shamed his… Link: Pride takes a fall

Mexico offensive against fuel theft leaves motorists stranded

Source: Nation Newspaper GUADALAJARA, Mexico – An offensive by Mexico’s new government against fuel theft at one of the country’s main refineries has led to days of shortages… Link: Mexico offensive against fuel theft leaves motorists stranded

Plastics ban ‘way to go’

Source: Nation Newspaper THE DAYS OF STYROFOAM, single use plastics, even plastic straws are numbered, as the ban on them looms in about three months.  And while Ann… Link: Plastics ban ‘way to go’

Call to help Haitians

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME OF THE STRANDED Haitians have found places to live, while one is set to return home on Wednesday. The nine men were staying at… Link: Call to help Haitians

PSV clash

Source: Nation Newspaper AS THE NEWEST BODY in the public transport sector prepares to meet with the Transport Authority today, the war of words between the organisations representing… Link: PSV clash

King falls short in Orlando final

Source: Nation Newspaper BETTER LUCK next time. That next ATP Challenger title continues to elude Darian King, as Barbados’ best ever tennis player missed out on winning yet… Link: King falls short in Orlando final

Pride fall behind

Source: Nation Newspaper IN THIS era of regional first-class cricket, a score of 360 would be regarded as substantial and satisfactory.   But this wasn’t the case at… Link: Pride fall behind

Man’s body pulled from Carenage

Source: Barbados Today Police have pulled a man’s body from the Carenage. Police said they were called to the area around 5 p.m. for reports of a body… Link: Man’s body pulled from Carenage

Consumers to pay less for gasoline and diesel

Source: Barbados Today Effective midnight tonight, the price of gasoline and diesel will decrease, while that of kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will remain unchanged. The price… Link: Consumers to pay less for gasoline and diesel

Boost for Barbados’ literary awards

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ most prestigious literary recognition scheme, the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment has reached 21 years and was handed $1 million for coming of age. Cleviston… Link: Boost for Barbados’ literary awards

Police investigating death of woman in Husbands Heights

Source: Barbados Today Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Gabriel Brace, 23, of Husbands Heights, St James. Brace was found in her bedroom around 8:53… Link: Police investigating death of woman in Husbands Heights

Rowley to address nation in two parts

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will deliver an address to the nation that will be broadcast in two parts beginning on… Link: Rowley to address nation in two parts

Ross University opens Barbados campus

Source: Barbados Today The state-of-the art Ross University School of Medicine was officially opened last night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Minister of… Link: Ross University opens Barbados campus

RUBIS In-House Road Tennis Battle

Source: Barbados Today When the competitive dust settled on the RUBIS Sports Club Road Tennis Courts at Spring Garden, Anthony ‘GQ’ Harris and ‘Marvelous’ Marvalene Neblett emerged winners… Link: RUBIS In-House Road Tennis Battle

UK’s May could seek more time before final Brexit vote

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON  ̶  British Prime Minister Theresa May might again push back a final vote in parliament on her Brexit deal, less than three months before… Link: UK’s May could seek more time before final Brexit vote

Court fight

Source: Nation Newspaper Sir Elliott Mottley QC is suing former Prime Minister Owen Arthur for defamation based on an incident at the height of the election period last… Link: Court fight

PSV action

Source: Nation Newspaper Already, two owners have had their permits revoked, one has had theirs suspended for two weeks, and two others have been reported to the police… Link: PSV action

Atherley’s caution

Source: Nation Newspaper The future is not as bright as Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley would have Barbadians believe, Leader of the Opposition Bishop Joseph Atherley declared on… Link: Atherley’s caution

‘High cost’ of hiring Pybus

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – There is major concern that “significant high cost” could result from the appointment of Englishman Richard Pybus as interim head coach of… Link: ‘High cost’ of hiring Pybus

St Michael best on target

Source: Nation Newspaper Students of The St Michael School captured the lion’s share of the top prizes in the N&T Beginners Archery Classic. The Martindales Road, St Michael… Link: St Michael best on target

Trump threatens ‘national emergency’ over wall

Source: Barbados Today BBC – U.S. President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress.… Link: Trump threatens ‘national emergency’ over wall

‘Go and look for employment,’ centenarian tells youth

Source: Barbados Today Centenarian Leroy Pitt, famously known as Kitty, worked tirelessly all her life  – an attribute she wants to be passed on the younger generation of Barbados.… Link: ‘Go and look for employment,’ centenarian tells youth

German mass data attack ‘known for weeks’ by cyber officials

Source: Barbados Today BBC – Germany’s cybersecurity authorities have been criticised after it emerged they knew about a mass data attack on hundreds of politicians for weeks, but… Link: German mass data attack ‘known for weeks’ by cyber officials

PSV owners speak out

Source: Barbados Today The organization representing public service vehicle (PSV) owners has broken its silence on the latest action by workers to protest the conditions under which uniforms… Link: PSV owners speak out

Celebrating Chishlom’s career

Source: Barbados Today New Year’s Eve is an anniversary set in time. However, there are many other important milestones that are not widely known or celebrated, and which,… Link: Celebrating Chishlom’s career

The Caribbean Court of Justice revisited

Source: Barbados Today I suspect that the primary reason the people of Grenada and Antigua & Barbuda voted on 6th November 2018 not to accept the Caribbean Court… Link: The Caribbean Court of Justice revisited

Caribbean islands record three earthquakes in 24 hours

Source: Barbados Today The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Friday said an earthquake with a… Link: Caribbean islands record three earthquakes in 24 hours

Barbados represented at OECD meeting in France

Source: Barbados Today A Barbados delegation is to hold talks next week with officials from the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A government statement said… Link: Barbados represented at OECD meeting in France

No more styrofoam

Source: Barbados Today  As of February 1, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will eliminate all styrofoam from its 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven major Caribbean islands, in a continued effort… Link: No more styrofoam

New sponsor, new local products

Source: Barbados Today Fans of Agrofest can anticipate more innovation and diversity for 2019 as the annual agricultural exhibition will follow the theme “Full We Pocket – Eat… Link: New sponsor, new local products

Wounded man stable

Source: Nation Newspaper Ramar Nurse, who was struck on the head with a piece of wood on Wednesday afternoon, is in stable condition. Word of this comes from… Link: Wounded man stable

Police identify shooting victim

Source: Nation Newspaper Around 7:25 p.m. tonight police responded to a report of a shooting at Niles Road, Waterfall Land, St Michael. On arrival police discovered that 25-year-old… Link: Police identify shooting victim

Man shot in thigh

Source: Nation Newspaper A young man was shot tonight while at Wanstead Gardens, St James. Acting public relations officer of The Royal Barbados Police Station Sergeant Michael Blackman… Link: Man shot in thigh

Portvale job cuts Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper The 2019 sugar cane harvest will start on a dire note, with layoffs starting on Monday and the country’s lone sugar factory not yet fit… Link: Portvale job cuts Monday

No cash for mothers

Source: Nation Newspaper A number of mothers are fuming at not being able to obtain child maintenance for the last few weeks. And Supreme Court Registrar Barbara Cooke-Alleyne… Link: No cash for mothers

Market analysis

Source: Nation Newspaper The much-maligned Eagle Hall Market will be reviewed. And the architects and engineers behind the design will be summoned into a meeting with agriculture officials.… Link: Market analysis

Jaguars dim Pride’s stars

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Pride’s batch of big-name players gave a below-par bowling display as left-handed opener Chandrapaul Hemraj led a Guyana Jaguars’ ball-beating blitz with a maiden… Link: Jaguars dim Pride’s stars

Salvation Army: 2018 a good year for giving

Source: Barbados Today The Salvation Army says 2018 has been good year for the church as Barbadians have been good to it. During an interview with Barbados TODAY… Link: Salvation Army: 2018 a good year for giving

Cut more foreign spending

Source: Barbados Today Economist and former Central Bank Governor Dr DeLisle Worrell is urging Government to use funds received from multi-national agencies to address the country’s balance of… Link: Cut more foreign spending

BL&P rate hike call

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ lone electric utility has served notice it wants an increase in electricity rates. The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) on Thursday revealed it was notified by… Link: BL&P rate hike call

SSA ‘should be paid overtime’

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) is holding firm that the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) should be added to the list of essential Government… Link: SSA ‘should be paid overtime’

PSV workers rally ‘round new body

Source: Nation Newspaper The Public Service Vehicle Workers’ Association (PSVWA), the unofficial name of the new PSV representative organisation, plans on championing the views of PSV workers in… Link: PSV workers rally ‘round new body

Gone with the roof

Source: Nation Newspaper People are literally raising the roof for sports. Apparently the National Stadium is going topless this year, as workmen are currently lifting the galvanised sheet… Link: Gone with the roof

Full-strength Pride upbeat

Source: Nation Newspaper Buoyant with a full strength Barbados Pride team for the first time this season, coach Emmerson Trotman is confident but not complacent about today’s regional… Link: Full-strength Pride upbeat

#BTEditorial – Let’s get serious about our waste management

Source: Barbados Today “Two million tonnes a day, that’s what Barbados throws away.” The lyrics of the jingle advertising the Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre (SBRC) for the last… Link: #BTEditorial – Let’s get serious about our waste management

Shillingford cited for throwing again

Source: Barbados Today ROSEAU, Dominica – Former Test off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been reportedly suspended by Cricket West Indies for an illegal action, ruling him out of the… Link: Shillingford cited for throwing again

Captain’s log

Source: Barbados Today Jason Holder says he is enjoying his role as captain of the West Indies Test and One Day International teams, even though the regional side… Link: Captain’s log

#BTEditorial – Sleeping and turning our cheeks on crime

Source: Barbados Today It is perhaps one of the existing ironies in Barbados that while we complain daily about increasing violent criminality on the island, our systems are… Link: #BTEditorial – Sleeping and turning our cheeks on crime

PSVs unite

Source: Barbados Today Declaring they had scored two major victories from today’s shutdown of transit service, Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers and conductors have formed their own association.… Link: PSVs unite

Give us a second chance

Source: Barbados Today Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators across the island are ready and willing to clean up their act and improve the public’s perception of them, but… Link: Give us a second chance

‘Put God first again’, say Clerics

Source: Barbados Today Leading clerics are suggesting a need for spiritual guidance ahead of challenging economic times, with one pastor calling on Barbadians to recall the second verse… Link: ‘Put God first again’, say Clerics

Dees do or die

Source: Barbados Today The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) could face extinction in coming years if its leaders do not undertake strong rebuilding efforts and come up with a… Link: Dees do or die

No can do Christmas day shopping, says Abed

Source: Barbados Today The idea of Bridgetown being opened on Christmas and other public holidays is a non-starter for prominent businessman Eddie Abed – unless Bridgetown is made… Link: No can do Christmas day shopping, says Abed

Commuters stuck on street as PSVs halt operations

Source: Barbados Today Thousands  were left stranded at bus stops across the nation today as the drivers of privately-owned Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) shut down their engines to… Link: Commuters stuck on street as PSVs halt operations

Respect the force

Source: Barbados Today Respect for law enforcement must be maintained at all cost. This firm assertion comes from Deputy Commissioner of Police, Erwin Boyce, in wake of reports… Link: Respect the force

Family still at a loss

Source: Nation Newspaper A ST MICHAEL FAMILY is still seeking answers regarding the killing of their loved one. Almost four months after the bodies of Daniel Griffith and… Link: Family still at a loss

Operators’ new drive

Source: Nation Newspaper SOME FED UP public service vehicle (PSV) drivers and conductors have ditched both the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) and the Alliance Owners of… Link: Operators’ new drive

Beach ‘not blocked’

Source: Nation Newspaper A BEACH BAR has taken over a significant section of the popular Batts Rock, but its French owner is denying it is barring Barbadians from… Link: Beach ‘not blocked’

NSC Awards are back on

Source: Nation Newspaper THE SHOW is back on again! It seems like there will be a National Sports Awards ceremony after all, as reports have surfaced that the… Link: NSC Awards are back on

No surety, so off to Dodds

Source: Barbados Today A 34-year-old man landed on remand for the next 28 days after he was unable to get a surety to sign his bail. Damian Ricardo… Link: No surety, so off to Dodds

No objection to bail for Mayers

Source: Barbados Today A St Thomas man who allegedly wounded another on Christmas Day will make his next appearance in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on April 11.… Link: No objection to bail for Mayers

B-GLAD: No problem with Buju

Source: Nation Newspaper EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of Barbados Gays, Lesbians Against Discrimination (B-GLAD), Donnya Piggott, says the group has no issue with Jamaican dancehall recording artist Buju Banton performing… Link: B-GLAD: No problem with Buju

Souse Factory still in business

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MAN who owns the popular Souse Factory in Cliff Land, St John, is today thanking God his life was spared after fire badly damaged… Link: Souse Factory still in business

Bridgetown vow

Source: Nation Newspaper THIS MUST BE the last Christmas that thousands of visitors arrive in Barbados to a closed Bridgetown. Around 10 000 visitors found City shops closed… Link: Bridgetown vow

It’s Maloney all the way

Source: Nation Newspaper HEAVY FOG was not enough to prevent Barbadian kart driver Zane Maloney from taking the World Karting Association’s (WKA) Manufacturers Cup Series title at the… Link: It’s Maloney all the way

BCA wants millions owed

Source: Nation Newspaper PRESIDENT of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley says the association is hoping to recover the millions owed to it, which will assist with… Link: BCA wants millions owed

Three New Year’s babies

Source: Barbados Today Two girls and a boy were born at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) earlier today. The first baby, Safari Pilgrim, was born at 2:08 a.m.,… Link: Three New Year’s babies

NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE – BHTA quietly optimistic

Source: Barbados Today NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM BHTA CHAIRMAN STEPHEN AUSTIN What a year it has been for Barbados. From the historic General Election in May to our first female… Link: NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE – BHTA quietly optimistic

Lawmen kept busy on New Year’s morning

Source: Barbados Today Members of the Royal Barbados Police Force responded to several incidents at the start of the New Year. Police spokesman Sergeant Michael Blackman reported the… Link: Lawmen kept busy on New Year’s morning

Shots fired at police during morning chase

Source: Barbados Today Two of three occupants of a fleeing vehicle escaped after police responded to a burglary in progress at Rendezvous, Christ Church around 3:45 a.m. Acting… Link: Shots fired at police during morning chase

Fire destroys home and business in St John

Source: Barbados Today St John resident 68-year-old Neville Went lost his home and business to fire in the wee hours of this morning. Police say they responded to… Link: Fire destroys home and business in St John

#YEARINREVIEW – Mia mania

Source: Barbados Today There is no doubt she was the biggest newsmaker in Barbados in 2018—for several historic reasons. Mia Amor Mottley became the first female Prime Minister… Link: #YEARINREVIEW – Mia mania

Library Service opening late

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Library Service wishes to advise the public of its late opening hours on Monday, January 7. The Main Library at Fairchild Street, Bridgetown,… Link: Library Service opening late

Reopening of Trust Loan Unit delayed

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that the Trust Loan Unit, located at Building #4, Harbour Road, St Michael, will reopen on Tuesday, January 8, and not… Link: Reopening of Trust Loan Unit delayed

Spectacular New Year welcome at Hilton

Source: Barbados Today Hundreds of patrons at the Hilton Barbados welcomed 2019 with a big bang as the luxury property staged its Old Year’s Eve event, Spellbound Night… Link: Spectacular New Year welcome at Hilton

#BTEditorial – Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Source: Barbados Today It’s the final few hours of 2018 and most of us are either reminiscing on the highs and lows of the past 365 days that… Link: #BTEditorial – Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Water taxi drive

Source: Nation Newspaper Water taxis could help ease the gridlock on Barbados’ streets, if plans for their operation this year materialise. Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds on Monday disclosed… Link: Water taxi drive

Be on guard!

Source: Nation Newspaper The labour movement in Barbados is sending a strong warning to Government and the private sector for 2019. In New Year messages, president of the… Link: Be on guard!

Not another dry Christmas, BWA chairman promises

Source: Barbados Today The problem of inconsistent water supply and, in some cases, dry taps which marred this year’s Yuletide celebrations for several northern communities will not recur… Link: Not another dry Christmas, BWA chairman promises

Pension plan deal

Source: Nation Newspaper After years of negotiations, a pension plan is in place for workers at the Barbados Water Authority (BWA). BWA management and Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU)… Link: Pension plan deal

BWA unveils new pension plan

Source: Barbados Today After six years of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) putting pressure on the Barbados Water Authority (BWA), employees will finally be entitled to a pension… Link: BWA unveils new pension plan

Let the Haitians come

Source: Barbados Today A Haitian who has been living in Barbados from age seven, is appealing to Barbadians to give his fellow countrymen a chance following the eviction… Link: Let the Haitians come

Medical insurance a must for netball clubs

Source: Nation Newspaper All clubs participating in the 2019 Barbados Netball Association’s (BNA) competitions will be required to have medical insurance. And it’s something the clubs wanted. This… Link: Medical insurance a must for netball clubs

Best, Haywood still smashing on court

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadian squash players Meagan Best and Amanda Haywood are pursuing studies in the United States, but are still making their mark on the courts. The two… Link: Best, Haywood still smashing on court

Barbadians given more time for tax amnesty

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians have a few more days in which to take advantage of Government’s tax amnesty programme. The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) announced today that given… Link: Barbadians given more time for tax amnesty

Escape bid

Source: Barbados Today An attempted escape from Her Majesty’s Prison at Dodds in St Philip has been foiled. This followed reports reaching Barbados TODAY that an inmate whose… Link: Escape bid

Lots of choice for New Year’s celebrations

Source: Nation Newspaper Some Barbadians may be paying a pretty penny to bring in the New Year in style. From earlier this month and beyond some hotels and… Link: Lots of choice for New Year’s celebrations

Teenager missing since September found

Source: Barbados Today Police report that 15-year-old Tammagn Caesar has been found more than three months after she was reported missing. Caesar of Collins, St Peter was reported… Link: Teenager missing since September found

Cyber attack hits US newspaper distribution

Source: Nation Newspaper A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major United States newspapers, including ones owned… Link: Cyber attack hits US newspaper distribution

PSV ‘unrest’

Source: Nation Newspaper It could be a rough start to the New Year for commuters across Barbados. That’s because a rallying call is being made to public service… Link: PSV ‘unrest’

$22m. tax haul

Source: Nation Newspaper More than $20 million has been collected via the Garbage and Sewage Contribution (GSC) since its introduction, with more than half going to the Sanitation… Link: m. tax haul

Ross ready to roll

Source: Nation Newspaper Students of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) say they are happy to be finally in Barbados. Several of them touched down at Grantley Adams… Link: Ross ready to roll

Better facilities

Source: Nation Newspaper At least three national sports associations are hoping to improve their facilities in the New Year. The Barbados Tennis Association, the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association… Link: Better facilities

Riley: Great year but still way to go

Source: Nation Newspaper   Though concious of the need to improve certain aspects of her game, national female table tennis champion Anthonette Riley is proud of her achievements… Link: Riley: Great year but still way to go

Police investigate shooting

Source: Barbados Today Police are at the scene of a shooting incident at Dalkeith Road, St Michael. Police Public Relations Officer Sargeant Michael Blackman says there are no… Link: Police investigate shooting

Business owners disappointed

Source: Barbados Today Store owners in The City, opened their businesses on Sunday for residents searching for outfits to attend Old Year’s Night parties, church, and other events.… Link: Business owners disappointed

Barbadians asked to help with return tickets for Haitians

Source: Barbados Today By Anesta Henry The Haitians who were evicted from a four-bedroom house at Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St Michael, last Thursday night, have been moved to… Link: Barbadians asked to help with return tickets for Haitians

Bangladesh opposition demand new vote

Source: Barbados Today BBC – Bangladesh’s opposition has condemned what it has called a “farcical” election and demanded a new vote. Early results show Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s… Link: Bangladesh opposition demand new vote

GUYANA: Body of child found after gold mine collapses

Source: Barbados Today The body of an 11-year-old boy was recovered from a gold mine on Friday after it collapsed on him and nine others, police have confirmed.… Link: GUYANA: Body of child found after gold mine collapses

Brazil's president-elect plans decree allowing wider gun ownership

Source: Nation Newspaper SAO PAULO − Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday he plans to issue a decree allowing all Brazilians without criminal records to own… Link: Brazil's president-elect plans decree allowing wider gun ownership

Crystal Beckles-Holder, 2nd runner up in regional competition

Source: Barbados Today Crystal Beckles-Holder failed to capture the crown in the Queen of Queens Regional Female Calypso Monarch last night. Beckles-Holder was 2nd runner up in the… Link: Crystal Beckles-Holder, 2nd runner up in regional competition

Government offices closing early on New Year’s Eve

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is reminded that Government offices will close at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 31. Persons are advised to arrange their business accordingly. (BGIS) Link: Government offices closing early on New Year’s Eve

New bus route

Source: Nation Newspaper The Transport Board’s ageing fleet of buses will be running alongside electric vehicles in the next two years. The board has invited suitable companies to… Link: New bus route

Charges stand

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Government minister Donville Inniss is still facing three counts of money laundering in the United States. But the United States Justice Department has removed… Link: Charges stand

‘Long wait’ will continue

Source: Nation Newspaper Commuters will continue to suffer long waits for Transport Board buses. About 40 buses are currently off the road undergoing inspection and 30 more are… Link: ‘Long wait’ will continue

Search still on for head coach

Source: Nation Newspaper The Windies still haven’t found their man. Apparently the regional side will be going into the home series against England, and probably this summer’s World Cup,… Link: Search still on for head coach

The best is yet to come

Source: Nation Newspaper Apparently the best is still to come. Just ask Shane Brathwaite. It’s already hard to imagine anyone having the type of season he just completed yet… Link: The best is yet to come

Scores pay final respects for Sir Don

Source: Barbados Today The extraordinary and impactful life of Don Jose Lemonte Marshall, also known as Sir Don was commemorated with a funeral service at the Lloyd Erskine… Link: Scores pay final respects for Sir Don

Salvation Army to the rescue

Source: Barbados Today The Salvation Army is offering shelter to a group of Haitians who were this week evicted from a four-bedroom house at Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St… Link: Salvation Army to the rescue

Students assisting with TAMIS registration

Source: Barbados Today Registration for the Barbados Revenue Authority’s (BRA) TAMIS online system is about to receive a major push with a new project being rolled out in… Link: Students assisting with TAMIS registration

China eager to include Caribbean

Source: Barbados Today China celebrated the 40th anniversary of Reform and Opening-up in 2018. Thanks to the initiative of Mr Deng Xiaoping, the Third Plenary Session of the… Link: China eager to include Caribbean

CMO Chief Retires – New Chief Onboard

Source: Barbados Today The CARICOM Secretariat today announced the retirement at the end of November 2018 of Mr Tyrone Sutherland, long-serving Coordinating Director of the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO).… Link: CMO Chief Retires – New Chief Onboard

Mind the ‘high’

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ proposed move to legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana is not only a step welcomed by many but is also an opportunity… Link: Mind the ‘high’

Entertainment high

Source: Barbados Today 2018 was the year for recognizing the contributions that Barbadian artistes, artists and artisans made towards the development of the island’s cultural and creative economy.… Link: Entertainment high

#YEARINREVIEW – Fond farewells

Source: Barbados Today In a type of awkward paradox, the possibilities and uncertainties afforded to those who are alive are often accompanied by the uncomfortable, constant and often… Link: #YEARINREVIEW – Fond farewells

BRA closing early on Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority has advised that it will be closing its offices early on Monday, December 31. The Authority’s payment sections will close at… Link: BRA closing early on Monday

‘Small victory’ for former minister, says DLP leader

Source: Barbados Today Political leader and president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla DePeiza said today she can only wait and see how the criminal case brought… Link: ‘Small victory’ for former minister, says DLP leader

Community service for first offence

Source: Barbados Today Puffing away at a marijuana cigarette while standing behind a tree landed a 20-year-old in trouble with the law for the first time yesterday. Kadario… Link: Community service for first offence

Stealing from mum lands son in prison

Source: Barbados Today His habit of pilfering his mother’s belongings to sell to support his drug habit resulted in a 25-year-old man being homeless but yesterday he got… Link: Stealing from mum lands son in prison

The honoured ones

Source: Nation Newspaper Businessman Assad John Haloute and prominent attorney-at-law Elliott Mottley have been bestowed with knighthoods. Sir Assad, who in 1972 founded Chefette Restaurants, was awarded the… Link: The honoured ones

No bail

Source: Barbados Today His latest brush with the law cost a 21-year-old his freedom today and the opportunity to ring in the New Year with his pregnant girlfriend.… Link: No bail

Stranded

Source: Nation Newspaper Fifteen Haitians are stranded in Barbados with nowhere to live and no money to get back home. The men, between the ages of 21 and… Link: Stranded

Vendors happy Worthing Beach open again

Source: Nation Newspaper Vendors and beach bar owners are hoping business can thrive again after what they described as the hellish six-month closure of Worthing Beach, Christ Church.… Link: Vendors happy Worthing Beach open again

BFA: Lesson learned

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados chances’ of qualifying for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup may be dashed but national football will rise again. President of the Barbados Football Association… Link: BFA: Lesson learned

2019 New Year honours list

Source: Nation Newspaper The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in the 2019 New Year honours: Knight Bachelor (KtBach)  Assad John Haloute − For… Link: 2019 New Year honours list

‘England, go for Jofra’

Source: Nation Newspaper MELBOURNE, Australia – Hobart Hurricanes head coach Adam Griffith has labelled Barbadian fast bowling sensation, Jofra Archer, as a match-winner and believes England would be… Link: ‘England, go for Jofra’

Splash the cash

Source: Barbados Today The time has come for the powers that be in Barbados to start pumping more money into athletics. This bit of advice has come from… Link: Splash the cash

Barbados set to welcome international trio

Source: Barbados Today Three experienced motorsport professionals, led by Dubai Grand Prix Clerk of the Course, Ronan Morgan, are expected in the island to conduct a two-day training… Link: Barbados set to welcome international trio

The excesses of Christmas

Source: Barbados Today That time of the year which many were eagerly expecting has, by now, long come and gone. However, the consequences of our actions or inaction… Link: The excesses of Christmas

Labour pains and victories

Source: Barbados Today Since 2013, Barbados’ industrial relations climate has been fraught with volatility, and the first five months of 2018 was much of the same. At the… Link: Labour pains and victories

#YEARINREVIEW – Rise back to economic glory

Source: Barbados Today Having fallen from glory, the Barbados economy stood at the edge of a precipice at the beginning of 2018, requiring urgent resuscitation and emergency surgery… Link: #YEARINREVIEW – Rise back to economic glory

Major McConney passes on

Source: Nation Newspaper Major Courtnay McConney, a distinguished Barbadian public servant, has died. The 90-year-old, who served as aide-de-camp to Governor Sir John Stow and Governor General Sir… Link: Major McConney passes on

Voluntary recall of ‘U’ by Kotex Sleek®Tampons

Source: Barbados Today   Kimberly-Clark has announced a voluntary product recall of its ‘U’ by Kotex SLEEK® Tampons, Regular Absorbency. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has issued… Link: Voluntary recall of ‘U’ by Kotex Sleek®Tampons

Public notice: Cautionary zone offshore Worthing Beach

Source: Barbados Today   A cautionary zone has been implemented off Worthing Beach with immediate effect. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources in collaboration with the Coastal… Link: Public notice: Cautionary zone offshore Worthing Beach

Tax amnesty deadline approaches

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is reminding taxpayers that the deadline for the Tax Amnesty is Monday, December 31, 2018. The taxes eligible are value… Link: Tax amnesty deadline approaches

Testing Posting

Source: Barbados Today Edited Post The post Testing Posting appeared first on Barbados Today. Link: Testing Posting

Gun charges land Mayers in Dodds

Source: Barbados Today St Michael resident Kadeem Shakeel Mayers will ring in the New Year at HMP Dodds after he secured an automatic 28-day remand. The 24-year-old labourer… Link: Gun charges land Mayers in Dodds

Store owner bailed; co-accused remanded

Source: Barbados Today Businessman DaCosta Alexander Brathwaite was granted $220,000 bail when he appeared in a Bridgetown court today on two drug-related offences. However his co-accused, Jamaican George… Link: Store owner bailed; co-accused remanded

New year, new oil supplier

Source: Nation Newspaper Nine companies have bid to supply Barbados with petroleum products and the winning bid should be announced early next month. Chairman of the Barbados National… Link: New year, new oil supplier

Driver charged

Source: Barbados Today The driver of the motor van involved in a collision along Foursquare Road, St Philip seven months ago that claimed the lives of cousins Omar… Link: Driver charged

Fresh look at youth policy

Source: Nation Newspaper Government will do all in its power to prevent young people from being exploited and getting into a life of crime. This effort will begin… Link: Fresh look at youth policy

Gunman robs Well Gap shop

Source: Nation Newspaper It was supposed to be another night of fellowship and fun Wednesday night at Jonzy’s Variety in Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael. Instead, it… Link: Gunman robs Well Gap shop

Gandalf storms to Diamonds triumph

Source: Barbados Today Gandalf became only the fourth Derby winner to win the Diamonds InternationalCrown of Light Stakes and Trophy as a three-year-old when he defeated the top… Link: Gandalf storms to Diamonds triumph

Lover's spat cost man $500

Source: Nation Newspaper A former lover, who seemed not willing to let go, was ordered to compensate his ex-girlfriend and stay away from her. Corey Antonio Rowe, 40,… Link: Lover's spat cost man 0

High-Wind Advisory and Small-Craft Warning

Source: Nation Newspaper A strengthening western Atlantic high pressure system is expected to generate strong surface winds and above-normal north-easterly to easterly sea swells across Barbados and its… Link: High-Wind Advisory and Small-Craft Warning

Businessman granted bail 

Source: Nation Newspaper Businessman DaCosta Brathwaite, 53, was given bail today after he, and Jamaican George Williams, appeared in the District “A” Magistrates on cannabis charges. Brathwaite ,… Link: Businessman granted bail 

Cruise visitors blue

Source: Nation Newspaper It was the Boxing Day blues for some cruise ship visitors who expressed disappointment and frustration at seeing a near-deserted Bridgetown on Wednesday. Four cruise… Link: Cruise visitors blue

‘Above Super 8 level’

Source: Nation Newspaper THE DYNAMIC DUO has nothing to prove to the man in charge. Captain Damien Applewhaite doesn’t see why top tennis players Darian King and Haydn… Link: ‘Above Super 8 level’

Water solution for north ‘next year’

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES Wilfred Abrahams is promising that the water woes in the north of the island will be addressed very early in the… Link: Water solution for north ‘next year’

Ganja query

Source: Nation Newspaper GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE a huge task ahead in facilitating the use and prescription of medicinal marijuana when it comes on stream, says one of the… Link: Ganja query

EMTs feel ‘unsafe’

Source: Nation Newspaper RESPONDING TO gun-related incidents is one of the major concerns for Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS) staff. Head of the service, Dr David Byer, told the… Link: EMTs feel ‘unsafe’

Big response to upcoming Buju Banton concert in Barbados

Source: Barbados Today By Anesta Henry Tickets for the April 27, 2019 Buju Banton concert in Barbados, have been selling like “hot cakes”, show promoter Al Gilkes, Director… Link: Big response to upcoming Buju Banton concert in Barbados

Businessman to appear in court tomorrow on drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have charged a businessman and a visiting Jamaican in connection with 107 pounds of cannabis. Dacosta Alexander Brathwaite 53, owner of clothing store D’s… Link: Businessman to appear in court tomorrow on drug charges

Water woes mar Christmas festivities

Source: Barbados Today By Anesta Henry Some residents from St James and St Peter are calling for a better deal from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) after water… Link: Water woes mar Christmas festivities

Year in Review: Elections

Source: Barbados Today   “History is not made by things happening the same way all the time. History is made by doing things differently”. Former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.… Link: Year in Review: Elections

Barbados and Caribbean grossly under-insured

Source: Barbados Today   Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean is grossly under-insured, says one senior insurance official, who is suggesting that regional governments develop national policies… Link: Barbados and Caribbean grossly under-insured

Today’s weather

Source: Barbados Today   The Barbados Meteorological Office says today will be fair to partly cloudy and breezy with a few brief isolated showers.     The post… Link: Today’s weather

Several dead in suicide attack on Libyan foreign ministry

Source: Nation Newspaper TRIPOLI − Three suicide bombers attacked Libya’s foreign ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least two other people as well as themselves, authorities said.… Link: Several dead in suicide attack on Libyan foreign ministry

Christmas revived in a village devastated by Islamic State

Source: Nation Newspaper TEL NASRI − The one family still living in a Christian village devastated by Islamic State is working to revive Christmas traditions that have brought… Link: Christmas revived in a village devastated by Islamic State

Fed up with no water for Christmas

Source: Nation Newspaper Some Barbadians in parts of the country woke up to a dry Christmas Tuesday, prompting a Member of Parliament to declare she will be taking… Link: Fed up with no water for Christmas

Fire caution

Source: Nation Newspaper A sharp increase in fires this year has prompted a call for Barbadians to pay more attention to prevention. In his Christmas message, Acting Chief… Link: Fire caution

’Tis the season for garbage piles

Source: Nation Newspaper Residents in some St Thomas districts say they are having a messy Christmas as the garbage piles up on their streets. In areas like Porey… Link: ’Tis the season for garbage piles

Gandalf, Infrared in Boxing Day thriller

Source: Nation Newspaper Expect unforgettable moments on Wednesday at the Garrison Savannah when the best of the best go head to head to sign off the 2018 racing… Link: Gandalf, Infrared in Boxing Day thriller

‘Good for Gold Cup’

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ top jockey Patrick Husbands is hoping to be back in the saddle sooner than expected – as early as next month. Six weeks after… Link: ‘Good for Gold Cup’

Festive celebrations on Queens Park

Source: Barbados Today By Kareem Smith Bold fashion statements and the sweet songs of the Christmas season provided the right atmosphere for yet another memorable Christmas in the… Link: Festive celebrations on Queens Park

Joy for new parents as babies arrive on Christmas Day

Source: Barbados Today By Kareem Smith Several unexpected Christmas gifts were delivered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) today, in the form of bouncing babies. When Barbados TODAY… Link: Joy for new parents as babies arrive on Christmas Day

Barbados welcomes first Christmas baby

Source: Barbados Today Meet Barbados’ first Christmas baby, Kal-El Fagan. Proud mom Crystal Fagan delivered her bouncing nine-pound baby boy at 12:40 a.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital… Link: Barbados welcomes first Christmas baby

Bajans celebrate Christmas in Queens Park

Source: Barbados Today   Queens Park has been transformed into a fashion runway as locals dressed to the nines for the annual Christmas in the Park concert. From… Link: Bajans celebrate Christmas in Queens Park

Worthing beaches reopen

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources advises the public that acting on the recommendation of the Ministry of Health and the Environmental Protection Department… Link: Worthing beaches reopen

Merry Christmas

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Today family wishes all a very merry Christmas. May you unwrap the gifts of love, joy, peace and happiness this season.  The post… Link: Merry Christmas

Election fears dim Christmas cheer in Congo

Source: Nation Newspaper KINSHASA − It’s Christmas in Democratic Republic of Congo, but the atmosphere is more uneasy than festive as frustrated citizens wonder if a postponed presidential… Link: Election fears dim Christmas cheer in Congo

Have faith protect the elderly

Source: Barbados Today I am especially honoured to greet fellow Barbadians, residents and visitors on this Christmas Day in my maiden Christmas message. It is therefore a fitting… Link: Have faith protect the elderly

PM offers hope to retrenched workers

Source: Barbados Today Good morning all in Barbados today. Christmas is always a very special time for Barbadians. It is a time for celebration, a time to honour… Link: PM offers hope to retrenched workers

Tell on criminals!

Source: Barbados Today    Following the recent shooting death of his friend of over 30 years, 96 year-old stalwart of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Astor B Watts… Link: Tell on criminals!

BARP fears elderly’s violent ends

Source: Barbados Today With the violent deaths of four senior citizens in less than a week, the head of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP), Ed Bushell,… Link: BARP fears elderly’s violent ends

More needy youth

Source: Nation Newspaper The Cheerful Givers Foundation is seeing younger and younger people coming to them for food, even children. The three-year-old organisation has been distributing food in… Link: More needy youth

‘Embrace change’

Source: Nation Newspaper Don’t despair. That message of hope is coming from Prime Minister Mia Mottley to the hundreds of Barbadians who have lost their jobs as part… Link: ‘Embrace change’

Another dry Christmas

Source: Nation Newspaper This will be the fourth Christmas in a row residents in St Joseph will have without running water. For the past week, they have endured… Link: Another dry Christmas

Give it up for Reifer

Source: Nation Newspaper DHAKA – Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite has praised the influence of interim West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer in the Caribbean’s capture of the T20… Link: Give it up for Reifer

Pound-ing home pressure on Russia

Source: Nation Newspaper Apparently not everyone wants Russia restored. It seems long-serving International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Richard “Dick” Pound isn’t in agreement with his body’s decision to… Link: Pound-ing home pressure on Russia

Kudos for Floyd

Source: Barbados Today DHAKA, Bangladesh — Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite has praised the influence of interim West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer in the Caribbean’s capture of T20… Link: Kudos for Floyd

Homeless man’s family request psychiatric test

Source: Barbados Today Claiming that he had a psychological issue, Jesse She-vann Renee was sent to the Psychiatric Hospital to be evaluated following a request by family members.… Link: Homeless man’s family request psychiatric test

Trump, irritated by resignation letter, pushes out Mattis early

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was replacing Defence Secretary Jim Mattis two months earlier than had been expected, a… Link: Trump, irritated by resignation letter, pushes out Mattis early

BVI signs MOU with Airbnb

Source: Nation Newspaper TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Tourist Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with homestay provider Airbnb to lease… Link: BVI signs MOU with Airbnb

Back in shape

Source: Nation Newspaper The Bridgetown Sewage Treatment Plant is out of danger. That’s the word from Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wilfred Abrahams, who told THE NATION… Link: Back in shape

Scammers hitting church

Source: Nation Newspaper More families are approaching the local arm of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies (PAWI) for welfare assistance. But so are crooks looking to… Link: Scammers hitting church

Offshore island plan resurfaces

Source: Nation Newspaper Plans for an island off Barbados, drawn 12 years ago, are being dusted off with a view to putting them back on the table. A… Link: Offshore island plan resurfaces

Brathwaite knocks umpiring

Source: Nation Newspaper DHAKA, Bangladesh – Skipper Carlos Brathwaite revealed over the weekend he had complained to ICC match referee Jeff Crowe about the standard of umpiring following… Link: Brathwaite knocks umpiring

Wright: A lack of top coaches

Source: Nation Newspaper Fast rising-triathlete Matthew Wright thinks that the major problem surrounding the sport is the absence of a top coach. “The biggest thing we are lacking… Link: Wright: A lack of top coaches

Two elderly women and two children injured in accident

Source: Barbados Today Four people, including two elderly women and two children, were injured in accident this morning. Police said the accident occurred around 8 a.m. along Stepney… Link: Two elderly women and two children injured in accident

18 years of Shopsmart

Source: Barbados Today Despite taking several hits over the years, including a fall off in sales due to economic conditions and the introduction of similar type retail shops,… Link: 18 years of Shopsmart

Sagicor assures it remains committed to Caribbean

Source: Barbados Today Financial services giant Sagicor Financial Corporation is reassuring Barbadians and other residents throughout the region and the United States that the company remains committed and… Link: Sagicor assures it remains committed to Caribbean

Not enough done for disabled – BCD

Source: Barbados Today Don’t dictate to us. That’s the message from the Barbados Council for the Disabled to government and all other decision-makers in society as that organisation… Link: Not enough done for disabled – BCD

Fly Jamaica gets multi-million dollar award

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – A High Court judge has awarded Fly Jamaica Limited, US$4.2 million in damages for breach of contract against ADS Global Limited, the company… Link: Fly Jamaica gets multi-million dollar award

Fire leaves family of four homeless for the holidays

Source: Barbados Today A family of four will be looking for a place to sleep this Christmas after their home was destroyed home by fire. Susan Lovell, of… Link: Fire leaves family of four homeless for the holidays

Police probing a shooting at Tudor Bridge

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred last night.  According to the Police Public Relations Officer Sargent, Michael Blackman lawmen responded to a shooting report about 8:30… Link: Police probing a shooting at Tudor Bridge

222 people killed after tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia

Source: Barbados Today BBC – At least 222 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials say.… Link: 222 people killed after tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia

Police investigating shooting incident

Source: Barbados Today Police are investigating reports of a shooting incident at Marshall and Parkinson Road, Tudor Bridge, St Michael. Police said they were called to the area… Link: Police investigating shooting incident

Chinese accused of forcing out local contractors

Source: Nation Newspaper Disputes between the Chinese and local contractors at Wyndham Sam Lord’s Castle Resort are threatening to stall construction of the multimillion-dollar hotel. Reliable sources have… Link: Chinese accused of forcing out local contractors

‘Real’ upswing

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ luxury real estate market is set for a boom. “I think you will see construction flying in Barbados next year; you will see new… Link: ‘Real’ upswing

Severance pay before year-end

Source: Nation Newspaper Retrenched Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Transport Board employees should receive their severance pay before month end, in time for them to celebrate Old Year’s… Link: Severance pay before year-end

A reason to celebrate

Source: Nation Newspaper DHAKA – Evin Lewis and Keemo Paul provided a glimpse of the future for West Indies as the Caribbean side won only their second series… Link: A reason to celebrate

St Leonard’s the champs

Source: Nation Newspaper St Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School are champions of the Barbados Cricket Association’s Schools’ Division after gaining first innings points over Milo Lodge in a drawn… Link: St Leonard’s the champs

Pan African Coalition wants direct flights with Africa

Source: Barbados Today Local Pan-Africanists are calling for Government to strengthen ties with the African continent through the creation of a direct flight. Public relations officer of the… Link: Pan African Coalition wants direct flights with Africa

UK – Local pair quizzed over Gatwick drones

Source: Barbados Today BBC – A 47-year-old man and 54-year-old woman from Crawley are being questioned over multiple drone sightings that brought Gatwick Airport to a standstill. Flights… Link: UK – Local pair quizzed over Gatwick drones

Woman collapses, dies at Tweedside Road

Source: Barbados Today Police are investigating the death of a woman in St Michael. Nicole Hinds, 59, of Oldbury, St Philip, collapsed and died at the Esso Service… Link: Woman collapses, dies at Tweedside Road

UPDATE: Elderly man is latest road fatality

Source: Barbados Today Police have identified the man killed in a collision in St Philip in the wee hours of this morning. He is Frederick Jules of Sandford,… Link: UPDATE: Elderly man is latest road fatality

Have a healthy Christmas

Source: Barbados Today By this time next week, Christmas will be over. Let’s hope you will have a wonderful day with family and other loved ones but that… Link: Have a healthy Christmas

Humour and good ole Bajan cooking

Source: Barbados Today It was evident that the excitement and exhilaration of standing on the Miss Universe 2018 stage in Muang Thong Thani, Thailand has not left Miss… Link: Humour and good ole Bajan cooking

Full degree, full occupancy and rum

Source: Barbados Today The Hospitality Institute of the Barbados Community College is to undergo a shake-up starting next semester. Director of the Hospitality Institute Jennifer Barrow told Barbados… Link: Full degree, full occupancy and rum

House adjourns, ensuring a government shutdown

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON − The United States House of Representatives adjourned just before 7 p.m. on Friday night, leaving the Capitol before approving government funding and thereby… Link: House adjourns, ensuring a government shutdown

Teenagers convicted in the murder of Bermudian student

Source: Nation Newspaper NOTTINGHAM, England — The mother of a Bermudian student fatally stabbed  in England earlier this year has spoken of her “indescribable pain” after five teenagers… Link: Teenagers convicted in the murder of Bermudian student

Elderly man is latest road fatality

Source: Barbados Today Police were on the scene of a road fatality in St Philip in the wee hours of this morning. The body of an unidentified elderly… Link: Elderly man is latest road fatality

Hinkson: Stop gun violence

Source: Nation Newspaper Fatal gun violence came to the doorstep of Parliament on Friday night, prompting Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson to plead with Barbadians to put… Link: Hinkson: Stop gun violence

Hyatt’s a go in 2019

Source: Nation Newspaper Construction on the 237-room, 15-storey controversial Hyatt Hotel at Bay Street, St Michael, is expected to begin next year. In July, one of the developers,… Link: Hyatt’s a go in 2019

#BTEditorial – No more time to waste with SSA garbage

Source: Barbados Today Everyone in Barbados should breathe a sigh of relief now that a pay agreement between the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) and the National Union of… Link: #BTEditorial – No more time to waste with SSA garbage

More SSA overtime

Source: Nation Newspaper Staff at the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) will be able to earn overtime after all. At least for the next two weeks. But in the… Link: More SSA overtime

Shane gets his due

Source: Nation Newspaper Shane Brathwaite got his rightful rewards after all. Apparently Barbados’ best athlete wasn’t left off everyone’s gift list. He took the lion’s share of prizes,… Link: Shane gets his due

King wants joint effort

Source: Nation Newspaper Team work makes the dream work. So says Minister of Sports John King, who wants to see a greater collaborative effort between Barbados’ stakeholders to… Link: King wants joint effort

Not fit for bail

Source: Barbados Today A two-year-old will have to spend Christmas without her mother and father after they were both remanded today for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a… Link: Not fit for bail

Gambler freed from prison

Source: Barbados Today A burglar whose actions were fuelled by a gambling addiction was released from prison after being there for over five years. Joel Baptiste was placed… Link: Gambler freed from prison

Herbert wants passport for frequent travel

Source: Barbados Today It may not be very long before former head of the Barbados Private Sector Charles Herbert is allowed to keep his passport. Back in July,… Link: Herbert wants passport for frequent travel

BIM potential

Source: Barbados Today International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Richard ‘Dick’ Pound believes that Barbados has the potential to become a world leader in sports. Delivering the feature address… Link: BIM potential

The reality of Christmas

Source: Barbados Today What is the meaning of Christmas? Asking that question is almost as bad as asking someone the meaning of life. There are so many possibilities… Link: The reality of Christmas

Barbados High Commissioner arrives in London

Source: Barbados Today The most recently appointed High Commissioner for Barbados to the UK, His Excellency Milton Inniss, arrived in the country on Monday December 17 to take… Link: Barbados High Commissioner arrives in London

A hearty Christmas spread

Source: Barbados Today Some 250 less fortunate persons got their first taste of the season recently when Massy Distribution in association with the Salvation Army hosted a Christmas… Link: A hearty Christmas spread

Seniors in the Christmas spirit

Source: Barbados Today Staff members from the Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) head office and a number of students from the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School recently set out to… Link: Seniors in the Christmas spirit

SJPI to close temporarily from Christmas Eve

Source: Nation Newspaper The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) will be temporarily closed for environmental maintenance from Monday, December 24. It will re-open on Wednesday, January… Link: SJPI to close temporarily from Christmas Eve

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

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

Review ‘bail for gunmen’

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

Decades living in a shambles

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

Violent crime leaves visitors shaken

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

Division One minus 2

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

Record total wrecks Windies

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

January return court date for accused

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

No Christmas bail

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

Parliament sleep over

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

Keep the peace

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

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