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March 13, 2019

Barbados

Back and forth at BSSAC

Source: Nation Newspaper COMBERMERE and Queen’s College were surprised early front-runners among the boys, while defending queens The St Michael School grabbed a late lead from Springer Memorial… Link: Back and forth at BSSAC

‘All’s not well’ with players

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MAN seeking to become the new vice-president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) is not convinced about the improved relationship between the regional governing body… Link: ‘All’s not well’ with players

11-Plus blame

Source: Nation Newspaper ADD ANOTHER NAIL to the coffin of the Common Entrance Examination. A leading physician, healthy lifestyle advocate and paediatrician has blamed the exam for contributing… Link: 11-Plus blame

Barbados backlisted

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS HAS BEEN blacklisted by the European Union (EU), and faces the threat of “sanctions”, including reduced funding. The EU Council yesterday announced it was… Link: Barbados backlisted

‘Worst exorcism I’ve seen’

Source: Nation Newspaper SUNDAY’S EXORCISM was the worst Dr Anne Rose says has ever performed or at least tried to. And that’s not just because the incident was… Link: ‘Worst exorcism I’ve seen’

Holder pleased with team’s progress

Source: Barbados Today Captain Jason Holder says he is pleased with the development shown by West Indies ahead of the World Cup and hopes to use the Tri-Nations… Link: Holder pleased with team’s progress

Skerritt’s swipe

Source: Barbados Today Cricket West Indies (CWI) is becoming a “Cameron-centric organization” and less of a cricket-centric entity. That’s the view of Ricky Skerritt who is challenging Whycliffe… Link: Skerritt’s swipe

$183,000 and 21 scholarships

Source: Barbados Today Hundreds of people from all walks of life and from as far away as Germany and Canada converged on the grounds of the University of… Link: 3,000 and 21 scholarships

Carnival Cruise Lines cancels stops to Antigua

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – President of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association (ABCTA), Nathan Dundas, says the island could lose a significant amount of money… Link: Carnival Cruise Lines cancels stops to Antigua

Embracing unity in diversity

Source: Barbados Today Mutual respect – that’s what Barbados’ Anglican Bishop Michael Maxwell is encouraging the Governments of countries in the Commonwealth to have for each other if… Link: Embracing unity in diversity

Government to tackle road congestion

Source: Barbados Today Dampening of an “insatiable appetite” for private vehicles, car pool lanes, a park and ride system for The City and expediting critical upgrades to road… Link: Government to tackle road congestion

LIAT’s owner-governments meet on finance plan

Source: Barbados Today Shareholder governments of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, were meeting here late into Monday to discuss the financial crisis facing the Antigua-based airline. Vincentian Prime… Link: LIAT’s owner-governments meet on finance plan

‘Train’run makes the mark

Source: Nation Newspaper THE TRAIN is back on track and will be Cayman Islands-bound on a new CARIFTA Games journey next month. Tagged “The Train” during his debut… Link: ‘Train’run makes the mark

Step up the action!

Source: Barbados Today President of the Barbados Road Safety Association, Sharmane Roland-Bowen is tired of empty promises from successive governments about the implementation of breathalyzer testing to crack… Link: Step up the action!

Changes coming as Parkland takes Sol

Source: Nation Newspaper CANADIAN COMPANY Parkland Fuel Corporation is now calling the shots at SOL and management has signalled changes are coming to the Caribbean fuel company. Parkland… Link: Changes coming as Parkland takes Sol

Roads ‘in a mess’

Source: Nation Newspaper IT’S NOT AN EASY ROAD in Barbados. Research has shown that most of the roads are in a deplorable state, with not a single one… Link: Roads ‘in a mess’

Teachers flog Santia’s comments

Source: Nation Newspaper A MEMO WAS BEING circulated to teachers yesterday condemning the comments made by Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw, during the recent Estimates Debate when she… Link: Teachers flog Santia’s comments

CARICOM meets with ICC

Source: Barbados Today St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister and Chairman of the CARICOM sub-committee on cricket, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is happy with the progress his organization… Link: CARICOM meets with ICC

Archer causing team ripples

Source: Barbados Today With the spectre of Barbadian-born Jofra Archer looming large, Trevor Bayliss has been buoyed by the reaction of those players already in the current line-up.… Link: Archer causing team ripples

Budget day: Wednesday, March 20

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley will deliver her first Budget on March 20. She made the announcement while delivering the feature address this afternoon at the… Link: Budget day: Wednesday, March 20

Top teams tussle

Source: Barbados Today Senior national men’s captain Rashad Jules provided the lone goal as Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme defeated Crane and Equipment Ellerton Club 1-0 to consolidate… Link: Top teams tussle

Schools closed for cleaning tomorrow

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the St James Primary and Cuthbert Moore Primary schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday,… Link: Schools closed for cleaning tomorrow

Police and CCB investigating incident

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force and the Child Care Board are currently investigating an incident which began circulating on social media last Sunday of a… Link: Police and CCB investigating incident

Two primary schools closed tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper The St. James Primary and Cuthbert Moore Primary schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, for industrial cleaning. (BGIS) Link: Two primary schools closed tomorrow

Three times the love

Source: Nation Newspaper   Rhesa Garnes has a whole lot of love in her life. The talented singer and her partner Kerry Herbert were blessed with triplets –… Link: Three times the love

Barbados to host urgent LIAT shareholder governments meeting

Source: Nation Newspaper Shareholder governments of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, will meet in Barbados later on Monday to discuss the financial crisis facing the Antigua-based airline, Prime… Link: Barbados to host urgent LIAT shareholder governments meeting

Budget day announced

Source: Nation Newspaper Budget day is next Wednesday March 20.   This was announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley this afternoon during the official opening of the St Nicholas… Link: Budget day announced

UWI put eight past Academy

Source: Nation Newspaper   TEENAGE SENSATION Niall Reid-Stephen’s second hat-trick of the season inspired the University of the West Indies (UWI) Blackbirds to an 8-0 demolition of RBC… Link: UWI put eight past Academy

Windies swept

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – England needed just two hours and 13 overs to dispose of West Indies by eight wickets in the third Twenty20 International at Warner… Link: Windies swept

A year of pain

Source: Nation Newspaper   THE FAMILY of Ronald Knight, of Bibby’s Lane, St Michael, are hoping that justice delayed does not end up being justice denied. A year… Link: A year of pain

Milton Lynch cleared of cow itch

Source: Nation Newspaper MILTON LYNCH PRIMARY SCHOOL is now cow itch free. Over the weekend, workers from CJC Building & Services were cleaning up the Water Street, Christ… Link: Milton Lynch cleared of cow itch

Suspended again

Source: Nation Newspaper FOR THE SECOND TIME in his teaching career, deputy principal Bradston Clarke has been sent on leave. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw confirmed over the… Link: Suspended again

12 women honoured for community leadership

Source: Barbados Today Twelve Barbadian women were awarded last night for their outstanding contributions to the social fabric of Barbadian society. In honour of International Women’s Day, the… Link: 12 women honoured for community leadership

Consumer protection a priority, Sutherland says

Source: Barbados Today Faced with emerging threats to consumer safety, government has pledged its commitment to the protection of Barbadians from the injustices meted out by local and… Link: Consumer protection a priority, Sutherland says

Another UWI faculty

Source: Nation Newspaper For the first time in almost 50 years, the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill is set to establish a new faculty. It… Link: Another UWI faculty

SOCIAL SCENE: Sandy Lane Gold Cup

Source: Nation Newspaper Horse racing in Barbados takes on an exotic atmosphere on Sandy Lane Gold Cup Day, and this year was no exception. The elegance in style… Link: SOCIAL SCENE: Sandy Lane Gold Cup

Big and beautiful at the same time

Source: Nation Newspaper Dr Hadiya Marshall has crossed one thing off her bucket list. The reigning Miss Big & Beautiful said entering the pageant was to prove to… Link: Big and beautiful at the same time

A state of crisis

Source: Barbados Today With chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension accounting for the majority of deaths in Barbados, medical professionals have labelled the… Link: A state of crisis

Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737

Source: Nation Newspaper An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board, the airline says. It said 149 passengers and eight… Link: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737

LIAT call

Source: Nation Newspaper More of regional airline LIAT’s business should be based in Barbados. That’s the feeling of president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni… Link: LIAT call

Lashley: I’m done!

Source: Nation Newspaper Former Member of Parliament Hamilton “Hammie La” Lashley seems to be playing political musical chairs again. After jumping from the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), to… Link: Lashley: I’m done!

Shareholders oppose fees

Source: Nation Newspaper Controversy has broken out over the fees Sagicor wants to charge shareholders to facilitate its proposed US$536 million acquisition by Canadian entity Alignvest. This comes… Link: Shareholders oppose fees

Gonsalves lauds Skerritt, Shallow

Source: Nation Newspaper Outspoken St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has labelled Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow as “two very good candidates” for… Link: Gonsalves lauds Skerritt, Shallow

Tennis tourney finals ready to go

Source: Nation Newspaper Maudlyn Blunt will clash with former Barbados footballer Asabi Downey, and Antonio Yearwood will battle Donovan Riley when the third edition of the Vincent “Sno-cone”… Link: Tennis tourney finals ready to go

UPDATE: Man, 71, stabbed to death in St Philip

Source: Barbados Today A 71-year-old man was stabbed to death at Sandford in St Philip this afternoon. He has been identified as Cardon Young. Around 1:30 p.m., police responded… Link: UPDATE: Man, 71, stabbed to death in St Philip

Police investigating unnatural death in St Philip

Source: Barbados Today Police are on the scene of an unnatural death at Stanford, St Philip. More details as they come to hand. The post Police investigating unnatural… Link: Police investigating unnatural death in St Philip

Multi-faith service, parade of flags planned for Commonwealth Day

Source: Barbados Today The Royal Commonwealth Society Barbados Branch will host its annual Multi-Faith Observance for Commonwealth Day 2019 at the Cathedral of St. Michael and All Angels,… Link: Multi-faith service, parade of flags planned for Commonwealth Day

British PM and Commissioner of Police Disagree over Knife Crime

Source: Barbados Today Recently, Barbados TODAY reported on the frightening spectacle of terror on the streets of London where young black men were killing fellow young black men.… Link: British PM and Commissioner of Police Disagree over Knife Crime

COTA launches sixth essay competition

Source: Barbados Today The Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) launched its Sixth Essay Competition for secondary school students on February 18. The Competition topic is ‘Digitalization –… Link: COTA launches sixth essay competition

BTMI head announces solid 2018 performance

Source: Barbados Today CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7 per cent increase in stay-over arrivals last… Link: BTMI head announces solid 2018 performance

St Vincent hosting ‘prime ministerial meeting’ on LIAT

Source: Barbados Today CMC – Heads of government from Barbados and four other Caribbean countries are expected to attend a meeting on the regional airline, LIAT, to be… Link: St Vincent hosting ‘prime ministerial meeting’ on LIAT

Employers reminded to file monthly paye with employee details

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is urging all employers to file their February 2019 Pay As You Earn (PAYE) return with all relevant monthly details… Link: Employers reminded to file monthly paye with employee details

Lead police force reform, sergeants told

Source: Barbados Today Police sergeants were today told to be agents of change in a 183-year-old constabulary “in serious need” of reform. The officers received the charge during… Link: Lead police force reform, sergeants told

Woeful WI badly beaten

Source: Nation Newspaper Basseterre – England dismissed West Indies for just 45 – the second-lowest score in T20 internationals – to win the second T20 by 137 runs… Link: Woeful WI badly beaten

Appeal Court has bail say

Source: Nation Newspaper A landmark decision by the Court of Appeal could open the floodgates for several accused who have had their bail applications turned down by a… Link: Appeal Court has bail say

Limit CWI presidency

Source: Nation Newspaper There should be term limits on the presidency of Cricket West Indies (CWI).Speaking on Wednesday at a conference call press briefing streamed to regional media,… Link: Limit CWI presidency

Caricom bids to counter EU list

Source: Nation Newspaper CARICOM is pushing back against the European Union’s (EU) continuous threatened blacklisting of countries in the region. Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong says regional… Link: Caricom bids to counter EU list

Hope for LIAT

Source: Nation Newspaper LIAT may get a lifeline. Funding to keep the cash-strapped airline will be discussed by five Caribbean Heads of Government in St Vincent and the… Link: Hope for LIAT

Disgraced!

Source: Barbados Today England wrapped up a T20I series win with a 137-run thrashing of the West Indies today at Warner Park in St Kitts – a blistering… Link: Disgraced!

Nikita Miller honoured

Source: Barbados Today The Jamaica Cricket Association celebrated Nikita Miller on his 100th first-class game prior to the start of the Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride match that… Link: Nikita Miller honoured

Morris appointed Press Secretary

Source: Nation Newspaper Veteran journalist Roy R. Morris has taken on a new role. He was appointed today by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as her first Press Secretary. In… Link: Morris appointed Press Secretary

#BTEditorial – A mighty Gabby indeed

Source: Barbados Today What we set down here must not be the definitive history of Edwin Orlando Gabby Scott but the very least this newspaper can do to express… Link: #BTEditorial – A mighty Gabby indeed

Unfazed

Source: Barbados Today Tourists appear unfazed by an advisory issued by the US Embassy, warning its citizens against venturing to certain parts of the country. On the south… Link: Unfazed

Jobless, disabled, seeking a piece of the labour pie

Source: Barbados Today Disabled Barbadians are begging employers to give them a piece of the jobs pie, president of the Barbados National Organisation of the Disabled Inc. (BARNOD),… Link: Jobless, disabled, seeking a piece of the labour pie

Warning three years too late

Source: Barbados Today A local party cruise operator, whose business was flagged in a recent US travel advisory as one of two party cruises that Americans should not… Link: Warning three years too late

Social activist queries US travel advisory timing

Source: Barbados Today A prominent political activist is questioning the timing of a scathing US travel advisory on Barbados, contending a strangely coincidence with Barbados leading CARICOM’s diplomatic… Link: Social activist queries US travel advisory timing

It’s still a struggle for disabled folk

Source: Nation Newspaper The struggles to find a job, to be included or even walk the streets continue for the disabled community in Barbados. Yesterday at the Barbados… Link: It’s still a struggle for disabled folk

‘Don’t fear Caricom nationals’

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians should not fear CARICOM nationals flooding the island to live and work following the passing of the Caribbean Community (Amendment) Act 2019. Barbados’ Ambassador… Link: ‘Don’t fear Caricom nationals’

NUPW face-off

Source: Nation Newspaper General secretary of Barbados’ largest public sector union, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Roslyn Smith, is threatening to sue its president, Akanni McDowall… Link: NUPW face-off

Without Warrens

Source: Nation Newspaper From heroes to no-shows, life has really come full circle for Warrens. Just four years removed from winning their last top flight basketball title, Pan… Link: Without Warrens

Trouble in the netball camp?

Source: Nation Newspaper Trouble appears to be brewing in the Barbados netball camp and one player is not prepared to take to the courts under a current coach.… Link: Trouble in the netball camp?

Must-win

Source: Barbados Today Assistant coach Vasbert Drakes has underscored the importance of execution as West Indies go in search of a series-levelling win in the pivotal second Twenty20… Link: Must-win

Swimmers impress at national championships

Source: Barbados Today At the conclusion of Day 3 of the Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) Long Course National Championships at the Wildey Aquatic Centre yesterday, one national… Link: Swimmers impress at national championships

Michael Cohen sues Trump Organisation for unpaid legal fees

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer of United States President Donald Trump, on Thursday sued the Trump Organisation, saying it reneged on… Link: Michael Cohen sues Trump Organisation for unpaid legal fees

Investigation launched as CAL plane hits wall

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Caribbean Airlines (CAL), has launched an investigation following an incident in which a plane hit a wall at the terminal building… Link: Investigation launched as CAL plane hits wall

BWA conducting survey on south coast

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) will be conducting an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment survey, from Friday, March 8, to Friday, March 22, on the… Link: BWA conducting survey on south coast

Update: Police probe drowning

Source: Barbados Today Police have identified the elderly visitor who died at Worthing Beach, Christ Church this morning. He is John Arthur Mathurson, 72, of Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Canada.… Link: Update: Police probe drowning

Police probe drowning

Source: Barbados Today An elderly male visitor has drowned at a beach in St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church. (more details as they come to hand.) The post Police… Link: Police probe drowning

‘Tired’ talks with Teff

Source: Barbados Today It’s been nearly two years since we last heard from Barbadian hip hop artiste, producer and songwriter Teff Hinkson. In 2017, the rapper caught the… Link: ‘Tired’ talks with Teff

$90 000 for demolitions

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has started to tear down some of the derelict buildings that are not only eyesores but unsafe as well as a health risk. The… Link: 000 for demolitions

‘Minor’ warning

Source: Nation Newspaper Fresh on the heels of a crime bulletin alert last week for its staff working in Barbados, the United States has now issued a travel… Link: ‘Minor’ warning

Schools get promise of better care

Source: Nation Newspaper Better communication and better maintenance. That was promised by Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw after touring Milton Lynch and St Bartholomew Primary schools in Christ… Link: Schools get promise of better care

BCA open to Skerritt

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has opened the door to Cricket West Indies (CWI) presidential candidate Ricky Skerritt and his running mate for vice-president Dr… Link: BCA open to Skerritt

Tridents win – by appeal

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ hopes of a top-of-table finish in the 2019 Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) tournament have been given a major kick with a victory in… Link: Tridents win – by appeal

One fraud accused bailed, other remanded

Source: Barbados Today Two alleged fraudsters where offered $10,000 bail each today but only one got to go home after the other was unable to find a surety.… Link: One fraud accused bailed, other remanded

‘Intervention needed’

Source: Barbados Today A 45-year-old man will be assessed at the Psychiatric Hospital over the next three weeks for allegedly following a minor several times to “preach the… Link: ‘Intervention needed’

Government ‘trying to shed printery jobs’ – Franklyn

Source: Barbados Today Outspoken trade unionist and Senator Caswell Franklyn has accused Government of moving downsize its official printery through legislation. As the Upper House debated the Interpretation… Link: Government ‘trying to shed printery jobs’ – Franklyn

‘Sit 11-Plus, then choose schools’ – Clarke

Source: Barbados Today The process in which high school choices are made before a student sits the common entrance examination ought to be reversed, St George North MP… Link: ‘Sit 11-Plus, then choose schools’ – Clarke

‘Clocking out’

Source: Barbados Today With central Government’s lifeline to be cut at month-end and no money left to pay the current staff, concerns are mounting at the Transport Board… Link: ‘Clocking out’

NSC revamping sports facilities

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Lumber Company Centre is the first of several facilities in various communities to be revamped by the National Sports Council [NSC] with assistance… Link: NSC revamping sports facilities

Bajan-Brit eyeing World Cup berth

Source: Barbados Today He may have been all but pigeon-holed as a 20-over specialist but, having done everything he could to thrust his name to the forefront of… Link: Bajan-Brit eyeing World Cup berth

ECCB to issue world’s first blockchain-based digital currency

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt Inc. have signed a contract to conduct a blockchain-issued Central Bank… Link: ECCB to issue world’s first blockchain-based digital currency

Magistrates’ Courts offices closed

Source: Nation Newspaper The offices at the Holetown Magistrates’ Court and the District ‘E’ Magistrates’ Court will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, and Friday, March 8, to… Link: Magistrates’ Courts offices closed

US Embassy issues travel advisory

Source: Nation Newspaper Yesterday, the Embassy of the United States in Bridgetown issued a travel advisory for citizens travelling to Barbados. The advisory level remains as normal but… Link: US Embassy issues travel advisory

Police identify latest road fatality

Source: Nation Newspaper Motorcyclist Chad Williams is the island’s latest road fatality. The 28-year-old of Beckwith Street, the City, St Michael, was pronounced dead at the scene of… Link: Police identify latest road fatality

Of tooth and tongue

Source: Barbados Today Our detractors keep insisting that we should stop writing about the ISO 9001 international management standard because the public is generally unaware of it. Only… Link: Of tooth and tongue

Passengers quarantined at Gatwick after Barbados flight

Source: Nation Newspaper Passengers and crew on a Virgin Atlantic flight were put into quarantine due to widespread sickness on board the plane. The aircraft was met by… Link: Passengers quarantined at Gatwick after Barbados flight

Time for talk is over

Source: Barbados Today As stakeholders consulted last Wednesday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on the response to crime in Barbados, news reached that another young man lost… Link: Time for talk is over

By the grace of God

Source: Barbados Today Centenarian Dorothy Elaine Cumberbatch was the first of ten children, and she is now one of two that are still alive. Today, as she celebrated… Link: By the grace of God

UPP slams VAT on online transactions

Source: Barbados Today Government’s decision to amend the Value Added Tax Act to allow for the 17.5 per cent tax to be collected for online transactions, has received… Link: UPP slams VAT on online transactions

BIPA still willing to hear Govt’s plan

Source: Barbados Today With over 300 deaths among CLICO policyholders in the last ten years the Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA)  is again pleading with Government to… Link: BIPA still willing to hear Govt’s plan

Return of drums at school sports gets Broomes’ blessing

Source: Barbados Today The man regarded as the driving force behind the ban on drums at the Barbados Secondary School Athletic Championship (BSSAC) now says he supports an… Link: Return of drums at school sports gets Broomes’ blessing

Flog not, teachers told

Source: Nation Newspaper MINISTER OF EDUCATION Santia Bradshaw says she will not tolerate teachers who flog children when the law does not permit them to do so. She… Link: Flog not, teachers told

Estwick eyeing PSV moves

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BARBADOS TRANSPORT AUTHORITY is taking note of incidents involving public service vehicles (PSVs) which are being circulated on social media. Chairman Ian Estwick told… Link: Estwick eyeing PSV moves

Rocked by death

Source: Nation Newspaper MOMENTS BEFORE Stacey Seale’s front door was opened, How Great Is Our God was heard from the patio of her Alkins Land, St Michael home… Link: Rocked by death

Windies let first T20 slip

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET – Nicholas Pooran’s career-best half-century was overshadowed by a shoddy West Indies fielding effort yesterday, as England breezed to a four-wicket win in… Link: Windies let first T20 slip

Members riled up over ‘lack of fairness’

Source: Nation Newspaper IT seems there are rumblings in the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) regarding the organisation’s stance in relation to the impending Cricket West Indies (CWI) elections.… Link: Members riled up over ‘lack of fairness’

#BTEditorial – Too many ‘sick’ school buildings

Source: Barbados Today During the vacation period at the end of every school year, the Ministry of Education undertakes repairs at primary and secondary schools so that students… Link: #BTEditorial – Too many ‘sick’ school buildings

Strike one

Source: Barbados Today GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Nicholas Pooran’s career-best half-century was overshadowed by a shoddy West Indies fielding effort, as England rode their luck to breeze… Link: Strike one

Cyclist dies following accident

Source: Nation Newspaper  A motorcyclist is the island’s latest road fatality. NATIONNEWS understands the motorcycle and a route taxi collided in Speightstown. The cyclist died on the spot. (more details as they… Link: Cyclist dies following accident

Cameron receiving strong support

Source: Barbados Today Windward Islands cricket administrator Julian Charles is firmly supportive of incumbent Dave Cameron being returned as president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) when elections are… Link: Cameron receiving strong support

Three murder accused remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper Yesterday police arrested and charged 25-year-old Jaleel Kadeem Callender, of Block 2D Barbarees Gardens, Barbarees Hill, St Michael and Jalen Trimal Jones-Cox, 18, of Kings… Link: Three murder accused remanded

Trio facing drug charges

Source: Nation Newspaper Earlier today, members of the Drug Squad arrested and charged Latecia Samantha Nurse, 37, a receptionist of Briar Hall, Christ Church, Tyson Jermaine Ward, 40,… Link: Trio facing drug charges

QEH outpatients pharmacy remains closed

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is advised that the outpatients pharmacy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7.… Link: QEH outpatients pharmacy remains closed

Missing: Gianni Sonja Pile

Source: Barbados Today   Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing teenager. She is 16-year-old Gianni Sonja Pile of Bartlett Tenantry, Sargeants Village, Christ Church.… Link: Missing: Gianni Sonja Pile

Grenada to make financial contribution to LIAT

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S – The Grenada government Tuesday said it would be making a “cash contribution” to the cash-strapped Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, less than a… Link: Grenada to make financial contribution to LIAT

WRONG WAY

Source: Barbados Today Government appears to be looking to change the existing sick leave policy in the public service says the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW). But… Link: WRONG WAY

Court closed to public as murder-accused scheduled to appear

Source: Nation Newspaper The Bridgetown Magistrates Courts are currently closed to members of the public with three murder-accused scheduled to appear today. Even those with matters to be… Link: Court closed to public as murder-accused scheduled to appear

Parents stage protest at Milton Lynch

Source: Nation Newspaper At this time, upset parents and guardians are gathered outside of the Milton Lynch Primary School, expressing their displeasure with the conditions at the Water… Link: Parents stage protest at Milton Lynch

Police probing road fatality

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are currently investigating an accident between a motor car and a wrecker which resulted in the death of one man. According to reports, the… Link: Police probing road fatality

Battle on many fronts

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is grappling with spiralling gun violence, a depleted police force and a pressing need for improvements in the overall justice system. This was revealed… Link: Battle on many fronts

Early reapers

Source: Nation Newspaper At least two private sugar cane planters started reaping canes yesterday at the official start of the harvest season. Farm manager at Drax Hall Plantation,… Link: Early reapers

Upset parents plan protest

Source: Nation Newspaper Parents of Milton Lynch Primary students plan to protest today against what they describe as the deplorable conditions at the school. They made this decision… Link: Upset parents plan protest

Holder to lead T20 team

Source: Nation Newspaper There will be no fireworks from injured West Indies superman Andre Russell in the three-match Sandals Twenty20 Cricket Series against England starting today in St… Link: Holder to lead T20 team

Young Tridents get Concacaf spot

Source: Nation Newspaper The young Bajan Tridents are ripe and ready after securing a spot in the upcoming Concacaf Under-17 Championships in Florida in May. And according to… Link: Young Tridents get Concacaf spot

Call for gun bounty

Source: Barbados Advocate Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Dale Marshall delivering the feature address on Saturday night. Attorney General Dale Marshall says the incidence of gun… Link: Call for gun bounty

Barbados Council for the Disabled facing challenges

Source: Barbados Advocate Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson (right) greets members of the disabled community during church service on Sunday at Abundant Life Assembly. It has not… Link: Barbados Council for the Disabled facing challenges

Hayley moves up to captain

Source: Nation Newspaper   EXCITING West Indies’ all-rounder Hayley Matthews has been elevated to the captaincy of the Barbados women’s team for the first time. Matthews, who is… Link: Hayley moves up to captain

BCA behind Cameron

Source: Nation Newspaper THE Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) will definitely be coming to the crease for incumbents Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan to continue to lead Cricket West… Link: BCA behind Cameron

From Bottom to boulevard

Source: Nation Newspaper   MOVE OVER WATERFORD BOTTOM; make way for Waterford Boulevard. The familiar and busy artery into Bridgetown, one of the favourite spots for illegal dumpers,… Link: From Bottom to boulevard

Feeling ‘left behind’

Source: Nation Newspaper THE MAJOR GROUP in Barbados representing the disabled is feeling decidedly left behind. This, said president of the Barbados Council for the Disabled, Maria Holder-Small,… Link: Feeling ‘left behind’

AG: Keep tips coming

Source: Nation Newspaper ATTORNEY GENERAL DALE MARSHALL is urging Barbadians not to be quiet on crime and violence, as no corner of the island is off limits to… Link: AG: Keep tips coming

Not for sale

Source: Nation Newspaper Hilton Barbados will no longer be used as a means of earning foreign exchange, and is officially off the market. And Minister of Tourism Kerrie… Link: Not for sale

Security aid

Source: Nation Newspaper The United States government has given Caribbean countries more than $560 million over the past ten years to fight the illegal trafficking of drugs and… Link: Security aid

Shake-up ‘coming’

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ education system is in for a major shake-up. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw made this promise yesterday as she acknowledged that too many children… Link: Shake-up ‘coming’

Longshot win for Hughes

Source: Nation Newspaper Remember the name, Rasheed Hughes! From unheralded apprentice to champion jockey, horse racing came full circle yesterday for the ace 22-year-old after he broke through… Link: Longshot win for Hughes

Slammers in action

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Domino Association’s 2019 Four-Hand League will slam off today with first-round Premier League and Division 1 matches at Balls Park, Christ Church, from… Link: Slammers in action

Celestial Storm pulls off upset win in Gold Cup

Source: Nation Newspaper Champion jockey Rasheed Hughes produced a fine ride to guide Celestial Storm to an upset victory in the 38th Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup at… Link: Celestial Storm pulls off upset win in Gold Cup

Thomas, Gayle lead WI to series-levelling win

Source: Nation Newspaper Rookie fast bowler Oshane Thomas grabbed a five-wicket haul and opener Chris Gayle smashed a belligerent half-century to lead West Indies to a crushing seven-wicket… Link: Thomas, Gayle lead WI to series-levelling win

Killa slays Iwer, as the ISM crown goes to Grenada

Source: Nation Newspaper The spice Isle, Grenada, is now also the new Soca kingdom as the island’s most popular soca artiste, Mr Killa (Hollis Mapp) is the 2019… Link: Killa slays Iwer, as the ISM crown goes to Grenada

GOING FOR GOLD: Northern Star

Source: Nation Newspaper The Sandy Lane Gold Cup, the most prestigious horse race in the southern Caribbean, runs off at the Garrison Savannah on Saturday. In the lead-up… Link: GOING FOR GOLD: Northern Star

 Main gate at Central Police Station closed today

Source: Nation Newspaper The public is asked to note that on Saturday, March 2, the Main Gate at Central Police Station, located on Coleridge Street, Bridgetown, St Michael,… Link:  Main gate at Central Police Station closed today

Gold Cup star in the making?

Source: Nation Newspaper The historic Garrison Savannah is usually a good hunting ground for a Night Prowler looking to pay good dividends. Come Saturday around 4:30 p.m., the… Link: Gold Cup star in the making?

No answer to Ashlyn

Source: Nation Newspaper Middle distance queen Ashlyn Simmons maintained her record-breaking feat when she shattered two of three during yesterday’s quarter-finals of the National Primary School Athletics Championships… Link: No answer to Ashlyn

Three-pronged fix for water woes

Source: Nation Newspaper Relief is on the way for thousands of residents in the northern, central and eastern parts of Barbados who are hardest hit by water outages… Link: Three-pronged fix for water woes

Cup of Cash

Source: Nation Newspaper The Sandy Lane Gold Cup is reaping sweet tourism rewards for Barbados. That’s because nearly every hotel on the South Coast is booked up for… Link: Cup of Cash

Symmonds: Barbados not LIAT’s ATM

Source: Nation Newspaper Regional airline LIAT could go belly-up in the next ten days unless CARICOM can find it a $10 million lifeline. The faltering airline needs an… Link: Symmonds: Barbados not LIAT’s ATM

The decider

Source: Barbados Today GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Captain Jason Holder today braced for another run-spree, as his West Indies team prepared to target a series-levelling victory in… Link: The decider

Eli’s contributions recognised

Source: Barbados Today Former Barbados Davis Cup player Lionel Eli was honoured by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Association for his outstanding contribution towards the development of sports tourism… Link: Eli’s contributions recognised

West Indies showing fight against England

Source: Barbados Today Heading into the fifth and final One-Day International in St. Lucia tomorrow, West Indies have played competitively against England to keep the series alive. After… Link: West Indies showing fight against England

Gold Cup fever to capture race fans

Source: Barbados Today The excitement continues to build for what is being predicted as likely to be one of the best ever Sandy Lane Gold Cups at the… Link: Gold Cup fever to capture race fans

Sands’ plea for gun violence to stop

Source: Barbados Today Government’s youngest senator has made an impassioned plea to the island’s youth to put down the guns. With more than a dozen people slain so… Link: Sands’ plea for gun violence to stop

Speaky-spokey

Source: Barbados Today My childhood fascination with words and grammar continues to this day, and it has only been over the past few weeks that I have not… Link: Speaky-spokey

Connecting the dots

Source: Barbados Today Not satisfied with the level of innovation being carried out in the agriculture sector here, one local innovator is taking matters into his hands. Former… Link: Connecting the dots

Can’t get enough

Source: Barbados Today by George Alleyne The repeated visits to Barbados by a large number of holidaymakers and others must mean not only that they have found something… Link: Can’t get enough

#BTEditorial – Time for mandatory National Service

Source: Barbados Today We support the call by one of this country’s leading social scientists for compulsory National Service for at-risk youth. But we go further and call… Link: #BTEditorial – Time for mandatory National Service

Run for life

Source: Barbados Today In his dying moments, some residents of Clevedale, Black Rock fanned Lester Holder and applied pressure to his wounds in an effort to save his… Link: Run for life

‘Serious steps’ to stem gun flow

Source: Nation Newspaper Measures have already been implemented to deal with the smuggling of firearms into Barbados and gun crimes in general. This was revealed yesterday by Attorney… Link: ‘Serious steps’ to stem gun flow

Death after supper at mum’s

Source: Nation Newspaper On Wednesday evening, Lester “George” Holder ate supper at his mother’s house, unaware that it was going to be his last. And during the meal,… Link: Death after supper at mum’s

‘Be wary of QEH cuts’

Source: Nation Newspaper The last in, first out policy cannot hold in the health sector. This has been indicated by Opposition spokesperson for health, wellness and the environment… Link: ‘Be wary of QEH cuts’

More room for the fans

Source: Nation Newspaper In a quest to meet the demands of future Gold Cups and the likely advent of night racing, the Barbados Turf Club (BTC) is looking… Link: More room for the fans

On the Prowl for win No. 5

Source: Nation Newspaper The defending champ is looking to create more history in tomorrow’s Sandy Lane Gold Cup. Four-time winner of the most prestigious horse race in the… Link: On the Prowl for win No. 5

‘Things are hard’

Source: Barbados Today The sentencing phase of a drug case against a fisherman will continue before Madam Justice Pamela Beckles on May 9. The adjournment was given after… Link: ‘Things are hard’

Kolpak worry

Source: Barbados Today Jason Holder has called upon the ICC and FICA to ensure a “substantial minimum salary” for international cricketers. Speaking in the aftermath of Duanne Olivier’s… Link: Kolpak worry

Momo challenge: The anatomy of a hoax

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Following a flurry of scare stories, some schools have warned parents about the “Momo challenge” – but fact-checkers say it is a hoax.… Link: Momo challenge: The anatomy of a hoax

Jamaica on guard against Momo challenge

Source: Nation Newspaper The Jamaica Ministry of Education, Youth and Information released a statement on Thursday warning parents and guardians about the Momo challenge. The release warns about… Link: Jamaica on guard against Momo challenge

Caricom concern about Venezuela

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned by the recent further escalation of tensions in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the ensuing increase in… Link: Caricom concern about Venezuela

Stand unveiled in Smith’s honour

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S – Devon Smith, the most prolific batsman in regional first-class history, has been recognised for his contributions to the game by having the… Link: Stand unveiled in Smith’s honour

Public Service ministry opening late

Source: Nation Newspaper The offices of the Ministry of the Public Service will open at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 1. This late opening is to facilitate a… Link: Public Service ministry opening late

Pride and “Pailings”

Source: Barbados Today After a successful run in 2018 with 475 revellers on the road for Grand Kadooment Day, Khepri Kulture was determined to kick-start the 2019 Crop… Link: Pride and “Pailings”

Taking centre stage

Source: Barbados Today For the second consecutive year, the Barbados Dance Project (BDP) will be featured in the biggest dance festival in the English-speaking Caribbean – the Jamaica… Link: Taking centre stage

“Hakuna Matata”

Source: Barbados Today From May 7, Du-Wayne Hinds will be living his dream, as a member of the ensemble for the UK production of Disney’s The Lion King.… Link: “Hakuna Matata”

Head start

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson is assuring Barbadians that Government is moving full speed ahead with preparations for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. However,… Link: Head start

‘Fight crime – return to God’

Source: Barbados Today Anglican Bishop Rt Rev Michael Maxwell has said society’s move away from God and a failure to address the young people’s problems are to blame… Link: ‘Fight crime – return to God’

NUPW ‘in the dark’ on next job cuts round

Source: Barbados Today With just a month to go before the third phase of Government’s job cuts under its IMF-backed austerity programme come into force, the National Union… Link: NUPW ‘in the dark’ on next job cuts round

Communication gap, research say

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians in both the public and private sectors are not satisfied that the Mia Mottley-led Government is adequately communicating to the population about the Barbados… Link: Communication gap, research say

British jockey expects big run

Source: Nation Newspaper FIRST-TIME JOCKEY in the Sandy Lane Gold Cup, Sean Levey, is hoping for a big run in the Caribbean’s biggest horse race at the Garrison… Link: British jockey expects big run

Gayle’s not enough

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S – Veteran Chris Gayle struck a scintillating 25th one-day international hundred and passed 10 000 career runs, but the task of completing their… Link: Gayle’s not enough

Drums coming back

Source: Nation Newspaper MUSIC AND THE PARTY-LIKE atmosphere that have been part of every secondary school track and field championships for more than two decades, are likely to… Link: Drums coming back

Study: 6 gangs, guns for rent

Source: Nation Newspaper THERE ARE SIX MAJOR GANGS in Barbados, and guns are being circulated or rented for up to $10 000. These were among the findings from… Link: Study: 6 gangs, guns for rent

No crime crisis!

Source: Nation Newspaper CERTAIN CRIMES, particularly murder, are on the up, but the situation has not yet reached crisis stage. Deputy Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce gave Barbadians… Link: No crime crisis!

Cadogan’s ban reduced

Source: Barbados Today Barbadian 100 and 200-meters sprinter Levi Cadogan has been given the green light to compete from July 28.  The 23-year-old who represented Barbados in the… Link: Cadogan’s ban reduced

Carnage!

Source: Barbados Today ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Veteran Chris Gayle struck a scintillating 25th One-Day International hundred and passed 10 000 career runs but the task of completing… Link: Carnage!

McCartney takes spotlight at ceremony

Source: Barbados Today When members of Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc. (BPMSI) gathered in the Cafeteria at Bushy Park Barbados last Sunday to salute the club’s 2018 champion… Link: McCartney takes spotlight at ceremony

Update: Man shot at St Martins, St Philip dies

Source: Barbados Today   A 35-year-old man, who was shot at St Martin’s, St Philip this morning  has died. According to police, the man, whose name has not… Link: Update: Man shot at St Martins, St Philip dies

Drug treatment court may expand

Source: Barbados Today Some 37 people have successfully completed their year-long Drug Treatment Court programme, since its inception three years ago. Please with its usefulness, officials are eyeing… Link: Drug treatment court may expand

Empowering Muslim women

Source: Barbados Today Twenty-four-year-old Firhaana Bulbulia is a recipient of a Chevening scholarship, a Queen’s Young Leader as well as the founder of Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies.… Link: Empowering Muslim women

‘Rethink’

Source: Barbados Today If Government increases the current $2 bus fares by 100 per cent, one group of private public transport operators and owners are considering taking only… Link: ‘Rethink’

Teen killed during altercation with police

Source: Barbados Today An 18-year-old lay dead in his neighbourhood yesterday after an exchange of gun fire with police. Kadeem Ifill was one of two men involved in… Link: Teen killed during altercation with police

Question time in Estimates gets thumbs up

Source: Barbados Today A public sector management specialist is giving the Mia Mottley-led administration the thumbs up for making provisions for public servants to answer questions during debate… Link: Question time in Estimates gets thumbs up

Sweet win for Sobers

Source: Nation Newspaper THE UNWAVERING efforts of the Sobers (Red) House athletes allowed them to return to the highest level of the podium during Lester Vaughn’s Inter-House Athletic… Link: Sweet win for Sobers

Cadogan gets all-clear

Source: Nation Newspaper LEVI CADOGAN, one of this country’s fastest men and a member of the Barbados team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been cleared to run… Link: Cadogan gets all-clear

Teen shot dead

Source: Nation Newspaper A TEENAGER was shot dead last night during a police operation at London Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael. Police public relations officer Acting Inspector Rodney… Link: Teen shot dead

BWA: Brace for outages

Source: Nation Newspaper PEOPLE IN ALMOST EVERY PARISH should start bracing for water outages or low supply at certain periods, as the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) is reporting… Link: BWA: Brace for outages

Celebs film at Oistins teaser

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS is fast becoming a location for the filming of reality TV shows. The Barbados Tourism Management Inc. and Oistins Fish Festival organisers cashed in… Link: Celebs film at Oistins teaser

UPDATE: Shooting victim identified

Source: Nation Newspaper Police have identified the victim of a shooting involving the police. He is 18-year-old Kadeem Ifill of London Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael. Police Public… Link: UPDATE: Shooting victim identified

Paradise taking care of its own

Source: Barbados Today President of Paradise Football Club Adrian Donovan showed five of his senior national players some appreciation with monetary gifts before they departed this morning to… Link: Paradise taking care of its own

Windies upgrade

Source: Barbados Today ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Boosted by the return of all-rounder Andre Russell, West Indies will continue their quest for their first series win in five… Link: Windies upgrade

Defending monarch to be tenth on stage

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Defending National Calypso Monarch Helon Francis will perform at position No.10 in tomorrow’s final of the 2019 edition of the competition.… Link: Defending monarch to be tenth on stage

Police probe fatal shooting

Source: Barbados Today Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting at London Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael. Barbados Today understands the victim is a male. (more… Link: Police probe fatal shooting

Police in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Two police vehicles have reportedly been involved in a collision at Norman Niles roundabout The officers were responding to the shooting incident at Brittons Hill.… Link: Police in accident

UPDATE: One dead in Brittons Hill shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper One man is dead following reports of shots fired at London Road, Brittons Hill. More details as they come to hand. (NATIONNEWS) Link: UPDATE: One dead in Brittons Hill shooting

Shooting in Brittons Hill

Source: Nation Newspaper There are multiple reports reaching NATIONNEWS of gunshots fired at London Road, Brittons Hill. Police are currently on the scene. More details as they come… Link: Shooting in Brittons Hill

Know your heritage

Source: Barbados Today Students from Good Shepherd Primary School were able to experience elements of African culture first hand as they celebrated Black History Month under the theme… Link: Know your heritage

Health, wealth, prosperity for all

Source: Barbados Today by George Alleyne The CARICOM neighbour with the largest number of nationals in Barbados, Guyana, observed its 49th year since becoming a republic, and nationals… Link: Health, wealth, prosperity for all

Trouble spots

Source: Barbados Today Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders open a two-day inter-sessional summit here on Tuesday, overshadowed by the unfolding economic and political events in Venezuela, Guyana, Haiti as… Link: Trouble spots

Russell called up for final two ODIs

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – All-rounder Andre Russell has been drafted into the West Indies squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against England. The 30-year-old, overlooked… Link: Russell called up for final two ODIs

Uniform challenge

Source: Barbados Today At least one group of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) owners is standing behind workers who complained last week of being blindsided by the Transport Authority’s… Link: Uniform challenge

More cameras for port

Source: Barbados Today An alarming number of shipping containers has been entering the country through the Bridgetown Port without being scanned by customs officers, leaving a gaping opening… Link: More cameras for port

Skerritt takes issue with Cameron’s comment

Source: Nation Newspaper FORMER West Indies manager Ricky Skerritt says he is disappointed but not surprised at Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) president Dave Cameron’s negative response to his… Link: Skerritt takes issue with Cameron’s comment

Foot-brawl

Source: Nation Newspaper IT WAS a case of the Government boots and the ‘Blues’ sharing blowsin a bruising battle at the Wildey Turf on Sunday night. Consequently, the… Link: Foot-brawl

‘Shocked’ over axing

Source: Nation Newspaper THE AGENCY SET UP to measure and help improve productivity in Barbados is going the way of the dodo. The National Productivity Council, established in… Link: ‘Shocked’ over axing

Small business won’t be left out

Source: Nation Newspaper ORDINARY BARBADIAN CRAFTSPEOPLE and others engaged in indigenous businesses will be given accommodation in an expanded departure section of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA).… Link: Small business won’t be left out

Still reeling

Source: Barbados Today The schoolgirl who was brutally beaten into a state of unconsciousness by her then schoolmates at the Lester Vaughan Secondary School almost two years ago… Link: Still reeling

Sports personalities rewarded

Source: Barbados Today Some of Barbados’ top personalities in sports received rewards for their achievements in 2018  at the National Sports Council’s Awards Ceremony on Saturday at the Garfield… Link: Sports personalities rewarded

Empire arrested

Source: Barbados Today Zone two leaders Empire were replaced at the top of the table after talented midfielder Rashad Jules netted a brace to give Barbados Defence Force… Link: Empire arrested

Road marking starts tonight

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Transport Works and Maintenance’s road marking team will be carrying out work today, Monday, February 25 and tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26, from… Link: Road marking starts tonight

Haynes remanded to HMP Dodds

Source: Barbados Today A St Michael man was today remanded to HMP Dodds on gun charges. Jamal Nicholi Haynes, 34,  of 7th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael was… Link: Haynes remanded to HMP Dodds

Haynes remanded on gun charge

Source: Nation Newspaper On Monday, February 25, police arrested and formally charged Gamal Nicholi Haynes, 34, of 7th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael with Possession of Firearm without… Link: Haynes remanded on gun charge

QC wins US Embassy’s Black History Month competition

Source: Nation Newspaper Twelve schools participated in the United States Embassy’s Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition. Students delivered outstanding speeches on a variety of topics related… Link: QC wins US Embassy’s Black History Month competition

BHS remembers Chandler

Source: Nation Newspaper Below is the full statement of a tribute to Dr Frances Chandler from the Barbados Horticultural Society. The President, committee of management and member for… Link: BHS remembers Chandler

Update: Fire destroys house in St Philip

Source: Nation Newspaper A two-bedroom house at #2 Chapel Land, St Philip was destroyed by fire today.  Fire officials were unable to save any of the possessions of… Link: Update: Fire destroys house in St Philip

Business Monday: WIBISCO revenues increase

Source: Barbados Advocate WIBISCO’s Chairman, David Bynoe. THE West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO) continues to do well chalking up group revenues of $61.0 million for the financial… Link: Business Monday: WIBISCO revenues increase

Business Monday: Barbados must see growth

Source: Barbados Advocate Donna Wellington (right) and Greg McConnie, at the news conference. GROWTH in the Barbados economy is not likely to happen in a hurry. This is… Link: Business Monday: Barbados must see growth

Don’t risk Ricky!

Source: Nation Newspaper President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron says Ricky Skerritt’s history as West Indies team manager has disqualified him as a candidate to… Link: Don’t risk Ricky!

All hands on deck

Source: Nation Newspaper FOUR MONTHS AFTER she lost her home and all her possessions to fire, Esther Clarke may soon be turning her own keys again. Some good… Link: All hands on deck

Derelict vehicles to be moved

Source: Nation Newspaper DERELICT VEHICLES that owners failed to dump after being served with notices to do so, will be removed at the owners’ expense in a Government-staged… Link: Derelict vehicles to be moved

Market upgrade

Source: Nation Newspaper THE BERINDA COX FISH MARKET in Oistins will be in for a complete upgrade later this year. Word of this has come from Minister of… Link: Market upgrade

St Michael trio on target

Source: Nation Newspaper   FRESH FROM their historic day-night Glow Sports, The St Michael School continue to set the pace in track and field. Three of their athletes… Link: St Michael trio on target

Stop the blame game, DLP tells PM

Source: Barbados Today The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) has called on Prime Minister Mia Mottley to stop the blame game and buckle down to the task of administering… Link: Stop the blame game, DLP tells PM

Ann Hill School closed for this week

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Ann Hill School, at Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael, will be closed this week.… Link: Ann Hill School closed for this week

Dress code comes into effect March 1

Source: Barbados Today The Transport Authority has advised all permit holders and operators (drivers and conductors) of privately-owned routed public service vehicles – minibuses and route taxis –… Link: Dress code comes into effect March 1

Come home Bajans in 2020

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley has urged Barbadians living across the world to come home for 2020. Mottley made the appeal at the launch of We… Link: Come home Bajans in 2020

Locals stand in solidarity with Venezuela

Source: Barbados Today For the second time this month, the Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee stood within environs of the British High Commission and the Canadian High Commission to peacefully protest against the “imperialist aggression” displayed by… Link: Locals stand in solidarity with Venezuela

Agrofest at 15

Source: Barbados Today In its 15th year, Agrofest has continued to showcase the diverse and innovative products from Barbadians and also throughout the region. This Saturday, droves of locals and visitors gathered at the Queens Park for the island’s biggest agricultural exhibition.  With nearly 300 booths taking up the grounds, there was something for… Link: Agrofest at 15

Water scam

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) has uncovered a case of squatters paying for illegal water at the Rock Hall, St Philip squatters village. Acting on… Link: Water scam

Vacation-ready

Source: Nation Newspaper Enter Hilton Grand Vacations into the mix. With visitor arrivals on the rise for 2019, another major player is set to roll out within the… Link: Vacation-ready

Policyholders in limbo

Source: Nation Newspaper Former CLICO policyholders and investors feel they are reliving their nightmare ten years after the company collapsed. Barbados Investors and Policyholders Alliance (BIPA) president June… Link: Policyholders in limbo

A case against CWI ‘executive presidency’

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – Cricket West Indies presidential candidate, Ricky Skerritt says a plan by incumbent Dave Cameron to transform the position into an executive presidency would… Link: A case against CWI ‘executive presidency’

Tough Day 3 for Pride

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTOWN – Barbados Pride were left desperately needing wickets on today’s final day after Kavem Hodge’s eighth first-class half-century put Windward Islands Volcanoes in sight… Link: Tough Day 3 for Pride

PM Mottley pays tribute to late agronomist

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister, Mia Mottley has paid tribute to the late Agronomist, Dr Frances Chandler, who passed away earlier today, describing her as an outstanding agronomist.… Link: PM Mottley pays tribute to late agronomist

PM pays tribute to late agronomist

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley has paid tribute to the late Agronomist, Dr Frances Chandler, who passed away earlier today, describing her as an outstanding… Link: PM pays tribute to late agronomist

Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

Source: Nation Newspaper CUCUTA, Colombia/URENA, Venezuela – Venezuelan troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro fired tear gas and rubber pellets at opposition supporters seeking to bring foreign aid… Link: Venezuela humanitarian aid met with teargas and gunfire on borders

Vehicle overturns in accident

Source: Nation Newspaper Reports reaching NATIONNEWS are that there has been an accident in Pilgrim Road, Christ Church. One vehicle has struck a bus stop and overturned. One… Link: Vehicle overturns in accident

VENEZUELA – Soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border

Source: Barbados Today BBC – Soldiers from the Venezuelan national guard have left their posts ahead of an opposition-led effort to bring aid into the country, Colombia’s migration… Link: VENEZUELA – Soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border

Agriculture sector critical

Source: Barbados Today Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, has underscored the importance of the agricultural sector, saying it is necessary that Barbados achieves a greater… Link: Agriculture sector critical

A life long battle

Source: Barbados Today The challenge to women suffering from endometriosis, extremely painful periods in the menstrual cycle, is not only enduring the harrowing experience that usually spans three… Link: A life long battle

The overspill of Haiti’s persistent problems

Source: Barbados Today This commentary, being written on Thursday, February 21, is about troubling developments in Haiti and the constraints upon the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that prohibit… Link: The overspill of Haiti’s persistent problems

End of the season

Source: Barbados Today Last week I was looking in my Barbados TODAY folder and I discovered that I had written my first article on January 26, 2011. It… Link: End of the season

More than an exhibition

Source: Barbados Today by Kareem Smith The thousands of students flocking to Queens Park from early Friday morning revealed that another year of AgroFest 2019 has begun and… Link: More than an exhibition

Eyes on 2020

Source: Barbados Today by Anesta Henry Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is appealing to Barbadians living abroad and those who love the nation, to gather in Barbados in… Link: Eyes on 2020

Committee wants change in way layoff process is managed

Source: Barbados Today The committee set up to monitor the performance of the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme has recommended that Government re-engineer its process of… Link: Committee wants change in way layoff process is managed

Scope for expansion into research

Source: Barbados Today Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Marsha Caddle believes that the research and development sector can add value to the island’s economy. Caddle made this observation while delivering the opening address at the three-day… Link: Scope for expansion into research

PSV dress code comes into effect March 1

Source: Nation Newspaper The Transport Authority has advised all permit holders and operators (drivers and conductors) of privately-owned routed public service vehicles – minibuses and route taxis -… Link: PSV dress code comes into effect March 1

Road death case adjourned until July

Source: Barbados Today A 26-year-old woman has been granted $10,000 bail after appearing in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with causing the death of 74-year-old Janette Danglois, four months… Link: Road death case adjourned until July

Psychiatric evaluation ordered for cocaine addict

Source: Barbados Today A scaffold builder’s life has been slowly crumbling from cocaine use. And when Ken Dacosta Murrell, of 2nd Avenue Park Road, Bush Hall, St Michael… Link: Psychiatric evaluation ordered for cocaine addict

Best facing firearm charge

Source: Barbados Today A 24-year-old welder began his first day on remand at HMP Dodds after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on a firearm charge. It… Link: Best facing firearm charge

Utility worker charged with murder

Source: Barbados Today A 36-year-old utility worker was today remanded to HMP Dodds on a capital offence. Anthonia Windgrove Ellis, of Denny Road, Thorpes, St James appeared before… Link: Utility worker charged with murder

City home gutted by fire; another damaged

Source: Barbados Today City resident David Taylor is looking for a place to rest his head tonight after his house was destroyed in a blaze. The 48-year-old father… Link: City home gutted by fire; another damaged

‘Where are the guns coming from?’

Source: Nation Newspaper Clinical criminologist Kim Ramsay wants to know where the guns are coming from as Barbados struggles with an unprecedented number of murders for the early… Link: ‘Where are the guns coming from?’

30 bodies unclaimed

Source: Nation Newspaper About 30 corpses have been left unclaimed in the morgue of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for more than a year. And yesterday, Minister of Elder… Link: 30 bodies unclaimed

Gabriel twist

Source: Nation Newspaper The board of Cricket West Indies (CWI) never got the chance to deal with the recent controversial four-match suspension of fast bowler Shannon Gabriel. Barbados… Link: Gabriel twist

Third victory for Blue

Source: Nation Newspaper Victrix ludorum Jovanna Gustave copped 119 points and powered Ifill House (Blue) to their third successive victory at Daryll Jordan’s Inter-House Athletics Championships at the… Link: Third victory for Blue

Thrill of WI victory

Source: Nation Newspaper There were scenes of uninhibited jubilation in the stands at Kensington Oval last night for the triumphant West Indies team. Spurred by Shimron Hetmyer’s scintillating… Link: Thrill of WI victory

Am I a criminal?

Source: Barbados Today I remember writing previously that although I loved driving and had a car which was faster than others, I never ran afoul of the law.… Link: Am I a criminal?

PM: Youth need our support and guidance

Source: Barbados Advocate Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley during her address at yesterday’s opening ceremony of the two-day annual conference of the Barbados Association of Office Professionals at… Link: PM: Youth need our support and guidance

2019 sugar harvesting may not be so sweet

Source: Barbados Today This year’s sugar cane harvest will fall significantly short of expectations. And to make matters worse, there is uncertainty about whether reaping will begin on… Link: 2019 sugar harvesting may not be so sweet

Ease court strain

Source: Barbados Today The backlog in Barbados’ judicial system could be significantly reduced by making amendments to the law and giving magistrates more power, two senior jurists have… Link: Ease court strain

BTEditorial – Ending blissful ignorance of Estimates

Source: Barbados Today Not known for any great legal conceits or passions, David Souter, a justice of the US Supreme Court, distinguished himself by retiring at a relatively… Link: BTEditorial – Ending blissful ignorance of Estimates

Not so minister, says union

Source: Barbados Today President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Sean Spencer is pushing back on claims by Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw, that his union failed… Link: Not so minister, says union

School surveillance urgently needed, says former BUT boss

Source: Barbados Today Former head of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd, is calling on the Ministry of Education to install surveillance cameras at schools across… Link: School surveillance urgently needed, says former BUT boss

SDA church cries shame on fraudsters

Source: Barbados Today The Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church is crying shame on fraudsters who are seeking to exploit the church. President of the Barbados-based East Caribbean Conference of… Link: SDA church cries shame on fraudsters

Millions owed to NHC

Source: Nation Newspaper The Government is owed more than $9 million in rent by residential and commercial tenants. This was revealed by Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural… Link: Millions owed to NHC

Dying tax

Source: Barbados Today Government’s decision to make Barbados a low-tax jurisdiction across the board will not go down in history as a make-or-break moment for Barbados’ economic sustainability,… Link: Dying tax

Layoffs ‘first phase of reform’

Source: Nation Newspaper The recent separation of workers from the Public Service must not be seen merely as retrenchment, but as the first phase in modernising the public… Link: Layoffs ‘first phase of reform’

Grantley Adams chair switch

Source: Nation Newspaper George Griffith, the former head of the Barbados Family Planning Association, has been appointed the new chairman of the Grantley Adams Memorial School. He was… Link: Grantley Adams chair switch

Fousa to know fate on Monday

Source: Barbados Today A Canadian woman is behind bars awaiting her fate after using an Xbox game console to smuggle two kilos of cocaine into Barbados. Valarie DaRosa… Link: Fousa to know fate on Monday

St John man admits to drug haul on Bath Beach

Source: Barbados Today A St John resident currently on remand at HMP Dodds pleaded guilty to several drug offences in the Supreme Court today three years after he… Link: St John man admits to drug haul on Bath Beach

Skerritt versus Cameron

Source: Nation Newspaper Ricky Skerritt is seeking to end Dave Cameron’s six-year reign as president of Cricket West Indies (CWI). The former West Indies team manager, who hails… Link: Skerritt versus Cameron

Argentina signs MOU to get help with cricket

Source: Nation Newspaper The dream of Argentina’s ambassador to Barbados Gustavo Pandiani to discover the next Lionel Messi in Barbados while creating the next Sir Garry Sobers in… Link: Argentina signs MOU to get help with cricket

Sarah Rector (1902-1967)

Source: Barbados Today Born as the daughter of freed men in 1902, Sarah Rector rose from humble beginnings to reportedly become the wealthiest black girl in the US… Link: Sarah Rector (1902-1967)

More than just academics

Source: Barbados Today BCC’s Got Talent was a movie. Last Saturday, this talent show fulfilled its aim of showcasing some of the creative abilities that Barbados Community College… Link: More than just academics

Police identify man stabbed in City

Source: Nation Newspaper Police responded to a report of a stabbing which occurred sometime after 2 p.m. yesterday, along Swan Street, The City.   Investigations revealed that there was… Link: Police identify man stabbed in City

Man charged with murder

Source: Nation Newspaper Police in the Northern Division have arrested and charged 47-year-old Lloyd Allan Leacock of Clifton Hill, St Thomas with the murder of Patrick Barker. He… Link: Man charged with murder

Gileon’s guide

Source: Barbados Today by Anesta Henry Centenarian Gileon Lescar Carrington believes minding his own business and following the Good Book are two of the secrets to his longevity… Link: Gileon’s guide

Man shot by masked men in St Philip

Source: Nation Newspaper Police say about 9:30 p.m on Wednesday, 28-year-old Neico Omali Blackman,  was attacked by two masked men at his residence in Ruby Tenantry, St Philip and… Link: Man shot by masked men in St Philip

Red win again at CP

Source: Nation Newspaper   The Red Warriors (Set B) won their third straight war when they gained 760 points to capture Coleridge & Parry’s Inter-House Athletics Championships at… Link: Red win again at CP

  England upstage Gayle

Source: Nation Newspaper   CHRIS GAYLE’s six-hitting spree was in vain as the West Indies spilled a golden chance to beat world No.1 ranked England in a high-scoring… Link:   England upstage Gayle

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