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December 13, 2019

Barbados

School, workplace violence ‘link’

Source: Barbados Today Violence in schools has reached “crisis proportions” the labour union movement’s umbrella organisation today declared, as it sought to link the trend to a wider… Link: School, workplace violence ‘link’

NAB to pay fired home helper

Source: Nation Newspaper A home helper who was fired won her case before the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) yesterday. Sharada Walters took the National Assistance Board (NAB) before… Link: NAB to pay fired home helper

Thomas hits three in U-19 opener

Source: Nation Newspaper Saviola Thomas christened the new National Sports Council and Youth Development Programme Under-19 Community Football Tournament with a hat- trick on Sunday night. Thomas’ first… Link: Thomas hits three in U-19 opener

Joe accuses CBC of censorship

Source: Nation Newspaper The state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been accused by Opposition Leader, Bishop Joseph Atherley of censoring news in Government’s favour. He expressed this view… Link: Joe accuses CBC of censorship

Man sentenced to 455 days

Source: Nation Newspaper Joel McKenzie McDonald Springer, 52, of Hope Road and Northumberland, St Lucy will spend the next 455 days at HMP Dodds. Justice Randall Worrell imposed… Link: Man sentenced to 455 days

Windies ready for Afghan challenge

Source: Nation Newspaper LUCKNOW – West Indies have prepared for a “difficult” challenge from relative newcomers Afghanistan in the one-off inaugural cricket Test between the two teams, which… Link: Windies ready for Afghan challenge

More CBC cuts coming

Source: Nation Newspaper It appears more staff cuts could be coming for the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as well as a new business direction. Minister of Education, Technological… Link: More CBC cuts coming

Good Shepherd secures last semi-final spot

Source: Barbados Today Jordan’s Supermarket Good Shepherd Primary secured another convincing victory when they trounced Eden Lodge Primary by 42 runs today at Lears in the fourth and… Link: Good Shepherd secures last semi-final spot

Gayle opts out of ODI series against India

Source: Barbados Today Hard hitting opening batsman Chris Gayle has turned down the opportunity to represent the regional side in next month’s One Day International (ODI) series against… Link: Gayle opts out of ODI series against India

Tough test expected from Afghanistan

Source: Barbados Today West Indies have prepared for a “difficult” challenge from novices Afghanistan when the one-off inaugural Test between the two teams bowls off in Lucknow, India,… Link: Tough test expected from Afghanistan

Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Finance Minister Colm Imbert said Monday that the Trinidad and Tobago government was being urged to adopt a structural adjustment… Link: Trinidad rejected IMF proposals

Hands off Mbappe

Source: Nation Newspaper MADRID – Paris St Germain (PSG) manager Thomas Tuchel has told Zinedine Zidane to stop fantasising about prising away forward Kylian Mbappe, after the Real… Link: Hands off Mbappe

Peace returning to Bolivia

Source: Nation Newspaper SACABA, Bolivia – Bolivians have taken down roadblocks and struck peace deals after a month of protests and deadly clashes convulsed the nation in the… Link: Peace returning to Bolivia

Former White House lawyer must testify

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – Former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a federal judge ruled on Monday, rejecting… Link: Former White House lawyer must testify

‘Missing no more’ – The curious case of BM506 before PAC

Source: Barbados Today A Transport Board manager once in charge of quality assurance has denied knowing anything about seven buses that the Audit Office declared were missing, Parliament’s… Link: ‘Missing no more’ – The curious case of BM506 before PAC

#BTEditorial – Just one prick is all it takes

Source: Barbados Today Attention all Barbadian men and the women who love them: There are no more reasons to fear getting your prostate gland checked for cancer. Last… Link: #BTEditorial – Just one prick is all it takes

Reversed tax credit coming

Source: Barbados Today Lower income Barbadians will soon be on the receiving end of a Government policy intended to offset some of the burden being borne by citizens… Link: Reversed tax credit coming

PSVs give nod to two-month trial

Source: Barbados Today The Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) is not opposed to the recent decision by the Transport Authority to enforce the controversial five-minute rule for… Link: PSVs give nod to two-month trial

Money ‘no problem’ for quality data – IDB official

Source: Barbados Today Lawmakers were today warned not to allow the state of the economy to jeopardize the country’s chances of having quality and up-to-date information so better… Link: Money ‘no problem’ for quality data – IDB official

Wales, Ellerton wins set up final date

Source: Nation Newspaper Weymouth Wales emphatically booked their spot in next Sunday’s Capelli Super Cup final after a pulsating 3-1 win over arch-rivals Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme… Link: Wales, Ellerton wins set up final date

PAC grills ex-manager

Source: Nation Newspaper The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) had lots of questions for former quality assurance manager at the Transport Board, Sylvan Codrington, yesterday, but for chairman Bishop… Link: PAC grills ex-manager

Spartan win Elite Division title

Source: Barbados Today Spartan are the winners of the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) Elite Division. The Queen’s Park-based club ended a decade-long drought on the final day of… Link: Spartan win Elite Division title

Champion horse dies

Source: Barbados Today The 2019 Barbados Derby winner Nzinga passed away today. Reports are that the three-year-old filly was recovering from an abscess in a hoof that subsequently… Link: Champion horse dies

Archer subjected to racial abuse

Source: Barbados Today New Zealand Cricket says it will apologise to Jofra Archer after the fast bowler received “racial insults” from a member of the crowd following his… Link: Archer subjected to racial abuse

Primary school road tennis starts tomorrow

Source: Barbados Today It is time the student population of Barbados begins to take its cultural and sporting heritage more seriously, says Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and… Link: Primary school road tennis starts tomorrow

Sluice gate opening, beach to be closed

Source: Nation Newspaper The sluice gate at the Graeme Hall Swamp, Christ Church, will be opened on Tuesday. The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification says this is… Link: Sluice gate opening, beach to be closed

Eden Lodge Primary School defaced

Source: Nation Newspaper Students of the Eden Lodge Primary School had to be temporarily relocated this morning after offensive graffiti was discovered on several walls of the school.… Link: Eden Lodge Primary School defaced

Uber loses licence to operate in London

Source: Nation Newspaper Uber will not be granted a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures, Transport for London (TfL) has said. The regulator said… Link: Uber loses licence to operate in London

Four Bajans picked in West Indies U19 Squad

Source: Nation Newspaper All-rounder Matthew Forde and left-arm fast bowler Ramon Simmonds have been named in the West Indies squad for the upcoming ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup… Link: Four Bajans picked in West Indies U19 Squad

Johnson offers up new Brexit promise for Christmas

Source: Nation Newspaper British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Sunday “to get Brexit done”, with his Conservative Party making an election pledge to bring his deal to… Link: Johnson offers up new Brexit promise for Christmas

US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer fired over Seal case

Source: Nation Newspaper US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has fired Navy chief Richard Spencer over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal demoted for misconduct. The… Link: US Navy Secretary Richard Spencer fired over Seal case

St Philip man fatally shot

Source: Barbados Today A St Philip man is the island’s 43rd murder victim. Denzil Obed Scarboro, alias Blue, 29, of Farm Road, St Philip was fatally shot at… Link: St Philip man fatally shot

UPDATE: Murder #43

Source: Nation Newspaper The man who was shot and killed late last night has been identified as Denzil Obed Scarboro, alias Blue, of Farm Road, St Philip. The… Link: UPDATE: Murder #43

Murder #43

Source: Nation Newspaper A man was shot and killed late last night at Eastbourne, St Philip. Police spokesman, acting inspector Rodney Inniss, confirmed the shooting death. Lawmen are… Link: Murder #43

Four Ps profit Spartan

Source: Nation Newspaper   PREPARATION, practice, planning and performance by multiple players were key planks in Spartan’s winning the Barbados Cricket Association’s Elite Division title this season. Long-standing… Link: Four Ps profit Spartan

Coach: Pride can do better

Source: Nation Newspaper BARBADOS PRIDE topped Zone A of the Colonial Insurance Super50 Cup but coach Emmerson Trotman feels there is room for improvement. After completing the group… Link: Coach: Pride can do better

Trust Loan Fund seeking to broaden its mandate

Source: Barbados Today A year after opening its doors to finance micro, small and medium-sized enterprises across the island, the Trust Loan Fund is seeking to broaden its… Link: Trust Loan Fund seeking to broaden its mandate

DCCA advises not to use romaine lettuce from California

Source: Nation Newspaper   The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) is advising Barbadians not to consume romaine lettuce from California. In a statement issued through the… Link: DCCA advises not to use romaine lettuce from California

Men shying away from critical medical tests

Source: Barbados Today There are still too many men shying away from critical consultations and medical tests, which could mean the difference between life and death, according to… Link: Men shying away from critical medical tests

St Michael Parish Ambassadors win Spirit of the Nation Show

Source: Nation Newspaper Lisa Harewood and Jaleel Shannon are this year’s Most Outstanding Parish Ambassadors. With a total of 1,594.5 points, they went into The Spirit of the Nation Show on… Link: St Michael Parish Ambassadors win Spirit of the Nation Show

Barbados external exchange offer preliminary results

Source: Barbados Today Government has announced that the invitations and consent solicitations announced on November 5 in respect of seven series of U.S. dollar claims on the Government… Link: Barbados external exchange offer preliminary results

Polyclinic pharmacies to close early on Tuesday

Source: Barbados Today All pharmacies in polyclinics and outpatient clinics will close at noon on Tuesday, November 26, to facilitate staff training. The Ministry of Health and Wellness… Link: Polyclinic pharmacies to close early on Tuesday

Amazon contesting Defence contact in court

Source: Nation Newspaper Amazon.com Inc filed a lawsuit in a federal U.S. court on Friday contesting the United States Defence Department’s decision last month to award a Pentagon… Link: Amazon contesting Defence contact in court

Belize Bar president files suit against Chief Justice

Source: Nation Newspaper BELMOPAN – The President of the Belize Bar Association (BBA), Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, has filed a claim against Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, following her removal as… Link: Belize Bar president files suit against Chief Justice

Fogging Schedule November 25 – 29

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme continues this week in a number of parishes. On Monday, November 25, districts in St Philip to… Link: Fogging Schedule November 25 – 29

Parade of pomp and pageantry for Independence

Source: Nation Newspaper Pomp and pageantry will be the order of the day when the annual Independence Day Parade and ‘We Barbados’ Procession is held on Saturday. The… Link: Parade of pomp and pageantry for Independence

Nation treat for readers

Source: Nation Newspaper No other delicacy symbolises Independence more than a conkie. As Barbados approaches its 53rd birthday on November 30, the Nation Publishing Co. Limited embarked on… Link: Nation treat for readers

Death leaves mother in shock

Source: Nation Newspaper Margaret Gill is still in shock that her only son Mark Gill is Barbados’ latest road fatality – the tenth for the year. The 27-year-old,… Link: Death leaves mother in shock

A blue human circle for diabetes awareness

Source: Barbados Today The Diabetes Association of Barbados continued its activities for Diabetes Month with a grand spectacle in the form of a human circle, which took shape… Link: A blue human circle for diabetes awareness

Gay, married Barbadian priest elected Bishop of Missoiuri

Source: Barbados Today The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri on Saturday elected Rev Deon K Johnson as its 11th diocesan bishop at Christ Church Cathedral in St Louis. Johnson… Link: Gay, married Barbadian priest elected Bishop of Missoiuri

Grieving mom says Mark Gill was a ‘good guy’

Source: Barbados Today Margaret Gill, the grieving mother of 27-year-old Mark Gill who lost his life in a vehicle accident just after midnight, has described her only child… Link: Grieving mom says Mark Gill was a ‘good guy’

No E. coli in Barbados’ water supply

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, has firmly denounced the circulation of social media messages claiming that there is E. coli in the… Link: No E. coli in Barbados’ water supply

Grenada bans the sale of sodas and other snacks at schools

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Grenada government says it will ban the sale of carbonated beverages and other snacks on the compound of all public… Link: Grenada bans the sale of sodas and other snacks at schools

Trinidad: Weed decriminalising bill goes to Parliament

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government yesterday formally informed Parliament of its intention to introduce legislation allowing for the decriminalisation of… Link: Trinidad: Weed decriminalising bill goes to Parliament

Fatal collision off Mighty Grynner Highway

Source: Nation Newspaper A 27-year-old St Michael man died in an early morning accident just off the Mighty Grynner Highway. Mark Gill of Strathclyde was the sole occupant… Link: Fatal collision off Mighty Grynner Highway

Road fatality on Mighty Grynner Highway

Source: Barbados Today Police are investigating a  road traffic collision, which occurred just after midnight on Saturday along the Mighty Grynner Highway, St Michael. The collision has resulted… Link: Road fatality on Mighty Grynner Highway

Pacer Babb paves the way

Source: Nation Newspaper Fast bowler Joshua Babb grabbed four wickets and also chipped in with the bat to lead St Stephen’s into the semi-finals of the National Sports… Link: Pacer Babb paves the way

BERT programme still ‘on target’

Source: Barbados Today The committee established to monitor the Government’s performance under the Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation (BERT) programme said today all of this year’s fiscal targets… Link: BERT programme still ‘on target’

House of Assembly takes up Rasta ganja bill

Source: Barbados Today Lawmakers today moved to allow Rastafarians to use marijuana for their sacramental purposes while the Pentecostal preacher who is the Leader of the Opposition suggested… Link: House of Assembly takes up Rasta ganja bill

Republic staff walk off the job

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) has condemned what it calls the deliberate and unsatisfactory labour practices of Republic Bank Ltd. And the union’s deputy general… Link: Republic staff walk off the job

Mayweather Jr. announces 2020 return to the ring

Source: Barbados Today Just days after publicly declaring he was done with the “brutal sport” of boxing, former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has announced a 2020 comeback. The… Link: Mayweather Jr. announces 2020 return to the ring

Bravo in red-hot form

Source: Barbados Today PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo struck an unbeaten half-century to pass 300 runs for the Super50 Cup as Trinidad and… Link: Bravo in red-hot form

Bank still operational despite "high absenteeism”

Source: Nation Newspaper Republic Bank has confirmed that even though there is an “unusually high staff absenteeism” at certain branches, all branches of the bank remain open with… Link: Bank still operational despite "high absenteeism”

Flash flood warning for some parts of Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Meteorological Service has issued a flash-flood warning for central and western sections of Barbados until 5p.m. A flash flood warning means that flooding… Link: Flash flood warning for some parts of Barbados

Republic Bank workers off the job

Source: Nation Newspaper Scores of Republic Bank workers are off the job and meeting with the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) as they protest among other things, management’s response to their… Link: Republic Bank workers off the job

Poll points to DLP victory in Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU, Dominica – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) Thursday said many Dominicans expect the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to win the December… Link: Poll points to DLP victory in Dominica

Update on electricity and water outages

Source: Nation Newspaper The Press Secretary to the Prime Minister issued an update on the power and water outages experienced earlier this week. This is the full statement.  Considerable progress… Link: Update on electricity and water outages

Mourinho ready for fresh start at Spurs

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, who described himself as happy and humble, has vowed to bring success to the struggling north London… Link: Mourinho ready for fresh start at Spurs

Hill wraps up testimony in impeachment inquiry

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically… Link: Hill wraps up testimony in impeachment inquiry

Netanyahu won’t resign despite charges

Source: Nation Newspaper JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country deep in… Link: Netanyahu won’t resign despite charges

New homeland . . . New Barbadians will integrate and contribute

Source: Barbados Today A group of persons from across the globe yesterday received their Barbadian citizenship documentation in the full knowledge that they are now officially a piece… Link: New homeland . . . New Barbadians will integrate and contribute

Fans lose boxing lawsuit

Source: Barbados Today A U.S. appeals court today said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot… Link: Fans lose boxing lawsuit

Latapy: ‘Players must believe in themselves

Source: Barbados Today Head coach of the Barbados Football Association’s senior Tridents, Russell Latapy, has urged his players to trust the process that had got them to where… Link: Latapy: ‘Players must believe in themselves

WORLD – Israel’s prime minister indicted on corruption charges

Source: Barbados Today JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening… Link: WORLD – Israel’s prime minister indicted on corruption charges

No school at Springer Memorial tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Springer Memorial Secondary School will be closed tomorrow to facilitate cleaning of a storage area where Agroproducts and cleaning agents were stored on the school’s… Link: No school at Springer Memorial tomorrow

QC student second in regional essay competition

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados has once again placed in the top three of the regional component of the Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition. Alyssa Blades… Link: QC student second in regional essay competition

Trio charged with murder remanded

Source: Nation Newspaper The three men charged with the murder of Jamar Omar Haynes were remanded to HMP Dodds when they appeared in court today. Jandolph St Clair,… Link: Trio charged with murder remanded

Collapsed well floor halts work at Hampton

Source: Nation Newspaper Customers in parts of Christ Church and St Philip should brace for outages following an incident at the Barbados Water Authority’s Hampton Pumping Station. While… Link: Collapsed well floor halts work at Hampton

Three charged with Nelson Street killing

Source: Nation Newspaper Three men charged with the murder of Jamar Omar Haynes and other crimes are expected to appear in the District “A” Magistrates today. They are… Link: Three charged with Nelson Street killing

Oil brightens Guyana’s prospects

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN, Guyana – President David Granger said Wednesday that the emerging petroleum industry provides an “exciting economic and enterprising development” for Guyana and will enhance… Link: Oil brightens Guyana’s prospects

Investors' conference on Airport coming soon

Source: Nation Newspaper A wide variety of stakeholders can expect to hear about investment opportunities for the proposed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA)… Link: Investors' conference on Airport coming soon

20 in race for presidency

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The historically large field of Democratic presidential candidates vying to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next November’s U.S. election was reduced… Link: 20 in race for presidency

UN: Polluters far from targets

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – The world’s major fossil fuel producers are set to bust global environmental goals with excessive coal, oil and gas extraction in the next… Link: UN: Polluters far from targets

Not ‘a single cent’ paid to Mirchandanis

Source: Barbados Today Drama and confusion erupted last evening during part of a public engagement called by the developers of the Hyatt Ziva Barbados Resort to share information… Link: Not ‘a single cent’ paid to Mirchandanis

BL&P to spend $4m ‘to rent additional power’

Source: Barbados Today A day after admitting that it is running on aging generators, half of which should have been replaced, the Barbados Light and Power Company today… Link: BL&P to spend m ‘to rent additional power’

Amid gaps, Barbados praised for child rights

Source: Barbados Today Barbados has been praised for making major strides in implementing child survival and development rights, according to UNICEF Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean… Link: Amid gaps, Barbados praised for child rights

Market fees to rise

Source: Barbados Today Increased rent, a code of conduct and a new dress code are among changes on the horizon for vendors at the Berinda Cox Fish Market… Link: Market fees to rise

‘Nationality law changes are coming’

Source: Barbados Today Citing a declining population, a growing elderly group that imperils National Insurance Scheme funds, and a need for economic growth, Cabinet is to expand the… Link: ‘Nationality law changes are coming’

Abrahams: No E. coli in water

Source: Nation Newspaper There is no E. coli in the water system in the north. In response to a claim making the rounds on social media warning residents… Link: Abrahams: No E. coli in water

Robbery case to continue tomorrow

Source: Barbados Today No evidence was taken today in the aggravated burglary case against Malcolm Marlon Archer, of Lowthers Hill, Christ Church. The accused, who is in his… Link: Robbery case to continue tomorrow

Lawyer to jury: It makes no sense

Source: Nation Newspaper THE LAWYER representing Nelson Street murder accused Ryan Samuel has asked the jury to disregard the “bad apples” who were misleading them into believing his… Link: Lawyer to jury: It makes no sense

‘A blot on football’

Source: Barbados Today FIFA president Gianni Infantino did not mince words in reference to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, insisting he had very little regard for the… Link: ‘A blot on football’

Bajan Tridents defeat Cayman Islands 3-0

Source: Barbados Today Barbados Tridents registered an impressive 3-0 victory over the Cayman Islands last night in Group A of League C at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf,… Link: Bajan Tridents defeat Cayman Islands 3-0

Water supply restored to most areas says BWA

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Water Authority (BWA)  reports that power has been restored to all of its facilities and most are online and pumping.  However, the Authority says… Link: Water supply restored to most areas says BWA

Mourinho to manage Spurs

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Tottenham Hotspur have named Jose Mourinho as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2022-23 season, the… Link: Mourinho to manage Spurs

Montserrat has a new government

Source: Nation Newspaper BRADES, Montserrat – Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell was sworn into office on Tuesday, a few hours after leading his Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) into… Link: Montserrat has a new government

Tottenham fire Pochettino

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Tottenham Hotspur sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday, six months after he led the club to the Champions League final and after five… Link: Tottenham fire Pochettino

Universal Children's Day

Source: Nation Newspaper The following was submitted by the European Union Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Daniela Tramacere, on the occasion of… Link: Universal Children's Day

Government rebuilding SSA fleet, acquiring buses

Source: Nation Newspaper The rebuilding of the Sanitation Service Authority’s (SSA) fleet remains a priority for Government, says Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn. He made… Link: Government rebuilding SSA fleet, acquiring buses

Schools reopen

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is informing that all schools are opened today, Wednesday, November 20. The post Schools reopen appeared first… Link: Schools reopen

#BTEditorial – A national blackout. Should we expect more?

Source: Barbados Today For the last two days, schools and business have closed, households and commercial customers have been inconvenienced and left out of pocket, especially those with… Link: #BTEditorial – A national blackout. Should we expect more?

Failed DLP power projects ‘to blame for aging dynamos’

Source: Barbados Today The controversial Cahill waste-to-energy project’s fiasco left Barbados Light and Power stuck with outdated generators, triggering a rash of blackouts, the electric company’s managing director… Link: Failed DLP power projects ‘to blame for aging dynamos’

Light & Power ‘to rent generators, work around the clock’

Source: Barbados Today By 8:30 tonight, power to all of the nation had been fully restored. But after two straight days of blackouts triggered schools to close, businesses… Link: Light & Power ‘to rent generators, work around the clock’

‘Blank banks, other lenders’

Source: Barbados Today Avoid borrowing money from financial institutions as much as possible and for as long as possible, budding entrepreneurs have been advised by an official of… Link: ‘Blank banks, other lenders’

Mottley: Fix the power problem

Source: Nation Newspaper Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has lit a fire under the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd (BL&P), telling the Canadian-owned company that it must… Link: Mottley: Fix the power problem

Diabetes sufferers in 43% of QEH beds 

Source: Nation Newspaper FORTY-THREE per cent of the beds at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) are occupied by people suffering with diabetes or diabetes-related diseases. This was disclosed… Link: Diabetes sufferers in 43% of QEH beds 

‘Too busy’ a time for utility cuts

Source: Nation Newspaper PAINFUL. A DISASTER. Chaotic. These are the words some business leaders used to describe two consecutive days of electricity and water outages. While not able… Link: ‘Too busy’ a time for utility cuts

Smith off to smashing start

Source: Nation Newspaper The 2018 Barbados Olympic Association’s Independence Invitational Games (BiiG) table tennis champion Marcus Smith started the defence of his title impressively with emphatic victories when… Link: Smith off to smashing start

Hughes to lead Bajan team

Source: Nation Newspaper GOLD CUP-winning jockey Rasheed Hughes will lead a youthful Barbados team against a strong British side in the Barbados Lottery International Jockeys Challenge on Saturday… Link: Hughes to lead Bajan team

REGIONAL – OECS Chairman calls for calm in Dominica

Source: Barbados Today ROSEAU – Chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Gaston Browne, has called for calm in Dominica and for adherence to the rule… Link: REGIONAL – OECS Chairman calls for calm in Dominica

Dottin, Taylor sign for the Hundred

Source: Barbados Today Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin have become the first West Indies players to sign up for the women’s Hundred, joining Australians Jess Jonassen and Rachael… Link: Dottin, Taylor sign for the Hundred

‘Harden greatest-ever offensive player’

Source: Barbados Today Russell Westbrook has been amazed by James Harden’s heroics since joining the Houston Rockets, declaring “nobody else” in the NBA can match his team-mate’s exploits.… Link: ‘Harden greatest-ever offensive player’

Counselling at Frederick Smith Secondary School continues tomorrow

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) is informing parents and guardians that professional counselling services for all second to fourth form students… Link: Counselling at Frederick Smith Secondary School continues tomorrow

BCC cancels classes today

Source: Nation Newspaper All evening classes at the Barbados Community College have been cancelled a result of a power outage at the college. Electricity was restored earlier in… Link: BCC cancels classes today

Names on terrorism list not Bajans

Source: Nation Newspaper A FIVE-PAGE LIST of terrorists and terrorist entities is being published today after the High Court granted an order from the Director of Public Prosecutions… Link: Names on terrorism list not Bajans

Smith shrugs off Pooran’s ball-tampering

Source: Nation Newspaper MELBOURNE – Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was banned for a year for ball-tampering, says he does not feel hard done by despite a… Link: Smith shrugs off Pooran’s ball-tampering

PM says power outages ‘unacceptable’

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley has described the recent island wide power outages affecting the country as “unacceptable” and has vowed to get to the bottom… Link: PM says power outages ‘unacceptable’

Ministry urges public to assist elderly

Source: Barbados Today As the island continues to experience challenges with its electricity and water supply the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs is appealing to the… Link: Ministry urges public to assist elderly

PM: Power outage 'embarrassing'

Source: Nation Newspaper Calling the situation unacceptable and embarrassing, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has asked for a meeting with the chairman of Barbados Light and Power/Emera today. In… Link: PM: Power outage 'embarrassing'

Clean-up starting in Bush Hall

Source: Nation Newspaper Bush Hall, St Michael and surrounding areas will be the target of a three-week clean-up campaign by the Environmental Health Department from November 23 to… Link: Clean-up starting in Bush Hall

PM to address nation

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley will address the country via CBC’s radio network on the matter of the power outages by the Barbados Light & Power… Link: PM to address nation

All schools closed today

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training is advising parents and guardians that ALL schools will be closed today. This is due to the… Link: All schools closed today

Police appeal for calm during Dominica election campaign

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU, Dominica – Police Commissioner Daniel Carbon Monday appealed for peace and calm in Dominica amid allegations of violence during the campaign leading up to… Link: Police appeal for calm during Dominica election campaign

BiiG hockey tourney ends Sunday

Source: Barbados Today The stage is set for an exciting finals day of the 2019 BiiG Hockey Champions Trophy, being played at the Wildey, St Michael Hockey Turf… Link: BiiG hockey tourney ends Sunday

Guilty of manslaughter

Source: Nation Newspaper IT WAS A CASE of a robbery gone wrong. That, in essence, was the confession of Chris Avian Amal Lord, who yesterday pleaded guilty to… Link: Guilty of manslaughter

Verla knocks ‘forced’ exit

Source: Nation Newspaper THE DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) is querying why businesswoman Asha “Mrs Ram” Mirchandani has been forced out of her Liquidation Centre operation by Government, which… Link: Verla knocks ‘forced’ exit

Outages fear

Source: Nation Newspaper IT IS POSSIBLE there could be other major outages as the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd (BL&P) grapples with problems of contaminants in oil… Link: Outages fear

Club sure of second volleyball title

Source: Nation Newspaper Theta Math Academy Club United have guaranteed themselves the women’s second spot in the Goddard Enterprises Limited Division One Volleyball League. Club, who ended last… Link: Club sure of second volleyball title

Do or die for Tridents

Source: Nation Newspaper IT is now, or never. The Barbados Tridents face their most important game of the season when they take on Cayman Islands in their final… Link: Do or die for Tridents

WORLD – Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Source: Barbados Today HONG KONG — Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in… Link: WORLD – Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Brazil win Under-17 World Cup

Source: Nation Newspaper BRASILIA – Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own… Link: Brazil win Under-17 World Cup

Gonsalves urges CARICOM to speed up reparation claims

Source: Nation Newspaper St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves  has urged  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to  raise  the issue of reparations for indigenous peoples… Link: Gonsalves urges CARICOM to speed up reparation claims

US border patrol agency releases data on Caribbean operation

Source: Nation Newspaper The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released a summary of its fiscal year (FY) 2019 border enforcement operation in the Caribbean, saying… Link: US border patrol agency releases data on Caribbean operation

No rift in DLP

Source: Nation Newspaper There is no discord in the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). This from former St Philip North Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Lashley, whose constituency branch… Link: No rift in DLP

Liquidation Centre closes amid owner’s ‘shock’

Source: Barbados Today Prominent businesswoman Asha Ms Ram Mirchandani tonight declared “shock” and “pain” as she rushed to meet a deadline to shutter her Liquidation Centre to make… Link: Liquidation Centre closes amid owner’s ‘shock’

Work still ongoing at BWA’s New Market pumping station

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to update customers in parts of St George, St Michael and Christ Church still impacted by water outages or… Link: Work still ongoing at BWA’s New Market pumping station

Ministry meeting with parents, students at New Dimensions

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has asked parents of students in first to fourth forms at the Frederick Smith Secondary School as… Link: Ministry meeting with parents, students at New Dimensions

Duguid: Breathalyzer testing coming in January

Source: Barbados Today Come January next year, motorists driving under the influence of alcohol will be doing so at the risk of being subjected to breathalyzer testing, Minister… Link: Duguid: Breathalyzer testing coming in January

AG statement on Liquidation Centre building

Source: Barbados Today Attorney General Dale Marshall issued the following statement today: Yesterday, Saturday November 16, 2019, two companies owned by the Ram Merchandani family, Furniture Limited and… Link: AG statement on Liquidation Centre building

BIMAP Diploma

Source: Barbados Advocate Sabrina Jordan-Cumberbatch was recognised as the first visually impaired student to graduate from BIMAP during the institution’s graduation ceremony held on Saturday night. Link: BIMAP Diploma

Shai Hope replaces Denesh Ramdin in 3rd T20 vs Afghanistan

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies today announced that Shai Hope has been called up as replacement for Denesh Ramdin for the third and final… Link: Shai Hope replaces Denesh Ramdin in 3rd T20 vs Afghanistan

Fogging schedule November 18 to 22

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme continues next week in a number of parishes. On Monday, districts in St Philip to be fogged… Link: Fogging schedule November 18 to 22

Joker grossing big at box offices

Source: Nation Newspaper Comic book movie Joker is poised to surpass $1 billion in global ticket sales on Friday, becoming the first R-rated Hollywood movie ever to overcome… Link: Joker grossing big at box offices

Power surges cause BWA facilities to shut off

Source: Nation Newspaper Several of the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) facilities were affected by power surges last night which caused the equipment at the facilities to shut off.… Link: Power surges cause BWA facilities to shut off

Pole for Verstappen in Brazil

Source: Nation Newspaper SAO PAULO  – Max Verstappen sealed pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday and served it up to a delighted Red Bull team… Link: Pole for Verstappen in Brazil

Fogging schedule November 18 – 22

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme continues this week in a number of parishes. On Monday, November 18, districts in St Philip to… Link: Fogging schedule November 18 – 22

Message for Energy Month 2019

Source: Barbados Today Energy Month 2019 has been appropriately themed “Empowering People: Building Resilience.” This theme reflects the true experience of all Barbadians fortunate enough to be here as… Link: Message for Energy Month 2019

Power surges affect several BWA stations

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that it suffered power surges at several of its facilities Saturday night, which caused the… Link: Power surges affect several BWA stations

Dorian caused billions in damage, says IDB

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says a new report estimates the total cost of the impacts and effects of Hurricane Dorian on The… Link: Dorian caused billions in damage, says IDB

Family still at a loss over deadly shooting

Source: Nation Newspaper It has been three years since handyman Edward “Eddie” Watson died at the hands of a gunman in Inch Marlow, Christ Church. And his family… Link: Family still at a loss over deadly shooting

Windies come apart at the seam

Source: Nation Newspaper LUCKNOW – West Indies were floored by an exceptional spell from seamer Karim Janat and crashed to a 41-run defeat to Afghanistan in the second… Link: Windies come apart at the seam

Inniss tops class

Source: Nation Newspaper The wait is over for Asa Inniss. Seventeen-year-old Inniss was the class of a seven-man field and walked away champion of the National Sports Council’s… Link: Inniss tops class

Local Karaoke Singers to compete in Toronto

Source: Barbados Today Barbados and Canada have always enjoyed excellent relations between the two nations. On November 20 the cultural relations between the two countries will be strengthened… Link: Local Karaoke Singers to compete in Toronto

King, Queen of Junior Bodybuilding and Body Fitness

Source: Barbados Today Two of the island’s tertiary learning institutions on Friday night produced the king and queen of junior bodybuilding and body fitness in Barbados. During the… Link: King, Queen of Junior Bodybuilding and Body Fitness

Lecture on protecting self in digital age

Source: Barbados Today What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself in the Digital Age, is the title of an upcoming lecture to be hosted next week by… Link: Lecture on protecting self in digital age

Paul replaces injured Allen in Windies squad

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel named Keemo Paul as the replacement for Fabian Allen in the T20 International Series… Link: Paul replaces injured Allen in Windies squad

Crowds gather in Venezuela’s capital for rival protests

Source: Barbados Today Demonstrators carrying flags and blowing whistles gathered in Venezuela’s capital Saturday, led by opposition politician Juan Guaido, who is trying to reignite a campaign to… Link: Crowds gather in Venezuela’s capital for rival protests

Independence Service on November 24

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Service of Thanksgiving to mark Barbados’ 53rd anniversary of Independence takes place at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on November 24 at 3:30 p.m.… Link: Independence Service on November 24

Temporary closure of QEH main entrance

Source: Nation Newspaper The main entrance of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic from today through tomorrow. This temporary closure is to facilitate… Link: Temporary closure of QEH main entrance

Jamaica issues almost 100 mineral licences

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says it is has granted nearly 90 exploratory licences for semi-precious minerals such as cobalt, copper, gold, silver and… Link: Jamaica issues almost 100 mineral licences

School gunman dies in hospital

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTA CLARITA – A teenage boy who killed two classmates and wounded three others at a southern California high school on his birthday before shooting… Link: School gunman dies in hospital

Messi leads Argentina over Brazil

Source: Nation Newspaper RIYADH – Lionel Messi returned from international suspension to score the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Brazil in Saudi Arabia on Friday. The Barcelona… Link: Messi leads Argentina over Brazil

National Service of Thanksgiving Sunday, Nov. 24

Source: Barbados Today The National Service of Thanksgiving to mark Barbados’ 53rd anniversary of Independence takes place at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on Sunday, November 24, beginning at… Link: National Service of Thanksgiving Sunday, Nov. 24

‘Short pay’ still worries ex-worker

Source: Barbados Today Despite a visit to the Labour Office and promises of payment from his former employer, Copacabana Beach Club, Jovian Skeete is yet to receive all… Link: ‘Short pay’ still worries ex-worker

‘Check schools before you study’ – BAC

Source: Barbados Today People seeking post-secondary studies should first make sure the institutions they want to attend are accredited, according to agency that certifies schools and colleges. The… Link: ‘Check schools before you study’ – BAC

Fire bug bites

Source: Barbados Today A woman in her 50’s is now homeless after fire destroyed her two-bedroom housing unit at Martins Road, Pine St Michael around 1:30 a.m. on… Link: Fire bug bites

Return date in limbo

Source: Nation Newspaper   It is still unclear when the Frederick Smith Secondary School will reopen for classes .After more than six hours of talks behind closed doors,… Link: Return date in limbo

Turning point

Source: Nation Newspaper The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Government are expecting a surge in overseas investment after the external debt restructuring is completed next month. IMF Barbados… Link: Turning point

Govt to boost wi-fi access

Source: Nation Newspaper Access to wi-fi can no longer be seen as a luxury, says Minister of Energy Wilfred Abrahams  – it is a necessity. This is why… Link: Govt to boost wi-fi access

Carter, Boucher lead Pride to victory

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – Captain Jonathan Carter and opener Leniko Boucher struck unbeaten half-centuries in a century stand as Barbados Pride beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes for the… Link: Carter, Boucher lead Pride to victory

Windies Women crash again

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – West Indies Women produced an abject performance to crash to a seven-wicket loss in the third Twenty20 International on Thursday night as India… Link: Windies Women crash again

Gandalf aiming for Breeders Classic crown

Source: Barbados Today A rescheduled programme for the first day of the Barbados Turf Club’s third racing season has been shifted to this Saturday after heavy rains forced… Link: Gandalf aiming for Breeders Classic crown

Carter, Boucher carry Pride over the Hurricanes

Source: Barbados Today BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Captain Jonathan Carter and opener Leniko Boucher struck unbeaten half-centuries in a century stand as Barbados Pride beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes… Link: Carter, Boucher carry Pride over the Hurricanes

WORLD – Trump attacks impeachment witness on Twitter

Source: Barbados Today WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment… Link: WORLD – Trump attacks impeachment witness on Twitter

Cayman room stock surpasses 7 000

Source: Nation Newspaper GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Cayman Islands tourism industry recently achieved a major milestone in the accommodations sector through the significant growth of over… Link: Cayman room stock surpasses 7 000

Hamilton waiting on Wolff before signing new contract

Source: Nation Newspaper SAO PAULO – Lewis Hamilton intends to stay in Formula One beyond 2020 but he said on Thursday he wanted to know Mercedes team boss… Link: Hamilton waiting on Wolff before signing new contract

ECLAC projects less economic growth in the region

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTIAGO, Chile – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has downwardly revised its projections for growth in the region In 2019,… Link: ECLAC projects less economic growth in the region

UK setting new rules for migrants ahead of Brexit

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Britain is threatening to deport European Union (EU) citizens if they fail to apply on time for a new immigration status after Brexit… Link: UK setting new rules for migrants ahead of Brexit

Forde’s strategy to curb crime

Source: Nation Newspaper Placing metal detectors in schools is a small aspect of the comprehensive strategy to address criminality in Barbados. Advancing this view, criminologist Yolande Forde argued… Link: Forde’s strategy to curb crime

Government ‘on new path’ to technical assistance

Source: Barbados Today Technical assistance, the hands-on aid that donors and institutions contribute to Barbados, will get greater respect by the Mottley administration in its drive to reform… Link: Government ‘on new path’ to technical assistance

Time to cash in as original spirit-maker

Source: Barbados Today Perhaps the time has come for Barbados to stop exporting bulk rum and bottle more of the spirits on island in order to create additional… Link: Time to cash in as original spirit-maker

Haynes advises budding business people

Source: Barbados Today Stay up to date with trends in your industry, maximise the use of technology and social media, and be willing to change the direction of… Link: Haynes advises budding business people

Community policing ‘to boost confidence in RBPF’

Source: Barbados Today A former high-ranking police officer has called Government to provide the Royal Barbados Police Force with the resources to expand community policing, in a bid… Link: Community policing ‘to boost confidence in RBPF’

Silence in court

Source: Barbados Today The Mia Mottley-administration is yet to respond to a challenge lodged by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the country’s buggery and indecency… Link: Silence in court

Blissful ‘Bim’

Source: Barbados Today “A culture that lacks shame also lacks pride.”— Ed Latimore @edlatimore Twitter 30/10/19 Back to the grind. The loud music. The bad drives. The grime… Link: Blissful ‘Bim’

Mortuary Road to be closed during work on GPO

Source: Nation Newspaper Mortuary Road will be closed from midnight Friday to midnight Sunday to facilitate construction work at the General Post Office (GPO). During this time heavy… Link: Mortuary Road to be closed during work on GPO

Frederick Smith meeting to take place at Alexandra School

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw will meet staff and senior students of the Frederick Smith Secondary School (FSSS) and their parents… Link: Frederick Smith meeting to take place at Alexandra School

Windies win first T20 against Afghanistan

Source: Nation Newspaper West Indies took a one-match lead in the T20 International Series against Afghanistan, defeating them by 30 runs in Lucknow, India, earlier today. Opener Evin… Link: Windies win first T20 against Afghanistan

California student shoots and kills one, others injured

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTA CLARITA, California – A California high school student dressed in black is suspected of having opened fire on campus on Thursday, killing at least… Link: California student shoots and kills one, others injured

Windies appoint new analyst

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has appointed A.R. Srikkanth as the new West Indies men’s team analyst, on a two-year contract. Srikkanth is one of the… Link: Windies appoint new analyst

De Niro to get Lifetime Award from SAG

Source: Nation Newspaper Robert De Niro, a two-time Oscar winner and considered one of the finest actors of his generation, is being recognized by his peers with an… Link: De Niro to get Lifetime Award from SAG

Belize trying to solve illegal migration from Guatemala

Source: Nation Newspaper BELMOPAN, Belize – The Belize government says it has taken “several diplomatic steps” towards the “peaceful and expeditious” removal of Guatemalan nationals who have encroached… Link: Belize trying to solve illegal migration from Guatemala

Pooran gets four-match ban for ball tampering

Source: Nation Newspaper MUMBAI – West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been handed a four-game ban for ball tampering during Monday’s third one-day international against Afghanistan, the International… Link: Pooran gets four-match ban for ball tampering

Form Caribbean partnerships to fight economic challenges, region urged

Source: Barbados Today Private sector operators are being urged to do more to help boost the island’s productivity and overall competitiveness while helping to fight corruption. Executive Director… Link: Form Caribbean partnerships to fight economic challenges, region urged

Poor people suffering

Source: Barbados Today Opposition Senator Caswell Franklyn has accused Government of neglecting what he describes as the many “casualties” of the BERT programme. The trade unionist, who was… Link: Poor people suffering

Debt deal ‘will save billions’

Source: Barbados Today Barbados is expected to save over $2 billion a year over the next four years with its new debt restructuring programme for external creditors, the… Link: Debt deal ‘will save billions’

Debt restructuring ‘must be coupled with economic growth’

Source: Barbados Today An Opposition senator has suggested Government address economic growth in order to reap higher gains from debt restructuring or the economy may end up worse… Link: Debt restructuring ‘must be coupled with economic growth’

BWU gives CBC tongue-lashing

Source: Barbados Today The Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has been chided in the Senate by the union boss representing its workers for not communicating internally with its employees.… Link: BWU gives CBC tongue-lashing

Move to put punch back in boxing

Source: Nation Newspaper If boxing truly wants to pack a punch, the powers that be must back it all the way, says professional boxer and promoter Gardel Roberts.… Link: Move to put punch back in boxing

Tackling  childhood obesity

Source: Nation Newspaper The National Sports Council is deploying 90 coaches in a bid to get children into more sporting activity, and tackle the problem of childhood obesity.… Link: Tackling  childhood obesity

Two escape from Government Industrial School

Source: Nation Newspaper Two teenagers are on the run after escaping from the Government Industrial School yesterday.  Police are searching for 16-year-old Rohan Leo Toppin of Gunsite Road,… Link: Two escape from Government Industrial School

Australia going after T20 World Cup, says Gilchrist

Source: Nation Newspaper MUMBAI – The Twenty20 World Cup is the only major piece of silverware missing from Australia’s trophy cabinet but the hosts are gearing up perfectly… Link: Australia going after T20 World Cup, says Gilchrist

No guarantee Mercedes will stay in F1

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Champions Mercedes are likely to stay in Formula One after major changes come into play in 2021 but that cannot be taken for… Link: No guarantee Mercedes will stay in F1

Gervais hosting Golden Globes for the last time

Source: Nation Newspaper After vowing not to front another Golden Globe Awards ceremony and once being told he would never be asked back, caustic British comedian Ricky Gervais… Link: Gervais hosting Golden Globes for the last time

Hackers hit Britain’s two major political parties

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Hackers hit Britain’s two main political parties with back-to-back cyberattacks on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, attempting to force political websites offline with a… Link: Hackers hit Britain’s two major political parties

‘Fake’ voters’ list making rounds in Dominica

Source: Nation Newspaper ROSEAU, Dominica – The Electoral Office (EO) has called on Dominicans to reject a digital online voters list that is being circulated here as the… Link: ‘Fake’ voters’ list making rounds in Dominica

Always on the go . . . Newest centenarian a happy busybody

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ newest centenarian is Clarence Linton Murrell, a World War II veteran. Murrell marked his milestone in fine style at the Zen Restaurant, Crane Resort,… Link: Always on the go . . . Newest centenarian a happy busybody

Ellis freed

Source: Barbados Today A man found not guilty of murder two weeks ago, was today freed from prison where he had been remanded by the trial judge. Former… Link: Ellis freed

Country rapped for legislation lag

Source: Barbados Today Barbados and other Caribbean countries are being warned to speed up the addressing of concerns relating to the perception of Government corruption. This caution came… Link: Country rapped for legislation lag

Major role for police, says AG

Source: Nation Newspaper ATTORNEY GENERAL DALE MARSHALL says the Royal Barbados Police Force will have a “significant” role as the authorities move to reduce violence in schools. Calling… Link: Major role for police, says AG

Pollard praises team’s ‘killer instinct’

Source: Barbados Today LUCKNOW, India – Captain Kieron Pollard has praised West Indies’ killer instinct after they completed a rare series whitewash yesterday by sweeping the three-match one-day… Link: Pollard praises team’s ‘killer instinct’

Video footage casting doubt on Pooran’s shining of ball in third ODI

Source: Barbados Today Concerns have been raised in cricketing circles about the actions of West Indies middle-order batsman/wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran, during the third One-Day International against Afghanistan at… Link: Video footage casting doubt on Pooran’s shining of ball in third ODI

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Source: Barbados Today WASHINGTON — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that… Link: Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

US ambassador warns Jamaica to tread carefully with China

Source: Barbados Today KINGSTON – In stinging criticism of the Holness administration’s warming relationship with Beijing, United States Ambassador Donald Tapia has urged the Government to be wary… Link: US ambassador warns Jamaica to tread carefully with China

Jaguars overcome US scare

Source: Barbados Today PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Chris Barnwell’s attacking half-century and Raymon Reifer’s destructive five-wicket haul spared Guyana Jaguars blushes against minnows United States yesterday. Sent… Link: Jaguars overcome US scare

Fifth form students to lead phased return to Frederick Smith school

Source: Nation Newspaper Students and teachers are expected to return to the Frederick Smith Secondary School (FSSS) at Trents, St James, on Thursday. Minister of Education, Technological and… Link: Fifth form students to lead phased return to Frederick Smith school

KRYSTLE CLEAR: Work Ethic – the Barbadian Way

Source: Nation Newspaper Last week during ICAB’s Accountant’s week, the panellists for the free panel discussion spoke on the “The Economic Transformation of Barbados – A Business Perspective”.… Link: KRYSTLE CLEAR: Work Ethic – the Barbadian Way

Alan: Son Josh a cut above me

Source: Nation Newspaper Alan Burke, one of the best surfers Barbados has ever produced, says his son, Josh, is better than he ever was. Burke, who dominated surfing… Link: Alan: Son Josh a cut above me

England drop Sterling

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – England winger Raheem Sterling has been dropped from the squad to face Montenegro in their Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley after a “disturbance”… Link: England drop Sterling

New impeachment testimony released

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – A senior Pentagon official detailed confusion and concern in the U.S. national security apparatus after the White House blocked aid to Ukraine without… Link: New impeachment testimony released

Caddle: No more loans for “next four years”

Source: Nation Newspaper Government is putting a stop to spending more than it earns as it focuses on ‘growing’ the island’s economy. In addition, Minister in the Ministry… Link: Caddle: No more loans for “next four years”

A stitch in time saves nine

Source: Barbados Today It became known that illegal weaponry was entering the island via the Bridgetown port. The Attorney General and other persons were part of an initiative… Link: A stitch in time saves nine

Implementation deficit

Source: Barbados Today “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein “One can be doing a lot of stuff… Link: Implementation deficit

Teachers, counsellors ‘overwhelmed by issues’

Source: Barbados Today Teachers and counsellors, overwhelmed by a growing school security crisis, have demanded resources to help them cope with the challenges their students face at home… Link: Teachers, counsellors ‘overwhelmed by issues’

Rains ‘wipe out Spring Hall Land Lease farmers’

Source: Barbados Today Farmers have declared a disaster at the Spring Hall Land Lease Project in St Lucy, as crops lie under water in a weekend of heavy… Link: Rains ‘wipe out Spring Hall Land Lease farmers’

Million by migration ‘economic boom’, says Stephen

Source: Barbados Today One million Barbadians could be the boost the economy really needs, respected economist Jeremy Stephen has suggested, as he threw his strong support behind Government’s… Link: Million by migration ‘economic boom’, says Stephen

Officer removed shell himself

Source: Nation Newspaper LEAD INVESTIGATOR Sergeant Michael Ifill said he removed an empty shell from the scene where Charley Dume was killed. He made the disclosure under cross-examination… Link: Officer removed shell himself

FTC: BWA must pay

Source: Nation Newspaper The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has reversed its temporary suspension of compensation payments to Barbados Water Authority (BWA) customers. Yesterday, the FTC said the “BWA… Link: FTC: BWA must pay

Canadians dominate Bajan fighters

Source: Barbados Today On a night when the Canadian boxers generally outshone their Barbadian opponents, Jaquan Carty looked the class act on the Carlton Hope/Lionel Hall Memorial Tournament,… Link: Canadians dominate Bajan fighters

Francis accused of robbing sibling

Source: Barbados Today An allegation that he stole from his brother has landed a repeat offender on remand at Dodds. Kirk Douglas Francis, of no fixed placed of… Link: Francis accused of robbing sibling

Schools to close early tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper All public schools will close at midday, tomorrow, to facilitate meetings with island’s teaching unions.  Teachers will meet with the executives of both the Barbados… Link: Schools to close early tomorrow

Scott remanded to Dodds

Source: Barbados Today A 33-year-old tiler from Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael is on remand at HMP Dodds in connection with two criminal offences. Dave Macfield Scott… Link: Scott remanded to Dodds

Schools to close early tomorrow

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training advises that all public schools will close at midday, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12. This is to facilitate… Link: Schools to close early tomorrow

Light and Power working to restore power

Source: Nation Newspaper Customers across Barbados continue to experience outages as the Barbados Light & Power Company grapples with an issue with its generators. At this time, householders… Link: Light and Power working to restore power

Teachers to meet to discuss violence in schools

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) is summoning all teachers to a meeting at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St Michael, tomorrow. The meeting, under the… Link: Teachers to meet to discuss violence in schools

India Women take 2-0 T20 lead

Source: Nation Newspaper GROS ISLET, St Lucia – India Women defeated West Indies Women by ten wickets in the second T20 International at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground… Link: India Women take 2-0 T20 lead

Power outages expected across the island

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians can expect power outages for the next couple hours due to an issue with the generator at the Barbados Light and Power plant at… Link: Power outages expected across the island

Former head extradited to US

Source: Nation Newspaper ST JOHN’S – The former head of the Financial Services Regulator Commission, Leroy King, has been extradited to the United States. Last week, the country’s… Link: Former head extradited to US

Bolivia’s president will call new election

Source: Nation Newspaper LA PAZ – Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has said he will call a new election after international monitors questioned the validity of his victory last… Link: Bolivia’s president will call new election

Australia warns of bushfire threat

Source: Nation Newspaper SYDNEY – Australia is warning of a “catastrophic” bushfire threat to its largest city Sydney and surrounding areas tomorrow. Residents in vulnerable communities are being… Link: Australia warns of bushfire threat

Caribbean bananas ‘under watch’

Source: Nation Newspaper The United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) said Caribbean bananas are “under watch”. In its latest Food Outlook report, the FAO said the world’s… Link: Caribbean bananas ‘under watch’

Persaud hurts Pride

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – Rookie Akshaya Persaud’s maiden half-century stunned Barbados Pride and gave reigning champions CCC Marooners their first win of the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50… Link: Persaud hurts Pride

Frederick Smith students shine at NIFCA

Source: Barbados Today Five musical acts done by six talented students, accompanied by three dedicated teachers, left a lasting impression on the audience at the NIFCA semifinal Saturday… Link: Frederick Smith students shine at NIFCA

Liverpool go eight points clear at top of the Premier League

Source: Nation Newspaper Premier League leaders Liverpool moved eight points clear with a fine win over champions Manchester City. Fabinho’s brilliant strike gave Liverpool a sixth-minute lead, but… Link: Liverpool go eight points clear at top of the Premier League

Flash Flood Warning discontinued

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Meteorological Services has discontinued the Flash Flood Warning for Barbados. The warning was discontinued at noon today. The post Flash Flood Warning discontinued… Link: Flash Flood Warning discontinued

The Codrington School – preparing students for university and beyond

Source: Barbados Today This feature article is brought to you by The Codrington School. Is your child completely prepared, academically, socially and otherwise, for universities admissions, university and… Link: The Codrington School – preparing students for university and beyond

Guyana ready for free and fair elections

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh, has assured that measures have been put in place to ensure… Link: Guyana ready for free and fair elections

Dozens pay homage to fallen soldiers

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians turned out in their numbers to honour the sacrifices of those who lost their lives in the pursuit of a more peaceful world. From… Link: Dozens pay homage to fallen soldiers

Fogging schedule November 11 to 15

Source: Nation Newspaper The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme continues next week in a number of parishes. On Monday, the districts in St Philip to be… Link: Fogging schedule November 11 to 15

Backlash as IAAF removes four events from Diamond League

Source: Nation Newspaper Triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards has strongly criticised the IAAF’s Diamond League for cutting his event from the circuit’s 2020 programme. Briton Edwards… Link: Backlash as IAAF removes four events from Diamond League

PHOTOS: Remembrance Day commemorated

Source: Barbados Today Scores of  Barbadians gathered in National Heroes’ Square this morning for the Remembrance Day Parade They joined with Governor General Dame Sandra Mason; Prime Minister… Link: PHOTOS: Remembrance Day commemorated

Lifeguards sensitized about tsunamis

Source: Barbados Today Lifeguards have raised concerns about members of the public heeding warnings to get out of the sea in the event of an impending tsunami. This… Link: Lifeguards sensitized about tsunamis

Scotland looking after its interest in election outcome

Source: Nation Newspaper EDINBURGH – Scottish Nationalists will seek “a progressive alliance” with the opposition Labour Party if an election next month results in no one winning an… Link: Scotland looking after its interest in election outcome

Fogging Schedule November 11 – 15

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ fogging programme continues this week in a number of parishes. On Monday, November 11, the districts in St Philip… Link: Fogging Schedule November 11 – 15

Section of Highway 1 reopens on Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper The section of road along Highway 1 between Porter’s Road and Coral Reef, St James, will reopen from Monday. Word of this has come from… Link: Section of Highway 1 reopens on Monday

Barbados “taking over” UK

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is “taking over” some streets across the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. In a Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) campaign that started in September, images… Link: Barbados “taking over” UK

Crunch time for four ‘big boys’

Source: Nation Newspaper The fates of four of the “big clubs” of Barbadian football will hang in the balance tonight, as Empire take on University of the West… Link: Crunch time for four ‘big boys’

Flash flood warning extended

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Meteorological Service has extended the flash flood warning from 5 p.m. today to 6 a.m. tomorrow. The latest satellite and radar imagery suggest… Link: Flash flood warning extended

Flash Flood Warning extended

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Meteorological Services has extended the Flash Flood Warning currently in effect for the island. Latest satellite and radar imagery suggest that clouds and… Link: Flash Flood Warning extended

Crime Stoppers Barbados responds to school stabbing

Source: Barbados Today “This is a tragedy of mammoth proportions that no parent should have to deal with when sending their child to school.” This is the sentiment… Link: Crime Stoppers Barbados responds to school stabbing

Optimist International responds to school stabbing

Source: Barbados Today Optimist International has issued the following statement in response to Friday’s incident at the Frederick Smith Secondary School that resulted in the death of a… Link: Optimist International responds to school stabbing

St Lucy hard hit by heavy rains

Source: Nation Newspaper Less than two hours after the rain started to fall this morning, chairman of the St Lucy District Emergency Organisation, Rontae Johnson-Annius, was receiving calls… Link: St Lucy hard hit by heavy rains

DEM Director: Stay indoors, emergency services available

Source: Nation Newspaper Stay indoors! That is the message to Barbadians, especially those in the north, as the island continues to be hit by heavy showers which have… Link: DEM Director: Stay indoors, emergency services available

Alexandra old scholars AGM today

Source: Nation Newspaper The annual general meeting of the Alexandra School Alumni Association takes place today at the school, Queen Street, St Peter. It starts at 4 p.m.… Link: Alexandra old scholars AGM today

Stay indoors, DEM Director warns as flood waters rise

Source: Barbados Today The Director of the Department of Emergency Management, Kerry Hinds, is warning residents in St Lucy to stay indoors as a tropical wave affects the… Link: Stay indoors, DEM Director warns as flood waters rise

Flood watch upgraded to warning

Source: Nation Newspaper As heavy showers continue to affect Barbados, the flash flood watch has been upgraded to a warning. It will be in effect until 5 p.m.… Link: Flood watch upgraded to warning

Manager to pay for forced labour

Source: Nation Newspaper SOUTH CAROLINA – John Christopher Smith suffered in silence for years as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him… Link: Manager to pay for forced labour

Flood Watch upgraded to Flash Flood Warning

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Meteorological Services has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Barbados effective at 10:30 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means in this case that… Link: Flood Watch upgraded to Flash Flood Warning

Flooding in the north as tropical wave passes

Source: Nation Newspaper Persistent heavy showers for just over two hours in the north of the island caused some flooding this morning.  In Boscobel, St Peter, parts of… Link: Flooding in the north as tropical wave passes

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