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April 3, 2020

Barbados

London Marathon now in October

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – The annual London Marathon which was due to take place on April 26 has been postponed to October 4 because of coronavirus, the… Link: London Marathon now in October

‘Supernatural’ Semenya switches to 200 metres

Source: Nation Newspaper CAPE TOWN – Caster Semenya is confident she will book her Tokyo Olympics ticket by qualifying for the 200 metres after switching to the sprint… Link: ‘Supernatural’ Semenya switches to 200 metres

BHTA to focus on COVID-19 at first quarterly meeting

Source: Barbados Today In light of the impact of the global spread of COVID-19 on its members and the island’s tourism industry, the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association… Link: BHTA to focus on COVID-19 at first quarterly meeting

Gov’t seeking help from three universities

Source: Barbados Today Government is engaging the three universities here, which teach and train future medical practitioners. This was disclosed by Minister of Health and Wellness Lt. Col.… Link: Gov’t seeking help from three universities

All cruise lines cancel cruises over the next 30-60 days

Source: Barbados Today (Source: CruiseFever) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that all member ocean cruise lines are pausing sailings over the next 30-60 days. For… Link: All cruise lines cancel cruises over the next 30-60 days

Mothers puzzled by sons’ killings

Source: Nation Newspaper The mothers of two sons who died just over half-hour apart are perplexed about their deaths. Antuan Connell, 20, of Freyers Well, Checker Hall, St… Link: Mothers puzzled by sons’ killings

Govt moving to take over Rock Hall land

Source: Nation Newspaper Government has officially given notice that it intends to compulsorily acquire the lands at Gemswick/ Rock Hall, St Philip, which are presently being occupied by… Link: Govt moving to take over Rock Hall land

Netball season opens

Source: Nation Newspaper Repeat knockout queens Guardian General Pride of Villa and league champions St Barnabas will clash in a champion of champions battle when the new netball… Link: Netball season opens

Cruise passengers in Barbados heading home

Source: Nation Newspaper No passengers will be on board the cruise ships berthed in Barbados’ territorial waters. After the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced last night it… Link: Cruise passengers in Barbados heading home

Testing being carried out to safeguard public health

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, has assured the public that his Ministry is taking no chances with public health as it… Link: Testing being carried out to safeguard public health

Mottley: Regional team to supervise recount in Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is sending an independent high-level team to supervise the recounting of the ballots in Guyana. The South American country held its… Link: Mottley: Regional team to supervise recount in Guyana

Bostic: Do not panic

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, has assured the public that his Ministry is taking no chances with public health as it… Link: Bostic: Do not panic

Youths get training in beekeeping

Source: Barbados Today Sixteen young Barbadians now have a better idea of the beekeeping industry after undergoing training facilitated by the National Conservation Commission (NCC). The young people,… Link: Youths get training in beekeeping

CARICOM team to supervise Guyana elections recount

Source: Barbados Today CARICOM Chairman, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley issued the following statement on Saturday: Many of you are aware that I led a high-level team of… Link: CARICOM team to supervise Guyana elections recount

Preliminary results give coalition win in Region 4

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The two main political entities here were accusing each of undermining democracy as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) late on Friday night… Link: Preliminary results give coalition win in Region 4

Avoid going to the bank, says association

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) is urging members of the public to avoid going to the bank and use the online services as it monitors… Link: Avoid going to the bank, says association

Don’t spread “maliciousness on social media”, says Minister

Source: Nation Newspaper False propaganda geared towards raising alarm in Barbados and communities in relation to COVID-19 will not be tolerated. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, stated… Link: Don’t spread “maliciousness on social media”, says Minister

Man dies after reported beating in Brittons Hill

Source: Barbados Today Police are carrying out investigations into the circumstances, which resulted in the death of Jamar Small 31, of Villa Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael. Police… Link: Man dies after reported beating in Brittons Hill

Discarded masks litter Hong Kong beaches

Source: Nation Newspaper HONG KONG – Discarded face masks are piling up on Hong Kong’s beaches and nature trails, with environmental groups warning that the waste is posing… Link: Discarded masks litter Hong Kong beaches

Man shot to death in St Lucy

Source: Barbados Today Police in the Northern Division are carrying out investigations into the circumstances, which resulted in the shooting death of Antuan Connell, 20, of Checker Hall,… Link: Man shot to death in St Lucy

Trump declares emergency

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON/GENEVA – United States President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the quickly spreading coronavirus on Friday, opening the door to more government aid… Link: Trump declares emergency

Police name man shot and killed in Checker Hall

Source: Nation Newspaper The man who was shot and killed last night in Checker Hall, St Lucy has been identified as Antuan Connell. According to lawmen, the 20-year-old… Link: Police name man shot and killed in Checker Hall

PdP wants Coronavirus measures stepped up

Source: Barbados Today The Opposition People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) stepped up pressure on the Government over its handling of the COVID-19 threat, declaring the Mottley… Link: PdP wants Coronavirus measures stepped up

Government stockpiling pharmaceuticals

Source: Barbados Today Government has ordered the Barbados Drug Service (BDS) to stockpile a six-month supply of pharmaceuticals in preparation for any fall-out that might occur as a… Link: Government stockpiling pharmaceuticals

Entertainment industry hit by virus fears

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Coronavirus (COVID1-19) has badly damaged the entertainment industry – with films, concerts, TV shows and theatre performances postponed or cancelled. Disney’s Mulan… Link: Entertainment industry hit by virus fears

Athletes to miss regional competitions due to Coronavirus

Source: Barbados Today Barbados’ junior athletes are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Scores of athletes looking forward to participating in next month’s much anticipated 49th CARIFTA… Link: Athletes to miss regional competitions due to Coronavirus

PM tours quarantine and isolation centre at Harrison’s point

Source: Nation Newspaper Work on the buildings at Harrison’s Point, St Lucy, which will house the quarantine and isolation centre for Covid-19, is progressing smoothly and Prime Minister… Link: PM tours quarantine and isolation centre at Harrison’s point

REGIONAL – Grenada gearing up for COVID-19

Source: Barbados Today (Source: GIS Grenada) – Below is the full address by Grenada’s Prime Minister on COVID-19 Brothers and sisters, we have entered a new phase in… Link: REGIONAL – Grenada gearing up for COVID-19

Supplies adequate, says BCCI

Source: Nation Newspaper Following is a statement from the BCCI   “The Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) is very concerned by recent reports of “panic buying”… Link: Supplies adequate, says BCCI

Coronavirus forces cancellation of football leagues

Source: Barbados Today Elite football in Britain has been suspended until at least April 3 as a result of the spread of coronavirus. All games in England’s Premier… Link: Coronavirus forces cancellation of football leagues

Team selection and COVID-19 pandemic in spotlight

Source: Barbados Today Debate over the selection of the Barbados Pride team for the current regional eighth round first-class match against Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium… Link: Team selection and COVID-19 pandemic in spotlight

Trudeau's wife tests positive

Source: Nation Newspaper OTTAWA – Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from a trip to London, a… Link: Trudeau's wife tests positive

SMS shock Cawmere to do the double

Source: Barbados Today The St. Michael School (SMS) Cougars roared back to do the double by capturing both the girls (443) and boys (387) titles on the final… Link: SMS shock Cawmere to do the double

Call to avoid mixing chemicals

Source: Nation Newspaper Wash your hands and stop mixing chemicals that could produce a toxic acid. This advice from director of the Barbados Drug Service, Dr Maryam Hinds,… Link: Call to avoid mixing chemicals

Disney closing theme parks

Source: Nation Newspaper LOS ANGELES – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) will close its Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks in Southern California from Saturday through the end of… Link: Disney closing theme parks

REGIONAL – Carifta Games postponed over Covid-19 threat

Source: Barbados Today (Source: The Royal Grazette) – The Carifta Games are off until further notice because of the growing threat of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Games were… Link: REGIONAL – Carifta Games postponed over Covid-19 threat

Famous chef Michel Roux dies

Source: Nation Newspaper French-born chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died aged 78. He passed away on Wednesday night surrounded by his family at home in Bray, Berkshire,… Link: Famous chef Michel Roux dies

CARIFTA games postponed

Source: Nation Newspaper The CARIFTA games set for the Easter weekend have fallen victim to the novel coronavirus. (Covid-19). The Caribbean’s most prestigious junior track and field meet… Link: CARIFTA games postponed

Caricom leaders leave Guyana after election talks

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – A five-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) prime ministerial delegation was leaving here on Thursday after holding talks with the leaders of the two main… Link: Caricom leaders leave Guyana after election talks

REGIONAL – First case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Cayman Islands

Source: Barbados Today (Source: Loop Jamaica) – Premier Alden McLaughlin, Health Minister Dwyane Seymour, Chief Medical Officer, Dr John Lee, Medical Officer of Health, Dr William Rodriguez and… Link: REGIONAL – First case of COVID-19 confirmed in the Cayman Islands

Performers, patrons in limbo with cancellations

Source: Barbados Today COVID-19 has caused the casualty of one concert so far while some entertainers with a number of overseas bookings are in limbo as they stand… Link: Performers, patrons in limbo with cancellations

#BTEditorial – No doubt, no fear

Source: Barbados Today The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) threatens the world with a social and economic lockdown. Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,… Link: #BTEditorial – No doubt, no fear

Port moves to shield workers

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Port Inc. is seeking to ensure that the more than 600 people who work in and around the facility are taking all the… Link: Port moves to shield workers

Gayle not ruled out of T20s

Source: Barbados Today Despite a suggestion that veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle is no longer needed for T20s, Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief selector Roger Harper has… Link: Gayle not ruled out of T20s

Regional cricket competitions in jeopardy

Source: Barbados Today Cricket West Indies’  (CWI) domestic itinerary has been put in “jeopardy” following the first reported cases of the coronavirus in the Caribbean, and chief executive… Link: Regional cricket competitions in jeopardy

No school for Reception, Infants students of LT Gay

Source: Nation Newspaper There will be no school tomorrow for junior students of the Lawrence T. Gay Memorial Primary School. This applies to students in Reception, Infants A… Link: No school for Reception, Infants students of LT Gay

Mottley issues statement on meeting in Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper The following statement was issued by Prime Minister Mia Mottley on the outcome of her two-day visit to Guyana. She led a delegation of Prime… Link: Mottley issues statement on meeting in Guyana

Bridgetown traffic flow returning to normal

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. (BTI) said today there will be gradual restoration of the normal traffic flow in Bridgetown over the next 24 hours. Full… Link: Bridgetown traffic flow returning to normal

Trinidad records first case of COVID-19

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago Thursday confirmed it had recorded its first “importer case” of the coronavirus (COVID-19) after a resident returned from… Link: Trinidad records first case of COVID-19

REGIONAL – T&T confirms first case of coronavirus

Source: Barbados Today (Source: Trinidad Express) – Trinidad and Tobago is reporting its first confirmed inported case of novel coronavirus COVID-19. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh this afternoon disclosed that… Link: REGIONAL – T&T confirms first case of coronavirus

Douglas to vacate seat in St Kitts Parliament

Source: Nation Newspaper BASSETERRE – Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas Thursday confirmed that he had been ordered by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal to vacate his… Link: Douglas to vacate seat in St Kitts Parliament

REGIONAL: UWI Mona Campus suspends all classes

Source: Barbados Today (Source: UWI Mona Campus) – The UWI Mona Campus in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor and other authorities has taken the decision to suspend all classes… Link: REGIONAL: UWI Mona Campus suspends all classes

Liverpool out of Champions League

Source: Nation Newspaper LIVERPOOL, England – Holders Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 after Atletico Madrid scored three goals in extra time to… Link: Liverpool out of Champions League

REGIONAL – Jamaica UWI Carnival postponed amid coronavirus outbreak

Source: Barbados Today (Source: Loop Jamaica) – UWI Carnival organisers confirmed yesterday that they have postponed this year’s events. The Carnival events, slated for March 12-15, have been… Link: REGIONAL – Jamaica UWI Carnival postponed amid coronavirus outbreak

Restrictions placed on visits to Geriatric, District Hospitals

Source: Nation Newspaper As Barbados readies itself for the public health challenge of COVID-19, a decision has been taken to restrict visits to all Government-run geriatric institutions. Acting… Link: Restrictions placed on visits to Geriatric, District Hospitals

REGIONAL – Cuba confirms its first three Coronavirus cases

Source: Barbados Today (Source: HAVANA TIMES) – The fear that the coronavirus could arrive in Cuba at any moment has now become a reality with the first confirmed cases.… Link: REGIONAL – Cuba confirms its first three Coronavirus cases

Granger confirms death by COVID-19

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Guyana became the third Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to record a case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, following Jamaica… Link: Granger confirms death by COVID-19

No COVID-19 in Barbados

Source: Nation Newspaper Despite daily rumours being spread, largely through social media, of cases of COVID-19 in Barbados, the Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday reiterated that no-one… Link: No COVID-19 in Barbados

#BTEditorial – Our historic places need more than just a register

Source: Barbados Today With the continued disappearance of older buildings and historic properties around Barbados in the name of progress and creating a “new-look Barbados”, we welcome the… Link: #BTEditorial – Our historic places need more than just a register

An ‘Incredible God” . . . Cheers to Neesha

Source: Barbados Today This is the season of celebration for Gospel artiste Neesha Woodz. She will release her third album Incredible God on March 28 at Hilton Barbados.… Link: An ‘Incredible God” . . . Cheers to Neesha

Ready to represent! . . . Meet Queen Hillary Ann

Source: Barbados Today When Hillary Ann Williams walked on the stage of the Miss Universe Barbados pageant last September, it was the first time she had ever competed… Link: Ready to represent! . . . Meet Queen Hillary Ann

4 Caricom cases

Source: Nation Newspaper There are now four confirmed cases, with one death, of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Yesterday, Jamaica confirmed its second case… Link: 4 Caricom cases

Trump restricts travel from Europe

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – Under mounting pressure to take action against the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Wednesday suspended travel from Europe to the… Link: Trump restricts travel from Europe

REGIONAL – Guyana records first death from COVID-19

Source: Barbados Today GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Ma 11, CMC – Guyana became the third Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to record a case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last… Link: REGIONAL – Guyana records first death from COVID-19

Police identify body found in Welches

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are carrying out investigations into the circumstances which resulted in the shooting death of Kenrick Ricardo King. The body of the Licorish Village, St… Link: Police identify body found in Welches

NBA suspends season after Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.   The test… Link: NBA suspends season after Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

Cumberbatch and Best ready for battle

Source: Barbados Today Reigning Caribbean champions Kamal Cumberbatch and Meagan Best along with American pro Matt Lazour are gearing up for the Sagicor Junior Nationals and the Barbados… Link: Cumberbatch and Best ready for battle

Wrestlers put on thrilling show

Source: Barbados Today Enthusiastic supporters in Barbados were treated to a one of a kind show last Saturday night when Bruggadown management hosted Face 2 Face wrestling at… Link: Wrestlers put on thrilling show

King targets April return

Source: Barbados Today The king of swing is aiming for mid April. Barbados’ best ever tennis player Darian King believes he can get back on tour by next… Link: King targets April return

Kolij kings of Maynard Zone

Source: Nation Newspaper Harrison College are the winners of the boys’ section of the Esther Maynard Zone in the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships. With 425.5 points, the… Link: Kolij kings of Maynard Zone

Foundation girls reign in Esther Maynard Zone

Source: Nation Newspaper Christ Church Foundation School are once again champions of the Esther Maynard Zone of the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships. Earlier today at the National… Link: Foundation girls reign in Esther Maynard Zone

Afghan government to release 1 500 Taliban prisoners

Source: Nation Newspaper KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to release 1 500 Taliban prisoners in coming days to pave the way for direct talks with… Link: Afghan government to release 1 500 Taliban prisoners

Chastanet: IMF to host call on COVID-19

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday announced that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold a conference call with regional countries on… Link: Chastanet: IMF to host call on COVID-19

Kamla suing over swine flu comments

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – Leader of the main opposition United National Congress (UNC),  Kamla Persad-Bissessar has filed legal action in the High Court against Minister… Link: Kamla suing over swine flu comments

Ruling on Guyana election today

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Acting Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire, will decide today whether or not the injunction granted to a supporter of the main opposition People’s Progressive… Link: Ruling on Guyana election today

Man fatally shot at Golden Rock

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are probing the circumstances that led to the shooting death of a man at Golden Rock, The Pine St Michael last night around 11:20.… Link: Man fatally shot at Golden Rock

Foreign reserves ‘could come under threat’ – PM

Source: Barbados Today There is a possibility that Barbados will not meet its targets under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme should the COVID-19 reach the island. In… Link: Foreign reserves ‘could come under threat’ – PM

Int’l Women’s Day activities wrap up in The City

Source: Barbados Today Gender activists today wrapped up their International Women’s Day activities with a strong message to society that it is important for boys to learn from… Link: Int’l Women’s Day activities wrap up in The City

Covid-19: ‘Challenge to all humanity’

Source: Barbados Today Covid-19, the novel strain of coronavirus, is not just a Chinese problem, but a global one, given the fact that China “is the country most… Link: Covid-19: ‘Challenge to all humanity’

BERT ‘put more cash in Bajan pockets’ – Caddle

Source: Barbados Today Economic Affairs Minister Marsha Caddle has defended the homegrown structural adjustment programme known as BERT, suggesting it has put as much as five per cent… Link: BERT ‘put more cash in Bajan pockets’ – Caddle

Holder to turn out for Pride

Source: Barbados Today Barbados Pride will have West Indies Test captain Jason Holder in their squad when they face Guyana Jaguars in a crucial showdown on Thursday. Premier… Link: Holder to turn out for Pride

Covid-19 prep plan on the way

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados National Pandemic Preparedness Plan for the coronavirus (Covid-19) was revealed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday, hours after she brought together stakeholders to… Link: Covid-19 prep plan on the way

Sir Everton out of hospital

Source: Nation Newspaper West Indies batting legend Sir Everton Weekes is on the mend and back home. Sir Everton, an all-time batting great with 15 hundreds in just 48… Link: Sir Everton out of hospital

CCFS and HC out front

Source: Barbados Today Defending girls’ champions Christ Church Foundation School (CCFS) and Harrison College’s boys have stamped their authority on day one of the Sol Esther Maynard Zone… Link: CCFS and HC out front

Sir David, Samuel Gold Cup stars

Source: Nation Newspaper Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup 2020 is over and the kings, owner Sir David Seale and jockey Jalon Samuel, are perched on their thrones. Business… Link: Sir David, Samuel Gold Cup stars

Tough March so far for BHTA

Source: Nation Newspaper In the first two weeks of March, hotels have lost just over $1 million in cancellations amidst fears of the spread of the coronavirus. President… Link: Tough March so far for BHTA

Top cop is back

Source: Nation Newspaper Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith is back on the job after a long absence. However, said Attorney General Dale Marshall, his absence had nothing to… Link: Top cop is back

Govt clears air on Fake report

Source: Barbados Today The attention of the Government has been drawn to a bogus news story circulating on the Internet stating that a Barbadian family of three has… Link: Govt clears air on Fake report

PM Mottley meets with key stakeholders on COVID-19 action plan

Source: Barbados Today Prime Minister Mia Mottley is presently leading talks with the Government Ministers, members of the social partnership,  health officials, church representatives and other stakeholders at… Link: PM Mottley meets with key stakeholders on COVID-19 action plan

Mitchell: A woman will become PM

Source: Nation Newspaper ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has assured Grenadians, that a woman will become Prime Minister during his lifetime. Mitchell, made the… Link: Mitchell: A woman will become PM

Tamim takes over as ODI captain

Source: Nation Newspaper DHAKA – Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been named the team’s new one-day international (ODI) captain, replacing Mashrafe Mortaza who stepped down earlier this… Link: Tamim takes over as ODI captain

Oil prices plummet

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Crude prices suffered their biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War on Monday as top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia began… Link: Oil prices plummet

Police Certificates of Character now online

Source: Nation Newspaper In the first five days of going online, 978 applications for the Police Certificate of Character were processed, of which 436 certificates were issued. Of… Link: Police Certificates of Character now online

Appropriations takes up ‘sick buildings’

Source: Barbados Today The phenomenon known as “sick building syndrome” on Monday made its way into Parliament as the Lower Chamber considered Appropriations Bill. It was just weeks… Link: Appropriations takes up ‘sick buildings’

Big changes coming for juvenile detention

Source: Barbados Today Implementation of Government’s Child Justice Bill that is expected to go before Parliament by year-end, is going to pose serious challenges for the operations at… Link: Big changes coming for juvenile detention

‘Follow the science on COVID-19’

Source: Barbados Today In light of growing fears among residents about the potential impact of the deadly COVID-19, officials are giving the assurance that a number of guidelines… Link: ‘Follow the science on COVID-19’

Clash over details of elderly COVID-19 plan

Source: Barbados Today Tempers flared in the House of Assembly today as Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley today clashed with Government over the existence of a plan to protect… Link: Clash over details of elderly COVID-19 plan

Clarke admits to fraud

Source: Barbados Today Convict Winston Decourcey Clarke has added a fraud conviction to his criminal record. Clarke, who is in his 50s, of 7th Avenue New Orleans, St… Link: Clarke admits to fraud

Police charge two with crimes against Canadian visitor

Source: Nation Newspaper Two 19-year-old males were remanded to HMP Dodds today when they appeared in court to face charges surrounding a crime that left a Canadian visitor… Link: Police charge two with crimes against Canadian visitor

Brittons Hill lose again

Source: Nation Newspaper Wotton continued their recent upturn in form in the Coca Cola Premier League with a 3-2 victory over a stubborn Scotty’s Car Rentals St Andrew… Link: Brittons Hill lose again

Windies trio back in action

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados Pride headed to Guyana last night boosted by the presence of West Indies Test captain Jason Holder and premier fast bowler Kemar Roach. Speaking… Link: Windies trio back in action

Abortion should not be taken lightly

Source: Barbados Today Having an abortion is a serious matter! But not so for two teenage girls who posted a video inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in California.… Link: Abortion should not be taken lightly

The hidden horror of sexual assault

Source: Barbados Today Rape, as a very specific physical form of violence against women and girls, is rooted in a complex set of patriarchal beliefs, power and control… Link: The hidden horror of sexual assault

Education does not equal learning

Source: Barbados Today What is it that we are all so concerned about – Education or Learning? My observation, in the simplest of interpretations, is that while the… Link: Education does not equal learning

Downey’s late strike saves Paradise

Source: Barbados Today A wonderful shot on the stroke of full time by Elijah Downey, saved Premiere Classe Paradise from defeat, as they drew 1-1 against University of… Link: Downey’s late strike saves Paradise

Samuels delivers with Night Prowler

Source: Barbados Today Jockey Jalon Samuel wrote his name on history’s page as he captured a record fifth Sandy Lane Gold Cup win aboard Night Prowler at the… Link: Samuels delivers with Night Prowler

Six to be deported from The Bahamas

Source: Nation Newspaper NASSAU, Bahamas – Four Haitian nationals have been ordered deported after they were found guilty of breaching the Immigration Act. The police report that on… Link: Six to be deported from The Bahamas

MISSING: Basil Springer

Source: Nation Newspaper The Royal Barbados Police Force is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing man. He is Basil Springer, 60 years, of Kings… Link: MISSING: Basil Springer

Cameroon's 'Gurl Boss' crew takes on male-dominated film world

Source: Nation Newspaper YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Tatapong Beyala sets up her camera in a studio in Yaounde, Cameroon, surrounded by an all-women team of technicians, make-up artists and… Link: Cameroon's 'Gurl Boss' crew takes on male-dominated film world

Thousands march on International Women's Day

Source: Nation Newspaper SANTIAGO/MEXICO CITY – Hundreds of thousands of women across Latin America’s biggest cities flocked to the streets for International Women’s Day on Sunday, spurred by… Link: Thousands march on International Women's Day

Coronavirus may force Americans to avoid crowds

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – Americans, especially those who are vulnerable, may need to stop attending big gatherings as the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads through United States communities,… Link: Coronavirus may force Americans to avoid crowds

Education on coronavirus

Source: Nation Newspaper Teachers and administrators are just as at risk of contracting the dreaded coronavirus (Covid-19) as health and port workers, says Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw.… Link: Education on coronavirus

Check investors!

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) is calling on Government to tighten its due diligence on possible overseas investors, after the actions of one last week… Link: Check investors!

Three cruise ship passengers test negative for COVID-19

Source: Barbados Today Three cruise ship passengers aboard the cruise liner Costa Magica, who were exhibiting respiratory symptoms and suspected of possibly having COVID-19, had their samples taken… Link: Three cruise ship passengers test negative for COVID-19

Ministry moving to protect teachers, students

Source: Nation Newspaper Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw said on Sunday the ministry has been discussing a strategy for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the safety of… Link: Ministry moving to protect teachers, students

Common Entrance may not be abolished this year, Minister says 

Source: Barbados Today There is no definitive timeline for the proposed abolition of the controversial Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE), Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw has declared.… Link: Common Entrance may not be abolished this year, Minister says 

'Guyana High Court has jurisdiction'

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Acting Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire, Sunday ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to an injunction filed by a supporter of the main… Link: 'Guyana High Court has jurisdiction'

Aiming for equality

Source: Nation Newspaper This is an edited version of a message from the National Council On Substance Abuse in observance of International Women’s Day. The National Council on… Link: Aiming for equality

Sports Events Hit by the Coronavirus Epidemic

Source: Barbados Today Here is a list of international sports events hit by the outbreak of a coronavirus: OLYMPICS Crowds will be smaller and receptions have been scrapped… Link: Sports Events Hit by the Coronavirus Epidemic

F1 teams in race for next generation of cars

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – The Formula One season starts in Melbourne next week but teams already have their sights set firmly on 2021 and a rules revolution.… Link: F1 teams in race for next generation of cars

Commonwealth Day on Monday

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – The embattled Commonwealth Secretary General, Dame Patricia Scotland, has sought to re-affirm the strength of the 54 member grouping as it observes Commonwealth… Link: Commonwealth Day on Monday

New initiative to train horse grooms and jockeys

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King says a national initiative is coming to train horse grooms and jockeys across the island. Following… Link: New initiative to train horse grooms and jockeys

Chinese exports plummet

Source: Nation Newspaper BEIJING – China’s exports contracted sharply in the first two months of the year, and imports slowed, as the health crisis triggered by the coronavirus… Link: Chinese exports plummet

Stop coming to dump here!

Source: Nation Newspaper Some Shop Hill, St Thomas residents have had it with the filthy habits of those from other parishes. After more than two hours of raking… Link: Stop coming to dump here!

Bid to bring more accurate forecasts

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Meteorological Office is preparing to join a global initiative to bring more accurate weather information in a format that is easier to understand.… Link: Bid to bring more accurate forecasts

Agrofest animals below par

Source: Nation Newspaper Throughout the livestock competitions, judges were heard debating the quality of animals in the ring. They discussed the genetic traits of the beef animals, noting… Link: Agrofest animals below par

US star for rally weekend

Source: Nation Newspaper American rally driver Ken Block will take part in Sol Rally Barbados and Flow King Of The Hill this year. Officials are excited over his… Link: US star for rally weekend

Mohammed flays Barbados Pride

Source: Nation Newspaper TAROUBA – Jason Mohammed’s 11th first-class hundred put Barbados Pride’s hopes of a sixth consecutive win under threat as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force took… Link: Mohammed flays Barbados Pride

Large crowd for 2020 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup

Source: Barbados Today It was a festive atmosphere this afternoon when thousands gathered at the Garrison Savannah for the 2020 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup. Jockey Jalon Samuel created… Link: Large crowd for 2020 Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup

Samuels creates Gold Cup history

Source: Barbados Today Jalon Samuels’ dream of creating history was realized when he galloped first across the finish line, mounted top of Night Prowler, and became the first… Link: Samuels creates Gold Cup history

Tackle climate change crisis head on 

Source: Barbados Today A Government Minister is saying that Barbados and other Caribbean nations must tackle the climate change crisis head on through investing in resilient infrastructure. Minister… Link: Tackle climate change crisis head on 

Barbados expands quarantine requirement to all of Italy

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Government today expanded its quarantine protocol to apply to passengers arriving in Barbados from all of Italy. Previously, only persons arriving from three… Link: Barbados expands quarantine requirement to all of Italy

Sentence should reflect 'lifetime of abuse'

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein should get a prison sentence that reflects not only his conviction for sexually assaulting two women, but… Link: Sentence should reflect 'lifetime of abuse'

EU, Turkey face-off

Source: Nation Newspaper BRUSSELS/ANKARA – The European Union is scrambling for a new agreement with Turkey to prevent migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond flooding into the… Link: EU, Turkey face-off

COVID-19: 14 hemispheric countries hit by virus

Source: Barbados Today The Pan American Health Organization Friday reported that over the last ten days, 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have reported confirmed cases… Link: COVID-19: 14 hemispheric countries hit by virus

More than 100 000 COVID-19 infections worldwide

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON/LOS ANGELES – The number of people infected with the new coronavirus surpassed 100 000 across the world on Friday, as the outbreak reached more… Link: More than 100 000 COVID-19 infections worldwide

Bahamas announces travel ban

Source: Nation Newspaper NASSAU – The Bahamas government has banned people who have visited Iran, Italy and South Korea from entering the archipelago as it moves to prevent… Link: Bahamas announces travel ban

Pollster: Mottley must address Guyana election fiasco

Source: Barbados Today Pollster Peter Wickham today urged Prime Minister, Mia Mottley to use her position as the current chair of CARICOM to speak out on what he… Link: Pollster: Mottley must address Guyana election fiasco

Consett Bay ‘priority’ in fish market makeovers

Source: Barbados Today The fish market in Consett Bay, St John is in line for a more than one-million-dollar upgrade as the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue… Link: Consett Bay ‘priority’ in fish market makeovers

UWI launches medical marijuana course

Source: Barbados Today The effort to develop a lucrative medical cannabis industry got a further boost Thursday as the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill launched… Link: UWI launches medical marijuana course

Creative skills training to start this month

Source: Barbados Today Government has launched a major project to teach young people across the island skills in the creative industry. The National Community Training Programme, spearheaded by… Link: Creative skills training to start this month

Renaissance Frolic and Celestial Storm the ones to beat

Source: Barbados Today Tomorrow’s running of the Sandy Lane Gold Cup will be the smallest in its 38-year history. What was to be a nine-horse field in the… Link: Renaissance Frolic and Celestial Storm the ones to beat

Steph Curry returns from injury

Source: Barbados Today Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Golden State Warriors in his anticipated return after missing more than four months with a broken left hand,… Link: Steph Curry returns from injury

PM: Major overhaul for the QEH

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ health care system has to be brought fully into the 21st century and it must be “allowed to cater to the needs of ordinary… Link: PM: Major overhaul for the QEH

Make gender abuse a ‘national security issue’

Source: Nation Newspaper Gender-based violence must be treated as a national security issue, says programme specialist on economic empowerment at UN Women, Isiuwa Iyahen. She was responding to… Link: Make gender abuse a ‘national security issue’

Dr George: Brace for Covid-19

Source: Nation Newspaper It’s only a matter of time before the Covid-19 virus reaches the island’s shores. That was the warning sounded by acting Chief Medical Officer Dr… Link: Dr George: Brace for Covid-19

Sold out!

Source: Nation Newspaper There will be standing room only at the Garrison Savannah for the 39th running of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup race today. Tickets for… Link: Sold out!

Mighty battle for Gold Cup

Source: Nation Newspaper Favourite Renaisance Frolic and defending champion Celestial Storm are on course for a mighty showdown at the historic Garrison Savannah today. Shortly after 5 p.m.… Link: Mighty battle for Gold Cup

Russell powers Windies to T20 series win

Source: Barbados Today All-rounder Andre Russell put to rest any lingering fears over his fitness with an exhilarating Man-of-the-Match performance as West Indies swept their Twenty20 International series… Link: Russell powers Windies to T20 series win

Ronaldinho assisting Paraguayan police with fake passport inquiry

Source: Nation Newspaper ASUNCION – Paraguayan prosecutors will not charge Ronaldinho Gaucho for possession of an altered passport, but the former Barcelona player has admitted guilt and agreed… Link: Ronaldinho assisting Paraguayan police with fake passport inquiry

CARPHA upgrades coronavirus risk

Source: Nation Newspaper MIAMI – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has upgraded the region’s risk of the COVID-19 virus from low to moderate-high in light of the increased… Link: CARPHA upgrades coronavirus risk

New home for National Disabilities Unit

Source: Nation Newspaper Members of the disabled community are now better able to access the offices of the National Disabilities Unit (NDU), which has moved to “Maxwelton”, Collymore… Link: New home for National Disabilities Unit

BHTA help for ex-workers

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) says it is working with its members to provide jobs for the 149 people displaced by the abrupt… Link: BHTA help for ex-workers

Give 11-Plus a few more years, educator urges

Source: Barbados Today A prominent critic of the Common Entrance Examination, more commonly referred to as the 11-Plus has nonetheless voice her opposition to its imminent abolition. Sandie… Link: Give 11-Plus a few more years, educator urges

GraceKennedy firm ‘to list on BSE’

Source: Barbados Today One of the Caribbean’s largest conglomerates, Jamaica-based GraceKennedy may soon be listing its local subsidiary on the Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) as it seeks to… Link: GraceKennedy firm ‘to list on BSE’

Shallow Draught in for a major facelift, says Port chairman

Source: Barbados Today The (Bridgetown) Shallow Draught has been earmarked for an upgrade by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy, Senator Lisa Cummins has said. Senator… Link: Shallow Draught in for a major facelift, says Port chairman

Health officials discuss response to Coronavirus

Source: Barbados Today One medical doctor is raising concern that should the deadly Covid-19 virus reach Barbados’ shores and workers have to stay away from work for an… Link: Health officials discuss response to Coronavirus

Run on masks, hand sanitisers

Source: Nation Newspaper Hand sanitisers and masks are at the top of many shopping lists these days. Representatives of retail stores and pharmacies made the observation recently after… Link: Run on masks, hand sanitisers

Financial prudence critical to CWI, says Grave

Source: Barbados Today Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive, Johnny Grave, has cautioned that the governing body needs to continue “living within its means” as it seeks to… Link: Financial prudence critical to CWI, says Grave

Sammy appointed Zalmi head coach

Source: Barbados Today Two-time Twenty20 World Cup-winning skipper, Darren Sammy, has been named head coach of Peshawar Zalmi in a surprise move, effectively ending his role as a… Link: Sammy appointed Zalmi head coach

Kadooment T20 Cup to be semi professional

Source: Barbados Today Semi professional cricket will be played domestically for first time when the inaugural Kadooment Twenty20 Cup bowls off on April 17. The inaugural tournament will… Link: Kadooment T20 Cup to be semi professional

Injured King still playing in Davis Cup

Source: Barbados Today Barbados are going to be up against it this weekend. The ultramarine and gold will start as heavy underdogs in their Davis Cup Group I… Link: Injured King still playing in Davis Cup

Brit attacked and beaten

Source: Nation Newspaper Police are investigating an apparent attack on a British worker on Tuesday. A bruised and bloodied Lindsay Alexander was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital… Link: Brit attacked and beaten

Clyde Turney passes at 86

Source: Nation Newspaper Attorney Gittens Clyde Turney QC passed away yesterday. His partner Corrie Scott made the announcement on social media today. He was 86. “The world feels… Link: Clyde Turney passes at 86

Heavy fines for kites in restricted zones

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Civil Aviation Department has received reports of kite flying in low flying aircraft districts. Persons who fly kites are reminded that such activity… Link: Heavy fines for kites in restricted zones

Government of Barbados warns against misuse of social media

Source: Nation Newspaper The Government of Barbados has cautioned residents against the abuse of social media to spread false and malicious information designed to mislead the public. This… Link: Government of Barbados warns against misuse of social media

AG pays tribute to attorney-at-law Gittens Clyde Turney at his passing

Source: Barbados Today Attorney General Dale Marshall has praised the contribution of prominent attorney-at-law Gittens Clyde Turney QC to Barbados and the legal profession. Turney passed away last… Link: AG pays tribute to attorney-at-law Gittens Clyde Turney at his passing

WANTED: Travis Orin Campbell

Source: Nation Newspaper Travis Orin Campbell is wanted by the Royal Barbados Police Force. A bulletin was issued today for the 19-year-old, alias “O Block” or “Darkman”, of… Link: WANTED: Travis Orin Campbell

Japan committed to hosting Olympics despite coronavirus

Source: Nation Newspaper TOKYO – Japan’s Olympics minister said the country is committed to hosting the summer games as planned from July even as the coronavirus outbreak spread… Link: Japan committed to hosting Olympics despite coronavirus

Barbados among countries facing long term drought

Source: Nation Newspaper BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) says that while some parts of the Caribbean, such as the Leeward Islands,… Link: Barbados among countries facing long term drought

Italy closes schools as death toll rises

Source: Nation Newspaper ROME – Italy closed all schools and universities and took other emergency measures on Wednesday to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus in… Link: Italy closes schools as death toll rises

Granger urges patience, some results challenged

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN, Guyana – President David Granger Wednesday night urged nationals to be patient and allow the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to officially announce the results… Link: Granger urges patience, some results challenged

#BTEditorial – The weighty issue of NCDs

Source: Barbados Today On this World Obesity Day, Barbados finds itself on the wrong side of the scale. And the figures are sobering. According to Chairman of the… Link: #BTEditorial – The weighty issue of NCDs

Judge: Deeds, not mere prayer, will save us

Source: Barbados Today One of this island’s High Court judges is adamant that prayer alone was not enough to address the crime and violence plaguing our society. Addressing… Link: Judge: Deeds, not mere prayer, will save us

This one’s for Smokey . . . Pondside Jazz pays tribute at LESC

Source: Barbados Today As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre staged their first-ever Pondside Jazz. The planned monthly event was held at the… Link: This one’s for Smokey . . . Pondside Jazz pays tribute at LESC

UWI records first win against Brittons Hill

Source: Barbados Today After five matches the University of the West Indies Blackbirds finally scored their first win, defeating Brittons Hill 4-0 when the Barbados Football Association’s Coca… Link: UWI records first win against Brittons Hill

No need to fear sea, says Murrell

Source: Barbados Today Barbadians need not be afraid of the sea and should forget the notion that the sea has no backdoor, says Director of the National Sports… Link: No need to fear sea, says Murrell

Site ‘ideal’ Covid-19 centre

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados is going all out to ensure that the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping across the world does not overcome this country. However, if it does… Link: Site ‘ideal’ Covid-19 centre

$28m SSA building sick

Source: Nation Newspaper The new five-storey, unused headquarters of the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) has been characterised as an environmental hazard even before it has been opened for… Link: m SSA building sick

Bulls and Pinelands face-off

Source: Nation Newspaper It will be a battle between two basketball crazy communities, Clapham and Pinelands, when the second edition of the President’s Cup climaxes tonight at the… Link: Bulls and Pinelands face-off

Judge: Prayer alone won’t work

Source: Nation Newspaper Prayer alone won’t save society from any downward spiral and crime, a High Court judge declared yesterday. What will, said Justice Carlisle Greaves, is if… Link: Judge: Prayer alone won’t work

Simmons, Thomas fire WI to win

Source: Nation Newspaper KANDY, Sri Lanka – Fast bowler Oshane Thomas conjured up a stunning maiden five-wicket haul while opener Lendl Simmons hit a measured unbeaten half-century, as… Link: Simmons, Thomas fire WI to win

Thomas takes five-wicket haul in Sri Lanka

Source: Barbados Today Speedster Oshane Thomas conjured up a stunning maiden five-wicket haul while opener Lendl Simmons hit a measured unbeaten half-century, as West Indies celebrated captain Kieron… Link: Thomas takes five-wicket haul in Sri Lanka

Barbados adds Iran to list of countries facing Quarantine

Source: Barbados Today Iran and three districts in northern Italy have now joined the list of countries on Barbados’ quarantine list for COVID-19. With immediate effect, all arriving… Link: Barbados adds Iran to list of countries facing Quarantine

Trump, Taliban negotiator talk

Source: Nation Newspaper KABUL/WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with chief Taliban negotiator Mullah Baradar Akhund on Tuesday, the first known conversation between a… Link: Trump, Taliban negotiator talk

WHO warns of shortages of supplies

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON/GENEVA – The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus… Link: WHO warns of shortages of supplies

Haiti launches appeal for US$235m in aid

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti has launched an international appeal for US$235 million aimed at meeting the humanitarian needs of 2.1 million Haitians through the… Link: Haiti launches appeal for US5m in aid

Tourism industry planning for “uncertain times”

Source: Nation Newspaper MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says the upcoming Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), will provide industry stakeholders with an opportunity… Link: Tourism industry planning for “uncertain times”

Hillary Ann Williams is Miss Universe Barbados

Source: Barbados Today Hillary Ann Williams is now the new Miss Universe Barbados 2019. The announcement, by Crown Events Inc., came Tuesday night following the departure of Shantel… Link: Hillary Ann Williams is Miss Universe Barbados

Business urged to partner with Govt on SDGs

Source: Barbados Today With Government preparing for a comprehensive review of its progress in achieving the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Foreign Minister Senator Jerome Walcott… Link: Business urged to partner with Govt on SDGs

Atherley objects to Govt’s handling of supplemental

Source: Barbados Today Leader of the Opposition Joseph Atherley walked out of the House of Assembly tonight after strongly objecting to the “late hour” in which Government had… Link: Atherley objects to Govt’s handling of supplemental

More time to meet restructuring targets

Source: Barbados Today Government has extended the time it will take to achieve several of the  targets under the four-year International Monetary Fund (IMF)-backed Barbados Economic Recovery and… Link: More time to meet restructuring targets

Traffic ease coming

Source: Barbados Today Motorists and pedestrians traversing The City roads could soon get an ease in traffic restrictions as demolition of the old National Insurance Scheme (NIS) building… Link: Traffic ease coming

Call to speed up business reforms

Source: Nation Newspaper The BERT monitoring committee wants Government to accelerate the business reforms it says are needed for the economy to grow. On Monday, the independent sub-committee… Link: Call to speed up business reforms

Over to the High Court

Source: Barbados Today A man and woman facing separate criminal charges will soon face judge and jury. Magistrate Douglas Frederick informed the two of the development when their… Link: Over to the High Court

Tokyo Olympics may be postponed

Source: Barbados Today The Tokyo Olympics could be postponed until the end of 2020 in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto… Link: Tokyo Olympics may be postponed

Barbados Pride sit on top

Source: Barbados Today Following their fifth straight victory the Barbados Pride extended their lead at the top of the Regional Four-Day Championship after the conclusion of the sixth… Link: Barbados Pride sit on top

Thieves hit Westbury’s beautification project

Source: Nation Newspaper PLEASE STOP STEALING our plants! Do-gooders at the Westbury Primary School are appealing to crooks to leave their beautification projects alone after a third strike.… Link: Thieves hit Westbury’s beautification project

Further delay in Guyana election results

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Tuesday blamed a number of factors, including inclement weather in one of the regions, for a further delay… Link: Further delay in Guyana election results

BHTA statement on closure of CHAPS restaurants

Source: Nation Newspaper The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Organisation has expressed concern about the “regrettable news” of the closure of the CHAPS Restaurant entities, Cin Cin By The… Link: BHTA statement on closure of CHAPS restaurants

Biden, Buttigieg unite to stop Sanders

Source: Nation Newspaper DALLAS – It was a scene that was hard to imagine just one week ago. Joe Biden, 77, and until Sunday his rival for the… Link: Biden, Buttigieg unite to stop Sanders

Netanyahu leads in election, but lacks majority

Source: Nation Newspaper JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led on Tuesday in Israel’s third national election in less than a year but was short of a governing… Link: Netanyahu leads in election, but lacks majority

US Supreme Court leans towards Trump on deportation

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – Conservative United States Supreme Court justices appeared sympathetic on Monday toward a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to buttress its power to… Link: US Supreme Court leans towards Trump on deportation

Bahamas turning to alternative energy

Source: Nation Newspaper NASSAU – The Bahamas government says it will erect microgrids on Abaco as the country continues the rehabilitation exercise following the passage of Hurricane Dorian… Link: Bahamas turning to alternative energy

Trinidad fines lawyer TT$2.25m

Source: Nation Newspaper PORT OF SPAIN – A High Court judge Monday imposed a fine of TT$2.25 million on the Jamaican-born Queen’s Counsel Vincent Nelson for his role… Link: Trinidad fines lawyer TT.25m

#BTEditorial – More in the mortar than on the pestle

Source: Barbados Today We do not for a moment dispute the very sobering process by which the owners and management of Chaps restaurants arrived at the decision of… Link: #BTEditorial – More in the mortar than on the pestle

New employees caught in shock closure

Source: Barbados Today One hundred and forty-nine staff members, some of whom were supposed to spend their first day on the job today Monday after leaving their former… Link: New employees caught in shock closure

Come clean!

Source: Barbados Today Four senior Government officials on Monday urged Chaps Restaurants Limited to come clean on its accusation that unfair and excessive taxation by the Mia Mottley… Link: Come clean!

Cases dismissed against sisters

Source: Barbados Today Evidence given by prosecution witnesses was “at war with each other” in court proceedings against two St Michael sisters. As such Magistrate Douglas Frederick dismissed… Link: Cases dismissed against sisters

Sureties bail on accused who failed to appear in court

Source: Barbados Today In the space of an hour an accused lost three sureties after breaching their trust while two others bowed out of taking on the responsibility… Link: Sureties bail on accused who failed to appear in court

Fire in Rock Hall

Source: Nation Newspaper There was a fire at the Rock Hall squatter village in St Philip late last night. It could not be determined how many houses were… Link: Fire in Rock Hall

Not for kids . . . Sesame Street is not safe anymore!

Source: Barbados Today That is the view of a number of Christian leaders and organizations, including Family Research Council, One Million Mums, and Dr James Dobson Family Institute.… Link: Not for kids . . . Sesame Street is not safe anymore!

The Caribbean Single Market needs a boost

Source: Barbados Today Designed to foster and facilitate economic integration in the Caribbean and to enhance the region’s level of international competitiveness, the Caribbean Single Market and Economy… Link: The Caribbean Single Market needs a boost

The cheese is gone!

Source: Barbados Today My first 11 Plus class was in 1995 when a friend asked me to tutor her daughter and thus began a journey that altered my… Link: The cheese is gone!

NUPW meets with protesting BRA staff

Source: Nation Newspaper Acting Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers, Wayne Walrond, said today the union is “extremely annoyed” with the conditions under which employees… Link: NUPW meets with protesting BRA staff

Two ministers, Cin Cin management meeting

Source: Nation Newspaper Two Government ministers are meeting with the management of Cin Cin Restaurant at this time. Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds and Minister in the Ministry… Link: Two ministers, Cin Cin management meeting

St Lucia warns over spreading fake news about Covid-19

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES – The St Lucia government says it will prosecute people engaged in spreading false information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as the island moves… Link: St Lucia warns over spreading fake news about Covid-19

Britain to drive hard bargain with US

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned he would drive a hard bargain with the United States in upcoming trade talks as the government… Link: Britain to drive hard bargain with US

South Korea seeks murder charges as virus deaths rise

Source: Nation Newspaper SEOUL/BEIJING – South Korea sought murder charges against leaders of a secretive church at the centre of a ballooning coronavirus outbreak in the country on… Link: South Korea seeks murder charges as virus deaths rise

US ‘ready to work’ with Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, says the United States stands ready to work with the next democratically elected administration of Guyana.… Link: US ‘ready to work’ with Guyana

Cin Cin among three restaurants closed by owners

Source: Nation Newspaper Operators of Cin Cin By The Sea, Primo Bar & Bistro and Hugo’s Barbados have announced the closure of the three restaurants, citing several factors,… Link: Cin Cin among three restaurants closed by owners

Covid-19 deaths up in Italy

Source: Nation Newspaper ROME – The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Italy has risen to 34, five more than a day earlier, officials said… Link: Covid-19 deaths up in Italy

CARICOM officials agree on COVID-19 protocol

Source: Barbados Today CARICOM (Caribbean Community) officials at a special emergency meeting in Bridgetown today ramped up the region’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) even as three non-English… Link: CARICOM officials agree on COVID-19 protocol

Graduating class won’t have to give back

Source: Nation Newspaper STUDENTS at Erdiston Teachers Training College who are due to graduate this month, are breathing a sigh of relief since they will not be required… Link: Graduating class won’t have to give back

Nearly 3 000 loans from Govt fund

Source: Nation Newspaper MOST OF THE BARBADIANS getting support from Government’s Trust Loan Fund are seeking to own their own businesses in the service and retail sectors. This… Link: Nearly 3 000 loans from Govt fund

Caricom action plan for virus

Source: Nation Newspaper Caricom is putting more systems in place to deal with the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) that has now reached some northern parts of the region. Yesterday… Link: Caricom action plan for virus

Bajan U-20 girls hit for 12

Source: Nation Newspaper   BARBADOS’ Under-20 women’s team faced a baptism of fire yesterday in their first-ever knockout game in the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship. They were hammered… Link: Bajan U-20 girls hit for 12

Roach bowls Pride to victory

Source: Nation Newspaper A SIX-WICKET haul by West Indies pacer Kemar Roach led Barbados Pride to a comfortable victory over the Windward Islands Volcanoes and opened a lead… Link: Roach bowls Pride to victory

Guyanese to vote for new government on Monday

Source: Barbados Today More than 660,000 people  are eligible to vote in a general election on Monday as Guyana moves towards charting a new future that undoubtedly will… Link: Guyanese to vote for new government on Monday

Weinstein under guard in Bellevue

Source: Nation Newspaper NEW YORK – Harvey Weinstein is sitting under guard in a cinderblock room at a New York City hospital days after his conviction for sexual… Link: Weinstein under guard in Bellevue

Tree planting project also about food security

Source: Barbados Today Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, sees the ‘We Plantin’ More Than A Million National Tree Planting Project’ as not just a mitigation measure… Link: Tree planting project also about food security

Judge awards millions to prisoner

Source: Nation Newspaper CASTRIES, St Lucia – A High Court judge has ordered the state to pay eight million dollars in compensation to two prisoners who were incarcerated… Link: Judge awards millions to prisoner

March is St Thomas Parish Month

Source: Barbados Today The St Thomas Parish Independence Committee will host its parish month activities throughout March, to herald the We Gatherin’ 2020 Celebrations, under the theme Celebrate Nature.… Link: March is St Thomas Parish Month

Johnson and Symonds expecting first child

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds announced on Saturday they are expecting their first child together and are engaged… Link: Johnson and Symonds expecting first child

Pride on course for victory

Source: Nation Newspaper Kyle Mayers continued to torment Windward Islands Volcanoes and in the process helped put Barbados Pride in a strong position to defeat them when the… Link: Pride on course for victory

All set for Guyana’s election

Source: Nation Newspaper Everything appears to be in place for tomorrow’s general and regional elections here in Guyana, for which 660 998 people are eligible to vote. Yesterday,… Link: All set for Guyana’s election

Educator: Don’t rush 11-Plus changes

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbados’ educational system is producing a less desirable product and at the same time promoting classism among schools, but debate rages on as to whether… Link: Educator: Don’t rush 11-Plus changes

AG: Crime down, despite murder rate

Source: Nation Newspaper That is according to figures presented last Friday by Attorney General Dale Marshall and Acting Commissioner of Police Erwin Boyce during the Force’s annual conference… Link: AG: Crime down, despite murder rate

Gymnasts shine in St Vincent

Source: Nation Newspaper Level 8 competitor Erin Pinder was among four Barbadian gymnasts gaining gold medals at the Coconut Classic Meet in St Vincent & the Grenadines last… Link: Gymnasts shine in St Vincent

Pumping resumes at BWA’s Bowmanston Station

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Water Authority wishes to update the public that reservoir levels have improved enough to allow pumping from its Bowmanston Station to resume this… Link: Pumping resumes at BWA’s Bowmanston Station

First coronavirus death in USA

Source: Nation Newspaper A Washington state man in his 50s with underlying health issues became the United States’ first fatality from the coronavirus, officials said on Saturday, as… Link: First coronavirus death in USA

Increasing number of ‘younger’ farmers at Agrofest

Source: Barbados Today As Agrofest 2020 continues at Queens Park, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul is proudly reporting that there… Link: Increasing number of ‘younger’ farmers at Agrofest

BLPC to carry out work at the Belle Pumping Station

Source: Barbados Today The Barbados Water Authority (BWA) wishes to inform the public that the Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd. (BLPC) is scheduled to carry out work… Link: BLPC to carry out work at the Belle Pumping Station

Special meeting on COVID-19 in Barbados tomorrow

Source: Nation Newspaper Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will host a special meeting in Barbados tomorrow to discuss ways of protecting the… Link: Special meeting on COVID-19 in Barbados tomorrow

Japan’s Abe announces $2.5B package to help fight virus

Source: Barbados Today Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday announced a $2.5 billion emergency economic package to help fight the coronavirus as he sought the public’s support… Link: Japan’s Abe announces .5B package to help fight virus

Minnis wants answers

Source: Nation Newspaper NASSAU – The leader of the main opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Phillip Davis has dismissed a call by Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis for… Link: Minnis wants answers

Political parties sign code of conduct

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – Some of the 11 political parties contesting Monday’s regional and general election Friday signed a Code of Conduct drawn up by the Guyana… Link: Political parties sign code of conduct

CARICOM Heads to hold important meeting in Barbados on COVID-19

Source: Barbados Today Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Mia Mottley, will host a special meeting in Barbados tomorrow, Sunday, March 1, to discuss ways of… Link: CARICOM Heads to hold important meeting in Barbados on COVID-19

Pompeo to witness signing of US-Taliban deal

Source: Nation Newspaper   WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump on Friday announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would witness the signing of a US-Taliban agreement… Link: Pompeo to witness signing of US-Taliban deal

Refugees in Turkey heading to European borders

Source: Nation Newspaper OUTSIDE SARAQEB, Syria/ANKARA – Refugees in Turkey headed toward European frontiers on Friday after an official declared that borders had been thrown open, a response… Link: Refugees in Turkey heading to European borders

Wage hike ‘premature given state of economy’

Source: Barbados Today It is still too early for several private sector employers to start considering pay increases for their staff, says Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector… Link: Wage hike ‘premature given state of economy’

Dangerous driver gets jail time

Source: Barbados Today The minibus driver charged in connection with a vehicle accident back in 2007 at The Garden, St James that claimed the life of Majorie Felicia… Link: Dangerous driver gets jail time

#BTEditorial – Cometh the crisis, cometh the leadership

Source: Barbados Today Our authorities clearly demonstrated Thursday that sensible action, vigilance and communication are among the best responses to the growing coronavirus epidemic. And with today’s decision… Link: #BTEditorial – Cometh the crisis, cometh the leadership

Youth targeted for annual exhibition

Source: Barbados Today Organizers of the annual Agrofest showcase are expecting that the event will attract a lot of younger people. The agriculture exhibit kicked off today with… Link: Youth targeted for annual exhibition

Adams – for 41st straight year

Source: Nation Newspaper Adams House (Yellow) appear to be invincible at the St Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School. They totalled 398 points for their 41st consecutive victory when the… Link: Adams – for 41st straight year

Prince Harry meets Bon Jovi

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Rock royalty met the Royal Family when the Duke of Sussex got behind a microphone with Jon Bon Jovi. They met at Abbey… Link: Prince Harry meets Bon Jovi

Agrofest a hit with children

Source: Nation Newspaper Scores of schoolchildren descended on the grounds of Queen’s Park today to see the variety of exhibits and animals at this year’s Agrofest 2020. From tiny… Link: Agrofest a hit with children

Coronavirus getting bigger, says WHO

Source: Nation Newspaper GENEVA/BEIJING – The rapid rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases, the World Health… Link: Coronavirus getting bigger, says WHO

Coronavirus looms over Vietnam Grand Prix

Source: Nation Newspaper LONDON – Vietnam’s first Formula One grand prix will go ahead as planned on April 5, the sport said on Wednesday, despite continuing concern about… Link: Coronavirus looms over Vietnam Grand Prix

Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan's security

Source: Nation Newspaper OTTOWA – Canada will soon stop providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the federal government has confirmed. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)… Link: Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan's security

Holness: More resources to fight crime

Source: Nation Newspaper KINGSTON – Amid a spike in murders across Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has admitted that the country’s crime problem has “evolved currently, over and… Link: Holness: More resources to fight crime

Election day to be a public holiday in Guyana

Source: Nation Newspaper GEORGETOWN – The government of Guyana has declared Monday, March 2, a public holiday – the day designated for the holding of General and Regional… Link: Election day to be a public holiday in Guyana

#BTEditorial – Make Lent a time to give back, not just give up

Source: Barbados Today Yesterday began the annual observance of the sacred Lenten season on the Christian liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday marks the start and lasting until Palm Sunday,… Link: #BTEditorial – Make Lent a time to give back, not just give up

On the right to choose and improving social services

Source: Barbados Today Two things caught my attention in the national discourse over the last few days. These were the continued discussion about abortion and a woman’s right… Link: On the right to choose and improving social services

Decolonizing the Caribbean mind

Source: Barbados Today Now that we are on the tail end of celebrating Black history month, there is no better time to open up about the effects of… Link: Decolonizing the Caribbean mind

A historic opportunity for fiscal reform

Source: Barbados Today While the protests that are still unfolding in several Latin American and Caribbean countries were triggered by discontent with public services or the price of… Link: A historic opportunity for fiscal reform

Jubilation as cruise liner passengers test negative for COVID-19

Source: Barbados Today Three passengers showing flu-like symptoms aboard the Carnival Fascination cruise-liner have all tested negative for the Coronavirus COVID-19, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced just before… Link: Jubilation as cruise liner passengers test negative for COVID-19

PdP says tougher times on the way

Source: Nation Newspaper Barbadians should brace for things to get harder, says the People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP). Though not giving a doom and gloom outlook… Link: PdP says tougher times on the way

Allendale Pumping Station offline

Source: Nation Newspaper The Allendale Pumping Station in St Lucy went offline today. The Barbados Water Authority is investigating the issue, but in an “effort to maintain the… Link: Allendale Pumping Station offline

Mayers’ century rescues Pride

Source: Barbados Today Kyle Mayers closed in on 500 runs for the season with his second hundred of the campaign to lift leaders Barbados Pride out of trouble… Link: Mayers’ century rescues Pride

Ministry warns against non-essential travel to China and South Korea

Source: Barbados Today The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised residents of Barbados against travelling to China and South Korea, unless absolutely necessary. The recommendation follows a… Link: Ministry warns against non-essential travel to China and South Korea

Pollard laments Windies’ poor performance

Source: Barbados Today Captain Kieron Pollard has slammed West Indies’ performance in yesterday’s second One-Day International as “pretty, pretty poor” and has taken full responsibility for the manner… Link: Pollard laments Windies’ poor performance

Quality field for Gold Cup

Source: Barbados Today Antigua, St Lucia and Trinidad will try to wrestle away the 2020 Sandy Lane Gold Cup from host nation Barbados when the most prestigious race… Link: Quality field for Gold Cup

Ministry of Health issues travel advisory

Source: Nation Newspaper Residents of Barbados have been advised against travelling to China and South Korea, unless necessary. The Ministry of Health and Wellness made this recommendation yesterday… Link: Ministry of Health issues travel advisory

WHO: No country will be spared

Source: Nation Newspaper GENEVA/DUBAI – No country should make the “fatal mistake” of assuming it will be spared the coronavirus (Covid-19), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on… Link: WHO: No country will be spared

Trump ponders special law to expand production of masks

Source: Nation Newspaper WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of… Link: Trump ponders special law to expand production of masks

Body discovered at Hunte Street, St Michael fire

Source: Barbados Today Lawmen have discovered “what appeared to be the remains of an adult male” among the rubble of a house fire at Upper Hunte Street, St… Link: Body discovered at Hunte Street, St Michael fire

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