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    November 17

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Man found hanging

Police are investigating the unnatural death of a 44-year-old man which occurred sometime after 5 a.m. today. Public relations officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler said the man's family members discovered him hanging from a rafter in his Wanstead Gardens, St James apartment. The man reportedly lived alone Read More


Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Colombia

CARACAS/BOGOTA – Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest after his 2015 arrest for alleged coup plotting, escaped across the border to Colombia on Friday. Ledezma, the best-known detained opponent of leftist President Nicolas Maduro after Leopoldo Lopez, said he had gone past 29 police and army controls... Read More


White House plans to seek another $45 billion in US hurricane aid

WASHINGTON – The White House plans to ask the US Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida and other disaster damage, a congressional aide said on late Thursday. The request would be significantly short of what some government... Read More


Dominica PM goes to COP 23 with a shopping list

BONN, Germany – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Thursday came to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) with a shopping list of more than US$200 million as he reminded the international community of the disaster brought upon his country by Hurricane Maria on September 18 this year. “Hurricane Maria was reported... Read More


Stansfeld Scott and supplier partners help hurricane-hit islands

TAMPA, Florida – September was a month of unrelenting storms with Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripping through the Caribbean, leaving an unprecedented amount of damage in Barbuda, St Martin/Maarten, St Barthelemy, Anguilla, Dominica, the British and US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Puerto Rico. Infrastructure has been devastated, lives... Read More


FTC in final stages of BNTCL review

The Fair Trading Commission wishes to advise the public that the application for the proposed acquisition of the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd (BNTCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Barbados National Oil Company Limited (BNOCL) by BNTCL Holdings Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of SOL St Lucia Limited (SOL), is in the final stages... Read More


Independence of the Seas makes inaugural visit to Barbados

It is evident that Barbados is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, welcoming yet another vessel to these shores. On Wednesday, November 8, Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas docked at the Bridgetown Port for the first time. Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealy welcomed the cruise ship's... Read More


CTO declares 2018 Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation

TORONTO – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2018 the Year of Wellness and Rejuvenation in the Caribbean. The CTO’s secretary general Hugh Riley announced the theme for next year at a news conference here on Monday as part of the programme for Caribbean Week Canada 2017. With wellness and rejuvenation being important... Read More


Beyond CAC

A STRATEGIC scheme is coming for this country’s bodybuilding, bikini fitness and physique competitors through which they can reap rich rewards on the international stage. This was revealed by acting president of the Barbados Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BABBFF) Jo-Ann Haynes yesterday in a wide-ranging interview with WEEKENDSPORT.... Read More


Goodride deny Progressive

GOODRIDE BALLERS overcame an early rough road to drive to a smooth 41-38 win over Progressive in a tense match in the Sir Roy Zone when the Barbados Workers’ Union Netball competition continued on Wednesday night at the Netball Stadium. Some accurate long distance shooting from goal shooter Keryn Clarke (21/40) and Samantha Small (20/31)... Read More


West boys brush off St Lucy

ST MICHAEL WEST clinched a spot in the quarter-finals after they convincingly brushed aside St Lucy 3-1 when the round of 16 in the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic continued at Passage Road on Wednesday night. A Shanniel Marshall brace, and a strike from Stephen Carrington, proved more than enough to cancel... Read More


Bajan women to kick in Windwards

BARBADOS women’s national footballers have booked their spot in this year’s Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) Women’s Football Tournament by invitation. Four teams – hosts St Vincent, Grenada, Barbados and St Lucia – will face off against each other from next Tuesday until November 27 at Victoria Park in Castries. Because... Read More


Always ready to forgive

Barbadians are a particularly forgiving people. It is clear that we epitomise the noble ideals of patience and tolerance when one considers what some of our politicians say and do sometimes. I guess that we are always ready to forgive each other because we recognise and accept that we too are imperfect. “Man gee he a chance” is often... Read More


Constituencies should be reduced

NOW THAT CONSTITUTIONAL and electoral reform is in the air, I would like to return to a proposal I submitted to the Henry Forde Commission when they visited London. 1. The number of parliamentary constituencies should be reduced to 15. The small constituency of the City of Bridgetown should remain untouched or slightly enlarged if necessary,... Read More


Hoping I am wrong

AS MY FRIEND Smokey would say, “I may be wrong as I usually am”, and I sincerely hope that I am. I have recently read two articles in the NATION: See Drugs And Leave Them” on Saturday, November 4, 2017, and Marvellous In Prison on November 8, 2017. I would like to believe that I have misinterpreted both of them. In the first article,... Read More


Remember to thank our servicemen and women

On Sunday Barbados saluted its war dead with the annual Remembrance Day parade at the Cenotaph in Heroes Square, The City. It was done with the usual pomp and dignity befitting the occasion. Those whom we have promised never to forget made supreme sacrifice decades ago. Yet we remember their deeds. Read More


$4 800 in 48 hours

If you have a dream you can achieve. That must be the mantra for Team B, led by Stockton Miller, who emerged victorious with their film entitled In Dreams at the recently concluded annual 48-hour film challenge project. With seven teams vying for the winner takes all $4 800 cash prize, they finally bagged the big one. The 48-hour challenge... Read More


Mahalia to sing US National Anthem in Brooklyn tonight

Local singer/songwriter Mahalia Cummins is set to become the next Barbadian entertainer to wow an international audience with her take of the Star Spangled Banner. Tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the 2 Mile Hill lead singer will join the likes of Barbadian Cultural Ambassador Alison Hinds and the orange-haired songbird... Read More


Thor: Ragnarok thunders to $56.6 million second weekend

LOS ANGELES – Showing plenty of staying power, Disney-Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is dominating the North American box office with $56.6 million at 4 080 locations in its second weekend. The figure gave the third Thor movie the 29th highest second weekend of all time and the fifth best of 2017. It also took in nearly the combined total of... Read More


MRBLOOD headlining Independence Gala in Florida

MRBLOOD WILL BE flying the Bajan flag in Orlando, Florida tonight. For the third time in recent years, MRBLOOD is set to whip up some national pride amongst the Barbadians in Central Florida with this “unique” package when he takes the stage at the Rosen Central Hotel. He is the headliner at the Independence Gala hosted by the The Coalition... Read More



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