New highway creates more opportunities

ST CATHERINE – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says new opportunities for economic growth and job creation will result from the opening of the Angels to Linstead leg of the North South Highway. The opportunities are to be provided through the “rapid expansion” in the hotel and tourist industry, which will be spurred on by “this new... Read More


Main repaired at Jessamy Lane

HOURS AFTER NATION ONLINE reported a burst main at the junction of Jessamy Lane and Ruby, St Philip main road, a crew from the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) was on the scene. They repaired the affected section of the rusted cast iron water main, which had resulted in thousands of gallons of water flowing along the road. At the time,... Read More


More men getting PSA tests

MEN FROM ALL walks of life turned up in their numbers at Cancer Support Services this morning to get their Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test done. President Kathy-Ann Kelly-Springer said they had tested more than 100 men within the first hour of opening the Belmont Road, St Michael, clinic. The men waited patiently for their turn... Read More


Journalist killed in Guinea

CONAKRY – A journalist was shot and killed in Guinea on Friday during clashes between rival factions of the West African nation’s main opposition party, witnesses and the government said. El Hadj Mohamed Diallo was killed at the headquarters of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) in the capital Conakry. “He was shot at point-blank... Read More


How the US rate increase affects the Caribbean

THE OUTLOOK for the world economy is mixed. While some major economies are experiencing solid growth, several economies, including major emerging markets, are facing challenges. The United States (US), the United Kingdom, India, and some European countries are projected to continue to perform well, while the outlook for countries such as China,... Read More


BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: 24/7 operations and the issues

OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS there has been much discussion on the implementation of a 24/7 economy and the possible implication for employees and businesses alike. While ’round-the-clock service is increasingly imperative to ensure economic development, the management of such a system is equally imperative to its success. Having a 24/7 operation... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: No country for falling oil prices

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO’S (T&T) economy, the once and still mighty financial battleship that cruises these Caribbean waters, bringing supplies of food and dinosaur energy to its geographically smaller and economically weaker neighbours, now faces the kind of attrition it has not been accustomed to for decades. The purpose of that little preamble... Read More


GEL now catering in Colombia

BARBADIAN CONGLOMERATE Goddard Enterprises Limited (GEL) has made a major acquisition in Colombia. GEL announced that its subsidiary Goddard Catering Group (GCG) had diversified its portfolio into hospital catering with the purchase of Inversiones Ibero Caribe SAS, which is one of the top hospital and industrial caterers there. On November... Read More


Slip Stream could flow today

IT’S ALL ABOUT love today as the Barbados Turf Club moves into its fourth day with the Valentine’s Raceday at the Garrison Savannah. This competitive seven-race card will feature the Valentine’s Day Handicap over 1 100 metres (Race 6) for horses rated 85-65 and lower. Now reduced to six starters, the race could throw a surprise winner... Read More


Payback time

IT DIDN’T TAKE long for Cavs and Warriors to get payback. Vengeance proved sweet for Hilton Barbados Warriors and Station Hill Cavaliers on Thursday night, as they upended defending champs Orange 3 Pinelands and Pan American International Insurance Warrens respectively to advance to the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball... Read More


BADD timing issues resolved

No more timing problems for the Barbados Association of Dragsters and Drifters (BADD). That is because the association now has the additional equipment needed to help eliminate the timing anomalies experienced during the race meet at Paragon, Christ Church. Newly elected BADD chairman Jason Downey said the equipment will be used for... Read More


Breedy sets eyes on big fights

With 15 fights to go, Cobia “Soldier” Breedy is steadfast in his goal of becoming a world champion. The Barbadian professional boxer, who now resides in the United States, told the SATURDAY SUN it took a great deal of discipline and hard work to reach the level he is currently at and it would take even greater determination to achieve his... Read More


RON IN COMMON – More opportunities to travel north

YOU ONLY HAVE TO make the first trip and then it is almost contagious. You want to go again and again. So little wonder an increasing number of Barbadians are simply taking to the skies whenever they can. Two periods coming up will prove this point as hundreds of people will be leaving the island, whether for rest and relaxation; to do... Read More


EDITORIAL: Don’t trigger moral panic

WITHOUT BEHAVING like the chief of a fashion police force, Minister of Education Ronald Jones has quite correctly walked in the shoes of US President Barack Obama. And he did it on an issue that originated in the US and swiftly spread to Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours. It is “sagging,” the wearing of pants below the waist so that... Read More


SATURDAY'S CHILD: Say cheese and smile

THE TERM “hard cheese” is a 19th century British expression which means “tough luck”. It is not used as much these days since the density, firmness, even resilience of the coagulated, compressed and most times ripened curds of milk whether firm, elastic, soft or even liquid do not matter as much as the quantity, sometimes quality, and continuous... Read More


PUDDING AND SOUSE: Something’s hitting fan

ONE girl has been fired and another is still on suspension as heat is stepped up at a City business that is losing face in the public domain. The curly-haired boss is beginning to feel the heat of his sinful ways and is trying to pull back the horse after it has bolted. The fired worker fainted after she got the news, since she never... Read More


Friday nights for wine and sax

After a long week of work, relaxing with a glass of wine and good music is an ideal way to decompress. Last Friday was one such night at The Grapevine in Lanterns Mall, Hastings, where the small gathering of locals had the sultry vocals and exuberant playing of saxophonist Kelly Patrick, who performed popular songs from artistes such as... Read More


Weekend Buzz February 5, 2016

In the Weekend Buzz: David Kirton entertained a large crowd at Reggae on the Boardwalk. Lil Rick takes Back in Time patrons on a journey down memory lane. Nikita and King Bubba release the Tequila music video. What's buzzing this weekend. Read More


Soca Monarch organisers bar pictures, video until Sunday

ORGANISERS OF THE International Soca Monarch Competition have drawn the ire of fans after posting a notice prohibiting the sharing of images from tonight’s event. A post on their Facebook page states: "Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts (CPF), expressly prohibits all persons in and around the Hasely Crawford Stadium,... Read More


EWF’s Maurice White dies at 74

LOS ANGELES – Maurice White, the founder of R&B funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles at age 74, a band spokesman said. White died at his home on Wednesday night from natural causes, publicist Mark Young said. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1994. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away... Read More




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