Doctor: Be patient with those with dementia

RELATIVES OF THOSE with dementia need to exercise patience when dealing with the older people in their family circle. That advice came today from Registrar of the Psychiatric Hospital Dr Ronald Chase as he gave a brief presentation under the theme Understanding the Elderly in Their Golden Years: Dementia. “You must be caring and keep... Read More


High police presence for Foreday

LEAVE THE BIG bags and haversacks at home or you will be searched. Acting Superintendent of the Royal Barbados Police Force Bruce Rowe gave this warning to persons attending the Foreday Morning Jam as well as Grand Kadooment. He said the police presence at Foreday Morning will be enhanced by 100 per cent compared to previous years. ... Read More


Congestive heart disease affecting younger generation

ACCORDING TO MEDICAL experts, Barbadians as young as 29 years old are suffering heart attacks, and congestive heart disease is being experienced in higher proportions among the younger generation. News of this came yesterday from Health Minister John Boyce as he addressed the 31st annual conference of the Caribbean Cardiac Society at the... Read More


French government faces security criticisms after church attack

PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY – France's government faced criticism of its security record on Wednesday in the wake of revelations that one of the assailants who slit the throat of a priest at a church altar was a known would-be jihadist under police surveillance. President Francois Hollande met interfaith leaders in an effort to promote... Read More


Aziza’s jewellery is One-of-a-kind

Crop Over is the one time of year the work of Barbadian artists is in the spotlight, says award winning craft person Aziza Onifa of Azipho’s Creations. Not only does she get to meet people but to see the arts and what Bajans do. On a sunny afternoon with the occasional tourist dropping in at her shop in Pelican Craft Village, she shared... Read More


AS I SEE THINGS: Economic amnesia

Not too long ago, former Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford was wondering what went wrong that the Barbadian economy had once again deteriorated significantly. It brought back memories of the dark days of the early 1990s when the country had to face the bullets coming out of the blazing guns of the International Monetary Fund, and... Read More


Business facilitator promises improved dialogue

GOVERNMENT’S NEWLY-APPOINTED business facilitator has made it clear that while he will seek to improve communication between Government departments and the business sector, he will not act as a tribunal or arbitrator, making final decisions on outstanding matters. Senator Darcy Boyce, in an address to the Barbados International Business... Read More


BEC: Punishment and reward

The management of a workforce can be very challenging at times. Often supervisors and managers have to ask themselves whether to give an employee the carrot or to use the stick. What do I mean when I say carrot versus stick? As a supervisor, you need to know when to offer an incentive to get the job done (carrot) or when to exercise your authority... Read More


Federer to miss Olympics and rest of season

ROGER FEDERER has pulled out of the Rio Olympics and will miss the rest of the season, including the U.S. Open, because he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” to prolong his career after knee surgery earlier this year. Last month he described how “one stupid move” sparked a chain of bad luck – which resulted in left knee surgery in February... Read More


Afghans coming

KABUL – Afghanistan will tour West Indies for an eight-match limited overs series next June, marking the first time the ICC associate nation will face the Caribbean side in a full series. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced that the Asian side would play the Windies in five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals... Read More


Bajan women third in T20 tourney

BARBADOS finished third in the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s Twenty20 Championships after defeating Windward Islands by nine wickets in the consolation final on Monday. Playing at Providence Stadium in Guyana, Barbados restricted Windwards to 98 for three and raced to the target for the loss of just one wicket in 10.5 overs. Kycia... Read More



THE BRONZE BOY IS BACK. Mario Burke, Barbados’ lone medallist at the World Under-20 track and field championships in Poland, returned home yesterday beaming with pride. The 19-year-old sprinter, who won bronze in the 100 metres, was met at the Grantley Adams International Airport by a small group of well-wishers that included his parents... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: 2016 safest Crop Over ever

WHAT I AM ABOUT to write may seem contradictory, but it really isn’t. Just follow my reasoning. A few weeks ago some idiot posted a message on Facebook suggesting there would be bloodshed during Foreday Morning celebrations. Almost immediately there was near panic in some circles, with reports that some revellers had changed their minds... Read More


FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: New cane technologies

THERE ARE SOME who would have you believe that the sugar industry is dead, no longer of importance. Then there are others who know better and realise that without sugar cane our countryside would be in shambles – an extension of how the CLICO estates in St John currently look, so we must ensure that the industry is rehabilitated. Interestingly,... Read More


EDITORIAL: Saluting Sir Garry on his 80th

TOMORROW BARBADOS’ ONLY living National Hero, Sir Garfield Sobers, becomes an octogenarian and we look forward to celebrating this significant milestone with him. After all, he has done so much for his homeland, and indeed the wider Caribbean, through his legendary exploits on the cricket field. More than 40 years after Sir Garry’s career... Read More


FAMILY FUSION: Crippling mental health problem (2)

LAST WEEK I BEGAN looking at a man who developed a serious mental health problem that crippled his life for 38 years. He had lost his drive for progress, and had deliberately parked himself in the garage of hopelessness and helplessness while he watched many people move confidently past him. The man of whom I speak seemed to love his bed... Read More


Classic holding back 50 song

REIGNING PIC-O-DE-CROP MONARCH Classic will be singing a song for Barbados’ golden jubilee. Slated to be released in November, he told the DAILY NATION that he opted not to do a patriotic song during the Crop Over Festival but will do so closer to the 50th anniversary of Independence. “Most of my songs are a challenge. I find that I... Read More


Marvay: No. 2 is great

THE HEATED DEBATE on social media and radio airwaves that first-timer Damian Marvay was hard done in the Sweet Soca competition yesterday morning isn’t being endorsed by the singer. “I feel great to place second. I have no qualms coming second to Edwin Yearwood. Zero. “I didn’t even hear the points. I was on a stage with cameras and... Read More


New movement aimed at positive expression

THOSE IN THE entertainment industry should look out for stiff competition. There is a new outlet for young people to express themselves. The Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only (EKCO) NATION movement was launched yesterday at Ball Park Events and Entertainment Centre. It is aimed at combating negative influences through radio, social media... Read More


Edwin and Lil Rick win Soca Royale

EDWIN YEARWOOD successfully defended his Sweet Soca title, and Lil Rick is the new Party Monarch. Early Monday morning, the two kings, both performing songs with patriotic themes, were crowned at Bushy Park to put a wrap on this year’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale Competition. Yearwood earned 86 points with Home Sweet Home, convincing the judges... Read More




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