Bill Paxton dies

AMERICAN ACTOR BILL PAXTON, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Aliens and Titanic, has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday. Paxton, who appeared in dozens of films over some four decades, had recently starred in the HBO television series, Big Love, about... Read More


Driver injured in accident

POLICE ARE CONDUCTING investigations into an accident which occurred around 2:30 a.m. along Vauxhall Road, Christ Church. Driver Marques Clarke, 25 years, of Inch Cape Terrace, St Philip, collided with a utility pole. He received an abrasion to his forehead and was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for medical... Read More


Driver charged after injuring 28 at Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS – A 25-year-old man accused of ploughing a pickup truck into a crowd of spectators at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was arrested and charged with injuring 28 people in a crash that brought chaos to the city’s signature celebration, authorities said on Sunday. New Orleans police booked Neilson Rizzuto after taking him into... Read More


Victim thankful for quick response

LESS THAN 24 hours after Leroy Walton spoke about his ordeal with a contractor, the police have arrested the man and charged him with theft. Walton, of Bloomsbury, St Thomas, had contacted the WEEKEND NATION earlier this week speaking of how he had paid a contractor more than $4 000 in January last year to do work on his home but the man... Read More


Floral dresses, bow ties – and more

FIRST CAME THE hair accessories, then the bow ties. They were followed by floral vest designs, “a couple floral dress designs” and now hair care products. Ranique John, the owner and creative designer of RanzCreations, started the business in 2012 but the idea came in her gap year between finishing college in St Vincent and starting studies... Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Getting the truck out of the ditch

I WAS AT a cocktail party the other night when I got dragged into a conversation with a few business people. Somehow, I thought they were joking, but within a few minutes, their insistence on the benefits of their proposal seemed to hint at a serious intent. Read More


Growth of 1.7 ‘not enough’

BARBADOS AND ITS Caribbean neighbours will collectively grow by 1.7 per cent this year, but it will not be enough for them to flourish. The region was given that dose of reality on Friday by Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) director of economics Dr Justin Ram. Read More


BCCI’s statement on sale of  BNTCL

The following statement was issued by the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on the sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited. OVER THE PAST few weeks, one of the most talked-about issues within the business community in Barbados has been the sale of the Barbados National Terminal Co. Ltd (BNTCL) by Barbados National... Read More


Vardy not involved in sacking

LEICESTER CITY FORWARD Jamie Vardy has denied he was involved in the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri nine months after the Italian led his team to the Premier League title. After guiding Leicester to one of the most unlikely title victories last year, Ranieri was fired on Thursday with the Foxes mired in a relegation battle. They are... Read More


FAZEER MOHAMMED: Finding the right balance

THERE WAS a time when the quality of cricketers sprouting from this tiny island determined the strength of the West Indian game. It may be happening again with an abundance of representatives on all Caribbean teams, except in a different context. Barbados cricket is certainly comparatively strong, as evidenced by the well-deserved triumph... Read More


Brits blade bowlers

THE ENGLISH cricketers are in the Caribbean and have signalled that they plan to take it to West Indies in the upcoming three-match One-Day International series. In an impressive display yesterday, the tourists brushed aside a University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI by 117 runs at Warner Park in St Kitts in a match in which former... Read More


Record numbers for Boyce tourney

A RECORD 18 teams will participate in the 11th Keith Boyce Memorial Cricket Tournament, which commences today at 12:30 p.m. School team Lester Vaughan Memorial and the Terry Clarke XI will debut in the annual 35-over-a-side competition, while St Andrew club Belleplaine return after being absent for a number of years. The tournament,... Read More


PETER WICKHAM: Policy discussion

IN RECENT TIMES, it has often been said that one of the Opposition’s shortcomings was its unwillingness or inability to articulate alternative policy options. This type of discussion appeals to thinkers who are anxious to compare and contrast approaches and to move away from the current situation where Government is expected to have all... Read More


JEFF BROOMES: Riddle me this

AS WE COME to the end of the designated Black History Month,I submit part two of the quiz. I am a true Lodge School boy who has always seen the benefit of giving back to my school. I am also the first Bajan to win an Olympic medal, a real real, Caribbean man! I was a true, true Speightstown man who made teaching and politics my business.... Read More


NOT ALL BLACK AND WHITE: Is Kellman in charge of Cabinet?

TODAY I INTENDED to write about the functioning, or rather, the non-functioning of the system that was set up by the Employment Rights Act to settle disputes, particularly claims for unfair dismissal. I wanted to point out that it is at best amateurish and that it is failing miserably to meet expectations. But I felt a tug that forced me... Read More


GET REAL: Leaders with the right ambition

RECENT TALK HAS been about struggles for leadership within and among the political parties. I ain’t so sure. I mostly see power struggles and management tussles. I hear talk of strategies and tactics, but to take us where? To keep the dollar afloat? That is management talk. Very important, yes. But what is the overall vision for Barbados?... Read More


Bill Paxton dies

AMERICAN ACTOR BILL PAXTON, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Aliens and Titanic, has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday. Paxton, who appeared in dozens of films over some four decades, had recently starred in the HBO television series, Big Love, about... Read More


VIDEO: Holetown Festival Parade 2017

Highlights from the Holetown Festival Street Parade 2017. Read More


Needed more love, poetry and songs

NINETEEN entertainers painted the Drill Hall Range red and white at Love Poetry and Song last weekend. The soulful singing of calypsonians Biggie Irie, the nostalgia of MrBlood and the skill of steel band Mosaic stood out and stole the hearts of everyone. The annual fundraiser, organised by the Barbados Government Information Service,... Read More


Musical treat at St Mary's Church on Sunday

LOVERS OF CLASSICAL music will be in for a treat this Sunday at St Mary’s Church. Under the theme Spring Into the Classics, the church will open its doors at 6 p.m. to both young and old for a concert described as the “first of its kind” by Priest-in-Charge Reverend Graveney Bannister. Attendees will not only hear traditional choral... Read More




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