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    September 25

  • 07:50 PM


Free training for law enforcement officers

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS and first responders in the Caribbean will soon benefit from monthly training for free. The courses will be wide-ranging but given the current situation in the region, matters relating to guns and drugs will be included. President and chief executive officer of the United States-based Caribbean Law Enforcement... Read More


Police looking into unnatural death

Police are investigating the unnatural death of 46-year-old Kim Brandford, of Atlantic Shores, Christ Church. Around 9:45 p.m. last night Brandford’s family members who were away from home, returned to the residence at Atlantic Shores, Christ Church, and discovered her lifeless body. Read More


Sinckler: Transition delays costing country

The delay in the Customs Department transitioning into the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) is costing the country. This disclosure came from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, over the weekend as he addressed the annual general meeting of the Customs Brokers at the Small Business Centre in Fontabelle. Sinckler told the gathering:... Read More


Canadian deported

Canadian visitor Mellissa McMillan, 37, who was charged with a number of drug related offences committed at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday, September 20, reappeared before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court today. She had been remanded to prison after her first court appearance... Read More


St Lucia’s Prime Minister proposes new US Caribbean trade initiative

NEW YORK —St Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has proposed the establishment of a new US Caribbean Trade initiative. Chastanet in an interview with the US business network CNBC, the recent hurricanes that have devastated parts of the Caribbean. have shown that the need for diversity even as it relates to sources of food. He also... Read More


C&W announces partial restoration of mobile network In Dominica

MIAMI – Caribbean telecoms leader Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W) today announced that it has begun the successful restoration of mobile services to Dominica. The island's infrastructure, including its communications networks, suffered significant impact from Category 5 Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Dominica on Monday... Read More


BRA’s Treasury Building branch to close early tomorrow

The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised the public that its Treasury Building location will close for business at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, September 22, to facilitate maintenance work. The BRA’s locations at Weymouth, Warrens, Holetown, Oistins and The Pine will continue with normal business hours. Members of the public have been... Read More


LIAT flight disruptions due to Hurricane Maria

ST JOHN’S – Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek through the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects on our destinations. Due to the closure of several airports as well as in the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights... Read More


Bennett burns Nurse in the Sauna

Nation journalist Randy Bennett is the champion of the inaugural Sauna ‘B’ Class Road Tennis Championship. Playing with total calm and a focused backhand return, Bennett defeated Terry “Buh” Nurse 21-8, 18-21, 21-15 in front of a large and very vocal crowd to take home a 40-inch television on Saturday. Bennett, who recently covered the... Read More


Spartan win in two days

Andre Marshall registered a match haul of nine for 55 as Massy Stores Spartan eased their relegation worries by thrashing ESA Field Pickwick by an innings and 94 runs inside two days on the final day of their fifth round Barbados Cricket Association Elite Division match yesterday. Resuming on 11 for two overnight, Pickwick were dismissed... Read More


Husbands brothers ride winners at Woodbine

ETOBICOKE – Barbadian brothers Patrick and Simon Husbands combined for a pair of wins on Saturday at the Woodbine Racetrack. Elder brother Simon grabbed his eighth win of the season, when he kicked off the day’s programme with a three-quarter length victory aboard the 6-1 chance Fine Grit in the CAN$19 500 first race contested over 1 700... Read More


Mud, water no problem for winners

Much sideways action due to the presence of mud and water will be forever etched in the minds of the Mahogany Ridge/Corbin’s Catering Services Toyota Hilux pair of Ryan Corbin and Dustin Edwards, winners of the recently-held Barbados Rally Club (BRC) MudDogs September Safari of the Chefette MudDogs Championship. Corbin and Edwards grabbed... Read More


To whom much is given . . .

Professor Michael Howard last week responded to my letter of August 22, 2017, which was a response to an earlier article in which he made statements about the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), the behaviour and activities of the unions, his perception of the unions’ leadership, Government’s fiscal deficit and its inability to pay... Read More


Arch Cot folk want answers, Mr Minister

When apprised of this legitimate concern by people living in the affected area, Minister Michael Lashley’s dismissive response was, in summary, “We will get to it, but I don’t know when.” Such an arrogantly dismissive attitude to legitimate public concerns is a hallmark of this Democratic Labour Party administration. Come next year’s... Read More


Shade of the soul main thing

Oh yes, we are at it again: “Take down Nelson!” I hold no brief for Nelson and his ilk but I have to give myself pause and wonder if any of my African ancestors were responsible for selling their “brothers” to those who carried on the slave trade. On the other hand, I know that the family of one Caucasian ancestor born in 1806 did have... Read More


A punishment, not deterrent

MR JEFF CUMBERBATCH, in a recent article related to crime, punishment and the rule of law, made reference to the Holy Scriptures that contrasted Moses’ Law of “an eye for an eye” and Jesus’ exhortation “to turn the other cheek”. If Mr Cumberbatch has derived any measure of comfort and solace from the Sermon On The Mount, he should nevertheless... Read More


British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

ROME – British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King’s Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and has often declared his love for our land,”... Read More


Rihanna’s 40 shades a hit

Fenty Beauty has taken the world by storm. Since its launch two weeks ago, the make-up line, which is owned by Barbadian superstar Rihanna, has redefined beauty standards across the industry and the approach to make-up production. With 40 shades from the extremely pale 100 to very dark 490, Fenty Beauty products have enjoyed rave reviews.... Read More


Neesha feels So Amazing with another award

Celebrated Barbadian gospel artiste Neesha Woodz didn’t believe that an already amazing 2017 could get any better. But last week it did when the 30-year-old received her first international award for the hit single So Amazing. This took place over the weekend when the tenth season of the Prayze Factor People’s Choice Awards came off... Read More


Songwriters get avenue to improve skills

Songwriters once again have a chance to improve their songwriting skills with the second staging of the Writers Block seminar. The initiative, which is being put on by Dark Room Recordings, provides writing sessions, music development scholarships and recording contracts to young talented artistes. During a launch last week at Sky Mall... Read More



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