Courts starting late tomorrow

MEMBERS OF THE public are asked to note that all Magistrates’ and High Courts will commence at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 21, while that of the Duty Judge Madam Justice Sonia Richards will begin as usual. These changes are to allow members of the judiciary and members of the Bar to attend the funeral of the late Director of Public Prosecutions,... Read More


Industrial action could hit QEH next

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH Hospital could be next. Reports reaching NATION ONLINE indicate a representative from the National Union of Public Workers visited staff at the Martindale’s Road, St Michael facility this evening and told them to take industrial action tomorrow. The action is expected to involve all categories of staff except doctors.... Read More


US ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

DUBAI - The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration. Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport was the last... Read More


Long waits for buses in north

THE TRANSPORT BOARD was able to put fewer than 20 buses on the road this morning, forcing commuters to find alternative means of transport to their destinations. While those waiting at bus stop reported long waits, no large groups were spotted waiting at bus stops. Few people were seen at the Speightstown Bus Terminal and when a bus... Read More


Enhanced shopping experience with Courts card

UNICOMER (BARBADOS) LTD. known to the public as Courts, has launched its Courts Store Card Summer Promotion. The Promotion is intended to create excitement among shoppers and give shoppers an enhanced shopping experience this Summer using the Courts Store Card. As an exclusive Courts Store Card holder you can now get easy credit at an... Read More


Call for probe into Amazon purchase of Whole Foods

WASHINGTON – The top Democrat on the United States House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has voiced concerns about Inc.’s $13.7 billion plan to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. and is pushing for a hearing to look into the deal’s impact on consumers. The deal announced in June marks the biggest acquisition for the world's... Read More


SBA: Clarify tax

WHILE THE MANUFACTURING industry is expected to pay the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL), clarification is being sought on how it is to be calculated. President of the Small Business Association (SBA), Dean Straker, called on Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) to give a clear definition... Read More


Sandals Barbados live broadcasts reaching over 10 million US listeners

SPEAK UP BARBADOS, the USA is listening. Months before unveiling their new 200-room property, Sandals Royal Barbados, Sandals Resorts is spreading the Barbados buzz with a series of live radio broadcasts. Between July 12-14 and July 17-19, 20 USA radio stations will be on location at Sandals Barbados in Christ Church to endorse the island.... Read More


Regional Under-19 titles up for grabs

ST JOHN’S – Fresh from the Under-17 Regional Title, Trinidad and Tobago are ready to defend their title in the Under-19 three-day tournament, set to start in St Kitts next Monday. Guyana will also defend their 50-over title, with that format beginning on August 15. The three-day competition will have the teams from the six territories,... Read More


Lockhart Pine’s big play

ANDRE LOCKHART may yet play in a Lakers-Pinelands final after all. Just not for his hometown club. Orange 3 Pinelands will receive a major boost for Game 5, as the England-based pro is set to suit up for the defending champs against Lumber Company Lakers in tonight’s Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball finals decider.... Read More


Praise for West Indies Under-19s

DURBAN – West Indies Under-19s head coach, Graeme West, has praised the resolve of his players after they produced a sterling comeback to snatch a dramatic last-over victory over South Africa Under-19s and take the five-match Youth One-Day International series 3-2 here Wednesday. The Young Proteas looked en route to victory at 182 for one... Read More


Darts making way for youth

DARTS HAS not been hitting its target on the island. That’s the view of facilitator for Graduates club, Vertis Sealy. “Darts has not grown as a sport. . . One time darts had 35 teams but that has diminished to just nine. The standard has not really dropped but to get it further you need to get more persons into it. Read More


Need for better traffic signage in Warrens

THE LONG-OVERDUE traffic signs in the Warrens area are being worked on, in fulfilment of a promise to review the direction. What bothers me at this stage, however, is that the markings on the road are always covered by traffic so most of the time they cannot be seen. They are generally too late (too close to the roundabouts), the one... Read More


Death penalty discussion necessary

The loss of a loved one as a result of an accident or a medical condition is heart-rending to say the least. But the anguish that accompanies the murder of a relative, I cannot begin to imagine what that would feel like. With a heavy heart I wish to express condolences to the families of those whose lives have been taken by individuals... Read More


Workers deserve a strike fund

IS IT REALLY TRUE what I heard on Friday from a former senior trade unionist? Would he have been right with what he had to say about the trade unions? Can Miss Toni Moore, Mr Akanni McDowall, Miss Mary Redman and Mr Pedro Shepherd please inform us, the general public, including the members of the collective and individual unions, that there... Read More


Young people display poor speaking skills

PERSONAL HYGIENE AND ETIQUETTE call for individual effort. It is one of the most basic efforts one can perform. Many young black boys don’t seem to make this effort and girls are joining their ranks. But where is their self-esteem, that whole value of self-worth and pride? This is not the only yardstick – their language as well. Read More


Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series. The library exhibition titled, A History of Magic, featuring the two books will be open from October 2017 to February 2018, British publishing... Read More


Pan and more at Pan Pun De Sand

There was more than plenty pan on Brandon Beach on Sunday to cap the three-day pan events put on by the National Cultural Foundation. Read More


Lil Rick, TC out first at Soca Royale

LIL RICK AND TC will be first out the blocks in their respective competitions when the MQI/98.1 the One Soca Royale in association with Jet Blue comes off on July 30. The battles take place at the Bushy Park Racing Circuit in St Philip. The finalists or their representatives drew for positions earlier today during a live airing of the... Read More


Smokey Burke to lead off semis

VETERAN CALYPSONIAN Smokey Burke of Super Gladiators will set the tone at the semi-finals of the 2017 Courtesy Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition. The draw was conducted on Saturday at the National Cultural Foundation’s West Terrace, St James, headquarters. Burke will be followed by former junior monarch Ms Sammy G from the... Read More





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