Open day and health fair tomorrow at Psychiatric Hospital

TOMORROW, FRIDAY, October 9, is Open Day at the Psychiatric Hospital. The public is invited to visit the Black Rock, St. Michael, facility from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the day, there will also be a health fair in the main car park, where members of the public will... Read More


Weather should improve by tomorrow afternoon

BLUE SKIES should once again be seen over the island by tomorrow afternoon. This comes after an upper level trough system and the tail end of a tropical wave combined to drench Barbados for much of this morning. Well into the afternoon skies remained overcast and... Read More


Woman on cocaine charges granted bail

A 23-YEAR-OLD St Michael woman was granted $80 000 bail after she pleaded not guilty to four cocaine-related offences in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today. Donissa Shontelle Foster of #2A North Close, Wildey, St Michael was arrested yesterday after she arrived... Read More


NATION newscast October 8, 2015

Revenue Authority workers said to be uneasy about employment terms. Bajans speak out about student violence. Barbados in line for top honours at Pan Am hockey. Read More


Inniss: Use Global Forum to press region's case

BARBADOS HAS AN opportunity to change the dialogue surrounding international business and financial centres in this region when it plays host to the Global Forum of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) later this month. This is according... Read More


Banker: Brighter days ahead

SENIOR BANKER IAN DE SOUZA is distancing himself from the prophets of economic gloom and doom. Not only is the managing director and chief executive officer of Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited seeing good things in store for his institution as it starts its new financial... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Re-defining ‘luxury’

IF I HAD TO PICK a single word in the English language most abused when related to the tourism industry, it would be luxury. Over my five decades in the sector as a travel agent, tourism director, tour operator and to a lesser extent, hotelier, I have been privileged... Read More


BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Workplace conflict resolution

CONFLICTS ARE INEVITABLE in the business world. They can arise between individuals, such as manager and subordinate as well as between groups, such as different departments. Organisational leaders are responsible for creating a work environment that enables employees... Read More


World football rocked by suspension of Blatter and Platini

ZURICH – World football chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States. Blatter, the Swiss who has been president... Read More


Suspension a setback

COLOMBO – West Indies captain Jason Holder says he hopes the conflict between suspended head coach Phil Simmons and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) could be resolved quickly allowing him to be reinstated. Holder, who is leading West Indies on Read More


Smith in, Jackson one game away

RACHEL SMITH qualified for the finals of the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Limited Monarchs of the Court road tennis championship while Julian “Michael Jackson” White cruised to within one game from successive finals before the rain washed out Tuesday night’s... Read More


Samuels ready for Test action

COLOMBO – Middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he is anxious to put bat to ball when the Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka begin in earnest on Wednesday. Samuels, a senior member of the regional side, says he is also Read More


EDITORIAL: Crying out for water solution

WATER CONTINUES to be one of the most important resources of any country. As such, all must be done to ensure that it is easily accessible. The very health of a country, and one as small as ours, depends on its availability. With water woes plaguing many Barbadian... Read More


WHAT MATTERS MOST: How far out of the woods?

LAST WEEK, my article ended with the following words: “The next game in town is to stage an economic recovery.” Since then, the Minister of Finance has told the public that the economy is not yet “out of the woods”. In the Budget of June 2015, the same minister... Read More


AWRIGHT DEN: This is for us

AS I SIT down to write, I have nothing at all planned but all I know is that I feel like crying and tears are building up. God is telling me that so many of you reading this column right now feel like giving up; feel like a failure; are embarrassed by Read More


Some solutions to our problems

FOR SOME TIME now, readers have been bombarded with comments on the problems causing distress in Barbados. I propose to offer some suggestions on how we can tackle some of the ills identified. Governance 1) Government should, without delay, host regular media... Read More


Rihanna among stars suing about knockoffs

NEW YORK – Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The... Read More


Son of a Trump: Mexican comedians hit back in insult-laden show

MEXICO CITY – Decked out in dark suits and outlandish blond wigs, a clutch of Mexico's most popular comedians lambasts Donald Trump as a dangerous buffoon in a new play that hits back over his anti-Mexican comments on the US election campaign trail. When he entered... Read More


‘One people’ united for a cause

“ALL AH WE” is one Caribbean! Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made that statement last night at Kensington Oval, as he thanked the Barbadian public for their support of his country which was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. Taking the words... Read More


Sam Smith tops charts with James Bond theme

LONDON – British singer Sam Smith went straight to number one in the UK pop charts on Friday with Writing’s On The Wall, the theme song to the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, making it the first title track for a 007 movie to be a chart-topper. The song knocked... Read More




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