Police called to QEH

SEVERAL POLICE OFFICERS responded to an incident at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) earlier this evening. When a NATION team arrived, seven police vehicles were parked by the main entrance where two police officers and a QEH guard were stationed. According... Read More


Lawrence T. Gay Memorial closed on Thursday

THE MINISTRY OF Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that Lawrence T. Gay Primary School will remain closed tomorrow. The school, which is located at Spooner’s Hill, St Michael, is undergoing industrial cleaning to rectify an environmental problem.... Read More


NATION Newscast November 25, 2015

IN TONIGHT’S HEADLINES: A new River Terminal to be constructed. Chris Sinckler breaks his silence on the Maria Agard affair. Ronald Jones chides old scholars. Read More


Troops to parade from Garrison to Bridgetown

BARBADIANS AND VISITORS alike are expected to seek every vantage point to witness the skills and showmanship of the armed and unarmed units on parade at the Garrison Savannah on Independence Day, November 30. Following the 8 a.m. ceremony, the detachments will march... Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Different types of M&As and getting it right

A CORPORATE ACQUISITION is defined as a process by which the assets of a company are transferred to a buyer or new owner, while a merger represents the combining or disposal of the resources of two or more companies following an acquisition. This new entity can bring... Read More


ON THE LEFT: Mergers and acquisitions in the Caribbean

GROWTH IN GLOBAL DEMAND for services, escalating costs and search for new markets give rise to both organic and inorganic expansion of outsourcing across the globe. Latin America and the Caribbean offers mergers and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in a wide range of... Read More


THE ISSUE: Mergers and takeovers

THE LOW OIL PRICES, rebound in tourism and overall remaining concern for Barbados’ still stagnant economy have all been major talking points in business circles. However, as the year quickly draws to an end, mergers and acquisitions have also been hot topics. Hot on... Read More


Windmill Industries taking fresh guard

WINDMILL INDUSTRIES LIMITED, the manufacturer established the same year Barbados became an independent nation, is reshaping its operations to remain viable 49 years later. General manager Peter Miller says the producer of a well known range of items, including pepper... Read More


Jacob shatters brother Joshua’s track record

RISING CYCLIST Jacob Kelly added yet another accomplishment to his successful year when he set a new national 2000 metres juvenile pursuit track record earlier this month at the National Stadium’s Randolph Field Velodrome. This is Kelly’s last year in the Juvenile... Read More


Bishop eager to play

DISAPPOINTED AND FRUSTRATED. That’s how prolific St Catherine’s wicket-taker Derick Bishop feels about his continued exclusion from national trials and non-selection on the Barbados team in regional cricket competitions despite his stellar performances yearly at... Read More


Volleyball practice pressure

TWO WEEKS BEFORE the start of the tenth Junior Caribbean Volleyball Championships, there have been some hiccups involving the practice sessions for the national team. At the final of the Massy Secondary Schools Boys Volleyball League last Wednesday, coach John Stuart... Read More


Bajan women hold off Brazil

THE Barbados national senior women’s hockey team opened their account at the Aquece Rio International Hockey Championship with a 2-1 victory over regional rivals and hosts, Brazil, yesterday. Playing at the newly opened Olympic Hockey Centre in Deodoro Olympic Park,... Read More


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: Please forgive me, Mr PM

TODAY I’M EATING CROW; I’m telling Prime Minister Freundel Stuart “I beg yuh pardon”. In fact, I’m also asking calypsonian David Rudder to forgive me as I adapt his hit Haiti I’m Sorry as a vital part of my apology to the Prime Minister. Read More


FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH: More not always best

WELL, WELL, WELL (and I don’t mean wells well done for $2 640 as the advertisement says!). By the way, the producer of that ad must be commended for creativity. No, I mean that after so many years of brouhaha over the land at the Farm, St Peter, the Caribbean Court... Read More


FAMILY FUSION: Open-heart surgery (1)

I AM INFORMED that open-heart surgery is a risky but necessary action, especially for those suffering from certain critical heart-related issues. Last week in writing about the reality of heart disease, I identified two hearts that govern human beings, one being... Read More


EDITORIAL: ADR a remedy for sluggish judicial system

DELAYS IN THE administration of justice are a hot button topic in Barbados today. It has been so for many years, even if it was previously not publicly highlighted. In recent times, we have heard those in the system itself proffering solutions year in and year out,... Read More


Film, video in NIFCA spotlight

THE CRITIQUES were few and easily outstripped by commendations from those who attended the screening of the 2015 NIFCA award-winning films and videos. Pleased with the talent displayed, the audience at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on Friday night told directors and... Read More


NIFCA’s choice performers thrill

THIS YEAR’S SEASON OF EXCELLENCE concluded in fine fashion at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gala at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex on Sunday night. The creme de la creme of this year’s offerings were on display for... Read More


Adele’s 25 sells 2.3 million in three days

LOS ANGELES - British singer Adele's new album 25 has sold a record 2.3 million copies in the United States in the first three days of its release, Nielsen Music said on Monday. The monster sales for the first three days mean Adele will break the first week sales... Read More


Sweet treat for rum lovers

THOSE WITH ECLETIC food palates were in heaven as the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival hosted Taste The Spirits Of Polo at the Holder’s Polo Club last Saturday. With the mood being set by DJ Kirk Brown, patrons were treated to an event that engaged all of their... Read More




Should members of the Police Force be made to cut their locks?

Yes, the Police Force has a dress code.
No, let the hair stay.
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