Criminal charges possible in killing of Cincinnati gorilla

CINCINNATI – Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a four-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. The death of Harambe, a 450-pound (200-kg) gorilla, also prompted the animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now to file a negligence... Read More


Broken Trident moves to St John in June

THE COMMEMORATIVE Broken Trident will journey to St John in June, with stops at several schools, churches and tourist attractions in that parish. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, the symbolic Broken Trident will be handed over in a ceremony at St John Parish Church at 10:30 a.m. The next day, Thursday, June 2, it will be on display at St John’s... Read More


More options under National Development Scholarships 2016

THERE ARE ALMOST triple the number of options under this year’s National Development Scholarships as compared to last year, and Barbadians are being encouraged to apply now. Interested persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have already been accepted at an internationally-accredited university at the undergraduate and postgraduate... Read More


Nation newscast May 31, 2016

In tonight's news: Owen Arthur sees information technology as Barbados’ economic driver. The most expensive property on the west coast is up for sale. Ticket sales said to be going well as Guyana prepares for its first international cricket in three years. Read More


Reaping fruits of his labour

BUSINESSMAN BRIAN BRANCH might only have been operating his company full time from this year but he has plans of branching out on a bigger scale by next year. Speaking to BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY at BMEX 2016, held recently at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, the manager of Branch Foods, which promises “great food, great taste”, said... Read More


Great gains from BMEX project

THE Scienmentalist Medical Soaps, scrubs, and soaks sold by The St Michael School’s Environmental Science Club at BMEX this year were a hit. With more focus these days on science and technology, the club offers way more than bunsen burners, petri dishes, collecting PET bottles and undertaking clean-ups. As science teacher Carol Cumberbatch,... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Making most of holiday prices

FOR AS LONG as I can remember, it has been one of the most contentious laws in the United Kingdom (UK) for many years. Until a landmark court ruling last week, local education authorities had the right to charge and judges or magistrates enforce fines on parents who took their children on holidays outside of recognised school holidays. The... Read More


BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Human capital holds the key

BARBADIAN BUSINESS LEADERS, corporate executives and other individuals have an opportunity to get an expert view on how they can maximise the effectiveness of their workforce. The chance will come when Lori Stohs, an American human capital consultant, facilitator, coach and speaker, addresses the Barbados’ Best Employers luncheon on June 21.... Read More


Del Castilho beats Grandmaster

BARBADIAN Martyn Del Castilho has toppled a Grandmaster at the XI Continental Chess Championship in El Salvador. The four-time national champion upstaged Colombian Grandmaster Sergio Barrientos in a fourth round game on Monday to keep on the heels of the front-runners. Read More


Hurley, Pine steal Game 1

PINELANDS sure do have a lot of players with championship-winning experience. Of course it was the one without any that came up clutch. Derion Hurley had quite the finals debut, scoring both the game-tying and go-ahead baskets, as Orange 3 Pinelands escaped with Sunday’s 79-76 Game 1 victory over Station Hill Cavaliers in the Co-operators... Read More


Delight for Downie

ANTOINETTE DOWNIE created history over the weekend when she became the first Barbadian woman to capture an International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB) professional women’s physique event. Downie beat more than a dozen of the world’s best women’s physique competitors at the Wings of Strength Puerto Rico Pro contest in San Juan on Sunday.... Read More


Jackson beats Venom again

IT IS often said that a sequel cannot surpass the first production of any movie. It is often said that a sequel cannot surpass the first production of any movie. Well, not if the main stars are the “World Boss” Julian “Michael Jackson” White and world champion Mark “Venom” Griffith battling in the Burger King Invitational Road Tennis Blast... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Democratising cricket

THE PUBLIC LECTURE on the future of West Indies cricket by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada was useful mainly as a restatement of the lines which separate the supporters of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) from those,like Dr Mitchell and some CARICOM heads, who have been calling for restructuring, reformation and transformation... Read More


EDITORIAL: Let’s look at school violence scientifically

FACT: Barbadians are concerned about the level of violence in the society generally. Fact: Our teachers, their unions and school administrators have said enough to leave no doubt that they are concerned about violence in schoolsor involving school-aged children off the school compound. The recitation of these two facts, on the face of... Read More


When last straw falls it’s too late

THE NATION EDITORIAL of Saturday, May 28 (Page 8) makes for interesting reading. “It’s time Barbadians get real,” it says, referring to objections by some religious organisations to a new lottery draw on Sundays. These reactions, says the editorial, reflect a “hankering for the good old days, knowing they will never return” and demonstrate... Read More


WILD COOT: Misuse of savings

“Ignoratione rerum bonarum et malarum, maxime hominum vita vexetur” (The inability to tell good from evil is the greatest worry of man’s life). – Cicero. TRADITIONALLY BANKS have used the savings of a country to facilitate loans. The capital of banks is reserved for emergencies. These loans then promote growth in social areas, housing,... Read More


Entertainers close Barbados display in Toronto

TORONTO – The Auturo Tappin Band brought the 2016 Barbados On The Water Festival to an explosive climax yesterday in Canada. Before the grand finale however, the Harbourfront crowd was entertained by Caribbean Queen Alison Hinds on Saturday night as she commanded the concert stage. She got the crowd moving with her hits like Roll it... Read More


Ultimate worship

KENSINGTON OVAL rocked Saturday night. It was the sound and movement of thousands of Christians dancing. Proudly waving the Barbados flag, patrons attending the Courts Ultimate Gospel show thoroughly enjoyed themselves with the eclectic performances from top-class artistes of both national and international acclaim. The energy was high... Read More


Barbadian music, fashion on display in Toronto

THE 2016 BARBADOS On The Water Festival continued in Toronto today with Canadians and Barbadians alike coming out to enjoy the culturally charged atmosphere. Although the numbers were moderate on the third day, the audience was treated to music by jazz saxophonists Elan Trotman and Joseph Callender. There was also a fashion show produced... Read More


Two bites at City by night

FOR THE FOURTH straight year, Bridgetown By Night, a National Cultural Foundation (NCF) initiative, is aiming to satisfy the hearts of those yearning for a taste of Barbadian culture. During a media launch for the event in Independence Square recently, the NCF’s manager of special projects, Alison Sealy-Smith, explained the walk was not... Read More




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