Only kind works for Jason

EVERY WORD IN THE DICTIONARY meaning kindness and gentleness was used tonight to describe Jason Gooding. The 32-year-old My Lord’s Hill resident was slain last week as he was walking home from White’s Shop in Martinique Road, but his memory lived on as his family and friends held a candle light vigil at his home. With tears flowing in... Read More


Kellman still wants airport in St Lucy

MINISTER OF HOUSING AND Member of Parliament for St Lucy Denis Kellman is continuing his call for an airport at The Hope, St Lucy despite the many criticisms and jokes. He repeated his call after a ceremony and tree planting at the Ministry of Housing this morning to launch the ministry’s 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations. ... Read More


Nation newscast May 6, 2016

In tonight's news: Denis Kellman issues a fresh call for an airport in St Lucy. BLP outlines its vision in a 45-page document. A Barbadian is the youngest ever international cricket umpire. Read More


Husband grieves for wife who collapsed and died

DORIEL PHILLIPS left her Central Drive, Haynesville, St James home last night for choir practice at the nearby Gospel Lighthouse Church but did not make it. Phillips, 65, collapsed and fell in the road en route and later died at the scene in Waterman’s Village, St James. Her partner of 50 years and the man to whom she was married for... Read More


BARBADOS' BEST EMPLOYERS: Companies should give back

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT is one of the areas being covered in the 2016 edition of the Barbados’ Best Employers (BBE) programme. Some call it “giving back”, and as part of its staff survey, BBE organiser Caribbean Catalyst Inc. will “seek to determine the organisation’s awareness of and commitment to its social responsibility”. All of this falls... Read More


Get those shops in order!

BARBADIAN BUSINESSES are being advised to ensure that they are not in breach of the new Shops Act. The Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) has circulated a note to its members following the introduction of the legislation, which now permits shops to operate from 7 a.m. on Mondays to 11 p.m. on Sundays “continuously”. Read More


Success one face at a time

LOLA MILLINGTON is a make-up artist who is going places. Her intention is to have her brand and business – Lola Pop – known throughout the region and the world one face at a time. “I was always into making myself look pretty and it just started to blossom from there. I think that about 2006, when MAC had first opened, that was when the world... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Past the worst and seeing positives

YOU DON’T NEED an economic guru or a rocket scientist to figure out that Barbados has an ailing economy. The facts of life are there for everyone to see and they range from a large and unhealthy fiscal deficit, a mountain of debt, a high jobless rate of at least 11 per cent and a declining Wall Street credit rating to anaemic economic growth.... Read More


Reifer’s ready

A DECISION to give up playing cricket at the age of 17 to focus exclusively on umpiring has paid off big time for one of the island’s up-and-coming officials. Leslie Reifer Jr has been appointed to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) International panel of umpires at the age of 26, making him the youngest ever member of the sport’s... Read More


BCA’s bid to boost women’s game

IN THE QUEST for the advancement of women’s cricket on the island, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has decided to take the sport to the schools. During a motivational visit by Women’s West Indian cricketers Hayley Mathews and Shaquana Quintyne to the Hindsbury Primary School yesterday, chairman of the BCA’s women’s cricket committee... Read More


Checker Hall grab title

IT WAS a good night for northern teams when the Barbados Football Association’s (BFA) Division Two and Three playoffs kicked off on Wednesday night at the Wildey Astroturf. Chicken Barn Checker Hall reigned supreme in Division Three when they narrowly defeated Hothersal Turning 2-1 in the clash between the two zone winners to take the title.... Read More


Table tennis twist

PRESIDENT RAY JACKMAN says he is embarking on some major constitutional changes for the Barbados Table Tennis Association (BTTA) that have not found favour with “factions that have their own agendas”. The BTTA chief told the WEEKEND NATION the time had come for the administration to bite the bullet with a proper governance structure. ... Read More


EDITORIAL: Mediocrity is the new norm

Lousy: Very poor or bad; disgusting. Strong a term as lousy is, we believe it falls way short of adequately describing our maintenance of public facilities and services in Barbados. It really is a sad reflection of what we have become when a pleasant experience becomes so unusual that we feel obligated to highlight it. What used to be the... Read More


YUH GAWH BE KIDDIN’: Goashemels lurking everywhere

DEAR FRIENDS, it pains me to have to write on an epidemic which is causing distress in our day-to-day lives. The epidemic that I speak of is the rise of the goashemel. What is a goashemel you may ask? It is a hybrid, a combination of a goat, sheep and a camel. Read More


OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Correct call by PM

VERY OFTEN WE HEAR a lot of talk that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart does not talk, but he makes sense whenever He spoke recently to the report of a panel headed by Professor Eudene Barriteau, principal of the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, that triggered some heated words between Keith Mitchell, the Grenada Prime... Read More


Put QEH in our wills

I SOLICIT YOUR KIND permission to direct this submission to Minister John Boyce and Dr Dexter James? I wish to first preface my submission with a quote from the memoir of the late president of the United States, John Kennedy, the 35th president delivering his inaugural speech on January 20, 1961. He asserted, “Ask not what your country... Read More


Scalpers upset Puff of Colour fans

REVELLERS ARE HUFFING and puffing that the sold out event Puff of Colour (POC) has attracted scalpers reselling tickets for exorbitant prices. And Chelsea Boyzz, the group behind the seven-year-old event, said their hands are tied. Speaking to NATION ONLINE, one of the organisers said it was brought to their attention that tickets were... Read More


Mashup gone global

WHAT DO YOU DO when international artiste Shaggy reaches out to you and asks if he can do a remix with you? You stand silently in shock, in disbelief, then you answer a resounding “Yes”. That is what happened to King Bubba FM and next week he will be releasing the Crop Over mega hit Mashup (When Ah Touchdown) in its remixed form as Mashup... Read More


Songwriters have write stuff

IT WAS A CASE of winner takes all at the songwriting contest which was held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium recently. With a prize of $10 000 for the Best Written Song, the write stuff was clearly evident. But when all was said and done a piece called Yours penned by Tricia Squires-Newton and performed by Everdene Smart, came out on top,... Read More


Hillside Reggae

IF EVER THERE was a time to be at the Farley Hill National Park, then it would have been Sunday during the 11th Digicel Reggae On The Hill. Just Richie Spice and the godfather of reggae music, Freddie McGregor, were enough to tantalise the palates of the throngs of reggae lovers in attendance. But add the inimitable Romain Virgo, one... Read More




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