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    October 20

  • 02:16 PM


Schools bring drama, music

TALENT IN SCHOOLS continued to shine bright on Wednesday when the Ministry of Education held its third Lunchtime Concert. This time, the event, which carried the theme Celebrating Quality; Promoting Creativity was held at Emerald City, Six Roads, St Phillip, and saw participation from both public and private schools. These institutions... Read More


'Elizabeth' keep swim title

ASHLEY WEEKES' EXPERIENCE in the pool safeguarded Elizabeth’s (Purple) title at St Michael’s Inter-House Swim Championships yesterday. Weekes’ speedy strokes together with sister Serena Weekes and Israel Bryan led Elizabeth to retaining their title at the Aquatic Centre. Elizabeth amassed 455 points while Anne (Yellow) had to settle... Read More


Between a pond and a bus pole

BUS STOPS IN out-of-the-way places; humorous and sly signs; drainage issues and the sleeping giants – all this to come from the latest Street Beat roam, this week in St Andrew. On the way to Long Pond, the team first stopped in Farrell’s Road in Lakes at the home where Chaneese Edmund lives. She was featured in the NATION early this year... Read More


Photographer dies after saving wife

Rollin Ivor Jeremiah Williams, who with his wife Carol formed the media company WILLCOMM, died yesterday after rescuing his wife at Brandons Beach, St Michael. Rollin, 45, a videographer, and Carol were at the beach early yesterday morning when Carol got into difficulty. After successfully assisting her, he too got into difficulty. He was... Read More


BES president predicts another downgrade for Barbados

Barbados should brace itself for another downgrade by the international rating agencies before year-end. That prediction is coming from president of the Barbados Economic Society, Jeremy Stephen, who was a panellist at a discussion for International Business Week at the Grande Salle, Central Bank, on Tuesday night on the topic Thriving... Read More


Dominica welcoming 'voluntourism' in wake of Hurricane Maria

While it has taken a hard hit following the passage of Hurricane Maria one month ago, Dominica’s tourism sector is open for some business. In a statement today from Daphne Vidal, project officer for the island’s tourism agency, the Discover Dominica Authority, a welcome was issued to ‘voluntourists’ interested in visiting to help recovery... Read More


More youths entering green economy

Barbadians are beginning to warm up to the idea of a green economy. That is the word from national coordinator of the GEF Small Grants Programme (Barbados) David Bynoe, who said younger people were also turning to the fund for assistance. Read More


Sagicor donates to Dominica air relief efforts

Sagicor has committed USD$20,000 to regional airline LIAT to assist in its ongoing relief and evacuation efforts for Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Donald Austin, Chief Executive Office of Sagicor Life (Eastern Caribbean) Inc, shared his sentiments on the need for assistance, stating: “This is a trying time for many countries... Read More


'Elizabeth' keep swim title

ASHLEY WEEKES' EXPERIENCE in the pool safeguarded Elizabeth’s (Purple) title at St Michael’s Inter-House Swim Championships yesterday. Weekes’ speedy strokes together with sister Serena Weekes and Israel Bryan led Elizabeth to retaining their title at the Aquatic Centre. Elizabeth amassed 455 points while Anne (Yellow) had to settle... Read More


Haloute sisters top show

THE HALOUTE GIRLS were a force to be reckoned with at the recently concluded third and final leg of the Little League Show Jumping Championship. Abigail, the younger of the two sisters, dominated the 0.70m-0.80m held at Yorkshire Grove, Yorkshire, Christ Church. She won the first round on the bay mare Stella Blue, and captured second place... Read More


Mason zaps Chargers

FORMER NATIONAL CHAMPION Anthazia Mason warmed up for the women’s knockout finals on Sunday with a vicious dismissal of Chargers 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 when the Goddard Enterprises Limited division one volleyball action continued on Wednesday night at the Wildey Gymnasium. Mason, who holds the record of winning titles with Toners, Deacons,... Read More


King giving back to Dominica with benefit match

THE STARS are coming out with the king of swing to give back to Dominica. Local tennis fans will get another chance to see their ace at home, as Darian King is set to feature in next week’s upcoming Barbados Cup Charity Exhibition alongside Bajan personalities DJ Puffy, West Indies cricketer Sulieman Benn and sports journalist Justin Marville.... Read More


Let’s draw the line here

It is to be regretted that a number of private sector-inspired voices have been suggesting in recent times that a central feature of this country’s economic recovery programme should be the rolling back of social services. I find this painfully disturbing since it goes without saying that the persons who stand to be hurt most if these unconscionable... Read More


Consider the rape victim

People advocating the anti-abortion and pro-life agenda, even in cases of rape, must be made aware of the myriad negative effects awaiting both mother and child. First, the victim of rape can be exposed to the physical effects of bruising, soreness, broken limbs and bones, bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Read More


Who exactly are ‘gangsters’?

WHAT IS A GANG? Amidst all the recent private and public discussion surrounding this issue, that is my fundamental question. This question has become more relevant in light of comments attributed to Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, which appeared on the front page of last Thursday’s DAILY NATION. According to that article, the Attorney... Read More


Evidence Africa is cradle of civilisation

Ancient Africa supported life before any other continent. It was the mother of civilisation. With the archaeological evidence relics of ancient man proved that Africans were first on this planet, and he was always man, despite some evolutionary beliefs. There is evidence to show that the huge Sahara Desert, as it is today, supported teeming... Read More


Seventh heaven

THE FINALE OF Mahalia’s Corner was nothing short of unforgettable. With show-stopping performances from both headlining artiste Patrice Roberts and the spotlight act, the Marlon Legall Voice Project, the closing episode was seventh heaven. Even before the Trinidadian-born artiste took the stage, she could be heard expressing her gratitude... Read More


Plenty voices for Lupus

A LARGE CROWD came out last Sunday evening in support of a worthy cause at the Hope Foundation’s concert called Voices For Lupus 2017. The concert now in it’s fourth year, featured the Voices For Lupus Mass Choir directed by Mike King who has been involved in the music industry for over 15 years. He is one of Britain’s leading vocal coaches,... Read More


Juniors shine at NIFCA

BRANDON BYER-MALONEY is the cutest pothole you will probably find anywhere in Barbados. While the real ones are found on the roads, he was on stage in the Major Noot Hall of Combermere School on Sunday during the final night of this year’s NIFCA Performing Arts semi-finals. Read More


Dominica World Creole Music Festival Cancelled

The 20th edition of Dominica's World Creole Music Festival has been cancelled, a casualty of the severe damage inflicted on the island during the passage of Hurricane Maria exactly one month ago. Notice of this came from the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in a press statement today. The DDA release stated: Read More



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