Rowley to reinstate MP under investigation

PORT OF SPAIN – Port of Spain South MP Marlene McDonald is set to return to the Cabinet. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is of the view he can no longer justify McDonald’s absence from his Cabinet, sources said yesterday. McDonald was relieved of the housing portfolio in March 2016 after it become known the Integrity Commission was investigating... Read More


Marijuana seized offshore, man assisting police

A 29-YEAR-OLD Barbadian male is assisting police with their investigations into an offshore seizure of marijuana. His name has not yet been released. However, police say members of the Drug Squad, Police Marine Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard intercepted a locally-registered fishing vessel off the shores of Barbados on Tuesday. Read More


Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017 passed in St Kitts

BASSETERRE – After a robust debate in the National Assembly on June 28, the Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017 was passed into law with unanimous support. According to Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Senator the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr, the amendments to the Bail Act are absolutely necessary given the frequency... Read More


Bolt holds on for final Golden Spike win

OSTRAVA – Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 metres at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday as he gears up for a final World Championships in London this August. In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but jumped ahead before the halfway point to finish in a time of 10.06... Read More


Courtesy gives Crop Over a lift

COURTESY GARAGE is contributing important foreign exchange to the Barbados economy and injecting funds to ensure the Crop Over Festival is a success. This was underscored by the Wildey, St Michael automobile dealership’s senior general manager Nicholas Mackie as the $126 000 Nissan X-Trail to be driven away by this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop... Read More


Beneficial ownership: Corporate striptease (final part)

CORPORATIONS HAVE FOUND a plethora of ways to cover their assets; the vexing aspect of which for the anxious compliance officer pursuing the final revelation, is that these methods are often legal. The most popular is the creation of shell companies. A shell company can be defined as a non-operational company – that is, a legal entity that... Read More


Windows XP danger lurking

AS A BAJAN and international cyber/information security consultant I urge my fellow countrymen and women to take the global Windows XP cyber weakness seriously and upgrade to a supported platform immediately, whether at home, work, or play. If you are using a Windows XP computer at home or work it is important for you to understand that... Read More


IMF says spare social programmes

SOCIAL PROGRAMMES, ESPECIALLY those related to health and education should not be sacrificed during economic programmes implemented by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, in a new blog, said this was an important lesson her organisation experienced while enforcing programmes in low income countries.... Read More


Bolt holds on for final Golden Spike win

OSTRAVA – Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 metres at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday as he gears up for a final World Championships in London this August. In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but jumped ahead before the halfway point to finish in a time of 10.06... Read More


QC boys hold on to claim league crown

THIS TIME QUEEN’S COLLEGE held on. QC still blew another big lead, just not another title, having barely outlasted Graydon Sealy 62-57 in yesterday’s thrilling league final of the Co-operators General Insurance Under-16 basketball competition at the Barbados Community College. It was a near repeat of Monday’s knockout title game, where... Read More


Broomes pulls out of BCA presidency race

THE presidency of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) is now a three-man race. That’s because retired school principal Jeff Broomes is no longer interested in becoming chief administrator. Broomes told NATIONSPORT that his teaching duties in preparing dozens of children for the Common Entrance Examinations had prompted his decision... Read More


Give players ‘some time to improve’

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR of the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Ahmed Mohamed is asking fans to be patient with the national team. “As you know the team is quite young and they need a lot of experience… We have a lot of work in front of us. As I said in the beginning what we need is time and patience. As the team is growing, the team is progressing.... Read More


Simple but not simplistic

BOTH ESTABLISHED PARTIES and almost all local and foreign-based economists are warning Barbadians to brace for severe austerity measures. Some prominent economists are even calling for a devaluation of the dollar as a way to address our dire economic problems. Surprisingly, none of these entities is being challenged to provide a plan... Read More


This time we are in a 12-foot hole

“YOU LIVES AND YOU LEARNS,” some wise person once said. Well, I learnt from the SUNDAY SUN of June 25, on Page 7A, that Mr David Gill is vaticinator, meaning a prophet. According to the report, he opined that the (parliamentary) Opposition failed in the recent Budget debate since it did not offer an alternative. Wow! With the general... Read More


Time for a rebirth

BARBADOS IS ONCE again at the crossroads, as it stood during the 1930s. The trade union movement of that day challenged the authority of the island when they stood up for the political, social and economic rights of the working class. In every shape and form what had occurred on the island was a violation of the human rights of the entire... Read More


Work together on new family model

THERE HAS BEEN a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of our declining birth rates and the deleterious effects that they could have on our national development. Mr George Griffith (former head of the Barbados Family Planning Association) has suggested that if we desire to increase birth rates, we will need to establish a population... Read More


$250 000 calypso prize ‘not possible’

UNREALISTIC. That was how chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Cranston Browne, characterised nine-time Pic O De Crop king Anthony Gabby Carter’s suggestion that the prize money of that competition be increased to at least quarter-million dollars. Read More


RPB, Queen T to go first on Phenomenal Friday

THE LINE-UPS for the semi-finals of the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced. On Wednesday, some of the artistes and their representatives pulled their numbers at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. Red Plastic Bag will be first up in the Sweet Soca competition, while Queen T will set the tone... Read More


Serena shocked by pregnancy

SERENA WILLIAMS was completely taken aback by her pregnancy, taking six home tests before believing she was expecting her first child, the tennis superstar told Vanity Fair magazine. Williams, who poses nude on the cover of the magazine for its August issue, said she still had not come to terms with the prospect of being a mother, and said... Read More


Bands waiting for ease

KADOOMENT DAY BANDLEADERS are into a waiting game. With Saturday’s deadline for the imposition of the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSRL) increase approaching, they are hoping Government will give them some ease. Bandleaders who spoke to the MIDWEEK NATION all agreed they would have to absorb the extra costs on materials imported... Read More




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