Teaching abled and disabled children how to work together

THE SEEDS FOR a more inclusive Barbados are being planted. On Sunday, the Barbados Physical Therapy Association and the Barbados National Organisation for the Disabled brought together abled and disabled children from schools across the country for the purpose of creating such a future. Speaking to the DAILY NATION at the event titled... Read More


Barbados find going tough in hockey

BARBADOS went down twice in the second round of the FIH Men’s Hockey World League in Trinidad. The Tridents narrowly lost to Chile 2-1 in Saturday’s opening match at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua before being drubbed 7-1 by the United States the following day. In the first match, Barbados started out of synch and could not... Read More


Road Safety Association calls for speed cameras

GOVERNMENT is being urged to introduce speed cameras across the island and red-light cameras since the police cannot be everywhere all at once. The call is coming from president of the Barbados Road Safety Association, Sharmane Roland-Bowen. “If the Government cannot afford to do it, outsource it to a private entity. As a matter of fact,... Read More


Mother Gilkes reaches 100 years

FAMILY AND FRIENDS gathered at St Philip The Less Anglican Church in St Peter on Sunday morning to celebrate with one of their own, Viteline Gilkes, who turned 100 years old. The stalwart of the church, known also as Mother Gilkes, was confirmed there on February 4, 1930, and has been a member since then. The centenarian, who was a member... Read More


BEC: Low productivity is everyone’s problem

In the 21st century, if there is one thing that determines how affluent and successful our economy is, it is productivity. The definition of productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of production. An organisation should be capable of effectively and efficiently producing more at every interval of business every year. With Barbados... Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Tourism is the answer to problems

I hear various vested interests lobbying for the greater use of our tourism sector using more locally made and available products. While I am a hundred per cent behind this concept after almost three decades pursuing this ideal, I have to admit that it is not easy as it is made to sound. It should not take five telephone calls, emails and... Read More


222 more rooms for Sandals

Christ Church is getting a pair of Sandals. What started out as major expansion of its existing hotel at Dover has become the construction of brand new luxury property to be called Sandals Royal Barbados, which is scheduled to open on December 20. The project is expected to cost US$160 million when completed, a price tag Sandals Resorts... Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Trouble brewing for offshore sector

"A triple whammy that has hit Barbados.” Owen Arthur, a former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was lamenting almost six months ago that the declining fortunes of Barbados’ international business sector may hold a vital key to the nation’s economic recovery. The triple whammy Arthur had in mind was “no growth in the sector”; a... Read More


Barbados find going tough in hockey

BARBADOS went down twice in the second round of the FIH Men’s Hockey World League in Trinidad. The Tridents narrowly lost to Chile 2-1 in Saturday’s opening match at the National Hockey Centre in Tacarigua before being drubbed 7-1 by the United States the following day. In the first match, Barbados started out of synch and could not... Read More


Pride feel pressure

A BARBADIAN stole the spotlight at Kensington Oval yesterday but his effort was the main source of frustration and not joy for the Barbados Pride, as they had to settle for a draw with table leaders Guyana Jaguars. The final day of the eighth-round contest between Barbados Pride and the Guyana Jaguars in the Digicel Regional 4-Day Tournament... Read More


Jules a joy for Barbados

RASHAD JULES was the hero for Barbados on Sunday night. It was his brace which propelled the local football team to a 2-1 win over Martinique at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Jules’ two well taken strikes jolted an initially tentative home side into life and pushed them to a 2-0 second half lead before Martinique replied, giving Barbados... Read More


Sonics end Lakers run

LUMBER COMPANY LAKERS have finally lost. But not without dispute. Urban Vybz St John’s Sonics guard Jamar King scored two go-ahead free throws with 17.3 seconds left, as Lakers got on the wrong end of questionable calls on the very last two plays of Sunday’s 71-69 thriller in the Co-operators General Insurance Basketball Premier League.... Read More


EDITORIAL: Act now to stamp out squatting

THERE ARE SOME ISSUES affecting this country which cannot be wished away. Squatting is one. This illegal activity is very evident in parts of St Philip and St Michael and other areas. It has been allowed to develop into a major headache. Politicians, from either side of the divide, may find it a tough issue to deal with, given the likely... Read More


ALL AH WE IS ONE: Co-opted unionists

IN MID-2015, against the background of attempts by people both loosely and closely associated with the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to unseat the current president of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), I was moved to write an article on the role of the trade union movement in shaping the outcome of the 2013 general election... Read More


DEAR CHRISTINE: Boyfriend wants me to have an abortion

DEAR CHRISTINE, I am in my last year at school and with all that I have to do, I think it is very unfair of my mother and aunt, with whom I live, to expect more from me. I would prefer to come home and find my bed unmade, than to have them fret with me over what I have left undone. I am human and when they start, well, I just have to answer... Read More


Stuart a good leader

THERE IS A TIME for everything under the sun, and this is the time and season when Barbadians examine and re-examine our political leaders. Once again the leadership of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has come under a barrage of written and verbal slaughter such as has never been seen or heard. In fact, some of his detractors say that he... Read More


Ballroom Brilliance

FOR THE FIRST TIME in its four-year history, the It’s Strictly Ballroom And 10Dance Championships had its own night, and passion and precision were the factors that defined who were crowned champions. Young men and boys in bow ties and vests, black or white shirts and black trousers take to the dance floor and stand stiffly with outstretched... Read More


20 years for Strictly Latin

SATURDAY WAS A showdown of epic proportions. And at the end of the various battles, the victors must still be basking in their hard-fought triumphs today. There were dazzling displays of athleticism, fancy footwork and floor craft. Read More


Kanye West settles lawsuit over New Slaves song

NEW YORK – Kanye West has settled a lawsuit by a Hungarian rock singer who accused the hip-hop star of sampling one of his best-known works without permission for the 2013 song New Slaves. The accord resolves claims that 85 seconds, or one-third, of New Slaves, which appeared on the No. 1 album Yeezus, was a copy of the plaintiff Gabor... Read More


Strictly dancing over two days

EVEN THOUGH they are facing serious challenges this year, the show must go on. For its 20th anniversary, Jahbulani Ballroom Dance Club will put on two days of dancing – tomorrow and Sunday at the St Leonard’s Boys’ School. Robert Boyce, president of Jahbulani Dance Club, says while the club is footing the bill out of “their pockets”... Read More




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