Death shock

EVEN THOUGH DEREK LOVELL displayed some recent behaviour described as “strange”, Fabian Sargeant did not believe that it would end with his sister Kimberly Lovell’s death at her husband’s hands. As family members tried to come to grips with the double tragedy yesterday, Sargeant told the DAILY NATION that as far as he was aware, there was... Read More


Motion against McDowall

PRESIDENT OF THE National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), Akanni McDowall, is being accused of behaving in a way that could fracture the organisation, causing strike action at the secretariat and, among other things, acting outside his powers. These are among the charges levelled against the 35-year-old in a renewed attempt to remove him... Read More


Layne: Auditor General being ignored

THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT clearly shows a flagrant disregard for the public’s purse. That was the opinion of retired permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance, William Layne, as he commented on the recently-released Auditor General’s 2016 Report. The report highlighted several discrepancies in the use of public funds and failure... 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


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


Push for gender equality

THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (CDB) is being advised to work with its development partners in an attempt to achieve economic gender equality in Barbados. It received several recommendations after commissioning a country gender assessment. The 118-page study was prepared by Caroline F. Allen and Juliette Maughan of Rawwida Baksh and Associates.... Read More


Brace for Venezuela fallout

THE MAJOR ECOMOMIC and financial problems that Venezuela is confronting are likely to have negative fallout for the Caribbean. That’s the view of LATAM PM, a group of “independent analysts” in Latin America. And while it believes some of the hardest hit would be those benefitting from Venezuela’s PetroCaribe agreement, the organisation said... Read More


BARBADOS EMPLOYERS' CONFEDERATION: Be careful what you say, be careful what you do!

WE LIVE IN A WORLD where societies are becoming increasingly rights-oriented. Awareness of one’s rights is not in itself bad. However, it is arguable that we often focus on our rights without recognising that those rights come with obligations. It is not strange to hear persons championing their right to do what they want and to say what they... Read More


Blazing Panton

JAMAICAN Jeff Panton and Frenchman Simon Jean-Joseph dazzled thousands of Barbadians with a super exhibition of driving at the Flow King of the Hill speed event on the streets of St Thomas yesterday. Both men were timed at two minutes. 46.33 secs at the event staged between Hangman Hill and Lion Castle, and including the Vaucluse raceway.... Read More


Win for media and guests

STARCOM Network and the Nation Publishing Company combined to get down to brass tacks and write the perfect script on Saturday night. Some members of the Cabinet, however, might have lost a no-confidence motion on the cricket field. A night full of entertainment, comedy, fundraising for a good cause and some good cricket, ended with... Read More


Pushing ahead

After delays caused by internal dissension, the Barbados Table Tennis Association Inc. is ready to launch the governance structure of its new constitution. The first organisational meeting of the Barbados Table Tennis Association Inc. is set for Saturday at the Table Tennis Centre, Nursery Drive, starting at 6 p.m. The process, which... Read More


Eight Russians now positive from London Olympics after retesting

MOSCOW - Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) said on Saturday eight of its athletes from three different sports had tested positive for banned substances in a re-examination of samples taken during the 2012 London Olympics. The news came a day after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that 23 athletes in total had tested positive... Read More


ALTAR CALL: Hold on and keep the faith

STAY IN THE FIGHT, stay focused, faithful and in favour with God. This was the message Pastor Kelvin Phillips of New Beginning Ministries gave to the congregation, and particularly to Sister Esterline Small, during a special service held recently to celebrate Small’s 50 years in ministry at the Orange Hill Christian Mission Church. Phillips... Read More


HEALING HERBS: Bilimbi has health benefits

THIS WORLD OF herbal plants has many surprises. On April 9 I received an email from Angela Worrell which detailed her donation of a bilimbi tree. Whatever inspired her spirit to donate this seedling to me is unknown but I am truly grateful. Caribbean people like Angela are still attached to their roots and that spirit of sharing still permeates... Read More


LOUISE FAIRSAVE: Loan repayment

THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES the scenario for consideration in this series of presentations on using debt wisely: Is the statement, “Loans which allow flexible repayments are better than those that do not”, true or false? The answer to this is definitely, “it depends”. It depends on what the borrower plans to do with the funds and heavily on... Read More


The downside of discounts

TODAY I highlight two negatives, one involving discounts and the other the push for women’s equality. In pricing goods and services, a business has to gauge the percentage mark-up that will encompass all the overheads, including the profits to the establishment. The business may give a discount for the purchasing of certain goods and... 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


Faiths meet At The Cross

THERE WAS no more room in the inn, so to speak, at St Mary’s Anglican Church on Tuesday night, as followers of many religious faiths gathered for another HymnSpeak, part of the annual Gospelfest, now in its 24th year. With a theme of At The Cross, all the selected hymns were centred around the Cross of Jesus. The HymnSpeak Voices, which... Read More




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